Wednesday, 11 March 2009

A Darker Shade of Pale

There is a new challenge on the blog being hosted by the Creative Card Crew and their very 1st challenge is the theme of green. I made a card last week which fitted this challenge but decided to challenge myself and make yet another card this week so out came a punch and my card fell easily together by being finished with a decoupage I made up yonks ago.

The punch is from Ling Trading Art No 8005, and now you can see more uses for those punches you already have, no need for the fancy circular ones which I myself have never mastered. I punched onto double sided coloured paper and with the aid of my decoupage scissors simply snipped two parts of the flower and folded back.

This is the card I made for an old friend who celebrated her 85th birthday last week and is from the kizzy dizzy range. I matted the images onto pale green pearlescent card and decoupaged the front with an image from a cupcakes cd and added greem gems round the frame.

Insert is decoupaged too.

Thank you for looking and any comments you care to leave. -x-


Marcea said...

2 fab cards!!! Well done for being so good and making another, you will go straight to heaven, lol. Great use of your punches ... this is so clever

Liza said...

Beautiful cards Nicola, I love the shape of the second one and the colour scheme you have used.... very pretty.

Liza x

Paula said...

These are both stunning cards Nicola and what great use of a punch love how you have decorated the inside of the card with the decoupage. Thankyou for taking part in the first Creative Card Crew Challenge.
Paula xxxx

Sharon said...

Oh Wow Nicola! These are stunning. I love the cut work using the punch, what a great idea that is. The second card is incredibly beautiful inside and out. Fab decoupage work. Thanks for supporting us in the first Creative Card Crew Challenge.
Sharon xx

Tasha said...

Wow 2 beautiful cards and such an inspiring way of usng punches - im going to get mine out and have a play withthem too. Thanks for joining us at Creative card Crew and good luck
love tasha xx

Tasha said...

Wow 2 beautiful cards and such an inspiring way of usng punches - imgoing to get mine out and have a play withthem too. Thanks for joiningus at Creative card Crew and good lucklove tasha xx

Poppy said...

two gergeous cards, love the second one.

Bev said...

Utterly gorgeous - the punching queen is BACK!!!! Love them both babes but the secoond one is pure class!! xx

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous cards, Nicola
Love how you used the punch, just beautiful.
Your decoupage card is fabulous. I just love the inside too.

Karen x

Sally said...

Oh my goodness these are fantastic. I love the way you use your punches. I have never mastered them. The second card is fabulous!

Andrea, said...

Beautiful cards, I love the punch work one the 1st card it is so pretty and the 2nd is a great shape. Have a good day

nessy said...

wow ~ what charming cards ~and so elegant and delicate ~ fabulous work!
vanessa xx


Wow Nicola, this card is truly stunning hunny. I just love all that great detail. You are so clever, i wish i were able to make such wonderful use of my punches. Im not as clever as you im afraid!

Thank you for joining in with our challenge this week hun and good luck. Hugs Linda x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh so beautiful!
kim x

Eunice said...

What a fabulous card the green one is Nicola,I am sure it will be treasured for many a day.Your clever use of punches leaves me breathless.I too have never mastered the art of the circular punch.I keep watching your blog and love how you have developed the art. Eunice

** Isa ** said...

Hi Nicola. Thanks for stopping by and your lovely comment on my blog... fab cards and I love the punches. Pretty... :op

Hugs xxx

Susie Sugar said...

Nicola these cards must have taken you weeks !!! They are both so
intricate , you must have the patience of a saint darling they are so
very beautiful , you are a really clever girl
Love & Hugs Susie xx

cats whiskers said...

Oh Nichola this are both such beautiful cards, I adore them both but the bottom one just shouts out Class!!!!!! it is awesome especially the way you have decorated the inside going back for another peep,
Thanks for shraing these to stunning creations
Hugs Jacqui x

aardvarkpest said...

Beautiful cards.Very clever use of the punch well done.Especially love both the inside and out of the second one.


Stressed Stamper said...

wow...don't think my hannds could cope with the fiddly bits..looks stunning


Maria Matter said...

These are gorgeous!
Great idea with the punch! Your decoupage looks wonderful!
You do such lovely work!!!
blessings, Maria

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

2 lovely cards, Nicola, I love the way you have used your punch in the first card, and the 2nd card is..absolutely stunning inside and out,

Chris x

Sheila said...

OHHH wowzers Nicola this is just drop dead gorgeous!! sweetie, I sooo love that insert it 's one of the prettiest I've seen in a long time hun... just beautiful!!.
Sheila xx