Sunday, 24 February 2013


I have been visiting Pixies Crafty Workshop for ages, but never joined in with the Snippets (been a 'lurker' in the playground lol) - so here goes!

This was made using papers from a Pink Paislee 6x6 pad 'Spring Jubilee' - 1 full sheet mounted on black card, then the snippet I had left over with the bird on the corner, artfully torn to fit :-)

The white base card is overstamped with a tiny rose and butterfly in distress inks - Victorian Velvet and Spun Sugar.  The main image of the cottage is a Stampendous stamp 'Cottage Path' -  retired but I love it so much!  This stamped and coloured image was a sample from a recent Pro markers workshop, so I die cut it into a tag shape and mounted it on a snippet of black card (I have a whole box of black & white card snippets!)

The 'Home Sweet Home' stamp was a freebie as part of a collection in a recent cardmaking & Papercraft mag and is really cute! coloured with Pro Markers to match the papers.  the paper flowers are from a big pack I bought years ago, and the colours are quite bold, so they tend to sit in the bottom of the embellies box - a great chance to use them up!

I added pink gems to the centre of all the flowers, and the final 'snippet' was the little shrink plastic butterfly which was mistakenly stamped in a dark grey and when shrunk looked almost black - could be a bat I suppose (!) but actually looks more silver grey on the card than in the pic - was found languishing with the paper flowers in the embellies soup at the bottom of the box lol!

so, as a newbie to the playground, will there be a swing free for me, or will I end up being the one pushing the roundabout [sigh]

Happy crafting

Debs x


  1. Hi Debs! Yay - you made it to the Playground - and with such a fabulous card too. it's gorgeous!!

    I dunno about you pushing the roundabout 'cos there doesn't seem to be anyone on it right now - if you creep over to behind the bike shed I just bet Mrs A and Co. will be there, hiding and passing a bottle of wine round. And, they think I don't know!!

    Do keep coming back to play - good to see you!

    Hugs, Di xx

  2. Gorgeous cards Debs, love the colours. Great use of your snippets. Carol x

  3. Great use of snippets on this lovely card. That image is really pretty...I can see why you lpve it!

    The Home weet home is a treasure...I am working on a housewarming card right now...who knew wtampslike that are so hard to find? teehee

    I think i have that same package of did a fabulous job of using some of them up! I am on a use my flowers kick at the moment so I may just have to steal your idea to use them in a lovely cluster.

    OH yeah, I will take a turn pushing the roundabout too!

  4. Brilliant use of snippets, I love the Home Sweet Home embellishment, and gorgeous flowers.

  5. AHA! We wondered who it was lurking behind the bushes, too shy to come and play . . . but now we know!

    Hi there, and welcome to the Snippets Playground. Nah . . . you don't have to stand there pushing the roundabout come and play on the swings . . . there's one free now!

    I really have NO IDEA what Miss Di is talking about with drinking behind the bike shed. Honest! She has a suspicious mind!

    Your homework looks smashing. I love how you used your snippets. And such cute little tags too! FAB!

    Sarn xxx

  6. Lovely snippet card - I like the torn paper background. Elizabeth xx

  7. Gorgeous card and welcome to the playground, it is very addictive too. Hugs, Amanda x

  8. Love the card and so glad you decided to come and play in the playground.

    Come and join me on the slide, much better than being stuck pushing the roundabout

  9. I just love your cheerful colors and beautiful design! Great card!


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