Friday, 25 December 2015

Pixie's Snippets Playgrounds Weeks 208/209 Celebration - Prize D

First of all, a MASSIVE Merry Christmas to you all. I hope that Santa has been kind to you - and even more, Parsnip and I wish you a day filled with peace and happiness.

For some of us today will be tinged with sadness, 2015 has been a year to forget in lots of ways :( BUT, as a little Playground community I do know that we care very deeply about one another - and that 'virtual' hugs will be spreading all over the World between us.

Time for another 'Snippets Playground Celebration' prize - and this is my snippets card:
I used:

- 6" x 4" white card blank

- a  snippet of silver holographic card, slightly smaller than the card front, glued in place

- a snippet of white card, embossed using the Darice 'Snowflake Swirl' embossing folder then trimmed to just a bit smaller than the silver layer and glued in place on top of the silver card

- another little snippet of silver holographic card plus a snippet of matt deep red mirri card, die cut using dies from the gorgeous Creative Expressions Sue Wilson 'Festive Collection Joy' die set. These were backed with 'Stick-It' adhesive film and I also embossed the red JOY letters using a Cuttlebug 'Dots' folder before adding the swirly and plain die cuts to the card front

- small snippet of silver holographic card, die cut using the Memory Box 'Lindeman Snowflake' die

- popped the centre cut out back into the middle of the snowflake and topped it with a red sparkly gem

I think these two (three in fact) dies really do work well together and may well do a bit of a batch run of them at some point. Must confess that the red letters JOY came out from the die looking a little bit 'embossed' and I wasn't overly keen on the look as it wasn't really very even or distinct - which is why I ran them through the Cuttlebug again using a 'dots' embossing folder. My guess is that I should have left the letters in the dies and then run them through using the tan mat - but I was working on very limited time :)

Oh, and of course you can add the flourished JOY either on top or underneath the solid letters, it looks really good either way! Possibly best on top to show off the pretty swirls - with hindsight being 20/20 vision needless to say! You can see how pretty they are in the photo below.

These are the names of the prizes today - a Creative Expressions Sue Wilson 'Festive Collection Joy' die set and a Memory Box 'Lindeman Snowflake' die.

So girls, the drill (as usual this time round) is to add a comment underneath this post if you'd like to be in the draw for this prize - or even for just part of the prize goodies I used today, just say so in your comment - I can split them if you wish although it's one whole prize if that's what you'd like).

At the end of all of the celebrations I'll do a massive draw session using Mr Linky - which is on the main snippets post HERE - so you do have to have entered at least one snippets make to be in with a chance :) Maximum of three entries please.

Enjoy your day - then it's only 365 days to go until the next time round! :)

Di
x

48 comments:

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous card! Yes please! I would love to be in the draw for these awesome dies! Happy Christmas to you and your family! Have an awesome day! xxx

Megan J said...

Hi Di, Len & Parsnip, wishing you all a very Merry Christmas. Count me in on the gorgeous pair of dies. Your card turned out beautifully, enjoy your Christmas Day... huge hugs Megan

valerija said...

Wow, wonderful card. Yes please, I would like to be in the draw for this prize.
Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Hugs, Valerija

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful card! These dies look awesome! I love the embossing folder too! Please count me in for this prize of dies! Wishing you and yours the merriest Christmas!

Sandy said...

Merry Christmas to you, too.
Please include me in the draw for this.

Pat said...

What a beautiful card you have made Di and I love the background EF and then that wonder Creative Expressions swirl and sentiment on top and how the word stands out in that red holographic card with the pretty silver holographic for the swirl. What a great prize and I would love to be in with a chance of getting this one so 'Yes Please'. Hope your Christmas is going well and thank you again for all these wonderful prizes! x

Lucy Woods said...

Wow another card and prize!! It must be Christmas!! Haha yes pretty please to all the prizes :-)
Won't be much of a happy Xmas for me so I'm counting down the days til it's all over and everyone back at work so it is quiet again and I can slowly recover! *thumbs down*
Have a lovely time my friend!
Lucy xx

Greta said...

Oh wow, Di, one of my favorite cards--beautifully festive! The prize is fabulous & I'll leave my name in for both--thank you! Wishing you a lovely Christmas day. You're so right--lots of virtual hugs to our friends who've suffered such sorrow this year.

Glennis said...

Love these dies - please pop my name in

LesleyG said...

Merry Christmas Di and everyone. Lovely card and lovely sentiments, virtual hugs all round. Fab prize, probably won't be able to enter, but I'll be on the swings sometimes. Xxx

LesleyG said...

P.s. Thinking positive and a yes please from me :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Merry Christmas, Miss! Thank you for this massive two-week Challenge with a TON of generous prizes and for all you do for the Playground!! I hope you are continuing to feel so much better and I wish you and Len the healthiest new year to come!! Mwah!! Darnell

vinita jain said...

An elegant and festive creation! love the snowflake and joy dies! And please count me in for this Fab giveaway!
Wishing You A Very Merry and Healthy Christmas!

Jane said...

Merry Christmas Di....Ho Ho Ho Santa has been and I have just unwrapped my pressies in bed..I think I have been good as he's been very generous. Your card is a joy indeed..beautiful pop of Christmas red. Please count me in. Have a wonderful day I'm off to get the turkey out of the fridge as per Jamie Oliver last night. .lol. Hugs xx

Alison C said...

Merry Christmas everyone! Hope you all get to relax a little in spite of all the things to do. Great sparkly card with a really pretty die. Yes please. X

Donna said...

