Sunday 24 March 2013

Pixies Crafty Snippets Playground - Week 65

Oh dear, more snow :(

Here's my snippets make for this week, well, it's really more 'how to use snippets' 'cos a lot of it was cut from whole 6" x 6" papers - shame on me. But, when I saw how Katina had used scraps of leftover patterned paper in this month's 'Quick Cards Made Easy' magazine she did me such a huge favour. A while ago I bought a paper pack with lovely bright pinks, black, cream and grey papers in - then sat wondering for ages how to use them as (to me) they were much too bold to use as backings to images. So, thanks to Katina, out they came and this is the result:

I used:

- 5" x 5" square white card stock

- papers from the Echo Park paper pad called 'Be Mine', cut into 1" strips and fishtails cut into the ends - with a double strip of paper across

- sentiment by Elzybells, stamped in Memento 'Tuxedo Black' onto a snippet of white card (YAY!), then layered onto a snippet of black card (double YAY!) and the pink reverse of one of the EP papers

- black Josy Rose nail heads

Right, Playground time now. We've had two new little Playmates calling in this week, Sue and Eve, I do hope you can find time to go and say hello to them.

Sigh, it gets harder each week to pick 'Show and Tell' makes that you bring 'cos they're all gorgeous - but here goes:
This is real dedication to snippets - Bonnie hand cut each of those little hexagons to fit into the embossed spaces!
Mary Mac made such a fun card, using her Playground prize from the other week - those feathers crack me up - pun intended :)
Despite being so busy, Jules brought us this adorable card to show - I love the image loads and the embossing folder is perfect (just like tyre tread - sigh after my experience during the week) don't you think? As loads of you will know, Jules started the Playground off and without that we could be buried under our snippets :) So a big cheer for our Patron!!!
And Viv reappeared (carrying a forged excuse note from her 'Mum') with this beautiful pale pink/white card - lovely use of snippets, I have tons of white and cream to use up and bet I'm not alone either!

Believe me, there are so many great ideas and ways to use snippets - so I do urge you to check out Mr Linky here.
So, now onto the draw for the lovely Memory Box die, so kindly donated by Shaz in Oz.

And the winner is........................................................

Well done Irene!  Can you please drop me an email reminding me of your address and I'll post the die to you ASAP.

And this coming week's prize should appeal to you Playground Girlies - kindly donated by Viv, thank you so much!
It's a delightful Stamp Addicts unmounted stamp set called 'Playful Girls' - absolutely perfect for the Playground :)

The Playground is open all of this coming week but it will close on Saturday 30th 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 beautiful stamp set - no colouring needed :))

Enjoy the rest of the weekend, stay warm, safe and have a lovely week!



  1. Love the way you've used snippets of those coordinating papers - fab card. Can't believe that I'm first today! x

  2. Lovely card Di,
    hope I can be with you this week-we will see,
    hugs Tamara

  3. A stunning card Di, and a brilliant way to use snippets. I will be in touch.

  4. Fabulous snippets card Miss. Katina is very inspiring isn't she? Might just have to case this one . . . reckon it'll be good for masculine cards.

    I've arrived with 2 small cards again!

    Lovely silhouette stamps and very generous of Viv to donate them, but please leave me out of the draw. Thanks Di.

    Sarn xxx

  5. Hi Di ah fab cards again not just by you but everyone else aren't they all amazing.

    ...and also what a wonderful set of stamps on offer - very kind of Viv!!!

    Well here from yours truly is a... a.. yup! a Stickeroo.. all the way from Kangaroo country!

    However there is also a QUIZ on it too with a wee prize attached just for fun over at my post!!

    So do take a peek and take a guess :D
    love Shaz in oz.x

  6. Your card looks so colorful and cheerful with those great banners, and oh my goodness, what fabby crafts were entered into last week's playground! Bonnie's card just rocks with all those great hexes!!!

  7. What a great card Di; just love that we can pick up tips from each other.

    I arrived too early with my offering for teacher (or was that ...little Missy Lizzie is late again!!!).

    Anway, thank you for letting me in now.

