Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Cheers to Di at the Snippet's Playground!

Hello my crafty friends, the celebration of Di continues. First off I want to say if you are in the part of the country that is extremely cold, please stay warm and safe. It is winter after all, so it is what it is.

For my card today, I'm sending cheers to Di for her 7 year anniversary of running the Snippet's Playground, it is really 8 years old, but Di took over the challenge blog from Jules after a year. So for Di, it is 7 years of running the blog. She is an amazing host, so kind, so friendly, so talented, I could go on and on about how wonderful Di is! Parsnips, the bear is a hoot and tends to get us in some trouble out on the playground behind the bike shed, but he is a sweetie as well. And then there is the ever so cute and new to the family, Dudley. If you have had the privilege of playing along with your snippets (scraps) please do! Everyone makes you feel so welcome!! Di gives out prizes every fortnight (two weeks) out of her own pocket! So come and give it a play along won't you?! 

My cards are on the masculine side, as I needed some for my stash. But I know many women who enjoy a cold beer, especially in the summer time. I can't drink a whole beer, so my late hubby always gave me the first cold drink of his when he had one. I miss that! But some of the boys will give me the first sip if they are here. So I guess I'm bringing the Brewster's behind the bike shed this go around. lol Yes, I used snippets, all papers are snippets except the card base.

If you stuck with me this far, kuddo's to you! As always my list of supplies will be down in the recipe section. I want to thank you for taking the time to visit me and leaving me a comment. Your comments always bring sunshine and warmth to my day. I will be by to visit you soon as well!

We are having a snow squall coming through as this Arctic storm comes in with the winds. Brrrrrr............I'm going to hibernate except when Kahlua has to go potty. lol  

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:
All cards use the Apple Blossom-Bubbles and Fizz stamps/die and embossing folder from the Papercraft Essentials Magazine

Card 1:
Paper Studio-Plaid Tidings-plaid snippet
Spell Binder Circles
Red snippet-no clue what paper company
Blue snippet-again no clue what paper company
Brutus Monroe-Ultra Fine Embossing powder in Penny
Shimmer Pen
Zigs/Arteza watercolor pens
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Pentel Gold Pen

Card 2:
Paper Studio-Plaid Tidings-plaid snippet
Paper Studio-cream snippet
white snippet-no clue what paper company
Shimmer Pen
Zigs/Arteza watercolor pens
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Pentel Gold Pen

Card 3:
DCWV Metallic's Mat Stack-gold and black snippets
white snippets
My Creative Time Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies
My Creative Time Stitched Starburst Dies
Shimmer Pen
Zigs/Arteza watercolor pens
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Pentel Gold Pen

Card 4:
Paper Studio Glittered CS-gold glitter snippet
Paper Studio black snippets
white snippet
Delicata Gold ink to ink up folder embossing
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Zigs/Arteza watercolor pens
Pentel Gold Pen


Lisa said...

They're all so fabulous!! I love the designs!! Stay warm!! It's unbearably cold here, too!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Kathyk said...

Fab makes and loving the snowy pic too - Happy SNIPPETversary


Liz said...

Brilliant cards, Brenda. I especially love the first one, the tartan paper is so realistic, it looks like fabric. Hope you keep warm in all the snowy weather you are having. We are predicted to have snow tomorrow in my part of the UK, although we won't get as much as you! xx

Carol L said...

Your cards contain all the elements any guy would enjoy! I'm especially fond of the plaid snippets only because I'm a big fan of plaid designs! Cheers to Di and cheers to you for making more cards in Di's honor! I rarely finish a beer either, unless I'm having pizza to go along with it! LOL Stay warm!!! Brrrrr

Di said...

Wonderful cards Brenda - so perfect for a man as well! I love the fact you also used plaid paper, the Scots over here love their beer (along with a wee dram of whisky!). And thank you so much for joining in with Darnell's blog hop (THAT was one huge surprise I can tell you!)- as well as your really kind words.

