Tuesday, February 02, 2016

A few snippets and a good stamp.

My title today makes it sound as if I am a little grumpy, all will be revealed as I type.
How are you today?
Did you survive the storm?  Horrid Henry!
It was very windy last night, I don't know how my boys slept but they did, the wind was howling around the roof.  I was grateful to be tucked up in bed, warm and cosy but did feel very sorry for any folk on the streets at this time, brrr.

The card I am sharing today was a request by a friend, a flower and butterfly with a pastel theme.
This is what I came up with.  I do enjoy a little paper piecing and this is one of my all time favourite stamps to use.

The stamps are by Hero arts, Big flowers.  I have used scraps of pink and green papers from my stash then added a pink satin know with a butterfly charm.  The printing was done on the computer then I matte and layered the card with matching pink and white card stock.
Finally adding a bit of bling to the centre of the flower to finish.

Today I have decided to enter this card into the snippet challenge over at Pixie's Crafty workshop.  I am really bad linking to challenges but a couple of you lovely ladies mentioned in your comments that I should, so thank you and I have.  Will I manage to keep up with the challenge throughout the year, that maybe another issue.

I braved the wet and windy weather this morning to go to work and had a good day, lots done in the short time I was there.  It's time now for me to go and feed the munchkins or they'll be moaning about being starving.
I hope you have had a good day and maybe enjoyed a little crafting time?
I might start a little crocheting after tea, mmmm what to make?


Barb said...

What a pretty crd Erika. I really like paper piecing and this flower stamp is lovely. Glad you joined in at Pixie's.

We didn't get the awful wind but it has been bitterly cold here today. Enjoy your evening. I'm just off to watch the football. Barbxx

Diane said...

What a lovely pastel color theme Erika, the flower design is super cute.

Hugs Diane

cuilliesocks said...

Good Evening Erika, Your card is so pretty, lovely bit of paper pieceing and the floral image is beautiful.
Very windy last night here too, but we were all safe and sound, Kate x

Unknown said...

Evening Erika what a pretty card and your design is wonderful.

The wind as been terrible here but its calming down a little now.

Debs xxx
{Debs Cards}

Lau W said...

So lovely card Erika !
Have a nice day,
wind, rain here...pfff !

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A very pretty card Erika, I always forget about using paper piecing for my stamps or digi's, thanks for the inspiration. Hope you have a fab day.

Di said...

Oh this is lovely Erika! What a perfect stamp for your beautiful paper piecing! And a huge welcome to the Snippets Playground - I do hope you manage to come and play each week :) Or perhaps just regularly anyhow. The rules are minimal and all you need to do is to include a snippet somewhere on your entry (maximum of three per week). It can be snippets of paper/card, ribbon, lace, wool - you name it, most of the girls have tried it!


Di xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Erika,
it's very lovey to see you join our happy throng in the snippets playground with this fabulous card.
I love that super flower and your gorgeous design.
Look out for naughty playground friends that get up to all sorts of antics behind the bike sheds
Of course I am not one of them He! He!
So glad you had no damage on the storm front.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jenny L said...

Hi Erika,
forgot to mention you could join the Butterfly Challenge with this too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

A very pretty card Erika.

Love and hugs

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a gorgeous card using your snippets.

Sue xx