Saturday 4 December 2021

Allsorts Challenge

 I'm not sure if I've entered the Allsorts Challenge before but if so it was a very long time ago.  As the request this time is to use a die I thought I could make use of something from my vast collection accumulated over the years.  The word die I think was one which I was lucky to have won in another challenge last year and because of course it arrived in the New Year it has been tucked away safely just waiting to be brought out of hiding - first time of using for this one.  I started by die cutting a scalloped square in the Cherry Cobbler card before then taping the Merry and Bright word die in place to cut the greeting. A slightly smaller square of white card was cut as a backing.  Background paper is the last sheet of a collection from last year and as this is quite a busy design the simple die cut words seem to be just right for this simple and quite quick card.  Lots of lovely inspiration from the Design Team, well worth taking a look.

Word Die - from L'il Inker
Scalloped square - Tonic die
Background - paper from Stampin' Up - last season, so is retired

Friday 3 December 2021

Pixie Snippets Challenge #417

Some stamps just lend themselves so well to paper piecing an that in turn  makes them suitable to use for the Pixie Snippets Playground Challenge.  Everything here apart from the card blank has come from my snippets mountain.  I started by stamping the image onto a piece of white card and then stamped again onto scraps of patterned papers, just inking the parts I needed for each section.  These were then carefully fussy cut before sticking into place, also adding a couple of small circles punched from a scrap of silver glitter card.  Next I sorted out some slightly larger snippets so that I could cut some layers and a background.  This time there is a choice between two great prize bundles so well worth taking the opportunity of using up some of your own snippets to make a card for the challenge.

Stamp - Woodware Little Festive Branch
Dies - Phill Martin and Tonic