Wow! 8 months since my last post, I didn't mean for that to happen! I was dealing with a lot of pain so thought I would take a wee break for a while but I'm back and raring to go! Sort of! I still have the pain so I will be keeping things quite and calm from now on. I have stepped down from all but 2 of my design teams, that was a tough and sad decision to make but it had to be done. I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of all of those teams and have made lovely friends through them but hopefully blogland will bring us together again!
One of the teams I have stayed on is the Alphabet Challenge Blog. I'm so happy to still be on this team as it's the first DT I ever got on! We had a new challenge go live on Friday and I'm here to show you my card. The theme is...
F for Friends/Friendship
And here is my card
I actually made 2 cards which are basically the same but with different colour schemes. We are having a card swap on the Kraft Krazy forum with a challenge of using a die that you don't use very much and I have 2 friends to send to so I thought I'd make mine to suit it and the Alphabet Challenge.
Here's both cards together
The image I have used is Best Friend Selfie by Saturated Canary and I coloured it with the following copics: Skin; E21,13,00,0000,R20. Hair; E29,27,25,23.E44,43,42,40,blender. Eyes; B06,04.YG17,13. Lips; RV29,25,23. Clothes etc on card A; RV09,06,04. BG49,45,11. Y26,23,21. C7,5,3. RV13,11,10. Clothes etc on card B; BV08,04,00. YR07,04,02. Y08,04,00. B26,24,21. RV19,09,06. Background; C1,BV0000,B000,R00,Y00,blender.
I then mounted the image onto a tag shaped piece of kraft card that I cut myself.
The papers on card A are from Prima set Anna Marie and on card B from Prima set Introspection.
Dies used are Memory Box precious heart (which I haven't used before) and Crafty Sentiments Designs Fancy Hearts border die (which I haven't used in a long time).
The sentiment is from the Film Strip Sentiments set by Whimsy Stamps, stamped with onyx black Versafine ink and then I went over it with a Sakura clear glitter pen. I added a hashtag with a black fine-liner pen and then with the glitter pen. I also added a few diamantes. And of course, it is an easel card.
I added a die-cut circle to the inside for the message because "Just Because" is never an answer! I heard that enough times when I was wee!
So that is my card and my return! These are the first cards I've made this year that I am happyish with. The only other one I made was a card for my wee sister in February, for her 18th birthday. My card was terrible, I didn't even bother to take a photo of it, but I was out of time to make another!
I didn't totally stay away from crafting though. I did some crocheting, knitting and sewing while I was "off" card making. I will continue to do more of that and I have very recently had a chance to try jewellery making using wire, love it! I will be doing more of that also!
Over the next while I will also hopefully update my blog with a few cards that I missed from before, including my few Christmas cards that I made and any other things that were noteworthy and I said at some point or other that I would blog about!
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion Challenges; Anything goes
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog; Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday; Use a sentiment
Eureka Stamps; Feminine cards
Papertake Weekly; Anything goes
Ruby's Rainbow Challenges; Anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything goes
ABC Challenges; I is for Inspire us
Top Tip Tuesday; Duo challenge - 2 in the image and 2 cards!
Whimsy Stamps Challenges; Colour an image
Thanks for looking!