Friday 26 February 2021

Snail Mail

 There's nothing like having something different to play with for boosting the mojo and I've received another class in the post from Stacey Marsh.  This time we are using elements from the Snail Mail designs with the usual generous pieces of designer papers, card etc with which to make up the cards Stacey has designed.  Couldn't wait to have a play so I've fussy cut one of the snails, a couple of toadstools and have added a few bits and pieces of my own to produce a card.  Background paper is from the kit and I knew that I had some 'postage stamp' style dies from way, way back so these were dug out and I cut some 'stamp' layers.  Also remembered that I should have a punch (again from way back, before die cutting was available to us) which will make small envelopes.  Success - I'd not given that punch away so I made two envelopes, one open with a 'letter' and one closed with a heart.  Two of the toadstools were fussy cut from the DSP and two were die cut.  A birthday greeting was added along with a scattering of pink gems and that's it - my first Snail Mail card made.  Now I must get onto making the cards in the class.

Snail, toadstools etc - fussy cut from Snail Mail DSP, Stampin' Up
Sentiment - Stamp and die from Art Gallery set Stampin' Up
Red Toadstools - from Sizzix die set Funky Foliage
Envelopes - punch which I've  had for many years
Layers - 'stamp' die set from Spellbinders, years old

Tuesday 23 February 2021

Butterfly Challenge #152

 I came across this pretty cream die cut shape while I was having a bit of a tidy up of my craft space and thought that it would come in nicely for the 'ivory' part of the latest Butterfly Challenge.  I've added a green layer and inked some stamps to make a  little scene, finally layering it all onto a light blue background which on my screen does appear to be more light mauve than the blue specified 🙄.  If you pop over to the challenge page you will be able to see a very interesting 'inside out' card style together with an excellent tutorial.  I decided this time just to stick to the ivory, pale blue and pale green with of course a butterfly.  I'm not sure if the stamping counts as ink. 

 Stamps - from a magazine freebie set
Green circle - Tattered Lace die
Ivory shape - possibly a Marianne die - piece has been in a pile on my desk for a while!!

Sunday 21 February 2021

Playground Challenge #397

I'm taking another 'Chick' card along to the Playground for this challenge, mainly because I've used lots of miscellaneous snippets to stamp and cut the various elements of this farmyard scene.  Mind you they are mostly very small pieces so not much of an impact made on the scrap boxes.  There is the usual lovely card from Di showcasing the prize this time - a great stamp set.

For my card I've gone for a DL format and simply built up a scene using the various elements, adding a die cut birthday sentiment.  I do enjoy building up little scenes so this was a fun card to make.

Stamps - Hey Chick from Stampin' Up with matching dies
Fence and Tree - dies from Sizzix
Sentiment - die from Joanna Sheen