Here's my snippets card for this week:
- 4.25" x 5.5" cream card blank
- patterned backing paper from a Kaisercraft 'Sweet Pea' paper collection, which was free with Quick Cards Made Easy magazine a couple of years ago. Cut to just an eighth of an inch smaller all round than the card blank and then glued in place
- snippets of deep peach and cream card stock, backed with Stick It adhesive sheet then die cut using a Frantic Stamper 'Good Friends Daisy Frame' die set
- stuck all the pieces in place then added Tim Holtz Stickles in 'Peeled Paint' to the centre of the daisy just to pick up the green in the patterned paper
Needless to say, the card isn't quite so pale looking in real life.
I love this die set and next time will use the inlay technique as am sure it would look really great. Plus, the frame could be used alone with a sentiment stamped inside - and of course the words, either 'Good Friends' or just 'Friends' could be used without the frame. Very versatile!
Time for this week's 'peek at the picks':
The second reason for showing you is really exciting. This coming Thursday (at 10am and 3pm), Lynn will be on our TV screens, doing demos for Ooh la la Creations on Hochanda. It's a UK craft channel (for our overseas playmates who might not know). You can read more about it HERE on Lynn's blog. Wishing you all the luck in the world Lynn! Parsnip will be available everyone, selling Lynn's autographs behind the bicycle shed now that we've evicted Sarn!
As some of you might already know, due to a prolonged 'frozen shoulder', our Sarn is stepping back a bit from blogging and won't even be playing with us in the Playground :( We'll miss you loads Sarn and hope so much that things improve rapidly for you - these wretched computers have a lot to answer for!
And I'm afraid I have to stop there for this week, as always I could add loads more picks but (a bit like Sarn) sitting at a keyboard isn't the best of things to do when you're trying to avoid aches and pains. And, the previous thumbnails are always there for you to hop back and check out at your leisure of course.
No new Playmates this week - unless you count the elephants of course. On spotting Sally's elephant card Mrs A ran screaming into the Playground, yelling that the ducks had taken fright due to the elephants using the duck pond as their new watering hole. Now, bear in mind that I spotted the
Now for the prize draw, for the Little Claire's dogs and cats sets of stamps plus the fabulous Anna Griffin set of stamps so kindly donated by Mary Anne. And the winner is:
I thought this might be the week the prize was split, but it wasn't to be - have to say that the comments were in favour of 'winner takes all', but you all had the same odds of winning one or more of the stamps of course!
This coming week's prize is your very own Frantic Stamper 'Good Friends Daisy Frame' die set, just like the one I used for my snippets card of course. Also, I'm adding in a Woodware 'adhesive eraser'. I have one of these and find it's really good at picking up any stray bits of glue or tape adhesive. It doesn't work on Glossy Accents unfortunately :) I added it into a recent craft purchase so I didn't have to pay postage and thought I'd pop it into the pot for this week as part of the prize:
The Snippets Challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 4th June. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day.
Here's a little 'heads up' and take notice girls. I have a long weekend off for 'teacher's training' planned so you may well notice that my comments will drop off from the end of this week. I plan to be learning how to put up and also fold down a pop-up tent without rolling on the ground laughing and trying not to wet myself in the process! That means that I'll be embroiled in said tent when I really should be doing the weekly picks and also the draw for the week.
In view of our lovely and very supportive pal Sarn's need to rest (thankfully it also means less empties to gather up!), I can't be in two places at once.
So this is the drill, the week will run as usual and let me know if you hit problems linking although some of the time I will be out of touch (bum in the air and trying to light the camping stove no doubt!). The Playground will close as usual on Saturday at 11am - by then I expect to be frying bacon and eggs over the camping stove - having eaten leftover sandwiches the night before whilst reading the camping stove instructions by torchlight until I sort of 'got a grip'.
It also means as I said, there will be a scheduled 'new week' with my snippets card, a new Mr Linky and of course prize(s) to be won from Sunday 5th June - but, I won't be publishing the weekly picks and prize draw until the following Sunday (12th June).
A maximum of ONE entry and please say in a comment if you wish to play and be a possible winner of the prize. If you only wish to try for the die set or the adhesive eraser, just say so in a comment and if you win then I'll do a second draw for whatever it is you don't want. Please also link back to the Playground in your blog post to be eligible for the draw.
Mr Linky is below - please let me know if you have any problems linking, it's easy for me to sort out so don't struggle on alone :)
Wishing you all a lovely week, with more sunshine, and I hope to see you in the Playground.
Psssst: Some of you seem to think I'll really be going camping. Not a chance with my back, I like my home comforts too much!
Di and, of course, Parsnip