Monday, 26 December 2016

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Weeks 260 & 261 - Prize F

And today is the day we (hopefully), slow down a little and take it a bit easier. I love Boxing Day supper - cold turkey, cold pigs in blankets and ham cooked in Coca Cola. Along with bubble and squeak made using leftover potatoes and sprouts with chestnuts, plus a selection of pickles - bliss!

And here is my 'faux parchment' card for today:
I used:

- 4" x 6" Kraft card blank

- Inkylicious 'Small Bauble 1' stencil and a Brilliance 'Moonlight White' ink pad. Just used a duster brush to fill in the stencil area and then ran a Sakura white Jelly Roll pen around the edge of the stencil before removing it from the card front

- next stamped the Inkylicious 'Small Winter Cabin' onto the bauble using a Brilliance 'Pearlescent Chocolate' ink pad

- added dots in the sky for snow, snow on the cabin, fence and ground plus smoke coming from the cabin chimney

- then added some tickles of glue using a Quickie Glue pen before sprinkling with clear Glamour Dust for some sparkle - which is very pretty IRL but impossible to pick up properly with the camera

- and my snippet is the bow I made from a tiny piece of silver edged organza ribbon I found in the ribbon box - attached to the top of the bauble using narrow red line tape

I've seen this 'faux parchment' effect around blogland a few times over recent months and was surprised how easy and satisfying it was, once I looked at the Inkylicious tutorial here. I'm not mentioning where I spotted this technique - purely as I don't want to leave anyone out! One day I'll learn to keep a note of where I first spot things :)

Of course, this is today's prize, three of the main ingredients you need to make the card above:
It's a Small Bauble 1 stencil and a Small Winter Cabin stamp set from Inkylicious, plus a white Sakura Jelly Roll pen.

At the end of all of the celebrations I'll do a massive draw session for all the prizes using the one Mr Linky - which is on the main snippets post HERE - so you do need to have entered one snippets make over on that post to be in with a chance :) Maximum of one entry please - to keep things fair for those who may not have time to craft.

Just leave a comment on this post if you would like the chance to win today's prize.








59 comments:

Carole said...

OOh Di would love to be in with a chance for this one...I love your card you clever thing! xx

Pat said...

Yes, I've seen this technique too but can't remember who I saw do it now. Anyway you have made a wonderful job of it Di, the scene within the stencilled bauble is so pretty with the log cabin and the white against the kraft card is a gorgeous look. I would love to be in with a chance of winning these three
items to have a go at this, so I am a 'Yes Please for Prize F". I love the cold cuts, as my Mum used to call them, on Boxing Day and we usually have Hash Browns and pickles with the turkey and ham and a small piece of pork pie too. I always think that turkey tastes much nicer cold than it does hot. x

Preety said...

This is a very pretty card!! I love the look of white on kraft paper and the sparkle looks great. Thanks for sharing the tutorial, I will pop over and watch that next. Yes please for the prize, its yummy!
Cheers
preety

KT Fit Kitty said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card! You faux parchment looks amazing! I have not tried faux parchment before so I will check out the tut! And this is another awesome prize - please count me in for this one too! Your prizes are fantastic, Di! I haven't even made my snippets card yet so I had better get cracking this week! Your food sounds yummy, although I don't know what bubble and squeak is!

Robin said...

Such a lovely and elegant card! Yes I would love to win this. Thanks so much for the chance. Hugs, Robin

kbrandy4 said...

Beautiful card and prize Di, would love to win! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas day.
Hugs Hazel xx

Liz said...

I love the effect of this technique, another one to add to my 'new techniques to try list'. It's beautiful card, so elegant. I'd love to win this prize.

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Enjoy your Boxing Day supper. 😊 xx

Sue - said...

I love this technique! As you say very satisfying. Yes please to the prize.

Lia said...

I am so glad you are showing this technique. It's gorgeous and I like to give it a try too! Your card is beautiful.
Lia xx

AlisonC said...

