Monday, 19 September 2011

On a roll with mini cards

I have been really slack with my blog of late but I intend to make up for this soon. Although I haven't been blogging I have been busy making things to sell at my market stall and Pop Up Parramatta which is a really exciting artistic venture that has been set up in my local area. The way Pop Up works is that empty shop spaces are rented out to local artists for $25 a week, this rental goes on till the shop is actually leased again for commercial purposes. I have my work for sale on an ongoing basis at  two of Pop Up's shops which is keeping me very busy, I am at last getting used to working with deadlines.  I have also made some lovely new artistic friends through this program and have also started volunteering  at one of  Pop Up's shops, I am really enjoying being part of Pop Up and so happy that it's all so close to home.

I have always loved mini cards but until now haven't really had a go at making them. They are so simple and fun to make and I look forward to making many more. For these cards I printed out the pink flower scene several times and added different sentiments to the scene. I printed out the pattern on my PC and added the punched out flowers and bling to finish off. I added some of the flowers onto the card with adhesive dimensional foam to add some dimension to the cards.

The challenges I have included-
Mini cards-CAS-ual Fridays
Anything goes in the link party-Make It Monday
Anything goes in the link party-Passionately artistic
Anything goes-Crafty ribbons challenge
Dies and punches-PaperPlay Challenges
Anything goes-Creatalicious Challenges


Doreen said...

Gorgeous cards.Just popped over from

Emily Keaton said...

These are totally sweet! I love minis, too. :)

Michele Gross said...

Such a sweet and pretty set! Love the soft colors on your flowers :) Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh, these are beautiful. I just love the scene and the sentiments are perfect. TFS.

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Anonymous said...

Gorgeous mini cards!! Love the idea of pop up shops too! So cool that you can do that! Thanks for sharing, I saw this on Make it Mondays!

Sandy said...

Have been browsing the entries in Make It Monday so popped by to say how delightful are your mini cards, good luck in the challenge too

Lisa said...

These are just adorable!

Virginia L. said...

Delightful mini cards! Love the colors and white space!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Chrissy said...

Sounds like a wonderful venture.What a great idea to use the empty stores, at least then the owners will have some rent coming in.
Love you mini cards, really very pretty.
Good luck.

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


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Hussena said...

oh your card set is so pretty love the color and design so much ,i saw your entry in the MIM blog and had to check out your work:)

Jenny said...

These are a super sweet collection Suze, love the pink rolling hills :)
So glad to hear the pop up shops are doing well...what a great idea :)
Jenny x

Rae said...

Gorgeous mini- cards! Love them!

Rae said...

I keep forgeting to say I found your blog via MIM!

Merry said...

These are so wonderful....great way to use scraps up. Love the idea of Pop Up Parramatta...... I wish you lots of success. Saw you on Make it Monday.

Nicole Mullen said...

These are adorable, love using scraps up this way! Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!!

Deirdre said...

Beautiful cards. Lovely set.

Thanks so much for joining us on Paperplay this week. ♥

Saskia Pullen said...


What a great cute little cards.

What's the size (in cm) are those cards? I really like them!
Want to make a few for christmas, for my friends!
I just say, it's maybe small, but it comes out of my heart. Am I right?

Best wishes from the Netherlands

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Your cards are super cute - they caught my eyes immediately!

Karen B. said...

Great cards, they remind me of your blog banner! Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Laura Davis said...

Very sweet!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Lisa Jane said...

what a beautiful little set - so pretty
Thanks for linking up at make it Monday this week
Lisa x
ps -Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

Kryssi said...

Oh these are tooo tooo cute! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Cheryl said...

GORGEOUS,just love the clean and simple look!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!

E.T. said...

these are sooo pretty! love!