Monday, 6 August 2018


I've certainly not been buying as many magazines with freebies recently, mainly because the reduction in our bus service means I don't get to the larger newsagents as frequently and the supermarket with magazines right next door to the fruit and veg which I used to frequent is 'out of bounds' to me.  However I went out of my way to get my hands on an issue of Diecutting Essentials which was giving away what I thought looked like a really good value set of dies with houses, skyscrapers, a circus and various trees, clouds and hills/grassy slopes.  I've only just got around to using some of them to build this little scene - a bit on the fiddly side because I decided to hand cut some yellow paper to pop behind the tiny windows and the row of houses was cut in a few colours so that I could trim some of them to make a multicoloured row.  I still have a selection of houses ready cut for another scene when the mood takes me.

Brick Pattern - embossing folder from Crafter's Companion
Scene - built using some of the dies in the magazine freebie die set
Grass at Base - Die-namics grass die
Sentiment - freebie from Netty's Cards resized to fit a punch from Stampin' Up


  1. I can see why you were tempted by these die Val and you have created a lovely scenic card using them...


  2. What a great find on those freebie dies! Love the little scene as well as the great background embossing! NJ!

  3. I only get into town once a month so my buying is limited to what is available but I am selective in what I do buy nowadays. Didn't see this one on my last trip though. Love the scene you have created on this card. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. A fantastic scene Val, you've put those dies to good use as this makes a fantastic New Home card.

    Sue xx

  5. Hi Val,
    oh what a fantastic scene with those freebie dies.
    Love the embossed brick background it sets it off brilliantly.
    Natty idea the yellow in the windows.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.