I'm totally caught up with commenting on the challenge which just closed - phew! I lagged behind a few times I know.
And the reason was our break in Germany. Even though we had wi-fi all the time there just didn't seem to be any spare moments to catch up - which is a good thing of course! The weather was glorious - and then we returned home to more of what we left behind when we flew off to Germany. Despite five fans running at full blast - they just seem to be pushing hot air around at the moment :)
My snippets card this time isn't quite as bright as the last fortnight's was - but it's still colourful:
- 5.5" x 4.25" white card blank, side opening
- stamps from the Art Impressions 'Doggy Kisses' set
- first of all I found the striped snippets, and the pieces of backing paper - all from the Studio Calico 'Snippets' Collection paper pads I have here (and each one was a snippet as well. I keep little snippets in the back of each paper pad, popped into a sealed envelope which has been cut in half to form a pockets then stuck onto the inside of the backing card
- next stamped the little dog and the sentiment onto a snippet of white card using a Memento 'Tuxedo Black' inkpad
- coloured the image using Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and added some green 'grass' to ground the pooch
- trimmed the image to the size I wanted and backed it with a red snippet of paper
- then glued a band of striped paper to a slightly wider band of golden yellow paper before gluing it to the card front
- I deliberately left some overhang at top and bottom, which I trimmed off from the back (that gives you the line of the card itself to follow) just using sharp scissors
- then glued the image panel in place
- finishing touch, three little black paw prints using another stamp from the same stamp set - and the Misti of course!
To be honest, I was so behind after our holiday that I really wasn't sure I'd manage to make a snippets card at all - but I'm so glad I did! The stamp set is just such fun and really lovely to use - I can see it being super-useful for Get Well cards :)
Len just spotted the finished card on my desk and had a good chuckle. We spent some time on a few of the days in Germany with me showing the little grand daughters the rudiments of card making - and their Mama joined in too. I'd taken a load of stuff, including some stamps and also new colouring pencils and markers for them. So a lot of time was spent stamping and then colouring images - and Len's comment just now was 'The girls would be proud of you'! Little smile here :)
I'll write a bit more and show some of their work shortly. Kids amaze me with their ability to pick ideas up and then push themselves further and further - and it helps that their Mum is naturally artistic of course. We had a lot of fun and laughter for sure.
Without you needing to guess, here's this week's Snippets Playground prize:
As always, the Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 21st July. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day.
It's a maximum of ONE entry and please say in a comment if you wish to play and be a possible winner of the prize. Please also link back to the Playground in your blog post to be eligible for the draw.
Remember, if you link into the Playground and don't say clearly that you're wanting to be in the draw in a comment on here, then you will be bypassed if your name comes out of Mr Linky. I'm sure you all know I ask for a positive 'yes' on the blog post - just in case you're playing only for fun - otherwise I ignore you on my little list.
Mr Linky is below - please let me know if you have any problems linking, it's easy for me to sort out so don't struggle on alone :)
Be sure to call back next week to see the fortnight's picks and the winner of the Sizzix 'Flowers #6' stamp and die set, Memory Box 'Sketchbook Imagine' die and a set of four hearts die.
Love from Parsnip and of course from me,
oh this is so adorable card.ReplyDelete
I will try and came back to play in this challenge.
I enter my card and I would like to be in draw for the prize :)Delete
thank you :D
Fab card . Made me smile Those stamps are all cute. Hugs Mrs A.ReplyDelete
Adorable card Di, such fun pup images. Sounds like you had a fabulous time away, Cathy xReplyDelete
Gorgeous card Di, sounds like you had a lovely holiday tooReplyDelete
Sounds like a wonderful time with your family in Germany! How fun to share stamping with them! Always enjoy time stamping with my sis, but it's been a long time now. Your card is just adorable--love that printed paper! I'll just play for fun, but how great that the prize is from AI which is right up the road from me! Wish they still had their great retail store, but it's been gone many, many years.ReplyDelete
Such cute card, it makes me smile!! Love its sweetness and the colours you used! The stamped paws are a lovely touch!ReplyDelete
Seems you have had a great time in Germany with your parents!
OOoh, your card is so hilarious, but I can't imagine our doggie/dachshound Tom running like this throughout the house and garden....! I don't know this stamp, so I am going to make a snippets card, because..! I'll show it in a few days.ReplyDelete
And I am glad to hear that you had a great time in Germany. We are going there in a few weeks and looking forward to it.
