Lots of CSA goodness, and a few cards too!

I’m, once again, going to do a huge post to put up everything I’ve done since the last time I appeared here.  Given the time lapse it’s not much to brag about, but I had fun.

I’ll start with a little card I was only too delighted to have the opportunity to make.  A good scrap-buddy announced that she’s expecting her first baby for April, and I am so delighted for her and her partner.  When I found this classy silhouette file I knew it was perfect to offer her my congratulations:

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Next I was late wishing a happy birthday to another scrap-pal, the one and only Mimi!  So when she challenged us to make our background using inks, markers or any other medium to create lots of stripes, it was the perfect opportunity to dust off my Promarkers.  I opted for a cameo of blues and turquoises, decided to get a little messy with Gesso and Tim Holtz rice paper, then finished it off with a Silhouette-cut flower.  I love the result:


Then, with back-to-school being on my mind, it was time to get organised.

A cheap 1€-agenda with a horrid cover became this for my daughter (such a shame I put the wrong date on it, it really is a 2015-2016 journal inside :

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Then the swap-of-the-month at CSA was right on track with the theme being “organisation”.  I made a selection of fancy paper clips, presented them in a matching box, a post-it & pen stand, and a matching card:






And received this lovely goodness in exchange:



Due to lack of time I didn’t get to make much for World Cardmaking Day, but I managed to interpret one sketch two ways (again a challenge for CSA).  Firstly a shabby interpretation (not a huge success, then again, shabby is not really my stayle):


Then the same sketch with a “clean” look :

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Another CSA-challenge: to make a C&S card using the same cut-out shape several times on the card.  I missed the mark in regards to the C&S part, but I loved the lacey pattern of this Silhouette Cameo file, so went for it anyhow :

KODAK Digital Still Camera

KODAK Digital Still Camera

Another CSA challenge : to reinsert a die-cut shape into its negative shape on the card, a rather tricky operation, especially with the fine die-cut I chose:

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And lastly, a deceptively simple C&S card :


Who knows when I’ll get the opportunity to check back in on my blog, so you all be good, scrap well and enjoy each day as it comes!

Happy weekend, folks 🙂