Sunday 4 May 2014

Two of a Kind

Hi all. This is a set of two almost matching cards, the main difference really is in the welded text on the front - one a 'speedy recovery' with the other a named birthday card.   I used a few different fonts in both lower-case & upper-cases at random before welding onto a rectangular frame. Another difference? If you look closely the placement of the central layers is just that little less angled on the Sharon's card- not by much, but just enough to alter the whole balance of the card. This was rectified by adding the blue pearl - balance restored. :)

Yes, that Cameo has been particularly busy again, evident in every layer in the card. I chose papers with spring-like colours which would peep through the 'petal' cut borders before embellishing with different rolled-flowers in card to match the coordinating papers. I love creating flowers & these all have one thing in common, they are all rolled up to form them though the white & blue ones were quilled (petals on a straight line, so to speak) whilst the yellow more rose-like looking ones were petals on a 'swirl'. Possibly badly described but I am sure you know what I mean, LOL.  I kept these particular flowers more 'basic', choosing not to put too much dimension into each petal/leaf etc as I thought it suited the format of the lace borders more.

The back of the each card has a similarly cut border along the bottom but the inserts were, perhaps quite understandably, a little different considering the different reasons for sending. However, both have the names of the recipients printed in a similar way to the welded font on the front of the card - in different style fonts in different sizes.

The first (following a friend's operation), features a sentiment from TLC - to gently remind the recipient to take things a bit easy following the op with an image to suit it and the second card, again having a paper insert, uses an image from DZ Doodles called ' Garden Song' along with another sentiment kindly shared by Paulette at TLC sometime ago.

Tine :)

Challenges I wish to enter are:
Crazy4Challenges - flowers
Stamping with the Dragon - flowers
Laurelcraft/Dragonfly Dreams - how does your garden grow?
Mema's Crafts - May flowers or celebrate mom
CRAFT - make your own embellishments (flowers)
Little Red Wagon - DIY flowers
Sugar Creek Hollow - tic tac toe - (bottom line - flowers, pearls, die cuts)
Fussy and Fancy - Spring colours (kept the choice to just white, yellow, blue & green for a 'fresh' feel
Simply Create Too - stack 'em up
Delightful - add dimension
Flat Friends - dies/punches
Crafty Hazelnut - patterned paper (3 coordinating papers)
Moving Along with the Times - pastel colours
Penny's - pastel colours
Die Cuttin' Divas - make it girly
Crafty Girls - anything goes
Crafting at the Weekend - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes.


  1. Beautiful cards Christine! I love the sentiments, what fonts did you use?

    1. There are actually a few, Ceci. Will get back to you with that one when I have been to check.

  2. Very pretty cards, love the cut work with your Cameo!

    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope we see you again soon!


    Owner Dragonfly Dreams

  3. Christine these are stunning hun, love your choice of colour, and I do so love the verse, hugs xx

  4. Tine, I always look forward to seeing you cad creations. You are my inspiration.Thank you for sharing.

  5. I don't know what to say. They are magnificent. Thank you for sharing your wonderful art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings, Carole

  6. What beautiful cards!! You did a fabulous on them, I really loved the sentiments!! Thanks for joining us this week over at Die Cuttin Divas :0)

  7. Gorgeous cards--both are wonderful! Thank you for entering our "Stack 'Um Up" Challenge at Simply Create Too & hope to see you next challenge too.

    DT Member

  8. All these cards are stunning. I love how they are made very personal with a name. Thank you for taking time to stop by Mema's Crafts and share your talent in our challenge.

  9. this is gorgeous!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at CRAFT-Challenge!

    Hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  10. Stunning cards! Love that you made two! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Little Red Wagon!

  11. What gorgeous cards - I love the style. I especially like the way you've done the cut out sentiments - it looks fab xx Thank you so much for joining us over at Flat Friends, hope you have a lovely week, Em xx

  12. Very unique and absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
    Ameli (DT SCH)

  13. Fantastic Christine!! So elegant...using white as the main with lovely Spring colours and embellishments!! Wonderful sentiments...I especially love the recovery one...LOL!!! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy "Spring Colours"!!

  14. What a beautiful cards!!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

    DT-Member SCT

  15. Love how you used your Cameo. Lovely designs. Thanks so much for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!!

  16. Vackert kort med fina detaljer. Vackert kombinerat med de olika detaljerna. Tack för att du är med oss på Fussy and Fancy Spring Colours Shallenge
    h. Katharina

  17. Great cards.

    Thanks for sharing with us at the Crafty Girls Challenge.

    Helen x

  18. Lovely cards! Thank you for entering the Stamping Dragon Designs challenge...Debbi (DT)

  19. What a lovely project. Great colors. Thanks for playing at Crafting at the Weekend. We hope to see you next challenge. Good luck.

  20. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper May challenge with your lovely creations - hope to see you again soon x