Monday, 3 November 2014

Birthday wishes...

Hello Friends

First I want to say a huge Thank you for all your messages after my little close inspection of the driveway at the end of last week.  They are truly appreciated.  I just love that rabbit picture so had to share it with you all.

The cut leg is healing nicely...well as nicely as a tear can and my right leg is colouring up nicely.  I am playing a game with myself as to what new Distress Ink colour I can see each day!!  I kid you not!!  Very ouchie but no doubt I will soon be running around the Playground rather than hobbling.

I want to share some cards I made in true Snippet style at the end of September, just before Mr Hettie and I went away.  Two were for my niece and friend whose birthdays were whilst we were away hence my not sharing before...

The background pieces are K&Co which were left over from an album I made some time ago.  Very convenient sizing there on my part.  I mounted these onto some dark brown card, though one is cream card which I inked with DI.  I used a mixture of Stampin Up, Penny Black and Hero Arts stamps
All the flags were stamped on the reverse of Snippets with my SU stamp, then cut out and layered.  The hearts are cut from a Sizzix die and them embossed with a folder which I cannot for the life of me think which make.  Do forgive me for not running upstairs to find which one! I also brushed over some Treasure Gold wax.  The star braid is ancient and has been in my stash forever.  Some pearls dotted here and there and I was happy with the look.
I also made a non birthday version to send to a dear friend.

There we have three cards made and an extra for the box and my Snippets mountain reduced for a wee while! Yeah right!

I am taking these over to the Snippets Playground.  The girls over there, and Parsnip of course, are all keeping me topped up with hot chocolate and cuddles whilst I lay up in the Treehouse.  

Thank you all for calling by.




SARN said...

These are amongst my absolute FAVOURITE cards ever Sam. So much work and such a stunning result. You must have a lot more patience than me!

Feel better soon my friend.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Karen Petitt said...

These are gorgeous! I love the shape of all of those snippets and they must have taken you ages to fussy cut them all out!
Hope your pain and discomfort are starting to ease huni and, lol, I know what you mean about the Distress ink colours and bruises, lol, I have done that to myself before!
Seriously cute bunny from your sister - such a sweet thing Karen x

Jean Straw said...

I love your pretty snippets cards, what a great idea.
Jean x

Kathleen said...

These are brilliant and love all the banners and the colours.

Kath x

Bonnie said...

Pretty colors and banners! Love the embossed hearts! Hope it doesn't hurt too bad to hobble around!

scrappymo! said...

Very pretty snippets cards indeed!

Hope the leg feels better soon. Does elevating help at all? Guess it is hard to rest it as you need to get around...well, maybe you can just have hubby wait on you hand and foot! Now that might be fun!!!

Jenny L said...

Hi Sam,
wonderful, wonderful creations.
I love your very fab design of these lovely cards so unusual too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sam,
me again forgot to say I do hope your injury gets better soon, and your not in too much pain.
Biggest get well hugs for you, and I will wave my magic wand, just like I do for my pal Sue J.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Di said...

Aw Sam - these are absolutely lovely chick! Great way to use up lots of snippets too.

Hope today finds you less sore, and glad if you're improving.

Love and hugs


lisa said...

Your cards are fab, Sam, what a great way of using up those little bits that we just have to hang onto, I have more than one box full of them!!!!
Glad to hear you are on the mend, make sure you take it nice and easy.
Hugs Lisax

LesleyG said...

fabulous use of snippets, and I just love all the colours xxx

Anonymous said...

Glad to read you have been behaving yourself and not doing any close inspections of the driveway .... you poor thing!
Such a charming idea with all those little flags in a row and the hearts. Very, very pretty.

Carol L said...

What a fantastic trio of cards! I just love all those hearts, stars, and banners! Fabulous use of snippets!

mamapez5 said...

I´m glad your leg is healing, It sounds as though it was a more serious fall that I had realised.
I like banners/bunting so I think these cards are great, and a fabulous way to use up some snippets. We never really win that game though, do we?
When I am buying digi-scrapbook kits, I tend to go with the ones that have a strip of bunting in the elements.
It is good to be able to get three cards done in one go too. Kate x