Sunday, 12 July 2015

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 185

My guess is that we're all 'enablers' in the Playground when it comes to using wonderful products and sending our followers off in a shopping frenzy :) Quite a few of you are guilty of 'enabling' me - and recently it was Kath, with a fabulous Memory Box tree die. It's been waiting to be used for almost a month now and I can't wait any longer:
I used:

- A6 white card blank, tent style

- snippet of deep red satin mirri card

- snippet of silver card, already gilded with snowflakes

- snippet of sparkly silver card, backed with Stick-It adhesive paper and die cut using the Memory Box 'Sparkly Tree Tile' die then adhered to a snippet of deep red satin mirri card

- then I carefully hand trimmed a border round the tree, as Kath had done on her card which you can see in the link at the top of this post

- stuck all the layers onto the card blank and topped it off with the tree

- thought about adding some clear gems but didn't, firstly as they'd need individually gluing to the sparkly card (self adhesive wouldn't have stayed put) - and secondly 'cos in real life the tree sparkles like crazy anyhow :)

This die is actually what's known as a 'tile' die and many people use it to create a really pretty aperture in a card front which is then backed with contrasting paper or card. I do like that idea, and will try it next, but (for now) this used up a few snippets :)

Edit: At the suggestion of Loll, I'd like to enter this into the 'Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge where the theme is 'Tree'.' I got it wrong and thought you had to stamp your image on an entry for it to be eligible - not so! :) Look out for me playing along with future challenges over at HLS, not all of them are Christmas ones either!

Straight onto the weekly picks. The Playground has been a teeny bit quieter this week - possibly partly due to the hot weather that many of us are experiencing. It's been glorious here!

This was our first entry this week, and it went straight onto my list of possible picks - and stayed there! Andrea (Kanda) made this fabulous card for Less is More as well as the Playground - brilliant use of snippets and very stylish!

Such a beautiful card, made by Kathy of KT Krafts, love all the white in the background plus the butterfly - and the pink flowers set off the sentiment and foliage perfectly!

Maura only recently joined in the Playground, and just look at what she brought to show us this week! Isn't that scene absolutely amazing? A wonderful, wonderful card!

Just had to show you this great card, made by Glennis. Such a clever idea to make a birdie from a button - and the use of those strips of snippets is a perfect backing too.

On Friday, our little friend Eve hopped into the Playground waving this stunning card. So, so elegant, just perfectly designed and made too. I totally love this card Eve!

Eeemeli brought us this adorable card to show, fabulous use of snippets and such a cute image as well.

And last, but not least, Lisa skipped in with this beautiful scene - totally sums up Paris for me :)

This week we have one new playmate to welcome:
Maria originally entered this card into Merry Monday, I spotted it there, fell in love with it and invited her to come and play :)  This is destined to be a Birthday card for Maria's grand daughter at Christmas time - one little lady is sure to be delighted.

A huge welcome from all of us in the Snippets Playground Maria, hope you come back often to play with us!

Onto the prize draw from last week, and the winner of the stamp, aqua dewdrops and also a packet of mixed dewdrops is:

Well done Karen!

I'd ended up buying a pack containing 450 mixed dewdrops as wasn't sure that my selection was varied enough, so at the same time I bought an extra packet and yesterday I ran Mr Random a second time and who should pop out but:

That tickled me as Greta was only playing for the mixed dewdrops anyhow - serendipity or what?!

I do have your addresses girls and will post your goodies off during this week, just as soon as I can get to the Post Office. 

And this coming week's prize might be easy to guess:
Yup, it's a Memory Box 'Sparkly Tree Tile' die of your very own :)

The Snippets Challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 18th 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 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!


Maura said...

Di, Thanks so much for highlighting my card this week!! Love your card with the Memory Box tree die and would love to be considered for the drawing. Just linking up a card now!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Lovely work again by the playground folks :D in spite of the heat up there ... and Miss I love your card .. what great die, so yes please, I guess :D
Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

Glennis F said...

Thanks for showing my card this week Di, I am honoured!

Greta said...

Terrific picks & I adore your beautiful card, Di! I'm so, so happy my name came up for the mixed dewdrops--thank you!

Jenny L said...

Hi Di,
congrats to the winner, and the very fab picks of the week.
I love your fab creation with that wonderful die.
Must get a entry in this week as I missed last week Boo Hoo.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Eemeli said...

