Sunday 7 July 2013

Pixies Crafty Snippets Playground - Week 80

Sorry about the Playground gates slamming shut 12 hours early yesterday - my fault entirely :( If you got caught out, please feel free to back link.

Here's today's snippets card:
I used:

- 7" x 5" white card stock

- green backing card from the snippets folder and white snippets for stamping onto

- patterned paper is a recent 'freebie' 'Lilly Bimble' acquisition from Quick Cards Made Easy magazine

- stamped image by Little Clair Designs 'Butterfly Blossom' coloured with Pro Markers and then tickled with Twinkling H2Os from the Iridescent set. Although I have most of the H2O pots, this set is so versatile for adding shimmer to already coloured images. An extra couple of butterflies were stamped and coloured to pop on top with little snippets of sticky pads and pearls were added to the flower centres

- die cut the image and backed it with another snippet of green card, cut after drawing round the outside of the same die and hand cutting it

- sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps' 'Friendship Ticket Sentiments' set, stamped in Brilliance 'Pearlescent Blue' and mounted onto green backing - which truly is centred in real life!

This is a closer view so you can see the H2O shimmer - maybe:
Not a lot of snippets used really - and I think the image would have looked better on a white embossed background rather than patterned paper, sigh. 

So, this week in the Playground - lots of lovely makes as always, and I've just picked a few to show you:

Lynn (Linby) brought this stunning lavender and lace card to show - and wahoo, it also won a place in the top five over at 'Allsorts' challenge, well done and totally deserved Lynn!
A perfect card for someone who is just about to become a 'school inspector' - made by Sarah of Sazzle Dazzle. The inside is great too - Sarah does some brilliant work and is a loyal little Playmate so it would be lovely if you could hop over to say 'Hello'.
Irene stepped out of her comfort zone to make this beautiful collage card - isn't it pretty? As always, beautifully made - I should know 'cos I have had cards from Irene and they really are perfection.
Cathy R made this wonderful 'sand and shells' card - I love it, the background is amaaaaazing!
Annie (Wipso) stunned lots of people by venturing into paper craft - her first love is sewing. She made an album to hold ATCs - flipping brilliant Annie!
Sue brought this really clever card to show - great use of snippets and I love how the one pair of specs stands out from the others - genius!

A quick whip through this week girls, but to check out what great snippets makes everyone else brought to the Playground just go here.

Last week's prize of the two sets of dies, 'Chevron Stripes' and 'Cloud Trio' by MFT, was won by:
Well done Cathy, can you please send me your snail mail address ( and they'll be in the post to you ASAP. This did make me smile 'cos Cathy and Maureen (Maudieroff) are sisters - and I did spot that Maureen wanted the dies too. I can see some 'sisterly sharing' going on - play nicely girls!

And this week's prize is, as often is the case, connected to my snippets card:
It's a stamp the same as I used (which has tons of possibilities - I followed the same colour scheme as shown on the packaging, being a bit lazy) plus a set of six of the Petite Pots of Iridescent Twinkling H2Os in the following colours: Iridescent Violet, Iridescent Gold, Iridescent Blue, Iridescent Red, Iridescent Green and Oyster. I know that a few of you already use H2Os, but this set is a great starting point for H2O 'virgins' - and you might even want to replenish your stocks :)

Remember that it's the second week of the draw for the 'Lattice' folder - just enter three cards in total over the two week period to be in the draw, there are three to be won.

The Playground will run as usual this week with the gates closing at noon UK time on Saturday 13th July. 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 this week's prize, shown above.

Mr Linky is below - hope you can come and play this week. The paddling pool is out and has warmed up nicely in the sunshine (but please get out if you need the rest room)! The diving board into the duck pond has been removed until the baby ducklings are bigger and can paddle/fly smartly out of the way :) The goat has been divested of my (now ruined) best party dress, the donkey is recovering from the shock of being used for show jumping trials and all is well - for now!



  1. There were amazing entries over here last week! I'm either way ahead for this week or way behind for last week. It feels strange being her all alone. I'll just enjoy the peace and quiet for now! Lovely card, Di! I love flowers and butterflies!

  2. I promise to be on me bestest behaviour today at the races. I'm backing Miss Di to win hands down!!
    or how ever many hands a horse is.
    Hugs Mrs a. p.s. got a bottle of gin in me bag just in case of emergencies.

  3. Hi Di - so pleased Cathy was the winner cos I will be getting to use those lovely dies too!! - I love your snippet card this week - amazing how that background paper and your stamping match up so perfectly - I love it - wouldn't be as "cute" if the background was just white - but then at the playground everything looks good... B Back Later - Hugs Mxx

  4. What wodnerful card, Miss, and oh would not trust that Mrs A. after last week escapade with the farmer's pigs and such.. we really will try but!.. really..
    oh and back again yup!! love the playground, we duz!
    Shaz in Oz.x

    PS fab other makes in last weeks playground, too and well, not any H2O's over here so another fab prize...

