Here's the real thing - I just bet it's an amazing sight:
Anyhow, back to the card.
- white DL card stock
- image stamped onto a white snippet of card and coloured using Pro Markers. The stamp is by Stamp A Mania and called 'Balloons Framed', the very first stamp I pounced on in Guadalupe Stamps in Santa Fe. I stamped twice and layered up the yellows and purples balloon with sticky pads for 'some perspective', grin
- a snippet of orange Core'dinations card, punched using MS PATP set called 'Double Loops' - I thought they looked a little like balloons :) - and I also punched the front corners of the card, 'just because '
- sentiment printed directly onto the card by computer
And onto this week's roll call now.
First in this week was Sandra H, with a really elegant black and white card - also for Less Is More. And what a perfect example of LIM it is too Sandra. Love the image you stamped, onto white crackle card (I just found a pack of that here and it's fabulous in real life I know) - the touch of sparkle in the black ribbon compliments it beautifully too. A real example of LIM at its best.
Then Linby followed bringing cupcakes to the playground, and using a super MFT stamp set, beautifully coloured - with a baking theme. I could almost see the little noses in the playground wrinkling at the smell of cooking :) I do love a lot of the MFT stamp sets Linby, they're simple and yet so effective. I love those like you used, no heads to worry over and perfect for colouring or paper piecing. For anyone interested, this is where I generally buy mine from: Dies to Die for
Laura was next with an adorable card for a baby boy, all in lovely blues. Those of you who hopped over all loved it - the paper piecing of the 'all-in-one' using the same paper as the background works perfectly Laura :) And, why wasn't I surprised to learn that Laura's Mum is also a nursing professional - hence the number of gorgeous baby cards that Laura makes.
Amanda came to play twice this week - the first time was to bring this wonderful card dubbed 'Monkey DIY'. And it's really great - I did get a cold shiver 'cos it reminded me that there was mayhem going on in the playground as the tree house was being built :( But, how clever is the choice of backing papers? Brilliant! And next was an equally clever card for a new driver. Lovely backing papers again Amanda and an adorable digital image - plus the car is pink, sigh :)
Next to play was Sarn, on a real roll in her drive to 'use it up' and I suspect there's a lot more to come too Sarn? Fabulous 'Warren' image with such perfectly made to match papers, card candi and the final touch of a gorgeous Memory Box die cut. Just perfick indeed. Err, now, about that chikkin' coop you're leading the team on? Do we sell the eggs at the Playground gate along with the veggies we'll be growing?
Humpfhh, I happen to know that Sarn was at Ally Pally (craft event) yesterday so I suspect that the chikkin' coop might have to wait as she 'clucks' over her new purchases :) Hope you had fun!
Bless her, Jules still tries to make time to join in each week unless she's totally swamped with wedding orders and such. Have you seen this month's Quick Cards Made Easy magazine girls, Jules seems to be a regular contributor now, yay! So, Jules brought us a wonderfully cheerful 'flower card' using snippets this week. Wow, I love it Jules - and the stitching is brilliant, even round the flower stem too - I'm skulking away here, that's really so inspired!
I was going to say that if I see Jules in a corner of the Playground signing autographs then I hope she isn't charging :) That's due to a little
Tammy came to play three times this week - as always her cards are absolutely beautiful with daring, yet so right, colour combinations. This is the first one, just LOVE the bright pinks and greens and it's so pretty Tammy. The next card is another fabulous mix of colours and papers, with a very modern take on an acorn as the centre image, a lovely double bow and bunting - go and see if you haven't already done so girls. And finally, we have a perfect Autumn/Fall card using orange, red and cream - love those pumpkins and all the other fabulous detail Tammy!
Then Bernie hopped in with something totally different - never seen these little beauties before. I do have lots of those little flickering tea lights around the house (since I almost set the lounge on fire someone here is very wary of me and naked flames) - but would never in a million years have thought to make them into the most adorable little cakes, with the flickering flame as the centre piece. Do go and take a look if you haven't already - and I so hope they sell well at your craft fayre(s) Bernie. If they don't, I'd be amazed!
