I've had a fun afternoon finishing the block for my husband for Valentine's Day, and making him a card.I started the block some time ago but it just didn't look right. After some advice from Helen Chilton it's now finished. Thanks, Helen for your input. Here is a picture of it.
I also made him a card. I started with no ideas whatsover and it just evolved. I'm pleased with it and as always I'm trying not to see all the things wrong with it!
I used an old book as a base for the hearts (well, he is a Librarian). Then I used a tissue to spread the ink from a pad onto the background. I do especially like this bit as it looks like the sky. The stamps I used were Cavanilli and Crafty Individuals.
Then, I thought why not have a go at the Crafty Individuals Challenge? So, as is typical of me, I started without reading the guidelines. I just assumed I had to use all CI stamps, this really was a challenge as I only have four sets (I love this range so will be buying more) apart from the festive ones (I have quite a few of those) and as I'm new to this craft, a limited range of inks and embellishments.
I had a small wooden box approximately 5"x5" that came filled with wooden embellishments I love the look of it and knew as soon as I bought it that I'd like to use it somehow. Then I coloured small doilies with spring(ish) coloured inks - I don't have a lot of choice. After that it was just a case of stamping, cutting and embellishing. I have to be honest I'm not too sure about it (please try to ignore the footless bird!) and I've not decided yet if I'm going to submit it. I did enjoy the challenge and it was nice to do something other than cards.
I did submit it.
You have to start somewhere...
I would have done it differently if I'd known I only had to use one Crafty Individuals product!
Another lesson learned, read the guidelines BEFORE starting the project.
I did enjoy the 'extra' challenge though...