Saturday, 28 January 2012

A couple of red cards!

Just a couple of red cards I made today with a bit of red on them!

This first one is for Mojo Monday Challenge #225 for the sketch, CC359 to use Basic Black, Poppy Parade and Lucky Limeade and for Cute Card Thursday's Challenge #201 to use gems. I just had to pull out my Botanical Silhouettes and make some poppies for this colour challenge and love how this one came out. This sketch is fab!


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My next card is for SC369 for the sketch, ColourQ's Challenge #121 to use Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, More Mustard, Kraft and White and for A Passion for Papertrey's Inspired by a Book Challenge. I really struggled with this one. The sketch wouldn't work for me; I'm not 100% sure of the colours - I think it's the Crumb Cake to be honest and normally that's a colour I love to work with.

I totally LOVE reading! I read 107 books last year and intend on reading at least another 100 this year - I've read 8 so far! I keep track of all my books on Goodreads.com and my kindle has over 600 books on it now! I mostly read Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance, but NOT that Twishite series! I prefer PROPER vampires, who want to suck your blood and drain you dry, not sparkle in the daytime or play baseball in a storm! However, I didn't want to make a Hallowe'en card, which would have been the easiest way to carry over my fave genre of books into my card making. So instead I made a general card with a removable bookmark instead.

Not happy with it, but here it is for now!


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And that's all for this post folks. Thanks for stopping by!

10 comments:

  1. I see a couple of pretty cards Vanessa! Great use of the DPs. The PTI whispy flowers on your first are delightful! Have a great weekend ;)

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  2. gorgeous cards, love the pretty papers!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
    Debxx

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  3. What fabulous cards! I love that book stamp! Great use of the colors! Thanks for playing at ColourQ!

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  4. Lovely cards, Vanessa, love the mix of papers and stamping! Thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

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  5. Love t his card Vanessa. All the blocks of designer paper with the stamped centre panel. Fantastic.

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  6. Love both cards. The first one is a great layout and looks fun to make. The second one is great inspiration for me. I have this set but don't use it enough and I just got my layzers matt for this. Beautiful!

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  7. Very pretty card Vanessa! The CQC colors look great....hugs ~S~

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  8. Lovely job with both sketches and the challenge colors! Thanks for sharing these with us at the ColourQ!

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  9. Both really appeal to me Vanessa - I adore red in any form. In fact, my challenge to myself is to try to make a card without using red!! Thanks for sharing your cards with us at APFP.
    Hugs,
    Caryn xxx

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  10. I love the idea of having a removable bookmark on your card - the perfect gift for a bookworm!
    Thanks for joining us on A Passion for Papertrey!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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