Not so mellow yellow!

I am in love... with Delightfully Dijon.  It's the perfect mustard yellow colour that isn't too bright and isn't too brown.  I usually fall in love with one in colour each year and I think this might be the one.... although Tip Top Taupe could be a close second.  Hot of the heels of my last post I'm still on my gratitude card kick.  How are you guys going with that?  Any gratitude cards getting made and posted?  This one if quite different from last weeks - with a much bolder colour palate.

I'm really still getting my crafting mojo back this year.  It's been so hectic at work that I haven't made as much time for it as I like.  I hope that my gratitude cards will help me be a little more intentional about setting some craft time - as it's so good for my soul!  (And my energy levels as it completely refreshes me mentally).

This card was super quick and easy to make.  A few layers.  One stamped image. Some embossing with my bigshot - and hey presto - another card to say thank you to someone in my life.

Hope you're enjoying these cards.  I'd love to hear what you think - leave a comment!

Happy crafting.
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Just for you

Earlier this year I started a gratitude journal.  I wanted to remind myself to be present every day and to recognise all the moments that I have to be thankful for - both big and small. Like many new years resolutions I haven't entirely kept it up, but I've thought about a pivot.  What if I make cards to say thank you and I appreciate you and I give them away?  That way I get to both create and gift at the same time.  Great idea right?  So I'm halfway there - as I've started making some cards.  Now I just need to create that purposeful moment in my week - each week - to do the 'thank you, I appreciate you' bit.

This card is pretty abstract.  I like it because it is.  I used quite a few stamp sets and colours to create it, but really as they are all similar hues, with just the pop of gold I think it works ok.  Rather than looking really complex, it's just subtle layers of similar colours and styles.

I used quite a few different products (as you can see from the carousel below. But I think they all work together quite well.  Sometimes its really hard to combine products from your craft cupboard together. Thankfully these really are all made to go together so it means it's a little easier for me.  (Sometimes I just need my craft sessions to be easy).

I'm still on the journey to actually send these thank you cards... but I'm determined I'll get there.  If you've got any tips on how to build out the habit in my life, leave a comment - I'd love to hear.

Happy crafting.

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My wish for you

 I finally got a chance to play with some items from the new catalogue on the weekend - and it was awesome.  I am completely in love with the new in colours - especially Tip Top Taupe and Delightful Dijon.  There's just something about them that I think I'll be using a lot - both for versatility with other colours, and as stand alone stand outs.

Here's a quick little card I made using 3 of the new colours - Watermelon Wonder, Delightful Dijon, and Tip Top Taupe.  I also used the fringe scissors which I've had for a really long time but haven't really been that inspired to use.  I absolutely love the fringing on this card though - so expect to see me using them a lot more.  

The cake was stamped in Stazon black ink so that I could water colour it.  I don't water colour very often.  I think I've always had a mindset that you could only make old fashioned, vintage style cards, but I've started to see a few card popping up that have a much more modern take - so I think it's my challenge to incorporate it more.  I'd love to see more cards with it.  If you've made a card using watercolouring share a link in the comments. I'd love to see it.

Happy crafting.

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