Monday 15 April 2013

Pixies Crafty Snippets Playground - Week 68

I did sit chuckling yesterday whilst making this card - as five of us were missing from the Playground on Saturday, this could well have been the scene if you called in to play, one lonesome little soul with her dog:
 I used:

- 5" x 7" white card stock

- a pre-coloured LOTV image - it came from a pack of 'Cute Squares', which I see they don't make any longer - although they do now sell what they call 'Art Pads', with pre-coloured images that are on postcard sized card

- snippets of SU 'Wisteria Wonder' card stock, and patterned paper from the snippets folder

- Martha Stewart 'Traditional Scallop' punch

- snippet of mauve organza ribbon

- small white pearls

- sentiment by Penny Black, called 'Friends Matter', stamped in Brilliance 'Pearlescent Lavender'.........a very appropriate sentiment too

- two silk hydrangea flowers, held together with a little dragonfly brad

And this is us at Alexandra Palace, having a break after lunch :

Left to right, Rach, Sarn, yours truly like a thorn between the roses, and Sam with Fergus - who travels everywhere with Sam! And Sarn's lovely step-mum, Julie, was behind the camera.

We had a great time and walked our feet off! 

And the tenacity of crafters amazes me no end - I last saw Rach and Sam lugging fabulous large  absolutely HUGE and heavy Tonic glass work mats and Sarn with two enormous and very heavy packs of super-bargain white card (the bargain of the show I agree) for stamping......along with all their other the direction of bus, Tube and rail transportation. Never let it be said that your playmates aren't a tough little bunch!

OK, so what's to show from the Playground last week then:

This snippets card, made by Maureen, is beautiful. And I thought you'd like to see how taking a flower and really giving it a good makeover has totally transformed it into such a fabulous bloom.
I totally love this card, made by Carol, I think we're all into using up snippets and hexagons right now and it's lovely!
Sigh, I can't get this delightful and very intricate card by Mary H to enlarge, it looks blurred here so to see the real thing, with all the detail of how Mary made it, do hop over to her blog.

And to totally blow your socks off:
THE most exquisite fan, made by Bubbles - this is only the front, if you haven't already been to see you've missed a treat!

That's just a few I've picked, each and every make you brought was gorgeous, as always.

Now it's time for the draw for the dragonflies embossing folder and the stamps:

And the winner this week is:

That's quite funny as Elizabeth's comment referred to froggy's swim shorts as 'dookers' - a Scottish term, which is a perfect description!!

And, this next week's prize is:
It's a gorgeous La Blanche stamp, measuring approx. 4" x 5.5". They come mounted on half inch thick foam and the detail is quite amazing. I searched for some information on this lovely stamp and it's called 'Good Friends' - and one of the best cards I found had the image just stamped in sepia with a little touch of red on the flower - a real impact!

The Playground is open all of this coming week, will close on Saturday 20th April  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. 
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  the stamp.

Enjoy the rest of the week! I'm still in recovery :)



  1. Wow...I'm first...feels like an honour!
    Looks and sounds like you ladies had buckets of fun and buckets of bargoons too!

    Love this stamp you are featuring this week...Off to make another card to increase my chances...teehee

  2. I'm saying nout about the soap dispenser incident . Suffice to say that liquid soap goes an awfully long long way!!
    Hugs Mrs A. Soap anyone?

  3. Oh you are so great on the picture you all looks so happy and lovely.
    Stunning card today Di,
    hugs Tamara

  4. So lovely to hear about fellow bloggers linking up and having a fab day out and what a fab lot of snippet makes again this week....doubt I shall be able to join in this week though as I have a wedding dress so do this week [I'd better not make snippets out of that eh? :-)]
    A x

  5. How lovely for you all to meet up for such a fabby day .. .. and how nice for all of us to be able to put faces to names.

    Only Mrs A could need snippets that small!!! LOL!!!

    Thanks for linking me up Miss Di .. .. I completely lost the plot as to when the playground was opening this weekend.

    Hope you have recovered from your shopping spree and that you all found something exciting to bring home to play with.

    Have a good week.

    Love Jules xx

  6. Love your card Di, soooo pretty. Looks like you had a great time at AP, can't wait to see a piccie of your purchases.
    Caz x

  7. It sounds as if you had a wonderful time! Isn't it great to be with crafty friends who understand our obsessions?!

    Your card is lovely, so pretty! Have a great week!

    love Mags B x

  8. Hee hee . . . we all thoroughly enjoyed the field trip to the Big City didn't we?!
    I still ache! But I had such fun!

    Great crafty picks of the week Miss.

    Sarn xxx

  9. How much of a warning did you want exactly? I'm not sure I want to know what Mrs A thinks she needs a soap dispenser for, or if it will fit on a card, but hey-ho, it'll all come out in the wash. Sounds like you had a pretty fab time. Sweet card too. Love the image. Have a great (quiet) week. X

  10. Morning (just) Miss Di, great card today with a very sweet image. Perfect sentiment too :)

    Hope you have recovered from our jolly, it was perfect!

    HUGE glass cutting mat now safely stored under the bed until l get some free time for playing.

    Enjoy playing with your hougie, big hugs xx

  11. Great card there Di! My glass mat made it safely home, though there was one incident when the train juddered and it slipped at the same time some poor sole was walking past! Oops!
    Fabby day out. When is the next one?

    Got a largeish project on the go for a special Birthday so will join in later this week!

  12. It's all go for you isn't it? More meet up's occurring soon!! At least I'll now recognize Sarn when I see her in just 5 sleeps! Suitcase is packed and ready to go, it's going to be busy at work this week though!! Love the little snippet card, couldn't get in here at all on Sunday, someone forgot to open the gate before heading off on her jolly! Still, Jules and I played nicely outside the gates til it got dark and we had to go home!


