Saturday 8 October 2022

A Day Out

 This card was made quite a while ago but not posted here at the time.  I had acquired some beautiful scenic DSP which came as 6" squares and I used some of the sheets cut into four to make a selection of cards, thus making it stretch a little further.  I imagined someone stopping  the car  to just sit for a while and enjoy the peaceful scene.

 Scene - New Horizons DSP Stampin' Up
Trellis die - a very old Sizzix 'Bigz' die
Car - die from a magazine gift set

Wednesday 5 October 2022

Cat and Mouse

 Who says cat and mouse can't be friends and share a windowsill to gaze at the moon - they can in my fantasy Lavinia world 😉.  This card was inspired by something I spotted a while back when trawling the net - as you do - but unfortunately I couldn't find it again and can't remember the source.  I used a die to cut the opening into a piece of white card which I then embossed with a brick wall pattern before inking with grey and black Oxide inks.  The opening position was lightly marked onto another piece of white card so that I could build up the scene before layering the pieces together on a card.

Embossing Folder - Stampin' Up
Cat and Mouse - Lavinia stamps

Monday 3 October 2022

Snippets Challenge #438

 I'm off to the Snippets Playground this morning to see if there is any mischief afoot and also I'm taking some cups and saucers as there should be a brew of some sort on the go, probably lovely hot chocolate now that the autumnal weather is kicking in.  As usual everything here apart from the base card has been collected from my various snippets collections.  The teacups were stamped and/or die cut using scraps of cream card.  For some reason there are no saucers included in the set so I improvised and die cut some stitched ovals and small snippets were used for the lemon slice, tea bag and sentiment.  Slightly larger snippets were brought in to play for the various layers and the lacy edge.  There is a super prize to be won by the lucky person whose name gets chosen at the end of the two weeks. This challenge is a great opportunity to maybe use up some of those bits and pieces of card and paper which we all hoard, so why not have a go 😉

Lacy Edge - die from Sizzix
Cups, saucers and sentiment label - dies/stamps from various Stampin' Up sets