Sunday, 20 July 2014

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 134

Oh how my snippets card for today makes me smile and think of the Snippets Playground and all you playmates getting up to your antics :)

I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card blank

- snippets of plain pale blue, white, red and green card stock from the snippets folder. The white card was die cut using Lil'inker Designs 'Stitched Rectangles'

- one sheet of blue gingham paper plus a red and a green snippet of gingham (popped onto the white Stitched Rectangles) - all from Wild Rose Studio's 'Gorgeous Ginghams' paper pack

- a LOTV pre-coloured image from their 'Here Comes Annabel' Art Pad, trimmed down and then die cut across the top using MFT's 'Notebook Edge' die

- sentiment is LOTV, from the General Greetings - Small' set, stamped using SU's 'Marina Mist'

- final touch - Josy Rose nail heads

I do already have three of the LOTV 'Here Comes Annabel' stamps but two of these Art Pads happened to 'fall' into my shopping bag at Newbury the other week. Partly as the images will be just perfect to use on the cards I always send out with Playground prizes, they're quicker than colouring in an image from scratch when you want to make a few cards - and also there's at least one especially cute image in the pad that's not yet available as a stamp :) That's MY excuse anyhow!

Right, let's move onto this weeks picks:

Val makes some fabulous cards using die cuts, this is just one example - perfect way to use snippets and so elegant!

Anne is another playmate who uses die cuts so beautifully. If you look closely, this is actually four triangles used to make the background - absolutely gorgeous!

We all love a bit of whimsy and this card made by Hazel caught my eye. Partly because of the great use of a LOTV Art Pads topper with such appropriate backing snippets but also the cute twist of the bike shaped paper clip :)

I love the simplicity of Sue's card - everything about it is just beautifully balanced (and those SU 'Work of Art' stamps just shot even further up my wish list!).

I'm always on the lookout in the Playground for great ideas to show you for using up various snippets in one fell swoop - and this week Elizabeth ticked the box. Lovely makes my friend!

Mary Anne makes some terrific cards, and I gather she's also friends with Carol L. My guess is that they don't live too far apart and also they have the same sense of humour :) I love this card, Cocoa the Mouse is a perfect addition to a lovely make!

And, as if to prove my point, Carol hopped in later with this great card - using a stamp set borrowed from Mary Anne :) Not many of us playmates live close enough to one another to share our goodies like that. Although, Mrs A isn't far from me of course and we plan to meet up later this week - yay!

Sam made a fabulous upcycled box - absolutely loads of gorgeous embellishments and snippets used too. Do go and peek for more photos!

Darnell came to play, fresh from a little blogging break, with this card above. It's great as it is but just wait until it opens:
Voila - it's a heart! Now how clever is that then?

So that's this last week's picks, every single entry - picked or not - was fabulous girls!

We had no new playmates, in fact I was stunned that as many as 60 peeps joined in. Mwah!

And now for the weekly draw, we had on offer the Darice Snowflake Swirl embossing folder and also a Woodware Corner Rounder punch - and the winner is:

That's brilliant Sue! For those who don't know, Sue plays along with us loads and yet, having just checked back in my little notebook, it's 45 weeks since she last won a prize. I do think that Mr Random comes up with such fair results! I do need you to remind me of your snail mail address please Sue ( and the prize will be en route to you ASAP. Congratulations!

This coming week's prize is of course linked to my own snippets card:
It's the MFT Die-namics 'Notebook Edge' die. I know that since I first used mine a while ago I've seen a few other cards made by playmates using this die. The beauty of it is that, unlike another one by MFT, you can make the size of the notebook sheet as wide or narrow as you wish - IMHO :) PLUS, there's also one of the LOTV 'Here Comes Annabel' pre-coloured Art Pads which has 30 images in (three of each of 10 designs). Of course I adore the little scallywag hanging upside down in the tree and here's a peek at some of the other designs:
There's also a little girl carrying a saddle (perfect for horse riding peeps) - and the bottom image of Annabel playing 'camping out' in the above photo is one not yet out in stamp form.

As usual, the snippets challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 26th 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. And of course, if you're only interested in one or other of the items, then feel free to say so as well.

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 :)

Also, it's week two for the Penny Black 'Soft Wings' butterfly stamp draw. Remember there are three of them on offer and all you have to do to be in with a chance is to enter a total of three times, over last and this current week. That's not three per week - just three spread between the two week although you can of course enter three times each week if you like :) In fact, according to my calculations we have seven peeps who have already qualified. Of course, even if you didn't play last week - three entries this week will still make you eligible for the draw.

When you add your third entry, if you want to be in the extra draw (which I'll do this coming Saturday 26th July) for the butterfly stamp just leave me a comment or add a 3 after your name on the third entry. I won't be checking right through and counting entries so do remember to let me know if you qualify please.

