Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Monday, March 29, 2021
Another card from yesterday's crafty session. This one is for The Colour Throwdown challenge. This colour combo is definitely not one I'd ever choose for myself but I decided to be brave and go for it. And you know what? I'm pretty happy with the end product! This is also the first time I've used that Essentials by Ellen rainbow die so I'm going to play along with Darnell's NBUS challenge too. :)
Sunday, March 28, 2021
I finally managed to get some crafty time today and this is the first card I made. I took inspiration from the photo at The Card Concept to make this CAS card. Ages ago I was playing round with alcohol inks and I've had a few cardstock panels of it sitting on my desk ever since. One of them had the perfect colours for this butterfly. It's an oldie but goodie PTI butterfly die. I cut it twice from black cardstock to layer up the "frame" of it and then filled it in with a cut from the alcohol ink panel. The sentiment is from Avery Elle and I placed a few gold Nuvo Crystal Drops around it to make it pop.
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Saturday, March 13, 2021
As I mentioned in Thursday's post (and showed in my craft room tour) I have a ton of ribbon that I never use. So I decided to continue to challenge myself to do something with it. This works well with Time Out's challenge to do something different and I'm also going to play along at Seize the Birthday (no topping) since I ended up with a bright and cheery birthday card. I used my ribbon to make a bright rainbow background and topped it with a Simon Says Stamp birthday die. I'm loving the vibrant colours and the fun textures from the different ribbons. Now to see how much more of the stuff I can use going forward...
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
I've got a card today for the Just Us Girls Animals challenge. When I'm having a slow mojo day I find myself stamping images so that they're ready to colour and die cut when inspiration strikes. This Newton's Nook kitty was sitting in the pile of stamped images on my desk and seemed like he was all ready to take on this challenge! I cut a scalloped panel for the sky and stamped some Papertrey Ink clouds on it. I also die cut a matching cloud so I could pop one up on foam tape along with the kitty and the sentiment to create more of a visual triangle.
Sunday, March 7, 2021
Today's card is for the Addicted To CAS challenge (Animal). My goal for myself today was to use some coloured card bases. I almost always reach for white card bases so once in a while I try to force myself not to. Birthday cards are good for this since they're generally cheery and celebratory anyway which works well with bright colours. These Your Next Stamps pooches were in my pile of pre-stamped images so I coloured them with Copics, die cut them and popped them up on foam tape. I almost went for my usual white embossed sentiment on black cardstock but decided to keep going with the colours instead and I really like how these turned out!
Tuesday, March 2, 2021