Sunday 21 July 2013

Pixies Crafty Snippets Playground - Week 82

Sorry about the Playground gates catching some of you out yet agaaaain :( I'm going to close the gates at 11am in future on Saturdays to avoid the way I seem to be mixing up Friday midnight and Saturday noon. Mr Linky is a tad confusing on that issue - in my defence - although I'm typing this whilst sitting in the shade on the naughty step.

Despite the raging heat in the Playground, we had 40 entries this week - wahoo! It's so lovely to see you all playing and also supporting one another - we do have a lovely little band of playmates I'm sure you'll agree. Even if I stoooopidly mentioned trampoline and within half an hour it almost went viral - sigh, OK, so long as you don't lift the goat onto it just to see how high he can jump :)

Anyhow, enough frivolity - although hopefully my snippets card for this week will raise a smile:

I used:

- 6" x 6" square white scalloped card, from Craftwork Cards

- Penny Black stamp called 'Strawberry Jam', coloured with Pro Markers and the sky is coloured with chalk - plus some Glossy Accents on the strawberries. Die cut with Nesties Labels Eight and mounted onto a green backing

- the plain green card is SU's 'Gumball Green' from the snippets folder

- patterned backing papers are snippets from a pack that came free with Quick Cards Made Easy magazine last Summer - by Raspberry Road Designs and called' Summer Goodness'. I like the way the checked paper looks a bit like it belongs on top of a jar of strawberry jam and of course the strawberry design paper seemed perfick :) Raspberry Road do still have this set of designs to download here BTW

- the corners (Whimsy Shapeology Collection - Corner Set) and bits of foliage (Cheery Lynn Designs - Bird on a Branch) came from more green snippets

- the cloud was die cut from a white snippet using MFT 'Cloud Trio - the smallest cloud in the set). I initially used Pinflair silicon glue and the cloud turned all greasy looking. Thankfully spotted it in time, whipped it off, die cut another one, shaped it a bit, ran a grey marker round the edge and used sticky pads instead - disaster averted!

- sentiment (from Whimsical Designs, Whimsical Fun - Vol. 1)was stamped using SU's 'Real Red' onto a snippet of white card, die cut using the smallest Nesties Labels Eight die - I think this is almost my very favourite die set for cutting out images - and it was also popped onto a hand cut backing

- a snippet of white satin ribbon, wrapped round the whole backing before adhering it to the card, a bow tied on top and then a delicious enamelled strawberry charm added with red and green cord tied in a bow

- a couple of white Josy Rose nail heads on top of the corner dies

Bit of a marathon make for me! I'd like to enter this card into the following challenge:

Penny Black and More - July - dies and punches

OK, so this weeks little 'picks' spot:

I picked this card, made by Liz, because of the simplicity and great use of snippets - it's a gorgeous Baby card.
Sam took the prize for flowers this week - stunning! And that's our little imp looking stunning in the wedding dress, bet she had jeans on underneath though!
And how about this fabulous card, made by Bonnie? I love it all but it's the straw boater (hat to our USA friends) plus the handbag (purse to our USA friends) that are both so, so clever. An idea to pinch dontcha think?
Mary H brought this fabulous card - do go and read how it was made. I was having the vapours at the thought of Creme Brulee heat guns being the next 'weapon of choice' in the Playground - we've had enough trouble with water gun fights this past week.
And last, but by no means least - Darnell bounced in with one of those cards that makes you gasp and think, why didn't I think of that? It's based on a delicious pair of shoes - I kid you not!

As ever, I wish I could show you all the beautiful things people made this past week - if you haven't already done so then do look at the thumbnail links in last Sunday's post - there really are some stunners to be seen! I think you're all so talented and a source of so much inspiration - thank you for playing so nicely.

OK, drum roll now - here's the winner of last week's prize, the mask and Lavinia Fairy stamp. This is live as I always get to this point and then run away to use the Random Number thingy so it's a surprise to me as well.

OMG, OMG!! This almost made me fall off my chair, first out was Carol L who had declined the prize, then our lovely Sarn who already has the stamp...........and just guess who popped up next?! It's someone who totally adores Lavinia stamps, is one of the Playground imps and I just KNOW she'll be almost wetting herself with excitement at winning. Sheesh, I'm almost crying with excitement here too - I do so love it when someone who really desperately would love to win a particular prize hits lucky. It's:
Crumbs, I think I can hear squeals in the distance :)

And this coming week's prize is not surprisingly this:

Yup, it's that oh so sweet Penny Black stamp called 'Strawberry Jam', same as the one I used today.

The Playground will run as usual this week with the gates closing at 11am UK time on Saturday 27th 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.

Have a fun filled week - and watch out for unexpected jets of water!



  1. LOVE your card this week, brilliant paper, it all goes together so well. Love the showcases too, I saw Sam's LO and thought it was beautiful, and I loved Mary H's autumn coloured card and Darnell's super CAS. Love them all! Bonnie's little hat is superb. Hope you like my make this week! You should do, it's PINK!!


