Sunday, 23 June 2013

Matching Card Set

Good evening friends and fellow bloggers!   My poor garden has been sadly neglected what with the bad weather, and then when the weather was reasonable I was out cycling.  So I decided to spend the last couple of days trying to sort it out and make it look neat and tidy again.  The gravel drives and walkways still need quite a bit of weed clearance, but I'm getting there slowly but surely.  My vegetable garden is very much behind this year.  Anyway, enough of that!

My Cards

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I decided to make a set of cards to go into the easel drawer card I made in my last project. In order to mimic the easel card  I used SB Grand Labels 1 to make the card bases and the next layer, and then used  SB Lace Doily.   I used the same ODBD stamp sentiment as the easel card but the rest I computer generated and die cut with SB Classic Squares.  Apart from dotting some pearls on with Cosmic shimmer I decided not to add any further embellishments.  My pearls aren't brilliant, but at least I am getting better.  I used the coloured card stock in the opposite way to make them look slightly different.  So it now makes a nice little gift set.

I have only been out on my bike once this past week for a fairly short ride so I'll have to try and make up for it this coming week.  Tomorrow I am meeting a group of friends I used to work with.  Every three months we get together for lunch and a good old chin wag, so I'm sure we'll have a great time again. Hopefully I will get some more crafting done later in the day.

Have a good day everybody. Love and hugs from Christine xx


  1. Nice idea to reverse the colour theme on the cards. This complete project is simply beautiful and will be appreciated by whoever receives it.

    Wilma x x x

  2. Gorgeous Christine love your set of cards
    jacqui x

  3. Gorgeous selection of cards, what a gift that will make in your easel drawer project.. Love the colours, Design & Beautiful quotes...Enjoy your day with your friends... Hugs May x x x

  4. Beautiful cards

  5. beeldschone kaarten Christine
    groetjes Janie

  6. Great way to complete your drawer card. Makes a beautiful gift set. xx Flora

  7. Fab cards Christine this will make a wonderful gift for some lucky person. Hope you have a great day out I'm at my crafty club tomorrow so we will all be catching up and having a good old natter LOL huggles hun Sue xxx

  8. These are gorgeous Christine, I love the design and such lovely sentiments.
    Sue xx


  9. Christine your cards for your easel drawer are stunning, what a perfect gift.


  10. Absolutely brilliant. These are great perfect for your easle drawer.
    Best wishes Lea x

  11. Gorgeous cards Christine. Great idea.

  12. Brilliant set of the awesome idea.xx

  13. These are very pretty Christine and I am sure will look lovely in their box. A lovely gift for someone!
    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  14. Hello Christine - these are soooo elegant. I like the fact that they are all the same but the little verses make them totally different (if you know what I waffle!!). Really really pretty.

    Hugs to you (and look after your bum)

    Sue Pxxx

  15. What a great idea Christine, they are gorgeous! Carole Z x

  16. Good evening Christine,
    Loving what you have done with these very pretty cards
    Perfect for the box you made
    Great sentiments
    Happy Crafting

    Patricia xxx

  17. Hi Christine,
    super set of cards to go with that superb easel box card. A great gift for some lucky person.
    Gardening does take it's toll on the ability to craft doesn't it. lol.
    Enjoy your lunch with your colleagues. My little ladies club meets now and then to have lunch together now that it's not up and running any more.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  18. Prachtige kaarten Christine
    Gerrie xx

  19. Such a lovely set, Christine. Really liking this colour combo...very classy. And that doily die-cuts are stunning. Great card set.
    hugs, Asha
    p.s. hope the knees are no longer creaking ;-P

  20. Oh my goodness...these are so beautiful! I love the way you made the card design. That intricate die is gorgeous and I love the sentiments you chose!


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