Sunday, 18 August 2019

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #359

We've had a few days of rain here - desperately needed but the drop in temperature was a bit of a shock!

It's been a fun week - I'd forecast to at least a couple of friends that I had an instinctive feeling that our washing machine was nearing retirement - and sure enough, it sighed and just stopped working last Sunday. After a major false start with one supplier a new machine arrived from AO as promised yesterday (Friday) and is working away as I type this.

Let's dive  straight into my snippets card for this fortnight, and a little warning that one of the dies I used isn't forming part of the prize this time round:
I used:

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

- a snippet of baby blue pearlescent card, which I die cut using the main Sugar Pea 'Letter Board Messages' die 

- a snippet of white card, die cut using a die from the Avery Elle 'Postage Stamp Elle-ments' set of dies and then fixed to the card front using red line tape before I then added the letter board panel which is a perfect fit, also using red line tape (the main die cuts slits right through the card so any glue would have seeped through to the front)

- snippets of white card, backed with Stick-It and then the required letters were die cut for the 'letter board' part of the message and popped into an upturned plastic lid for safekeeping for after I'd finished the die cutting and also trying out the spacing

- a snippet of X-Cut adhesive backed silver sparkle card, popped onto a snippet of white card and then backed with Stick-It adhesive sheet before die cutting the word 'hello' using Lawn  Fawn's 'Scripty Hello' die

 - die cut the word 'hello' again from Stick-It backed white card and layered the sparkly silver die cut on top

- then added the letters plus the word hello to the card front

- finishing touch, a few white/iridescent sequins

It's only fair to say that I spotted this design, or very similar, when Googling ways to use the Sugar Pea set of dies - you get the main message board panel plus the plain alphabet. The ways you can use this particular die set seem to be endless - black background with different coloured letters, add a flower with a plain message instead of the way I used it, perfect for back to school cards - and of course you can make up umpteen messages! The 'Scripty Hello' is a lovely die as well, a dream to use. And the die set that's missing from the prize is the Avery Elle 'Postage Stamp' set - although I mostly try to just use what makes up the fortnightly prize, this card really cried out for a frame but my pension will only stretch so far :) Plus it was actually a prize about two years ago - you don't really need fancy frames of course.

So, the prize this fortnight is:
Of course it's a Sugar Pea 'Letter Board Messages' set of dies and a Lawn Fawn 'Scripty Hello' die - both items make up the one prize BTW, I don't want to split them.

As always, the Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 31st August. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day.
 
It's a maximum of ONE entry, 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 want 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 only playing for fun - otherwise I don't add you to my little list.

No photos of Dudley this time. He's just the same as always - full of fun and very entertaining! And always so curious about absolutely everything too.

Lots of love from us all - Parsnip, Dudley and of course me,


55 comments:

Greta said...

Just love your card & the prize, so will put my name in the draw--thank you, Di! The pearlescent paper is so beautiful! Glad you had some relief from the heat. It's been better here the last couple days, but heat is coming back, unfortunately!

Aquarius said...

A great way of using the dies and I can see they could be pretty versatile. I'm just playing for fun this time though. Take care.

scrAPpamondo said...

A great example about how to make quick and pretty cards! Love the sparkling hallo and your own diecut sentiment!
Also my washing machine haven't too much health in these days... :( I will follow your example and buy another one
Yes for the prize, please. I entered quickly this time, and used my last prize!! :)
Hugs, have a lovely Sunday!

Pat said...

You've made a great card with this lovely letter board die and with the alphabet to write whatever you please, and a super 'hello' die too and it fits perfectly into that postage stamp frame. A beautiful card Di. If I get a card in I will be playing just for fun this time. x

Brenda in IN said...

I'm always sad not to see Dudley but your card is fantastic. That letter board is awesome and so many uses for it. In fact, useful for every occasion. The paper is beautiful and enhanced with your white and sparkle letters.

MadeByMeghanK said...

Gorgeous card! I would love to win the prize! It's currently thunder and lightening here! So I hear you about the rain!

meg said...

love your card Di, would love to win this prize so yes please

HilaryJane said...

A great simple card, love it. Yes please for the prize. I am sorry I have missed a couple of challenges recently, I have been struggling with time. There are just not enough hours in the day. I am glad you received your order from SSS OK. It is all a bit too nerve racking for me so I think I will stick to what I can get here. That is a gorgeous die though. I shall look forward to seeing what you make with it xx

Jane said...

