Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Day 43: Guest Designer for Retro Rubber challenge #135

This is very exciting - I have been asked to be the guest designer for this challenge on Retro Rubber

The challenge is a tic tac toe, as below:

I have chosen - die cut or punch / birthday / bright colours.  Though the bright colours started out as the patterned paper element, but then went in this different direction!

I covered the card blank with the bright patterned paper from an old Bo Bunny paper pad.  Then used a Lisa Horton die for the overlay.  I love this effect!  The stamp is from SU, around three or possibly four years old, and is done with an SU punch.

See you tomorrow!

Monday, 18 May 2020

Day 42: Christmas card with holly

Another day, another Christmas card...... I just like making them!

Apologies for the poor photo, the light conditions weren't good today, the card is much lighter IRL!  The background paper is an old Simple Stories one and I had prepared the base card some time ago.  When I took it out of the box I noticed that the top of the panel wasn't cut straight, resulting in an uneven appearance to the card.  So I took some gold peel-off lines and added a frame, taking care to position the top line so that it covered the uneven gap.  The holly stamp and sentiment are from two different SU sets, stamped and heat embossed in gold.  
See you tomorrow!

Day 41: Cross stitch update

It's all going very nicely ... apart from the slight mistake in the bitty green part, which I will now have to fudge around as I counted to the next big bit of red from that mistake :-(  Never mind!

See you tomorrow!

Day 40: It's a mystery!

Some time ago, DH bought some mixed packs of bulbs from the supermarket, planted them into buckets, then promptly threw away the packaging and so forgot what they were ...... :-)  We have been waiting for the Big Reveal!

The first flowers have appeared and they are Anenomes!  A beautiful shade of blue.  Three or possibly four more to come in the future.

See you tomorrow!

Saturday, 16 May 2020

Day 39: Christmas card with SU baubles

Playing around today with some Christmas stamps bought last year.

The patterned paper is from an old magazine freebie pack.  The stamped/embossed baubles and the sentiment are from two different SU sets, the baubles have a matching punch.  They are mounted onto foam pads and a peel-off line is used for the 'string'.

See you tomorrow!

Thursday, 14 May 2020

Day 38: Cross stitch update

I started a little bit of green on the wreath today.  Unlike the larger areas of red, the wreath is very very 'bitty' .... fun and games ahead, I think!

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Day 37: Butterfly screen card

This one has been hanging around a long time.  It was actually all done apart from the sentiment, but I had run out of the purple scraps I had used for the butterflies.  

So I found a close colour-matched embossing powder and stamped/heat embossed the sentiment ....Simples...!!!

To make the screen card, you'll need an 11 x 6 inch strip, so you can make two out of a 12 x 12 piece of cardstock..  There is a full tutorial on my original Scrapbooks and Cookbooks blog here.