Saturday, 26 December 2020

Snippet flowers

 Hello lovely crafters and I hope you are making the best of this holiday time and enjoying the little things!

Today I am sharing my Snippets card so I can join in with Pixie's Christmas draw. Lovely Di is offering a bumper stash of prizes to playground friends who use scraps and snippets on their cards. She must be knee deep in lists and notes to keep an eye on who is joining in as well as what's going on in the playground. 

I always reach for snippets first now and also the smallest one which will do for the job, which is daft really. 

This is a card I started a while ago which got shoved in my ever increasing pile of stuff. I'd made the basic card and added the flowers and leaves but it was a bit dull. 
Of course, what it needed was a butterfly and yellow was the perfect colour to give the card a lift. I also added a couple of yellow flowers. 
The leaves are cut from inked paper and the flowers and butterfly coloured with pencils and blended with oil. All snippets, of course. I think the backing paper is also a snippet but if not it's part of very old stash which I am also happy to use. 

I'm pleased with the yellow. Shame there is no butterfly challenge this week. Mrs A has diversified into Spot the Difference and the game is running here for current followers. 

Here are the challenges I'm joining in with:

Pixie's Snippets Playground Christmas Challenge

Crafty Hazelnut's patterned paper challenge

Job for the inbetweeny time is to tidy desk and deal with that pile of discarded die cuts, inky papers, part made cards and scraps of paper for a new. Tidy up and put away ready for a new year and keep it that way 🤣😂🤣

Thanks for visiting, enjoy some time off and hopefully a bit of crafting. x


  1. A pretty card and some great snippets used up. Good luck with keeping tidy - I always seem to fail at that one!!

  2. This is so pretty and a change to see something that says spring/summer! A great use of those snippets.xx

  3. The butterfly certainly makes the finishing touch to this lovely card. I hadn’t originally realised the backing design paper is on the inside of the card. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. Gorgeously pretty card! Ooh and a tidy new year for you, how cool - perhaps I should try the same! Take care and stay safe xxx

  5. Fabulous card, Alison. Beautiful design and I love how you've used the patterned paper on the inside and how it shows throught the aperture. xx

  6. That is quite lovely, Alison! It's a shame there are no butterfly challenges, but there are plenty of Anything Goes! Mrs. A is a hoot, I peeked over there and even I can spot the diff, heehee. Happy New Year! XOX

  7. Very pretty card Alison, love the die that gives the detailed aperture and the pop of yellow really works xxx

  8. So pretty, Alison. I love that die combined with the butterfly. Hope you had a good Christmas. Craft tidying very much needed here! April xxx

  9. Congrats on finishing a card from your WIP pile! It's lovely.

  10. Oh Alison - this is truly gorgeous! And how well you used the die on the card front - I have a similar one and food for thought there so thank you! Can you please come and clear my desk - anytime now there's going to be a mahoosive crapalanche as, for the last several weeks during the Grand Draw, I've used stuff then put it onto the pile in my haste to move on. It's like the Leaning Tower of Pisa and would already be on the floor if the Cuttlebug wasn't helping to prop it up! I need help - NOW! I can provide B & B and a Dudley to cuddle as payment! Ooopsie - lock down. Rain check on that idea then.


    Di xx


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