Sunday, 1 March 2015

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 166

A really quick and easy snippets card from me this week:
I used:

- A6 white tent style card blank, bottom left corner rounded using Fiskars Rounder Scissors

- snippet of white card stock, embossed using Nellie Snellen's 'Flowering Spring' embossing folder

- the sentiment (Penny Black's 'dance sing love') was then stamped using Memento 'Gray Flannel' ink pad. Little tip, I checked through my sentiments stamps for a suitably sized one just by holding the embossing folder on top of the stamp to see if it lined up OK

- the embossed panel was then trimmed down, bottom left corner rounded and adhered to the front of the card blank

- a small snippet of pink card was then used to punch out some little flowers with a Tonic punch

- after adding the pink flowers here and there on the embossed flowering branch I just popped a small pearl into the centre of each one

Job done! I first spotted this lovely embossing folder over on one of your blogs but forgot to make a note of who it was (sorry!). And the folder is sometimes referred to as 'Cherry Blossom' BTW - just to confuse things a little :)

OK, straight onto this week's picks:

I do love this adorable scene, made by Diane H. What fun!

I picked this card 'cos it 's another one that made me smile - brought to the Playground by Lynn - I love the balloons tied to the kitty's tail! :) Company for the Playground guard dog perhaps?

On a more serious note, this card made by Liz really caught my eye. A perfect sympathy card and I do so love the alternating rows of coloured spots - some clever paper positioning underneath the die cut I imagine!

This card using the paper tole technique, made by Carol, has been well admired over on her blog - not surprisingly either. So fresh looking!

I think this is such a pretty set of note cards, made by Alison C . For a closer look do hop over to Alison's blog - they're really lovely.

This card, made by Pat, incorporates such a clever trick - look closely at the embossed stars background behind that lovely wreath. Pat only went and made her own embossing plate using acetate! Brilliant idea.

And finally - each week there's at least one entry that stops me in my tracks, this week it's Hazel's brilliant 'onesie' card. I adore it and there's so much detail - right down to adding the little eyelets as 'poppers' on the gusset :)

And we have one new Playmate this week:
Hi there Dora! I do hope you'll come back to play with us again :)

And the winner of last week's prize (the 'Nautical' XCut dies kindly donated by Viv) is:

This tickled me no end, Jane is a huge fan of XCut dies, and in fact the entry that Mr Random drew was made using a lovely XCut die set! Spooky or what. I still have your address Jane and will post your prize off ASAP this week.

Here's this coming week's prize:
It was pretty obvious really, it's a folder exactly the same as the one I used today of course! A small prize but I think, in this case, small (well, approx. A6 size!) really is beautiful :)

The Snippets Challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 7th March. 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 :)

Di and of course, Parsnip!
x

65 comments:

Lucy Woods said...

Ooh such a stunning card Di!! You know how much I like white cards! Lol that embossing folder is beautiful! Love the added flowers too and fab sentiment!
Lucy xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

What a pretty embossed panel and lovely card! I like how you added the pink blossoms. Wonderful sentiment too! The picks this week are marvelous - I need to go take a look at Carol's as I missed it somehow. Thanks for another playground - I'll be back tomorrow. Yes to the prize, please!

Juls said...

Gorgeous, love the little glowers, such a beautiful delicate card xx

Greta said...

Wowzer--those are some picks & your card is one of my all-time favorites, Di! I'd love to have that folder--may have to get details on where to find it. Hugs, Greta

Kathyk said...

Fab selection this week and your quick card is just lovely, Di

Just uploaded my entry - so late last week so I thought I'd best be early this week!!!

KAthyk

kbrandy4 said...

Beautiful card Di,lovely embossing! Thank you so much for choosing my baby onesie in your top picks!
Hugs, Hazel x

Jane Willis said...

What a beautiful card you've made this week Di, and what a brilliant selection of picks. Thank you so much for picking me as the winner of the super die set - and here's another coincidence - at the Make It show on Friday, I made a couple of encaustic seascape backgrounds which are just crying out for some kind of nautical topper!
Jane

Ann said...

As usual a totally gorgeous card Di - love how you have added the flowers to the embossing folder. Just gorgeous. Great playground pics too. Love them all. Ann xxx

Karenladd said...

A lovely embossed card Di...and that is a beautiful embossing folder! Yes please, I would love to be in the running for this prize!

