Thursday, 13 September 2012

I'm back with some cards to show

At last I'm able to show you some cards I've made recently - thought I'd better do it now as we've got a busy few days coming up.

Tomorrow we're off to Cardiff to look at part of Glamorgan University for my daughter who, all being well, hopes to study photography next year. In the next few weeks we've got Norwich, Portsmouth, Falmouth, De Montfort in Leicester and Coventry all lined up for open days - wish me luck, I think we might need it.

This morning we were at the hospital for my daughter to have MRI scans on her shoulder and neck and on Monday morning she goes off to another hospital for soft tissue and nerve ending tests.  She has been suffering with a bad shoulder for quite a while now and eventually after a couple of bouts of physio we have been referred to a consultant to get to the bottom of the pain she is in.

Anyway on to these cards I've promised you.

This first one I made with the intention of entering the Less is More Challenge for 3,2,1 (being three stamps and squares, two words and one flower or gem) but needless to say I got the card done and then didn't enter it in time!!  The image stamps are by Crafty Individuals.

The next two were just a general play one evening after I'd been blog hopping and seen some white embossing so out came the distress inks and the embossing powder.  I think these were Kaiser stamps but I'm not 100% sure.

More play with distress inks and papermania stamps (I think)

And last but not least some Lavinia stamps again onto a distress ink background - the silhouette fairy was stamped in black and then clear embossed which makes her stand out.  I added some stickles to this but hadn't let the distress ink dry enough so instead of being clear and sparkly its got sparkly pink patches.

Right off to print off a route finder for our trip tomorrow.
Take care and thanks for visiting.


  1. Hola Trudy, i'm glad to see you again, i hope to see you often:D
    I hope your daughter is better and your husband too, fantastic holidays for you:D and FANTASTIC CARDS!!!!i love the Crafty Individual are gorgeous i have some.Fantastic colouring technique, good works Trudy.
    I hope you can read my blog later,The little prince is amazing.
    A warm hug from Palma and i hope to see you again.

  2. Hi There, How lovely to see that you've had time for some crafting and you've made some gorgeous projects too!!! What a shame you missed the date for the LIM one it's a beauty:0) Good luck with the UNI hunting and hope that all's well with your daughter's shoulder soon, Gay x

  3. This is a lovely set of cards Trudy! You have been very busy. My Jenni studied photography at Uni, hope all goes well for your daughter. Thankyou so much for your kind comments on my blog. Hugs x

  4. A stunning selection of cards. I love them all, but particularly the last two. Thanks for all your lovely comments

  5. Hi Trudi, wonderful cards. Hope your daughter's shoulder is on the mend. Carole xox

  6. My goodness you have been busy Trudi - this is a whole gallery cards and all absolutely gorgeous! I do hope your daughter gets to the bottom of the pain in her shoulder, it is a nightmare living with constant pain. And good luck with the uni visits - you'll be seeing quite a bit of the UK by the looks of your list!

  7. What a great set of beautiful cards. I'm amazed you've had chance to do these with so many other things going on at home! Good luck with the Uni trawl. Got that to face... can't wait. Hugs, Buttons x

  8. Hola Trudi, i´m so glad to see you on my blog:D.
    Thank you for your kind comment and for to appreciate my work.
    I hope your husband is better.
    A warm hug from Palma and i hope to see you soon.

  9. Hi,
    Thank you so much for taking time to comment in my blog. It´s so much appreciated:)
    And another reason to be happy for your comment is beacause I could find my way to you:)
    In this post there where lots of stunning cards and the two with Kaiser(?)stamp really caught my eye. The card with Lavinia stamp too:) Thanks for sharing!
    Love your chinchilla avatar. We have one chinchilla named Mio and he is 15 years old:)
    *Hugs, Inger*

  10. I came by to thank you for your visit at my place! I thought I was following, but don't see my giant face, so I'll do that. I hope all is well and that we can see some new creations from you soon!!

  11. Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting, I love Lavinia stamps! Your card is fab the colour too. Tfs

  12. Hope you got some answers from the hospital and good luck with the Uni looking.
    Lovely cads, I especially like the butterfly one but they are all equally lovely.
    Hugs and Thanks for visiting me, from Neet, your newest follower - 47 (one day I will be early instead of playing catch up) x

  13. Hola Trudi, thank you for your comment i´m too late but i´m in very busy and stressfuul days.
    Is nice to see you on my blog.
    A warm hug from Palma