Thursday, 11 February 2021

Note Cards

 Sorting through a box of miscellaneous card blanks I found some small tall cards and thought that they would be good to use as note cards.  Decided that if I worked on a few  ideas I could make them up in packs of six or so and they would make nice small gifts.  This is one of the first ideas I had - some partial inking through a stencil directly onto the card and then added some die cut words - simple 😉. Just have to get my thinking cap on for some other ideas.

Stencil - Berry from Lavinia Stamps
Words - Floral Gallery die set Stampin' Up

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Anniversary Card

 It occurred to me that the donkey stamps could well be used for a Valentine card but in the end I decided to make a fun Anniversary one instead. Started with the square lattice background which was die cut and backed with a piece of text paper, then the two hearts were cut with the white one being embossed and brushed lightly with some red ink.  Donkeys were stamped, coloured and fussy cut and finally the sentiment added.  Very low temperatures again today - brrr!!

Stamps - Darling Donkeys set from ZStampin' Up
Sentiment - words from two separate freebie stamp sets
Text - from an old Papermania paper pad
Lattice die - Tonic die which I've had for some years
Hearts - Tonic dies, also been in my stash for years

Sunday, 7 February 2021


 Flowers are always popular and this is another card for my growing collection - can't stop producing cards and at least making them is something I enjoy and it helps to keep my hands and mind occupied during lockdown.  Seems to have been going on forever but hopefully with the vaccination programme there is some light at the end of the tunnel, although I'm sure we will still need to be very cautious for quite a while.

I started by stamping the flower onto snippets of coloured card using matching inks, also repeated for the leaves; Embossed a square of white card and found a scrap of green designer paper to fit across the centre.  Used a couple of dies to cut the border strip from more snippets and stamped the sentiment onto a scrap of white card. Rearranged the components a few times until they looked right and then stuck everything in place using some thin foam pads for the flower and sentiment. A few gems were added as a final touch.

There is a slight variation to the Snippets Challenge this time around - do pop along to read the interesting post which explains it all beautifully

Embossing Folder - roses from Crafter's Companion
Flower Stamp - from Art Gallery set with matching dies Stampin' Up
Border - dies from Creative Expressions Lavish Swirl (Sue Wilson)
Fern Leaf - Die cut left over from another project
Sentiment - from a freebie set
Designer Paper strip - Stampin' Up
Colours used - Pale Plum and Perfect Plum inks Stampin' Up (pale plum card snippets)