Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Another bunch of cards

I've decided to blog twice a week and incorporate a few cards (hopefully!) into each post rather than keep trying to post as soon as I have something made.
So tonight I played with my new mami doodles image - isn't she cute? Although I'm not too sure about the card, it took me a long time and I still feel it's not quite in balance but I do like the zippy red and green offset by the candy pinks - not a colour combo I could ever have chosen but it just kind of evolved. The rolled up flowers are similar to the ones Elisa highlighted on her other scrapping blog here, the paper is 7 gypsies and there is a cuttlebug panel in the circle aperture (this looks too stark and I should have added touch of peeled paint distress me thinks. I highlighted the girl's top and socks with seed pearls & I put flock on the cat, except you can't see it too well but he feels all velvety!And there's more pearls and a Tim Holtz adage tag to finish - these are so handy when I'm too lazy to print out a sentiment (a lot...).
So my mami doodle card is for friday sketchers used as my base sketch.
It's also for die cuts r us challenge 29 - flowers
And digital tuesday challenge - piercing.
Also dare u to digi stamp pearls challenge (I think a challenge for me would be a no pearls challenge - I love em).

Next up is a Mother's Day card using a Mo Manning image of dancing nuns - I just sdore this and I have been trying to think of other uses for it than the obvious Sisters. I paper pieced the central nun by printing the image onto a piece of Basic Grey Boxer collection paper. I then made my easel card using the same paper collection. I added distress ink to the edge of the image to soften it and die cut some grungeboard to make the large flower with one of my pearl brads in the centre.
I made this for the ABC challenge P is for Paper Piecing - which I like doing as you get 2 weeks to complete the challenge - think this is a perfect idea, especially as there are so many things to do in a week!

Lastly a quick "Love You" card for The Res Q challenge - use text on your card. More 7 gypsies paper bit of ribbon and a flower. Easy as that!
And I must add what was I thinking with the little girl card on my last post - tis a bit ghastly - the card design not the image....


Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Wonderful cards!! Love all the ways you added flowers to your creations!! Thank you so much for playing along with our Paper Flower Challenge this week at DCRU!!

Denise said...

awesome cards! I love the nuns! Thanks for playing with RESQ challenge this week!

Gwen said...

Wonderful cards, Minerva. You have such a splendid variety of flowers. I think my fave is your Mother Superior card. Great job with our DCRU Challenge this week.


Cara said...

Nice assortment of cards, Minerva and love your flowers. Thanks for joining DCRU this week!!

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Fabulous - love your work! Thanks for joining the DU2DS Challenge this time!

LORi said...

You have been busy...fabulous busy and your cards show us so!!! Thanks for sharing with DCRU this week!!


Anjou Krelovich said...

What great cards! Love all of them. The dancing nuns are perfect for mom's day. How fun! Thanks for sharing at DTC!

62 Cards - Sammye Jo said...

Busy Bee! All these are wonderful! Thanks for playing with us at DCRU this week!!

Sammye Jo


Maria Matter said...

oh Minerva, this are fabulous hun!
you're so creative!
Thank you so much for playing with us at
Digital Tuesday this week!
Blessings, Maria

Dianne said...

Love them all!!! but especially the pink one :-)

~*Joni said...

Oh how sweet! I love that image that you used for the card. Love those flowers, thank you so much for joining us at DCRU this week!
~*Joni DCRU DT