Sunday, 6 January 2019

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #343

Back to normality with the first fortnightly challenge of 2019. And we've officially hit the seventh anniversary of when I took the Snippets Playground over from Jules - which means, as Jules ran it for a year, we're actually eight years old!

Let's crack straight on with my snippets card:
I used:

- 4" x 4" square white card blank, side opening

- a snippet of the deep blue pearlescent card I've been using quite a bit recently onto which I embossed the background using a Creative Expressions 'Snow Flurry' stamp and that clumpy WOW 'White Detail' embossing powder.

- set the background panel to one side and then stamped the little snow family using a Wild Rose Studio 'Snowmen' stamp and Memento 'Tuxedo Black ink

- coloured the image using Faber-Castell 'Polychromos' pencils and then very carefully fussy cut it out by hand - I adore this stamp, quite similar to a Penny Black one I have admittedly but it's so cute!

- stamped the sentiment using a stamp from the Crafters Companion Gemini 'Festive phrases' stamp set (some lovely ones in this set and a beautifully flowing font as well) - using the Misti as always and Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink

- die cut the sentiment using a die from The Works 'Stitched Circles' set of dies - and they seem to have stopped selling those. As I've said, with The Works I think they move on very quickly with their ranges

- then trimmed the background 'snow flurry' panel to 3.75" square and glued it onto the card front as by now I knew how much space I needed

- glued the little family of snow people in place and also the sentiment circle

This fortnight's prize, as usual, is very much connected to this week's snippets card and it's a bit of a bumper prize to celebrate seven/eight years - ha, plus I just couldn't fit it into the recently closed Grand Draw! Once again though, I really don't want to split this prize so the same applies - if you win and don't want eveything then feel free to gift it to a friend, at your end of course. And yippee - the Playground Toy Box is now devoid of all things Christmas themed! Did I hear a muttering of 'thank goodness for that!?!
The prize is selection of goodies, all stamps, that I used for my snippets card. Creative Expressions 'Snow Flurry' background, Wild Rose Studio 'Snowmen' and Crafters Companion Gemini 'Festive Phrases'.
 
As always, the Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 19th January. 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' on the blog post itself - just in case you're playing only for fun - otherwise I ignore you on my little list. Happily, some playmates who thought they couldn't comment have found out how to do it for the Grand Draw so the same will apply of course - I will only check comments on here for 'yes for the prize'.

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 :)

With love from Parsnip (now resting as he's been licking a pencil and taking notes for the Grand Draw) but he did hop up to the plate and help me with taking the Christmas decorations down, Dudley who frankly doesn't care much unless it's food, will give him cuddles, or is something he can chew - and of course me


66 comments:

Bunny said...

It's about time someone else did some work around there besides you. Nice to hear you have a little cooperations.

Lovely card and prizes. [Bunny]`

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there dear Miss,
A ginormous, humongous congrats on eighth anniversary, ... Jules began a grand idea and you picked up the baton which definitely deserves a big pat on the back and many thanks resounding across the planet from Downunder.
I’m very grateful for it, tis truly inspirational.
Great snippets card again, and think it’s great Parsnip is helping you with that draw as it certainly is complex to l’il ole me!
Yummy prize indeed. Especially like the clear stamp set, really versatile one! So yes please, will be back all being well soon as working on a card now. Snippety and scrap cardboardy, too! 😆
Praying for you dear Di and all your doings, hugs Shaz in Oz. Xxx 💕💕🙏🏻

LesleyG said...

Congratulations Di on your eighth anniversary! Such an achievement, you should be proud, especially dealing with all us "children"........like herding cats ! Glad you got some help there ;) ......very cute card, and wow what a bumper prize indeed, so fab, it's another
Yes please from me xxx .........just have to remember to enter a card now :)

Karenladd said...

Wow, eight years...and you're still standing Di!! Good for you! I know that I must have given you several gray hairs at least, with all of my troubles posting from Flickr, until I finally figured it out. Thank you for all your card shares, tutorials, and of course...the prizes! YES PLEASE to this fabulous giveaway. I just love that background stamp and the assortment of beautiful sentiments.
Thank Parsnip for me, for being such a help to you...and give Dudley a big hug (even if he's been a naughty pup...because I just can't resist!)

JennyH said...

Happy 7th and 8th anniversary Di, onward to another great snippets year : )
I love your card, such a sweet image and lovely background snow.
Yes Please to the prize draw : )

Liz said...

