Sunday, 6 September 2015

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 193

Hi again! And another week flew past in the Snippets Playground - whoosh, one blink and there it was gone!

And this next week we have another little prefect in the Playground helping me out, just as Eve did about a month ago, it's Sarn of Stamping for Pleasure!

I'm sure most of you know Sarn, she's a long term blogger and is tremendously talented - her work ranges from beautiful crisp and cleanly designed card making and associated card crafts through fabulous journaling and Sarntangling (her very own version of Zentangling) - not to mention recent forays into mixed media, with great results! Basically, if it can be tried, Sarn will have a go. She has Sarntangle digis for sale over on her blog and also designed and sold her own limited edition 'Sarntangle' stamps set - sorry though, they sold out like hot cakes!

Not only that, she's fun, funny, very supportive, wise when it's needed, crazy if that's what you need at the time and also fiercely loyal. Basically, an all round 'good egg' and I'm delighted to have her as a friend.

OK Sarn, send me the cheque now please :)

This is the lovely snippets card that Sarn made for us this week:

 Here's a list of the 'ingredients':
  • Memento ink in Tuxedo Black for flower image.
  • SU Certainly Celery for zigzag lines.
  • Promarkers in Tulip Yellow; Gold; Spice; Apple and Oatmeal.
  • I coloured the edge of the mat in Gold to match the coloured image.
  • Stamps: Woodware Clear Magic "Delicate Daisies" & zigzags from SU's "Work of Art".
  • Foam pads to pop each flower head up.
Such a pretty card, as always a lovely design and of course Sarn used some white snippets for the flower stamping!

Just as Eve did a few weeks ago, Sarn will be commenting on your entries this week and will also list her picks of the week for me. I'll still be peeking to see what's going on but it's a busy week for me so my time will be limited and Sarn's offer couldn't have come at a better time.

If any of you fancy being prefect for a week, it entails making a snippets card (you don't have to provide a prize though as the toy box is pretty full here), commenting on all the week's entries - and making up a list of your picks of the week. The rest is down to me still.

Of course I'll be watching for any new playmates and sorting out any linking issues this coming week -  and will do the usual Sunday post with my snippets card etc. etc. for the following week.

And onto this week's picks:

I picked Aurora recently on her first trip into the Playground - and have picked her again for two reasons. First of all, aren't these super pen holders!? And I do think you'll be astonished if you hop over to see the video of her singing - bear in mind this is a nine year old girl. Amazing voice, I really got the shivers listening to and watching her singing!

And here's someone else who featured with a pick last week - our Sarn! There was no way this stunning pop up box could be left out of the weekly picks this time round, just fabulous!!

Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge almost stumped me this time round, but Kath came up with a really terrific arch for her entry - and used plenty of snippets in the process too. Gorgeous card!

I know, I know! Isn't this absolutely fantastic?! An amazing apple card for 'back to school' time. I totally love this card - made by Diane H.

Jenni J is a fairly recent addition to our happy little band of playmates - and just look at this amazing card she brought to show us. I think it's just so clever how the little scene is popped up on the feathers - a lovely CAS card with that wow factor!

I'm sorry to cut this weeks picks short there, still struggling with the back and sitting still typing for too long isn't helping. Every single entry deserved being a weekly pick and I do so hope you'll peek at last week's thumbnails and perhaps hop over to check a few entries out. We get some terrific ideas in the Playground for sure!

And we do have one new playmate joining us this week:
Tiziana brought this beautiful Birthday card to show - it's absolutely gorgeous and a real delight. If I made a card anywhere near as intricate as this I'd be lying down in a darkened room for a week afterwards! Hmm, not such a bad idea anyhow :)

Time to choose the winner of the Molly Bloom 'Herb Box' stamp and the Inkylicious Butterflies (Flutters 2) stamp set. - and the winner is:
Well done Ike (Suzy)! I don't have your address so can you please drop me an email ( and I'll pop the stamps in the post to you ASAP.

The prize for this coming week has been chosen and donated by the lovely Sarn - and it's the fabulous Woodware Clear Magic 'Delicate Daisies' stamp set - which comes with its own sentiment:

The Snippets Challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 12th September. 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 - please let me know if you have any problems linking, it's easy for me to sort out so don't struggle on alone :)

Edit: I had wondered if our playmate Cornelia was away on holiday as she usually comes to play each week - turns out she has an eye problem (retinal tear) and is having to take it very easy right now. Do please join me in sending her our love and get well wishes - hope you're back with us soon Cornelia!

Di and of course, Parsnip!


Cathy said...

Hi Di and Sarn, it's after 10am here on Father's Day so I was up early to make him breaky etc! Looks like I'm an early bird here too. Lots of lovely cards on show again this week and yes please, I'll throw my hat in the ring for the gorgeous flower stamp.
Hope you are on the mend Di, hugs Cathy x

Maura said...

