Sunday 8 April 2012

Sunday Snippet Card

Good Afternoon Everyone

We've had a lovely Easter Sunday visiting family, taking photos and catching up with the news.

Little Arihanna is an absolute joy, very alert and gazed intently at me all the time - she also has the most beautiful smile, guaranteed to light up her great-auntie's day :)

Today's share is a card made entirely from the snippets leftover from the Easter cards I've been making ... scroll down to see them in the previous post and find a list of the materials used. The base is what was left of the pink textured card used for matting, just folded in half. The waste from the patterned paper was trimmed into strips and cut top and bottom on the diagonal, varying the direction of the cuts. They were then laid out and moved around several times, until I was satisfied with how they looked, before being adhered to the card. The rabbit topper is a trimming from one of the Beatrix Potter illustrations matted onto silver mirri card. The butterflies were punched out of both silver mirri and patterned paper, then layered together - the wings of the top layer are shaped to give a bit of dimension. Even the greeting is a leftover from the cards made earlier.

Not a bad use for a bunch of stuff that would have otherwise been tossed in the bin and, of course, I've made it for Pixie's Crafty Snippet Challenge - Number 15  - where else :)

From here, I can look out of the window down on to the garden and can see lots of green shoots with the promise of flowers to come ... in no particular order there's clematis, columbines, foxgloves, London Pride, lavender, thyme, Pasque flower, honeysuckle, hardy geranium and lilies all starting to peep through. In flower already are some lungwort, wallflowers, viburnum and osmanthus - the perfume from these is simply divine.

And how can I forget our late bloomers - our delightful dinky daffodils.

All of this gives me hope that, despite evidence to the contrary, spring will be back ... and I'm so looking forward to it's return.

Hope you are all enjoying the holidays and even finding time to craft. We are off to visit friends tomorrow so I won't be doing much crafting at all. Instead I'm taking loads of photographs which may even end up in a few scrap layouts, you just never know :)

Happy Crafting,


May said...

Beautiful card Elizabeth, Glad to hear you are having a nice time with family.. Happy Easter to you and yours.... and of course the boss... Hugs May x x x

Di said...

Hi Elizabeth - what a gorgeous card - love it! Pleased to hear your weekend is going better - I spotted your earlier post which wasn't so good. Enjoy the rest of Easter - and thanks for playing! Di xx

Jackie said...

What a lovely card, great way to use up snippets :o)
Alas, my poor pot daffies have now gone over!
Jackie xx

Bernie said...

What a cheerful and pretty card. Love the colors and the Beatrix Potter rabbits are percious. Your garden sounds lovely. I see a few buds on my daffs but little else thus far.

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card Elizabeth - such a clever way to use snippets - great idea. The daffodils are so pretty - they are always such a cheery sight.

brenda said...

Another lovely Easter card Elizabeth.

Hope you had a good Easter.

B x

God's Little People said...

Dear Elizabeth
First of all - thanks so much for your sweet comment and following my blog. I absolutely love your Easter cards - they're all darling and I love the adorable little card you made with the left overs... just so sweet.I look forward to following you and your gorgeous creations.
Spring greetings from Greece
- oh, and blowing a kiss to the sweetest Boss! :-)

Craftychris said...

Beautiful snippets card and lovely flowers. I hope you had a fab time yesterday. xx

Mrs A. said...

Brilliant idea for using up those pesky strips.Hugs Mrs A.

Linby said...

I love the design of this and the colours are
so pretty.

Lyn said...

Pretty and sweet card, very nice. Take care, Lyn x