Friday, December 11, 2009

My Cards Aren't In A Magazine, but...

Hi everyone, and happy Friday! Earlier this week I was thumbing through a magazine we get at work, and I saw this page



I thought it made a pretty good card sketch and I liked the patterned paper, so I ripped it out and brought it home. Last night I put together these two cards using the wonderful Merry Christmas with a flourish that Nina Brackett designed for Squigglefly.



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These were very quick to make! I added little gems to the ends of the flourishes and colored them all red on the one card. I needed a few more last minute cards and these fit the bill well!

Tomorrow is another release of new images from Squigglefly! I'm excited to see what's in store for us! Be sure to check in tomorrow and see what they've got! I hope you all have a great day today, and thanks for looking!

21 comments:

msfreida said...

Isn't it amazing how inspiration just jumps out at you sometimes? I've even found that newspaper ads can be a great tool, especially for sentiments. These cards are FABULOUS, and Nina's image adds the perfect touch! I LOVE the swirls and you dressed them up perfectly! AWESOME DP too!

Hugs~

Patricia St Martin said...

very elegant looking. Perfect for Christmas. Could change the colors and be used for birthdays or even anniversays.

Rose Petal said...

Hello Holly. What a great idea, see, you get inspiration from everywhere, its brilliant and you have made to fabulous cards. Well done.
Happy Crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Vicki said...

Holly what cute cards! You have a great imagination...love them both! Thanks for the idea! Have a great day today!

HUGS,
Vicki

Elaine A said...

Hi Holly -

What great cards! I love the flourish also. I think this will make me look at magazines and other things around me just a little more differently.

Elaine Allen

Nora said...

Simple...elegant...ME LIKES! Isn't it nice sometimes to do away with the frou-frou and just CREATE?
Great job again, Holly!
-hugs-

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

these are both fabulous. can't wait for the new releases.

hugs,

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

OOOOH...Holly, how gorgeous and so classy looking!! Such a wonderful idea!! I just love flipping through magazines and getting ideas like this! :) You did so awesome with it!! Wonderful inspiration sweetie!! HUGS

Shawna said...

This is a wonderful card Holly (and I think you SHOULD have some cards in a magazine, you talented lady!!!) Can't wait to check out Squigglefly's new releases.

Bonibleaux Designs said...

That is awesome! I do the same thing! I see things and grab them either with my cell phone camera or sneak the pages out. One time at the Doctor's office I just told them I was taking their magazine because I didn't think it was fair to just rip out one page LOL - they let me! Especially after I told them what I was going to do with it. hehehe

Becky said...

Awesome job and fabulous colors

Tracey said...

These are both fabulous cards Holly. Love them! xx

Shawna said...

Oh, I forgot ------ WHERE in the world do you live that you will have daffodils blooming in 5 weeks?!?!?! How lovely would that be? We are at least 9 to 10 weeks away from that. :-( . SIGH. Just taking a break from reviewing my test materials. Have a great day!

Rachel said...

Holly, these are beautiful! you did a fabulous job on these cards.
hugs,
Rachel

Jane said...

WOW!!! I LOVE both cards! Gorgeous!

Jeanette said...

Simple but elegant. I love where inspiration comes from sometimes...the most unexpected places.

Biscuitlid said...

fab inspiration - your card is better than the magazine page though lol!

Victoria
x

Peet said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Holly!! I love the flourish!

Kim said...

what a great sketch!!! I love your two cards. So clean looking!

Debby said...

These are perfect holiday cards. I love love lover them.

Kristie said...

Pretty cards, love the flourishes.