Hello: Bird and bee

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The frenzy of Christmas card making, Christmas itself, and New Year always combine to leave me run-down and uninspired in January. Add in having a horrible cold over Christmas, the exceptionally cold grey miserable weather, and the horror show that is UK and US politics at the moment and it has been a nightmare trying to find the least bit of creative mojo.
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Christmas: Duck with presents

Duck and presents

I have to take a break from my Copic markers every now and again — just for a bit of variety — and I do enjoy playing with the Zig real brush markers, even if I do need way more practise with them. When I pulled the digi print from the stack I’d prepared for the colouring challenge, I looked at it and saw a duck, which is why it’s very yellow. It was only when I started writing up the supplies list that I realised that it was supposed to be a penguin… oh well…
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Mothering Sunday: Bouquet and birds

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Another catch-up post; this card was originally made on February 27th.

This card was for my mum. For her, it always has to be “Mothering Sunday” rather than “Mother’s Day” — something which made finding store-bought cards increasingly tricky. Rather less traditionally, there also have to be some cute critters on there.

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Celebrate: Uplifting acetate card

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Another thing ticked off the “must-try techniques” list: creating a card using acetate for the base. I kept the design simple in the hope that it wouldn’t take too long to do, but I didn’t factor in all the fussy cutting that is needed to create not only the coloured elements, but also the plain white pieces that go behind them to hide the adhesive… So much fussy cutting…. But worth it as I do like the end result.

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