Sunday, 20 August 2017

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 295 and 296

Gosh I struggled to make my snippets card for today. My crafting 'get up and go' seems to have 'got up and gone'! Sigh. Don't worry, the Playground will continue as always with me posting each Sunday but my other posts during the week might be even fewer than usual!  Anyhow, this is what I came up with this fortnight for my snippets card:
I used:

-  5" x 5" white card blank

- a snippet of 'rainbow card' which (in conjunction with the die I wanted to use) dictated the card size. NOTE, the card comes with the rainbow stripes so there was no inking etc. to be done to create the background - just in case anyone thinks I made it myself!

- a slightly larger snippet of black card stock which just needed a little bit of trimming to act as a border behind the rainbow card

- next I backed the middle of the piece of black card with a snippet of Stick-It adhesive sheet (never, ever throw away even the smallest piece of that stuff as you can just patchwork it together to cover the reverse of a piece of card)

- then used a Memory Box die called 'Dragonfly stems - Left Corner' to cut out the die shape from the centre of the piece of black card and put the 'waste' to one side for later

- popped dragonflies die cut onto the piece or rainbow card and ran it through the Cuttlebug using the embossing plates plus a larger embossing folder as a shim. Love the result as it almost looks as if the die cut has been inset

- then out came the Misti and Clearly Besotted's 'Say What?' set of assorted sentiments plus the Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink pad to stamps 'Fabulous Friend' onto the rainbow card

- glued the rainbow layer to the piece of (deliberately created waste, ha!) black card

- stuck the whole card front panel to the card blank - finished!

Needless to say, the fabulous dragonfly die was bought by yours truly after seeing it in use by Bonnie - HERE. Bonnie's version was also a snippets make back at the end of July - well worth a peek!

And, I literally just quickly dipped into the snippets folder and whipped out the smallish pieces of rainbow and plain black card, without even having to dig around :) I keep some multi-coloured card snippets at the front of the folder and further back one of the pockets holds plain black and grey card snippets.

Of course, you can guess this week's prize:
It's your very own Memory Box die called 'Dragonfly stems - Left Corner' and Clearly Besotted's 'Say What?' set of assorted sentiments (so useful for so many occasions! My photo isn't very clear so go HERE for a better look to see the actual words used in the set).

The Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 2nd September. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day.

It's 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 (a Polkadoodles 'Ribbon Gift Frame' set of dies and an Altenew 'Carousel' set of stamps), a Guest Designer and my picks from the past two weeks.

Love from Parsnip and of course from me,


58 comments:

  1. Oh, what a lovely CAS card Di!! The black silhouette and frame give it such a classy, elegant look. Yes please to the prize!

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  2. Oh WOW, that die cut looks so striking against the rainbow background! Gorgeous card, Di.

    I'm a Yes Please for the prize this fortnight, so please pop my name in the hat. xx

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  3. What a neat card for the background of the pretty dragonfly die cut! Your mojo looks just fine, to me, Ms Di! I'll play just for the sentiment stamp this time.

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  4. Gorgeous card Di, I thought you had inked the background! It's so pretty and that diecut looks stunning on it. Would love to play along for the prizes this week, Cathy x

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  5. Fabulous scene with these dragonflies and the rainbow background! I too thought that you had blended it with inks!
    I entered and yes please for the prizes :)
    Hugs

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  6. I'm not sure your mojo can be too far away because this is a fabulous card and of course the usual helpful hints within your detail of how it was achieved. Love how you 'owned up' to not having inked the background as I'm sure we wouldn't have guessed! I would love to go into the 'hat' for the great prize please. Take care, hugs.

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  7. Beautiful card Di and the background is just fabulous :-)
    Would love to play along for the prizes this week, hugs, Majda

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  8. Good morning Di..you seem to be firing just fine..this card is a beauty.I love it Wow what an amazing prize this week...I would love to give them a new home,thanks as always for your generosity. I have a VIP coming to stay today until Wednesday..yes my crafting buddy ;0) I will come back tomorrow to link up as I have the perfect snippets card for this fortnight. If Daisy makes a card I might even enter her too later in the week ;0) Take care,hugs xxx

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  9. A really beautiful card Di. The combination of soft colours, the lovely die and sentiment all work so well together. Thanks so much for the chance towin such a great prize. I would just love to win!

