Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Playground Snippets

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


  1. A fantastic card Val, it makes a super Get Well card and would also make a great New Home card too.

    Sue xx

  2. Squeal! Val, this really is absolutely stunning! Amazing card, love all the elements and so clever how you did those 'net curtains' - brilliant use of snippets as well!


    Di xx

  3. Love this card Val, I love that window die so much more detail than the MB die! Your lace curtains are inspired!
    Val x

  4. Gorgeous card Val and your window box die is lovely and your 'freebie' butterflies are super..your card would cheer anyone up Val....


  5. This is absolutely brilliant. I love your wall and window. Perfectly in proportion. Hugs Mrs A.