Friday, 16 August 2013

Variations on a Theme - Window Boxes

You wait ages for a card, then two come along at once :-) I recently had to make cards for a couple getting married (congratulations April and Darren!) and a couple getting engaged (congratulations Abbi and Phil!) and thought it would be fun to adapt my window box design with a white and silver theme. Hope you like it!


..then I made another for one of Tom's nieces 18th birthday. It's amazing how different a card can look just for changing the colour scheme:
 

I just love the way that lady is peeping from the window (she is cut from a Graphic45 Birdsong paper pad in case you were wondering).


Entered for the following challenge:
Emma's Cards - Floral
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - make the cut
Ladybug Crafts August Challenge - something floral

36 comments:

  1. Both beautiful but the white has got to be my fave, just gorgeous, xxx

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  2. Amazingly different looks with the same die Maddy, the first in particualr is so romantic.

    B x

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  3. WOW!! These are stunning. I really love the window box design ( I still have the wonderful card you made me sitting next to me on my shelf) The colours and details are gorgeous.
    Sue xx

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  4. Maddy two beautiful cards like the 1st one the most but both are gorgeous. Love Alison xx

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  5. Stunning and all so very different! I always love it when we can use our stash in more than one way don't you. Helps stop the guilt lol! I love the first one the most but they are all lovely.

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  6. Two real stunners, Maddy! Absolutely gorgeous!

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  7. Wow, I love everything about these, possibly the white one has the edge for me.

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  8. Beautiful cards ...love them both and so different....Joolsx

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  9. 2 beautiful cards, especially the first one!

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  10. Beautiful cards! Weddings theme looks great!interesting detail with window.

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  11. both cards are beautiful,i bet each couple will love them. sue xx

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  12. A stunning selection...I love your idea of the window boxes, they are gorgeous.

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  13. Two fabulous cards and yes the difference is amazing on changing the colour scheme.

    Sandra x

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  14. These are stunning sweetie, my favourite is the first one.
    Thank you for joining in Emma's crafty challenge, good luck x

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  15. gorgeous cards. love the images. fab colours and layout x

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  16. hi Maddy, sorry for not leapblogging for ages. Your Dreamweaver butterfly card is exquisite, your altered lace storage is a marvel, love it! and 2 beautiful cards this week, the wedding card is so beautiful and the 18th birthday card in a different colourway is so dramatic, as you say, almost the same card in different colourways changes the whole mood and feel of the card, loved catching up on your works of art!! hugs Fi xx

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  17. Oh my word Maddy these are both absolutely beautiful. Here Misses, if you aren't careful......you'll be asked to make Abbi and Phil's wedding invitations, lol.....and then the place cards, favours, table plan etc., etc!! Heehee. I still have to show everything on my blog for Jay's wedding, but Im trying to gather photos of everything as numpty brain here forgot to take photos of everything!! These are both beautiful cards Maddy. I love them both. Lee x

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  18. wow what super cards maddy ... they are amazing and I am sure april and Darren and abbi and phil loved them ... thank you so much for popping by my blog and leaving such lovely messages about my dear Mum ... have a great weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

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  19. I love you project for today, just lovely, specially those flourishes coming from the windows and yes you are right color is Everything! it makes a lot of difference
    Thanks for sharing. Keep in Touch,
    Bibiana

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  20. Loving the die cut on this , so delicate

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  21. I love what you have created here very elegant.
    Thanks for sharing with us
    Hugs
    Kelly- DC
    XXX

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  22. Beautiful cards Maddy I especially like the white & silver one
    thanks for the lovely comment on my blog

    Lorna xx

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  23. Maddy, than you so much for your kind words on my blog, very much appreciated. As you know, I always love visiting your blog for inspiration and today is no different! Love how different the cards look. I've also been thinking about doing something on a window-theme as I have some Tonic Dies just itching to be used! Hope you have had a great weekend, happy hopping!

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  24. These cards are gorgeous. And I really love the wedding card. It is stunning and so elegant.
    Heike xxd

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  25. These cards are something else....stunning I love them....well done and I am sure the recipients will love them just as much also...Sharon x

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  26. Beautiful elegant cards - great use of the dies
    Linda x

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  27. both beautiful cards but the first one is stunning beautiful dies and embossing
    carol DC hop x

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  28. WOW! This is absolutely stunning! And I really enjoyed seeing both the white version and the colored version. Brilliant either way! Thank you for inspiring me and for sharing your MAJOR talent with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!

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  29. These are both gorgeous!!! Love those flower boxes that you created. Great job doing two so different cards with the same techniques. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

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  30. What a gorgeous wedding card! I love how elegant it is :)

    Best crafty wishes!
    Amber
    Staying Crafty

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  31. Maddy, you are amazing! Your cards are stunning. All those embossing folders and die-cuts are truly beautiful. You made magnificent cards.
    Hugs,
    Eret

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  32. These are all just amazing cards. Wonderful use of the window box!

    Sandra x

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