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  10. A stunning card Di, I love the black die cut against the pretty background. I'll be adding my card soon and would love to be in the draw for this fabulous prize, many thanks!
    Janice x

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  11. Good morning Di . . . that is one GORGEOUS card. Striking black silhouette die cutting against the lovely background paper. PERFECT.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  12. A fabulous card Di and I'd love a chance to win the fab prize, please.
    Kath x

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  13. Very pretty project, great use of your lovely cardstock!

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  14. Really pretty card Di. That rainbow background is lovely. Yes please to the prize - I'd particularly love to win the stamps but the die is really nice too! xx

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  15. I love this stunning card Di, such a gorgeous background for that lovely die. I would love the chance to win this die and stamp set this time around.

    Sue xx

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  16. Hi Miss Di

    A really beautiful card from you .. .. as always!

    I must admit I did think you had inked the background to begin with.

    Just playing for fun and to use up some of my mountain of snippets.

    Love Jules xx

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  17. No prize this time - Di - just playing for the fun of it.
    Higgledy-Piggledy

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  18. You know I love these dragonflies, my friend, and the background is so pretty! A perfect match! Thanks for the shout out! I don't need another of that die, but I would love to play for the sentiments.

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  19. This is really elegant and so pretty Di and I love that dragonfly corner die over the rainbow card which really makes it stand out, and a beautiful sentiment to finish. I would love to be in the draw for this great prize. x

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  20. Hi there, it's Norm and Sammy just popping by to say hello! Hugs and xxxxx's

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  21. Beautiful card..so soft and pretty!

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  22. What is "get up and go"? I am certain I have never had that. Gorgeous card and fabulous background papers, great image and I can say that as they are not butterflies. You are too hard on yourself.
    You will be pleased to know/ or maybe you won't give a damn but I am telling you anyway, I have today just finished my 150 Christmas cards, apart from the dreaded inserts, I hate doing inserts.
    Have a great week lovely Lady.

    Kath x

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  23. Hey Di this is gorgeous!!! SO pretty and elegant looking. Love it.
    Lynn

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  24. Love your pretty dragonfly card. I have admired this die for quite a while now! Yes please for the prize.

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  25. Your rainbow card is just beautiful, and I would have sworn you inked it yourself! The colors are gorgeous! Yes please to this week's draw - who could turn that down?! Thanks for another fun challenge :)

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  26. Gorgeous card, Di. I too at first glance thought it was stamped. I'll be back with my entry later this week, so it's a yes please from me.
    Hugs,
    Em xoxox

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  27. Beautiful card Miss Di, LOVE the gorgeous rainbow background with the black dragonfly die. Super prize but I'm just playing for fun this week xx

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  28. Gorgeous card Di!! Love that soft colours of your beautiful sunset. Perfect with that pretty dragonfly die! xx

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  29. Love your use of the die, Di, and your bg is fabulous - a lovely CAS card! And yes, please, on the drawing!

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  30. I did think you had swooped that lovely background, Di! It was the perfect choice for the dragonflies corner frame and awesome sediment! In fact, sit down, I would actually like to play for the prizes both this fortnight!! I hope your crafty fog lifts for you soon!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  31. Hi Miss Di, love your card and reminded me that I have some rainbow card in my stash I should try using.... the stamps are wonderful.... would love to play along for them .... if I manage to make it back with a card... have a wonderful week... Megan

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  32. beautiful card Di, adore the soft background :) would love to play for the awesome prize, thanks.
    hugs
    preeti

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  33. Hello Di, gosh don't the weeks just whizzy whizzy by. Back again and I have really been trying to use some of my snippets so thanks for the continuing inspiration. Please include me in the draw for that awesome prize. Your silhouette dragonfly corner is so pretty and striking against the rainbow. Hugz

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  34. OOH love the card Di, looking at it one wouldn't know you'd struggled so.. brilliant work.. thought how clever was blending till read down but clever to think of using.. I forget such things till after the event.
    Love both prizes please.. great choices.. I pray you're soon over your blah stage too.. know all about them! trust it is not your back impinging there...praying each evening for you. Prayer hugs.

    Thanks too for sharing your inspiration! you are a real blessing.
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

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  35. Gorgeous card Di - love that rainbow background (even if it wasn't a DIY!)
    I'm a 'yes please' for the prize draw.
    Helen x

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  36. gorgeous card!
    its ver nice backround!
    I will play and yes for the prize draw,thank you.

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  37. Di. Behind on everything yet again.
    Gorgeous card, my friend.
    I would love to be entered in to the prize draw.
    Thank you. x
    PS. Bought one of those blankets. Love it. xxx

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  38. Hey Di, Just stopping by to day Hello and to drop off a B-Day Monster Card.. Love your snippets card and 'Yes' I would love to be in the draw for the main prize. thanks for the chance.

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  39. Beautiful Cas card Diane.
    I would love to be entered in the prize draw.
    Thank you so much.
    Blessings Elly

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  40. Hi Miss Di & the lovely Parsnip.
    Yes please.
    Your card is so pretty, and the background snippets is beautiful I thought at first you had inked it.
    Love the wonderful use of that die, and your super design is perfect as always.
    Thank you for all your hard work involved in this super challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  41. I love the way you 'inset' your die cut pieces. What a good idea! It was nice of you to say you miss me in the playground, though with so many players I am sure it is busy enough. I hope you get your mojo back soon. I hate it when I get a patch like that, but it does usually pass. This summer I have just been too busy to do much crafting and the autumn is looking pretty much the same. But i will keep trying. That's a very useful set of word stamps, and I love the dragonflies, so I'm in please. Kate x

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  42. Beautiful background for the die cut, them are perfect for each other! I hear you about the 'mojo', ours must be vacationing together...LOL..yes for the prize but I just really like joining in when I can...have a wonderful weekend!

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  43. I'm back again Di with Daisy's entry....lots of snippets used for her die cuts! What fun we had. Hugs xxx

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  44. Despite your mojo being missing you have done a good job Di...I cant do anything when my mojo goes for a trip!! Had missed playing at the playground. Happy to join in and it's a yes please for the prizes!
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  45. Hi Di, lovely card with beautiful die cut and YES please for the prizes.

    Hugs xx
    Meena

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  46. Your card is really pretty with that rainbow card. Let's hope you're feeling crafty again soon. That sentiment set looks very useful so yes please to the draw. x

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  47. Yes please for the prize draw

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  48. love the colours in the background,the die and stamp look wonderful against it, yes please to the prize.

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  49. Well, I think your mojo is just fine because this is a beautiful card! I love the background and the simple die cut design. Yes please to the draw!! I haven't had time to do much crafting lately so am hoping the cooler weather of fall will inspire me. These hot summer days make me want to sit all day with an iced coffee and do nothing!

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  50. Yes please for the prize Miss Pixie! Lovely card and I wish my lack of mojo had created such a beautiful card Karen x

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  51. Love the soft subtle inkyiness on your card. Yes please to the prize bundle. Lx

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  52. Such a pretty card! The background is beautiful and peaceful looking, and to think it was already done for you! Doesn't get any easier than that! I would love to play for the prize this week, thanks!

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  53. l just love the effect your card has Di with the die it's just gorgeous lovely background too! xx

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  54. I've been off traveling again but had to pop in to see what everyone has been doing and I adore your card, Di. What a fantastic simple design! Can you believe I have that die and haven't yet used it? (Hanging head in shame) I just got back this afternoon but I will have a card done some time tomorrow and should get it posted on Friday. I'm playing along only for fun this time. :-D

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  55. Just a quick note, Di, to say I think you're card is beautiful. The rainbow shades in the background are lovely and make the perfect foil for the black die-cut and sentiment. I love the die so I'd appreciate it if you put my name in the hat for the chance to win it. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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  56. Hi Di! What a gorgeous card!! Love the silhouette!! I would love to be entered into the draw for the fab prize :)
    Susan

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  57. I love your background and the silhuette, such a perfect card!
    Yes for the prize, please.
    have a great weekend.
    hugs xx

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  58. Beautiful card! Love your prizes too! Thanks for the chance to win them! Hugs, Robin

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