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Thursday, 15 March 2012

Pixie's Snippets

Ok ... here goes!  Have been persuaded into the playground that is Pixie's Snippets and what a jolly nice place it seems to be.  I have been taken firmly by the hand and encouraged to join in the fun so here are my first two snippets EVER!!!!!


They all follow the "tag" style I prefer rather than being "proper" cards so I do hope that is ok?!?!?!?


The first one uses a snippet of painted, embossed acetate ... a tiny piece I had left over and below that is a really teeny-tiny snippet of a piece of card that I used when my hubby's brother and his wife came round for a curry and she made the mistake of asking a question about crafting.  To cut a long story short out came various crafting bits'n'bobs and I ended up demonstrating my Vagabond ... that little embossed and die-cut snippet had been put into the recycling but whilst tossing and turning trying to persuade myself to enter Pixie's Playground it occurred to me that it too was a snippet!


The butterflies are cut from snippets of card left over from birthday cards I have been making for this year and which otherwise would have gone into the biscuit tin of offcuts that I give to my friend for the kids at the school where she works to use for "sticking".  The string was also a bit I had lurking in my box ... must have been cut from the reel at some point and not used.

The next offering is almost a total snippet as I had thrown out the base tag which already had on the label with the wording "The Journey Awakens the Soul" stamped on it and the bird which I had glossy-accented.  I had no intention of ever using it and was only keeping it to remind myself what not to do next time.  It was more a reject than a snippet!
Whilst thinking about Pixie's challenge I realised the message on the card was representative of my little journey into the playground and I thought I'd see if I could tweak the tag back into life.  I have had a little battered pocket dictionary for years and years ... it was originally my sister's when she was at school ... it has sat on my shelf for 30 years or so but only this week I threw it in my "Tim" box.  So the tattered flowers are grungepaper onto which I have stuck pages from that dictionary ... hope they are classed as snippets!  The ribbon at the top was dyed with distress ink to match the tag and I added a little round disc that says "wander" as I thought this also described what I was doing by wandering into the playground.

SO here I am ... whizzing around on the roundabout and putting the straws into the little bottles of milk (someone promised I could be Milk Monitor as it was my first time!!!) and getting ready to sit in the naughty corner with a Dunce's cap firmly on my head as I find out I have totally lost the plot and missed the point completely when it comes to snippets.
I promise to try harder next time!

17 comments:

  1. ...utterley gorgeous Debbie...soft pink, pretty butterflies & lace-like acetate followered by darkly doings & scrummy flowers...loVe em...Mel :)

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  2. Beautiful. Love the tag idea. Im loving those tickets.

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  3. Welcome to the snippets playground. You can have a go with my kite if you like. Love your tags, especially the butterflies and those equally gorgeous flowers. Hugs Mrs A.

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  4. These ar gorgeous Bette, I love them both but like the darker one best of all ...FAB work
    Hugs Elaine

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  5. Oh wow, wow and wow again Debbie!!! You are a fabulous addition to the playground (especially if you're posh enough to persuade the little tinkers to use straws with their milk!!). What a couple of totally stunning tags - love them both and they're perfect for the snippets playground. We do love inspiration from others and you really brought that along with you.

    Now, get out of that Dunce's corner and take two gold stars! But, watch the duck pond :)

    Di
    xx

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  6. Wahoo . . . you made it through the gates and into the playground! YAY! And reached Milk Monitor status already! Blimey . . . that was fast work!

    Your tags are really gorgeous and I like all the little snippet embellishments. Tags/Cards/Albums/Scrapbook pages . . . it doesn't matter as long as snippets were used in the process.

    Glad you found the roundabout, now come and have a go on the swings with me. xxx

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  7. Hi Debbie, responding to your comment - nice to meet someone who enjoys The Mikado as much as I do. I have a feeling there are a lot more G&S fans amongst us to be discovered. Love your tags - terrific snippet makes. The embossing on the pink one is gorgeous and love the flower on the blue. You've also reminded me that I haven't been delving into my snippets for too long. See you in the playground later perhaps :)) Elizabeth x

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  8. As Elizabeth already knows, I am another G&S fan, having done their shows both at school and at college. Perhaps we should have a performance in the playground some time. Anyway, back to the playground, glad you made it in this week. Great to see you, and I love the snippets you have put together. As you already know, I am not a TH fan but these are such a good use of apparently useless bits and pieces. I'm off to play hopscotch now, anyone else coming with me. xx Maggie

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  9. Thank you, Debbie, for your comment on my Versamark card. I still have a long way to go to get it right. xx Maggie

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  10. Hey Debbie!! Just now getting around to commenting back to you! It's nice to "meet" a fellow Rock!!! Your tags are simply beautiful!! Love the butterflies, and the bird, love it all! xxAshley Rock

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  11. I don't understand the rules, but I love the result!

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  12. Ah Debbie, these are fantastic. Im so late visitng WOYWW that I'm taking the chance to visit properly...a rare thing I regret. So how do you come up with such fab arty stuff with a desk that is clean and tidy AND against a white wall? Scarey for me that is!! I'm pretty sure that a snippet is a snippet and you qualify..but looking at he acetate snippet...now I know why I wouldn't..I don't save pieces that small!

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  13. Oh my these are lovely! I LOVE the pink butterflies and the embossed acetate.
    Hugs

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  14. Wednesday’s sure do come around quick! Trying again to make “All” the rounds. beautiful tags Have a great day!

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  15. Brilliant, love the tags, not often you see a soft pink one either. I'm going to go and play on the swings if you'd like to join me? Everyone is very friendly in the playground but watch out for Mrs A and the pogo sticks, she's lethal!!

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  16. What wonderful Tags. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

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