Sunday, 24 February 2013

Pixies Crafty Snippets Playground - Week 61

And another busy week in the Snippets Playground - not least as I caught a few scallywags sipping 'discretely' at some wine behind the bike shed ......... I was alerted by the giggling and loud hiccups!

This is my snippets card for today:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card stock

- lilac backing paper by Wild Rose Studios from the 'Gorgeous Ginghams' paper pack

- snippets of smaller patterned gingham paper, which I think would have originally been from the same pack

- a stamp called 'Flower Patch' made by Inca, paper pieced with more gingham snippets. The stamp is pre-loved and I bought it from Helena last week

- a new stamp set by LOTV, a clear one called 'Little Stitches' - brilliant if you don't want to sew or don't want to drag a sewing machine out. It comes with eight different stitches which are on clear cling strips, each just under 2.5" wide. Being clear it's easy to line up lengths of stitches and at the corners you just ink a few stitches and make sure you wipe off any excess before stamping. This card was made in a hurry and with more care and time I think this little set will become one of my favourites. Stamped using a Brilliance ink pad in 'Pearlescent Beige'

- Elzybells sentiment

- SU 'Decorative Label' punch

- snippet of lilac ribbon

Made Len laugh during the week - he kept sticking his head round the craft room door asking me questions and, as always, had an uncanny knack of picking the very moments when I was doing something critical. In the end I hung this on the door:
He called me a cheeky little minx :)

Right, onto this week's 'show picks'. Hmm, totally spoilt for choice as usual - everyone made such gorgeous cards and other things, so this is just a little selection:
Darnell made this beautiful card for 'Seize the Birthday' last week - for a chap. Love it!
White on white butterflies by cathroff
Cathy made this beautiful white on white card - absolutely beautiful.

And last, but by no means least - how about this? Bonnie made this really clever Spiderman card for Seize the Birthday (of course it was a winner too) - and her blog post has the link to where she got the idea for using SU punches to construct Spiderman. Stunning huh?

Onto the winner of last week's draw now - which is the set of Echo Park 'Hello Summer' papers. I know a few of you didn't want to add to papers that you're already trying to cut down on - and this week it took me three goes to find one of you who was game to take on more paper to play with (and yes, Mary H, your name did pop out so you can do that happy dance even though you'd said no thanks!). The winner was:

Can you please drop me an email with your address Sandra and they will be on their way to you this week. It's especially nice as Sandra just celebrated her 40th Wedding Anniversary too.

This coming week's give away has already been in use on my snippets card today, well my own stamp set was used, there's a new one sealed one here up for grabs. LOTV sure do go minimal on their packaging!
AND, in addition I'm including a door hanger the same as mine, because the stamp set is just small. They do come with lots of different activities on but I chose 'Creating' again so it covers snippeting (is that a real word?), scrap booking, card making, journalling, sewing, crochet, knitting, baking in the kitchen, cake icing - and a whole host of other things :)
If you want to join in the Playground fun and frolics and be in with a chance of winning these goodies (they are one single prize, you will get both items)  - the Playground is open all of this coming week but it will close on Saturday 2nd March at noon, UK time and Mr Linky is below as usual. Just enter a snippets make into the Playground this week and I'll do a draw after the Playground closes next Saturday. But, as usual I am asking for a snippets make please, maximum of three entries and please say 'No thank you' in a comment if you DON'T want to be entered.

Our Bernie has put an update on her blog girls - here. She's obviously finding the treatment tiring and there have been ups and downs so your prayers and positive thoughts are still much needed. But there's good news that the treatment is also having a positive effect on those 'nasties'. We're still flying underneath you here Bernie - holding you up and being the wind beneath your wings. xxx

Have a lovely week - we have snow flurries in the Playground as I'm typing this on Saturday - wonderful :(

Oh, and remember it's Rudolph Day from tomorrow until the end of February over at Sarn's.  February only has 28 days this year so you'd best get cracking now!!



Carol L said...

I love your pretty card with those soft colors and patterns! I need one of those door knob tags too :)

Mrs A. said...

I thought you really had been at the sherry and wos doing a spit of sewing. Most authentic looking. I will say no thanks to the stamp as still having fun with my winnings from last week. Hugs Mrs A.

Mrs A. said...

Grr. I hate predictive text. It should say of course spot not spit. Well that's my story. Hugs Mrs A.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Di love the card - and great work on the ones chosen too not crafting yet.. but soon I hope, although do have some could post...
Chuckles at your do not disturb item..and love the pretend stitching stamp Di..

Thanks for letting me know about Bernie with surgery myself of Thursday bit out of sorts etc yet, have popped over to her to check on her.

We are being rained in her today .. had over 350mm in past week rain rain go away etc.. pray spring is heading your way..

I remember well wet summers like this as a child... thanks Di for another great post - you cheer ones heart, and need it at the mo!
God bless, Shaz.xx

Cathy said...

Hi Di, I love your gingham card, very pretty :) I remember doing crosstitch on a gingham tablecloth in 6th class, scary how many years ago that is!!

Thank you for showcasing my card. I love Darnell's sea horse card and Bonnie's spiderman is amazing!! I don't have a lot of SU punches etc or I'd be keen to have a go at making one of these!

It's great to see so much diversity in the playground and the playmates play so nicely :)

Sarn said...

OOOOH Pwetty card there Miss.

Congrats to Sandra H on her win. Love all the showcased pictures. I was very taken with the "punched" Spiderman . . . some people are just WAAAAY too talented!

Thanks for the Rudolph Day plug too!

Happy Sunday . . . will be back with a Snippets entry later!

Sarn xxx

Annie said...

