Friday, 1 February 2019

Dear Friend

Well I wasn't into the movie hubby was watching so decided to do some blog snooping and visiting Darnell's lovely blog I immediately decided to join in a new challenge - Pixie's Snippets Playground - this weeks challenge #344,  because I have stacks of snippets and it didn't take me long to put this card together.  I had on my desk the background panel made with the reverse sponged stencil (that's when you sponge over the stencil and then have ink everywhere so you flip it onto card with a slight water spray and presto you have another background). Remembered seeing the stamped and embossed and fussy cut floral in my stash, so hauled that out and then the sentiment, just needed a trim and to help the floral pop, magically I had a circle frame and a light aqua die cut circle to add behind it...done. I'll be back to Pixie's because this year that's been my plan - use up my stashes.
I also used the sketch at The Paper Players PP426, and am joining with Addicted to Stamps and More #326 - Anything Goes.  Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it,  - happy card making.

ps on the side Darnell has arranged a Thank You Di Blog Hop to celebrate Di's seventh anniversary at Pixie's Playground and I'm joining in...

Snippets Playground Badge  

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #344


  1. What a beautiful card to honor Di! I love the colors of this card, and loved that you had all these snippets to use-like it was fate! Love, love, love! Hugs, Brenda

  2. OOh, what a lovely inky, snippets card.

    You'll find me celebrating with the gang behind the bike sheds . . . come on round the back and join us! I have chocklit truffles, as well as some hooch!

    Hugs, Sarn
    Stamping for Pleasure

  3. Such a beauty! Wonderful background for that lovely flower. Thank you for sharing your card with ATSM!

  4. Wow!! So elegant and striking! Fabulous card!

  5. Hi Robyn - what a fabulous card. I love the paisley look and such pretty colours as well!

    I'm delighted you came to join us in the Playground (as well as joining in with Darnell's blog hop - which totally surprised me and I've shed quite a few tears of happiness at all the love!).

    Now, you say you would like to play for the prize but you live overseas. That is absolutely NO problem Robyn - I always post, for free, prizes to winners wherever they live. We have playmates literally joining in from all over the world. No-one from the Amazon Basin - YET! :)

    Do come back and play again - Sunday sees a new challenge begin with a fresh prize. I do only allow one entry per person per fortnight - just to keep a nice level playing field. And always ask that folk say if they're playing for the prize on offer - purely as in the past a couple of winners said they'd been just playing for fun (which is absolutely fine, the more the merrier!) - but of course I had to do the draws all over again etc. etc.

    See you on the swings!


    Di xx

  6. Beautiful card, brilliant use of snippets, love the floral focal point. Emma

  7. Hi Robyn, so glad to see you joining in the fun in the Playground. Love your snippets card, especially the background panel xx

  8. Your snippets card is so pretty with all the swirls and great embossing! It's great to have you in the playground - we do have lots of fun there (especially behind the bike shed)

  9. Very Pretty card, Robyn! Thanks for the explanation of the reverse sponged stencil.I love stenciling, and will have to try it. Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players!

  10. Hi Robyn, a stunning card, love the colours, a fun first entry and fab use of snippets. Have a wonderful weekend... Megan

  11. Absolutely stunning, beautiful colours and that embossed flower is gorgeous. Welcome to the playground!

  12. A gorgeous snippets card for a lovely lady!

  13. This is spectacular, Robyn! That beautiful inked background is my favorite color and I love how you just let it take center stage and only added a lovely bit of a brooch off to the side with a lovely sediment! Great design!! Thank you so much for joining in the Hop to thank our Miss Di!! Hugs, Darnell

  14. Such a fab make, Happy SNIPPETversary to you


  15. What a beautiful card! I love the colours and your gorgeous stamping and embossing! Such a wonderful snippets card to honour our Di!

    I was looking through your blog and I really like your style - your STAMPlorations cards are particularly beautiful! I'm your newest follower. Feel free to hop over and follow me too (if you want to).

    I also saw all of your rain! WOW!!!! Amazing photos! I hope you get some relief soon! Looking forward to seeing more updates!


  16. So pretty! I really love that soft background!

  17. Hi Robyn

    This is such a wonderful card and full of lovely techniques.

    Great colour choices and the floral with its colour and shine really pops! Love it!

    Love Jules xx


Thank you for taking the time to comment, all encouragement and inspiration is very welcome. May your day be a happy and extra special one, cheers Robyn