Sunday, 6 January 2019

Pixie Snippets #343

Congratulations to the Pixie snippets Playground which is 8 years old - it was originally started by Jules whose blog is HERE and Di took it on some seven years ago.  I am sure there are so many people who appreciate all the hard work which goes into maintaining this sort of thing so a huge 'thank you' is in order.

Now it is onto the latest challenge and this is the card I've made this morning using up some small snippets along with a couple of larger ones and as usual I still have a few bits left over from this card as well - never ending snippet collecting!!!  It's just as well that I decided not to make any resolutions for this year because if I had, one of them would have been broken when I called at the newsagent to pay my paper bill on Friday.  You've guessed it - I was tempted to glance at the crafty magazines, which to be fair are just inside the door so can't be avoided.  I couldn't resist getting one which had a stamp and die set featuring a cute owl with some great little sayings alongside the pictorial stamps.  There were only two dies, one for the owl outline and one for a wing (only one).

I started with a piece of green card slightly smaller than my base card and embossed with a leaf design.  Next I stamped the owl onto a piece of fawn coloured card and added a little colour to beak, eyes and feet before die cutting.  When it came to the wings I obviously had to die cut two and then they had to be stamped afterwards so that there was a left and a right so one was stamped on the front and the other on the reverse side.  The leaves and bunting were stamped onto scraps of white card and cut out carefully using scissors.  The next move was to stamp the branch onto some white card, carefully placing an oval die over it to cut out the shape, then I resorted to using the Misti to place the wording and the bunting stamp in the right place.  Finally the coloured bunting, leaves and owl were all put into place with foam pads before adding a larger oval layer and a birthday greeting to the card.

Coincidentally there is a great article in the magazine written by Jules who has made a fabulous cork board project using wine corks - if you visit her blog you will see that she didn't actually have to drink that many bottles of wine to get the corks!!!

Background - Creative Expressions embossing folder
Ovals - Tonic dies
Owl Scene - stamps and die set free with Papercraft Inspirations magazine (current issue)


  1. That is indeed a very cute set, and what a lovely card you have made with all your fussy cutting and the embossed leaves set it off perfectly! xxx

  2. I love this gorgeous card Val, the owl is so sweet.

    Sue xx

  3. This is one cute card, well done, fun plus! And of course you had to buy the magazine with such great freebies. I must confess one advantage here in Oz is they’re so expensive I look glance through and leave. Can’t bear to pay the amount they want when know can get things less than that online.
    Will pop over to Jules blog too. Came from Dis to yours
    Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}
    {Wonderful Words Of Life - Shaz in Oz}

  4. I can understand why you couldn't pass up that magazine, Val, especially with Jules featured inside! And what a darling little owl that is! You have showcased him so well with your snippets birthday design!! Hugs, Darnell

  5. Your card is Lovely Val your owl is so cute another bargain


  6. What an adorable little owl Val! Wonderful giveaway with the magazine so you were well justified in treating yourself :) And such a pretty card too, love it!


    Di xx