Sunday 18 September 2016

Sunday Snippets - a few cards made from bits and bobs

Hello Everyone,

I hope this finds you all well and busy using up your snippets. It's ages since I popped into Pixie's Craft Workshop to catch up with Di's Snippets Playground. It goes without saying that you are bound to have made a lot more cards than I have over the past couple of months but I'm back feeling much better and raring to go.

I found the materials for the four cards I'm sharing today stashed away in a box full of my trials with new stamps, dies, inks, colouring, etc., together with card and paper from the snippets box. Of course, most of these materials were made some time ago and now I'm having trouble remembering all the ingredients used, but I will do my best.

This scrap of card used as the background layer is, I think, a Kanban design. The topper was made with a Rubbernecker stamp, Poppy Fields, inked up with blue, purple and green. The outline was stamped with StazOn Jet Black ink. It's matted on to a snippet of blue card. The pearly embellishments were made using Navy Blue Nuvo Crystal Drops. Sadly, I cannot remember where the greeting is from. I found the blue card used for layering in the snippet box and the ribbon was from my stash mountain ... seriously, I'm addicted to ribbon!

This topper started off as a mopping up piece from some other inky project which I then used as a background to stamp up the Flower Background from Stamps Away with Tim Holtz Black Soot. For this card I matted the topper on to a scrap of silver cardstock, added another one of those greetings, matted on to black cardstock, and finished it off with a blue printed ribbon - I thought the flowers were very similar to those in the stamped image. The very pretty tree patterned paper in the background is one I have had for a year or two - maybe even longer - but I've no idea what the design is called. The blue Rainbow Drops are from Craftynotions.

This one is covered in mysteries. I don't remember much about the papers though I think the floral one on the top half came in a freebie stack from a magazine a few years ago. As did the topper which came in a little booklet of printed images which just needed colouring ... it's matted on to a scrap of green card. The butterflies were punched from a scrap of aqua paper using a Woodware butterfly punch. Again, the pearly embellies were made from Nuvo Crystal Drops, Wedgwood Blue, and the ribbon is from my lovely stash.

And finally, this little kitty card. The base was created from a piece of leftover Kraft card measuring 8"x 4" folded in half to create an easel shaped card. Before folding one edge was embossed with a little button patterned folder. The topper is made from a scrap of white card stamped with a kitten stamp from Joanna Sheen (Cats - JS208) using a Memento Rich Cocoa ink pad. It's matted on to a scrap of Kraft card. By now I'm sure you have guessed that the ribbon is from stash and the embellishments were made with Nuvo Crystal Drops, Red Berry.

So many cards! Just making up for those weeks of inactivity in the craft room :)

Have a great week.


Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Hi Elizabeth, thank you for visiting my blog and for leaving such a kind comment, I really appreciate it. The cards that you've made are beautiful and I especially like the first one. I love Poppies and the colour palette that you've used is just perfect. I hope you'll visit again soon. Happy crafting, Sandra X

meg said...

Beautiful selection of cards Elizabeth

brenda said...

A lovely collection of creations eLIZABETH, great details and of course I love the Poppy one.

B x

Aquarius said...

A great selection of varied cards - we are all hoarders at heart but some of the bits and pieces do get used eventually.

Di said...

Wonderful selection of cards Elizabeth and it's so great to see you back in the Playground with us! I love all of your makes but have to say that the poppies one is just stunning! Gosh that stamp is so beautiful and you used it perfectly - love the ribbon too :)


Di xx

Sue - said...

Wow a great selection of cards Elizabeth.

Whisper said...

Oooo i'm loving the stunning flowers in the first card and i'm just a sucker for PB, so can't resist the Cat, what a varied and lovely collection of different cards using Snippets.

Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my card too, luv Sam x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Elizabeth, what a wonderful Array of cards, everyone of them so beautiful, I especially love the first one, poppies are a favourite flower, pleased to hear you are feeling better now, Kate x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Ooooh, so many gorgeous cards! These are all gorgeous but the two kitty cards have stolen my heart! Very, very cute! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment - I wanted to pop around and see what you've been making - so glad I did! Have a wonderful day!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful collection of cards Elizabeth, I especially love the top card.

Sue xx

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous cards Elizabeth. You have been busy. Hope all is well with you.

Barb said...

What a lovely selection of cards Elizabeth and they're all so different. You've certainly been on a roll. I particularly like the first which is coloured so beautifully and the little kitten is just adorable. Barbxx

Cathy said...

Wonderful cards Elizabeth, your poppies are so striking, love the colours, Cathy x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Glad to hear that you're feeling better sweetie.

Gorgeous cards Elizabeth, I adore the wonderful poopies and cute as a button cat.

Love and hugs

Sarn said...

Hi Elizabeth

WOW - great selection of wonderful cards. Particularly love the poppies one that was showcased in the Snippets Playground.

Hugs, Sarn xxx