This is my snippets card:
- 6" x 6" square cream card stock, in a tent fold
- Wild Rose Studio's 'Butterfly Garden' paper pack for the backing paper
- dress form stamp from Lawn Fawn's 'Sew Lovely' stamp set
- sentiment from LOTV's 'General Greetings - small' set, stamped in Memento black ink
- snippets of more Wild Rose Studio's 'Butterfly Garden' papers (left over from previous makes) to paper piece the dress bodice and then make the skirt and rosette. I used a one and three eighths size SU circular punch, smaller than the two inches punch used in the QCME projects but more in balance with the smaller dress form - snigger, and I don't think I have a two inch punch anyhow :) A bit more fiddly perhaps, but as I said, such good fun. Ideal for taking a whole load of punched circles, some brads and a glue pen in a small poly box when travelling maybe?
- a Fizzy Moon brad from the 'flowers' pack
So, that's my snippets offering, onto the roll call now.
I laughed at our first playmate this week, it was Jules and she was missing anyone to play on the see saw with her. Now, that brought back a memory, as an only child I often had to make my own entertainment - and believe me there's nothing much sadder than a little girl perched on one end of a see saw hopping up and down like a demented frog trying to play on her own :( Anyhow, Jules brought a brilliant Penny Black make to show - gotta love that duck perched on the top of all those parcels - and of course the lovely backing papers, bunting and stitching. So pleased you still find time to come and play Jules and I love the tale about you almost saying 'Dun you worry about nuffin'' to a client!
It's true, sometimes this Playground really gets to me too - I read on one blog yesterday about having a little bonfire in the Playground and leapt straight in and commented back 'NOT under the tree house' - the lines between the Playground and 'real' life are becoming blurred at times :)
Next was Elizabeth, with a total of four visits this week. On one of them she said she was waiting for some paint to dry and Dumber here asked her to send hubby down here when he'd finished the decorating. How silly of me - it was paint splattering techniques on paper that Elizabeth was trying out :( For her first card, Elizabeth brought a really pretty pink teacup card, made by recycling a birthday card and isn't it gorgeous? Love the satin bow as a finishing touch too. Then, there was this utterly stunning 'fishy themed' card - which blew me away with all the gorgeous detail. It isn't entered into any other challenges but I bet it would have been a winner Elizabeth, every time I look at it there's more to see. Next was a delightful card, in pinks and mauves mostly, so pretty - and I do agree with the idea of rounding the corners of the main backing paper to those lovely rosebuds to link into the scalloped card. Hark at me, what would I know anyhow :( And finally, a card featuring a cat in a bag - how adorable :) I think the image is so cute, the double bow is brilliant (despite your misgivings Elizabeth) and the tassel is a super finishing touch. I have a few of these somewhere too - thanks for a great idea!
Kate M was next to come and play, and it was her very first time in the Playground. Welcome Kate, I see that a few of you already hopped over to say Hello. If not, then this is the super Kraft Christmas bag that Kate made. Isn't it fabulous? I love the Christmas Tree so cleverly made out of scalloped circles topped with little punched shapes - it's brilliant Kate. Hope you come back to play regularly with us with more fabulous makes.
Our Sam has been busy this week - we had four visits from her too. First was to show a totally gorgeous Birthday Card, which I know is absolutely beautiful in real life 'cos it was waiting here when we arrived back from holiday. Of course I love the pink and so many super touches - the fibre instead of ribbon is great and a card I'll treasure! Then, Sam brought a Rudolph Day card to show - and what a fun image too. Sam won the stamp last month and made a brilliant card using it! This was followed by what I'm pretty sure is a card using a Kenny K image for a young lady - and I already commented that Sam has such a great ability to go from one style of crafting to another. Love it Sam! Finally, we had a super Christmas card featuring a pair of lovely plump robins - gorgeous colours there Sam and perfect embellishments.
Mary Mac paid us two visits this week, firstly with two cards, using a Spellbinders 'Cut and Tuck' die and Martha Stewart punch to brilliant effect. One card is yellow and the other blue - and how different they look Mary. Gorgeous! On her second visit to play, Mary brought a truly lovely Christmas Card - I love the traditional Father Christmas image Mary, and the stamp, glue and glitter technique works brilliantly. To check out how it's done, go and see what Mary made and then follow her link to another blog which shows you how. I agree it would mean a lot of cleaning of stamps as you go Mary, but so, so worth it!
Next was Mags, with an adorable LOTV image on a card for a chap, young or older - it's perfect! It's been some while since you came to play Mags and it's great to see you venturing back again. I love the card you brought - beautifully coloured image and the layout/backing papers and twine are lovely together. The gems look like bubbles :) Hope to see you more often, I see a few playmates already called by to say Hello.
Maureen (aka ScrappyMo) came by this week - bringing a poinsettia card with a difference - think pearlescent shades of ivory, taupe and Kraft card! The sparkle just adds that extra something I agree - although I love both the before and after :) Right girlies. Maureen (Mo) is heading into hospital for an op. on her back this week - so I hope you'll all join in sending our love and get well soon wishes. Hope the op. does the trick and that once recovered you'll be pain free and able to fly round on the carousel without a care in the world!
