Sunday 15 November 2015

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 203

What a weird week, at one point I thought the toe/foot was on the mend here - then I got too ambitious and ended up going backwards! Orders to rest properly and also double dose of pills - nice, not!

Anyhow, I've managed to keep up with the commenting side of the Playground as well as noting down the picks of the week. But, my snippets card has already appeared (on Tuesday's post for the new Cuttlebug Mania challenge) - so if it looks familiar then you wouldn't be too far wrong!

It leads us into the prize for this coming week  though:
I used:

- 4" x 5.25" white card blank, tent style

- piece of white card from the same sheet as the card blank was made from, embossed using Cuttlebug's 'Scrollwork' embossing folder and trimmed to exactly fit the card front

- the sentiment is a luscious scrolled sentiment by Inkylicious called 'Thank You Calligraphy', stamped using SU's 'Mossy Meadow' ink onto a snippet of the same white card

- then die cut the sentiment using a Spellbinders die from the 'Labels Eighteen' Nestabilities set (snigger, I had tried stamping directly onto the centre of the card and made a boo-boo, so making this panel covered it up

- finally, added a couple of Prima ready embossed coloured paper flowers, with the centres 'dollied up' with brads - and some punched foliage behind - made using a snippet of SU's 'Mossy Meadow' and a Martha Stewart foliage punch

Let's roll straight into the picks for this past week now - and as always you came up with some really stunning snippets makes. My 'first cut' list of possible picks was absolutely huge - and cutting it down became almost impossible. But, it had to be done so here are just some of the makes I'd originally listed - I do so recommend that you try to find time to go and peek at last week's makes, every one should have been included and there are some stunning and very clever ideas!

This darling card, made by Jenni, really made me smile. I love those little penguins - and all the little hats are snippets - a real test of patience there Jenni, with a wonderful result.

Maura brought us this amazing Wedding card to share - I absolutely love it! Plenty of snippets and such a gorgeous design with the two lovely birds in reversed colourways.

I think this card, made by Viv, is absolutely amazing. A perfect example of a really stylish CAS Christmas card using snippets - as my in-house critic would say, it's shop quality. Which IS a compliment!

Karen P has been struggling with health issues more than usual lately, so it was especially good to see her hop into the Playground with this amazing mixed media card. LOVE the dimension and how those flowers just pop off the card at you :) Hope you feel more settled with the new meds soon Karen.

Kitty is a really regular player in the Playground, often three times in a week - and her makes are so varied too. This gorgeous tag really caught my eye, wonderful colours and such a great design too.

We had a lot of tags this past week - and all of them are absolutely fabulous!

Joyous Angel
I adore this card, lots of snippety snowflakes - always a great use for white scraps. But, on top of that, do please check out the amazing colouring of that Mo Manning beautiful angel image. Susan (Eden Land Designs) is one of the most talented colouring artists I've ever come across. The tiny details and so many different colours and shades that Susan used are just stunning.

And I thought we'd finish off with a snippets make with a difference:
Last week was little Daisy's 2nd Birthday, and Jane J made this totally fabulous 'jungle themed' Birthday cake for her party. The level of detail is just amazing - obviously loads of little snippets of fondant icing were used in the process :) To see plenty of photos, taken during the making of this masterpiece, do hop over to Jane's blog - one very talented lady indeed!

So folks, it's actually late Saturday afternoon as I'm adding the final touches to this post - it's taken a lot longer than anticipated but I do hope you enjoyed the scamper through the few picks I had time to write about.

And now for the winner of last week's prize, the Hobby Art 'Have a Very Mice Christmas' stamp set:

Oh well done Sue! I'm almost positive this is your very first Playground win, after playing along for quite some time. Wahoo - and I know you've been have a rough time for a while now so I do hope the little meeces will make you smile.

Can you please drop me an email with your address in and I'll post your prize off as soon as possible. My email is

And, you girlies probably already know fine well that this coming week's prize is linked to my snippets card for today/last Tuesday. It's a real shame but I can't get hold of the Cuttlebug 'Scrollwork' embossing folder for love nor money (I've searched high and low on the internet as it does go perfectly with the sentiment).

BUT we do have an Inkylicious 'Thank You Calligraphy' stamp exactly the same as the one I used plus, a set of Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Labels Eighteen' dies. The white die cut itself doesn't show up too well on the photo of my card - I did confess that I'd used it to cover up a bit of a boo-boo with the sentiment. But, it's a real all time favourite shape of mine so I decided to add a set to the prize. Although I'm pretty sure a good few of you already own the same set, it's such a classic style for all types of cards and the sizes are so useful that - if you don't already own it - then maybe you should keep your fingers crossed this week and try to enter up to three times :)

The Snippets Challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 21st November. 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 say if you only want one or other part of the prize (the stamp or the set of dies) but both are up for grabs as one prize of course and will only be split if the first name out only wants one or other of the items, in which case I'll do a second draw for the other part of the prize. And please 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 :)

Thank you for all the lovely get well messages - they've brightened some pretty sore days here.

