Sunday, 13 May 2018

Pixie Snippets Playground

Time to visit the Pixie Snippets Playground again and of course another opportunity to use up some of my snippets of card and paper along with a few bits and pieces such as odd die-cuts or the 'waste' from border punching which are left over from other projects and which I keep in little pots and boxes on my desk (sad or what??).  Quite often they aren't the right colour when I come to use them but fortunately this time I was lucky.

I acquired a little bee die recently and decided to build this card around that.  I coloured a snippet of card using Distress Oxide inks and then die cut a tag;  a scrap of orange card was cut in the same shape but slightly larger (no die for this piece);  the next move was to use a hexagon mixed  media die on a corner of the tag;  some different coloured snippets were used for flowers, leaves and the all important bee; a Distress ink marker was used for the stripes on the bee body and clear Wink of Stella applied to the wings;  most of the flowers and leaves were cut for this particular project from scraps but I've also used a few odd leaves and the tiny flower centres which were in the pots on my desk.  I had a scrabble through my huge pile of partially used paper pads and found an odd sheet suitable for the background layer and this was stamped with the sentiment - using the Misti for positioning.

I do look forward to this particular challenge each fortnight but, as I've said previously, the mountain of snippets doesn't seem to diminish!  I'm sure many of you will have lots of bits and pieces to use up so why not have a go at the challenge?  There is always a tempting prize on offer.  I wrote this yesterday but have now spotted what the prize is this time around - a super set of succulent stamps with matching dies.

Sizzix Dies - Tag and mixed media hexagon cut out
Stampin' Up - Botanical Builder Framelits die set
Sentiment - Apple Blossom Honeybee Heaven stamp set
Bee - dinky die from X-cut


  1. Lovely tag card Val.lovely spring colours


  2. Spring is here (I think!)and your tag on a card is a perfect way to use up all those snippets... (well a few of them anyway!) Lovely!

  3. Hi Val,
    what a wonderful use of snippets.
    This is so lovely and the flowers and leaves look beautiful.
    Gorgeous work on that Bee.
    Yes you are right I use up lots of snippets and sometimes ofrget I have used a few snippets on cards or projects, but they still don't go down as you add to them when making your next item.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  4. Hi Val

    A really pretty tag card with so much lovely detail .. .. beeyoutiful!!

    Love your colour choices too.

    Thank you so much for your wheelchair tips. I shall remember those. So far I have only had to encounter pavements and roads .. .. but I am sure other terrain is bound to come into play one day.

    Hope you have had a good weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  5. A great use of your snippets on this beautiful card Val. I sometimes feel that for every bit of scrap or snippet that i use I must create another four while doing it.

    Sue xx

  6. Really lovely Val - great how you tied the sentiment into the bee as well :) Love it!


    Di xx