Wednesday, 13 August 2014

I was made to buy this stamp...

Hello there
The weather outside is not good today.  Who has stolen our summer?  I reckon it has gone on its summer holidays!

The title to this post is true...really!  A Playground Buddy sent me an email with a link to a well known auction site and I just had to click on the "buy now" button didn't I!!


So when it arrived I moved things onto the crapalanch pile and set about stamping some images, colouring them and then raided the Snippets box.
I die cut the coloured images with Sizzix oval dies.  I raided the white and cream drawer and cut some background pieces and embossed them using my friend's embossing folder that she had kindly lent me. 
I then grabbed the VOS DCWV cards and then set about looking for some coloured cardstock in the snippets cardstock box.
Some washi tape and I pulled out my SU stamps that a very good Playground friend bought me for my birthday.
And before I knew it I had eight snippets cards made.
Some to send to a few buddies and some to go in my spares box.
I left the insides plain so I can stamp them when I need them!
And there you have it chook!  

Off to take these to the Snippets Playground as only the stamped sheet didn't start the day as a Snippet!  I am also going to join in with Penny Black Saturday Challenge as they are asking for flowers.  Well the frog is holding some isn't he ribbitt ribbitt!  And on Penny Black Allsorts Anything Goes

Thanks for calling by.  I hope these images have made you smile!

Hettie

25 comments:

Karen Petitt said...

Of course you had to buy it - it would have been rude not to!
Love these chicken stamps - they are so much fun! Gorgeous cards, wonderful layout and fab use of snippets! I got to get through my pile of 'don't know what to do with it' this week! Karen x

scrappymo! said...

8cards! Wow! You are a chicken making wonder!!!

Now that I have dusted myself off fromm falling on the floor giggling at my own warped humour...just have to say these are terrific. The stamp is a gem! Perfec t for you my dear. And I just love that die Friends on the first few.

Cards like this are so handy to have at the ready...you are well prepared now!

Mrs A. said...

Ok so what's the punch line then ? This is so chickin lickin cute. Hugs Mrs A.

Pat said...

I love these chooks Hettie, they certainly make you smile, and all the different snippets you have used means a few less in the box. Mind you it doesn't take long to accumulate a few more though. Thank you for your lovely comment. x

Kate said...

Loving all the different variations of cards using this stamp. So cute!!

Susanne Vargas said...

Yes, that stamp has definitely made me smile! It is so adorable! And you made such cheerful cards from it - sure to brighten the recipient's day!

Carol L said...

What a fun collection of cards! That image is so cute, and I love all the variation in colors and patterns! well done!

MaryH said...

Well, isn't that what you're s'posed to do, hit the "Buy now button". You mean to tell me, I've been doing something wrong? Well of COURSE you had to buy it then! This is an adorable image. I love these chicks and never have seen them with the frog buddy. Totally cute. You've made a worthy investment since you got 8 cards - each one so different. I'm loving that embossing behind the ovals and I'd said you did a "Good thing" as Martha Stewart would say. Love each one! Clever girl! Can't wait to see your TCBH next week. Hugs & TFS

SARN said...

Absolute MUST HAVE for you Sam. LOVE the image to bits and I know for a fact how gorgeous one of these is IRL!

Way to go for making 8 of them . . . you were on a roll!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

ElizabethR said...

Wowzers that stamp was made for you! Love all your cards and how nice is that embossing folder! Elizabeth x

Ellie said...

What a great card design, love the different papers you used for each one of them. Beautiful work!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at penny black and more!!

Kathleen said...

What a fantastic collection, they are all brilliant and a fabulous image.

Kath x

Terry said...

I do believe we stole your summer, so come take it back! I want some rain, but guess I can't complain too much as we did get a little a few weeks back! So dry and dusty out here! I just love your adorable little collections of cards! Those images are just such great fun! Love it!

Carol said...

Oh I love that stamp too!!!! I may have to pick one up too.... reading all of these great blogs can sure get expensive :)

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

I like the chickens but you see their little pal, well I have a phobia about those creatures!!! Anyway, I love the chickens but really, who needs the sort of friends who force you to buy stamps!!!
Great collection of cards.
Wishes
Lynne

Bonnie said...

How could you not buy this delightful stamp! You're going to make a lot of people very happy when they open these!

Darnell J Knauss said...

They not only made me smile, they made my socks blow off!! Girl, I crown you the Queen of Snippets this week! You have schooled us all on how it is DONE!! I'd love to see a video of your little hands in action whipping out all these cards! I bow down to thee!! Hugs, Darnell

Di said...

Oh Sam, you clever little sausage! Each one of these cards is just fabulous - of course the one on my desk here is the favourite though! :)

Hugs, Di xx

Jean Straw said...

Wow you had a busy day making eight cards. They are all delightful, such a fun image and a lovely array of colourful snippets.
Jean x

505whimsygirl said...

I can see why you HAD to buy this stamp. It's adorable!!!

Hugs, Kay

Debs Willis said...

Tee hee, had no idea it would spark a chicken frenzy! What a great batch of cards, love them all!
Hope you're feeling bit better
Hugs
Debs x

butterfly said...

Uh huh... they "made" you, did they? Still.. looks like you've made good use of it, so that's okay! Fabulous, fun cards!
Alison xx

Linby said...

How satisfying to have used up so many snippets and created a fab bunch of cards too.
Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
Lynn x
DT

Lucy Woods said...

Ooh lots of fab designs using this stamp! Love them
Lucy x

Helen said...

Wow - you have been busy! I love the PB chickens...so I can totally understand how you just had to colour that image!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x