Sunday, 4 May 2014

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 123

Wow, another bumper lot of entries last week - which I think deserves a bit of a bumper prize this coming week. Not only that, I can hardly get the lid on the Playground toy box right now :)

So today, my snippets card is a Christmas one:
I used:

- 8" x 8" square white card blank  

- white card stock embossed using the fabulous Embossalicious 'Swirl Corner 6" x 6" folder

- Woodware stamp called 'Patchwork Dove', paper pieced with snippets from LOTV's 'Winter Wishes' paper pad and just a tickle of Wink of Stella on the olive leaves (sigh to partly disguise that I smudged a bit)

- one whole sheet, shock, horror, of backing paper from the same LOTV paper pad 

- SU's 'Crumb Cake' card stock for layering - sigh, cut into two fresh sheets thereby creating yet more snippets so in fact I used less snippets than I created with this card!

- sentiment is from the Creative Expressions 'Joy to the World' sentiments set. Wow, this set is terrific - it's unmounted grey rubber and you can snip it apart and mix and match part sentiments beautifully. Oh, and I stamped using a Memento 'Toffee Crunch' ink pad

And as luck would have it, the current challenge over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge is 'something beginning with B' - a dove is a bird and the card has a few blues - double qualification :)

So that's my offering - now let's take a peek at a few of yours. As always, not an easy choice and I ended up with a very long short-list so used a pin - I hope no-one is disappointed if they aren't a 'peek' this week. You really are going from strength to strength girls!

First of all, we have a few 'banners' cards and I think this is such a clever way to use up snippets, here's some examples:

Sarah (Sazzle Dazzle) made this card and I adore how the stars bring the whole card together, great idea.

Different style of banners, made by Liz W, beautifully complemented by the toning flowers.

Banners used the other way on by Anne F. And so well matched to the adorable image too.

Andrea (Kanda) also made two great banners cards but then she hopped in later on with this amazing humming bird card which I chose instead. So beautiful!

Bonnie always comes up trumps, and out of her cards this week I chose this one. It's so sunny, fabulous use of snippets to set of those beautiful tulips.

More flowers, this time from Lynn - such a clever idea to mix a jar stamp with those die cut flowers - some little snippets bit the dust too :)

This card, made by Mo, caused a sharp intake of breath here - it's just stunning! Mo is on a quest to use up loads of those flowers I'm sure we all have lurking from years ago - and what better way than this!
And a few Christmas cards - first of all this lovely one made by Brenda B - using banners too plus such a great image :)

Such an elegant card, made by Greta. We all have tons of white and cream snippets I'm sure and what a great way to use them.

Jean made this lovely card. again with the word 'Joy' and plenty of white - love those poinsettias!

Pat used snippets of white and black card when she made this beautiful scenic card. So lovely, gosh there's some clever sponging it been done on that there snow.

And Sandra H really went to town with this fabulous Christmas card, so many layers, sparkle and embellishments. Beautiful!

And now we have two new playmates:

Sheila H skipped in with this lovely butterfly card - and don't you love it when folk sort of 'dress' their card surroundings before taking a photo? I know a few of you do that - ha, I usually prop mine up with card behind against a flat screen TV, point and just shoot :(

And Carol Gill joined us waving this terrific card. I did giggle at the froggie - plus love the rainbow theme!

I hope you both come back to play soon :)

And onto the draw for the winner of the Memory Box 'Grand Happy Birthday' die:

Well done Kim! Can you please drop me an email with your snail mail address and I'll post the die off to you ASAP (

OK, so perhaps you're getting the drift that maybe, just maybe, it's a good idea to think about Christmas a little bit ahead of time? I've picked some Christmas cards today, and of course my own snippets card is a Christmas one. Can you guess where this is going? Yup, this week's prize is all for Christmas - in fact I lie as part of the prize is for all year round - but we haven't had a Christmassy prize since 29th December so here goes:
Embossalicious 'Swirl Corner 6" x 6" embossing folder - kindly donated by Lynn. Of course this folder would be great all year round and don't fret about it being a 6" x 6" one, I only have a little Cuttlebug here and mine went through no problem.

