Thursday, 21 January 2016

Another 'Snippet' Card


As you all will probably realise, this week I have been making cards just for the 'fun of it', getting back to my hobby, so-to-speak.  Sometimes I think that I have got so caught up in the 'challenges' that I am always making cards to 'spec'.  That's great, I enjoy that too, having the 'focus' and 'reason' to craft, but just occasionally, I like to sit at my desk and let the cards 'speak to me' . . . I know, I sound like a third rate clairvoyant!!  

Seriously though, I sometimes like to just sit at my desk and go through, die-cuts that were 'trials', backgrounds that were 'technique try outs' and my folders of 'snippets' - bits of card left over from previous projects and scraps of patterned paper.  This week has been one of those weeks and I have had a ball!

So, here is another card, in which I used those 'snippets' and a butterfly I had coloured in with my coloured pencils.  I am again linking this to the lovely Di's  'Pixie's Snippets Playground' where anything goes as long as you use some snippets.

Here are the rest of the pictures.








For those of you, who I know will ask for details of the embossing folder used, it is a We R Memory Keepers  'Basket Weave' folder.  Have a wonderful day/evening and thank you for stopping by!  Hazel xx

23 comments:

  1. Your card is absolutely beautiful as usual Hazel. I do like that embossing folder and had to google WRMK! Well of cause I should have known. Barbxx

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  2. I know just what you mean by getting caught up in challenges, isn't it wonderful to sometimes take time to create just for the pleasure of it? This is a really gorgeous card
    Jane

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  3. Those 3D ef are so AWESOME! It looks fabulous with your bfly!!

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  4. Absolutely love this one. That embossing folder is WOW! I have to see where you can get them in the UK. Love your colouring with pencils - you've blended the colours together beautifully. It's good to colour just for the fun of it, isn't it? xx

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  5. I adore that embossed panel Hazel and it has a shimmery, shining look. Did you use special paper ? It looks stunning, love this. Hugs, xxxx

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    1. Thanks Veerle! No, it was ordinary white card-stock, put through that embossing folder.

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  6. Oh my goodness, this is stunning!! Wow, the butterfly looks amazing!! I love, love how you've colored it!! The basket weave embossing is fabulous!! I love that you were able to create a card just for the fun of it!! You did such a beautiful job my friend!! I love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  7. OMGosh, this is a beautiful card Hazel! Don't you love these embossing folders?! I have a couple NBUS ones, but don't think I have the basket weave one. Wanted it but it was sold out if I remember correctly. It's on my wish list though. lol I love, love that beautiful butterfly, it is stunning and you have colored it so perfectly. And speaking of perfect, that sentiment couldn't be more perfect! Hugs, Brenda

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  8. Simply gorgeous...just love it! What a fabulous and beautiful butterfly and that coloring is shear perfection!

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  9. Such a pretty card. Great use of that embossing folder. I just got it in the mail yesterday and now have additional ideas to use it :-)

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    1. Thank you Toni! Yes, they are fabulous folder’s aren’t they? However, I did feel that they weren’t the type to use for a whole card front, although it is an amazing effect, I felt the pattern was a bit overwhelming, but using just a piece looked dramatic and stunning. Thanks for popping by! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx

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  10. I know exactly what you mean about playing with the snippets to create a card. I keep all sorts of bits and pieces and I love picking one or more and creating a card with them. I absolutely LOVE your CAS card. Your butterfly looks amazing!!

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  11. Love the basket weave strip Hazel ... so pretty and so much depth. And your butterfly is so pretty --- love those bright colours. It's always great when you can make cards for the fun of it! :) xx

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  12. Stunning, Hazel. x
    I think many of us will be buying that Embossing Folder now :)

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  13. Stunning card Hazel! I adore the idea of just the strip using that amazing folder - as you say, it means the card isn't overwhelmed. Beautiful butterfly too!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  14. Loving your 'snippets' card Hazel ! funnily enough I am doing exactly the same as you just now. I am just making cards I feel like making and not just making them for challenges.Loving this fab butterfly btw. and daren't look too closely at that folder or I will NEED it lol ;) Viv xx

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  15. I also find it very satisfying when I finally use some of the many snippets lying around on my desk! Yours is really amazing!
    Have a great weekend!

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  16. I have so many snippets on the side of my desk it isnt' even funny. Must look into this site. Thanks for sharing and I really like the texture of the embossing folder.

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  17. I know what you mean, Hazel. I've been enjoying just playing. I love the embossed strip that is perfect for your beautiful butterfly! Glad you are having fun and sharing these gorgeous creations with us!

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  18. That is a stunning basket weave e/f, Hazel (darn you!!!), and it makes the perfect landing spot for your gorgeous butterfly!! Great snippets card!! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

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  19. The colours in your butterfly are stunning, and so perfectly placed on that cas but dimensional background, it really makes it pop!

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  20. Oh you ARE naughty . . . now I NEED that EF. Your card is a masterpiece in its elegant simplicity.

    Please come by the Treehouse later . . . lots of shenanigans for you to enjoy.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  21. WOW, that basket weave strip is FABULOUS, Hazel and the butterfly is just stunning!!!! Love all the white space to have that beautifully coloured butterfly really shine!!!! What a lovely CAS card 'just for fun', my friend!!!
    Hope you have a wonderful week!!!!
    Hugz

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Thank you so very much for your comments you lovely people, they really make my day! Hazel x