Sunday, 8 March 2015

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 167

Over at Mrs A's, the current Butterfly Challenge is to use one or more butterflies as usual - with added the twist of 'H is for hexagons'. And this is 'wot I made' using some scraps/snippets of card left over from a Brushos session:
I used:

- A6 white card blank, tent style

- a piece of DP from BoBunny's 'Barefoot and Bliss' paper pad

- the orange card had been coloured (much too heavily!) with Brushos and then sprayed with Perfect Pearls 'Heirloom Gold'. I just ran it through the Cuttlebug using SU's 'Honeycomb' embossing folder and snipped a few outer hexagons away

- the small turquoise hexagons came from another snippet of Brusho'ed card, again run through the Cuttlebug using the 'Honeycomb' folder and this time I just snipped out half a dozen of the hexagons to stick here and there on top of the embossed orange piece of card

- also held a turquoise piece back when doing the embossing and just die cut that with a solid Memory Box butterfly die called 'Isabella', then topped it with a lacy white matching butterfly which was cut using Memory Box's 'Pippi' die

- finally popped three little turquoise gems onto the butterfly's body

Snigger, Len saw this and said 'If that's a honeycomb shouldn't the insect really be a bee?'. 'Not according to Mrs A's rools' said I - 'them butterflies gets everywhere'.

Mrs A's challenge is open for a few days more BTW, can't wait to see what letter we have to play with next!

I need to knuckle down again with the Brushos and get the 'teensy little sprinkle' technique worked on too :(

Righty-ho - onto this week's picks:

I picked this card, made by Laurie, as it's truly so Spring-like and it made me smile. We have loads of snowdrops blooming along the lane as you leave here, and there are crocuses and daffodils out in the Playground too.

Sue J makes such gorgeous cards, and I just adore all the blues here - loads of snippets used and such a darling image too!

Brilliant use of snippets by Eve, for her Nan's 94th Birthday card. A really tactile result with all those lovely flowers plus the snipped grass :)

I think this card is super! Made by Jackie T for Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge, the patchwork effect of the pretty hexagons is a perfect background for the lovely butterfly. And doesn't the sentiment sit beautifully too.

Oh gosh, that's four picks and there are still so many others I could show - but not enough time I'm afraid. Although - just feast your eyes on this final card:
How clever is  that beautiful dress, made by Carol L, from loads of snippets and a tiny flower punch?! I know from comments left over at Carol's that this is a real hit - and it's my 'top pick of the week' :)

Moving swiftly onto the draw for the 'Flowering Spring' embossing folder - the winner is:
I'm almost sure this is Sandy's very first Playground win, so well done Sandy! Can you please drop me an email ( with your address and I'll post the embossing folder off to you ASAP this coming week.

And, totally unrelated to my snippets card, here's the prize for this coming week - kindly donated by Eve:
I think this is such a darling Penny Black stamp (called 'Hide-out')  - and if memory serves me right it was an accidental duplicate purchase by Eve. Luckily for us I say!

I haven't mentioned our own little Playground hedgie recently. He tailed off on his visits to feed about five weeks ago now - and then he quit calling altogether. Until the weather warms up a bit more we don't know if he went into a very late semi-hibernation or what. And we daren't check the hedgie shelter just in case he's fast asleep in there. It's a case of 'watch this space' for now.

The Snippets Challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 14th 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!


Liz said...

Just made a post on my blog and realised it was after midnight, so the Playground gates are open, so I'm first to run through!

Love your card, Di. Fab colours and I love how you've incorporated the hexagons for Mrs A's butterfly challenge.

Well done to Sandy on her win this week and a great selection of picks again. :-) xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful card with butterflies and hexagons! Congrats to all the picks and the lucky winner! I really like Laurie's spring scene! And special congrats to Carol L - she's been a pick in the last 3 playgrounds! Way to go, Carol!

I'll be back to play this week!. And as always, yes to the prize. Thank you!

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Di love the colours..congrats to Sandy and thanks for picking my card:) lots of huggles Sue xx

New Creations said...

I always love your beautiful creations and this is so sweet!! Beautiful picks at your playgrounds!!! Congrats to winner! I will come back to play this week and "Yes" , absolutely love this sweet image!

Annie said...

