Sunday, 7 July 2019

Pixie Snippets Playground #356

I need three male birthday cards this month for various family members and I'm taking this one along to the Playground because except for the base card it is made using snippets.  I started with a fairly large snippet of 'wood' paper for the background and cut a circle from a smaller piece in a toning colour.  This circle was backed with a a slightly bigger kraft circle.  The penny farthing was die cut from a scrap of black and I'd found a piece of card which had been coloured with inks and embossed - this has been lying around for ages just waiting for the right card.  The words were popped onto a die cut label in matching kraft card and then I decided that in keeping with the male theme it might be a good idea to use a 6" kraft card for the base.  I'd like to have used up more of my smaller snippets but I'm still struggling with  blurred vision until such time as I can have my second cataract surgery but at least I have a date now even if it is some six weeks away; followed of course by the recovery time.  I must apologise for maybe not commenting on some of your blogs as frequently as I should although I do try to visit and at least look at the pictures - reading the text on screen is a bit of a challenge as are many of the crafty things I like to do.😩

Penny Farthing - Memory Box die
Circles - Sizzix stitched circles die set
Greeting Label 0 Tim Holtz die, Sizzix


  1. Gee, I guess you can't read your lovely comments for a while either, Val! I want to let you know anyway that this is a sensational manly card! I love the snippet layers and all the wonderful texture and dimension! I only had to wait two weeks between my eyes, thank goodness. It has to be extremely hard to have to wait so long and then, as you say, it takes a while to recover after that. I hope they get to you soon, that all goes well, and that you don't start getting bad headaches from the blurriness! Hugs, Darnell

  2. What a fantastic card Val, I love all of the papers that you found in your stash to make this card. Glad that you have a date for your second eye, hopefully you'll soon be back to normal.

    Sue xx

  3. Hello Val, as I'm developing cataracts in both eyes I know exactly how increasingly difficult it is to read the smallest text found on many sites. Glad to hear you have your second op scheduled and your sight will soon be back to normal. Your male themed card is lovely - the penny-farthing die cut is perfect. xx

    1. Thanks for your comments always appreciated. The annoying thing is that before I was recommended for the surgery I could see very well to do the finest of work and read tiny print - with specs of course - but for the moment I'm worse off so I will be happier when both eyes are 'sorted'.

  4. Such a fabulous card for a 'chap' Val - and well done you for making it with blurred vision as well. Glad to know you have the date for the second eye to be done - it's been a long haul for you!


    Di xx