Sunday 28 June 2015

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 183

So that was another two week session in the Playground. We're back to one week this time round though.

This is my snippets card for this week, sorry it's Christmas in June (oy, oy, oy already? So soon?!)
I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card blank

- snippet of red satin finish mirri card as the backing layer

- snippet of white linen card, die cut at each corner using an All Occasions die called 'Trellis Corner'. Tip, to place the die properly on each of the four corners I drew lines about a quarter of an inch in around each side of the card stock using a soft pencil so I could tape the die in place perfectly lined up each time and then rubbed the lines out afterwards. One thing I did and would not do again with this die was to back the white card with 'Stick-It' adhesive sheet before cutting the corners. It then took forever to get all of the little squares out of the trellis - and I'm still finding the little perishers everywhere!

- the sentiment was die cut from a snippet of red stain mirri card using a Crafts-Too 'Merry Christmas' die. In this case I used Stick-It adhesive sheet and it worked perfectly

- final touch, a couple of Craft Buddy 'Self-adhesive 25mm Aurora Borealis Snowflake Flowers'

And straight onto the picks from this past fortnight - it gets more difficult each time as we have so much talent and so many great ideas in the Playground! This week I've gone for a couple of slightly more unusual snippets makes in the picks:

This truly must be the star pick of the week! Kim made the most amazing shoe from cling film and Sellotape as a base (using a real shoe as a mould) and then decorated it with loads of snippety flowers. Do go and take a peek - there's also a bit of a step by step (ha, pun totally intended!) guide as well as tips on where to find on line tutorials. Wonderful work Kim!

I just love this A4 sized card, made by Jackie T. Beautiful colours and again, a load of snippets here!

I just had to include this Z-fold card, made by Sarah M (Craft Nerd). Squeal, have you seen all those little green snippets for the foliage? It's a really fabulous card and Sarah has kindly popped step by step photos on her blog post. Do go and see, and maybe a few of you will also follow Sarah - right now she only has five followers :( Surely we can do better than that girls?

What a darling card, made by Diane H. Everything about it is just so 'right' - lots of snippets used and isn't that bow delicious?! And how about the chubby and happy looking birdie with the perfect sentiment too?

I have to stop there, even though I could include dozens more of your wonderful snippets makes.

And we have three new Playmates joining us as well:
Valerija came back to play more than once, and this was her first entry - a beautiful WOW Wedding card.

Karen Ladd's little Grand daughter Remi made a really cute card for her Grandpa - this is the LINK if you want to take a peek. It's on Flickr and I can't/haven't worked out how to copy the image to here sadly :(

Pam skipped into the Playground waving this lovely card, I do love the 'spotlight' technique.

Welcome to you all, and I hope you come back to play with us often!

Next onto the draw for the House Mouse stamp sets (remember, there were two of these to win) - and the winners are:
And would you believe it - Eve's winning entry was actually a House Mouse decoupage card - spooky or what huh?

Well done ladies, I do have your addresses and will post off your stamp sets this coming week.

And onto the runner up prizes donated by Darnell:

First of all the really popular Ryn Tanaka 'School of Fish' stamp set:
The 'School of Fish' was Mo's preferred choice - it will be swimming across the Atlantic to you this coming week Mo :) And I'd be happy if you could just confirm your new address to me as I have a feeling that the address I have isn't up to date :)

Do remember girls, Mo is running Rudolph Day at the moment over on her blog and you still have time to enter before the end of the month :)

And next the Gina K 'Flower Border' stamp set:
I'm almost sure this is your very first Playground win Jackie, can you please email me your address and your prize will be posted off to you this coming week.

The prize this coming week is a double one, both items make up the prize:
It's two dies - the first one is the same as the one I used today, All Occasion Dies 'Trellis Corner', and the other one is a Marianne Creatables Christmas Tree die (LR0136).

As always, if you want to try for just one of the prizes then please say so in a comment and then I could do a second draw for the other die if you win. But, both dies are on offer together as one prize of course.

The Snippets Challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 4th July. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day.

Maximum of three entries and please say in a comment if you wish to play and be a possible winner of all or part of the prize. Do remember that you should also link back to the Playground in your blog post to be eligible for the draw.

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!


