There's going to be a bit of a delay in adding the cards for the March Blog Challenge because I think we're both having a bit of trouble getting our cards made. I'm afraid I have no real excuse apart from the card I originally had in mind as my Spring card has become a bit of a OCD (Obsessively Crafting Dilemma) and I can't stop making the same card - I've now made seven and they take a minimum of three hours per card to make! Each one is slightly different and very detailed, I don't want to hog the blog with loads of photos when it's a challenge so Michele and I both agree I should use it for a blog post on its own. Have I whet your appetite? Lol I'm such a card tease because I've actually got quite a few other cards which need showcasing so I'm not going to give anymore hints about it until I actually write the post! It's been quite a busy few weeks in terms of cards needed so I have lots to share with you today.
The first card I'd like to share is one that I made for my sister-in-law's partner's daughter, I actually missed her birthday (didn't know it and I've only met her once) by nearly a week by the time I got this card made and sent out and it was a real rush job. I knew she liked unicorns because one of her presents was a BaB unicorn (it has roller skates lol) and I had this pink one already stamped and fussy cut out so all I needed to do was make a suitable background out of rainbow distress inked clouds and a matching sentiment from the MFT stamp set (don't know if you recognise it but I won it in a FB giveaway many moons ago - I've not won anything in months *sobs quietly*)
My next card is a water-coloured Get Well card that I made for my best friend. He's not been very well and I wanted to send him a hug through the post, I thought this image was very cute but not too cute for a man especially teamed up with the striking black and white backing paper.
The final card that I'd like to share with you is another circle swing cards again made using the Crafter's Companion dies that my lovely husband got me for Valentine's Day. After making the plainer version for my mum-in-law, I decided to add the extra panels to make this stylish black and white Mother's Day card for my mum - she loves butterflies so I added a die cut butterfly on the flip side instead of a circle sentiment. I decorated the front and back with the flower design which looked great especially with the addition of some half backed pearls but it meant I didn't actually have anywhere to add my message so I ended up making a quick note card to write my message on instead.
I've still got quite a few cards to share but they can wait for another day as I've added lots of photos to this post already. I hope you've enjoyed looking at my latest (at least the ones done in the past month!) creations, I think I've been crafting too much to blog which is why it's been a while since my last post - I really need to blog more! If you have any comments or questions about these cards then please leave them in the usual places - I might not reply to every one but I love to read what you have to say and I appreciate you taking the time to both read this blog and comment on it. Hopefully I should have the challenge cards ready soon but if not I still have a shed load of cards to share *winks*. Until next time - keep crafting!
Love and crafty hugs,