Cat on a bookshelf

CR00476 square

Because I spent March mostly working on mixed media pieces, I didn’t get around to making this until almost the last day of the month. And then my craft desk was still an absolute mess so I couldn’t take the photos to go with the blog post and I ended up putting a quick photo over on Instagram and linking that up to the challenge instead.

Continue reading

Advertisements

Spring bunnies

CR00466 square

Another month, another challenge image from Gerda Steiner. And, thanks to the Daily Marker challenge, I have actually completed my entry in the first half of the month for a change. This time we had a cute pair of bunnies to work with.

Continue reading

Love you sew much bunny

CR00462 square

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.

Continue reading

Cake Monster

CR00418 square

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.
Continue reading

Hello tortoise!

CR00410 square

I don’t care if the digi stamp is called “hello friend turtle”, it has feet not flippers so it must be land-dwelling, therefore it’s a tortoise (checks… okay, technically all tortoises are turtles but still…). Now I’ve got that out of my system, on to the card 🙂

It’s been a while since I took part in Gerda’s progressive challenge — I missed out on adding my entry for the November challenge and, what with one thing and another, I hadn’t got around to rejoining — but I’m still on the mailing list and when I saw this month’s image, I thought I’d pick it up in the store and start up again.

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading