Sunday, 8 February 2015


I've chosen poppies for Pixie Snippets challenge this week and again apart from the background everything else was produced from snippets around my craft room.  I stamped the poppies in white onto kraft card and embossed with white detail powder before colouring with pencils (Polychromos). More layers were cut from various scraps to tone with the background; sentiment was computer generated and popped onto some die cut shapes; finally a snippet of leafy die cut and some matching card candi were added - why is it my snippets pile never seems to get any smaller???

Poppy stamp - Chocolate Baroque
Dies - Spellbinder labels  and remainder by Cuttlebug


  1. Beautiful card Val - I just love how the colouring of those gorgeous poppies matches the background so perfectly! Hurrah for Polychromos pencils :)


    Di xx

  2. A lovely card as usual Val, the poppy image is beautifully coloured!
    I've got lots of scraps... in boxes! :-)
    Suzi B xx

  3. A pretty card that makes good use of some of your snippets. I must try and find time to join in this week

    Jackie x

  4. Love your poppies Val they look lovely stamped on the Kraft card....lovely card


  5. Beautiful Val, I love the colouring on to the craft card. Your snippet pile might not get any smaller, but mine just grows as I don't use the snippits enough.

    Sue xx

  6. A beautiful card. I think your colouring is great, and wonderful use of snippets for embellishments. Lynn x

  7. Gorgeous card Val. I love Poppies. Hugs Rita xxx

  8. one of my favourite stamps, and a technique I'm quite fond of too - hits all the right buttons!

  9. Beautiful colouring on the poppies Val - goes so well with the d/p. I'm sure my snippets box breeds overnight whilst I'm not looking!!! lol

    Karen x

  10. Love this design Val and the beautiful Poppy. Jenny x