Monday, 12 August 2013

Dala Cards - Nordic Spring version

Hi all. I've got a couple of more Dala cards to show. This time they could be labelled as Nordic Spring due to the cheery floral papers I used on them :)


The Dalas have been stamped with a Noolibird dala stamp and heat-embossed.


I really enjoyed making these cards and it was a kind of challenge to try and coordinate the styles and colours the backing papers and the stamps.


Apart from card making I'm currently enjoying quite intense reading and about to explore some novels with the Arabic theme. I just love this gorgeous autumnal cover of this book.


I'd had this book on my to-read list for a while and then I managed to stumble upon it at a car boot sale :) and got it for less than a £1. Lucky me! :)

Linking up my cards to Hand-made Monday tonight.

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  1. ooh love that zingy green colour. Gorgeous cards.

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    1. me too :)I think green looks better this time
      thanks for popping by!

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  2. Like the combination of colours - very country/ rustic. My favourite is the green one.

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    1. Thanks Magda :) yes the green one came out very springy, fresh and minty ;)

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  3. What a wonderfully creative way to use the Dala Horse stamp. Very unexpected, but delightful. I'm interested in your opinion of the book. I read The Kite Runner and loved it.

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    1. Thanks Lori. I like my creative ways ;) I'm always in need of searching for some unique combinations and card making ideas.
      I've got The Kite Runner on my kindle :) I'll be reading this one too. My list of books to read is massive!

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  4. Hi Martha, your Dala-Cards are beautiful :O)
    I should try to embroider a Dala Horse ;O)
    Happy day to you,
    Hugs
    Claudia

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    1. Hi Claudia, I'm looking forward to seeing your embroidered Dala. You could make many beautiful things with it!

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  5. I love your cards - I have that same greeny backing paper, but haven't yet found the best way to use it. I love the patterns on the horses, so intricate. I've also read that book - very thought-provoking.

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    1. Vicky, as card makers we probably share a large portion of the same card making resources :) I think these papers come from a card making paper packs attached to card making magazines I bought in the past.
      I have a weak spot for such florals :)

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  6. Aaaah if only my stamps could be as pretty as these Dala :)

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    1. Wish I could design any stamps!!! Being able to make my own would be just wonderful! You're a lucky girl anyway :)

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  7. Lovely cards, I love your choice of colours for these! Very pretty :)

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    1. Thank you! Nice to see you again on my blog :)

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  8. I love the horse stamp and your chosen colours are gorgeous. Very pretty papers too. Hope you have a good week.

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  9. I'm loving the vibrant colours on your cards. The heat embossing is so incredibly detailed.

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  10. gorgeous cards! i love the bright colours and all the gorgeous details you've added, I think the purple is my fav but its close!

    I've heard that that book is amazing, i think the sequel was released recently? I hope you enjoy it x

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