Thank you for taking time to visit, and I hope I am even a tiny bit helpful as I have been helped and blessed by so many others. I have been doing Calligraphy since teens, and card making for many years as well. In 1990 I delighted in the joys of stamping with ink and embossing after a trip to Cairns, Qld. In 2009 I discovered the brayer, 2010 the Cuttlebug, also have now taking to reading up on crafting blogs and lo! Here I am, on one of my own.

I live on the coast of eastern Australia. I am a Christian. I trusted in the LORD down here at the beach, amazingly it is not far from where I now live. It was over 40 years ago, after a Beach Mission Service at the age of 12 years

Sunday, 27 January 2019

Thank YOU Miss Di 💗 of the Snippet’s Playground

This post is an extra “speshul” one! It is a world 🌍 wide THANK YOU blog hop with Darnell - in honour of Miss Di of the Snippets Playground.
She has been running the playground for seven 7 wonderful years. I first joined on 13th March 2012, see this post here (for Challenge no 11, early in Di's first year) where I wrote:
This card also really qualifies for Di's snippets challenge this week, so pop along to the playground for it... that is if you dare - yep, they dip your pigtails in the inkwells over there in the playground”.
Miss Di, I want to say a ginormous warm thank you from Downunder for all your work in running this challenge for so many years. 
It’s one of my highlights to join in with the playground, using up snippets...  even though they grow faster than they reduce!

I've been grateful for the fun and shenanigans of the playground to brighten my blogging, for almost the 7 years now! And now Miss has an extra helper as well as Parsnip - ‘tis the ultra cutest ever Dudley, who is rather a cheeky distraction in our playground these days! My card.. of the snippety variety again! Recipe below.
Today I decided to revisit an old technique - the salt with water-colour technique, with Brushos! Not sure if anyone else has tried it, but it seemed a good idea. I’m also not sure if it’s my watercolour technique or the salt, but it didn’t react that much! (maybe too it dried quickly in our hot weather?) It has great colour so it didn’t matter that the salt failed to match my expectations. *Used sea salt and regular salt.

  *Stamped over one end with Hero Arts background stamp in versamark and added WOW bright white EP. 
*Used thank you die cut x-large “thank you” by Honey Bee, bought with Simon says voucher before Christmas and having its first outing today. I die cut three pieces from snippets, two of white, a bottom and top piece, and from base Brusho sheet also cut a top piece. 
All have DST to adhere easily.
Added a bit of lace to finish it off. Cut Brusho base in SB stitched rectangle Die, largest one, extended.
So everyone who has snippets (and who doesn’t?) pop over and say thank you to Miss Di and to Darnell’s blog hop and join in the hop too.
Made another card too more in Miss Di's colours.
Added Pippi butterfly, used same thank you die and Wonky stitched rectangles on Kaisercraft 5" x 7" folder.
Also a pickie of our creek in lovely summer colours.. off for swim tomorrow! Hope this warms you up! 

Thanks for all the lovely 💕 😊  comments, you really cheer my heart so. And may God bless your day wherever you may be.
Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

My new blog over HERE at Wonderful Words of Life. I’d love it if you’d pop over, join and say hi there too. 💕

A thought to bless your heart from the word of God:


Also entering these cards in:
Butterfly Challenge Y is for Your Choice. Pink Brushos card. https://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/115-spin-butterfly-wheel-with-letter-y.html?m=1

43 comments:

Megan J said...

Hi Shaz, a fantastic pair of cards, love the soft colours on the second card, you are probably right about the heat drying out before the salt has time to work. A dip sounds wonderful in all this heat... have a wonderful week... Megan

meg said...

Two beautiful backgrounds, the stamping on the first is beautiful and the die cut a great idea, thank you for joining in at BBB.

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous cards to celebrate the Surprise Hop for Di!! :D Surely she will love them both! I have tried the salt technique with silk and liquid fabric colours, a lot of years ago, but never tried with paper, I will have a go! ;D
Hugs!

Brenda said...

What beautiful backgrounds you have made on both cards Sharon! I can see where you used the salt, it just might be because it is so hot in your world and the colors dry to fast. I haven't tried this technique so don't really know much about it. One I want to try, I also have read use "chunky" salt too for larger "spots". Again, don't know. But I sure do love how both of your cards turned out! So beautiful and Di will love them too! Hugs, Brenda

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Di definitely deserves this hop! I thought I loved your first card until I saw the great colors of purple and pink in the second! Lovely job!

KandA said...

Two super cards and gorgeous backgrounds on both xx

Sarn said...

Hi Shaz . . . super technique resulting in 2 super cards.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Kathyk said...

Your snippet make is FABULOUS

Kathyk

NanaConnie said...

Oh, I love both of these, Shaz, and the backgrounds are magnificent! Loving the fab cards along the hop and am delighted to be a part of it all. See you at the Playground. :-D

Jac Curran said...

These are both beautiful cards, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous cards, loving the technique but not used it for ages. It has to be that the card dried too quickly. I used to use this on fabric too and it look gorgeous, think the fabric tends to hold the water longer too. Have a great week, Angela xXx

Laurel Kerr said...

