Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Pixie's Snippets Playground Weeks 313 and 314 - Prize F

Yet another Christmassy 'Snippets Playground Celebration' prize - and it's a bit of a bumper bundle again:
I used:

- 7" x 5" white card blank, side opening

- first I rummaged around in my snippets folder for all the coloured snippets, and used half another white card blank from the same line so that all the whites would be exactly the same shade (I often do this, must be the OCD in me!)

- my tip when making a hill and background as I've done is to make the whole thing bigger than you want the end result to be. First I die cut the white hill using a Spellbinders Borderabilities 'A2 Curved Borders' die with a pricked edge and used a mini tape runner to attach it to a piece of medium blue card

- then I trimmed the panel down to suit and glued it onto the card front - no worrying about the 'hill' lining up with the blue background!

- covered the reverse of the rest of the coloured card snippets with Stick-It - as well as a piece of white card for the snowman's body and the snowflakes

- die cut the snowman pieces using an Echo Park 'Snowman #2' set of dies and kept all the pieces in a little plastic tray 

- die cut three snowflakes from white Stick-It backed card using the two smallest dies from the Sweet Dixie '4 Layering Snowflakes' set of dies

- now I could have a little play to see where the elements would go on the front panel in order to decide just where to place the sentiment

- stamped the sentiment using the Misti, Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and a stamp from the Inkylicious 'Seasons Greetings' stamp set 

- then the fun part, I built the snowman and added the three snowflakes

- the trickiest bit was adding the teensy little black eyes and 'buttons' (which are also die cut from black card) - but we got there once he stopped wriggling and squealing that I was tickling him!

- next, I used a black fine line marker to add his mouth (the die imprints little dotted indentations which makes it so much easier)

- finished off the snowflakes with clear Wink of Stella and popped a small clear gem in the centre of each one

We send a lot of cards to families with children so I'll be making a few more of these for sure. One way I just thought of to get round the tiny little eyes and buttons on the snowman would be to back the die cut holes with black card - one strip going down for the buttons and then a small one across the back of his eyes - before sticking the snowman to the front panel. Ain't hindsight marvellous!

And so, this is today's prize:
It's the same as I used for my snowman card, apart from the little gems and clear Wink of Stella. Our postal service is getting very twitchy about sending any liquids in the mail - even within the UK - so unfortunately anything 'runny' can't be offered as a prize these days. So, you could be playing for a Spellbinders Borderabilities 'A2 Curved Borders' die set, an Echo Park 'Snowman #2' set of dies, a Sweet Dixie '4 Layering Snowflakes' set of dies and of course yet another of those Inkylicious 'Seasons Greetings' stamp sets

As I've previously said, I will split the prize if you don't want to play for all of it as a single bundle. Just state your preference in a comment and I'll take that into account when the time comes.

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 during this fortnight to be in with a chance :) Maximum of one entry please - to keep things fair for those who may not have time to craft - Mr Linky closes at 11am on Saturday 6th January.

I've spotted a couple of 'yes pleases' where folk haven't linked a snippets make as yet. They may be busy right now (as there are still a few days to go until entries close down) but I suspect that they may not understand that you must add a snippets make to Mr Linky. Mr Linky is pivotal as I use him to choose the winning numbers of course.

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







50 comments:

Bunny said...

Hindsight is marvelous. Why can't we have it first? Good idea on the black card stock. Cute card.

Yes, please, for me. Happy New Year! [Bunny]

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I love snowmen!! Your card is darling.
It's a yes, please! Hope your 2018 is a blessed one, Di. :-)

scrAPpamondo said...

Your snowman is just a delight, how many work for bilting it before it melts! LOL :D Lovely scene, too!
Yes for the prizes, please, and thanks for the chances in your mega prize, you are more generous that Santa :D
Happy New Year!

Liz said...

Brilliant card, Di, love the little scene you've created. I always cheat when I need to add tiny black eyes. Instead of using the black dies cuts, I use really tiny black circle peeloffs. So much easier to get in the right place. I'm a Yes Please for Prize F.

Happy New Year - I hope 2018 is a good one! xx

Glennis said...

Fabulous card Di, I am certainly a yes please for this one

vinita jain said...

Darn cute Di! Love your cute snowman and a little scene!
Yes please for the prize F. But I have Spellbinder Borders die so don,t include this, count me in for other 3! Thanks for the chance to win!

Karenladd said...

Oh my goodness, this snowman is a real cutie! What a great tip about backing the eyes and smile with black cardstock instead of trying to adhere tiny dots! Yes please to this fun prize, and a happy new year to you Di!

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

Super cute card :) yes please for the awesome prize. Thank you. Happy new year!
Hugs
Preeti

Megan J said...

Hi Di, a super Christmas card for any family, hindsight is great, hope you get to use your short cut on your batch bake... please count me in for the lovely Inkylicious sentiments... have a wonderful week... Megan

Greta said...

Really cute card, Di--love that sweet snowman! Great idea, even if it was too late for this card! I'll play for the snowman & sentiments, please.

JennyH said...

Cute snowy card Di, yes please to the prize draw, a very nice generous bumper bundle : )

Kath said...

A super card Di and a cute snowman - I would love a chance to win the prize, please. I haven't linked my card yet - it is made but I'm waiting for some daylight to photograph it so I can link!
Kath x

Jane Willis said...

I use Liz's cheat too - or black gems, if I have any the right size. I seem to use more black gems than any other colour so I often run out of just the size I was wanting.
Super Cards and yes please to this lovely card (I think I've said yes to all but one of the prizes so far - and this is me trying to sort out my craft stuff! But then, sorting out not only reminds you what you've got, it also highlights what you've NOT got!)
PS my arm and shoulder are fully back in action now thanks, I was fighting fit in time for all the Christmas cooking. Naturally I wasn't recovered enough to wash up though....

