Saturday 11 April 2020

Lucky Win

I was lucky enough last week to be drawn to win a prize (a copy of a Craft Magazine complete with free gift) in the Friday  Freebie run by Christina.  Of course we all know that no matter how much 'stuff' we have it is always exciting to have something new and different to play with.  The gift was a 5" x 7" embossing folder which also had a heart-shaped cutting area embedded into it and there were some stamps as well.  I've used it fairly simply by embossing onto some cream pearl card, stamping wording onto the heart and also using some of own dies to cut out a foliage spray and a flower from the same cream card. The panel was raised up on some foam pads and the heart dropped into the aperture - finally a couple of the stamps were used to put the wording onto a banner.  I can see other possibilities with this lovely folder and will enjoy trying out some ideas.

Embossing - emboss and cut folder free with magazine
Stamps - also part of the same free gift
Floral Spray - dies by Sue Wilson.

Thursday 9 April 2020

Butterfly Challenge #140

I've not made a card for the butterfly challenge for some time but today I decided to join in. You can read all the details HERE and maybe you'd like to have a go..  The letter this time is 'W' and I've chosen the colour Wisteria and I hope the deep cream used could be classed as Wheat colour - of course I've added a butterfly.  Started with an embossed background, then die cut a floral spray which actually includes a small butterfly although I've added a larger one for a bit more impact.  A simple stamped sentiment and there it is - my challenge entry.

Embossing - All Occasions folder from Apple Blossom (one of many to chose from)
Floral Spray - Tonic die
Butterfly - Tim Holtz for Sizzix
Sentiment - Stamp and two punches from Stampin' Up

Wednesday 8 April 2020


No I'm not feeling blue, this is just the colour of the card I've made to share. Yesterday I decided to go through all my boxes of snippets and scraps of various colours of card and - shock, horror - I actually threw many of the really small bits into the recycling. Mind you that was difficult!! Never fear I still have plenty of snippets left to be able to visit the Snippets Playground on a regular basis.  Needless to say the largest amount was white or cream scraps and I really am aiming to use them all up.

This card started from the small scrap of embossed card and the already cut sentiment shape and it sort of grew into this blue DL card.  I acquired this stamp quite recently but sadly have completely forgotten where it came from and there is nothing on the packaging.  I sponged the embossed scrap of card using the same colour of ink and stamped the 'Happy' word onto the sentiment shape, adding a computer printed 'birthday' word and sticking it in place.  Another thing I'm aiming to do is to try to use up some of the many card blanks I have in sizes which I rarely use these days - one reason being that my stock of preferred square cards is running low and I feel I should use what I have rather than buying more for the time being.

Take care everyone and stay safe

Monday 6 April 2020

Pixie Snippets #375

I've used up several snippets of watercolour paper to make some of the components for this card, together with some cogs and a snippet of embossed background all left over from previous projects.  The embossed piece was coloured with various inks and the cogs, once die cut were embossed and swiped with some gilding paste.  The postcard was made using watercolour paper and a selection of stamps, as was the sentiment - the watch was stamped and fussy cut with scissors.  The text background was a fairly large snippet saved from some free magazine papers (good quality ones) rather than the flimsy glossy pages that are sometimes given away.  All of the watercolour paper elements were sponged with antique linen distress ink to age them.

There is a great card for inspiration made by the lovely Di and if you visit the Playground you will be able to see what prize is on offer this time.

Stamps - Postcard from Tim Holtz, rest from Phill Martin
Cogs - Sizzix dies
Embossing folder - Tim Holtz, Sizzix