Sunday, 22 November 2009

Loadsacardz!!!

Phew, it's been a busy ol' week, very tense and quite emotional at times, and I thank God that I am so blessed to have my three wonderful guys to come home to at the end of the day! But it's another week gone now and another one closer to Christmas OMG, how close?? Just about 33 days, I believe, and I received my first Christmas card on Thursday! But you're going to have to wait a couple more weeks before I can show it off because it was from Vicki, one of the lovely guests we have helping us over at Winter Wonderland. The theme over there this week is to make something without using any Christmas images or Christmas dbg papers!! That was a challenge, but one I thoroughly enjoyed, and these are what I came up with:
Both of these were so incredibly simple. The wreath was made by cutting out a chipboard circle and then cutting out an inner ring then sticking the leaves on. It's so basic and simple that I shan't embarrass myself or insult you by giving a step-by-step guide! The second card was simply a computer generated text with a swirly stamp in the corner, a touch of bling and a splodge of glitter, Hey Presto, CAS!!!
Next up is this week's Promarkers challenge. I haven't managed to play for weeks due to other stuff taking over my life, but I was determined to play this week and Oh my, what a challenge - the colours were Marsh Green and Burnt Umber. Well, they're not top of my colour combo fav's but I gave it a shot, and Hey, isn't that what a challenge is all about?
And finally for now it was my lovely friend Penny's birthday this week so I made her this Easel card. I bought the stamp a loooooong time ago when Penny first moved to the coast and never got round to using it, but I finally managed to do something with it this week and here's the result. I figured that as it was such a busy image and the bg paper is a bit, well, stripey, I didn't need to put a lot of 'extras' on it and decided to keep it 'un-fussy'!
Well that's my lot for now. I hope everyone is keeping safe and warm and these awful storms aren't giving you too much bother. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you leave with a smile on your face and maybe a little inspired! :o) xx

14 comments:

  1. All stunning projects Anne! So beautiful and inspiring .... love them all :o) xxxx

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  2. Fabulous Anne, love 'em all!
    That wreath is especially gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Teri xx

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  3. Wowee Anne some fabulous inspiration here can't pick a favourite. I love your wreath for the Winter Wonderland challenge. Hugs Pascale

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  4. Hi Anne - these are all fabulous - the wreath is absolutely gorgeous. I love all of them but I do have a soft spot for seaside images - your friend is going to love that card it is adorable.

    Love Lynda xxx

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  5. Hi Anne, wow what amazing cards -you have been busy this week. The card for PFP is adorable. I love the cute snowman and your colouring is fab. Also the wreath looks amazing. Great image on the easel card and the striped paper is lush. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

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  6. These are beautiful cards Anne, and the last image has the wow factor. You've coloured it beautifully!
    Clairexx

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  7. wow wow what a beautiful cards, lovely details and colours

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  8. Anne your work always inspires me! stunning creations, I am in love is that wrong lol with your easel card absolutely stunning image and detail!. I hope this week is a better week for you big hugs. Joey.xxx

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  9. stunning creations Anne
    thanks for joining in this week at PfP and good luck
    Debbi
    xx
    p.s I have some promarker candy up for grabs on my blog if you're interested

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  10. Amazing! I love your cards and blog, thanks for joining in this week with pfp.
    Barbara
    xx

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  11. Oh Anne these are just amazing!! Love the simplicity of both and just noticed how you have added little starbursts on your photo's. A lovely touch
    x Michelle

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  12. Anne loving these, the cards are brilliant and don't the Marsh Green and Umber make a great colour match, at 1st I was mmmm, but I love the card I made with the colours, Now onto the Wreath,,,,,,,I for one would like to know step by step how it is made, it is so beautiful, but looks very complicated to a beginner of altered Art like me....Hugs Avril xxxx

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  13. Lucky me to have the seaside card - and stunningly beautiful it is too! The colouring is simply perfect, very fresh and seasidey! Thank-you again for such a treasure of a card!

    Penny

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  14. WoW! I don't know where to start! The wreath is so pretty! I just love that idea! The card is perfect in its simplicity, love the swirls! Your easel card makes me think of my summers at the beach, I just love the coloring. And that snowman card - I think that's my fave! I just love how you layered the label over the circle and all the detail with the ribbons and the pearls! It's a beautiful card! Just Wow on everything!
    Dee

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