Sunday, 17 February 2013

Pixies Crafty Snippets Playground - Week 60

A little bit quieter in the Playground this week - ha, bet you were all playing kiss chase with the little boys from the football field down the road!

My snippets card:
It's a bright and cheerful Birthday card, for a cute little chap who is one year old today.

I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card stock

- little giraffe stamp from Hobbycraft. For those girls in the UK, it really is worth looking at their own range of small clear stamps, tons of useful images at £1 each! Coloured with Pro Markers and die cut using a Sizzix die, framed by using the same die and SU 'Marina Mist' card

- blue backing papers are all SU snippets in 'Marina Mist'

- patterned papers are from Echo Park's 'Hello Summer' paper pad. Oh my gosh, I love this paper pad - in fact it took me ages to decide which papers to use as they're all gorgeous, plus they go so well with SU colours

- die cut number 1 was cut in SU's 'Marina Mist' (another teeny snippet), and popped onto a punched SU 'Petite Curly Label' - I used a teeny snippet of 'So Saffron'

- the little kite is a Martha Stewart embellishment, bought in NM last September

- Luke's name was stamped in 'Marina Mist' using a rarely used See-D's alphabet set and the 'banner' end was punched using SU's 'Petite Pennants Builder' punch, very carefully after marking the spot I wanted as the centre of the V then sliding the card into the side of the punch to use what would normally be the top part of the pennant - betcha I lost you there!

- three green Card Candi's along the chevron band

And now a little selection from this week's snippets:

This ATC, by Ike, really made me laugh. Such a great spin on Valentine's Day - and really creepy-cute. I suspect I look like this in the mornings :(

Eliza paid us her first visit, and hopefully not her last one (so I hope you girls played nicely), with this brilliant card - a pose I thoroughly agree with. Do please go and say hello, Yoda is waiting there to say hello back :)

And Bubbles came to show us this gorgeous altered chest, to store some precious letters in - all the details of how she did the makeover are in her posting.

I've truly just scratched the surface of all your gorgeous makes - remember that Mr Linky's thumbnails  in last week's snippets post will lead you to have a closer look.

And the winner of last week's 'Springtime' stamp set is:


This coming week's give away has already been in use on my snippets card today, well my own paper pad was used, there's a new one sealed one here up for grabs:
And this is my pad, with a few spread out for you to see how delicious they are, and they're double sided too:

Crumbs, I sound like an Echo Park rep!!

If you want to join in the Playground fun and frolics and be in with a chance of winning this real 'splash of Summer' pad - the Playground is open all of this coming week but it will close on Saturday 23rd February at noon, UK time and Mr Linky is below as usual. Just enter a snippets make into the Playground this week and I'll do a draw after the Playground closes next Saturday. But, as usual I am asking for a snippets make please, maximum of three entries and please say 'No thank you' in a comment if you DON'T want to be entered. 

Have a lovely week - we've had sunshine here, yay!



Mrs A. said...

Thankyou most kindly for my winnings. I will say no to going in the draw this week.
Gorgeous card for Luke miss that you made.
p.s. Those boys up the road are not nice to play with. They are defo made from frogs eggs and puppy dogs tales. They put mustard in our honey sandwiches!!

Cathy said...

Fab colourful card Di! I find I'm saving even more stuff just in case nowadays!! I love the diversity of talent in the playground, such a fun place to visit :)

Kimbo said...

What a fab fun card for Luke - love those papers x

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

What a pretty cards, love all-congrats ladys
Di, your baby boy card is stunning-love the image and design,
have a nice new week,
hugs Tamara

tilly said...

a beautiful card, love that little stamp and so will Luke and his Mum lol

Sarn said...

DI: Utterly cute card for little Luke. Very vibrant . . . love the kite and the giraffe . . . bet he loves it.

MRS A: Yeah, but I like mustard 'n' honey! Just sayin'!!! Although, on reflection not so keen on the frogs eggs and puppy dog tails! Oh, and CONGRATS on your win honey.

PS: I'll say no thank you to the draw too . . . the papers are lovely, but I have absolutely no space left to store another pad of paper!

Any other playmates out there? I'm sat on the swing all by my lonesome!????

Sarn xxxx

Annie said...

Hi Di,
Sorry I didn't join in last week but it was a really manic week for me and the only snippets I got to play with are far off finished yet...the next quilt might get finished this week to join in but the felt book will take months to complete :-)
Will try harder this week.
Will try harder this week.
Will try harder this week.
Will try harder this week.
Will try harder this week.
Hope that is punishment enough. :-)
A x

Jules said...

Good morning Miss Di

Loving your card for Luke. That little kite is super cute.