Hope you're coping OK with the weather - it's on our TV over here about how bad it is in the USA. We have snow due later on today apparently but it's unlikely to be anything like you have, and certainly not as cold either!

Sending love and hugs

Di xxx

Marilyn said...

Love all of your awesome cards! Stay warm!
Have a great day!

Jane Willis said...

I love all of those cards! I have that stamp and die set, so you've given me lots of inspiration for using them

Bonnie said...

Four cards! Wow! These are perfect for the guys or some gals I know. I love a swallow of cold beer in the summer or even half a bottle. But hot tea is more like it in this weather!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I'm so glad you got your hands on the mag to get these fab stamps and EF. I LOVE what you have done with your cards, the plaid is an absolute fab paper to use with the beer. I think I will use you as inspiration as they are fabulous cards.
It's snowing here atm and we are supposed to have between 5-10CM, it'll be gone by Sunday though I expect. Your snow and temperatures are so bad, PLEASE stay warm and protected from it.

EmmaT said...

Fantastic set of cards, brilliant theme and use of snippets. Emma

KT Fit Kitty said...

Well you've given me an idea! I am always stuck for ideas for masculine cards - I love the beer theme! Now I will have to look through my stash and digis to see if I have anything like this - thank you for inspiring! Love what you've done here! Awesome use of snippets!

KandA said...

Fabulous cards Brenda and such super male designs xx

laurie said...

Awesome set of fun and festive!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Great card, Brenda or cards really, I love tartan papers and have some nice digi ones as they are hard to buy here. I love snow if I’m not out in it, keep warm, I’m in asummer dress no sleeves here here in warm summery Oz.
We just had some lovely rain which was very welcome..Except had just done the washing.
Ah well in the garage it will go,
Hugs and prayers,
Shaz in Oz.x

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Sarn said...

Hi Brenda . . . what BRILLIANT cards and I agree, totally good for either male or female recipients.

Thanks for bringing some beer to the party behind the bike shed, we were about to run out!

Hugs, Sarn
Stamping for Pleasure

Loll said...

Great set of snippet cards Brenda! Always good to have masculine cards in the stash. Brrrrr is right! Stay warm! xx

Sylvia said...

Beautiful male cards,Brenda.Beautiful winter photo too.


Mac Mable said...

Fabulous masculine cards and what a wonderful tribute to Di. You hold onto the memories of the first sip Brenda x Stay warm and thank you for sharing the snow photo and hope Kahlua pops outside quickly! x.

Inkyfingers said...

I always struggle with masculine cards Brenda but you have scored 4 in a row and I'm in awe. I love the plaid and plain card together and the bottom two cards just fizz! Stay safe in the snow my friend - we've had some here too but it's going away now.
Carol x

Megan J said...

Hi Brenda, a great collection of masculine cards and great way to use snippets. Have a wonderful weekend... Megan

Janice said...

Great masculine cards!

Darnell said...

What a great masculine snippets card, Brenda! That would be a hit in my family of beer drinkers! Your tribute to Di was well-said and your photo brought back cold memories of my youth in Iowa in winter! It is what it is, but I hope it's true that you warmed up a little yesterday. Do be careful out there when you have to let Kahlua out! Thank you so much for joining in the Hop to thank our Miss Di!! Hugs, Auntie Darnell

Anita in France said...

There's a lovely warm cosiness about those fabulous plaids, Brenda ... such a great background for those cool beers! How celebratory are your second duo of cards ... the sparkle is especially brilliant! Hope you're staying warm and safe ... eek, that snow! Hugs, Anita :)

Carole said...

What super male cards these are as men are always so difficult to make for. Hope you are Ok in all that snow!

Jules said...

Hi Brenda

What a lovely collection of cards .. .. I love them all!

As you say suitable for men or women.

You have certainly had a lot of snow. Hope you are coping OK.

Thankfully we have missed it where I live, but the same can't be set for the rest of the country unfortunately.

Stay safe and warm!

Love Jules xx

Helen said...

Fabulous cards!
Helen x