Monday, 28 October 2013

Pixies Snippets Playground - Week 96

Wow, another busy week in the Playground with 54 entries and so many fabulous snippets ideas from you all.

Here's my little offering for this week, by chance all the snippets were still lying on my desk from when I ran away on holiday:
I used:

- A6 champagne pearlescent card with the corners already shaped, had these card blanks for ages - probably from practically when I began card making in earnest

- snippet of matt gold card to die cut the tree using Nesties Pennants set, and also to punch the pot using SU's large oval punch with the base then cut flat

- little snippets of SU 'Real Red' plus more little snippets of dark green card stock for the poinsettias. The dies I used are adorable, made by All Occasions dies the set is called 'Small Poinsettia'. Sizes range from 23mm, 29mm and 38mm in diameter and I used all three sizes. Really sweet little flowers, perfect for Christmas wreaths and small embellishments on cards especially and I love how the petals flick up so well  - bought from Joanna Sheen

- the pot looked a bit bare so I used the teeniest left over green snippet to die cut a little holly sprig using part of Cheery Lyn's 'Holly Flourish' die

- matt gold Josy Rose nail heads in the centres of the flowers

- no sentiment 'cos there wasn't room without throwing it out of balance, IMHO

A very quick scamper through some picks of the week, and this week seemed to be the toughest yet - each entry was absolutely beautiful of course so these are snippets ideas that caught my eye and might give you inspiration.
I love this card made by Carol L - gorgeous colours, fab flower and such a clever way to use thick ribbon which wouldn't be easy to tie in a bow.
Lynn used a great sketch to make this really cute card, and the papers and colouring are perfectly matched.
A stunning card from Kim, look how well the additional die cute go with the HM image - and the row of buttons along the bottom edge is a brilliant touch. one to remember for sure.
What a stunning Autumn card from Nessa - love the different leaves and the fluffy twine is a great finishing touch.
Wahoo, what a great card from Eve - a super way to use snippets, I love this!
This box, made by Sharon, is absolutely amazing! It's an 'origami box' and I do have it already bookmarked to try - here's a tutorial link. Looks such fun and Sharon did a great job.

And last but not least, Viv really has whipped up my enthusiasm to have a serious try at making some white on white cards - these two are stunning! I know that I have more white snippets then any others here too :)

Sorry it was a quick scamper, I truly could have mentioned many, many more but then this would be a marathon again as it was back in the days when I used to link every single card in the Playground write-up. There is soooo much inspiration from you lovely girlies - thank you for playing along and I hope you too find inspiration from one another.

OK, it's time for the draw for that Penny Black stamp called 'You Make Me Bob' (am sure that really ought to be Bop though!

And the winner is:
Well done Carol, not only a pick of the week but also a prize win. You did comment that the hedgies were 'stinkin' cute' (our Brenda used that expression this week too and we're off to drag her back to the UK!) so I guess you might be doing a happy dance now :) Can you please drop me an email to remind me of your snail mail address and I'll post the stamp off to you this coming week. My email is

At the same time, I'll be posting the moldable stamps to Hazel and the Grand Merry Christmas die to Cornelia - once the forecast storm passes. Apparently we're due to be hit quite hard - Len is tying the Playground swings up as I type :)

And for this coming week there was (as so often, but not always) a clue in the snippets card I made. It's a poinsettia die set the same as the one I used, plus a darling Lawn Fawn stamp called 'Winter Bunny', which Carol L sent me for the toy box a little while back :) This is getting to be like the 'Carol L Show' this week :)
We're back to normal closing time in the Playground again! The Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 2nd November and the gates will open again at midnight UK time on the Saturday 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. In fact, you might want to play for only one part of the prize - both items do constitute one prize but if there's only one thing you'd use please do say in a comment and I'd just draw again for the second item as well.

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 Parsnip who is fully recovered from the partying!)


Sazzle Dazzle said...

This is a really lovely card Di the way you've decorated the tree with all those poinsettias is stunning. Hope you are back in the swing of things and not too disheartened by our lovely weather here! Great showcase cards too and well done Carol L.
Oh I've just posted 2 entries (almost forgot there!)

Anonymous said...

Ooh those poinsettias are gorgeous! Love the card you made with them. I've linked up another cute card that I made today, I'll refrain from calling it "stinkin' cute" as it seems to be rather overused these days lol! Beautiful picks again, glad I don't have your job miss!


Sandra H said...

Gorgeous card Di l do like to see Poinsettias on a christmas card and yours is done to perfection, well done to Carol enjoy your candy and lovely showcse of cards's lovely to see the christmas goodies in the shops but l'm to busy and haven't done much christmas shopping will have to get my skates on ...take care x no thank you to the candy xx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Lovely those Poinsettias! Looks like a lot of work....but well worth it! Love all those beautiful cards you are showcasing!

scrappymo! said...

You showcased some beautiful card! And yours is beautiful too...poinsettias where they belong...on a card!!!! teeeheee

It is a unique and beautiful card that showcases that wonderful die.

Off to work on the post for my second entry!

Irene said...

Beautiful Di, I love the tree decorations. Brilliant showcase of cards.

Sarn said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your pretty and festive snippets card Di.

Great showcases too . . . I particularly love the white on white cards and that origami box.

Congrats to Carol L on winning the prize.

Will be back with a snippets entry on Wednesday.

Sarn xxx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Fabulous cards
great new week to all
hugs Tamara

Craftyhugs said...

