Tuesday 14 February 2023

Nesting Bird

 I'm sure Spring must be just around the corner and I enjoyed putting this card together although I have to say there were more dies in the set than I imagined and it did turn out to be a bit fiddly.  The leaves are so tiny!  I stamped and coloured the first layer of the nest together with a branch and of course the bird, before die cutting the rest of the components.  I had no idea how I wanted to put things together to build up a card but eventually decided on some ovals as a backing and then found patterned paper and other pieces of card to complete the job.  As usual I had a few 'dry runs' before I decided on the final layout, adding in a stamped, coloured and die cut spray of berries which I came across, left over from a previous project.

Nest, Branches and Bird - Nested Friends stamp and die sets Stampin' Up
Berries - Forever Fern stamp and die set also SU
Tiny Bird on Sentiment - Memory Box die set

Sunday 12 February 2023

Two Current Challenges

 I've been missing in action for a while, due mainly to a 'major fault' with BT landlines in this area which started in mid December and seems to have been ongoing forever 🙄.  This of course caused intermittent internet connection which was irritating but at least I wasn't entirely cut off.  That is until the major fault was finally rectified, at which point I lost broadband completely and had to wait almost another week for an engineer to investigate.  Thankfully he appears to have solved the issue so hopefully I can get back into the swing of posting on my blog.

Today's card was made with two challenges in mind so I'm popping into the Snippets Playground and actually remembered to take a picture of some of the snippets remaining after I'd snipped into them.  Everything apart from the blank card came from various snippets collections.  The owls were stamped onto scraps of white, coloured with alcohol pens and fussy cut because they didn't come with matching dies.  The hearts, leaves and flowers as well as the sentiment were all die cut using random dies from a selection of sets.

The mention of hearts takes me to the Allsorts challenge where **anything goes with an option of featuring hearts**

Adorable Owls - stamp set from Stampin' Up (Sale-a-Bration)
Hearts, flowers, Sentiment etc - dies from various retired Stampin' Up sets