Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Happy Family!

Hello and Welcome.

This is a card I made last week using a set of stamps and dies which came recently as a freebie with a magazine.

I think this set will work well for many occasions and I did use it to make a card for my hubby for our Wedding Anniversary earlier this month.


For this card I used a piece of background paper from Papermania which has been tucked away for several years.  The background piece, punched snowflakes and the little people were all done with offcuts of white card.  I still have a bulging carrier bag full of white snippets hanging up in my cabin waiting to be used.  Unfortunately it's being added to almost by the day!  I think you all know what I mean!!!

I would like to enter my card into the following Challenges:-
Pixies Snippets Workshop - Weeks 287 & 288
The Rudolph Day Challenge - June

Both are fun and really friendly places to play and I like to join in with both as often as I can.

43 comments:

scrappymo! said...

Hi Bard. This card is so sweet. I love those little Russian dolls and you have coloured them so nicely!
You have reminded me that I have a stamped image of snowpeople similar to your stamped this image...will have to hunt for it.
I smiled when I read about your bag of white offcuts. Where I live, the best heavyweight paper comes in 8 1/2 x 11 which leaves me a lot of offcuts to make 5 1/2 square cards. We pay extra postage for 6 inch cards and so I try to stick to the smaller size most of the time.
I keep mine in a box but a hanging bag is a great idea to remind you to use them up!!!

Thanks for taking part in the June Rudolph Days Challenge.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fantastic use of these gorgeous stamps Barb, they've made a great Christmas card. I have four largish boxes full of off cuts of card and another two white A4 boxes with off cuts of patterned papers, I just don't seem to make a dent into at all.

Sue xx

meg said...

Beautifully coloured Russian doll family Barb, they suit your layout and papers perfectly

AlisonC said...

I know exactly what you mean. This is charming and uses such lovely colours.

cuilliesocks said...

Lovely card Barb, the little dolls are just so sweet, brilliantly coloured and designed, Kate x

Sue - said...

Super card Barb, love those dolls. I know just what you mean about adding to the snippets pile.

MiamiKel said...

Barb,what a perfect card! Lovely and charming :) I have one of those snippets piles, too!

Joan said...

Fab card Barb, never thought of using those stamps for a Christmas card and they do work beautifully,great job with the colouring too

Joan

Kathleen said...

Brilliant card, love the images and the papers are perfect.
Funny but I was looking at my snippets today and thought there were far too many and I was just about to put them all in my card waste bag and changed my mind at the last minute but I do need to sort them as they seem to mound up each day.

Kath x

Veerle said...

Happy belated wedding anniversary Barb and your card looks great.
Hugs Veerle xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very cute and unusual card. I have a new candy on offer

Di said...

Lovely card Barb! I spotted those sweet stamps on a craft magazine recently - great idea to use them for a Christmas card and the backing paper is just perfect!

Hugs

Di xx

Angela Radford said...

Hi Barb, loving your card. I got these stamps but they are still sat in the packet as I've not got round to using them but this is lovely. happy crafty week, Angela xXx

Liz said...

Great card, Barb, super stamped images and lovely backing paper. I know what you mean about the white snippets, why do they seem to multiply when you're not looking??? xx

Karen Knott said...

Gorgeous card Barb, I love russian dolls they are so cute.
I'm exactly the same with snippets, I keep the tiniest piece of card as it may come in handy to stamp a sentiment onto...trouble is I don't think I will ever stamp that many sentiments in my lifetime Lol
Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog, I truly appreciate them all :)
Hugs, Kaz xx

Donna said...

I always like magazine freebies, you get sets you might not normally buy and they make some of the best cards, like yours, so fun and cheery!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful Barb, makes a gorgeous card and I hope you both have a wonderful wedding anniversary too.
My mum used to have these as wooden dolls when I was a child, she was Russian and these always remind me of mum...
hugs.xx
.♥
[aNNie]

Maxine D said...

Ah yes, those white offcuts.... I do know what you mean!! Love your use of them on this gorgeous card Barb. I quite like the magazine 'freebies' as they puch me out of my comfort zone.
Blessings
Maxine

Gerrina said...

A fun set and it looks great with those colours and paper! And here the same pile of white snippets! Glad I make ATC's; that takes away a lot:)!

Aquarius said...

What a fun way to use your Russian doll freebies (I bought the mag too but haven't opened the pack of freebies yet! Congratulations on your 'pick' on the butterfly challenge.
I also have an overflowing collection of white/cream card as well as all the coloured bits too.

Jenny L said...

Hi Barb,
Happy Rudolf Days.
Your card is excellent and I love those wonderful stamped dolls they are super.
Beautiful paper also.
Yes I agree about the mountain of snippets we create.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Lillianb said...

Great card love the dolls

lilian xx

Diane said...

Hello Barb, what an absolutely darling nesting doll design and colors.

Hugs Diane

Janice said...

I do love Russian dolls Barb, and your Christmas card is lovely! A nice freebie!
Janice x

cotnob said...

A super card Barb, lovely colours - they look great as a Christmas card.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Cara said...

It wasn't just me that bought that magazine then! They work brilliantly on this Christmas card and I love how you've coloured them x

Sylviahobbycards said...

Really beautiful card,Barb.Love the dolls and the paper matches very well.

Hugs,Sylvia x

rachel said...

these are brilliant freebies Barb - I love your card - I never look at magazines anymore - apart from craft stamper but I think I will start looking again!!! Hugs rachel x

Claire said...

Lovely colours and they make a great unique Christmas card x

Carol L said...

I haven't seen those nesting cuties used for quite some time, and your card is so much fun with them!

hazel said...

A brilliant Christmas card Barb, the Russian dolls are lovely.
xxx Hazel

LitsArt said...

nice to meet you!
congratulations for your crafts!!

brenda said...

What brilliant stamps for freebies Barb and a super card you made with them as well.

Bx

Bonnie said...

LOL, I think the more we use of those off cuts, the more we accumulate! Love these nesting dolls! Beautifully colored!

Greta said...

Oh how cute, Barb! I'm over run with white scraps, so you're not alone!

Lisa Andersson said...

Those Russian dolls are adorable and great use of them for this Christmas card. Perfect add of the small snowflakes too.
Hugs, Lisa

Cobnut Crafter said...

I definitely know what you mean about the snippets bag - I can't bring myself to throw any away but not sure it will ever be used. I love the Russian dolls and the folky look to your card. x Anne

linby said...

A lovely card - Russian dolls are one of my favs. I turn out my snippet boxes every so often and keep only the largest pieces.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a fun stamp set and you've made it up well with this card. As for white snippets. I was so pleased with myself for clearing out my white snippet box and it made me happy as I used it in its new and improved cleaned out version. But can I do that for the other colors?! OH NO! I don't know why not. Every snippet is so precious! ha!

Craftychris said...

What a cool and quirky Christmas card, I love it! I know what you mean about white snippets - they take over the world! xxx

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW the dolls look amazing!!
Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia

Pat said...

This is beautiful using the Babushka dolls Barb. I have this set too but haven't got round to using them yet, but you have really inspired me to get them out soon. Such a pretty background paper which goes beautifully with them too. x

Donna said...

White snippets? Yep, I know all about those! Making tags uses up some of them.
Love your colour coordinated design. Perfect. x