Monday, 18 June 2007

More Roses in Winter.... and a little competition



Ok, so it's official, I really love this set. I didnt think I would, and paid it no attention whatsoever up until April this year when I saw Cheryl use the set on a card (thanks Cheryl!). (Aside: Cheryl's blog is over on the right-hand sidebar of this blog if you would like to link to there.) And I thought that with Mother's Day coming up, it would be good for Mother's Day cards. And it was. But I've found lots of other uses for it.

I wanted to put together some thank you gifts for some lovely people who do wonderful things in the lives of myself and my children, so I made up the cards and matching envelopes you see above, and packaged them in a little matching tote box. I was so impressed with them, if I do say so myself! LOL. I cant put up a photo of the tote box, because my camera has died and I can only scan flat objects ie the cards. Oh well, as soon as my camera can be revived I will post a photo of the box. But I promise you they are lovely. The cards will give you some idea, because the tote matches perfectly. And they will make a great gift for someone if you dont want to keep them for yourself. Hmmmm, I may be making these for quite some time as gifts... what do you think?

How about a little mini competition... if you would like to win one of these card sets in a tote with a couple of little surprises inside, just comment on this post below and tell me your favourite colour combination. And if you could also include where you live that would be great. (That's mainly to satisfy my curiosity... I often wonder where you all are) The competition is only open to Australian entrants, and if you are a Stampin'Up! demonstrator, Im sorry you aren't eligible either. But everyone else, please jump on in and good luck! The winner's set will probably differ a little from the one pictured above because I will try to use your favourite colours.

The competition will close at midnight June 30th, 2007.

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Enjoy the competition and I look forward to hearing all about your favourite colours.

Good luck!

Linda

13 comments:

carol caulfield (cranebrook, nsw) said...

wow! the results you got using that stamp set were incredible. the cards look as though they were bought not home made. i love the colour combinations you have used. well done. i look forward to checking out your next masterpiece..

Robyn said...

Hi Linda, great cards. My favourite colour combination is anything from the "Earth" colours. Just love them all and find they all go well together no matter which ones you choose (suprise, suprise!!) I live at Cooma NSW in the Snowy Mountains.

Anonymous said...

hi linda,just love what you have done with this set of stamps,they look gorgeous.i must say i am a huge lover of the earth elements colours.you are a very clever lady.cant wait to see what else you make.regards kerrie crawford(kariong)central coast

Alley said...

Hello, you know where I live so we will skip that part. So very much want to make one of those boxes including card gifts (mmm, gonna try and win one). They look great Linda. (PS. of course my favourite colour combo is pink and brown.......fingers crossed).

Anonymous said...

hi linda, these cards are just gorgeous. you have some lucky friends :) today (!!) my favourite colour combination is pretty in pink, barely banana and close to cocoa (or it could be creamy caramel). i'm looking at a card a dear friend of ours made me recently... the colours are just beautiful together. i'm in ourimbah :) :)
michelle

Pattyjo said...

Those are awesome! You do beautiful work! Thanks for the chance in enter your blog candy too.

Julie Spreadborough said...

These cards are just amazing, as you know Linda I just love ROSES, I have some many in my garden. I must have these cards.

Sandra said...

Hi Linda!
I loved making the Mothers Day card from this set at the workshop too. These are a little different to those but look even better!
Sandra (Rouse Hill)

Pamela Godfrey said...

Linda Hi, came to say Hi so Hi for the third time. What a beautiful job you have done with this set of stamps. Mmm colours I love together differ but my alltime favourite is either Blue Green & White (eg green galore, ballet blue and wisper white) or Pink, green & white (green galore, pink passion and whisper white) oh and red, black and white better stop before I get carried away.

Crazymumm said...

Hey Higgins how are you mate.. gee I found your blog link on Webgods site... long time no see.. about to Email you about your classes and I so love stampit up xxx oh and other then the colour being (yes that colour I don't like much)love this card set(awesome stamp)and top stamping from you pet... xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Linda,

I didn't think I would like this set either but once I saw it used I changed my mind. I love mauves and pinks/reds. But then I also like yellow roses so ....
Glad I've finally 'discovered' how to send you a message - I did want to say "But I'm not creative .. ' but I know what you would say, and I am trying hehe. See you soon,
Beth

Anonymous said...

Hi, gorgeous cards I havent got the set but I think a friend might (will have to BORROW it!!) I love the colours you have they are beautiful. My fav coulours are ballet blue and Old Olive along with a splash or the Ruby Red
I live in Tumby Bay, Eyre Peninsula South Australia

Angela said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful work Linda.