Thursday, 18 February 2010

Two cards today!

Hi everyone! I've just finished another Chemo cycle, so I'm back in action again. I actually made these 2 cards on the weekend, just haven't had a chance to post them to the blog yet.

I've had both of the stamped images, coloured, and sitting on my desk for weeks now! I thought they would both fit the bill for the Get Sketchy card challenge #25, and the Toile Blossom card below also fits the criteria for Papertake Weekly's gingham or checks challenge.

I used a stamp from Stampin' Up's Toile Blossom set (retired now), and water-coloured the image with Tim Holtz Distress inks. The background paper is by Basic Grey and I've added some pink gingham ribbon.

This 2nd card is more male oriented. I used a pheasant image by Viva Las Vegas stamps, also water-coloured with Tim Holtz Distress inks, added a bit of raffia and the striped DP is by Kaisercraft, which I've pierced around the borders.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, hope you have a wonderful day!


Beth said...

Both are wonderful cards and I love the layouts you have been busy or I am just so behind.
My snow is almost all gone just a few patches here and their but I just wish it would warm up some.

Dawny P said...

These are both lovely cards chick. I love the papers and images you used and of course, that gingham ribbon is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at PTW, Hugs, Dawny xx

Vicky said...

Oh Lyn, they are both so elegant, & the images are just perfect for colouring in.
I hope you are coping well with your chemo, & that the treatment is doing its thing. Hugs from Vicky :)

Shar said...

Lovely cards! Love the design!

Belinda said...

Lovely cards! The fibers you used are just perfect for both of the cards!

Barb Hardeman said...

Lyn, you are one amazing lady! Inspite of the chemo, you're still producing elegant cards. These are both exceptional work. Good for you my friend...wish I could give you a big hug ((((((((((((((hug)))))))))))))

Christine Riley said...

These are beautiful, I love the color schemes!
Hugs, Christine

Kathi said...

Both cards are lovely.