Maxine D said...

Oh yes, hindsight is marvelous - the few times I have made a second card in a design it always goes 'better'. Should my name be drawn for this prize, I would like only the spellbinders dies - I don't use snowmen or snow flakes - they are not part of my life here in the antipodes :-)
Blessings
Maxine

Majda said...

I love your sweet snowmen!! I would love a chance to win the prize - only the spellbinders dies please.
Have a wonderful week...
Hugs, Majda

Lia said...

I love that snowmancard and wish it would be snowing over here instead of the LOTS of rain falling these days... What great prizes you are offering today, but if I should be a winner I only would choose the Spellbinders borders and you can please another crafter with the other prizes! Thanks so much Di!
Lia xx

Lynne said...

A lovely sweet snowman and, as you say, perfect for children. Could I say “Yes” just to the snowflakes and sentiments please as I already have the dies? Many thanks x

ellyscard creatief said...

Cute snowman card. Yes for the prizes please.

Carole said...

He's a really friendly looking snowman on your card Di! Happy New Year to you and Yes please to prize F. xx

Pat said...

You've made a fabulous card with this great set of goodies Di, and hindsight is a wonderful thing, still next time it will be easier. I already have the SB curved Border dies so to make it easier by splitting the prize in half, can I play for just the snowflakes dies and the sentiment stamps please, if this is OK with you. x

Em Louise Fairley said...

Stunning card, Di. Yes please to all today's prizes xoxo

Sandy said...

Cute snowman card. Yes please on the prizes.

Heather said...

This card is adorable!! But I always do have a soft spot for super cute snowmen like this! And the prize is awesome!! Would love to be entered for this one, thanks!

Jackie Trinder said...

Oh Di your card is adorable that snowman is so cute. Yes please to the prizes. Happy New Year. Hugs Jackie

Lady Joyful said...

Yes please to the prize! Your card is so cute. I just had to go and double-check whether I've actually linked up yet xD (I definitely have - I'm number 10!)

Viv's Visuals said...

A great card Di - he's a lovely snowman!
Yes please and if I'm lucky the Spellbinders Curvy things and the Inkylicious sentiments would have a very good home here! x

KandA said...

Happy new year Miss Di. Love your fabulous snowman card, super prize bundle but please leave me out of the pick for this one xx

Jeanne H said...

Such a cute card! Love the snowman. Yes, I'd love him and the Spellbinders if I'm a lucky person. Thx

Fikreta said...

so adorable card!
prize is great!
happy new year!
hugs

Craftychris said...

Love this card - the snowman is soooo cute and looks such fun to make! Another awesome prize - 'yes please' to be in with a chance to win - I love it all! Thank you! Hugs xxxxx

SHartl said...

Yes please to this fun prize! my two little girls love snowmen and would get such a kick out of this card. Happy 2018 to you Di...and thank you for all your handy tips on card making!

Janice said...

What a fabulous card Di, such a cute snowman set in a wintry scene! I would love to be in the draw for this great prize please, thank you.
Janice x

Chantal said...

Yes please to the prize! Your card is so cute. Thank you.
Hugs, Chantal S

April Cheetham said...

Such a cute snowman, Di! Yes please to prize. Hugs, April xx

Janis said...

Adorable snowman card!! Great idea to use the black strip behind for the tiny black elements....and not nearly so ticklish to Frosty in the process! :)

Yes, please, to this amazing prize bundle. I recently had my eyes on that Spellbinders borders die...or one very similar to it by them. It is gorgeous. Would love to add it and the other items to my craft room! Thank you for the chance to win such generous gifts!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Karen said...

Happy New Year Di and an adorable card for your loved ones to be sure! As I have to start creating cards for the little one in our life these days I am most definitely in please. I have a few, ahem, stamps that will be perfect for our lovely niece but no dies, mine are mostly female and flower themed lol! Thank you for the chance Karen xx

Sandra H said...

Happy new year Di your card is so cute! not taking part in the prize good luck to those that win x

Darnell said...

Your well-dressed buttoned down snowman is very handsome, Di, and he looks fab on the snowy hill! I love the snowflakes, too! And, yes, hindsight is a wonderful thing, lol!! Hugs, Darnell

EdenLand Designs said...

Oh my, what a darling card!! And I love your description of making it too :D Silly snowman wiggling while you're trying to get him together!! I'd love to be in on the draw for this prize, please!!
Susan S

Barb said...

A lovely snowy scene on your card Di. He's a super snowman. Can I just say yes to the sentiments for this one please. Barbxx

Cara said...

Wow, what a fun card! I did laugh at your hindsight though! Would love to go in the drawer for the prize x

Valerija said...

Wonderful card.
I would love to win this beautiful and very useful prize please.

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous card and gorgeous prize. Yes please to be in the draw. Hugz

kbrandy4 said...

Lovely card and fabulous prize Di!
Hugs Hazel x

AlisonC said...

I love all the detail you give us about the process and I do appreciate that it takes a lot of time. I'd love to play just for the dies please. x

paperpapier said...

Love how you create the snowy background and the snowman is kinda cute! Yes, please, I would love to win this big bundle of prize. Thank you for your generous offer.

Heidi Stamps said...

Yes, please! That is a lovely snowman! Our Post office also has lots more rules nowadays, too.

Tina Z. said...

I love snowmen and your cars is so lovely.
Yes please to prize draw and this amazing prize.
hugs xx

Tina Z. said...

sorry - I love snowmen and your card is so lovely :))).

KathyA. said...

Oh my... the prizes just keep getting better and better. I love the entire package. So... yes please!