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Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Last of my swans for a while

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all well or getting there...hugs.

A warm welcome to new follower VeeCassidy, thank you for joining my followers Vee :o)

It started raining on my way home from work last night, and boy oh boy it was beating against my windows all night. It's stopped now and calm as a millpond. Wouldn't it be great if it always rained at night and was nice during the day!

On to my cards for today.

 The first one is 8x8. I used a Papermania base card for this one.
Blue card is DCWV, embossed with Embossalicious 8x8 folder then sanded and layered onto the basecard.
I printed my swan photograph and the border onto my usual white linencard before cutting 
with square die (sorry, can't remember where from) and attaching with foam strips to give dimension. Sentiment stamped with Stamps and Smiles then cut with Die-namics horizontal strip die.


For my second card, I used white linencard, folded and cut to 7x5.
My sygnet photograph was printed ont the same white card.
The hessian strip, from my bits box, was covered with Creative Expressions gilding wax .
Diecut is Memory Box. Tiny buttons from stash.
I added the original photograph so you can see the hessian backing reflects the "cage" 
in the water :o)
Jackie xx







23 comments:

brenda said...

Your swans look so majestic Jackie.

Same rain here, as you say it threw it down and not looking too bright this morning.

B x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both cards are beautiful Jackie, I love the swans and the embossing
Kevin xx

Sue said...

These are gorgeous Jackie, beautiful photos and fabulous designs.
Sue xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Rained last night here too but seems to be brightening a bit now. Great photos, swans are wonderful and you make such lovely cards from the pics

Vee Cassidy said...

Good Morning, Jackie, thank you, I am happy to be here. Thanks to you too for joining me. I love your swan photographs and the cards you make are beautiful. Vee xx

Natalia Smith said...

Gorgeous cards Jackie and beautiful photos x

Doreen said...

Beautiful cards Jackie.xxx

Janette said...

Don't you just adore Swans, they are so beautiful, great pics Jackie, as always...lovely cards...
The rain is still beating on my windows, after that gorgeous day yesterday, it's enough to kill us all...lol...enjoy your day..xxx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

these swan cards are fabulous Ginny x

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Beautiful cards....love the 1st one...Joolsx

aussie aNNie said...

Fantastic and creative and loving this image and colours...xx
{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Viv's Visuals said...

Love your pics of the swans Jackie - and these are great cards! x

Pollard Carole said...

Oh Jackie its so sad I've just loved these swan cards and now they are all finished. These are both fabulous the swan photos have made a set of wonderful cards love and hugs Carole x

ALI said...

Gorgeous cards Jackie, always nice to see your photographs.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Jackie your cards are gorgeous I love your photographs. Hugs Jackie

Christine L said...

Both are beautiful cards Jackie... the swan photos really make wonderful cards for nature lovers and you put lovely layouts around them!

The rain has been keeping me awake during the night.... I thought it was supposed to be a relaxing sound... but not when it's battering against the window! LOL!

Hugs
Christine x

Donna Mosley said...

These are beautiful Jackie, gorgeous swans.

Donna x

Jacee said...

How lovely Jackie, fabulous cards
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Marie-Louise said...

These are really superb Jackie. I do love how you feather the images.

Stampsnob. said...

Oh how I have enjoyed the beautiful swans Thank you for sharing them............Lis

Joanne said...

So, so pretty Jackie. I love the way you soften the look of your photo, it's beautiful. I know what you mean about the rain. I love falling asleep listening to it at night. Big hugs, Joanne

coops said...

so stunning jackie.i love your designs and your swans are beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Viv said...

I love your beautiful swan cards Jackie and the lovely photo of course too. Oh yes if only it would rain at night and be sunny by day.....oh yes!!! ;) Viv xx