Presents for sale

A friend of ours regularly buys techy stuff for himself only to turn around and sell it again shortly after; this inspired my other half to suggest that there should be a “for sale” sign somewhere on his birthday card. We had already decided there would be robots and this Lawn Fawn set has a cute little gift stamp, so I decided to have a pile of presents already for sale.

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Christmas: Duck with presents

Duck and presents

I have to take a break from my Copic markers every now and again — just for a bit of variety — and I do enjoy playing with the Zig real brush markers, even if I do need way more practise with them. When I pulled the digi print from the stack I’d prepared for the colouring challenge, I looked at it and saw a duck, which is why it’s very yellow. It was only when I started writing up the supplies list that I realised that it was supposed to be a penguin… oh well…
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Thinking of you: Rainbow lacy flowers

Rainbow lacy flowers

This was created on 14th July: day 10 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge.

It’s hard to resist the opportunity to colour a rainbow and this lacy flower stamp just cried out for layers of colour. This was also a bit of an experiment to see how well colouring would work on the pearlised card — answer: surprisingly well, I did not expect the effect to be as nice as it is.

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Thank you: Geometry with lacy flower

geometric

For August, Seven Hills Crafts challenged us to create a card with “geometry”. After discarding the idea of stamped lines or grids as too easy — I like to try to challenge myself and not run with the first idea I come up with when I see a challenge theme — I remembered the mini scenery stamp that I picked up but hadn’t got around to using yet.

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Hello: Orange and grey

grey and orange

Once again, I’m cutting it fine creating a challenge entry in time… where does the month go? It took a while to figure out what I was going to do for this; there were three palettes to choose from and either of the others would have been easy choices for a floral card (both had pinks and greens), but I was drawn to the third with its more graphic greys and oranges.

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Happy mail: Snails

Happy mail snails

Create A Smile have just launched their monthly challenge and, being a lover of their stamps (and stencils and embellishments and kits and…), I just had to join in. The theme this month is “favourite” so for this card I went with my favourite colouring medium: Copic markers (though I do love the cute snails and the sweetheart envelopes as well).

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