Happy 7th/8th Anniversary, Di! Such an achievement and the Playground is always a fun place to visit. Thanks for keeping it going and inspiring us to use our snippets, although the more snippets I use, the more I seem to accumulate! They seem to multiply when I'm not looking!! Your card is beautiful. I love the stamped background, at first glance I thought it was patterned paper, then I realised it was stamped, adding a lovely snowy texture to the card. The little snowman family is so cute and beautifully coloured. I'm a Yes Please for the fabulous prize, it would certainly help to get me motivated for making 2019 Christmas cards. xx

Kath said...

Congratulations on your anniversary - you do a grand job (started by Jules of course) and I love playing along with your challenge (although my snippets drawer never seems to get any smaller!).

A lovely card with such cute snowmen. I would love a chance to win this prize please.

Kath x

Sandra H said...

Many congratulations Di for keeping the challenge going it's hard to believe its been so long where has the time gone its been a pleasure to have taken part in the 7yrs and here's to even more-l love the blue background l use blue a lot on my cards especially Christmas cards love the embossed backing and the image of the snowmen and snow children is gorgeous anything to do with snowmen l love on cards and nice to see Holiday Cheer sentiment only playing for fun take care and enjoy your day love to Dudley xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, eight years!!! Big Congrats!!! :D
Love the sweetness of this card, those super cute snowmen are just adorable on the blue snowy background!! Lovely choice of colours, too!
Hugs to you all :D

Aquarius said...

Just love this card with the oh so sweet snowmen. Congratulations on the 7/8th birthday of the blog, well done to Jules for starting it and certainly well done to you for soldiering on for such a long time on our behalf - efforts which are so appreciated by one and all I'm sure, certainly by me as yours is always a 'go to' blog when I see you've posted.

Another bumper prize for this challenge as well and it is another 'yes please' from me for a chance in the draw. I've just posted my card.

Great that Parsnip is helping and I reckon Dudley would too if he wasn't so busy just being a cute puppy!!

Jane said...

Wow Di, 8 years, many congratulations and thanks always for your generosity and the time you spend running your fab challenge. This is the sweetest card, I love it so yes please to the prize. Daisy went home yesterday so I will be back soon to link up. Love to all. Hugs xxx

KathyA. said...

Cute card. And congrats on the Anniversary. I say a big yes to the prize... especially the sentiments. Thanks, Di. You are a rock star.

ionabunny said...

Congrats on 7/8 years. Love that card and the prize. The snowfamily are so cute. Please include me in the prize draw. Hugz

lynda said...

I'm thinking of participating but have a few questions. What qualifies for entry? Does it have to be inspired by your card or does it only have to contain a Snippet? What exactly is a Snippet?!! - Anything that we've cut? I live in the USA. Would you ship a prize here & how would you handle postage? I'm adding your blog to my feed so I hope you answer me!

Glennis said...

Wow! That is a ginormous achievement! Congratulations from me
Yes please for the prize

Nicky said...

Happy Anniversary and a big thank you from me for running the playground over the years. I have done my card, look at me all organised lol. Would love to be in with a chance of winning prize as I love the cord you have made. Love Nicky x

Trina P. said...

YAY! Congrats and happy anniversary, Di! Incredible accomplishment for an incredible lady (you) with an incredibly kind heart. Here’s to continued success! 🎉
Your card is absolutely awwdorable. Definitely a yes for me. xx

Cheers! 🥂
Trina 💙

NinaS said...

Congrats Di on your anniversary. The snowmen are adorable.
Just playin for fun.

Di said...

In reply to Lynda's questions - I can't get to your blog Lynda and the drop down box on blogger doesn't allow me to do a direct reply. I changed it recently so it could be my settings - I hope this gets to you!

You asked: I'm thinking of participating but have a few questions. What qualifies for entry? Does it have to be inspired by your card or does it only have to contain a Snippet? What exactly is a Snippet?!! - Anything that we've cut? I live in the USA. Would you ship a prize here & how would you handle postage? I'm adding your blog to my feed so I hope you answer me!

My reply is: Nope Lynda, you most certainly don't have to follow my card for inspiration - most of my cards for the snippets challenge are made to showcase what's going to be that fortnight's prize. So it's always 'Anything goes' and it deoesn't have to be a card even just so long as you use a scrap of something left over (already cut into as you rightly say) such as paper, card, ribbon, woo etc The spectrum is very wide and the only rules I have are on a page you can find along the top bar of my blog - we're here to have fun and that's most important! I do look for clever and inspirational ways to use leftovers/scraps/snippets but don't let that put you off coming to play with us! Yes, I happily send prizes all over the World and postage is always at my own expense. All you need to do is to come and play! Love, Di x

Di said...

Ha, ha - for woo it should read wool! x

Darnell said...