  5. Gorgeous card Di, the h2o really gives it a lovely sparkle. Hugs, Amanda x

  6. Beautiful card Di, I love that the stamped image matches the bg paper. Lots of lovely creations in the playground too. And whoo hoo! Thank you so much for the clouds and chevron dies! I'll share with Mo too :) Cathy x

  7. Hi...I am Little Miss C...Scrappymo is my Grandma. I made this card at the lake with my Grandma.

  8. Ok Im back earlier this week with creation #1... would love to win this time around as that stamp set is just so cute and I only have iridescent blue H20 - I don't think Cathy has any of the iridescent range either....hugs Mxx

  9. Super card - love the twinkle on there.
    Thank you for this Challenge and a chance to win some Twinkling H2Os..... not sure what they are but they look mighty interesting. :-D
    YaY.... my entry is No.5.. my favourite number... so I might just get lucky :-)
    Have a fabulous day.
    IKE xxxxxxxxxxx

  10. Hi Di
    Your card is beautiful. That stamp is so pretty and the pearls really finish it off!

    I finally took a little time to catch up on Little Miss C's blog. I am such a naughty Grandma but it is enough work to keep up my own and it seems I am always behind on that as well! lol

    Trying to get to adding the finishing touches on a bunch of cards I made up at the lake. Then I can set them up to auto release while I am away. It always seems that my productivity depends on how many projects DH manages to get me involved in. lol

  11. This is such a pretty card. I love those tiny flowers. I guess we have all cut round the outside of our dies for a narrow mat, but it annys me that we have to. It is time the makers realised what we all want! Kate x

  12. Haha! How many times am I following Bonnie around! I, too, am switching gears and getting here early this week!

    Another really outstanding PCSP posting, Miss Di, and such a really pretty card! Wonderful highlights, congratulations to Cathy, and no thank you to your generous offer!

    Since you also covered all the ins and outs of the playground critters after a little (!) fun was had, Bonnie and felt it only right to introduce the new unmolested parrot.

    She made me do it.

  13. Morning Di, Beautiful showcase of cards last week and your choices are gorgeous, your card is gorgeous as always Di and the papers,butterfly and image are beautiful l like how you have added pearls on the petals lovely finishing touches and the dies used and green backing paper brings out a ray of sunshine simply gorgeous have a lovely day xx

  14. What gorgeous cards this week Di. I may join in again soon now I'm hooked on this paper crafting lark :-) Thanks for the mention.
    Annie x

  15. I didn't get to play in the playground last week so I had to make sure I had time this week. I love the backing paper with that stamp and the H2O's are gorgeous x

  16. Congratulations to Cathy R on her win.

    Beautiful showcased cards here.

    I see mayhem has ensued while I've been skiving!

    Love you pretty card Di. Think it looks great with the background you used.

    Have fun today.
    Sarn xxx

  17. Thanks for featuring me and giving me the heads up that I was in the top 5- just goes to show you should never throw anything away!
    Lovely card, so sweet and great colours.
    Play nicely with Mrs A Today.

  18. Hi Di, I'm back with an entry, I'll just play for fun this week as I won last week. I have got a few H2Os to play with already :) Cathy x

  19. Very pretty card, Di - love the stamp and great to see H2Os being used (need to get mine out of cold storage some time soon!) x

  20. This is pretty Di - I love the butterflies on here. See you have my favourite 'poils' in the middles of the flowers - very cute.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  21. Looksee. The minute me back is turned we get a new hanimal for the playground. We only have a Parrot called Moley. Lest ways I think that's its name!!
    Had a lovely time today on me bestest behaviour, well apart from the display stand that is. Hugs Mrs A.

  22. Hello Di, your card is lovely - I think your choice of backing papers matches your coloured flowers perfectly. Once again you've chosen terrific cards to showcase this week - I love them all. Hope you had a great time with Mrs A today and bet you've both brought home a lot of lovely goodies. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  23. Stunning entries again this week and well done to those who were showcased.
    Pretty card from you today , sweet image and great papers.
    Gosh I am so shattered from running round that tennis court this afternoon, haven't watch Wimbledon for years as I go so fed up of it just being ace's and no actually proper play, but decided to watch it today and was so glad that I did as to me it was a fabulous match, back to the old style tennis with lots of actually long rallies, very entertaining and superb play, just wish they had asked the guy with breathing problems to leave the court.
    Well done Andy.

    Kath x

  24. That is a vewy pwetty card Miss. I am a H2O virgin! About the only time I am a virgin unless you count virgin on the ridiculous!
    What about this parrot?? The chooks will not like it....they are a bit protective about their food you know!

  25. I dread to think what the two of you got up to. Gin. Parrots. Display stand. Good Gawd, you two are a menace to society! Fab cards. X

  26. Loved your flower branches & your sparkly butterfly. Thought your patterned background was just fine too! I'm amazed you even had time to do a card, with all you've had going. TFS & running the playground, and Big Congrats to Cathy R. Some lovely prizes there were. Have been enjoying some of the Ryn wins too. Wow!

  27. Woot woot #2 - another chrissy card - I don't think I have ever made so many... Mxx

  28. Congrats to Cathy, as well as all the other notables from the playground!
    Your card is beautiful DI, and I love that gorgeous butterfly too!

  29. Here, hide that glue that you used to stick the egg to the spoon for the next race....Miss might realise we are cheating!!!!

    Love the blossom stamp, I have a stencil similar to this so would love to have the stamp too.

    This is my third snippets card and so hope I might win the embossing folder. Would be greedy to want two though, but then I am greedy LOL Pass me a banana please!!

  30. Hi Di - well that's number three - yippee..... Mxx

  31. No thankyous kindly to the stamp cos I bought the topper sheet on Sunday and Fluff gave me her H2'os.
    No thank you to the embossing folder cos Maureen kindly sent me one.
    Dat parrot has gotta go. If it whistles at me one more times or shouts out Marilyn + something else I will glue its beak.
    Hugs Mrs A.

  32. Finally got a card posted! This windows 8 almost had me stumped!
    Things that worked last week suddenly couldn't be


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