Last night I totally got on a roll. I think it was frustration as much as anything. I got a Making Memories trimmer at Christmas and had to return it because it was defective. Well, because I do most of my paper crafting at home, I hadn't the replacement yet (I just use the trimmer at the LSS; easier than taking the risk of dropping mine). I opened it today. And I had the same problem. Won't cut the paper (it basically scores it), the red locking device will NOT stay on, and it just does not work for me. So I'm taking it back yet again and getting the Fiskar's locking trimmer my friend has. I love it and I've never had a big problem with Fiskars products.
I think the reason I was particularly frustrated tonight by the trimmer troubles is that I was expecting to FINALLY get a Mojo Monday sketch challenge completed, as well as work on some challenges that are due today. I didn't get the Mojo Monday card done, but a good friend loaned me her trimmer so I was able to do two cards last night that qualify for a today's challenges. In fact, I my creative juices were flowing enough that I was able to combine multiple challenges with both cards.
This first card is for:
Paper Players #55 - Colour Challenge: Baja Breeze, Poppy Parade, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake.
Party Time Tuesday - Square Card
This card is for a friend's daughter who loves the colour red. I'll colour it later, as I don't have any markers or watercolour pencils in the challenge colours. I had to use neutral ribbon for the same reason. I have to say that I quite like Crumb Cake, which completely surprise me. I am normally not a fan of Kraft cardstock.
I will colour the image; I just don`t have the right colour markers so I decided to leae it blank for now. I will probably use lots of red in the popsicles, because it is the favorite colour of the little girl who will be receiving it.
The basis for this next card also involved combining a colour challenge with a sketch that I found suitable. The one difficulty I have with SU colour challenges is that I don`t have any of the Patterns dsp packs; all mine have patterns with multiple colours on them, and those colours may well. not work with the challenge.
This second card is for:
Pile It On - Embossing
PPA 101 - Summertime Bues
Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday - SummertimePhindy`s Place- Buttons
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C95 - Summer ThemedHSS74 - Button it Up!
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Poppy Parade, Crumb Cake, Basic Grey
Stamps: Sunny Fun
Ink: Stazon On Black
Misc: Very Vanilla ribbon, embossing folder, brad, border punch
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue, Marina Mist
Ink: Stazon Black
Misc: embossing folder, buttons, border punch