Sunday, 8 September 2013

Sunday Snippet Card

Afternoon Everyone

Hope you are all having a fabulous day and that the weekend has gone well for you. It's been a bright and sunny day here, although there is definitely an autumnal dip in temperature ... we've even had to put the central heating on in the evenings, a sure indicator that winter is in the offing :(

I've been closeted in the craft room today, pottering away and generally enjoying myself and I now have this wee card to share with you.
Most of the materials in this card are snippets. The base is made from leftover Kraft card and the red background is a snippet from the last CHNC/Snippet challenge card. The leaf embossed cream card yet another snippet ... I just lightly sponged it with some sepia coloured ink and wrapped a length of caramel seam binding round it. The cute little teds are recycled and die-cut and then matted on to yet another snippet, this time red mirror card - cut by tracing round the outer edge of the circle die and cut out - very carefully!

The flower was also die cut from snippets of card, edges inked in red, layered together and finished off with a yellow enamel dot. The leaves cut with the teensiest snippet of all, green Co'redination card, and rubbed with an emery board to reveal the lighter inner core. More enamel dots were used to decorate two of the corners.

It's Sunday so, in what is becoming a Jules inspired tradition, I'm going to be lazy and not list the materials. However, if you would like to know more, just drop me a line/comment and I'll be happy to wrack my elderly grey cells for any answers therein :)

I'm submitting it to the usual challenges:

Firstly, to Pixie's Crafty Snippet Playground Week 89 - where, as ever, all that is required by Di is that we use some snippets on our creations. So if you have a mountain of snippets piling up and taking up valuable space in your crafty stash, then why not pop over to Pixie's Crafty Workshop and see what fellow snippeteers have been creating this with their leftovers, scraps and snippets ... you'll be impressed I'm sure and find tons of fabulous inspiration :)

And, probably to her amazement, I'm also submitting this to Hazel's challenge, CHNC 141. on a Sunday! The remit is to layer it up, with at least three layers. The poinsettia alone is made up of three layers, four if you count the leaves, so I think this card qualifies.

And also Hazel's other challenge - CHNC Challenge Extra for September - where, as always, the challenge is for anything as long as it's Christmas.

Edit Note: Once again Hazel has suggested that I share this card on The Glory of Christmas challenge 15: 'anything goes' challenge, and of course I'm happy to do that.

Almost done, but before I go, just a wee follow up from yesterday's Friday Smile post which featured this photo taken of the annuals growing in this border:
I mentioned that although I could name most of the flowers, I was having trouble remembering what the little red one is called. A bit of Google research and the RHS provided the answer, it's red flax, or to give it it's Sunday name, linum grandiflorum var rubrum ... such a long name for such a tiny flower :)) 

Take care everyone and enjoy what's left of the weekend.


  1. This is a fabulous snippets card. you are the queen of fussy cutting circles...I know how hard they are and yours look so perfect!

    Loving the pretty kraft poinsettia too.

    Soon as I read flax, I nodded my head, yet when you posted yesterday I could not for the life of me remember what they were!
    They are gorgeous blossoms and so glad your local council replanted those beds! Little things like that really make a neighbourhood!

  2. Gorgeous.....a sweet little image & lovely colour combo!
    hugs Jo x

  3. Gorgeous card Elizabeth it's really pretty huggles hun Sue xxx

  4. Hi Elizabeth,

    What a cute little Christmas card! The bears look happy and the flower is gorgeous. I'm sure Di will be pleased with your entry into the Playground.

    I love the flower border! How beautiful. I can't imagine having to turn on the heat yet. It's still in the 80s here but it cools down in the evenings.


  5. Wow Elizabeth..lovely card. May well get my box of snips parcelled up and delivered to you, you know far better than I now to wrestle them into something lovely.

  6. A beautiful card and an even more beautiful photograph :o)
    Jackie xx

  7. Fabulous card there Elizabeth! Looks really professional - and well done on cutting out the circle from mirri card - I find that shiny card is the trickiest one to work with when fussy cutting.

    I'm also thinking along the lines of a poinsettia as well for Hazel's challenge to make up the layers :) Might have to revise plans now!

    Hugs, Di xx

  8. Good job I was sitting down when I saw your entry yesterday! - lol! Love all your layers - beautiful card for both CHNC challenges. You could also share this lovely card for The Glory of Christmas challenge 15: 'anything goes' - I'd love to see it there too, Hazel, Glory of Christmas DT. Hope to see you again soon (lots of time for another entry this week!) x

  9. Absolutely gorgeous and cute card! xx

  10. Luffly flowers and card!
    .. my garden is just blooming ready for spring too wonderful time of year, Shaz in Oz.x

  11. Thanks for adding for The Glory of Christmas 'anything goes' challenge - hope to see more of your Christmas loveliness soon. x

  12. Lovely festive make here Elizabeth. Gorgeous picture of the flower border too!

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Sarn xxx

  13. What a lot of nifty snippets here, and I love the recycled teds. Had to re-read to make sure I caught that bit. Looked so pretty & cute on this one. Loved your embossed snippet too. Thanks for sharing the colorful garden picture too. So very lovely. TFS & Hugs

  14. A beautiful Christmas creation. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Extra this month. Carol GD x


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