Sunday, 6 July 2014

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 132

What a week! It's been really warm and humid here and of course Dumbo, with perfect timing, has been up to her eyes in sorting out, rearranging and cleaning round the house. So, my snippets card is a super fast one this week, plus it was made with Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge in mind (one layer, to include a butterfly):
I used:

- a snippet of SU's 'Pool Party' card stock, folded to make a 5" x 5" card blank (so it was really a sizeable piece I found in the snippets folder but I make the 'rools', tee, hee)

- Penny Black's 'Soft Wings' stamp - stamped using Memento 'Teal Zeal', just off the edge of the card. Just a little bit of purple and yellow colouring using Whispers Markers - which I then tickled over with clear Wink of Stella

- the sentiment was also stamped using 'Teal Zeal' and the Winnie and Walter 'The Big, the bold and the Happy' stamp set

Super fast card as I said. I do love this stamp, it's very similar to SU's 'Swallowtail' butterfly stamp but only about two thirds of the size

Scampering quickly onto this week's Playground Picks:

Jules always makes fabulous cards - this Christmas one used plenty of snippets and so cleverly too.

Another Christmas make, this time it's a great Christmas Calendar made by Andrea. Love how the little discs will just flip over - one to copy I think!

Seeing the hedgie above, in case I forget to mention, Spike the Hedgehog is still visiting several times during the night to feed and have a drink but won't stand still once the light goes on outside and I appear waving a camera. Sigh :(

Oh wow, Jenny L made one of her amazing Wedding cards with a box to match -it's absolutely gorgeous! Do be sure to hop over to Jenny's to see the inside of this lovely card, plus the box.

I love this card, made by Mo - such a cheeky crab and all the seashore additions are just perfect. A card to make you smile I think :)

Another Christmas card, this time made by Cornelia. Such a fun design - love it! And what stunned me is that one of the challenge Cornelia entered this into required string, corrugated paper, plastic, a stamp and a hole - crumbs, no waaaaay could I have tackled that!!

Only five picks this week - out of 50 fabulous makes! It's busy here (Saturday as I'm typing) and after finishing and scheduling this I need to run out and do the weekly shop as I'm out playing on Sunday (Art Stamps at Newbury even though I already heard that it's not as good as usual from peeking at blogs, sigh). If you plan to go, I'll probably be the one wrecking the displays (and perhaps beating up what sounds like hapless new organisers) even my partner in crime (Mrs A) can't make it this time.

We had one new playmate this week too:
 aNNie (from Oz) made this adorable card and I persuaded her to come and join us in the Playground. Welcome and let's hope you came back and play soon Annie!

And the winner of the draw for last week's Penny Black 'Tree Treasure' stamp is:

Well done Karen! Can you please let me have your address and the prize will be posted to you ASAP!

And, of course, this week's prize is linked to my snippets card:

It's a Penny Black stamp - same as the one I used today called 'Soft Wings'. We seem to have had a little run of stamps as prizes lately, I'll see about rectifying that next week :)

As usual, the snippets challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 12th July 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.

Mr Linky is below - please let me know if you have any problems linking, it's easy for me to sort out so don't struggle on alone :)

Have a great week! I've noticed a few more Christmas cards arriving in the Playground, it's almost as if once we reach the middle of the year a teensy bit of anxiety sets in :)

Di (and a wave from Parsnip)


Hettie said...

Gorgeous card there Miss. Now you know I NEED that stamp so just put my name in the hat won't you!
Great picks and well done Karen.
I shall link up later...yawn!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ahh wunnerful Miss love that butterfly stamp... wow sounds purrfect as always thot tge SU was too big.

Great picks saw some for achange.
Say hi to the disappearing Spike.

Tired from being up past midnight to watch le tour. Dont know end had to switch off at 85 km so watch it later all being well. Love Yorkshire :) Shaz in Oz xxx

scrappymo! said...

Thank you for featuring my was a fun card to make.
Wish I could join you at Newburyport...I could run interference!!!
Love this pretty perfect for Mrs A's theme this week. Will be back later with my first card in a bit.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Gorgeous butterfly card, Di! Looks like Christmas is almost here.... wonderful cards you chose to showcase and thanks for making mine of of them! Have a great Sunday!

scrappymo! said...

Back to drop off a fishing themed card...looks like I'm first!
What luck!
Everyone is asleep in England but it is only 5:30 pm here on Saturday.DH is standing out in the rain with an umbrella barbqing our supper!!!

It has been scorching not for days with a wee bit of rain every now and again...just in time to water the gardens.

aussie aNNie said...

I'M BACK...... with my card and I had to use left over tag ribbon and ripped background found in my paper stash....lOVE the stamp...xxxxxxxxxxx

Annie said...

Hi Di - I'm still around occasionally al- though not back to blogging as I just can't get round to taking the photos. Love your card and I'm totally won over by the Advent card flip card idea wow what a gem.
Have a good day at the show.
Ann xxx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Hi my dear friend Di,
your card is gorgeous and all others are amazing too
have a blessed and lovely Sunday
hugs and kisses Tamara

mamapez5 said...

A beautiful card, and I love that stamp.The three snowmen cards in this week's pick is rather cute, and a pretty one from the new playground friend too. Kate x

Mrs A. said...

