Saturday, 12 June 2010

Tilda Stepper

I`ve been signed off for a few days work as my ankles and feet have been so swollen so it`s given me an opportunity to get some crafting done and no housework !(doctors orders !) It is difficult to craft when your feet have to be raised up but I found a way round it ! ( We do suffer for our art !! ) lol.
I have never done a Stepper card before so this was my first attempt and I`m pretty happy with how it turned out. I bought the Tim Holtz "hanging sign" die from Sir Stampalot the other week and I had no idea at the time what I was going to do with it, which is unusual for me as I normally have ideas in my head what to do with a stamp or die etc before I purchase them. When money is in short supply my craft items have to earn their keep ! But I fell in love with this die and "had to have it " !
I must admit when I got it home I ran it through my trusty Cuttlebug and assembled it but it sat on my desk for over a week daring me to find a use for it ! So this is what I eventually came up with.
I have used a Tilda stamp which I borrowed from my good friend Sue but it is one I will eventually buy because she is sooo cute, and the magnolias she is holding just goes perfect with the magnolia tree stamp I bought a while back. Both are coloured with distress inks.

I used the Martha Stewart icicle punch again for grass by turning it upside down, which was my friend Emmas idea ( thanks emma ! ) The paper in the background is Magnolia too. I`ve also used my new MS trellis punch which I fell in love with after seeing a wonderful card Louise had posted on her fabby blog. The sizzix swirly extended cuts die came in very handy again, I use this one a huge amount it is so versatile. To top it all I used the Tim Holtz hanging sign and swirled some little punched flowers round it.

This one is going to Janice and Andy at Sir Stampalot for the shop, but now I`ve found a use for the die, I have a few more project ideas for it popping into my head.

Well I`d better get on, got to make a Father`s day card as the event will be upon us soon and need to make a birthday card for my Godson Thomas, so that should keep me out of trouble and busy for the rest of the day !! bye for now and happy crafting xx


  1. Sara, its heavenly, so beautiful so serene, hey guess what I love it.
    hugs chris xx

  2. Sara, I agree with Chris, it's gorgeous. I love it too.
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  3. Hi!Sara, oh this is just so *lovely* and such gorgeous detail.
    Colours/colouring is just perfect and those little flowers-i love all.
    Hope you feel a bit better soon,hugs Lou.xx

  4. Fab card Sara, your colouring is beautiful, love the way you have used the sign die.
    louise xx

  5. Your card is beautiful Sara, and great use of the new die!

  6. HI Sara.

    Just found your blog via Lou. Great cards. Very different. Love the way you place all those elements 'off the edge' I love cards that are a bit different. I am now one of your followers, so I'll get all the updates.

    Hugs Debbie x

  7. Me again, pop over to my blog there's a little award for you
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  8. Hi Sara, Love your blog and cards you make are so different, just fab.When you get a second pop over to my blog.

    Thanks Clarex


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