Sunday, 15 February 2015

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 164

Well, I mucked up last week's Snippets Playground good and proper during the week! I was feverishly trying to recover as much as possible until 2am on Wednesday morning so I apologise to those of you who were weekly picks and then went up in a puff of smoke, but I truly couldn't spend even more hours rewriting the whole post :(

Onwards and upwards though and here's my snippets card for this week:
I used:

- 7" x 5" white card blank

- two of Sarn's fabulous 'Sarntangles' stamps from her set of nine stamps. I used one image and one sentiment, both stamped onto a snippet of white card stock using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink pad

- then I just did some colouring using Whispers pens

- die cut the image using a die from the Spellbinders 'Resplendent Rectangles' set and popped it onto a snippet of SU's 'Crumb Cake' which was also die cut with a larger die from the same set

Now, I know that most of you will be aware that Sarn recently brought out a limited run of Sarntangle stamps, and quite a few of you have already bought them for yourselves. The designs are really gorgeous, you can use them as they are, colour them, paper piece them, add more zentangling - whatever floats your boat. There's absolutely loads of ideas over on Sarn's blog HERE. And, the quality is superb - the stamping is so crisp and clean. Nice one Sarn!

Straight onto this week's picks now:

I absolutely adore this beautiful Wedding card, made by Viv. Every little detail is just so perfect.

Cornelia showed off a terrific technique that I'd never heard of - 'Faux paper cutting'. There's more information over at Cornelia's blog and I also Googled to find out more.

I think this is a stunning card, made by KandA (Andrea) - and guess what, the silver die cut is actually a snowflake!

I just love this very special card, made by Lucy. It's absolute perfection and all the more amazing because Lucy struggles with severe ME.

And this final card, made by Jean, is just so, so beautiful. Every element is lovely and the attention to detail is stunning!

This week I seem to have been in romantic mode when doing the picks :)

As I always say, this gets harder as the weeks go by - every single entry is worthy of mention, but I guess you've noticed how much the number of entries seems to be increasing week by week and even just commenting is quite a job :)

And we have one new playmate this week:
Gorgeous touch of Spring there Julieanne - do please come back and play again!

Let's do the prize draw now for the Spellbinders 'Diagonal Chevron' die set - little drum roll - and the winner is:

Well done Liz! I still have your address from your last win (which I just checked in my little notebook was six months ago) and will pop the die set in the post to you when I'm next out and about.

Gosh that was a popular prize girls, we had loads of entries and a third of you were keeping your fingers crossed to win. Do please remember that I only flag up playmates who positively say yes to being in the draw.

The prize this coming week is probably no surprise to you playmates:
It's your very own limited edition set of Sarn's brilliant Sarntangle stamps of course :) Wahoo!!

I know that some of you do already have a set of these stamps - but that doesn't stop you from still joining the weekly mayhem of course. We had a screaming match this past week in the Playground due to the possibility of an iguana joining the menagerie - and a few playmates threatening to up and run away if that happened. Trust me, I would have been leading the way - possibly only being beaten in the rush by a little white, soft, fluffy and very cowardly bear, belting along as fast as his little short legs can carry him!!

The Snippets Challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 21st February. 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.

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 :)

I promise to do my best not to corrupt this post as the week goes on - still don't fully know what happened :(

Di and of course, Parsnip!


Liz said...

OMGosh! I've just seen the my name came out of the hat for the fabulous die. Thank you so much! Happy dancing here!

Gorgeous picks this week. Somehow missed the beautiful wedding one in the week, so off for a better look in a minute.

Love your card, Di. What a fabulous stamp, so unusual. It looks perfect on the frame you've created. As much as I absolutely love the stamp set, as I've just won a prize, I'll just be playing for fun this week. xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Love your Sarntangle snippets card and the awesome prize! Congrats to the lucky winner and the beautiful cards you picked! I'll be back tomorrow to play along! Yes to the prize, of course!

Carol L said...

Oh my, I'm loving all these cards made with Sarn's zentangle stamps, and yours looks so great with that fancy die cut frame! Congrats to Liz and all of your wonderful spotlighters this week - I'm always finding so much inspiration from the playground!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Great use of the Sarntangle! Thanks for showcasing my card - you o oftenshower your attention on me - I'm not compaining ;) thank you, Di and happy belated Valentine's Day - I hope you were pampered!

New Creations said...

Wow, What a fabulous stamp and your card is beautiful! Great picks!
Happy Valentines Day Di!

ike said...

I love your card :-) I am enjoying my Sarntangles that came yesterday :-D I'll be back later to play xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Your card is so beautiful,
hugs to all on playground

Kath said...

A fab card Di and some super picks this week. I would love a chance to win Sarn's stamps, so will be seeing you soon in the playground.
Kath x

Annie said...

