Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Flying over to the Snippets Playground.

When I saw that the challenge on Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas blog this week was 'Spread your wings' I knew just what I would do.
At Christmas I received two tiny square cards, each depicting a Christmas owl, and I saved them to alter and recycle. So I cut out the two images and added a bit of glitter to brighten them up.

Then I raided my Christmas snippets box and found some strips of paper left over from when I did some Iris folding a year ago! I paired them up and interwove them to make two small basket-weave panels. I framed one with bright red card and the other with green glitter card, both salvaged from Christmas cards. I glued one owl to each panel.

For the backgrounds I used a new stamp from Impression Obsessions. It is one of their 'Cover-a-Card stamps. They are six inches square, stamp beautifully, and I love them. I bought my first one when I saw them being demonstrated at the Ally Pally show that my sister took me to, a few years ago now, and I have been hankering after this holly one ever since. So I am glad I have found a UK stockist now. And I was amazed at how many new ones they have released. I can see me going there again! 
For the card on the left, I stamped it in versafine ink and heat embossed it with gold powder. This doesn't really show in the photo except above the image. The other one is stamped with memento bamboo shoots ink.
I edged the first card with strips again salvaged from an old card, and for the second I used the same piece of green glitter card. (There is hole in it behind the holly paper where I cut the image frame out).
The sentiments were cut with a Britannia die, again using snippets of the red, and green-glitter cards.
So these will be flying into Pixie's Snippets Playground, on their way to Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge.
'Spread your wings, Come fly with me...'


Di said...

Woot, woot - fabulous way to use up snippets Kate! I love the woven pieces behind those lovely owls. And the background stamp is absolutely fabulous, can see why you love it so much!

Hugs, Di xx

Jean Straw said...

Great bit of recycling here Kate. The owls are fun and I love the woven paper panels.
Jean x

Hazel said...

Super use of snippets - way to go! Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely cards - hope to see you again soon. You could also enter this for our new Completely Christmas challenge 2 - we would love to see it there too, Hazel, DT. x

MaryH said...

Fan-TAB-ulous! Love these CaC backgrounds, and worked wonderfully with your basketweaving to showcase your salvaged birds. What a great idea to create so much texture & dimension along with all the beautiful Christmas colors. Used up snippets too. Great set of cards. Loved 'em both. TFS & Hugs

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what super snippets cards. I do love anything with owls on.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

veronica said...

great bit of recycling there Kate

Neet said...

What fab remakes! A great use of the owls and a perfect way to recycle.
Hugs, Nee xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

They are both lovely cards. What a great way to recycle some fun owls. I love the strips of paper you weaved together. That's a great use of snippets, especially left over from iris folding. The holly stamp is wonderful and I can see why you wanted it. There is so much potential with that one!