Sunday, 25 November 2012

Pixies Crafty Snippets - Week 48

As usual, here's my snippets card for this week:
I've longed for this Memory Box 'Flowering Christmas Tree' die for ages and it certainly didn't disappoint. The card stock popped out of the die easily (I used a pokey tool through the holes at the back of the die first which seemed to make the little bitty bits come away so much easier than I'd expected).

I used:

- A6 white card stock

- snippet of white card to die cut the tree, then just added a few little pearls

- snippet of white card embossed with a Crafts-Too embossing folder called 'Scrollwork Frame'

- snippet of midnight blue  sparkly card and a snippet of matt silver card

- sticky pads to adhere the centre panel to the scrollwork background for some dimension

No roll call this week of course but those of you who came to play have made some fabulous cards and other goodies such as a calendar, a little coffin and a Christmas wreath. To go to look if you haven't already done so - this is the link to last week's challenge and Mr Linky here.

And, the winner of the Sheena Douglass 'Mistletoe' stamp set is Hettie, aka Sam! I'm sure it will be well loved and used by Sam who really was keen to win and entered three times this week, thereby increasing the odds of course, although the draw is always random outta my sun hat so it truly was fate.

Which brings me onto something else concerning Sam - it's your week girl!!! I thought that sometimes there would be a little showcase spot on here when something truly wonderful shouldn't be missed. So, if you only look at one snippets entry this week, but it would be great if you find time to see them all of course - please make sure it's this fabulous wreath made by Sam - totally stunning!!! It really is breathtakingly beautiful - here's a peek:
You can see lots more detail over at Sam's blog.

So, what's gone on this week in the Playground - it's been quieter (which worries me as am sure there's plotting going on), and last I hear there was a proposal for a flipping chestnut brazier to be installed along with a secret stash of mulled wine! Too much whispering and quiet scurrying going on for my liking :(

Remember, it's Rudolph Day again this coming week over at Sarn's - and Hazel's latest challenge is to 'make a Christmas card for someone special'. A very true observation that we often leave those special cards right until the last minute so why not combine both challenges?

If you want to join in the Playground and keep using up those snippets - the Playground is open all of this coming week but it will close on Saturday 1st December at noon, UK time. Mr Linky is below as usual.


The only conditions to playing nicely in the Snippet Playground are that your card (or anything else you wish to bring here to show) must be made by using up snippets (card, paper, lace and ribbon are all fine), and a link back to here in your own blog posting will mean that you'll be included in the Weekly Roll Call. Oh, and no nipping or hair pulling of course :)


MagsB said...

Oh how lovely, so CAS and the pearls add such a great touch! I have this pretty die but I haven't yet worked out what to do with it, you've inspired me, my lovely!!

love Mags B x

PSNot that I'd ever copy you, obviously, because that's just not fair! x

Glennis F said...

I love that die, and love your card - so elegant

Darnell said...

That is so exsqueezit, Di!! MB dies are so enchanting and you've done this so beautifully!

And no one's up to nuffin at the playground. I don't see why you keep looking out the window. Here look at my turkey decorations. Oh, I dropped one. Would you mind picking that up for me, my knees you know.

(Run, Hettie, run!!)

Oh, thank you, Di. Now, just look at the scalloped edges on some of the layers and ... oops, gotta go!


scrappymo! said...

This is a stunning card! That die is fabulous! Love the pearls, they really set it off.

I have found a trick with these intricate dies...I tear off a piece of wax paper slighty bigger than the die. place it between the die and the paper and roll it through. The paper and the wax paper slide right out of the die. You then sort of rub the wax paper and the paper together with your thumb and finger (like opening a plastic bag at the grocery store) and the wax paper falls right off.
Just in case it is called something different in England, wax paper is
the thin waxed paper that comes in a box like tin foil. People wrap sandwiches in it to slide in lunch kits.

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Good morning Di,
You were already good. You did a very nice card. Spruce with accessories like it very much.
Tamara beautiful Sunday

Irene said...

Delicate, stunningly beautiful and gorgeous Di.

Anonymous said...

Love your card this morning Di, that die is to die for and well done on getting it free in one piece. It's stunningly delicate and l'd imagine it to be quite difficult to work with, glad it didn't give you any probs.

Well done Sam on your win :)

Big hugs xx

Hettie said...

How spooky Miss. I bought that die at NEC the other week (been lusting after it for ages) and it is on my desk ready to have it's inaugural run through my B/G.
Soooo chuffed to win the stamp set. Fankoo. And fankoo for showing my wreath.

Mrs A. said...

Very nice Miss. Like the sparkly paper. Hugs Mrs A.

Sarn said...

Wahooo . . . way to go Sam . . . congrats on your win.

Hey Di . . . LOVE that MB die . . . sooooo very pretty and you've made a wonderful card with it.

Sarn xxx

Sarn said...

And THANKS for entering this beauty into my Rudolph Day Challenge too.

Sarn xxx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That is THE nicest Christmas card I've seen this year!! That's the one I'd buy in the shops :)

LLJ xxxx

Jules said...

Hi Miss Di

Fabby snippet make from you .. that MB die is stunning.

Congratulations on your win Sam and well done on being spotlighted!! Your wreath is gorgeous!

