Tuesday 26 June 2018

Rudolph Days for June

Each month there is a challenge to produce Christmas cards from 25th to the end of the month - find details HERE.  There are some great inspiration cards from the design team and considering the Shopping channels seem to be well into Christmas I decided to make a quick card using a stamp which I won a few months ago.  The image was stamped using Versafine and coloured with Distress ink markers scribbled onto a tile and picked up with a wet brush.  Oval dies were used to cut out the image and the card was finished with some leaves and a Bow and Star diecut all of which were in one of the 'pots' on my desk where I keep such things until they come in handy.  I'm afraid I can't remember where the bow and star came from and a quick look amongst my dies didn't unearth the die.  The background paper came from my stack of odd pieces of paper and the sentiment was a download.  A couple of gems were added for mistletoe berries.

Image - House Mouse stamp
Ovals - Tonic nesting ovals dies
Leaves - die from a set given with magazine last Christmas
Bow and Star - die unknown as it was from my oddments cut a long time ago.
Sentiment - download from Netty's Cards

Sunday 24 June 2018

Pixie Snippets Challenge #329

Sunday morning again which means another visit to the Playground with a Snippets card and this time the lovely Di has made a bright and colourful floral card showcasing the items which will be the prize this time for a lucky someone and of course using lots of her snippets along the way.  My card this time started with a large snippet of card which had been coloured using Pixie Powders and it so happened I had a die cut frame left over from another project.  Various snippets were used to cut out some swirls, a bird, a branch and some blossom.  I then raided my pot of 'waste' which has lots of tiny scraps from either die cutting or punching - there I found some matching tiny flowers for the centres of the blossom on the branch.  Never throw anything away, that's me!!!  Using the Misti I stamped the sentiment onto the background.  The Pixie Powders give a lovely sheen to the background which doesn't really show here.

Bird - from Birds and Blooms framlits die set Stampin' Up
Swirls - from Swirly Scribbles die set Stampin' Up
Frame - Sue Wilson Noble Pierced squares die set
Sentiment - Free clear stamp from magazine gift
Blossom - punched using Stampin' Up punch
Flower Centres - waste from a floral border punch