Sunday, 13 October 2013

Pixies Snippets Playground - Week 94

Well, no reports of major incidents in the Playground - despite my really sneaking suspicion that summick might be 'brewing'. Wine or beer brewing in the playhouse perhaps? Big sigh - remember that Parsnip is under-age! I did catch a little whisper after I mentioned the Full Moon Parties over here - any 'mooning' in the Playground and there will be big trouble!!

I made my snippets card quite quickly before leaving for hols - another time I wouldn't trim the right hand side of the die cut piece so close to the letter 's'. But, it was a minor miracle I managed to make a few cards in advance at all:
I used:

- a white card blank, approx. 6" wide x 5" high by the time I trimmed a bit off the bottom :)

- a snippet of SU 'Real Red' card stock, die cut using the fabulous Memory Box 'Grand Merry Christmas' die. I've had this die for a while now and it was its first outing - love it to pieces!

- a small bunch of little silk poinsettias twisted together

- small snippet of red ribbon saddle stitched down either edge

So onto some cards from this past week in the Playground - a hard choice as always.

I picked this card, made by Kath, as a) I love the simplicity and elegance and b) to show that even white snippets should always be kept. I have tons of them at home and they are so useful, either left white or with the edges trimmed to size and run round with a Pro Marker to make a matching mat for a card rather than use up coloured card/ for those occasions when you just don't have a decent card match.
Now this card made by Maudiroff (Maureen) is really clever - it works like magic and you truly ought to see those veins disappear :)
Mary Mac brought this terrific Halloween card to show, plenty of snippets used too.
Super card by Carol L, a great idea to stamp the sentiments into the hexagons plus I really like how the image sort of tucks into the backing mat, rather like an old fashioned photo album used to work.
And a very big welcome to Laura who joined us for the first time with this great way to use up snippets - love the co-ordination and hope you come back to play with us often Laura!

Afraid it's another quick scamper this week - I need to finish and schedule this before scampering off to the hotel pool bar for Happy Hour - which they have three times a day in two hour stints! Why not just cut the prices all day?:(

But first the weekly prize draw and our winner of the 'moldable stamps' is:
Well done Hazel. Can you please drop me an email reminding me of your address and they will be in the post as soon as possible once I return home. I think you'll have lots of fun playing with these!

And this week's prize is a duplicate of something I only just got round to using myself and it's part of today's card. My guess is that, as there are a lot of similar cards around right now, a few of you might already have this brilliant die - but perhaps not:
We still have a slight temporary change to Playground closing time due to the time difference where I'm away playing. The Playground gates will close at 2am UK time on Saturday 19th October. The gates will open again at midnight UK time as usual. Maximum of three entries and please say 'No thank you' in a comment if you wish to still play but not be the winner of the prize 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.

Have a lovely week!

Di (and a wave from Parsnip, who is still keeping his beady eyes on you)


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi <iss,
Rattling of dem dere gates yesterday when they wus shut early on me.. so now sneaked in at midnight UK time Parsnip was not woked, I swear Miss - he is sleeping like baby.. will play quietly til others come so as not to disturb!
Wow awesome red white card, Di (love the die too) as are other items in playground fab work every one, well done Hazel! love Shaz in oz.x

Carol L said...

Thanks for the shout-out this week! I'm honored to be in such talented company :)
things are calm at the playground and we're keeping the alcohol away from Parsnip - no worries :) Enjoy your vaca!!

Cathy said...

Hi Di, looks like you've got a lovely spot by the pool in the photo! Gorgeous red & white card, fab die cut, and very pretty flowers, Cathy x

Sandra H said...

Gorgeous card Di how gorgeous looking are those silk poinsettias truly stunning with the ribbon and the sentiment many congrats to Hazel enjoy your prize and stunning showcase of last weeks card Di enjoy the rest of your holiday xx

Crafty Lark said...

Gorgeous card Di, love the effect, do like that die lots also. xx Flora

Laura said...

Ooh, thank you!
I will definitely be back sometime soon, especially since I now know that there are teddy bears in the playground!!

Benzi said...

Di, a fabulous card with that wonderful die and lovely poinsettias. Sounds and looks as if you're having loads of fun. What a view in the photo you shared.
Lovely featured cards this week.

Hi Parnsip!

Hazel said...

Wow! Fancy my name being drawn - thank you so much, I've emailed. Hope you're enjoying your jollies, Di. Lovely snippets card and love the others you've shown. x

Bonnie said...

How pretty with that sweet bouquet of flowers in the corner and the classy Merry Christmas! Safe travels.

Sally H said...

Gorgeous card, Miss Di! Hope you are relaxing plenty. Nuffin to worry about here, nuffin at all, hic!

Kathleen said...

Big congratulations to Hazel on winning last weeks prize.
Big thank you to Di for choosing my card as a showcase,
The die for this weeks prize is so very versatile and a brilliant card you have made with it Di, love it and the flowers too.
To be honest, I think this die is the best thing for 2013 Christmas cards, so very versatile. I hope to be able to join the snippet playground again this week but if any of you do this die is a must have.

