Sunday, 5 January 2014

A Tartan Thank You (or two)

It's the time of year for saying "thank you", so I've made a start on some cards: tartan-start-of-the-year-Hogmanay inspired ones, put together with scraps from other projects.


The deer head, cut with the Slice machine, was an experiment for a layout - and it was only when I stuck it on with that Studio Calico (going back a bit) stamp that I saw how the two together have a "your country needs you" recruitment poster look. Maybe? Just a little bit?


I've only done the two so far and that isn't going to cut it for  "thank you" here this year. Better keep Slicing..



22 comments:

Jane said...

I'm planning on making a few thank you cards too. Happy New Year Sian x

scrappyjacky said...

Love the overall effect.

Barbara Eads said...

You have such a knack for adding little bits here and there. I especially love the tiny hand stitches. They add just the right touch.

Jo said...

I love both of those cards x

Ginger said...

Ahh Sian, you have the most creative cards and the best props for displaying them! :) Happy Sunday!

alexa said...

Not only beautifully made but beautifully displayed too! thank-YOU for such s visual treat so early in the year :).

Melissa said...

These look great - I really like that Thank You stamp. I had some old Christmas cards from a few year ago that I re-purposed as thank you cards this year - a little decluttering kind of!

Sandie said...

Lovely, especially the Thank you stamp

Louise said...

Happy New Year Sian. I do love your thank you stamp, gorgeous cards x x

Maria Ontiveros said...

Very cool! I really like the second one in particular.
I'm thinking of trying to make a card a week this year, as my card making has fallen by the wayside. And I do miss it as a quick artistic outlet.
Rinda

furrypig said...

cute cards and a great way to use up those scrappy left overs!

Sandra said...

Every time I see your cards using the slice I want to dust mine off. Honestly they should get you on their design team x

Jennifer Shaw said...

Oh these cards are beautiful! Love that deer head and the "thank you" stamp is great!

Carmen said...

These are gorgeous Sian. Tartan, much like black, makes everything fabulous :-D

Happy New Year! x x x

Chipper Newman said...

They are both very cute, but I love the second one. I don't have a call for very many thank you cards so two would probably do me for the year! LOL

Jennie Hart said...

A super start to the cards, I love the stitched touches. You have reminded me to get on with mine!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

LOVE LOVE these!!!!

Missus Wookie said...

Happy New Year! I like that stamp and yes it does remind me of the emphatic recruitment poster.

Alison said...

Love them! ...I have made a couple of cards tonight, but they are't as detailed as yours!
Alison xx

tidbitsandtreasures2011 said...

I'm not a cardmaker, so I am totally impressed by those of you who engage in this craft. I've been gifted with a couple of handcrafted cards--trust me when I say they are precious because I appreciate the time, care, and creativity they represent.

Lisa-Jane said...

Oooh I like him! Such a marvellous silhouette they make.

Gail said...

They both look great Sian. I love how you displayed them and yes it does remind me of a recruitment poster in a way.

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