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Thursday, 28 April 2011

"Gifts"

Hello, I took my inspiration from Linda Elbourne's recent article in the February issue of the Craft Stamper where she created cards that held seed packets as small gifts.  The instructions were perfect and I think its a great  idea!  I wanted to make these Easter gifts for my mum (who adores Sweet Peas) and my two work colleagues.
 I deliberately did not use easter themed stamps (maybe because I do not own any) and used colours and images I thought each recipient would like.


I have used a trio of different distress inks on each card.  The backgrounds on all three cards were stamped with my faithful Hero Arts text stamp and and Elusive Images swirl. 


Woodware owl stamps used.  I purchased this cute set of acrylic stamps from the Cubby Hole, not my usual style but for some reason I could not resist.  Sian will  hopefully love the subtle green used.
Stamps used on Jayne's card were the Stampotique "Shrooms" and butterflies from a Crafty Individuals plate, all were stamped onto a text book.
Mum's colours were influenced by the colour of the Sweetpeas that she loves and the butterfly stamp was from a Personal Impressions plate. 

I am entering my "gift cards" with the seed packets (when I get a chance I am going to do the same with bookmarks as the gifts) into the following challenges:-

The Stamping Boutique who has asked to see our "things with wings".
Corrosive Challenges who's theme this week is animals - I hope my butterflies and owl fit this theme.
The Shabby Tearoom has a theme of butterflies based on the most wonderful photograph
Sparkles Forum Challenge  where this week anything goes


20 comments:

Irene said...

Suzanne , these are stunning, love the colours and what a fabulous gift.

craftattack said...

Great work Sue, love them all! Good luck with the challenges!

Netty said...

Good luck with all the challenges Suzanne, these are all wonderful gifts and such a great idea. Enjoy the Bank Holiday. Hugs Annette x

Miranda said...

wonderful idea and the result is gorgeous, love those little seed packages
thanks for joining the TSB challenge this week
hugs
Miranda

Sherry Edwards said...

What beautiful and personal gifts. I bet they were very well received.

Jacqueline said...

These are beautiful - lovely colours - Jacqueline xx.

Brenda Brown said...

Oh Suz these are just gorgeous. I love the colours and all the stamps you have used. What a great take on the article.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Sue said...

Very striking cards you have made.
The colours are great.
Smiles:)

Imke said...

Beautiful Cards ! Thanks for playing with us at The Corrosive Challenge !

Anesha said...

Wonderful creations!

Collette said...

What a wonderful idea - these are all fabulous!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Stamping Boutique this week!

Deb (dcorder) said...

Love your elegant pockets!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Just brilliant! Love the idea and the gorgeous colors you used!!!

Thanks so much for joining us at The Stamping Boutique!

Shar said...

Gorgeous set!

Crafting Gill said...

these are lovley colours thanks for joining us at SFC good luck
Gillxx

Lesley said...

These are lovely! Thanks for taking part in the SFC xx

Gerri Herbst said...

Love these. The mushroom is my favorite! Good Luck! gerri

Christy Dillman said...

Each one of these cards are gorgeous, love them all! Thanks for joining us at TSB this week!

Hugs,
Christy

Hestia's Helper said...

This is a neat idea! I can think of lots of people who would love this!
Thank you for joining us at The Stamping Boutique this week!

Stacie

Joyce said...

Love these! Great idea and love the colors.

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