Hi di!
Beautiful poinsettia tree card! What a lovely idea!
I had so much fun playing in the playground , thank you so much for showcasing my box.
Congrats to the winner.
Hugs xx

Karen said...

Beautiful snippets card Miss, I do like those flowers and what a fab idea - making a tree of Xmas flowers.
Wonderful picks from last week again - such lovely cards from everyone, thank you for the chance Di xx

Planetsusie said...

This is a corker of a card Di! I love those little poinsettias and the way you added the holly to the base - great idea and looks perfect. Glad you are back from your travels all safe and sound!

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

jimlynn said...

Fabulous showcase of some lovely cards! AND, I love yours Di. That poinsettia is to die for - pun intended!!! LOVELY card!

Jules said...

A great card from you Miss Di. I love the shape very much and that scrummy die! You have used it beautifully.

I hope you have caught your breath again now .. .. and got rid of all that washing/ironing.

Great "show and tells" .. .. I don't know how you manage to choose from so many great entries.

Have a good week.

Love Jules xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Di,
what a fab snippets card. Love those poinsettias.
Great design as always.
I have just entered my card for this week.
Thank you sooooooo! much for such a great challenge.
Lots of love. Jenny L.

Kathleen said...

Love your tree, very different and great flowers.

Kath x

Hettie said...

Gorgeous twee Miss! Some great picks too. Well done.

Carol L said...

How exciting to see my name up there in the notables as well as the winners spotlight! WOohoo!! Thank you so much!! I love your card with the floral tree Di - it's so pretty and such a beautiful way to use snippets!! WTG ladies, your cards are all fabulous as always!!
{Yep, I'm happy dancin' right now}

MaryH said...

Great pot of poinsettias. Thanks for the dets on the die too. Really gorgeous card, & no sentiment was needed IMHO ...perfect as it stands. I'm off to enjoy some of the beauties you showcased, then look at the Snippets entries. TFS & Hugs

Mary said...

Your card is a real poinsettias. Your tree is perfectly decorated using them. Very nice. I will pull my name from the chance to win as I already have 2 poinsettia dies and I don't want to be a little piggy. Your showcased cards are filled with beauty and creativity. If I had to pick my favorite, I'd pick...... all of them. Sending hugs and wishes for a crafty week.

roffeycreations said...

Hi Di - love your poinsettia tree card - really lovely - I will be back with an entry shortly however I wont partake of the prizes as you know I already have poinsettia dies... hugs Mxx

Anonymous said...

What a fabby Poinsettia tree Di:)
Thank you for showing my Autumn Leaves card-there were sooo many gorgeous cards last week as always :)
Hugs, Nessa xxx

Kimbo said...

Well who needs a Christmas tree die when you can use other thing - how clever of you Miss. A beautiful card and I love the little touch of holly. Hope to be along with a card later but no thanks to the prize this week x

Kimbo said...

I forgot to say, some gorgeous picks this week and I'm honoured to be among them x

Mrs A. said...

Super doper card here Miss. I will say no thank you for this weeks prize as I already have a die that I love using. Hugs Mrs A.

Viv said...

Fab poinsettia card Di! And thanks for showing my 'two trees' - LOL! My head is now too big to fit through the playground railings.... xx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Uhm, this is my third entry - just let me know, if I should stop....although I do LOVE your playground!

Sarn said...

Morning Di . . . here I am with my snippets entry.

Playing along for fun, so saying No Thanks to the prize

Sarn xxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

oh Di these dies are so lovely, fab card!!! and you know have photo of cream poinsettia on my post today taken a few months ago, howzat??? is as tall as me and more..

... so you can make cream ones too Miss, hugs Shaz in oz.x

Elizabeth said...

Hello Di, I'm madly trying to catch up while I have the time ... a bit of a luxury these days. Anyways, I do have a snippet card to post but that will be later, so I thought I'd just say how lovely your card is and how inspirational the showcase cards are and how fab this week's prize is. I'll be back! Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful poinsettia tree! A wonderful idea!

Loll said...

Di, your poinsettia tree is so creative! Love it! Loll xx

Lynn said...

Hello Di, Your pointsettia tree is fab. Thanks for the shout-out for snippets wk96 - all of the entries are great. I might have to try the box that Sharon made. Lynn x

Carol L said...

I've already commented, but wanted to mention I'm only playing for fun this week :) Please don't include my name in the draw *wink*

Cathy said...

Such a clever xmas tree Di, it looks fantastic, gorgeous showcase too, Cathy x

JennyH said...

Gorgeous card Di, that Christmas tree is so lovely with all the poinsettias : )

Darnell said...

Fantastic poinsettia card, Di! WOW! As usual, no thank you on the generous offer. Brilliant job with the showcase! You really are amazing to get this done while suffering from jet lag!! You ROCK, my friend! (And look at all those entries!) Hugs, Darnell

scrappymo! said...

Just dropped by with two more cards. Posted them yesterday but too busy with the kids and then Halloween! We had 190 Trick or Treaters last night!

Karen said...

A final entry Miss, can't stay around right now, got to have dinner and paracetamol plus loads a pain killers, grrrr xx

Eve said...

Hello Di,
I love your Poinsettia tree and well done you for keeping your hot wand still for all of those nail heads!!
Thank you for show casing my card from last week.
I thought that I was going to be late again this week but I have sprinted in with plenty of time!

Hazel said...

Thank you so much, Di, for the moldable stamps that were waiting for me when I got back from my card sale. And thanks to Mrs A for donating them xx