Sunday, 22 December 2019

Merry Snippetmas

Not long now until the jolly man in a red suit appears and apart from making the sausage rolls and shortbreads I'm done, which meant I've had time for some crafty fun. I treated myself to a new set of Sizzix Tim Holtz 'tiny snowglobes' dies which dropped through the letterbox on Friday so I decided I should have a play.

I showed Hubby the dies and he asked if I was regretting buying them.... mmmm not sure yet! just check the last photo and you'll see what he meant. I think TH must have been checking out the Snippet's Playground when he designed these dies! Anyway I decided that using snippets of white card with StickIt backing and then colouring the die cut pieces with Promarkers would be the best way to tackle things.... ha ha ha, just shows how wrong you can be!

Luckily I decided to cut and make them one image at a time but trying to get the sticky backing off the tiny bits was very frustrating and even then I still managed to lose some of the minutest bits and had to resort to adding a touch of colour with a Sakura or Promarker pen to finish off. One thing's for sure, these were NOT designed for people with less than nimble fingers or old eyes BUT they are so super cute when finished EVEN if it did take me hours and a big magnifying lamp!

I used two of them to make into tags and all but one of the others - along with some more snippets and a spot of Stickles - to make a 'scrapling' card. I first saw this type of card over on Jules' blog here.





And to give you an idea of the size


I'm heading over to join in the following challenges

Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use your snippets'

Allsorts challenge 'anything goes'

Inkspirational challenge 'no stamping'


That's it from me for today, thanks so much for taking the time to visit and before I go I would like to wish you all 

A Very Merry Christmas


22 comments:

Kath said...

These are so cute and well worth all the time it took to make them.

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas too.

Kath x

Carole said...

Oh so cute..worth the effort?....yes I am sure. I had similar trouble with the Tonic verso Santa I used on Thomas's card. It's so hard to tell when you look at a die in a packet quite how it will cut out isn't it. Anyway i love your scrapling card and tags. I think all your little die cuts would make great details on an advent calendar...so come January you had better get started on that one!...lol Hugs xx

Sarah said...

OOh yes, see what you mean...teeny tiny BUT so worth it, amazing detail Andrea. Wishing you and yours a peaceful Christmas xx

Kathleen said...

Isn't it great when things you have really struggled with turn out fine in the end. They are adorable and so sweet, great scene and lovely tags. Thank you for joining our 'Anything Goes' challenge at Allsorts.

Kath x

Liz said...

A real labour of love cutting and assembling all those tiny pieces, Andrea, but the result is beautiful and well worth the patience you must have had. Lovely card and tags. xx

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card Kanda
Merry Christmas
Hugs Sylvie xx

meg said...

Well worth it though such a fun card and adorable dinky tags. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year

brenda said...

These are such fun and cheery creations Andrea, many thanks for sharing and joining us at Allsorts challenge. Wishing you and your a Peaceful and Happy Christmas and my thanks for your support of your challenge this year.

B x

Darnell said...

Wow, those really are teeny tiny, Andrea! Who knew Timmy was so diabolical?! But your scrapling card and tags couldn't be more delightful! Well done!! Happy Holiday Hugs, Darnell

Jeanne H said...

Well done! Cute cute card and tags. Merry Christmas to you.

Di said...

You did so well Andrea! And super snipppety results BUT, come Christmas Day and the prize offered on my post - you may just crumble as they would make a great mix. Talk about great minds thinking alike. Mouth zipped now!

Love

Di xx

Anila Dikay said...

They look tiny but so so cute... Definitely makes a wonderful scene...
Thanks for sharing in the Inkspirational gallery

KT Fit Kitty said...

You can think of it as putting together a tiny puzzle! They are super cute and turned out beautifully! The tags are adorable and I love the tiny winter scene you created! Merry Christmas!

Elizabeth said...

Merry Snippetmas to you too. Your card is lovely - you've made great use of those tiny dies. xx

Mrs A. said...

Wishing you a fabulous Christmas . Hugs From Mrs A And all the Penguins.

Megan J said...

Hi Andrea, a superb tiny set of snow globes with such cute (but frustratingly small bits) little winter icons. Love the tiny Santa. I hope you and yours had a wonderful Christmas... have a wonderful week... Megan

Paper Lily Leaf said...

This are so cute (and super tiny!!) Hope you have had a lovely Christmas, April xx

Mervi said...

Fabulous tags and cards!
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts!
Happy New Year;-))m

Deb said...

I know what you mean about those little dies, I always lose the tiny dots! Love your card and tags though, so cute! Hope you had a lovely Christmas! Debxx

Linby said...

I never got around to using mine - but I know the travel ones were so fiddly - you've done a great job with them.
Thanks for joining in with my challenge this week at Allsorts.
Lynn x
DT

Tracy said...

Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Mummylade said...

Such a bright and lovely project. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts!