I wasn’t around to join in the last Etsy Inspired Challenge so you may not be aware that the challenge is now running bi-weekly instead of weekly.
Our challenge this week is based on the shop, Paula Art, that sells recycled pipe vases, contemporary wall clocks and mixed media originals.
I was inspired by the blue vase and decided to colour my little lanterns in blue and yellow. I also love the dots on the clock which made me think about how I could bring in some polka dots.
Our sponsor is Shery K Designs, she is offering 3 of her best selling packs as a prize.
I thought I would see if I could combine a few challenges for this card, not something I do often because generally any more than one or two completely confuses me lol. My poor little head can’t cope with it all!!
The first challenge is CAS-ual Fridays. This is a card-making style I really want to develop, I love the fresh style of CAS cards. I just missed their button and twine challenge last week, grrr! Their challenge this week is to use bling so I added some crystals to my little lanterns from Lawn Fawn's 'Lunar Lights' set.
I also want to enter this card into the Lawnscaping Polka Dot Challenge. I’ve been trying to play along with this one for a few weeks too. I used my Cuttlebug 'Seeing Spots' embossing folder for the background.
Don’t forget to pop on by to our Etsy Inspired DT too to see some more projects inspired by this week’s shop.
Ellie Augustin (May Guest Designer)
Ruby McGuire (that's me!)
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Join in the fun and tell your crafty friends all about our challenge too, the more the merrier!
On a side note my little princess starts senior school in September, which makes me sad because she’s growing up. I really want to make sure I spend as much time as I can with her(while she still wants her Mummy around)! It’s a time of change, which happens to every Mum and I know that with change come good things too but it doesn’t make it any easier. She truly is such a wonderful little person to be around and I guess I’m scared that could be different as she gets older.
This card sentiment is for me! I don’t know if you remember at the end of last year I set myself a word for the year which was ‘happy’. Well, I’ve been making a few changes in all sorts of areas to make that word come true. Silly things like getting into better routines with household chores, paperwork, that kind of thing, and bigger things like work. I feel really pleased with how everything is working out. It’s definitely helped me make better decisions and take baby steps towards what I want to achieve long term. It’s amazing how empowering just having one goal word can be, it really helps you to focus on what you want.
If you haven’t done it already think of a word that would help you describe what you want to achieve, see how well it can work for you too!