Sunday, 27 May 2018

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #327

And yet another UK Bank Holiday whizzes round! Right now (Saturday) the sun is shining so fingers crossed it continues for a couple of days at least.

We're anxiously waiting for a little family of blue tits to fledge from a nest box in the back garden. Their cheeping is getting louder and Mum and Dad are kept busy from dawn to dusk flying to and fro with bugs to feed them. The babies must be ready to fly any day now. And the hedgies are eating us out of house and home, whilst neglecting their slug and snail duties!

Here's my snippets card for this week - snippets were used purely for the sentiment:

I used:

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

- a background panel from the fabulous Concord & 9th 'Everyday Tintables' collection - there are four each of four designs in a pack and they come with a 'resist' pattern on each one. I chose to use the one with sort of fan shapes as I also wanted to use a particular die cut sentiment

- put the panel onto a sheet of white paper so I could come in from off the edge and then blended some Altenew 'Puffy Pink' ink all over, using a Ranger foam blending tool to pick it up from the ink pad. Love the shade of pink!

- then trimmed the pink panel to just slightly smaller than the card frame. What's so great about these panels is that they are generously sized at 6.0" x 4.75", allowing the edges to be trimmed off to suit

- next die cut the sentiment twice using a die from the Concord & 9th 'Fabulous Phrases' set of dies and snippets of Stick-It backed shimmery white card then stuck them on on top of the other

- stuck the double layered sentiment in place. I found it much easier to use little slicks of removable tape runner on the back of the pink panel to hold it in place on my glass work mat - and also use a recently acquired T-square to make sure it went on straight

- then ran the panel through the Cuttlebug to make sure the sentiment was well pressed down before gluing the pink panel to the card front 
 
- final touch, some iridescent sequins, popped in place with a little touch of Glossy Accents 

All the items I used are fairly recent acquisitions. The Concord & 9th 'Tintables' are a fairly new product (it cuts out the 'faff' of stamping and heat embossing to create the 'resist' background and they're really lovely to use, the 'resist' patterns on a white background for you to colour as you wish have a lovely shimmer to them. True, they aren't exactly cheap but are great fun to work with. They will work in loads of ways - the card is suitable for watercolours and would be lovely with more than one colour blended of course - lots of ideas to be found on line if you just Google the product itself.

So, here's this week's Snippets Playground prize - and you're no doubt pretty much tuned into just what it is. It's a bit of a bumper one, based on what I used for my snippets card:
There's a pack of Concord & 9th 'Everyday Tintables' and this is what the different patterns look like, four of each so 16 in total:
 Everyday Tintables Card Pack
The 'Just a Note' really does take a lot of work out of making a quick card and I so love the falling dots. Can just imagine those with graduated blue blended over as a Christmas card 'snowy' background. From the way they've named the pack 'Everyday Tintables' I'm hoping they bring out some Christmas themed ones with (say) snowflakes/stars and such.

There's also a Concord & 9th 'Fabulous Phrases set of five dies (love the little hearts they included!). Here's a look at the dies, images were picked up from Concord & 9th's website:
Fabulous Phrases dies
And, on top of that there's also an Altenew 'Puffy Pink' ink pad included in the prize - Tara of Seven Hills Crafts popped one for me and one for the Playground into a recent order - such a lovely surprise as well! Thanks so much Tara. Plus, it really makes this into a nice bundle of course.

I'm making this one single prize as it all works together so well plus it's much easier (and cheaper) for me to post off. Of course, if you think 'Hmm, but I wouldn't use such and such from the bundle' then you can always still play along for the prize and then give anything you don't want to a friend. Personally I'd want to keep the lot though :)

As always, the Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 9th June. 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. 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 in a comment on here, 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.

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 of a Waffle Flower 'Succulents' stamp set with matching dies, plus a Guest Designer and the fortnightly picks of course.

Hope you're having good weather, and that Summer is finally showing signs of arriving. It's been a long Winter this time round.

Little edit: 

It's Rudolph Days over at Scrappy Mos!!!!! I forgot to mention that, and you have until the last day of May to play along.

