Hi everyone and a special welcome to my new follower Barb of Barb's Faraway Cards
I may be going a bit slow this year but at least I have tried something else which is 'new' to me although I've seen it done on so many card around blogland.... I inked up an embossing folder with 3 different colour inks before adding the card and running it through my machine. Okay it may not be much but it's something I've been meaning to do for ages and this seemed the perfect time as one of the challenges I'd seen had the theme to use the 'ombre' technique which is having colours or tones that shade into each other. Also 'new' to me is this Bugaboo digistamp 'flowerbird' which I coloured with Promarkers. It's a simple design using nesting dies to cut out the image and computer-made sentiment. I also managed to use up some snippets of pearlescent card and ribbon.
I shall enter this in the following challenges ~
Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets'
Mod Squad challenge 'ombre technique'
Allsorts challenge 'ribbon and lace'
Digi Designs challenge 'it's new to you'
Cute Card Thursday challenge 'hey, what's new'
Paper Creator's Crafts challenge 'anything goes'
My motivation and inspiration are a bit in short supply at the moment so I'm having a good sort out of my craft cupboard. I think the more 'really must have' craft stuff I gather, the less ideas I get and the more likely I am to 'lose' stuff in the back of the cupboard! It's so hard to admit that I didn't really want that 'must have' unused stamp / die / embossing folder / etc etc..... but when I see them on your blogs and the fabulous creations you make then I just can't resist the temptation!
So for 2016 my new resolution for buying crafty stuff is - 'Not Unless I'll Use It'