Friday, 31 July 2015

Recent cards

Just sharing a couple of cards I've made recently. My favourite app by far is Instagram, I find it quicker and easier to use than Pinterest for inspiration, so both of these cards were inspired by things I've found on there.

For one of my best friends on 28th July:

And one for my husband's birthday on 29th July:

July was a busy birthday month for us, and the 21st was mine! I was very lucky because my lovely mum bought me Inktense pencils which I have been after for a long time. I have had a little play with these, but really need a bit more practice with these. I have seen some amazing colouring with them though so I definitely want to master them!

Today I was absolutely thrilled to win July's Make the Day Special challenge with my narwhal card! Now I'm off to spend my voucher :)

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Make the Day Special July Challenge!

A really interesting challenge this month at Make The Day Special, to use your Christmas stamps to make an "anything but Christmas" card! So I dug out all my favourite Lawn Fawn sets and had a play, and came up with this beach scene. It was definitely a challenge, but fun too - any excuse to use that narwhal! (obviously not usually found at the beach, the clue is in the "Critters in the Arctic" name, but never mind!)

I have used stamps from three different sets for this: Critters in the Arctic, Joy to the Woods and Deck the Halls. The shell is a sideways Christmas ornament, I think I've got away with it! And the birthday sentiment is of course not from a Christmas set, it's by Avery Elle, and I've stamped in pink and added Glossy Accents which has smudged slightly :(

Like I said, definitely a fun card to make! Thanks for stopping by!