Sunday 30 June 2013

Pixies Crafty Snippets Playground - Week 79

On Friday I had the urge to sit and make a bright and colourful card to brighten the day so I rootled round in the bulging snippets folder, dug out a few strips of brightly coloured card - and this is the result, my snippets card for this week:
I used:

- A6 white card stock

- a snippet of SU 'So Saffron' card stock

- snippet of blue card stock

- snippets of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet card (ha, the violet has washed out to almost white in the photo, despite me trying it out in different lighting) - all die cut using MFT's 'Chevron Stripes' die. A first outing for it although I bought it ages ago - thought I'd better use it before chevrons go out of 'vogue' - not that I can see that happening just yet!

- sentiment was printed using the printer here and then die cut with one of MFT's 'Cloud Trio' dies. I'm sure you'll all know this trick but just in case - what I did was to cut a cloud template using some spare card and the die. The cloud template I wanted to use was placed over the sentiment where I wanted it to be and then the die itself was slotted in place, cutting side down of course, over the top to cut. I found it easier to gently slip the template away before running just the sentiment and metal die through the Cuttlebug. I know, you probably already know this trick anyhow!

I really thought the sentiment so appropriate after all the lovely comments you left this week - thank you all so much!

So, this week in the Playground - lots of lovely makes as always, and I've just picked a few to show you:
Karen P has been busy with her droplets stamp and the fish stamp she won recently - clever idea to cut the background into four!
And look at this different take on using the droplets stamp - I'd never have thought of doing that Maureen! But at least we've both been thinking about rainbows :)
Brilliant use of little snippets here by Kimbo - a perfect example of 'random placing' looking just right. If I did that it would look as if I'd just thrown stuff onto a card :(
Sue rescued a smudged image and came up with this gorgeous card - really clever idea too.
And last, but not least, we have a new Playmate - welcome Roudi, your card is just perfect for the Playground but don't let the naughty girls lead you astray :) This image really does conjure up images of little scallywags taking a break whilst plotting their next bit of mischief!

I'm stopping there, although there are more terrific droplets cards and all sorts of great snippets ideas if you peek at last week's entries!

And last week's prize of eight sheets of Penny Black Stickeroos was won by:


Wahoo - great choice Mr Random! Hazel is one of our most prolific (today's big word) card makers, she runs two great Christmas challenges and makes loads of cards to raise funds for her local church. Plus, she rarely misses a week in the Playground so after 24 weeks of me giving away prizes - it's Hazel's name that finally came out. I'm sure the lovely Stickeroos will be put to great use. Can you please drop me an email with your address Hazel - Thanks, and well done!

This coming week's prize girls - you might not be at all surprised to learn that it's sets of the dies I used today - 'Chevron Stripes' and 'Cloud Trio' by MFT:
Both sets will make up this coming week's prize - first person drawn by Mr Random who hasn't said 'no thank you' as usual.

PLUS, I posted yesterday here about an extra prize - three of them in fact. To read more just go to the link, but they really are the closest thing I think you'll find to Couture Creations' 'Tied Together' embossing folder. Made by Crafts-Too and called 'Lattice':
All you have to do to be 'in it to win it' is to make a total of THREE snippets entries over this week and next - so that might be three in one week, two one week plus one in the other, it's up to you. Of course you can still make a maximum of three entries in one week which would also count. Then, it'll be the sunhat draw. I DO only have three of these folders to give away - was lucky to get those if you read my previous post - so it won't be like the Ryn stamp giveaway where I had more up my sleeve :)

Talking of Ryn, guess what she only went and did? I do have a different water stamp of hers to give away soon - and the little sweetie noticed that I'd only ordered another one for myself of yet a different water stamp so she added an extra one of those in as a prize from her. How sweet is that then?! Watch this space - there will be two Ryn stamps coming up over the coming weeks!

The Playground will run as usual this week with the gates closing at noon UK time on Saturday 6th July. 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 two sets of MFT dies. And of course you can start building up your total of three entries over the next two weeks for the 'Lattice' embossing folder. Mr Linky is below - have fun!

PS I've added a Bloglovin' button to the sidebar - I use my dashboard to follow folk so at least that ought to be fine still but just in case any of you use Google Reader the button is there! Belt, braces and double knicker elastic, that's me!



  1. What a wonderful surprise to come into the playground early and find that I've won your wonderful give away from last week, Di. Will email you. And I love your snippets card - super idea and what a great quote to go with it. x

  2. Love that colourful chevron Di - very striking... and I guess you inspired Ryn with your kindness - bless!! I'll be back later with some entries - look forward to seeing everyone in the playground as always - Oh and Congrats Hazel!!

  3. #lovely bright card Miss. Yes please to the first and no thankyou to the embossing folder (as already explained about).
    Hugs Mrs A. Finally got a dry nose after a really bad hay fever day.

  4. Love your bright and bold chevron card Di, beautiful sentiment too. Congrats to everyone on their great entries, always lots of inspiration in the playground :) Cathy x

  5. Fantastic cards,
    love all
    have a great Sunday my dear friend
    hugs Tamara

  6. Love that chevron rainbow! Great card!

    Thanks for the answer about the EF sizes...I had picked up a couple to bring over as there are a couple others girls I am meeting up with during my vacation. I only bought the standard Canadian size and so was worried perhaps I should rethink that idea! Whew!

  7. ah Di a wonderful card!!

    So very bright and cheery and great combo with the cloud die!

    I did not even know there were such dies, see learn all the time..

    ...and love the friend verse too very apt.. you are true friend!

    .. an well have two entries saw last night there was a special blessing from you Di, and how kind it is ..

    ..and yes off to peek at other entries already.

