Sunday, 14 November 2021

Using Up 'Bits and Pieces'

 Whenever I get into the craft room to make something I seem to get carried away and prepare too many 'bits and pieces' for the card I'm about to make and of course you will understand I can't bear to throw any of them away, however random they might be. Add them to the offcuts of card and paper which 'happen' and the mountain of Snippets just grows, week on week even though I do try my best to use them up.  This brings me to the latest Snippets Challenge and the card I've made, where everything has been selected from the treasure mountain apart from the base card and a piece of patterned paper from the remains of a Christmas paper pack from a past year.

The snow globe was die cut from a fairly large snippet of silver white pearl card, as was the snowy slope inside; the sky was aa scrap of patterned paper; Santa, reindeer and tiny tree were 'waste' from a die cut scene; Penguins with accessories were stamped and fussy cut; sentiment used up more small snippets of card and I just happened to find a couple of snowflakes in my box of treasures.

If you visit the Playground you will see there is a guest designer this time and she has made a fun card using up some of her own snippets and featuring the stamp and die set which is the prize for one lucky winner this time - worth having a go I'd say as I'm sure you will be able to find enough snippets in your stash to play along 😉


  1. Such a cute card, I’m a sucker for a snow globe, to me they are magical. Hugs, Amanda x

  2. Treasure mountain, I like that. I cleared up last week but the pile is back! Well done this card is fun and beautiful and I'm sure you feel virtuous too. x

  3. Brilliant snow globe card Val love those cute penguins ..I used to think snow globes were magical when I was a little girl..


  4. Just love this snippets festive make. Cute penguins and lovely snow globe to boot. Superb!

    I’ve a mug of freshly made hot chocolate & some marshmallows with your name on it up in the Playground Treehouse!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  5. Cute card! Love the penguins and snow-globe!

  6. I love this gorgeous card Val, those penguins are super cute.

    Sue xx

  7. What a great card Val! Snow globes are just perfect for Christmas and this really is so sweet with a lovely scene. And many thanks for the kind words about the Playground!


    Di xxx

  8. This is so adorable, like those penguins and your snowglobe!