Well, it took me a few weeks to really decide to jump on board but by the time Deb had created her fourth card and I already had a vision in my head of the lovely, growing pile of cards that she had, I was hooked.
I want to say right here and now that I am NO card maker. I can't seem to get inspired by the small format and really struggle not to do the same old design that I always make but with the challenges each week, I am trying out new things. Actually, I think I will just copy Deb and hope that the talent sticks!
I caught up with the first four weeks and now have just managed to do this week's challenge.
Week 5 is to use a really simple but pretty sketch by Amy Tsuruta.
So here is my #5 based on the sketch:
This is #4 based on the colour scheme of dark pink, light pink and lime green:
And #3 which was to use paint. This is totally my least favourite so far but at least I made an effort to get out the paints (I'm usually far too lazy!). It seems to need something on the left but what?
Week #2 was to use inchies or twinchies (!) and it so happened that I had these little stickers that were 1" square - perfect!
And therefore this must be #1 which was something old, something new - the centre piece was recycled from a lovely Christmas card I received this year. It felt good to use it along with some pretty dots.
I know that I need a lot more practice but that is half the fun. I hope to get inspired by the others and I won't worry if I miss a week or ten! But I already have 5 cards ready for this year's festivities and I am using up some of the huge amount of Christmas stash that I seem to have accumulated. Much of this stash is old and I no longer love it as much as I did which is a shame so I am hoping to really get it used up in a new way.
Oh yes, and excuse the awful photos! Typical winter problem with a total lack of decent daylight!