Saturday, 5 September 2009

A Few Cards

It's been a funny day here weather wise. One minute the sun is out and the next there is a heavy misty rain coming down, but the wind had been cold and strong all the time. Not a day for being outside. Where has the Summer gone, how I long for the warm sunshine again.

Whether it's the weather or just one of those days, but I have struggled all day with some cards I have been working on. They are coming together now but it's too dark to photo them, so I shall show you another day.

While browsing through the blogs earlier I spotted that the Allsorts challenge this week was to do a male orientated card so I thought I'd enter this one. I made it for one of our neighbours whose birthday it was while we were on holiday. He looks after our house with his wife when we go away and we'd be lost without them. He likes anything to do with nature so I did this little Inkadinkadoo Owl which was sat on a Nestie edged with some swirls. The swirls and corner stamps were from a little pack from Studio G. The greeting was printed on the computer.

The second card was one I did for my Mum's birthday recently. I have to be honest and say I scraplifted it from the very talented Brenda, hope you don't mind Brenda, but I just loved the design. You can see the original here.

The paper was from my leftovers box and is one of my favourite from Anna Griffin. I matted and layered it onto co-ordinations pearly paper and the lovely silver embellishment came in a pack that I've had for ages. I stamped the swirl twice to get that lovely effect. Lastly I ran the edge of the card through the cuttlebug with one of the new border folders. It's a bit difficult to see on the photo but just finished things off.

Thanks for looking today. I did manage to salvage most of the wet paper from the other day but had to reprint my photos. The layout is now thankfully finished and out of harms way. It's another thing waiting to be photographed in good light.

Have a lovely weekend.


Jill said...

As always lovely cards, that owl looks so content and the flower on the other card is beautiful.

Gro said...

Great card. Love your owl-image.
Thanks for joining us at Allsorts.

Sally H said...

Really beautiful cards, Lisa. I think that owl needs to go on my wish list. Inkadinkado seem to be producing so many gorgeous stamps at the moment!

Lisa said...

Hi Lisa, Great cards! I love the owl image.

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts.

Lisa x

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

What a gorgeous owl on your card. I am sure your neighbour will love it.

Thank you for playing along with the Allsorts Challenge this week.

Love Jules xx

p.s. Love your second card too by the way!

Lynda said...

Hi Lisa - love both of your cards. The owl is adorable and I love the papers on the flower card.

Lynda xxx

Michelle said...

Love these cards Lisa, particularly like the way the swirls move from the embellishment. A really nice touch!
x Michelle

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Lisa

Love the owl image and the colours are great...
I'm sure your friend will be very pleased with his card

thanks for playing at Allsorts

Emma xxx

brenda said...

You and me too Lisa wishing for sun, think Summer was that week in June.

I so love these Inkadinado owls and birds and you have done a fab job with this one.

Thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week.

B x

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous cards, love that Owl and what an interesting place your blog is nice to have 'found' you.

Beryl said...

Two great cards. I really love the swirls stamped below the embellishment. Brilliant ides.
Beryl xx

Anne said...

Love that owl, the swirly edge looks brilliant with him. Very pretty paper on the seond card...