Sunday, August 19, 2012

A bit of Pink and Aqua going on

Yesterday I had a fabulous day with friends.... stamping, chatting, eating....

Stamping at Sandie's place


And I had a bit of a pink and aqua (blue) thing going on..... I managed to make 4 and 3/4 cards between 10.am and 4.00pm.  Today I will share a couple of these.

I'll be your Friend

This first card uses a Mo Manning image that was free for a day or so..  I picked it up and have entered into Mo's challenge to come up with a sentiment to match.  I was inspired by Facebook for my sentiment.   I often visit Mina's blog (Pinkpuds). She uses a lot of Mo's designs (is on Mo's Dream Team infact) and colours with Distress inks.  I decided to try this as well... as you see still a bit to learn!  However, was reasonably pleased with the result.   I used some free papers from a magazine for the background and the circle matt  as well as the lacy edging which is a Die-namics die that I borrowed of Marisa.  I punched out the sentiment and scalloped oval. 

Z-fold card


My second card is a Z-fold, with a half cut oval.... I'm sure it has a proper name but I don't know what!  I saw a sample at one of my LSS and tried it.  As I didn't have any instructions, I just tried it out... but when I fold it, the oval was at the bottom and not the top.... so had to  salvage it by trimming it.   I must admit to have a bit of fun making this.  Getting the die to cut only half, embossing and then making sue that my PP was cut just right... The very pretty papers are from a Pink Paislee pack.   I also stamped and die cut a Hero Arts/Sizzix butterfly.  The sentiment is Penny Black.    And here it is opened.

Z-fold card opened

Hope you all had a chance to get inky this weekend.  Thanks for stopping by and visiting me as well.
Dawn

15 comments:

Heather Maria said...

Oh sounds and looks like you had a fab day yesterday, Dawn! Love your cards! The first one is so cute! The image is so cute and you have coloured it beautifully! Your second card is gorgeous. Great design and I love the mix of pretty pps and butterflies!

Bev Cole said...

I wish I had a group of friends who stamped...

Love the first card Dawn...looks like my granddaughter!

Can I come over? I only live in Florida! LOL

Hugs
Bev

Sue said...

Hello Dawn
You have made a wonderful Z-fold card, it is very pretty and full of interest.
Smiles:)
Sue

MaxineD said...

Hi Dawn looks like you had fun and a productive day. Love your cards -they are both gorgeous.
I got inky today, finally.
Blessings
Maxine

Anita Rex said...

It really looks like you ladies had a fun day! :> Such a great photo of you crafting! Love your cards today, great colors!

Barb said...

Looks like such a fun day, Dawn! Love your cards - beautiful designs and colors!

paula said...

Dawn these are lovely cards. I especially love the second card with the fancy fold, die cut oval & pps. Such a gorgeous card xoxoxo

Maureen Morton said...

What fun with great friends! I am over-due for a day like this. So glad you did this and I love the cards you made. That Z-fold is so lovely! And a great sentiment. Thanks for sharing!

Jay Gee said...

Now thats the kind of stamping I would love to do! Love your sweet cards Dawn and the colour combo is so pretty :)

Isha said...

Looks like you had real fun Dawn. Love both your cards. The colored image looks so soft and lovely. I love the pp and those butterflies and the sentiment on the second one. TFS

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous cards Dawn and you reminded me that I've downloaded Mo's image too.
luv
Debby

cardcreationsnz said...

Lovely cards Dawn. I especially like the z fold one.

Cathy A said...

Beautiful, I just adore the pink z fold card

donna mikasa said...

Saw these pics on Flickr! Looks like you had a crafty weekend! Love your cards, especially the second one with the patterned paper.

Suzanne C said...

So fun to stamp with friends! Love that cutie pie on your first card and the second card is gorgeous!