However, I do have my own snippets card(s) which I'd forgotten about. I made a batch of six of them, all identical, ready to enter into ScrappyMo's Rudolph Days Challenge. Then I realised it starts today and closes on the last day of the month - February is a short month remember, so get your skates on.
I wanted to use a little die set that's been languishing here. I was reminded that I had it when Greta posted THIS lovely Christmas card on her blog in December of last year.
I just love her design and was sorely tempted to do a straight CASE of it - but, although the little angel is made in a similar way with glittery pink wings etc. - I did stop myself from doing a straight 'pinch' of the whole thing!
Do hop over to see Greta's original card - and this is my version below:
- 4.25" x 5.5" white card blank
- layer of baby blue pearlescent card as a 'frame' for the embossed layer
- white pearlescent card, embossed using a Quickutz 'Holiday Words' folder and then trimmed to size
- both layers were then glued onto the card blanks(s)
- then die cut the arched frame using more baby blue pearlescent card and a die from the MFT 'Rounded Banners' set
- the angel was pretty easy to work with, I used a mix of Stick-It backed white pearlescent card for the body outline and head of the angel. Also used snippets from a couple of packs of XCut Adhesive glitter sheet for the wings, inner part of the body and the halo (pink came from the 'Pastel' pack and the white and silver from the 'Metallics' pack)
- the die set is called 'Paper Angel', made by Memory Box
- then just assembled the angel onto the blue arch shaped background piece before adhering it onto the card front using thin sticky pads
The hardest part was getting the halo to stick down, despite it being cut from adhesive backed glitter paper. I think it's such a small and very narrow die cut that it's easy to pick the sticky off when removing the backing - so I just used a fine nibbed glue pen to bolster up the stickiness!
This fortnight we had an entry which is absolutely amazing - wonderful use of snippets, practical and very pretty. Totally deserving of a Gold Star from the Playground:
Time now for the other fortnightly picks and, as always, so difficult to choose. I started off with a long list and had to whittle it down to fit the time available here. With the forecast of very cold weather and possible snow I had to dash out to get some fresh food etc. just in case we get hit. Doesn't happen often but when it does we can be snowed in for a short while.
And, it's a timely reminder that snippets aren't just confined to card and paper. Material, ribbon, lace, wool, pieces of metal, wood - all of these, and more besides, are fine for the challenge. It just needs to be one or more leftover snippet(s) and away you go :) Of course, the more imaginatively you use your snippets the more chance there is of being a weekly pick. But, just come and play even with a little snippet or two as part of what you make - I often do that with my own cards. The Playground is for everyone and meant to be fun with no added pressure 😀
And here's my third pick:
I have an old dictionary, bought at our local charity shop ages ago for that very purpose, and as yet untouched! And of course, if you feel that either it's a shame to cannibalise a book - or perhaps you want more than one copy of the same entry - remember you can always scan then print it, if you have a scanner of course.
We had a total of 69 entries including our new little Playmate. Numbers are still climbing up.
Prize draw time now and our winner of the Lil'Inkers 'Love You More Than Words' die and a pack of 10 sheets of XCut Self Adhesive glitter paper is:
I still need your address, with full name at the top so I can copy and paste please. I know that some of you do wonder why I always ask for your address when you're a winner and you may think 'But she already knows my address anyhow').
Answer - it's confirmation that I've got the right person, that you still want the prize and also that your address is the same. I will keep on asking, even if it's a bit of a nuisance - plus it makes life easier for me as I don't need to hunt in a few places for your address (a small price to pay for a prize I hope?). I don't want to make more work for any of us but have had a few near misses with unexpected address changes, as well as a couple of changes of mind about the prize even.
Please put Playground Winner or similar in the subject line of your email in case it drops into my junk mail - much of it won't, but you never know. Email address is on RH sidebar as always.
Remember folks, there's still almost another week to run on Challenge #320 HERE. The prize is a Sugar Pea 'HOME' die and a set of co-ordinating 'Home' sentiments.
A little bit of news, Spike has been out a few times after his Winter hibernation. But, I reckon he'll soon be back under his little quilt - tucked up nice and warm for a bit longer!
Love from the little white peril Parsnip (he's busily polishing the runners on his sled, in the hope of snow arriving this coming week!) - and of course me,