Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Animal Theme

I've often seen mention of the Cuttlebug Mania challenge (using manual die cutting machine) on the lovely Di's blog (HERE) - as she is one of the design team but I've never made a card for them.  It so happens that this time they are asking for an animal to be included on the card and as luck would have it I'd added a 'stray' cat onto this card which I made yesterday.  I was trying to use up lots of scraps of card which were littering my desk by die cutting a selection of garden related items to make a card suitable to send to a keen gardener. It isn't exactly animal themed and it was sheer chance really that the cat was found amongst the bits and pieces as I was clearing myself a space! Rather than keep this card for the next Snippets challenge I thought I'd pop over to the Cuttlebug blog to post it.

Details of what I used are shown below

Background - printed in Craft Artist, over stamped with Eastern grasses (Chocolate Baroque)
Squares - Stitched shapes dies from Stampin' Up
Garden Items - set of dies from Robert Adams
Cat - a 'stray' from a die set by Impression Obsession
Picket Fence and Tree - Sizzix dies
Sentiment - stitched banner dies from Sue Wilson


  1. Great card for a gardener Val and lots of small dies to use up those snippets


  2. What a great way to use up snippets Val. They are lovely diecuts and perfect for a card for a keen gardener. It's a really pretty scene with great embellishments. Barbxx

  3. Wonderful gardening card Val, I didn't know about the cuttlebug challenge.
    Val x

  4. It's great Val - glad to hear you are still persevering with the snippets!
    Love ll the dies.

  5. Brilliant die cut card Val. Nice scene.
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  6. Love the variety of dies you have used!! Such a beautiful card
    Dr Sonia