Sunday, 19 July 2015

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 186

A mixed week for weather here, had some welcome rain although the temperature hasn't really dropped much. The Playground has been busy, and so many beautiful makes too.

This is my snippets card for this week:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card blank, tent style

- green backing card from the snippets folder, it's SU's 'Mossy Meadow'

- the patterned paper was a fresh sheet (shock, horror!) from Wild Rose Studio's 'Letters from Paris' paper pack

- before layering the plain and patterned card onto the card blank I added a snippet of mossy green ribbon across the centre

-- the image (Just Inklined - 'Tutu Cute Washing Line') was stamped onto a snippet of white card using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and coloured using Faber Castell Polychromos pencils and Sansodor blending fluid

- the sentiment is from a Whimsical Designs set called 'Whimsical Fun - Vol. 1', stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black ink

- die cut the image/sentiment panel using a Spellbinders Nestability die from the 'Labels Two' set, and added three iridescent sequins, using Glossy Accents

- stuck the image panel in place using thin sticky pads

- final touch, a knot of mossy green ribbon carefully kept from the snippet I used earlier and then a butterfly charm, tied on using iridescent thread

And wahoo! This means I can join in with Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge where it's 'T = Talisman' (ie. a charm) plus of course one or more butterflies. I thought I had two butterflies here but later realised that the wings hanging on the washing line are actually meant to be fairy wings, given the wand with a star on the top - good job I chose a butterfly charm to use! I missed the previous challenge so am extra pleased to have made it this time round :)

Onto the weekly picks now:
Carol L always comes up with such great ideas for using up snippets - how about this wonderful mosaic background? Super idea!

I  just homed right in on this gorgeous card, made by Mary Anne. What a fantastic scene, and brilliant use of snippets.

This card was based on an inspirational picnic photograph and made by Diane H - I just love it. So much careful detail and the more you look, the more you see! Even the strawberries have been run through an embossing folder to produce the 'seeds'.

Liz C gave me a real headache this week, I wrote down every one of her three entries as potential 'picks' - in the the end I plumped for this one. Love the darling cats sitting on the brick wall and Liz came up with the bright idea of elongating the lamp post as the die was too short. It's the little details that make such a difference :)

Nessa's cards never fail to amaze me - how about this terrific New Home card girls? Fresh and clean design but also a lot of care and detail - for example, the little houses are each intricately paper pieced :)

Almost at the last minute, Cornelia raced into the Playground waving this absolutely fabulous card. The coloured design was actually done using a Christmas tree stamp which is just beautiful in itself. But, there's another great idea here - see the sentiment? I thought that was done using a Dymo labeling machine but in fact it's a snippet of black card with the words embossed in white - the choice of font totally fooled me. And a little trick I'll be trying out ASAP.

Wow, I found time to add six picks this week! And, we also have two new Playmates as well:
First came Pirjo from Finland, with this err, adorable little frog. A note bearing this little chap would surely make anyone's day - not sure if he's a Prince underneath so I'll hold back on the kissing malarky :)

And secondly, in hopped Barb (Williams) with this terrific card. I love the owl stamp, who doesn't love owls? The colours are great and a very clever way to add the sentiment too. Barb has only been blogging since February, so it would be great if some of you could nip over to say 'Hello'.

I do hope you both come back and play with us again!

Next, the draw for the Memory Box 'Sparkly Tree Tile' die, and the winner is:
Well done Karen, I still have your address here and will post off your prize as soon as possible!

And the prize this coming week is a stamp, the same as the one I used today:
Thankfully it's a single stamp so no juggling round pegging the washing out!

The Snippets Challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 25th 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!


Karen said...

Cor Miss! fanks eva so much I's gonna enjoy whipping up some quickies with that beautiful die.
Gorjus picks from everyone too - big congrats to all of those!
I'm here with this weeks first snippets creation Miss but no fanks for the stamp, still have so many waiting to be used yet!
Your card is gorgeous, those papers are well lush but I am still on my pledge forno new paper till some of the old stuff is gone Karen xx

Loll said...

Sweet card Di. LOVE that gorgeous roses background. xx

Unknown said...

Really cute card Di! Love the paper and the dark green to match! Cute stamp too!
Lucy xx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Thank you ever so kindly for including me in your picks. So much talent on the playground. Congrats to Karen for her prize win. I do hope to get back this week with a new snippet card.

Greta said...

What a super sweet card, Di--love the iridescent ribbon & charm! Lovely picks, as always!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Wonderful card you created - that stamp is darling! And your picks - what a pleasant surprise to see my card among them - as always fabulous picks!

Pam said...

Fabulous card, Di! Love the stamp.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

aaaah, that D is truly luffly Di, and I think you were terribubbly brave to break into it like that!! well done in getting into Mrs A.s challenge too :D
Wow all those nice picks .. and yes ackshully saw some this week meself!.. off to peek a few others. thanks for wonderful playground fun!
Hugs, Shaz in oz..x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

erk! my keyboard misses some keys was mean to be DP is luffly... nothing to do with the typing of course!