Happy Christmas, my lovely friend :)
Like how your word joy turned out... Looks good like that.
Still playing Just for fun, so another NO, THANK YOU from me. X

ike said...

Fabulous card and I wish you all the best for the festivities.
YES please for the draw. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely card. for me a yes please for the draw.

Jane Willis said...

Merry Christmas everyone. Hope today finds you much better, well enough to drink wine but not well enough to peel sprouts. And a big yes please to the gorgeous dies
Jane

April Cheetham said...

Merry Christmas! Love to you, Len and Parsnip. A new seasonal discovery - lychee liqueur! Yum!(paws off Parsnip!)Hope everyone has a fabulous day and yes please to super prize! Xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW your card is so striking and beautiful and such fabulous dies you are giving away Di....a big Yes please and fingers crossed!!
Wish you and family a fabulous Christmas
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Kath said...

A fabulous card Di and I would love a chance of winning these dies, please.
Have a great Christmas - just sending a few emails and checking some blogs whilst waiting for the rain to go off so we can head out for our Christmas walk!
Kath x

Barb said...

Your card is beautiful Di. Yes please to the prizes and Christmas wishes to all your readers. Barbxx

!neke said...

Beautiful card !
Have a great Christmas with your family !
And those dies !!!! Yes love them !

Ineke X

Carol L said...

What a gorgeous card with those striking silver and red colors against the embossed white background! I just love the shimmery holographic panel too! Yes please to both draws and a very Merry Christmas!

Julie C. said...

Love your card. It's beautiful! Yes, please do count me in for the prize draw of these two amazing dies!
Merry Christmas to you!

SARN said...

Late to the party, but only just switched computer on!
Hope you've had a good day and the foot hasn't given you too much gip mate.

Wonderfully festive card you're showing. Very pretty indeed.

Happy Christmas.

Would love to be in the draw for the snowflake die only please.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Merry Christmas to you, Di!! I hope you have had a beautiful day!
I would be in the draw, but only for the Sue Wilson die, because I have yet the Memory Box. Thanks for the chance, you are very generous!

Tina Z. said...

Another great and such an elegant card. I love this embossing folder, one of my favourite.
Yes please, I would like to be in the draw for this prize.
Hugs, Tina

scrAPpamondo said...

Forgotten to say that your mirri embossed word looks great, I have never thought that you have embossed it to overlay some "bit" embossing. Beautiful CAS!

JennyH said...

Merry Christmas Di (Happy Boxing Day by now : )
A lovely sparkly card, love the dies, so definitely count me in for the prize draw.

Carole said...

Ooh fabulous.......just my colour scheme this year.Yes I would love to be in the draw please.Happy Boxing Day.xx

Elizabeth said...

Another fabulous card - the flourish and letters are lovely. Happy Boxing Day, Di. I hope you and yours had a wonderful day yesterday. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Viv's Visuals said...

OOOOOOoooooooo Yummy!!! (And I don't just mean all the Christmas Pud I ate yesterday) - Lovely card Di and a great prize so yes please!
Hope your leg behaved itself yesterday (no doubt rest of your body didn't???? LOL!!!) Happy Festive Malarkeys. xx

Em Louise Fairley said...

Merry Christmas! Gorgeous card and wonderful dies, which I would absolutely LOVE to win, so please add me into the drawing for this one.
Hugs,
Em

Helen said...

Merry Christmas to you too Di!
Love these dies...they look great when cut from shiny card!
Yes please for this prize!
Helen x

Liz said...

LOVE this card, so classy and elegant. The dies are gorgeous and the red JOY looks striking against the white. I'm a Yes Please for this prize. xx

Diane said...

Oh how pretty....the JOY die is so intricate..love her dies..and the snowflake is pretty too, and a gorgeous card you have made. Saying yes and thank you to these, too....have a great day...I am back to creating this week..yippee!!

Lynne in NI said...

Gorgeous card Di, I'm lovin your red!
Yes please to be be in your draw :)

Karenladd said...

What a beautiful card, and a simple make with those gorgeous dies!The metallic papers you used make it even more magical and I say yes please to these!

SHartl said...

That snowflake is so gorgeous in silver and I love that bit of red in the center that ties in with the festive red JOY! Yes please, and Happy Holidays to everyone!

KandA said...

Gorgous card Miss Di. No thanks to the prize as I already have that snowflake xx

Karen Petitt said...

Yes please!
I hope you didn't hear that very loud screech Miss! Both dies are gorgeous and I love how you've used them too Karen xx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Oh, what a beautiful card - it shines and sparkles! And thebackground embossing is just perfect!

Eemeli said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Really gorgeous-looking card for us today. Love the shine and the sparkle!

Thank you for your generosity with these prizes (seems there are quite a bit for us to 'gamble' for). Yes please for today's items.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Janis said...

Oh, Yes, Please to these amazingly gorgeous dies!! What a brilliant card!! Love how you embossed the letters again and I adore all the shimmer and sparkliness.
<3 J

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Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Well, dear Di as I see all your makes superb and beautiful as ever I can't help wondering how you managed to make them as unwell and very poorly as you've been.
Yes please for both of these as well, as my mums name was Joy love to be reminded of the greatest joy ever shared - the birth of the dear Lord Jesus.
Shaz in Oz.x

Craftdee said...

Beautiful card! I love both the dies (yes please for the prize draw for the "Joy" set... I have some Marianne dies that are close to the single snowflake so it would just be greedy and mean to put my name in for that one, so I won't, lol) I love that embossing folder too, thanks for putting the name of it up... I can start trawling the ol' interweb for it now :-) Donna x