Hello talented crafters!

Today I’m popping in with a quick share. This is my card for the Essentials by Ellen August Mix It Up Challenge: Winnie & Walter.




Once again I’m sorry for the poor quality picture… this is becoming a habit, as I’m not happy at all with my photography skills. They are so basic that sometimes, even after working the image with GIMP or similar program, the final result is awful and I end up not submitting my entry. This is what happened to the card I wanted to place for the Calling all artists – Special Pin Sights Challenge at EH… and others. I’ll have to take some time to learn some photography fundamentals, although I feel it’s a bit discouraging because it takes a lot of time…

There isn’t much to say about this card, since everything is very visible… just a fun finding, the negative piece of the scalloped border from W&W Goldie Trim Cutaways is great to create a cute little round shaped garland. I added some messy twine behind for added interest.


Dies: EH – Prize Stag; W&W – Goldie Trim Cutaways.


Thank you for stopping by.

U R Great

4 thoughts on “U R Great

  • 2016-08-16 at 18:58

    I LOVE this card – love how alternated the direction of the die cuts! And the colors are just wow!!
    That being said…….nooooooo!! Why haven’t you posted those cards?!??! Why have you not submitted anything?!?! I am waiting like a Shiba to see you as a DT, and you are cheating me here!! Oh, just submit them, you’ll get better at photos!! It took me a loooong time to get to even my level! I had to even look at a tutorial from Debbie just to understand how lights works (imagine that!!) So, I am sure you’ll get there soon!! 🙂

  • 2016-08-16 at 18:59

    Oh, an I am still not satisfied with my photography (I wonder if anyone ever is!?)

  • 2016-08-18 at 06:13

    Cris, seriously, have you seen some of the images out there? You take crisp, well-lighted images that are a cut above many. Have you seen my grey-blue lighting disasters of late (thanks shifting light, and exhaustion, and too fast editing on a tiny screen!!! LOL) Anyway, I get it, but as you work toward images that satisfy you, just subit because your photos are always consistent and identifiable!! Love this card FYI! Thanks for coming by THD and my blog. Have a card on my desk awaiting posting to you… ♡

  • 2016-08-18 at 07:05

    You have my sympathy!!!!! I am also rubbish at photographing my cards but I’m not really bothered. I am a cardmaker, not a photographer. Luckily I have no interest in being on a DT, I just like to share what I make. I think what you make is the important thing and you make some really gorgeous cards, so I think you should put them out there. Other cardmakers will still enjoy seeing what you have made and no doubt be inspired by it and that is the important bit. Isn’t that why we share our cards in the first place?


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