Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Mini cards ....

... I like mini cards and have used them quite a lot in recent months, so you can imagine how pleased I was when I saw this week's challenge at Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge.  This week instead of one large card, they would like us to make some mini cards - what fun!!



I think the hardest part of this challenge was trying to decide what to make.  I finally settled on some mini cards for guys - strictly for my guys - Ben and Jonathan. 



For this set of four - I used my all time favourite guy stamps - Free Spirit - Boy and Sentiments.  I kept them all really simple, by stamping the large circle background in lighter shades for the background and over stamping with clean, simple sentiments in coordinating darker shades.







Apologies about the photos, I still haven't got myself a photo box, so these where taken in my hall with less than optimal lighting!!  However, they are much better pictures than the scanned images!  Each card measures 3" × 3" and is pearly white, great for when you need a quick card.

Stamps:  Waltzing Mouse Stamps - Free Spirit - Boy, Free Spirit - Sentiments
Inks:  Memento - Tuxedo Black, London Fog, Summer Sky, Paris Dusk, Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves, Desert Sand, Rich Cocoa

I think I'm going to have another go at this challenge later today - I've just thought of another idea!!  However, I'm off to be pampered this morning - a nice body massage, and after all the driving I've done in the last few weeks and the tension built up in my shoulders, I'm going to enjoy it!!  Take care and see you soon.

26 comments:

Jessica Y. said...

Hi...I love your cards. Love how you show case the same image in various colors. Very nice! Kinda like the stamp set myself too now...hehe

Jackie said...

They are lovely and don't need to be just for men, I'm sure many ladies would love them too :o)
Jackie xx

Carol D said...

Love your cards and some great colours, would make great gift cards too.

Hugs Carol xx

Cyndie said...

What a cute set of cards! I always struggle with cards for guys, but I think you've nailed it!

Kelly S. said...

What a GREAT idea to do a masculine notecard set, Deb! Love how they are sleek, modern, and the sentiments make them TOTALLY AWESOME...should I add, DUDE! Hee!

Craftilicious said...

They look great Deborah - I want to play along in this too but hubby is renovating my craft room so I can't get at any of my stuff :-(

Shobana said...

Neat! :) Such a great set of minis! Super!
Tks for stopping by! :)

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Deborah, Your set of cards are brilliant and perfect for the boys:0) I love that stamp it reminds me of the seventies, you know psychedelic circles swirling around, fabulous. :0) xxx

mustavcoffee said...

Sorry that should read 'is brilliant' (grammar, tut! tut!):0) xxx

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

BRAVO woman...these are fantastic!

Rica said...

Fantastic set of card Deborah, what a wonderful stamp, the choice of colours is fabulous and a set of mini cards for boys is a great idea!!
hugs
Heather xx

Sasha said...

Many thanks for your welcome, Deborah. These little cards are fantastic! Just what is needed, especially for the younger guys x

Vicky Hayes said...

What a fab design - and I love seeing a card done in different colours. Enjoy the pampering - I think it's definitely what the doctor ordered.

Patrice said...

I love that stamp - it makes great mini cards!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

I really LOVE these, I don't think I would have thought in a million years to use that particular stamp image on a mini card, but it totally works and looks awesome!!!

Jean Martin said...

Deb! This is a FANTASTIC CAS set!!! Gorgeous!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Just lovely Deborah, fab use of the stamps on these flat layer cards, they look great!

Thanks for playing along with the Mischief Makers!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

They are cute and fun!!!!

Chris said...

Fab cards, Deborah. Great idea for male cards and I love that stamp.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

These mini cards are great - so fresh and modern.
Caroline xxx

Pauline said...

A lovely matching set of cards.

Jinny Newlin said...

These are fabulous, Deb! LOVE their perfectly CAS design! Plus, they'd work for a guy or a girl... Genius!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Love this fun CAS set!! Fantastic!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Beautiful set!

Kate W. said...

Love these!!! I definitely will be "case"ing these in the future!

Stella said...

Wow wow wow; this is a brilliant take on the challnege. CAS and a touch of elegance; I love that stamp. Fabulous cards!

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