Sunday 23 December 2012

Pixie's Crafty Snippets - Week 52

Sorry for the delay in opening the Playground gates, I slept for nine hours without even stirring last night. Am now running round the Playground all bright-eyed and busy tailed, yay, before diving into some last minute preparations! Anyhow, here's my snippets card for this week:
It's been delivered to some good friends friends, Mum, Dad, two teenagers, two dogs and two cats - and the family surname is Robins (spelt with one 'b' too) so here are eight similar but slightly different robins :)

I used:

- 8" x 8" square card stock, covered with holly paper by Paper Studio from their 'Cozy Little Christmas' pad (bought in New Mexico at Hobby Lobby)

- eight little robins, stamped and coloured with Pro Markers onto snippets of cream card then punched out with my SU scalloped punch. I used the Woodware stamp set called 'Tweet Birds'

- sentiment is from Francois Read's Woodware Collection and is called 'Merry Christmas', I love the swirly effect of this stamp, stamped onto another snippet of cream card punched out with a SU punch and then a red punched shape using the same punch placed behind it at right angles

- little holly leaves stamped, coloured and snipped out from another snippet - with a couple of red pearls added for the berries

-  a snippet of gingham ribbon (also from Hobby Lobby) that matches the berries in the holly paper so well

Rather than spend any longer on this post, the Playground gates will be opened tout suit - there were so many lovely entries last week it would take me an age to go back through and pick one or two to spotlight. I think, depending on activity during the festivities, I might even round the year off with a proper roll call :) No promises though.

If the Playground is silent, swings creaking in any breeze, no squeals of laughter in the tree house, the donkey looking lonely - then I won't fret 'cos it would mean you're all partying too much to come and play - and I can feed the donkey and bring him indoors to watch Christmas Day Tee Vee with us.

Hope you all have a fabulous time girls!

Meanwhile, if you do want to join in the Playground fun and frolics in any quiet moments you might find - the Playground is open all of this coming week but it will close on Saturday 29th December at noon, UK time and Mr Linky is below as usual.

There's a little change to Mr Linky as well, I've upgraded the Playground to thumbnails when you link :)

Am also entering this card into Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge which is 'Anything goes for Christmas'.


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


  1. Brilliant card Di, and THANK YOU, THANK YOU for all you have done during the past eyear in the Playground.
    Have a wonderful Christmas and I will be back next year - eek that sounds funny.
    Take care

  2. Good morning Miss Di

    So pleased you got a good night's rest. That is your batteries all recharged now so don't go flattening them again super fast!!

    Loving your robin card and the fact that it is going to the "Robins" family. Tee hee!!

    I am on a big clean up day today but am hoping to get to the snippet playground at some stage.

    Can I wish you and all the snippet playground playmates a wonderful and happy Christmas.

    Love Jules xx

  3. Woohoo I am first this week, off to get my wellies on and have a go on the swings and jumping in puddles too. Hugs, Amanda x

  4. Oooh Hi Amanda . . . I'll come puddle jumping with you and give you an extra high push on the swings too!

    DI: I love your sweet robins card - great way to use up snippets. Glad you're feeling recharged and ready to go. THANK YOU SO MUCH for all the fun and frolics in the Snippets Playground . . . long may it continue.

    Big Hugs
    Sarn xxx

  5. Hi Dii what did you think as you write that week 52?? seem like yesterday that 2012 was beginning.. does for me - had to come over and say hi and thank you for being a place of wonderful encouragement in 2012, and adore the robin card - very lovely indeed!! and very clever too like your winsome card making ways... God bless your Christmas time with those you love (aren't we blessed?) and you never know maybe there this week if am up o it later in the week, time will tell!! two already in the playground, so there you are!! :D love Shaz in Oz.xx

  6. A wonderfully themed card for your family of Robins Miss Di.

    Glad you got a good nights sleep :)

    I second everything everyone else has said, even though l've not been the most consistent attendee, l love the playground and am thankful to you for your commitment. I hope 2013 will see its popularity increasing more and more.

    Happy Christmas to you and Len. Big hugs xx

  7. Love all the chirpy little robins - and so appropriate for those who are going to receive it - brilliant idea. I've hardly had time to come into the playground this past week - in fact, horror or horrors, I've mainly been cutting into new papers! - but that does mean I have some snippets left over to use. Thanks for linking for my CHNC challenge 104 - hope to see you again soon. Happy Christmas. x

  8. More robins!! Perfect! Happy Christmas Di. Have a fab time. x Jo

  9. Hi Di!

    I know I’ve not joined in with WOYWW just recently but I’ll be back in the new year for sure.

    I just wanted to pop by to say thanks for all the fun and inspiration you’ve shared over the last year and to wish you and yours a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    Loving your Robin card by the way!


  10. This card is so perfect for the Robbins family of 8!!!

    Great idea there, Di. The little birds are so cute!

    Merry Christmas to you and Len and see ya in the playground.

  11. Hi Di lovely card. Hope I might be able to come back into the playground in 2013- not been able to for a long time :-( Anne x

  12. Your card is fabulous Di, love it. Sounds like you needed your good nights sleep !
    Wishing all my playground pals a very Merry Christmas and if anyone is free to join me I've got the Baileys open!! Carol x

  13. Gorgeous card Honey.
    If you want to pop over to mine there is someone I would like you to meet. Not sure they count as "Snippets" though.

  14. Merry Christmas!Have only recently managed to come into the playground - hope to be able to return more often in 2013!

  15. Hi Di, I love these pretty robins. I hope you are enjoying this holiday season!

  16. Liking your Robins though two of em do seem to be sitting down on the job!! Just fed the chooks (ie Miss Di /Mrs A.) so they are settling down for the evening now.
    Hugs Mrs A.

  17. Two of your birdies had too much to eat, they can not stand on their tiny little feet! Poem by me! :-) Love your little birdie card, it made me think of the game tic-tac-toe and all the games I lost while playing with my grandson Lachlan. Happy Holidays!

  18. Love a splish splosh squelch in the puddles today!
    My last Snippets post this side of Christmas Di. Thanks for all your encouragement and for hosting the Playground!
    Hugs to you and Len.

  19. Phew!! Only just made it into the playground in time - thought the gates would be closed and I might have to climb over the railings!! Having fun kicking the puddles - need to do that after the awful night I've had ... Happy New Year to you, Di - and to all my fellow playmates xx

  20. A Happy New Year to all the Playground girls, and I've so enjoyed meeting all of you this year. Have appreciated all your comments & support with the visits you made to my blog. Enjoyed my visits to your crafty blogs too. You'll never know what inspiration you have provided a relative newbie! Always lovely to meet new people! thanks to Miss Pixie for keeping the Playground going so must be a huge amount of work...Hugs to all of you. See ya in 2013.


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