Thursday, 29 September 2011

One Layer Friendship cards

Hello!

I have a friend who has been having a bit of a tough time lately. Luckily she has been receiving lots of loving support from friends and family.  I was thinking of her. I already sent a card. I already sent messages. I already offered my companionship and services. What else could I do? I thought maybe a set of little "thank-you" cards for her to use. I have made a few of them in response to the One Layer Wednesday Challenge #66, which is over at Susan's blog this week, so I thought I'd share.

The challenge this week is to "get inspired by Janelle". Janelle is going through a difficult time right now. She is totally inspirational in her positive attitude and her generosity while she is undergoing medical treatment. It is worth taking a look through her blog, there are some beautiful posts in there. I particularly like her "travel" labeled posts, not for the destinations, but for her chat about the people involved in her travels.  I was inspired by plenty on the blog, but I chose two cards in particular as my starting point, this one and this one. I'm going to go back and do more, because I'm still inspired by these. These are the pictures of Janelle's cards:
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I used the SU! set Lifelong Notes.  It is an old retired set, but it is new to me. I'm liking it.  I did the cards plain, but my friend likes a little bit of embellishment, in EVERYTHING, so I added a little bling and I added twine. I think I like them in the plain version (imagine the twine missing), but I like ultra-CAS.

The photos are a little fuzzy. The skies are quite grey here today. And it's turned cool again. So much for our beautiful, hot (32c/90f degrees last week), Spring we were having.

The cards are 10cm x 10cm (3 x 3), just little note cards. The pinks are retired SU! Pink Passion and Pixie Pink (how I love that pink). The other card is Soft Suede and Real Red. That is a combination I will use more, I was surprised at how much I liked it.

So, what do you think?

Michelle
xxx

11 comments:

Susan Raihala said...

Fabulous cards, Michelle! I particularly like the red and suede...lovely color combo. And the baker's twine is a great finishing touch!

Debgem said...

Lovely cards - simply very sweet. And I like the red and suede too!

Jenny said...

A very thought provoking post Michelle and beautiful cards too, I love the twine as a finishing touch :)
Jenny x

Marlena M. said...

Michelle, these are beautiful. You're such a thoughtful person to give your friend something tangible to show her you're thinking of her. She will be blessed. ;)

Susie said...

Gorgeous cards. Perfect in every way.

Susan said...

Super cute cards! Love the little twine you added!

Janelle said...

Great cards! Even though it's coming into autumn here, I really like the sort of springy color combination on the first one. Guess I'm just a girly-girl. :)

Carol said...

Really pretty cards...I'm sure Janelle will appreciate them!

Mynnette said...

Oh, these cards are so incredibly fabulous! :)

Marybeth said...

Beautiful cards in honor of Janelle.

Lisa A. said...

I think your cards are lovely and sweet...the color combos are wonderful...soooo very pretty:)!!