Sunday, April 15, 2012

April cards

Hello bloggers, have a few cards to share today from a crop - thanks to everyone who came along and for a fantastic day!
Here are some cards, and they all follow a feminine theme for different ages.

Please note that digi images and papers should not be shared without permission from the digi site / artist, and I have permission from Donna from Bearly Mine and Tracey from Fred She Said to use their wonderful work for these cards.

the first is a baby girl card coloured with polychromos pencils and embellished with punched flowers, die cut shapes and leaves and using a Stamp by Elizabeth Bell from Belles and Whistles

used a mixture of card candy and pearls on this one for the flowers so they are nice and fresh and dainty / girly!
This next card has one of the precious hAnglra and StAnglar stamps I own (they are like gold dust!) and is made with cheery papers from Bearly Mine called Spring Blossoms which you can find here.
the sentiment is computer generated and I used the Tim Holtz weathered clock sizzix die for the background with matching strips of embossed card using Country Companions and cuttlebug folders.

the border is punched with a Martha Stewart border punch

and some card candy and EK success daisies to finish - also coloured with polychromos pencils

I love blue and white cards and this is another of those in a side stepper shape made with a Whiff of Joy /  Elizabeth Bell stamp and the sentiment is just perfect for this.

embellished with Martha Stewart punched butterflies and EK retro flower punch outs, card candy and pearls

a closeup of the sentiment and flowers

and the tag pulls out for a little message

the next card is a 'bookmark on a card' but it isn't obvious when you first look at it - I like ideas like this and they make perfect cards / gifts in one!
Tina Wenke creates the most adorable images and hedgehogs are one of my favourite things so I couldn't wait to use this and teamed it with a quote I like being that I love buying books as well...

those punched daisies disguise punch outs on the card blank itself and are adhered to the punch outs which hold the book mark in place, and you can see how it detaches below:

the next card is a decoupage one in a favourite green and lilac colour scheme using digi images from Fred She Said which you can find here.

the inside is decorated to match the outside and the card is embossed with a border embossing folder and I used the same butterfly punch as I did on the blue card but instead of cutting on white and inking like the last one I cut out of lilac card and added gems to this one

the last in this post is a shaped easel card using Go Kreate dies, and with stamped and distressed papers  to create a vintage feel.
Again the image is coloured with polychromos pencils

bright cerise ribbon and stencilling inside the dies..

and the die shapes used to hold open the easel again

that's all for today - if you pop by don't forget to leave me a comment and let me know what you think!


  1. These are beautiful cards, love their clean crisp style

  2. Gorgeous cards Jess, Love the baby card and the blue card,these would be my favourites and the vintage one......oh and the butterfly one. Oh damit, I just love them all.:)

  3. Love all of them Jess but the pink and the blue would be my favourites, gorgeous cards. xx

  4. Lovely cards - sorry I couldn't make the crop the cards are fab - love the bookmark one - great idea.
    Looking forward to the next one in June

  5. You are very talented Jess I love your work and thanks for sharing your expertise with us at the workshop. Mikaela was so excited about it all. Donna Miskella