Friday, February 5, 2010

A bevy of cards this week.

My daughter phones me on Tuesday afternoon.... chats away ....then "oh by the way Mum, want to commission you to make me some cards..... one for.....and ...and ...    so three requests later....."  Still I love making cards and it is great to be able to have a reason to make them( and they won't end up with the numerous others in my crafting room waiting for homes!!!)
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So got my thinking cap on and away I went.... One of the cards was for her partner's Dad - he's getting the brown and green card.  Based on the bookmark I made last weekend.  One is for her girlfriend.... the pink one.  I got a new Inkadinkado set - one of which was this cute cupcake boxed message.  As Emma is know for her cupcake creations, I thought it was appropriate.  Made it nice and girly as well.  Lots of pink and gems.  Finally her and her partner are off to a wedding later in the month and she wanted a wedding card.  So I made two - just to give her choice.  You should have seen me at lunch time on Thursday scoping out the Hallmark cards at the local bookstore... drawing little diagrams on a scrap of paper... was tempted to get the cell phone out and take a picture or two... but restrained myself.  Anyway got some inspiration and these two cards resulted.  ( I did have to make a trip to the LSS for the Hero Arts cake as had nothing suitable in my supplies - still it will come in handy) ( The gold card used a lovely heart stamp I had on a freebie set from a stamping magazine.  I did some embossing and masking to get the two hearts overlapping.  Cut them out and layered onto the cream card. A bit of gold PP for a matt and embossed the Congratulations from the HA set.  Understated but I think quite elegant.   - this card removed for publishing) The cake card is a direct copy of the one shown on the Hero Arts site here .  I just added a pile of little pearls and the gold peelcraft at the top and bottom.  Thank-you Hero Arts.
Edited April 2010 - card removed for publishing....

So that was my Wed and Thurs evening.  A good haul I think.  Now it's to get ready to head off on Monday to the Island.... so maybe not much crafting over the weekend.( see what I can squeeze in) with getting the housework and the packing done.  Hope everyone has a happy weekend and see you all in a week or so time.

11 comments:

Deirdre said...

Wow Dawn, you were busy. Love them all... great details. Love seeing your sunshine too...! grey and dull here!!!! Roll on Spring!

Kelly Booth said...

WOW you were busy....Love the cards Dawn...Hope you have a Fun trip!

Lin said...

You have been so productive, Dawn! And so nice to know that your daughter loves what you do also! Have a nice time this weekend, and Iknow you'll come back ready to make something else wonderful.

Anne said...

Hi, Dawn! Lovely cards! I like the Congratulations cake one ... I love how you sprinkled different colored pearls on it. Very nice! :-)

Virginia L. said...

Don't you just LOVE to get card requests? (LOL)! I love all the cards you made.. they are so "profesh" (as the young people would say) and classy! Better yet, they are hand made by YOU! I thought I was the only one that stalk and take idea from the Hallmark store.. I once took notes and copied the sentiments! That store is now closed (thanks to people like ME, I guess) Glad to know I'm not the only one though :) hugs to you, Dawn!

Tiffany said...

Wowzers, Dawn!! What a great collection of cards, so glad you were able to keep busy with this, it's all good though, when someone wants a card to be made by you!!

Diana said...

My favorite is the first card Dawn. Love the simplicity of it.

donna mikasa said...

Fabulous cards, Dawn! I love them all..Your daughter is so lucky to have her own "Hallmark" card company in you!

Suzanne C said...

Wonderful cards! Your daughter will love them! I love how you thought out each one specifically for each recipient. Loved both wedding cards they are both elegant and beautiful!

Monika Reeck said...

My fav also the first one Dawn it is so elegant...love the color mix on the number one...how are you Dawn...hugs

Kathy said...

So sweet Dawn that you daughter has commissioned you to create for her. All of your cards are so professional looking and so elegant. She will be delighted. Hugs,Kathy