Friday, 16 June 2017

May Card Swap

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


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. 

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.

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.

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!

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.


  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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