Sunday, 12 November 2017

Pixies Crafty Challenge 307 and 308

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


  1. Stunning card Val. Love the way you have created it. Hugs Rita xxxx

  2. Fabulous card, Val, such a classy and elegant design. xx

  3. What a gorgeous card Val - very elegant indeed. And clever how you used the dies for a DL card too. Thank you as always for your really kind words.


    Di xx

  4. A gorgeous card, I really like how you've flipped the colours to create interest with a limited colour palette x

  5. Hi Lea

    A very clever way of using your dies .. .. with a gorgeous finished look.

    Many thanks for your comment on my penguin card .. .. I hope you have fun with yours!

    Love Jules xx

  6. Wow Val this is a stunner. A beautiful and very elegant card. Barbxx

  7. I'm impressed by your restraint and your ingenuity. I probably never need to buy another thing, if only they wouldn't produce so many lovely stamps and dies! x AlisonC Snippets GD