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Sunday, 9 June 2013

Out of my comfort zone

Good morning everyone, I hope all is well in your world...hugs
In case you are wondering about my title for this post, I see such beautiful vintage cards on other folks's blogs and I cannot seem to do them as well but HeyHO, you have to try don't you LOL. 
I was lucky enough to be offered a digi image of my choice from Nicecrane Designs recently and I chose one, but when it dropped into my inbox there were actually 3 images. Thank you so much to Nicecrane, I hope you don't mind that I changed your beautiful images to sepia as I love old sepia photographs. 
Here are the first two cards I made using them.



I folded and cut buff card from PDA to 7x5.
I printed both images onto Kodak everyday photo paper which is something in between glossy and matte. The first image was cut out using my new Die'sire dies and the second one with Nesties. 
Other dies used are Marianne and Memory Box.
If I remember rightly the sentiment is from Stamps and Smiles :o)
Jackie xx

20 comments:

Sue - bearhouse said...

Such beautiful images Jackie. I love the way you have framed them and added just the right amount of embellishments.
Sue xx

Crafty Lark said...

Love the way you have used the images like old photos Jackie yet added the modern die cuts. Beautiful results. xx Flora

Doreen said...

These are both gorgeous Jackie,gorgeous images.xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oooh you have done vintage very well, what gorgeous images

Lisa xx said...

How beautiful, the die cutting lends so well to these images xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

I think both cards are beautiful Jackie, I like the vintage images the frames I like the butterfly on the first anmd the die cut flower on the second.
Kevin xx

Penny Duncan said...

Oh What PRETTY PRETTY Cards!!! I Love the softness of them......And Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog!!! Have a very blessed day!!!

Chrissys4Cards said...

Well you carried it off beautifully. I know exactly what you mean about a certain design - I have still yet to get it right. These are lovely.

Myrna said...

Jackie
You may have stepped out of your comfort zone but did you ever do a fabulous job. These are beautiful.
Myrna

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowwww Jacquie, no problem my friend,,,,what a great idea to turn into sepia my picts,,,,,,,. I love the dies you used OMG,,,and the stunning butterfly in your first card,,and what incredible effect with your purple die in your second one,,,,,love it, love it,,,,very well done Jacquie........

Christine L said...

These are both fabulous Jackie... you don't appear to be out of your comfort zone... in fact you look to be very much in it, producing these!

Love the sepia tones... and perfect choice of dies with them.

Hugs
Christine x

kay said...

You have done a fabulous job with those digis, love the cards x

Viv said...

Two lovely cards Jackie, I love the sepia look and the dies and images of course.Yes I am loving the good weather, alas it's now grey again grrr :)Viv xx

Viv said...

The old and the new blended so well here Jack! Love that you made them sepia. It's the perfect colour for those pictures! Great frames too.
Love, Viv xxx

coops said...

both so stunning Jackie.really beautiful designs and I love your vintage images ;D

xx coops xx

dizzy di said...

Great cards Jackie! I love those images xxx

nnalorac said...

Lovely images Jackie, love the design you have created on the first, a rea;;y beautiful card with the die cut frame. Carolxx

Vicky said...

It certainly does not look like you are out of your comfort zone, gorgeous!!!!

hugs Vicky xxx

Cards by Alison said...

Jackie you might be out of your comfort zone but these cards are stunning. Love them both. Love Alison xx

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

It's fab to break out of one's comfort zone every so often - and I have to say how stunning your cards are Jackie - wow! Love how you changed them to sepia - great idea which I had never thought of doing. Think I'll be playing around with some vintage images on my computer tonight :-)

{{hugs}}
Jocelyn x