Sunday, 12 February 2017

Sunday Snippets

Evening Folks,

Had a busy day so only just found time to write up this Sunday snippets post and join in with everyone over at Pixie's Snippets Playground with these cards.

On Tuesday last week, as I mentioned in this post on Wednesday, I challenged myself to make as many cards as I could with the leftovers from a scrapbook layout rather than just stash them away to be forgotten, possibly forever. The result was a set of four cards that definitely have a scrapbooking influence and so quite different to my usual. Here are three of the cards - I can't show the fourth yet ... it's in transit to someone who might just read this post.

Materials: white card base measuring 4"x 5¾", used tent style; Papermania green striped die cut - trimmed to size, backing layer; Dr Seuss card - possibly a Dear Lizzy product; hearts punched in two sizes from snippets of My Mind's Eye and Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic patterned paper - that's a gold dot on the light pink paper, not black as appears in the photo; gold sequins from stash.

Materials: white card base measuring 4"x 5¾" - portrait orientation; lavender patterned background is a very old paper - maker unknown; snippets of patterned papers from My Mind's Eye Lime Twist collection, and American Crafts Dear Lizzy's 5th & Frolic Lovely Lane; the topper is a cut-apart from way back - again maker unknown; the butterfly was in a RAK received from a friend; Fun Fair enamel dots.

Materials; a teensy-weensy white card base measuring 4" square; striped green die-cut from Papermania trimmed to size; another cut-apart topper, maker unknown, matted on a snippet of black cardstock; pink chevron  washi tape from Bella Boulevard; snippet of turquoise spot paper from American Crafts; tiny hearts and butterfly punched from a snippet of pink patterned paper; Papermania iridescent adhesive gems.

I should say that all the materials used are old - the one date I could find is 2012 - so I very much doubt any are still available.

I'd say this was a very successful challenge. If there is one thing I like better than recycling it's using up leftover stash, especially if they mean I can join in our lovely Head Snippeteer Di's challenge which is now a fortnightly event ... giving us more time to find a use for our snippets!

Hope you've had a fabulous weekend.


Jane Willis said...

All lovely cards and a great way to use up your snippets

Di said...

Wow Elizabeth - these really are fabulous! Wonderful use of snippets - I like how you've really focused on that aspect as I'd love us to return to more use of snippets (mind you, it'll be a challenge for me I must admit!).

I especially love your very top card!


Di xx

Sandra H said...

Awww so pretty Elizabeth xx

Carol Cel said...

such cute cards - I especially like the middle one -- great color combo

Carole Pollard said...

gorgoeus card and a great idea to use your snippets Love and hugs Carole x

Sarn said...

Yep . . . I agree . .. a very successful snippets busting exercise.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Barb said...

A lovely selection of cards Elizabeth and well done using all those snippets. Barbxx