Love your card and all the fab makes this week Di. I'd also love to win that door hanger....just what a busy sewing lady needs :-)
A x

scrappymo! said...

I love the soft pretty colours of your card. The stitching looks much easier than dragging out the machine!

I would love to enter the draw for the stitching stamps! Thanks for the chance to win.

Debs Willis said...

cute card, and I am in LURVE with that door sign - I so nee done lol!

thanks for giving me the kick to start using up some leftovers :-)

Debs x

Carol said...

Finally found some time to use up some snippets. Love your snippet make Di, it's so pretty. Great selection of "show picks" too. Carol x

Sarn said...

Here I am with my entry! I loves using up my snippets I do!

Please leave me out of this week's draw Di.

I've wrapped up warm as there's the north wind does whip around the back of the bike shed . . . good job we have some grog to keep us warm! hic!

Sarn xxx

Hettie said...

Hello Miss
I hope you are not casting nasturtiums about ME in the drinking party as I am a good girl I am! I have given up alcohol including Baileys for Lent!!
Love your card there Miss and that sign is to die for!!

Elizabeth said...

Love your gingham card, Di, and the stitching stamp is good enough to fool just about everyone :) Great door hanger too. Also like the snippet makes highlighted - they are all terrific. That Spiderman is amazing! Hugs, Elizabeth xx

PS: I see you are being inundated by spammers too - such a pain!?!?

Hazel said...

Lovely fresh looking snippet card, Di. Love the door hanging. It certainly wasn't me with the wine bottle behind the sheds - partly because I've hardly been in the playground this week (must make sure I stop by more this week) but also because I'm trying to cut down and lose some weight ... why is it so difficult? x

Irene said...

Brillint card Di, I love the soft pastel colours of the gingham, and wow your stitching. Brilliant makes from last week.

Anonymous said...

Hi Di, love your pretty snippets card, the papers are lovely colours.

Fab entries again last week and another great prize on offer!

Kath said...

A fab card - the stitching stamps are brilliant and I'd love a chance to win, please!
Kath x

Jules said...

Hi Di

Another lovely snippet make from you .. .. that is a lovely stamp set and to begin with I thought you had been sewing!!!

Another great snippet post.

I love Sunday's!!!!

Love Jules xx

Kathleen said...

Great round up once again and a fabulous card from you, love all the pastel gingham and a lovely image.

Kath x

Faye said...

Am loving all the gingham on your card. Superdoop. Keep an eye on that bike shed. I'm sure some of your buddies that hang out there have more drinkiepoos than they let on...! X

Sandra H said...

Morning Di, Wow fancy seeing my name as your winner l am so happy and just love the look of that gorgeous Echo Park "Hello Summer Paper Pack thank you so very much so looking forward to using it......Another gorgeous card Di beautiful backing papers from Wild Rose Studio l do like Gingham your stitching is so effective and beautiful stamp as you say great if you don't do stitching by hand or machine and to finish off with a lovely ribbon too absolutely brilliant card enjoy your day xx

Debs Willis said...

ummmmm......I got a bit carried away using snippets, so I made another! Now I really need to go do some housework before I can nip behind the bike sheds :-)

Debs x

Hettie said...

I have been a very good girl Miss. I had a few hours in my craft room using nowt but Snippets. I could not believe how many bits of red card were in the one box I dived into!

Bonnie said...

I'm loving all these sweet ginghams, Di! I'm glad you like the Spider-Man. Hope to get some visiting in today.

Mary said...

Beautiful card Miss. I love the colors, very soft and very much spring, which I am looking forward to. Have a most crafty week.

Liz said...

But we play so nicely when we have a drink behind the cycle sheds ..... it was only blackcurrant drink, honestly.

I have brought my cats cradle to the playground today ...... anyone want to join in?

Love your card and the little stamp with faux stitching is great, it worked so well on the card. It would be a useful addition to anyone's craft kit.

Hettie said...

This is really tomorrow's post but it is nearly tomorrow!! Entirely Snippets except for the background sheet!! Woo Hoo! I may empty a box yet!!

Juls said...

great inspiration! hugs Juls

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card there Di, love the gingham papers. The colours are so soft - beautiful :)

Glad I can't be blamed for the wine drinking incident as you are well aware of my fondest for Spainish reds, my saving grace is my absence from the playground for too long (sorry about that Miss).

Thanks for the chance of winning those goodies, I think the tag is brill!

Big hugs xx

SueH said...

A great mix of cards Di but I really love your door hanger……think we could all do with one of those!
Happy Crafting!

Darnell said...

WOWZER, just look, Miss Di, it's only Wednesday and we have a huge crowd at the playground already!! The word is really getting out! I didn't even say nuffin bout no drinking on my post today and still they come. They loves ya!!

I love your darling card, as always. And, as always, you are so generous! As you've seen on my indecent blog, I'm a no thank you on the stamps.

I do appreciate seeing the door hanger up close, however, because I have the same problem with Mister when he's home and he could do with seeing one of those to get the message! TFS!

Mrs A. said...

I dunno where that Faye gets her ideas from!!! Couldn't resist adding this little snippet. It's the veggie in me coming out.Hugs Mrs A.

scrappymo! said...

Back to drop off my last card this week. Just couldn't seem to get it finished!

MagsB said...

What a gorgeous card, Di, the gingham looks fantastic!

And what lovely work from the Snippets Gang, too, they are always inspiring!

love Mags B x

Unknown said...

This is such an adorable card! I am so excited that I am finally linking up my card this week for the very first time. Love your fun blog!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Lovely card,
have a nice weekend Tamara

Mrs Mac said...

Ooo you used that stamp!! You made far better use of it than I ever did! Lovely to see!!