Sunday, 29 December 2019

Three Card Kits

Something a little different for me I was gifted three card kits from Patricia as I had never tried using card kits before.
The first one I used pretty much as is except I cut the card blank in half to use as a mat to make the card slightly larger -pearls were included I just added a foiled butterfly from my stash and stamped a sentiment on the plaque and added on 3-D foam pads.

The second card I added some black cardstock for matting and layering/another butterfly/fabric flower and button from stash,the rest was provided in the kit,I coloured the foliage and berries with promarkers,centered and added on 3-D foam pads.

The third card was shaped and I decided to make an easel card-well I didn't really think this through or I would have scanned the stamped background for the lower part too so added some pink cardstock to the base.I added the pink gems and another foiled butterfly-the rest was included in the kit.
challenges-
Double trouble-stripes-------TOP 3
crafty sentiments-ATG---GET WELL CARD ---WINNER
brown sugar-ATG
not just cards-ATG
crafting by designs-ATG

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated-Hope you all enjoyed your Christmas and best wishes for The New Year
Carol x x



29 comments:

pinky said...

Lucky girl getting the decorations down!! I need mine gone too. Wow you have really stepped these up Carol. I love what you have done with the kits. You have a real eye for detail!! Just beautiful. Couldn't have chosen a better recipient than you!! Hugs
Patricia

Michelle said...

These are absolutely stunning Carol and you have done a lovely job with the card kits. Hope you had a fabulous Christmas - Michelle x

Babs said...

Three gorgeous card creations you have made with your gift carol. Hope you had a lovely Christmas, I have spent this afternoon taking my christmas decorations down, I dont like new years eve so for me christmas is over for another year..
Babs x

Jean said...

fantastic makes from the kits Carol, love your eye for detail xx

Mia said...

I have never used card kits, Carol. But you created so beautiful cards that make me want to try them! I especially love your beautiful easel card. Kisses, my friend, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Caty said...

Really Amazing cards Carol !! Loveeee them all, love your Artist Trading Coins too, they are unique and so beautiful.
I wish you a very Happy New Year 2020, full of great moments.
Enjoy this time !

Big hugs, CAty

Donna Ellis said...

What a nice gift to receive, Carol. I love what you have done with each kit, but then, I always enjoy your eclectic style and multiple techniques. Really gorgeous creations. My favorite is the stripe card with the orange and green elements! Happy 2020, Carol! hugs, de

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A lovely trio of cards Carol. All very different and very creative.
Lorraine

meg said...

Three beautiful cards Carol adding your own elements has enhanced the kits allowing you to create unique designs

Beebeebabs said...

Wow such beautiful cards as always thanks for sharing. Happy New Year!!!

CaroleAnn said...

Loved what you made here. I have used card kits before when I needed a fast supply of cards - they are great for that - no coloring which takes me hours!!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours.

Dee's Craft Room said...

Brilliant. Now you know why I love card kits, they are so easy and you can still be a little creative. For the record, I think the pink base on the third card really works - more of the floral paper would have been too much in my opinion.

Best wishes.

Dionne xx

Lynne said...

Fabulous cards Carol. I've never tried card kits and they perhaps make it easier for you to decide what to make as I sometime spend more time deciding on the layout and which papers to use etc than I do on the actual colouring. Happy New Year to you xx

Janette said...

These are just gorgeous Carol, I haven't used a card kit since I first started crafting and I can see they have come a long way. Really beautiful.xx

Carol L said...

You made the best of your gifted card kits with three lovely cards! I love how you added your own embellishments to complete each one, and the easel card looks perfect with the solid pink base! NJ on each one! Happy New Year!!

Daffodil Cards said...

OH! these are so beautiful Carol. Love the colour combos.
Faith x
Happy New Year

Tracy Welham said...

Really lovely cards. Best wishes for 2020. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Carol, you've sure done a stunning job using your gifted card kit! I abslutely love using card kits and became quite addicted to them! LOL! Love how oyu've made each card so different in style too! They're stunning! HUGS

Melanie said...

Fabulous collection of cards! I especially like the way you colored the flower on the second card. Nicely done. Thank you for playing along at Double Trouble.

creationsnz said...

Great job with the kits, and I like the butterflies that link them all together. They all look so totally different. CarolG

Megan J said...

Hi Carol, a superb set of cards made with the kits that you received. Love the variety you have made. Thank you for joining us at Crafting By Designs, good luck in the prize draw.. Megan DT

Leslie Miller said...

Such pretty cards! It looks like a fabulous kit, and you've added your own special touches to make the cards even better!

Suzanne Reynolds said...

This year for my Christmas cards I used a card kit; but same with you some of my personalized adds or changes. These cards are beautiful and love the one with the stripes...thanks for sharing them with us at Double Trouble.

Lisa Lynn said...

Carol, those are all beautiful and those butterflies are gorgeous. You had some fun playing.

Gerrina said...

It is not always that easy to use as much as possible from a kit, but these cards look fresh and beautiful! Gerrina x

Monica C. said...

They are beautiful, Carol! I love how you added a few oddments from your stash to them too.
Hugs Monica

Twórcze pasje Danki said...

Amazing cards, they came out beautifully.
Thank you for participating in our Anything Goes Challenge at The Brown Sugar Challenge

Danka
Danki's creative passions {My Blog}

Lisa Andersson said...

I can se you had a lot of fun and you have done a wonderful job with these, they are all gorgeous.
Hugs, Lisa

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Beautiful selection of creations

Thank you for sharing with us at 'Not Just Cards' this month
Hugs Shell xx