Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Crafting with my neighbour

2014 has seen a return to weekly crafting times with Lisa, my next door neighbour. We used to make cards on Wednesday evenings but now that her kids are both in school, we meet on Tuesdays while school is in session.

Once again, we are taking turns hosting a quick and easy card kit that we make up on that day. Here is the card I designed for last week.

The cards have to be able to be assembled and made in about 20 minutes. That does not leave time for colouring an image so we usually keep them to diecuts, embellies,and sentiments. I wanted to try out my never before used Memory Box Small Circle Burst Die, so looked to Pinterest for some inspiration. I liked  Melly Moo's card and here is my take on it. I did not have any stamps to make the green dots on the inside of the circular diecut hole, so I had to improvise.

I used a 5 inch square snippet of white card to diecut the Circle Burst. I stamped the Inkadinkadoo Best Wishes sentiment on the cut away circle shape and then adhered it to a slightly larger circle that I cut from a snippet of green card.I slid that under the first row of holes and then mounted that newly assembled square onto a larger snippet of pink card. I used pop dots to lift it forward and give some depth.

I added a glittery K & Co  flower and tucked some Memory box leafy branches underneath. I didn't have enough of the green left for the branches so I just cut them from left over white card scraplings, and inked them with an Ingvild Bolme inker. How I love her inker product...never smears and dries in an instant! The little holder design fits my hands so well.

The wooden bird is from Dollarama...I so love that store! I bought a package of the birds thinking I would bleach the green dye off and take them back to woodgrain. I may still do that, but the original green stain looked fine with this card.

Since the front sentiment is ambiguous, I have not finished the inside of this card. It could be for a retirement, a birthday, or...
In spite of being quick and easy, I think it makes a nice card and plan to make up half a dozen more this week. Will have to use different flowers as they were in an assorted kit, each one a little different than the other. I have some Hello stamps that might fit the circle as well. Will try to show a  desk shot of them all finished up on a later post.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges;
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets


Brenda Brown said...

Love this Mo, a fabulous design, so beautifully clean and crisp. I can imagine others with different flowers and colours will look amazing together, looking forward to seeing them.
hugs {Brenda} x0x

Jules said...

Oh Wow Mo .. .. this is gorgeous.

Love that die and your beautiful colour choices. Brilliant use of your snippets.

Great flower embellishment too.

I love the sound of your crafty sessions with your neighbour.

Love Jules xx

Clevercrafter said...

Great design, simple and very effective, I love it. I don't have this die but it looks very useful and might have to be added to my long wish list.:)

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
what a really fab card. I love this fab design and the colours used.
What a fantastic flower, and I live that sentiment stamp too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sassy Raggedy said...

How beautiful this card is Maureen. I have to get that die. I love that wonderful flower and how nice to be able to craft with a friend. HUgz, joann

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card, I love your 'Circle Burst' die and such pretty pastel colours. It must be fun to craft with your neighbour.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Maureen, you are an inspiration! I happen to have that circle die in my NBUS mountain and I love how you used it with this pretty card! That sweet pea (bird) is absolutely perfect!!

Thanks for the inker tip! I'm off to check that out; I've never heard of that brand. Hope you are enjoying your week! Hugs, Darnell

Di said...

Brilliant card Mo - that's a die I'm off to peek at :) Lovely fresh colours, great flower and birdie too!

Hugs, Di xx

SARN said...

What a lovely card Mo. xxx

scrapn_momof2 said...

Clever design, gorgeous card!!

Pat said...

This is a lovely card Mo. A very clever idea to use different colours under different circles of holes. I love the Memory Box dies, and the bird and flower finishes it excellently. x

Tracy said...

Such a lovely card.
I have these same birds from the dollar store…great idea to bleach the colour out…I never thought of that.
I was just going to colour them a different colour :)

Pia S said...

This is a beautiful, clean design. Love how some color shows through the holes. And with your choice of sentiment this card can be used for so many different occasions!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You so inspired me that you've been DJKased ~ in case you didn't see it!! Hugs, Darnell

Hettie said...

LOVE this card Mo. That die is great, the flower looks divine and that birdie looks cheeky! 10/10 Mrs!
Last night went well and I managed a good solo. I even won a bottle of red stuff in the raffle so great night! There is a piccie of me in costume on FB!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh! I tried to comment on this yesterday but Blogger hated me. I think this such a fun and nifty use of that interesting die. The embellishments are so sweet. Love the spring colors--bring it on!

MaryH said...

Whoo Hoo! Love this circle die, and I think I had a quick glimpse of it at the Playground as a highlight! I have this Die (NBUS) after seeing Cathy use it. You just reminded me I need to clean the rust off it! This is so clean & pretty, liking the pastel colors and your flower sent this one into OR-BIT! Great work. TFS & Hugs

Karen Petitt said...

Gorgeous card Mo, love the die and how you have used it.
It will be a good card to batch make, especially at Christmas time, can imagine holly and/or poinsettia where the flower is - may have to save up to get that! xx

Debs Willis said...

What a great card & how lovely that you have a neighbour to craft with, even if you have to be super speedy :-)
Debs x