Sunday 1 September 2013

Pixies Crafty Snippets Playground - Week 88

My snippets card for this week has safely arrived at its destination - having flown a few thousand miles:
It was sent with a parcel to Kay in New Mexico - I bet its little wings were weary too :)

I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card stock

- all patterned papers came from the selection Kay sent me, there is one full sheet and the rest are snippets carefully squirrelled away in the packet

- stamped image is Woodware's 'Patchwork Owl', the branch and leaves were coloured with  Pro Markers and the body was paper pieced, Glossy Accents on the eyes really brought him alive :) I did the background in the usual way using a template, TH 'Tumbled Glass' ink and a mini duster brush. The image was die cut with a Nesties hexagon die and mounted onto a hand cut snippet of plain pink card

- sentiment is from the fabulous Hero Arts 'Live Life' set, stamped in black Memento then trimmed and popped onto a snippet of pink card

- ribbon came from the ribbon box which was then finished off with a little owl charm, tied on using iridescent cord

So, onto this week's little 'picks, typing this on Saturday before going out to party so it's a bit of a rush through I'm afraid:
I love the vibrancy of this lovely snippets card made by Elizabeth - it reminds me of when Summer begins to change into Autumn.
Viv made this really fabulous card, almost white on white with just some touches of pastel blue.

AND, although it isn't a snippets card you truly ought to see this next card made by Viv - absolutely STUNNING! I think it should walk away with more than one prize from the challenges Viv entered - particularly the Cuttlebug Mania Challenge!
See what I mean?
I seem to be on a 'white' roll this week - this really CAS Christmas card immediately caught my eye - beautifully made by Carol L.

And Eve dashed in, just as I was looking for the keys to lock the Playground gates, with this divine card - LOVE the butterflies!

As always, each and every one of you made some fabulous snippets cards this week - to check them out just go here.

We have two new playmates this week - a huge welcome to Christine and KathyK. Hope you come back to play again!

And the winner of last week's prize (the set of leaf dies plus the Christmas sentiments) is:
Well done Sue, can you please drop me an email (to with your snail mail address and they will be in the post to you pronto! I think this is the first Playground win for Sue, plus she almost didn't link her lovely snippets card - thinking it didn't have much in the way of snippets on it. Thankfully I encouraged her to link - and remember girls, even one little snippet counts!

And, this week's prize came about due to Dumbo here losing a favourite sentiment stamp from a set on the desk. After hunting high and low I ordered another set as my waste bin had been emptied AND it was the day after the wheelie bin had been emptied so I thought it was gone forever. You just know what's coming dontcha :( Yup, the day following me placing the order, the naughty little stamp turned up, firmly clinging to the back of a glossy card.

But, my temporary loss is the Playground's gain, so this week's prize is that new stamp set - Hero Arts 'Live Life', and I used a sentiment from my own set on today's snippets card:
The Playground will run as usual this week with the gates closing at 11am UK time on Saturday 7th September. 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 stamps 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.

I still promise to do that grab button ASAP for the Playground BTW. And for anyone who was waiting for some of the Victoria Sponge Cake I made during the week, yup, the two-legged mouse made short work of it.

Di (and a wave from Parsnip)


  1. Woohooooooooo go Sue P gorgeous cards and oh my what a long journey that card had Di huggles Sue xxxx

  2. Hi Di, I came over after you left such a nice comment on my blog - great cards on your blog! I am just curious - what is your challenge all about? I can't find any rules....

  3. Hi Di, your paper pieced owl is gorgeous, love those pretty bg papers too. Fabulous showcase again! Cathy x

  4. Very sweet Owly snippets card Di. He did fly a long way didn't he?

    Loving all the pretty showcased cards.

    FAB stamp set to give away - one of my faves (I already have it).

    Sarn xxx

  5. Back again with my Snippets Entry. Got this stamp set already and LOVE IT, so I'm saying no thanks to the prize.

    Sarn xxx

  6. I love that cute Owl Di and how you've paper-pieced him looks fabulous. Been there and done that with thinking you've thrown something essential away only to find it weeks later. I have a habit of putting things in a 'safe place' then can't remember where the 'safe place' is! AGE arrrrgh! I've just submitted my snippets link hope it counts being CAS - never thought I'd say it but I'm loving CAS. Sarah x

  7. Wahey!!!! Thank you so much (to the widget thingy) for picking me! I am really really chuffed to bits! So glad I used those snippets for the parcels now!

    As for your latest card Di, I love the paper pieces owl, he really is a corker!