Brilliant cards for the other showcasesd entries.

Kath x

Mary said...

Where shall I begin....ok, your card is gorgeous. I love the MB die and I agreem it makes a great quick card. Good job! Congrats to Hazel, I'm sure she'll create great things. They are great fun to play with.

Thanks for the shout out on my card. It was fun to make this little one. I must say, I loved looking at everyone's wonderful creations. You have some talented friends!

I'm just gonna say, who knew a bear could dance so well and little Parsnip looks so cute in a lamp shade. Shaz ever wonder why Parsnip was sleeping so soundly? Ask Sally (hic)..

I'm going to pass on the wonderful die....I'm fortunate enough to already have one....

Enjoy your time away....see you soon. Could you give us a one day notice? There may be a bit of tiding up to be done.

Mary said...

Not that lampshade, we, er, I mean Parsnip took the shade from the lamp in the club house. I know that is a lovely sun hat Parsnip is wearing in the photo. I allowed back on the playground?

roffeycreations said...

Hi Di - thanks for spotlighting my card this week - makes me laugh every time I think of it - and Congrats to Hazel... be back soon with an entry for the week - hoping you are having fabbo hols... Mxx

Sarn said...

Hi Di . . . dun u worry 'bout nuffin . . . all is, um, WELL here in the Playground. You will never find any evidence, as long as the bin men have done their job by the time you get back!

Terrific Christmas card and great picks for this week's show case.

Sarn xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Di,
hope you are enjoying your hols.
Here is my entry this week.
Love your card. Great designing as always.
Have a wonderful day.
Lots of love. Jenny L.

kay said...

Hi Di ,I am back again, hope you enjoy your trip and not overdoing the sun. Loved your card and think the die is fab.x

Sarn said...

Hi Parsnip . . . here I am with a snippets card for Miss.

Playing along just for fun, so "no thank you" to the prize.

Sarn xxx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Miss and that's a great die. It will make wonderful CAS cards, quick too I should imagine. Things are holding up here, no need to worry about nuffink, we're all been' good while you're away. Parsnip is still sulking a bit but he's coming round again. Hope you're having fun, we're still waiting for our postcard though.


Sazzle Dazzle said...

Just got round to posting my snippets card for this week Di and wow that card is spectacular. Love that Christmas Die. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. x

Hettie said...

Great card Miss and lovely showcases this week. Sorry I haven't been around much but kinda busy with London and Special VIP Guests. Will have to try and play catch up and see what the rest of the Peeps are doing now!

Jenny L said...

Hi Di,
just popped another entry into the
Lots of love. Jenny L.

Eve said...

Hi Di,
it looks like you are having a fabulous time you lucky thing. The scenery looks breath taking.

I think that everyone is behaving themselves here... although I did smell smoke around the bike sheds yesterday!! LOL!!

Have fun xx

Hettie said...

Me again!! I left a space in here for you Di!!

Craftyhugs said...

Hi Di
Im a newcomer and found this site on Jenny L Blog. Thought Id have a go at this challenge and may i say your blog is fab and very uplifting!
Thanks to Jenny to bringing me here lol

MaryH said...

Ahem, managed to squeak in very quietly here. Just had a quick look round to see all the lovelies, and hope to get back later this pm to browse slowly and enjoy all the beautiful cards I am seeing. Hope you're having some fun, and Parsnip is doing a great chaperoning gig. Dun you worry, cuz we dazzn't want see any little tears streaking down his furry little face cuz we ain't behavin' properly. Hugs

Karen said...

Oh my, wonderful cards from everyone.
You taught us well Miss and we's making betta cards each week.
I am drooling over your card - so beautiful - the die is gorgeous! Dribble, dribble, drop.
Now where's those custard pies at, I've put Parnsip in the bedroom so no one can get him - he really is a lovely little chap x

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Hi Di, don't take that entry too seriously - it just used up a whole lot of snippets....and I really like what we did here :)

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

My second entry is more conventional...thanks for the chance to win such a great die!

Jenny L said...

Hi Di,
thought I would give your stand in Bear a bit of extra work by posting a 3rd card in the challenge. To see if he is up to your standards. lol.
Lots of love. Jenny L.

JennyH said...

I love your card, that is such a fantastic die, definitely lucky somebody for you having a duplicate : )
Happy Happy Hour/s : )

Lynn said...

A fab card - loving the die, and such a gorgeous bunch of flowers. Hope you both enjoyed the birthday cake. Lynn x

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Found your site this morning and decided to play along.

Glo said...

Love your card, and thanks for the opportunity to win this timely die!

Hettie said...

Phew! Just got in! Now girls - Code Parsnip comes into operation as planned. Get the vino and ciders ready! Don't forget to bring a plate of nibbles too! Behind the chook house!!

Karen said...

Just got my final entry in - that was cutting it close lol! I hope you are having fun in the sun huni x