Tuesday, 24 November 2015


I have yet another butterfly card to share today using a variety of die cut butterflies with some pretty background paper printed from a free CD which came with Crafter's Companion Inspirations magazine.  It was printed onto some champagne pearlescent paper which has a lovely shimmer when seen for real although it doesn't really show up on the screen.  The winter seems to have arrived all of a sudden and today is wet and grey as well as being chilly although we've had two nice sunny days at the beginning of the week.

Background Paper - Crafter's Companion free CD
Butterflies - Crafter's Companion dies
Sentiment - Britannia Dies
Oval - Pierced ovals by Spellbinders

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Retro Flower

I thought this flower stamp had a retro look about it and I've made a couple of cards by stamping it onto patterned papers, cutting out and assembling into 'paper piecing' designs.  That being the case this card is just the thing for Pixie Snippets challenge because apart from the background paper everything else has been made from snippets.

Background paper is from the remnants of a 6" pad - always a useful size because it doesn't leave much in the way of scraps apart from two narrow slivers which I actually didn't keep!  I die cut a label shape and stamped with wood grain pattern before adding the cut out 'plant' in its pot. Other scraps of card were used for the embossed panel, lacy border and the sentiment plaque.  The flower and leaves were stamped onto scraps of patterned paper and cut out with scissors.

Stamp - flower stamp set from Woodware, wood grain background Stampin' Up large stamp
Embossing - dots folder by Sizzix
Border - Lace design by Signature dies Joanna Sheen
Sentiment - computer generated on die cut shape Crealies die
Flower Pot - Signature die Joanna Sheen