To be honest I still judge myself wanting compared to all the other talented people in there. Not false modesty, I really don't think I am as good as most of the scrappers in Creativity Life or the other crafters in Creativity. But I still feel honoured to have been asked to be "Guest Designer" for Creativity Life this time round. The mags are ones you buy in craft shops rather than other shops and feature products that Docrafts promote and sell through their website. There are some fantastic freebies on the covers so I think the mags are worth it for those alone. And I was even more excited when I realised that one of my cards is featured on the front of Creativity this month. I've never been on the front of a magazine before. Not sure I ever will be again so I am going to milk the moment.
See that card with the embroidery on? I made that I did. It uses the new stitch templates and some fab glittery papers and stickers by Doodlebug that are made for Easter.
Right I shall calm down now... actually I am still excited as it is Daring Cardmakers day and Vanessa gave us a brilliant challenge.
All things Circular!
This week, the title says it all - I want to see lots of circles, you can decide how you use them, whether it be the shape of your card or how you display circular elements within the design and thats it, nice and simple (I hope :-)).Now I actually did something sensible with this card (I know, I can't beleive it either)
I cut down a square card so that it will still fit into a regular envelope despite having an off the edge look. There are quite a few circles on this card. The inspiration was the wonderful die cut K and Co Amy Butler butterfly which flew to my house yesterday from here, to go with the matching papers already sent. The Tea Box papers are just amazing, most of them have some sparkle or dimension and are double sided. I used a glittery/striped paper here. I added circles of glitter with a glue pen to the striped paper. The grey circles are cut with nesties and one embossed with swiss dots the other dotted with pearly stuff. I added my favourite ribbon of the moment (and that green seems to go with everything just now!), a printed sentiment and some circular brads. Oh and the ubiquitous threaded water bottom to finish it off. Yes, there wasn't much of the original card left after I hacked it to pieces!
I'm also excited because on Sunday one of my churches receives an Eco Congregation award - the first church in our borough to get one and it is a big deal for us.