Brilliant card. Great stamp set.ReplyDelete
That's a Fab Fun Card Di! and I love the stamp set so a big Yes Please from me, there aren't that many get wells in my stash, and none as cute and funny! Keep cool if you can .....join me in the pond....shhhhhxxxReplyDelete
What a super card which should cheer up someone who is feeling under the weather and the other stamps in the set look good too. I hesitate to say a 'yes' for a chance in the draw having had a recent win but I'm sure the law of averages will sort out the winner anyway so 'yes please' because the pooches are so cute!ReplyDelete
Entered early, this time :DReplyDelete
Yes for entering my work in the draw for this adorable stamp set, I would love to win it LOL :DD
I'm so glad you enjoyed a nice trip and got to spend time with the precious grand daughters! Time goes by so quickly but thank goodness for those visits! I absolutely LOVE this card (having been a dachshund owner and still extremely fond of the breed) and like Len, I got a really good chuckle out of the cute card you made with those colorful subtle stripes! I love your card, this stamp set and would most definitely like to be included in the draw. Thanks for another great Snippets week at the playground :)ReplyDelete
Your card is adorable. Glad you had a nice time in foreign parts. I'm early in the playground this month and yes, please include me in the draw for the doggy stamps. HugzReplyDelete
Super cool card Di that striped paper is fabulous just right for your card l love your image looks so realistic too! just playing for fun take care enjoy the rest of your day xxReplyDelete
Super card, Di, love the design. The image is brilliant, what a great set of stamps! I'm a Yes Please for the draw, I'll be linking up my card later, when I know it's been received.ReplyDelete
Sounds like you had a lovely time crafting with the little granddaughters - I'm sure you're inspiring the next generation. xx
A cute card and glad to hear you had a good time in Germany. I'll be in the playground when we get home from our holiday in the Yorkshire Dales but I'll just be playing for fun this time.ReplyDelete
Thanks for letting me in Miss! Love your cutey sausage dog and yes please????ReplyDelete
I'm glad you enjoyed your trip Di..it's wonderful to craft with the grand kids isn't it? It's been sooo hot...I have fans blowing too but it is just moving hot air around! I love your card and that sweet stamp, yes please from me for this fortnight. Thanks as always Hugs xxxReplyDelete
Love this card Di, super image and design, and a really great set of stamps and sentiments.ReplyDelete
Could have done with this as Chris has just been in hospital for a Hernia Op and boy was he 'ruff' when he came out, can't believe all the bruises that are coming out. A very useful prize.
How lovely that you got some crafting time with the Family and they really enjoyed it too.
This is a card for a chuckle, Di, which will be appreciated by the recipient! I recently got that set when I saw the image of the dog with the Collar of Shame! How can you not own this set if you've ever owned a dog, lol! I love how you have created your design!ReplyDelete
I'm glad you stayed well and had a wonderful time in Germany and that you made some happy memories crafting together! I'm becited to see the results! I hope the temps drop soon!! Hugs, Darnell
Love your cute dachshund Di and a great sentiment to go with it too. Glad you enjoyed your trip to Germany and also had lots of fun with the grandchildren crafting together too. Hope the weather cools a bit for you soon. xReplyDelete
I NEVER say no to anything with a weinie dog in it. I would love to win this prize.ReplyDelete
SUPER make and such a fab set of stamps.ReplyDelete
Just uploaded my entry but have to say JUST FOR FUN this week ... as I already have this set!
Hi Di your card is gorgeous it is just brilliant. I am here just for fun this time. Take care. Hugs JackieReplyDelete
I do love your fabulous card Di - thanks for the challenge and please consider me for the prizeReplyDelete
OMGosh, I love your card Di!!! It is dog gone cute!!! I love how cheery it is too because when someone is recovering it nice to have a cheery card, don't you think?! And this one is cheery! I love it! Glad you were able to teach the grands the art of card making, that is making memories right there. Can't wait to see some of their work. Now I need to come up with a snippets card to enter! lol But first chores. Hugs, BrendaReplyDelete
Such a cute card!! What a perfect pairing of image & sentiment.ReplyDelete
And I love the paw prints. :-) I am just playing for fun this go
So cute. I'll be linking up on Wednesday, so it's a slightly advance yes from me, please xoxoReplyDelete
OMGoodness, the cuteness! I love your adorable card, Di! That doggie is precious, poor thing. I just linked up my snippets card and I would love to win these stamps! I have a friend who would absolutely adore these stamps so I will be passing them on. Thank you so much!ReplyDelete
Popping in before the end of term. That card is just soooo cute as are all those doggie stamps.ReplyDelete
Your card is just the cutest Di!ReplyDelete
I'm a 'yes please' for the prize draw.
