Saturday 16 April 2022

Baby Boy

 Sorting out my stock of cards I realised that I was a bit short on boy baby cards - plenty for girls though.  I decided to make at least one card in blues and for this I've used a kangaroo stamp and of course the baby roo which were coloured using alcohol pens and then fussy cut along with a little cluster of hearts.  The white circle was die cut from a piece of card which had been stamped with a woodgrain pattern and I've added some more die cuts for background along with a sentiment and three punched white hearts.

Stamps - Kangaroo and Company Stampin' Up
Wood grain - stamp also from SU but retired
Sentiment - from kangaroo stamp set on die cuts from Stitched So Sweetly SU
Rectangles - dies from a John Next Door set
Stitched circles - Sizzix dies

Wednesday 13 April 2022

Donkey Birthday

 This card came about because I was having a long overdue clear up of the working space on my desk.  I'm sure you all find the same as I do in that the actual work space seems to shrink at an alarming rate until it turns into something akin to keyhole surgery.  I often wonder if it is worth saving almost every scrap of paper and card which is inevitably left over after making a card, not to mention numerous surplus die cuts etc but I'm afraid the hoarder in me just won't let me throw them away.  I do try to use all the oddments but they do accumulate and often making use of them leads to searching for more paper or card to go with them, which in turn leads to even more left overs and isn't really the most efficient way of working..  I must say I've been toying with the idea of gathering up all the scraps and putting them into the recycling box (without even looking through them!!), and starting from scratch but so far haven't been brave enough 🙄🙄.  I've been crafting for a long time  and I wouldn't be at all surprised to find bits and pieces from the early days still lurking at the bottom of some of my boxes..

Anyway, back to today's card which started because I found a stray donkey which reminded me of an idea which I'd spotted somewhere (Pinterest probably).  Of course I needed more than one donkey so had to stamp, colour and fussy cut another one.  I had a piece of white card handy into which I cut the narrow strip apertures and then selected some patterned paper and plain toning card.  The sentiment was stamped onto the bottom of the white card and a couple of the fall-out pieces were used to ground the two donkeys. All layered up using thin foam pads. I thought this was a fun idea for a card but afraid I couldn't find the source again so can't credit the originator of the idea - sorry.

Stamps - Darling Donkeys from Stampin' Up
Cut out areas - Beautiful Brush Strokes die set Stampin' Up

Monday 11 April 2022

Spring Gnome

 Just to show that gnomes aren't just for Christmas, here is a Spring one wheeling in some lovely flowers. These are digital images and I've used up some matching scraps of patterned papers for an interesting background.  The sentiment was created on the computer.  Not much more to say about this one - just a bit of fun I thought.

 Images and Papers - from Creative World of Crafts Beverley Eden designs
Sentiment - designed using My Craft Studio