Sunday 21 April 2013

Pixies Crafty Snippets Playground - Week 69

Crumbs, these weeks seem to be flying by - here's my snippets make, proving for once and for all that I truly do need to get out more:
I got the idea from Helen, over at 'It's All Fiddle Fart'. She really does come up with some great ideas and I've followed her blog from waaay back before this blog was even thought about. I truly do think you should go and see what she gets up to.
 A close up.
 Just in case you need proof of how I started out making this card, sleeves were rolled up all ready for action :)

I used:

- 6" x 6" square cream card stock

- another piece of the same cream card stock, layered onto a square of SU's 'Always Artichoke' card stock

- a snippet of brown card, die cut using the totally fabulous Memory Box 'Arboscello Tree' die - it's 3.2" x 3.7" in size

- seven different coloured snippets of thin card (ha, that didn't make much of a dent in the ever-expanding snippets folder), all punched out with a small Tonic punch flower punch - approximately 1cm across

- seven different colours of sparkly 3mm gems

- a big dollop of patience/OCD

I adore this die - if you Google it there are tons of way to use it. I got carried away and really covered the lovely branches but less is as good or even better. Plain white on a sympathy card, a bit of glitter for Christmas, more than one to make a little copse of trees, the list goes on. I like the idea of leaving it plain and just drawing a little line with a single heart dangling from a branch.

OK, so this week's show and tell - which seemed to stream in at the end of the week:
Bubbles has been catching fairies in jars this week :) Just so long as they're not Pixies I'm cool with that! Do go and see, and also make sure you look at her previous post of another fairy 'capture' - this one shown above even has a little light in the top of the jar!
Sandra H made this breathtakingly detailed card - I love it! So much detail and super use of snippets.
Debs made a beautiful flowerpot card, with a secret inside. It's gorgeous! And, I have right in front of me here a lovely thank you card (for the jars I found a new home for the other week) from Debs. It's a fantastic 'spinner/slider' card and I hope she shows it on her blog soon. I'll let you know if she does - how about it Debs?

And finally, Tara made this really amusing snippets card (could have been some of us last weekend girls!) - just look at the paper piecing! Great use of snippets.

I say it every week, and make no apologies either - each and every snippets make is gorgeous and I wish I had time to cover every single one. You can do your bit by going to last week's Mr Linky and having a little hop around.

And a big welcome to Max who played along for the first time this week too!

OK, drum roll - onto the draw for the lovely La Blanche stamp - and the winner is:
Scrappymo - aka Maureen

Again, it took me three goes to find someone who hadn't said no thank you.  I do know that Mo said she loved this stamp so it's going to a good home!

Maybe this week's little prize will be no surprise -yup, it's an Arboscello Tree die of your very own. Maybe I'm inflicting my own taste on you at times 'cos often when I find something I love - two fall into my shopping basket! One for me and one for the snippets toy box:

The Playground is open all of this coming week, will close on Saturday 27th 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 die.

Enjoy the rest of the week! My back feels a lot better already, fingers crossed.



  1. I'm so happy...I have a beaming smile on my face right now.
    I just love this brand of stamps...they stamp a perfect image every time. I never have a problem with them...which is NOT something I can say about some of my other stamps!

    The Littles will also have fun with this one... a certain young lady is so into nature and loves to colour "critters" and a certain young man now likes to colour beside her!
    He even coloured a mermaid earlier today!!!

    Thanks again Di...I did make some other cards this week but didn't have time to take pics and post them...gardening and life in general got in the way.

