Monday, 4 February 2019

Thank You Di!

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...

15 comments:

Darnell said...

Aw, your hedgie will be a big hit at the Playground, Helen! It's a darling card and it was a perfect choice given that we have our very own live hedgie family living over at the Head's house! Not only that but Parsnip loves to play with them ... and maybe we will get to see what Dudley thinks of them this spring! I am so impressed by the way (and amount) of your snippets! You must have lots of filing cabinets or baskets, but I totally understand it as I adore pp, too! Thank you for joining in the Hop to thank our Miss Di! Hugs, Darnell

Jane Willis said...

What a wonderful use of snippets, and a gorgeous image to go with them

Janice said...

A gorgeous snippets card for a lovely lady!

Kath said...

A fabulous snippets card - I love the background you've created.
Kath x

Sarn said...

Hi Helen . . . what a terrific snippets card featuring a Hedgie too. That'll go down well with Miss Di.

I’m running a “Homework Club” behind the bike sheds this week . . . come along for a little light refreshment! Hic!
Hugs, Sarn
Stamping for Pleasure

Kathyk said...

WOO HOO!!! WTG on the snippet usage!

Happy SNIPPETversary

Kathyk

Di said...

What a fabulous card Helen - and I'm delighted to see a hedgie! I love how you used up so many small snippets - perfect!

Many thanks for your really kinds words as well - the blog hop was such a surprise. I really feel so blessed to have such lovely friends.

Hugs

Di xx

Dotty Jo said...

Great fun! Jo x PS Helen, if you are making Christmas cards throughout the year why not take a look at The Christmas Kickstart Challenge.

Brenda said...

Isn't it so funny how we hold on to the tiniest piece of paper? I think we all do that and no the snippet piles never seem to go down even though we use them. Like laundry! lol I love your card and love your beautiful background made by using your snippets from that paper pad. It is so perfect for your little hedgie! And how adorable is he?! Love it! A great tribute to Di as well. Hugs, Brenda

EmmaT said...

Gorgeous card, brilliant use of the little snippets. Emma

Lynne said...

Love all your patterned strips, I must bear that in mind for the future and cute hedge x

KandA said...

Brilliant snippets card, I love the way you put all those strips of pretty paper together and your little hedgie is fabulous xx

Greta said...

Super cute, Helen--perfect for Ms Di's Blog Hop!

Carol L said...

Way to combine those wonderful snippets into a sweet card for Di! I love it!

Claire said...

So pretty and it showcases your snippets beautifully x