Sunday, 18 January 2015

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 160

Yet another very easy snippets card from me this week - and it's also for Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge which is Butterflies + Brads. Well Mrs A, you get one butterfly - which is also a brad - so I hope it counts!
I used:

- 5" x 5" square white card blank

- snippets of plain SU 'Melon Mambo' and 'Pistachio Pudding' card stock

- patterned paper from the Wild Rose Studio 'Butterfly Garden' paper pack

- stamped roses were done using a snippet of white card, SU's 'Melon Mambo' ink pad and a stamp from the Personal Impressions Lindsay Mason 'Rose Galore' stamp set. I love this particular stamp as it looks so three-dimensional and have seen cards where it's been used to stamp all over a background and then just had a sentiment popped on top - very pretty effect

- the butterfly brad came with my craft carousel - each drawer had a little packet of embellishments in and they've been sitting in a little box on my desk whilst I decided whether to keep them or not :)

- sentiment is a Craftwork Cards one with bright pink foiling

Lots of pink on this card needless to say, and the pinks are a perfect match in real life too :)

Right, this week's picks are as always so hard to choose. A few of you had been playing with Brushos this week, each card was fabulous and so I don't favour any particular one all I can suggest is that you girls hop over to see them for yourselves.

Anyhow, these are my other picks for this week:

Feathers are really popular just now, stamped and/or die cut - but I'd never seen a feather stamp used to create an almost fern-like background as Val did here. Brilliant idea!

Laura brought this fabulous layout to share. I just love how all the greys work so well together and it's such a super use of lots of snippets of course :)

Cornelia came to play, bringing this fabulous card with a bokeh background - something I've not tried yet. And just look at all the heart confetti falling down the card - love it!

Still with hearts, I picked this card made by Pat. I love the hearts die cut partly off the page and the apertures backed with patterned paper. And just look at the perfection of Pat's hand drawn faux stitching around each heart- brilliant isn't it?

No apologies, here's yet another heart themed card - made by Brenda L. It's absolutely fabulous, called a triple swing card I think. There are other views over at Brenda's blog that are well worth looking at - absolutely loads of work must have gone into this beauty!

There's been a 'layered embossing' challenge going on this week and I know that others brought some really lovely cards using the technique but felt that this card, made by Janis, ought to be a pick. It's absolutely gorgeous, hope you agree.

And now for something different, which I think we could do with in the tree house right now:
Kate made a fabulous blanket, using snippets of wool. Each square seems to be knitted using a different pattern and the effect is just fabulous. I picked this close up photo so you could see just how textured it is.

And we have four new playmates this week:
Hands up everyone who remembers Spirograph? That's what Bobbi used for this beautifully vibrant card.

And we had another trip down Memory Lane when Tracey brought this great retro style card, featuring a juke box :)

Darlene brought this totally stunning card to show - chivvied guided here by Mrs A :)

And finally Dawn Louise skipped in with this terrific owl tag - love all the bright colours!

Thank you for coming to play with us - hope to see you again soon!

Now the draw for the Spellbinders A2 Distressed Edge dies - chosen by the random number generator:
Wahoo, well done Cathy. Sometimes I have to run the draw more than once to find someone who said they wanted the prize - your name popped straight out on the first run! I have your address and in fact nipped into my local Post Office and posted your die set off to you yesterday.

And I also got Viv's paper pad and pokey tool posted at the same time :)

The prize this coming week is probably a smaller one than usual. Partly as I felt we needed a change from dies (although I have quite a few waiting in the toy box and secondly, I bought the stamp set ages ago and it's been pleading with me to be offered as a prize every time I peek into the toy box:
Yup, it's the 'Rose Galore' stamp set, same as the one I used today. I did originally buy the set for the stamp I used today but do love the row of tall stem roses as well as the single rose as well.

The Snippets Challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 24th January. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day.

Maximum of three entries and please say 'Yes please' (or similar) in a comment if you wish to play and be a possible winner of the prize. I know it might not be to everyone's taste but I do hope you'll still come and play!

