Sunday 14 July 2013

Pixies Crafty Snippets Playground - Week 81

Bit of a change for me with this week's snippets card:
I used:

- 6" x 6" cream card stock

- pale green card background, a snippet, which has washed out in the bright light here when I took the photo! Trust me, it really is a pretty pistachio green

- Creative Expressions 5.5" square mask for the 'grasses' - snigger, looking white and not pale green :), daubed all over using Adirondack 'Cloudy Blue'. I did debate about using a spray or two rather than 'daubing' but bottled out in the end. Perhaps next time

- I masked off the 'sun' whilst doing the 'sky' and then used the piece of card left from die cutting the disc for the sun to cover the rest of the card whilst sponging the sun through the circle with Adirondack 'Salmon' ink

- all stamps used are by Lavinia - the fairy is called 'Flower Fairy'. I guess the others are called something like 'Toadstools' and 'Stardust' :) - all stamped using Memento 'Gray Flannel' ink pad

- peach card from the snippets folder for the backing layer

- butterflies die cut from another peach snippet using SU's 'Beautiful Wings' Embosslit

- sentiment is SU from the 'A Word for You' set, stamped onto a snippet of pale green card using Memento 'Gray Flannel' ink pad and punched with SU's 'Modern Label' punch

- little diamantes here and there

- tickles of Stickles on the fairy wings 'Frosted Lace' and on the stardust ... appropriately enough called 'Stardust'

Despite the current heatwave the Playground has been very busy this week - lots of freckled little girls running to and fro in wet swimsuits :)

So here are just a few 'picks':
This gorgeous, and very grownup card was made by our youngest playmate - Little Miss C who is 7 in October, Didn't she make a lovely job of the cutting? Just don't trim your fringe like I did once Little Miss C! Hope you can come back and play again with us and show us more of your very clever card making.

Darnell made this stunning card, using Ryn's Water Droplets stamp - it's simply brilliant!

We had a few other really beautiful Droplets cards too - so I do hope you take the time to look at last week's Mr Linky and pay some visits to your playmates.

This brilliant poppy card was made by Linby. I particularly love the way the poppies have been set into the main die - very clever idea and one to try for sure!
Sam brought some fantastic mini books along to show - do check her post out and there's so much beautiful detail to drool over. Mind you don't dribble your ice cream over them though :)
And Kimbo brought this card to show - with some good instructions on how to make those stunning flowers. I love it - they look just like delicate glass!

That's just a quick run through as it's so hot here today (Saturday as I type) I need to run and wash all the floors so they dry in double quick time before Len returns from archery.

OK, prizes now - first of all there's the usual weekly prize, the Little Claire stamp plus those Twinkling H2Os. And the winner is:
Well done Kim - can you please drop me an email reminding me of your address, ta!

And now onto those 'Lattice' embossing folders, the nearest thing to 'Tied Together' in my 'umble opinion.

We had quite a flurry and over the two weeks there were 11 playmates who entered a total of three times or more. Out came the sun hat (once I rescued it from the parrot who was using it as a sunshade) but it had chewed a big hole in it so I numbered the eligible names and used the Random number generator thingy again, and the winners are:

Well done girls, can you also please drop me an email with your address in - it makes life easier for me even if you've been a previous winner.

Crumbs, I think that might be all UK winners this time. Purely the luck of the draw I hasten to add. And I only wish I'd had 11 to give away :(

And yet again, this coming week's prize is connected to my snippets card for today:
It's that Creative Expressions 'Grass' mask like wot I used - kindly donated by Kimbo (Kim) (such a bad influence 'cos of course I went and bought one for myself to play with). Plus there's a Lavinia 'Flower Fairy' stamp, bought specially at Newbury to go with the mask. No toadstools and stardust stamps though I'm afraid :(

One snippet of nice news is that Maggie C hopes to be coming back to play with us soon - yay - that'll be great! I think it's just as soon as she manages to eject the workmen from the house :)

The Playground will run as usual this week with the gates closing at noon UK time on Saturday 20th 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, shown above. Mr Linky is below - do please let me know if you have any problems linking, I can sort it out for you quite quickly and am always happy to do so.



  1. Hi Di - OMG this is a fabulous snippets card - I love Lavinia stamps - haven't gone ahead with any purchase yet tho to enter Lavinia stamps blog challenges you have to use their product... - congrats to Kimbo and the girls on their prizes... hugs Mxx - be back soon...

  2. Oh my goodness...this is so beautiful! The little sprinkling of diamonds is so perfect too.

    I do not know how to do all these techniques but will refer back to this past when I am home in the this is a great card.
    Sweet little fairy!

  3. Um aaaah - am I really the only one in the playground so far... hope someone else comes to play soon... I just keep going round n round n round... LOL Mxx

  4. Beautiful card Di, such an elegant effect. Omg I can't believe I have won, I never win anything, maybe I should have entered the lotto last night lol. Thank you so much. Hugs, Amanda x

  5. Finally made it over with a card!
    Guess what is spread all over my guest room bed, holiday wardrobe...starting to plan outfits!

  6. WOW - that's a terrific inky card this week Di. LOVE IT. I already have that fairy, so I might just have to dig it out now you've inspired me!

    Lovely showcased cards too.

    SarN xxx

  7. Hi Miss . . . I'm ba-aaaack with a few snippets cards.

    As already mentioned . . . I have the fairy stamp, so I'll say "no thanks" to this week's prize.

    SarN xxx

  8. Gorgeous card Di love that image and the beautiful background.....great choice of cards too enjoy your day xx

  9. Absolutely beautiful card-I recognized those Lavinia toadstools immediately.

  10. Some super cards today from the playground including your Miss! Love that fairy stamp. Isn't Miss C doing GREAT cards!! Keep it up girl!
    Now about the about you only put MY name in your sun hat and let the parrot pick MY name out? sounds good to me!