  2. Hi Di, I love your tree! Just beautiful and so many snippets used!. I have this die and absolutely love it so I'll opt out of the draw thankyou :)

    It's nearly 11am on Sunday morning here and I thought I'd get my card posted before I go out into the sunshine to get some more weeding done. Have a great day :) Cathy x

  3. Congrats Scrappymo! Enjoy your new goodies! Di, your card is absolutely amazing with all those flowers and jewels! Gorgeous creation!
    Since I already own this gorgeous die, I'm going to have to say no thanks this time :)

  4. Oooooh - such a gorgeous card :-D
    Congrats to Mo.
    I tell you what - I would have loved to have seen the 'Soap Dispenser' incident at the Pally :-D Hahahaha I would have laughed my socks off :-D So wish I could have been there with you all.
    IKE xxxxxxxxxxxx

  5. WOW DI! Way to go with the titchy snippets using up! LOVE LOVE LOVE what you've made here.

    Lovely show n tells this week too.

    Congrats to Mo for winning the prize.

    Sarn xxx

  6. Oh flip - trying to link before getting ready for church and it came up with Hazel GDT because that's what I put on another link last night - so I haven't added my card picture - please delete it, Di - will be back later to put on properly xx

  7. Love love love your tree - and so hope I manage to win the die this week - I know someone who owns it and it is soooo versatile - Thanks for the opportunity Di!!

  8. Thanks, Di, for sorting the link - I am a muppet! The correct one is there now (I hope!). Your snippet make is gorgeous - what a good idea - and that tree die is one that is on my wishlist ... x

  9. Morning Di.......Oh wow your card is amazing and all of those petals your so talented and how lovely your card looks so colourful too and fabulous die it makes your tree stunning, Many thanks for picking my card l was a late entry but was determing to get a card ready and this was ideal thank you ....Bubbles has created such a gorgeous jar catching fairies and not Pixies as your Debs is floral arrangment and Taras's card are equally beautiful too your so kind to display them and well done to your winner....Enjoy your day the sun has put its hat back on but hopefully will take it off again ...take care xx

  10. Brilliant card Di, and what a fab idea. The tree is stunning with it's vibrant flowers.

  11. Great use of your snippets Miss Di .. .. you possibly have even more patience than I have!! LOL!!!

    Well done on your win Scrappy Mo and fabby "show and tells" too!

    Have a good week everyone.

    Love Jules xx

  12. Fab card Di - will be joining you in the playground soon!
    Kath x

  13. Lovely tree and so much patience.

  14. I love that tree, it looks gorgeous with all the flowers. Muchos fabious. X

  15. Oooh Miss, I got an honourable mention! I is sooooo pleased :-)
    As for the flower spinner card, you are muchly welcome, but as usual I forgot to take a pix in the rush to send it to you :-(
    Please feel free to take a photo & post on blog if you feel like it - preferably of you or Len 'spinning'!! Tee hee!!
    Debs x

  16. Super May tree Miss Di. I will say no to the tree cos I have the little Claire stamp that is similar and I have won already.
    Do you have every single Su colour or does it just seem like you do!! Hugs mrs a.
    P.s. sitting on lounger in the garden with the whimps on my lap waiting for the sun to come back out.

  17. Hi again playmates :D
    Well done to ScrappyMo and thanks for the lovely welcome. Decided to take up the offer of playing on the swings - congrats must go to the DT for some more super projects again this week. I really do need to start thinking more 'outside the box' ... the sandbox ROFLOL!

    Max's Craft Creations

  18. My Oh My....spring has sprung in the playground. What a great card, and I'd say more than a dollop of patience. Well worth the effort I think. I have a tree die that I always wonder what to do with gave some great ideas. Love the show and tell. The fairy in the jar is such fun. I think it would be something my granddaughter and I could make together.(not as fancy!) The card is lovely and the potted plant...oh my another glance into spring! Have a great week. I'm off to the big city to shop with the girls....ah, life is good!

  19. OMGosh and Garters, Di, you will do anything to get out of ironing, won't you?! I've done a few baskets of flowers like this, but never a tree and the result is so beautiful!! I love that you've used such bright and happy rainbow colors!!

    I will say no thank you again to your generous giftee, but only this time b/c I already have that amazing die. Now that you've tipped me off to my lucky streak tho, maybe next week I'll give you the go-ahead!

