Sunday 8 January 2017

New Home Card

I was lucky enough to win one of the prizes in the big celebration give away (five years of the challenge) in the Pixie Snippets playground.  The whole set is actually intended as a Christmas shadow box die set with lots of small seasonal bits and pieces but I've just used the basic framework to make a New Home Card.  Rather than use the cutting dies to make 'windows' in the background, I reversed the process and have cut them separately and layered them on top.  A lattice border was embossed onto kraft card to put across the lower part of the card. I've used lots of snippets of kraft and coloured card and die cut some houses, a fence and tree - the houses were cut in three colours and the tiny details popped into the kraft layer (fiddly but worth it I think).  The sentiment was stamped and I then added a die cut heart and some flowers to the other 'windows' layer.

Main die cuts - Sue Wilson Christmas shadow box die set
Houses and Tree - Sizzix thinlits dies (also picket fence)
Flowers - Stampin' Up Botanical Builder die set
Lattice Border - Crafter's Companion embossing folder


  1. Congrats on your win Val and you've made a lovely new home card and a great way to use up those little snippets


  2. A beautiful card that you've made with your prize Val, it makes a great new home card.

    Sue xx

  3. Hi Val

    Well done on your win .. .. what a fabby prize. I love how you have used it.

    A really lovely new home card .. along with a couple of hearts I see LOL!!

    Hope you are having a good weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  4. Gasp! Val, this really is fabulous - talk about thinking outside the (shadow) box! Well done - I totally love this New Home card.


    Di xx

  5. This is a really sweet New Home card. Bet they loved it.

  6. What a fantastic card this is Val. I love how you've put all the little together and the colour looks great. Congratulations on your win. Have lots more fun with your prize. Barbxx

  7. Fab use of your prize Val. Love it. xxx

  8. Congratulations on your win Val and you've made a fab card with it! Like the interest that the windows give it.
    Val x

  9. Fabulous card Val. All the better when you won a prize. Hugs Rita xxx

  10. This is beautiful Val....great use of Di's prize xx

  11. Gorgeous new home card Val, you made good use of the prize.

    Love and hugs