Oh yes please, yes please. Your card is so very lovely. No rest for me today, I'm catering for the outlaws get together. Tomorrow I can relax and play with my presents. Enjoy your day. X

Linby said...

You absolutely nailed this technique, I thought this was a sample from inkylicious! Wonderful card. I'd love to be in the draw for this. L x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love this technique and the wonderful card you've made too. Supper sounds great at yours, I'm just about to embark on day two of Christmas as I'm expecting Father-in-law, sister-in-law and brother-in-law this morning. Have a great day.

Sue xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

A wonderful card Di, the subtle stamping is simply gorgeous. Christmas leftovers are great, I do have some smoked salmon to feast on today, but no snippet card :)

Love and hugs
Maarit

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card. Very elegant too. Love the scene stamp, and for me a yes for the prize.

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Beautiful card Di, fantastic prize. Love to win Happy Boxing day x

Viv's Visuals said...

Confession - never tried this faux parchment look... but am going to!! LOL Craftie day playing with my new prized possession (and YOU know what that is!!) Great job Miss Di and yes please for the prize! xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh my!!! I thought that it was a real parchment!! How beautiful effect!! Amazing work, so elegant, sweet and delicate! I have to try this technique! I'm sure that the sparkling of Glamour Dust looks wonderful!
Yes for the prize's drawing, please!

KandA said...

Beautiful card and I love the stunning faux parchment technique on the kraft card.... now thinking aloud I do have a bauble die that would make a perfect stencil so 'no thanks' to this prize xx

KandA said...

Just popping by to say I hope you had a super christmas and enjoy your 'leftovers day' xx

Craftychris said...

Ooh this is beautiful! What a gorgeous technique! Stunning card! Yet again, it's a 'yes please' to the draw from me! Thank you! Enjoy your Boxing Day supper - yum! xxxxxxxx

Helen said...

Merry Christmas Di - hope you have a wonderful day!
Love your card - not seen that technique before...but the result is super...so I'm a 'yes please' for this prize :0)
Helen x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

It is just gorgeous!

Jane said...

OOowwhh Di I have often looked at this stamp....I would LOVE to win this prize. Your version is super. I hope you had a fab Christmas. We are just having a relaxing few hours before more entertaining this evening..fab!! Hugs xxx

Kath said...

Another lovely card - I've not seen this technique before! I would love a chance of winning the prize please.
Kath x

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Fabulous card. Love this technique. I will have to check it out. Yes, I would love to be in the draw for this prize. Please. Thanks.

Maura R said...

Love this technique Di! I have pinned several cards using it, and I think yours will be the impetus for me actually taking the plunge - so thanks for the inspiration!

And a definite yes, please, on the draw!

Darnell said...

This is extraordinary, Di! My favorite of all your awesome Christmas makes! It is so clever, too, and I'm pinning this idea!! Now that Christmas is over, it's time to say send this with Happy New Year Hugs and love, Darnell

Swissie said...

A fantastic card and a fantastic prize! Yes, please, I would like to be in the draw for this one!
Thank you for your comment on my blog, Di.
I had to wait till now with my comment here at yours. As soon as I had written my blog, we went to hospital to encourage some friends of ours who, after a seven hour's journey, due to an accident landed in hospital in our town instead of together with their family. :(
Now we are back home, and I could write some words.
Have a nice, relaxing time, dear Di!
Hugs, Liv
Xxx

Wanda said...

wow this card is stunning! I would love to have a chance at this amazing prize package. You are amazing you to your followers! much love, Wanda

Greta said...

Beautiful card, Di! I've never seen an ornament stencil--what a great idea! Please include me in the drawing. Enjoy your day--wish I could come over for supper!

Heather said...

Wow!! For something so simple, this is stunning!!! I love the look of the white on kraft stock and the little bits of snow you added finish it off perfectly! Would love to win this prize!

April Cheetham said...