Congratulations on your anniversary, Di! You really are amazing for putting these fun challenges together all these years and being so very, very generous with your prizes! Today's gift is a perfect example of your generosity. Thank you for all you do! Your snowman card couldn't be any more Christmassy and super cute!! Happy New Year and I hope you have a lovely week with Par and Dud! And Len, of course!! Hugs, Darnell

Pat said...

Congratulations on your 7 years of running and making this such a lovely challenge to visit and join in with Di, which I have done since I started blogging over 5 years ago, and thank you for the wonderful prizes you have offered us too over that time and for all your hard work. I love your cute snowmen and the super falling snow and sentiment stamps complement it perfectly, and if I get a card in I am a 'yes please' for this great prize. x

Bonnie said...

Happy anniversary, Di! Has it been seven years? My oh my, how time flies and we do have fun! I love your snowman family and they look so happy with all that falling snow! Happy new year to all of you!

Jeanne H said...

Congrats on 7/8 years of this challenge. It is so fun to participate. Yes, I'd like to wind the prizes. Love snowmen!

Greta said...

Wow--7 years! What an accomplishment, Di--thank you! Love your cute card & I'll play for the prize this time.

Janice said...

Happy Anniversary Di, what an amazing job you do for us all! I love your Christmas card, especially the snow flurry background!
I would love to be entered into the draw please, thank you.
Janice x

Carol L said...

Congratulations on your anniversary, but first of all, thanks for your incredible generosity in having this challenge and offering/sending all the prizes at your expense for so many years! Your kindness reaches so many people in the crafting world and we all enjoy those benefits by playing along! Thanks for all you've done, and all you continue to do with your incredibly giving nature! Blessings to you, Len, Dudley and of course Parsnip in the new year. BTW, that's a very cute snowman card too, but I'm playing just for fun this week :)

Em Louise Fairley said...

Congratulations on the anniversary, Di, and thanks again for all you do! I'll be linking up on Wednesday, so it's an advance yes please for the prize xoxo

lynda said...

Thanks Di for the answers to my questions. Your answers make it very easy to post a project. You'll be seeing something from me soon. Thanks!

April Cheetham said...

Yes please to lovely prize, Di! A massive congratulations on your anniversary. That is a serious amount of hard work, creativity and attention to detail!! I love your challenge blog - it is so friendly and inspirational. Hugs, April xx

SHartl said...

Yes please to this great prize pack! I don't know how much crafting I will do this month but I do have a couple of cards that are partly done, so hoping to finish them up. Congratulations on your 8 years and thank you for all the work you do throughout the year. Happy 2019 to you and Len, and to Parsnip for being such a help to you!

lynda said...

I've posted as #15. I'd be interested in the prize. Congrats on YOUR anniversary!

Mrs A. said...

That's a nifty bit of fussy cutting round those ole pom poms. Really thought this was a Penny Black stamp too. Your Fairy is on her way.
Hugs Me.

Swissie said...

Happy anniversary, dear Di!
And a happy new year to you!
I did not dare to comment or to post a card the last weeks. My English is not that good, and I did not quite understand what to do. I thought there will again be "normal times" later on.
Your card is so cute and the prize is fantastic. So I say "Yes, please!" :)

Becca Yahrling said...

Congrats on both anniversaries!! Such an awesome accomplishment, I think. Your card is so adorable. I love snowmen!! I used to collect them, but had to stop as I couldn't afford to buy a mansion to house them all. LOL Yes, please, for this fun prize.

Brenda said...

Happy Anniversary Di! I only ever known you to run this challenge, Jules was before my time, but so glad you kept it going my friend. And what a wonderful job you have done! I am pleased to say I am playing along this go around! I am adoring your card, so yes, I am playing for the prize. lol So cute are those snowmen, love the snowy background and the cute sentiment! You have done such a wonderful job of coloring your snow men up too. Hugs, Brenda

Janis said...

Thank you, Di, for all the work you have put into this lovely challenge over the last 7 yrs!! I have only been playing along for maybe 4 years, but it has been so much fun. Your sweet sense of humor and vast generosity makes this a favorite challenge of us all....in addition to giving us a great excuse to use our scraps!!! :)

Your card is just adorable. I never make that size of card, but I should because it has such perfect dimensions for including with a gift. Love your little snow family. The colored pencils give them just the right cheery look. Yes, please, to the prize this time around!!!

Many thanks for all you do and for this challenge to start off our year!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Lynne in NI said...

Happy Anniversary Di, hope you've popped the cork on a bottle of bubbly to celebrate! Thanks for all your hard work and generous prizes, it's always a pleasure to play in your challenges and to see your creations!
Your snowdude family is adorable, yes please to be in your draw x

Lia said...

