Wednesday, June 2, 2010

April Card Kit 2

Strawberry season is just coming on in central Illinois. What better way to celebrate than with a Strawberry Tilda. Tilda is gardening and wearing her gardening mitts that match her garden clogs.

This is from a card kit I received in the April Card Kit Swap by Danka Kareen Shank from Canada. Thanks, Chris for doing this card swap for us. It's fun. Because I had extra images (you get 3) I was able to make a couple of bookmarks out of just the green strip with Tilda. The fan punch is a versatile border punch that I really like.

May Mingle

My May Mingle, with a flower theme, evolved. I got the image in my April Mingle card and thought it would look well with the new flowers I got. Then my sister said the flowers needed a trellis. I found a sheet of "paper doily" in my stash and used a strip of it for the trellis supports. Then it needed grass to anchor everything. I used the multiblade scissors to cut the grass and then trimmed each blade with my finest scissors. The leaves are a punch I have had forever.

April Card Kit 1

This card is one I made with one of the card kits I got in the April card kit swap. I knew when I saw the kit with the curved bloom that I wanted to use a backing with the same curve. So, I bought the nestabilities that matched. I'm pleased at how it turned out and have supplies left to make at least one more card. I used pink ribbon to border strips of the contrast paper under the mounted Tilda.

This card is going to a new Maggie friend in England who will also get some extra images to help feed her habit until she can get her own stamps. Sharing, that's what it's all about.