Hi everyone, well as you may have guessed from the post title I've got four cards to show you today so I'll try and keep the waffling on down to a minimum.
First up is a CAS card with a Penny Black stamp. I decided to leave the little hedgies black and white and used blue Promarkers to colour the hats, cake and present. Then I cut it with a TH die, matted onto some black card and then onto a coloured card blank and finally added a sentiment.
I'm heading over to the following challenges with this
Country View challenge 'black + white plus one'
As you Like It challenge 'favourite birthday or christmas and why' well that definitely has to be birthdays as I find I'm more relaxed and have fun when making them as the christmas cards tend to get made in a mad rush
Papercraft challenge 'all the little critters'
I needed a little card to write a note to add to a parcel I was sending to my granddaughter yesterday and I'd got this Sugar Nellie image that I'd coloured a while back. Now you may notice the green Promarker mark that I managed to get on the right side so I'd just put it away thinking I may be able to fussy cut or something at a later date....... anyway I know my little Miss Cutie Pie (who's favourite colour is purple) isn't going to worry about such things so I just cut down a purple card blank, attached the image and also added a little butterfly die-cut from the leftover purple card before giving it a good winking and stickling.
This card is for the Words 2 Craft By challenge 'best friends'
Next up is something different for me and I'm really not sure what to think of it. I used a TH stencil and first off I used some purple inks but that defiinitely didn't work and Hubby suggested I use black ink. I stamped the sentiment on a thin strip of card and was going to cut it down but then decided to leave the strip the full width of the card. You'll have to use your imagination a bit with this as I just could not get the black and white to photograph well.
This is for AAA cards CAS challenge 'one corner + music'
And for my final card I decided to try something new and have a go at making a shadow box card. I found a how to video and after cutting the first piece of card it suddenly dawned on me that A4 card is not the same size as 8.5 x 11 inch card so after a bit of fiddling about with measurements I finally had my basic card pieces. At this point I had no idea of a design for my card but then I came across a box of LOTV topper (yes, those art pads that we just had to buy before they went out of production!) and this image seemed to work with the aperture I'd cut. No sentiment for the time being as although this is very spring/easter looking I think it would also make a lovely get well card too
I used some of my snippets of paper and card for this so I'm skipping over to see the Playmates at Pixie's Snippets Playground
Wow, you actually manged to stay to the end and I hope haven't bored you too much. Thanks for your visit today and I hope you enjoy the rest of the week.