Thursday, 20 February 2014

Snippets A-Plenty...


Hello There

I don't know about where you are but we have a little unexpected sunshine today.  It is so lovely to have it streaming through my window right now, and I will NOT be complaining about the fact that I cannot see my screen very well!

Yeay!  It is getting closer to the weekend!  I hope you all have nice things to look forward to.Me, I have my quilting group and I will be taking my latest project as I only have a few short weeks in which to finish it, having lost a lot of time being poorly!

Right, on to day's little show'n'tell!  I was having a little rummage through my Tin of Shame earlier in the week, with the intention of reducing its contents, as well as that of my Snippets drawer.  So first we have this......
The stamping was sent to me by a Special Friend some time ago.  I have coloured it in using Copics, punched some flowers using a Snippet and adhered them and spotted the centres with Liquid Pearls. I used two pieces of Snippets on the card and cut some "lace" from a third.  A little TH tag and SU stamp, with some embroidery cotton and one card complete.
Well, almost complete.  I decided to add some glossy accents to two of the balloons just to give them some shine.

Card 2.......
Another stamping sent to me by the same Special Friend.  Notice a theme?  Again coloured with Copics and then I came across a little piece of MME card left from making my Cousin's mini album.  I added two buttons, recycled from a card.  Oh and some doodling sewing too.

 As I had a teeny tiny piece left, I stamped some banners on and cut them out, to place in the inside!  Can't let nice paper go to waste now can we?

Off to join in the fun and frolics of the Snippets Playground.  Hopefully it will be a little drier than it has of late and there might be some hunky men having a Diet Coke break (other canned drinks are available!)!!  In my dreams I think!

TTFN and thanks for calling by!

Hettie

PS I just learnt that the GB Girls won their bronze medal in the Curling!  Well done!!  Now then Miss, when is our curling rink being installed?  I am sure I have some old curlers somewhere! 

16 comments:

SARN said...

YAY - two FAB cards here using up your stamped images AND some snippets. LOVE both cards.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Annie said...

Fab cards Sam. I now have pictures in my mind of all you girls leaving the playground with curly perms....thanks for that :-)
Hugs,
Annie x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love your chicken cards! The top one really made me smile. I'm not even going to ask how she can reach the pedals. I like the greenery you've stamped for ground cover--very brilliant. And the clickety cluck card--that's a scream. And yes, mustn't let good paper go to waste so it was a nice touch to add the banners to inside.

Mrs A. said...

Fabulous cards. Now would that be me or Miss Di trying to ride the bike! Hugs Mrs A.

Kate said...

Oh my, so cute!!! Lovin those chicks.

Jenny L said...

Hi Hettie,
what fab creations. Love the really great designs of these.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Kathleen said...

Two fantastic cards, love both of them, glad you added the glossy accents to the balloons.

Kath x

Bonnie said...

What a festive birthday card with all those balloons and that yellow bicycle! And I always love seeing these knitting hens! Great inside too!

Di said...

Oh what fun cards Sam - really made me giggle.Super images and great use of snippets - and even on the inside too - there's clever for you!

No hunky men but the Playground fence is finally being taken down, what's left of it, and rebuilt next week. Swing by on Wednesday onwards and I'll let you know if we have some perky builder's bums to be seen!

Hugs

Di xx

scrappymo! said...

Aaahhhh...they both look fun and whymsical!
Two for the finished cards box and love that you used snippets...and even more so loving that you added some to the inside too!

Jules said...

Hi Hettie

Great use of your snippets. Loving the theme!

You made me smile with your "tin of shame" LOL!!!

Have a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Karen Petitt said...

Both are fab, what is and why do you have a tin of shame? Love those chickens and fabulous use of the snippets - the banners inside are fab! Have a good weekend x

MaryH said...

Love your chickies' cards. Each one is just so doggoned cute, and I love all the bits & pieces you were able to save from the snippet pile. Looked great. Especially loved your sewn banners on the interior on #2 Now that is pure genius! Well done on both of these, they make me smile. TFS & Hugs. Glad you had some sunshine instead of all that wet stuff. Happy wkend. Happy quilting too.

butterfly said...

Fabulous chickens - I love the knitters gossiping away. The colouring is delicious on both cards, and I love those banners inside...
Alison xx

fairy thoughts said...

oh hettie you do make me laugh
you bring the curlers I'll bring the broom
janet #30

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, my goodness, I miss a lot when I don't get a chance to pop by to see you every day, Sam!! I came all the way back here and am filled with loads of inspiration now!

Your cards are always so wonderful and so well made!! You've given the Playground girls a lot to drool over this past week!! Hugs, Darnell