Thursday 6 September 2012

Two cards today!

Yes! They are like buses today, none for ages then two come along at once! lol

I enjoyed a lovely crafting day with my good friend, Pauline!
She came over from Derby and we had a smashing day in my craft room.
We had the obligatory bacon butty, Chinese chicken wings for lunch, then chilli for tea.

We made 6 cards between us!!
(We don't usually get so productive, too busy nattering). lol
First one I made

 I have TONS of Pink Petticoat digital papers, so when I saw THIS set I HAD to have it.
It reminds me of the Tessatina die by Memory Box.
LOVE that die, but don't have it, so the next best thing was to get the papers that remind me of it.
I chose Duck Egg Blue and printed a negative page and a plain matching page.
I used a Sizzix EF on the bottom half of a 6"x 6" card,
cut out the Spellbinder's Fancy Frame with the plain colour and then cut a plain Spellbinder's oval for the centre to take the sentiment. ( I stamped the sentiment a tad too low, so added a pearl for balance).

 Card #2

I'd seen THIS lovely card by Betty I dearly wanted to CASE,  made with the
My Favourite Things Hexagon die.
(Another die I covet, but don't have)!
What to do? Wanted to share in this hexagon fest so much!
Tra-La!! Surely an SVG file will do the job! Yeah!
I improvised with the hexagons from THIS super set from the Cutting Cafe.
I'm in hexagon heaven now!
The sentiment is from a  Just Rite stamp set, Fleur de Lis Labels Twenty.
(Love how they match the Spellbinders dies).
Ribbon from my stash and the papers are from the gorgeous  'This and That' 'Graceful' kit by Lorie Whitlock/Echo Park.

Have a lovely day and if the sun is shining for you today in Britain, enjoy it while it lasts!


Unknown said...

o my word these are just so beautiful grotters....really elegant even for you lol!!!!!!! your a bestiest buds so you know my comments are with love
hugs & love old trout xxxxxxx

Carol<>< said...

great cards, must give them a try
Carol N<><

Kim H said...

Viv ~ OMG ~ I LOVE both of these!!! The first one ~ is simply GORGEOUS! LOVE that blue and white combination! That paper is simply STUNNING!!! I ADORE the hexagon card! I like you have neither but can I say ~ you certainly don't need them because you made these card BEAUTIFUL without them!!! LOVELY as always!!!

Kreativmonster said...

I really like both cards - very nice style!
Big Hugs

Carol<>< said...

good morning Viv, the image you asked about is Mickey and friends cartridge from my cricut. if you don't have a cricut I know you can find some free images over at

hope this helps
Carol N<><

snappy scrappy said...

Both are so pretty...lovin' the hexagons! Lee-Ann :)

Marisa said...

Oooh, love that hexagon card!! Glad you were able to get some card making done and socializing too ;) Have af abulous rest of the week ((hugs))

Liz Armstrong said...

Fabulous card Viv. And so very elegant. I love it.

Renee said...

My goodness you've been a busy bee! These are gorgeous cards ! Fantastic job!