That fabulous Woodware 'Patchwork Dove' stamp, same as the one I used today, kindly donated by Elizabeth.

And the Creative Expressions 'Joy to the World' sentiments set, from me :) To cut and chop as you wish - the fonts really do lend themselves to being played around with to your heart's content, not just as they're shown on the packaging.

As usual, the snippets challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 10th May 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. The prize IS all one bumper bundle, but if you only fancy one or more of the contents just say so in a comment and I'll do a second draw if you win for anything that's not on your wish list. But, you can have the lot if you wish :)

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 those snippets coming :) We beat 70 entries last week, wahoo!!

Di (and a wave from Parsnip)


Bonnie said...

I'm way early and it's awful quiet here right now. I'm sure glad you and Parsnip are here! Love your little paper pieced bird and what a treasure trove of prizes this week!

Bonnie said...

Oh, and I"m so glad you liked my tulips!

ike said...

Oh, what a lovely little card and I JUST HAVE TO HAVE THAT DOVE !!!!!! Wonderful selection of cards you shown there. Such brilliant ideas. I am off to play :-)

IKE xxxxxxx

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful card! Love that sweet dove and the way you have pieced it! Great folder too!
I need to remember to leave a larger bit of card around my images as I really like this look of the sentiment on the image piece!

Thank you for choosing my card to was a lot of fun to make and I am already planning the next one...thinking of layering dies to make a soup tureen to hold the blooms!

Sarah said...

What a fab selection on picks this week!! Love the dove Di, the blue echoes the peaceful theme perfectly and the paper piecing is perfect xx

Annie said...

Your card is gorgeous Di and what an amazing selection from the playmates. Fabulous cards all of them.
Ann xxx

Carol L said...

I'm blown away by all the gorgeous entries from last week's playground! You ladies seriously rocked it!! Congrats to Kim!!! Di - your beautiful card truly does carry a peaceful and serene feeling along with it! Gorgeous!!
I'm playing just for fun this week, so please don't add my name to the draw :)

Elizabeth said...

Sorry Di, this is going to be quick because I should be getting showered and dressed, but just have to say that your card is beautiful - love the bird in blue, and like Carol I'm totally impressed with the fabulous cards showcased this week ... and all the others that didn't make the showcase too. Right, best be off. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Viv said...

Playing quick catch up as am chasing my own tail this week! Fab showcases this week Di - congrats to all- sorry I've not been about as much. Will try and call in again this week! x

Aquarius said...

Love your card which inspired me to go for paper piecing too. Lovely selection of prizes this week.

Sarn said...

FAB Festive dove card and pretty embossing Di.

Loving the beautiful showcased entries and what a super prize.

Congrats to Kimbo for winning last week's prize.

Good luck everyone I'm playing just for fun thanks Di.

Sandra H said...

Oh this is another of your gorgeous creations Di with lots of lovely detail and Gorgeous stamp and embossed background so beautifully presented as always.......another great showcase and thank you for showing mine and congrats to kimbo enjoy your prize xx

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Love your holiday card. And the cards you have chosen to showcase. always fun to enter and see what others do with scraps.

Jules said...

Hi Di

That is one gorgeous paper pieced Christmas card. Love it!

Lots of fabby showcased creations too.

Hope everyone is having a brilliant bank holiday.

Do you think it is nice enough for a playground hog roast Miss?!?!

Love Jules xx

Lynn said...

A gorgeous christmas card - brilliant paper piecing. Have a good week. Lynn x

Planetsusie said...

Just lurve your durve card missus! I am playing in the playground this week but need someone to push me on the swings - could Parsnip help???

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx (and Fenton)

Sally H said...

A gorgeous card from yourself Miss Di, and some wonderful picks too!

Sheila H said...

Your Christmas dove is beautiful. Thanks for mentioning me as a new participant. I learned about your blog from MaryH of CarolinacardsbyMaryH. I plan to participant again soon :)

Greta said...

Oh wow--amazing picks this week, Di! I feel very honored you noticed my card. I just adore yours--LOVE the embossing folder & that dove & the sentiment--just my style! Terrific prize & I'm linking up a card. Thanks for this fun place to show our cards & see so many inspiring creations!

Darnell said...

