Yes, I have been offline for what feels like forever. The kids and Hubby had all been sick for about 2 weeks solid and then I was super busy organising everything for the my new Catty launch .
But I do have some super news. I recently joined the Festive Friday Design Team... I know, how exciting!!! The Challenges can be found over on the super talented blog of Nicole Derendorf. Not only is she a fellow Stampin Up Demonstrator, but also an amazing card maker. So go and check out her blog here!!!
Now, I have been on the team for the past two weeks, but haven't posted any of my cards here.... AWOL I know. So I'll show you both my entries and then I'll be up to date and I can show you my new one, this coming Friday.
So, the first Festive Friday challenge was a Fathers Day card using brads. The first thing that came to mind were pinwheels. Three, to be exact.
I made each pin wheel a different size, to represent my three kiddies. I then had a brainwave to use my Simply Scored to score the "sticks" on.
I really loved this card, but unfortunately it never got to hubby. I took it outside to photograph and forgot to bring it back in...
No it wasn't the wind, but my doggy. She obviously didn't appreciate being left out. Thank goodness she didn't eat the brads!!
The next Festive Friday Challenge was a colour challenge. And I found this one sooo hard. We had to use Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard and Not Quite Navy!!
The background is half stamped in Cherry Cobbler and half embossed in Iridescent Ice. I decided on using just a little of the non-christmassy colours and more on the Cherry Cobbler... I was also dying to use some of the Cherry Cobbler bakers twine too :-)
So, those are my two festive Friday cards so far. The next challenge is on Friday, so why don't you pop on over and join us. It's a great way to get some of your Christmas cards done early!!
Ingredients - Fathers Day Card
Ink: Early Espresso
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Lucky Limeade and Whisper White
Patterned Paper: Paper Stacks.
Stamp set: Best Dad
Other: Antique Brads, Lucky Limeade Bakers Twine, Square Lattice Embossing Folder and Simply Scored.
Ingredients - Christmas Card
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy and More Mustard.
Cardstock - Not Quite Navy, More Mustard, Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler
Stamps - Joy of the Season (R)
Other - Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, Iridescent Ice, Versamark Pad, Rhinestones