I thought i would like to try a few more of the challenges that are shown, so this morning i made these two cards!!
The first is from Beate Johns, whose blog i visit on a daily basis, and the name Fresh and Fun is perfect because that's exactly what it is!!
I used a 148mm square card as the base for my design, which i covered with 'Figgy Pudding' by Basic Grey. The circle was cut with my Cricut machine from plain white cardstock and i added some colour with a Dove brush, taken straight from an Adirondack 'Raisin' inkpad. The Holly sprig is a DeNami stamp. I drew around a two pence piece to get the circle in the centre and then i stamped five times to form the garland. Coloured in with Crystal Lacquer for the leaves and an Adirondack pen for the berries, i stamped a small HOTP geeting with Raisin to go in the centre, finished off with some Colorbox liquid chalk in Dark Brown around the edge of the circle!!
The second card is from SCS 149
This one is a C6 covered again with the gorgeous 'Figgy Pudding'. The santa and baby is a Paper Inspirations stamp which i inked up with Stazon Olive Green. The two smaller sentiments are from HOTP acrylic range. I added a small piece of Papermania organza ribbon across the centre panel before placing the focals on with some foam tape to add dimension!
I have enjoyed doing these challenges today, and not really having to think too much about how i was going to assemble my cards because the hard work is done for you by the sketch designers!!