Hi Di what a great card and yes please to the prize. I'm glad your new machine is working well...nothing worse than no washing machine is there. I can hand wash when the dishwasher packs up but not the washing machine! Let's hope we get another blast of summer before September comes, it's been very changeable. Hugs xx

Mrs A. said...

Our washing machine broke down one yr just as we came home from holiday and
I put the first load in. I think it was only that fact that made The Doc agree to a new one. Hugs Me,

Liz said...

Great card, Di. I love the die set, really useful for so many different occasions. I'd love the win this, so will be a Yes Please in the draw.

Glad you've got your new washing machine installed. It's a real pain when they break down. xx

Pam Sebring said...

I really love that Diecut! And I love your color combinations! Great card. Please consider putting my name in for the draw on the prize. Thank you so much!

SHartl said...

Yes please to the prize! Isn't it funny how a new washing machine can just make your day? I guess that's when you know you're a real grown-up, lol!

Jane Willis said...

I hate being without a washing machine - when ours broke down there was a problem with the replacement and I had to use the launderette for 6 weeks. I reckon it cost me just about the price of a new machine, the price is ridiculous these days!
Just playing for fun this week.

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous card, Di xoxo

Helen said...

Love your card Di - that die set is such a simple idea, but so effective!
I'm a 'yes please' for the prize draw'.
Helen x

Carol L said...

Your card is so very clever and cute, and the prize would be incredibly useful with all the letters and "billboard" to post them on! I love what you've done with it, and I'm definitely a "Yes Please" to the prize drawing this week! Thanks much! Hope you are feeling well these days?

Suzanne H said...

Yes please to that cute die set. I'm so glad I remembered to enter. They weeks seem to be flying by!

Lia said...

It's great that you made a card with these dies. You can use the letters for all kind of occasions and I like that! So I say yes to the prize in case I should win...
Have a nice day,
Lia xx

Sandra H said...

So pretty Di is your card and adorable die set great used of the letters too! only playing for fun card will appear shortly xx

Viv said...

Great card Di.... and yes please! x

Janis said...

The problem with your WM breaking down is that suddenly EVERY SINGLE piece of clothing you own NEEDS washing!!! lol.... Same with any of our modern-day conveniences. When my well or water system is glitching, everything in the house seems dirty and in need of cleaning. Ha. So glad you were able to get a new WM promptly.

Your card is so pretty and shimmery. Yes, please, to this prize...so interesting and like nothing I have in my collection!

Thank you for another fun challenge, Di. Take care and have fun doing laundry!!! :)
<3 J

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NanaConnie said...

What a delightful card, Di. So much detail in the making but the overall effect is one of pure simplicity! Very clever. I'm going to play for the set of dies. I see so many possibilities with the alphabet and the Letter Board and one can always use a fun "Hello." Crossing my fingers that I get lucky this time. My card will be posted in a few more hours.

Kath said...

A lovely card Di and the die set is fabulous - I'll be in the playground tomorrow and would love a chance to win, please.
Kath x

KandA said...

Super card Di and the dies are super too but just playing for fun.
Hope you managed to get all the washing done without any mishaps xx

Susan Renshaw said...

Probably the last make drom my holidays... currently at Abu Dhabi airport waiting for Heathrow flight!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Bother, 😆 missed Mrs A’s challenge which this Snippets card was made for, dopey plus..
Lovely card Di and generous prize, but will say no thanks very much.
Must go.. in case missed other challenges. Had to go out once published. Prob might have been ok if linked straight away.. ! Not sure?
Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

Fiona said...

I'd love to be considered in the prize draw - thanks

Vicky Hayes said...

Hello Di *waves hello* It's fun to see one of those message board thingies as a card and I love the colours you've used. The touches of glitter are gorgeous and those sequins... what IS it with me and sequins? (Perhaps I'm just yearning for the return of Strictly!)

Loved reading that you have welcomed a gorgeous little pup into your lives - although he's probably not so small by now! Eva sends wags and licks :)

What a fab prize! That's going to perk up someone's craft room! Not mine though - I'm sans cutting machine currently so I'm just playing along for fun xx

Becca Yahrling said...

