Sunday, 23 April 2017

Good Luck

I was delighted to be asked to be a Guest Designer over in The Playground this week.  The challenge is to use snippets, I'm sure we've all got plenty of those!  
If you've arrived from The Playground, you can skip this next bit as you've probably read it already. 😊
My good luck card is made entirely from snippets, except for the card blank and sentiment panel.  The white embossed Creative Expressions 'Pawprint Lattice' background was even a snippet, although a fairly large one.  Does anyone else have an overflowing drawer of white snippets???  I’m sure they just multiply when I’m not looking!  The black cat is a very old Sizzix die, matted and layered on MB ‘Stitched Octagon’ die cuts. The four leaf clover ‘Clippunch’ punches I used come as a pack of two, one punching out the shape and one punching out a ‘u’ shape in the middle of the leaf, so it can be ‘clipped’ onto a separate piece of card.  I know these two punches are at least 10 years old as I bought them on one of several visits to ‘Nellie Snellen’s’ shop in the Netherlands.  Did you notice that I did a bit of name dropping there?  If ever you get the chance to visit her shop in Sevenum, it’s well worth a detour. If you’re lucky, you may even get to meet Nellie serving behind the counter and discover what a friendly and delightful crafter she is. There is even a lovely coffee shop nearby, where you can deposit an uncrafty OH with their newspaper while you shop!

Here are the punches I used.  They can either be used together or the leaf can be used on its own for a complete shape.

You have another week to enter a snippets card HERE to be in with a chance of a lovely prize.  The theme every fortnight is to use snippets, so I hope to see lots of your beautiful creations there.   

I am joining in the following challenges:
HLS April Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

21 comments:

Heidi Stamps said...

Super duper cute! I really like the octagon! Such a fresh look for a greeting card!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Adorable Liz! Love the little lucky black cat surrounded by the four leafed clovers! Great background too! Wonderful creation from your snippets!

Bunny said...

Hey, Liz. Congratulations on being a guest designer. I love all the snippets you used on your card. The embossed paw print is so cute.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I am one of your newest followers.

Lisa said...

This is so adorable!! I love the embossing!! The black kitty surrounded by four leaf clovers is so clever!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sheila H said...

What a cute card! I especially love the cat. Thanks for your kind comment on my blog.

Jane Willis said...

I love everything about this card! That pawprint embossing folder looks amazing, I'm really surprised I've never seen it before. I think you may have done some "enabling"....
Jane

Aquarius said...

Double good luck with shamrocks and a black cat - great card for your guest designer spot in the Playground. Also I'd say that embossing folder was a lucky find to go with any animal theme.

Viv's Visuals said...

Fab good luck card Liz!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fabulous Good Luck card Liz, congrats on being guest designer at the Snippets Playground.

Sue xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Liz,
congrats on being a GD.
Your card is excellent, and wonderfully created as always.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Pat said...

Great to see you as GD over at the playground liz and this cards is the perfect snippets make. I love that pretty green clover and the soft green mats for the cute cat and the sentiment, and the embossing is beautiful in the background and very apt with the sweet little paw prints. x

Kath said...

Congratulations on being Guest Designer with your brilliant card!
Kath x

scrAPpamondo said...

Absolutely LOVe your CAS!! It's just perfect, so accurate and creative! Congrats for your GD, well deserved!
I have never seen before this lovely punch set, such a shame it's an old release and surely retired.

Kathleen said...

Fabulous CAS card but black cats scare me to death but I can cope with this one,
Great design and colours.

Kath x

laurie said...

So cute Liz!

pam said...

Congrats on being a GD, fabulous card design Liz.
Pam x

Cara said...

This is just so cute! I think I might need that embossing folder now....Cara x

Bonnie said...

I've enjoyed catching up on your lovely designs, Liz! Your "good luck" card is so pretty with the lovely lattice, clover and adorable kitty!

scrappymo! said...

This is adorable. I love that EF...did not notice the pew prints till I read the post. So cute!

Janice said...

Fabulous card Liz, love the embossing folder. Congratulations on your guest designer spot, so well deserved.
Janice x

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Such a cute card Liz..Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies Challenge. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal