Thursday, 16 June 2022

All the Fun of the Fair

 I've been looking through my collection of 'freebie' die and stamp sets which I've collected over the years although due to Covid and Lockdown it seems ages since I bought any craft magazines - not that I'm short of dies and stamps, free or otherwise but I could never resist picking them up from the supermarket 😉.  Unfortunately, or may be fortunately, craft magazines don't seem to be available with my online grocery shopping!!

 Anyway I came across a large set of dies from four years ago which includes houses, which I have used before, and also some city-scape dies and ones depicting a fairground which I've never used so I set about making a card with a fairground theme which I thought would be apt for the lovely summery weather we are having at present.  This card involved quite a bit of measuring and trimming of pieces of card to build up the various layers and I certainly wouldn't want to be making a lot like this but I think it has turned out OK in the end.  I've yet to use the city-scape dies but I'm sure an idea will come to me at some point for these as well.

Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Snippets Playground #430

 The weeks certainly seem to come around quickly and it is time for another opportunity to use up some of my Snippet mountain for the latest challenge HERE.  There is as usual a great prize for the lucky person drawn out of the hat so why not take the opportunity to reduce your pile of snippets and have a go. Apart from the DL card blank everything else has been gathered from my snippets collection.  The piece of background paper was left over from a sheet used on another card and it came from a magazine freebie paper pack.  The three ovals were die cut from white scraps and I then stamped images and coloured using pencils.. I was lucky enough to find a snippet of 'gutted' card which was large enough to trim to size to layer behind the DSP.  For anyone who doesn't know, 'gutting' is where you cut out a shape from the middle of any of the lower layers when matting and layering to make a card.  It's an 'economy' thing - as if we don't have enough left over bits already 🤣🤣

Ovals - Stitched Shapes dies Stampin' Up (retired)
Stamping - using stamps from Garden Birdhouses set also Stampin' Up

Sunday, 12 June 2022

Allsorts #680

 The theme for the current Allsorts Challenge is **any stamped image** which is great - love stamping and I certainly have plenty to choose from..  Fortunately I had a Gelli plate background sitting on my desk so I rummaged through my Lavinia stamps collection to see what I could make of it and this is the result using a paper mask with matching circle cut out. Well worth following the link to see the inspiration from the design team.

Lavinia Stamps - Woodland Hare, Star lights, Twisted Vine, Slender Mushrooms
Background - used circular Gelli Plate