Thursday, 21 June 2012

Finally something to post!

I can't believe I haven't had anything to post for so long, I've just not had too much energy for anything much lately, plus my chemo side-effects are really making my hands so cold that I have to wear gloves most of the time - made even worse by our colder weather here! Finally though, I've managed to have some crafty time and made two cards!



This one uses a Stamp-It dress image which was just crying out to be paper-pieced! I used some papers from Kaisercraft's Madame Boutique paper pad, I just love these colours! Finished it off with a bit of chocolate satin ribbon, some flowers and a chocolate 'Sprinkle' by Annabelle Stamps, the base card is Stampin' Up and the greeting by Sparkle N Sprinkle.

I used this week's sketch FTL195 from Clean & Simple blog and the theme from Annabelle Stamps - Say It With...... Paper Piecing.



My second card is fairly simple, I used some printed vellum as my background, die-cut a Cheery Lynn butterfly from the same vellum, dry embossed some black cardstock with an Asian design Cuttlebug folder, used a greeting by Vicky Enkoff and added a bit of bling with an Annabelle Stamps 'Sprinkle"



I'm entering this card for CAS-ual Fridays Clear as Day challenge and Less Is More challenge - Something Shiny.



Thanks for stopping by today and hopefully I'll be back soon with something new!

22 comments:

Carole M. said...

Hi Lyn, lovely to see you making cards and blogging again. Keep warm; I heard some really nasty weather coming in for the weekend. Take care,

Marion said...

So glad that you joined us Lyn. Sorry to hear of your chemo side effects. Love your cards. Thanks for joining us at AnnaBelles this week.

shirley said...

Gorgeous cards Lyn! I love the paper pieced dress :)

Deanna said...

Love your cards Lyn, that dress is just stylish :)

lostinpaper said...

These cards are awesome Lyn! Love the pp dress, such an elegant design and that butterfly is stunning!
Thanks for taking the time to share with us at AnnaBelle Stamps and I hope that things improve for you soon (bring on the warm weather!).

paperella said...

Lyn, your cards are so beautiful! It is fantastic that you felt the energy to get back to the craft table and I really, really hope you feel better soon. Sending lots of hugs and healing thoughts from Spain :)
Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

Chrissie said...

Not a lot of white space on your LIM card Lyn but your beautifully shiny butterfly is gorgeous!
I hope you'll be feeling better soon!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Andrea said...

Both are just gorgeous Lyn! Love the image in the first that you paper pieced!!
TFS :)
Andrea

Lisa A. said...

Your cards are beautiful, Lyn!! Have never seen printed vellum...I am now intrigued!! You are one amazing woman...hope the side effects will subside soon and that you begin feeling more like your self!! Thsnks for sharing your lovely creativity and taking the time to be a part of the challenge this week at CAS-ual Fridays, Lyn:)!!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

What a beautiful butterfly - so pretty and delicate!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! We're so glad you did!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Lyn
Fabulous cards ..... Love the butterfly........
Hope you soon feel better
Hugs sylvie xxxx

Vicky said...

Hi Lyn, both cards are gorgeous, but I have to say I love the paper-pieced one, great colour combo...
Stay warm & keep on creating :)

Sue W said...

Hi Lyn all great cards .....Love the paper pieced dress though perfect for our challenge!

M said...

These are both beautiful, but I do really love the colours in the second card, and that butterfly is so detailed and pretty. M x

Mandi said...

Not a lot of white space but a super card
Thanks so much
mandi
"Less is More"

Rossylalah said...

Hi Lyn
it would be a bit difficult having to wear gloves all the time but you know what they say about cold hands (warm heart)! Yes hubby is on the road to recovery now. Hopefully you'll be travelling the same road soon. I enjoy seeing your lovely cards. I adore anything with birds.
Your Dad's card is gorgeous as is the bird card.

Elaine said...

Two fab cards Lyn I love the sentiment on the first and that fab dress,great work well done Hugs Elaine

Kathi said...

I'm so sorry that you've been feeling poorly and that the side effects of chemo have been affecting your hands.

I'm glad you're feeling better enough to have created these two wonderful cards!!!

*Vicki* said...

Such beautifully designed creations my dear!! :) I adore the top card with your paper piecing and sketch and I just love the gorgeous butterfly desing too!! Glad you were able to create for a bit!

Get the rest you need, it will help for more creativity later!! LOL!! Take care my friend!! HUGS :)

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