Design Team News and Weekly Round-Up: 12 – 18 Nov 2018

If I had to sum up last week in just one word, I’d choose the word productive. As well as all my usual design team work, and the Watercolour Mastery course I’m taking, I had all the preparations for Saturday’s Health and Wellbeing Day to do – which, by the way, went very well. If you like, you can read about it here.

So what about design team work? For Cheeky Studio, I shared two cards I made using the Sweet Succulent ephemera, and one 12×12 layout I made using the August kit and Notebook Nancy ephemera.

For Mama Makes, I used a sentiment stamp from the Sending Hugs set on a Christmas card. It’s not always appropriate to send someone a ‘merry’ Christmas card, so I like to make some that might be more suitable. For Skull and Cross Buns, I used several elements from their new Christmas range to create another Christmas card. It’s rather unusual, but I like it!

For EllieBeth Designs UK, I shared a few peeks of my planner and used the new Winter Dreams collection to set up this week in my bullet journal.

For Watercolour Mastery, I had another bash at the beach scene I painted last weekend. As I knew I wouldn’t have much time to paint, I decided to do smaller versions of the painting on greetings cards and try different colours to see how they effected the mood of the painting.My favourite is the one on the right. I think I achieved a better variation in value, and the colours are brighter, more uplifting. After painting these, I took them along to the craft fayer, and, interestingly, the only one that didn’t sell was the one on the left which has darker and stormier tones.

As for the other cards I made for the Health and Wellbeing Day, here they are:

I didn’t make them all from scratch, some of them were half made and I just finished them off. Still, it was a very productive week – my die-cutting machine has never seen so much action! Some of these cards are still available to buy via my Etsy shop, and 25p from the sale of every card will be donated to the Southern Health Recovery College.

So that was last week. What about this week? Well, I’ve got my usual design team makes to share and a bunch of custom cards to make and an Etsy order to fulfill. I’ll also be tackling this week’s Watercolour Mastery lesson which is all about different ways to paint from reference photos. Plus there are some facebook challenges I’d like to try to do, and a few videos I need to film. I’ll tell you how I got on with all that next Monday.

Until then, don’t forget, if you’d like to buy anything from the shops I’m on the design team for, you can use the discount codes below!

  • Cheeky Studio – for 10% off your order, use the discount code: natalie1o (excludes kit club subscription).
  • EllieBeth Designs UK – for 10% off your order, use the discount code: NATALIE10.
  • Mama Makes – for 20% off your first order, use the discount code: IMNEW.
  • Skull and Cross Buns – for 10% off your order, use the discount code: DESIGNTEAM.

Thanks for stopping by! xxx

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