Friday 10 December 2021

For Oliver

 Well, I've written all of my Christmas cards and discovered that I have lots left over so I really must put the seasonal dies and stamps back into their boxes until next year - didn't realise I'd made quite as many and of course I did have a few left from last year, and so they mount up 😉😉. 

 I have a great grandson who will be one year old at the end of the month so thought I'd get ahead of the game and make a card for him.  While I was searching through my stash recently, searching for something in particular (as I'm sure we all do), I spotted a set of Forever Friends stamps which I've had for many years and I know they've not been used for a while so I made a mental note to use one of them for this card.  Struggled a bit to find some suitable background paper but managed to find something on an old CD and I've added some die cut bunting with his name on and a nice large figure one.  While I had the stamp set out I stamped and coloured two or three other images which I can use to make cards to pop into my box.

Image - from Forever Friends stamp set by Docraft - probably no longer available
Bunting - die from unknown source
Alphabet - dies from a set which came free with a magazine many years ago
Number - die from unknown source
Backing Paper - from Polkadoodles Pretty Tuff CD (also quite old)
Colouring - Polychromos pencils

Tuesday 7 December 2021

Garden Card

 A card showing a garden this morning - quite unlike the actual day outside which is very dark and  lashing with rain.  I made this for a friend's birthday recently and I know she's received it so it's ok to show it here. I started with a square of white card and brushed on some blue and green ink to set the scene, then I stamped all the other elements onto scraps of white card, coloured them and fussy cut before arranging them into a floral garden.  The sentiment was die cut twice and layered together to give it some dimension.

Garden Scene - stamps from Grace's Garden set Stampin' Up (retired)
Greeting - die from Birthday Chick set Stampin' Up (retired)