Friday, 8 April 2011

Red... and more Red... and I like it- what’s happening to me!?! ;)

Hello again!! :)

Well, can you believe how lovely the weather is again!?! So warm and sunny- wish I was feeling up to getting outside in it but I’m still struggling with the awful headaches... I’m hoping I might manage it tomorrow, though, if I take it easy today so I’ll try not to waffle too much...!!lol I do like to share my thoughts about my cards and the making process, though, as I like to read others' on their blogs- makes it more personal, I think :)

These are my second and third entries for LIM’s A Touch of Red challenge- don’t know what’s come over me, if you read the post with my first card on Wed you’ll know I don’t really like red... but this week everything I’ve looked at (only craft-related things mind you, not ready for red clothes or wall paper yet!!lol) just seems to shout out that it’d look great with a little bit of red!! Huh!! ;)

I’ve used my two new Pampered Pets stamps, which I only got a week or so ago when I finally gave in to the need for them and some of the gorgeous papers :) They’re coloured in Promarkers- Ruby, Cardinal, Cool Greys, Black and the Copic Blender- with a good dose of Clear Stardust ‘cause these cuties just had to have a bit of sparkle!! :)

This one uses last week’s fab sketch (again!) and I made the paper myself with a black PM and a red metallic gel pen- did this in blue last year and loved it but haven’t been able to get it right again since ‘til now!! :) Ribbon is white coloured with red PM- what did I do before Promarkers and always being able to make the perfect ribbon and mat layers to match!?! :)

This one has been embossed with a Nestie and Hougie board again like last week’s- I love this effect and turning on piece of card into something that looks like it has layers and striped papers and structure without adding anything!! :) I drew the stitching with a Fineliner and handwrote the greeting before adding a fabric flower and card candy :)

And a few close-ups :) The greeting went a bit wonky on the cat one but I didn’t have the energy to start again so I added the ‘x’ by hand to try to distract from it and I think it works irl at least :S Aside from that, I really quite like how these have turned out and I think I’ll be making a few more for my stock box- especially since the dog card never even made it to my box before my mum snapped it up as an unexpected 60th card for a friend from work!!lol I think I’ll try them with some different accent colours, too... Duck Egg blue or pink perhaps... and this is me so I'm sure I’ll have to try at least one shade of purple!! :D

I’d like to enter these in: Less Is More – A Touch of Red :) ; Addicted To Stamps – Happy Birthday :)

Thank you so much to all who left comments recently, especially all the LIMettes (as Chrissie called us in her last comment to me!! :D ) – I truly do appreciate your still coming by and leaving such encouraging comments when I’m not up to getting back to you all- it’s a wonderful, friendly, generous community and I’m very happy to be a part of it!! :)

Right, I’m off to link up then find some more painkillers and lie down again!! :S Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and have the chance to make the most of this beautiful weather!! :)



Rachael said...

Very nice card Rach! Especially the dog in the handbag - that puppy is just cute! Didnt have time to make an LIM card this week - again! What am I like lol. Not at school next week tho so I dont have an excuse!!
We did our sewing outside in the school garden this afternoon but it was really quite hot and most of the kids wanted to go back in after whingeing about being stuck in the classroom.
Hope you manage to catch a few rays 2moro tho :)
Rachael :) xxx

Mandi said...

These are just FAB
Super paper you have created, very funky!
Thanks for joining us again
"Less is More"

Wishcraft said...

Both fab cards, the little dog is especially gorgeous! Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog :o) Lisa x

Chrissie said...

Quite a few touches of red here Rachel.. love that paper and I love colouring ribbons too!
Thanks for more great submissions.
"Less is More"

Carole of Brum said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards, Rachel, I really love the touches of red, it looks even more stunning when there is so much white on a card. Great work! coB

Vicky said...

They are both fabby hun!...great images and designs and so very stylish too.....I love them!

hugs Vicky xx

TAM said...

I love what you've done with these stamps - I wasn't entralled with them when I first saw them but having seen creations like these think I feel a bit of retail therapy coming on :)

jules said...

wow both just gorgeous!!!!

Lynn said...

So cute - I like the faux stitching and the finishing touches to the paper. Lynn x

sparklingblackrose said...

Gorgeous honey :-) Elaine-xxx-

Susan said...

Both cards are ver pretty! Love that you made your "paper"

coops said...

gorgeous cards rachel.the images are fab and i love your colours and sparkle :D

xx coops xx

Kleine85 said...

Oh wow, that's awesome! I like thoe whole work but the cat-stamp - wooow - so great!!

Thanks for joining us at ATSC.

Hugs, Tanja

Deborah said...

Beautiful cards, they are so stylisch!
Thanks for joining us at ATSC!
Greets Deborah

Dolly Daydreams said...

Rachel they are both beautiful , love your clean simple lines makes the images pop even more. Your colouring is superb especially love the way you did the handbag. Hope you feel better soon.


Jules said...

Hi Rachel

Fantastic makes all of them .. .. and brilliant photographs too.

A great post with lots of inspiration.

Thanks for sharing.

Love Jules xx

Anniebee said...

Hi, Rachel. Your cards are just as cute as they can be! I love the images and the colors you chose. Little dogs in bags seem to be all the rage these days, don't they? Haha!

I'm dropping by to tell you that I have an award waiting for you at my blog. You can pick it up whenever it's convenient for you. Congrats!


Teresa said...

Red looks fantastic, I love it!
Thanks for joining in at ATSC
Hugs Teresa x


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