Friday, 16 June 2017

May Card Swap

Another full month's swaps, lots to think about this month.

Alphabet - Z

I decided that Z would be for Zentangle.... I love to do this but fear that I am not quite proficient enough to show off yet!  

I printed the daisy onto pale lemon paper and then, after drawing in the zentangle, I cut and attached it to a circular card.  I printed out the sentiment onto the same paper, cut it out and attached it to one side of the circle. 

Colour - Yellow

This bright yellow card is a sketch card courtesy of Helen.
I like to think that the yellow matts bring all the elements together beautifully.

I received this beautifully stitched card, brighter than the camera shows.
Thank you BarbaraS.

I found this card very difficult to create.  I thought it would be easy as it is a kit from a book, several years old but the papers are still new.  
The cutting was easy but the folding really had me thinking!!! I am pleased with the result though. 

I received this fascinating card by return.               

It came as a notecard envelope but, when I opened it up, I found a little fairy door inside.

Upon further exploration, the door itself opened to reveal a thoughtful verse.
Thank you so much Olive.      

Style - Spring Flowers

I used some patterned very fine paper for the background on this card. It is a very bright yellow IRL set on a pale lemon card.  I wrapped the top right corner with a paler yellow ribbon and then added my image on top.  I used pencils to colour this image, I wonder how it would have looked if I had watercoloured it?   I may have to find this image in my files and see how different it does look when coloured with paints! 

Technique - Tent Fold

Took some thinking through for me but in the end this card, courtesy of Pat fits the bill.  Love the folded fan.


  1. Wowza, Christine, you have magic in those card-making fingertips! Your creations are all terrific! Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration and for sharing Barbara's pretty card! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Darnell

  2. You have been busy and the end result is all Beautiful cards, I envy the paper folding achievements, VERY clever. Great zentangle too, with lovely colours.

  3. What a wonderful collection of crafty cards! I'm especially fond of that folded fan card - wow!


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