Kath said...

A lovely card Di - thanks for the tip on matching sentiments with embossing folders. I'll be in the playground later this week as I'd love a chance to win the embossing folder.
Kath x

Cathy said...

Such a pretty card Di, love the folder, perfect with the pink blooms. Gorgeous showcase once again too. I'm just playing for fun this week, Cathy x

Sandra H said...

Gorgeous card Di as always and what a great showcase too!! congrats everyone and well done Jane enjoy your win xx

Sue said...

Fab card Di and great showcase and congrats to Jane xxx

Liz said...

Super CAS card, Di, and such a beautiful sentiment. Congratulations to Jane on her win and thanks for choosing my card as one of your picks. Lovely showcase of the the other picks this week. I'll be a 'Yes Please' for the draw this week. xx

Sue - said...

Lovely card Di and great picks as always! Yes please I'd like to be included this week.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Love your card, Di - and those delicate little blossoms you attached - just perfect for spring, although we are still snowed in here!

KandA said...

Wonderful card Di, love the softness of the blossoms on the embossed background with the super sentiment. Fabulous picks again this week and congrats to Jane on her win. Will be back later for a bit of a fun play xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Diane, the subtle colours and the little blossoms are so beautiful, very inspirational picks as always, I would like to say Yes, please this week.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Laura said...

Lovely blossom card x

LesleyG said...

Love your inspiring card and picks again, and a great tip about lining up stamps with embossing folders! I'll come back to play later in the week xxx

Irene said...

Beautiful, elegant card Di, I love the sentiment.

luv
irene
xxxx

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful reminder that Spring will be here soon! Great picks as always.

Carol L said...

Congrats to Jane and all the other notables. Thanks Di for including my card among those featured this week!
I just love that delicate and pretty card you created! Those pretty soft pink flowers and pearls look like perfection with the embossing and wonderful sentiment! Yes please for this week's draw! This is the first time I've seen this pretty embossing folder and I really like it too!

Mrs A. said...

I do like your pretty card Di. Reminds me of May blossom. congratulations to Jane on her win. Yes please stick me in the pot this week. Feet have not touched the ground much this past week and running behind with everything. Out all day yesterday and playing catch up today. I have a card on the floor literately in hundreds of pieces that should have gone live this morning! hugs Mrs A.

Pippa said...

Lovely card Di. I have always liked the sentiment you used. x

Pat said...

I love your card which is so elegant using that pretty EF, and the sentiment is perfect! Thank you for choosing me as one of your weekly picks and in such wonderful company too. Congratulations to Jane for winning last week. x

Brenda B said...

Beautiful CAS card Di, just perfect for Spring. As usual, great weekly picks and welcome to Dora too.

Hugs
Brenda

Brenda B said...

Oops! Forgot to say "yes please"!

Mary said...

Di, your card may be simple, but it's also simply beautiful. Very nice. I'm hoping to get back to playing along. Sorry I've been so absent. I do look in often, just had too much life getting in the way of play. Happy March!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Love your card and the embossing folder used. Beautiful picks again this week for the showcase.

scrAPpamondo said...

Yes please! Thanks for the chance, love this embossing folder.
Your card is so clean and sweet!

Kathleen said...

Great card Di, great die Di, love the subtle pink flowers placed on the embossed branch.
Some fabulous picks and a few I do need to go and comment on.

Kath x

Karen Petitt said...

Thank you for another great challenge to shrink the snippets Miss Pixie! Your card is gorgeous! Congrats to the winners and top picks too, playing JFF this week Karen xx

laurie said...

I love that sentiment..what a pretty card! The embossing is the perfect background!

Diane said...

Beautiful way to use the embossing folder!!! Thank you for putting my card in the Snippets Picks this week and congrats to all the others as well...such a fun challenge!! I will be back later in the week with my new snippets entry and yes please...LOL!!

Brenda B said...

Hey Miss - I used the Bugaboo image on entry 30 as Mr Linky won't show my card in the links I can chose from to link up with! Weird! It shows any other jpgs on my blog, so I just used one of them instead!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Hi Di - added a second card - forgot to mention earlier that I am just plying for fun this week - I have sooooo many embossing folders already....
We had more snow last night - about 5 inches....

Aquarius said...