Sarn, I love your CAS card and especially how you popped up the flowers - it's that little something extra!
Yes, please, on the drawing. Enjoy your break Di, thanks for all your kind comments on my cards.

KT Fit Kitty said...

So sorry you are having problems with your back - I hope it heals quickly! Great of Sarn to help out! Her card is gorgeous - and so is her beautiful box card! Congratulations to Aurora and all the other picks! I agree - Aurora is a star! Congrats to Ike for winning this week - yay, Ike! The prize is lovely - please count me in - I will be back to play along at some point!

Loll said...

Love your card for inspiration Sarn! Those layered flowers are so pretty and love the depth. Will be playing along this week as I have a snippet card ready to post soon. xx

Sarn said...

Morning Miss . . . oh boy . . . I think my head just swelled with all the nice things you said about me!

Thank you for picking my card out this week - it took blinking AGES to make. Love all the other picks too.

CONGRATULATIONS to Ike on winning last week's prize.

It's my pleasure to help out this week . . . hope you've got that hammock ready!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sarn said...

Maura - your card is just lovely - have tried leaving you a message on SCS without success. Just tried PMing you instead.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Coo Miss what a swell card made there by Sarn, what ruly-truly good egg she is indeedy!
.. and all the lovely picks by our mates of the playground .. and the song by Aurora well that is something indeed for nine year old.
And dear, dear Di, I really pray your week includes getting a back fixed at some stage, pray for you in it, back later on all being well, to play in playground.

Shaz in Oz.x PS but wont play for stamps as utterly nice as they are ..

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

brenda said...

Blogger seems to be having a real hissy fir this morning and keep losing my comments.

A super choice of picks this week Di, SARN's card is so elegant and I know Alice's granddaughter Aurora will be thrilled to see her name and creations making headlines.

I've been allowed out to play again this week so about to link up.

B x

Kathyk said...

Having met her, I can concur!!!

Fab makes and selection this week and lovely stamp prize too - I shall be heading to my table of craftiness shortly to see what I can come up with .... quick before I have to pack it all away, we're decorating the room you know!!!


Valerija said...

Gorgeous card Sarn, lovely flowers stamp. Yes for the prize this week, please.

Valerija xx

Liz said...

Beautiful card, Sarn, love the design and fresh colours, Thanks for giving Di a well-earned break this week!

Love the picks week, especially Aurora's pen holders. What a talented little star she is!

Please count me in for the draw this week. xx

ike said...

Eeeeeeee (girly squeal ) Thank you Mr Linky for choosing me this week - I really LUV those stamps :-)

IKE xxxxx

Barb said...

Sorry to hear you're still having you back problems Di.

A lovely card from Sarn this week and some very pretty picks from Di. I would love to be in with a chance of that great Woodware stamp. Barbxx

Kath said...

Thanks for picking my card this week and congrats to Sarn on being this week's prefect with her fab card. I'll be in the playground later in the week and would love a chance to win that lovely stamp.
Kath x

Kathyk said...

FINALLY got to my table of craftiness and made my card, which I've just uploaded

YES please to an entry for this weeks prize image


Hettie said...

Ooooo! Does that mean our choklit ring at the back of the bike shed is disbanded for the week as you are this week's Prefect?
Good luck

Carol L said...

I'm playing just for fun this week, but I'm marveling over this week's picks! Congrats to Suzy on her win and everyone else for getting that special spotlight on their creations! It's great that Sarn is giving you a hand with the playground this week, and just look at the lovely card she shared with us right out of the gate! Well wishes to both of you, and Di I do hope you're feeling chipper real soon! ((hugs))

Diane said...

Oh Sarn your card is very lovely...I absolutely LOVE the flowers popped up!! Thank you for picking my apple (tee! Congrats to all....beautiful as always! And yes for me as always...I will be back with a card later this week..thank you...and Di hope your back gets better!!

Jane Willis said...

What absolutely fab picks - I love Aurora's pen holders. And welcome to Sarn this week - hope she's given you a back rub with Tiger Balm too, Miss!
Just playing for fun this week as I have an almost identical stamp. And I've brought a note excusing me from playing next week as I'm off to France to meet my new baby grandson.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Double WOW!!! The first WOW is for Sarn's card: stunning CAS with these pop-out doodling flowers!! So lighty and vibrant! I just LOVE it! (And Sarn is very kind to help Di in the Playground!)
The second WOW is for Aurora's spotlight! :D Such a surprise have another pick from you!
Aurora will be so delightful and thrilling for your lovely pick and for the spotlight on her singing!!! And also for all the kind comments on it! Thanks to all!!
She crafts so well and love make this, but her dream for the future is to sing, sing and even sing! :D She is only nine years old, but sure she is just on her way!... :)
Thanks so much Di and Sarn, we are two very lovely ladies!

