Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge Blog June 2020– #JOSTTT018

Good morning lovely crafters.

It’s June already? Time for me to share my project for #JOSTTT018 with you.

If you are new to the Tic Tac Toe challenge, and want to find out more about it, the details are all  here  in the Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge blog. It’s a fabulous challenge to take part it and we love to see all of the beautiful projects that are entered each month. Follow the link above and you’ll see how easy it is to join in.

Simply choose a line, either vertical, horizontal or diagonal,  from the grid below then using the three elements in that line let your creativity run wild. If you need some inspiration check out the blog using the link above where you’ll find the beautiful projects created by our fabulous design team and the entries from crafters across the world.

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I have to admit I have been really struggling to find my crafty mojo recently, It seems that the chaos, uncertainty and madness in the world just now is splitting many of us crafters into two groups…..those who are finding their love of crafting therapeutic and helpful in coping with it all and those who are struggling to find the mindfulness to be able to get their creative juices flowing at all.

In the UK rainbows seem to have become a huge symbol of hope during these difficult times and when I saw it was one of the elements on this months grid I knew I had to include it in my project. The line I chose to use is the centre vertical line – Summer, Rainbow, Emboss.

Usually I create a 3D project for the TTT Challenge blog but this month I decided to surprise you all by designing a card instead.

I started with a basic A6 card blank and added a mat of Rainbow Mirri card from Hunkydory Crafts. The embossed layer, which was created using a stitched cloud embossing folder from Crafters Companion was die cut then coloured using the fabulous Hunkydory Prism Brush Pens which I got recently as a Birthday gift.

The glasses were cut  from a piece of card which I had watercoloured in a rainbow of colours. Once die cut, I added a layer of Glossy Accents to give them some dimension and cut the lenses from black mirri card to make them look like sunglasses.

All of the elements were popped up on foam pads and I added a few tiny crystal gems as a final touch of sparkle.

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As I have no recipient in mind for the card yet I left it blank so that I can insert an appropriate message later.  Adding a tiny rainbow to the inside of the card seemed like a lovely final touch so I cut one using a tiny Waffle Flower rainbow die and adhered it to the bottom corner, hopefully it’ll make the recipient smile when they find it.

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Thanks for taking the time to read my post today, please pop over to the blog and have a look at all of the other beautiful projects which you can find there. If, like me,  you’re finding your mojo a little hard to find there may be something there to inspire you and get you crafting again.

Stay safe and Well.

Crafty Hugs

Anne-Marie

4 thoughts on “Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge Blog June 2020– #JOSTTT018

  1. Hi Anne-Marie.
    Your card is fabulous and whoever the recipient is I’m sure they will love it. I adore the sentiment you have used as my gran always used to say that to us. Now whenever I see a rainbow I always think of her, so thank you for making me smile.
    I’m also struggling with my crafty mojo and finding it strange that most of my not so crafty friends are making things and I’m not feeling the same. Oh well I suppose it will turn up again soon no doubt. Take care and stay safe. Lynn xx 🌈

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    1. Hi Lynn, thank you for such a lovely comment. Rainbows always make me think of my mum who passed a few years ago so I’m glad it brought back memories of your Gran and made you smile a little. It’s so hard when your mojo goes missing, just at the time when we need the mindfulness it gives us most, to help us get through the madness in the world. I hope you’re ok and that a sudden rush of inspiration strikes soon so that you can enjoy being crafty and creative again.

      Sending crafty Hugs
      Anne-Marie xx

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