I can't believe it almost a week since I last posted on my blog - the weeks just seems to have flown by with not too much achieved on my part. however I have come up with a card for the Playground challenge using some snippets. I recently saw some dies demonstrated on TV which were specially for DL size cards and was so nearly tempted, mainly because I have quite a lot of that size cards which need using up but common sense prevailed and I decided it would be a bit extravagant buying four sets of dies at some expense just for the sake of using up card stock (getting sensible in my old age!!). I looked through my extensive range of dies and found some which could with a bit of imagination be used to fit nicely, then dug out some of my slightly larger snippets of brown and cream card and set to work. This design required quite a bit of die cutting and layering but I was quite pleased with the result and of course I've managed to use up quite a few of my snippets in the making. The main die and the backing layer were each cut three times and then a smaller die from the same set was added with a computer sentiment. Some of the smaller snippets were used to cut a couple of flowers.
There is a lovely Christmas card on the Playground blog for inspiration and as usual the die and stamps used are being offered as a prize. Di always gives us detailed descriptions of how she sets about making her cards along with useful tips and warnings if there are any pitfalls to be avoided.
Main Die - Sue Wilson Provence die set
Flowers - Dandelion clock die set Sue Wilson
Card - Brown card and cream Centura Pearl
Sentiment - Computer generated punched with Stampin' Up punches