'Trick or Treat' on Tuesday was fun as usual - we had lots of youngsters trotting up to the front door and I spent the whole evening bobbing up and down from a sensible chair placed within easy reach of the door. It's the little ones that crack me up - sadly many of them are growing up now but at least even those older ones that turned up had made a good effort! Parsnip was in the lounge, peeking from his vantage point and calling to me when it was time to adjust my teensy witches hat (on a headband) and hop up again to answer the doorbell.
Let's get straight on with our Guest Designer for this fortnight:
Have you guessed who made this lovely card? It's our Kath of 'Handmade by Kath' - one of our very loyal Playmates and often one of my picks as well! To find out how Kath made this lovely card, do hop over to her blog HERE. There's a neat trick to making these 'bargello backgrounds' which I'm sure she'll share with you :)
And we have a really great photo of the lady herself:
This is what Kath said about herself:
I've always enjoyed crafting and started knitting and sewing clothes for my dolls when I was young. Since then I've also done crewel and cross stitch embroidery, woodwork, flower arranging, cake decorating and sugarcraft, and tried a few other things along the way. I now enjoy cardmaking and love making cards for family and friends as well as entering card making challenges, especially Di's Snippets Challenge. I love this challenge as it's a way of trying to keep my snippets mountain under control. Amongst my many snippets I always seem to have a lot of thin strips so have used some of these for the bargello background on my card. When I'm not cardmaking I enjoy walking and going away in our campervan - my photo shows me sitting on the step after a long walk in North Devon a few weeks ago!
Thank you so much Kath for being our Guest Designer and for sharing your card plus letting us know a little more about you. And also for your very kind words about the Snippets Challenge of course :)
Drum roll now - it's time for the fortnightly picks and, as always, so difficult to choose:
And, a Gold Star to start with:
I absolutely love this tag, made by Donna from lots of snippets left over from some other work she'd been doing. It really is gorgeous and I do encourage you to hop over to Donna's blog HERE and see the close-up photos of this beautiful piece of art. Please feel free to take your Gold Star from the RH sidebar Donna!
So, we started of with 'not a card' and, in order to whittle my choices, down I stuck with that theme so here we have some snippets makes for you:
What and also a great wall hanging. I just HAD to pick this, made by Sue T. Fabulous use of lots of snippets as well.
And last, but not least - this really caught my eye:
Please don't be despondent if your entry didn't make the 'picks. It really is just fun after all and who am I to choose at the end of the day? I try to find ideas and things to amuse and inspire you. AND, don't feel the need to second-guess a theme. I usually have no idea until I'm writing this post, earliest would be as I go through during the fortnight and something just 'clicks' as a way to help me to prune the list of picks down. Some fortnights there may not be any theme that comes into my head.
A huge welcome Bonnie Lynn, and hope to see you playing along with us regularly!
Prize draw time now and our winner of Avery Elle's 'Ribbit Ribbit' stamp set
But, Chris was only playing for the stamps so that still leaves the aperture die and this is who Mr Random came up with:
Can you please drop me an email with your addresses girls (it's also double confirmation that you were playing for the prize!) and then I'll post your prizes off to you as soon as possible. My email address is on the right hand side bar.
Keep those snippets entries coming, you still have a week left to play HERE for weeks 305/306 remember! The prize is TWO 6" x 6" Studio Calico 'Snippets' paper pads along with two Woodware 'Numbers' stamp sets. I will split the prize(s) if you only want to play for part of it.
Love from the little white peril Parsnip - and of course me,