I am so glad to finally be back posting - the last week has been so frustrating! What I thought was just an occasional pinched nerve in my hand has turned out to be Carpal Tunnel which I discovered when the pinch turned into agony and a swollen hand and wrist. I had 3 days of steroids, anti-inflammatories and pain meds and have been wearing a wrist brace ever since. I had to rest my arm as much as possible so no crafting or computer time. The computer time was easy to avoid as our internet went down. It's back now but sporadically and we're only getting a third of the mbps that we're paying for so only one of us can be online at a time. Mom is on our service too so we've practically had to schedule time for each of us. Staying out of the Craft Cave has been a lot harder especially as I have two big orders that I really should have delivered by Friday. My wrist was feeling pretty good yesterday so I dove back into making those cards. They're all birthday cards so I used some challenges to get myself going on them and I'm going to share 2 tonight.
First up (above) is a card using the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and the colours from The Colour Throwdown. I need a few masculine cards for the orders so I thought these colours worked perfectly for that. The balloons are from Simon Says and the sentiment is CASual Fridays.
Cardstock: (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Grey) Stamping' Up
Patterned Paper: (Red grid from Snap Life Just the Basics, Red dots & red stripes from Snap Colour Vibe) Simple Stories
Stamps: (Sentiment from Shenanigans) CAS-ual Fridays, (Balloon string from Admit One) Lawn Fawn
Inks: (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, Smokey Slate) Stampin' Up
Die: (Bslloon) Simon Says Stamp
Gems: (Ladybug assortment) Doodlebug
My second card was inspired by Tracey's gorgeous Muse creation. I pretty much CASEd it as I used the same colours and layout and of course, flowers. Instead of stamping mine though I fussy cut them and popped them up on foam tape. Probably shouldn't be fussy cutting with this wrist but I'm not going to quit that forever - I'll just take an Advil and get on with it! :)
That's it for tonight. Have a good evening and hopefully I'll have some more to share tomorrow!
Cardstock: (White) Papertrey Ink, (Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Coastal Cabana) Stampin' Up
Stamps: (Flowers from Striped Florals, Sentiment from Birthday Greetings) Altenew
Inks: (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana) Stamping' Up