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

On the Playground news front - some of you will know that Elizabeth has been in hospital with pneumonia, she's back home now and has to rest for a few weeks, big hugs from all of us! Also, our absentee Princess Judy skipped in on Friday to play (at number 72) - yay! And, Gillian who used to play here but has moved onto a few DTs is gonna be a Mummy! Wahoo - congratulations.

Di and of course, Parsnip!
x

64 comments:

Mrs A. said...

The butterfly / brad most certainly does count. I like your thinking! Love all the pink of course too. The Internet is up and down at our house like a yo yo. The Doc is blaming and cursing the router big time. I think it's the adverse weather were experiencing. Either way I have had to resort to my iPad for Commenting and predictive text is driving me nuts ! Thankyou for fluttering by#22. Hugs Mrs A.

Mrs A. said...

Got a card to enter Miss cos it's all been made with snippets but I can't up load it cos though I can create a post in draft on me IPad I can't upload the photos to go in it.
Hugs Me.

Cathy said...

Hi Di, love your pink snippets card, very pretty design. Fabulous showcase again too, love the way Val used her feather stamp and Cornelia's bokeh, not tried that either. Then I saw I'd won the distressed edge dies and well, I got a bit excited! Everyone is awake in our house if they weren't before lol! Thank you :) Cathy x

Carol L said...

I love your take on the butterfly challenge with the brad! Good thinking!
I love the notable entries this week, especially that wonderful blanket made by Kate! Congrats to Cathy on her win and I'm playing just for fun this week :)

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous snippet card! The butterfly brad is perfect for the challenge! Love this colour combo!

Wonderful picks this week - I always enjoy seeing them! Lovely prize and as usual, count me in! I'll be back to play along!

vinita jain said...

Di, Love this rose background stamp and yours is so pretty in pink and adding a little butterfly brad is a good idea! I specially love Cornelia's bokeh effect with falling hearts and brilliant pick ups! Congrats to Cathy!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oooer Miss great card for the flutterby challenge. .. luv it... and thrilled for Cathy winning the die set. Love the rose stamps of course and agree re wee buds in a row super cute.
Be back soon with card all being well. Shaz in Oz.x ♡

Veerle said...

Beautiful card you have made Di.
Have a nice sunday x

Aquarius said...

Love this pink rose card and please include my name in the 'hat' this week for an opportunity to maybe own it. Thanks for showcasing my feather card.

Laura said...

Aw, thanks for picking my scrap layout and saying nice things!! x

Lucy Woods said...

Ooh pink and green my fave colour match! Beautiful card! Love the butterfly brad!
Lucy x

Sandra H said...

l'm loving your card Di and the butterfly brad is gorgeous good thinking!! ...Well done to your winner Kathy enjoy your prize and stunning showcase too! xx

Kathyk said...

Some fab makes today, Di and some great entries already ... just this second upload mine .... sorry I'm late!

Kathyk

Lynn B said...

Wow a butterfly brad they must get extra points lol.
Love the card and that stamp is gorgeous.
Linby x

SARN said...

Loving your pink and rosy card Di. Cute little butterfly brad too.

Congrats to CathyR on her win and well done to all the showcasers.

I'm playing just for fun thanks.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Mrs A. said...

Okey dokey, the internet is up and running at the moment so striking whilst the iron is hot so to speaky. just for fun this weeky.
p.s. I actually used the iron as well this week! Only in the interests of crafting mind you. I was making a patchwork block up to send oft to Assuie land.)

Sue - said...

Lovely picks again Di. After a bit of an absence Im playing again - but just for fun!

Kath said...

A lovely card Di - very pretty colours. I'm just playing for fun this week.
Kath x

Brenda in IN said...

This is a beautiful card Di. Soft colors and the roses are gorgeous. I love the little butterfly charm. You sure picked some wonderful cards this week. I love the snippets of wool in Kate's blanket.

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Di love the colours you have used. Congrats to Carol and the other picks this week lots of huggles Sue xxx

Liz said...

Gorgeous card - love the little cute brad!

Great picks this week and congratulations to Cathy.

Just playing for fun this week. xx

mamapez5 said...

