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This is intended to be mainly about my crafting stories, as a personal record of what I do. However, I interpret crafting quite widely, not just paper crafting but other things too. I have a butterfly mind and like to change from one thing to another depending on what I feel like on a given day - knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, cards, baking and several others.

Probably my favourite craft right now is with parchment, both traditional skills and Groovi, very relaxing and calming to do.

Friday, 18 January 2013

Pixie's Snippets - Week 55 or 56 (I am not sure which)

My Snippet was quite a rush as I had lost track of days again this week.  The base card is one of those precut, pre-folded cheap hammered ones that we all have. 

All the embellishments come from a kit I bought when I first started doing the cards.  Nothing goes with the cards that came with them, so I have been struggling to use them up.  I also have a problem with them as it is just not a style of card that sits well with me several years on. 

I have a feeling that I might admit defeat and pass them on to others to use up.  As Shaz (Silverwolf) has been having a clearout and getting things together for my daughter (her daughter-in-law), she suggested that I create a box of things for the other grandchildren instead.  So most of my bits and pieces look like heading up to Derby for them to store for the future.  They don't know this yet.

The flowers are quite good as the petals fold up away from the paper to create some dimension.  they will lie flat to go through the post, and then bounce back when the card is taken out of the envelope.

If you have read this far, then you might like to go over to Pixie's Snippets Playground to see what all the other classmates have done this week.  Can I have a go on the slide, please, Di?   It looks a lot of fun.  And we need to build a snowman.  See you on Sunday.  xx

PS Take care of yourselves in the snow and ice.


Abi said...

This is really pretty Maggie but ooh do I know what you mean about stash you brought in the early days not being right for now! I despair of some of mine & that's after donating some to the Brownies, kids play groups, friends children etc etc! x

Samantha Elliott said...

Lovely card Maggie and I know what you mean about some of the older stash. I donate my unwanted stash to the local Brownies to use as I cannot bear to bin/burn it and they seem to appreciate it.
Hugs from Snowy Wales!

Di said...

Oooh Maggie, I love this card! Am currently having a sort out of unwanted stash here - it goes to the Care Home 'oop North' where my step-mum now lives for their little card making Tuesday Club. Apparently the staff were buying all the stuff from their own pockets so every little bit helps.

Hugs, Di xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

I like this card and well done for using up something you've had for a long time.

Look out . . . SNOWBALLLLLLL . . . .

Sarn xxx

Mrs A. said...

Those pansies are so life like and love the colours. My son lives in Derby!!

Sally H said...

It is beautiful, Maggie! Very lifelike. I too am trying to use more stash

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Love pansies as they remind me of mother who always said "Pansies are for thoughts and I am thinking of you" - lovely Maggie, Shaz.xx