  1. Oh, congrats to all the winners and good for you getting an early start on holiday cards! I vow to do that every year but that's as far as it goes...I never follow through. It's just too hard for me to get inspired when it's hot and sunny outside! I am uploading my card and would love to be in the draw for this wonderful prize! I was able to squeeze a bit of time in for crafting in the midst of clearing out my craft room to prepare for new carpeting...yay!

  2. I made two Christmas cards this past week myself! Love yours! I make them all year long! Congrats to the winners and picks! Your prize looks fabulous so please count me in - thank you!

  3. Love this happy Christmas creation Di, so early! Love the trellis corners and beautiful sentiment. And your prize is awesome, would love to win this Marianne Christmas tree with trellis set, fingers crossed! I will be back soon with my snippet card!

  4. Lovely trellis!
    Yes please - I love them both

  5. Happy Sunday Di. Great card and lovely picks of the week. That shoe is amazing. Annie xxx

  6. Cor - smashing Festive Card you have made there Miss. LOVE IT.

    Congrats to all the winners and showcased girlies.

    Hugs to all, from Sarn xxx

  7. Good morning Di,
    Whoop Who! I am so thrilled to see that I am a winner of the House-Mouse stamps - Yippee!!
    Wow! top picks are very pretty this week and your Christmas card show cases the dies beautifully so 'YES PLEASE' can I be entered into the prize this week. I think that you used the tree die on the 'Santa's washing line' card that you MADE me buy the dies on!!!
    Thank you for the prize Di - it will be loved!

  8. A fabulous card Di - I love the trellis die and would love a chance to win, please. If Mr Random does pick me, just the trellis die please as I already have the tree die.
    Kath x

  9. Love your Christmas card, so elegant!
    Even the works of your compilation are so pretty, congrats to all the crafters!
    Congratulations also to the lucky winners! Enjoy your prizes!

  10. Lovely chrissy card Di, it's never too early to start them! Gorgeous picks from the gallery too, Cathy x

  11. A very pretty Christmas card, Di, the trellis and the gems give a lovely texture and the red and white are very elegant, you can hear that I like the card a lot :)

    Super picks, congrats to all the winners.

    Have a great weekend, sweetie!

    Love and hugs

  12. Gorgeous picks and thank you for picking my name for the lovely House Mousies! Yes please to the prize this week, I'd love to be able to make a card as elegant and beautiful as yours.

  13. I love this card with the trellis corner Di and the red satin card highlights it so prettily, and the large sentiment and the lovely snowflakes are great embellishments. Lots of lovely creations again this week and congratulations to Jane, Eve, Mo and Jackie T. x

  14. First of all, this week's showcased creations just blew me away!!! The talent shared here is just amazing!!! Congrats to all of the winners and spotlights - you're all winners in my book! Woot woot!
    Di, your card is so pretty in shiny red with those fancy corners and snowflakes! I love the big red sentiment that brings it all together beautifully!
    I'm playing just for fun this week :)

  15. Ooooh - what a super cool card and I LUV that corner die :-D
    Fabulous selection of cards you chose and that shoe is AWESOME !!!

    IKE xxxx

  16. Hi Miss Di, and the lovely Parsnip.
    yes to the prize if I'm lucky, and good luck to everyone.
    What very fan-dabby-dozy picks of the last challenge.
    Oh my word that shoe is gorgeous, and the others picked are so unusual, and lovely.
    Gongrats to them all, and congrats to the winners too.
    Well onto that superb creation of yours.
    I love the your wonderful designing of this, and the fab red card used.
    Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  17. Love your red and white Christmas card, Di! The corners are gorgeous!

  18. Sorry I haven't been by in a long while Di, you know how life can get! I love, love your red and white Christmas card, it is simply gorgeous! I also love all the unique and fabulous picks, I am simply stunned at the talent these ladies have shown! I don't envy you having to pick each week. Hugs, Brenda

  19. This is a really lovely card and I do like those corner but I bet the pokey tool was worn out.
    Great picks and well done to the winner.

    If I get to join in it will be for fun as I have that tree.

