Saturday 9 April 2022

Allsorts Challenge #671/672

 Time again for another challenge at Allsorts and this time the theme is **masculine** and the design team has come up with some great ideas for this often difficult card theme.  Mine this time is for quite a young male and I've used a digital image from a CD which has been in my collection for many years.  I've been having a bit of a clear out of CD's and DVD's many of which are quite old but in doing so of course I had to look at lots of them to remind myself of what they contained.  Luckily this one which features Teddy bears still works  even though it says it requires Windows 98 😉.  Once printed the bear was die cut using an oval die and a scalloped oval die used for a second layer.  The two blue balloons were die cut and added as a little extra touch.

Image and Background - printed from Tumble Ted and Tizzy
Balloon Dies - from two different Stampin' Up die sets
Sentiment - from Hey Birthday Chick die set also SU

Tuesday 5 April 2022

Snippets Playground #425

 Off to visit the Playground with my latest Snippets card - Sarn is in charge this time and she has shown us a great selection of cards using up some of her snippets - plenty of great ideas here for inspiration. There are also two super Crafty Individual stamps on offer as a prize for a lucky person whose name is drawn.

 I've been improvising a bit for my card with an idea which I saw for using a Penny Black fancy frame die which I must say I was tempted to order but unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) it was out of stock.  I pulled out some snippets of cream pearl card and die cut two square frames which I sort of interlaced and placed onto an inked and stencilled background before adding some leaves and a flower.  Everything apart from the base card has come from my snippet mountain.

  If you want to know who introduced me to the Penny Black fancy frame you can see a card HERE where it has been used in a conventional way - I do like the look of this frame and might keep an eye out for it to come back into stock!!  This is a blog where I often become tempted - thanks Di, (I think 😉)

Stencil - by Sheena Douglass Creative Expressions
Frames - dies from Creative Expressions
Leaf and Sentiment - stamp and dies from Stampin' Up
Flower - very old Marianne die with small punched flower added