Wednesday, 15 April 2009

A little secret and a couple of new cards

There's me again and I am bursting with excitement... I have ordered myself some lovely goodies from the US that hopefully will arrive soon and as I had a little "free" space in my parcel I got one extra bit that I will be giving away as a blog candy soon. I will add a few other little bits as well but the main thing is....








































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a brandspanking new set of the Octagon Nestabilities from Spellbinders! I just love all things Nestie and can't wait for my parcel to arrive and to start the blog candy!
I have decided that it will be a candy with a twist and you'll have to work a little to be able to win it, but more to that later.
Now I also have two new cards I want to show you and I am quite proud of how one of them turned out. The other one is ok I guess, but not great, but I love the one I made with my new Papertreyink set "Life". It was inspired by Debbie from Thinking inking who used a similar way of colours and layout and I kind of borrowed the idea but hopefully made it my own, it is not a complete copy anyway. If you fancy a look at her fab card, it's here and it's obviously much better than mine. But I still like my take ;-)


I used the large plain rectangle Nestie to emboss and stamped the image with Marvy Le Plume pens directly onto the cardstock, then went over with Buttercup Yellow Copic for the background which is airbrushed. The sentiment is PTI as well but from the "Mixed messages" set. Finally I cut two slits in the embossed bit and threaded two ribbons through and tied the white one in a knot. Simple but effective if I might say so myself...



This card is a challenge that my friend Jan set me. She sent me the image (together with some more and a lovely letter) and challenged me to make something out of it. I really like the strawberry image and coloured it with Distress inks. The card base is a linen textured dark green card I stamped with dots from PTIs "Polka Dot Basics" set in Vintage Cream ink. The sentiment is from the PTI Anniversary set 2008 which I cut with a circle punch and put behind red and cream ribbon. Hope you like it!

As always, comments are very welcome! Thanks!

11 comments:

Elaine Stark said...

lovely cards, I particularly like the white card its very stylish. Elaine

sassy said...

gorgeous cards as always ...have left you a little something over at my blog hugs sassyxx

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Alex wonderful cards.
Dianne xx

jules said...

Gorgeous cards as usual!, I have an award for you on my blog :) Julie x

carol said...

these are both gorgeous cards alex, so completely different, hugs carol

Tanmo said...

gorgeous cards, love the flowery one best xx

joey said...

Hiya Alex WOW, these are just gorgeous, love the white on your top card, and the fruit card is delish!. Joey.x

Ruth said...
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Ruth said...

These are both beautiful and very elegant, Ruth x

Debbie Olson said...

You did a beautiful job on both of these! I love what you did with the ribbon on your Life card, and the strawberries card is cheery and lovely as well!

chelemom said...

These are fabulous! I especially love the white one!