At last, back into my craft room :). It's been fun having visitors but it's also nice to be just the four of us. Today is my free day, the last visitor left yesterday, tomorrow I have to go back to work. I'm hoping to get a few cards done, we'll see how the day goes... Here's a bright, cheery card that's based round a New Year's Resolutions Challenge, which takes in a few other challenges at the same time.
Corrosive Challenges is asking for a creation that has a connection with New Year's Resolutions. My only formal resolution will be to continue with last year's resolution, which is to pick up a piece of rubbish from the street each day and put it in the bin. It does make a difference, please think about doing this :). But that doesn't make a very pretty card, so I came up with this: 1.Being thankful for what I have, 2.Flowers because I want to get the garden really looking good this year; the hard landscaping is mostly done but I need to weed and to plant; 3.Enjoying and using the vast amount of crafting stash that I have.
Papertake Weekly's Challenge is a great one for this time of year - Thank You cards.
I've used the sketch from Sketch & Stash, for which I need to tell you what new, never used or neglected stash I've used. The stamp is a lovely new one I got for Christmas (Hero Arts), the MS punch is also new Christmas stash. The papers are old stash and the Big Shot die used to make the flowers is neglected stash. The picot lace is very old stash from my sewing days...
I added the lace in, just the right shade for the card, which means the card is eligible for the Quixotic Challenge, to use lace.
Dutch Dare's Challenge is to "make it happen" - using home made embellishments. I've made the flowers for my card with a die and a small punch.
Hero Arts stamp was stamped in Kaleidoscope blue inks onto glossy card. Sentiment is Elusive Images. Papers are K&K.