Thinking of you - With Snippets

Good evening, and hope that you had a wonderful Easter Sunday. We had some overcast skies with a damp chilly feel all day, but then had a nice supper with the family. A little drizzly rain as we left the restaurant. Today has been sunshine, which always makes me feel happier. The pretty white blossom tree behind us, is shedding blooms when the wind blows, and it looks like we're having a snowfall.

Recently a friend lost his Mom, and we needed a card. Since I've been trying to shift the Crapalanche, used some bits & pieces (AKA snippets) for today's card.

- Card front is recycled from an advertising card sent to us by Hallmark. The back side of the card had this design, so saved it for future use. The front side of the Hallmark card was a birthday card for DH. Used the scorpal to add double score lines at the bottom edge and along the border, but the side score lines don't show in the photo.(does this qualify as a snippet? Perhaps)
- Butterfly was embossed with a old brass stencil, sponged, colored (?don't remember how!), then glossy accents added. Fussy cut and the piece has been in the 'pile' for a long time. (definitely a snippet!)
- Stitched circle cut from a past play day background using sprays & paints. (Oh yeah, snippet)
- flowers & sentiment done on watercolor paper, using Zig markers, while on one of our trips to Florida. (um...s'pose it could be a snippet? Yeah?)
Put it all together, asked DH if it was fit to send to our friend, and he said "Send it".
Here's the inside:

- Impression Obsession die (Thanks Lis for using this die in your pretty card to us). It was cut from a snippet of previously created background and just enough left to use this die. I did discover that using the Sizzix Precision Metal plate would be a good idea with this die! (ask me how I know this? but it still cut ok with regular cutting plates, just had to do a little scissors snip-snip in a couple places).

With dies like this, I think it will be easier for me to go ahead, finish the card when I make it.....

Ahem, since I hear there has been some excitement over at the Snippets Playground, & since Parsnip & I exchanged some sweet chockie kisses on my last trip (since I'd been MIA for so long, and Sweet little Bear still let me sneak in!), I'm off to check out things. I heard Parsnip got some chocolate on his white fur, and I want to see what THAT is all about! C'mon, let's go have some fun at Snippets Week 222.

Lots of blog commenting in my future, folks! Thanks for popping by.


  1. This is very sweet and beautiful. I love that butterfly and was wondering how You coloured it:) This card will be treasured for sure

  2. Hi Mary, think Parsnip has discovered licking choklit works well and tastes good still :D
    Lovely snippety card well done on all the rescued bits.
    I will be over by and by, pretty busy here. School hols and visitors. Ever so nice.
    Thanks so much for your loved comment on my Easter resurrection post. You are a blessing.
    God bless Shaz.
    Ps pray too for your friend in his loss.

  3. I'm sorry you needed this card, Mary, but it's absolutely gorgeous!! I love the colors!! The butterfly looks amazing!! Fabulous my friend!! I hope you had a happy Easter!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. We had a very wet and blustery Easter this year but had great fun with my great nieces and a Easter egg hunt.....loving your snippitt card Mary so satisfying to se up bits!....not a card we like to make but it will be greatly appreciated at a time when the personal touch is so appreciated....bless xxxxx

  5. What a pretty card Mary - so nice to see a colourful card as a sympathy card. The butterfly is such a gorgeous reminder of new life, that this life is transitory, rather than permanent, although to express our sorrow is so appropriate.

  6. Had such a problem getting here Mary, your post showed up on my reading list but the link kept taking me a to Yahoo search engine so had to come in via Googling you, all very odd.

    Loving the teal greens on your pretty card and the use of several circles placed most effectively and then of course the glorious Butterfly.

    B x

  7. Hi Mary, I think Sympathy cards are so difficult to get right, but you nailed it.

    Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

  8. A beautiful card for a very sad occasion Mary my friend! This kind of card is always difficult to make, but you have managed to do a great job! Have a wonderful week! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

  9. Fabulous card Mary - albeit for a sad occasion :( Somehow, butterflies symbolise hope to me and I think they're lovely on sympathy cards.

    Thanks for coming to play in the Snippets Playground!


    Di xx

  10. Gorgeous card Mary,like the circle, buttery and all the stunning details and the peaceful feeling of the card, great use of recycled materials too. Sorry for your friends loss.

  11. A sad time for your friend Mary but this beautiful card is sure to be well accepted. The background colour is so pretty and you have coloured the flower perfectly to match that edge . The butterfly stencilled using a metal stencil is gorgeous siting on that blue stitched circle too. Glad you enjoyed your meal yesterday. Our Easter weather was very mixed apart from Friday when the sun shined. The wind blew very strongly as a result of storm Kate but luckily no damage here. x

  12. For a sad occasion, a beautiful card which will be treasured I'm sure.

    I'm sure you will qualify for the Snippet challenge LOL.

  13. Hi Mary,
    what a brilliant snippets card, and such a very lovely design also.
    I bet the recipient was very pleased with it.
    I do hope you had a lovely Easter, and the Easter bunny brought you lots of yummies.
    Love and bug hugs from my house to yours.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  14. It is never nice having to send a sympathy card, nor easy to know what to send... but your card is just perfect. I love the beautiful butterfly, it is coloured so beautifully. Such a great idea to use up snippets, I need to do that more often.... Hugs, Anne xx

  15. I think butterflies make great sympathy cards and this pretty butterfly is sure to make your friend feel better! Sunshine here today.

  16. What a beautiful card you made for your friend, Mary!!!! Such a stunning butterfly and the little flower in the vase is so pretty!!!!! The colours are beautiful!!! Love the idea to add the scorelines to finish it off!!!
    Have a great day!!!

  17. What a very nice card with lots of interesting elements. That die cut on the inside is really nifty.

  18. Hello Mary, a lovely card for a sad occasion, I'm sure your friend will know you are thinking of him, Kate x

  19. Sweet card for your friend, sorry for her lost. In Italy we don't make cards for these occasions, only telegrams or short condoleance on a white card. Anyway your use of snippets is just fabulous and love the detail of the score lines at the bottom, the gorgous butterfly and the colours. Great diecut inside the card! I also use a precision plate with the intricate diecuts and they come out well. It's a great invention :D

  20. I've got snippets in every form and shape, DPs to images and die cuts not used for previous projects. Trying to use something from snippets piles on each card and there seems that there's always something, little or big, I can use. That is very satisfying. You're a great source of inspiration for using snippets:)

  21. Beautiful card for a sad occasion Mary, sure your friend will appreciate such a heart warming card, love the butterfly and colours used.
    Pam x

  22. So beautiful Mary!Love those colors and that gorgeous butterfly, so sweet.

  23. It's a beautiful sympathy card Momma Mary! I love that you recycled a card that was sent. The embossing with the score board looks great, love that butterfly too. The die that you used on the inside is just gorgeous. I can see why DH said to send it! Hugs, Brenda

  24. Your card is so pretty Mary. You've brought the recycled pieces together so beautifully. Barbxx

  25. Brilliant snippets card Mary. I'm sure that the crapalanche is slowly dissolving.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  26. A very beautiful sympathy card Mary!
    xoxo Olga

  27. Allways difficult to make this cards, but like this by personalise it it is always good! Enjoy the week!

  28. Your snippets sympathy card is just perfect, Mary! It will bring your friend comfort and I'm glad your in-house critic liked it! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell