Sunday, 26 May 2013

Snippets of a different sort

Whenever possible I try to play over in Pixies Crafty Workshop. There are just a couple of rules...no more than 3 cards submitted per week and you must use snippets.

This is a great way to challenge you to use up some scraps. I used to never give my scrap drawers a  thought and just merrily go along creating more and more "leftover" pieces. Now I check my snippets files before I cut into a new piece of paper. It is amazing how many times you can use these pieces in your card design.

Although my card is totally made of snippets...I only have one snippets of my own used on it...Puzzled?
Well, when our local scrapbook store moved location they had a wonderful clearance sale. They had card kits, and even random packages of coordinating snippets and stickers etc...all for pennies. I think a paid $1.50 for a huge baggie of this wonderful vintage ornament papers. I think it looks very 1950's. I was born in the 50's so I remember! teehee
But my vintage card as a modern twist as included in the packet was this wonderful chalkboard look sticker and this fab little banner. Funnily enough, I had already bought that sticker sheet with the banner etc and used it on a Penny Black image Christmas card last year. I was so delighted to find it again and get it for such a bargain. Best of all I have enough left for at least a couple more cards.
So the scrapbook stores snippets form most of my card but the teal cardstock is my contribution to the snippets ownership so I have managed to slide into the playground after all.  This is a very simple unadorned card but I like that...I think adding anything else would detract from that nice vintage with a twist feel. An added bonus is that the lack of extra adornment ensures this one is another regular postage card!

Recipe

Card and envelope - from my stash
Design paper - Seasons Greetings Ornaments, Echo Park ( I had to look it up online as the ID strip was long gone)
Stickers - Seasons Greetings, Echo Park
Cardstock - teal from my stash; black and red from the clearance packet

I am entering this card in the following challenges
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. CHNC Extra - must be Christmas
3. Marks Finest Papers Speedy TV Christmas Card Challenge - must be Christmas
4. Sister Act Challenge - always anything goes


30 comments:

  1. Hi Maureen what a fab card! I was convinced the papers were October Afternoon they look just like the type they make sort of retro fifties (my era too, sigh). Love the chalkboard sticker and pennant. You really have a good eye for a bargain! Susan x

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  2. How lovely Maureen love the traditional seasonal colours and I am with you on the DP colours reflecting 'that' era.

    Do you know I read somewhere the other day that anything from the 50's is now considered vintage so not sure what that says's for the likes of us ?

    B x

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  3. Super card Maureen! LOVE the sentiment and banner - it all goes together to make a great 'retro feel' card - and another one for the Christmas card box.

    Hugs, Di xx

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  4. Fabulous card, love those papers & banner... great bargain... I will need to take you shopping with me!!! Hugs May x x x

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  5. Wow Maureen, this card is fabulous (love the one in your previous post too), I love the banner, the colours are lovely and it reminds me of the 50's too! You certainly got a great bargain there. Hugs, Anne x

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  6. A great design and I just love the banner, it makes it for me.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  7. Great card there Mo! Love the simplicity and that chalkboard sticker is fabulous.
    Hugs
    xx

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  8. This is a super one, Maureen - love the NOEL bunting - thanks for another lovely entry for my CHNC challenge extra for May x

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  9. Beautiful card. The papers are great. They give a retro vintage feel to the card.

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  10. Great design, Maureen! I like this style!

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  11. Another beautiful card Maureen. Very vintage...joann

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  12. Wonderful card Mo, I like the design the colours and the noel bunting
    Kevin xx

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  13. Love the banner, the papers and the sentiment words as the focal point!
    hugs
    Glenda


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  14. love the dp :) so glad you linked up with CHNC Extra this month
    Rose GD

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  15. i love it! i have those papers and i love the vintage look of them. i need to start thinking about snippets.
    linda

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  16. Hi Maureen

    Simply gorgeous .. .. I love everything about it.

    A great retro look!!

    Hope you had a good weekend.

    Love Jules xx

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  17. What a brilliant card Maureen!

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  18. Hi Mo, gorgeous Christmas card, love the banners and the whole "feel" of this card :) Cathy x

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  19. You manage to find the bestest bargains! Love this retro paper...it really does speak '50's'. Your chalkboard sentiment went so well with this (schoolrooms and dusting the board at day's end). Lovely little banners, and hooray for you, finding some more in your bargain bag! Great card! TFS

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  20. what a great card love the panel wording and the bunting
    Hugs Kate xx

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  21. You are diffently the woman for getting things done.... love your Christmas card counter going on and getting all these cards done so soon...
    And so Pretty too!!!

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  22. What a great vintage card! It does look 50ish and I do remember the 50's! Love that string of flags across the top. It has such a festive look!

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  23. Hi ScrappyMo i love your card its very different but yet still unique! I love it!I hope you have a lovely week!

    Love From Rebecca xx

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  24. Great card. Once you have your mitts on a pile of snippets it becomes yours!! Possession is 9 tenths of the law! What a bargain you snapped up. Hugs Mrs a.

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  25. Another super snippet make, Maureen, and I really enjoyed reading about how you came by the retro paper - what a bargain! Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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  26. I LOVE the look of this card. Great use of your snippets etc.

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  27. Ooooo this is lovely and classy. The papers and stamp work ever so well together. Have really enjoyed browsing through your recent posts - blogland is great :)

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  28. Such a great card, and an even greater message - to use your snippets! I love that, I'm going to start working through my stash before buying more! Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge :)

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  29. I love all those festive banners on the chalkboard sentiment! The background paper works perfectly with your image panel too! NJ!

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  30. What a great card, Maureen! Love the fab paper, the great banner and the vintage feel! Have a nice day! Hugs

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