Thursday, 9 July 2020

My Way

I follow Nana Connie at and she kindly invited me to join a small group of crafters who, are trying to stretch their comfort zone  by following a 'recipe' of four "Must Do" things and another three "Can Do if you choose" things in making a card or other project.  

One person chooses the Must Dos and the Can Dos, makes a sample card (or other project), emails a photo of it to each person in the group, along with the list of Must and Can Dos.  The single catch is that one of the Must Dos is given to the next 'Cook' (cook = recipe) by the person who made up the previous recipe.  It does NOT have to be something they had in their recipe, just something they have designated as a Must Do for the new recipe.

This months challenge list includes the following

1.  Make it Monochromatic
2.  Make the Sentiment your focus - Sentiment can be die cut, stamped (digi or rubber), &/or typed/ computer font/ hand written
3.  Use "Paint Chips" - If you can't get any of those from your local paint store, make your own by coloring card stock "chips" to look like paint chips
4.  Use patterned paper in the background - if you don't have any dp, make your own & use as much or as little as you like

The additional three Can Do items are:

1. Use a Die Cut
2. Use your favourite colour
3. Use summer fruits

Sadly I do not have any paint chips ,( our nearest DIY store is just under 30 miles away and as my hubby is shielding didn't want to make the trip) but  had digital papers which came in colour families, I hope that this substitution was acceptable. I added my sentiment to the papers in my graphics programme before printing.


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Chris said...

Your new group sounds like a lot of fun Meg, a 'proper challenge' to really get you thinking. You've come up trumps with this beautiful monochromatic card. Have fun and enjoy.

aussie aNNie said...

Your group sounds super fun Meg and love the card for your project.xx

*Vicki* said...

Hello Meg!! I'm a new follower and so pleased to be with you in this fun group! :) I love your clever idea with the paint chips and adding your sentiment over it which is a hoot!! LOL! Love the colors and your splattering over the side! Nicely done with your MUST DO list and thank you for the inspiration!! HUGS

Mel Sanz said...

Good job!!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Sounds like a fabulous challenge to get your brain working and think up a great card design. this one is awesome, love it.

NanaConnie said...

Oh, Meg, I knew you'd be a great addition to the group and you've absolutely nailed the recipe this month! :-D I love how you did your "paint chips" and that sentiment has me giggling. Fabulous "spatter" paper and ribbon. :-D NanaConnie

creationsnz said...

Hi Meg. What a great challenge and love what you did with it. CarolG

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Meg, love the quote and look forward to getting to know you as one of my teamies. Following your blog now too :)
Linda xxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hee hee what a great sentiment!! Love it. Sounds like a super fun way to have some crafty fun! Hazelx

Crafting Queen said...

Love this card!

Tammy said...

WOW Meg, this card is awesome, I love how you created your own paint chips and what a super fun sentiment!

cuilliesocks said...

It's a fabulous card Meg, super design and colours, and a brilliant sentiment too Kate x x

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous monochrome card and brilliant sentiment-well your papers worked because I thought they were paint chips
Carol x

Liz said...

Fabulous card Meg, great design and the sentiment really made me smile. xx

Sherri Thacker said...

This sounds like something to do with a "group" of crafters. I haven't used a paint swatch in years. It used to be so fun :).

Kathleen said...

Great take on the challenge or should I say challenges. Great choice of colours and a great sentiment, must use that on my Hubby's birthday card in December, twin, born on Christmas, such bad timing.

Kath x

Babs said...

Sounds like you had fun in your new group and you certainly have made a beautiful monochrome card love the colour and design.
Babs x

cotnob said...

A super card Meg, this sounds like a fun group.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Sandra H said...

Fabulous card Meg x

Pia S said...

Well done, Meg, I actually thought those were real paint chips. A challenging recipe to me, which you made look easy. Great sentiment!

Sarah said...

LOL this made me smile!! What a fantastic sentiment on a fantastic card!! xx

Jules said...

Hi Meg

Great card. You have done a brilliant job with the challenge.

Love the colours and sentiment .. .. and both match perfectly with the splatter background paper.

Sound like you are in for some fun with your new group.

Have a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Witchcrafted Life said...

You did a splendid job of creating a paint chip. This looks the part big time.

It was a pleasure to receive your recent blog comment, Meg. Thank you very much for visiting and leaving such lovely words for me.

Wishing you a sunny, terrific weekend,
Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

pinky said...

What a cool idea Meg. sounds like fun and you obviously nailed it. Love your card and sentiment!!

Margarets designer cards said...

I had to laugh at your card, that is our nasty daughter in law, if we dont see things her way she shouts at us, she has two sides nice and lovey dovey or nasty and shouting.
Great card, love the sentiment

Stamps and Paper said...

Great Challenge Meg and I love your creation


Rachelle Oltean said...

Meg - I laughed out loud at this one! I believe my husband thinks this should be my personal mission statement! Ha! That's what he gets for marrying a red-headed Scots/Irish Gal! This is a great card and I've got some paint chips in my stash that I will be digging out now that I have a great way to use them!
Hugs - Rachelle : )

EmmaT said...

Sounds like a great challenge idea - love your card and the sentiment. Emmax