Sunday 11 July 2021

Birthday snippets

Hello lovely peeps, I hope you are well.

I am delighted to say that I am a Guest Designer for the lovely Di over at Pixie's Snippets Playground for the next fortnight. 

 If you've not visited the playground before please pop over for a look. You'll get some great ideas for using up your scraps of paper/card as well as the chance to win some fabulous prizes.

The prize this time will be the 'In a Spin' die by Leonie Pujol, plus an alphabet stamp set. 

As part of Leonie's design team at the time we received free versions of the dies and were asked to make something that they could use for a pack shot. When the dies were released I was so excited to see my card on the packaging that I bought extra copies, lol.

The main point of the challenge is to use up your scraps/snippets and the biggest snippet on my card is a piece left over from a 12x12" paper from the Citronella collection (K&Co). The rest are from my bag of scraps (mostly DCWV Linen Closet and Trimcraft In the Clouds)

The great thing about the 'In a Spin' die is that you only need tiny scraps to fill in each background area, though you do need to run it through your machine several times to get all the different parts cut out.

I cut the main frame twice from white card stock to raise it up slightly and then infilled with all the little cut outs.

For the greeting I used the 'birthday' word in the stamp set and then spelled out fishes with the letters (use a pencil to add a straight line to your card so it easier to line up the letters, you can rub it out once the ink is dry).

 As a finishing touch I added a few fish/seahorses that I cut with an old Impression Obsession die set 'Mini Nautical'

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:-
Cut it Up #229 water
Get Creative Challenges #103 AG opt Show water
Scrapping 4 Fun #196 Birthday
Seize The Birthday #218 Framed

Thanks for stopping by, stay safe
Katrina x


Gibmiss said...

This is a fabulous card all those circles …
Hugs Sylvie xx

Lucy E. said...

Your card is so pretty! I love the tiny fish and sea horses inside the “bubbles”.

Sarn said...

It’s a great card and a great prize. Congrats on being chosen for the packaging shot. See you on the Playground swings!
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Aquarius said...

Great to see you as guest designer and well done for getting one of your cards onto some packaging. This certainly looks like a handy die to use up the snippets mountain!!

cotnob said...

A super card Katrina, a fabulous design - I'm not surprised your card made the packaging, it's a brilliant card.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Di said...

So pleased to have you as our Guest Designer Katrina - and also to see folk hopping over to say hello! Lots of great tip and info. here too about using the die and stamps you're kindly donating!


Di xx

Linby said...

It's a fab card as is the one on the packaging. I came over to see what those mini fish and seahorse are as I love them.

Sue said...

Fabulous card Katrina! hugs Sue x

Inkami said...

Fabulous ocean themed card, so neat that you can customize each section of the die.

LesleyG said...

Utterly gorgeous card Katrina, a fabulous prize and congratulations on being chosen for the packaging graphic, awesome job! Xxx

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

I know it took a while to find coordinating papers to fill those tiny areas with, but the effect was well worth it. This is totally adorable! Everything coordinates really beautifully, and cutting the white base out twice does make every element stand out. Nice job!

Thank you for joining our Water challenge at Cut it Up!


Jannet said...

Wonderful card , love the little seahorse. Stay safe x

New Creations said...

Great card, I love the backing paper so fit for the little seashore with an ethnic feel on it!
Thanks for joining at Cut It Up Challenges!
DT Vinita

aussie aNNie said...

This is beautiful and your ideas are fabulous in creating your designs.… Many thanks for entering into our challenge and hope to see you again soon. Good luck in the final draw.
[aNNie proud Designer for Bizzy Bec]{My Blog}

Carol L said...

What a fun underwater scene with all those circles and seahorses! Love the fish too :)

Lindsey said...

Beautiful card! I love the circles die, and the background paper is perfect for the "fishy" theme. Thanks for linking up with us at Seize the Birthday!

Kate said...

Lovely card Katrina, and congratulations for being chosen for the packaging (though I'm not surprised as it's brilliant)!

MS Kraft Store said...

So pretty card. Thanks for sharing with us at Scrapping4funChallenges.
Hope to see you again next challenge.
Owner ~ MS Kraft Store
DT ~ Scrapping4funChallenges

Jill said...

Wonderful card! I love the circle die cut design and your color scheme!

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