    Great highlights of the week and congratulations to Maureen for the win!!

    I'm off to check out Helen. LOVE the name of her blog!!

  20. Ooh, Di, your card is beautiful and well worth the effort you took!

    Well done Scrappy Mo and what a fab selection of snippet makes!

  21. Wow Di, I can see why you love that die so much, your card is AMAZING and so worth your patience. You must of been seeing those tiny flowers in your sleep. I DEFO would love the chance of winning the die so l'll be back, watch this space :)

    Well done Maureen on your win, enjoy!

    Night night all xx

  22. I think you have spent waaaay too much time with Mrs A!! Great looking card though Di!
    Well done to Mo for the win. Let's hope that it is Lucky 13 for me this week!

  23. I love your gorgeous tree Di and what a brilliant way to use up tiny snippets. Great show and tell too - did Bubbles find that fairy in the playground?! Of course she did and now we'll all be there with our butterfly nets and jars terrorising the small folk! It's ok - I know they don't really exist although Pixies do of course! Vicky x

  24. Well you've outdone yourself with your snippets this week - your flower covered tree is stunning! I'll have to dig my tree die out for a play :-)
    Glad you liked my "hot" ladies ;-)

  25. What a beautiful tree! I love all the pretty flowers (and no pollen)! Hope you have a great week, Di!

  26. Such a lovely card Di, you must have some patience to stick on all your flowers and sparkles. & possibly some OCD when I see you pic with your neatly lined up flowers ready to go!

  27. Looks gorgeous Di...Love all the flowers...a virtual blooming tree!

    That was a beilliant idea and should win a special prize for the best use of teensy snippets.

  28. Love, love, LOVE the tree die! And all its darling little flowers. Did you have to have a special trip to the store to get more gems after that? LOL

    Sandra's stamped flowers are just amazing, aren't they? And Tara's stamp is the funniest and most appropriate I've seen in a while! Off to visit and find out where she got it. Thank you so much for sharing!
    Rosey x

  29. I'm back. Seems like feast or famine around here! And I wanted to feast my eyes on that beautiful tree again.

  30. What a fab idea Di! I don't have that die, sadly, but I'm wondering if I can do something similar with a stamp and my mahoosive pile of left overs/scraps/might need it one day/rejects. Thank you for the inspiration and for the challenge Di hugs Karen x

  31. Full house from me this week....can you tell I want that die?!!

  32. wow this is just stunning!! LOVE your tree!!

    Just shows every last tiny scrap can be used!! Thanks for the inspiration!! Hugs Juls

  33. Hi Di, that card must have been a labour of love ... and it's gorgeous too. I'd like a tree just like that growing in my garden :)

    Belated congrats to Maureen on being drawn out of the hat this week - another reason to smile :)

    Haven't really used up much in the way of snippets this week - one miserable strip of card is all that qualifies me popping in to play this week - I promise to do better next week.

    Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  34. sorry Miss, just sneaking by a sque-e-eak...

    .. and yes, mis, do have a late note from me mum - whole lot of them in fact :D and ...

    ... wow does that tree card of your look so spring like lovely indeedy.. you that would make a great silhouette with a brayered background :D thanks for get prize,
    you are so kind! love Shaz in Oz.xxxxxx

  35. Oh dear, I'm so sorry, Di, I've only managed to upload my name to Mr Linky and not my picture!! Oops!

    Oh my word, what a fabulous tree! It must have taken forever but it's so worth it - just beautiful!!

    love Mags B x

  36. Back again and this time with a card or two. I hope I didn't post the same photo twice. If I did...I'm sorry. Off I go, I think I need to get to's way past my bed time. Tomorrow I'm going to sleep in! Or that's the plan! Happy Crafting.

  37. Please Miss, Debs is ever so sorry she's so late with her homework this week - she's had lots of chores and stuff but hopes she makes it just under the wire

    Ta muchly

    Debs Big Sister xxxx


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