Have a great week!

Di (and a wave from Parsnip)


scrappymo! said...

Congratulations Sue J...your card was great.

Congrats to all the other showcased cards. As always there were some fabulous cards here.

Your card is so darn cute, Di. Love that notebook look edge and the fun image.
I must tell Little Miss C to get some cards ready. She has some almost finished but not yet blogged so perhaps she will get them you know how she loves ponies...and I think there was mention of a saddle image!!!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

What fun card - love those gingham panels and the cool notebook edge!

Cathy said...

Hi Di, your card is gorgeous, love all the gingham and the cute image. It looks like I'm early but I'm actually very late LOL! Gorgeous showcase again too, Cathy x

Mrs A. said...

Can't sleep and all sticky in this heat so playing on the swings all by meeself. Thinks I'm on me own! Did somefinck just move in the shaddows Eek! hugs Mrs a.

Cathy said...

Back again with number 2! On a roll today I think, Cathy x

Unknown said...

Ooh I love Annabel! And what a fab fun card you've made with her!x

Aquarius said...

This week's card is fun - love it. Thanks for showcasing mine from last week and congratulations to the others too. I've just posted my offering for this week which makes a total of 3 in two weeks.

Sue - said...

Thanks for showcasing my card Di. I wasn't sure about how much I would use that set but so far used it loads. Wait till you see tomorrows MMM card then guess what I've used it for!

Hazel said...

Cute snippet card, Di. I love those Art Pads (haven't got that one though) as you can see from my card that you featured - thank you for that. Have a lovely week - and make sure you sit in the shade in the playground if this hot weather continues - we don't want you falling off the roundabout with exhaustion - lol! xx

Sandra H said...

Oh this is so adorable Di and these pre-coloured images from Lotv are stunning and make great and quick cards gorgeous gingham too and layout....great showcase and well done Sue J enjoy your winnings x

Debs Willis said...

Great card Di, love all that gingham, works really well with the Annabel image.
Never seen that edge die, but it's really effective, can see that being useful for journalling as well as cards!
debs x

Elizabeth said...

What a lovely card, Di. I love the LOTV image and the gingham papers - gingham always look so fresh. As ever a great showcase - and many thanks for picking out my bunch of hearts cards, today's card is yet another featuring those hearts :) Congratulations to Sue J on her win. Now, much as I love the LOTV Art Pad, I already have the notebook die - your fault!!! - so once again I'm asking you to count me out of the draw. Off to take a look at the projects in the showcase I missed this week - still having to take it easy on the keyboard :( Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Miss Di & the lovely Parsnip.
another really fab card.
I do love those LOTV art pads.
Not managed to buy one yet, but after your creation, it is going to the top of my long list of must haves.
I received my winning stamp on Friday so thank you very much.
Also thank you for all your hard work in running this superb challenge, and the wonderful prizes offered.
Biggest hugs to you and Parsnip.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Thanks for the spotlight, Di! All of your assumptions are correct. Carol and I live but 20 minutes apart. I am ever go grateful to have found someone to share this hobby with! Fantastic work on your end, this week. I never knew you could get pre-colored images in pad form. Eek! Congrats to everyone for an inspirational week.

Jenny L said...

Forgot to say congrats to my pal Sue J on her win this week, and all the wonderful creations showcased.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sue said...

Thanks so much!!! everyones cards are the gingham papers Di and of course Annabelle:) lots of huggles Sue xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Congratulations to Sue lovely your card this week Di...thank you for showcasing my card


Carol L said...

Your card just makes me smile with that pig-tailed cutie riding her bike! I love the peirced panels and gingham too!
Thanks for spotlighting my "line of bull" card, and yes - Mary Anne and I are craft-sharing stampers! It's fun swapping stamps because we both have different styles, so I love to see what she does with my stamps and vice-versa. It's funny, we live relatively close but we met online! Who knew?! LOL
Congrats to all the showcased creators this week - I'm always inspired when I come here! WTG Sue J! Enjoy your new goodies!

Kathyk said...

FAB makes from you and a great selection today

Sorry miss, I'm late to the party this week ..... guess this means I'll have to wait in line to have a go on the swings - but I'll be back soon with my snippet entry, HONEST!


Jules said...

Hi Miss Di

Great snippet make from you again.

Love that cute image and gingham is always a winner in my book.

Lovely showcased makes too. So many fabby ideas.

Love Jules xx

Vicky Hayes said...

What a fabulous display of snippety goodness and your own card is fab too Di - I must say I do have a weakness for gingham! I'll say no thank you to the prize draw as I'm just playing for fun. Vicky x

PS Thank you so much for your good wishes - I'm still buzzing like a bee!

