White tiger

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Every month the IG Crafty Crew sets one easy and one hard just-for-fun challenge over on Instagram. I normally forget to join in, but I had no excuse for February as I was already doing the 30-day colouring challenge and this month’s easy challenge was to use the Copic colour of the month — ultraviolet. But this post is not about that image (which hasn’t made it onto a card yet). This post is about the card I created after being asked to provide the inspiration and theme for the March easy challenge.

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Love you sew much bunny

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The obvious thing would have been to make a Valentine card with this bunny and its big heart, but it didn’t really feel like the sort of image I’d use for a card for my other half (see this year’s Deadpool Valentine). So I decided to leave it without a sentiment because my card stash is already way too large and I know at least one person who would appreciate a random bunny card.

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Spotlight embossed flowers

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Inspired by Seven Hills Craft’s September challenge, I thought I would have a go at spotlighting not only the colour but also the embossed outlines. Technically, this turned out pretty much how I hoped it would. If only I had remembered to keep my hand out of the still-damp marker, which meant I had to adjust my colour choices. I would have started over, but I’d already done that once because I forgot to use the powder tool before heat embossing. Not one of my better days…

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Cake Monster

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Why do I always leave making cards for challenges until the end of the month? It’s not making the cards that’s the problem, it’s not even getting the photographs done — I’ve got that workflow sorted — it’s writing up the blog post to go with them. Actually, it’s more the “thinking about writing the blog post” that slows me down. I don’t know why, but it’s just one of those things that I procrastinate horribly about, even though it doesn’t actually take long to do when I finally put fingers to keyboard.
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