Sunday, 24 November 2013

Pixies Snippets Playground - Week 100

YAY - it's Week 100 since I took over the Playground from Jules - so let the party begin!

First, here's my snippets card for this week:

I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card blank

- snippets of card in SU 'Real Red', silver, Centura pearlised white and mirri blue already sprinkled with silver stars

- Memory Box 'Winter Cabin Landscape' die, cut from Centura pearlised white card and tickled with 'Icicle' Stickles

-  the blue starry background card was a little bit tricky-woo as I had to make sure there were no stars peeking through the windows or the door :). I glued the cabin landscape down using some Crafter's Pick Incredibly tacky glue - the stuff I was banging on about here - and it worked a treat! Oooer though, that there cabin is leaning a bit to one side, sigh :(

- the snowy foreground was cut in two sections, the top one by using the edge of the MB die to get the correct curve and trimming off the little bit of outline that had been die cut, then they were both run through the Cuttlebug using Cuttlebug's 'Snowflakes' embossing folder before being stuck in place and the ridges also tickled with 'Icicle' Stickles. I've said previously that as am so clumsy, to apply small amounts or narrow lines of Stickles I squeeze a small amount onto a scrap of paper and pick it up with a very fine stiff brush

- Poppystamps 'Santa's Magic Sleigh' die cut from SU 'Real Red' with silver trim cut using the same die then a few small clear sparkly gems added. Tip, keep the other pieces as you will then end up with two sleighs in reversed colours

- the sentiment is by Craftwork cards, popped onto a SU punched 'Large Oval' snippet of 'Real Red' and one teensy clear gem above the letter 'i'

- both the sleigh and the sentiment were added with thin sticky pads

When my in-house critic saw this he immediately said - 'But the red frame at the back doesn't go right round' so I told him it was deliberate to offset the red at the bottom of the card. Snort, he didn't buy that one of course - rightly so as I didn't want to cut into a larger piece of red card - but I like it for a change anyhow - so there Mister Hawk Eyes :)

Right, moving smartly onto this week's picks - and we still didn't reach the elusive 60 entries - but what smashers you all brought!

First is our very own 'Elf on a shelf' - made by Mrs A. Oh I adore this, and so much nicer than the commercially made ones, just look at that expression!

Darnell made this really fun snow-people card, from scratch! Brilliant :)

How about this beautiful Christmas village, made by Brenda B - love the copper embossing and such great use of Frantage, which still gives me the quivers for fear of spoiling a card right at the end! This is perfectly done don't you think?

Jenny L brought us this divine baby boy's card - and I know it's already been shown over at Joanna Sheen's Daily Talent Spot - and quite rightly so!

AND, later on in the week this beautiful baby card made by Kate P was linked in - so, so pretty!

I truly think these are two of the loveliest baby cards I've ever seen - well done girls!

Pat joined in with this beautiful scenic card, and I immediately loved it. Made me want to reach out and touch those ripples - and it's even more amazing that Pat works from a choice of about eleven Pro Markers. It just shows that you're such a talented bunch of Playmates :)

Our Sam, aka one of the 'Playground scallywags', made this totally fabulous tag which blew me away. Glorious colours and so much detail, including the Scrabble letters - I love it!

I just had to include this stunning card made by Cornelia - not only is it absolutely gorgeous but just go and see how Cornelia makes her own embossing paste!

I could go on and on with loads more picks but it's time to welcome three new Playmates into the Playground!
Kanda brought us a lovely Santa card - just perfect for a little one and I love the use of the snippets.

Festive flurry for ChristmasGill came to play for the first time with this really elegant Christmas card- love the design and such a pretty blue.

And Julie C brought such a happy Christmas card - I love it! The combined bright colours all work so well together.

A HUGE welcome to you girls, we do hope you had fun using up your snippets and come back to play again.

OK, so now it's time for the draw for the lovely traditional Santa stamp and packet of charms I showed you last Sunday - and the winner is:
Oh well done Tamara! Can you please drop me a little email ( just to confirm your address and the stamp will be in the post ASAP.

And as you might guess, this week's prize is connected to my snippets card, it's two dies the same as the ones I used:
I think you'd love these, if you don't already have them. So sweet the way the sleigh looks almost quilted and the runners and the top trim are cut separately so you could (say) make it all white or do as I did for my own offering.

A slight change to our closing time this coming week girls! Mrs A and I are heading to Bath for the Christmas Market, and will also be meeting another little Playground scallywag there - so I'll be missing in action all day next Saturday.

Therefore, the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Sunday 1st December and will open again at midnight UK time on the Sunday as well. 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 - do say in a comment and I'd just draw again for the second item as well.

Mr Linky is below - 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.

AND, if you hop back tomorrow I'll have news of our bumper prize which is in addition to the normal weekly draw. There's so much to it I need to write about that separately as I've done my allocated time at the desk for today. All you have to do to be included for a chance to win that is to enter a total of three snippets makes over this week and next (100 and 101) - not three per week, unless you want to - just three spread over the two weeks. You might want to start sorting out your snippets in readiness for what's coming!

PLUS, on Monday (tomorrow) it's the final Rudolph Day of this year, over at the lovely Sarn's blog - so remember that you can combine a Christmas snippets card with the one entry Sarn allows into Rudolph Day too.

Almost forgot in the excitement, I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge - 'Bring on the bling'

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for November ' Anything goes'

Have a lovely week, stay warm and cosy and keep those snippets coming :)

Di ( and Parsnip - who is currently rifling through the bumper prize. I'm gonna have to frisk him!)