Hettie said...

Loverley card there Missey. Love that gingham and those images are lovely. Great picks this week too. wink wink!

Veerle said...

Oh Di, thank you so much for your sympathy with the loss of our beloved aunt on that dredfull flight. We have spend the day with the family no one can still believe what has happened.
Thank you for your king message.
Love Veerle

Greta said...

Fabulous choices this week, Di! Forgot to add the 3 when I posted my 3rd card. Love your sweet card!

Kathyk said...

Right - just added my snippet for this week!


Sarn said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your pretty snippets card Di.

Mmm, also loving that notebook die! Think I might need that!

Brilliant show n tells too.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Mrs A. said...

Too play mates ave throwed the guanlet down in separate emails to me today! Yes yer knows who yer are! I may be gone sum tyme.
It's all rubbish is all I can say
hugs mrs A.

Sandra H said...

Hi Di, Mr Blogger was causing me problems this morning so will you delete the 1st of my entries not showing up many thanks x

Jean said...

I love your fun card , the gingham papers look just perfect with the cute image. I love the flying pigtails.
All fabulous cards in the picks this week.
Jean x

KT Fit Kitty said...

What an adorable card - so cute! Your Playground Picks are lovely too - Congratulations, ladies! I just linked up my snippets card - I love your prize - I've been wanting one of those notebook edge die-cuts for awhile! Hoping this will be my week! Thanks for another fun Snippets Playground and I hope you have a joyful day!

Eve said...

Good evening Di,
I have finally made it into the playground - phew!

Wow! your card is amazing - I love it. Top picks standard is getting higher each week, I will have to up my game!

I'm off to have a go on the swings! xx

Darnell said...

You know how much I love your Annabel and her flying pigtails, Di! I love how you have matted and framed her! How cool that there are precolored images now! I still have the ones you stamped off for me looking as me happily every day from my overstuffed to-do basket!

The spotlights this week are delightful, as always. Thank you so much for showcasing my boobie card!! I have an overflowing week of schtuff so I don't know if I'll make it over. I made a card today, but alas no snippets. (The shame.)

If I don't see you, have a great week!! Hugs, Darnell

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

You have made a fun and fantastic snippets card this week. Love the summery colors and the image. I know it has to be hard to pick your favorite out of so many great cards being submitted every week.

Bonnie said...

Back again. Do you spose I'll ever get to the bottom of those snippets?

scrappymo! said...

Just dropping by with my first card...lots of entries already! Great cards here!

Karen said...

Fabulous cards and creations from everyone Miss - I need to pick my game up a lot lol!
Gorgeous card, love the image and that die is fantastic!! Thank you, as always for the challenge and the chance to win! Karen xx

Mrs A. said...

Another two cards Miss. Had to play in disguise as both on the same post. Just playing for fun this weeklies. Hugs Mrs A.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

well Di rather think you are going to beat 60 entries again this week too.. wodnerful!
... and love your card.. so cute!! can see playmate's there! also great picks too, are our playmates clever! Shaz in Oz.x

Bonnie said...

Hope you don't mind me coming back again. I'm giving my snippets a workout!

MagsB said...

I'm always gobsmacked by the amazing talent on show here! Who'd have thought that little bits of scrap paper could be made into such marvellous creations?!

love Mags B x

Cathy said...

Hi Di, think I have snippets fever, need to have a rest in the playground for a while!! Cathy x

Jenny L said...

Hi Miss Di & the lovely Parsnip.
just thought I would use the keys to the playground again as my butterfly challenge card was made with some snippets.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.
and a wave for Parsnip.

scrappymo! said...

Just dropped off a post with two cards in it. I don't think there is a way to link up two within the same I just showed the colourized version, but am submitting them both!

We had the devil of a storm last night and the power was wiped out for about 9 hours. OF course the internet and TV too...perfect excuse to sit and roll off dies through my Big Shot. lol

Sandy said...

Lovely selection of showcase cards this week Di.

Pat said...

I love that cute LOTV image Di, and the three different ginghams and then the notebook edge die gives it such a fresh look. I'm afraid I was struck by a senior moment and inspite of telling myself before I came to link up to put '3' after my name, I completely forgot. I'll blame it on the heat and the lateness of the hour! Sorry about that. x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Aw! Love your card. It reminds me of my youth (oddly not misspent). Love the ginghams-always cheerful!

Mary said...

Hello, I thought I might just have to try to slip under the gate. Thrilled that I made it. Love your choices this week. It must be nearly impossible to pick them, all are wonderful. Off to see what trouble I can get into....Have a wonderful weekend.

Eve said...

Phew! Just made it in time with my third entry.

A bit cooler in the playground today thankfully.