Sunday, 24 November 2013

Sunday Snippets ... and snippets of the snippets

Evening Everyone ...

... I hope you have have had a super Sunday and a happy weekend.

Sadly, it's five days since I last posted anything ... sorting out the craft room and even finding time to craft has been very low down on the list of priorities. It seems better to have a fully functioning kitchen than a sorted craft room :)) However, I do have a scrap page and a card to share with you ... both were begun and almost completed before we moved and both include snippets in the making.
I confess that the design for this page was scraplifted from the most recent issue of Scrap365, and if I could find the magazine I'd be only too happy to credit the designer ... but, unfortunately, it's in one of the many boxes still waiting to be unpacked!!! I raided the snippet box for the papers to compliment this cute pic of my granddaughter taken on her 9th birthday last year, and because it's Sunday, and in Jules time honoured tradition, I won't list details ... in truth, I can't remember them anyway :)
The decoration is just a few tiny punched hearts, star shaped sequins and pink gems.
Of course, the photo was taken before I added the journaling because I couldn't find my pack of pens. This page will be slipped into the album next to a project life style page in which there will be more photos taken that same day.
The page done, I decided to create a card from the leftover papers. Got is started but had to leave off from finishing it for the removal.
I used a black card base, trimmed the papers into blocks and strips, edged them with ProMarkers in toning shades and added some faux stitching - I found the box of pens :) I think the ladybird perched on the hedgehog's toes is super cute.
With the base being black, the inside needed a panel of something lighter to write a greeting on and luckily there was enough of the green patterned paper left to do the job.

So lots of snippets used in both the scrap page and the card and that means I can pop over to the Pixies Snippet Playground and join in the celebrations ... it's, amazingly, the 100th week since Di took over from Jules - how time flies!

I can't promise when I'll be back again ... so much to unpack and sort out but every day brings progress and it really is beginning to feel like home here. I hope to be able to share some photos with you soon.

Edit Note: I've finally unpacked the box containing the magazine featuring the layout I scraplifted for my page ... entitled Jewel, it's by Ali Paris, and it's in the December/January 2013 edition of Scrap 365. Many thanks to Ali for the inspiration :)

In the meantime, take care and happy crafting,


  1. Hi Elizabeth

    All installed in your new home .. .. how exciting! I hope the move went smoothly and that you are going to be very, very happy there.

    You are showing a great scrap page and the leftovers made for a gorgeous card. I love both.

    Pleased I am encouraging others to be lazy on a Sunday LOL!!!

    Love Jules xx

  2. Hi Elizabeth...glad to see your wonderful layout...brought a smile to me when i saw little Shari-Anne with her arms crossed. Little Miss C turned 7 in mid October and she crossed her arms like that when she feels teased!
    In fact they look a bit alike!!!

    This is such a lovely layout. Love that design! The papers and sequins and hearts are so pretty.

    And look what a great card they made too....the wee ladybug is a sweetie, for sure!

    Looking forward to pictures of your new abode and hope all goes well with the unpacking. You sound very organised with it all!

  3. A wonderful page and a gorgeous card. There comes a time in all our lives when crafting has to take a back seat for a little while :o)
    Jackie xx

  4. Lovely makes and great idea to make the card from the scraps - I'm inspired by that as it seems so wasteful to throw them away.
    Happy New Home! xx

  5. What a lovely layout! And of course I adore your snippets card Elizabeth - great layout on the card too and that hedgie is so flippin' cute! :)

    Hugs, Di xx

  6. Gorgeous card Elizabeth lovely snippets and fabulously coloured image l do adore these cute images .....New kitchen would be my priority you can always get back in your craft room anytime so finish that kitchen and get back in your craft room for more stunning love the page too its not easy moving is it! take care

  7. Take your time unpacking, Elizabeth, we all understand! Thank you for sharing this post, though! It's a wonderful page and a delightful card, both full of snippets!!

    I sent you an email, but perhaps you aren't checking them? When you get a chance, if you email me your new address, I've a card I'd like to send you. Hugs, Darnell

  8. I love your we hedgie card and your layout for you grandaughter. Hugs Mrs A.

  9. Wonderful layout for your sweet granddaughter to remember her special day, immortalized by her Grandma. Very pretty page. Always love Hedgies and your card was just delightful. Loved the scrappy feel of it (made me think of a fuzzy warm quilt). TFS & don't work too hard getting settled.It takes time. Hugs

  10. Oh Elizabethe . . . I absolutely adore the card and the scraplifted scrapbook page. You've done very well to get any crafting done so soon after your move.

    Sarn x

  11. Great scrap page and card, can't believe you managed this whilst unpacking!!
    Debs x


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