Sunday 9 August 2015

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 189

Well, that was a fun week! HUGE thanks to Eve for helping out by doing the commenting and also selecting the picks on her travels around your blogs. It did give me a lovely rest, for which I'm very grateful!

Eve has asked me to say this: 

I would love to thank everyone for their warm welcome and such kind comments. I have
really enjoyed seeing everyone's fabulous makes BUT my wish list has now got A LOT 
And then she added this, which made me giggle: 
It must be torture for you (ie, me, Di )each week to sit on your purse!!

Oh how true is that!! And how often do I spot something in the Playground and rush straight off to buy one for me and one for the toy box :)

Anyhow, here's my snippets make for this week:
I used:

- 5" x 7" white card blank - with about quarter of an inch trimmed off the height to fit the embossed layer on nicely 

- a snippet of SU 'Mossy Meadow' card stock as a backing layer

- a snippet of Neenah 'Desert Storm' card stock, which was embossed using a Couture Creations embossing folder called 'Compassionate' and then trimmed down just a smidgen

- the background for the flowers was created using a snippet of rose pink card stock, and another snippet of Neenah 'Desert Storm'

- using a couple of smaller snippets of SU 'Mossy Meadow' I cut two Memory Box 'Prim Poppy' die cuts, having first backed the card with Stick-It sheet

- next I die cut another two lots of 'Prim Poppy' flower heads using a rose pink snippet of SU 'newsprint' DP which was also lurking in the snippets folder

- trimmed and popped the poppy flower heads onto the die cuts, prior to adhering the stems/flowers to the panel

- wrapped a teeny snippet of pink organza ribbon around the panel and tied a knotted piece where the flower stems crossed

- adhered the panel to the card using thin sticky pads

- finally, added three Josy Rose nail heads in the bottom right hand corner

Right, now onto the weekly picks, chosen by Eve. I know that, like me, Eve went through quite a bit of angst when finalising her picks of the week. What really struck me was this - I'd been quietly doing my own picks alongside Eve and she had no idea which entries I'd picked - and when her list came through by email late yesterday morning I was astounded at how close we were in our final choices. Which, does reassure me that I must be doing something right!

OK, so here are Eve's picks and her comments:

Laurie. Wow! what a stunner, very elegant and stylish and that die is on said wish list now!!
Pat. Such a beautiful scene created with lots of different techniques and I love it!
Carol G. 'Smooshing' a fabulous technique but the colours are all in the right places - it 
looks just like a steamy bath!!
Diane H. Another fabulous scene created with such sweet images and coloured beautifully.
Kate P. All of those teeny tiny pieces - a work of art! I would lose a piece under the table!!
ScraPpamondo.  Another stunning creation but to use a box is taking the snippet level up a
notch! And those flowers are just gorgeous.

So, there you have six picks from Eve - and, once again, HUGE thanks from me for making my day to day work in the Playground so much easier this week!

And we also have two new Playmates:
Ruth brought us this card to show and I think it's great! So clever to use the white circular snippet fixed temporarily to the card front, then stamped with the lovely tapestry peg stamps before lifting the circle off and reattaching it using sticky pads. An idea certainly worth remembering for future use! Plus, Ruth is a friend of our Liz and this was her very first blog post - do please hop over to say hello.

This is such a super card for a chap - made by Zoe, I love the attention to detail, and such a neat trick to roll down one corner of the image layer. Isn't the stag magnificent too -  just perfect for a male card.

We do have another Prefect waiting in the sidelines for her turn in September - as she's one of a Playground scallywags I'm already beginning to doubt the wisdom of accepting her lovely offer :) I'm joking 'mystery Prefect!).

But, for now we're back to normal and we'll remain so over the coming few weeks - I already cleared up a load of choklit papers from the wheeling and dealing in contraband behind the bike shed and even had to wipe Parsnip's mouth, nose and ears. He'd found the hidden papers and had been having a good ole nose and lick around! Not a good look on a snowy white bear :)

It's time now to choose the winner of that gorgeous 'SU Painted Petals' stamps set, so kindly donated by Eve. And the winner is:
It's 38 weeks since your last win Pat, so I expect you'll be a happy bunny - one of the weekly picks and also the prizewinner :) I still have your address here so will post your package off ASAP!

Here's the prize for this coming week:
It's a Couture Creations embossing folder (5" x 6.75") called 'Compassion', plus a Memory Box 'Prim Poppies' die, both are just like I used on my snippets card today. Ha! If you look closely you'll see my reflection in the cellophane packaging :) I'd only recently come across folk using the 'Prim Poppy' die and hadn't realised it was around as far back as 2012, late to the party as usual! Plus, the 'Compassionate' folder had been languishing in the toy box as a prize for ages - I was so pleased to find how well the folder and the poppy die go together.