I guess I'm better at looking and commenting than entering - eeeeeeeeeeeek. Great card and great choices again Di. Ann xxx

Sandra H said...

Wow Di your card is gorgeous your so creative and what a fab selection of picks too! and many congrats Sandy enjoy your prize xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely hexagon card .
Thanks for the new challenge.Yes for the beautiful stamp.

Unknown said...

Really creative gorgeous card Di I love the colours!
Really fab picks again that dress is awesome and a stunning butterfly card too!
Oooh I love penny b hedgies!! Must def play this week!!
Can I link a card I posted yesterday pwretty pweeeas lol xxx

KandA said...

Love your butterfly and hexagon card Miss Di - Mrs A picked a good theme this time. Amazing picks too and congrats to Sandy. Much as I adore Penny Black hedgies I'm just here for fun this week xx

Carol L said...

It must be hexagon week Di! I LOVE what you've done with your butterfly card and those beautifully colored hexes! Gorgeous! Congrats to Sandy J on her win, and to all the notables you featured. Thanks so much for all the kind words about my snippet card too - you've got me gushing and blushing :)
I'm playing just for fun this week :)

Sarn said...

Oh yeah! That's a lovely butterfly/honeycomb card there Miss.

Congrats to Sandy J on her win, and to the other showcased girls.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Mrs A. said...

Super card my friend. Love the brusho's effect honeycomb and that dp takes me back to the fabrics we used to make our dresses with in the 1960/70's! Love it. Thankyou for fluttering by #25. Hugs Mrs A.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Absolutely gorgeous picks Di, and your card is fabulous, the brusho snippets are stunning.

Love and hugs

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Amazing picks and a big congrats to the winner. So glad you found the dies from my baby blog post. They are quite unique. I do love the butterfly +H you came up with for Mrs. A's challenge. The pop of orange is brilliant!

Jane Willis said...

Love your card, I never did grow out of the 1960s and this takes me back there with the psychedelic paper! I really must get some brushos.
I'm playing for fun this week

Pat said...

I love your card Di, and the pretty swirly dp for the background and the lovely vibrant orange hexagon embossing, and a great idea to cut some off the edge to give a more random look. The butterfly is a gorgeous and the adding of the pretty Brusho coloured pieces to fill some of the hexagons works beautifully! Those Brushos are certainly packed with pigment. Some lovely picks again and congratulations to Sandy J on winning this week. x

Brenda said...

OMGosh, this butterfly card is stunning Di! I love that designer paper you have used on your base, the brusho orange and turquoise is just beautiful and then there is that awesome butterfly! I am in love with this card! LOL I think that my hubby would say the same thing as your hubby, in fact I'm sure he would. He always points things out like that to me. lol The pics for this week are amazing. I feel in love with Carol's dress card as soon as I saw it on her blog! And Sue, she always amazes me with her cards too. The other ladies are equally as fabulous as well. I just need to rub elbows with all who play at the playground!! lol Hugs, Brenda

Darnell said...

Your hexagon and butterfly card is stupendous, Di! The colors are sensational!! And so are your picks this week! I had a bit of a rough week last week, but hopefully it was just a hiccup and I'll be back on track and able to swing again with the best of them soon!! Hugs, Darnell

Kathleen said...

Thanks for your comment, made me realise that I hadn't left a comment after entering.
Love the bright orange and the hexagons and the way there are a couple missing to show the papers. Great card. Great picks once again.

I coloured my image by leaving it in the die and used dabbers and distressed inks.

Kath x

Sandy said...

I had completely forgotten I'd played last week. thank you!

Jackie T said...

Hi Di I love your card for the butterfly challenge. Thank you for picking out my card and for your kind comment on my blog. Yes please to the prize. My card is much less feminine this week. Hugs Jackie

Eemeli said...

Oh, another week of playing with our snippets. Lovely creation today and of course yes please for the prize. I will be back tomorrow with my card.


Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Such a cool card - love those hexagons! Beautiful picks for this week! Love that little hedgehog stamp - too cute! Count me in!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ahhh Di love the card you've made for Mrs A's Challenge , knuckle rap here... still not done but sigh have to make two other must do cards first.. an wedding one one of them wont go too well with hexagons ..meybbe baby one would be okay?? but have it panned already..
Love this tamp too so if get back to lop in and join in the playground, will say yes please...
Thanks for being blessing and encouraging us to share, and yes think your brushos are pretty well accomplished already. Congrats to all playmates chosen too :D
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards blog}

Kathyk said...

