Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Shaped Cards

Good morning, peeps!  It's nice to see a little sunshine today after all the gloom and rain yesterday so I hope you're enjoying some dry weather too.  I certainly need it here because I have a painter working on the apartment this week and the fact that all the windows are open and my craft room in total disarray are not combining to make Diane a happy bunny!  How much chaos can one painter cause?  The answer is LOTS! but it'll look great when he's finished.

I hope that my cards today will make you smile - yes, I did say CARDS, in the plural - my blog is like buses again!

I'm taking a workshop on Saturday at Samuel Taylor, Brighouse and we're going to be making Shaped Cards and here's the first one:

As you can see, they're shaped easel cards to be strictly accurate and they're made using the House of Zandra templates.  They are both available from Samuel Taylor although they're not visible on the website but you can always just give them a call.  The template I used for this card is called Matting and Layering 3 and I used Kraft Card and DPs from My Mind's Eye and Melissa Frances all distressed with Walnut Ink DI.  The image is from Nellie Snellen and she's called Dawn with Flowers and you can buy her here.  She is of course coloured with Copics and Prisma pencils, the numbers of which are lost in the chaos that is my craft room!  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the ribbon is from my stash.  The ladies attending my workshop will get the template for this card as part of the package and they may have time to make only this one but the fast workers can have a go at this one as well:

This template is called Matting and Layering 2 and I decided to line the blue card with the Melissa Frances DP, which is always a fiddle when you're creating a folded shape but I'm pleased with the result.  This time the image is a Gorjuss Girl (not sure if they still call them that!) from  Personal Impressions and it's called I love you Little Rabbit, again coloured with Copics and Prisma pencils.  The heart shape is cut with a really old Sizzix Original die and the flowers are again from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The distressing is done with Faded Jeans DI.

Thank you for looking today and I'll see you again soon when I can make sense of my craft room.



  1. Gorgeous cards, I've visited Samuel Taylors, Brighouse a couple of times while up there on holiday. Fab shop with lots of goodies!

  2. Hi Diane

    Yet another brilliant card, would have loved to come on saturday but I'll be away. Will come to a later course.


  3. Hi Diane
    Your cards are really beautiful and I love the Matting & Layering template shapes. See what you've done to me... now I've got to buy them! thanks for visiting me and for your comment,
    Jo x

  4. Hi Diane
    two gorgeous card,awesome colouring, beautiful papers & design, sue,x

  5. Two beautiful cards Diane - I was showing Mary your blog the other day and telling her how you are my number one. She now knows how to access your blog via mine.
    I just love your cards.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  6. These are really beautiful Diane!
    Hugs Kristel

  7. gorgeous card. WOW
    the first one is simply stunning

  8. Beautiful Creating Diane! One of these days, I have to do these shapes.. I have everything, I just don't think about it until I see someone else doing it again! lol
    Gorgeous cards! So fun to stop in again!


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