    PS. I'll say no to the stamp.

  13. Forgot to say that I think your card is so pretty and wistful looking...Poor little mite...she doesn't know about the playground...that's why she is lonely!

  14. Aaah! What a lovely pic of you all looking as if butter wouldn't melt in your mouths after misbehaving in the ladies! Bet you had a fabulous time. I'll have a snippety make tomorrow - see you then! Vicky x
    PS Nice to see Mrs A at the front of the class this week!

  15. Oh, your card was just delightful...she looks so lonely just a-swingin' away. Great way to use that LOTV. Loved reading about the outing, and lovely to put faces to some of the playground names. Could tell you all were having such fun. Sounds like all of you snagged some great stuff! TFS, and hope to get back to play before this Playground time closes. Hugs

  16. Hello Di, lovely card and I do think that could have been me in the playground this weekend, except of course it would be my cat, Bonnie, keeping me company. You all look great and as though you are having a grand time at the Ally Pally, (sigh - me, jealous, surely not!) I popped in this morning and had a quick look but as I woke up with sinusitis I admired your card and then had to sign out again 'toot sweet' ... I felt so ill. Feeling a little bit better now and been able to read all the way to the end ... and Mr Random has kindly chosen me to win that cute little froggy in his tasty dookers. Needless to say, I'm delighted - I'm going to have fun with him :) Thanks Di for making it possible. Now, I'm off back to bed, the medication is making me sleep a lot, and as I feel awful when I'm awake, that's not a bad thing. Hope to feel well enough tomorrow to visit the playground. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  17. This is the sweetest card! Reminds me of the swings at the Playground! Only there's no pushing or shoving. Love the picture of all of you. I'm envious. Looks like a fantastic time!

  18. Lovely card Di, and great to hear about your trip, it's always fun traipsing around with a crew to ooh and ahh over crafty things!

    No thankyou to the fab prize this week, I'm just happy to play along again :) Cathy x

  19. Such a sweet snippets card, Di! I really needed to see that sweet image right now, so thank you!

    Thank you, too, for the fun write-up and showcase and, especially, for the super photo of you girls!! It's so neat that you can get together like that and have so much fun!

    And sorry I made Mrs. A's snippets into something slightly naughty. I love playing "what do you see" photo mysteries, so I played it that way. She said, dimpling.

    No thank you to the treat, but thank you for offering!

  20. Hello again, back with my snippetty card! I love your sweet card Di - a perfect 'friends' creation after your get-together. (Strange though... I don't see a soap dispenser on your card anywhere!) Vicky x

  21. It looks and sounds like you ladies had so much fun together! TFS that great photo! Thanks too for the special mention of my card!
    I love the story behind all those tiny snippets, and look forward to the antlered animal we'll soon see from Mrs. A :)

  22. looking cheerful Di, wish I could be with you next month, lots of nice cards too

  23. Lovely to see the photo of you girls at AP - wish I could have been there - perhaps next year (I say that every year - it's quite some time since I last went) xx

  24. Wow Di looks like you had a fab time with the girls, lovely pic of you all as well.
    Sorry I won't be playing in the playground for a while... Can't find my school bag amongst all the DIY tools ;-)
    Hope to be back as soon as we're in!
    Laura xx

  25. Thought I had better throw a card in this week! I know you will approve of the colour on this one Di!

  26. Raining cats and dogs! What a fun card. Well, they are all fun cards. Indeed hexagons are all the rage these days. I love them but for some reason haven't done anything with them despite having a hex stamp, hex dies, and a hex embossing folder. Tsk tsk! I think your little girly playing in the playground with her puppy looks very peaceful. No squabbling over the toys that way.

  27. Hope you don't mind me joining you in the playground this week ?


  28. I wish I lived in your neighborhood. How fun to be able to spend time with your crafty friends. But I could never leave my girls....Can we say field trip!

  29. Thanks for kind offer of the gift but l'll opt out this time thanks due to not spending as much time as I'd like on crafting :)

    Big hugs xx

  30. I'm popping in again this week! Have been using up more of my scrap bits and pieces. Going to have a wander through the playground now :) Cathy x

  31. Hi Di sneaked in and read post earlier in week ((shh and thought the group pickie just wonderful, as were all those cards) and thought yup will be back then forgot to link over when did pod=st late last night mm.. no comment miss, no excuse y' see, just a simple 'umble offering this week of a pansy, an "panies are for forts, me muvver said, funny that"..

    God bless Shaz.xx

  32. Brilliant card Di, I love the image, this is so cute, and what a wonderful sentiment.

    Fab photo of you all. It's lovely to put names to faces.


  33. I so wish I'd been there - sounds like you all had a proper gigglefest :)
    Sweet card, Di.... adorable image, beautiful sentiment - and I love the little dragonfly embellishment.

  34. Sounds like you all has an amazing time together and how lovely that you do this and will be doing it again l'm sure! Gorgeous card Di so lovely is your image and many congratulations to the winner Elizabeth and all of the cards you ladies made are stunning too! enjoy your weekend xx

  35. Bit late in the week but hope I can slip my snippets make under the gate miss!

    Debs x

  36. Just had time for one more. If you pull me name outta the bag then I reckon the stamp should go to you Miss otherwise you never get the chance to win nuffin!!!!!!

    Hugs Mrs A.
    Them there antlers are so small I need a magnifying glass to find em. Whose idea wos they anyway!

  37. Looks like you had a good time at Ally Pally!


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