Sunday, 23 July 2017

Snippets Old and New

My card for the Pixie Snippets challenge this week has used all snippets apart from the base card.  A fairly large snippet of cherry red card was lying around after I'd used that colour for some die cutting (Christmas cards); the two separate lacy border pieces were odd scraps of Centura Pearl card; the coloured strip across the centre was a bit left from a larger piece which had been coloured with Distress ink and stencilled with leaves - I stamped a sentiment along one side of this using the Misti which is great for positioning stamps; I have a pot on my desk with lots of really miscellaneous (some of which are quite old) die cut bits and pieces and from this I managed to rescue some bits for the flower and leaf; the pink layer is a precious snippet of a really old Tim Holtz vintage shabby paper - I will be so sad to get to the real end of this pad, not much left now but I have had it for several years so can't complain.

I'd certainly recommend a visit to the Playground to see a lovely tropical themed card made using the so popular Distress Oxide inks and a clever die which I've not seen before.  No awards for guessing what is on offer in the draw this time if you make something using up some of your snippets.

Lacy borders - Crafter's Companion Edgeables die
Flower - bits found in my oddments pot Heartfelt Creations I think from memory
Leaves - just part of a larger leaf diecut from the 'pot' Sue Wilson I think
Sentiment - free stamp


  1. This really is a stunning card Val. What great use of your snippets. I really love the leafy centre panel and that flower is really pretty. Barbxx

  2. What a gorgeous card Val - terrific use of snippets. Isn't it weird, I rarely get to the end of a paper pad but when I do I often feel a bit sad - mostly as it's likely to be long out of print with not chance of ever buying another one! :)


    Di xx

  3. This is just LOVELY and a great use for your snippets! I really like that horizontal panel with the pretty stamping and great flower with vines and leaves! You perfectly combined your gorgeous die cuts for one great snippets make!

  4. Such a pretty and delicate card, the border really brings everything together, its amazing what can be done with snippets x

  5. Gorgeous card, Val. Great use of lots of the snippets from your pot. Everything goes so well together. xx

  6. A fantastic card Val, I love the colours too. Great use of the snippets.

    Sue xx

  7. Beautiful card Val, love those lacy panels! x

  8. Hi Val what a super snippets card you have made, the panel is beautiful. So good to see you over a mine and thanks so for much for your kind comments and warm wishes..we just need a little bit of sunshine tomorrow! Crafty hugs xx

  9. Super looking card Val.
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  10. Hi Val,
    what a gorgeous snippets creation.
    Love the lacy design of this, and the gorgeous flower.
    Sometimes don't you just wish you had either bought 2 paper pads when you love them so much, that's if the penies will stretch to it of course, but sometimes you are not sure you are going to love it so much either
    Thank you for your comment about the masking fluid.
    I hadn't thought of just trying it silly me.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.