  11. Morning Di, I am trying to enter this week's challenge but Mr Linky doesn't seem to like my photo althought my name has appeared!!! either that or I'm having a blonde moment!!! Can you help? I love your whimsical card by the way and the colour scheme is so serene and beautiful. xx

  12. Love the gorgeous fairy Di, and all the sparkle! Some amazing creations in the playground! Cathy x

  13. Its just go go go for me today... there it is #3 already... wont stop me popping over for visits though... Mxx

  14. Look at all these wonderful cards Di, you lot in the playground have been having an amazingly crafty time!!
    Thank you so much for your kind comments, you are a real sweetie! Have a great week, hugs Gay x

  15. I love what you've done with the mask and fairy and that fairy dust is gorgeous. Thanks for picking me as a winner this week (and no thanks for the prize this week) x

  16. O gosh, I have won an embossing folder. Thanks so much Di. Just off to join in on the playground..I think the waterplay area is great in this weather. Would really like to be in with a chance of winning this week; it is such a lovely prize.

  17. Gaw-jus card. Thought you had used the sprays til I read thru the how-tos. Really got an ethereal effect achieved with how you did it. It did look a bit 'blue' on my monitor, but still most pretty. Congrats to all the winners of the wonderful prezzies too. Great job to all! Hope to get over with some snippetys...and take a look-see at the other beauties I glimpsed very quickly. Hugs & TFS

  18. Well that's it, if a 7 year old can make a card like that then there is no hope for me, may as well pack it all in now,
    So is Len making his own cards this year then? as you don't seem to have included him on this card. Not my type of image but a fabulous card. Great colours.

    Hope you are coping with the heat.

    Kath x

  19. DANG !!! Sorry - I got the wrong link on the first one and had to go again !!! :-(
    Great DT makes and thanks for the Challenge :-)
    IKE xxxxxxxx

  20. Wunnerful card Miss..splendeedy!

    .. and yuss!! so is the candy well done to winners to..
    an well done on folks who have already posted quite mind blowing isn't it and have to get a wriggle on :D Shaz in Oz.x

  21. Hello Di, your card is stunning and what a lot of work went into making it too. I love the scattering of 'fairy dust' around that super salmon sun.

    As usual the projects you've showcased are fabulous. I couldn't pick a favourite, they are all so lovely. However Darnell's water droplet card has reminded me that I have a tag featuring the stamp that I can post now.

    Off to check out Kimbo's post and find out how she made those stunning flowers.

    Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  22. Stonkingly awesome cards! I got to check some of these out.
    Your card is beautiful Di - thank you huni! I feel like I've made some lovely new friends and I love seeing what everyone makes! Going to have a look around now as I have some time Karen xx

  23. Smashing background effect on your card. I will say no thank you this week.
    Who put paint in the water pistols den and why is there a duck waddling around with a bullseye stuck on his beak!!!!!
    Hugs Mrs a.

  24. Congrats to all the lovely notables for the playground this week!
    Di, your card is just lovely with that delicate background and all the sparkle!
    Please remove my name from the draw this week as I already have a collection of fairy stamps that I seldom use :)

  25. Wow I can see some lovely colourful cards here peeps. I will be round to see them later when I am at home!

  26. What a sweet little pixie in your garden. I hope she's as well behaved as she looks! No thanks. I think I'll hold out for Penny Black.

  27. I adore that you made a pixie card for the pixie snippets challenge, Di! No thank you for the giftie, but thank you so much for highlighting my droplet card!! It's a fave of mine, too, if I do say so. And thanks for highlighting Kimbo's card - thud! I fell clean off my chair when I saw that one!

  28. Lovely card Di, not your usual style but I lovve it. And I really love the house Mouse cooling off in the lemonade (I choose to believe only the best of you, I am sure it couldn;t be any other beverage lol!!)

    don't have any House Mouse stamps, absolutely love the images, and they are on my wish list. I love colouring and they look great on your card.

    hugs Debs x

  29. Phew just made it. Can hear you coming up the path jangling the keys Miss but I hid behind the rose bush. Had you stopped to smell em well that might ave been another mishap story!!!! Hugs Mrs A
    The Swat Team.

  30. Errr! It is NOT 12 oclock Saturday yet Miss!!!!! I am here trying to link up Miss in my PJs!!!
    Bwahhhhhhhhhhhh!! Gonna throw my teddy out the pram now!

  31. ah Miss must be sumfing wrong again as says "widget expiration two hours ago" and it no even noon here on Saturday... you are behind is still aren't you ?? or maybe planet has realigned and nobuddy let me know that you are now ahead :D

    .. will save post for later, or maybe link over tomorrow is okay... love Shaz.xx

  32. Well thank goodness for that. Thought I had lost me marbles cos I got home and said I dunno where the times gone cos its Saturday already and The Doc said no it's not its Friday evening wot u been drinking and why are you waking all the neighbours up afore. I tell yer I raided the fridge good and propers and had me a stiff drink. Just checked me bag of marbles in the drawer where I keeps em and they are all there. Phewy!!! Hugs Mrs A.

  33. Some great snippets cards here this week.
    Finally getting a cards to check out the other cards.

  34. Fankoo Miss. Stopped cwying now. Just need to go and find my teddy and apologise for slinging it.

    Are we sure Mrs A has ALL her marbles?!!!


  35. PS I am still in my pjs. Well not technically, more and old huuuuge t-shirt that now acts as a nightie. It has "Emptrix nata sum" written on it. I shall let you work it out! It is latin you may remember it as it was still taught then! Not in my day though!!

  36. Back again Miss puff puff..

    ...but Mr widget wont play ball and let me put second card again so tis there if you want to peek, love Shaz.xx


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