Saturday, 12 June 2010
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