Friday, 10 February 2012

Ten on the Tenth: Cards

I started out post-parenthood crafting as a card-maker but found it dispiriting to give away all my creations.  I would make two of each card: one to send away and one to keep for myself in reserve!  Then I discovered scrapbooking and practically stopped making cards.  Some of my card-making tools & supplies have been used in my layouts, but just recently I have been dabbling in card-making again ... with my scrapbooking tools & supplies!

Cards for all sorts of occasions ...

New Baby Card
Birthday Flowers
Civil Partnership Card (made with Tagxedo.com)
Thank You cards (from my guest post over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog):
Merry Christmas (see this post for Tagxedo help)
Get Well Soon
To say "Hello ... I love you!"
 ... and most recently, a card to celebrate my dear friend Hilary's 50th birthday:
Bunting - YAY!   ;o)
It is still tempting to make an extra card to keep ... but so far that little habit is helping me get organised with cards ready for next month's occasions!
Well that's my Ten on the Tenth for this month ... there will be lots more tens over at Shimelle's place (later) today!

33 comments:

scrappymo! said...

These are so nice...Great job on the cardmaking!

Maria Ontiveros said...

I keep going back and forth on whether I still make cards. I love what you did - especially the civil union card (so happy here in California for the big court ruling yesterday).
Rinda

helena said...

love the range of styles and how you are mixing in digi. The civilunion card is fantastic.

Lynn said...

Love them - can see why you would be tempted to keep them for yourself!

alexa said...

Oh these are lovely, Jemma! I especially like the top one and the one with the tsgs - such a good idea. I never make cards and then get cross when I need some so perhaps I'll get started now!

scrappyjacky said...

A lovely selection of cards....my favourite is the 3rd one....love the scattered flowers and butterflies.

Ali said...

Wow. Your cards are gorgeous!! I can't decide which I like best! Although the 21 one is certainly fabulous and I'm very intruiged about how you've created it.

Dawn said...

I love the 21 one, would love a tutorial and the last one with the roman numerals, such a fabulous idea!

Emily said...

Wow, these are fantastic!! I really love the civil union one!

Jo.C said...

The mixture of printed shapes and paper works really well. I have enjoyed seeing these today.

Sian said...

Aah, I didn't know you were a card maker first! I couldn't possibly choose a favourite, they all have that special JimJam's touch

Cheri said...

love the "21" card... how did you do that???

Melissa said...

Wonderful cards - I like them all, but I think the 21 is my favorite, simple, but that patterned paper makes it such a happy colorful card.

Alison said...

I definately think we need a tutorial for the '21' card..a great selection Jemma...I started out cardmaking too and have started doing a little bit again
Alison xx

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

What a great bunch of cards, Jemma! I'm another big fan of the "21" card! Also love the 50th birthday one too. Well done!!!

Angelfish said...

What a great collection of cards Jemma. I especially like the birthday flowers and the one you made for Hilary :o)

Tammy said...

Wow! You've made amazing cards!

scrappymo! said...

Great cards...You found your calling...hehehe

Sue Althouse said...

Lovely cards, each one a little work of art. I'd have a hard time giving any of them away!

Tammy said...

Fabulous cards! I often feel like I should be keeping the cards I make, just like I keep my scrapbook pages, but then someone else wouldn't get the pleasure of my handmade card so somehow I eventually part with it. But I know how you feel! :) Love the 21 flowers and the card with the colorful tags!

Kimberlee Gerstmann said...

Great cards. Love the Mr & Mr! :D

Candace said...

Some wonderful cards. love the 21 the most

Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend x

Gem's Crafts said...

Love all your cards, they're gorgeous :)

beccaf1970 said...

These are all so pretty! I especially love the one with the layered scalloped border!

Carrie Rosalind said...

Gorgeous! All of them! But my fave is the 21 card with the flowers! :)

Joy said...

Lovely cards, I just can't choose a favourite. Great post for 10 on 10.

Sandra said...

You've not lost your touch in the card making department, have you? These are really lovely

Missus Wookie said...

Lovely cards, I like making cards - using up scraps, trying out colour combos or techniques. Really like the 21 and 50th, just made a 21st but don't think he'd have liked the flowers. Went with grunge/urban look instead - did think of digging out the ones of him at 21 months naked in the garden but decided I'm not that mean an auntie ;)

Louise said...

oooh amazing cards, I too was intrigued by the 21 one.

scrappysue said...

LOL, I thought it was only me who never wanted to part with the cards I had made! What a great stash; the tuxedo cards are so clever! x

Miriam said...

Your cards are lovely, I especially like the Tagxedo ones.

Kim Dellow said...

Wonderful cards! Kim

Beverly said...

Your cards are gorgeous, you definitely need to be making them!!