Sunday 18 December 2016

Not a Christmas card for the Playground

I've done with making Christmas cards for this year and am planing to tidy away all the seasonal bits and pieces littering my work space.  I've made a birthday card for the Pixie Snippets challenge this week for a chance to be included in the draw for the items which Di used to make her super Christmas card  - such a fun card and a great detailed explanation of how it was made.

For this card I've used up snippets of cream card mainly and also used a snippet from a sheet of card which had been coloured using Pixie Powders (how appropriate is that name?).  The large snippet of background paper has been sponged around the edge with Distress ink.  The border strip is built up from strips of the various papers/card and the floral border was also cut from the same cream pearl card and stuck behind the straight border.  I then found a snippet of purple card to die cut the flower spray, using the 'waste' to sponge a little detail onto the background.  An oval was cut from the Pixie powder piece and a tiny greeting stamped using black ink.

Background - script pape from Prima pad, sponged with some colour
Floral border die - Tonic dies
Flower spray - die by Sizzix
Oval - coloured using Pixie powders and die cut with Sizzix oval die
Sentiment - stamp from set by Personal Impressions


  1. A beautiful card Val, I love all the different dies you've used on the card and the colour too.

    Sue xx

  2. Love this card Val - so pretty! i did giggle about the Pixie Powders :)


    Di xx

  3. Your card is beautiful Val and I really like the way you have stencilled through the waste on your background. Barbxx

  4. Lovely inking and die cutting xxx

  5. I love the sound of the pixie powders and love this card. Those colours are so restful. Hugs Mrs A.

  6. You've made a gorgeous birthday card, Val, and used up lots of snippets! It's rather nice not to see a Christmas card, lol, but I do wish you a Happy Christmas and blessed New Year!! Holiday Hugs, Darnell

  7. I love these colours and you've used so many snippets!