Sunday, 16 September 2018

Snippets and More

It's nearly two weeks since my last post and my only excuse is that Mojo has been having a great game of hide-and-seek with me but I am finally here with not one but THREE cards... although they are all pretty CAS and quick makes.

My first card....... I was very lucky to be winner at the Poppystamps challenge a few months ago and this 'Floral Cluster' die was part of my winnings. I worked out the layout of my card and die cut from the white layer, then after sticking this in place I inlaid the flowers which I'd cut from snippets of coloured card. As the background paper (a loose sheet - so not sure of the brand) was a shade of green I thought it looked nice showing through the leaves, so left it as is. Finally I stamped a Uniko sentiment from the 'Simply Said Birthday' set.



I'm heading over to the following challenges with this card

Pixie's Snippets Playground 'use your snippets'

Poppystamps challenge 'anything goes'

CAS on Friday challenge 'flowers'

Time Out challenge 'photo inspiration'  I was inspired by the flowers





Over at CD Sunday challenge the theme is 'G is for.....' so my next card features a cute mousie image from the House Mouse Decoupage Collection cd and my G is for get well and grapes. The background paper is another of my loose sheets but I think it may have been a magazine freebie.





Last but not least is a card I've made for the Penny Black Creative Christmas challenge. I used my PB 'Santa's Visit' stamp and using the Misti stamped it several times with Memento 'london fog' until it looked dark enough as I thought the grey would give it a softer finish than black. After matting onto black and gold card I stuck it to a hammered effect base card, gave it a dash of Stickles to make the snow glisten and then added a sentiment that was left over from a decoupage sheet. I thought this would be perfect for a male and would also be ideal for a 'batch' make. Looking at the card now I think clear embossing the image after inking would have given it a more finished look..... don't you agree?


and this one shows the glisten of the snow a bit better


Well it's turning rather autumnal here and no doubt christmas will be upon us before we know it so I'd better crack on with a few more of those festive cards. Thanks for taking the time to visit today and I hope you have a good week.



30 comments:

meg said...

three beauties Kanda, love the CAS style in the first it shows the flowers to perfection, the third has a beautiful vintage feel and the House Mouse perfect for the challenge at CD Sunday, those mice look as though they are really enjoying the grapes, hope they don't end up with sore bellies.

brenda said...

Three for the price of one Andrea, the first had a lovely CAS feel to it and very effective leaves, the House Mouse one is of course adorable and the PB one looks stunning stamped in grey and glittered giving a very classical look.

B x

Doreen said...

Three gorgeous creations,love them all.xx

Liz said...

Three beautiful cards, Andrea. I love the clean and fresh look of your first card. The image on your second card is so cute and your super Christmas card has a lovely vintage look. xx

cotnob said...

Super cards Andrea, they are all fabulous but I especially like the first one, such a pretty CAS design and of course the House-Mouse one is adorable.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Jenny L said...

Hi Andrea,
Yes 3 super fab cards and very wonderful designs too.
My fave is the Pennyblack one as the scene is so brilliant.
Hope Mr Mojo behaves himself and appears again but so far I don't think he has gone anywhere.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Kathleen said...

Three lovely cards Andrea, Lovely dies and a great CAS card. Super fun House Mouse image with pretty background papers. The PB card is a super scene with a great addition of the Stickles.

Kath x

aussie aNNie said...

Andrea, these are all stunning cards, love the die you won.x

Jane Willis said...

Three gorgeous cards and all so very different from each other. I love your House Mouse card, thank you for sharing it with us at CD Sundays.

sandie said...

Wonderful collection of cards Andrea and love your layout for your Time Out Card, wonderful layering and beautiful colours. Thanks for leaving us a lovely comment on our blog, we really appreciate this and thanks for joining us at Time Out

Margarets designer cards said...

Beautiful cards,
I love your house mouse card, the paper works so well with the image, thank you for joking us
Margaret
CD Sunday DT

Jocelyn said...

Three lovely cards and those little mice are adorable enjoying their grapes. Thank you for sharing with us.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday DT

Carol said...

Great cards and I love the meeces. I also have the PB stamp you have used. Thank you for joining in my challenge at CD Sunday.
Carol xx
CD Sunday DT

Di said...

Lovely cards Andrea! I especially love your snippets CAS card - so effective!

Hugs

Di xx

Wynn said...

Great selection of cards. I love your cute House Mouse card. Adorable image. Thank you for sharing it with us at CD Sunday Wynn DT

Sarah said...

What a tremendous trio Andrea!! I love the sweet flowers, the cute House Mouse and the snowy scene with the sparkly snow is gorgeous xx

Patty Tanúz said...

I love that flowers diecut from Poppy!!!! beautiful cards!!!!! Good Luck in our Challenge!!! Patty Tanuz (DT POPPYSTAMPS)

Greta said...

3 great cards! The Poppystamps die card is so sweet, but I absolutely love the last, elegant one!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oooh all of your cards are so beautiful and the house mouse one is especially eye catching
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Pamela said...

Love the House Mouse Card and 'Get Well' and 'Grapes' fit the theme perfectly. Thanks for joining in.
Pamela
CD Sunday DT>

Mia said...

Beautiful cards, Andrea. I love HM images. Hugs, my friend.

Mrs A. said...

Love the first card and who couldn't love those meeeces on the second one. Great scene on the Christmas card. Mojo is back in full swing! Hugs Mrs A.

pam said...

Beautiful cards.
Thank you for joining us over on Poppystamp challenge blog .
Pam x

Carol L said...

What a lovely trio of cards, and I really like the prize you won from Poppystamps! The mice nibbling on grapes is too cute and your glistening Christmas card is wonderful! NJ on all!

Anne said...

Nice selection of cards Andrea... lovely prize, that simple floral is divine
Anne x

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Lovely floral card. Thanks for sharing at Time Out.

Seafield Jo said...

Such a lovely selection of cards. I particularly like the house mouse one, such a cute image, you just have to smile.

Jo x

Darnell said...

You can't complain too much when Mr. Mojo helps you create three sensational cards like this when he does make his appearance! They are truly all wonderful, Andrea! I love the green background peeking through the leaves on your first card, the always-fun meeses and their grapes on your second get well card, and the hushed tones of your Christmas card! I like that it wasn't clear-embossed so the schparkle of the snow really pops when you turn it just so!! Hugs, Darnell

Jeanne J. said...

Beautiful cards - what a great way to show off your versatility. The first is clean and simple, the house mouse sweet and colorful, and then wow.. the winter scene! Each one a beauty!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

So many beautiful cards here and I’m not quite sure how I’ve missed them all. I love the Penny Black scene x