And here we are! The final week of the September Card a Day challenge over at Facebook. This was a fun week, I made a few cards I really liked and will be making more of. I tried ideas I have been meaning to and was pleased with the outcome of some.
Day 22 Card 22
This one was an idea suggested by a friend; a snow bank with a chicken paw(?)- prints. I die cut the card blank and some designer paper for the card. Die cut a smaller circle for the focal point. The card was distressed with sepia ink but i would probably use blue ink next time
Day 23 Card 23
A simple notecard I made ages go – kraft card blank with a simple flower stamp. The faux stitching is gel penned on.
Day 24 Card 24
This one got the most likes on the Facebook group. I like it too!
Day 25 Card 25
I’ve got a set of William Morris note card and this is a simple card with a WM print.
Day 26 Card 26
A water coloured card with a polka dotted card blank.
Day 27 Card 27
I love this one. The focal point is a page from an old book with leaves stamped on it. I used pearlescent water colours on it and distressed the edges. Some twine and double sided foam tape and there you go 🙂
Day 28 Card 28
Another favourite. This is a 4×4 card with a sheet torn from a book. My sister-in-law sent me some crayons and I used those to colour in the images. I love this card and will be making more of these
Day 29 Card 29
From a design standpoint, its no different from Day 26 but I didn’t have a lot of time that day!
Day 30 Card 30 (FINALLY!)
A washi tape jobbie – I think it’s far too bright but I REALLY did not have time to do anything better
Final thoughts on the Card a Day Challenge
So the good news is that I did it – I made it to Day 30 of the Card a day challenge but it wasn’t easy. Thinking of a new design for a card every day isn’t easy; finding the time and enthusiasm for it in the evening, post-work, is harder. But I made it.
One of the things I didn’t like was that my limited time in the evening was being dedicated to card making and there were times when I would have rather done something else. So in that respect, it ties you down a bit.
While I won’t be participating in the October challenge, I might modify it and do a ‘Craft a day challenge where I make something every day; a card, an art journal layout, something DIY; as long as it’s original.
And here’s the links to the previous weeks:
Thanks for stopping by!