Jane Willis said...

What lovely picks, and so many gorgeous ideas to borrow! I'm just playing for fun this week - after a week apart from my crafty bits, FUN is what it's all about for me at the moment!

Barb said...

Congratulations to Karen. I thought all your picks were great. Thank you Miss for introducing me to the other playmates. Yes I love the fairy washing line. Barb xx

Sarn said...

What a fabulous card and I simply ADORE that sentiment Di.

Congrats to the winners and the showcased girls.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Mrs A. said...

Fun! Fun! I 'm knee deep in Elff body parts at the moment Miss and fun it isn't. Somehow over the last weekend I have managed to acquire another order for the wretched blighters!! Been mega busy here. The Doc has had the water board out seeing to the drains. Not a pretty sight.
Love your washing line which I thought was a butterfly too until you said. Will try and enter something this week but all me last few makes haven't had snippets of anything on them and I does like to play fair.
Eek one of the Elves is complaining he can't hear nuffink . I forgot to sew his ears on !! Hugs from Santa's workshop somewhere.

Mrs A. said...

Super card . I do like the butterfly wings hanging out to dry and the little butterfly charm on the washing pole is a great finishing touch. Thankyou for fluttering by # 35. Hugs Mrs A.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

So sweet card! Great pick of beautiful makes, too!

Mrs A. said...

Wll actually it's hanging oft the ribbon but you know hat I mean. Hugs Mrs A.

Sarah said...

Great choices this week and all so very different xx

Brenda in IN said...

What a cute card this is. I love the stamp and can picture some little girl looking so sweet in this tutu with her wand like a fairy princess.

Brenda said...

What a cute, cute card Di! I am so loving the little fairy costume hanging on the wash line. The wings indeed look like a butterfly and I even thought, why did they put a butterfly hanging on the wash line? lol Then at closer inspection, I saw they were the wings to the costume. So cute!! What amazing pics once again Di! I don't know how you do it, I'd never be able to pick as everyone is so talented. I just had a card that I used snippets on and don't you know it, I never even gave it a thought to link up. Duh to me! lol Hopefully I will be better at watching when using my snippets and linking up. Hugs, Brenda

Unknown said...

Such a sweet card! I just love the patterned paper and the stamp that you have used! Beautiful! Thanks for your entry at Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge!
Guest Designer Rebecca!

KandA said...

TuTu cute image Miss Di and such pretty backing paper. Amazing picks again this week.
Will be back later but only playing for fun xx

Kath said...

A fabulous card - I'll join you in the playground soon.
Kath x

Greta said...

Forgot to say--just playing for fun

Paper Lily Leaf said...

Great cards! Yes please! Xxx

Kathleen said...

Love your card Di, great image and lovely papers, missing in action again - sorry but been concentrating on 150 cards I have had to make that I need to get out of the way so I can get back to reality.
Great picks as always.

Kath x

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Love your card this week. Fabulous choices for the showcased cards. Congrats to Karen - the winner.

Jules said...

Hi Miss Di

Got a late night pass to the playground tonight!

Loving your great snippet make .. .. the floral paper is gorgeous (even if it was a brand new, full sized sheet to start with LOL!!)

Just playing for fun and the lovely company.

Love Jules xx


Beautiful creation! I love papers and image!
I'd like to win the prize...
Big hugs

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

I entered in the challenge. I wish to play and be a possible winner of the prize, thanks.
I hope that you and Parnsnip have a beautiful day :D

Valerija said...

What a wonderful card. I love the stamp and yes please I want be in the draw.
Hugs, Valerija

Diane said...

Love the card design and all the other creative designs.

Hugs Diane

Pat said...

I love your pretty card with the floral paper and the line of cute ballet things, and the green ribbon with the charm embellish it beautifully. Congratulations to the winner Karen P and the line up of wonderful cards. x

Mrs A. said...

Had a red card blank sat on my desk which I had folded incorrectly for a previous post so I turned it over and used the back to cut my window. So a snippet was used. Simples. Hugs Mrs A.

Jean said...

I love your pretty card Di, the fairy costume looks so cute hanging on the washing line. The patterned paper is gorgeous and the green mat and ribbon compliment it beautifully.
Jean x

Carol L said...

What a wonderful and sweet card with that gorgeous paper and the pretty clothes on the line!

Carol L said...

Oops! I hit publish before I was finished! LOL Congrats to Karen on the win, and thanks a bunch for showcasing my card along with the other brilliant makes! I'm playing for fun this week only, but thanks as much as ever for your continued generosity!

Darnell said...

I'm back from holiday and couldn't wait to come by and see my Playground mates! I love your pretty pink snippets card, Di, and you did a beautiful job, as always, of picking the highlights! I hope you are doing well, my friend! Hugs, Darnell

Kathy said...

