Monday, 17 June 2013

Pixies Crafty Snippets Playground - Week 77

A day late as already explained, but it's a new week in the Snippets Playground girls - wahoo! Here's my snippets card:

I used:

- A6 white card stock

- a snippet of pale pink pearlised backing card, embossed using Crafts-Too's 'Scrollwork Frame' folder. I really wanted to use pale blue but it just wasn't the right shade of blue so I defaulted to my old favourite - pink

- Wedding cake made using a brilliant new die set sent to me, for my very own use, by the super-generous Mary Mac (currently on her trip to Oz). The cake was cut from a snippet of white card that's already 'flittered' (from Hobbycraft originally), and the stands were cut from a snippet of matt silver card. Just added small pearls from Mei Flowers (took flipping ages too) plus a flower and pearl on top

- small strip of matt silver peel off 'cos the cake looked like it was being levitated, and still does a bit, snort!

- sentiment stamped in silver is from SU's 'Congrats' set and it just fits into SU's 'Word Window' punch, which was then layered onto another snippet punched using SU's 'Modern Label' punch and another little snippet of matt silver card. A couple of pearls either end to finish it off

Job done!

And the Playground has been really busy this past week, thank you all so much for coming to play! As always, I really could show every single one of your lovely makes, but am just picking a few:
Mary H made this beautiful card for Maddy - I absolutely love it Mary!
Kate P hopped over from Spain with this amazing card. Just look at all those little snippets, perfectly framing the great image!
Debs has been playing with drinks cans and the cardboard tubes from inside toilet rolls - claiming it wasn't her who pinched all the loo rolls from the Playground 'facilities'!
And Maureen whizzed in with this super little mermaid - I totally love how the starfish and the 'sand dollar' have been cut and embossed - just brilliant!

That really was a very quick scamper through so do please remember to look at last week's Mr Linky thumbnails - there are lots of gorgeous makes and techniques to give you inspiration.

And we have a new little Playmate joining us this past week, do hop over and say 'Hi' to Lynn - she made this lovely card, and also has real life dachshunds too - I promise you that Rambo will steal your heart when you drop in:

Last week's prize of the 'Tube Wear' stamp and those lovely fresh-looking embellishments donated by Sue was won by:

Now that's a very good choice Mr Random 'cos I know that Sandra loves to use ribbons, flowers and buttons on her cards :)

This week's prize was donated by Mary Mac - and it's a set of the fabulous Memory Box 'cake' dies I used today - it's two sets in fact 'cos the cakes and stands are individual sets! Of course, you don't have to use them in tiers as I did - Mary made this card recently, with them in a 'window':
Beautiful isn't it?
The Playground will run as usual this week with the gates closing at noon UK time on Saturday 22nd June. 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 week's prize, the cake dies donated by Mary. Mr Linky is below - have fun!

I'm scheduling this on Sunday early afternoon having just washed all the downstairs tiled floors.They've now dried and Len is due home soon from archery so before he left I did warn him about 'little piles' left on the field yesterday by ponies and horses. 'That's OK, they were on the cricket pitch' said he smugly.  Err, I happen to know there's one HUGE pile donated by the Shire horse......... right in the middle of the archery area so, trust me, his feet will be inspected before he even puts one toe inside the front door!

Have a lovely week - and keep snippeting!



Mary said...

You made a beautiful card with your dies. I'm happy you are enjoying the dies. Good luck to everyone entering.

jimlynn said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the wedding cake and yes, it looks good enough to eat! Very pretty embossing too!
Thanks so much for the shout out and I hope to be playing along this week too!

scrappymo! said...

Your wedding card is gorgeous...Love those dies. Your card looks favourite kind of sheen...perfect for wedding anything!

Thanks for the show and tell of my mermaid...there are going to be many more seashell, mermaid and fishing cards over the next couple of weeks as that is all I have packed up to the lake. We return on Wednesday for 2 or 3 weeks up there and best of all the grandkids are staying with us on their own, for a week!!

Darnell said...

Ah, your energy, Di, I wish you could bottle it. I don't know how you are recovered yet from the bookmarks/reunion, but off you go to the Carnival, and now home and your scrubbing tiles. I'm so tired just thinking of it.

Oh, and you made a card (beautiful!) and wrote up a wonderful C. Nop, sis, of last weeks PCSW!! I'm so tired just thinking of it!

No thank you for the wonderful and generous gift - I have it. It is in my ginormous NBUS pile, so I appreciate the inspiration!! xxoo Darnell

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous cards and dies are fabulous,
hugs Tamara

Jules said...

