Sunday, 1 October 2017


I'm popping over to the Playground today with this bicycle - definitely not riding it though which would be too difficult!!    A large snippet of music paper was chosen as a background;  penny farthing was stamped onto a snippet of card before cutting out with a circle die and a sentiment with two smaller circle snippets.  What really started me on making this card was the embossed snippet with the gears which I thought would be good for a male card and the rest just 'grew' from this which was just lying around unused.

Di has used an interesting die (no pun intended) to make her card for inspiration this time and of course that, with some sentiment stamps, is the prize on offer for one lucky person.

Bicycle - stamp from Stampin' Up
Gears - Sizzix embossing folder with gilding


  1. Great masculine card Val and I love the embossed gears it really finishes off the card nicely...good luck with the challenge


  2. A fabulous snippets card Val, I love the penny farthing and the musical background that you've given it too.

    Sue xx

  3. I love how your card was built around that great embossed panel! WOW, I love this card with that old-fashioned bicycle!

  4. Hi Val,
    what a very super snippets creation.
    your design is brilliantly created.
    Love the wonderul cogs and the Penny Farthing bicycle.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  5. Fantastic snippets card, love the gilded embossing, so effective, Cathy x

  6. Great masculine card Val, those cogs are a lovely foil for the bike x

  7. What an inspiration your snippets box must be - this is a lovely card to evolve from the cogs piece. x Anne

  8. Totally love this card Val - so clever how you built it around the cogs starting piece as well!

    Sorry I'm a bit late commenting.


    Di xx

  9. Great card for a guy! Wonderfully designed!

  10. A really super card Val. Everything works so well together. Just perfect for a male card. Barbxx