In bloom

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I was in the mood for two things: using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers — hereafter known as ziggies for the sake of brevity — and doing a bit of heat embossing. After a couple of busy days creating the mouse at the lake card, I had thought that I would keep that day’s colouring for the Daily Marker challenge simple; that plan didn’t last long.

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Penguins tag

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This blog post is a little bit different from my usual card write-ups. Towards the end of last year Create A Smile put out a call for card tutorials for a winter mini-magazine they were planning. I made a card, wrote it up and sent it in and then, I guess, life happened and the magazine didn’t. But, rather than just do my usual quick blog post for the card, I thought I might as well publish the tutorial in full. So here we go: winter penguins in June.

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Thanks: Balloons

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This card was created on 4th November; day 4 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge.

I don’t have a lot of full-size background stamps, but I just had to pick up these balloons from Create A Smile. For some reason my brain came up with the bright idea of colouring it and then cutting out all the blank spaces…

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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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