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Congratulations in Red

13 Oct

congratsredSome time ago I had a very “last minute” request for a wedding congratulations card. Sadly, with it being so late, I only had half of an evening to make a card – it’s not much time to plan and become creative (especially mid-week), but I knew I didn’t want to make a typical wedding card in white. I also decided that since the time was so short, I’d go for simplicity.

Beautiful 30

7 Oct

beautiful30I never made a birthday card with a specific number, so I guess there had to be a first time. I was watching a movie and playing around with the colours – I wanted something bright and cheerful, but maybe also slightly vintage… Turned out a bit of colour and pattern mess, didn’t it?

Meow-Bye

16 Aug

bye21Here is another card for a coworker who likes cats and Japan. I tried to reflect Japanese popculture and the writing in hiragana (Japanese characters) says “goodbye”.

Cat-bye Card

31 May

bye18Another Good-bye card… I seem to be doing quite a few of these recently. This one was for a cat-lover, so the choice was quite obvious. At first I wanted a black cat for some contrast, but since some people think black cats bring bad luck, I decided to go with all-red card.

I was quite happy with the result, especially it was kind of a “last-minute” commision.

Flowery Wishes

30 Apr

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Something different today for all those people tired with purple and with butterflies (brace yourselves, though, more butterflies will be coming!). A very summery card… Did I mention yellow is definitely not one of my favourite colours? But it has some appeal when it comes to card making – I just can’t say “no” when I see this bright and warm shades of yellow among other papers. So… here it is. Best wishes with flowers and yellow.

Ruby Anniversary

9 Mar

rubyA Ruby Anniversary card that I made as a commission. It was interesting to play with various shades of red and texture of the papers to make them much. And it was definitely fun to put a lot of those shiny stones on. It’s not a secret that I love using them…

 

 

 

 

 

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The inside of the card had a small ornaments – made of musical notes and paint brush, to depict the passions of the couple.

Simple Red Love

13 Feb

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Is everybody ready for Valentine’s Day? Plans made, gifts, flowers, cinema tickets bought? If you just remembered, that “OMG, it’s tomorrow!” making a card might be a live saver. This particular card was quick to make, stickers and card in nice, vivid and strong colours. I decided to add some black to the overly sweet pink-red and red-pink mood of this holiday, not everyone likes the shmoopy side of love.

This year I was well-organised (since I had to post the card in advance) and made another one some days ago, so this one is still free and for grabs!

Christmas – make it quick!

11 Dec

I admit, I am hopeless when it comes to making cards – when I feel like it, I can spend an hour or two making one! But then, there is the Christmas rush (what rush, I have enough cards already… but shh!), and sometimes just the need of satisfaction of a nicely done card with not too much time spent (as time is a deficit commodity – always).

That’s why sometimes comes a need for a quick card to be done. Or even two. The idea behind this was simple: make it quick!

Nice background paper, some 3D stickers, ribbon and adhesive drops and… voila! Two cards done in no time. They don’t look like a quick make, do they?

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Christmas Stocking

9 Dec

xmas2012-06The story behind this card is rather simple – I had a sheet with stickers and used them all over time. But there was one left. I wanted to throw the empty sheet away, but didn’t like the idea of throwing the sticker away with it. So I decided to make a card with it. It was supposed to be a quick work, but I couldn’t resist some embelishing (glitter glue is great when used scarcely), and in the end the result suprised me: a cheerful Christmas card.

Memory of Summer

5 Dec

sunflowerAre you cold? I am. The winter is surely here, so I decided to go against all this bad weather and outrageously low temperatures, and create a very warm card – with a big sunflower and lots of warm reds and yellows. It was a simple make: a sticker, some ribbons, patterned papers and a corner puncher, but I like the overall effect.

So… Who would like a piece of summer?