Saturday 16 October 2021

More Chicks

 I really enjoy making cards of all types but you may have guessed that one of my particular favourites is building up scenes and/or making fun cards which hopefully make the recipients smile.  I must have had a mad moment a while ago when stamping, colouring and die cutting because I have quite a collection of chicks and their associated 'accessories', so here is yet another card using some of them.  I started with a square of white slightly smaller than the card  blank and roughly inked some sky and grass using blending brushes before doing a few 'dry-runs' with the components until I was pleased with the arrangement so that I could glue them in place.  Looks as if they are having a party!!

Stamps and dies - Stampin' Up Hey Chick and Birthday Chick (retired)

Thursday 14 October 2021


 Moved away from Christmas cards, at least for the time being, and I've made a fun birthday card with chicks.  I took a square of white card and stamped in grey with a woodgrain stamp before using a couple of circle dies and a punch to cut out the round windows.  I thought that the blue DSP would suit this card because it looks a bit like a chicken wire design.  The white layer was popped up with foam tape and then I used up a selection of chick images which I'd stamped, coloured and cut out a while ago and stored  ready for use when I wanted to make a fairly quick card.  It is a lovely sunny day at present and although a touch chilly outside the sun is shining through the window as I type and it feels quite warm.

Background - DSP from Boho Indigo Suite Stampin' Up (retired)
Woodgrain - large stamp from Stampin' Up (retired)
Stamps and Dies - from Hey Chick and Birthday Chick, Stampin' Up (retired)

Sunday 10 October 2021

Monochrome Christmas

 I've gone for the subtle monochrome look for this Christmas card, stamping in grey rather than black and using a grey pearlized card to die cut the extra trees.  I added some touches of glitter to the snow but it doesn't really show in the picture.

Background - DSP from Stampin' Up
Cabin and scene - stamps and dies from Peaceful Cabin set  by Stampin' Up