- I plan to make a Christmas card each week, how did Christmas catch me out last year, did they move the date or something?! I was still making cards on the 23rd, rather stressful...
- Love and use the stash that I am lucky enough to have.
My entries for this week's Less Is More Challenge - Winter Blues - fit the bill for both. I have a vast stock of card candy and I am in awe of those who create clever things with it. Used it to make a tree; I found it quite challenging enough to keep my tree from leaning at a drunken angle! Note to self: all candy candy is not equal (in size that is). Pot stamp from Inky Doodles, sentiment from Stampin' Up.
Second card uses pattern stamps by Inky Doodles that I fell for at the NEC last year. These make the most amazing and varied backgrounds. Yesterday they were featured on Create & Craft which reminded me just how much they needed to be inked up and played with. They do match up to repeat but I needed just one strip of pattern on my LIM card. I had several attempts at this, but the problem was not caused by the stamps, my inky fingers on the pristine white space were the problem :). Inks used: Versafine, Memento and Stampin' Up. Sentiment from Inky Doodles.
I'm also entering my cards for:
Allsorts - free and easy
Keep it Simple - anything goes
Gem of a Challenge - something new (new stamps)
Open Minded Crafting - new toys or technique
Hope to bring you some more 2014 "enjoying my stash" cards soon.