We had a visit from Shaz in Oz too this week, again after a little absence. I think news of the tree house is spreading :) Shaz brought us such a beautiful 'scenic Christmas card' - using brayering (ack, that's my Achilles heel), delightful shades of purple and blue, with the moon shining through conifers - a truly perfect winter scene. I love it Shaz and so good to see you playing along, come back soon - and please bring some sunshine with you :)
Sandra H was next, also with a Christmas Card (there's no hiding I'm afraid, even the shops are getting their Christmas goodies out already) - it's so cute Sandra, such a happy teddy image and the monochrome is just perfect too. A bit of sparkle and the lovely leafy swirl plus the corner flourish are beautiful finishing touches - a card anyone would love to receive!
Next was Lindsey, with this elegant, clean and simple card - just some lovely yellow backing papers, carefully positioned and a single butterfly. A perfect Less is More design Lindsey and really eye catching too. The addition of two diamantes just adds that finishing touch - really beautiful result!
Jackie hopped by, after a little absence, and she brought two Christmas cards and a brilliant 'Rule Britannia' notebook to show. Fabulous use of snippets Jackie - love them all but the notebook is my favourite. How lucky to have so many super Britannia scraps to use up. Err, correction here - as I write the roll call I'm hopping to and fro when I write about each entry and in fact now I can't choose between those lovely Kan Ban Christmas cards and the notebook! Len always says that I'm someone who used to be indecisive but am now not so sure :(
Hazel has been having a tough time lately, both in herself not feeling well and also concerns over her Mum. I hope things are settling down for you now Hazel. We had three cards this week - the first one is here, the next one is here and the third one is here. The style of all three is very similar - but the end results just have to be seen. They're all 'concertina cards' but so different - birdhouses in pink, dressmaking forms in shades of pink and raspberry and blue butterflies. Lots of lovely detail and definitely some food for thought as a card design to try out Hazel. Thank you for showing us these beauties!
Next to play was Lynn A with a super Christmas card. Gorgeous colours Lynn and I love the colours you used, along with stitching round the edge as well! Do please go and see if you haven't done so already - a few of you make cards with a sentiment/wording as a focus and this works so well. I need to get away from thinking I always need an image maybe :(
Bonnie was next, bringing the most breathtaking Autumn tree on a card. It's fabulous and those of us who've called by have raved about the main image of the tree and how beautifully its been coloured in the richest shades of reds, oranges and browns. The addition of just two strips of toning paper and a 'thinking of you' sentiment are the perfect finishing touches Bonnie - it's gorgeous!
Then Mary H hopped by to play - now I don't think she literally hopped in as I think the op. was a total success and she's well on the way to recovery now from what I can gather. Great news! Mary brought us this little beauty - it really made me smile as I love this 'guitar playing hedgy' image (once used it on a Birthday or Valentines Day card for Len as he plays guitar) - Mary coloured it beautifully and I love the darker papers used! Gorgeous Mary :)
Laura was next - with news that she's on the final run to buying her first home with Sean. It's a nerve-wracking time, and all our fingers are crossed for you Laura. Laura brought this delightful Birthday Card to show - pink (yay!) and a Forever Friends image too. It's great Laura and good luck with selling cards at work - I'm sure you'll sell loads of your lovely creations. Be sure to keep the money to one side to feed you craft supplies :)
And last, but never least, was Sarn - and what a busy week it's been for her. Rudolph Day this month has gone ballistic - loads of entries and there's still time for you to join in as the challenge doesn't close until 7pm GMT on Tuesday 2nd October. You know it makes sense, plus there's a super stamp set to be won :) Enough of the plug - send your cheque to me at the usual address Sarn ;) So, this is Sarn's fabulous snippets card for this week - it's a fabby z-fold card. I know, it was sort of new to me, particularly with the wonderful band to hold it closed. Just love the colours you used Sarn, papers are fab - and I neeeeeeed to know what colour the plain rich purpley blue is please. I bet it's SU - I love it!
Tell you what girls, you could make some fabulous Christmas cards in this style! My guess is that the starting point is a card base made from a 12" sheet cut into four 12" x 3" strips for the main cards and then the bottom 12" x 3" strip used to die cut the scalloped circles Sarn? That's the extent of my butterfly brain here - sitting sketching how to cut to make the most of a 12 " square sheet of card - no wonder my Saturday roll call takes so long :)
Edit: In case you don't spot it, Sarn has kindly commented about the z-fold card measurements : The Z-Fold card is 3" x 9" scored from the left at 1.5", 3", 6" and 7.5". Wrap was 1.5" x 7". The wrap is 7" long so you can overlap it to stick. Used Nesties for the circles on the wrap. Thanks Sarn!!
So, that's the roll call for this week girlies - I hope I covered everything - if not please let me know. I'm gonna get my trimmer out and have a play with Z cards here - err, no I'm not. There's another pile of ironing leering at me from the utility room :(
If you wanna join in the Playground and keep using up those snippets - the Playground is open all week and will close on Saturday 6th October at noon, UK time. See you there - I'll try my best to do a roll call but am out a lot next weekend so can't promise.
Mr Linky is below as usual.
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 :)