Sunday, 24 December 2017

Christmas Wishes and a Visit to the Playground

I'm dropping into the Snippets Playground with this seasonal card and it is also here to wish a Merry Christmas to all my lovely blogging friends and followers.  I have to admit that I've been a bit short on commenting just recently for various reasons but hopefully normal service will be resumed very soon.

If you visit the Playground you will see an interesting Z-fold card made by the lovely Di, using a super stamp which is of course the prize for a lucky person this time around.  There are also going to be other opportunities for goodies throughout the holiday time so do keep an eye out for future posts and follow Di's detailed instructions to be in with a chance.

For this card I've used up some more of my snippets starting with a square of red card which has had the centre taken out for another project (called 'gutting' I believe) although I'm sure there could be a nicer description of the technique!!  Next I found a snippet of blue printed paper, also a left over; some pieces of white pearl card were cut using a stitched hills die set and also for the label and frame.  Finally I raided the red, white, black and green boxes for some smaller pieces to die cut and assemble the Santa, poinsettia, Christmas trees and the sentiment.  The holly on the sentiment frame are part of the cut and have been carefully coloured with a marker pen.

Hills - stitched hills die set Lawn Fawn
Santa and Sentiment - Tonic die sets
Poinsettia - Marianne die
Trees - die from Crafter's Companion


  1. I love all the different pieces you've used on this gorgeous card Val. The patterned paper looks great as the sky. Happy Christmas and New Year to you.

    Sue xx

  2. He really is a jolly Santa Val and it's such a pretty scene. I've really enjoyed visiting you throughout the year and look forward to seeing your lovely cards again in 2018.

    Wishing you and those you love and very happy and Peaceful Christmas. Hugs, Barbxx

  3. Hi Val

    A lovely Christmas card .. .. you have coordinated some lovely dies together.

    I hope you have a good Christmas and wish you all the best for 2018.

    Love Jules xx

  4. That's a fun card with a cheerful feeling and I love all the layering you've done! Do have yourself a merry little Christmas and take good care of yourself! Hugs!

  5. Super card Val - such a fun scene! Here's hoping that 2018 is a better year all round.


    Di xx

  6. Great use of your snippets, and this card is so cute and sweet!
    Happy Holidays!

  7. Such a fab card Val, hope you had a very merry christmas. I am popping in to wish you all the very best for the new year ahead. May it be healthy,happy and creative and thanks for your blogging friendship in 2017! Hugs xx