Sunday, 20 March 2016

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 221

OK, who stole this past week then? I can't believe how fast it flew by! The weather has been up and down - Parsnip is switching between a body warmer and his sunshades!

This week I have two snippets cards of mine to share - I was on a roll the other afternoon and spent a couple of hours stamping and colouring. This is the first card I made:
I used:

- white DL sized card blank

- stamped the image onto a snippet of white card using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and the fabulous Woodware 'Boxed Daisies Trio' stamp

- also stamped the image onto a snippet of spotty mauve paper from the Wild Rose Studio 'Wintry Christmas' paper pack - you'll see why in a minute

- coloured the image on the white card using Pro Markers and then trimmed round the inner edge, cutting carefully around the leaves and petals which flow out of the frame

- next I trimmed the outer edge of the spotty mauve stamped image, leaving the black edge showing

- that formed a mauve spotty frame so it was just a case of gluing the coloured image in place

- stamped the sentiment using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and a stamp from the Stampendous 'Happy Messages' set - directly onto the card front - ha, before doing anything else!

- glued the image panel in place on the card front and added a tickle of clear Wink of Stella' to the daisy centres

- confession - I'd done a little bit of wonky cutting on the right hand side of the image and needed to cover up the mistake so I die cut three butterflies from a deeper mauve snippet of the same spotty paper and stuck two on the image and one just fluttering inside the sentiment. Really I'd have preferred not to have added the butterflies - but needs must when the Devil drives :(

- added little mauve sparkly gems to the butterflies

This is the second snippets card I made - told you I was on a roll:
I used:

- white DL sized card blank, again

- stamped the image onto a snippet of white card using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and another fabulous Woodware stamp called 'Cone Flower'

- coloured the image on the white card using Pro Markers and Whispers Marker pens for the fine detail such as flicking the little hairs onto the flower centres

- added clear Wink of Stella to the flower petals and the leaves

- then trimmed round the inner edge of the frame leaving a white band right round the frame

- mounted the image onto a snippet of black card stock, trimmed to just a teensy bit bigger than the image panel it was just a case of gluing the coloured image in place

- stamped the sentiment using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and a stamp from the Stampendous 'Happy Messages' set - directly onto the card front - again, before doing anything else! The words 'Thank You' were in one line, so with heart in mouth I carefully snipped them apart - much more versatile now

- glued the image panel in place on the card front

I love both of these stamps, they're quite fresh and funky looking and there's also scope to paper piece.

Onto the weekly 'peek at the picks', which gets tougher all the time. I know we don't have a theme each week, other than use snippets, but I decided to make the first three of this week's picks all Easter related:

Love this sweet little Easter basket, brought to share with us by Tiziana. Such a cute little bunny as well :)

How clever is this mug, holding Easter treats, made by Carol L. A really great idea and the traditional Easter colours are fabulous too.

I really smiled at this sweet bunnies card - made by Sam (Whisper). They do look as if they're celebrating :)

Onto a few other entries with some clever ideas for you to think about:

Such a pretty card, made by Heather. I love the design but what really adds even more to the card are those layers on the little lady's dress - they're vellum which has been inked in different colours and the effect is just fabulous!

And here's a totally amazing card, made by Janis of Her Peaceful Garden. I love the finished card in any case but (although some of you have already hopped over to comment) - I wonder if you can guess how those beautiful background roses were stamped? Think lettuce and you'd be getting warmer. Go and see - you won't regret it!

And last, but by no means least, how about this glorious card - made by Diane H? I just adore it and how clever to have all those beautiful flowers peeping out of the turned down corner. Amazing - and a delight to look at.

We had no new Playmates this week, although with 57 entries the Playground was still busy of course.

Time for the prize draw for the House Mouse stamp, and those lovely dies donated by Barb. And our winner is:
Well done Meg, your last win was August 2015 so it's good to see your name first out of the hat this week. I still have your address and will post the prize off to you this week.

