Let's get cracking and first of all here's my snippets card, told you Autumn was in the air:
- A5 white card blank, tent style
- the image is a stamp by Marianne Design 'Don and Daisy - DDS3324', stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and coloured using Pro Markers then die cut using a Spellbinders Nestie 'Labels 18' die
- then took a snippet of Neenah 'Desert Storm' plain card stock and drew round the outside of the die before fussy cutting to create a narrow frame for the image - and glued the image to it
- using a little strip of the patterned paper I backed it with Stick-It adhesive sheet and die cut the word 'friend' using a Winnie and Walter die called 'In A Word: Friend Cutaway'
- more snippets of Neenah 'Desert Storm' card plus a whole (gasp, shock, horror) sheet of patterned paper from Papermania's Capsule Collection 'Sunshine' paper pack to form the main background of the card
- to cover the front of the card I did some quick maths then layered an oblong of the patterned paper onto Neenah 'Desert Storm card - leaving a narrow border right round
- guillotined the top part of the background according to my calculations and adhered it to the top of the card front
- next, added the die cut word 'friend' - leaving the bottom of the card totally blank at this point
- once the die cut 'friend' was in place, I could tell whether the bottom piece of the background was going to meet the bottom of 'friend' nicely and still leave a white border at the bottom of the card. Bingo! It worked fine so I glued the bottom panel in place
- had my calculations been slightly adrift, by leaving the bottom panel until last I could have made an adjustment by either trimming a bit off the patterned panel if it was too large, or taking a little bit off the bottom of the card blank itself if the panel was on the small side
- finally, I added the image panel to the top part of the card using Collall All Purpose glue for some 'wiggle room'
I do so love this stamp - Len says my hair looks like that when I wake up in the mornings! And the 'friend' die is going to be fun to use, cut in plain card it would look great, it could also be used for the camouflage technique - and of course would be super combined with stamped words too.
And now onto this week's picks - sheesh, a lot of entries and also many of you were keen on the Sizzix die/Stick-It sheets on offer. Here we go:
Now, we're not just about cards in the Snippets Playground, and this week two fabulous canvases caught my eye:
We had one new Playmate and, bless her little cotton socks, she's our youngest crafter in the Playground ever! Aged 22 months! When I spotted what Daisy Jane had made I asked Jane J (her Nanna) to link her into the Playground so you could all see a crafter in the making - take a look at what the little poppet made:
So, with a little drum roll, it's time to pick the winner of the Sizzix 'card front die' called 'Peace, Love, Joy' and/or the Stick-It adhesive sheets:
Donna came to play for the first time the week before last and has only been blogging since February - so this is a fairly quick win, and very well deserved. To date she has just 17 followers - I just bet (and very much hope) a few more of you will hop over and start to follow her after seeing her work! Can you please let me have your snail mail address Donna, and I'll post your prize off this week (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This coming week's prize isn't difficult to guess:
The Snippets Challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 3rd October. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day.
Maximum of three entries and please say in a comment if you wish to play and be a possible winner of the prize. Do say if you only want one or other part of the prize (the die or the stamp), but both are up for grabs as one prize of course. And please also link back to the Playground in your blog post to be eligible for the draw.
Mr Linky is below - please let me know if you have any problems linking, it's easy for me to sort out so don't struggle on alone :)
Progress with the back is slow but it's steadily improving - bit by bit we'll get there!
Di and of course, Parsnip!