Been a bit 'out of sorts' here this past week - nothing specific, just not firing on all cylinders and finding it hard to get enthusiastic about crafting - which is almost a first for me! So, my snippets card is a really basic one and this is my feeble effort:
- 6" x 6" square white card blank
- a square of blue card from the snippets folder which I checked against my SU card swatch and it's, aptly enough, called 'Marina Mist'. Trimmed to slightly smaller than the card front and glued in place
- then I trimmed down a sheet of paper from Bu Bunny's 'Barefoot and Bliss' collection ready for the sentiment
- using the Misti I stamped a two part sentiment from SU's 'Botanicals for You' set, using a Rangers Archival 'Jet Black' ink pad
- glued the patterned sheet onto the card front and called it done
So quick and easy, as well as suitable for a chap. One thing in my defence is that I did manage to use one of those patterned sheets of paper from the pack that tend to be left until last 'cos you don't really know just what to do with them!
Now for our weekly 'peek at the picks' - and what stunners I had to choose from - as always. I could include loads more as ever - so do please go back and check out last week's Mr Linky if you have time. I've tried to show you some really clever ways to use up snippets as well as some different techniques this week. There's so much talent and inspiration there!
Wow, I have more picks than I'd intended so best to bash on with the rest of this post.
We had one new Playmate join us this week:
A big welcome Sue, from all of us. Hope you come back to play again soon. Right now the Playground is pretty much calm as folk are on their holidays or having a little break from blogging - but we do have some crazy times when things are in full swing! At least the place isn't full of empty bottles hidden in the bushes behind the bike sheds - no names mentioned!
Having said that, 54 entries during what's usually a quieter time for challenges is pretty good going I think! Mrs A's new Butterfly Challenge is up and running and the theme is V for Vases and/or Vanilla so that's one to have a go at!
And the winner is:
Sadly I've got to introduce something else for folk to do - from now on (even if I might well have your address already) I'm going to need you to drop me an email to claim the prize and also include your current address so I'm absolutely sure your address is up to date. Yup, I recently got caught out! Also, sometimes I've needed to hold packages back if folk are away on holiday and don't want them to arrive before they return home. My email address is on the right hand sidebar.
And here's this coming week's prize, which is in fact three BOLD stamp sets for you to play with. They will potentially all go to one winner - if the person drawn has said they would like to win ALL of them.
First of all is a Stampin' Up 'Botanicals for You' set, which is A if you want it. Kindly donated by Sarn, and I used my own set on today's snippet card:
Next is a Paper Smooches 'Kudos Two' sentiments set which is B if you want it, kindly donated by Tara of Seven Hills Crafts:
And also another Paper Smooches sentiments set called 'Have Faith', which is C if you want it, again kindly donated by Tara of Seven Hills Crafts:
All you have to do, if you want to be 'in it to win it', is to say in a comment if you'd like to play for all three, two or just one of the stamp sets. I've labelled them A, B and C to make it easier - or, just say ALL if that's your choice. If you win and only want part of the prize then I'll do a second/possible third draw for whatever it is you don't want. But, you can win them all together if that's your preference.
I would normally bundle all the stamps sets and say it's 'winner takes all regardless' - but I'm giving options as am pretty sure some of you will at least already have the Stampin' Up set :)
A maximum of ONE entry and please say in a comment if you wish to play and be a possible winner of a prize. 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 :)
I do still have one last sentiments stamp set which Tara donated (it's the really popular 'Sentiment Sampler' set, but will be offering that another week - along with something else from me :) I am trying to whittle the toy box down, it's overflowing despite me trying to put the brakes on always purchasing duplicates of stuff - one for me and one for the Playground. So coming weeks may have some bumper prizes, and I'm sure there's lots that you'll like as well!
Have a great week!
Di and, of course, Parsnip