A lovely Pink card Di! Thanks for the thumbs up in the picks this week. There are lots of beautiful cards in your picks too. Love is in the air I think - with all those hearts and roses. Kate x

Pat said...

I love the pink roses Di which are perfect as the focal point, and the butterfly brad works beautifully. Thank you for highlighting my card this week especially when there are so many other wonderful cards to choose from. x

Elizabeth said...

Hello Di, a lovely rosy pink card - I like that butterfly brad. As usual you've showcased some beautiful snippet makes too. I particularly like Kate's knitted blanket and Laura's gorgeous scrap page - who would have thought that using black/white papers for a baby photo would work so well. Thanks for the mention in despatches. I hope Princess Judy is well and congratulations to the mum-to-be, Gillian.

Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Kathleen said...

Loving you snippets card, gorgeous colours and papers, once again great picks and especially love Darlene's card and the Owl tag, like you say wonderful colours.

Kath x

scrappymo! said...

All that pink made me break into a huge smile...How perfect for you!!!

I know how you love pink and this card captures that love. Well done.

A sea of boxes here but dropping by with a card today. I feel guilty as i don't really have time to get round commenting like usual. But hopefully my pals will forgive me!

Brenda said...

OMGosh, your pink rose card with the beautiful butterfly brad is amazing Di! I just love the background, those roses and the color combo! What great shout outs, thank you for mine! I love all of them especially that beautiful knitted blanket! So many talented people, it just blows my mind. Also welcome to the 4 new people!! How wonderful to have so many join in this past week! Love it! And love their beautiful creations as well. Thanks for all you do Di, you sure make playing here at the playground so fun!!! Hugs, Brenda

Greta said...

Your roses card is just gorgeous, Di! Love the picks, too! I'm playing for fun, having just been a winner, but that stamp would be a yes if I hadn't! Thank you for the package which was waiting for me when I got home from work yesterday.

Janis said...

Oh, that rose is just gorgeous on your card, Di!!! Wowza!! Yes, please count me in for your stamp set. I don't have an entry in yet, but you can be sure I'll get one in this week. :)
Thanks so much for choosing my card as one of your picks. What a surprise to see it in your line-up.
Have a very lovely week!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Sandy said...

Your card is so pretty in pink Di.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Well now.... you stole my thunder, not that I really had any, but I was thinking that I needed to hunt down my butterfly brads for Mrs. A's challenge. Not that any card I made with mine would be as fancy pants as yours. I'm not knocking myself, just saying my b-fly brads are whimsical not elegant like your card. Love your selection of cards to check out. I went SQUEE at the Spirograph card. I always thought that would be fun to play with for paper crafting. I had a Spirograph as a kid and remember how hard it was to find the right kind of pen to fit in the hole (that's what held me back).

sweet art designs said...

Love your butterfly brad. Your card was very elegant.
Thank you for sharing with us at The Butterfly Challenge. - Myrna Challenge #22 Guest Designer

Cathy said...

Sorry, I forgot to pop back when I linked my card, am off to visit now. I'm just playing for fun this week thank you Di as I'm already feeling very lucky with my win :) Cathy x

Juls said...

Gorgeous, loving the pink :-) x

Brenda B said...

Ooh Spirograph! I absolutely LOVED my set when I was a kid! Hours and hours of fun! Love all the picks this week, hearts and feathers, how romantic! Welcome to all the new girls too. Love your pretty card, but I'll be good an only play for fun this week, as you know from todays post, I still finding new stuff from the Christmas before this last one!!

Hugs
Brenda

Karen Petitt said...

Such a beautiful and stylish card Di! I loves that stamp very much - so yes please for this weeks prize.
Absolutely stunning picks - so much talent in blog land and I got to try that bokeh technique soon too, so many lovely ink creations Karen x

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Beautiful pink card. Rose flowers are so romantic, pink color adds to the softness, striped background while the card adds expression. I would like to take part in a prize draw - is great and worthy of dreams.
Regards,
Bozena

Lynn said...

Gorgeous card Di, I love the melon mambo, and such a fantastic stamp, so 'yes please' to be entered into your prize draw. Some wonderful showcases this week - an amazing triple swing card, and such a fabulous blanket. Lynn x

Veerle said...