Great array of makes this week .. .. and I love the letter chest. Super gorgeous. Perhaps we should all make one to keep our snippets in!!

Those boys are a bit rough and naughty but one wants to be a fireman when he grows up so we should perhaps keep on the right side of him . . . just in case we need him in the future LOL!!

Have a good week everyone.

Love Jules xx

ike said...

Fabulous card by MRS A :-) Thanks for picking me out too :-D xx
I'm off to hunt out my snippets xxxxxxxxx

Eliza said...

Congrats Mrs A, brilliant card.

Thank you also for the welcome to the site with my first entry, no you have not scared me off, yet LOL Im pretty tough LOL

Working on my next submission, so I will be back.

Eliza & Yoda

Anonymous said...

Lovely bright, zingy card Di, Luke will love it. I'll say no to the paper pack cause I won so much with all those flowers, let others have a chance! Talking of those flowers, I've gone all Bev Rochester for my card tomorrow, it's a LOTV with SIX wOC flowers on it!! Glossy Accents is working a treat to stick them on with.


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous snippet card - very cute! Love how you've added Luke's name.

Beautiful selection of cards and that chest is amazing!

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card die, love the cute image, fab papers and the kite and if you have another one then you could use it for this weeks LIM, up in the air.

Kath x
or you could just pull this one off here and use it again, then stick it back on this card, he he.

Sandra H said...

Nice to see Mr Linky Di he must of decided to take a nap!! Just love your snippet card and those gorgeous papers and Image beautifully presented too! Luke will be in love with this its stunning and well done to Mrs A your winner she will be so pleased her card was a well deserved winner and gorgeous papers on offer too! have a great week ahead xx

Liz said...

What a great card for a little one. Love the colours and design.

I wouldn't say no to a lovely pack of paper like that.

Anyone want to join me and play French Knitting?

Bonnie said...

Love your picks for the week and your sweet giraffe for Luke! Love those papers too! Hope you have a great week!

Carol L said...

Your card is adorable and I just love that little kite with the giraffe! Congrats to your winners, and as for Echo Park papers - oh yes please!!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Di - wow what lovely card indeed - do adore the wee giraffe dont know why but their images really appeal to me so very much, and love the colours and layout used too..

well still flat strap here but did manage to blog some quick cards made last week, I do hope your have goo week too lovely papers - and Sarn am heading for those swings... love and God bless, Shaz in oz.x

Hettie said...

Just a flying visit to say Hi! Will be back around later!

Lynne said...

I know..I know, it`s been ages. I am very sorry but I`m here this week and hopefully more often in the future.
Lynne xxx

Hazel said...

I'm joining Annie in needing to write lines ... so I'm making sure I get in early this week before life takes over again! Just time to feed the ducks before I go ... x

Darnell said...

Luke's card is so darn cute, Di! A kite AND a giraffe, WOWZA!! Thank you for sharing those great picks - that's fun!

Ah, paper, now you're talkin', but no, no, I mustn't. I just have so darn much already and mustn't be piggy-wiggy.

I off to swing with Sarn!!

Lynn said...

Great fun card - I am sure Luke will really enjoy receiving it. Lynn x

scrappymo! said...

I know we can only enter 3 times but is it OK to enter a picture of 6 cards...If not, feel free to delete this entry. I didn't feature them on my blog individually as they were on my desk for WOYWW.

i would love to enter the draw. That is beautiful paper!!!! Thanks for the chance to win them:)
Jeesh, I had better hurry and make another card in case you delete these. teehee

Annie said...

It took me a while to get there but I managed to finish the latest quilt.
A x

MaryH said...

Congrats to Mrs. A on her win. And what a lovely card for Lil' Luke, one year old. What a big milestone in a young man's life. That first year sees so many changes in a life, and I bet he & his family really enjoyed this sweet card. TFS

Mrs A. said...

I needed the drink more than the fridge did so I drunk it. Oft round to the bike sheds I hear tell there is a wee bit of a party getting up. Strictly tee total. Soon put a stop to that!!! Hugs Mrs a.

MaryH said...

Did I hear Mrs. A mention drinks? Party? Uh oh, don' wanna miss out on that! Papers are so very lovely, don't think I have those packs...but..much as I would love to win, I have too much right now! So if you pick MY name, tell me so I can dance, but then draw another name!!! (I heard dancing will help you lose weight...more fun than working out! 'Specially if I get one of those drinks). Hugs & thanks for the fun.

Mrs A. said...

Ha, Bet yer thought you had gotten rid of this stamp once already too Miss!!!

Oop's Sorreee grils I might have in advertantly told Miss in me bleatings to her tht there wos a wee party going on. Yer might need to go round and ave a tidy up before hinspecshun time. Hugs Mrs A.