Sunday, 11 June 2017

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 285 and 286

Well, the school reunion is over for another two years! And the back held out, yay! We all loved the venue and location so much that there's a whisper we might even return there in 2019 for our next reunion. That would be a first as we've always moved around the country - a bit like the old quip about only going back a second time to apologise :)

As always, a huge thank you to everyone who came to play this past fortnight - loads of gorgeous entries. And a really massive thank you to Megan for her sterling work commenting as well. It was such a help - huge hugs from me Megan!

This is my quite plain and simple snippets card for the coming fortnight - I made it before skipping away for the long weekend so kept it easy peasy:
I used:

- 4.25" x 5.5" white card blank, tent style

- snippet of white card stock, trimmed to just slightly smaller than the card front

- snippet of green card, die cut using one of the dies from the Spellbinders 'Borderabilities A2 - Curved Borders One' set. A set I'd kept forgetting I even had! 

- glued the curved green die cut piece to the bottom of the card allowing the side edges to overhang - then just snipped those flush with the side of the piece of white card from the back which ensures a straight cut

- then found snippets of mauve, turquoise and pink card onto which I stamped little elephants, with separate ears in a contrasting pattern - using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and the Clearly Besotted 'Baby Shower II' set of stamps

- then used the matching set of Clearly Besotted dies to cut out the elephants and their ears - following the 'cut a template for positioning of a die' method I often mention - and set them aside for a minute

- then stamped the 'Jumbo hugs' message on the front panel using one of the two sentiments in the stamp set and Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink

- fixed the panel to the card front with a sandwich of white fun foam in between

- finally added the three little elephants along the green border using pieces of thin sticky pads, and added their ears using little snippets of sticky pad

The Clearly Besotted stamp set is a fairly recent acquisition - at last their store has re-opened after Stephanie took time out. To be honest I suspect she was plain exhausted - but I'm so glad they're up and running again with her sister at the helm. They have lots of new stock, sadly for us it's selling out fast too but these little elephants just called for me to buy them :) The set is perfect for baby shower cards but I think the 'Jumbo hugs' sentiment I used is nice and versatile - plus elephants can so easily be mixed and matched with other sentiment stamps. And of course the ears could have been contrasting colours - but this was my first play plus I was in a bit of a hurry so I didn't go too mad!

As I said, I've badly neglected the Borderabilities dies - shame on me! A lot of people use them vertically down cards and the results can be fabulous.

As is often the case, no need to really spell out what this fortnight's prize is made up of:
The prize is the Spellbinders Spellbinders 'Borderabilities A2 - Curved Borders One' set and Clearly Besotted 'Baby Shower II' set of stamps with little matching dies. I will split the Spellbinders and Clearly Besotted parts of the prize in two if you only wish to play for one or the other.

I bought my own set of the Borderabilities dies ages ago and am sure that Spellbinders dies are now more competitively priced than they used to be - certainly the place I just bought this set from was doing good prices :)

The Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks from now on and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 24th June. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day.

It's still a maximum of ONE entry and please say in a comment if you wish to play and be a possible winner of the prize. The prize is both items together as a single prize, unless you really do only want to try for a 'split' - in which case I'd do a further draw for the other item. Please also link back to the Playground in your blog post to be eligible for the draw.

Remember, if you link into the Playground and don't say clearly that you're wanting to be in the draw then you will be bypassed if your name comes out of Mr Linky. I'm sure you all know I ask for a positive 'yes' just in case you're playing only for fun. Thanks!

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 :)

Be sure to call back next week to see the winner of last fortnight's prize (the Avery Elle dies and the W Plus 9 Doodlebuds stamps) plus my picks from the past two weeks - as well as another lovely guest designer too!

Love from Parsnip and of course from me,

57 comments:

  1. Glad you had a good time at your reunion and great news that your back held out.

    Wonderful CAS card, Di. The cute little elephants reminded me of the elephants in Jungle Book as they marched along in single file, singing their song. 😊

    I'll be back to play later and I'll be a Yes Please for the fabulous prize. xx

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  2. What cute and pretty little elephants Di and the borderabilities die makes the perfect hill for them to tramp over. I do have this borderabilities die myself so if I get my card in I would like to be a 'yes pleae' for just the elephants and their matching dies if you are willing to split the prize. x

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  3. Sounds like you had a ball at your reunion, and that you are looking forward to the next one! Your sweet little card is the perfect way to use snippets for paper piecing, and those Spellbinder curved border dies look like loads of fun. Yes please to the rpize!

