Sunday, 7 December 2014

Sunday Snippets

Afternoon Folks

I hope this finds you well and having a super Sunday. I've no idea where the time is going but, right now, it's flying ... so much to do and so little time ... so I'm here with a couple of very quick shares for Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 154 before I get on with all the other Christmas preparations that need my attention right now!
Over the last couple of weeks there seems to have been an awful lot of birthdays cards required for family and friends. This one is for a friend who is a very keen gardener. I won't be listing all the materials used but it's basically a black base to which I've added one of my Gelli prints, a Kanban topper with an apt image and sentiment, a die-cut wheelbarrow (Impression Obsessions) cut from a snippet of silver mirror card, card candy and, of course, a greeting.
This card was made for someone who loves her shoes and handbags. For this one I used a die-cut swing card base and covered it with some leftover wrapping paper that had the most perfect images. The topper, made from the tag that came with the wrapping paper, is matted on to a snippet of silver mirror board. Apologies for the quality of the photo ... I tried several shots but this is the best I could do :(
This shot of the back is much clearer and shows off that pretty paper better too.

There's a few more birthday cards to make for this month and two for the beginning of January. It's just as well I have a good stock of Christmas cards already made ... can you imagine the panic I'd be in otherwise? It doesn't bear thinking about! Hope your holiday preparations are going well and you are not getting too stressed because of it all.

Before I go, and forget, a warm welcome to my newest follower/enabler - that's you, GranMargaret :) Thanks for being there.

Right, that's it for now! Apologies for the rush.

Happy Crafting,

10 comments:

Angie said...

Lovely cards Elizabeth, I am sure the respective recipients appreciate the effort you put in.

Sandra H said...

Oooh so pretty Elizabeth xx

Pollard Carole said...

Great cards today such pretty designs gorgeous love and hugs Carole x

Marie-Louise said...

These are marvellous Elizabeth.

Jean said...

Super cards Elizabeth, both great designs. i love the pretty paper on the second one.
Jean x

Bonnie said...

Love that garden cart and the perfect sentiment, Elizabeth! And the shoe paper is so pretty and perfect for someone who loves pretty shoes!

Hettie said...

These are gorgeous cards Elizabeth. I have a few cards to share too that are not Christmas based!! Wink Wink!!
Hugs
xx

Jackie said...

A beautiful selection of cards Elizabeth :o)
Jackie xx

SARN said...

Hi Elizabeth . . . love both cards but that butterfly swing card is sensational.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Di said...

Love both of these cards!!

Sorry I'm a bit late calling by, not supposed to be peering at laptop really but wanted to just check that the Playground hasn't been overrun by naughty elves!!

Hugs

Di xx