Friday, 16 May 2008

A bit of a challenge

I do like a challenge every now and then and was recently asked to make a card for a lady who loves to take part in Triathlons. I reluctantly accepted but had no idea where to start so I just did a Google Image search for Triathlon and that gave me the idea to use the road sign style for the images. I struggle with sentiments so decided to make some of my own on the pc and have used my punch to cut it out and then inked the edges. I wanted to keep it quite girly so I picked the gorgeous dotty paper (Epsom) and worked from those colours. I think its turned out quite well and I'm sure she wont get any others like it!

The same lady then asked me to do a card for a couple who are celebrating their Ruby Wedding Anniversary and wanted something to do with caravans...luckily I have just bought this stamp by Paper Nation and this is my first go with it.

I was just having a look through my box of cards and there were a couple more I found that I hadnt quite finished but I noticed I hadn't uploaded any pics of them yet. These were really quick and simple to make but I really like them. I think the layout is really effective. I created the sentiment myself on the pc.

I think this is my favourite one. I love the swiss dots embossing folder. I've used bazzill criss cross card stock and have just inked the edges and embossed with hollographic powder to give it a little sparkle.

The papers used on this one are from Shabby Princess.

I love the colour of this card. Its from the Swimming Pool Trio. Again I've embossed the card this time with the Textile folder.

And last but not least is a little blue number which has been embossed with the Perfectly Paisley embossing folder.

I think that'll do for today! I'm off to get ready now as I'm taking my little boy to play at the Wacky Warehouse today, I did have other plans but this rain has put a stop to them! Bring back the sunshine...please


kerry said...

Brilliant cards Zoe. I love how you've used the road signs, very clever & I too love that dotty pp.
Caravan card looks fab & your 'quick' cards are lovely!!!
Kerry xxx

Natalie said...

What a great selection of cards, I love them all, great layouts. x

Cass said...

Gorgeous cards.Love the signs idea for the triathlon card.The quick cards are all so elegant looking,I think my fave is the pink one.The caravan card is so cute too.Fab stamp.

Cass xx

MeandLilG said...

Hi you! Fantastic set of cards. Love the Triathlon one! Hope you're well? See you soon, xxx

Jill said...

wow Zoe I never would of thought of using the signs like that it's a fantastic cards, they all are love them Jill x

Vicki said...

Fantastic cards Zoe, such a brill idea with googling the roads signs. Love the layouts and papres with all the cards, they really are lovely,as usual, well done xx vicki xx

Lainy's Little Blog said...

I have a little something for you on my blog Zoe.

Stacey said...

Really lovely cards. I especially love the triathlon one - brilliant idea. ~x~

Vicky said...

ooh, cant decide which is my favourte...i love them all!!! : )

Unknown said...

Hi Zoe, your cards are all lovely, well done on the triathlon card, that was some challenge but it looks brill.


Jo said...

So many wonderful cards Zoe! Love them all but the caravan one is my favourite!!