My snippets card this week was made on Friday, when it was hot and sunny here:
- white DL card blank
- snippets of white card for the stamping and snippets of navy behind the white card
- the image and sentiment are from a stamp set by 'Acid Drops and Whatnots'. The set came free with Papercraft Essentials magazine at least a year ago and this is its first outing. Both the image and the sentiment were stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' and the image was coloured with Pro Markers
- the papers also came free with the magazine - and I make no secret that my card is almost an exact copy of one of the samples they showed in the magazine (if it ain't broke why fix it?)
So, I stretched it a bit with the snippets this week - just the white and navy card, sorry!
And onto this week's picks:
So that was a canter through my 'picks' and we also have two new playmates this week:
Liz has had her blog since 2012 and has only just added a followers gadget - so far she has three followers and Veerle has 38. How many of us remember when we longed for more followers to find us? And how much and each and every comment was treasured - of course they still are, and always will be, but I'm sure you know what I mean about the early days when sometimes you wondered if there was anyone out there or were you talking to yourself!
So it would be really lovely if you could hop over to say hello to both Veerle and Liz - pretty please :)
And the winner of last week's prize of the Clarity 'We 3 Kings' stamp and the Cosmic Shimmer 'Diamond Sprinkles' is:
And this coming week's prize is, not surprisingly, an Acid Drops and Whatnots stamp set exactly the same as the one I used on my card. Now, there's a little tale about the stamp set, when I went to Newbury ArtStamps the other week, Acid Drops and Whatnots were there and on the end of their stall was a basket containing new and unused sets of these stamps. That woke me up when I remember that I still hadn't used my own set! Apparently they designed the set for the magazine but the magazine had them produced. Then, much later, Acid Drops and Whatnots actually bought back the excess stamps from the magazine! But, I was warned that they aren't the same thickness/quality as 'kosher' Acid Drops stamps are. I found that they have quite a bit of 'give' in them as you remove them from the backing acetate and need to be handled with care and gently pulled away from the acewtate although they still give a lovely crisp image. But they really are such quirky images and sentiments I thought they'd make a fun prize anyhow!
And to add to the prize there's a lovely vibrant set of six Colorbox Cat's Eye ink pads - called 'Fiesta', shown in the top piccie and kindly donated to the toy box by our lovely Debs. Thank you Debs!
As usual, the snippets challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 9th August and will open again at midnight UK time on the same day.
Maximum of three entries and please say 'No thank you' in a comment if you wish to still play but not be the winner of the prize. And of course, if you're only interested in one or other of the items, then feel free to say so as well. I'd just run a second draw for whatever you don't want.
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 :)
Have a great week!
Di (and a much cooler wave this week from Parsnip)