Sunday 3 March 2013

Pixies Crafty Snippets Playground - Week 62

Well, it's been another busy week in the Playground - with 40 little visits to 'show and tell', and some new playmates joining us too. Welcome to you - and I hope the girls played nicely!

This is my super fast 'show and tell' for the week - aka my snippets card:

It's also for Seize the Birthday's current challenge, which is to make a masculine card using this sketch:
And also for Penny Black and More @Allsorts Challenge - where the them is 'One for the boys' :)
I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card stock

- SU's 'Sail Away' stamp, stamped onto a white snippet of card using SU's 'Pacific Point' ink pad. Before stamping, I tickled the background using Tim Holtz 'Tumbled Glass' DI, a duster brush and a template which is just a die cut scalloped circle which you move about when 'tickling' to create the effect of clouds :) Then, I stamped directly onto the background before also stamping again onto a snippet of white paper, cutting the sails out and paper piecing them on top of the image. The result was then die cut with a Nestie circle die - the choice of circles was deliberate (bit like portholes) - the alignment of the curve of the sail with the curve of the circle was one of those happy strokes of luck!

- all backing card is a mix of some snippets and a bigger piece of card, also in SU's 'Pacific Point'

- the papers were in the snippets folder - I'm almost sure they're from a Papermania Capsule Collection pad - the main backing paper reminds me of the sea - barf!

- a snippet of 'tickled' background was left after the circle was die cut so I used a LOTV 'Small Greetings' stamp and 'Pacific Point' ink pad to stamp Happy Birthday before punching it out and layering onto a die cut circle of more 'Pacific Point' card

- baker's twine was tied over the striped band across the card and then an anchor charm was just knotted on - grin, I did use a reef knot

- hmmmm, then I sat gawping at the result just knowing that something wasn't quite right (to my eyes anyhow). There was a big blank patch of blue in the pattern in the top right corner - so out came the small birds Clarity stamp, 'Pacific Point' ink and hey presto, a little flock of birdies to pull it all together and also fill in that annoying blank patch

Job done!

So, this week's little showtime first:

Oh my golly gosh - this is sooooo difficult. Each and every one of you brought such beautiful work to wave in the Playground, as always. So, please don't feel despondent if I don't pick your card or snippets make to show - remember that last week's post, here, has all the little thumbnails and if you can find time to go and visit it would be lovely.

These are the ones I picked this week:
Amy paid us her first visit with this fabulous card - I totally LOVE the idea of adhering papers to backing card before embossing, love it Amy!

I've searched back through previous weeks in the Playground to try and find who first brought a similar idea to the Playground (covering the whole background with circles) as I forgot to show you it in the weekly roundup. Please do remind me...........'cos it too was gorgeous.
Amanda brought this great card - so 'Breakfast at Tiffanys' :)
This card, made by Rach, is soooo cute - and very cleverly done using SU's owl punch and snippets, especially the little hat :)
Sue H brought all these cards, made to be given with LillyBo quilts - what a star you are Sue!

OK, time for Mr Random number thingy to play - and the winner of the LOTV Stitches stamp set and the door hanger is:

Well done Rach - I only had to run Mr Random once 'cos you certainly said in a comment you like the door hanger, and the Stitches Stamps come with it! Can you please drop me an email with your address - thanks!

Just to show how 'real time' this is - I do literally run away to Mr Random number thingy in mid flow when writing this post - so Rach gets two mentions this week!

And  for this coming week we have a PaperArtsy stamp plate:
The Playground is open all of this coming week but it will close on Saturday 9th 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 wish to still play but not be a winner of this funky chook set. I might even enter myself :)

Have a lovely week!



  1. Knock, knock, only Brenda!! Love your make Miss, beautiful with all the blues and the little birdies are just perfect. Great "showcase" cards, love the idea of adding paper before embossing, definitely giving that a got. Lovely stamps set, count me in, lol!


  2. Love your masculine card. I may just have to borrow your idea. Very nice! Wow, talented folks visiting this week. Welcome Amy! I'll check in on your blog shortly...

  3. Oh, what a lovely surprise to wake up to, my card picked by Miss and to top that, those lovely gifts - thank you so much. 2013 is turning into a lucky year for me, as this is the second prize l've won!

    Love your card today Miss, the sailing boat stamp is great coupled with the cute anchor. Perfect bloke card :)

    Have a great Sunday and thanks for making mine.

    Big hugs xx

  4. such a perfect card Di, love the stamp and the paper piecing too. Was very shocked to see my card, in fact at first I thought of someone made one just like mine lol. Feel very honoured. hugs, Amanda x

  5. Hi Miss Di and playmates

    Happy Sunday!

    Loving your take on the sketch Di .. .. great image and background and I love the cute little anchor charm very much.

    Sounds like you are on a lucky roll Rach .. .. perhaps you had better treat yourself to a lottery ticket too!!!

    Great showcase cards.

    Have a good week everyone.

