Let's go straight in with our Guest Designer:
I'm sure most of you already visit Jenny's blog - if not then I do urge you to hop over and have a browse! For starters, you'll no doubt find out more about today's snippets card - although to whet your appetite this is what Jenny sent me about how she made the card:
I cut a 6"x6" size card with Couture Enchanted Escape Die for the shape. I used the size that is 4"x5" for the base of the card. I then used a snippet of paper left over from another card cut out an aperture with the smaller die, and glued some more snippets from another die cut left over from yet another project to the inside of the aperture.
Placed this on the card blank with foam tape.Cut out some little flowers that came with the same die and glued them to the side, and added some gems, and a couple of butterflies that were given to me.
Finally I stamped thinking of you with London Fog Ink for the sentiment.
And I also picked up some background information about Jenny from her blog profile:
My name is Jenny Lawrence and I live in Kent. I am married to Tony, my dear and wonderful hubby. We have been married for 34 years. I lost my first Husband to the big C when I was quite young. I have 3 children and 3 stepchildren. 12 Grandchildren and 3 Little Great Granddaughters and a Great Grandson. I have been card making for about 17years. I have made things all my life as my Mum and Grand Mother taught me lots of hobbies. I have made my own clothes, knitted garments, hand embroidered items of clothing, and crocheted items too. I love to bake my own cakes as well.
So girls, we know who to turn to when it's time for cakes in the tree house! :) Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer this week Jenny, especially as it originally looked as if you were to tied up - I really appreciate it!
Then, for my three picks I had such a long list of possibles. So I looked for something of a theme and came up with 'Summer' to help me with the final choice. And here they are:
That's my 'Gold Star' for Valerija, plus a further three picks - I do hope they will inspire you as well girls. Of course we had loads of fabulous ways to use up snippets and I really had to be very firm with myself and not add in at least two more cards from the final short list. I highly recommend that you grab a cup of coffee and spend some time visiting blogs - the thumbnails with links are always there for you to look back over.
55 of you played along last fortnight and we had one new playmate joining in with us as well:
Well done Barb! Can you please drop me an email with your address 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 the MFT 'Stitched Cover-Up Companion - Diagonal die plus the Clearly Besotted 'Aloha' stamps set. I will split the prize if you only want to play for part of it.
A couple of snippets of news:
- our lovely Playmate Sue (Morris of Zouave Cards) has been on tee vee!! Sue is involved with a fabulous scheme here in the UK where ladies crochet (and I've since learned they can also be knitted!) little octopus toys for premature babies to have with them in their incubators. The idea is that the tentacles can be grasped by the little 'preemie' in lieu of the umbilical cord - which apparently they play with pre-birth whilst still tucked up 'indoors so to speak'. Who knew? I certainly didn't. It's a great idea, the standards for making the toys are set very high (as they should be) and Sue is a co-ordinator who takes along the toys to local hospitals. There I was, sipping my wake-up cup of tea idly watching TV and there was a news item about the scheme - with a face I knew but couldn't quite put a name to! Anyhow, to find out more just hop over to Sue's blog HERE where there's a link to the news item.
Edit: Sue has quite rightly pointed out that although many places do refer to the little octopuses as 'toys' - the correct term is 'calming aids' :)
- and, our Playmate Jane of Jane's Journal is celebrating her 7th 'bloggerversary' with a giveaway, which runs until 9th August. A choice from three prizes for the lucky winner -
Ooopsie, my own 7th 'bloggerversary' slipped past me in March! But, every fortnight is a giveaway/celebration here so maybe it's OK :)
Love from the little white peril - and of course from me too (with a special punch of the air and a 'yaay' for Sarn from Parsnip. Private joke but it's catching!)