Love Jules xx

scrappymo! said...

Just popping back to say, yes, I see you were right! I was the lucky one to post first. I hadn't even noticed as I was camped on on your back stoop waiting for the lights to come on inside so I knew I was OK to post. I scurried away without ringing the bell as I didn't want you to have to put the coffee on in your PJ's. lol

Yes, you probly could shop in your pj's (if you were at Walmart!!! Many of the young girls do!

I am still on a high from my overnight shopping/bargain hunting. We have really tightened our belts this year with Al leaving work just over a year early. It was a delight to see those receipts where they list how much you paid and how much you saved. I think I managed to pull off completely balancing out the amounts we tightened this year versus what we usually give. Yay!!!

I even managed to find the Lego on at 30% off...Horse vet and Lego horse stable for Little Miss C's present from us and then found some stamps, a teensy flower punch and 2 sets of spectrum noir pens for her stocking.
Her Mum got her another 2 sets so she will be colouring up a storm in the school Xmas break!

Little Mr P is getting the Lego City, hot wheels wall tracks and a rocket ship that makes a lot of daughter might murder me by New Years!!!!!

Kath said...

I love your card and the fab Memory Box die.

Hope to see you again soon!

Kath x

Linby said...

Fab card, love that die.
The showcase idea is lovely, as is that wreath. I hope you got back some more time with the new method.

Linby said...

me again, noticed my link had disappeared, so did it again, but it is not showing up?

Planetsusie said...

I have been hanging my nose over this die for ages (yup another one) and you have used it to perfection. It really doesn't need much at all does it, to make it look sooo beautiful.

Great creation Di.

Hugs Sue Pxxx

Kathleen said...

This is just fabulous Di and a fabulous Die, he he, ok not that funny. Love the sparkly blue card and the pearls just add a touch of class (oops, not that the card wasn't classy before)you can certainly vary it by using different coloured pearls.

Kath x

505whimsygirl said...

Hello Di,

I've been thinking about you today - and lo and behold you leave a comment on my post! Hugs to you my friend (and Len).

Your Christmas card looks great. I could see where that die might be a tough one to get out - but glad it came out smoothly.

Just went to see the new Bond movie. I'm so disappointed with one thing that happened. Bugger.


Carol said...

A gorgeous Christmas card Di, love the tree die.
My eldest is busy making ginger beer so I'll snaffle some for the Christmas party. Carol x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Di am with you in loving that tree die.. see some great ones of it on Brenda's o Butler's Abroad (I think) last year and fell in love wit it then but not go so no worries.. can only use so much stash huh?? and yes the year is coming to a close and tad weary, I think I will settle for nap in front of the said brazier! mind you never had the roasted hazelnuts (or wotever it was!) so may try one of them perhaps.. God bless you, dear Di, Shaz in oz.x

Sarn said...

Wahoo . . . I'm in, I'm in the playground with a wabbit!

Sorry? Who's chestnuts were roasted by the open fire? Did they stand too close? LOL! xxx

Bonnie said...

What a delicate tree! It's so pretty against the sparkly blue!

ike said...

Lovely card - I luv that tree :-)
I found you via Sarn at Stamping for Pleasure so here I am to enter :-D

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Di, that MB die is the first one that I bought too, well and truly hooked now! Love Sam's wreath, amazing work.


Hettie said...

Been a good lickle girl and used some snippets on a tag. I find it funny to see my wreath on your blog! Teehee!

Hettie said...

So Miss. Where would you like the Tree put in the Treehouse? Guaranteed not to drop a needle!!

MaryH said...

Lovely card, just lovely. Have the die, not used it....thanks for the inspiration to hunt it up. Usually the MB dies work great, so I'm pleased to hear this is an easy one to work with. The color combo you chose looks very elegant. Hope it's ok that I brung along some eggnog to mark the season(promise it's not spiked! well, maybe it should have been? Hmmm). TFS

Sandra H said...

Gorgeous card Di, as always and what a fabulous Christmas Tree Di it looks good against the blue sparkly background and the embossed paper is outstanding too another brilliant card x

scrappymo! said...

Ohhhh, I'm in the Christmas spirit...well not quite into the Chrsitmas SPIRITS yet but...Buble crooning in the background, a huge load of laundry on and a day of finishing up the overseas cards.

When I am done, the laundry will be dry, I'll fold and stack it and call DH to darry it will look like I have slaved away all day!

Bonnie said...

I had to come back with 'nother one, Di! It's so much fun to come over here!

Sarn said...

It's FRIDAY hoorayyyyyy! Skools nearly out for the weekend.

You can stuff your homework! (Oops, I'll be in detenshun again!) xxx

Sarn said...

Okay . . so I MAY have had a little too much mulled wine - getting a bit outta control and lippy!

Need that brazier today . . . flipping frosty the snowman round here!

Sarn xxx

scrappymo! said...

Sliding in with the last one at just after midnite our time! We were off to America for the day so couldn't post it earlier! Tomorrow my day to go through your entries and Sarns and leave some bloggy hugs!

Mrs A. said...

Just managed to get my blog posted and linked up, tried to post a comment and lost the internet again. Der. I'm on again now and staying put in front of PC. All meals will be taken from this vantage point. Hugs Mrs A.