Tomorrow night my son leaves his Scout troop to move up to Explorers. He’s had a fantastic time over the last few years, not least because his troop have a brilliant team of leaders who give up a huge amount of their free time & energy for the children. They’ve helped make him the young man he now is, so it seemed fitting to make a card to say “thank you”.
Second post in 2 days – wonders will never cease, I haven’t done this much crafting in ages! And another entry for the Less is More challenge this week, to use designer paper in a CAS way. Not quite as CAS as my first entry but I hope it still qualifies.
I love taking part in challenges when I get the chance. This week over at Less is More the challenge is to use designer paper in a CAS way – a perfect opportunity to make kusadama flowers, something I’ve wanted to try for ages. I needed a thank you card for my sister, who was my son’s sponsor at his confirmation last night and I know she’ll love them. The papers are by K & Company.
Our son was confirmed tonight; I wanted his card to be modern & unique, and tried to make a word cloud of my own in the shape of a metal cross I intended to use. Despite hours of experimentation I couldn’t get it to look right. Then I found Wordle. A lot of experimentation later and I eventually settled on this:
No, not the gateau! It’s the title of one of my new Inkylicious stamps that I bought over the weekend at the NEC. I also bought some new Adirondacks so some of those are in evidence for the first time on this card.
I needed a quick card for a friend & this week’s sketch at Sketch Saturday appealed to me. Not for the first time, though, I realised I’m woefully short of masculine stamps, so I dug out one of a car which I’ve used quite a few times & coloured it with Promarkers to match the backing paper, which was in a pack I was given free from the Create & Craft stand at the NEC at the weekend. It doesn’t show up too well, but I added some matching twine as it looked a little bit bare. Not one of my best efforts but it will have to do!