Oh, I do love your snippets card, Di!! Well done! More great prizes on offer, too, but no thank you.

Once again, you did a bang-up job of picking the stunniest cards for showcasing! I don't blame you for resorting to a pin to make your selections because, as you said, all the entries are so darn good!!

I'm sorry the Mister and I were away a few days and I missed the May Day celebration! I'll bring baskets with me when I drop in tomorrow with my card! It gets harder and harder to find those little airline bottles of booze ...

Have a great week! Hugs, Darnell

kbrandy4 said...

So gorgeous Di! Thanks for another fun challenge!
Hugs, Hazel xx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Great work, last week. Sorry I have been absent, but I was off giving my G.S. a cuddle!

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your gorgeous paper pieced Christmas card Di...


Bonnie said...

Back again with a bald snowman! I think I'll look around and see if I can find him a hat!

KandA said...

Cooee, thanks for highlighting my card. Such fabulous cards last week and so many new ideas to try out. Love your card with the blues and white xx

Eve said...

Hi Di,
Hope that you are having a lovely weekend.

WOW! the playground competition is getting too good!! Fabulous top picks and your Christmas paper pieced card is stunning.

Must go and keep an eye on my chickens! xx

Mrs A. said...

I do love the colour of your card Miss and all that paper piecing too. Yes please stick me in the pot this week. Hugs Mrs A.

Kimbo said...

Oh Miss,don't know how you choose from all the wonderful creations. Love you're blue bird and it's always great to make snippets as well as use them up. Thanks sooooo much for picking me as the winner this week - a wonderful prize. And no thanks to this weeks - I just have so much Christmas stash as it is x

Hettie said...

Gorgeous card there Miss and lovely makes in the Playground. Sorry I have been a bit absent recently but I am still beavering away but mostly in the garden lately!

Jenny L said...

Hi Miss Di and lovely Parsnip.
great card yet again for this weeks challenge.
Lots of love. Jenny L.

Elizabeth said...

Hello Di, just popping after adding another card to say that I'm only playing for fun so count me out for that prize ... obvious why, I already have the stamp :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Twinks Stamping said...

Di that dove is gorgeous and I really like the colours on your card xx Jan xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo Miss very very busy over here in the playground isn't it?? weel tow offerings this far... and re prize have some lovely Christmassy Woodware ones so if perhapes my name appears will miss out on them... but love folder wee Christmas stamps .. Wonderful card and snippetty makes here ..
I used lots of snippets again but still seem to be hatching more of 'em...
love Shaz in oz.x

Eve said...

Hi Di,
just entered my second card - can I have a gold star please!!

Sandy said...

Not much crafting time, but had to make a Mother's Day card. You picked out some really beauties from last week Di.

Pippa said...

Actually got my act together this week, been AWOL from the playground for a while! I had fun with a new technique this time. Hope you like it. Pippa x

scrappymo! said...

Just popping back with another card. It is a bit of a quick and easy card...but hey, is finished!


Kimbo said...

Big thanks you Miss, my die arrived this morning so I'm going to have a play. Thanks so much x

Kimbo said...

Forgot to say thanks too for the gorgeous card x

Karen said...

Gorgeous snippet card and well done to everyone - fab picks from Missy Pixie Karen x

Darnell said...

I had to come back, it's so fun here! Still just playing for fun, too! Hugs, Darnell

MaryH said...

That is some fantastic paper piecing & love that you chose the blue colors. Perfect for this little Bird of Peace, and cute to work in the tiny holly paper too! Don't you just love the WoStella for shine? Great corner emboss too, and so classy with the pretty blue bird. You got some wonderful mileage from your LOTV snippets. Would just hate to waste even a tiny snippet of that paper pad. Also congratulations to Kim. WTG! Some very awesome cards here already, and the ones from last week...Oh WOW! Pats & Hugs to Parsnip & yourself too! TFS

flossbite said...

So much inspiration on here Di....I'm off to attempt a "spotlight" card....and maybe even a handbag!
Love lots
Fiona xx

KandA said...

Finally back with a card - I'm running all behind this week xx

Unknown said...

Lovely Lovely cards just discovered your site so glad. Best wishes Maria