Next was Victoria, getting back into the swing of work and school routines - we miss you honey but it's great that you came to the Playground to show us this brilliant card. I love the simplicity of the trees on a hill and the fresh greens too. Such a shame that SU have retired a few sets lately, thankfully I didn't totally miss out although Up, Up and Away was still on my Wish List :( Perhaps that's what drove me to buy the stamp I used on today's snippets card!? Hope you find time to come and play again soon Victoria!
Bonnie came to play twice this week, and the first time was to bring this 'not too scarey spider' card to show. I think she's rather sweet Bonnie, and a perfect take on the 'use an oval' Less Is More Challenge too. Love the way the web is embossed and the green paper snippets are just perfect! Next was a fabulous row of bright and cheerful banners on this card - isn't it lovely? Super colours Bonnie and perfect for the Paper Players challenge, as well as using up some snippets. I did laugh, Bonnie referred to 'the ladies in the playground' so I just had to comment like this: D'you really think the playmates are ladies though?! Hmmm, I reserve judgement having seen them waving hammers and saws lately. Am sure I even heard one of them wolf whistling at the boy next door!!
Next to play was Rach, with a great 'starry card' - super SU stamps used plus hand cut stars, some made out of coffee cup holders (grin, I brought a load of those back from hols). Great card Rach, the glitter is a great finishing touch and your Dan really is a star for having his table to raise funds for the RNLI. As we all said, he mustn't be downhearted - every little bit does help and here's to better sales next time!
Darnell arrived next, with a fabulously elegant 'white on white' Christmas card. It works so well, using different embossing folders and an adorable white organza bow as a finishing touch - simply beautiful Darnell! Darnell's post was also as interesting as usual, with some very true observations about crafting bloggers being a great bunch of people. I think we're all blessed to 'know one another' through blogging and long may it continue :)
Maureen (aka ScrappyMo) was our next visitor - with this fantastic 'card for a guy'. Wow, it really sums up a sea scene perfectly Mo and there's a lot of detail to be checked out too - it's just great, love the netting and the little anchor as finishing touches. You must go and see girls, you'll smell the sea air I'm sure - be sure to take your egg sandwiches and bottles of pop ready for the seaside :)
Of course, there's absolutely 'no show without Punch' and Mrs A hopped in later on in the week bringing this delightful card to show. Now, how many of us would have thought to dye some cloth using juice from some blackberries that were to hand in the kitchen? That's called truly thinking outside the box - and the final result is stunning, I love that owl Mrs A and the embellishments are fabulous! Good to see you're back on fine form.
Then last, but by no means least, Mary Mac came to play - and what a stunner of a card she brought too. It totally sums up Fall, or Autumn as we call it in the UK - such glorious Autumn colours do make you want to put your wellies on and go out kicking through the leaves :) Super papers, lettering, leaves and even a hand made charm - just perfect Mary!
Our Hazel hasn't been to play at all this week, she's not been feeling 100% so we hope you feel better really soon Hazel!
So, that's this week's roll call - thank you for being so patient while I was off on 'Teacher Training'. Now all that remains is for me to say if you wanna join in the Playground and keep using up those snippets - the Playground is open all week and will close on Saturday 29th September at noon, UK time. See you there - I'll be waving a paint chart and fabric samples for the interior 'decor' of the tree house :)
Oh, and remember that from the 25th of this week it's also Rudolph Day over at Sarn's, there's a lovely stamp set to be won and if you're clever then you can always use some snippets on a Christmas card and combine the two!
Mr Linky is below as usual.
The only conditions to playing nicely in the Snippet Playground are that your card (or anything else you wish to bring here to show) must be made by using up snippets (card, paper, lace and ribbon are all fine), and a link back to here in your own blog posting will mean that you'll be included in the Weekly Roll Call. Oh, and no nipping or hair pulling of course :)