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Wednesday, 18 February 2009

2 monotone cards

just 2 cards to show you tonight
both in black and white
one is for my niece who is 21 soon used an 8x8 and just folded front in half the image if from a kit i had from qvc a while ago and the mat for the wording was cut on cricut
the flower decoration was again from qvc it comes in sheets of 12x12 and you just cut it to what you want great stuff to use as don't waste anything i love the effect it gives
the other card is for a friend he asked me to make a birthday card for his partner alan so it's a mans card but i'm able to be a bit more flamboyant as alan is quite a flamboyant character so didn't have to be quite as boring as the usual mans card yeah hooray for gay men
it's sort of a side view of a jacket and shirt with roses in his pocket and red gem button and lapel pin
can't say the design was all my idea as i did see something similar somewhere in a gallery but can't remember where i saw it as it was quite a while back so just made it up from memory
again i used an 8x8 card from craftworks and the black jacket and shirt card is from yes you guessed qvc gorgeous card had the roses and jewels for ages can't remember from i think the jewels were prima but may be wrong
gonna rest up for the next couple of days as off to telford craft exhibition on saturday don't know how long i will last out but i will be able to take my painkillers as don't need to drive as hubby will take and fetch me bless him quite looking forward to it i'm meeting margaret there (maggiemay from docrafts) so will be nice to have someone to go around with and to convince me that yes i really do need that new stamp lol
anyway going to nip off and have a blog hop catch you all again soon


Ruth (ooffee) said...

These look great! I LOVE black and white...Ruth x

Carla said...

WOW! So elegant and sophisticated-like all your creations! Love the added sparkle!!

Chrissy said...

You have been busy again. These are fabulous and wonderfully creative. Love them and nice to have the oopotunity to craete a more blingy male card :-)

Kirsten said...

Beautiful cards!

nessy said...

wow ~the black and white looks fab!!! ~very elegant for a 21 year old!
vanessa xx
ps will e-mail you soon ~ had an interesting trip to disney paris!!!

Thoughts and Ideas said...

These look amazing, fantastic work, I love the black and white xx

jules said...

hi love your blog!lovely to meet you!i am a follower now i love the cards specially the blk/wht one soo classy!!!

Carolina said...

Stunning, stunning cards! Love the first one and what a nice touch with the flowers!

Suzi B said...

Beautiful cards!

Suzi xx

Jamie Martin said...

Love those monotone cards, very pretty.

jo said...

Great cards Gill!

Carla said...

My word, these are gorgeous!! Especially the girly one, I love those flowers! I actually really like the suit one, too, it's very clever! You are so creative-I really love your style!!