I hope your Sunday has gone well .. .. ours started off with beautiful weather .. .. then the rain came in .. .. but not before I managed to dry a bit of washing and make myself some ironing!!! Grrr!!!
Never mind. At least it will smell nicely of fresh air!!
So this week's snippets are going to cover two weeks .. .. which means loads of time to make your way to the snippet playground if you get chance to play along.
I know it is difficult the nearer we get to Christmas though so if you don't get to play then don't worry .. I understand.
So why are the gates open for two weeks? Well that is because next Sunday will be our annual family tradition of:
Tee hee!!! I bet Tim Holtz is quaking in his boots!!!
This is the day that my lovely Sis and her family .. .. .. and me and those of mine that can make it .. .. all get together for the day and we make Christmas labels all day long. I am hoping for a mega reduction in my snippet stocks so they had all better be hyper productive that's all I can say.
I usually put together a little inspiration board to give people a few ideas as for some this is the only day of the year they craft .. .. .. so out will come the tin of peel offs and stickers and all the Christmas stamps and embellishments we all associate with Christmas.
Next week I will allow myself to colour and paint but for this week all my little labels have been put together with just snippets.
So now round to the snippet register for last week:
First up and super eagre was Beryl who was hanging around the playground gates waiting for them to be opened! Sorry about that Beryl .. .. the caretaker let me down last week LOL!!! Beryl shared a lovely birthday card with a delicate touch of sparkle. Gorgeous.
Then Irene called by with two lovely creations. The first one you can find here and it uses a beautiful butterfly die and the most lovely border punch. The second project is a stunning card and matching gift tag which you will find here. Such gorgeous papers and colours. Who needs an image when you can make lovely creations like these without one?!?!?
Di was the next playmate to come screeching into the playground and she brought with her a gorgeous Christmas card with the most luxurious looking red ribbon. Beautiful snippets and image too.
Kym called by twice as well this week. The first of Kym's creations you will find here and the second one is here. Both are such lovely Christmas cards. The first one using colours you wouldn't normally associate with Christmas and yet they work really well .. .. and the second using a snowman that would be just right for me .. .. as he has a lovely little heart on his hat!! LOL!!!
Helen was next to arrive and used a wide variety of snippets to make the most wonderful patchwork background for her fabby Penny Black image. What could be better than snippets and a Penny Black stamp ?
Another fabulous Christmas card was next shared by Tammy .. .. who has Santa all dressed in blue. I think someone once told me that Santa used to wear blue or green in the very early days .. .. not sure if it is true but he certainly looks great in the outfit Tammy has him dressed in. Beautiful snippets too!!
A brilliant snippet make was brought to the playground next by Elizabeth. Not only is it a lovely easel card but it has a beautiful matching bookmark tucked inside it too .. .. very clever and very pretty! Love it!! Elizabeth has been playing "nurse maid" this week to her hubby who unfortunately took a tumble and needed to visit A&E .. .. hope things are progressing well Mr & Mrs!!
Then last but by no means least was Hazel who has been being a little party animal this week as it was her Mum's 90th birthday .. .. belated special birthday wishes to Hazel's Mum from the snippet playground!!! Hazel shared a lovely Christmas card that featured a really cute image and great snippets!
So that ends the world of snippets for another week.
I will leave the playground gates open for two weeks but will still pop by next Sunday with some pictures of our label day makes .. .. and hopefully a report of mega snippet reduction.
Is getting the family in to help cheating?
If so I will just have to do a detention for bad behaviour!! LOL!!!
Have a lovely week everyone and I will catch you again tomorrow for Happy Handy Hippo Monday!!
PLAYGROUND GATES ARE OPEN FOR TWO WEEKS .. ..
CLOSING MIDNIGHT 17.12.11