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Monday, 28 December 2009

Two Challenges

The first one is Friday Sketchers and the other is the Crafty Cardmakers Favourites of 2009.

I liked the simplicty of the sketch (although I did add to it.) And the Crafty Cardmakers challenge is to use my favourite products or techniques of the year. Well, that's a tough one. I like a lot of different products and techniques, but one of my favourites is definitely my Wizard with nestibilities. I especially love using the flower dies to make my own flowers. This particular die is Blossom 2 which was new at Christmas and I suspect it'll soon be my favourite of the Spellbinder flowers. The papers were decorated with radiant rain, Starburst Stains and Moonshadow ink.



The stamp is from Debbi Moore. Now I bought a set of butterfly stamps from her early in 2009 and I've always had problems with them. They're clear stamps, and they smell much more strongly (even now) than any of the others I've got. They also curl towards the image side. I recently got some rock-a-blocks and I used them instead of perspex blocks. That definitely made it much easier to get a good impression although the stamp still tended to curl off the block. So, I suspect I'll like the rock-a-blocks, although I haven't used them enough yet to give them 'favourite' status. I coloured the image with Promarkers - definitely a favourite for the year, and the papers include the one decorated with Radiant Rain and others from Papermania. The circle cut used a cutter I bought several years ago and use rarely, but when you want a circle cut, it's invaluable since it'll cut a wide range of sizes. And the flowers were finished with sticky gems - definitely a favourite!

5 comments:

Julie Riley said...

What a pretty card, the colours are lovely. Thank you for joining us at crafty cardmakers. Happy New Year xx

Debbie Dolphin said...

just been having a browse on your blog.You have such beautiful creations.
Thanks for your comments on my blog and hope you enjoyed the blog hop
debbie xxx

judie said...

Well done on such a lovely card, thank you for joining us again at crafty cardmakers xx

Made by Mandy said...

Such a pretty card, I love butterflies. It's a shame you've had so many probs with the image though.... Rock a blocks are brilliant, I've unmounted all mine and use the rockers and get much better results now.

Thankyou for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers

Made By Mandy xxx

Vixykins said...

Uhhh ohhhhh Josephine is becomming a starburst stains junkie hehehe! If you need any pointers (though I think you're doing just fine!) gimmie a shout sweets x

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