Friday 17 April 2020

Birthday Wit

I've used another stamp from the Birthday Wit set to make this card - these stamps are quite fun and cards made using them seem to be suitable for male or female, young or old.  The dog image was one I stamped and coloured a while ago and found amongst some of the bits on my desk.  I simply added a bit of textured colouring to a scrap of watercolour paper before stamping the little motif (also from the set), layering it up with some toning designer paper and that's it really for today.

We've lost the beautiful sunny weather and today is dull and rather wet in this part of the country.

Stamp Set - Birthday Wit by Stampin' Up
Dog - from a set of stamps by Tim Holtz, Sizzix
Texture stamp - Clarity

Wednesday 15 April 2020

Two to Share

Two cards to share today with a little explanation of how they came about.  Sorting through some of my dies I kept spotting a floral one which I seem to remember came with a 'print and go' CD to produce a sheet of  decoupage images and some background papers to match in various colours.  As far as I can remember this set was used once to make one card at the time and it has lain unused for some years.

Needless to say it took me a while to unearth said CD from amongst many that I've had forever and which I imagine may or may not work with Windows 10 so I guess a little ruthless weeding out is needed sometime.  Anyway, once found I printed off a sheet of floral images and two different backgrounds all in the same colourway and in an effort to use up most of them I decided to make at least two cards.  The decoupage was duly die cut then layered up onto some die cut shapes with toning layers behind, papers cut to size and sentiments sorted out resulting in two cards which are 'the same but different'.  As the decoupage printed 6 to a sheet I still have four of those remaining and a few oddments of the two background papers to add to my every growing oddments.

Making these has nicely filled part of the morning and part of the afternoon and now I should take a look and try to decide which CD's to discard.  You've probably guessed I'm one of the world's hoarders so that's probably the most difficult task for me!!

Decoupage - Tattered Lace Charisma die with Print and Go CD
Diecut Shapes - dies from Tonic and Spellbinders
Sentiments - Stamp from Stampin' Up and download from Netty's Cards

Monday 13 April 2020


Sometimes I find it difficult to decide just what to make and I imagine many others feel the same but  making cards - or anything else creative - can be quite therapeutic and helps to keep the mind off the current situation even if only for a while.  I've been looking through my collection of crafty stash seeking inspiration and trying to use items which have perhaps lain undisturbed for some time and that was the case with this set of feather stamps with matching dies.  I've left the card without a sentiment for the moment because it is handy to have a few without words although there is room to add one later. I've gone for black, white and grey with a touch of red here and have used up some scraps of white card along with a strip of black and a strip of grey both of which have been embossed.  The bird is from a different set of dies.

Feathers - Four Feathers set from Stampin' Up
Bird - from another die set by SU