Sunday, 16 January 2022

Teal and silver snippets for Christmas

A reminder that the NEW Snippets Playground now has a post showing the picks and also the prizewinners from the Grand Draw. 

And, as my own blog is free for me to play on today, here's a snippets card I made the other day:

I used:

- 5.5" x 4.25" white card blank, tent style for a change

- snippet of silver mirri card, which was lying on the desk - trimmed to just slightly smaller than the card front then glued in place

- then turned to the snippet of card which really started this Christmas card off, found in the front pocket of my expanding snippets folder when I was looking papers to use on Edward's recent Birthday card. It's absolutely gorgeous, a really deep teal colour with foiled shimmery teal 'snowflakes' all over - trimmed to 5.25" x 4" and set aside

- used more of the snippet of silver mirri card to die cut the sentiment - using a Tonic Studios' 'Merry Christmas' die

- glued the sentiment, using a glue pen, to a strip of white card and backed it with very slightly wider silver mirri card

- only at that point did I add the whole sentiment strip to the teal piece of card using wet glue, allowed it to dry and then trimmed the excess off each side from the back of the piece - that way gives you an accurate guide line for your scissors

- glued the finished panel in place and added some teeny silver sparkly flat 'gems' to the centre of each large 'snowflake'  

I remember very clearly buying that lovely piece of card a lot of years ago in a lovely craft shop in Wiltshire - of course I now wish I'd bought more. Aha, perhaps I did - there's a rarely used box of A4 patterned card stock from those days and (possibly) some whole sheets just might be lurking in there. Need to investigate further. ☺

NB - I've turned comment moderation off on Pixie's to see how it goes. It seem to be working well over at the new Snippets Playground  - fingers crossed!

Off you go now - over to the new Snippets Playground! Dudley is over there, keeping an eye on the slightly 'unlicensed bar' being run by a certain somebody!

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  1. You are in danger of me bagsie-ing an early Christmas card make!!!!!! LOL! What a gorgeous piece of designer paper, and the silver sentiment is just perfick. A truly lovely card.

    An unlicensed bar in the Treehouse? Disgraceful! Whatever next???

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  2. Lovely card and that piece of teal snowflake card is gorgeous - hopefully you will find more 'treasures' when you look through the box

  3. A gorgeous card Di, love the teal with the silver x

  4. Beautiful card Di the colour is gorgeous l had to read several time to see if you’d used an embossed folder but it’s card already had the snowflakes on wow absolutely stunning card l like the large sentiment too totally stunning card xx

  5. A lovely card Di - that teal paper is beautiful.
    Kath x

  6. Gorgeous card Di .. that’s a stunning piece of DP .. hope you find more when you go investigating. Love the sentiment die too.

    As for the shenanigans in the unlicensed bat … just call it a “work event” !,😀🍻🍷
    Pauline x

  7. Lovely card Di...and ...I do believe I have some of this card tucked away from...hmm...several years ago. It just shows you never know when it will come in, and Thank you for the inspiration on using it! xx

  8. That teal paper is a real wow Di and your sentiment die brings it to life! A bar in the tree house you say? Might have to pay it a visit to revivify myself after sorting out a Blogger issue this morning! Hugs, Vicky x

  9. Gorgeous card Di - love the colour combination!
    Saw some card similar to that in a charity craft shop local to my parents a few months back, and am now wishing I'd picked some up, but I got distracted by the baskets of wooden stamps that were 5 for £1 - including some gorgeous Penny Blacks!
    Helen x

  10. Hi Di this is a gorgeous Christmas card. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  11. Marvelously done, Di! Love that color combo for anything winter.

  12. This is a lovely design to show off that fab paper to the greatest effect. Looks wonderful.

  13. Absolutely beautiful! Love the gorgeous paper and pretty die-cut! Love these colours for Christmas as well!

  14. Love that teal and silver colour combination! I've often had that experience of wishing I'd bought more of a certain cardstock but it's usually when I finally get around to using the original piece and by then it's too late to go back and buy more!

  15. Love the shining teal snowflakes! Gorgeous card!

  16. This is absolutely stunning! I love that snowflake paper and the big sentiment in silver! Wonderful card!

  17. Stunning card, Di. The colour is just beautiful. xx

  18. Love the beautiful card, great colour. A stunning card Di. Hugs, Carol

  19. Wonderful card and a great design.
    Valerija xx

  20. Goodness, I've been gone way to long! I am loving the new Snippets Playground button and the quote that goes with it! We need a place where the sun always shines. Your card is gorgeous Di, loving that beautiful paper and the beautiful sentiment in the center. A perfectly CAS card to me! One that would mass produce well. Glad Dudley is on duty over at the playground, sounds like some sneaky stuff going on. lol Hugs, Brenda

  21. I hope you find some more of this wonderful card, as it is fabulous and so is your card x.

  22. That’s pretty Di. I’m still enjoying making Christmas cards at the moment, so I’ll keep going while I’m in the mood. I love the colour of your card x

  23. A fabulous colour combo Di xx

  24. A gorgeous card and a wonderful piece of backing card with the snowflakes on, what a lucky find.

    Sue xx

  25. This is gorgeous Di, love love the silver and blue, so very elegant. I fixed my link to the new playground and added your blog to my favorites so I can always see what you are up to! This card fits a few challenges if interested, the new challenge Colorful Options, The Sisterhood of Crafters and also Four Seasons, I'll leave the links below!
    {Colorful Options}
    {The Sisterhood}
    {Four Seasons}

  26. This is stunning Di - love the background paper, and the beautiful silver die cut is perfect against it
    Stay safe

  27. Beautiful card Di, teal and silver is a lovely colour combo. Bonus points for using your card up! ;)


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