October 04, 2011

Laura Stoddart Inspired

During the September school holidays, I taught some kids cardmaking with these designs created for KCK. I don't normally work with candy floss colours but those pre-teen girls just adore Be My Valentine's bright, happy colours and the clean graphic patterns.





This couple on their love bicycle is one of the designs that immediately grabbed me. It reminded me of Laura Stoddart's distinctive illustration style. I used them with a shaped frame from a quadrant paper to make this fun, whimsical card.


These cards went out to Rhonda's card for kids drive

More little cards/tags using embossible stickers on top of journal cards. I'm impressed by the subtle dimension and texture created by the raised stickers. (note to self : avoid head-on shots in future when showcasing a layered effect). Most challenging for the girls was learning how to make french knots on the corners of the yellow tag. Apparently we no longer teach needlecraft in schools here, sigh.

Linking up to
these parties.




Supplies : We R Memory Keepers Be My Valentine ( Irresistible, Secret Admirer, Love Letters, Embossible Stickers), Basic Grey Bling it, Epiphany Crafts (acrylic button round, vintage settings), metal flowers, plastic squares

38 comments:

Annette said...

loving all the pink...and yellow....
so cute..

onecraftymama said...

There's definitely no hand-sewing taught here either - although they do teach sewing on machines. Better than nothing, but still. No wonder others always seem to be impressed that I do it by hand :)
These are super-sweet, even with the bright pre-teen girl colours.

chillin with Quillin said...

some really awsome cards, and pretty colors!!!
Paula

Blossom inch said...

hand sewing card is awesome infact, but these one are good enough...loving those bright and cheerful colour and it really suitable for the teens.

Ira said...

Not only pre-teens will love this, post-post-teens will, too, lol! Wonderfully bright and sunny, fun cards!

Liza Yahya said...

Ooh these cards are lovely, loving the colours , surely a hit with teenagers

dianapena8 said...

Pretty and fun, perfect for teens, you did a wonderful card class =Di

Nikki@EverythingUndertheMoon said...

I love your cards!! Theyre sooo cute!! New follower!

Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party! http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/10/bedazzle-me-monday-2_02.html

Have a great day!!

Sue said...

Hi Sandy just loving the candfloss colours and the cards you have made Luv Sue x

Courtney McAulay said...

This is just awesome! I love it! I would love if you would come share this at the Crazy Cute Link Party @ Between U & Me! :D

http://www.betweenuandme.com/2011/10/crazy-cute-link-party-22.html

Nicole Mariana said...

Hi! I'm Nicole from Romanian Princess. I love your blog. I'm your newest follower, I would LOVE it if you'd follow me back!

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XoXo Nicole Mariana

Audrey Frelx said...

Sandy, what a pretty card and the colors just seem to pop out at you!

Thanks for stopping by to visit! Sorry I was away not feeling A-OK at the time but always love seeing you!

LittleSunday said...

Always bright colours! Love your work!

Sue@creativetryals.blogspot.com said...

The colors are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Natalёk said...

pretty cards

Helen Tilbury said...

Wow Sandy I love these clean designs - I can see how all those sentiments would really appeal to the youngsters :)

Just Jaime said...

Love the colors and design!

Abby said...

Adorable! I love the colors. Great tutorial. I love your blog!

Your newest follower,
Abby
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nancie said...

Stunning creations. Love it!
Hugs
Nancie

Laurence said...

No sewing lessons here too! How cute are these cards !

Amy said...

These are fabulous! Great colors and designs; I bet the girls loved making them! I'm having a "Think Pink" party and I'd love for you to share these there:

http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/10/welcome-to-week-6-of-falling-for-crafts.html

Meg said...

So cute! Perfect for teenage girls. :)

Jamie said...

Awww I think these are adorable!

Please feel free to link them up to my Make Yourself Monday blog hop!

For Love of Cupcakes

Jocelyn said...

I love these! The colors are amazing. Linking up from Tip Junkie!

caramelpotatoes.com

kids craft ideas said...

So cute, thanks for sharing.

J's mom said...

Love it! Please post this, and anything else you may have,in my link party at
http://diycraftstomake.blogspot.com/

Thanks,

Peggy

Jenni Swenson said...

I love the typewriter.... great colors!

Sundi said...

Ok I gotta have the "Do You Like Me?" card. So cute!

Amy Papale said...

Beautiful Cards! I love them all!

Grandma Bonnie said...

I love the designs. The color choice is perfect. Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from the Creative Bloggers party hop.
Hope you stop by for a visit.

Q @ JAQS said...

Those are fantastic!

Love for you to link up at:
"Made by ME" Linky Party at JAQS at http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/11/made-by-me-5-linky-party-and-features.html

Michelle said...

These are great! I love the colours and those birds have to be my favourite.

Michele said...

These are fantastic, I love stationary and cards it is a lost art!

Mindie Hilton said...

Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing at Bacon Time.

4you-withlove said...

This is so cute! How does a person create beautiful printouts like this on their computer? I have been so stumped about this as I am always seeing such beautiful computer artwork out there. Happy Saturday! (Saw you at Kim-Too Much Time on my Hands)

Brooke said...

I found you via the Strut Your Stuff hop & am a new follower.

I love this whimsical card ... it makes me love my husband extra today <3

Brooke

http://cupcakecucumber.blogspot.com
http://blueberrysquash.blogspot.com

Ruby Jean said...

So CUTE... I REALLY Like the one with the PINK Typewriter... :)
http://shoprubyjean.com/2012/01/sew-crafty-tuesday-linky-4-and-giveaway/

Six Sisters said...

Your cards turned out so cute! Could brighten anyone's day! Thanks for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday. We hope you come back and share! -The Sisters