Sunday, 20 December 2015

Sunday Snippets

Happy Sunday Everyone,

I hope this finds you well and enjoying a fabulous weekend.

I can't believe it's almost two weeks since my last post. Bet you thought I'd left the planet, stowing away on the Soyuz rocket that took Tim Peake to the International Space Station no doubt but, no, I'm still here on planet Earth and just about getting by. The EM and I haven't been so well recently but we're both recovering and can look forward to enjoying Christmas again.
Needless to say I haven't got a lot of crafting done but I did manage to whip up these two cards - the design is super quick and easy to make in an emergency.

How they were made:

  • Two 5" square black card blanks were covered with patterned paper, from Trimcraft's The Night Before Christmas Trimcraft 8" x 8" pad. The paper was trimmed to leave a ¼” margin of the black card uncovered. 
  • The greeting, IndigoBlu's Dinkie I Wish You A Merry Christmas, was stamped on to two snippets of black cardstock using Color Box Frost White ink pad. Next, I trimmed the greeting to size and then matted and layered on to snippets of white and red cardstock to create the toppers. They were then mounted, using dimensional sticky pads, on the front of the cards. 
  • Both cards are finished off with some Paper & Script black and white wrapping twine I found in my local WH Smith's.

That's all there was to the cards. A big stamped greeting like the one I used for the cards is perfect when time is at a premium - it makes the perfect topper!

I plan to submit the cards to the following challenges:

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Weeks 208 and 209 - The Christmas One

CHNC challenge 260 - anything goes as long as it's Christmas

CHNC Challenge Extra for December - always anything as long as it's Christmas

Sweet Stampin - Merry Christmas

That's me done for now. Glad to be back and posting again. 

Take care and have fun.


Kathyk said...

FAB make, I have a very similar sentiment (in size too) from Fiskars, super useful

Seasons Greetings and a Happy New Year to you and EM


Craftychris said...

Both these are gorgeous! Love the sentiment on the lovely backing papers. I am glad you are both recovering in time for Christmas! xxx

Carol L said...

I'm so sorry you haven't been feeling your best, but it's good to see you crafting pretty cards again! I especially like that chalk-look panel with such a great sentiment!

meg said...

Great makes the sentiment is a super size for quick cards

Di said...

Great snippets card Elizabeth! And the chalk-board stamp is just fabulous - a perfect centtre piece for a nice quick card as you say - and one which still actually looks like a load of work went into it if I may say so!


Di xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Two fabulous creations! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Sweet Stampin' girls for our 'Merry Christmas' challenge. What a wonderful entry and fabulous way to end our challenge year. Come and play again with us next year, we've some great challenges in store. Hugs, Wends x SS DT

Sarn said...

Hi Elizabeth. Hope you and the EM are feeling better.

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas.

Love your festive snippets cards.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Debbie said...

Lovely card thank you for showing us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Debbie X

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for joining us at CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenges Extra for December and merry Christmas!
Monica - GDT

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Thank you for playing with Sweet Stampin'. Warm holiday wishes!

Love and hugs