Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Spring flowers

I went to a Craft show on Saturday. I'm not really in need of more craft stuff but what can you do when it's only 5 miles down the road and your friend says 'Lets go'? I didn't spend too much and got plenty of bargains. I've only managed to make things I don't like recently but new stuff has inspired me to get going again. 

I'm very pleased as I've used:
One new stamp. Central flower. I came across the Little Claire Designs stall at the end of the show when I had already spent enough (but not too much!) so only bought one of their stamps but I could easily have bought many more. I decided to go home and checkout their website for future reference. Very many lovely things and delicious samples.
Two old stamps. The flower sprig is from Kanban and is one of may oldest but possibly never used before. 
                           Tiny butterfly. Use because the one I'd planned to use was too big! This is Inky Doodles also probably not used. The leaf is also Inky Doodles, coloured green not yellow as it looks here.
Lots of snippets. The whole thing is made from snippets.  

All the sections are separate pieces of paper. I'm not sure why, I obviously wanted to make it hard for myself.  The thin strips of green are glued on top to create the pattern. I managed to trim to 3mm, very impressed. 
So I'm linking this to:
Pixie's Snippets Playground
Little Claire's Montly Challenge  - Spring colours 
I was going to link to the Butterfly challnge but this is completely the wrong colour so back to the drawing board for that one. 


  1. Lovely card...very impressed with your 3mm cutting..which trimmer do you use? Such a bright happy card and I love your new stamp and also your 'old' but not used...I too have a lot of those!!

    1. It's a fiskars trimmer. Orange. Unfortunately doesn't always give a clean cut unless you change the blade every week! You do need to tidy up the edges sometimes.

  2. Crumbs, I'm with Carole about the accuracy of your trimmer use! Well done Alison - and such a terrific snippets card too :) Little Claire stamps are super - I have a couple coming up before too long as a prize (cats and dogs).

    Lovely to see you in the Playground


    Di xx

  3. This didn't show up on my blogger Alison. Such a pretty card and I love the colours. I really like your new stamp. It sounds as if you had a good time with your friend at the craft show. Barbxx

  4. First of all, thanks, Alison, for visiting my blog. x When the craft show is only 5 miles away, it's just rude not to go...haha!! That's my excuse.
    Love your card - your trimming is perfect. The new stamp is gorgeous - Little Claire do make some wonderful stamps - I like the dinkie stamps. xx


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