Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Wow.. Wait a minute.. May's here already?

Hi everyone!

Wow, I can't believe it's May already! We've had fairly decent weather here, which means that we've spent a lot of days in the countryside. Which, in turn, means that my creative mojo keeps bubbling underneath with no real outlet, grrr. Thankfully I was asked to make a card for a cute little 2 year old, and basically one of those orders where I have about 6 hours to make something :D

Good thing I had been colouring a bit, so I had the perfect picture ready to go! This is also a very new way for me to make my cards - when I used Promarkers I always coloured the stamps to fit the card - now I've been colouring tons just for the fun of it, so I have a bunch ready to go for these "ooops, I forgot to mention I'll be needing a new card - today!"-kind of orders :) (as a note, though, most of my so called orders are actually my mum asking me to make cards for her, so it's not like I'm doing this as a business or source of income)

Without further ado, voilĂ !

Isn't she adorable! I love pink (can you tell?) and most little princesses I've met do too, so thought I couldn't go wrong with the colour choice. 

The stamp is by Crafty Sentiments Designs, Lollipop Dreams and called Lemonade Sunday (that I got from the amazing Heidi at Heidin Korttipaja <3), and of course, coloured in with my beloved Distress Markers. The rosette is made with my brand-spanking-new Tim Holtz Mini Paper Rosettes die (Sizzix) that I absolutely fell in love with! Corners rounded, matted on bright pink vellum, and the DP is from a pad by Me & My Big Ideas. 

I haven't had time for any challenges again, since when I do get the time to do something, I notice the challenge has already closed. Oh well, soon enough I'll have a bit more time again - until I return to the working world for the last 2 weeks of May, when I suspect I will fall into bed the second I get home.. 

My to-do list for crafty bits this month: still have to make Mother's Day cards, a Happy 30th for one of my oldest friends, and get started on some invitations for a confirmation.

In other news, I'm so happy I could burst! I haven't coloured in a while since for some reason there's never enough light.. If there isn't enough light I get a head-ache trying to colour. It's as if the natural light eats up the artificial light inside, and so if it's overcast or raining I can't get enough light in here.. In the winter there's no problem, because we just have the artificial light and pretty much no natural light at all.. 

Anyway - I went to Ikea yesterday, and got a better desklamp, and a Led-bulb of 1000 lumen :D So tonight, my Markers will be back in action! Would've coloured last night but honestly, Ikea = too tired to do anything! Surprisingly enough, I noticed they actually have a bit of crafty stuff there now! Bought some pink tissue paper for next to nothing, and they had some fun paperclips too, but couldn't go too crazy. ;)

'Til next time, when I hope to be sharing some of my inkings at spritzings ;)


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