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Monday, 24 August 2015

Crafty Cardmakers and More Challenge 146

This time at Crafty Cardmakers and More, we're challenging you to put away your patterned papers and create! So, nothing too hard, unless you're addicted to patterned papers!

I decided to try to increase my stash of Christmas cards, as I'm woefully behind in making for this year. I stuck to die cutting as my major technique as it's fairly quick and very reproducible, so I should be able to make several to the same design without too much difficulty.

As I said - fairly simple. I've used dies from Tonic and Crafter's Comapnion and some glitter card. The sentiment was stamped using a very old stamp which has the ink included with it. I'm just impressed it hasn't dried up yet!

I hope you can join us this time.

Monday, 10 August 2015

Crafty Cardmakers and More Challenge 145

The challenge for this fortnight at Crafty Cardmakers and More is to make something using warm, summer colours. So, not too difficult, eh?

I started with a stamped image - I've had that stamp for many years - and coloured with Promarkers. In the background, I decided to try out a new die set I've recently bought - one of the Tonic Verso range. I've got to say, I'm very impressed. Because it comes as a set of dies rather than a single, not only do you get more flexibility as to what you cut, but it cuts much more reliably than other doily-type dies I've got. Here, I just used a single die to cut a patterned ring in a square of red card. I matted that with some orange, rounded the corners, and that's about it. I love the die cut so much I didn't want to lose it in added clutter so I didn't add anything.

I hope you can join us this time.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Cards Galore Encore where anything goes,

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