Hi Di, hope you have had a lovely day. Boxing Day food is so nice! Such a beautiful card. Yes please to fab prize! Xx

Tina Z. said...

what a fantastic card, it is absolutely stunning! great technique, I should try this too.
have a lovely week and yes for the prize, please.
hugs xx

Fiki said...

very pretty card.
love how you color this image.
and yes for the prize.
thank you
Happy holidays!

Lucy Woods said...

Oh this is absolutely gorgeous!!
And mmm I wanna. One to yours for Boxing Day supper! 😜
Lucy x

Carol L said...

What a dreamy, elegant card this is Di! I love the soft look on the ornament! Yes please!!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Gorgeous card Di, have done this with my stash items but would be nice to play with the real deal. I'm amused at how many prizes are snowy.... and we're very unsnowy here in Oz. So am selective in choice as really have limited use for them, also means less post for you Di.
Pray your back is ok, amd you had a God blessed Christmas with you Len and Parsnip.
Thanks for sharing, you're very very generous.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Glennis said...

Stunning card - I would love to win this one

LesleyG said...

Oh my, I too saw this somewhere and admired it a lot, what a fabulous card and a fabulous prize, so yes please from me too xxx

vinita jain said...

Absolutely stunning and I adore it foe a while, read the steps carefully! Love it! This is such an amazing prize too, Yes please!

Trina P. said...

Absolutely gorgeous Di. What a great faux parchment technique. I think it could totally pass as faux vellum too. Yes, please.

jojo79 said...

This is a fab teccnique. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. Would love to be put in the pot for this prize

Karenladd said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card and so impressive! I'll have to read through the tutorial for making a faux parchment design because this is just lovely. Yes please to the beautiful stamp and goodies.

Valerija said...

So wonderful and elegant card. I really love it!
I'd love a chance of winning the prize please.
Valerija xx

Lady Joyful said...

Lovely card. Really elegant and such an interesting look! Yes please to the prize :)

Janis said...

Wow. Wow. Wow. Di, you have outdone yourself on this AMAZING card!!! It is sooooooooooo beautiful. I love this effect on the kraft. Have never seen it done before. I am in awe!!! Yes, please to this prize!!!
<3 J

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Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh my gosh! This is elegance supreme. Wowzah! Yes to the prize!

NanaConnie said...

Yes, please. :-D

Janice said...

Beautiful card Di, what a clever technique! I would love to have a chance to win this prize please.
Janice x

SHartl said...

I had to look at this card twice after I read your instructions, before I realized it wasn't vellum or parchment at all. What a creative and beautiful technique. Yes please to this prize!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Stunning! Yes please to the draw and thank you!

Bonnie said...

Would love to enter the draw for this if it isn't too much trouble to enter. Sorry I'm so late.

Bonnie said...

Neglected to say what a beautiful card you've made! Thanks for putting the link in.

Eemeli said...

I really must start using all the ideas I get from your cards. Just yesterday I was holding a recycled muesli box (well, the cardstocks I had cut from it) and they were in kraft color so I could try something similar to your card. Yes, yes, yes for the prizes...

Hugs,
Eemeli

Jane Willis said...

The bubble and squeak is one of my favourite parts of Christmas too! I've seen and admired that technique on several blogs recently. It looks wonderful so I'm definitely stalking a place in the hat for this prize!
Jane

Elizabeth said...

Stunning card, Di! I love the faux parchment technique - it's now on my 'must try' list. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Karen P said...

OMGee that is so up my street! Your card is stunning Di, another yes please for me, feeling a little greedy right now lol! Thank you so much for the chance xx

Marjeta said...

I haven´t trie this technique jet, but it look gorgeous. Fab card you made. So! Yes please! Put my name in the draw. Perhaps I will win and start new technique.

Marjeta

scrappymo! said...

Love this style of card. Yours is fabulous. Such a lovely soft, misty look.
Would love to win this beautiful prize.