Friday, 5 January 2018

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

This is the very last prize in the Christmas/New Year giveaway folks - and I'm almost on my knees here after such a flurry of card making, writing posts, keeping track of comments on prizes, visiting your entries etc. But, with a huge sigh of relief and satisfaction, we made it in the end! Even Parsnip keeps whining when I produce yet another prize to offer! He may well ban me from doing this next year - but the show isn't finished just yet.

I did have a smile about my penguin card of yesterday. They sure do have grey fluffy plumage at first - but they apparently also have dark head markings so I was a bit off-beam. Never thought to look through the Google Glasses of course! I just recall seeing little grey fluffy babies on TV nature programmes .......  shouting for their parents to return to them with FOOD!

So, way off the track on penguins, this is my card for today - in fact I made two identical ones at the same time. When you have all the bits for heat embossing lined up it does make sense to do more than one card - especially as this was fairly easy to make:
I used:

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

- piece of silver mirri card from the snippets folder, trimmed to leave a white border when afixed to the card front

- snippet of deep navy card stock, cut to slightly smaller than the silver layer so that it would be 'framed' when the card was assembled

-  then I used the navy card in the Misti plus an acetate grid to align the two stamps where I wanted them to go. They're both by Inkylicious, the tree is 'Xmas Tree Swirl Small' and the sentiment is another one from the 'Seasons Greetings set

- once happy with the alignment, I picked the stamps up on the lid of the Misti then removed the navy piece of card, swiped it all over with an anti-static bag and replaced it in the Misti ready for action

- stamped and embossed the tree and sentiment in one go (one benefit of using stamps by the same manufacturer is that they will invariably be the same thickness). I used a Delicata 'Silvery Shimmer' ink pad and Stampendous 'Sterling Silver' embossing powder

- glued the image panel on top of the silver 'frame' and then glued them both to the card front

Prize H is mostly connected to this card:
Exactly the same stamps as I used for my card - Inkylicious 'Xmas Tree Swirl Small' and another (total of four sets this year!) Inkylicious 'Seasons Greetings' set of stamps. I've had the tree stamp since just after last Christmas - patiently waiting in the toy box. And, keeping it company for about the same length of time is this:
I was sent the set of stamps by a lovely friend for the toy box ages ago and it's also part of today's prize. Dee peeks in here but isn't a blogger ........ yet :) It's a really gorgeous Bo Bunny set called 'Father Christmas' - and it's very traditional. Even just the little sprig of holly would be so useful - although I like the whole set, that Santa is just as I imagined him as a kid. Who said 'imagined' - he was here for a mince pie and glass of sherry for sure, as always, just a couple of weeks ago. Parsnip was peeking!

And that, my little friends, is absolutely the very last Christmas item left in the toy box! And of course, I will split the prize if you only wish to play for part of it.

So, the Playground gates close at 11am tomorrow (Saturday 6th January) and commenting for prizes will also be turned off at the same time ready for us to swing into a fresh Mr Linky at midnight. As well as a bright and fresh new year - remember, there's still time to link up a snippets make HERE.

And do make sure you've added your name if you want to play for a particular prize by leaving a comment on the relevant post from this past fortnight.

I hope you enjoyed playing along, it really may be the last Christmas/New Year mahoosive giveaway as I did find it much more tricky for some reason this year. Might be galloping old age or just that I've been juggling so many options. But - it was still good fun!

Love from Parsnip and me





45 comments:

Craftychris said...

My goodness Di! What a wonderful finale! A beautiful card with fab stamping and embossing - love all the shimmering silver! Awesome prize too - 'Yes Please'. To be in the draw! Thank you and thank you for all your hard work and Parsnip's patience! It's much appreciated. You can lie in your darkened room now! Bug hugs xxxxxxx

ionabunny said...

Oooh, love that swirly tree and Bobunny stamps are so pretty. Yes please for the prize. Hugz

Glennis said...

That swirly Christmas tree is just gorgeous. Yes please for this one too

Pat said...