I'm a bit conscious that those of you who opt for just one part of a prize might feel that your name never seems to come up as a winner. Please rest assured that I'm very happy to split prizes even though it would cost extra postage - so don't feel it lessens your chances! It's just the luck of the draw, everyone has an equal chance now and it's far better that you don't win something you don't really want. So please still feel free to opt for just part of a prize, Mr Random will pick you sooner or later I'm sure.

Now here's this coming week's prize(s):
Linked to today's snippets cards - it's two of the same Woodware stamps that I used on my cards today ('Boxed Daisies Trio' and Cone Flower').

The Snippets Challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 26th March. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day.

A maximum of ONE entry and please say in a comment if you wish to play and be a possible winner of the prize. If you only want to play for one or other of the stamps then just say so in a comment - if your number comes up then I'll do a further draw for the remaining part(s) of the prize. But, both stamps are up as one complete prize if you so wish of course. 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 :)

Di and, of course, Parsnip!
x

81 comments:

Stir Your Creativity said...

Loved the blooms Di. Great coloring.

ike said...

Fabulous cards Di and lovely 'picks' :-D Congrats to Meg.
Yes - I saw how Janis did those roses the other day......... she's a genius :-D xxxxxxxxxxx

Megan J said...

Hi Di, a gorgeous pair of cards, you have been busy, lovely selection of projects from last week, I'll pass this week on prizes. Have a wonderful week... Megan

Eemeli said...

I ended up missing last week's challenge (my new job is keeping me too busy and worn out of energy) but I have a DT make for tomorrow -- with snippets of course so this week I will be in.

Lovely cas creation (no need to say _one_ more time that I loooooove cas - when others make them, for me it is always hard to leave all that white space). Great picks and congrats to the lucky winner.

Hugs,
Eemeli

P.S. Yes please for the prize

Kath said...

Fabulous snippets card Di and I would love a chance to win the stamps, please. Lovely picks this week too.
Kath x

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, your snippets cards are so fresh and pretty! Love them! Beautiful stamps and your interpretations look very elegant!
Congrats to Meg and all the ladies, so beautiful piks!

Jane said...

Good morning Di I am typing this from my hotel bed...it's my daughter's 30th and there have been lots of celebrations. Off to have brekkie soon then then there's the birthday lunch at noon! Such fun. Your cards are gorgeous and the butterflies are brilliant, you did not need to own up! Lovely picks as always,Easter is just around the corner now. Please count me in for the prize, flowers are my fave stamps. I will be back to link up soon.....I'll share the cake too ;0) Enjoy your Sunday, hugs xx

Kathyk said...

Super makes from you this week, loving the images too .... so YES PLEASE! Fab selection and Congrats to last weeks winner

Just uploaded my entry

Happy Sunday

Kathyk

Aquarius said...

Love these floral stamps from Woodware and you've made two really pretty cards with them. Can I say 'yes please' for the opportunity to maybe own them? First day of spring today - where is the sunshine??

Annie said...

Happy First Day of Spring - great flower cards - think I will continue with the floral theme for my entry. Annie xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your cards this week Di...and those Woodware stamps and gorgeous so YES please...

Anne

Barb said...

Happy spring everyone. Great cards from you Di. Congratulations to meg and also the lovely spotlights again this week. I am on the coach going to the nec. Barbxx

Jane Willis said...

Morning Di - absolutely gorgeous cards, I'd definitely like to be in the hat for these fab stamps
Jane

aussie aNNie said...

Oh your cards are gorgeous and I will definitely be in for the win..xx

Carol L said...

I just love those pretty flower cards you made, and I especially am fond of that itty bitty butterfly on the first card sentiment! Cute! Congrats to Meg on her win, and thanks for spotlighting my mug too! I'm playing just for fun this week :)

KandA said...

Oooh a big 'Yes Please' to going in the draw this week. These 2 stamps are top of my wish list and I LOVE the cards you made with them.

