Saturday, 26 July 2008

New batch of cards

Finally got around to uploading my latest batch of cards, I'll have some more freebies on Monday probably.

I finally got around to taking my latest photos off my camera to upload lol! These four cards couldn't be more different and I tried out a couple of new things. I finally managed to make something that looks decent using watercolour pencils, I've always struggled with watercolours because I'm a bit heavy handed but I really liked the results from my new set of pencils. The other thing I've tried for the first time is FlowerSoft, the results are very effective and pretty.

Paddington card was made using a free stamp off the cover of Quick Cards magazine, he was stamped with Stazon and coloured using water colour pencils which were a bargain from Wilkinsons at 80p, yep 80p for 18. I bought them for my youngest niece so I wouldn't have to let her use my 'best' pencils. As I got the freebie stamp yesterday I thought I'd just try them and thought for that price they would be rubbish. They are excellent, better than the ones I paid almost £15 for, they are soft and blend really well so I've decided I'm keeping them just for me and I'll pick up some more for my niece lol!!

Cheetah card was made using the latest Joanna Sheen Cd set, The Jayne Netley Mayhew Collection. This set of cds is stunning, I was so excited when it arrived that I couldn't stop printing out images lol! The collection contains artwork by Jayne Netley Mayhew and is a selection of exotic and British wildlife, plants and sealife. If I was to recommend any of Joanna's cd collections I would put this at the top of the list, it really does have something for everyone.

Edwardian lady card, this card was made using FlowerSoft, it's the first time I've used it and I was quite pleased with the results, the topper is a print from the Flowersoft Edwardian Elegance collection I think.

Footy card, another footy card for my nephew Tom, letters were printed from Creatacard Gold, an old program but quite useful. The football crazy paper is one of my own designs.

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