Friday, 24 September 2010

Two cards, same design

First of all, an apology from me for not visiting any of my "regular" blogs this week.  We had a bereavement in the family which was sudden and unexpected and takes some time to come to terms with.  On top of that, I got a bad cold and sore throat so have not been doing very much other than sneezing and sleeping!  I haven't really had the inclination to do much blogging this week.  My other half came home from work with a block of Galaxy chocolate for me the other day; when I asked him why he said "Because you need it".  I always tell my family that they should make a decision based on want or need and OH was right, I needed that chocolate!

So, onto the cards.  These were quick and easy 20 minute cards.  My mom and her sister both have their wedding anniversaries this week so I have made the same card but with a different colour scheme for each.

The papers were from a much neglected DCWV stack that I have hardly used since buying it.  I don't know why, I really like these papers.  I used a cream card blank and the sentiments were printed on my PC - the swirly font is Edwardian Script (I can't remember the plain font, sorry!).  I used my Nestabilities scallop circle to make a matching frame and added a bit of stickles glitter glue around the circle.  Next some cream leaves and paper roses (glitzed with stickles) and a piece of knotted satin ribbon - job done!

I am entering these cards into the following challenges:

Corrosive Challenges - Clean up the dust (my neglected paper stack)
I Did it Creations - Keep it simple
Oh La La! - Sentiment as the main focus
Critter Challenge - neutral colours (the cream and brown card)
Paper Play challenge - Coffee and cream (the cream and brown card)

Thanks for taking the time to come and visit me!




Doreen said...

Sorry to here about your bereavment Amanda and I hope your cold is on the mend.

You would not think these cards were quick makes they are

the crafty duck said...

Hi Amanda, sorry to hear about your loss. Your cards are stunning and I hope you are feeling better too, love Steph

Jennifer said...

Hi Amanda. sorry you've had a bad week (sending hugs xx)Gorgeous cards. So elegant xx Jenny xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards and great job on the Critter sketch challenge. Thanks for playing with us.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards! Great job with the Critter Sketch Challenge. Thanks for playing with us this week.

Deirdre said...

Beautiful cards - love them both.

Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week. ♥

Josephine said...

So sorry to hear about the bereavment.

Two lovely cards. As you said, very simple, but also very effective.

Candy was posted on Monday. Hope it arrives soon.

Wendi said...

First of all I do hope your feeling better and secondly wow what beautiful cards I love them both I cannot choose between them
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la

Craft Paper said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for playing along with the Critter Sketch Challenge.

cheryl said...

oh hun I am so sorry about,your loss must be awful for you and the family thinking of you,
your card is just amazing the detail design just super take care and hope you feel better soon love hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Emma said...

Hi Amanada
So sorry to hear of your loss and that you aren't well, hope you feel better soon.
Your cards are beautiful and so pretty.
Hugs Emma x

Debbie (Little Gingham Bear) said...

Simply beautiful - thanks for joining us at IDIC this week - hugs Debbie x

Tammy Miller said...

What a great project, I love it!
Thanks so much for joining our Keep it Simple at IDIC!

Unknown said...

Very pretty! I wonder if you've heard about Papercraft Star yet? We'd love to have you join us by entering some of your fabulous projects in our challenges! There is also time to enter the 25 dollar gift certificate drawing!

Donna said...

Hi Amanda,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Hope your cold is getting better now. Your cards are just gorgeous. Love the simplicity and the colours.
Hugs, Donna x

Laney said...

Sorry to hear your sad news Amanda, a very difficult time.
Your cards are simply gorgeous!! love them both

Unknown said...

Beautiful Wedding Anniversary Cards Amanda, real pretty. Hugs JO xxx