Sunday, 9 December 2018

Pixie Snippets Playground #341

Time to visit the Playground again for the latest challenge and today I'm taking along two cards but of course they will count as one entry into the challenge - Mrs indecisive here couldn't make up her mind which one to use!!  The reason I actually made two cards, which incidentally is my nod to a sort of 'batch making' which as I said yesterday I don't really do, is because I'd cut four gingerbread men and quite a few holly sprigs and only used three on the initial card.  While I still had all the snippets ready to hand I set about making another similar card to use the lonely little chap flanked by a couple of Christmas trees from the same die set.  Apart from the base cards both of these are made entirely from snippets, some of which are really tiny.

I started by stamping the sentiment direct onto the card - the Misti helped with positioning - then trimmed a snippet of patterned paper which was left from a sheet which I'd printed recently, backed with some red card.  The ovals were die cut from scraps as were the gingerbread men and the little holly sprigs; these had punched red berries (really small snippets here!).  This was repeated for the second card once I'd die cut a couple of Christmas Trees with punched stars.

The lovely Di has made a beautiful wedding card and the prize of course is on this theme - a very pretty collection which will prove so useful for the lucky winner. 

Ovals - Stitched shapes dies by Sizzix for Stampin' Up
Men, Trees and Holly - all from free die set which came with a recent magazine
Holly berries and Stars - punches used
Sentiment - from a seasonal stamp set Stampin' Up.


  1. Such cute gingerbread men - don't know how anyone could contemplate eating them! 2 lovely cards.

  2. Two beautiful cards, Val and a great way of using up snippets. xx

  3. These are brilliant Val! Love the gingerbread men theme and super use of lots of small snippets too! I find eating real gingerbread biscuits unnerving - so am with Viv about that. Although I've never tried nibbling a card one!?


    Di xx