Easter: Bunny and eggs

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I’ve been so disconnected recently that I nearly missed the start of the latest Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge. This is challenge number seven and I’ve taken part in all the previous ones; I haven’t always coloured every day, but it’s always been fun, not only creating, but also seeing what everyone else is doing.

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Meowy Christmas

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I can’t decide whether I am going to finish decorating this card or not… I made it as an experiment prompted by the latest challenge from The East Wind; I could have got my trusty Copic markers out, but I wanted to do something completely different as a break from all the Christmas card stamping and colouring, so I raided my supplies and got out my old glass paints. It’s hard to get enough light behind it to see the colours properly and I’m not sure if I like it enough without the backlight to add embellishments to it…

It was an interesting experiment and it’s good to be reminded every now and again that not everything turns out as well as you would like it to.

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Hello: Diva Lisa

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A bit of a last minute rush to get a card done for the latest challenge from The East Wind. Lots of house tidying and the like had to be done and that combined with trips to the physio and the dentist had pretty much robbed me of any energy recently! But, I missed the last challenge and I didn’t want to skip another so I got myself together and created a shaped card with a shapely lady on it…

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Christmas: Trimming the tree

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This card was created on 8th November; day 8 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge.

The latest challenge from The East Wind is a little different; rather than specifying a particular technique or element to incorporate, this time the challenge is to create a project based on a memory in honour of Alzheimer’s Awareness month in the US.

I wanted to use the “Trimming the tree” freebie from this month’s newsletter, so that got me thinking back to Christmases when I was growing up… Christmas was never a huge event in our house, but I do remember us having a real tree and the box of tinsel and glass ornaments that we decorated it with. So my card is a throwback to those times with the 70s style wallpaper and sculpted carpet…

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Embellish!

embellish-squareAfter winning Create A Smile’s “blue” challenge in with my very blue light-up ocean card, I was asked to be a Guest Designer for October’s challenge. The theme for this month is “embellish”.

Now, embellishments are normally the last thing I think about when making a card, usually in a “what else does this card need” sort of way, so it was a novelty to have to consider them from the start. The only advice was “put on some sequins, enamels, ready”, but I couldn’t possibly bring myself to just do that — given a challenge, I like to do my utmost to really fulfil the brief.

So this card has sequins, ribbon, a chipboard and a charm, and a touch of Wink of Stella for that bit of extra sparkle. (Though I did forget the enamels!)

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