Monday, 27 January 2014

Snippets Abound!


Hello There

Before you read on, I feel I must issue you with a warning.  You may want to put your sunglasses on or turn the colour contrast down on your screens.  

I needed to make two birthday cards for two dear friends.  The day I went to do them it was a particularly grey and driecht kinda day and so my hand kinda veered towards the brighter colours in my ink tin.  I also got carried away with how many Snippets of white card that I got out of the box too as I was trying to gather smaller sized pieces rather than chop into a larger one.

Here is Sian's card........

And here is Aunty Val's card........(she isn't really my Aunty but I called her that when I first started working here and it kinda stuck!)  The white you can see around the card is the envelopes.  Darn it!  I should have moved them out of the way!  


And then as I made too many panels I made some individual ones for Ron......later Ron!

The stamp is Hero Arts which I embossed with Versamark and clear embossing powder.  I inked the panels with Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn (bought as a result of trying to prove to Hubby that my paypal account from ebay does not work on my Blackberry phone! As you can see I was right! Thank goodness I chose a colour I didn't already have!) and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks.  Some Bakers twine from Papermania and ......Yep my Stampin Up (green) which I am very possessive over, and some sticky sparklies.  Out came the corner chomperer to alter ther corners too.  The two smaller cards are cut to go into envelopes out of my box and are tent style.  Liking this style a lot!
As all the inkied panels are from the Snippets box I shall take this over to the Snippets Playground.  Better put the sou'wester on as it is pouring it down here right now, having had blue sky this morning!  I am also joining this up with Addicted to Stamps as they are looking for CAS this week.  For me this is VERY CAS!!  EDIT:  I have also been pointed to Stamplorations Challenge so I am joining in there too!  This is a new challenge for me and having had a peek, they have some great challenges.  I have popped it on my sidebar if you wish to pop over.

Keep warm everybody and thank for calling by.

Hettie

18 comments:

Bonnie said...

I LOVE these bright colors! And the white dandelion looks gorgeous with all that bright sponging around it! All beautiful cards!

SARN said...

WOW - so eye watering, oops, I mean eye-catching! Tee hee!

Thanks for the cheery brightness on this dull day Sam. Pretty cards.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Belinda Basson said...

Well that backfired on you in a nice way! Thats the last time you show him anything like that again...

Mrs A. said...

Bootiful colours. I had Dandelions on me front lawn last week!! Hugs Mrs a.

Sue said...

Fab colours to brighten the horrible weather we are having Sam!! love it they are gorgeous huggles Sue xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love the bright colours...happy cards!
Xx

Kathleen said...

Now this is just my cup of tea, adore the image, I have it floeating around somewhere! love the bright colours and the three look fab together. Love it.

Kath x

Di said...

Oh Sam, lovely bright and fresh colours - lovely!!

Hugs, Di xx

monikaskinner said...

Hi Hettie. Love the bright colours, just what we need to brighten the grey Winter here in the UK. Great card! Thanks for joining the fun at ATSM.
This card would also make a great entry for the sketch #4 challenge over at STAMPlorations. There is still time to enter, you can find the link at the top of their home page http://stamplorations.blogspot.co.uk/. Would be great to see you there too.
Have a lovely day. Monika (DT)

Irene said...

A beautiful, beautiful card Sam especially the bright zingy colours. Love the stamp especially the three together.
luv
irene
xxxx

scrappymo! said...

I for one am tired of the dark, grey winter. These cards have moved me forward into spring...or maybe even sprung me forward! lol

Great colours for this lovely dandelion stamp. The white embossed flower head looks stunning. Every design is a winner.

butterfly said...

Love, love, love these, Sam! Bold, bright and such beautiful detailed dandelion stamping - simple, fresh, stunning!
Alison x

fairy thoughts said...

Hi sam I must say I do love the new brighter colours just what we need at the moment

Darnell J Knauss said...

I don't think these are too bright at all, Sam! They are just the ticket for a lovely break from the gray skies of winter! Beautifully done, including the set of tags!! Enjoy the day! Hugs, Darnell

Danielle Vincent said...

I really enjoy the brightness of your colors and the terrific contrast of the white on each one. Terrific card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at ATS&M.

Cathy said...

Love these bright and cheery cards, the colours and dandelion image are gorgeous, Cathy x

Karen Petitt said...

I love all of them! Partly because I love mowed lawn and picked raspberry has got to be my favourite colour ever.
I also think they are so beautiful because we've had no sunshine just lots of rain grr. Truly wonderful cards, will have to try to case xx

sandie said...

I love the bright colours and your embossing is great. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations and ATSM