You did not really think I would pass June's Rudolph Day now did you? Of course not. Just because I have been a little under the weather, I would not miss my Buddy Sandra's Challenge for the world.
As I have been feeling a little better over the last two days, I have taken the chance to have a little play with a new Sweet Poppy Stencil I was lucky enough to receive for my recent Birthday from my Buddy Mandy, another stencil which I have had for ages and one that was until this week, still in it's packet. So prepare to be dazzled....
This first card has been made using the Sweet Poppy stencil, pearl paste and Martha Stewart glitter in white. I simply layered it on to some silver card added some snow balls, popped a SU punched label which had been stamped with Hero Arts stamp and some Spellbinders snowflakes, which I bought courtesy of another birthday gift of vouchers for our local craft shop. I have been fancying this die set for ages. I needed a decent snowflake die/punch and so this was perfick for me.
This card is made using an old Country Stencils stencil which until now I have only used with an embossing tool (do you remember that technique?). The embossing paste has opened up a whole new way of using this stencil and I am loving it. Again, I used MS glitter in pewter, and layered using Snippets and punching the opposite corners with a MS punch. Some brads and another SU punch and hey presto another card.
Now the final one I am showing you today is made using a Dreamweaver stencil I bought in a sale absolutely ages ago, and until now has been sitting in my drawer unused. Again I used MS glitter in gold, some Stickles in the centre, layered onto a Snippet of velum which was the perfick size, the Merry Christmas was part of a set that had been loitering in a box for ever and a little bit of ribbon tied around to tie the green in.
I just wish I could capture the shimmer of the glitter on these cards for you to see. The June sunshine doesn't quite capture it unfortunately.
I have some more pieces which I made using the stencils, but unfortunately I have not yet made them into cards, but will do so very shortly and of course, I will share with you.
Thanks for calling by. The sun is out today so I shall be over at the Playground if anyone wants to play on the swings with me? Also, I just want to say thanks to you all for your well wishes. This chesty infection really was a nasty one but I am getting much better now.