Tuesday 17 April 2012

Several snippet makes

It is going to be a very quick one today as it is Meg's Birthday. She is 15. I can't believe how quickly time has flown! All of my cards on this post are destined for Di's Crafty snippet challenge. Whilst tidying my craft space last weekend I found all sorts of things. I was in the middle of making a birthday card for a colleague, and went in search of scraps. I found several coordinating pieces and ended up making this.
 My workmate loves her caravan, her dog and is very musical, so hopefully she will love this. I also found a scrap of Stella and Rose paper from My Mind's eye. It was a perfect backdrop for this pair of Penny Black ducks that have also been lurking for a while on my desk.
I used some scraps of green shimmery parchment to make the border and mat the image. The flowers were  made from punched scraps of coloured parchment. I am also entering this into Penny Black and More @Allsorts where the theme is 'Oh so cute!' . Here is a close up of the flowers...
and you can see my faux stitching.  I don't do real stitching on cards, it is all done with a pen, and sometimes a poky tool too. I have a Distress ink marker in picket fence and it does look quite realistic from a distance. If I did get my sewing machine out more, I guess I wouldn't still have three pairs of trousers waiting to be turned up, lol!
My last snippet make is another using pink petticoat papers (yes, again!). You will be pleased to know there are no more snippets of these left in my drawer now, so I will be using something different for the next few weeks!
The border is a tonic punch, the frame is a Waltzing mouse stamp and the butterfly is a hero arts digi. I do have this stamp both in rubber and clear versions, but the idea of making it resizeable was irresistible! Here is a close up of the butterfly too.
I coloured it with promarkers and added a tiny bit of glitter. So, I'm off to the snippet playground with three makes and a bag of pear drops - maybe I'll see you there.Thanks for looking!


Lisa Jane said...

A very Happy Birthday to Meg - hope she has had a fabulous day .
I am sure she has .
Love all the cards but the caravan one s my favourite lol - i wonder why !
Lisa x

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous cards Sally and fabulous use of your snippets too. All so different but each one lovely.

Happy birthday to your baby too - I always think time flies by when you have children as my own are now 23 and 21 and it seems like yesterday when they were little sometimes.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Paula Whittaker said...

Fab cards Sally.
Happy birthday to Meg - hope she's had a lovely day xx

Doreen said...

Wow these are all gorgeous.xxx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful cards

Cath Wilson said...

Love the flutterby, Sally and the faux stitching looks great. I always have to do it the hard way, with a needle and thread, lol - must get my machine set up again! Great cards x

Linby said...

Happy Birthday Meg.
great cards Sally, can't believe your snippet draw is empty, I'll swap you a pear drop for a rhubarb and custard LOL!
Lynn x

Linby said...

Me again, totally missed that you had entered this for the challenge at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts this month, thanks for joining in.
Lynn x

Di said...

Three really brilliant cards Sally! I 'specially love those little flowers you made, beautiful! And so kind of you to bring sweeties to share :)

I'm hoping you've just finished a run of some snippets and that your snippets drawer isn't really empty?

Hope Meg had a super birthday!


Anonymous said...

wow, three lovely cards from snippets! i love your flowers on the sweet duck card. thank you for playing along with our oh so cute theme this month at penny black and more.

brenda said...

Happy Birthday Meg, have a great day.

B x

Helen in the UK said...

It's amazing what your hunt for scraps turned into ... three beautiful cards :)

brenda said...

Me again Sally, might have been sensible if I had commented on tour cards as well.

Three great makes, thanks so much for joining our Oh so Cute theme at Penny Black and More this month and good luck with all the prize draws.

B x

Vicky Hayes said...

All fabulous cards Sally but the first is my favourite - I love the technicolour look of the image! Hope the birthday celebrations went well. It's ridiculous how quickly someone who fits comfortably in the crook of one arm can turn into a young woman! (Mine will be 17 this year...) Vicky x

Ellibelle said...

Such beautiful cards! Loving all the details!
So glad you joined us at penny black and more!

Mrs A. said...

Luv a duck. Your snippet cards are such fun. Hugs Mrs A.

Bernie said...

Hope Meg had a very Happy Birthday

I LOVE all your cards but the caravan one is my favorite. Probably because we've just sold ours. I have such wonderful memories of our trips in it.

Sarn said...

Brilliant makes here. I love the duck one!xxx

Tracy said...

3 Gorgeous creations, Love your Geese, nd all the papers used for all 3 cards. thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

susiestacey said...

Such lovely cards .Thank you for joining in the fun at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x