Hedgie update - we know for sure that at least two hedgies are feeding each night, they move around so fast it can be hard when checking out CCTV footage but a few times we've spotted two of them feeding together. Aw, so cute :)
This is what Helen said:
My snippets project is a decorated Easter treat bag (plain bag from Hobbycraft). I raided my My Mind’s Eye ‘Now & Then’ paper pad for snippets...and found lots of thin-ish strips (the kind you get when you trim a full sheet down), so used those to make my background...distressing the edges & adding some faux stitching. I coloured the bunny image (‘Spring Chick’ by Penny Black) using watercolour pencils, then cut it out using a Nestie die...I cut the scalloped mat for the image from the pink card behind the paper strips. I also used a tiny snippet of patterned paper to paper piece the egg shell...adding a little shading with a pencil. I stamped my sentiment on to a snippet of white card and matted that with a snippet too, then added a couple of co-ordinating paper flowers.
And, here's a photo of our lovely Helen - I detect a mischievous twinkle in her eyes!
She started her blog way back in 2008 and way back then Helen's work was already stunning - started off with amazing cards right from the word go. Helen is a real lover of Penny Black stamps and it's such fun to just do a search on 'Penny Black' and see how beautifully she uses their products. Here's one example which might make Helen raise her eyebrows:
card - yay for Helen! No wonder she's on a few top design teams, with a following of over 500+.
Whilst I was 'furtling around' on the internet (I love that expression Sarn/Sarah!!) I came across something else - which cracked me up! Anyone remember the 'ALS Ice Bucket challenge' a while back? Just go to this link if you want to see Helen being soaked! She'll probably kill me for publishing it - but it does show just what a few searches will turn up on social media and such!
One lovely tradition Helen has is to make a few calendars each year, for close family I think. For UK gals who might want to do the same, the blanks come from Papermill Direct HERE (they only seem to have 2017 calendar blanks at a reduced price at the moment) - it's something I would love to do for 2018 so will be keeping watch on the website.
Thank you Helen for making such a stunning snippets project as our Guest Designer this fortnight! And for emailing to and fro when you were struggling with internet problems as well - what a star!
Remember girls, you can always let me know if you would like to be a Guest Designer - I have a list and would be delighted to add your name.
So, let's move onto my picks from this past fortnight - gold star alert!
Now this is a tricky one - Heather already has one gold star in the short time they've been featured here) but this card absolutely leapt out at me as being such a brilliant way to use up snippets! Check out Heather's blog and there are some really good step by step instructions how to do this yourself. Very well deserved second gold star Heather! There's a badge on the RH sidebar if you wish to take it for your blog - no offence if you don't though.
That's my three picks and once again I focused very much on some interesting ways to use snippets - which hopefully will inspire you.
We had 71 Playmates joining in this past fortnight - one of whom is new to us:
|Iona - aka Gail or ionabunny (you choose!)|
Prize draw time now and our winner of the the two Inkylicious stamps (A), the Lavinia 'Flower Fairy' stamp (B and the cricket stamp (C) is:
And here's a little 'heads up' as published by our lovely Linby on her blog. Carole Matthews is an author who I really like, and she has a new paperback book out called 'Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses'. It's also available on Kindle and I just finished reading it. It's a novel but also based on the real life story of Christine Emberson, a well known UK crafter - and I truly recommend it!
Anyway, keep those snippets entries coming girls, you still have a week left to play HERE remember! Next week is Easter Sunday so I expect you all to be wearing brand new clothes, shoes, white socks, a little hat and white lace gloves. I know that was the tradition when I was a child at least :) Talk about dipping into the past!
Love from the little white peril - and of course from me too