    Great design altogether.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx (dancing away as I trype!!)

  8. Super little owl Miss and love that paper piecing. Hugs Mrs A.
    p..s. Just been picking some blackberries from round the back of the gardeners shed and I got scratches all over me legs. Anyone seen the First Aid tin?

  9. Fantastic cards
    your owl is gorgeous
    have a great day
    hugs Tamara

  10. Hi Miss Di and fellow playmates

    Hope you are all having a fabby weekend.

    Loving your owl Miss .. .. looks like lots of snippets met their doom on this great creation.

    Wonderful prize too. You are very generous!

    Have a good week.

    Love Jules xx

  11. I love your owl. He is so cute. I know what you mean about losing stamps etc. I now have two brick stencils because I lost one and thought I hadn't bought it - dohhhh. Reminder to self - check what you have before you order. Thank you for your lovely comments about my Clarity cards. I really enjoyed doing them. xx Maggie

  12. Hello Di, your owl card is super cute - great paper piecing, and glad to here he has made it all those miles to Mexico :) Many thanks for showcasing my sunny yellow card ... apparently summer is no longer changing to autumn, it's gone altogether! Oh, and I have been known to order the occasional item twice too ... it's a senior hazard :)) Congratulations to Sue. Hugs to you and kisses to Parsnip, Elizabeth xx

  13. So much gorgeous crafting including your snippets card, Di - how anyone has time to linger on the swings I don't know - lol! x

  14. It's amazing what astonishing and beautiful cards can be made with snippets. These are so inspirational!

    And your owl card is just adorable - what lovely colours! Go, you!!!

    love Mags B x

  15. I'm so glad I got to play. I confess that I did have different snippets in mind to use but got distracted by the lovely piece of paper I found. There's always next time for the snippets I had in mind. I love your owl card with all the paper piecing. Such a happy imagine and happy colors filled with happiness!

  16. Gorgeous makes this last week. I shall try better to get round to see them this week. Never had a moment to myself last week!

  17. I love your paper-pieced owl! I love that it's within a big hexie too and what beautiful clouds behind him! Super cute and "CHARM-ing" card! Thanks for including my card among the notables this week! I'm truly honored and flattered to be in such talented company!

  18. Sometimes I don't like owls! Some of them are downright scary looking! But not this sweetie! I love the patchwork look and the owl charm is delightful!

  19. Just submitted another entry Di ... feeling guilty about yesterdays but not sure this one is much better - can you tell I'm liking CAS right now??? xx

  20. Well!!!! I am beside myself!! Two mentions from Miss this week??? Honoured indeedy!!! LOL
    Lovin' the Owl Di.. been tidying the desk so have some scrappy bits to play with - be back later with the makes..
    Lovely showcased cards this week too!

  21. Great challenge - you'll have me now as a regular.... So glad I have discovered you. Thanks for the chance to win!

  22. Di, your pink patterned paper-pieced owl is genius! And with the charm added? Double genius!!

    Thank you for the great highlights. I know it terribly hard to pick, but I do like this new way of just highlighting a few with the photos. Some weeks we don't all get round to everyone, so it's nice to get that spotlight for the spotlighted and the spotlightees. Huh? You know what I mean!

    No thank you to that fabulous prize! Have a great week!! Hugs, Darnell (Please tell Mrs. A that I'm sorry I put her pants on the Don Key. I had naught idea she was going off to pick berries!)

  23. As promised Di....but like a number 99 bus there is not just one but 3 :-)
    Annie x

  24. Cute owl card, I have this stamp (never used) and can see how great it will be for paper piecing, thank you for the inspiration : )
    Glad I found your blog and challenge, definitely need to start to use more snippets.

  25. Ooo yay! I got to play! Will be checking out everyone's creations over the next day or two. Gorgeous picks though Di! Karen xx

  26. Lovely gallery picks miss, will have to try that white card idea - it's stunning!

    debs x

  27. Way to go Sue P!

    Finally dropping by to submit a card...will pop by to finish visiting everyone tonight when the big guy crashes!

  28. Popping in again Di, not sure when the gates close, must be soon!(that dinner looks delicious too, much more interesting than the apricot chicken I've got in the oven!) Cathy x

  29. Hello Di,
    I love your owl card it has a lovely patchwork theme to it - perfect for snippets!
    I'm sorry that I'm late AGAIN! will try harder next week.
    Thank you for highlighting my card last week - I'll leave my apple on your desk!! LOL
    Hope you have a lovely weekend. xx


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