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.

Monday, 3 September 2018

Autumn Thanks with a spot of Christmas and a Birthday thrown in

Hi everyone, well here we are in September and before you know it we'll be panicking about christmas and promising ourselves that we'll do better next year! I do have a christmas card to show you but first up is a snippets make....

The stamp I used for this is Penny Black 'sunny pair' which I stamped with yellow and green inks and coloured with pencil crayons before outlining the petals with a gel pen and giving them a glistening with a Wink of Stella pen that a very dear blogging friend sent me a while ago (a very big thank you..... you've now got me hooked!). I folded a leftover piece of spotted patterned thick card (maybe from The Hobby House?) for the base, added another leftover snippet of patterned paper on the front then a TH stitched rectangle die-cut before adding the (greatly cut down) image and a Lawn Fawn 'scripty thanks' die-cut.

I'm entering this in the following challenges ~

Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge as it's made entirely from snippets

Time Out challenge 'inspired by words'

Dream Valley challenge 'autumn colours'

Addicted to Stamps and More challenge 'make your mark'

So fast forward a few weeks and we're into christmas with a sweet image from the House Mouse Decoupage cd and a (Hunkydory?) paper. Not much else to say about this one as that little meecie conducting the choir has to take centre stage.

I'm entering this in the following challenges ~

Allsorts challenge 'things with wings'

CD Sunday challenge 'cool colours'

Papercraft challenge 'animals'

And finally I hope you'll join me in wishing MERVI a very happy 10th Blogaversary, and to celebrate she is hosting a card challenge with the theme (of course) of Birthday


This is the card I made to join her..... using another of those adorable House Mouse images this time from the House Mouse Triple cd, some papers from my scraps box, a LOTV sentiment and some flowers from my stash. 


I hope you all have a great week whatever you have planned..... mine is catching up with the housework and trying to keep Mojo around as I have so many christmas cards to make! Thanks for popping by today and for taking the time to leave me a message.