Congrats to Meg and fabulous top picks. Not had much time to hop this week so I'm off now for a closer look xx

Pat said...

I love your card using the pretty Daisies Di and the colouring is gorgeous. What a wonderful selection of picks and congratulations to Meg for winning last week. I love the Woodware stamps on offer this week so as I am pretty sure of getting an entry in I would love to be in with a chance of winning these. Thanks for offering such great prizes every week! x

SARN said...

Two STUNNERS there Di. Love them both. Great colouring and piecing together too.

Congrats to Meg on her win.

Fabulous picks, as always.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Cara said...

Fab cards, I think the butterflies add an extra dimension to the card, great idea to pop one by the sentiment too. Great picks this week. Cara x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two fabulous cards Di, I especially love the colours that you've used on the first one. Hope to visit the playground and treehouse very soon as Sarn offered me a glass of the hard stuff, hmmm, I mean Lemonade ;) for my last offering. Have a great week :) x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Great picks, and congrats to those in the spotlight. It has been a wee bit since I have joined in at the playground, and I was missing the fun. The stamps you used for your cards are just so pretty, but I will just be playing for fun this week.

Carole said...

Your cards are both beautiful Di...you have showcased those stamps so well. I would love to join in the playground this week...don't want to miss the Easter frolics/fresh air!!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Beautiful cards, Di x

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous cards Di, great colour choices on both cards and great stamps.
Some brilliant picks as always and isn't is so very hard to choose.
Now I don't normally ask to be in the draw but on this occasion could I please be entered but only for the second image as I already have the daisy one. There's always one, isn't there?
Have a good week Di.

Kath xxx

scrappymo! said...

Popping by to drop off a card...will be back to comment later tonight. Yes please for the prize!

scrappymo! said...

Me again...just back to comment/ Had to rush away as it was supper time earlier...

Your cards are both so beautiful. I had a giggle when you said Devil drives" as I had not heard that expression before. It is a good one!!!

I like both cards and I think the addition of the biuterflies was a brilliant idea.

Lia said...

I agree: a weeks seems like a day and flies by so quickly!
I love your flower cards an the stamps are beautiful.Woulsd be great to win one of them.
Lia xx

Cara said...

Me again! Just added my snippets card, please can I go in the draw? Have a great week, Cara x

meg said...

Hi delighted to have my name drawn as this weeks lucky participant, many many thanks look forward to using my prize. Beautiful selection of top picks and 2 wonderful cards by yourself this week.

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Morning, just put my card on early this week - ahead of time. Would love to go into the draw. Made a Cas card from snippets of card from my stash. Using it up but still a long way to go.

Have a good week. Crafty hugs Pen x

Jane said...

Hi Di, I decided to enter my cake this time...plenty of snippets of chocolate and icing....!! xx

k.m.meena Herale said...

Hi Di, beautiful cards. would like to play for stamp sets this week.

Pippa said...

Lovely floral cards Di and great colours.

Francesca Ferrari said...

Sweet cards Di...love all the flowers!
Hugs and Smiles
Francesca

Greta said...

Love your cards & the picks, Di! Playing just for fun.

Barb said...

Evening Di, I'm just playing for fun this week. I already have that lovely daisy flower and a similar cone flower stamp. Barbxx

Karenladd said...

Oh, I love both of your beautiful cards so much and especially like your coloring technique! They look so different from each other...and and yet are both gorgeous. Our bulb flowers are starting to bloom in the garden and I am enjoying the iris flowers, which are my favorites! Yes to this wonderful prize and congrats to the winner from last week. Have a Happy Easter!!

SHartl said...

I have never heard of Wood Ware stamps but those flowers are so pretty and your cards are like a garden! The weekly picks are all masterpieces and I am feeling very inspired. Yes please to this week's prize and I hope you all have a happy spring! I'm glad to see that you must be feeling better as you did an awesome job on these cards!

SHartl said...

