Friday 27 May 2016

Peacock pleasures

Hello again,

What a lovely day it has been, while I have been stuck in work and then in the car - accident, break down, another accident, and yet another break down, and I get home about an hour late! No allotment for me tonight then lol.

So my inspiration for these cards came from this photo inspiration:
at Always Playing with Paper.

And here is the ATC and birthday card I have made:
Ok so you may be wondering how these are inspired by the masculine picture - but I have used the colours and the geometric lines, and the tractor is usually seen on a farm, where you can also usually find peacocks and hens :) So I made a Kraft ATC base, and used a card blank from the new Papermania Geometrics range to which I added a brown pearlescent paper strip. I used spellbinders nesting dies to cut a large frame from hen paper (Papermania Country Life collection) and from a Capsule Collection orange patterned paper a smaller frame. I then die-cut the peacock from the same orange and brown papers. The brown I trimmed the tail of so that it would sit nicely within the frame. To finish I added Dovecraft Liquid Pearls is black (which I still need to get the hang of using).

The other challenges that inspired this collection are:
MMM - In the Garden
CRAFT #365 Male
Creative Card Crew #113 Masculine
SSS #409
Crafty Calender - Things with wings
 Here is also an update on the Dino Height Chart - approaching 80hours now! Do you want to take votes on how long it will take to complete this first Dinosaur???

No intros for you today - I have been sorting the house out - but the next introduction will be  member of the family that is larger than those you have seen so far and only has two legs instead of four :D.

And although i have not been down to the allotment today, I did take some photos a couple of days ago:
 Yellow flowers (buttercups and brassicas)
 Lots of aphids on my nettle patch (where are my ladybirds and lacewings???)
 Not sure what this is?
 Brussels Sprouts - still quite small
 Supposed to be a brassica bed but there are definitely more potatoes growing than cabbages!!
My onions need weeding!!! Any offers?

Thank you for looking,

Hugz Tinz


  1. Beautiful use of die-cutting on your lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Marina DT

  2. Great card and ATC love the die-cuts and allotment pics curious about the next introduction lol
    Carol x

  3. What a clever concept to use the colours and furrows made by the tractor as your background. Great combination of die cuts and DP.
    Great to have you joining in the fun at CRAFT challenge this week.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  4. Love the die cutting and how you've used the colors from the inspiration picture! Thanks for playing along with us at CRAFT this week!
    Susan - DT

  5. Oh wow - great card! Thanks for sharing this lovely creation in our Stella Says Sketch challenge this month. Please join us again soon!
    Jen Leeflang
    Bugaboo DT


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