Hi Di

You have used those dies beautifully.

Love the embossed pearlised card and how you have used those scrummy dies.

Fabby sentiment.

Great "show and tells" too.

Sorry I didn't get chance to play along last week.

Love Jules xx

Sarn said...

LOVELY snippety cakey card Di. Very pretty.

Sarn xxx

roffeycreations said...

Lovely pearl card Di - cakes - who doesn't love cakes... back soon... Mxx

Hazel said...

Fab card, Di. Hope Len managed to keen his shoes clean! x

Carol Willis said...

Fabulous card Di, love those cake dies.
Caz x

Hettie said...

Gorgeous Snippet Cake Miss. Can we all help ourselves or have we gotta wait?

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Lovely, delicate wedding card Di the mix of those die cuts and embossing is superb. xx

Anonymous said...

I hope there's still some cake left in the Playground Miss, there'll be mutiny if it's all gone! Lovely card, can't beat MB dies, my collection grows in leaps and bounds so I'll say no to these and let someone else enjoy!


scrappymo! said...

Back in visit with some Christmas cards. The yellowy one is actually lime green and hot pink with red...My monitor shows it as yellowish! Not sure how to fix, have retaken the photo but still yellow! Sigh!

Cathy said...

Beautiful shimmery card Di, gorgeous
cake, I love the pearl decorations, they really set it off beautifully.

Fantastic showcase too, congrats to all :) Cathy x

Karen said...

Beautiful shout out cards you picked Di and congrats to Sandra!
Perfect wedding card you've made with your snippets Di.
My apologies to my fellow playmates - I could not get around to everyone last week as my back really worsened - so I will try to visit you lovely lovely ladies this week.
Have a great week everyone Karen x

Hettie said...

Hey Miss Iza back!!! Alot of fiddle farting but I like it!!

Sandra H said...

Morning Di.....Oh l'm so happy what a fantastic win and thank you Mr Ramdon picker lol l do like Ribbon Flowers and Buttons and the stamp looks fab too my details will be with you shortly Di, Another great card great embossed back ground and great details on the cake so lovely ....great showcase as always enjoy your day and many thanks and l hope Len had clean l'll be back again later with my card take care xx

Carol L said...

Your wedding cake card is gorgeous!! I love those shimmery, soft colors and beautiful embossing!!
Congrats to all the winners and notables in the playground! You ladies never disappoint!

Karen said...

I just linked up Di but I forgot to put 'no thank you' after my name hun. Hope you have a good week Karen x

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful wedding cake! Love those pearls. And the embossing is the perfect frame, especially with that beautiful pearlised cardstock!

Cathy said...

Back again Di! Off to look around the playground now Cathy x

MaryH said...

What a delicious looking cake! I had seen those cakestand dies and wondered, why would I ever need this die. Now I know why!! This beauty looks ready to slice. Loved the embossing folder you chose to highlight the focal image...that pearlized paper was so perfect with your pretty cake. Also, thanks for featuring Maddy's card. What a surprise (and pleasure) to me, when I saw it. You can't imagine how it boosted my day! TFS & Hugs

Kimbo said...

Such a classy card Di, I love the embossing. I'm not making many cards at the moment but had to join in the playground x

roffeycreations said...

Finally posted something.. Thanks Di...Mxx

roffeycreations said...

Just posting number two - going to join my sis on the slippery dip now... or maybe even have a tug 'o' war LOL Mxx

Sue - said...

Finally managed to come out to play! But no dies for me thanks.

roffeycreations said...

Hi Di - number 3 now done - love your playground - especially the swings & roundabouts... Mxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Rilly-truly a wunnerful card, Miss!

Just love cake and well wedding cake when it is pink how good is that ?? :D

oh and

YUS!!! jumping up and down!!

... cant you feel a big rocking motion all the way from downunder????

.. the postie brought something fab to my letter box today see tis on my post today!


YUS! am yelling that's right!!

... you are such a pal!

love wif gi'normous hugs and squeals of delight, Shaz in oz.x

Mrs A. said...

I've used mirror card too! Is we twins or sumfinck!! Hugs Mrs A.

Hettie said...

Hey Miss. Can I play on the swings today now? The helter skelter is a little wild for me at the moment!

jimlynn said...

Di, thank you so much (AGAIN) for helping me out on the linky deal!

scrappymo! said...

Popping by with another card...only one snippet is better than none!