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Saturday 24 March 2012

A Snippet for Pixie

Well, I say a Snippet for Pixie but have, as yet, no idea where to put it!  I have emailed the lovely, lovely Di for HELP and hope she will be dreadfully polite when she tells me where to stick link it.
So, this may, or may not, turn out to be my venture into the playground this week!

Everything is pretty much a snippet ... little bits of paper and card salvaged from the "little bits for sticking" box ready to go to my friend for school.  The base card used for the tags was new though.  
They are little "memory" cards and this one is for our nephew Nick's family.  I send one to each of his aunties and uncles as well as his mom & dad (Phil's brother) and Nick's sister and her husband.  So there are nine cards for Nick, another five for my late uncle's wife and children and then seven individual ones.
I wanted to keep them very plain and FORCED myself not to use distress inks or grunge of any kind.  And as soon as I saw the die for the little bird I knew I wanted them blue (see previous post!)   They took far longer to make than I thought they would but mainly because I orginally made them with a plain straight bottom edge but then decided I didn't like that and added on a lacy edge cut with the Martha Stewart punch ... and it is VERY difficult to cut embossed card I found.  Next time I must remember to punch first and then emboss!  I just put a teeny-weeny little tag ... snippets of the smallest kind!!! ... on the back to write on.
So here is the link to  Pixie's playground - thanks for reminding me what to do Di!  


  1. http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/pixies-crafty-snippets-challenge-number_18.html

    is the current one and there is new one on Sunday! Debbie, tis great snippet though love Shaz in oz.x

  2. Wow Debbie, your Tag is absolutely stunning my friend. Hope your enjoying the weather as here in Scotland its 21c and thats really high for us in March. Have a lovely week-end whatever you do. Hugs Rita xx

  3. Hi Debbie, what a lovely idea. Beautiful tags as well and such a sweet reminder of your nephew Nick.

    You linked last week's tags into the playground Mr Linky, but I've been into Mr Linky and changed it, only took a minute to do. And how sweet of Shaz to leave you some info about the snippets link - aren't crafters a helpful lot! Di xx

  4. A lovely tag, Debbie, and a lovely reminder of your nephew. See you in the playground tomorrow for a game of "What's the time, Mr Wolf?". It is also Rudolph Day tomorrow (Sunday) come and join us there too. xx Maggie

  5. Hi Debbie, What lovely little tags you have made. The embossing looks great and a simple idea of yours about the cutting but one not thought of. Nearly missed you as I was busy on making roses and sat in the garden with the Big Shot the weather being so nice. See you next week now you know how to climb over the fence to get into the playground.p.s. I can show you where the hole in the wire is if you like!!!
    Hugs Mrs A.

  6. How lovely both the tags and the idea behind them. I learned the hard way about punching embossed card but it's a good tip to pass along.
    Mrs. A WOULD know where the hole in the fence is. LOL!

  7. What a lovely tag, great idea to emboss, must try that.