Sunday, 7 April 2013

Pixies Crafty Snippets Playground - Week 67

Another busy week in the Playground. Thank you to all who were sweet enough to comment on my 'crazy sheep' snippets card last week - my step-mum loved it!

My snippets card for this week is bright and zingy - and, it cracks me up - tell you why later:
I used:

- 5" x 7" white card stock

- image is Docrafts Country Companions 'Frog' from the 'Sunshine Meadows' range, stamped in Memento 'London Fog' and coloured with Pro Markers. I might add some Glossy Accents to the splashes of water coming out of his wellies but this card was made in a real rush as it is

- snippet of green Core-dinations card, embossed using Craft Concepts' 'Dragonfly' folder and sanded to reveal the 'core' using SU's sanding block

- patterned backing paper is also snippets, from the Echo Park 'Hello Summer' paper pad' - I try to slip snippets from patterned pads inside the front cover until it becomes tricky and then the whole thing is popped into a cello bag. Our Jules is even more organised and apparently pops her 6" x 6" paper pads into poly zipped bags straight away

- plain orange card is all snippets - I drew round the oval Nestie I'd used for the image and (badly) hand cut round it. The orange snippets dividing up the oblongs of patterned paper are literally little strips, waste not want not!

- sentiment was printed from the PC, the end snipped into a banner and a couple of Josy Rose nail heads added

The sentiment combined with the image is what I'm still giggling at - can just imagine the eager little frog hopping out of a pond waiting to be turned into a Prince. Not really the best of starts with that outfit - poor little chap! There again, a quick peck and he could turn into Richard Gere or whoever floats your boat :))

OK, 'show and tell picks' now - and it gets harder as the weeks go by :(
Mrs A has been making flowers from snippets - absolutely fabulous!
Sam made this delightful fold out card, using resist stamping.
Lynn was playing with the silhouette stamp set she won (no hanging around there Lynn) and made a really beautiful shadow card.
Hazel made this super elegant card - I love the combination of elegance and a soft look, beautiful!
And almost at the last minute, Maureen raced in with this card - brilliant use of snippets and a gorgeous result. This really is a design to CASE dontcha think?

That's just a few I've picked, each and every make you brought was gorgeous, as always.

So, it's time for the draw for the duster brushes and TH ink pad:
First out was Linby, who generously declined in a comment as she already has duster brushes, so I ran the Random Number thingy again and the winner is:

Well done Mrs A! Wahoo - as we're out playing on Saturday anyway would you like me to bring them along - or I can post them if you're keen to have a play :). 

This coming week's prize is based around my snippets card:
A dragonfly folder, a little frog another stamp from the same range called 'Rabbit', kindly donated by Rach!  That was really quite spooky as I already had the folder and frog stamp tucked away in my 'snippets prizes box' so the cute rabbit added perfectly to them - thank you Rach!

The Playground is open all of this coming week but it will close on Sunday 14th April 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 Sunday.
Do please note that the Playground is open for a day longer than usual this week - I'm out all day on both Friday and Saturday so rather than curtail it I decided to let you have an extra day to play. We'll return to normal (whatever that is!) the following week though. 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 wish to still play but not be a winner of the embossing folder and those cute little stamps.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend, stay warm, safe and have a lovely week!



Mrs A. said...

Thankyou your ever so Miss. when I saw them up as the prize I crossed me fingers ever so tight behind me back (well one set anyways) and looky I wun. Keeping them till Saturday is fine. Don't waste postage. Was just saying to Sam do we need badges or sumfinck to identify who we all are. Like I know you'll be the one with a pink flower in yer hair!!!!
I just peeked through the railings and those pesky wabbits are playing stick em up with the glue guns!! Gave me a nasty fwight it did. Hugs Mrs A.

Mrs A. said...

Forgot to say that yer card reminded me of a certain someone caught on camera washing his flippin car!!!!!! (what is it they say? The camera never lies!!!)
Yessssss please to Richard Gere.
Hugs Mrs A.

Di said...

Crying with laughter here Mrs A :)) xx

Spyder said...

Lovely cards fantastic, not sure what you mean by snippets, is that the challenge? (small brain...and its late!)((Lyn))

Mary said...

Love your little froggie, and his sexy undies are perfect. I'd kiss him, if I knew Richard Gere would be popping out. I'm headed to the pond, there's got to be a prince hiding somewhere....I'll bet Mrs. A's got a head start....Your snippet card is they always are. If I get my act together I'll get one in tomorrow. Happy crafting...

Glennis F said...

LOL that is a great card. I have popped my entry in

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

I love your frog,
gorgeous card,
hugs Tamara P.

Cathy said...

Hi Di, cute froggie!! I'll say no thank you to the fab prizes, just happy to play :) cathy x

Hazel said...

Love your fun snippets card. What a surprise to see that one of my cards is in the 'show and tell' - thank you. I love the others, including Mrs A's gorgeous flowers that I've just seen featured on a challenge blog as a top pick - not surprised. x

Sarn said...

Lovely froggie snippets make there Di. Great picks of the week too.

Congrats to Mrs A on winning last week's prize.

Sarn xxx

Kath said...

I love your snippets card - I hope to be in the playground later today!
Kath x

Viv said...

I have never been desperate enough to actually kiss a frog - although this one is cuter than some I've 'pecked' in my time!!! LOL Great card Di - and Lynn shall now be known as the 'Hurricane' - that was quick and hasn't she made a lovely card! Hope to join in this week but things are a bit 'chaotic' here to say the least!

