Saturday 2 September 2023

Relaxing in the Park

 These two bunnies are spending a quiet time sitting on a park bench and enjoying a pleasant summer's day.  I did enjoy putting this together.

Background DSP and Rectangle dies - from Stampin' Up
Tiny Birds - Memory Box dies
All the rest of the dies are unbranded 

Thursday 31 August 2023

CAS Grunge

 This sounds like a contradiction in terms and I suppose it is really but this card was inspired by seeing something made by the talented Sarn HERE using  her favourite flower stamp of the moment.  I can see why she likes this stamp and I was tempted to see if I could add it to my collection.  I was so pleased to find that it arrived here very quickly so I just had to play..  I stamped it onto a tag, adding some stencilling both on the tag and a little on the base card.  Image was coloured using Distress Oxide ink.  A computer sentiment and that's it - a great way to spend what has turned out to be a wet and dreary morning outside.Thank you Sarn for the inspiration 😊.

Flower Stamp - from Aall & Create
Tag - die set from Sizzix
Stencil - also from A & C - had it for ages
Sentiment - computer generated

Tuesday 29 August 2023


 There are quite a few cards going the rounds in blogland made in this style which is called either 'fractured' or 'shutter' card so of course I had to give it a try. Some of them use just one background DSP but I decided to have a try using two toning papers..   One thing I discovered is that some paper trimmers seem to be better for cutting the narrow strips of card - naturally I don't have one of that type 🙄🙄.  This style of card is a good way of using patterned papers and would make good masculine cards as they aren't too 'fussy' - the cards I mean, not the men 🤣.  I think this could be adapted to almost any size of card.  Most of the ones I've seen are quite small but this one is a 7" x 5".

Papers - magazine give-aways from two different publications
Stamps - Leaf from Forever Fern, Sentiment from Delicate Daisies (Stampin' Up)
Die cut flower - unbranded die
Vase - from Boho Indigo set Stampin' Up (retired)

Sunday 27 August 2023

Allsorts Challenge #743

 The theme for the current Allsorts Challenge is 🦋 butterflies 🦋.  For this card I've used a die which came as a magazine freebie back in 2018  along with a butterfly die which I've had for probably even longer.  I used the decorative circle to cut an aperture into a piece of white card which was then layered onto a piece which had been coloured using Pixie powders with shaving foam.  I do tend to try these various techniques and then have the results hanging around while I decide just how they are going to be used.  There was enough of the coloured piece left to cut the bottom layer of the butterfly and more of the white was used for the top layer and the sentiment..

Circular die - a magazine freebie from 2018
Butterfly - Sizzix dies
Sentiment - from a retired Stampin' Up set (Hey Birthday Chick)