Hey Di. Wanted to drop by and say hey and to enter the newest snippets challenge with an oriental themed card. Love your Get Well card.. it is 'Dog' gone cute .. Yes. I would love to be in the draw to win the prize.ReplyDelete
This is such a wonderful and fun card. Love this stamp set.ReplyDelete
Yes for the prize please.
What a fun card. The image and sentiment are perfect, and I love your snippet of paper too.ReplyDelete
Yes please on the prize.
This is so cute!! Playing just for fun!!!ReplyDelete
The card looks super cute! Yes please for the prizeReplyDelete
Aw, what an adorable card. My parents used to have neighbours who bred and showed dachsies. I'm just playing for fun this week though as I've only just treated myself to a new set of get well stamps.ReplyDelete
That image is super cute (as is the stamp set), and I love the way you've paired it with the uplifting colours of you PP snippet. Great to hear you all had such a good time in Germany. It must be fun colouring and crafting together. I will be linking up my card in a few minutes, and yes, I would love to be in the draw for the prize.ReplyDelete
I love this card, Di. That bandaged dog is so cute and looks very like my daughter's Jack Russel too. The stamp set is perfect for get well cards, of course, and I'd love to go into the draw to possibly win it. Thanks. Hugs, Elizabeth xxReplyDelete
Yes. I would be more than happy to win this gorgeous stamp set. Love your card.ReplyDelete
Your card is adorable! And I'd love to play with that sweet AI set. So... yes please!ReplyDelete
This card is so fun!! The entire set is adorable and I love how you added the little paw prints. The striped paper is fabulous, too. Would love to play for the prize this time, thanks!ReplyDelete
This get well card is just too cute, it will bring a smile to the recipient. I would love to play for the prize.ReplyDelete
So glad you had nice weather on your trip and sure hope the heat cools down for ya'll. I realize you Brits just aren't used to the heat we in the South deal with during summertime. This is just the cutest get well card I think I've seen in a while. A delightful image, with really appropriate & fun sentiments. Love that stripe-y border behind this little poochie. TFS & Hugs. Stay cool, and hope Mr. P is keeping himself cooled down too.ReplyDelete
Love your darling fun card! The striped paper is perfect and so colourful and the sentiment is fab and really made me grin! 'Yes Please'! I would love to be in the draw for a chance to win, thank you! I am glad you had a lovely time in Germany. Hugs xxxxxxxReplyDelete
How cute, this would make anyone laugh and cheer them up. Look forward to seeing the girls' work. xReplyDelete
So sorry, Di - just realised I didn't leave a comment to say I was playing for the challenge - oops! Hope it's not too late... Cath xReplyDelete
Oh Di, this card is hilarious!! This fun get well card almost makes up for someone getting sick to begin with. I can't believe I've never seen this adorable stamp set but yes please to the draw!ReplyDelete
Di, my daughter and I admired your granddaughter's cards on your blog and so my own 7 year old, Remi, insisted that I enter her own snippets card in your challenge this time around. I hope that's all right! Yes please to this really unique and fun stamp set!ReplyDelete
Just playing for fun. Hugs Mrs A.ReplyDelete
Have not had a chance to enter in ages. You are always the most gracious hostess. Already own this adorable set, so just playing for fun.ReplyDelete
I love your card! Every time I see that stamp set I think I really should get it, because it's just so sweet. Would be over the moon to win.ReplyDelete
I love the addition of the little paw prints. I was able to get a snippets card done this time and would love to play for that awesome prize!ReplyDelete
Yes, I would love to play for your prize. Thanks so much for your inspiration and visiting my blog. :-)ReplyDelete
Hey I'm finally allow to play, the dishes are done, the dogs fed, I locked me bruvers in the outside lou and I've got a bottle of vino, see you out near the bike shed. Love that prize would love to add it to my pile of dog stamps I have started to collect. Thanks so much for the inspirationReplyDelete
Hi Di! Your card is adorable and so is this set! Yes to the prize please! Thank you.ReplyDelete
Have a great day! Trina xx
I just made it by the skin of my teeth lol! Your card is adorable Di! Funnily enough I have always wanted to have a Dachshund or two so yes please for the prize. They are so cute and your card is so cute too! Thankfully the heat is starting to ease a little tonight so I can get some crafting done now! Have a good week and keep cool as xxReplyDelete
How appropriate to greet us with this adorable Dachshund after your trip to Germany! How nice to be able to spend time with the grandies and play stamps, too!! :) Even though I am a cat person, I know loads of dog-people (errr...dog lovers, not hybrids!) that would love to receive a card like this, so yes please to the prize drawing! Thank you for another fabulous challenge. So glad to be able to participate this time.ReplyDelete
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