Friday, 14 February 2014

Hearts and Flowers

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today seemed like a good day to share the next few cards made for the 52 Card Challenge. There has been absolutely no let up from the rain since I got up this morning. A day for baking biscuits and snuggling up in the warm.

Week 3 was a sketch challenge. I tinkered with it a bit, but kept it simple.

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I cut the mat to fit the card front, rather than leaving a space at the bottom for the sentiment. I stuck with a flower motif for my first card, but I didn’t want it floating in that large white space so I put a square of paper underneath and added the sentiment there as well. The design was easily adapted for a quick Valentine.

Week 4 was a photo prompt and there was plenty of inspiration here.

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I went for a kraft and white base with a pop of bright colour. Also taking inspiration from the wooden table and doily underneath those beautifully iced biscuits.

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I made a second “Just because” card in peachy tones. I think there will be a few more of these, in other colours, coming soon!

Week 5 was a selection of words picked from Nat’s prompt jar.

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I went back to an old favourite for the scripty background. Chose pale pink and ivory as my colour scheme and framed the letters with some champagne glitter card. I also made a simple box to match and these were our projects in class last week.

I’ve set up a Pinterest board with all the prompts and my own takes on each…..so far. It’s a great way to build up a little stock of cards for whenever you might need one. There is a second part to the challenge, which encourages everyone to make a Christmas card for each prompt, but it’s far too early for me to be starting that. I will refer back to the board when the time comes though and I’m sure it will be helpful.

14 comments:

Linda said...

Beautiful cards.

Susie.A said...

These are all such lovely cards. I like the different colours in the banner style card and so clever the way you've brought in the table effect and the doily too.

alexa said...

I like the wooden effect and the little vertical banners are very sweet. I am bowled over by those biscuits!

KraftyKaren said...

Really gorgeous cards, I'm loving that woodgrain stamp x

Virginia said...

Wow they are gorgeous!

sue jones said...

Wow gorgeous cards! I just LOVE those doily ones.

Pat Couder said...

Lovely set of cards...I particulary like that hardwood stamp and cant wait to get one!

Sian said...

happy valentines Day to you too! A little late, I know. I'm hoping you are safe and warm and dry.

The wood stamp and the doily? So lovely

Trish said...

All beautiful but I must say I love your week 4 cards. Simple but very effective!

Sheena said...

These are a wonderful collection of cards Fiona x
I own that script stamp too I think I need to dust it off & get it back into use :)

Miriam said...

Lovely cards Fiona, Week four is my favourite. those biscuits look wonderful.

My simple life said...

beautiful cards as usual :) Love the banner ones

Jo said...

Great cards x

Lisa-Jane said...

Wowzers, those biscuits are amazing! I wonder where the pic came from? My friend does beautiful iced biscuits but I've not seen any like this.