Saturday 1 October 2016

Magazine Freebies

I've been quite good recently in avoiding going to near the craft magazines in the supermarket and/or newsagent but I'm afraid I succumbed to temptation during the week - not once but twice and both times with Christmas related dies.  I actually make very few Christmas cards and had told myself that I should use what I already have (ample supplies I assure you) but I was tempted by this woodland scene die.  I started by cutting it out using an offcut of Centura Pearl card, followed by cutting again with kraft card and green card (this time using scraps as I only needed the stag and tree).  The background was a piece of watercolour paper which I had coloured during a messy session with Brusho colours - always a good idea to make quite a few pieces of various colours suitable for backgrounds.  I had a frame left over from another project which just happened to fit the die cut which was really handy so the whole thing was assembled onto a piece of seasonal background paper which is actually a much better match to the 'sky' than it appears in the photo.

Pop back again tomorrow to see what tempted me to buy the second magazine!!  At least these purchases have spurred me on to make a few Christmas cards.

Background paper - from my stash bought some years ago
Frame - Sue Wilson Noble pierced squares dies
Image - die given away free with magazine
Sky behind stag - watercolour paper with Brusho

Sunday 25 September 2016

Playground Time

It is time to visit the playground again HERE to post another  card which this week is entirely made from snippets.  Background is a snippet of whitewash card which has been embossed and sponged with ink; the hexagons were cut from scraps of shabby vintage paper; centre one is a contrasting scrap of card with a sentiment stamped onto yet another small white hexagon; finally three flowers were punched from the remnants of shabby vintage card. ...and still my pile of scraps doesn't diminish!!

Embossing folder - Crafter's Companion
Dies - Crafter's Companion
Flowers - punch from Stampin' Up