Tastes of the Orient

Hello! My inspiration for the new Creative Fingers Challenge highlights the lovely Chinese Cranes image from sponsor, Lemon Shortbread in an oriental inspired creation. I printed the Cranes onto regular cardstock and decided to do a little "old school" crafting. I coloured the whole image with Tombow markers and a Dove Blender Pen, something I … Continue reading Tastes of the Orient

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Rosehips and Fairies

Hello! Today, I'm sharing my mid challenge inspiration for the current Creative Fingers challenge. This time I've used Christine Karron's Rosehips Fairy to create this 5.5"x6.75" card. As with my previous inspiration project, I've printed the image onto X-Press It blending card and coloured it with Chameleon Pens. I've then fussy cut the image and … Continue reading Rosehips and Fairies

A Fairy In The Wind

Hello! it's the start of a very special Creative Fingers Challenge that will run for the next four weeks. This challenge is sponsored by the awesome Christine Karron and, as always, she has created some stunning pieces to colour. I've used one of the images from the Fairy Faces Five Pack as my inspiration, called … Continue reading A Fairy In The Wind

A little Ray Of Sunshine.

Hello! Today, I'm sharing my inspiration for the start of the latest Creative Fingers Challenge. I chose to create a card using the Dancing Sunflower image from sponsor Lemon Shortbread as the feature image. I started by printing the image onto Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and added a single base layer of colour … Continue reading A little Ray Of Sunshine.

The One That Didn’t Get Away.

Hello! Today sees the start of another Creative Fingers Challenge and my inspiration uses the Gus Fish Whisperer image from sponsor, Bugaboo, to create a Father's Day card for my Dad. I decided to create this card using earthy tones so my first choice was to print Gus onto kraft card. Once printed, I started … Continue reading The One That Didn’t Get Away.

Rock On!

Hello! Today I'm sharing another inspiration make for the new Creative Fingers Challenge. This challenge is sponsored by Some Odd Girl and I've chosen Rockin Kody to create a masculine card for the younger generation. My entire card front was designed on my computer. I started by opening a digital patterned paper, called Mix Up, … Continue reading Rock On!

Morgan’s Vase

Hello! Today I'm sharing my inspiration for the latest Creative Fingers Challenge. Our sponsor is Morgan's Art World and I've chosen to use their "August Vase" image to create a one layer CAS card. Believe it or not, one layer CAS cards always fill me with dread. There's just no room for error when you're … Continue reading Morgan’s Vase

Magical Birthday Wishes

Hello! It's time for another Creative Fingers Challenge and this fortnight, our sponsor is Milk Coffee Stamps. I've chosen to use their sweet Fairy Tiffany digital stamp printed onto some grey kraft cardstock. I recently invested in a set of Caran d'Ache Luminance pencils after seeing them reviewed and saving for months to buy them. … Continue reading Magical Birthday Wishes

Thinking of You

Hello! Today sees the start of another Creative Fingers Challenge with our sponsor, Meadow Haven. I've chosen to use their Heart of Gold image to create a card that could be used for a number of occasions, from sympathy to support during a tough time. This card was relatively easy to to make. I started … Continue reading Thinking of You

An Annoying Anniversary

Hello! It's the start of the latest Creative Fingers Challenge and my inspiration is something a little different for me. For my parents upcoming wedding anniversary, I wanted to create something with size and impact. I chose to use our sponsor, Bugaboo's Stella and Gus Person To Annoy image and some gold mirror board die … Continue reading An Annoying Anniversary

Foiled Elegance: Coloring Foiled Images

Hello! Today I'm sharing my inspiration for the start of the latest Creative Fingers Challenge. I needed to restock my cards with a new sympathy card. I thought I'd create the card before I actually needed one for such a sad occasion. I never feel like making cards at those times... 😔 I chose to … Continue reading Foiled Elegance: Coloring Foiled Images

Magpie In Magnolias & Successfully Planning A Card Design

Hello! Today I'm sharing my inspiration for the start of another Creative Fingers Challenge. I'm also going to discuss a couple of issues cardmakers face when designing a card from scratch. My inspiration for these cards was this stunning artwork that I'd seen online by Heidi Willis. This piece just took my breath away with … Continue reading Magpie In Magnolias & Successfully Planning A Card Design