03 May 2020


Hi Everyone, something different for me, hubby loved the cards, me I'm not sure if they needed something else on them. However, the centre digital die is fabulous and I had it as a freebie, told you I'm a cheap crafter!

Anyhow, I took a paper pad which I thought generic and cut 4 of the dies on my Silhouette with the background. You look at the last photo and think there are only 3 there? Well I have to admit to using an old mat and the paper moved spoiling the last cut! Mmm lesson learned (perhaps) use a better mat next time! 

I glued 3 layers of the top and one of the under black layer, together and placed them onto the paper, I cut them out of. I think they are called shadow cards? I love the effect of the paper and the sentiment matching. I added some sparkle pen to the sentiment, shame you can't see it. 

digital die - Shirley's Cards
 also here Shirley Young Designs
paper pad- Craft Sensations Lovely Basics
gems - stash

I have a poem, this time I DO know the author, it's my SiL's sister.
Gillian Reed, who also is an author of books.

Gill's life in Lockdown

We all went into lockdown. I thought, “Well, this is great,

I’ll take the opportunity, to lose a little weight.”
I can’t get any flour, I can no longer bake,
No calories to count from my favourite chocolate cake.
I’ll get myself a smart watch and exercise with verve,
An hours daily walking – I’ll soon get back my curve.
The holidays are cancelled – no need to over-eat,
I’ll clear out all my cupboards to make sure there’s nothing sweet.
I’ve now stepped up the exercise, fish and chips is just a dream,
Ten thousand steps (and more) each day, I haven’t touched ice-cream.
I ventured on the scales today, I thought that all was fine,
OMG! My weight’s gone up, Damn! It must have been the wine.


Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Fabulous cards Faith indeed and Gillian's poem certainly made me smile!

June x

Lisa Lynn said...

I think those card are just wonderful Faith. I love the way the sentiment pops out. AND JUST LOVE THE POEM!!!

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful cards - love the choice of paper thanks for sharing!!!

crafty-stamper said...

Brilliant cards Faith great die and perfect papers -I love the poem -strikes a little too close to home lol
Carol x

Vicky Hayes said...

The cards are absolutely perfect and beautifully graphic and I don't think they need anything extra! Love your 'cheap crafter' remark - ALL crafters love a freebie Faith! Love the poem too and I think many of us can relate!!! Vicky x

Christine said...

Love the cards but Gill's verse....absolutely brilliant!!!

Shirley Young said...

Love how you have used the file Faith, it looks great with the paper and gems and thanks for the plug. I think I can identify with the poem it’s brilliant 😁 xx

cotnob said...

Super cards Faith and I agree with you hubby - they look great as they are.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Carol L said...

I like this abstract look and how you matched the backgrounds to the die cuts! Very unique and fun cards! Cute poem too, I bet we can all relate LOL

Shona Erlenborn said...

That's a great bunch of cards, Faith. Love the poem. It's so true, unfortunately!

Karen Dunbrook said...

awesome looking card...well done
xx Karen

Rosemary said...

really cool set of cards, faith! love the paper you used... perfect masculine cards!

cuilliesocks said...

Brilliant card Faith, fab design and the verse is super, Kate x

NanaConnie said...

Oh, my, Faith, I love what you did with the Silhouette and how you layered it all together! That's such a great idea - I wonder if I could do that with metal dies and still get them lined up? Maybe I'll have a try. :-D
The poem is delightful ! lol

Linby said...

It's a great card and I'm all for cheap crafting, but get freebies and forget to use them lol!
What a fab poem by your SIL.

MagsB said...

Terrific abstract cards, Faith, and what a great poem from your SiL's sister! (I can relate oh so much!)

Stay safe and well! love, Mags B x

Mac Mable said...

Fun poem which I can really relate too x. Wonderful generic cards Faith x.

Greta said...

These cards are so much fun, Faith--love them! Heck of a freebie! Thanks for sharing the great poem, although I can't really relate--haha! Ice cream is my go-to--haha!