Sunday 18 August 2013

Pixies Crafty Snippets Playground - Week 86

Sigh, Summer seems so have run away right now but my snippets card is still 'Summer themed' in the hope of better weather:

I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card stock

- whole (slap my wrists) papers from the Forever Friends 'Best of British' paper pad

- snippets of papers I found tucked inside the front of the same pad

- image is a stamp by Just Inklined called 'Water's Edge', coloured with Pro Markers and a tickle of Glossy Accents on the metal ring holding the rope. The clouds were added using the usual 'Tim Holtz Distress pad, template and little duster brush technique' - this time I used 'Faded Jeans' for the sky to match the papers a bit better than my usual 'Tumbled Glass'

- the sentiment panel came with the paper pad and I just stamped the word 'Hi!' from a Stampendous set called 'Happy Messages', in Memento 'Tuxedo Black' - to be honest the little panel woulnd't have taken a bigger word :)

Love the image stamp and it's super-easy to colour too.

And this week's picks are a bit fast and furious as once again I have a ton of other things to do today (Saturday):
Sam (aka Hettie) brought a fabulous layout to show - love all the pink and the story behind the layout is so inspiring.
Victoria is blogging again (wahoo) and made this fabulous Christmas card. Did you know there's a little one on the way too? Congratulations Victoria - no shortage of baby sitters in the Playground, they'll do anything for sweeties!
Darnell has been 'Smackin' Acetate' there are some gorgeous cards over at her blog. I did laugh at Sarn when I mentioned I'd love to try this and her reply was 'What's acetate ever done to you to deserve that then?' - very droll :) Do go and see how it's done, a great technique which a few of you have already been playing with this past week.
Eve made brilliant use of her snippets this week, following an idea by the lovely Jules - isn't it just stunning?

And speaking of Jules:
Oh wow Jules, what a brilliant card...............and so true as well :)

I could show so many more, to check them out here's the link to last week's Mr Linky.

So, moving rapidly on - we have a new little playmate this week - welcome Loll, hope you come and play often.

The prize for last week was won by:

Well done Karen - proves that doing three entries increases your chances! The 'Speech Bubble' dies will be on their way to you ASAP.

And this week's prize is a double one, first of all there's your very own 'Water's Edge' stamp:

And, in keeping with the nautical theme, here's a lovely set of two dies by Marianne Creatables - kindly donated by Kim. I reckon if you were careful you could add the yacht alongside the stamped image perhaps:
As I said at the beginning, Summer seems to be slipping away a bit so I thought it would be good to offer a double prize (both to the same winner) in time for the last of those Summer cards.

And, we have a name for this little chap:
Can I please properly introduce PARSNIP. Last minute change from my original choice of Snippet, which was almost unanimous but I think you'll all still approve of Parsnip. After reading about my 'carrot carving' yesterday, Sarn challenged me to put my money where my mouth is and make/show a carved carrot rose. That led to me nipping out and buying some carrots and a large parsnip in readiness - can't resist a challenge! Sarn then suddenly came up with 'Parsnip' as a name - which is brilliant I think 'cos he's white, it has 'snip' in the name - plus is distinct enough from actual 'snippets' which might have caused confusion to him, you and myself :) Do you agree?  He's too big to come with me on my abroad travels, certainly not with flight luggage limitations, but perhaps he'll have a few UK trips now and then. After all, he's already met Sam's 'Fergus' :)

The Playground will run as usual this week with the gates closing at 11am UK time on Saturday 24th August. 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 stamp and dies this week as 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.

Di (and a wave from Parsnip)


  1. Thank you all so much Mr Random thingy ma bob - I do appreciate it! And you Mrs are wonderful and I love the name! Parsnip will be going on the side bar of my blog and will be shown with pride! Beautiful card Di, love the stamp and those dies! Will pop over later on this week to play along. Have a lovely day sweet friend Karen xx

  2. Great card that beautiful paper background!
    Perfect stamp to describe where we are now...Filey on the West Yorkshire coast line. We have spent each morning so far at the beach chalet down on the coble loanding at Filey beach. The town is teeming with holidayers but still lots of fun!
    Seagulkls everywhere looking for supper! lol

  3. Hi Di - what a great name Parsnip - and I love your seaside card be back soon with #2... hugs Mxx

  4. Di your card is wonderful and perfectly coloured. Your are so talented.

    I've just posted my entry for this week but don't think my colouring is up to scratch ... more practice needed! Maybe Parsnip has some tips!


  5. Beautiful card Di especially how you have done the clouds. I love the name Parsnip - sounds just right for a mischievous bear. No thanks to the prize this week Miss x

  6. No2 posted - am playing with black & white - maybe my next card will be perfect for Parsnip - will have to wait & see... LOL Mxx

  7. Morning Miss . . . what a terrific seaside summery card. The colours are just perfect. GREAT image and fab dies up for grabs.

    The bear's name seems to be going down well . . . wahooo!

    Lovely showcased entries, as ever.

    Happy Sunday to everyone.

    Sarn xxx

  8. Love the name Parsnip and Fergus thinks it suits him well!
    Gorgeous card you have made today Miss! Love all the cards you have showcased!
    So where is the carrot? Tee hee!

  9. Total love for that card you made Di! I LOVE that image - so peaceful looking and makes me wish I was there!
    Great cards by from the entries and congrats to the winner.
    Parsnip is as cute as a button!!!
    Now that I've figured out how to link (hopefully), you'll be seeing a lot of me!

