Every 3rd Thursday, Sarah will be hosting a new challenge over at S J Crafts. The focus is on the everyday stuff and this month the theme is "Happy". There will also be an idea for using something from your stash by way of a product or technique and this month the focus is to use a punch. The DT will be showing a few examples and then you have 4 weeks--ish (check the deadline for each challenge) to upload your entry. This month's prize is a £10 voucher for the shop including some items still in the sale.
When I heard about the challenge, it fitted perfectly with something I was about to make for Management. He gave me such a wonderful day last Wednesday for my birthday treat but the best part was just being together without the stresses and rush of normal daily life. I wanted to make him a card to say that spending time with him is what makes me tick, no matter how bad my mental state is!
I love the cheery feel of the My Mind's Eye Fly A Kite range and I picked out the bright colours in the kite with some Glossy Accents for some dimension and interest. I used my bracket punch, which is great for male cards, and of course I edged everything with Distress Inks.
He was pleasantly surprised to get a thank you card and said it wasn't needed. I said it wasn't a thank you card, it was a "You Make Me So Happy" card, which is what I really wanted to express to him. Because he does. So much. :-)
What makes you happy? Please do share it with us on the S J Crafts blog. I'll be back tomorrow with a blog hop and news of another prize - its all go here!
Bye for now