Di and of course, Parsnip!


  1. Miss Pixie I am so sorry that you are so under the weather right now. You must rest huni. Thank you for highlighting my card that has made me smile because it was unexpected, I think we all need something to smile about right now so I am grateful for it. Rest up now and keep warm lovely lady Karen xx

  2. Wonderful super embossed card with your background and the flowers, Di!! The "booo booo" is perfectly unseening! :D
    And I'm so happy to see my friend's Kitty in the picks! Her tag is just adorable!
    Congrats to Sue!

  3. Beautiful flowers & thank you card, Di! I'll play just for the stamp as I'm another one who has those great Spellbinders. Congrats to all the picks!

  4. I'm so sorry you had a setback, Di. I hope the double meds do the trick and you're soon up and dancing a jig ... which, after what you've been through, you prolly WILL do!! Your card is beautiful and, as always, I enjoy my scroll through your picks, mesmerized by the talent of the Playmates! It must be the devil making your choices!! Take care and be a GOOD patient!! Hugs, Darnell

  5. Pesky foot Di....let's hope this week is a better one.l for you. It's a good job your playground is virtual and you don't need to actually run around to see everyone. I love your classy card this week...Gorgeous details and wow what a great prize too. ..I don't have any of them so please count me in. So many great picks...lovely work from our playground friends and thanks for featuring my cake...plenty of snippets indeed! Keep dry and snug and rest up. Thanks for all your hard work. Hugs xx

    1. I've been back with 2 creations Di...I hope to nip in number 3 on Thursday or Friday. It's blowing a gale here at the mo......batten down the hatches I think! x

    2. I made it with No 3...I'm off out Christmas shopping! Hope your foot is doing better xx

  6. That is such a pretty card - had to smile at your reason for using the label die (happens to me all the time!!). Some great picks this week as always. Can I say 'yes please' for the opportunity of winning this week? Hope you are resting as instructed and that your foot is improving.

  7. Oh wow - that is such a gorgeous card :-)
    Great collection of picks this week and a marvelous cake :-D
    I hope that darn foot heals up quickly xxx

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  8. Just playing for fun this week thanks as I have the dies and a very similar stamp. Sorry to hear about your setback - the snag with feet is that we really can't manage without them so there's always the temptation to do much with them. Fab picks this week - off to have a drool at closer quarters over the ones I've not already seen

  9. Beautiful makes there Mrs, including yours. Sorry to hear your foot isn't any better.
    We are hoping our internet stays up and running now, but listening to the winds howling i guess not.

  10. Hi Miss Di, what a beautiful card with all that lovely embossing on the background. Amazing picks again this week and that cake is really fabulous.
    Not sure if you got the email I sent to say thanks I got the fabulous TH set on Friday - off to have a play later. Put your feet up and take good care of yourself xx

  11. SUCH a pretty card you've made. We've all been there regarding a stamp error!
    GREAT picks . . . and isn't that cake amazing?!

    Hope your foot feels better VERY soon mate.

    Congrats to Sue on her win.

    I'm playing just for fun thanks.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  12. I hope you're getting the needed/required rest and taking care of that ailing foot! We need you to lead us with the electric slide at the next playground party, so get well soon, ya hear? :)
    Congrats to Sue and all of the wonderful notables this week. I'm playing just for fun this week, but thanks for your generosity just the same! TC!

  13. A lovely card Di and I'll be in the playground soon - I would love a chance of winning your fab prize this week.
    I hope you're soon feeling better and take it easy.
    Kath x

  14. Beautiful card, Di - and love all the others that have been shared. I'm so sorry that I didn't realise you've been poorly. Because of getting things done following our move, I've not been in the playground as much as I would like lately and I've obviously missed messages about you being poorly. I hope you are now on the mend ... wishing you well. Love and hugs. xx

  15. Beautiful card, and I love those embossed flowers. I have them in shades of brown. Feel better, feel better, feel better. That is an order! Congrats to all the picks, and the winner for this week. I will be playing for fun this week.