  2. OMG OMG! You mention unexpected shots of water....I have just had a tena moment! Woo Hoo!
    Fankoo Di and fankoo Random number fingey wotsit!
    Thanks also for featuring my layout. Glad you like it even though it aint pink! That card of Bonnie's is beautiful and love Mary's card. Darnell's is striking.

  3. Gorgeous card Di, lots of lovely details topped by that beautiful strawberry charm! Beautiful picks too, lots of fabulous inspiration in the playground. Bit scary mentioning the brulee torch though, I'm just getting good at dodging the water squirts!! :) Cathy x

  4. Hi Di - just a quick post to say I am glad you have sorted out the gates issue... #1 is now done... LOL Hugs Mxx

  5. Back again - with a boy card this time... by the way I love your cute card - but No Thank You to the prize this week - love just playing and squirting water pistols this time around... hugs Mxx

  6. Beautiful, beautiful card Di, with such an adorable image.

  7. So beautiful cards
    different designs but all fabulous
    have a great Sunday
    hugs Tamara

  8. You guessed it right...but I am not advertising who it is just for you and Hetti!

    Not sure if you noticed the post previous to that one...the Pow Wow was so fabulous...I am still smiling from my day!

  9. Morning Di, Another fab snippet card and what an adorable P/B Stamp you have coloured it beautifully and the strawberry charm is so adorable l just lovely everything you have done to it......great choice of last weeks winner and cards have a lovely day the sun has taken its hat off today but its still warm l'm sure it will be put back on again xx

  10. Such gorgeous makes this week even with all this heat....think it's fried my brain cos I don't feel very creative at the mo.
    I've read your comments out to my other half here and I think he is wondering who I am bringing him to meet :-) ....make sure you bring a change of pants that day please cos I'm guessing there will be a lot of laughs. :-)
    Annie x

  11. Back with my card this time Di, off to have a poke around now :) Cathy x

  12. Happy Sunday Di, Just got round to submitting my entry to this week's challenge. I couldn't wait to use the embossing folder from last week's win so here's my first play with it.
    Oh I adore your card and I also have those papers. Love the way you've used them so may have to 'pinch' your idea too.

    Thanks again Sarah

  13. Di, just posted a second entry for this week - hope that's ok.


  14. I love this stamp Di - so bloomin' cute! Also love the papers you have chosen, they make me think of strawberry jam - yum yum. The cards made for the Playground are gorgeous, I've had a little wander through and am feeling very refreshed!

    Hope my little offering is OK, I have been wanting to have a go for sooooo long and must admit I enjoyed it!

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  15. Hi Miss Di

    What a fabby make you have posted. I love your cute image and that gorgeous charm.

    Everything goes so perfectly together.

    Sorry for not making an appearance last week :-( I'm not sure where my week went .. .. it whizzed by!! Sounds like a missed a load of summer fun!!! LOL!!!

    Have a good week.

    Love Jules xx

  16. Aw, love those little Hedgies. My favorite in the PBlack stamps I think...Always such fun to color up. So cute. Absolutely love all your DP used on the card, great layout too. Just plumb cheerful & summery with these little guys & their strawberries. Big Congrats to Sam on the stamp win. She'll do something wunnerful with it. TFS & the chance to win the Hedgies.

  17. Those hedgies are too cute and your colouring is great. Love the papers too x

  18. As always beautiful cards picked Di - I'm not sure what I want most Darnell's shoes or that wonderful die she used to make the card lol!
    I love the hedge hogs and your card is gorgeous! As always thank you for the chance to win some new goodies Karen x

  19. Oh er Miss, think I might be in a bit of trouble :)

  20. Absolutely gorgeous card Di and those papers go so well with the stamp.
    Lovely to see you at Penny Black & More.
    Lynn x

  21. such a sweet card, di! i love the adorable hedgies and the papers you used, thanks for the link; i spent too much time browsing over there and have never used digi papers, yet. :)

    thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.

  22. Lol! at the playground antics!! Love your sweet snippet card - such a cute image x

  23. I'm hellergic to Strawberries but if I don't licky the stamp Miss I should be ok so yes please this weeky. Hugs Mrs A. (We shall not be moved)!!!!

  24. I got him Miss fair and square an have the tail feathers to prove it.
    Hugs Mrs A.
    p.s We ave a petition going the rounds to save our Playhouse Miss.

  25. Congrats to Hettie...her layouts were gorgeous...the blooms were superb!
    Finally dropping by with a card...we have been too busy lately playing tourist in our own back yard!!! lol

  26. Your card is just LOVELY Di and what a cute stamp to give away. You are very generous.

    I am too hot and tetchy to do anything except try and stay cool in the paddling pool.

    Mrs A . . . I can't write . . . so just put an X down for me please.

    SOMEBODY PASS ME AN ICE CREAM before I die in this heat . . . .

