Thursday, 5 March 2009

Some Quick Makes with Left Overs.

Four days? Has it really been that long? Oh my goodness, I have been a naughty little blogger haven't I? Been a little busy this week, and believe me I have wanted to post, but I have just never found the right time. Making up for it now though!

Over the weekend (yes, last weekend!) I made some quick cards with the left overs from the 'Let's Do Lunch' card that I posted a few days before. I don't normally do quick cards ( I like the whole process of becoming completely involved in a card, experimenting as I go along), but I really enjoyed making these.
All the papers featured on these cards are from the free download called Neapolitan available from Gina K's blog.
The flowers are from the Clare Curd Signature Range (under the Papermania brand) Doodles stamp set stamped onto pink and brown core'dinations. Sorry I can't remember the exact names of the cardstock. The Sentiment is also from the range, but from the CCSR Sentiments stamp set, stamped and embossed with white ink and powder. The pink crushed velvet brads are Doodlebug Love boutique brads, and I just love these Papermania self adhesive white pearls on the flowers. I use these all the time and feel so lost when I've run out. the great thing about them is you can change the colour with permanent pens!
As you can see, this one is a very quick card! I have cut the squares to size, then distressed the edges with a craft knife. The sentiment is again from the CCSR sentiment stamp set, and the glittery brads are from We R Memory Keepers christmas range.

I think this is my favourite. I just started playing around on the cardblank 'till I came up with a pleasing look. The fantastic flower is from the new Papermania range of paper flowers, there are 12 colours to choose from, with 20 in a pack for only £1.99! I think the buttons are Basicgrey, and the Rub ons and brad are Doodlebug.

Thanks for looking!
Love, Clare x

14 comments:

Mrs Wonka said...

Yummy yummy super scrummy as usual!

Mrs W x

JanJ said...

Oh what lovely cards, a great way of putting papers together, the first is my favourite, but they're all fab

Jan x

Chris said...

Gorgeous cards Clare, I love the papers you used, I got these too but haven't tried them out yet, must try them out! Great designs and your quick makes don't look as if they were quick at all! Love the flower and sentiment stamps embossed in white, a lovely effect. Chris x

Amanda's paper palace said...

Wow these cards are fab no matter how simple they are.Love the colour's.hugs amanda xx

dizzy di said...

Good ideas there Clare - TFS

Elaine Stark said...

They are all simply lovely. It's great what you can do with left overs. Elaine

Ana Baird said...

fantastic set!

SandieShores said...

These are fantastic cards!! My favourite colour combo too :D

SallyB said...

OOh.... lovely chocolate and strawberry colours! Delicious cards Clare.

Anonymous said...

Ooh what great cards Clare! i love those papers - to die for! The pearls look lovely and the mulberry paper flowers are fab xxx Love Rachel

Jill said...

ohh Claire they are gorgeous hugs Jill xx

Cardmaking Galore said...

These are just stunning - can't believe these are just left overs!

Alison said...

Super cards Clare.

Emma said...

All gorgeous cards and lovely colour combo.
Emma x