Monday, 30 October 2017

Sunflowers and Penguins

A card today for a my crafty friend, Ruth (KangaRuth) who I used to work with when I was a Reception teacher.  Our class was called 'Sunflower' so I often make her cards with sunflowers on.   Having recently found her crafty mojo, I'm sure she would appreciate a visit to her blog. 



I used a Sizzix set of dies called 'Card, Circle Flip-Its #2".  Unfortunately, when I went to use the die set, the die that cuts out the left hand patterned paper was missing!  I was so annoyed with myself, as I must have accidentally thrown it away with some scraps of paper some time ago. So I used the right hand die, trimmed it to size and cut out the semicircle by hand, trying to cut it in the right place. The patterned paper is from an old Papermania paper pad and the sentiment stamp was a freebie with a magazine.  The flowers are all made with punches.  

I am joining in the following challenges with this card:



My second card is a quick and easy card, perfect for batch making.  It's just a small card, measuring 4" x 4".  

The pre-coloured image is from the 'Simply for Christmas' set by Digi Stamp Boutique.  I die cut the image and purple mat using MB 'Stitched Circles'.  The embossed background was a piece left over from a previous card, which was embossed with a Creative Expressions 'Snowflake Lattice' e/f.  

28 comments:

  1. Two great cards Liz...but oh how annoying to have lost that precious part of your die. I do hope you accidentally find it! xx

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  2. I’m sure your friend will love her card Liz and those penguins are so cute against the lovely embossed background

    Anne

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  3. Both of your cards are so beautiful!! I love the sunflowers and design of the first one!! The embossing and image is so fabulous on the second!! I've lost pieces of dies before...too many to admit!! And stamps, too!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  4. Two lovely cards Liz and I love the paper on your sunflower card. I'm sorry to hear you have lost your die. I lost a bee die a couple of years ago and couldn't stop looking for days. I think it must have dropped in the bin. Hope yours turns up. Barbxx

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  5. Such cute cards. Love them both and you did a terrific job at "altering" your first one. I actually spotted a circle die in my waste bin just on Saturday - lucky catch. I guess it's not just me! Those little penguins are darling!

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  6. Great cards, love the fold on the first one and the lovely sunflowers. The embossing on the second card looks fab :)
    Hugs Kaz xx

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  7. You are so creative with the shapes and different types of cards Liz. Fabulous and vibrant first one and beautifully CAS on the second x

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  8. Two super cards Liz, the first one is a fabulous design and I love the cute penguins on the second one.
    Such a shame to have lost part of your die, I do hope it turns up.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  9. Two lovely cards.
    The sunflowers are gorgeous and aa great shape of card.
    Super cute penguins and a lovely EF.
    Thank you for joining our 'Christmas Creatures' challenge this week at Allsorts.

    Kath x

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  10. Two wonderful cards Liz, beautiful shape and decoration.
    Hugs Pam x

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  11. You has bee so accurate with your swing card, since the right die to use! Well done! Love the little sunflowers on the border, such great design! The CAS is so cute and lovely, too!

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  12. Love these Liz, your flower card has a very clever aperture and is a great way to display multiple toppers. Thank you for sharing over at the Floral fancy That's Crafty Challenge.
    Best Wishes Tracey DT

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  13. I love your wonderful shaped card Liz and how frustrating to have lost one of the dies, but you made a great job of the cutting, and love the green dp, and the second card has a beautiful embosssed background which goes really well with that sweet image, and a great use of snippets too. x

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  14. Hi Liz, two lovely cards, love the flip card for Ruth with all the pretty sunflowers on it and the Christmas card is a great addition for your stash of cards.... have a wonderful week... Megan

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  15. I love both your cards, Liz. They are absolutely great. I love sunflowers and penguins! Your first card is amazing and the second one is so cute! Kisses, my friend.

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  16. Great cards and love shaped cards at the best of time.x [aNNie]

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  17. Very pretty sunflower card and of course the penguins are super cute. Always good to have quick and easy for Christmas cards if you need to make lots.

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  18. What a cute image and really sweet Christmas creation Liz, loving the happy Sunflowers as well, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

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  19. Two super cards Liz. Love the shape and gorgeous sunflowers on the first and the cute image on the second xx

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  20. What a wonderful sunny and happy sunflower card, bet it was appreciated greatly. Your Christmas card is so cute and beautiful with the embossing.
    Faiht
    x

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  21. Great cards, I love the sunflower card its really eye-catching and a happy feeling card x

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  22. Great cards. I really like that sunflower card. I'd hate to give it away. Hah! [Bunny]

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  23. Two lovely cards Liz, I especially like the Christmas one, such a cute digi image!
    Janice x

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  24. Super cards Liz - I have to agree with Janice I adore the cute Christmas penguin one the most! Shabneez x

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  25. You'd never know that you'd had to hand cut the panel it looks perfect. Fabulous card and your penguins are super cute x

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  26. Two fab cards Liz, sure your ex colleague will love the sunflower reference.
    Thanks for sharing at Cardz4Galz. :)

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  27. Love your fun and beautiful holiday card! Thank you so much for staring with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

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  28. Fab! Fab! Fab! Thank you for joining us at Cardz4Galz. xx Wendy

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