The Snippets Challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 15th August. 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. Also, if you already have or aren't really interested in either part of the prize but still would like to play for one of the items - please say so and if your number is picked as the winner then I'll do a second draw for the other part of the prize. However, the prize IS for both items unless I'm told otherwise in a comment. 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 - please let me know if you have any problems linking, it's easy for me to sort out so don't struggle on alone :)

Harrumph, my little break is over so it's back to commenting and picking for me this week - but I'm so grateful to Eve!

Di and of course, Parsnip!


  1. Your card is beautiful Di. I already have that lovely poppy die but really like the embossing folder so would like to be included for that.

    Eve was a very good Prefect and very kind to us all. Her picks this week are all really pretty cards. The two new playmates have made very special cards too. I have already spoken to Ruth and will be going to meet Zoe in the morning.

    As you can see I like staying up late at night but that means it takes me a while to get going in the morning. But I'll try not to be late for registration. Barbxx

    1. I'm just about to hop into bed Barb! Am a bit of a night owl too :) Thank you for your kind comments!


      Di xx

  2. Oh Di, love your card, so elegant and sweet!
    Tanks to Eve for have picked my work! :)

  3. Hello again Di, I had trouble linking and have put it in twice. I'm unable to delete from my end so please will you delete the one with the wrong link. Barbxx

  4. Sorted out the link Barb! xx

  5. Just added my make. Fab selection and prize, as always

    Happy Sunday


  6. Love your snippets card Di, brilliant idea to back the poppy die with stick it sheet. It's a bit tricky to glue down otherwise. I have the die so am just playing for fun this week. Beautiful showcase once again too, Cathy x

  7. Hi Di - My daughter is entering this week from Crafty Distraction. We're going to set her a blog up (eventually) but she's excited to have entered her first challenge.

    Thanks for sharing a lovely card. Hope you had a good break!
    Linda @Crafty Distraction

  8. A fab card and I'll be joining in later in the week. I would love a change to win the great prize - thank you.
    Kath x

  9. Beautiful card Di Yes please to the prize

  10. Hi Miss Di, & the lovely Parsnip.
    Yes please if I'm lucky enough.
    OOOOOOOO! I do hope you enjoyed your rest.
    Sorry I didn't get chance to join the playground last week.
    Didn't Eve do so well, and wonderful picks as usual.
    Congrats to the winner, and this picks of the week.
    I love your fab card this week, it's brilliant, but then all your creations are always super.
    Thank you so much for this wonderful challenge, and all your hard work involved.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  11. Wow! Thank you so much to Eve for picking me for a shout out this week and how lovely to win the stamps she donated too! I love your card Di with that gorgeous poppy and the newsprint flowers are a great idea. I adore the CC embossing folder too which makes a fabulous background. x

  12. I love your sweet poppies and pretty embossing folder. I passed along your hug to Mary and wish you could have been there too. Wouldn't we all have a fun time!

  13. Oh, I really MUST play along this week because the prize is absolutely gorgeous!! Hope I have some time for crafting...


  14. Well done to Eve for being a perfect prefect and I hope you enjoyed your rest. Fabulous picks and hi to the new playmates. Love your card Miss Di. I've had that very same poppy die for years and only used it once (please don't send me to the naughty corner - I promise to get it out of the cupboard and use it). Oh, and an obvious 'not this week' to going in the hat but I'll be back later with a snippet xx

  15. Beautiful card Di-so pretty!
    I will try and play this week :)
    Hugs,Nessa xxx

  16. Gorgeous card Di, I love the bright pink against the white background. Glad you enjoyed your week off. Eve did a great job while you had your feet up eating choccies all week! ;-) Congratulations to Pat on her win, and everyone who created one of the gorgeous picks. I'm a Yes Please for the lovely prize. xx

  17. Lully makes there well done Eve and Di. Naughty Parsnip!!! I got you off the chocolate before I handed you to Miss so I can only blame one person for getting you back into choklit!!

  18. I forgot to tell you that yes, that was en embossing folder I used that looks like weaving. It is by We R Memory Keepers next level.

  19. Thanks to Eve for filling in! Love your card, Di! That prim poppy is a favorite die of mine! I would love to be in the draw for the ef only. Thanks!

  20. I totally adore your beautiful card, Di! The pink is so pretty against the white embossed background.
    It was fun meeting Eve while you had some well-deserved time off. She did a fabulous job with the picks. Such amazing cards!!!! Big congrats to Pat, the double winner!!!
    Please toss my name into the hat for that awesome die and embossing folder that you made completely irresistible with your awesome card. What a lovely set.
    Thanks for all you do!!!
    <3 J

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  21. Eve did great! Maybe she'll cover for you when you come here to watch Fritz for me next year! He's almost back to normal, thank goodness. Love your card this week, Di--great choice for the paper piecing!

