Monday, 8 January 2018

IT'S A QUICK POST FROM ME TONIGHT...

It's a very quick post as I've had a horrible cold for the last couple of weeks - I'd go as far as to call it the cold from hell!  Malcolm has had it too and one of my sons as well.  I expect there are quite a lot of you out there who have struggled with the bugs yourselves recently?!  So I've very little energy for a long post.

I have pictures tonight of just a few makes from our last Hochanda shows.  I particularly like the colours in these especially the purples, yellows and greens.  I am on Hochanda again on the 24th January at 3pm and 7pm.  Lesley Wharton, from Chocolate Baroque, has kindly agreed to demo along with me to bring a touch of artistic variety!  We are very excited indeed!!

Here is a tryptych card, with a bit of lace in the arrangement - this is a great format to use to bring several different images together in a pleasing way...



Images do work so well together in threes.  I teamed one of the pretty tags we have on sheets here with two popular stamps CI-302 and CI-415.  The only rules seem to be that the colours work together and although the sizes of images may vary a bit the finished height is the same when matted and layered.

Here is another, although there are four different elements together here rather than three, combining CI-185 with CI-411...


I also used similar colours on this beauty below, again featuring CI-302 and one of those fabulous Scrapiniec laser cut items...



I also put together a card using a variety of our images along with our latest postcard stamp - love that stamp!!


Also loving that pretty heart laser cut frame!

That's it for this evening,

Back soon,

Jean x 

15 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

Awwww.... Love, love the colors and the images you put together!! Fab tryptych an all the other cards!!

Dora said...

Awesome! Great combining of colours. They looking so beautifully on the creations. Fantastic done!

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely beautiful Jean, I love the composition of images and the lovely colours.
Hopefully you'll feel better soon, there's some real nasties out there, take care Kate x

Craftychris said...

Absolutely stunning cards! Gorgeous colours and wonderful images. I am looking forward to your shows. I hope you feel better really soon, take good care of yourself! Malcolm and your son too! xxx

Pat said...

These are all gorgeous Jean and love the colours. Sorry to hear you have been suffering, and I must say there seems to be a lot of it around at the moment. I hope you are soon feeling 100% again. Thank you for showing these pretty creations. x

Craftyfield said...

Love those feminine and pretty makes, Jean! The laser cuts look great on these too.
I'm the only one who managed to dodge the "lurgy" here, which I believe to be the full blown flu. The vaccine didn't seem to protect entirely either! I hope you feel better soon.

Gerrina said...

Ok wow, they all are so appealling! Love the colours; it looks so sunny and fresh and they all have a great feminine feel! Hugs, Gerrina

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Beautiful samples Jean, and very feminine. The laser cut dies work so well with you images. This nasty cold really seems to be taking its toll and I hope that you’re all feeling better soon. I’m looking forward to seeing your shows on the 24th and it’s lovely to hear that Lesley will be joining you. Take care and get well soon. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Florence said...

Gorgeous projects Jean. Love the laser cuts. Hope you are feeling better soon and fully recovered for the show. Have a fantastic time. Looking forward to seeing the show.
Hugs Flo xx

ionabunny said...

Hope you feel better soon. My man is suffering but I have avoided so far. Vitamin C is my friend LOL. Lovely makes. Hugz

Jackie P Neal said...

Such beautiful samples Jean! And how cool that you and Lesley demo together!

So sorry to hear about your cold from hell...yes, we know it well and when one has it, the whole household get it! I swear ,my Golden retriever,Chumley had it as well! lol
Rest is all you can do,well maybe some homemade chicken soup as well...
Hope you are all feeling better soon!
hugs(from afar) Jackie

nefertiti/Sylvie said...

Jean,
I send you positive waves to find a good health.
Gorgeous samples and lovely colors!!!!!Love these laser cuts!
Hugs,
Sylvie

Coco said...

How beautiful all these cards from you, Jean!!!
Well done. And that's very exciting indeed to read that you are going to demonstrate with Lesley soon!
I will try to see you both in action, on all your shows absolutely.
Sending also many positive vibes to you.
And I have myself an horrible cold... Can't wait for the Spring! :-)
Hugs,
Coco xx

Jean Hardy said...

Thanks for your good wishes and appreciative comments everyone xx

SusanLotus said...

So wonderful!
I love the vibrant colours.