As the intention yesterday was for Mrs A and I to trot off to Bath for the day, the Snippets Playground was - and still is - open until 11 am today, one day longer than usual. To avoid confusion I've left it as planned - I know that some of our playmates in the USA have been occupied with Thanksgiving and Black Friday so this gives them more time, rather than me mucking them about.
But I thought I'd perhaps give you a little taster of what's to come in this forthcoming week's draw, so here's a snippets card:
- white DL card blank
- silver mirri card from the snippets folder, which is still expanding by the day
- white card from the snippets folder which I stamped with a gorgeous 'itty bitty' stamp called 'Peace and Joy' by Unity Stamp (thank for leading me astray Elizabeth - do go here girls to see a great way to use this stamp!). To position the stamp, which I wanted to emboss, I used a neat trick that Victoria gave me. As the embossing pad is clear and I wanted to use my SU stamp-a-ma-jig I stamped onto the positioner using an easily wipeable dark grey stamp so I could see what I was doing. After cleaning the stamp itself I could then use the clear Versamark pad and silver embossing powder for the sentiment but had a visible sentiment on the SU plastic placement sheet
- the snowflake is by Inkylicious called 'Filigree Star', so pretty, stamped onto a snippet of blue card and embossed using Papermania's 'Tinsel Snowflake' powder which I've had for years and never used. The powder is a mixture of white and silver. In real life the snowflake does have some very pretty little bits of silver embossed in it not picked up in the photo, but, I wouldn't race out to buy the powder if you don't already have it. Why? Well, the sparkly silver bits can be too sparse or in a cluster - this was my third attempt to get an evenish spread so I don't think it's worth the hassle. Trimmed and mounted the best snowflake onto silver mirri snippet and glued a clear gem in the centre - for that I used a tiny spot of E-6000 glue, which is another great glue for tricky things 'cos the self adhesive backing on the gem wasn't gonna play ball and stick to the embossing was it :(
- oh, almost forgot, I'd also wrapped two layers of ribbon round the whole card 'topper', underneath where the snowflake would go
I'll be back with another snippets card tomorrow and the usual Playground write-up. And, there'll be two stamps the same as the ones I used today as part of this coming week's usual prize. It's a bit of a bumper prize to continue the celebrations and also as I have quite a few Christmas goodies in the toy box - which I'm sure you ain't gonna really want in January :) No good thinking I should keep them until next Christmas time - you all know how fast things change in the craft world so no doubt there will be lots of new stuff arriving on the scene before we know it!!
Plus, the 'Joanna Sheen 100 Weeks' separate draw will be into its second week so I hope you come back and play! But if you just wanna lie down and rest I understand - MOVE OVER please!