As our Guest Designer this fortnight we have a lovely lady who did need a teensy bit of coaxing - our Val of 'Aquarius Blog' is so delightfully modest!
This is the snippets card that Val made:
HERE to say hello and find out a bit more:
I spotted a tutorial on Karen’s blog (http://snippets-karen.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/swipe-your-credit-card.html) showing an interesting technique for using Distress Oxide inks and an old credit card. I was sent in the direction of this tutorial from Loll’s blog. I coloured a fair sized piece of white card using this technique and I’ve used a left over snippet of it behind the window on my card and used various snippets of white Centura pearl card for the layers, corners and of course the blossom. Some time ago I acquired a supply of Centura card in the A3 size, originally for making boxes and of course this has left me with some quite sizeable snippets to use as well as the inevitable small bits which I can never bear to throw away.
I suppose I’ve been making cards for about 15 years or so and thinking about it has made me realise just how much the equipment and availability of materials has moved on since then. My first die cutting machine was an original Sizzix which was tiny, red and worked on a sort of press/lever method and the dies were very simple shapes, quite small too. Any more intricate cutting was of necessity done with scissors – and patience!! We are so fortunate now to have so many resources at our fingertips to be able to produce professional results. I really enjoy the challenge of working with what I have, combining colours and techniques to produce unique cards – I doubt I’ve ever made the same card more than once and would just hate to work on bulk production. I’ve been blogging for some years but not sure quite how many – probably about eight. I’m always on the lookout for different techniques to try and of course blogland is a great source of inspiration as well as putting the ‘buy now’ temptation in front of us all.
Thank you so much Val for agreeing to be our Guest Designer this fortnight. Val enters the Snippets Challenge every single time and her work is always such a delight.
These are my picks from this past fortnight - the usual difficulty in whittling a very long list down to three picks - tough call as always:
My next two picks are a bit similar and I couldn't have one without the other - both are lovely and are a perfect reminder that Summer is finally here, with a vengeance here in the South of England as well:
It's absolutely beautiful weather here as I'm typing this - let's hope that it's lovely and sunny when it publishes on Sunday. No doubt UK will go silly and everyone will be running around in little vest tops and shorts - and that's just the menfolk!
That's my three picks - I do hope they will inspire you as well girls. Of course we had loads of fabulous ways to use up snippets, so I do recommend that you grab a cup of coffee (or iced tea even!) and spend some time visiting blogs - the thumbnails with links are always there for you to look back over.
61 of you joined in this past fortnight - with one new Playmate:
Welcome to the Snippets Playground Maria, and I do hope you return to play again soon.
Well done Karen - can you please drop me an email with your address in and I'll post your prize off as soon as possible. My email address is on the right hand side bar.
Keep those snippets entries coming girls, you still have a week left to play HERE remember! And the prize is a Spellbinders Spellbinders 'Borderabilities A2 - Curved Borders One' set and Clearly Besotted 'Baby Shower II' set of stamps with little matching dies. I will split the prize if you only want to play for the elephants or the border dies.
Love from the little white peril - and of course from me too