    Love the stamps and hope I can become teachers pet this week lol

  8. Hello Di, brilliant card and great use of 'difficult' papers - every paper pad does seem to have a few busy papers that until now I struggled to use - here's the answer, thanks to both you and Katina :) As usual you've picked out some lovely examples from our fellow playmates - love them all. Mary Mac's card has reminded me that I should make use of those little label dies tucked away in my collection somewhere. Off to visit visit those I still haven't got round to this week now. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  9. Ooh, and it looks fab Di! Thanks for the mention!

    Gorgeous makes from the playground again this week!

  10. Hi Di

    A lovely card from you. A great way to use up those papers that just never seem to go with anything!

    Katina is very inspirational isn't she. I love her work.

    Thankfully I am a little earlier this week!! I hate chasing my tail!

    Have a good week playmates. Keep warm.

    Love Jules xx

  11. Give Bonnie a MEDAL!! Hand cutting all them there hexxie shapes - dedication beyond belief!

    Great card Miss Head Playground Monitor... shall probably copy it cos I've got TONS of paper that's too bright for ANYTHING.... unless my 'MUM' could write excuse notes on it??????

  12. Stunning card Di, great colour combo too even if they aren't snippets this is a great way to create a new style. Love katina's work and have recently case'd one too. Hugs, Amanda x

  13. Whew...almost thought I couldn't enter and then remembered there is one teensy snippet...just one but that is all that counts...right???

  14. Hi Di, those colourful banners are a great idea! I might have a go at something similar with some of the freebies that I've collected that have been neglected in my stash! Cathy x

  15. Thanks for the shoutout, Di! I'm so glad you liked that honeycomb card. A lot of cutting, but so worth it! Hope things are warmer on the Playground.

  16. Oh, and I forgot to say that I love your banners. Such a great way to use those snippets!

  17. Another brilliant card Di and wow l do like what you have created here with all of the different papers, Many congrats Irene on your win and the other cards are just gorgeous too! l also liked Mrs A Bottle Holder what a good idea could also be a fabulous gift have a lovely dayxx

  18. Gosh there have been some wonderful peeps in the Playground this week. Sorry about my quick sign in and leave but I was doing it when I should not have!!
    I shall be round to study these later. That card by Bonny is calling to me, or should that be humming!

  19. Oops! I like your card too and what a great way to use those papers. I have some similar that were in a pack from DCWV and never know what to do with them!

  20. You did a great job with the picks this week, Di! I love them all and I can only imagine how difficult it is. It's so fun to see the word is spreading and more peeps are joining in the magic of Pixie's!! Loved your snippets cards, too! So simple, but so effective ... going into my faves!!

    I've been so jammed up the last couple of weeks and feel badly that I haven't been able to visit many of the other playmates. I hope to do better this week! Mwah! Darnell

  21. Beautiful card Di, I must get that magazine and check out Katina's demo. The trouble is I get to the supermarket and never know which one to buy.

    Thanks again to you and Viv for the chance to win another great prize.

    Fancy shovelling some snow??

    Big hugs xx

  22. Hi there Di, love what you have done with your snippets. Lynn x

  23. Hi Di, I think you definitely inspired me with your banners for my bead card, so I thought I'd come back to the playground to show you, thankyou :) Cathy x

  24. Love the papers you used for the snippet card and the effect is lovely.
    I'll say no thank you to the stamps as I already have them! Jolly nice they are too.

  25. What a delightful way to use some snippets of papers that you might not think would work as a background. At first I thought you'd done washi tape. Lovely card, and thanks for the inspiring idea. Glanced through some of the snippets entries....sigh...awesome. Gotta go take a ride around to check them out. Stay warm. Hugs & TFS

  26. You havn't run out of pink snippets yet then!!! Super snippy idea. Used lots of snippets up meself this week.Hugs Mrs A.

  27. Snippety snippety! Love the banners on your card... have a small snippets avalanche building up again so will have to make a batch like that.

  28. Just slipping in under the gate before you shut it Miss!

  29. Didn't get my comments posted last night...was entering challenges at 2am! teehee
    I must really love this stamp set to stay up so late!


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