Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Papers I Never Should Have Bought


Two cards with the same design which I'm entering to the Friday Sketchers and Winter Wonderland challenges. No prizes for guessing which one I like the best. I've had these Basic Gray Wassail papers probably a couple of years. I'm not sure why I bought them, they're quite grungy and I don't do and have never done grunge. All the while I was making it I thought I really don't like this card but now it's made I don't think it's too bad. What do you think?

ETA The trees are decorated with Craftwork Cards card candy and adhesive gems (white card), again card candy and Papermania shimmer dots (BG card).

35 comments:

dolcreations said...

I love these cards Julie! The second one is my favourite!!!

Julie said...

Both cards are great but I definately prefer the cream.x

mustavcoffee said...

Love, Love, Love, both cards, so unique. I'm glad you did both, it just shows what a strong design you've used. xx

Rica said...

The white is gorgeous, elegant and fabulous embossing but - suprisingly enough I prefer the Basic Grey one. I don't normally like red and green together even at Christmas but on this one you have the patterns and colours so perfectly balanced it's just beautiful.
hugs Heather xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Well I like both cards but actually, placed side by side, like this, I think I favour the one with the DP. I look at this and I don't think grunge, I think natural, rich, earthy tones - great for a guy for Christmas! Your design for both of them is lovely and you shouldn't be so hard on yourself! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Beth said...

I know what you mean Julie, I'm like that with most of my Basic Grey papers, I love them to look at but have trouble using them! These cards are beautiful though, I love them both!

Love Beth xx

Elaine Stark said...

They are both lovely cards, but the cream one is by far my favourite. Elaine

Rosietoes said...

They are both beautiful cards Julie but as I love anything Basic Grey my favourite has to be the second one. It's fab!

Edna x

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

These are both lovely. The cream is elegant, clean and simple and very you...but the other card is very striking too and the colours are deep and rich and warm! so I like both...:)

Hugs Judy xx

jacque4u2c said...

These are just adorable!

Cathy's Rubber Room said...

Both cards are gorgeous! I love them.
Cathy x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love them both but I think the grunge one is my fave. Thanks for playing at WW and hope to see you bck on Friday. Marianne x

Jules said...

Hi Julie

Just shows how two cards can look so different .. .. I actually like both very much - but if you asked me which one I would like on my "special shelf" this Christmas I would go for the colourful one.

Great layout too by the way. Stunning work.

Love Jules xx

Donna said...

I love both cards but my fave is the all white one xx

Vixx handmade cards said...

Wow, your cards are fabulous Julie!!, love them both, but the white one is amazing!!
Have become a follower of your stunning blog!!
Take care, Vicky xx

Tenia Nelson said...

I love both of your cards!!!

Sue from Oregon said...

I have to say the design is really nice, but my fave is the BG one...love the striped tree...very unexpected and creative!

Suzie Q said...

Hi Julie,
i love both the cards i think the less colourful (as in no colour lol) is sophisticated and the other is equally nice it just goes to show how different they can look with the same design
hope you are enjoying this lovely sunny weather we are having at the mo
hugs
Suzie qx

Anke said...

WOW Julie wonderful cards.

Anke

Sarpreet said...

This is gorgeous - and i love the Basic Grey one. It is stunning and yet so effective. It stands out. It is beautiful.

debby4000 said...

I think they're both gorgeous but my fave is the white one with all the gorgeous embossing.
luv
Debby

Scrappin' Cat! said...

I love them both. I can not even choose 1 over the other, they are both very unique. I would love to know what you used for the green and glittery dots on the tree? Are they buttons with stickles over the centers? I really like the dimensional look they add. Love it.

Mags said...

I know what you mean about grunge! However, I do like your red card, though my fave has to be the white one. The red one is nice, but the white one is sooo sophisticated! Lovely!

Elaine Stark said...

I have left an award on my blog for you. Elaine

Jane said...

Both are beautiful!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

I think these are both gorgeous. It's a stunning design. My fav is the white one though, for it's simple elegance.
Is that card candy you have used - with added gems? It looks very effective.
Caroline xxx

Elaine Stark said...

Congratulations on you winter wonderland win. You deserve it. Elaine

Grenouille Greetings said...

Not only are these as lovely as I said before but I see they have won you something at Winterwonderland! Congratulations! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Sue said...

Great cards Julie. I think my favourite is the 'grungy' one. I love the design and layout of the cards.x

Krafty Kows said...

I like them both but the white one look so classy. Jeanette

Melissa said...

These cards are magnificent!

Sally said...

It's amazing that even with the same basic design your cards look so different - and they are both beautiful! I'm totally with you on the grungy thing, but you've really made it work. I LOVE Papermania's shimmer dots, they're so versatile and don't stick up too much which is great when posting cards! x

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Rachel said...

I love both of these cards- I agree with the person who said the coloured one doesn't really look grungy...more rustic-y Christmas to me!! The card candies as decorations are a great idea!! :)
hugs, Rachel x

Tammi said...

I think their both unique and gorgeous! I love how you do white on white cards!

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