I've managed to gather together quite a few snippets to make a card for the Playground challenge this time around - I must say it seems to have taken me most of the morning to make this card but I did need a coffee break as well - there was quite a lot of die cutting!! I started with the window die and then gradually built the card around it. A snippet of blue card was found for the background, followed by a brick patterned scrap of paper. I then cut the window from a snippet of cream Centura Pearl card and the flowers and leaves from coloured scraps. I spent some time thinking about how I could get some nice lace curtains until I remembered a small edge die which I cut out in cream pearl paper and cut in half to pop each side behind the window frame. Some foliage was stamped at the bottom of the background piece and I added a kraft card picket fence. The sentiment was stamped onto an odd piece of cream card before die cutting that and a kraft card layer using the next size of die. Finally a grabbed some butterfly dies and cut out some to flutter in the sky - phew, no wonder it took me ages to make. Now of course I have loads of things to tidy away but that can wait until after lunch.
Window Box - Cottage Window die Crafter's Companion
Lace Curtains - Tiara mini edgeable die Crafter's Companion
Picket Fence - Sizzix die
Butterflies - free dies from magazine
Stamps used - all free ones from magazines
Brick Paper - free from magazine
Sentiment - shape cut using Sue Wilson dies