  22. Good morning Miss Di!!
    Thanks to everyone for your lovely welcome and kind comments - I had a lovely time skipping around everyone's blogs!!
    The only though part was deciding the top picks as everyone's entries were amazing.
    'YES PLEASE' to the lovely prize this week as your card is truly beautiful Di.
    I would love to give you the week off again so if you want me I'll be in the sand pit but now I'm off to have a go in your hammock!!
    Big hugs
    Eve xx
    P.S thanks again to the playmate who gave me the tip off about Sarn!!

  23. Well, thank you Eve for picking my card this week and the other picks are is a hard job I am sure, but you did a fabulous one! Awesome card Di...I hadn't seen that die either that I know yes please you can count me in....congrats to last weeks winner, too.

  24. All totally gorgeous cards! Congrats everyone! I'd love to be in with a chance of winning this week's prize too xxx

  25. Good Morning. Stopping by to enter a card and to say hello. I love your snippets card this week and all the cards showcased. "Yes" I would love to be in the draw to win this fabulous prize. Hugs.

  26. What a beautiful card Di, and I LOVE how you're used dsp for the blooms! It turned out SO pretty! Thanks going out to Eve for a job well done taking care of the playground while you took a break! She chose some beautiful notables and congrats to Pat for winning the jackpot! Woo hoo!!
    I already own this beautiful die, so I'm playing just for fun this week :)

  27. Gorgeous card Di. I will try to play again this week too.
    Hugs Veerle

  28. Thank you for the welcome and I'm so pleased you liked my card for the boys! Zx

  29. Gorgeous card Miss Pixie! Love both of these wonderful goodies and the chance to win them! Wonderful picks too! I know how Eve feels lol! I wish we all could get our craft stuff for free, but I am a dreamer lol! I hope you have a lovely week Di and I just wanted to say thank you so much for all you do for us here Karen xx

  30. A fabulous card Di - I particularly like the emboss folder (but I really do have to sit on my purse this month!). I will be back later with a card. I just wanted to drop by and say thank you for my prize. I received it last Friday. A great die, and will soon have its first cut. Lynn x

  31. Hi, I'm here again. Gorgeus card Di! I love both of awesome prize and want a chance to win.
    Valerija x

  32. I'm really enjoying the fun so far in Blogland. Thank you for the challenges. Ruth x

    1. Forgot to say, I would love the chance to win the prize :) Ruth x

  33. Glad you got a good rest, Di! We all need that sometimes. Love your pink poppies! I need to get mine out and show them some love!

  34. Love your die cut poppies Di - the patterned flower heads look fab!
    Please count me in for the prize ;0)
    Helen x

  35. Just playing for fun--had to show you the Dew Drops!

  36. Wonderful elegant creation!
    I'd like to win the prize....
    Big hugs, Ileanaxx

  37. As always...great picks. I love your sweet card. And the poppy die....perfect! who wouldn't want to win the die! Have a crafty week!

  38. Hi your snippets card is gorgeous as are all the ones chosen for the last challenge. I love the die on offer so a big yes please from me. Just going to watch Bake Off. Hugs Jackie

  39. Wow, your picks are gorgeous, as is your sample card for this week! Glad to see your silhouette reflected in the package in photographer mode!! This prize is absolutely lovely so I would be happy to be in the running!

  40. Lovely cards! Welcome back Di and thank you Eve :-) Yes please to prize Xx

  41. I know I shouldn't as I only won last week but the die and enbossing folder are so gorgeous that please could I be entered in the draw again this week Di. Thanks. x

  42. Thank you Eve for picking my little bird this week.
    Your card is lovely Di, but I have the poppy die, so I am just playing for the embossing folder this week please. Kate x

  43. Here I am again. Twice in one day! I´m making up for lost time. And I am still in for the embossing folder only please. Kate x

  44. So pretty, your poppy card - I love that die. I have it, so I am just playing for fun! But you reminded me to pull it out and use it again. Once I'm back from vacation, that is.

  45. Eve did a wonderful job picking out some highlights from last week; there are some ideas worth copying there.
    Di, your card is lovely (my favorite color combo), and I am definitely in for the draw.

  46. A beautiful snippets card, Di! I'm so glad you got a well-deserved rest and you had the competent Eve to fill in for you! Great job, Eve, and great featured designers!! Hugs, Darnell

  47. Well now, I finally made it here! Better late than never! Congrats to last weeks picks, and to Eve who was a dear. Love your card, and I will just play for fun this week, since Carol and I share our dies.

  48. What a beautifully die cut and embossed card you've made Di. It's truly lovely.

    Eve did a great job last week, but was a bit too good at prowling round the bike sheds for my liking! Been keeping a low profile this week!

    Congrats to Pat on her win. Love all the showcased cards too.

    But now I'm back . . . and playing just for fun even though I love the look of that die!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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