Sunday, 17 November 2013

Pixies Snippets Playground - Week 99 - Part 1

Bet that's got you going - Part 1 of the Playground. That's because I've been forbidden to sit too long in the craft room by Len, so Part 2 should follow tomorrow with luck. He's out right now (Saturday) so while the cat's away I want to at least kick-start this coming week's Mr Linky and show you the prize. Plus I did manage to make a snippets card and this is wot I did:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square cream card blank

- a snippet of cream card stock, onto which I stamped such a jolly Santa, called 'Noel 1' - made by PaperArtsy, and I used Versafine 'Vintage Sepia'. I rounded off opposite corners on the image. I'm afraid the photo is rubbish BTW as right now I can't easily raise both arms at once :(

- the very dark brown card backing, both behind the DP and the image, is from the snippets folder - then I popped the image on using sticky pads to raise it - the bulky bow has already taken this card into large letter thickness so what the heck

- the patterned paper was cut from a fresh sheet (slap my wrists) from the LOTV 'Krafty Christmas' paper pad

- the ribbons are from the ribbon box, plain brown satin and brown organza with a striped edge, layered and tied together in a bow

- then I just added a snowflake charm (from a packet made/sold by Inky Doodles), originally silver but 'vintaged' using my darkest brown Pro Marker and some black too, tied on in 'Jules style' with brown shiny cord

This coming week's prize is, as so often, connected to today's card:
It's a stamp exactly the same as I used - the detail is lovely plus it does come with an additional sentiment. And there's also a packet of the Inky Doodles charms - I've plonked mine above the winner's sealed packet to give an idea of what there is, snowflakes, stockings, bells, trees, a snowman and a sweet little deer.

The Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 23rd November and the gates will open again at midnight UK time on the Saturday as usual. Maximum of three entries and please say 'No thank you' in a comment if you wish to still play but not be the winner of the prize this week, as shown above. In fact, you might want to play for only one part of the prize - both items do constitute one prize but if there's only one thing you'd use please do say in a comment and I'd just draw again for the second item as well.

Mr Linky is below - do please let me know if you have any problems linking, I can sort it out for you quite quickly and am always happy to do so.

So, I 'm sorry this is only half a snippets Playground post - I'll be back (no pun intended!) tomorrow with the results of last week's draw (it takes me time to double check that potential winners haven't already commented 'no thanks', I normally note this down during the week but my brain was elsewhere I suspect!), picks of the week and of course our usual welcome to our new playmates.

See you then I hope!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards where the theme is 'monochromatic'

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for November ' Anything goes'



Mrs A. said...

Super monochromatic card here Miss I know there is a challenge asking for this but not got me list to hand at the mo so will let yer know which one it is ASAP. Sounds like your still struggling with your back . Hope it settles down soon. I had the next session at the back clinic and she went to town on both sides of my spine. I could hardly get up off the table by the time she had finished!! What a right pair we make. Hugs Mrs A.

Hazel said...

Oh Di and Mrs A I really feel for you - this evening I told John I was going to give up all my crafting, what with my back and caring for him ... but I think I'll carry on. And John nags at me too, Di (for my own good, of course - lol!). What a wonderful snippets card - I hope in part 2 that you're going to add it to the ever growing list of entries at CHNC extra for November. Take care xx

Karen said...

Oh no not another friend with back issues - sending you hugs, give Parsnip a squeeze he's always up for a quickie, naughty boy he is. Rest and don't worry about the gates - you know we won't desert you. Huge hugs to you and Mrs A, what a load of decrepids we are lol!!! xxx

scrappymo! said...

Oh Di!!! What a wonderful card. This is a real traditional type Santa...vintage looking some would say!
He is the Santa of my youth and the one that instantly comes to mind when I hear the S word.

So sorry you are still suffering. DH is the same...very protective of me...and good about reminding me when I do too much or take too much on...mostly cuz he is the one who has to pick up the slack if I am down for the count! hahahahaha

Can you get in for some deep tissue will be yowling on the table but usually will feel better next day.

Hope you get some relief as I know how awful back pain is.

Crafty hugs...but gentle hugs!

roffeycreations said...

Beautiful card Di - love the colours too.. Hope that back straightens itself out soon - and you too Mrs A... hugs Mxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah feeling for u all over there in cold land an bad backs, gentle hugsDi an Mrs A.
Writing this on mobile so be in brief, hope to be back, lv Shaz in Oz.x

jimlynn said...

Di, sorry to hear your back is still giving you fits! Take care and hope you feel better soon.
Love this beautiful card and what a fantastic image.

Darnell said...

Your vintage Santa card is so lovely, Di! Is that a wine color? He looks like he might have had a bit of wine, now I say that! I love the little charm, too!

I was hoping you might take it easy and not open the Playground this week, but since you didn't listen to this old girl, I'll come on in and play then! I'll do my best to not squeal so maniacally on the swings, promise, so you can get your rest when Mr. Len shoos you off the puter desk.

No thank you on the treats. The only treat I want is the post that says your back is all better! Gentle hugs, Darnell

Cathy said...

Hi Di, your vintage santa card is gorgeous, love the little charm. I hope you're not overdoing it, please take care :) Cathy x

Sarn said...

Super Christmas card with a very vintage look to it Di. SOOOO sorry to hear your back is still playing you up. Guess we'd all better be good for you in the Playground this week.

Gentle hugs from Sarn xxx

Sandra H said...

l think its crafters back syndrome as l suffer too hope it gets better soon.....Oh this is a gorgeous stamp Di your card is just so beautiful love the vintage look and you did it while Len was out of the way shows it can be make quickly and could add lots of christmas card lists charms add that special finish too take care xx

Redanne said...

