This is my snippets make for this week:
- 6" x 6" square white card stock
- snippets of SU's 'Baja Breeze' card stock as backings - from the snippets folder, which never seems to go down in size
- a whole 6" x 6" sheet of backing paper from Wild Rose Studio's 'Vintage Rose' paper pack, plus a complementary snippet left over from a previous card
- really pretty topper from the Shabby Chic Union Jacks Card Toppers set, sent to me to play with by Tracy of Cardmakers Delights
- snippets of ribbon which were lying here on the desk. The lilac/pink organza ribbon strip looked washed out against the backing card, so I backed it with a strip of magenta ribbon before adding a bow just in the organza - and it made such a difference
- Josy Rose nail heads (but of course)
I also played with a new toy, it's called Sew Easy by We R Memory Keepers:
Right, that's my card this Jubilee weekend - onto the Snippets Roll Call now.
Lynn was the first this week to dash into the playground with such a great 60th birthday card. It's a really lovely card - fantastic image and layout as well as a super image - and all in gorgeous shades of purple too. Great words and advice inside as well. Just perfect for a 60th birthday Lynn!
Next was Sylvia-Anne, with a darling baby card, also for the Less Is More Challenge. It's so flippin' cute, with a delightful old fashioned pram (baby carriage for our American playmates) and perfectly proportioned. I love it. Do go and see, and while you're there do scroll down to see the amazing 'book card' Sylvia-Anne made - I've seen these before but this one tops the lot, just beautiful. Not surprisingly it made top 5 in last week's Allosrts challenge - so beautifully made and carefully designed. Well done Sylvia-Anne.
Then Sandra H called by with this terrific card for one of her brothers. It truly is fabulous and spot-on for a keen fisherman. The wooden effect background looks fantastic and the star fish and nets are brilliant, all in all it's one perfect card Sandra and I love the inclusion of a few pints of beer :)
Elizabeth, feeling the heat like so many of us, arrived next with a really adorable Teddy Bear card (featuring another of Tracy's toppers, and blaming me for temptation). Just wait Elizabeth, my Raspberry Tiramisu will be even more temptation, just you wait and see :) I love the way the hearts on the card echo the heart being held by that Teddy! So cute.
Next in for a play was Mary H, with some clever tips and this beautiful card - lovely image, great sponging, embossing and a lovely teal frame. But, also with the tip of embossing two pieces of lighter weight card stock at once - great hint Mary and one I'll remember in future. We're always finding out new tips and hints here :)
Carol scampered in next - with the worrying comment that she'd just topped the paddling pool up. I did laugh, thoughts of it being less than fresh water sprang to mind so I did hop over and say that I think there's a chemical you can get which turns bright green if anything other than fresh water is added to a pool. Anyhow, this is the card that Carol brought. It's absolutely adorable - super image of a fairy on a toadstool, great colouring and I love the PATP set you used Carol.
Next was Irene, with her first attempt at a collage card. I squeaked out loud, if it's a first attempt then I might as well pack up and go home now! Do hop over here to see what I mean - well, I bet you're with me on this one! It's so pretty. love the embossing, tag, DI ink dusting, stamping and lace - they all go together just beautifully Irene!
The irrepressible Sam flew in next (why do I imagine that Sam never walks, but runs everywhere with boundless energy?) - with this brilliant pop-up card, also for Rudolph Day over at Sarn's (challenge is closed now so do start thinking about the 25th June when we have another one coming up!). It really is such a happy card, using a great stamp from Penny Black's 12 Days of Christmas set - which I love to bits! Just take a peek at Monsieur Chook avec un tipple de vin :) Told you, can't help but smile - thanks Sam.
Linby was next, with such a clean and crisp card, beautiful embossing and lots of pretty little butterflies - you can take a peek for yourself over here. Those little beauties must be a great way to use up the tiniest snippets - and a labour of love to put such a pretty card together Linby. I love it - and thanks for the offer of a chocolate, don't mind if I do :)
Next was Karen T, with this cute card - a little girl on a swing with her teddy :) Lovely colouring Karen and the word 'Hugs' sums the image up perfectly too. Interesting to see peel offs still in use, they'll always have a place in our little hoards I suspect. And, who doesn't love their teddy bear :)
Bernie (winner of this month's Rudolph Day prize) was next to visit with a funny tale and this great card. A first go at resist embossing/stamping and a great success too. Love the music background and the bright, cheerful colours you used too Bernie. There was some debate about how bad the smell of a skunk is - I'm guessing I'd never want to get close up and personal with one then?
