Sunday, 21 May 2017

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Guest designer

I'm excited to be the guest designer at Pixie's Snippets Playground. It's an honour in such a talented bunch. 
Since playing along in the Playground, I've got into the habit of reaching for snippets before cutting into a new sheet. In fact I don't really like starting a new one!
Having said that, I still have a mountain of snippets. Mine are mostly white so that's what I wanted to use here. Apart from the base card, all the rest is snippets. 

I like pretty papers but I like to make my own too. I love to stamp and I like to feel I've created something lovely. 
I punched the squares then used lots of different stamps to create the patterns on the squares but the same two ink pads.
One good thing is if you don't like one, you've only spoilt one square, in fact only one side of one square! 
Then I used a darker pink and painted the accent flower so it would stand out more. 
The ric rac braid is also a stamped. Inky Doodles, of course. I tried not to add a ribbon but it just need a little something.
I mounted it all on an green inked snippet. I think it would have been a bit too pink otherwise, I hope I got away with it. 
Several years ago I bought a punch which punches 1½" squares as I'd admired cards made using this style. I've hardly used it since so, yeay, I'm using my stash too!

Thanks so much to Di for hosting the playground and keeping it all going. It's so inspiring to see the many and varied cards which people are clever enough to make. You'd think we'd run out of ideas but we never do!

I've used:
Stamps - Inky Doodles, Card-io, Little Claire, Personal Impressions, Hobby Art
Inks - Adirondak - Meadow, Memento - Angel Pink, Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry. 

If you need more details of the stamps, see me after skool. 

Thanks for visiting and I hope you are inspired to  use up some snippets. 


  1. Fabulous card, Alison! Creating your own patterned paper squares like this is pure genius! Love the design. xx

  2. A great snippets card - they do rather pile up even though we try to use them!! What a good idea to stamp detail onto white pieces

  3. Thank you so much Alison for being our Guest Designer this fortnight - your card is a real hit! I can see a few folk having a go at creating their own patterned squares now. And many thanks as well for your really kind words, blush :)


    Di xx

  4. Congratulations on being Guest Designer in the Playground Alison. What a great snippets idea. Your card is beautiful. Barbxx

  5. Great use of white snippets Alison and a very pretty card in the pink and green. Congrats on being the guest designer and looking back through your last posts that for some reason have not hit my reading are very organised for Christmas with some fabulous creations. xx

  6. I'm very impressed with your checked designs . How on earth did you create them!! Love your idea of resting your own papers. Great use of those white bits we always seem to be left with but can't/won't throw out just in case they are needed for sentiments. Hugs Mrs A.

    1. Thank you everyone. The checks are made with these Inky Doodles stamps:

  7. A really beautiful snippets card, Alison. Congrats on being Guest Designer! Xx

  8. A great idea and one I am sure that will catch on in all sorts of ways! Congrats on being the GDT.

  9. Hi Alison,
    popped over from the snippets playground to say Hi.
    Your card is gorgeous and what a very super idea and wonderful use of snippets too.
    Love all the squares you have stamped and created, and that flower is so pretty.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  10. Hello Alison, I just wanted to say a big 'thank you' for stopping by my blog, leaving lovely comments and following, much appreciated. Congratulations on being Guest Designer with a gorgeous card x


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