Birthday: Mice and blackberries

mice-and-blackberries-square

November (already!) and that means cute critters and blackberries for my mum’s birthday. (It’s not for another couple of days, but as she’s the only person I know who isn’t on the internet, it’s safe to post it now  🙂 )

I’m running a bit behind schedule this year — this would normally have been made at least a week or two ago — but I’ve had to drag my mojo out of the corner where it was hiding to get this card done. At least I already knew which digi stamp I was going to use for it and I had decided to keep the card layout simple and let the colouring shine.

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Birthday: Bear on deckchair

deckchair bear

This was an unplanned card. When I was about half way through colouring the bear for the Father’s Day card, I realised that he was sitting in MC Escher’s deckchair and, once I had noticed that, there was no way I could use it on a card. But I didn’t want to waste the work I had done, so I trimmed the offending furniture away and came up with a way of using it for another card, which was lucky because up to that point I had no idea what I was going to do for this particular birthday card.

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Father’s Day: Bear on deckchair

Father's Day

I didn’t have anything in my stash that was inspiring me to make a Father’s Day card for my other half’s dad so I went on the hunt for digi stamps; unfortunately my usual sources weren’t sparking my imagination. A quick search later and I came across Di’s Digi Stamps which looks like it will be a good source of images (I’ve already spotted a likely candidate for my mum’s birthday, if I can wait that long to use it). More importantly, I found a relaxed bear that would work well for Father’s Day.

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