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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.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Pixie's Crafty Snippets Playground - 63

I cannot even remember where all the bits for this card came from, as they have been at the bottom of the bits box for so long.  So I really think this could qualify for Pixie's Crafty Snippets for this week.

The topper was printed on to acetate, and then coloured in from the back.  I don't even remember which pens I used at the time, but I don't think I even had my Sakuras by then.  I mounted it on some silver card (not even proper Mirri) that I had gathered from the bargain box at the NEC show.

The Happy Birthday paper was an offcut from the box and the sentiment and the base card were just stuff lying around.

I really must make more of an effort to get down the contents of that box this year.  The trouble is that every time you make another card, you end up with stuff for the snippets box.  Oh well, it gives me plenty to use for Di's Snippets Challenge each week.

Is there room near the stove inside this week, please?  I have a bad cold and I don't want  to go out to play.  I will be good and do a jigsaw if you let me stay in at playtime, honest I will.

PS Thank you, Di, for the suggestion for adding this card to the Seize the Birthday challenge.  It is done!  I am off now to have a good dose of lemon and honey and then a large glass (or two) of Stag's Breath - a very nice whisky liqueur.


Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Beautiful Maggie any mum would love that
jacqui x

Di said...

Hi Maggie, what a gorgeous card. Beautifully coloured and such a pretty result. Good to see you in the (very damp) Playground :)

I wonder if this fits the sketch over at Seize the Birthday right now. It all fits so well - I know their sketch shows the sentiment at the bottom but surely that would be acceptable?

Hugs, Di xx

Mrs A. said...

This is a stunningly beautiful card. Not heard/seen of stamping onto acetate and then colouring in from the back. Must give that technique a try. I love that rose design. Hugs Mrs A.

Samantha Elliott said...

Oh Maggie! This is a stunning card, even if you have had to dig deep in the Snippets box to make it!
Sorry you are not feeling well. You are welcome to curl up on Dobby's extra large cushion in front of the fire, and I will even let you have one of my quilts to keep you warm.

Linda Simpson said...

Evening Maggie, love this card it is beautiful. I hope you feel better soon.

Linda xxx

Rose said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! this is so beautiful and your coloring is awesome!! So glad you joined us on Seize the Birthday.

KayM said...

Oooooh what a lovely card! Those flowers are gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Seize The Birthday this week! :)