Tuesday, 22 February 2022

Snippets Playground #422

 We have a guest designer for the challenge in The Playground this time - our talented prefect Sarn  who has made a super coffee themed card, well worth visiting to see the card and find out what mischief might be afoot 😉.  A great Tattered Lace prize on offer this time and in duplicate so double the chance of being drawn out of the hat if you take part.

I raided my 'creams and browns' scrap box to make this card as well as digging out an image stamp which has lain unused for longer than I care to admit and in fact it could be that this is the first time it's been inked - can't really remember using it, but we are talking a good few years here 😉.  Background paper is part of a sheet from a pad of A4 designs (I always keep the bits and pieces tucked inside the pack once I've cut into a piece); the darker brown piece was a small strip from the oddments box and I selected some offcuts of cream for the stamping.  The Wise Gents were stamped and then sponged with Tea Dye ink; the tall cream strip had the numbers stamped in black along with more stamping using a sepia ink and finally the sentiment outline and words were lined up and stamped -  using the Misti of course.  A stray metal watch charm was added as a finishing touch.

Background Paper - Urban Textures, Phill Martin Sentimentally Yours
Main Image - Wise Gentlemen from Crafty Individuals
Numbers - stamp from a Phill Martin magazine gift set
Sentiment - from Tim Holtz stamp set


  1. A fantasric card Val and great inspiration for me too as I have male themed cards that I need to make today as well as a couple of anniversary cards too.

    Sue xx

  2. great vintage look masculine card Val...the colours all blend together so well


  3. This card has such wonderful vintage charm, and I love the neutral colors! Those numbers look perfect alongside the image panel, and that little clock element is perfect too! Great masculine make!

  4. What a wonderful masculine card and everything works together beautifully, I love it! I'm on the DT at Crafty Individuals and I'm not sure how I missed this fabulous stamp, it's just perfect for any vintage cards. Thank you for visiting my blog and for your very kind comment. Hope you come back soon x

    1. Thank you for your lovely comment - I've had this stamp for such a long time it could well be discontinued. I still keep buying CI and others!!!

  5. Hi Val,
    what a grogeous snippets make and the snippets used look wonderful and I love your vitntage theme it very stunning and so brilliantly created.
    That stamp is a very handy one to have for male cards.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. Lovely layering and ink blending on this fabulous vintage creation Val, love it xxx

  7. Hi Val

    I love the look of the snippets you chose from your'creams and browns'. What a brilliant masculine card - super stamp!

    Plenty of coffee and biscuits available in the Playground Treehouse. See you up there! xxx

  8. Oh my word - what a stunning card Val! Always a delight to see you here and sharing your lovely work with us in the Snippets Playground!


    Di xx