Oops! Di, I accidentally posted two cards instead of one so could you please delete one? I can't seem to find a way to delete it myself and I apologize for the goof up. Thanks.

Diane said...

Very pretty card...I just love flower stamps (well, I seem to love most stamps..lol)...such a pretty spring card! Thank you for putting my card up as a pick...and congrats to the others as well, so many pretty ones! And yes of course you can count me in!!

Swissie said...

Oh Di, - as always your cards are just wonderful.
I would really like to win such a great prize.
Hugs, Liv

Jules said...

Hi Di

Pleased you have been able to manage a bit more crafty time! Two beautiful makes.

I love Woodware stamps. So versatile and as you say great for paper piecing.

Great projects in the "show and tell" and well done to Meg on her win.

I am just playing for fun Di (and the smug feeling I get when I use up some of my snippets) LOL!!.

Love Jules xx

Whisper said...

Oooo thank you hun for picking me and like you, as soon as i saw that fun image, i simply had to have it.

Am loving your gorgeous flower cards, Luv Sam x

Janice Rohde said...

Fabulous snippets card Di, and once again you have chosen some lovely 'picks' this week!
Congratulations to Meg, and I'm just playing for fun this week.
Janice x

Jenny L said...

Hi Miss Di and the lovely Parsnip.
Yes please if I'm luck enough.
Your cards are so fab and the colouring is fantastic as always.
Congrats to Meg on her win, and your show cased creations.
Sorry I have not been joining my playmates lately,but I have had a family bereavement, and lots of family cards to make in March.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Carole said...

Hello! Loving the cards you made this week, Di. The stamps are beautiful, so yes please to be in with a chance of owning them! Happy Spring and Easter Blessings to everyone x

Wanda said...

Lovely cards! I've just linked up mine for this week and would love a change at the stamps. Thanks so much, have a great rest of the week.

Janis said...

Thank you, Di, for choosing my lettuce roses as one of your picks this week. That was just so much fun! Congrats to the other picks and to the lucky winner!! Everyone brings their A-game to the playground. I'm glad I don't have to be the one to select the winners!!

I will be linking up a card here pretty soon....just out of energy at the moment! Yes, please, to the pretty flower stamps. Love what you did with them on your gorgeous cards.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Valerija said...

Two beautiful cards. Yes please for the prize.
Valerija xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Lovely work Miss, those two flower stamps are truly beautiful.
...and wodnerful makes from playground running late so just flying by sorry, .. will just say yes to one of stamps.. any choice, no worries if too hard :D

Thanks so much for the inspiration.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}


Linby said...

Just linked my card - also used my shiny new die this week! Love these cards esepcially the cone flower and would love to be in the draw. Great picks for the spotlight too.

Erika said...

Joined in to this week, snippets ahoy!
Love your samples perfect stamps for using snippets.
Happy crafting, hugs Erika.

Tanvi Shah said...

Such an adorable card! Would love to win the stamp set!

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's good to see you on a roll, Di! Both cards are so pretty! As always, the picks you featured are outstanding!! Sorry I've been away so long. I've missed everyone! Hugs, Darnell

Krisha said...

Gorgeous card Di!
I would LOVE to win the stamps.....love both of them.

Thanks for the visit and the comment.

Heather said...

Such a pretty card. Love those dotted butterflies. Would love to play for these gorgeous stamps this week.

Marianne said...

I suppose we could all use some pretty butterflies every now and again. Your cards turned out lovely, Di. I would love to win these wonderful stamps.

Mrs A. said...

I like a nice flower or two and Woodware are my favourites so yes please this week. Hugs Mrs A.

Arty Beginnings said...

Hi Di, first time I have entered your challenge - I love both sets of stamps

Alison C said...

Your cards are beautiful and lovely and springlike. Yes please I'd love a chance to win these gorgeous stamps. All the picks are fabulous as usual. I love the lettuce stamping. I'm off to rummage in the fridge!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Both your floral cards are gorgeous Di and always love seeing your top picks! Playing after a gap and a Yes from me for the stamps
Cheers
Dr Sonia

meg said...