Love the sweet little card that you made and your card picks for this week are great! I'm just playing for fun this time. Ta Ta For Now, Kathy

SHartl said...

Your coloring on this card is wonderful and those images couldn't be cuter. So funny about the fairy wings being mistaken for butterfly wings at first because that's what I thought too! Yes please to the prize!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

What a beautiful card! I love that stamp, and I would think it would make perfect baby girl cards! Glad I got a couple cards in for the pick, so yes please!

Diane said...

Well first of all THANK YOU for choosing one of my cards to show...I am so very appreciative! Your card is very beautiful..soft and pretty...adorable stamp set and LOVE the added charm...and yes please you can add me to he "mix"...have a wonderful creating dat

Bonnie said...

Love your sweet girly clothesline, Di! So sweetly colored and you've found the perfect paper to go with the image! Love your picks!

Liz said...

What a cute washing line! Adorable card, Di, the backing paper is just perfect.

I love your picks - thanks for including one of my cards. Congratulations to Karen on her win. I've eventually got round to linking up my card from Sunday - where do the days go! Just playing for fun this week. xx

Linby said...

Love the sentiment you chose to go with this cute image and sweet card. I would love to be in the draw for it please x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love your tutu cute card! That is such a sweet image. Great picks as always. Those strawberries--squee! I've been using old stuff off my desk, I need to jump into the Snippet Playground again.

Jackie T said...

I love your card it is gorgeous. I like the stamp so yes please to the prize. Have a great week Hugs Jackie

Repolainen said...

Such an honour that you notice my card - thanks alot!!
I'm so happy!!

Sandy said...

The die-cutters were busy using up snippets last week, weren't they? Love all the creative cards they created.
Your card is so feminine and week Di.
Please include me in the prize drawing.

Lynn said...

Such a cute card Di. I love the background paper and colours, and of course the stamp is gorgeous. Please include me in the draw. Lynn x

Jean said...

I have just entered my card but I am playing for fun this time thank you.
Thank you too for your kind and complimentary comment on my blog. I have wanted to change my profile pic for ages but hate having my photo taken, so I have been waiting for someone to catch me unawares and take one that I was happy with.
Jean x

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Hi Di, I am back with a card....just playing for fun again!

Jenny L said...

Hi Miss Di & the lovely Parsnip.
Sorry I have been absent for a few weeks, but I was finding it hard to slip one of my snippets cards on my blog as I had so many Birthdays, and Anniversaries this month to create for, and show, as well as a new Great Granddaughter that arrived last week.
July is already a very busy month for me, so my new edition will give me more work to do in July, but I wouldn't change a thing as I love my very large family very much, as we all do.
Well I digress as usual, so congrats to Karen on her win, and to your super picks of the week.
I really don't know how you decide as there sure are some wonderful use of snippets every week.
Love your snippets creation too, and of course it's pink my fave colour.
The paper used is so fab too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Dana M said...

Wow, so many creative uses of snippets! Amazing cards everyone. The stamp set is absolutely adorable and I would love to be included in the drawing. Thanks!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Just entered my 2nd snippets card and would love to be in the draw for the prize. I am over at the see-saw if you want to join me.

MaryH said...

Saw this cutie over at the Butterfly Challenge, and it is just precious. Love the girly pinks and green, and of course that gorgeous rose background. Nice S/B mat to show off the ballerina goodies, and liked the way the tiny butterflies got tucked about. TFS & also got a sneak peek at some of the luscious highlights and entries to wk 186. Hope to get back later! TFS & Hugs

Glennis F said...

Sneaking in with my card, and would love to be in the draw for the prize

Eve said...

Wow Di your snippet card is oh so pretty - I love it!
'YES PLEASE' to be put in the pot for that beautiful stamp.
The top picks are just so clever and inspirational - what a talented class you have!!
Hope you have a lovely weekend and some drier weather that me!! xx

Maura said...

Forgot to say, yes please, when I posted! Thanks, Di!

Janis said...

Love your very pretty and sweet card, Di!! So glad you took the plunge and cut into that charming floral hard as it was to do!!. I also thought those were butterfly wings on the line. I just love that image and would be delighted to have the chance to win it.
Great job on the picks for this week, too. Such amazing work!!! It is always a treat to see what others are making with their scraps!!!
<3 J

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scrappymo! said...

So many great cards here this week!

Finally got one finished...had not been creating much lately, but finally back in the craft room! Yay!

Karenladd said...

Your card is so sweet and adorable, and the coloring is perfection! Love the thought of little fairy clothes hanging on the washing line! Yes please!

Nessa's Crafty Place said...

I love your cute washing line Di-so sweet!
Thank you so much for choosing my New Home card in your weekly pics :) xx You have some fantastic entries every week-such gorgeous work from the Playmates.
Have a lovely weekend,
Nessa xxx