Well Di, what a marathon! I'm sure we all appreciate all your hard work sorting this out and also your generosity in giving away these fabulous prizes, and what a pretty card you have made with the swirly tree and one of those beautiful sentiments, and love that blue and silver background. I actually already have the Bo Bunny stamps, so please could I play for just the Inkylicious Tree and Sentiments. x

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Di, so elegant and stylish. Please can I play for just the two Inkylicious stamps please as I already have the Bo Bunny stamps. Thanks for all your hard work organising this giveaway, so generous of you too. xx

Craftdee said...

Well Di you have outdone yourself this year... well done and thank you so much for your effort and generosity. I agree, all these things sound like a good idea at the time - bit like having your second baby; you remember about two minutes into labour that you're going to get another baby out of this, but of course you are pretty committed by then ;-)
I made most of my cards this (last!!!) Christmas along this vein, so I love this one! The tree is perfectly swirly :-) "Yes please" for the prize draw... but as it IS very generous I am happy to share with other participants so any one of the prizes would be fab, Donna xx

Maxine D said...

Di I do appreciate what you have done - this is the first year I have been part of it as I only started following you relatively recently. Thank you - oh, and Parsnip - for all the work you have done. And thank you for the chance to won too.
Blessings
Maxine

Stir Your Creativity said...

Pretty and shiny Christmas card. You are very generous, please take care and have a great year ahead.

Janis said...

Hats off to you, Di, for a most splendid and magnificent Christmas Giveaway Blog Event. As I well know, just because the event is over for us...except for the eagerly anticipated winner's post....the work still continues for you for quite some time yet. Heartfelt thanks to you for such a wonderful event and for your sweet and kind generosity!!

I absolutely adore the shimmery silver embossing on your beautiful card!!! What an elegant design and perfectly done. Yes, please, to the prize package!! Wow...what a fabulous set of prizes!! Thank you so much!!
<3 J

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HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Lynne said...

I love the blue and silver together and that tree is so pretty. Yes please for me for the prize and thank you so much for your generosity and hard work x

Jane Willis said...

Twelfth Night seems a very appropriate day for your amazing series of beautiful cards and giveaways to finish. Yes please to this prize - and if anyone is wanting to split the package, much as I love all the elements, it's the sentiments I really, really want more than anything! In my current re-organising and sorting out frame of mind, it's really hit home to me how few Christmas sentiment stamps I have
Jane

Majda said...

I really like blue and silver together :-)
Have a great day, Majda

kbrandy4 said...

Beautiful card Di!
Hugs Hazel x

AlisonC said...

What a star! You that is though your card is too, it's very elegant. At least you are ahead with next year's cards now. We appreciate your hard work and I'm on my way round with cuddly blankets and choklit. Parsnip- best behaviour please! Yes, I'd be pleased to win any or all of the above. I'm sure a little artistic licence is allowed with the colour of penguins. x

Linby said...

Beautiful card Di and thanks for all you do in the playground to give us these special treats.

KandA said...

Gorgeous card Di, love the embossed silver against the blue background. A big thank you to you and Parsnip for all your hard work running the Playground and for the amazing and very generous prizes xx

KandA said...

Oops forgot to say no thanks to this prize as I already have similar stamps xx

Kath said...

A fabulous card Di and I would love a chance of winning the prize, please. Thank you too for your hard work with the snippets challenge and your generosity with all these lovely prizes.
Kath x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Di your card is stunning the tree and sentiment are gorgeous. Yes please to the prizes. Thank you for all you do the prizes you have offered are very generous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Jane said...

What a great finale Di, your card is gorgeous..such a great shimmer. Thanks so much for all your hard work. Yes please to this fab prize. Keep snug we have another cold snap on the way. Hugs xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

What a fantastic card and gorgeous stamp too, I've not had a chance to enter anything this time round. You've certainly worked hard over the holidays and have some super prizes too.

Sue xx

Carol L said...

Thanks for doing such a wonderful job of keeping this playground going. I've been enjoying playing here for a long time, and you deserve a big hug and lots of sincere thank-yous for your generosity in all that you do! I'm really fond of the card you made today and how pretty and festive it looks in the silver and blue color combination! Yes please to this great finale of prizes from the toybox and for keeping me inspired all year long as well! Happy new year hugs and best wishes to you, Parsnip and the Mr. as well :)

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous card, Di. It's a yes from me and HUGE THANK YOU for doing this amazing giveaway xoxo

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Very elegant card, Di. That tree is stunning.
You are one busy lady, creating all these lovelies.
Thanks for all your inspiration and your sweet
generosity. Yes, please, to the prizes.

