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Monday, 30 May 2011

Two cards!

Hi everyone!  Where did Saturday and Sunday go?!  I'm sorry I haven't been around much - will be desperately trying to catch up with you today!  We went to see the new Pirates of Caribbean on Friday - it was okay but always a pleasure to watch Johnny Depp :) and on Saturday we did a bit of a spring clean and out for a meal in the evening, then Sunday we had a big family meal for my nephew's 18th birthday.  All in all a lovely, lovely time but not a lot left for crafting!

Anyhoo, I did manage to finish off two cards last night, both very different styles!  My first card is for this week's Michelle Perkett Studios challenge using Sleeptime Fairy to make your own patterned paper so I used my Hero Arts background stamps and used my Viva Decor gloss pen in white opaque to create little pearls....

 

I am also entering this card in the Papertake Weekly challenge for pale pretty pastels, Wags 'n Whiskers for stitches, Allsorts for things with wings, Flutterby Wednesday for CAS, Totally Gorjuss for string is the thing and Paper Sundaes for shabby chic/vintage.

I have also been impressed by all those CAS cards out there at the moment and Kathleen who is a queen on this style made this lovely card here and inspired me to get my old Rubber Romance stamps out to make this card....

 


It's as simple as I could make it!  No embellishing and just letting the paper and simple sentiment complete it - what do you think?  Perhaps it needs something a little extra?!!  I'm itching to add something to that bottom left hand corner!!  But I won't touch it - yet!

I am entering this card into Crazy 4 Challenges for favourite holiday spot - I love visiting Paris and this card always reminds me of when we go there and sit outside watching the world go by!

40 comments:

theCook said...

Love the fluffy string on the first card and the stylish image on the second.

Jo said...

Pleased to hear you've had a lovely weekend. Both these cards are lovely, fab images. Jo x

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the dreamy soft pastels in the first one and the second is sassy and perfect just the way it is.

Vicky said...

WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW.....oh sweetie these are both fantastic I love 'em. The baby one is soooo dream like & soft & I want to keep looking at it its lush. The cas one I'm very jealous of cus that really is an amazing I find CAS so hard & I can certainly NEVER get mine looking this good. I have one to do this week actually so thank you BIG time for the inspiration sweetie, it really will help me loads mmwah.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx
Oh sounds like you had a fabby weekend shug.

Jenn Borjeson said...

Very sweet- thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Michelle Perkett Studio! :)

Whimsey said...

Great cards; love the hounds tooth pattern on the 2nd card - such a stylish card!

Love the softness of the first card; great coloring, cute image!

Shelley said...

Hi Mary, both cards are gorgeous. I love the yarn you added to the MPS one. Love the texture. Glad you joined us this week at MPS. Have a great day. Shelley

heidy said...

AAAHHH Johnny Depp,love him lol
Both cards are gorgeous Mary J
I don't hink you must add anything on your cas card,it's so pretty
Hugs Heidy

Molecraft said...

Two gorgeous cards Mary, I think the second one is perfect as it is!
Helen x

Katina said...

Two fabulous cards Mary and the second one is just perfect as it is. I have that stamp too - how did you do the background scene? xx

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome cards Miss Lady!!!

Lisa M. said...

Oh I totally love the fluffy string on the first card and your sponged distressed image layer! The second card has an amazing contemporary feel to it with that black and white pattern!

thanks for shabby-ing it up with us at Paper Sundaes!

Lisa PSDT

Sparkle said...

What lovely cards! The first one is just precious!

Anita said...

Both cards are gorgeous Mary J. So glad you've had a fun weekend!

Marion said...

Hi Mary, Two fabulous cards and I especially like the CAS one, that is an amazing image and needs no more to enhance it.
hugs
Marion

Vicky said...

OMW Mary...these cards are fabulous hun and the last one is so up my street!
Love the image and great dp's too sweetie..

have a lovely evening...hugs Vicky xx

Irene (Ivy Swan Cards) said...

Wonderful cards Mary! Terrific designs and I love the sewing and fiber on the MPS card. Fantastic stamped background paper too! Thank you for joining this week's Make Your Own Patterned Paper Challenge at Michelle Perkett Studio. Have a great week!

pinky said...

Wow they are both gorgeous and no need to add anything to the bottom one, its stunning!!

Ellis said...

Great card you made for the challenge at Michelle Perkett Studio, thanks for joining us! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Sally said...

Hi Mary
Great cards. The first one is just such gorgeous colours and what a cute image. The second one I also love and don't think you should add anything else to it :) what a beautiful image.
Sounds like you had a good weekend.
Hugs Sally xxx

CTgirl said...

Love the colours of the MPS card! So calm & restful!
The second card is lovely too!!

Pami said...

Love both of these Mary, the second is my favourite though, I do love that image, I remember when I first saw it on your blog, It was my favourite! I went to see Pirates on Friday as well! He is so gorgeous! Saw it in 3D so even better!! Pami x

coops said...

oh wow!!! 2 cracking cards mary.beautiful image on your 1st card and your handmade paper is brilliant and i absolutely love the stunning image on your 2nd card.your colouring is superb :D

xx coops xx

Fabiola said...

superbes toutes les deux...non non...ne rajoute rien! biz

Faye said...

Hi Mary. Both cards are very different, but both gorgeous. Love the image and pretty colouring on the first and the strking image and papers on the second. Hope your BH was less manic than the weekend. xxx

Kathleen said...

You sound to have had a great Bank Holiday, can't wait myself to see the new P.of the C. Love him.
Two fantastic cards, the first is so sweet and lovely colours. The second card is so classy and needs nothing else at all, so shocked at your mention, I am honoured, thank you so much.

Kath x

Pops x said...

Hi babes, these are both gorgeous, i dont see less is more i just see stunning work, hugs pops x x x

Fleur said...

Hi Mary, your cards are just stunning, the fairy is so very sweet
Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Delphine said...

Two fantastic cards, Mary J! I ma in love with the first one, because of the soft colours and gorgeous image, and the second one really speaks to me, being a Parisian:-)! Have a lovely evening! Hugs Delphine xx

Vicki said...

Hi Mary, your blog is full of fabulous creations, these are two beauties although I am a tad biased when it comes to Rubber Romance images as they were the first stamps I ever bought, those Divas are sooooo sassy. Congratulations also on having your card featured on the Dies To Die For blog. Take care and happy crafting xx vicki xx

Kerri said...

love the cards and I loved the new Pirates movie but I also love Johnny Depp

ahlers5 said...

What a great couple of cards. Love them both. Thanks for joining us at Wags 'n Whiskers.
Diane

Emma said...

Two beautiful cards Mary J.
Hugs Emma x

debby4000 said...

Two gorgeous cards, love the sweet fairy one and girlie one is fabulous.
luv
Debby

Nic said...

Mary that baby card is absolutely gorgeous. I'm so in love.
Second one is fab too, but your cards always are.
Nxxx

Michelle said...

Two wonderful cards!! Sweet image on the first one and the second one is very sophisticated. I don't think the second one needs anything else it is just perfect.

Michelle :-)

Dora said...

O wow this is so chick, love it xxx

Lorraine said...

These are beautiful! They don't seem CAS because of the beautiful designs, colored images and pp.

ferrellgraph-x said...

I love how you colored the moon. It just glows beautifully!
Kindest regards,
Jennifer Ferrell

craftymum said...

Hi Mary
A wonderful Card. Thank you for joining us at TG this week
hugs sarah x
p.s. I have blog candy on offer on my blog

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