Our swap theme for February was chosen by yours truly & it seems to have caused a bit of a rumpus :o) I chose black, white & ONE other colour. That was it. Nothing else, a plain & simple swap. Or so I thought . . .
I gave Liz black, white & yellow & I gave Terri black, white & purple. In return, I received black, white & lilac/purple from Liz & black, white & red (shudder !! I hate red, except at Christmas) from Terri.
Well, what a to do I caused !! Liz made the most gorgeous teddy bear card, with the stamped image of a teddy bear & balloons that I'd included in the swap. She also made a lovely Easter card with an image of her own. The only problem was - they had other colours, not just black, white & yellow !!
I couldn't work out which part of black, white & ONE other colour she didn't understand & it turned out that she thought it meant only the paper/card could be black, white & one other colour - the images could be any colour. Sighhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh . . .
But anyhooo, we got over it & peace was restored to our craft rooms once more :o)
I did Liz's parcel a couple of weeks ago, so this weekend, I did Terri's & I have to say, considering I had red, with the exception of one or two of the cards I made, I'm pleased with the end result :o)
This eagle card will be for Shaun. Eagles are his favourite big bird - apart from me, that is !! :o)
By the time his birthday or our anniversary comes round, he'd have forgotten what this looks like, so that's OK :o)
Who doesn't like a cup cake now & again ? Especially one with a big, fat, juicy strawberry on top ? :o)
The hibiscus flowers were a reddish orange colour & I think the card turned out OK using an off white border..
This was difficult - an old image with hardly anything that could be coloured. The poor lady on the left looks like she's had her throat cut, but it's the ribbon on her bonnet :o) I'm not overly fond of this one.
The butterfly Terri gave me, was a deep cerise pink. Not technically red, but you don't always have the exact thing to hand, do you ? I wanted to do something simple with it & although it's OK, I'm not really keen on it.
Another one that didn't turn out quite as I'd hoped. I love the penguin image & thought he'd look all right on the snowflake background, but I think he needs a bit more *oomph*, really :o)
Terri has chosen March's theme - recycled. GULP !!! I think I may need a lie down in a darkened room before I attempt that :o)