Parsnip is super well-behaved right now, still! That little scallywag is plotting something for sure, sigh,

Love from Parsnip (the little perisher!) and of course from me,


62 comments:

  1. Just love this card, Di. I've never heard of these resist cards before, but the effect is beautiful and I love the shade of pink you've used. I'll be back to play later and I'll be a Yes Please for the fabulous prize.

    We've got blue tits flying backwards and forwards to the nesting box in our garden, so I guess the little ones are being well fed! xx

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    1. You little Night Owl Liz! Apparently the parents time the hatching of the eggs to coincide with the prime time for particular caterpillars being at their best and most available for feeding the babies. Working backwards with Nature - how clever is that then?

      The resist card fronts were totally new to me too - I blame being a follower of the Seven Hills Blog for many of my purchases and also the latest ideas too :) x

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  2. Oh wow--this is just gorgeous, Di! I've wanted those tintables, love the dies & the ink is beautiful--gotta play for the prize this time! How fun to have baby birds close by & maybe you better cut the Hedgie's food--haha!

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  3. Hi Miss Di, well, the first time I've made it to the playground in a long time to play along and I'm the first through the gates Wheeee!! Just as well you are not on feeding duty for the little chicks too, maybe they could scoff some of the hedgies food for them and get them back on snail duty! Have a wonderful week.... Megan

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  4. Lovely to find a great UK based blog. Love your cards and this release! Where do you get them from?

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    1. Seven Hills Crafts stock all three items. There is a link in the blog post above. Tara stocks a lot of USA products that are hard to find in the UK. Or try Dies To Die For, another good on line place based in the UK.

      Di x

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  5. Gorgeous card Di, those backgrounds sound intriguing! I always learn something new on my payground visits! Yes please to the prize so I can see what these are! Cathy x

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  6. Lovely card, these pre-heat embossed panels seem really useful for quick cards!! Love the pink tone you choose, it's so sweet with the diecut sentiment and the sequins! Tiara has ben very kind sending you those gifts for the Playground! Hope to have time to play in, the prize bundle is so yummy! :D
    Hugs to you and Parnsnip :)

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  7. I've had a play with more snippets and could I say 'yes please' to be in with a chance for the handy prize. I like the look of those backgrounds - good for quick effects as you say and lots of possibilities I reckon. Don't like the look of the weather today but hope you have a good weekend whatever.

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  8. "Fabulous" card Di, I love the designs of those resist papers and we can all do with more word dies, so yes please count me in for the prize draw : )

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  9. Those babies must be nearly ready to fly now Di...how lovely.Birds avoid nesting in our garden because of Billy but he seriously is not interested!Glad to hear the hedgies are doing well too.I love your card...the resist papers sound very interesting. Tim Holtz did a kraft patterned version some years ago but it was discontinued and being kraft was very limited how you could use it. The sentiment dies and ink are also fab..yes please to this bundle of a prize this fortnight, you are very generous. We had lovely sunshine yesterday but at bedtime it was fireworks with an incredible storm. Enjoy the rest of th bank holiday and I hope you are keeping very well?Hugs xxx

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  10. So pretty is your card Di love the design and the stamped image you used gorgeous back ground too! ....your hedgies are being so well fed they don't want the slugs and snails it must be brilliant hearing the birds you will miss that sound once they have flown the nest take care and enjoy your day x

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  11. Well Di your enquiry stirred me into action.. seeing as just made a card for Mo's challenge thought I ought to see re doing post on mobile. Time meant was brief post an so tis!!
    Wow I've never seen tintables as I'm cancelling subscriptions at moment to free up inbox for while then will re-subscribe :) mostly from craft shops though as I've too many of them.
    Yes please to prize .the resulting card is stunning totally agree re pink I know a certain little lady who's also a huge fan of such a pink.
    Thanks for caring, Di.. you're such a blessing.
    Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

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  12. Gorgeous card - resist card fronts! who knew! it looks wonderful in that colour too. I'm back with another entry and saying yes please to the fab prize.

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  13. Your card is just stunning with those great colors and fabulous design! I love that pretty pink background with the silver touches! Gorgeous! I'm in complete awe of the prize this week and will give a resounding YES PLEASE to add my name to the drawing!
    Have a great weekend and an even better week ahead! Thanks!

