Sunday, May 20, 2012

Cards

It's a beautiful Sunday morning! Hope you are enjoying the weekend. I worked a bit yesterday but got a chance to relax with friends last night. I'm totally having beach cravings, though. Now that it's sunny and warm, all I want to do is dig my toes into the sand and chill out with a good book. Soon enough, I hope. I grew up on Long Island, where I could hit the beach anytime I wanted to. Now, we are a couple of hours away (still not too bad...I don't know what I'd do if I lived in Kansas or something and had NO access to the ocean) and planning a beach trip is a bit more work. But, I'm definitely going to get myself there soon. Ryan and I did lots of day trips last summer, and we are hoping to do the same as soon as school is over.

So, speaking of projects, LOL, I have a couple to share today. This first one was done for Emma's color challenge. Here's the gorgeous photo that inspired me:

 (photo from projectwedding.com)

And here's my card. I really love how it turned out. I think it's one of my new faves! I used some Pink Paislee and Teresa Collins paper on here along with some pretty Prima flowers and trim.




My next project is something I did recently for the Crate blog. Our assignment was to use the bluebird chipboard as our inspiration. I decided to create some adorable bluebird candies that I'd seen on Pinterest. I made them from blue jordan almonds and decorated them with an edible marker and some royal frosting. I made the tin to put them in and created a little gift card to go with it.

 The frame on the lid is one of the metal frames from the Pretty Party collection (as is the paper and chipboard.) I painted it and added some glitter. the little bird was embellished with some trim, chipboard and a flower button.
 I used one of the tags and layered on some chipboard and a flower then added it to the card. The little bluebird brad helped tie it together with the gift tin.

So, that's it for today. I'm off to make a couple of cards and then going to hit my Sunday morning step class. It's a good day. :) Thanks for stopping by!

11 comments:

So.Creative said...

Oh Anabelle, this is awesome! Your card is stunning!

Choup72 said...

WOW! alla is... wonderful!!!

Monique Liedtke said...

Gorgeous projects Anabelle! I had seen your blue birds project before (so adorable!) but the card is new to me and it's amazing!!!! Love the colors and all the details!

pattyo said...

Loved that card as soon as I saw it at Emma's! The blue bird set is adorable!

Gina said...

so beautiful Anabelle! just adore your work! :) x

Leah said...

What a gorgeous idea with the blue bird set, love it.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

These are all gorgeous! I love that first card, it makes me swoon!

Bente Fagerberg said...

Wow Anabelle such stunning projects.
You add such adorable details!!

cnelson said...

Absolutely FANTABULOUS projects! LOVE...LOVE...LOOOOOOOVE!!!

Helen Tilbury said...

Absolutely adorable projects Annabelle - love them both! Have just joined as a follower - feel terrible discovering that I hadn't done that years ago as I've been getting your posts by e mail forever!!

Anna Sigga said...

You create the most beautiful things girl! Just love these!