Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Today I'm Sending..

If you managed to get hold of a copy of Scrap365 this month you might have seen my October Afternoon mini album. I found the scraps the other day and I decided to make some cards


The scaled down patterns in the 8x8 paper pads are full of shapes I want to cut out and stick down.


I pulled out a little "Today" stamp so that I could create a set of all- occasion cards. "Today" on the outside and I can follow that with any message I need on the inside


I think I'll nominate these as my Monthly Make for March. Have you been keeping up? It's definitely not too late to join Annie the Felt Fairy and her band of Merry Makers..

..and so today I'm sending you a reminder. Don't forget - Storytelling Sunday this coming weekend. The First of April! -  don't be a fool, have your story ready!

29 comments:

Amy said...

Sian, your cards are lovely.

I'm going to be away from the computer for a few days at that time and will not be able to participate in this month's STS, sure, I could schedule a post, but somehow it doesn't seem to be in the spirit of things and I'd regret not being able to make my way around to all the stories.
I look forward to reading through them when I return - I am sure there will be many great yarns!

Linda said...

ooo what cute cards!

favouriteworkofart said...

beautiful cards, sian. they radiate happiness!

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Goodness, that seems to have come around quickly this month!
Great idea to use 'today' as the sentiment.

Lynn said...

Love the cards - also enjoyed the article in scrap365. Hoping to join in but am currently preparing for a week away so who knows!

Kelli said...

oh I love them! so beautiful.

Amanda said...

I loved your minibook and I love your cards too - so bright and sunny :)

Miriam said...

Oh yes, bright & sunny is what I thought Sian.

scrappyjacky said...

I love the way you've turned your scraps into such lovely cards....and the 'today' sentiment is a great idea.

Alana said...

Fab cards and I love that paper stock....I think I need it:) have to think about a story now....

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sian,

I love every single one of these cards! The vintage look is so appealing; is that because we want to step back to a time that was simpler? But wait, we wouldn't have all these fabulous blogs to look at!

Hugs,
Kay

Jennifer said...

You have me wanting to break into my OA stash! These cards are so sweet. I love the idea of using "Today" as a sentiment that we can follow with anything.

Denise said...

I found your article so interesting, loved the way you presented it.The statements you made re scrapbooking are so true and each and every one of them made me think about the reasons we scrapbook- great stuff Sian :-)

Karen said...

I loved the album in Scrap 365 but love these cards even more x

Alison said...

Love the cards Sian...am still thinking about my story for Sunday!
Alison xx

Miss Smith said...

Lovely cards Sian - I'm going to hunt down Scrap 365 this weekend I hope. I love seeing your work in there - it always makes me go "Oooh, someone I know!" Looking forward to devouring it.

P.S. I LOVE October Afternoon - they're my favourite company - and I love how you've used some the the patterns and images that I would normally avoid or use the B-side of. Thanks for the ideas!

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love the first one and the third one especially - there's something about those kids that appeal to me.
Thanks for the reminder about Storytelling Sunday. I had forgotten about it, but I think I have an idea!
Rinda

Ginger said...

Pretty pretty! The today sentiment works well with so many types of greetings! I cannot believe it will be April already! Thanks for the STS reminder and thank goodness I have a few days to think of something ;)

Lisa-Jane said...

LOVE October Afternoon and LOVE those cards. You've given me inspiration for some upcoming birthdays. Thank you!

Karen said...

These October Afternoon elements made wonderful cards. I'm always so focused on stamps that I forget what great cards can be made with embellishments and creative use of paper.

Gem's Crafts said...

You're cards are so pretty :) am trying to think of a story for sunday!

Louise said...

Fabulous and fun cards Sian....I just received issue 3 of Scrap365 (I won a copy) and enjoyed seeing your name layout.

Sandra said...

Oh my ... I'm just loving these Sian

Clare said...

A lovely set of cards, I really like those OA papers. I enjoyed reading your article in Scrap 365, plenty of food for thought!

Rebekah said...

Those are such sweet cards! So vibrant and cheerful! Would make anyone's day to receive!

alexa said...

Wonderfully cheerful with a great retro feel ... Makes me want to find a packet of Love Hearts :).

Wanda said...

This collection is just beautiful--the eventual recipients are sure to enjoy the fun themes and retro feel of your designs. Good job!

jennifer said...

These cards are gorgeous, bright and sweet. I love the idea of just having 'today' as the sentiment on the front. x

Gail said...

Sian, they look wonderful. I'm always so tempted to cut out items from my papers but then the thought of all that fine cutting with my now arthritic hand stops me. I should give it a try though.

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