Monday, February 18, 2013

Some cards...

I feel the need to cheer myself up so I figured what better way than to share my cards for the 52 card challenge. I have managed 5 so far, which is pretty damn good for me to be honest *slaps self on back* 

Use something new
The new thing in card 1 is the stamp....only because it had been in my stash for a while and I hadn't used it! The paper is Amy Tangerine 'Ready Steady Go!'

Clean and Simple

Most of my cards tend to be clean and simple so this was a good challenge.  The paper is one of those advert cards you get in Studio Calico kits and the sticker is American Craft, I think.  

Use 2 or more colours from hot pink, yellow, green, aqua, pink, peach
 I chose pink and yellow for this one.  The card started off well....gessoed some book paper on the card then used an Elles Studio stamp with the 2 colours.  Then, I got a bit lost! The ribbon is old stash, the tag is Elles Studio....the first item I ever bought from them. Not overly happy with the card but not too bad considering I don't usually use such bright colours.

Paper from a paper pad

More Amy Tangerine paper here...using Ready Steady Go and Sketchbook 6x6 pads.

Use the sketch provided 
Finally, a bit more gesso used here (that stuff is highly addictive), more Amy Tangerine, an old feather and a tag from DoCrafts.

So, why do I need cheering up?

 I appear to have caught the flu (yep, aches, pains the works!). On the day which, according to the paper, is the sickest day of the year! Good to see I join in with the mob occasionally!!


  1. I love your cards, but I'm sorry you have the flu. I hope you feel better soon!

  2. Good going on the card challenge! I hope you feel better soon..though we were just talking here the other day about how Lemsip doesn't taste as nice as it used to. I wonder what they've taken out of it?!

  3. Fab cards..hope the Lemsip's working!
    Alison xx