It is time again for the fortnightly challenge in the Playground where I imagine it has been very hot for most of the past week. I see it is a week since I last posted and I'm sure I'm not the only person bemoaning the waste of crafting time because it has been too hot to do anything much apart from trying to cool down which was virtually impossible. I've done a fair bit of reading and solved crosswords and Sudoku puzzles rather than being completely idle! Fortunately the temperatures have dropped a bit and I managed to make a card yesterday which, apart from the card blank and one base layer has been entirely made using snippets and left overs from other projects.
I started with a 7" white card blank, adding a die cut square which is slightly smaller. I then set about scrabbling through my bits boxes to find snippets of card the same colour (Rich Razzleberry, a favourite of mine) and also some snippets of white Centura pearl card. I had a pile of watercolour papers which had been coloured using Pixie Powders and also the last remaining die cut flowers left from a recent project. Four 'trellis' pieces were die cut along with four backing pieces from the same die set - yet another magazine freebie. I pulled out a doily die which hasn't seen the light of day for a very long while, layering this onto a white scalloped circle with another smaller one on top for the die cut sentiment. Going through some of my older dies I came across another neglected set which I've used to cut some leaves to back the flowers. Would you believe I actually saved the waste shapes from the trellis die and you will spot three of them as flower centres - you don't have to be mad, but then maybe you do ... LOL.
As always it is well worth visiting the playground to see the pretty card made by Di and maybe you could use up some of your own snippets to make something - another opportunity to go into a draw for a crafty prize.
Trellis Dies - free with Die-cutting Essentials magazine
Doily and Leaves - Marianne dies (different sets)
Scalloped Circles - Tattered Lace Dies
Sentiment - Crafter's Companion dies
Flowers - Stamps and dies by Sue Wilson Shaded Peony