I adore your butterfly and that just off the edge effect. Perfect. Colours look really good together considering we are both pinkys by heart. Thank you for fluttering in this challenge. I love it when I see your name pop up. Hugs me.

Sandra H said...

Wow what a gorgeous Butterfly stamp Di you have really done it justice!! truly beautiful is your card and the colours used are lovely too! great showcase and congrats Karen ....enjoy your week x

Aquarius said...

That is a beautiful butterfly stamp and I like the way it is flying off the edge - great card.

Cathy said...

Beautiful butterfly card Di, gorgeous colours. Great picks once again. Have fun at the show, I haven't been to any over here this year, I keep spending instead of saving!! Cathy x

Sarn said...

Love your pretty butterfly card Di. The sentiment is fab too.

Playing along just for fun thanks.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jules said...

Hi Miss Di

Loving your butterfly card .. .. that is one beautiful and detailed stamp and looks gorgeous stamped in teal.

Thank you for showcasing my little heart Christmas card alongside all those other fabulous snippet makes.

Love Jules xx

Lynne said...

Fabulous butterfly card Di, lovely colour too. Great bunch of showcase cards again this week.
Lynne xxx

Irene said...

Beautiful Butterfly card Di, and I LOVe the stamped off the edge. Wonderful colours and shimmer, WOW that sentiment is amazing.

Brilliant showcse cards.

KandA said...

LOve your wonderful butterfly card Miss Di, it really is a fabulous one layer design - and thank you for highlighting my xmas calendar along with all the other fabulous makes xx

MaryH said...

Am so loving the sparkly butterfly. What a wonderful use of the WoS. See some intriguing entries at the Playground, hope to get back later to enjoy slowly. I've already enjoyed a couple that you've highlighted. Boy, I wouldn't want your 'job' doing must be getting harder & harder! Enjoy your Sunday afternoon, TFS & Hugs

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous colouring on the image, love the slightly off the edge look, could have been a lot more off the edge for me lol.
Brilliant card and if by any miracle I get to enter this week then you will not at all be surprised to hear me say "Thanks, but no thanks" lol.

Kath x

Elizabeth said...

Hello Di, although your card was super fast to make it certainly doesn't look it. That butterfly is gorgeous. Once again you have, despite how difficult it must be, produced a wonderful showcase. I haven't been able to join in for some time but finally did today. Hope you are well, that the spring cleaning is done with and that the weather will freshen for you soon. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Darnell said...

That's a gorgeous butterfly card, Di! Brilliantly colored OLC and I love that you've stamped off the edge!

Congratulations to the spotlighted artists this week! All well-deserved!!

I'm off on holiday, but I will be popping by for visits when I have time. It's so fun to be back to see my mates! As always, I'm playing just for fun!!

Hugs, Darnell

Bonnie said...

What a gorgeous butterfly! And you've colored it beautifully! Hope you have a fun week!

Karen said...

Just popped an entry in Miss Pixie, hope to be back again later this week and will make more of an effort to visit this week - apologies to all your lovely ladies Karen xx

Kathyk said...

Just uploaded my snippet entry, Di - fab cards already - sorry to be so late!!!


Cathy said...

I'm back Di, forgot to say last time that although I LOVE that butterfly stamp I have a zillion of them (well nearly!) and should really use what I have before lusting for more! So I'm just playing for fun, Cathy x

scrappymo! said...

Just popping in with my second card...upcycled but still a sweetie!

Carol L said...

I applaud you for your pretty 1-layer butterfly card! I don't know how to do a 1-layer anything! LOL
Congrats to the makers of all of the lovely showcased creations this week, and a special congrats to Karen!
I'm playing just for fun this week, so there's no need to add my name to the draw :)

Mary said...

First, great shares from your gals. But then, they always are. I love your share. I'm hoping to get one made today...note I said hoping! One layer....boy, that's harder than it sounds...Well, wishing you a wonderful day! I'm with Carol, I'm playing just for fun this week too. Good luck to the others!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love the quick and easy butterfly card. I thought it look glittery on first glance so you captured that well in the photo. I love that stamp. You are right that it is like the Swallowtail butterfly from SU but not quite as crazy big.

Mrs A. said...

Tis me again. Raced home in time to put my entry in. Gorgeous stamp on offer but don't add me in the pot this week as I have just won. Hugs me.

Greta said...

Your card is wonderful, Di--one layer are so hard for me. That stamp has been on my wishlist--what a lovely prize! Great picks, as always--congrats to all!

Eve said...

Love your sparkly butterfly card Di and the top picks are amazing.

Hope you have a fab day.xx

scrappymo! said...

Just popping by with my third card! This under the sea series has been such fun to make!

Jenny L said...

Hi Miss Di, and the lovely Parsnip.
Thank you so much for featuring my card this week.
It has made me feel so much better.
Love your superb butterfly creation, and all the other cards you featured.
They were so fab.
It still astounds me how different we all are at creating our crafts.
If we were all given the same crafting items to make something, how different they all would be.
Thank you for all your hard work on this wonderful challenge.
Oh and I must not forget Parsnips contribution.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

I just uploaded some cards...could not resist.... Have a great weekend, Dear!

Debs Willis said...

I know this week's post looks just like last week's but it's not quite the same, honest!
Been so busy this week this is only crafting (other than teaching classes!) that got done!
Debs x