Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Spot the Difference

I ran out of time to make Faith's playgroup leaders' thankyou cards - I'd forgotten that they broke up a week earlier than the school. I had started colouring in some of the new mangas from Sugar Nellie, but quickly realised I just didn't have time. So... I thought I'd go with clean and simple... just a cuttlebug embossed panel, matted, and a wee embellishment flower. Well that was the plan , and you know what happens to the best laid plans....
In my infinite wisdom I decided to use one the gorgeous Marianne D ribbon flower die cuts - bit of a pain in the bum and surprisingly time consuming!

So, I made each of the flowers slightly different...
I embossed the SU Kraft cardstock with the Thankyou cuttlebug folder, then trimmed and matted it onto either lilac or purple core'dinations card and attached the panels to craftwork cards scalloped card blanks
The Marianne D ribbon flowers were cut from the same purple and lilac core'dinations cardstock and threaded with ribbons from Angel Crafts (apart from the purple satin ribbon on the 2nd one) The little swirl is an EK Success punch from Simply Create.

Seeing as the sun is in hiding today, I'm going to have a quick scoot around doing the housework then nose to the grindstone to make 7 more teachers cards for Scott and Willow, and hopefully a start on some cards for Jacqui's Save the Children event at Simply Create. If I'm not back by the weekend, send a search party lol

10 comments:

Paula said...

Love these - colours are brilliant & the flowers, even if fiddly, utterly effective.
Take care
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

kath said...

wow they are gorgeous debbi and loving that flower ribbon die...you have been such a busy bee...disappointed about Saturday but hey ho....looking forward to September....big hugs kath xxx

Clarky J said...

These look great that embossing is fab on the kraft card x

shellshearer said...

They are gorgeous hun...love those flowers
hugs shell xx
hair tuts wud be fab hun xx

Debs M x said...

flowers look great, shame they are fiddly! stunning simple cards- lovely x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Some great quick (!) cards. Great use of embossing. Marianne x

Kat said...

These are gorgeous Debbi. Really effective. Love the flowers.

Pity about Saturday's event being cancelled but since I'm always at the coo's tail I might manage to get some cards made in time!

Kat xx

Julie said...

These are fab, Debbi - so elegant and uncluttered! The flowers are gorgeous. Juliexx

Elisa said...

Beautiful cards,love the flowers.Elisa.x

Meahni said...

These are gorgeous Debbi, I love the simplicity of them. So elegant and beautiful.

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