Oh wow, I see my card on the weekly picks list. Thanks for the honour, I am very happy and surprised. Congrats to the winners and fab work by the other weekly picks.

Di, I really like your card this week. Simple look is always the way to go. And of course YES PLEASE for the gorgeous prize. I shall be back tomorrow with my all-stash-card.


JennyH said...

Love your sparkly card Di. You are quite the enabler as well, I neeeed that tree die so definitely count me in for the prize draw : )

Annie said...

Great card Di as always - yes the sun is fabulous but so tempting to spend time in the garden rather than the craft room. Annie xxx

Hazel said...

Beautiful card, Di, with a lovely die (would love to win it). I'd love to see this card at CHNC extra. Great display of wonderful creations as ever. Have a good week, Di and everyone. xx

Sarn said...

LOVE the look of your festive die cut tree card Di. It's so pretty.

Have pinned Andrea's Chloe stem card for future reference! LOVE all your showcase picks.

Congrats to this weeks prize winners too.

Still having a craft drought.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Carole said...

Wonderful card Di......and fabulous picks too. Went to Summer Crafting yesterday so I am well enabled as you say....and poorer! Just beginning to think Christmas now!

Carol L said...

Your tree card is so CAS and pretty too! I love the winners and notables cards this week, and have found new inspiration with all of the snippet entries! Congrats to everyone! (I'm playing just for fun this week)

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Hi Di, what a lovely CAS you made! The mirri card looks great with this die!
Great list of beautiful card you choose this week, too!

Liz said...

Fab card, Di! Love your choice of picks this week and Congratulations to Karen and Greta on their wins. I know what you mean about being enabled.... but I guess the money we save by using up lots of our snippets means we can justify a little crafty treat now and then. ;-)

I'm a 'Yes Please' for the gorgeous die this week. I need an idea for mass producing my next batch of Christmas cards, and die would be just perfect to make cards in a range of Christmassy colours. xx

Brenda said...

What a great card Di! I love that tree and your background, they go so well together. Love the color combo too! Oh yes, I have been enable so much by others here on the net, I'm sure my husband wishes I wasn't enable as much as I am. lol Your picks this week are fabulous, so always love seeing them and look forward to it each week. Hugs, Brenda

scrappymo! said...

As always, some great pics! Congratulations to the winners.

Your cards is very pretty, Di. I have made a similar card for a card club...hope you won;'t think I copied you! Was supposed to release it today but have not finished writing the post!

Your tree looks so pretty on that beautiful snowflake background!

Karen said...

Gorgeous card Di! Congratulations to all the gorgeous picks and winners. Yes please for the draw too Di. Hope to be back later on next week Karen x

KandA said...

Coo Miss Di I'm so chuffed to see my card in the picks along with the other fabulous highlights. Love your wonderful card and that super die. Will be back later with my card and yes please to going in the hat this week xx

Jules said...

Hi Miss Di

Hoping to be a much more regular playmate. Sorry for being MIA so much this year :-(

Loving your card .. .. no wonder you were enabled that that beautiful die .. .. and your backing paper is gorgeous with its lovely shimmer.

Lots of fabby talent as always. Who would have thought there were so many snippets in need of being put to good use LOL!!

Just playing for fun Miss Di.

Love Jules xx

Kathleen said...

I just love your card Di, great papers and love that tree die.
Must go to Andrea's blog too as that is one stunning card, great picks.
Sorry not entered but I couldn't hold my hand up and say that anything I had used on a card was a snippet.
Hopefully will get in this week as I would love to be in the draw for the die.
Hope all is well with you.

Kath x

Kathy said...

Di, thanks so much for including my card as one of your "picks" this week. Your tree card is beautiful!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Love yours and all the other cards, Di! Great picks!

Em xxx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

What great picks! I am inspired by so many of them. That tree die is great, and I can see why you were anxious to use it! Count me in, please! Have a great week, Di!

KandA said...

Just popped back to link my snippets xx

Karenladd said...

Oh thank you so much Di! This stamp and dew drops will be so fun to play with! Your picks are absolutely amazing and I am always impressed by the works of art that can result from a bit of paper and ink ! Love that tree die and hope to get some crafty time in again this week!

Diane said...

