Saturday 3 December 2016

Christmas Trees

I wouldn't say it is exactly warm today but certainly not as cold as it has been for most of this week - too cold for me to do much in the craft room at any rate.  However today I've had a little play (getting withdrawal symptoms) and made more cards to add to the Christmas box.  For this one I've used some stitched oval dies and stamped trees, lining them up onto a DL card - card shape I've not used for a while but as I have a good supply I might use some of them as a change from my more usual square format.  It is almost a week since I popped anything onto my blog but hopefully I will be back tomorrow with a Snippets offering.

Trees - Festival of Trees stamp set Stampin' Up (discontinued)
Sentiment and Snowflake - from free set of stamps (magazine)
Backing paper - free from magazine
Ovals - stitched shapes set from Stampin' Up (will be in their new catalogue I believe)

Sunday 27 November 2016

Snippets Baubles

Well that's another week gone whizzing by and it is time to visit the Playground again and as always there is a great card made by Di and as usual a prize on offer for one lucky person whose name gets pulled out of the hat.  Apart from the background paper, everything else on this card is cut from bits and pieces of kraft card and paper.  The baubles die only cuts the filigree layer but luckily I managed to find a circle die of just the right size amongst my 'collection' so that I could back them with some gold.  A gold pen was used to draw the 'strings' and a couple of stray red gems added to the bows.  After struggling with adding glue to this very fine bauble die cut I wish I'd remembered to add some 'Stick-It' to the back of the card before cutting them out.

Christmas Papers - from a pad which came free with a magazine
Baubles - dies by Marianne
Bows - cut using a punch from Stampin' Up
Layers - cut using Noble Pierced squares dies from Sue Wilson