Christmas: Girl with reindeer

Girl with reindeer

Christmas in July. I really don’t want to end up rushing to make cards in the run-up to Christmas like I did last year, so I’m making a start on them now.

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Birthday: Crocuses

crocus shaker

Create A Smile is celebrating its second birthday and this month’s challenge is, fittingly, to create a birthday card. That gave me a really good reason to finally ink up the crokisses stamp set, which I absolutely love, but haven’t got around to actually using yet… I also decided that a shaker card would work nicely with the layout I had come up with.

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Hello: Orange and grey

grey and orange

Once again, I’m cutting it fine creating a challenge entry in time… where does the month go? It took a while to figure out what I was going to do for this; there were three palettes to choose from and either of the others would have been easy choices for a floral card (both had pinks and greens), but I was drawn to the third with its more graphic greys and oranges.

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Hello: Polaroid mermaid

Polaroid mermaid

I swear that next month, whatever image Gerda gives us for the progressive challenge, I am just going to colour it and put it on a card base1. That was, more or less, my intention this month, but then I saw all the creative things that people were doing with this scene and I wanted to do something different if I could. I was still planning on doing something simple when I started tidying up after creating another card… and there was a spare Polaroid die-cut on the desk… doomed…

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