Look what I found in the snippets drawer!

I set myself a challenge this weekend, to make a card using nothing but snippets. As some of my snippets are quite big, the discarded beginnings of a project that faltered, I actually almost managed it, (the two number stickers were not actually in the snippets drawer).

Material used:SAM_1666(watermarked)
Acrylic stamp – Footballers (I think it may be from Dimension Stamps)
Acrylic stamp – Happy Birthday
small numbers stamps
x-cut die – Football
Anita’s number peel-offs
black Spectrum Noir pen
blue Copic pens
Memento ink pad – Tuxedo black
various snippets in white, blue and black

I stamped the footballers onto a snippet of white blending card, carefully removing the original number on the back of the shirt of the nearest player, and stamped the 21 in it’s place. I coloured the kit of that player with the Copic pens and left the rest black and white.

I trimmed down my image and then matted and layered it onto black and blue snippets. I used the die to cut three footballs in black card and mounted blue card behind them. The card blank is what was left from cutting down an A4 card blank on a previous project. I glued my topper and the footballs in place and stamped the greeting at the bottom. I used the black pen to colour silver number peel-offs black and stuck them to the top football.

My daughter’s stepson is 21 in a few days time and he is a keen Chelsea supporter which is why I changed the number on the shirt and coloured it blue. I decided to leave the rest of the image black as a contrast and to make the number more obvious!


Finnegan ‘helping’

I did have a ‘helper’ at one point! (Thankfully after I had taken out all the snippets I thought I might need).

Thank you for visiting. Take care.


I would like to enter my card into:
Pixie’s Snippets Playground weeks 175-176
2 Cute Ink challenge 128 – Anything goes


About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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8 Responses to Look what I found in the snippets drawer!

  1. Di says:

    Linked you in Pippa! And what a great card too – just perfect for the recipient! 🙂


    Di xx

  2. Di says:

    Forgot to say – I do love your furry helper 🙂 xx

  3. SARN says:

    Your furry helper is hilarious trying to fit inside the Snippets Box . . . wants to join in I expect!

    You’ve made a purrr-fect masculine card all from snippets . . . well done that Woman!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  4. Faith A says:

    This is a great masculine card, love the footballs and the cat in the box LOL. Oh! yes, the Chelsea fan will love it.

  5. Carolyn says:

    I Adore this! Love these colors and the image! They are amazing! Thanks for playing with us at 2 CuteInk and come back soon!
    Carolyn, DT

  6. Monica says:

    Thanks for joining us at 2 Cute Ink Challenge!
    Monica – DT

  7. Sarah T says:

    Snippets?? I think that means scraps?? LOL What a fun card. Any male would love to receive it! Thanks so much for joining us over at the 2 Cute Ink “anything goes” challenge. Good luck and I hope you will come back and join us again!
    Hugs, Sarah T

  8. jmhave44 says:

    Great use of some snippets for a card that will be so dear to the heart & tastes of the recipient. Love the way you’ve changed the colors & numbers to fit what you needed & the blue, white & black were super colors for a great contrast where needed. Happy wkend, TFS & Hugs

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