Thursday 3 December 2020

Get Well

Christmas crafty bits stowed away now but not too far, just in case I ned any more cards for this year.  This time I've made a Get Well card, hoping I don't actually need to send it of course.  I've used a lovely free die of a good size which came as a magazine gift.  Started by die cutting two circles, one cream and one light blue.  The die was then placed partially over the cream circle and cut, then placed in the same way on the opposite side of the circle.  These cuts were then placed onto the blue circle but not yet glued so that I could work out where to place the sentiment on the two oval die cuts.  Glued the sentiment in place first and then the two floral partial die cuts so that they slightly overlapped the ovals and lined up with the edges of the circle. This was then layered onto a slightly larger darker blue circle. A square of cream card was then embossed and placed onto a darker blue square before the whole thing was assembled as a card.

Lilies die - free with an issue of Die Cutting Essentials magazine
Sentiment - Stampin' Up stamp from way back
Ovals - stitched shape dies from Stampin' Up
Circles and Squares - dies from my collection

Tuesday 1 December 2020

Curvy Birthday

 I can post this card here because I know it has been received by the friend it was sent to.  I've used stamps and dies from a matching set recently acquired  Images were coloured using alcohol pens.  Not much more to say about this really as it more or less speaks for itself. It was fun working out different ways of using these stamps and dies, a useful addition to my stash.

Birds and Flowers - Quite Curvy stamp set Stampin' Up
Card layers - Curvy matching die set Stampin' Up
Sentiment - from my favourite magazine freebie set from way back
Colouring - using Copic pens
Ovals - Stitched nesting shapes Stampin' Up (retired I think)

Sunday 29 November 2020


A bit of light relief today with some Japanese flower arranging but using oddments of card which has to be much easier than doing the real thing - I'm not particularly good with flowers!  I die cut the container, branch and tiny flowers using various scraps of card then arranged them onto a cream label shape which had a toning layer behind..  I then remembered that I had a bamboo embossing folder which hadn't seen the light of day since Oriental cards were all the rage - some years back.  Stamped the sentiment onto another scrap of cream card, found some designer paper and assembled everything. I've still not stowed away all the Christmas crafty items which is what I really intended when I went into the craft room - easily side-tracked  that's me 😊😊  Seeing this on the screen I feel it probably needs something in the top right area, will have a ponder on that.

Dies - Ikebana set from Sizzix, designed by Pete Hughes
Embossing Folder - Bamboo by Cuttlebug
Sentiment - from my favourite magazine freebie stamp set from a while ago
Label dies - an old Spellbinders set
Background - Tonic dies