  16. Oh, that's not good - I hope your foot heals soon! This is going on too long! How miserable!

    Your snippets card is gorgeous! Love the embossing folder! No one would ever know there was a booboo hiding on this card! And I am beyond thrilled to have my tag chosen as one of your picks! Yay! I've been having a rough time lately, no mojo, so this really made my day! I do plan to join the playground this week and would love to win your prize! Thank you!

  17. Sorry to hear you're still having trouble with your foot, hope it heals soon, Di.

    I missed the Playground last week. Don't your just hate it when you have little access to the Internet! I've got a lot of catching up to do with blog visiting this week - great picks again this week and Jane's cake is just amazing.

    I'm a Yes Please for the prize this week. xx

    1. Going through the recent posts I missed on your blog, I've just realised I forgot to mention how much I love your card! Fabulous embossed background, it goes perfectly with the embossed flowers and the lovely stamped sentiment. Beautiful card! xx

  18. I love your card and thought I recognised it from earlier in the week, but with your poorly toe hampering you it's a wonder you have managed to do so much! I love all the picks and congratulations to Sue for winning this week! I do hope the pain and swelling eases soon! x

  19. Hi Miss Di & the lovely Parsnip.
    just playing for fun this week.
    Wonderful picks as usual, and congrats to the winner.
    Super snippets make, and great embossing, and flowers too.
    So sorry to hear you are back where you started..
    It's not easy sitting around while there is lots to do, besides your butt aches when you are sitting too long. LOL.
    I do hope you will soon be free of pain as pain is so exhausting, and the painkillers make you very drowsy all the time too.
    Love and biggest hugggggggggggsssssssss! from my house to yours to try and help a little.
    Thank you so much for all your hard work involved in the wonderful challenge especially as you are not A1 at the mo.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  20. Oh my, I'm sorry to hear that your gout is continuing to plague you and make your life miserable. Your beautiful card shows that your mojo hasn't been affected however, and that's a good thing! Great save on the boo the rest of that card would be too beautiful to toss! Yes to the prize, and thank you!! I made a card using that same die (or one very similar) that I borrowed from a friend, so would love to actually have one of my own!

  21. Congrats to all the picks and some fabulous ones.
    Great Di, yes I have seen it before but nice to see it again.
    I hope as well as keeping your foot up, you are keeping your chin up too.
    Busy here learning my songs for the Nativity Play, Chris has banned me into the greenhouse, blooming freezing and it leaks so I am wet through and cold but I know it will be worth it.
    I know Fairytale of New York off by heart but I am struggling with
    Oh come all you Playgrounders.

    Kath x

  22. You have made a very pretty card with that folder - I think I have that one!

    Yes please to the prize

  23. Pretty card :) Like the colours a lot on this one. Playing for fun again this week. x

  24. Wow, stunning card you made, Di. I love big Thank you stamp and the dies. So, yes please, for the prize this week.
    Have a nice week.
    Hugs, Valerija

  25. Beautiful card, Di! Just playing for fun this week. :)

  26. Sorry Di .. .. had to remove my first comment as it plinged off before I had even finished typing it!! LOL!!

    Loving your snippets card. Gorgeous embossing.

    I hope those double dose tablets are doing the trick.

    Many thanks for your lovely comment over the weekend. My news seems so un-important in the light of the awful happenings of the weekend. Scary times!!

    Take care and rest up!

    Love Jules xx

  27. So beautiful Di is your card l like the simplicity of it ......another great showcase well done all and congrats Sue enjoy your win.........hoping your toe is well on the mend for you take care x

  28. So glad you featured Jane's is indeed amazing!! Hoping to participate this week with 3 entries and a big Yes please to both the yummy offerings!

  29. So Sorry to hear about the setback to your foot Di. It sounds as if resting is what you are really going to have to do.

    Congratulations to Sue on winning the little meece stamps and again some lovely spotlighted makes. Jane's cake is certainly very special. I don't have the set of dies so would love to play for the prize. Barbxx

  30. Hello Di
    I do hope that you are improving now and still resting properly!!
    Your card is beautiful and the top picks are amazing. I am just playing for fun this week thank you.
    Hugs Eve xx

  31. Sorry I have been MIA recently - life has been hectic. Hopefully your foot will be on the mends so enough. No more chasing 'boys' around the playground for a while. LOL. Love your snippets card this week and all the projects showcased. Hugs.

    1. Just added my first card for this week. "yes" I would love to be in the draw to win this fabulous prize.

  32. I'm finally making my way over here to play - and for the prize too! In fact, I may even have to submit more cards. I love the die.

    Love your beautiful card too Di. I have that Scrollwork embossing folder and love it but never use it enough. Great showcase of cards this week and congrats to all the winners.
    I hope you start feeling better and get that foot going again so you can go dancing or whatever you want. I know this can't be any fun for you at all. Please take care and hang in there on it all.