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    1. Oops, I meant to say yes to the prize...but you probably understood my nonsensical spelling!

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  4. Wow, this may be a 'simple' card but those little ellies are super cute marching across the hills. Can't resist saying yes please for a place in the draw this time!

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  5. Good to hear you had a great time, your back held out AND you managed to make a fab card!

    Just uploaded my entry - just playing for fun this week too

    Kathyk

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  6. Love those little Ellies Di, such a sweet card. Will be along to join in later in the week.

    B x

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  7. Aww . . So cute. Love this sweet card full if elephants.
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  8. I'm so glad you had a lovely time Di..it must have beena brilliant location if a repeat visit is planned. You ele card is super cute and I agree re CB stamps..they are gorgeous.I don't own any border dies or these sweet eles so I would love to join in for both prized this fortnight please.Hugs xxx

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  9. What a perfect sentiment for those adorable elephants. I'm glad you enjoyed your reunion but I expected more stories from the trip. Surely even though you didn't dance on the table there was more to it than just "I'm back". 'Fess up!

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    1. Snigger. I'll do a post with a few more details in ASAP Brenda!

      Hugs

      Di xx

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  10. So glad you had fun at the reunion & your back held out! Such a cute card with those adorable elephants! Can't resist the prizes, so will play for both this time.

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  11. What cute card! Love the elephants! The prizes are fabulous! Hugs, Robin

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  12. So nice card! I love these elephants!!!

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  13. Which ones Nelly? great dies and a brilliant sentiment to go with it. Lovely colours too.
    Glad the reunion went well and while you may be thinking of going back again are you sure they would want you too!
    Have a great week and I have just realised doh! that the playground doesn't shut on the middle Saturday.

    Kath xx

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  14. Adorable and cute card with these little elephants! Love it!

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  15. Hi Di, a very cute card and would make for a great baby card too, I had fun popping in on all the class mates, only a few missed because I'm not a member of certain sites. Have a wonderful week.... Megan

    I hope to come back later on and add my entry, a huge yes please for the prize, when I make it over...

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  16. Your card is just gorgeous Di, I do love the elephants! It's a yes please from me for the draw, such a fabulous prize, thank you!
    Good to hear your back was kind to you and you had a great time away.
    Janice x

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  17. So cute, and yes would love to play x Amanda

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  18. Hello Di, super card. The three elephants are adorably cute and I do like the effect you've created with the border die. The sentiment is perfect too. I'd love to be included in the draw for the prize - what's not to love about elephants. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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  19. Glad you had a good time at the reunion, Di.
    Sorry, I meant to comment when I added my card. (I got distracted posting a goodbye comment for Mojo Monday.) I am playing for the border die only. (The elephants are adorable, however.)
    Thank you.

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  20. Love your card Di. Those elephants are the cutest things! Yes please to the fabulous prize :)

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  21. Your commentary regarding the reunion was really quite short, Di. Was that one of those "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" trips? Hmmmm. :-D I do love the sweetly simple card with those adorable elephants. I think I'll be playing along just for fun this week but did want to pop in to see that you were safely back. :-D

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  22. Glad your reunion was a smashing success and that your back held out, Di! Love your parade of elephants! I would love to be in the running for the border dies, please! Thanks!!

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  23. This is such a sweet stamp set. Those elephants are really sweet.
    Just dropped off a card and used up lots of snippets...YAY
    I would like to be included for the prize please as I love them!

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  24. Your elephants are super duper cute!

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  25. A really cute card Di. I love your little elephants. Thank you for another fun challenge and would love to be included for the prize. Barbxx

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  26. I am a yes, please for the dies and stamp set. I will be linking up my card tomorrow. Higgledy-Piggledy

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  27. super cute card Di :) great to know that you had a fun time with friends at the reunion. Would love to play along for the awesome prize, thank you.
    cheers
    preeti

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  28. Adorable card, Di. Those paper pieced elephants are so sweet. So great that you had a wonderful reunion. Two years will go by quickly and you'll be meeting up with your class mates before you know it! xx

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  29. Ooooh! Yes please for this fabulous prize, I have been wanting a set of dies like that for some time

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  30. Your card is just adorable, those elephants just cry out to be cuddled! Would love to play along for the prize please x

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  31. What a cute card Di! Those little marching elephants are so sweet and this would make a cute card for a new baby too. Yes please to the prize!

