If you're a regular visitor to my blog, you'll know that I have a problem...I'm addicted to pretty paper! I can't resist it...I find it in the most unexpected places...and even though if I never bought any more, I probably have enough to keep me going for ever! But that doesn't stop me from saving every last little snippet...I just can't bear to throw away even the smallest of scraps...saving them because...well...you just never know when it'll come in handy!
So, you can imagine my delight when I stumbled across a challenge (back in 2011!) dedicated to using those snippets! It was originally started by Jules, and I played along regularly...not that I ever managed to make a dent in my mountain of snippets! Jules handed the keys on to Di a year later, and she's been keeping the snippets playground shipshape ever since, and although it took me a little while to find the way in, I've been a regular there too for the last four or so years (although the snippet mountain continues to grow!). I been lucky enough to win a few times, been thrilled to be a guest designer, and even had a couple of projects showcased, so when the lovely Darnell said she was organising a blog hop for playground regulars to say a big 'THANK YOU!' to Di for all of her hard work and generosity of the years...I just had to take part!
So, in honour of this special occasion, I rummaged through my paper pads to find the most depleted one...and came up with this one 'Happy Day' by My Mind's Eye:
As you can see, there are no whole pieces left inside, just lots of snippets of all shapes and sizes.
I used lots of the thinnest snippets to make a background, sticking them on to a large-ish snippet of plain white card, then trimming down the panel to fir an A6 tent fold card blank. I stamped my Penny Black hedgie (called 'Buzz in the Air') on to a snippet of white card, then coloured him using watercolour pencils, and cut him out using one of my Nesties. I added some faux stitching around the edge of the snippets panel using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen, and stamped a sentiment (from the 'Anytime Messages' set by Hero Arts) along the bottom.
So, along with Darnell's linky party for Di, I am going to link up this card into this fortnight's Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge. Right, now it's time to mingle...