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  14. Wow, think I missed a whole playground!! Doesn't time fly...... So if/when I get linked up yes I would love to play for the prize. Those die cuts are cool and so useful. Love your card. Hugz

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  15. Oh WOW, I just love your card, Di! It's simple, elegant, and gorgeous! I've never tried this technique with resist-front cards - would love to try it myself! You have birds and hedgies - I wish I lived closer because I would be over to see them! The prize is amazing, and I'm definitely a YES! I just linked up my ATC where all cardstock and paper used were snippets! ATCs are great for that! Thanks for your Snippet Playgrounds, for the inspiration, and for your generous prizes!

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  16. A beautiful and elegant card Di made with the tintables and love that pink ink, and a great sized word die to finish too, all in all a wonderful prize to play for, and so 'yes please' from me. Blue Tits and Hegehogs in your garden, how lovely, and I hope the youngsters fledge safely. x

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  17. Oooh gorgeous card Di, yes please to be in your draw for your goodies - that tintables looks fab!
    I'm looking forward to our next door neighbour's starlings fledging ... I've never had so much bird poop all over my car, drive, washing, etc etc!!

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  18. Super card Di and a fabulous background, super shade of pink too. Lovely sentiment die and a great post.
    Bad news on our Blue Tits, nest was started but a B----- cat climbed up very near to the nest so it was abandoned. I hate cats, our garden seems to be a walk way for them, not to mention, no I won't mention - ------.

    Have a good week.

    Kath x

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    1. Oh Kath, I hear all you say about cats. Sadly, and I didn't add this into the post, I was out on Friday and found a neighbour's cat sitting over a newly dead baby sparrow on our driveway. A bit like it wanted it to get up and play again :( They never use their own patch as a toilet of course - and we have cat scarers in the back garden plus Len puts down banana skins in their favourite loo spots which does seem to deter them a bit. As he says, it could be the smell of bananas they don't like - or the fear of slipping and breaking their darling little necks whilst squatting staring up into the sky as they leave a calling card! Sigh.

      Di x

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  19. Super cool make with your tintable papers, just uploaded my own entry and YES PLEASE to this weeks prize

    FYI we returned home a few days ago to discover we have blue tits in our nesting box too, cheep cheep!

    Kathyk

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  20. Oh what a pretty card Di, and just my speed too as it doesn't involve a lot of coloring! I haven't heard of the tintables but they sound like an awesome product. Ilove the look of resist so this is really intriguing. Had to laugh at the thought of the hedgies running directly to your food bowl and taking the easy way out! Yes please to this wonderful prize package.

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  21. Love your really super pink card Miss Di and although it is very tempting I shall just play for fun again this week

    One place we lived had a tree straight outside the bedroom window and we could lie in bed and literally have a birdseye view of the nesting box xx

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  22. This is a fabulous card, Di. I love the DP and the die. The sentiment pops off that beautiful inky pink background.
    I will try to get a card made in time. Still struggling with my arthritis and trying hard to get it under control before my holiday...

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  23. Gorgeous card Di and fabulous background. At first I thought you used a pattern paper. Beautiful effect. I would love to try the resist papers so im saying yes to the prize.

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  24. I have linked up my card submission and hope I can be the lucky winner!
    Hugs,
    HeaneyH

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  25. A fabulous card Di and I would love a chance to win this super prize too, please. We've just got back from a fabulous weekend in Cornwall - back to back sunshine (except for the storm on Saturday night!!).
    Kath x

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  26. Ooh...what a lovely card Di - those resist backgrounds look fab!
    I'm a 'yes please' for the prize draw.
    Helen x

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  27. Glad finally to be back at the playground and getting an entry in. It's been TOO long!
    I love playing with resist cards! Wow! company used to make some...maybe still do, but I haven't seen them lately. I won a couple of packages of their designs....so much fun! Your card is so pretty. Yes, please, to your lovely prizes.
    Thank you for your fun challenges!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  28. A fab card Di, I just love the background...it’s gorgeous!
    I would love to be entered into the draw please, a fantastic prize :-)
    Janice x

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  29. Lovely card Diana.
    Thanks for the challenge. For me a YES please.