  33. Very lovely card Diane.
    Thanks for your sweet comments al te time .
    For me a yes voor the chance to win.

  34. Great card Di. I hope you are on the mend now, don't want to be hobbling about over Christmas. On the other hand it would be the perfect excuse to have someone else do the work! Take care. Love
    Pippa x

  35. I love your pretty card Di, the swirly embossing is lovely. that super die cut sentiment makes a good cover up.
    I do hope your foot is feeling more comfortable by now and wish you a speedy recovery.
    Yes please to be in the draw for the super prize.
    Jean x

  36. Your card is so pretty, Di. The font on the sentiment is lovely. Please include me in the draw. Hope you're better!

  37. Your card is very elegant and pretty! And sorry to hear about your foot, hope it will recover soon! And kindly count me in with your fab prize! Love to see Kitty pretty creation and great pics this week!

  38. Such lovely cards (and cake!) I hope you are managing to rest your foot, Di. Yes please to lovely prize. Hope you are much better soon Xx

  39. Sorry, Di, should have commented before now but life is a tad frantic at the moment. Anyway, sorry that that tootsie of yours are still giving you gyp - hope it returns to normal soon. The card, familiar as it is, is lovely, as are all the cards and projects in the showcase ... the cake is fantastic! I have a similar set of dies already so do count me out for the draw this week :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  40. I think I ended up missing last week (I wonder what happened...) but this week I am definitely in because that die set is something I would totally fancy winning. Gotta see if I can make more than one card (ummm, I mean to earn more than one ticket to the lottery, lol)


  41. OOOO thanks Miss for putting me little 'trees on the moon' card in the picks this week... and aren't the others good? Dunno how you choose....
    Need to submit somefink again this week... but I fink one of them nasty pigtail wearing girlies stole all me stuff - cos me desk is tidy and I can't find anythin'.
    Hope the foot gets betterer and betterer every day. xxxxx

  42. Please may I be entered in the draw this week Di. x

  43. Lovely prize to win and beautiful snippet picks this week. Hope your feeling better soon Di!
    Hugs, Hazel xx

  44. Hope you foot is getting better. Lovely card, the embossing is fab.
    Playing just for fun this week.

  45. Skipping in with a card full of snippets to see if there is another wild party going on!
    Beautiful card and wonderful picks this week! Just playing for fun as I have those dies.
    Wishing you a speedy recovery from your set back!

  46. I've just discovered you blog ... wow, amazing cards and inspirations ... And I wish you a fast recovery.
    Yes, I would like to play and be a possible winner of the whole prize, please.

  47. I think your card is another example that mistakes are just another reason to embellish. You recovered beautifully and no one would have guessed if you hadn't let us in on the secret.
    Lovely picks as usual and Maura's wedding card is just a stunner.
    Yes please if my name comes up in the draw.

  48. Parsnip doesn't need to wear a nappy but he may need to lie on a tea towel cos dun wan him sneezing if a bit of straw gets up his nose. I've got a camel turned up for auditions today and 2 sea lions!!
    Yes please stick me in the pot for a warm up
    Your card is lovely. Now keep that toe up and am sending some of The Docs gout pills over to you ASAP . Winds are playing havoc with my Internet. Hugs Mrs A.

  49. Yeay I made it!!!
    Any cake left in the Treehouse?

  50. Di, your card is just lovely! I adore those pretty embossed and die cut flowers!!! I would love to win your awesome prize this week. Wow....what a generous giveaway!! I hope you are feeling better day by day. You have had way more than your share of down time already.

    Congrats to the top picks this week, too. Gorgeous and creative. Such amazing talent here in the playground.

    Thanks for the wonderful challenge and get well soon!!!
    <3 J

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  51. A lovely card, Di! Great picks too, especially that gorgeous cake! I am playing for fun this week as I have them already xxx

  52. Happy to be joining you for the first time, and YES PLEASE, I would love a chance to win your fabulous prizes :)

  53. Wonderful cards indeedy Di, your nsippety one as well as all other makes .. finally joining again.. been snowed under here trying to catch up.. and YES please very kindly to the candy must confess was hoping that was what was going to be on offer from your card :D trust you're keeping well, for the mo?
    Shaz in oz.x

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  54. Di, Thanks so much for the shout-out and your kind words! I am sorry it took me so long to thank you, I have been behind on my "screen time"! I hope this past week has been more positive and your foot is getting back on track!

  55. Thank you so much for your warm welcome Di and for the lovely comment that you've left on my blog. I'll definitely be joining you again :) x


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