Love reading your post on Sunday morning Di - your card is always stunning and the pics you show are brilliant. I must find out more about the faux paper cutting. I won't say I hope to join in cause I said that last week and ended up sorting cupboards in the craft room! Have a good week.
Ann xxx

Aquarius said...

Very elegant card this week - love the stamp and must check out the link. Please pop my name in the hat again.

Kathyk said...

FAB makes and selections and a gr8 prize on offer so, yes please!

Just uploaded my own entry

Happy Sunday


Eemeli said...

Such a nice cas card for us today. The prize looks also something I'd fancy to YES PLEASE for it.

Have a great Sunday!


Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous use of the Sarntangle stamp Di, the card is gorgeous, super picks as always. I'm playing for the fun this week, Sarns stamps are lovely.

Warm hugs

Sue - said...

Love your Sarntangle card Di and great picks as always!

AlisonC said...

Oh dear, trouble with technology. My sympathy, it is so exhausting.
Wonderful cards as usual. Yes please, these stamps are lovely and rather unusual which I like.

Sarn said...

Wahooo . . . LOVE your pretty Sarntangled card Di. Love the two-tone colouring and those dies are so pretty.

THANK YOU so much for the shout out and big plug in the Playground.
I'll be back later with a Snippety Sarntangle!

MANY congrats to Liz on winning that pretty die.

Wonderful picks of the week too.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Viv said...

Scrummy Darn Sarntangle card Di - and thanks very much for the showing of the wedding card - love all the picks (as I do every week!) - will be back I hope in a day or two - big week coming up for me! LOL xx

jimlynn said...

I was terrible about getting by here last week but will be doing better! Love your card Di. Wonderful set of stamps and love the framework around it. Very, very pretty!
Great showcase of cards once again too!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Very beautiful all the cards! The winner card is just perfect!! Fabulous!

KandA said...

Thank you so much for highlighting my card. Fabulous cards from the others and I love what you did with your Sarntangle. Things haven't run to plan for the last couple of days so I may be a bit late this week, but will definitely do my best for a chance to win one of those super stamp sets xx

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Di, Sarn's stamps look amazing so I'd love to throw my hat in the ring please. Fabulous showcase once again, Cathy x
P.S. My spellbinders die arrived safe & sound and accompanied by the most gorgeous brushos card, thank you Di :)

Kathleen said...

Di, don't beat yourself up about it, these things happen and good grief there is no one who runs a blog and comments as well as you do,
Fab picks once again and justice has been done to Sarn's tangles.

I have found Iggy, he has hibernated in Chris' sock draw so as I do not want to disturb him it could be a while before he can meet Parsnip, I must say I showed him a photo of Parsnip and he was mega excited, pity Parsnip does not feel the same.
Have a great week.

Kath x
I rally need to get my act together.

Hettie said...

Whaaaaaatttt? I thought I had brought Parsnip to be a far nicer gentlebear than that!!! Fancy him taking a dislike to Iggy before he has set claw into the Playground!
Nice card there Miss.

Karenladd said...

Beautiful card by you Di, and all the crafty picks! YES! I would love to be in the winning for this wonderful stamp set and hope that things settle down in the playground this week, iguana and all!

Kathyk said...

Just uploaded my second entry - don't want to miss a chance of winning those faberoony stamps!


Sarn said...

I'm ba-ack with my snippets card Di.
Er . . . I have that stamp set . . . so I'm playing just for fun! LOL!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Thank you for showcasing my card on your blog.....Joolsx

mamapez5 said...

I love your card Di and all the picks for this week. I´m glad you chose my sister Jean´s card. It is so pretty, and I love the butterfly in a silver frame.
I bought one of Sarn´s original digi stamps, but it is a bit different on this set, and I don´t have any of the others, so Yes please, I would love the chance to win them. Kate x

mamapez5 said...

I´m back again with something quite different from the previous one. Two visits in one day, but it is quite a while since I came to play.
Of course, i am happy to second chance to win the stamps too. Thanks. Kate x

Karen said...

Your card is gorgeous Di as are all of the ones you picked - congratulations to everyone. Yes please for the chance - I've not been able to keep with what is going on at a lot of blogs so didn't realise Sarn had the stamps made - they are glorious and I will try to pop to her blog later today or later this week. Thank you hun Karen xx

Pat said...

I love the lovely Sarntangle on your card this week and showed off to best advantage with that lovely shaped mat. Congratulations to Liz for winning this week and some lovely picks too. x

Bonnie said...

Love the Sarntangles and would love to win them. Your card inspires to want them even more! Great picks as always.

Brenda B said...

Sorry to drop in and run yesterday, always so much to do and so little time to get it all done! Love your card, and as course Sarn's great stamps. Beautiful picks this week, look like you got bit by the love bug! Just for a joke next week, you should announce Sarn as the winner of the stamp set!!


Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

I forgot....Yes please! I wish to play and be a possible winner of the prize!!

Hettie said...

Honey I am baaaaack. Playing just for fun this week as I am lucky enough to have a set.

Brenda said...

What a beautiful card Di! I love those Sarntangle images, so fun and so pretty!! You did fabulous with your image and card! Love the pics this go around, all so darn gorgeous!! I really need to get off my butt and get to playing along again. lol I think I had had some snippets on some projects but forgot about it. Duh to me! Hope you are having a great week so far Di! Hugs, Brenda

Greta said...

Love your card, Di--such a neat image! Wonderful pics, too! Playing for fun.

Darnell said...

You did Sarn proud with your beautiful card, Di! And your picks are extraordinary! I was interested to read about your problems with Blogger, seeing as how my post went poof today, too. I wasn't messing around in HTML, however, and can't imagine what I could have hit to make it happen.

I see the iguana idea is going over like a fart in church then, eh? Well, I can see where that would happen, altho I find them quite fascinating - at least our short experience with one was! But if you and the cowardly bear are having none of it, then that's all she wrote.

What else for another pet then? Perhaps a large radish?

Thank you for another fun PSP and for ALL your hard work! Have a great week, my little friend, and good luck with the bickeri ... er, decorating!! Hugs, Darnell

LesleyG said...

Love your Sarntangle Di, and all those lovely picks, specially the newbie Julieanne's , I'm just playing for fun this time thanks, as I already have my limited edition awesome Sarntangle stamps! xxx

Jane Willis said...

Love your Sarntangle card, and would love to go in the hat for a set of the stamps. Well done to Liz for winning the super die last week, and to all your gorgeous picks.
Now, if there's any more corruption we'll have to call in the vice squad. They might have to queue up behind the RCPCA checking up on the iguanas though.

Sandra H said...

Simply gorgeous use of the Sarntagle Di your card is amazing ......well done Liz and gorgeous picks again as always xx

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Just stopping by to say hello and drop a card in the linkitz. Please add my name into the draw this week. Love your snippets card.

Jenny L said...

Hi Miss Di, and the wonderful Parsnip.
Yes Please to the prize if I'm lucky.
What very wonderful picks of the week, I imagine it gets harder to choose every week.
You sure are getting a lovely lot of entries lately, and rightly so as we are all happy playmates in your fab playground.
Your snippets creation is super as always.
You always come up trumps with your lovely designs.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Phew Di finally made my way over there, phew!! seem to MIA lately, mind you am making things .. just not blogging or popping around.. (trust you are well) and great work with the Sarntangles .. great card... like you used it as "thinking of you" card too. (will not enter prize tho' thank you :D)
So much clever work in the playground too...
Hugs, a very weary Shaz.x
{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Pippa said...

Sorry Di but Mr Linky does not like Wordpress, or is it just me he has it in for! I have tried every option but nothing has worked. I keep getting an 'Internal Error GT41 has occured' whatever that means! Here is the address of my entry for this week: if you have time please would you link it for me. Thank you. x

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous card, Di! xxx said...

Gorgeous cards and especially loved the stamp set! So yes please on the stamp set. Now off to link up with this challenge!

Sally H said...

A gorgeous card from you Miss Di and some wonderful picks too. Yes please on the stamp set too x

KandA said...

Just popped back with my card and a 'yes please' to the wonderful stamp set xx

Sandy said...

All your picks are so pretty and feminine this week Di. I guess St. Valentine's Day was in the air.
Double yes please on Sarn's stamp set.

laurie said...

What a gorgeous card, those stamps are awesome!

MaryH said...

Love the Sarntangle with the minimal coloring popped on this elegant die. Will have to check out Sarn's link, and no did not know this. Took me a while to get back here, as I was enjoying your later cards. Great highlights selected for this week, some I had previously enjoyed on my surfing. Must be so tough to pick ones to showcase, but you did great. TFS & you are one busy Miss with all these cards & your DT duties.

Lynn said...

I really like what you did with the Sarntangle, and some wonderful picks this week Di. Please count me in on the prize draw. Lynn x

Janis said...

Congratulations to Liz for winning this last week!!!! So fun! I just got my stamps from winning a couple weeks ago. LOVE!!

Terrific stamp set up for grabs this week. Is sitting out for one week long enough after winning to be able to throw my name in the hat again???? Hope so!! :)

Great job with Sarn's wonderful stamps.....and so gorgeously showcased with those awesome die cut frames. LOVELY card!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Hazel said...

Just missed!! I was running towards the gates ... thought I had another hour, but never mind - this is the card I was going to share:

Pat said...

Oh dear I bet I'm too late but if you haven't already drawn it Di, can I please be entered this week as I would love to have a chance to win Sarn's stamps. x