Male Cards

Hey friends,

Just a short post to let you know I'm slowly finding my way back to this wonderful world of crafting. I have done a bit of creating recently as I needed a couple of cards. However, I think my MoJo is currently still on a break - so I'm thankful ya'll are around to inspire me and get  the creative juices working.

I have a dear friend from my ol' school days who has been especially kind to me and my family during this season of grief and loss. I had lost touch with him for many, many years and we really only connected mid last year after an 18 year absence. Anywho, I missed his birthday earlier this year and then he was kind enough to host me and some of my family when we headed back to Qld for Mum's funeral, so I needed both a birthday card and a thank you card to send with his gifts recently.

The birthday card was fun - my first ever attempt at emboss-resist!! I can't believe I haven't done this before now either - but the past year I've accumulated a lot of crafting stuff (alright, hoarded) and haven't really done all that much creating. Hoping that is gonna change here on out.

This card was inspired by the final week of the recent Summer Card Class run by Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire. I had been so excited about participating that I signed up the very first moment I heard about the classes. Unfortunately, Mum was at her sickest and passed away right in the middle, so this was the only chance I got to participate. I've signed up for Jennifer's next Inspiration Showcase classes though and can't wait to begin.

The thank you card I made was CASE'd and inspired by Claire from Waltzing Mouse Stamps. As soon as I saw her card here, I knew I wanted to recreate it myself and I think I really need to have another go as this looks nothing like Claire's masterpiece. Still, I love this set and how she has given us all the elements needed to create the layers and depth to this card.

I think that's enough from me for now. :)

Catch you all again soon. I'll try and find some time to pop by all your blogs and leave some love soon. I do miss you my dear friends.

Hope you are all well.
Much love, Michey  xxx

Stamps: Hero Arts Lucious Ledger CG302, Happy Definition CG269 (background); Paper Smooches Birthday Buddies (sentiment)
Inks: Distress Inks: Broken China, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Old Paper (distressing); Versamark
Cardstock/Paper: SU Sage Shaddow & Whisper White
Other: PTI Banner Dies, EK Success Punch; Twinery Honeydew Twine; White EP, Misc Silver Bullet dots, Glue Dots, Ranger Blending Tools

Stamps: WMS Way Out West, Back In The Saddle (sentiment)
Inks: Distress Ink Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Stormy Sky, Mustard Seed, Frayed Burlap (background text); SU Basic Grey, Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock/Paper: PTI Kraft & Stampers Select White
Other: Ranger Blending Tools, Paper Snips, Dimensional Adhesive


Edna Morrisedie said...

Hey Michey, nice to see you popping up in my reader!!! Great job with the coloured up little banners and then all the scene building on the second card... inky, that's got to feel good!!

Joy said...

So nice to see you back again doing something you love and what a come back my friend these cards are stunning!! sending you all my love, thoughts and support as always...hugs!!

Emily Leiphart said...

Hi Michey, I'm so happy to see you visiting my blog again! These two cards are gorgeous. The colours and textures are really beautiful and I hope you are able to find the time to continue creating!

Heather Innusa said...

OK! I'm officially a new follower - I love your projects!

alexandra s.m. said...

I love your projects!
You have quite a way with colors ;-))