Thursday, 22 March 2018

Gatefold Owl Card

As my friend is a 'Tawny Owl' in her Brownie pack, I usually make her a card with an owl on.   This time I decided to make an owl shaped card.  
I bought the Sizzix 'Owl Fold A Long' set of dies quite a long time ago in a sale, but never used them.  One of those offers that was too good to resist!  So I decided it was time I got the dies out of the packet.  I used the same patterned paper for the outside decoration and also the inside flaps.  

I kept the inside owl shape white so I could write the birthday greeting here. 

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Twofer - Blossoms

Darnell's Twofer Challenge #3 ends in a few days, so I've got my skates on to make two different cards, for two different occasions, using the same die for each card, before the closing date.

The die I used on both cards is Cheery Lynn 'Sunflower'.  My first card is a CAS card in one of my favourite colour combinations of red, white and black.  The leaf is an Xcut punched shape, the punch embosses as well as punches.

I am joining the following challenges with this card:
Cards in Envy No Patterned Paper Card Challenge

 My second card is a Spring Fold card, using the same die. The embossing folder is Cuttebug 'Swiss Dots'.  I made two smaller sunflowers with punches to finish off my card.

This is a side view of the card.

I've made a template to show how I made the card base.  Start with a 10" x 5" piece of card.  Cut off the corners marked in green, after marking at 2½" from the two right-hand side corners along the long sides and the short side.  The broken lines are the score lines.

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Just for You

After spending a lovely weekend in Plymouth with a group of friends, my hubby and I had planned to have a few days in North Devon in our caravan.....which is where I should be now.  However,  the weather had other ideas, as the 'Beast from the East' made another appearance and brought with it lots of snow, particularly in North Devon.  As the caravan site was cut off by the snow, we came straight home instead - quite a scary journey, as the snow was falling quite heavily in places.  At least I can try and catch up on my blog visiting now that I'm home.  

A card to share today I made for a card swap, which I can post now that I know it's been received.
The card base is die cut from a set of  Presscut dies, 'Scalloped Semi Circle'.  I used Spellbinders circles and scallop circle dies for the middle, using white and teal card, the teal card is pearlised.  The butterfly is a Spellbinders die which cuts out and embosses two butterflies for layering and I attached the butterfly with foam pads.  It's an old die which sadly has been discontinued.  The letters are Memory Box 'Upper Case Alphabet Soup' die cuts.  I used snippets for everything apart from the card base and patterned card, so I'll be sharing my card in The Playground.

I am joining in the following challenges:

Thursday, 15 March 2018

The Last Unicorn

Welcome to my new follower, Rachelle, the owner of the Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge blog. 

  The Allsorts challenge this week is 'Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes'.  My card is based on the story of The Last Unicorn.
I covered a 7 x 5 card  blank with pink card.  I embossed a piece of the same pink card with a Cuttlebug 'Christmas Stars' embossing folder.  The frame was made with two square wonky stitches dies.  The unicorn is a die I bought on eBay using a snippet of silver, holographic card.  As usual, not much luck in photographing the holographic card! LOL!  I raised the framed image up on foam tape.  I used a Martha Stewart double-edged 'Doily Lace Trim' punch for the panel across the middle and added tiny, punched, holographic stars.

I am joining in the following challenges: