Sunday, 29 October 2017

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 305 and 306

Well, here comes Winter and the long dark nights. We changed the clocks here in the UK (well, at 2am on Sunday if we're being pedantic). So, it's time to snuggle up and start thinking about Christmas really. Almost into November folks!

But, we have a few Birthdays amongst friends as well as family before then so my snippets card this week is one I made for Len's great-nephew's 16th Birthday, which is on Tuesday of this coming week.

I will hold my hands up straight away and confess that this is very similar to a great card that Kath (Handmade by Kath) linked into the Playground back in May of this year - here's the link. I'd run straight off to buy the stamp set and then when I came to use it last week, without realising, I came up with almost the same design as Kath - except that I only used one of the two sentiment stamps from the set. To be honest, due to it's design, I suspect there are a limited number of ways that it can be used - certainly a DL card is a perfect companion!

Anyhow, this is what I'm rabbiting on about:
I used:

- white DL card

- two long snippets of paper from the 12" Studio Calico 'Snippets' paper pad (best to at least cut these before doing any stamping in order to get the positioning right). Yup, there IS a lovely contemporary paper pad design called 'Snippets' - which a lovely blogging friend surprised me with as a gift a while ago!

- then I stamped the numbers part of the Woodware 'Numbers' stamp set along with 'many happy returns' using Memento 'Gray Flannel' ink

- next I flipped the rest of the striped snippet over and used the matching yellow back of it to re-stamp the '16'

- fussy cut the yellow coloured 1 and the 6 and used a glue pen to adhere them to the card front on top of the relevant numbers

- then added the previously cut two strips of patterned paper to the top and bottom of the card (I was feeling brave and used a tape runner to do this)

A quick and easy card to make (perfect for a male or female if you use appropriate colours) - although another time I think I'd just use a Pro marker or similar to colour the numbers rather than spending ages carefully fussy cutting them out. I like this idea as it does make the recipient stop for a second - and it's brilliant for male cards too of course.

Which, as is generally the case, leads us into this fortnight's prizes - note the plural there:
Just for the fun of it, I added a 6" x 6" Studio Calico 'Snippets' paper pad to the Woodware 'Numbers' stamp set as it's one of the best contemporary pads I've seen.

They took a bit of tracking down but were half price which was a bonus. However, the postage was outrageous just for a single pad, so I ordered two for the same postage all in - subsequently discovered they're sent from Spain so the postage is (almost) forgiven (bless though, they did include a little flat heart shaped lollipop in the package as a little thank you)!

And I also bought a second 'Numbers' stamp set - which means there are two prizes the same this time round - stamp set plus paper pad. The paper pad is actually only 6" x 6" but it could still be used with this stamp (which is about 7.5" long) - I'm sure you'd find ways! Mind you, it would have a ton of other uses as well. And of course the prize can be split - I will post the prizes to anywhere by the way.

The Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 11th November. 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. As I already said, the prize is as above and I will happily split the stamp sets and paper pads, in which case I'd do further draws for the other items. 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 which is Avery Elle's 'Ribbit Ribbit' stamp set and MFT's 'Rectangle Peek-a-Boo Window' die, another lovely Guest Designer and my picks from the past two weeks.

Love from Parsnip and of course from me,


Mrs A. said...

Super card Miss and must admit i was being a bit thick here until I realised (Der) why you had fussy cut on top of the 1 and the 6. Hugs Me.

Lia said...

What a great idea this is and I love it!
I have not been playing around with snippets lately but I will be back soon, I promise.
Lia xx

brenda said...

A great idea for a teenager's Birthday Di, they are always difficult ones, certainly for me anyhow. Will be back Tuesday with a share.

B x

Sandra H said...

l just love your card Di and the number stamp is amazing how to be 16 again!! enjoy your day sending lots of love x

Janice said...

A great card Di made with such a versatile stamp set. I've not seen this one before, certainly one for all ages!!
I would love to be entered into the draw please, thank you.
Janice x

Sandra H said...

Just playing for fun Di x

Barb said...

A super card Di. What a great idea for a birthday card. Well done to Kath too. I'd love to be included for the prize. Barbxx

Pat said...

This is a great card for Len's great nephew Di and the paper goes beautifully with it and i love the way you have fussy cut the appropriate numbers. I will be playing just for fun this time. x

Jane said...

What a great card Di...numbers are fab used this way. What a brilliant prize this fortnight...double yes please to putting my name in the hat and thanks as always for your generosity. Winter is on it's way...a cold snap is also forecast from tonight so wrap up well. Hugs xxx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Lovely card, very stylish! This stamp set seems so useful!

Aquarius said...

A jolly useful stamp to have and a clever way of using it - love it. Can I say a yes please this time. Hugs.

Liz said...

Super card, Di, a really useful stamp and I love the patterned paper borders, perfect for a masculine card. I remember seeing Kath's card on her blog - obviously great minds think alike!!

Yes Please for putting my name in the draw......and double the chance of winning this fortnight! Thanks, Di! xx

Sarn said...

Fab masculine card there mate. Lovely prizes too.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Karen said...

Yes please for the prize Miss Pixie! Love the card you created, such an usual one but perfect for the pesky men. Hope you are well sweetie Karen x

Kathleen said...

A great card and great use of the stamp, a perfect male panic stamp. You could also used glitter for the appropriate numbers.
Have a good week.

Kath x

Di said...

Great idea Kath! Thanks for that.


Di xx

NanaConnie said...

Oh, I do love what you did with the stamp and what Kath did, also! Kath is right about her suggestion of glitter. I really like that idea. :-D I'm playing for fun this week.

Kathyk said...

Hey there, LOVING your make this week and that numbers stamp is terrific so .. YES PLEASE


Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous card, Di. And I'll be linking up on Wednesday, so it's an advance yes from me, please.
Em xoxo

KathyA. said...

Just added my entry. And I would love the paper packet and stamp if I win, please!

Greta said...

Just playing for fun this time. Clever card, Di!

KandA said...

Super card Miss Di and just right for a teenager boy's birthday. I'll be along layer to play but only for fun xx

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

very clever idea! beautiful card :) yes please, would love to play along for the wonderful prize.

Linby said...

A great use of the stamp set - looks good. I'm just playing along for fun this time.

Valerija said...

Wonderful card. Great idea with numbers. Yes for the prize please.
Valerija xx

kiwimeskreations said...

Love your card Di - definitely a 'goer' for a teen or male :-)!
Yes I am playing and would love the (total) prize

creationsnz said...

What a clever way to use the stamp. Yes please I'd like to play. CarolG

meg said...

would love to win this stamp Di, great inspiration from you.

Fikreta said...

your card is so nice!
I will play in this challenge!
that is amazing prize :D

Kath said...

A fab card Di - and thanks for the mention too. Just playing for fun this time as I already have that stamp!
Kath x

Heather said...

What a fun stamp AND card! And how perfect that you had a paper pack called "snippets"!! It was meant to be! : ) I think I will play just for fun this week, thanks!

Lady Joyful said...

Great card Di. Yes please to the prize :)

Marjeta said...

Wonderful card. This time I used really little snippets on my card. Think it turned well. Thanks for chance to win the prize. I would be happy to get this stamp.

Sandy said...

Perfect masculine card Di, and those are hard for a 16 year old.
I'm just here for the fun this week.

kangaruth28 said...

Great masculine card! Love it x

K M Meena Herale said...

Hi Di, beautiful card, A big yes for the prize.

hugs xx

Darnell said...

I love how simple, but effective this design is using the numbers! Even without that stamp, I have a numbers die that never gets used, so thanks for the fantastic idea! I agree that it could be altered to work for all ages and genderpersons!! Hugs, Darnell

Jenny L said...

Hi Miss Di, and the lovely Parsnip.
Just playing for fun this time.
What a very super card and such a brilliant design too.
Had such a very busy week so didn't make my snippets creation till yesterday.
Thank you for all your wonderful work involved with this wonderful challenge, and encouraging us to use our snippets.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Entered with a tag... Yes please for the chance in the drawing

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful inspiration card, playing just for fun this time Di.

Sue xx

2crafteveryday said...

I entered with a tag and hope to be the possible winner of the gorgeous paper pad and stamp set.
Joanne xx

Janis said...

That is a clever card, Di, and such a fun paper pad...Snippets!! Yes, please, to your sweet prizes.

I've missed a few challenges here and there lately because of being busy with my Cat Lovers Hop. Wow...does that ever give me a renewed appreciation for people like you who run a regular challenge blog!!! I'm finally getting a chance to visit and make an entry here. :) Thank you for the fun games.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

NinaS said...

Gorgeous card Di. Im just playing for fun.

Craftychris said...

Very cool card! Perfect for a teenager. Yes Please - I would love to be in with a chance to win the fabulous prize, thank you! A bit cheeky really as I won last time! Thank you! hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Hi Di, me again with a bit more scrap sewing .... so enjoy adding something different into the mix. Hope you are well and sending my love as always.

Can you put me down for the stamp prize if I am lucky enough to be picked.

hugs Pen x

Tina Z. said...

such a smart design, I love it, great idea!
yes for the prize, please and have a great weekend.
hugs xx

AlisonC said...

This is a clever idea and so useful. I hope to have time to visit some entries later. x