Half a Decade Later

Hiya & Happy Easter!
This week the LLC DT Members have been showing retakes of cards they made several years ago. I was the one who set this challenge/theme, and it’s been amazing to see the differences in styles and materials, not to mention the DT member’s progress.
So whilst I have very much enjoyed the theme, I’ve been dreading the day when it was my own turn to post my new/old project, but here it is, my 5 year old card:
Good Grief!!! What’s up with that colour combo? Someone please tell me what I was thinking? LOL Hmmm… maybe it’s the consequence of being a child of the 70’s; after all I grew up with orange kitchen cabinets and snot green wallpapers 🙂

Some of my first cards were Christmas cards, but since it’s Easter, I thought I’d remake an old Easter card, and this is one of the first ones I made with a coloured image. It’s from 2008, even before I started blogging (2010), but by the look of it I must have followed a sketch that I found somewhere in blog land, so I thought it’d be fun to use the same sketch again. So here’s my retake:Used the Cameo to cut the shape of the card. Naturally, I HAD to use papers from Maja Design’s new Vintage Spring Basics collection. They’re all so pretty, the colours are just gorgeous, so it was very hard to decide upon which ones to use, but finally I chose some in blue and pink.

As far as the coluring goes…back then I was using distress, I never really got the hang of it (maybe if You Tube would have been around, things might have been different), so I moved on to Copics. I’m still nowhere near the level I’d like to be at, but I keep on practising.

Challenges I’d like to enter:
Elisabeth Bell’s World – Animal Antics
Simply Create Too – #34 Animals
Incy Wincy Designs – Use pastels
Kaboodle – #164 Easter/Early Spring
Crafty Creations – #215 Easter
Creative Inspirations – #207 Easter Wishes
The Sisterhood of Crafters – Easter/Spring
4 Crafty Chicks – #135  Easter
Hanna & Friends – #168 Easter
One Stop– #222 Easter

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy Easter!
I have got a special treat; 10% off everything at the Live & Love Crafts Store this Easter weekend, but hurry as this offer expires Monday 1st of April at midnight GMT.

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