Thursday 12 November 2015

Patience Required??

Patience - I would say so!!  I cut this die three times, once in white pearl, once in charcoal pearl and once in blue and then set about piecing them together, setting the various pieces back into the main outlines to form a complete picture.  What started out as a good idea turned out to be somewhat time consuming, especially when it came to the tiny window shapes and the spaces in the fence. In fact I did draw the line at trying to retrieve the snowflakes in the sky area - these were filled in with some glittery Stickles.  The window areas were all filled in using the white bits from the die and were then coloured with alcohol pen.  I reckon I will be coming up with a quicker idea if I use this die again, just using the houses and trees.  Never mind it is another Christmas card made but I don't suppose the recipient will realise how long it took to make.

Wednesday 11 November 2015

Who Doesn't Love Owls??

I came across this stamped and coloured owl image during one of my many tidying up sessions and thought he just deserved to be popped onto a card rather than languishing in the bits boxes.  I used various scraps to die cut some shapes and a border, then found a piece of backing paper left from another project; a piece of ribbon and that's another card for the box.

Image - owl stamp which I think was a freebie a long time ago
Label shapes - Sizzix  Thinlets dies for Stampin' Up
Border - EK Success punch
Sentiment - computer generated, Stampin' Up punches

Tuesday 10 November 2015

Nordic Christmas

Having said I didn't need to make any Christmas cards this year I've just made two using images and papers printed out from Crafters Companion CD which came along with their latest Inspirations magazine.  The two images were printed and then cut out with scissors before popping a background which I thought looked a bit like snow falling in the sky behind the houses .  The Nordic style backing papers were also printed and I simply added a die cut snowflake and a sentiment, keeping the whole thing fairly flat for posting.   I'm not sure which one I prefer so I'm sharing both with you. There are lots of other great ideas which came  with the magazine along with a stamp set and a die which I will be using very soon.

Images and papers - Crafters Companion
Snowflake - X-cut die
Sentiment - from computer on die cut labels (free dies from a while ago)

Sunday 8 November 2015

Snippets Time

Well Sunday has come around so quickly again - seems to be faster every week!!  My card for the Pixie Snippets challenge this week is one with some stamping and colouring.  I came across this stamp while looking for something else and realised that it was a favourite which hadn't seen the light of day for a while.  I've combined it with some borders cut and layered using snippets of different coloured card .  As the die was too long for a square card but a bit short for the 5" x 7" I used another die to cut out a half doily shape to hide the 'gap'on the left.  More smaller snippets for the sentiment and that's it for this weeks offering.

Stamp - by Little Claire
Lacy Borders - die from Crafter's Companion Downton range
Doily shape - Tim Holtz On the Edge Distressed Doily
Sentiment - computer generated on Cuttlebug die shapes