A couple of firsts for me today....... first time I have used a download from Charmed Cards & Gifts and first time I have entered the Dottie's World Sunday Challenge. I have to say I'm totally in love with the Holly and Maddison images and have been very inspired by the cards I've seen on Tara's and Juliet's blogs recently.
This week's challenge is right up my street.... make a card without any premade design papers or embellishments - now that's what I call a challenge and it really gets the old creatice juices flowing! So to create my background I embossed and distressed some green card and then also created some leaf interest with a sponge leaf stamp which I bought for just 99p from the kids' section in Hobbycraft! I die cut a couple of extra leaves and then created my flowers by stamping and colouring in a beautiful Kars flower stamp which I thought looked quite tropical.
I think it will be hard to keep me away from this challenge now when I have the time.... I can't wait to use more of these fab, funky images!!
I'm making the most of this week and making as many cards as I can. I have a week off work and the hubster is back at work now so I have some crafty time on my hands. Of course the kids are about but they're brilliant and just get on with stuff. Tomorrow they are both having friends round so I shall be crafting all day long - BLISS!
We will be putting the finishing touches to hubster pressie this week as he is 40 on Saturday! We've secretly bought him an aquarium as he has always wanted to keep fish. I've always said no in the past as I'm not that keen to be honest, but then I thought it's all about getting something special for him to celebrate this special birthday so what the heck!! Talking of birthdays has just reminded me that I haven't made his card yet. My two least favourite things; male theme and adding an age. Wish me luck!!!
Materials: Image - Holly & Maddison World Tour Download Sentiments - Clear Choice Stamp Set Flower Stamp - Kars Leaf Stamp - Hobbycraft Bugs Stamps - See D's Die - BossCut Vine Leaf Colouring - Copics Accents - Tim Holtz Distress Inks
I'm off for a shower now...... it's midday and I'm still in my PJs, lol!
Cardmaking is my passion and I love sharing tips and ideas with other talented crafters. I wake up with ideas buzzing around in my head and go to sleep the same way. My family think I'm bonkers but that's fine by me. I have an ever-growing wishlist, made worse by all the wonderful cards I see when hopping around on a daily basis. I have made some wonderful friends through my hobby, long may it continue!!
Everything on this blog is my own work unless otherwise stated. I am extremely flattered if you take inspiration from the things I make and would be happy to visit you and see your work if you have used my designs as a base for creating your own projects. Please do not copy my unique designs and do not lift my work for competition or publication purposes, as this is a breach of copyright and will be reported accordingly. Thank you.