Pat said...

Hi Di, so great to have Sarn as Head Girl this week to give you a bit of a break and I'm sure she will be keeping everything/everyone in order. I love the beautifully coloured card she has made with the pretty Woodware stamp which she has kindly donated and the chevrons in the background suit it perfectly. Congratulations to Ike for winning this week and love the highlights with some really clever and inspiring creations. x

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Just stopping by to say Hi. Love the projects showcased today.

Hazel said...

Lovely snippet card from Sarn and thanks to her for being prefect this week! And what a glorious array of picks from the playground ... so much talent and creativity - how do any of us possibly find any time to sit on the swings for a break?! Have a good week, Di, Sarn and all other playmates. x

Diane said...

Hi Di,
Well I have finally entered the playground. I have been promising to (or threatening to) for ages. I won't enter the draw as it is a back link (with Di's permission and encouragement) so I haven't linked to the playground....I will next time though. thanks for pushing me Di.

Kathleen said...

Some great picks this week Miss, and that feather card just blows my mind.
Have commented on Sarn's blog about her card and I must say you have a perfect Prefect, looking after the playground for you, enjoy the week.

Kath x

MaryH said...

Yay for you at getting another little breather in all your Playground duties. Love that Our Sarn has stepped to offer some fantastic help. Am loving this pretty bright yellow & white floral card. The soft green adds so much freshness to this crisp color combo. Like the mats & design layout too. You've got some wonderful highlights, a few I've already seen. Gosh, this is a difficult chore each week, and you must spend hours trying to pick. Did some marathon commenting today, so will try to get back later to enjoy a slow stroll through these lovelies. Enjoy your little rest time. You're lucky to have such talented artists to help out. TFS & Hugs. (oh yeah, I'm still going AAH over the feather card I glimpsed too).

Susanne Vargas said...

Welcome Sarn! Hope everyone behaves for you this week! Lovely card! I brought mine for you to inspect with a snippet strip. And now, where is that choklit???
Di, I hope a week of rest will make your back well again!

Lisa :) said...

Lovely work shared, would love to play for the prize :D

Eemeli said...

Gorgeous creations and also great picks for top spots.

Very lovely prize for this week, so if I am lucky in the draw, I would most gladly receive it.


Bonnie said...

How nice of you to help Di out, Sarn! Love, love, love your sweet yellow flowers! Yes please to getting in the draw this week.

Jane said...

Get well soon Di and how good of Sarn to step in. Love the sweet flower card and yes please I would love to add that to my stash if my card comes out the hat. Hugs xx

KandA said...

Hi to you Miss Di and Sarn. Love her amazing card and yes please to going in to the hat for that super stamp. Great picks and a big hi to the new playmate xx

Darnell said...

I've got my hands full here with the Mister's mischievous (okay, read not too bright) shenanigans, but I did want to pop over and see how you are doing with your back. Now that I see that Sarn is stepping in to help, I know you are still struggling. I do hope and pray that it comes back in NOW so you can feel better and I'm ever so grateful to her for giving you the needed break! Gentle hugs, Darnell

JennyH said...

Lovely card Sarn, good on you for helping Di out.
Yes please to the prize draw : )

KandA said...

Hi Sarn, sorry I missed out on the game of tag... had to get my trees cut.
Just been to over Darnells Playhouse and now I've come for another skip aroung the Playground xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Miss Di, Sarn, and the lovely Parsnip.
yes please if I'm lucky enough.
I am so glad you have help again for this wonderful challenge.
I do love Sarn's work as you say it is so clean and crisp, and very creative.
Congrats to the picks of the week, and you are so right about it being so hard to pick your top ones as there are so many wonderful entries every week.
Congrats to the winner too.
Thank you for all your hard work involved in this wonderful challenge.
I do hope your back starts behaving soon, as a fellow back sufferer I can quite understand what you are going through.
Love and biggest get well hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jenny L said...

Forgot to say how wonderful Sarn's card is, and the wonderful design she has created with that great stamp.
Love the colour choice too.

Mrs A. said...

Super card by Sarn this week. Loving those colours. Can I just clarify the Rules of the Tag Game cos someone has just pinned a donkey tail on me?!!!!!!!! He Haw Mrs A.

Sarn said...

Who was it? I'll give 'em detention cuz the long-suffering donkey was meant to be left alone!

You're only allowed to tap a body part as you run by a playmate and shout TAG, YOU'RE IT as you tap . . . no pinning allowed.

Off to check out the poor donkey! xxx

Sarn said...

Well watch out when you're skipping around Andrea . . .you might just get made "IT" via a little scallywag running by you! x

Di said...

More to the point, watch just WHAT you're skipping in - I won't tell you just how terrified the donkey is right now!

Hugs to a little mad house, from a safe distance!

Di xx

Di said...