Hi Di, stamp and dies arrived today delighted with them I'm a huge House Mouse fan, many thanks Meg

JennyH said...

Lovely cards Di, reminds me I have a Woodware framed flower stamp I haven't used yet. You have inspired me to dig it out and get it inky : )

JennyH said...

BTW Yes Please to the prize draw : )

scrAPpamondo said...

Finally I have had time to finish my project and enter.
Yes please, I wish to play and be a possible winner of the two stamps
Happy Easter to all!

Craftychris said...

Love your cards! Fab colours and colouring and I like the butterflies on the first one! I am always adding something as coverups! I would love to be in with a chance to win the stamps please. Although I am still excited at winning my bunny prize, thank you! You may recognise my entry this time! Take care! xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Di your cards are gorgeous. Yes please to the wonderful prize. Have a very Happy Easter. Hugs Jackie

Mrs A. said...

Ok. So who dunit then? I put my chocklit bunny down on the bench and went for a play on the swings and when I came back someone had chomped his ears off!!!! Any body with chocklit on their fingers is a number one suspect!

Di said...

Errrrrr, I did find someone wiv choklit on his little white paws!! He's on the naughty step right now in disgrace!!

Hugs
Di xx

Marianne said...

Sorry if I didn't make myself clear enough (I thought I did): yes please to the prize draw.

Whisper said...

I'm back, as i couldn't resist to not play with you this week, i'm just playing for fun this week, Luv Sam x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Hello again Di, My crafting this week hasn't been as productive as I would have hoped for so I think I may be pushing the snippet bit as my snippet would be the black card that I mounted my image on. I'd love to play for the prize but will be more than happy just to play for fun if i haven't met the criteria, I just didn't want to miss your challenge. Wishing you a Happy Easter and lots of happy crafting x

Helen said...

Love your snippets cards...those flower stamps are fab..so it's a 'yes please' from me for the prize draw.
Love your picks from last week's entries...some wonderful Easter inspiration!
Helen x

Lady Joyful said...

Fabulous stamps, and your cards really show how lovely they are! I'd definitely like a chance at winning them :)

Liz said...

Two beautiful cards, Di. As much as I love all shades of purple, my favourite is the second one - the colours are so striking.

Just had time to sneak in a last minute entry for the challenge this week, but I'm just playing for fun. xx

Karen Petitt said...

Beautiful cards Di and I love the stamps: yes please for the chance too, I can imagine watercolouring them and loving every minute doing it. Off to check out some of your other bits from this week, wasn't sure I was going to make it in time for the snippets this week. I hope you have an awesome Easter Karen x

Tina Z. said...

Such beautiful cards, Di ... Yes, please for the prize and Happy Easter!
Hugs, Tina

MaryH said...

Oh my, you're highlighting Easter, and I just hadda sneak in with my Christmas card, because I was so missing Parsnip and Miz Pixie. Afraid he wouldn't know who I was, since it's been so long. I'm loving these fresh spring flowers, and each is just so pretty. Will have to fess up though, the bright orange & yellows grabbed my eye. We have a plant called Black Eyed Susans that bloom here in the summer, and these remind me of the Susans. Always so cheery when the wind blows them around. Will get back to enjoy some of the highlights, with closer looks and all the wonderful entries so far! Big hugs and so happy to see you are feeling like crafting once more. TFS & Hugs

Janis said...


Eeeeek! I almost forgot to link up! Got it in under the wire. Whew!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Great card there Di . . . and fabulous choices! I'm hanging around an empty playground here, as the gates, shut 5 hours ago ;( . . . never mind, I will come back later and hopefully, have another one I can add instead! Have a very lovely Easter weekend Di Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Such pretty cards you've made there. I like how one is softly colored and the other brightly colored.