2nd card was for a Gecko Galz challenge over on their facebook page, one of the challenges is too create something which includes trees.
I ended up doing a Christmas scene, which could be a Christmas or birthday card.
backing paper from AndreaJayne 'Jolly Santa' paper pack
Did you know my local craft store sells every colour ink apart from Olive??? I do now. *lol*
Had to improvise and use a green then a black inkpad on my stamp, did a couple of test stampings before I did the topper just in case it looked horrendous but it looked quite good so went with it.
Whilst at the craft store I came across the Do Craft Oval dies (nesting???) so ended up buying them.... see, I saved money on the ink..... that's my thinking!
White on white on white, the background is another Do Craft die, can't remember what its called, its actually an A6 die so I have to do 2 sheets of paper and put them together to make a 6 x 6 card - hence the ribbon. Crafty cover-up!
The tree branch is a stamp from Chloe's Cards which I received in one of the swaps over at Cardexchange Uk and that's the only Olive colour on the card.
The butterflies and the 'with love' sentiment are Tattered Lace mini dies and are cut from a Papermania paper pack - I'd say it was a off cream colour.
Over at gecko galz, this months challenge is Man O Man.
I made a similar card the other year - I loved how it turned so whilst flicking through by card box, I decided to do another one for Dad, on Fathers Day. This time I wanted to add a bit of colour so flicked through my paper till I saw this blue one. Just makes it more interesting, I think.
Anything car or steam is perfect for Dad.
Well, first card done after our camping holiday in Devon..... a Christmas card *lol*
this was the photo, I went the easy way and choose cups for my card as I knew I had still got a bit of Nitwits 'cookin cookies' paper pack, free with a magazine. Unfortunately I only had a small cup of hot choc left which was on the ad for the pack so I had to use that. Hence a cute 4 x 4 card for this challenge.
Everything was Nitwit 'cookin cookies' and the red button was from a small pack of Do Crafts Christmas buttons - extra shiny red!