Beautiful and fun picks this reading your description of each! Your card is the sparkle!! Love to be in the drawing as are so very generous....and have one of the most fun challenges out there..especially I almost always, always use my bags of snippets for my cards. I have lots of pads of papers, but I always reach for those "snippet" bags!

Kathyk said...

FAB makes and picks from you and your selection.

Just uploaded my entry - playing for fun this time around as I have this die already, thanks


Lisa :) said...

Thanks for choosing my card as a top pick last week! I would love to be in the prize draw and I LOVE your card!!!


Wonderful sparkling card!
I'd like to win the prize...thank you Di1


I forgot to tell you that the post will be published tomorrow on my blog...
Big hugs

Barb said...

What a pretty card you've made Di and I love you're picks too. This is my first visit to your playground although I've peeped lots of times. I'd love to win the prize. Barb xx

Loll said...

Your beautiful tree die is gorgeous with the red background, Di. And I love your snowy backing paper. Hope you'll join us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge for July, where we are looking for "Tree" cards. :) xx

SHartl said...

I am so impressed that you have started on your Christmas cards already, but with a die this pretty I can understand why. That red background behind the die is so festive and pretty! I have uploaded a card and would like to be included in your draw for the prize...thanks!

Sarah said...

I know, it's been a while but I have been ploughing through paper pads and snippets have fallen by the wayside!! Anyway I am here with a bona fide snippet from my scrap box. Such brilliant entries so far and should I be so lucky then count me in for the tree xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love the dark red/maroon behind your tree. That is a fun die and yes, the Playground makes one covet things like crazy. Love your picks--all wonderful as usual.

MaryH said...

Hmmm...thought I'd left a comment earlier, but as not seeing it, will give it another go! Love what you've done with this tree, and how perfect for a pretty entry into the 1st HLS Christmas challenge (and now changing hats!). It's a great snippet entry as well, and love the way you've used it. Can't wait to see the aperture one you'll be sharing. Some great highlights to enjoy for this week, and now off to enjoy some of the other entries in this week's Playground. You rocked it with this tree die and especially the color combos. The dark red makes the background show so well against the white. TFS & Hugs too.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Hi Di, a lovely Christmas card you made with this fabulous die! And yet again - another parade of wonderful cards for us to admire - really love the last one with those funky penguins! Have to go over and say "Hi" ! I am just palying for fun this week - have a similar die in my stash!

Kylie said...

A gorgeous design. Love that die! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

LesleyG said...

I've dashed over to see everybody, thanks for sharing all these lovely makes, and yes pleeeease :) xxx

Jane Willis said...

Not like me to rush in so late in the week, but I've been away. What fab picks this week! I love Andrea's card - that's one of my favourite dies and I love seeing new ideas for ways to use it. Yes please to being put into the hat.

Elizabeth said...

Hello Di, I tried to post this comment last night but Blogger went into go slow/never get there mode, so trying again this am! I'm afraid I'm one snippeteer that's been a bit quiet recently - the weather is only the half of it, family stuff and the garden have been keeping me well and truly occupied. Love you card - the tree die is a beauty and, having popped over to view Kath's card, I can quite see why you had to have it too :) Enjoyed the showcased cards too - I think I'd have chosen everyone of them but there again all the entries are wonderful so maybe I'd be stuck for choice :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Eve said...

Good morning Miss Di !
Wow the top picks this week are AMAZING and thank you so much for showing my card although everyone else's are MUCH better than mine! Do you get the impression that I can't take a compliment - criticism - yes... compliment - definitely NO!!

Your sparkly Christmas card is stunning so 'YES PLEASE' to that beautiful 'di'... Di..tee hee now I am just being cheeky and I feel a detention coming!!! LOL!!

Hope you have a lovely weekend. xx

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Just poppin in the say Hi and happy Friday !

Maura said...

Another entry with a yes, please!

SHartl said...

I was able to squeeze in some craft time this week while my girls were spending grandparent time so I uploaded two more cards. Hope you are having a great week and thanks for the inspiration!

Greta said...

Having won the dewdrops, I'll just play for fun this week.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Came back with a second card - hope you don't mind...

Pat said...

I am catching up as was away last week so alas couldn't come to play but love your Christmas tree and sparkly snowflakes and some super cards and great highlights from last week and congrats to last week's winners Karen and Greta. x