Sunday, 6 February 2011

Love and Friendship...


Managed to get another couple of cards made this weekend (I did spend ages cleaning the kitchen - including the oven so allowed myself time to play too!).This first one is a cute Penny Black image coloured with Pro-markers using the colours from the inspirational photo over at Passion for Pro-markers. 
Inside the card I've added a sentiment to complete the phrase Love Is...This is the challenge criteria over at Penny Black Saturday (along with using a Penny Black image of course). Friends are so important and sharing special moments like birthdays is priceless (as the advert says!), but I don't often make cards with messages aimed specifically at  friends (tend to do just general birthday) so it was nice that the challenge over at Totally Papercrafts prompted me to make this on.  

My second card also used colours from an inspirational photo - this time from The Playdate Cafe.  I've used more Penny Black stamps - paisley swirl to make the background papers and also the sentiment, it's a really useful stamp as it is suitable for so many occasions. I've used scraps of really floaty material (not sure what it's called) and Tim's Holtz Tattered Florals Die to make the flowers.
Challenges -
 Card one -
Card Two - 
Right then off to make the dinner...Thanks for visiting...Esther xx

35 comments:

  1. Hi Esther, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise

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  2. Beautiful - loving the flowers.
    Thanks for joining us at TPC this week.
    Good Luck
    Sarah - Stressed Stamper

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  3. oh these are gorgoues cards hun adore those flowers,hugs cheryl xxx

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  4. Hello and thanks for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts your card is gorgeous and love the flowers.
    Louise xx

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  5. So much happy colour on your card Esther! Love the background and your 'floaty' fabric :) Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe this week!

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  6. 2 lovely cards there. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

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  7. Very nice, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMakers.
    xx

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  8. Awesome flowers! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

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  9. Such a pretty card!!! LOVE those flowers!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Play Date Cafe :)

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  10. Both cards are lovely! Thanks so much for playing with Speedy's Friends!

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  11. Both gorgeous card, love the colours too.
    Thanks for playing with us
    at Penny Black @ Allsorts;-))m

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  12. Hi Esther

    Two wonderful cards. I love them both.

    Great colour choices for each of them and good use of your Penny Black stamps.

    Brilliant flowers too!!!

    Thank you for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts this month.

    Love Jules xx

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  13. A gorgeous Penny Black card Esther. I love the colours you have chosen and your image is so cute. I love the pearl flower centres and your Promarker colouring is perfect.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at Penny Black at Allsorts and we hope you will join us for our next challenge.

    Shirley

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  14. Lovely card ,thanks for joining in at I ♥ promarkers this week

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  15. Gorgeous cards Esther! Love the PB one, I'm a bit partial, lol. You've coloured the image beautifully.

    Thanks for sharing at Penny Black at Allsorts.

    Hugs
    Maarit

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  16. Beautiful cards!
    Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

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  17. gorgeous card esther.the image is really sweet and i love your colours.
    thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

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  18. Don't you love making your own background paper and flowers? It is so much fun, when you have the time! You used our colors really beautifully.Thanks for playing at the Cafe this week!

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  19. beautiful card esther.....thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

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  20. Two gorgeous cards, I love your PB image so cute.
    Thanks for playing along at Sir Stampalot this month.

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  21. Gorgeous cards! I love how you've used the Tattered Florals.
    Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
    Clare x

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  22. Thanks for joining us at PfP this week with your gorgeous card :o)

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  23. Wonderful cards, but my fave has to be the PB one.
    Thanks for joining us at Penny Black Saturday this week.
    luv
    Debby

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  24. So beautiful. Love the choice of colors!
    Thanks so much for joining us this month at penny black at all sorts, hope to see you again soon!

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  25. Two Fabulous cards, Esther! Thanks for joining in the animal antics at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

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  26. Love your take on the color challenge at Play Date Cafe. Wonderful card and fabulous flowers!

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  27. A great card

    Thanks for joining us at Sir stampalot this month and good luck!

    Hugs
    Francesca

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  28. What beautiful organza flowers - so ethereal! Thanks so much for joining our play date over at the cafe ;)

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  29. Your background papers are so fantastic. Love the use of the organza flowers too. Thanks for playing along at The Play Date Cafe this week.

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  30. Lovely use of our colours this week, your flowers are so pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

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  31. Hi Esther, great cards, lovely colours, good luck with your challenges. I'm back from my hols and it's lovely to be able to visit again:0) xxx

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  32. Fab Entry, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s and Penny Black At Allsorts challenges, Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  33. Hi Esther, I have something for you on my blog:0) xxx

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  34. Hello again Esther, thanks for your visit to my blog:0) I think you may have missed it but I awarded you the love blog award, the post wasn't at the top of my blog, sorry but if you scroll down it's the next post. Please don't feel you have to do anything but I wanted to say I like visiting you!!:0) xxx

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