Cat on a bookshelf

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Because I spent March mostly working on mixed media pieces, I didn’t get around to making this until almost the last day of the month. And then my craft desk was still an absolute mess so I couldn’t take the photos to go with the blog post and I ended up putting a quick photo over on Instagram and linking that up to the challenge instead.

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Spring flowers panel

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I am definitely enjoying playing around with mixed media projects — I’ve spent most of my crafty time in March getting my hands covered in glue and paint (apart from those odd occasions when I actually remembered to put on disposable gloves). I am very much still at the stage of experimenting and am happy to take inspiration wherever I find it. This time it came in the form of a post on the That’s Crafty challenge blog: a call to Spring into Action.

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Hungry hamster

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The hungry hamster is another of those printed-out digis that have been in my to-colour pile for quite some time. When I’d finished colouring him, I fussy cut out his sunflower seeds to take the photo for Instagram, but then I started to worry that he would get separated from his seeds so, rather than putting it straight in the coloured images stash, I decided to make a card (which may well end up being my youngest nephew’s birthday card next month).

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Flowers and mice

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And then you realise that there’s a really good reason why the other Mother’s Day card didn’t get posted to the blog. Although you wrote up a load of other cards and scheduled them, you didn’t actually get around to writing the post to go with this card. So, a couple of days late, here is the card I made for Mothering Sunday for my mum.

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