Next was Kath, my very dry and funny pal, with this stunning card, also for the Less Is More shaped card challenge. Love the vibrant colours in the flowers and all the sparkle, which did go down well with the LIM team despite Kath's doubt. The sentiment 'Hope Your Birthday Sparkles' is so appropriate too - see Kath, I do press me nose up against the screen :))
We had two visits from Gilly this week, despite it only being four weeks to 'W for Wedding' Day - hope you girls are snipping up confetti and polishing your trimmers for a guard of honour! Gilly's first card is here, also for Rudolph Day, and features a really great Sheena Douglas image, beautifully coloured and then cleverly finished by using white embossing on both the snowflakes and the sentiment. It really does remind me of The Shambles in York. Then, Gilly brought such a pretty blue and white card to show - lovely background Gilly and I love the butterflies using the Sizzix Beautiful Wings embosslit. Perfect!
Mary Mac, despite having a busy time getting ready to go away for her daughter's wedding (have a super time Mary!), found time to come and play this week too, with three fabulous cards which were also for Rudolph Day. Great embossing, little windows with Santa in his workshop and some really cute embellishments make this such a great trio Mary.
Two visits from Amanda as well this week - firstly with such a cute baby card. Having sorted all her snippets (being a bit laid up after a nasty fall had some slight compensations, but you wouldn't want a fall like it I promise you) someone is on a bit of a roll I think :) Love the image Amanda and such pretty papers too. Then, back again with this great card for a chap. Great image and colours Amanda - they go together perfectly! Also another tip from Amanda - she's been using a Cuttlekid machine to die cut. I got really excited about this and tracked it down in the UK, but my understanding is that it only takes dies up to 2.5" square. Such a shame as I know we all whimper when Cuttlebug top plates end up going banana shaped and all scored. Plus, a tip-off from Amanda sent me rushing over to the Glitterpot where they had a 50% sale on, with quite a few Stickeroos I really needed. Of course, quite a few other things fell into my shopping basket and the parcel arrived this morning, whoop, whoop!! Bad influence Amanda :)
Brenda was next with the most fabulous House Mouse card - quick, go here and see! The image of a house mouse lying back relaxing is just adorable, and his sunshade (flower) matches the papers so perfectly Brenda, and a great layout :) I've thrown my hands up and promised Brenda I'll make a stamped House Mouse card as soon as possible - but I just know it won't be a patch on this one. It's a winner in my eyes Brenda!!
And last, but never least, Mrs A arrived with two kitty-kat cards which are both just great. They really are just Purr....Fect - such simple but effective stamped images and set off so well with the ribbons (snipped from rosettes - waste not want not!). And the wry comment about the snippets folder getting fatter by the day struck a real cord here too Mrs A :)
OK, that's it for this week - whew. I hope no-one was disappointed that the playground gates closed at noon yesterday - at least this can now be scheduled and I don't need to keep checking up until 10pm this evening, sometimes I'm frantically typing just before midnight. You could always be first on Sunday instead :)
Our Jules is taking a little break - and I for one have missed her snippets card(s), she still manages to make at least one each week, plus no posts on her blog to go and sigh over :( Just over a week to go I think!
And a little bit of extra news, next week will be an even shorter week. It's my school reunion (a local one - not the huge one we have every other year, although I think 120 of us are going to this one next weekend). I fully intend to have a large glass of wine or G & T firmly in my hand a lot of the time, when not being out and about with friends during the day (snort, perhaps carrying a wine glass even then!). Also, I know that hotel internet charges where we're staying are ridiculous - even IF I had any time, which is
Mr Linky is below as usual. Hope you have a great week and please do remember to follow the conditions below.
The only conditions to playing nicely in the Snippet Playground are that your card (or anything else you wish to bring here to show) must be made by using up snippets (card, paper, lace and ribbon are all fine), and a link back to here in your own blog posting will mean that you'll be included in the Weekly Roll Call. Oh, and no nipping or hair pulling of course :)