Sunday, 22 June 2014

Red Snippets for Tracey...

Hello Helloo!

How y'all doing?  Another beautiful weekend has just whizzed by.  I hope you had a good one.  Mine was quite exciting as Hubby took me to a Chicken Farm which is about 10 miles from Chez Hettie and I got to choose two new Babies yesterday.  So my flock is now back up to 7.  One original Sussex Ziva, four recycled ex-batts Tracey, Mrs A, Miss Di and Caitlin and now a black speckled Maran called Hinge and a Black Rock called....yep!  Bracket!  Hubby came up with the names and as he bought them he could choose the names.

We then went up to Hereford for a little shopping session and then to a local Hostelry for my Birthday Dinner.

Now.  Enough waffle and on to the point of todays post... A few days before mine, one of my friends in work has a birthday and she is SIX days older than me.  I like to remind her of that as often as I can!  Bit like someone else I know who was born the same year as me. 
Everything on this came out of the Snippets drawer except the string.  That was a recent purchase.  Shhhh!  Don't tell anyone - I have been on a stash ban recently due to up coming holiday.  But a little bit of string will not hurt anyone will it?

The plain red was in with the Christmas stash, and punched with MS punch.  The stripey was left over from a layout which I did many moons ago. I flipped it over to punch the left side.  The flowers, all Memory Box were cut and then I added some glossy accents and sprinkled them with some glitter.

The sentiment was stamped and punched with SU labels and Hero Arts stamp.  Three VOS pearls and a card was born.  

I have a large stock of of envelopes with no cards so I am making my own cards to fit and use them all up and this was one of them.

Right, I am taking this down to the Snippets Playground to show the Girlies and to tell them about the New Kids on the Block Hinge and Bracket.  I will share photos just as soon as I can get Mr Hettie's camera off him.

I am also going to take this over to Darnell's NBUS challenge seeing as there is some new stuff on it!

My friend Alison has just reminded me that I may enter this into the Red Challenge over at Artistic Outpost.  Thanks Alison!

Thanks for calling by and have a great week.



Bonnie said...

Awesome snippets! I love red on a card!

Belinda Basson said...

Stash that just for paper? If so, I am doing ok...if not, then I am in it up to my neck! Got a MS butterfly punch and some tape (x2) on Saturday. Love the card and I see you have used your die again. Love that one. Hope your BD was a good one.

Mrs.D said...

Love the card, your friend will be very plaeased to receive it.
I have imposed a paper ban on myself, just have too much of the stuff, but allow myself to buy stamps and die cutters. can never have too many of them.
Belated Happy Birthday, sounds as if you had a good day.

SARN said...

Oh that is ABSOLUTELY LOVELY Sam. Really love that Chloe die and the pretty punched elements and the glitter.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is a glorious snippets card using ppp and a beautiful border to showcase that amazing chloe die! Love it, Sam! Thank you so much for linking your third time to my NBUS Challenge!! Mwah!!

I'm so glad that you had a wonderful birthday and you have new additions to your family! I look forward to seeing pictures ~ hark, I'm pretty sure I hear an errand calling Mr. Hettie's name!!

Enjoy the day!! Hugs, Darnell

Jenny L said...

Hi Hettie,
just doing a little gentle blogging, and thought I better visit you after such a long time of not being able to blog.
Such a very lovely snippets card.
Great colours and detail as always.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card...Like how all that red just pops on your cheery card!

Thank you for the nice comments on my blog.

Lynne said...

Gorgeous card. Love the glitter on the Chloe Stems
Lynne xxx

Debs Willis said...

Belated happy birthday! And you're a proud new mum too! Love Hinge & Bracket. A friend had 2 Pygmy goats she called Black & Decker cos they 'mowed' the lawn - always made me chortle :-)
Debs x

MaryH said...

Happy Belated Birthday. Got a huge kick out of the 'ya'll'. I'm gonna make you an honorary Southerner! You said it just right! Also got a big chuckle from the chick's names. Definitely want to see pics of Mrs A & Miss Di. I'm sure they are very handsome ladies. Loved all the brightness on your card..fabulous use of the MB dies and adding the texture on the blossoms. A really delightfully cheery card and your friend will love it. TFS & Hugs

Irene said...

Happy Belated Birthday Sam. A beutiful card for your friend. Can't wait to see the pictures of Hinge and Bracket.

Sue said...

Fab card Sam and love the hinge and brackett hahaha now that takes me back..opps showing my age now :P lots of huggles Sue xxx

Karen Petitt said...

Gorgeous card! I love it and bet your friend did too. Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday and Hinge & Bracket will have fun in the Playground with all of us Karen xx

Mrs A. said...

Bootiful card. Sorry I missed your birthday. Belated wishes to you.
Remember Hinge and Bracket from the late 1990's.
Hugs Mrs A.
p.s. Hope they are not going to keep the rest of the chooks awake with their music and singing.

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful card, Sam!
Bracket and hinge are fabulous chicken names ...Mr Hettie done good!
Y'all must be enjoying the expanded flock. Are the others accepting of the new ones?

Love the Chloe stems and how you glittered them. Great idea to make your cards to fit the envelopes!!!

Di said...

Fabulous card Sam! Love how you used the Chloe stems and plenty of other snippets. Hinge and Bracket - great choice of names!

Hugs, Di xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Of course a little string never hurt anybody... except the cat that swallowed it and the owner who patiently awaited its reappearance and got to see it an inch or two at a time *sigh* I love those die cut flowers. They made for a lovely card.

Jean Straw said...

I love the bright and cheery papers you used here and the lovely glittered flowers.
Belated birthday greetings to you, it sounds like you had a lovely day.
Jean x

Kate said...

Gorgeous pops of color. I love the flowers! !

butterfly said...

Oh, now, you see - I love this too - and I don't even like red!! Magical little bouquet of meadow flowers, love the shimmer and the washi background is perfect. You've still got time to enter this in the Red challenge over at The Artistic Stamper this month if you want to...
Alison xx