Well, Miss Di, I just can't figure out why I can't upload … I always get to the part where it shows my card and when I click on it, it gives me the error message. I am so bummed - and I feel like I am a pain in the tushy when YOU keep having to upload it for me!!! :-(
Here is my link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/133625822@N05/48592415331/in/dateposted-public/
But PLEASE email me (rebyah1 @ gmail.com) and let me know if this is just too much of a pain for you. I would not be offended at all!!
I do so love playing in your challenge, your cards are always inspirational, and you are so generous with prizes! :-) I would love to play for the prize. I just bought a set of lower case letters, but need some upper case! :-) Have a beautiful day!

Lady Joyful said...

Oh my goodness, I love that background die! Yes please to the prize - I'll certainly be keeping my fingers crossed for this one. The card you made is just lovely.

Karenladd said...

What a sweet and cheery CAS card design Di. Yes please to this prize package, as it's unlike anything that I've seen before.
Major appliances, cars, and computers are all things we take for granted UNTIL they break down. Then it's disaster! Nothing as depressing as having to lug laundry to the laundro-mat when your machine breaks down, so I'm glad you were able to replace it so quickly. Happy wash-day!

ionabunny said...

Oh what a fun die. Love your card. Please include me in the draw Di. Hugz

Darnell said...

That is a fun message board die with endless possibilities! Love the hello design you made, Di! Sorry I've been so scarce, my friend. I went off to the Midwest for a while to help one of my sisters pack and move in with her daughter. A big change and lots of emotion. And we've had lots of time with the boys. Now school has started and hopefully things will settle back into a routine! Fingers crossed!! Thank you for another fun snippets challenge! Hugs, Darnell

Lynne said...

A super card Di and love the pearlescent card for the background. Pleased you have your washing machine sorted. I will be playing for fun this time thank you x

KathyA. said...

What a fun card. I love how you added BLING! (And I'd like to be in the draw for the fun prizes.)

Kathyk said...

FAB make from you and a fab prize - that said, I'm just playing for fun this time around but thank you for making me use some of my MOUNTAIN of snippets!

Kathyk

Hazel said...

Phew ... managed to get back in the playground again ... have been missing the fun in recent months. Thanks, Di, for your kind words you left me - much appreciated. xx

Jeanne H said...

Yes, please enter me in the draw. I do love your card and to win the Letter Board would be super!

Lynne in NI said...

Fab card Di, love your notice board effect and Yes Please to be in your draw :)
Hope you're loving your new washing machine!

Tina Z. said...

great design and I love the sparkling sentiment!
I am glad you have a new washing machine, the new ones are also more environmentally friendly and more efficient (I hope so.)
yes for the prize, please.
have a great Sunday.
hugs xx

LesleyG said...

Lovely card Di, and such a useful fun set. Yes please to the draw, and I hope you are all managing to keep cool! phew! xxx

jimlynn said...

Believe it or not........I'm here and with a card! I'll also toss my name in the hat for the prize - which is wonderful. Love the card you created too!
Lynn

EdenLand Designs said...

What an awesome card that you've created with those dies!!! LOVE!!!! I definitely would like my name in the hat for such an amazing prize :)
Hugs,
Susan Sudbury

Kampin' Karen said...

Yes please to the prize!

Karthikha said...

I like the sparkle on the sentiment! Lovely card :) Thank you for the awesome prize, would love to win! :)

Bonnie said...

The die in the background is an ingenious way to get those letters straight and I love the big hello die. I hope you new washer will last for many years! Just came by for fun.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Great card, and what a fun prize! Lots of great entries, also! Yes, please.

NinaS said...

Great card Di. Yes please in the draw.

Jackie T said...

Hi Di your card is gorgeous I love it. Yes please to the prize this time. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Chandhini said...

Love the colors in your card, I would love to be in the prize draw. Yes for the prize.

Gloria said...

Hello!
I'm happy to join this challenge and thank you for great chance !

Heather said...

What a fun card! So many options for using this die set. I think I would like to play for the prize this time, thanks!

AlisonC said...

That looks like a fun and useful set with endless possibilities. Yes please to the prize. It gives a great look with the pearlised paper. Hope you are all well and behaving - yes all of you. x

creationsnz said...

YES please Di, count me in. CarolG