Debs Willis said...

Lucky Mrs A , well done!! Need a tutorial on those flowers :-)
Debs x

Linby said...

What a fun card! Glad to passed on the prize for Mrs A to get it.
I'll say no thanks this week too.

Irene said...

Brilliant card Di, just splendid.

Sandra H said...

Many congratulations to Mrs A on your winnings well deserved too! Di your card is so amusing and what a fab layout too jut love that image just the cutest !! xx

Anonymous said...

Well done Mrs A! A fab set of snippet cards!

I love your frog one Di; he did make me smile!

Sarn said...

Here I am with my Snippets Make . . . sorry I played hookey last week!

Been playing in the Snippets Garden today too.

LOVELY stamps and E/F, but please leave me out of the draw.

Sarn xxx

Faye said...

You behave yourself when you're out with Mrs A, she'll have you int all sorts of mischief. Your fab and cute card made me smile. Superdoop colours. X

Kathleen said...

Richard Gere, rather Johnny Depp but with my luck it would be Kermit.
Great card and the image itself really made me smile, great layout and papers.

Kath x

Elizabeth said...

Richard Gere will do it for me any time, we have the same hair colour :) Though, I think he'd have a hard time floating the boat featured in my post today ... there are limits even to RG's talents, methinks!

Love your hopeful frog - his 'dookers' - northern Scots for swimwear - are brilliant :)

As usual, Di, you've had the devil of a job to pick out just a few of the fabulous snippet makes - everyone is so talented at using up their stash in imaginative ways.

Hope you've had a lovely day. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Elizabeth said...

Oops! Forgot to congratulate Mrs A on her win - call it a senior moment :) Elizabeth xx

scrappymo! said...

Congrats to mrs A for making the most gorgeous flowers ever!

no wonder she didn;t have time to catch the donkey for us for a ride this week...she was busy!

Brought a fairly glittery one this week...thank goodness I managed to use the offcuts for the inside white piece for my verse and remembered that I used snippets when i precut the ornaments last year...or I wouldn't have been able to come and play!

MaryH said...

Oh what a cute frog! My DH loves frogs (I can handle the cute kind only). You did it up very well with all brights. And Congrats to Mrs. A. I think I shall ask her to pick lottery numbers for us!!! Ya'll have fun at your meeting. Darn I just missed the latest Snippets. I had a good one recently with a soap carton save! Drat...Just my luck! TFS

Hettie said...

Bootiful cards there in your collection there Miss, including yours.
Lucky Mrs A! Darn it as I was hoping ever so as I want to try those blusher brushey things!

Bonnie said...

I missed all of you last week so wanted to join in early this week. I'm bringing sunshine just in case of dreary weather. Get out your sunglasses!

Bonnie said...

Ooops! I was so excited to play that I forgot to say what a cute card you have today, Di! Love that happy frog!

Carol L said...

Congrats to all the participants and winners of last week's playground! Such beautiful cards all of them!
Di, this card of yours is hysterical! I love the combination of wild shorts and big boots! I think we can all relate with that vision :)

Karen said...

I found you because of #6 Sarn, I stalk her blog! Imagine my shock and genuine joy to find somewhere that encourages us to use up those little bits of left overs that we hoard! Gorgeous cards and wonderful inspiration from everyone - thank you! hugs Karen

Darnell said...

Snort! What a riot of a card! I love me a lot of froggie images, but this is a new one to me! Cool dude in his unders!!

Great write-up and showcase, too, Di! No thank you on the prize. I'm off to catch up on your newer post toasties ...

Hettie said...

I thought you girls in the Playground might like a giggle at young photos of a child bride!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

LOL! Ah, the prince in his underpants. Yep, that's how it is with princes. They leave dirty socks on the floor too. I like your multicolored snippets.

Mrs A. said...

I will say no thanky you to this week cos I'm already a greedy piggy. Stuck me entry in for this week. Snipets from snipets. Hugs Mrs A.

scrappymo! said...

Getting close to midnite...just wanted to get this card entered and then off to bed...still humming The Times they Are A-Changin' and can't get it out of my head!

Annie said...

Hi Di.
I've not managed to join in for a couple of weeks but have managed another LillyBo quilt so thought I'd come to play :-)
A x

Sue - said...

Love your card and have finally got round to coming to play!

Sue - said...

Just posted another - positively my last visit this week.

Jules said...

Fabby card from you Miss Di and lots of lovely playmates in the playground too!

Love Jules xx

Bubbles said...

Such a sweet card Di! Looks like I've missed out on LOADS in the past few weeks... but trying to catch up a bit now :)
at Patchwork Apples
Trailing behind at #35

Gillian R said...

Super fun and cute card Di, you can exclude me from this week's draw, as cute and lovely as the stamps are I think somebody would get far more use of them than me. Thanks for pointing out that I forgot to say what my snippets were, I will go back and add that into my post

Elizabeth said...

My last snippets of the week added, Di, and as there are three in one posting, I'm fully expecting to be ticked off for going over the image ... maybe even being kept in and made to stand in the dunce's corner as a punishment ;) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Mrs A. said...

More snippets. Funny how me pile is not going down though. Hugs Mrs A.

roffeycreations said...

Great opportunity not only to use my snippets but to show off!! Thanks...Mxx