Sunday, 30 April 2017

Time to visit the Playground Again

The lovely Di has come up with a great card this week for using up snippets and alongside this she has given us a detailed description of how it was done - including some very useful tips - thanks for those!  You can see her card HERE.

For my card this week I've resorted to paper piecing again which is a good way of using up the scraps of patterned paper which accumulate and which we can't bear to throw away. The background is an odd snippet of patterned paper and there was just enough left to stamp and cut out one of the balloons; the elephant was stamped onto a snippet of white and also some orange spot paper (with another balloon); nesting dies were used to cut the two circles; the sentiment was stamped before being cut with nesting banner dies in matching blue and white; finally I found a snippet of orange card to cut out the 'bubbles' which were popped behind the main image.

Image - Elephant from set of stamps by Stampin' Up, balloons from another set also SU
Scalloped Circles and 'Bubbles'  - dies from Tattered Lace
Banner - dies from Sue Wilson with computer sentiment


  1. Good Morning Val. Love your card this morning, I do love Elephants and have done since a very young child. They looks so placid and gentle, but in a herd can be really vicious too. Enjoy your Weekend. Hugs Rita xxx

  2. Great colour combo Val, I never opt for orange but it works well here. Has your elephant got measles? 😂

  3. Lovely paper pieced elephant and balloons Val a great card


  4. Lovely card, such an adorable elephant. Great paper piecing - and I love the die cut bubbles. xx

  5. such a sweet card :) love the adorable elephant

  6. I love paper piecing, and I love your card, those bubbles are cute too xxx

  7. SNAP! We've both entered a paper-pieced card Val!

    Happy May Bank Holiday!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  8. What a lovely card Val - super paper piecing and that elephant is adorable! Great design.


    Di xx

  9. Sweet card and I love all the paper piecing. Patience needed there I think but the result is so worth it. Hugs Mrs A.