Hi Di, I really hope your back improves quickly! Your card is fabulous, I just love that PA Santa, he has such a jolly face. A really beautiful vintage looking card. Hugs, Anne x

Sue said...

Oh hope you feel better soon Di and your card is fab love that stamp huggles Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Arrghhh bloomin' backs! I'm sitting here all wrapped up in my dressing gown, keeping warm after two hours of leaf raking yesterday. Very sore and moving slowly!! We'll hobble around together shall we? Hope you're up and about properly soon again, at least mine will ease quite quickly and I plan on taking it easy today! Lovely card, very traditional santa. Make sure you rest, we're not bothered about the whole write up thingy, just get well again.

PS. Me and MrsA will keep an eye on the playground. At least we can hold each other up!!

Jenny L said...

Hi Di,
what a fabulous card. Love that vintage image of Santa.
Great design as always. Sorry I haven't been around to comment for a while.
Have a wonderful crafty weekend.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Kimbo said...

What a gorgeous vintage Santa and beautifully set too. Just remember that without ever cutting into a new sheet, there'd be no snippets and where would that leave us :)

I do hope your back improves quickly but you must rest it x

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Fantastic card
love this vintage Santa
hugs Tamara

Jules said...

A fabulous snippet make from you Di as always .. .. but more importantly I hope you are OK.

Sorry you are struggling with your back. I hope it improves soon. Take it steady.

Love Jules xx

Bonnie said...

What a magnificent Santa, Di! Hope all is well with you.

Mrs A. said...

Knew I'd seen it. Here you go Miss

There's still 4 days left to enter.
Hugs Mrs A.

roffeycreations said...

Hi Di - #1 entry now added - and no thank you to the lovely prize this time... hugs Mxx

Carol L said...

Your card is just beautiful in those earthy monochromatic tones! Love the charm too! So sorry your back is ailing you, but do get some rest!
No thank you to the prize this week - I'm playing just for fun :)

Take good care!!!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

back again Miss and no thanks to stamp :D pray 'dat back improves super fast, please LORD, take care, Miss... Shaz in Oz.x

Hettie said...

Beautiful card Miss and wonderful stamp. As I have one very similar, I will decline this week to give others a chance, not that I think you put my name in the hat anyhoo as I didn't win last week's! Boo hoo!

Sue - said...

Beautiful card Di. No thank you to the prizes though even though they're fab!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Hi Di, sorry a day late for the challenge - most unlike me! Anyway I've just popped my card in to this weeks challenge and thanks for showcasing so many wonderful designs - well deserved showcase and winners. I'm just playing for fun this week as I wouldn't use the prize so pull someone else out of the bag if mine jumps out. Sarah x

Greta said...

Gorgeous, elegant card--love it!

KandA said...

I'm so glad to have found your blog and your vintage santa card is fabulous xx

Mikha Adriani said...

Hi Di :) :)
Fantastic card, with a warm feel for christmas :)

Thank you for sharing this at CC&CC. Hope to see you again soon :)

Hugs, Mikha - DT

Karen said...

Just added my first entry for this week Di. No thank you for the stamp and charms. I hope you back is feeling better now and it's lovely ti hear your DH is looking after you. My indoors is like that too - fussing around me, trying to help and feeding and watering me when necessary lol! Gentle hugs xx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Just linked my project Di,
It is a Christmas gift (simbol of good luck-elephant with nose up)
inside of earings is home grown lavanda,
hope it is ok
hugs Tamara

Sarn said...

Here I am with my Snippets Entry . . . saying No Thank You to the gorgeous prize as I'm just playing along for the fun of it.

Hope you feel better soon Di.

Sarn xxx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Hi Di, great, great card you made - that Santa stamp is fantastic - I hope you feel better soon! Take a break from crafting and do some yoga - it does wonders for me!
Take good care of yourself, Cornelia

Mary said...

Your card is a real beauty. I love Vintage and your card is pure vintage. Much as I love the stamp and the charms....I'm going to say no thank you..Take care of your back. Hugs!

Anonymous said...

I love using up my snippets. It's my first time in the playground ... thanks for letting me play! Gill x

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

A least you can sit for a little while and make something everyday, better than nothing :) I made a card with the Memory Box Bell Craft Die and added in the linky.

roffeycreations said...

W00t W00t - finally managed 3 in one week again LOL... hugs Di - Mxx

cm said...

Gorgeous Santa card, Di - the Santa of my youth (ages ago!). The colour, bow, and embellishments = fabulous!! I've added a wee two-some tonight - simple once I figured out what I wanted to do (I'm guilty of over-thinking, over-doing and you know how *well* that ends up!!). Hope your back is feeling much better!!
Hugs ~ c

Cathy said...

Back again Di with another card, Cathy x

Julie C. said...

First time here! (Had a bit of trouble trying to upload my photo on Minster Linky. I nearly gave up but made it now, at last!! ) Glad that I found your blog and thank you for inviting me to join in Snippets Playground.
I love your vintage Christmas card. That snow flake charm certainly looks good on your card! ^_^

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I just adore cards in neutral tones. This Santa is fab! Hope you feel better real quick. Although I have not been able to create as much as I would like, I am always happy to add a card to the playground!

Eve said...

Hello Di,
I love your fabulous card!

Another late entry from me I afraid but my punishment was getting a stitch running through the playground!!
I do hope that you back gets better very soon - Poor you :(
I have had the same trouble but mine is much better now.
Hope you have a lovely weekend xx.
Oh and I'm just playing for fun this week so 'No thanks' to the prize.

Mrs A. said...

Working with a paper bag on me head as its a lot easier than keep switching hats!! hope your aches and pains are easing up and keeping off the pills. Thank you for joining in at Crafty Hazelnuts Extra this month. Hugs Mrs A. (GDT).