Hello: Polaroid mermaid

Polaroid mermaid

I swear that next month, whatever image Gerda gives us for the progressive challenge, I am just going to colour it and put it on a card base1. That was, more or less, my intention this month, but then I saw all the creative things that people were doing with this scene and I wanted to do something different if I could. I was still planning on doing something simple when I started tidying up after creating another card… and there was a spare Polaroid die-cut on the desk… doomed…

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Misc: Picnic penguin

penguin picnic

Where does the month go? I nearly ran out of time to get this challenge card made, which would have been especially annoying as I’ve had the design printed out waiting to be coloured for a week or so. I thought the penguin needed some companions, so I selected a couple of other Gerda Steiner critters to help him with his loaded picnic hamper.

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Thinking of you: Monkey

monkey card

Some months I am inspired and organised early on, some months it’s a last-minute dash to come up with an idea and get a card created, and then there are months like this one where I had a pretty good idea what I was going to do soon after getting the new challenge image, but other things conspired to prevent me from making it until now.

After creating some quite time-consuming cards for the challenge over the last few months, I wanted to keep it a bit simpler this time. I have to be honest, monkeys are not my favourite critter, but this one is surprisingly cute once it’s been coloured.

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Easter: Bunny with carrot

Easter carrot bunny

Another month, another cute digi stamp from Gerda Steiner to play with.

I can’t believe that it took so long for it to dawn on me that making a whole row of small frilly-topped carrots might just be a little fiddly to colour. Or that fussy cutting several individual carrots might also be more, well… fussy. But once I had the idea for the card I wasn’t about to discard it and start again from scratch.

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