Thursday, 12 March 2020

Latest card making

 Here are a few of the cards I have been making so far this year.  Above is one for my brother-in-law, using gilding flakes which was fun to make, but a bit messy as the flakes can go everywhere!
 Here is the one I made for my colleague at work who is very creative.  It took a couple of goes to get it how I wanted, but I got there in the end.
 Decorating the envelope and the inside of the card was enjoyable too.
 This is for a friend's birthday at the weekend.  This is a gel plate print in the background and a white die cut front.
The final card for now is a stencilled image which turned out well.  I am now working on Mothering Sunday cards and then it will be Easter cards...
I have also started my April ATC today and so far it is looking nice.

12 comments:

  1. I always love seeing your cards - and I am sure the recipients regard them as keepsakes to treasure. As I do the card which arrived with my felted lambs (also treasured).

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    1. Thanks, EC. I enjoy making cards, as I do any papercraft-related project. I'm so pleased that the sheep/lambs found such a good home with you!
      Best wishes
      Ellie

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  2. Hello, I loved this post, I have been most interesting. What beautiful and artistic creations.
    I loved your post, I did not know your blog, do you want us to follow each other? you tell me Cheers

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    1. Thank you and welcome. I enjoy my papercrafting activities a lot.
      Best wishes
      Ellie

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  3. Your cards are so beautiful, I am always so impressed with the ideas you have. XX

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    1. Thanks, Jayne. I watch youtube videos and demos on TV, so they often inspire me. It's lovely that the crafting community are so generous and share their ideas and creations.
      Best wishes
      Ellie

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  4. They're all fabulous. I like what you've done for your brother in law, that's different. I think it's much easier to think of things for women.

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    1. Thanks, Jo. I always find cards for men much more difficult - they don't always appreciate floral images! I tend to keep to simple patterns as with the first card. The gilding flakes made it a bit more interesting though.
      Best wishes
      Ellie

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  5. Lovely cards, very colourful and unique, you are very creative. Take care xcx

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    1. Thanks, Chrissie. I think crafting will be even more important in the coming months.
      You take care too.
      Best wishes
      Ellie

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  6. Wow these are amazing! They are much better than my amateur efforts. They are better than anything you see for sale in the shops.

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    1. Thanks, sustainablemum. My card making is improving all the time (some of my first efforts were a bit less than impressive, but we all have to start somewhere and it's about the learning process). I do watch videos and demos quite a lot and I have found it does depend on the quality of the materials I use too. I am sure your cards are made with love and nothing is better than that! Also, enjoying the process is a huge part of any creative activity.
      Best wishes
      Ellie

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