Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Rudolph Day - August

Hello Blogland Friends,

Sorry to have been absent for so long but life just took over.  There's been lots going on but I'll tell you what I've been up to soon.

I'd just like to say how sad it's been watching the news from the USA.  My thoughts go out to all the people affected by Hurricane Howard.

I'm just popping in with a Z Fold Christmas card made with a Crafwork Cards paper pad, and a Sizzix die.

I'm popping in at the last minute to join the Rudolph Day Challenge
which Maureen holds  from 25th  to the end of the month each month throughout the year where we show our Christmas cards.

I have to apologise for not leaving regular comments over the past few weeks.  Things have been so hectic here but bit by bit I am catching up and will get round to visiting all my friends as soon as I possibly can.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Batch Making

Hello and Welcome

Last week I spent an afternoon using my Misti to batch make a set of cards using some new stash.

I bought the Spellbinders stepper die at a table top sale a few weeks ago and this was it's first time out.

The bird and branch were in a freebie set of stamps and dies with a recent magazine and the single flower was lying on my table, stamped and diecut from an older freebie set.

I recently went to Loobi Crafts for a workshop using Craftwork cards materials and the paper is scraps which were leftover from the class.  I still have lots of the diecut sentiments, candi and full sheets of the pretty papers to play with.

I stamped then diecut six birds and wings from scraps of white card.

Next I put one of the scraps into my Misti and put the diecuts into the holes in the scraps.

I placed the stamps in the right position to stamp the wings, heads and bodies of the birds then stamped in my chosen colours.  I removed the wings as they were finished and switched the birds over so that I could stamp the reverse parts.

I made three of the cards using various pieces of this set of papers and the other three birds I have put aside to use later.

I am taking my card over to join in  at Pixies Snippets Playground Weeks 293 & 294