Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Apologies for Being Missing - Again!

I'd not realised just how long it is since I last posted a picture on here until a friend pointed out it was five weeks - how bad is that eh???  Anyway I made a rare visit into town yesterday and of course had to glance at the magazines - in fact I picked one up, put it back and then would you believe picked it up again but it does have a handy set of Christmas dies even though I don't actually NEED any more seasonal 'stuff'.  As there are lots of small dies in the set I was able to use up quite a few of my snippets to take along to the Playground which I've missed for a couple of times so I'm not sure if I'll be allowed in. As usual there is a great card for inspiration and a super prize on offer for a lucky person.  If you love dogs it is worth a visit because there is a new cute furry friend who has arrived to live at the Playground - aaahh!!!

I started by finding a snippet of blue card and a smaller one of white pearl which I die cut into a snowy hill to add to the blue layer.  I then used the jar die to cut out an aperture which was backed with another white snippet (embossed with falling snow design).  The jar has an outline die and an inner one so I was able to cut a silver frame to pop into the aperture.  I then set about cutting out some gingerbread men, snowman, trees, a label with wording and holly all using some really tiny snippets which were a fiddle to glue into place and, being out of practice, has taken me most of the morning but at last it is finished!!

Snowy Hill - die from Lawn Fawn
Embossed snow background - Sizzix die for Stampin' Up
All other Dies - from set given free with Die Cutting Essentials magazine


  1. Brilliant card Val and you sure used up a lot of snippets. Missed you in the Playground recently and am so happy you're back again. Big doggy smile from Dudley!


    Di xx

  2. Great to see you back again Val, what a great card you made with your snippets. I have to confess to buying a magazine yesterday too but not this one.

    Sue xx

  3. Hi Val

    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog! There just aren't enough hours in a day or days in a week are there?

    I used to say I would like an extra day in every week that no-one else is aware of .. .. but I have changed my mind now .. .. I would like an extra week in every month!! LOL!!

    Love your cute Christmas card. Definitely a good one for using up those pesky snippets. I really must get myself back to the playground before I drown in mine.

    I thought of you the other day whilst walking out with Mum. I took her to a nursery and we had to park on gravel because the main car park was full .. .. straight away I remembered the tip you gave me .. .. pull on the gravel - don't push!!! Thanks for that Val!

    Have a good weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  4. Lovely to see you posting again Val..lovely card and I love the little gingerbread men in the jar...


  5. The time goes so quickly doesn't it, 5 weeks passes before you know it!
    You created a lovely snowy scene, I adore the gingerbread men in the jar
    Anne x