    Love Jules xx

  6. Awesome card there again Di and great playground offerings too, off to do jobs, and other things ... and maybe get to play sometime. love Shaz in Oz.x

  7. A perfect masculine card Di and the soft blues work so well.

    Thanks so much to sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

    B x

    I have a little competition running with lots of prizes and it would be wonderful if you joined in, you can check it out here

  8. Love your card Di, the little birdies are perfect.
    Caz x

  9. Super card Di, love where the design goes off the edge. Fab colours. xx Flora

  10. What beautiful card Di, love the image and the charm is just perfect for it!
    So happy you shared with us at penny black and more!

  11. Fabulous masculine card! Love that sailboat image and that charm is the perfect addition!
    Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

  12. Hi Di,
    gorgeous card
    Love the blue and summer theme.
    Have a nice Sunday

  13. Congrats to everyone that was showcased this week.

    Di: I think this masculine card is superb. The layout and the papers and EVERYTHING about it really FAB xxx

  14. Wow, Di! I love this background paper that looks like waves crashing along the shore. And the beautiful sailboat is bobbing calmly in a quiet cove. (No thank you.)

  15. Well, I didn't make numero uno, just couldn't stay awake long enough :) Happy to be here at any time though - love the playground :))

    Your sea themed card is a real beauty and I was fascinated by how you put it together too.

    The showtime cards are all absolutely fabulous too and congratulations to Rach on being drawn.

    Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  16. Great card Di, love the colours and great take on the sketch, birds just add that extra touch, great idea.

    Kath x

  17. Loving your sea card Miss. Very nautical.
    Got some daisies for the Playground this week Miss! Til the Spring comes with the real ones though!

  18. Great masculine card. Great colors and love the's perfect. Thanks for joining us this week at Seize the Birthday.

  19. What a fantastic masculine card! I love the baker's twine and anchor tying it all together. And thanks for picking my card, too...I have had so much fun on the playground this many fun girls here!

  20. hi di, i love your take on the sketch and the charm. i'm always impressed with cards made by snippets and it suits our theme perfectly. thank you so much playing along with us at penny black and more this month.

  21. Morning . . . here I am waving my little card around!

    Right . . . I'm off for a few more twirls on the roundabout before the bell goes.

    Oh, and can you leave me out of the prize draw please.

    Sarn xxx

  22. A stunning male card Di, I just love it. The different blues blend so well together. The background papers is brilliant and I love the twine,little anchor and subtle shading.

  23. Morning Di, Many congratulations to last weeks winner so well deserved! what a lovely bundle of cards from Sue and your card Di is as always another stunner just love the theme and the colour another great snippets enjoy your day xx

  24. Love this breezy blue sailboating card. Great card for a special guy. YOu can just feel the wind tugging on those sails as that boat is skipping 'cross the waves. Big congrats to Rach for getting selected by Mr. RG.

  25. Hi Di,

    What a great man card! Love the charm too.


  26. Fab card-so atmospheric.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x

  27. Tell you what Miss Di if No.20 pops outta the bag you win the stamp this week cos you entered a lovely snippet card and you never get to win huther wise!!!!!!! Hugs Mrs A.

  28. First, no thanks, in case I forget.

    Great post, Di, and absolutely topnotch genius snippets card! Wow, I really love it to pieces. Great showcase, as well!

    I'm off to make some visits; I didn't get to as many last week as I had hoped.

    Thanks, as ever! Mwah! Darnell

  29. I'm back in the playground!
    I love your card Di... it's another soothing and very pretty card - but without being too feminine. I reckon any woman would love to recieve this card as well as any man too.
    We all love a bit of naughty-call :)

  30. A great card Di. I especially like the backing paper. I think the birdies flying up in the corner of the card adds the finishing touch. Wonderful image and embellishments. Lynn x

  31. I love all things nautical, so your card just works for me! I love all the work you put into this, and that little charm adds a perfect finishing touch!

  32. Fabulous sea themed card Di, I love the marbled effect of the bg paper! Just scraped in with an entry this week as I've been playing with big bits of paper not snippets! Please leave me out of the draw for the lovely goodies. Thank you :) Cathy x

  33. Lovely card Di - like the background swirly paper,a nd the way the pic falls off the edge, just sailng into view.

    no thanks to the stamps

    Debs x

  34. Fabby snippets card from you Di, as always. I have that DP and it always reminds me of water too.
    No thanks to the stamps pet.
    Lynne xxx

  35. Sliding in with one last card...set it to auto post...
    Will be back to visit everyone's submissions a day or two late!!! Sorry...but still away and need to play catch when I get back!

  36. Just thought I would sneak one over the hedge before you shut the gates for this week!!
    Not sure if you know but Brenda and I are both Honourable Addicts over at Addicted to stamps this week!!

  37. Only just squeezed in today. Nearly got a late mark again. Must do better next week. See you all inside. xx Maggie #39

  38. Fab creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  39. Just perfect for the challenge, a lovely card,
    Thank you for joining in 'One For The Boys' challenge over at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x


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