  27. Di, I'm back again, I forgot to say no thank you to the lovely prize this week....coz I'll be busy playing with my clouds and chevron dies that arrived by Pixie Mail today!! Thank you (I'm grinning from ear to ear here:) Cathy x and thank you for the beautiful card too, I'm treasuring it :)

  28. Hey, Di, have you got a new watermark or have I just not noticed it before? What am I? Blind? It is awesome and perfect for your pretty lilting name!

    Your card is - gotta say it - super duper sweet!! Love those papers and that adorable charm!

    Thank you for the shoutout and showcase! I loved all the other highlights, too, especially the wedding photo!

    No thank you to another generous offer by you. Thank you again for that and for the time you take to do our weekly challenge post!

    Thank you, too, for protecting Polly Pixie the parrot from all the water gun fights. Well, as much as you could. I'm horrified that Mrs. A took some tail feathers. I know you're besties, but please don't warn her that I'm behind the slide now, waiting to see how she likes having her tail feathers pinched!

    Have a wonderful week, my friend! xxoo Darnell

  29. Pass the petition round please. Hubby and the Girls will sign it as they like the fact that I have somewhere to go right now. No tweehouse and nowhere to go!! Where are we going to dry off after the water fights or our falls in the moat? You cannot have lickle nuddie girls and boys running around the Playground!! That is giving me the collywobbles just thinking about it!!

  30. Congratulations Sam! I'm so glad you won a prize you'll love!! All of the notables are so pretty and I want to CAS them all! Beautiful job on your card Di - I adore those purple flowers!

  31. OOh I had to double check this as #3 - sometimes I could take up all the space in the playground without even thinking about it - thank goodness my big sister keeps me in line...LOL... Mxx

  32. Keep on signing the petition girls for keeping the play house. Not too sure who Toady with the gammy leg is but If X marks the spot keep em coming. Hugs Mrs A. (Coordinator for the save our Play House Campaign. )

  33. Gorgeous, even scrumptious, card, Di - I love that paper and have secreted my share away because it's just too nice to use :) Once again, the creations you've showcased are lovely. Congrats to Sam on her win. Hugs, Elizabeth xx
    PS: I'm gonna add my signachure too Mrs A's petishun - I love that play house :))

  34. Back in with another card! There are some gorgeous cards this week...trying to make it round to all of them!

  35. But that waterfight was such fun and cooling for the recipient ..... we were doing them a favour, honest!!!

    I have brought my french skipping rope this week so I hope that folks have remembered how to do it cos we don't want any twanging elastic complaints :)

    My laptop is playing silly bees and am hoping it will let me post something today. I am going to give it a big kick and it will get its just desserts when my new one arrives!!

    Oh, and yes please to those cute little hedgehogs; I do believe they are playing in the strawberry juggling competition in the playground this week. Super card you have made of their piccie!

  36. I left a comment previously, and since I commented on your "purple flowers" I've been questioning my vision! LOL I must have been looking at the wrong card! I love the little hedgies and especially that darling charm you added! Such a delightful and CUTE card!

  37. Popping by with another to check out the third column...I have not had a chance to look at this column yet!

  38. Put an X down for m on that there petition cant lose that plahouse now...

    tis shade an all that.. from downunder Mrs A. coming up with ice cream for yous, not needed down here :D
    and miss, just entered my latest card. Fabby stamp, love the wee hedgies Shaz in Oz.x

  39. I'm ba-ack with a card . . . and guess what? I don't have this cute PB stamp . . . so if Mr Linky picks me out this week . . . I'll say YES PLEASE!

    Sarn xxx

  40. Just to prove that I DO use my stamps ASAP!!
    I will only be making these for schpecial peeps!!

  41. Some really beautiful creations from everyone here and you've made some gorgeous cards this week too Di.
    Apologies for not visiting much - not had a good a week so not been around as much as I hoped hugs Karen x

  42. fab cards from everyone ScrappyMo! told me about this sight Di its great and the stamp is so cute Sue xx

  43. Hooray at last I've been able to come out and play!

  44. Thanks so much for the shout out, Di! I'm so glad you liked my little ensemble! Wish I could still wear something like that! I love your little hedgies with their strawberries! Hope you're staying dry!

  45. Your card is so sweet! I love those fabulous papers, I have them, too, and they are gorgeous! You're very brave to cut into them, I know I found it hard!

    Have a lovely weekend, hun!

    love Mags B x

  46. I got me feathers well and truly ruffled making this card Miss. Hope the girly stamps wot I bought colour up ok. Hugs Mrs A. (Well one of em anyway).

  47. I am back from vacation and have been itching to get covered in ink and glue. I couldn't wait to play with everyone on the playground. I did miss all of you....really, really I did! Now I'm off to have a look at what you have been doing. Di, do you have any idea how happy your little playground makes us...I know I'm thrilled to have been part of your playground! See you often I hope!

  48. Oops...I forgot to say, no thank you. The stamp is lovely and oh so sweet, but I need to get coloring on the stamps I already have.

  49. Hi Di,
    love the Penny Black card, so cute creation with matching papers.
    Thanks for sharing at Penny Black and more;-))m
    Congrats for the stamp winner!


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