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  32. Oh Di, that card is just Too Cute! Absolutely adorable (I'd say "Totes Adorbs" but then I'd have to kill myself). Yes please to the prize, although I'm not promising I'll ever achieve such prefect cuteness.
    Jane

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  33. I've enjoyed the photos and details of your trip, and I'm so happy you felt well enough to go! Your parade of elephants is a perfect CAS card, so cute for so many reasons! I'm going to have to say yes to the prize draw this week as I have nothing in my stash that comes close to these cuties :) Stay well! (hugs)

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  34. A cute card, love the elephants. I'd love a chance to win the elephant stamps and dies, please, not the border dies as I have a similar set.
    Kath x

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  35. Such an adorable card Diane, and it was lovely to see the photographs of your trip too. Stratford upon Avon is a lovely town and it's so pretty too. I would love any of the prizes please, the little elephants would be ideal for my little niece, I have been struggling making cards for a little one Karen x

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  36. A beautiful card Di, I love the tiny elephants. Just playing for fun this time.

    Sue xx

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  37. Please just stick me in the pot for the borders die. Hugs Mrs A.

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  38. Hi Miss Di & the lovely Parsnip.
    Yes please if I'm lucky.
    oooooo! this card is so gorgeous and wonderfully created as usual.
    Love those wonderful little elephants and that super curved edgables looks really super.

    So glad all went well on your reunion.
    Such a great pity your friend couldn't attend.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  39. Your EZPZ card is adorable, Di, and just the ticket to bring someone hugs and cheer! I, too, have ignored my Spellbinder dies ... Some are still NBUS, which is just silly on my part! Hugs, Darnell

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  40. Awww such a sweet little card, those ellies are so cute. Yes please to be in your draw for any of your goodies :)

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  41. Hello Di. I adore your cute elephant card with the perfect wavy die.
    I am just playing for fun this week thank you as I have just had a craft clear out and I am shocked by how much stuff I own.....hang my head in shame!!
    Hope you are not melting in the heat. I am now going to sit in the duck pond to cool down!!
    Hugs Eve xxx

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  42. Here I am . . . better late than never. Might just have to dive into the duck pond . . . it's SOOOO hot!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  43. Wow, what a cute card. Love the elephants.
    Yes for the prize, please.
    Hugs, Valerija

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  44. Jumbo cutie card. Love the elephants.
    Definitely yes please for the prize/s.

    Hugs,
    Eemeli

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  45. wodnerful work Miss loooove it such cute little elephants .. yes please to stamp/die set but already have SB set... underused of course!

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  46. LOVE your card Miss Di, those elephants are super cute. I already have the CB die and other set of stamps but would love to go in the hat for the border dies. Just off to see if Parsnip has any liquid refreshment hidden away 'cos I'm melting xx

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  47. I would love to be in for the stamp set and matching dies. Already have the Spellbinder's curved borders dies. Darling card, Di!

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  48. Love your card (as usual), Di :) I would love to play along for the fun prizes :)
    Susan

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  49. I am so happy to hear that you had a great time and your back was OK. your card is super cute.
    yes for fantastic prize, please.
    have a great weekend.
    hugs

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  50. This is LOVELY Di! And so is the prize and I would like to join the draw...!
    Lia xx

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  51. So cute I love this sweet card full if elephants and I am so glad that all went well on your reunion :-))
    Yes please for fantastic prize :-)
    Hugs, Majda

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  52. I love those cute little elephants and your card is adorable!
    I am so happy to have found your blog to play and yes, please, to the awesome prize!

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  53. What a super cute card! Those elephants are just adorable, even more so due to the paper piecing. My card doesn't use snippets in a super creative way this time, but I did get to use up some bits of random pieces of cardstock: those that are too big to throw away but not big enough for much! Would love to play for the prize this week, thanks!

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