Hi there, what a gorgeous day it has been. I do hope that you are enjoying some sunshine wherever you are. My card today features some snippets of card for matting, and a tiny bit of glitter card which I used glossy accents on for a heart embellishment. This card is going to Di's Snippets Playground. I think I hear the first ice-cream van chimes of the year!
It will be my lovely mom's birthday soon, so this card is for her. I have lots to do through March and April, and I always seem to be chasing my tail!
I was very happy to see that Mrs. A had showcased my card for challenge 72, which you can see here. Thank you so much Mrs. A, and I am proudly showing off my 'TOP 3' badge.
Now, on to my card
I made the card shape and layers using the Scan and Cut Canvas software - I still have a lot to learn, but at least this turned out okay. I have used SU mint macaron ink for the flourish stamping, and a mint green cardstock for the butterfly body and the shadow on the flourishes. The flowers I stamped onto copy paper, and used cosmic shimmer paint, but the shimmer does not show up on the photo. The edge is my vertical border and ribbon.
Thanks for dropping by.
(p.s. I used to have a 'follow' button on my blog, but it disappeared a while ago. I am not very technical and don't know how to retrieve it. If any one can help I would be much obliged! :-) ).
Hi there, another week seems to have whizzed past, but it's great when you get to a week-end! It's all about sparke and shimmer over at the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge, and I really enjoyed making this little card.
I think I shall make a few more of these. I have used the last little bit of my glitter card though. Which reminds me, I can take my card over to Di in the Snippets Playground too, Thanks for looking.
Hello there, quick post for Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge as there are only hours left, eek! I made this card for the challenge, even putting on some dried Maidenshair Fern, and then realised there was no paper piercing. As I don't easily give up, I focused on the inside of the card for the paper piercing - saved the challenge!
Hi there, hasn't it been a glorious day? A touch of Spring in the air today - much appreciated. I have my card for the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge. My snowman comes from a Sheena Douglas range of stamps. I have used a touch of fluffy stuff and sparkle. The embossing is copper. I'm not sure about the sky now I have sponged, but it's there to stay!
I will link up now, and say hello to a few challengers. Thanks for looking.
Hello there, I do hope your weekend went well. I am entering my card into Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge - I opted for 'underneath' - here it is:
I found inspiration from my pinterest board here
I have used a Stamp Addicts stamp from the 'happy lady' collection and as you can see I sponged the butterfly first and added the sillhouette on top, so my buttefly is underneath 😃 - clever, eh?! I must go and link up - not long left before the new challenge.
Hi there, happy Sunday to you all. Thanks for dropping by. This week my snippets into the Playground are with oddments of wool I had lying around. I decided to have a go at knitting hedgehogs. Here they are
I thought I had best tell you they were hedgies! 😁 Baby has a wonky eye, and mommy hedgehog I see needs some ears! It is my first go at doing toys - they took longer to stuff and put on eyes, ears and noses than it took to knit the bodies. Ah well, there are a few more in the making so they may look more cute as time goes on!
I could do with going where Di went on 'teacher training' for a bit of warmth. And Di, I am glad that the new playground rules are working out well for you. We are an easy going bunch, and I do like the idea of ' Parsnip's Prefect'. I still have my old prefect badge somewhere.
Hello everyone, hope you are all keeping well. I am feeling quite tired at the moment. I have been busy this afternoon digging out a cherry tree stump! It took about a hour and a half, but I was greatly satisfied getting that bad boy out! The area is ready for paving now - just another job to think about as Spring come around.
Anyhow enough waffling - here is my card for Merry Monday Christmas - which asks for a reindeer.
I was experimenting with my foiling machine on this one, foiling with an embossing folder. It came out a little distressed, but I liked it so carried on with the card. The reindeer stamp is 'holly reindeer' from ClarityStamp, and the merry christmas is from Crafters Companion.
Hello, how is your Friday going? It has been very chilly here, and yes we woke to a flurry of snow.
So, thinking of snow, I found a challenge blog called Merry Monday, and it gives inspiration each week for those christmas card makes. Here is my first challenge card.
The challenge 230 is to use 'Noel' and/or scandinavian feel to your card - as you can see I went with 'Noel'. The stamp is from an SU set and the stocking is a Crafters Companion die. The design is from the current Freshly Made Sketches, and I shall link to that too, This is the sketch
Hello there, this is nearly another week whizzing by. No snow here at the moment - which is great as I am not really a fan of the white stuff, although it does make everything look very pretty wrapped in white and sparkle.
Hi everyone, hope you are all well. I have to get my skates on to enter Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge as there are only hours to go! Here is my card, I have gone for zuchini (hues of yellow and green).
The stamp is a Claritystamp, carnations. I decided to try a watercolour background starting from two shades of yellow, and going through to three shades of green, using my SU markers. The carnations are also watercoloured. I am not great at this, and I forget that the painting can be quite loose, but my inner tidy self says I must colour within the lines. :-) The next photo shows the background better I think.
I cut the butterflies from a scrap of the background. Must dash and link up now. See you soon.
Hello, and happy Wednesday. I have to remind myself of what day it is, it feels like a Monday as it is my first day back at work. Here is my card which I will take into Di's Snippets playground as the small white pieces with the artwork on and the black card are scraps. I think this is the last of my black card 😒.
Hi there everyone, it a long time since I posted, and I do apologise. Sometimes life gets in the way of crafting! I have done a few new year cards to send to friends and family I do not see regularly, and this is my design:
My little good luck charm has made an appearance. A gift from a friend from when she went abroad on holiday. My card features the new SU design papers 'posies and petals'.
I do hope that 2017 brings you all peace and contentment, and that a little sprinkling of hope and determination will see you through the uphill struggles that life invariably throws at us.
Hi there, my card today is a masculine card, one of many I have to make over the next few days. Why is it that when I need to make a masculine card my mojo goes AWOL! For this card I used the current FMS sketch
and my last snippet of SU Blackberry Bliss cardstock for the A6 base and the strips. I heat embossed in gold and copper and used gold and copper shiny card for the mats.
I shall enter my card into Di's Snippet Challenge and find out what everyone is doing in the playground. Thanks for dropping by.
Hello there, I hope you have enjoyed your Sunday. I am relaxing now and watching 'Victoria' on telly. The butterfly challenge is to use wire and/or white on white. Here is my card.
I have used the gorgeous butterfly die I won from Mrs. A. I thought this was just right for wrapping wire around the body. Now, this card did start off as a white on white, but as I used up snippets the whites were all different shades - amazing eh! So, I decided to get out my ink brushes and distress inks and put a bit of colour into it. This card will also head for Di's Snippets Playground. Thanks for stopping by.