Love your pretty and delicate card - playing for fun this week

Gay Peplow said...

Perfectly simple and stunning Di, I love your card, so many beauties here too :D xx

Alison C said...

Your card is so pretty.

Jane Willis said...

I'm playing just for fun this week
Jane

Elizabeth said...

Hello Di, your card for this week is lovely. I like the embossed background and the pretty little pink flowers too. Also that sentiment is fabulous. As usual, I enjoyed looking through your picks for the showcase, especially as I haven't been able to visit them all myself ... hope to do better this week :) Like most weeks, I'm playing just for the fun of it so count me out of the draw. Off to check out some of this weeks snippet makes now. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Sandy said...

Beautiful card Di, no matter how quick and easy it was.
yes please on the prize.

mamapez5 said...

A very pretty card, and the flowers add a nice touch of colour. That looks a very useful embossing folder that I would like to have in my collection. I find I use my corner embossing folders more than the all-over designs. Kate x

Eve Maynard said...

Hi Di
your card is beautiful and those top picks are getting better each week!

Just playing for fun this week thanks.
xx

Brenda said...

Oh my Di, your card is simply beautiful!! I so love that embossing folder, and especially love the ones that do most of the work for you. lol Just adding those cute flowers with pearls really set this embossing folder off and I just love that sentiment! I don't know how you do it Di, I would never be able to pick top picks, but you always picks such awesome ones! I'm in love with every pick!! So amazing are the people that link up!!! Hugs, Brenda

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love your quick 'n easy peasy snippet card. It is the greeting and its spacing that really makes the card. Your expert tip to get it work out is quite brilliant. I have those Fiskars scissors corner rounders. They are great because they lop off a nice big curve. Great choices of cards for us to admire this time 'round too!

SARN said...

Morning All! Bit late . . . but here I am with a snippets card!

REALLY love your pretty embossed card with that wonderful sentiment Di.

Great Picks of the Week too, and congrats to Jane on her win.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jane Willis said...

Wow, the die set has arrived already - thank you very much! I think you can guess what my next snippets card will be..... I'm going to have a WHALE of a time creating it!
Jane

Pat said...

Hi Di. I have just realised that I haven't requested an entry into the draw this week, so please can I be entered as the folder is so pretty. Thanks. x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Di your card is gorgeous. Yes please I would like to join in the embossing folder is gorgeous. Hugs Jackie

Lynn said...

A very pretty and useful emboss folder Di, please count me in on the draw. I do like your sentiment too. Lynn x

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Please add my to the draw for this lovely embossing folder.

Hettie said...

Hi Miss. A bit late but hey ho...I am here!!
Hugs
xx

JennyH said...

Pretty card Di, just love that embossing folder, so definitely "Yes Please" for the prize draw : )

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

That is one gorgeous card, Di! It is perfect for a beautiful sentiment. I can see that embossing folder used in so many ways. Congrats to the last winner, Jane, and all of the fantastic picks! Glad I got to play again this week.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

dear dear Di, wow love what you did with this blossom embossing folder.

How very weird, I have one almost identical but not the same brand - curious... mine is by Crafts Too, but just checked it is identical see post here: http://calligraphycards-shazinoz.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/wedding-card-snippets-with-nbus.html

so will decline the prize but thank you heaps for idea for mine.. really love it :D

Lovely work by playground and so are your up above this one .. beautifully done!
Shaz in Oz.x

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely embossing folder. Love to win it.

Lucy Woods said...

Just sped through the playground in my mini! Beep beep! Oops the ducks are flying and there's skid marks on the grass :-P
Lol xx

Bonnie said...

I'm back again. Just can't stay away!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

I'm incredibly late Di and have been MIL for a couple of weeks!
So sorry ... nothing personal just didn't seem to have anything ready at the right time!
Anyway love your card and if I my name pops out of the hat I would love to accept the adorable embossing folder. Great showcase as ever and have a good weekend. Sarah x

LesleyG said...

came to play, oh yes! xxx

Jean said...

I am making a very late entrance as well, the weeks whizz by so quick I can't keep up. I love your pretty card and would like to be in the draw for the lovely EF so yes please.
Jean x

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Jenny L said...

Hi Miss Di & the lovely Parsnip.
phew just made it into the playground again.
Love your fab card.
Those cute little flowers are wonderful, and fab embossing too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.