I have lots of small bits and pieces on my card this time Di, all made of snippets ;-)
Hugs, Veerle xx

Debs Willis said...

Hello! And Happy New Year, again!
Lovely picks as always, and lots of lovely new ideas - no thank you to the prize.
Big hugs
Debs xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Di and some lovely showcases this week....

Anne

kbrandy4 said...

Hi Di! Lovely choice of snippet picks this week!
Hugs, Hazel xx

Pat said...

I entered my card late last night so didn't leave a message, but please may I be entered for the prize this week as the roses are really pretty. Best wishes to all three ladies mentioned in despatches and especially to Elizabeth who has been in hospital and glad she is on the mend now. x

kanda said...

That's a lovely card Miss Di and some fabulous picks. I love the super blanket - bet it's really warm. I only used a snippet of blue card for my make but I'm only here for fun this week xx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Gorgeous card with the tiny flutterby! I have so missed playing these last few weeks. Congrats to all the mentioned playmates, and the prize winner. Christmas is snuggly tucked up until next year, and it is time to make it through this hash winter. Happy 2015, a bit late.

Mrs A. said...

Tis me again. The Internet /lack of it is driving me nuts amongst others things..
Hugs Me.

JennyH said...

Gorgeous card Di, that stamp and ink matches the rose pattern of the paper so perfectly. I love the rose stamp so will definitely say YES PLEASE to be in for a chance : )

Mrs A. said...

Can you leave the gates open tonight for the horse box. Ta ever so .

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Di your card is gorgeous. The rose stamp is beautiful I would like to be in the drawer please. Hugs Jackie

Chris said...

Gorgeous card Di! Love the colours and the butterfly brad!
I've had a nosey round your blog and this definitely looks like a fun place to play...I (ahem) may just have one or two (billion) snippets lying around that could do with using up, so I'll be back....just one mystery to clear up -who or what is Parsnip and why is he/she/it being abused with a froggy umbrella????????????????
Chris
x

Sally H said...

Count me in please, Miss Di! A stunning card from yourself and some wonderful picks too. I adore the owl stamp! Hope you are managing to stay warm and dry. Pour poor Mrs A a drink and give her a hug from me! Darn internet!

Jean said...

I love your pink rose card Di and the cute little butterfly. The stamp set is super and I would love to be in the draw this week please.Lovely showcase features again this week, well done to all.
Jean x

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Beautiful card and stamp. I would love to own this set. Please put my name in for the draw.

SARN said...

Yee haaaa . . . .Mrs A is sneaking in a horse, Sue (Ollie's Mam) has a saddle . . . looks like we're set for a rodeo or summat! Maybe we should just start with some riding lessons in the playing field?

Hugs, Playground Scamp xxx

Cathy said...

Back again just for fun Di, I love horses! Cathy x

Laura said...

Just for fun again this week thank you! :)

jackiescrafts said...

I'd love to be eligible for a prize please

jackie x

Mrs A. said...

Where is Hettie when I need her? Don't go in the bike sheds girls without your
wellies on and clothes pegs to hand.!

Desire Fourie said...

I'd love to have a chance to win this lovely prize xxx
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Alison C said...

All these wonderful cards and knitting too! I'm in danger of spending way too much time browsing. I should spend more time using up my snippets, I have lots of ideas but not enough focus. Yes please to a chance of winning.

Bonnie said...

Great choices! And I love your roses! A simple, beautiful card! Missed you.

Jane Willis said...

Aha, just read the comments and now I understand the rodeo pic! Sorry I've not joined in this week, a combination of family visits and unwellnesses means I've not been crafting much.... in fact I actually had to pack all my craft stuff away and use the dining table for eating off . But it's all out again now and rapidly reverting to my normal mess, so I'll b e along next time

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

I was coming back today but I did not hear the bell. Never mind, I will try to do better next week. xx Maggie

Cornelia W said...

Shame on me - here you are showcasing my card and I did not have time to come over here lately.... I promise to get better! Too much DT work and yeahh finally the first snow here - I had to go cross country skiing after I was done shovelling....