Saturday, 16 October 2021

More Chicks

 I really enjoy making cards of all types but you may have guessed that one of my particular favourites is building up scenes and/or making fun cards which hopefully make the recipients smile.  I must have had a mad moment a while ago when stamping, colouring and die cutting because I have quite a collection of chicks and their associated 'accessories', so here is yet another card using some of them.  I started with a square of white slightly smaller than the card  blank and roughly inked some sky and grass using blending brushes before doing a few 'dry-runs' with the components until I was pleased with the arrangement so that I could glue them in place.  Looks as if they are having a party!!

Stamps and dies - Stampin' Up Hey Chick and Birthday Chick (retired)

Thursday, 14 October 2021


 Moved away from Christmas cards, at least for the time being, and I've made a fun birthday card with chicks.  I took a square of white card and stamped in grey with a woodgrain stamp before using a couple of circle dies and a punch to cut out the round windows.  I thought that the blue DSP would suit this card because it looks a bit like a chicken wire design.  The white layer was popped up with foam tape and then I used up a selection of chick images which I'd stamped, coloured and cut out a while ago and stored  ready for use when I wanted to make a fairly quick card.  It is a lovely sunny day at present and although a touch chilly outside the sun is shining through the window as I type and it feels quite warm.

Background - DSP from Boho Indigo Suite Stampin' Up (retired)
Woodgrain - large stamp from Stampin' Up (retired)
Stamps and Dies - from Hey Chick and Birthday Chick, Stampin' Up (retired)

Sunday, 10 October 2021

Monochrome Christmas

 I've gone for the subtle monochrome look for this Christmas card, stamping in grey rather than black and using a grey pearlized card to die cut the extra trees.  I added some touches of glitter to the snow but it doesn't really show in the picture.

Background - DSP from Stampin' Up
Cabin and scene - stamps and dies from Peaceful Cabin set  by Stampin' Up

Friday, 8 October 2021

Seasonal Owl

 Another Christmas card to share today, this time using a downloaded image which I've printed off before die-cutting into an oval.  The background paper was also part of the download and the little spray of flowers and foliage was made up from oddments left over from another project.  Greeting was stamped onto a spare die cut tag.

I've not been as active in the card department lately but haven't been idle as I've been busy making patchwork blocks to use up some of my fabric mountain which, like the paper mountain, never seems to diminish however much I use up 🙄

Image and background - Cuddly Buddly digital download
Foliage - dies from Sizzix and John Next Door (flowers)
Greeting - Contempo Christmas stamp set Stampin' Up (retired)

Monday, 4 October 2021

Pixie's Playground Challenge #413

 Time for another challenge over in the Pixie's Snippets Playground and we have a great guest designer - none other than our Head Prefect SaRn who has come up with three lovely cards for inspiration and to showcase the super prize on offer this time.  For  my card I've made a DL design and apart from the card blank everything else was produced from snippets of one sort or another.  Mainly white card scraps for  stamping and a few coloured scraps for the die cuts.  I started with a scrap of card just smaller than the card blank and partially stencilled this to give a  little interest.  The snail was stamped, coloured and fussy cut and the leaves and toadstools were die cut from scraps.  The 'hello' tag was left over from some DSP which came with an online class and the greeting was produced on the computer.   Why not use up some of your snippets to be in with a chance of winning the lovely prize

Snail - from Stampin' Up stamp set
Toadstools ans flower - dies from Sizzix
Leaves - lying around in an oddments tray on my desk.

Wednesday, 29 September 2021


 A more traditional Christmas card to share today using a poinsettia die which I've had for a few years and also a set of foliage dies along with a fancy label die cut which was in my oddments box just waiting to be used.

Foliage dies - Sizzix, Tim Holtz winter foliage
Poinsettia - Creative Expressions die by Sue Wilson, from several years back
Fancy Label - I think cut using a Tonic die (from oddments box)

Sunday, 26 September 2021

A Fun Card

I think these quirky sheep are fun for a light-hearted card.  I masked and lightly inked the background , stamping some grass and flowers before adding all the other elements to make a happy scene with the sun shining.  Colouring on the sheep done with alcohol pens.