Tee, hee - you need a little whip 'cos it's a bit like herding cats with this crazy crowd!


Di xx

Eve said...

Hi there Sarn and Miss Di cus I know that you are still havin a peak at what's goin on!!
Firstly I am not playin tag cus I have got a bad leg and last time I played it with Sarn I fell over and scraped my knee!
Well done Sarn for givin Miss Di a break - I just hope that she is resting in her hammock although with her bad back that is probably not a good idea!!
Beautiful card Sarn and perfect top picks.
I'm just playing for fun thank you and fun it is!!!
Hope you both have a fab week.
Eve xx
P.S I agree with everything that Miss Di said about you Sarn and thank you for all of your advice and help you have given me - you are a star!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I am pretty darn proud that I got here earlier in the week this time.... Ha! Congrats to all of the pick, and to the winner Ike! Di, your sweet daisies look fantastic with that delicate green chevron background. I am just playing for fun this week, thanks.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Managed to make it back to link up Miss, and 'av some awf'ly wondrous news to share choo-choo and scenery dies 'ave arrived downunder! woohoo!!!!!!!!!! and one of your ultra cute cards, too you are a marvel at how well done in so many cards.. praying for healing on your back dear kind Miss.
..had my back stitches out today and leg one next week, leaves them bit longer. All good so that is good :D
Thanks again Miss. .. I really truly appreciate it all.
gentle hugs,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Gorgeous cards...and can i say yes to the draw please....Joolsx

ellyscard creatief said...

Gorgeous cards and projects. For me a yes please.

Mrs A. said...

I'm no snitch but he did have furry paws.
Yes please stick me in the cooking pot this week please.
hugs Mrs A.
ps. that donkey keeps giving me the evil eye he does.

Jackie T said...

All the projects are gorgeous. I am here just for fun this week. Hugs Jackie

Julie C. said...

Hi Di! I am back! It's a big yes for me! ^_^

Sally H said...

A gorgeous card from Sarn and some wonderful picks from you Miss Di! Hope you are feeling better and your back is behaving itself. Also hope you have given Sarn a shopping list to get for you ;) Big gentle chocolaty hugs x

Jean said...

Hi Di, sorry your back is troubling you again, I hope you are getting to rest up a bit this week with Sarn helping out in the playground. Loads of inspiration in your picks again, I especially like the feather card. Well done to Ike for winning the prize. It's a yes from me for the draw this week.
Jean x

Greta said...

Love Sarn's card & oh wow--what great picks! Congrats to everyone! Beautiful floral stamp & I'll put my name in the hat this week. Take care of your back, Di! PS--the Dew Drops look fabulous as berries, so I'm going to have to use them on a card for someone special!

Jane said...

Back again...I hope this entry doesn't make everyone scream in the playground! Boo!!xx

Janis said...

Having trouble linking up for some reason. :( Never have had problems before.
Here's my project:
LOVE Sarn's card. The yellow and white is so fresh and pretty!! How nice of her to help out. Hope you are feeling better soon. Please put my name in the hat for the lovely stamp....if my card ever gets linked up!!
Thanks for your help.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Janis said...

Got it linked up. It was operator error, not anything wrong with your site. Ha. Thanks!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Helen said...

Fabulous picks...and Sarn's card is awesome - love the sunny colours!
Glad you've got a helping hand this week!
Helen x

Jenni's Jems said...

Thank you so much for those kind comments Di, and as you can see back for another play ...and I hope your back is feeling a bit better this week! x

Paper Lily Leaf said...

Lovely card Sarn and great picks, Di! Yes please to prize. Hope your back is on the mend, Di Xx

jimlynn said...

Beautiful card Sarn! Love that stamp and the design on this card. Another great showcase of picks too!
I'm playing along this week for that wonderful prize too.

brenda said...

It's definitely a Blogger conspiracy along with those playground bullies, I clicked on Mary's like to here by mistake so looked down this weeks entries (being nosey I mean) and realised my link wasn't there. It played up with I linked up at the weekend so seems I need to add again.

B x

Pat said...

Hi Sarn, and Di who I see is hanging around in the playground when she should be resting her poorly back! Please could I be included in the draw this week. Thanks. p.s. Hope your back is improving Di. x

Bonnie said...

Tagging you again Sarn! Still looking to win that stamp! Ha!

Darnell said...

I came back just ahead of the clanging of the gate shutting. Phew! It sounds like I missed all the hooliganisms and donkey palpitations. Darn it. Then again, it's just as well as I've got no time for tag with the poorly Mister needing all my attention and infection. Oops, I mean attention! I hope your back is better, Di! Thanks again, Sarn! Hugs, Darnell

Sarn said...

Right . . . I'm running off to catch someone and make them IT for a while.
Thanks for playing along. Good luck. x

Sarn said...

I sorted out the bullies . . . your link seems fine now Brenda. xxx