Sunday, 26 July 2015

Spots and stripes snippets...

I really wanted to join in the Less is More challenge this week where it is Chrissie's birthday.
Happy Birthday Chrissie! Have a great day. 
The challenge is to use Snippets. This is something I try hard to do but even so seem to gather larger and larger piles all around me which, try as I might, I have real trouble organising. I have recently moved house and, though I did have a clear out, plenty of stuff came with me. 
I now have my crafting corner set up. It is a little larger than before but needs a bit more organising before I can find everything I need. I spent 20 minutes looking for a rotary cutter today which I then remembered was in another room. 
So here is my card:

I used a scrap of white to emboss the main panel and then mounted it on a snippet of dotty paper. 
The paper is double sided so I sliced it up and pieced the border. I confess I cut a piece of white paper the correct size and glued the snippets down onto that rather than trying to stick them to the card base. 
Then came the extreme using of snippets: I was looking for something to add a tiny bit more interest and cut out a couple of corners to place on the main embossed panel. They looked wrong but I liked the tiny circles which fell out of the die. I cut some different corners but kept the circles to stick onto the stripes. 

By the way - don't be thinking you can slice up a strip of paper at an angle and then just flip every other one over to make your pattern. That way you get chevrons instead of a rectangle. Project for another day maybe...
I've made this for my niece who has a birthday next month (she is not into anything pink or flowery). I have real trouble with cards for 'young people'.  I have bought this Cuttlebug embossing folder and plan to use it for all my 7 nephews and niece over this coming year. I thought I could make it up in many ways, though I am sure they are not checking if they've all got the same card and wouldn't care if they did!  I've already done one embossed on metallic card which looked pretty smart. 
So this was quite fiddly but I like the result and I hope the teenager will. 
I hope it is still CAS, perhaps a bit more busy than I meant it to be. 

I'm linking this to Less is More and also
Pixies Snippets playground. I haven't been out to play for ages, sigh, but I have had fun settling in here, after the initial move anyway, and now have my own new playground so I've spent plenty of time out there. 


  1. Clever techniques Alison and great use of your snippets
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  2. Great card Alison - and so lovely to see you back in the Playground!


    Di xx

  3. Lovely embossed and snippety card! x

  4. Great texture and I love those itty bitty circles, great idea.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  5. Pretty card Alison and I love the way you did extreme snippeting!
    Thank you for playing along with Snippets for Chrissie
    "Less is More"


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