Just uploaded my entry and .. just playing for fun Di


Eve said...

Wow! your brushos card is beautiful Di.
Thank you for highlighting my card this week although it feels a bit inferior compared to the others!!

I'm just playing for fun this week as I've already got that stamp!!! tee hee!!

Jean said...

I love your hexagon card Di, great colour combination and a clever way to use the embossing folder.
I have just added my entry and am playing for fun this week thanks.
Jean x

Liz said...

Just added my second entry. I forgot to say that I'm just playing for fun this week. xx

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous butterfly, Di! I keep hoping to get some hexagons and butterfly together but think I'm going to miss the deadline again! At least I made it over here this week!

Karenladd said...

Wow!!! Your hexagon card is gorgeous and I love how you used scraps to fill in some of the hexagon spaces!! The peeks at some of last challenge's cards has me awe stuck! So many beauties!! Yes Please to this challenge giveaway and I uploaded some cards just now. Love motivation to use up scraps and snippets!

scrappymo! said...

Finally back in the craft room again! IT is going to be fun to dash about visiting.

Your hexagon card is pretty.Those brusho's sure give a gorgeous inky type finish. What fun. Great card for Mrs A's challenge. Want to get back to making cards for her challenge too!

Elizabeth said...

Another great, and colourful, card, Di. The hexagons are a fab way of using up some snippets. Would love to get back to making snippet cards but I'm struggling to craft at all at the moment. Soon, I hope :) In the meantime I'm enjoying checking out what all the other playmates are making. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

You have made a gorgeous card. Love the papers and the die cut you used. I sense a spring theme within the cards you have chosen to showcase this week. Love them all. Please add me to the list for a chance to receive this fun stamp.

Sally H said...

A stunning card, Di and great picks this week too. I'll just play for fun this week, thanks

Darnell said...

I made it! I feel better, Di, and appreciate your kind words! I keep forgetting about the Cuttlebug challenge. I'm going to go edit and add it to my post! Hugs, Darnell

Jenny L said...

Hi Miss Di, and the lovely Parsnip.
Yes please if I am lucky.
oooooooooo!!! this is a really fab card, and the embossed Hexagons are great.
Love your Brusho pieces in the center of some of them.
I do hope I qualify for a snippets entry, as I used some card I had already printed on
and didn't like the result, so I printed on the back of the same card to make this.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Aquarius said...

Great colour combination here and good use of your snippets. I'm playing for fun this week.

Hettie said...

Lovely card there Miss. Now I know where my butterfly has gone!! Great picks too. Sorry I have not been around but Mr Ches Tinfection has not quite finished with me yet!!! He is not in a hurry to leave. Grrr!

mamapez5 said...

Pretty brusho snippets Di and they go so well with the backing paper. I love that butterfly card from Jackie T that is one of your picks and I see Mrs A liked it too.
A cute little hedgie stamp you are offering this week but it is not really one I would have much use for so I will just play along this week, thanks. Kate x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Great use of hexagons! Even though I have hexagon stamps, dies, punches, and embossing folder that challenge just... well, CHALLENGED me. I'm pretty much crafting impaired right now. Loving the playground offerings--very inspiring (I say that now but by the time I get home.... ?)

Cathy said...

Brilliant card Di, love your use of brushos scraps, perfect with the dp. I'm just playing for fun this week, Cathy x

Pippa said...

Hi Di, please could you link me, still getting an 'internal error' message when I try to link up. Thank you.

Eemeli said...

I am back with another card for this week's snippets challenge. And of course I am still in the mood for that gorgeous yes please for that.


Mrs A. said...

Been a stressfull week and struggling with another bout of cystitis but didn't wan't to miss playing so found a card I made ealier with snippets on it . just for fun.
hugs Mrs A.

Mrs A. said...

p.s. just seen your query on Shaz in Oz's post. I have just got one of them there fiskars fingy's and I love it to bits. Places the sentiment zackers where you want it and gives a nice clear even impression. Got mine on Amazon. It came all the way from USA. hugs me.

Kimbo said...

Oh I love this Miss, especially the randomness but it all looks perfectly placed. I too have one of those Fiskars fingys and just love it x