  10. Here's my entry, but on this occasion . . . can I say "No thanks" to the prize please? Wishing my fellow playmates GOOD luck in winning it. xxx

  11. Parsnip! It's a perfect fit for this fashionista tie-wearing teddy! I love your nautical card, and the prize up for grabs this week! Amazing and such a perfect masculine card! Congrats to the playground notables too! Your creations are SO inspiring and awesome!

  12. Lovely nautical card Di. Parsnip looks so cute too!

  13. Great card Di fantastic theme so nautical another of your brilliant creqations ....perfect is his name l love it and parsnip looks so content congrats to all the winners xx

  14. That's #3 Di - have a great week - Mxx

  15. Big Congratulations to Karen - Hip Hip, Hooray. And love little Parsnip. What a perfect choice. I just took a quick glimpse of the delicious goodies that you highlighted, and will be back shortly to enjoy in a more leisurely fashion. Gotta get some stuff ready to post in the mail. Hugs & TFS

  16. Hi Di your card is gorgeous!
    I wonder if you mask off the image before you brush your clouds?

    Thank you for highlighting my card - I owe it to Jules.

    I'm back again this week - I will soon be bringing an apple with me (creep)! xx

  17. What a great name ....Parsnip. I am sure he will soon be entering your challenges.

  18. Just linked my entry for this week Miss.
    Can I say no thanks for the stamp and dies but thank you, if you know what I mean lol!
    Going to look at what everyone else has made and hope to be back later this week Karen x

  19. Hullo there Miss, have me sick note to excuse my absence really I do but that Parsnip (cute name, fella!) ate it, I think or maybe the farmer's pig, 'cos cant find it now awf'ly sorry!!

    ...and yuss, please Miss!!!

    ... I wuv the dies and stamp perfect for an Ozzie who lives by the sea t'would be indeedy!!

    Must say you did your summer card proud there well done, sending bucket loads of summery skies from Oz :D
    hugs, Shaz in oz.x

  20. Love your nautical card Di, beautifully coloured. Parsnip is gorgeous too! I'd put him on my sidebar too if I could work it out! (I'll ask my sis to help me out next time I see her.)

    Congrats to all for the fab showcased cards too. :) Cathy x

  21. OK! Who has got Parsnip? My turn for a cuddle now! Hand him over!!!! NOW! Or I shall go and mess the duck pond up by splashing through it!

  22. Love the name Parsnip, it really seems to suit him. I'm joining the queue for a cuddle, well behind Hettie splashing around in the duckpond. Honestly, some people have no self-control! ;-p
    Lovely prizes up for grabs this week :) and you've showcased that stamp beautifully with your snippety make. Happy crafting!

  23. Great seashore summery card, Di! Love those clouds!

    Thank you for showcasing my smackin' acetate card! I love the others, too, and totally agree with the mascot name. I think I may have called him ParsnipS in my blog post just now. (Kinda like it, snips as in cutting. But I'll go fix it if I remember.)

    No thank you to the fab prizes, Miss! Are we having an end of summer picnic? Can we use your back garden this year if we promiff to not let Don Key in? Thank you, Miss. I may have left a beverage for you behind the porch newel. xxoo Darnell

  24. Hello Di, I love the name Parsnip for the bear. A beautiful card, and such wonderful 'picks of the week'. (p.s. your candles look super too!) Lynn x

  25. Di, I just tried to enter my second card for this challenge and it didn't go through for some reason. Could you please see if you can do something from your end...if not I'll try again later.

  26. may have gone through anyway! I'm working on it!

  27. Oops again!!! (Are you tired of me yet!!!) It appears the same card I'd previously entered went through! I wanted the one that I posted today with the balloons on it to be entered. I'm so sorry I'm causing a problem.

  28. Love your beautiful card....anything to do with the sea or ocean is a winner in my book.
    First time playing here. Looks like a lot of fun.
    Hi Parsnip..what a cutie.

  29. I love your beach scene, Di! What a wonderful stamp!

  30. Great beach scene Di! Thanks for the offer of the chance to win but I am going to say no thanks this time.

  31. Hi, I just finished my max of 3 entries.I'm on a roll. The stamp is lovely, but since I just snarfed the marvy raindrops, I won't be no thanks to the prize. Hope to get round on my visitin' tomorrow. Behind Uh-gin! Saw a glimpse of some lovely lovelies, & I want to visit when I have plenty of time to enjoy all the goodies. TFS & Hugs

  32. I love your seaside seagull card. I'm not knocking the other ones though. They are great as well. Lately I have been stuffing my snippets into a bag and giving them to a lady who makes punch art flowers. It beats me having to figure out what to do with my snippets myself. I know, I know! How completely lame of me. Welcome to Parsnip!

  33. Love your seagull but hope he doesn't dive bomb us in the playground! Should really be delving into a pile of washing instead of playing. Might go and do a spot of digging in the garden instead. Very therapeutic that is you know. Yes please to going in the pot this week. Hugs Mrs A.

  34. Hi Di, just popping in with a second card for this week ... I'm doing well and the plan to work my way through that teetering pile of cardstock is going well. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

    PS: Your seagull is much more preferable to the real live ones that visit us on schooldays, at lunchtime, and spend an hour or so terrorising any child with food in their hands.


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