    I love the two Ryn droplet cards too, what clever bunnies in the playground!
    thanks for sharing and glad hazel scoped the Stickeroos, she will have fun! Shaz in Oz.x

  8. Morning Di, What a clever idea to use up your snippet on this amazing card the die used is fab and the Sentiment is just right to brighten up anyones day another great challenge and congrats to Hazel your winner and amazing cards created from last weeks challenge enjoy your Sunday l will be back later with my entry take care xx

  9. Morning Di, I've just submitted my entry to this weeks challenge - hmmm having read your post I'm going to have to be busy to be in with a chance as looks like I'll need a few more snippets out of the bin this week!

    I'm loving your rainbow card too - what an ingenious idea. I hadn't realised it would be a day for chevrons having already made my card yesterday.

    Oh if I'm lucky enough to win the prize I don't need the chevrons die but would love the clouds!

    I did intend to use my tiered cake dies that I won but maybe later eh!

    Have a fun day

  10. ooh what a lovely colourful card and a great sentiment.
    loving those embossing folders, think I might need to pay the store an online visit!

  11. I want to make rainbow droplets! What a very clever and fab idea! Lovely to see more new peeps too and ty Di for showing me swimming with the fishes. I will be back later in the week with a little something or two Karen xx

  12. Love the bright chevrons Di. Thank you for the shout out as well. The droplets cards are both lovely but I'm drawn to the rainbow one! Hopefully I'll be back for a play this week even if its only while I wait for the washing machine man to come for the third time in a week. Think I might need a new one!

  13. Love your rainbow card, Di, a great way to use up snippets of bright coloured card. Congratulations to the winner, Hazel. I can't wait to see what she makes with those Stickeroos. The cards you've showcased are fabulous. It's great to see the various ways the rain drops stamp has been used. I've made a tag but can't post it yet - not until I know the recipient has received it. Off now to have a look at my snippets and see what I can come up with :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  14. Hi Di

    A lovely bright and beautiful make from your snippets .. .. so sorry it has been such a rough week for you.

    Great snippet shares in the gallery.

    Have a lovely week.

    Love Jules xx

  15. Just letting you know I've posted my second entry - keeping me busy. Enjoy your evening.

  16. Fabulous card, love the rainbow and the sentiment is great.

    Kath x

  17. Hi Di I love your bright card and the sentiment. Thanks for visiting my blog and for the reassurances. I am very tired and a bit emotional at moment re my mum and was stupidly worrying needlessly :-) Anne x

  18. Hi Di, back again with another entry, off to have a look around now :) Cathy x

  19. Hi Di
    I've got 2 cards so far...those folders look so beautiful!
    It has finally stopped raining and is smoking hot! Think it was 33 today and going up to 40 on Tuesday!
    Won't get another done till the weekend as I have a houseful up here...No room to craft!

  20. Congrats to Hazel for winning!
    Di, I just love your colorful chevrons all lined up so nice and neat! The diagonal angle is so pleasing to the eye along with those pretty colors! Great job!

  21. Wow that is one happy card you have made there. Love the sentiment!
    I have joined in today. Want to win those dies.

  22. That's #1 done Di - would love to win the dies but already have the folder... thanks heaps... Mxx

  23. Great prizes and great cards!
    Di, I tried to enter again - and it didn't work again! I swear I'm going to make a road trip (by boat) and come take lessons! Actually, I'm going to change my title of the post and see if I can get it to go in that way. If not, will let you know!

  24. Oh my, Big Congratulations to Miss Hazel. I'm delighted she won the draw. And Bummer...for me - all these great prizes and I'm outta the running 'cause no card making supplies did I bring on my trip. So I am going to be watching to see who wins some of these goodies. And how sweet of Ryn, to add an extra stamp. She's a sweet person too, just like our Miss Pixie! Ya'll have some good stuff for the next weeks, now hear? Hugs from Beantown..(we're having UK weather I think...drizzles to rain showers).

  25. What a super cheery snippets card. Wonderful way to use up stash. I would love to win any of then prizes and will try to make three entries so I get a chance at the embossing folders too.

    Well done to Hazel.

  26. Back again Miss. Is it safe to go in there now? No dress wearing goat or pigs to be wary of?

  27. Hi Di, finally perked up and got back into the craft room and used a few more snippets up. Popped over to MaddyLisa Crafts, isn't that greyhound adorable? ... and, well, I succumbed to temptation ... you know how long I've been searching for the 'tied together' one! I reckon this one is even prettier so I'm a happy teddy :)) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  28. I'm KEEN!!!!!!!! Just entered my third entry for the week so hopefully I'll be in with a chance for the super duper special prize. A few snippets of papers used here just using up some strips and banner bits! x

  29. Last entry from me. I promise to not touch nuffin on Sunday and to have pegs on me dress and if all else fails noo underwear. Hugs Mrs a.

  30. Hi Miss back with two more but just linking once, as both on one post anyway...

    ..and yes we are behaving, or trying, very..:D
    love Shaz in Oz.x (praying for you)

  31. Finally gor round to making a card! And still waiting for the washing machine man to make visit number 4!!!

  32. I can't believe I haven't dropped a card off here yet this week! Finally, I get to visit! What lovely cards in the gallery and your chevron rainbow is wonderful, Di! Hugs!

  33. I'm with Bonnie! I almost didn't make it, eek! In fact, I'm not sure my photo linked. I'll check back tomorrow.

    I love, love, love your bright chevron card, Di! Great highlight post as ever! No thank you to the treats you so generously offer.

    You've been on my mind and in my heart. Sending a big hug!! xxoo Darnell

  34. Hey Di, thanks for your email. About to send one back. Keep on going with this. You've created a really nice community on here :) Great creations!


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