    Kath x

  20. I'm very happy, that you liked my wedding card...and I'm here again...
    Love yours christmas card.
    Yes please - I love both dies.
    Valerija xxx

  21. I love your fabulously elegant Christmas card Di, the red and white look so classy.
    Yea please to the lovely prize if I'm lucky.
    Wonderful creations in you showcase this week, they are all beautiful.
    Jean x

  22. Love the card and the lovely corner die. I'd love to be considered for the prize

  23. Di, your card is gorgeous. I love that shiny red paper. What a great way to show off that very cool die. And those snowflake gems are a perfect touch.

    Congrats to the winners and the other picks. Thanks for picking my card, I feel so special.

  24. Thankyou Miss for showcasing my Photo Frame which I'm pleased to say Aunty Eileen was frilled with when we gave it to her on Sunday. hugs Mrs A.

  25. Love your card Di, really simple but the colour contrast is so effective.

  26. What a fabulous card, Di--striking & beautiful & perfect for the holidays! Love the picks! I'll play for fun if I get something made this week.

  27. Walked round early today to avoid the heat!

    Playing just for fun thank you.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  28. So gorgeous Di!
    Hugs, Hazel x

  29. Beautiful Christmas card you have made. Love the showcased projects this week. Congrats to the winners.

  30. Another beautiful and elegant Chrissie card, Di!! Well done with all your picks and wins and congratulations to all!! Hugs, Darnell

  31. Beautiful and elegant Christmas card.....very gorgeous use of that die! Thank you for showcasing my birdie card, I am happy you liked it!! Congrats to the others as well, what fun, fun projects! And of course yes, yes to the featured fun and so generous of you once again! Have a wonderful day!!!

  32. Never too early for Christmas, Di! You spaced that trellis die perfectly! Gorgeous card picks - as always :))) - Just playing for fun this week. Have a great day!

  33. Fabulous picks again and a super christmas card from you Miss Di.
    Lovely prize but I'm only popping in the playground for a bit of fun and to see if you've got the paddling pool filled yet xx

  34. I got a snippet card done this week. And I will pass on the prize this week.

  35. FINALLY I have a snippety make!Just popping in to say hello to the Playmates,only playing for fun this week Di :)
    Hope you have the paddling pool and gazebo set up in the Playground-and a Lemonade stand under the tree! Nessa xxxx

  36. Wow Di! That is one stunning Christmas card - so very, very classy and beautiful. As always awesome picks and as normal if there are dies involved yes please for the draw. I hope you have a fab week as I'm off to the Playground to put my toes in the duck pond it's way to hot to be doing anything much right now Karen xx

  37. Great cards from everyone as usual. Love your Christmas card Di - very elegant.
    I'd like to play along for the tree please x

  38. I love both the dies :D
    Yes, please, count me in the draw

  39. So excited to have won the fish! So perfect for me and my families love of fishing and fish/water themed cards. Thanks so much, Di.

  40. Back again, just for fun! Lots of snippets in this one.

  41. Hi I'm in again. Most of my cards use snippets in one way or another. Your card is gorgeous. Yes please to the prize. Thank for the beautiful little card that came with my prize. Hugs Jackie

  42. ah very very clee sue of this die, again Di or rather both dies love them both!!

    .. but the simplicity beauty is what makes it ... Am finally able to blog again!! Shaz in ozx.

  43. Beautiful card Di yes please to the draw

  44. Lovely mirri card, Di! Yes please to both :-) Xx

  45. Love your Christmas card Di! CAS and just my cup of tea!
    Great cards and projects from the showcase and congrats to the winners.
    I'd love to be included for the prize this time.

  46. Thanks for the intro and sharing my first entry, Di! Love your card, Yes, please include me playing and for the prize.

  47. Finally popping by with a card. Just sliding under the wire methinks!

  48. me again...yes, would love to enter the prize draw!

  49. Phew Miss Di

    In by the skin of my teeth .. .. 7 minutes to spare!!

    A rate treat of a day when I can make whatever I want .. .. so I started with my favourite challenge .. ..yours!!

    Hope all is well with you and all the playmates. I have missed playing along.

    Just here for fun so don't put me into othe draw.

    Love and hugs

    Jules xx

  50. Oh Di I have just realised that I didn't ask to be included in the prize draw and you closed over two hours ago!!! If I'm too late not to worry. Thanks for the heads up about Ctafty Hazelnuts. x

  51. Love this challenge!! I'd like to be considered for the fab prize as well :)


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