Saturday, 23 May 2009

>>> 365 Cards Day 83 & 84 <<<

Day 84 challenge is 'Card Recipe #2'. Here is the recipe:

1 3x3 card
1 flower
1 brad
1 piece of ribbon
1 stamped sentiment
and NO PATTERNED PAPER!

Arghhh! No patterned paper... I live on those! So went off to put my thinking cap on and here's my take:

Made use of Inque Boutique stamp and sentiment by Fontwerks. Background sprayed lightly with glimmer mist. Have to say, probably one of the smallest card I've ever made.


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The challenge for Day 83 is 'Make It Match'. We are supposed to decorate the envelope to match the card. Here's mine:

I decided to do a la Tim Holtz' style although I'm no where near his level! Inked and distressed the background with TH distressed inkpads. Did the same with the tag and stamped Xmas trees image from one of his stamp set. Now the red blob is candle wax that was stamped with a 7 Gypsies Xmas seal with the word 'joy'. The background of the card was stamped with Purple Onion Designs postage stamp set and the script image is from 7 Gypsies Nottinghill stamp set. Did the same for the envelope too.

Thought it was time to do an Xmassy card... Nearly half the year is gone and it wouldn't be long before Xmas comes around ... again! TTFN!

17 comments:

Ivolina said...

Christmas in may. Wonderful idea and very beautiful cards.

Karen Lee said...

Love it!!!

hugs, Karen Lee

Shari said...

Very beautiful, love the 3 demention
*Shari*

Chrissie said...

Lovely set of cards. The matching card and envelope are great.
Chrissie

The Mommy said...

Audrey,

Great cards!! I love holiday stuff!

Tommie

Fi said...

Both of your cards are beautiful, love the colours and your flower on the little one and the design of your matching card & envie is just fantastic.
Hugs
Fi

Vicky said...

Beautiful cards! Love the recipe card for today's challenge! Gorgeous :)

Rose said...

both are just fantastic!! and yes this is the smallest card ever!! have to wonder where Pam gets these ideas from LOL

Birgit said...

I love both cards! The little Christmas card is just perfect and makes me think for the Christmas cards all year round...what to do:) Thanks! The matching card with envelope is so nice-great for a man or woman-wonderful

Rose said...

I have left you an award on my blog :D

willow said...

Both cards are gorgeous
maz

Made by Mandy said...

Hi Audrey,

I have left an award for you on my blog, hope you'll visit to collect it and play along.

Honest Scrap AwardLove Mandy xxx

~amy~ said...

fabulous audrey!

Valerie said...

Ho Ho Ho! Well done, gee, I am starting to feel guilty for not thinking of the holidays yet!! Nice work!

Valerie said...

Hi Audrey,
I left an award for you on my blog!
Valerie

Bobbi........ said...

Love it, as always another pretty card.

Rosemary said...

Love these cards, and it is never too soon to start planning ahead. When I saw the Tim Holtz inspired card I thought of his style before I even read what you'd written - you did a great interpretation of his style for you. Really lovely.