Bunny said...

That is one nice toy box. Love the embossed tree. So pretty.

It's a yes, please from me. A big hug to you and Parsnip for the fun and prizes. [Bunny]

April Cheetham said...

Beautiful card! Yes please to the prizes. Thank you so much, Di. I can't imagine how you do it. I'm struggling to make one card at the moment (the real struggle is fitting in my jeans though!!) Hugs to you and Parsnip xx

Carole said...

Yes please to prize H Di...the Inkylicious bit only though. Thank you for all your hard work in doing this giveaway and for the fun you encourage in the playground...it is so much appreciated, and I am sure that goes for everyone that plays...THANK YOU !

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

Beautiful card, love blue with silver color combo, very elegant. Yes please, would love to play for the superb prize bundle, thanks :)
Hugs
Preeti

scrAPpamondo said...

Very classy card(s) with this particular tree and the embossing!Really elegant in blue!
Thanks for all the prizes you offered this End of Year, so generous of you!
Hugs

Jeanne H said...

I too love the elegant tree you are showing. I'd love the whole lot of H if I am chosen. It'd be a big treat! Thank you Di for all you have done this wonderful season. Blessings on you and Parsnip too.

paperpapier said...

The embossing made this card looks elegant. Love the sentiment and thanks for the chance to win the sweet prize offered.

Greta said...

What did we do without stamp positioners like the MISTI?! Beautiful, elegant card, Di! I love the prizes, but for once I'm going to realize I have more than I need, so don't put my name in the hat for Prize H. I can't begin to imagine how you do this, but it's a great way to end 2017--thank you for your kindness!

Karen said...

So cute! Beautiful card Di, yes please for the prizes too. That beautiful tree stamp will work for both CAS and fussy cards, the font on the sentiments are gorgeous too. The MISTI has made my life so much easier too, can't imagine stamping without that or something similar now lol! Karen xx

Lady Joyful said...

Lovely card! Yes please to this one too :)

Cara said...

Not wanting to go into the draw for this prize, but that swirly Christmas tree looks fabulous the way you've heat embossed it. Tell Parsnip I bought up all the mulled wine that was marked down to £2.60 a bottle in Asda, so we can have a good knees up this weekend x

Sandy said...

Oh my, that tree is stunning in silver. And it would make a handsome card with no other elements at all if you're in a hurry.
A little embarrassed to be raising my hand again, but yes please for this draw as well.

Helen said...

This is gorgeous Di - love the colour combination!
I've just got back into heat embossing (I was without a heat gun for quite some time) so I'ma 'yes please' for this prize.
Will be linking up first thing tomorrow!
Helen x

Viv's Visuals said...

I am having a bit of a heat embossing frenzy at the mo.... LOL The tree looks lovely Di and it's a great card... oh and of course, shamelessly want to go in the draw too please!

Fikreta said...

so pretty card!
and great prize!
hugs

Heidi Stamps said...

Yes, please! What a gorgeous heat embossed card!

Tina Z. said...

I love CAS and your card is beautiful.
yes please to the prize.
have a great weekend!
hugs xx

KathyA. said...

Your card is lovely. I'd love to play with any and all of the stamp sets. All look like great fun!

Megan J said...

Hi Di, a wonderful Christmas card, love the colours and the embossed tree. Many thanks for the inspiration and chance to win some lovely prizes... have a wonderful weekend... Megan
P.S. please send cold air, I'll send some of our extremely hot air your way... 42C tomorrow... 😅

Karenladd said...

What a beautiful and elegant card for your finale! I always love a gorgeous embossed card, especially when it's my favorite color combo of blue and silver. Yes please to the prize!

Janice said...

A beautiful embossed tree Di, such an elegant card for your last one. I would love to be entered 8nto the draw please. Thank you so much for all the time and effort you have put into the fabulous and generous give away, please do have a rest afterwards!
Janice x