I have wanted to enter some challenges for a long time, I really enjoy looking around at how others interpret the card layouts or use the colours in a colour challenge. Well I decided to just stop thinking about it and just do it! That's my goal at the moment, to remove the obstacles whether they are in my head or time related (we all know life just gets in the way at times!) and just do it!
I don't make enough masculine cards, it's something that many of my card making friends say too, so when I saw the colours in this ColourQ
challenge I knew that was the one I would begin with, not least because I was desperate to use the new Stylised Birthday stamp from Stampin Up.
As soon as i saw the new catalogue I knew that this stamp would be an invaluable addition, it's such a scene stealer and I have to say it didn't disappoint, I love the font and the scale of this stamp so much!
I teamed it with the very useable cake image from Endless Birthday Wishes, which happens to be another favourite of mine for both male, female and kiddie Birthdays, and again the fonts on that set are so awesome with the lovely swirly handwritten look teamed with the tiny type written stamps.
The Basic Grey came from the Designer Series Paper Stack and the inkpad used with an aqua painter to add colour to the cake stand and I threw in the Glitter Paper too to just bling it up a tad. I hope that was allowed??!
I will definitely be partaking in more challenges now I've got started and I know what a great inspiration they can be.