Sunday, 30 October 2011


Evening.  Hope this has been a good weekend for you and that the extra hour has been beneficial - I know I enjoyed a lovely lie-in this morning!

So here I have an entry into Jules' Crafty Snippet Challenge - check her wonderful blog here .  This is my first time of joining in and I really enjoyed using up the 'left-overs' from a card I made yesterday for this week's LOTV challenge. Hopefully I'll blog that one tomorrow.  The two cards are very alike but I intended that as I need two male birthday cards for the 5th and 6th November. I do struggle somewhat with male cards so this worked out very well for me.

I made up three matted layers for the background from my snippets which just covered my card base. The buttons were cut using a Nellie Snellie die and I tied them with embroidery cotton remnant from my cross-stitching days. Image was coloured with Promarkers and I added Glossy Accents to the goggles and the headlights. Sentiment stamped in Memento Cocoa using magazine freebie stamps.

DPs - Dovecraft Masculine (8x8)
Image - LOTV Zooming Along
Sentiment - Molly Blooms (freebie-Simply Cards & Papercraft mag)
White & Copper card from Stash

Tools used:
Nellie Snellen Flower Die MFD 020

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Birthday Robin

This commissioned card was done a little while ago and my brief was that the lady recipient likes fuschias and robins.  Luckily for me, my recently delivered issue of Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine had some lovely My Mind's Eye freebies including this cute robin chipboard. I was a bit worried that it might look too Christmassy but I think it worked out alright.

Scalloped Card Blank - Papermania
Green card & Gems from Stash
DP & Chipboard Topper - My Mind's Eye - Snowed in Winter Papers (magazine freebie)
Sentiment - LOTV For You Circular Sentiments
Flower - K&Company

Tools used -  Spellbinders Shapeabilities Floral Flourishes S4 327

Thanks for looking!