Fantastic cards and background Shaz..Hugs, Loz

Darnell said...

Hi Shaz! I'm going to start with your creek photo. I am really surprised and pleased to see it practically overflowing its banks when you consider the hot temps you've been having! Here the hot days soon evaporate the water as everything dries up and turns brown.

Thank you for hopping right into this thank you parade for Di with your two beautiful card designs! I've never met a Brusho background I didn't love, with or without salt! I love both color versions and I can definitely see the salt reaction you got. I'm loving that "thanks" die, too, and how you layered it! Enjoy your day and I hope it cools off soon! Hugs, Darnell

Elaine Stark said...

Fabulous background. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

Liz said...

Two super cards, Shaz, love the colours of your backgrounds. I don't think I'll be having a swim ouside here in the UK, much too cold and damp. Enjoy your swim tomorrow. xx

Betsy said...

Such a beautiful butterfly and purples in yarn ur cards today Shaz. And I would love the warmth of your creek and a swim there too. Hoping the Lord blesses you with a wonderful day my friend.
Blessings,
Betsy

Dawn Phillips said...

Such a beautiful example of the Salt Technique. Your stamping looks awesome on this background. Thanks for joining us at Back to Basics and Beyond. Love Dawn x

Jane Willis said...

Both your cards are absolutely gorgeous!

Maxine D said...

Wonderful cards Shaz - love your experiment with the brushos and salt - sometimes subtle is best...
We are starting to really heat up now - 31 forecast for tomorrow.... which means it will possibly get to 33 - 34... they are already getting that and more Down South.
Blessings
Maxine

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Wonderful creation. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge. Good luck Ginny ♥
Aud Sentiments
My Blog As I do Rodos

Chrissie said...

Gorgeous card Shaz, that background is awesome, I simply love it!

Marilyn Mathis said...

Love the beautiful backgrounds. I need to work on that area of my cardmaking. Thanks for sharing. Hugs

Conniecrafter said...

I love the brusho backgrounds and the cards you made with them, like the layering on the thanks and using a piece of the brusho on it too.

Kim Heggins said...

Oh my....these are just so beautiful. What a gorgeous way to say thank you!

Pia S said...

Such pretty, colorful backgrounds, so different in style due to your mix of colors.

Donna said...

Beautiful card with stunning backgrounds!

oldpunca said...

I red on Darnell's blog about Snippets Playground. It is something new for me. I have to check this out. I have a lot of snippets left from my projects...
Thank you for remind me to the technique with salt. You accived a wonderful effect. Both thank you cards are amazing.
Enjoy swimming. :-)
Hugs, Sonja

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

A fabulous way to give Thanks Shaz, I love the white embossing on top of those bold colours, makes a great statement! I too read on Darnell's post about Di's *Snippets* what a great achievement indeed. Blogging brings such lovely people together.
Wishing you a very Happy day Hugs Tracey xx

Mrs A. said...

A wonderful tribute to Miss Di. I saw a tutorial just the other day for using salt on a background a thought then I must give this a try. I love the card you have made for the challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

Angelnorth said...

Brushes are a great way to add lots of colours, these look great! Thanks for joining us this week at Daring Cardmakers!

Jenny L said...

Hi Shaz,
oh my word what gorgeous backgrounds you have created.
Love the wonderful colours and designs.
Hope you are keeping well.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Lois Wyche said...

You have created some beautiful cards and a big "thanks" to you for sharing your creations with us and also for giving us a view of your area. tfs

Miri said...

Your cards are great - and so colourful. I also love seeing the process of creating the great backgrounds.
Thanks for sharing your creations with the Daring Cardmakers this week.

Lynne said...

Gorgeous cards. I love your background, the colours are fabulous. X

Sylvia Ames said...

Beautiful cards with gorgeous colourful backgrounds, thank you for joining us at Daring Cardmakers this week.

Sylvia xx

Dawn said...

You have made some stunning backgrounds for your cards. I love this technique. Thanks for joining in at Daring Cardmakers. x

EmmaT said...

Beautiful card and background. I love my brushos, when i used them with salt i found that they reacted better then wetter it was, although that then meant it took all night to dry but i loved the outcome. Love the colours you've used. EmmaT

Kathleen said...

Stunning backgrounds with fabulous mix of colours and the use of a great die.

Kath x

Robyn Oliver said...

Brilliant post Shaz, Di sure is an inspiration. Your card are fabulous too, super salt technique results... dug some of mine out but we're so we up here they're 'limp'.

Di said...

Oh dear Shaz, my lovely friend! What kind words you wrote and am delighted you joined in with Darnell's surprise blog hop! Of course I was totally stunned and so very touched by the kindness of Darnell for arranging it and so many lovely people for joining in.

Wonderful cards - I don't think I've tried that technique - another one on the list!

Hugs

Di xx

Janice said...

Your cards are stunning.
Janice x

Catie Cuddles said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for joining us at Back to Basics and Beyond challenge.
Happy crafting !
Catherine x DT

Helen said...

Gorgeous card - love the colours!
Helen x

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