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!)
Lovely to see Jenny as your GD this time Di and what an interesting and pretty card she has made, I love that lilac colour too. Congratulations to your three picks with such wonderful Summer delights, and also to the prize winner Barb. xReplyDelete
Lots of links to check out today and a pretty inspiration card from Jenny. Congratulations to Barb on being the winner this time. I did know about the 'octopus' idea, fascinating fact about what babies get up to before they emerge into the world! Have a good week.ReplyDelete
A great selection of picks and lovely card from Jenny.ReplyDelete
Ha ha ha ha . . . I'll give you YAAAY! It certainly IS catching . . . thank you Parsnip!ReplyDelete
Lovely to see Jenny as the Guest Designer with one of her FABULOUS cards.
Congrats to Valerij on achieving a gold star. Well done to the other picks too.
Fancy Sue being on TV! Well done that woman - keep up the good work.
See you all in the Playground . . . finally made a card AND it used snippets! YAAY! (Snigger).
Hugs, Sarn xxx
Hi Miss Di (and Parsnip too), a gorgeous card this week by the lovely Jenny, in my favourite colour. Congratulations to all the ladies who are this fortnights Pick of the Week and the lucky Winner Barb. Have a wonderful week... MeganReplyDelete
Thanks a ton for featuring my lil card dear Di :) love the dreamy and elegant card Jenny came up with. All the picks are so pretty, so many new ways to use up snippets ! Have a great week ahead.ReplyDelete
What a lovely card from Jenny and such gorgeous summery picks Di.So much great news in one post and thanks for your shout out for my giveaway which everyone (you don't need to follow me) is most welcome to join. It's my way of thanking everyone in blogland and the playground for being so kind and to make up for me never having the time to get round to comment on everyone's blogs..!Thanks as always Di for your ever giving kindness, generosity and friendship! Huge hugs xxxReplyDelete
What a super post today Miss Di... Love the beautiful GD card From Jenny, that amazing Gold Star creation from Valerija, fabulous picks and the super paper piecing from new Playmate Linda (time to dig out those crazy birds of mine I think!) Congrats as well to Barb on her super win xxReplyDelete
Hi Miss Di and the lovely Parsnip.ReplyDelete
A big congrats to Valerija on that super wonderful Christening Dress card and wonderful box.
Such a stunning creation and defintely needed a Gold Star award.
Congrats to the other wonderful picks they are all so brilliantly created.
Congrats to Barb on her win also, and I'm sure we will see some lovely creations made with her winnings.
Finally thank you so much for having me a your GD today I feel very prevlidged to be asked, and join some of my wonderful , and talented playground friends that have already done so, and those who will be Gd in the future.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.
A beautiful card from Jenny. I fell in love with the beautiful Christening dress by Valerija when I first saw it, so worthy of the Gold Star award. I love your other picks too.ReplyDelete
So pretty is Jenny's card and another great show case Di as always it can't be easy many congratulations Barb enjoy your win take care sending lots of love xxReplyDelete
Wonderful picks as always and congratulations to Barb on her win, very well deserved. How wonderful about the octopus toys, you learn something new every day!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous card by Jenny and congrats Barb! and thank you for choosing my card as a pick Di xxxxx huggles Sue xxxReplyDelete
those are so very nice!ReplyDelete
Some great picks Di and a fabulous card by Jenny.ReplyDelete
Wow, Jenny, your card is gorgeous. So glad you shared it.ReplyDelete
Congrats on our win Barb.
Great to see Jenny as your GD and what a gorgeous card she's created. I love the colours. Super picks again and congratulations to Barb on her win. xxReplyDelete
That's a gorgeous card and congrats to the winner and featured projects.ReplyDelete
Great picks as always. Really must find time to come and play again, but reorganing craft room, having builders in, and Roy moving and me cataloguing his model soldiers, time is a bit short. Thank you so much for the shout out as well, I noticed you joined the group too. Looking forward to seeing your first octo! Just one point, they are very definitely not toys, even though the Beeb called them that, they are calming aids. xxxxReplyDelete
I am so happy to be the lucky winner of a wonderful prize. Thank you Di and Mr. Linky! Congratulations to Jenny on her Guest Designer spot. As always she's made the most beautiful card and I always admire her attention to detail. Great picks again as always and congratulations to them all. Welcome to Linda. I'm just off for a visit. BarbxxReplyDelete
What lovely cards! Aren't you so proud that your challenge inspires such creativity?!ReplyDelete
Lovely to see Jenny as GD, fabulous pics (I thought that dress was real at first!), and I didn't know the organizer was a playmate, of the octopus, I have friends who have made some, and I should add it to my long list of to do's! Much love xxxReplyDelete
congratulations to my friend valerija and other top picks, your creations are amazing!ReplyDelete
Jenny's GD card is beautiful! The gold star and picks are all definitely worthy winners, congratulations! Congratulations too to Barb and welcome to Linda - cool card! Hugs to you and Parsnip! xxxReplyDelete
Absolutely thrilled to see my card as your Gold Star, thank you so much!ReplyDelete
So happy, you made my day!!!
Fabulous picks and big congrats to Barb!! Well done to all!ReplyDelete
Well done Jenny and Barb xxReplyDelete