Friday, March 21, 2008

A couple of birthdays...and TGIF!

Time for two friends birthdays this week. Busy busy forum and what a fabulous collection of cards they received from everyone.

Here is the card I sent to Paula...its a coaster main part with a secret tag hiding, all mounted onto folded acetate. A layout I really enjoyed as it came together very easily.






The second is a tag card for someone I've known for aaaaaages...well it feels ages rofl... Joanne. I used fabric, sprays, stitching, mica, rub ons, Paper Whimsy image and a stamp I've just purchased and wanted for a long time, although I'm probably one of the last to buy it I bet lol





And as it happens TGiF theme this week is RIBBONS.... perfect!

Please click onto any of the images for a clearer view.


I hope you both had wonderful birthdays :0)

35 comments:

Kaz said...

gorgeous cards Jo, these are both beautiful, what a difference a good picture makes. beautiful work. love them.

Carrie said...

Love them both but LOOOVVVEE the tag, probably because of the colours, the background and the music sheets tie it all together beautifully AND good use of that new stamp :-)

Audrey said...

both fab Jo - love the tag one too, so many elements tied together so beautifully

Nicole said...

Your artwork is amazing my dear mate..just fabulous..

I am still low, but feeling better now...had never thougt that it takes this much time to upload my batteries again....you can see on my blog that there will be some changes soon....already made some...:-)

Hugs
Nicole

Seona said...

Both amazing cards Jo! the flower and the layers in the second are just fabulous!

dutchstamptramp said...

They are both absolutely gorgeous Jo. Must say the tag is my favourite

DymphieM said...

Waht wonderful work! Love both your cards, your the queen of transparent cards to me :)

Vickie said...

Love both! The colors are nice. The detail, particularly on the tag is gorgeous.

Karin said...

They are both truly gorgeous I didn't realise the bird card was on acetate first of all ad love the way you've followed the theme through. The tag card has so many layers it's amazing. Love them both equally.

joanne wardle said...

Thank you! I love my card it's just gorgeous!

it does seem like aaaages doesn't it!! lol

Barbara said...

Beautiful on both of them. I really love the second tag so many interesting things to look at here. Beautiful and so unique.

herminesplace said...

Gorgeous artwork, so beautiful

Paula said...

Stunning cards, I am so in love with mine. It was very hard to take a photo of as the light is appaling when Im home!!
I can't believe I didn't guess you made Joannes tag card. It threw me that Deb made an acetate piece recently.
Gorgeous attention to detail on both of these pieces. Love the colours & effects of the sprays on the tag.Fabulous stamp. Im years behind buying some of the ones I want ;)

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh Jo They are absolutely stunning projects. I love your work. Stunning design.

Thanks for playing TGiF.

Viola said...

Both are so lovely! Gorgeous work, Jo!

Femmy said...

amazing cards and tag!! love all of them, such great backgrounds!!

Andrea, said...

Fantastic work, they are both stunning

Chris said...

Both of them are stunning. Love all the detail in the second one and think I may pinch the hidden tag idea. :-)

mueppi said...

Deine beiden Werke sind wunderschön!
Meine Addy hast Du? haha

Rosie said...

Beautiful work... lucky Paula!! That tag is possibly one of the most stunning I've ever seen. Is it a Tim Holtz stamp?

stampingbalou said...

Wow, stunning card and tag - I love the stamps and the background so much... Thank you so much for taking part on TGiF - and Happy Easter !!!

Willy said...

Both are GREAT, Jo! Love them!

Deguline said...

Wonderful!

filetta said...

it's wonderful, I like the first cart ! bravo

audrey h. said...

Very nice! The second one is my favorite as i love how you made the flower and butterfly pop off the card.

Patti G. said...

Jo,
LOVE your cards for your friends! How wonderful they BOTH are! I can see your heart shining through in them! :0)
Wishing you a Happy Easter!
Sending hugs too!
Patti

2 Worlds said...

Beautiful

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

So creative, love them both!

Zimtschnecke said...

Such 2 wonderful cards! Fantastic work!

bastelkueken said...

Wow this is a wonderful card

Lana said...

Lovely cards Jo and thanks for the comment on my blog! :)

Annchen said...

Both are so beautiful with lovely and cute details.. great work!

alcoholinky said...

hit the spot for me again as usual. just lovely Jo. I shall probably study them for ages to see where I go wrong with mine! LOL

barnie said...

Both of your cards are really wonderful, love the colours, the design and all. Lucky friends ;-)

Em's Blog said...

both are stunning,love the tag one especially.. gorgeous colours :o)