8 years...and still going strong in making cards and having a lot of fun ! I am still so happy that I found your blog a while ago!
Today I am joining in again with a card for my grandson (look at his big smile on my blog!) and I say a big Yes to the lovely prize. The snowmen are adorable!!
Have a nice day,
Lia xx

Valerija said...

Gorgeous card. The image is so very cute. Love the background too.
Yes for the prize please.
Valerija xx

Lady Joyful said...

Yes please to the prize! Your card is lovely.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Di congratulations on your seven/eight year anniversary. The card you have made is gorgeous. Yes please for this amazing prize. Enjoy the rest of the week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Viv's Visuals said...

You are a star (but you already knew that!). Such staying power my friend - happy anniversary. xx
Linked up something which is a bit of a throwback to my "frillier" days and yes please to the name in the hat! x

Mrs A. said...

Me Again as I have used some snippets. just playing for fun. Hugs Me.

Fikreta said...

Happy seventh anniversary!
love that adorable card!
Yes for the prize :D
hugs

creationsnz said...

Love the soldiers, so smart in their uniforms.
I have entered a card, YES please include me in your draw.
Thanks, CarolG

Pam Sebring said...

Happy anniversary!! And your pup is sooo cute! Love the posts! Yes please for the prize! Happy crafting!❤️❤️

KandA said...

Happy 8th anniversary, and still going strong.... well done.

Super card and those snowmen are so cute. I forgot to get a card made before I went away for this challenge so I'll try and join in later, but if I do I'll be playing for fun xx

scrAPpamondo said...

I finally entered and Yes please for the lovely prize!
Hugs

Heather said...

Well, happy anniversary!! This is definitely one of the most fun challenges, so I'm glad you have decided to keep it going all this time. The snowmen on your card are ADORABLE!!! Would love to win them, so, yes, please to the draw! Thanks.

Majda said...

Congratulations Di on your eighth anniversary, I'm so glad that you have decided to keep it going all this time.
This time I'll play just for fun because beacause I was lucky in your generous giweaway - I wish that there will be someone else happy like me today :-)
Hugs, Majda

Jane Willis said...

Happy anniversary to the playground! I'd love to go into the hat please.

Jules said...

Hi Miss Di

Don't faint with shock .. .. I am actually here with a snippet make.

Happy Anniversary!

I am still so happy you took the challenge over and can't believe how many years ago it was!

Time is certainly flying!

Love and thanks always
Jules xx

Pat P. said...

Yes I wish to play and be a possible winner of the prize. I love your card. I was looking for snow like yours. Thank you for showing me your card so I can copy if I win.

Kathyk said...

Sorry to be so late to the party this challenge .. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

YES PLEASE to the prize, just uploaded my entry

Happy Monday

Kathyk

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Your snowmen are so cute! I love them and their snowy background. I would love to be in the running for the prize! Have a great day!

Suzanne Harkinson said...

Yes, please for the prize. I wanted to say, I really appreciate that you tell us how you make your cards. It helps me with what size things are and you don't have to guess what makes them so lovely!

Bonnie Lynn said...

Oh yes please for the prize!!!

Lynne said...

A super card with those sweet snowmen and I love that snow flurry stamp. Congrats on the Anniversary, a lot of work by you and it is one of my fave challenges too. I have finally managed to make a card and will be a yes please for the draw xx

Carole said...

Happy New year Di!...and Congrats on 7 years of the playground. Back to play at last so YES PLEASE to the draw! xx

Craftdee said...

Big Congrats on your 7 of 8 Di :-) Oh, and "yes please" for a shot in the prize draw, Donna xx

Tina Z. said...

Your snowmen are super cute, I like them very much. Sadly, we don't have enough snow here to build them ...
yes for the lovely prize, please.
crafty hugs xx

Lillianb said...

Lovely card and prizes and yes love to win them please

Brigitte said...

What a cute little card!!!!! thanks for the chance for joining your challenge. I just discovered your blog, awesome! I would love to participate in the draw.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Happy 8th anniversary, Di! I think I've been playing for at least 5 years, maybe 6, who can remember haha! I love your adorable snowman card, right up my alley, and I love your pencil colouring! I'm trying to get a lot of my holiday cards made ahead this year and I just linked up one! I used snippets for the die-cuts and the sentiment! Your prize is wonderful and I'm definitely a YES! Thank you so much! Have a wonderful day!

Donna said...

Congrats on your 8th anniversary! I would like to be in the drawing for your lovely prize.