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  30. Gorgeous card, Di, and as I'm sure I'll be back to enter at some point, it's an advance yes from me for the prize, please xoxo

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  31. Hey Di, did you miss me ? (^_^) .. I was back in the neighborhood and thought I would drop off a thank you card in the linky.. Yes, I would love to be entered to win this fabulous prize. Hugs

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  32. Squee, I love this, Di! Especially because I bought these pretty resist panels some months ago and have yet to use them! When I got home from Vancouver I did a small reorg for the stuff I brought home and rediscovered these panels! Serendipity for me; pinning and using and thank you so much!! Love to the Perisher from the Hamster! It sounds like you are spending your pension on your wild kingdom over there!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  33. What a beauty Di - those pages look amazing. I will say yes to the prize, thank you so much
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  34. Hi di your card is gorgeous I love it. Yes please to the prize this week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  35. Thank you Di, I would like to be entered into the draw.

    Kath x

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  36. What a beautiful card Di - that resist paper looks like a brilliant idea so I'm definitely in the hat for a chance to play with some.

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  37. I had not heard of these tintables before but you sure got lovely results from them! I would love to be in the running for this prize. Have a great day!

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  38. Well this resist background is just gorgeous! The ink color that you used is different from any that I've seen, and that pattern is really perfect with your die cut sentiment. It accentuates, without overpowering. Yes please to the prize!!

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  39. what a fantastic card, I totally love it!
    and I am smiling right now because I have just comment on your other post about altenew ink pads, they are fantastic, so yes for the prize, please.
    have a great weekend.
    hugs xx

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  40. Hello Diane! I'm very happy to join this challenge and the prize are amazing!
    Thank you so much for chance!
    Your card is fabulous! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  41. What a fabulous card! : ) Such a great pattern on the background; so fun! I've not heard of the "tintables" before; they look really fun!! I would love to play for the prize this time, thank you!

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  42. Oooooh yes please, include me in! CarolG

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  43. Oh my... I LOVE the prizes for this challenge. So yes please! And, as always, thanks for being so very generous!

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  44. ooh your card is just gorgeous! Love the tintables - they are a new concept to me. 'Yes Please'! I would love to be entered into the draw for a chance to win the awesome price - thank you so much! Your garden sounds like a wildlife haven - wonderful! Hugs xxx

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  45. Yes indeed, I want to be entered into the draw. Wonderful and very useful goodies. Thanks ever so much.

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  46. Yes please , stick me in the pot but could you add a bit of ice too as it's very muggy here sitting in the garden . Hugs Mrs A.

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  47. Love to enter into the drew Di, I love your blog and its make me use up all the odd and ends,

    Lilian B

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  48. Beautiful card Di, so a big old yes please for the prize lol! Your and Lens Spike the Hedgehog is a big boy! My goodness we've not seen hedgehogs that size here, they're about half of Spike. Must be well fed by you and Len lol! Can I come an live in your garden too please? Have a lovely week huni xx

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  49. Hi Di. Your card is fabulous! I have the tintables and dies, and have yet to use them, so I’m just playing for fun this time. 🤗 Have a great week... Trina 💗

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  50. What a sweet card and a great prize....I just had to play along. I would love (and use) every item in that awesome prize package. Thank you for running these challenges.

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  51. I love that card, Di! Lovely sentiment. The prize is wonderful but I'm playing just for fun this week. :-D

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  52. Yes please for your lovely prize

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  53. Hi Di, lovely card. playing after a long gap. big yes for the peize.

    hugs xx
    Meena Herale

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  54. Gosh, these products really made a simply stunning card, and I love that bold die sentiment. The pink is a nice shade too (some are not all that vivid). What a stash of prizes you have on offer this week. I'll say no thanks to that, just wanted to visit you & Parsnip, but thanks for being such a generous hostess. Some lucky Elf is going to be so thrilled to win all this great stuff! Really love the waves pattern, but agree the falling snow would be SO pretty with graduated blues. TFS & Big hugs to you & Parsnip.

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  55. A gorgeous card and colour too. Never seen these tintables before, but look really good. It's a yes please for the prize draw. Thank you x

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  56. Lovely card and fab prize on offer this week Di. However, I'm just entering for fun.

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  57. This is a fab card Di! Missing the Playground again {sighs}.... Snippets make from me and yes please in the draw! xx

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  58. Entered, finally!!! Just in time before you close! Pfew... :D
    Yes please for the wonderful prizes!!

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