First things first - I finally made a grab button for the Playground - wahoo!! It's on the sidebar at the right hand side and the code to take it is underneath. I'd love you to take the button and thank you soooo much to all of you lovely playmates who hopped right in yesterday and grabbed it, I was amazed and very touched, mwah!! :)
Anyhow, here's my snippets card for today:
- 7" x 5" white card blank
- snippets of white, green and red card from the snippets folder
- Sizzix embossing folder called 'Corner, Flower Vine'
- Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die D-Lites 'Poppy Patch' die - cut from green and then red card with the poppy heads snipped off the red die cut and added on top of the green die cut. Fiddly but worth it :)
- sentiment is a pre-loved one by SU, stamped using SU 'Real Red' and then punched with SU's 'Curly Label' punch before being popped onto the card with thin sticky pads just to add a bit of dimension
The poppies die is fabulous, but it's also very delicate so I reckon you could tear the stems if you have to 'encourage' the die and card to part company. I used waxed paper between the die and the red and green card snippets and it worked like a dream.
Right, straight into this weeks picks - which get more and more difficult to choose. I do try to play fair and rotate whose work I pick, but often there are makes that just can't be left out - am not quite at the sticking a pin in the screen stage just yet :) However, I just checked my list that I keep as the week progresses and there are 20 picks! So, am going to have to just pick a handful - but it shows that, as well as ALL your snippets makes being brilliant, you do seem to be going from strength to strength. Well done to every single one of you lovely little playmates.
So here goes:
Now here's a different use of snippets, a coffee jar cleverly decorated by Jenny and topped with snippets flowers - it's delightful!
So, as I said, every entry deserves to be shown - and of course you can hop back to last weeks Mr linky and go check out if you haven't done so already! The thumbnails certainly will draw you in - I think that was a good move a while back once the Playground filled up with more and more playmates.
And please can you welcome a new playmate, Liz W, who brought this pair of lovely Christmas cards - hope you came back again Liz!
Here goes for the winner of the 'Hot Pants' Penny Black stamp and Tim Holtz Craft Pick tool:
And this coming week's prize is:
A 'Poppy Patch' die, the same as the one I used today - very kindly donated by Viv, thank you so much honey! And, to go with it I'll include a little packet of 25 pre-cut wax paper sheets (5.5" square) - if you'd like them to try out.
The snippets challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 8th February and will open again at midnight UK time on the same day. 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.
Please NEVER be afraid to say you're just playing for fun - it doesn't offend me at all, and the Playground is first and foremost for us to have fun, the prizes are just a thank you for playing :)
Mr Linky is below - 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.
Have a great week, keep hanging onto your hats in the UK today as more gales are forecast YET again, and hope to see you in the Playground.
Di (and a wave from Parsnip)