Mrs A. said...

That's artistic that is having the red offset to one side behind the main layering. Elf has gone oop North to create Mayhem. Last I heard was he had unrolled the new loo roll all the way down the stairs and that was just in the house he stayed in overnight before finishing his journey travelling firmly shut away inside a shoe box. hugs Mrs A.

scrappymo! said...

Lovely Christmas card, Di.
Tell Len that your red corner is arty!
Gosh those are beautiful dies! And you have created such a pretty scene with them!

You know who is off to watch the game at one of his friends house...all his friends from elementary school will be there!
Best of all I will have the house to myself to get my Rudolf card done and the start of my entries to you. Can't wait!
Love all the highlighted projects many wonderful ones!

Julie C. said...

Great card, Di! You did a fabulous job with those dies!

Wow! I didn't realise that the new playmates get a welcome mention on the blog too?! Thanks! I had fun last time and can't wait to come back to play some more, especially to join the celebration of week 100!

roffeycreations said...

Hi Di - loving what you did with the sleigh - looks fabulous and the scene too!! Congrats to Tamara and the highlighted creations just luverrrly - Back soon... Mxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wowswers Di just superb dies, just love that snippety card of yours!
and well done to Tamara!! :D
... hope and pray that back of yours is mending well or somewhat at least...

.. and well done big congrats on being faithful through thick and thin in the playground as the Royal key holder for 100 weeks, Miss!! thank you so much for being there, the playground crew or "scallywags" are such ablessing! as are you hope to back here soon, love Shaz in Oz.x

Kimbo said...

Oh my Miss, that red is a very arty way to set off your beautiful scene. Congratulations for keeping the playground under control for 100 weeks. Some lovely picks as usual. Sorry I haven't been a good playmate lately - I totally forgot to add my card last week - but I will do better. Enjoy your bath x

Irene said...

Di, your card is absolutely brilliant.

Hazel said...

What a super array of crafting - there are certainly some super snippet senoritas out there! And I love your snippet card, Di - thanks for sharing for CHNC challenge extra for November x

Sarn said...

I LOVE the red border - great idea for snippets use IMHO!

Terrific card altogether.

Love all your showcased pictures too.

Oh what fun the 100th week is gonna be.

Back soon with an entry.

Thanks for plugging Rudolph Day too!

Sarn xxx

Redanne said...

Well done on achieving 100! And here's to 100 more. Love your card, the Memory Box scene die is gorgeous and I love the pops of red - really beautiful work. A very impressive line up this week, just love Darnell's snow couple. Hugs, Anne x

Eve said...

Hi Di,
How about this then nice and early entry for me today! Can I have a prefect badge please?!

Your card is absolutely fantastic! That blue mirri board looks stunning with the white. I don't think that your cabin is leaning - we are our own worst critic's!
Hope you have a lovely pain free weekend! xx

Sandra H said...

Hi Di, Oh this is lovely the dies are stunning and l like your red sleigh and gorgeous background with your paper makes the white stand out even more both the dies are stunning l'd like a chance to win these lots of us would l'm sure .....gorgeous array of picks Di and congrats to Tamara and can't forget Mrs A's Elf he's so adorable take care xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

That's one fabulous, chic, crispy Christmas card Di just love all the detail and would certainly be glad of the chance to win those amazing dies this week. Amazing showcase cards too and Mrs A's elf is just too cute! I've entered my card so hopefully in with a shout! Hugs Sarah x

KandA said...

That's a fabulous christmas card and I for one love the way the red border is offset xx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Dear Di, here I come over to upload yet another card and what do I see - you showcased one of my cards again! Wow I feel truly honored! Thank you so much!!! I love your card - the shiny metallic background is such a great idea! The whole card twinkles!
In case I be part of your lucky draw again - I don't think I would use the sleigh, lovely as it is, so make somebody else happy with it. The house die - would love to have it! :) Hugs, Cornelia

jimlynn said...

Great showcase of cards again this week!
LOVE your beautiful card Di!!! So pretty and a beautiful Christmas scene!

Anonymous said...

Stunningly beautiful Di, I think you need a new in-house critic! The red is a great touch, very artsy. I don't think the cabin is leaning at all, but with a winter scene like that it's most likely in Canada or somewhere really cold, and that means a lot of snow, which is probably what's on the roof making it look like it's at an angle! It'll be straight when it melts, guarantee it!!

Wow, 100 weeks! It's you who needs a mega prize for sticking with it! Although a lot of playground friends ships have been forged in that time.

It's a bit nippy here too.... -10C last night, wasn't above freezing all day yesterday or today and it'll be 1C (whopee!) tomorrow and snowing! Bleurgh!

Hope the back is on the mend,
PS. Thanks for picking me again this week and welcome to the new peeps and well done to everyone else.

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

OMG thanks Di and all ladies here for congrats and comments on my blog.
Jipi I am so happy!!!
thanks again
hugs from/with sLOVEnija

Jules said...

Hi Miss Di

Many, many congratulations on your mammoth landmark. You truly are a star!

Loving your snippet make. Extra special for an extra special week.

Great "show and tells" too. Just shows what can be done with snippets!

Hope your back sorts itself out soon.

Love Jules xx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Conratulations for 100 to 100 and 100 more!

Carol L said...

The dies you used on your card really are gorgeous! I just love that little red sleigh against the navy night sky in your "town!" Such a pretty card Di!
And all the notables for this week are truly exceptional as well! NJ everyone!

Darnell said...

Congratulations on the 100th post, Di! Thank you for all you do to make this a fun and ever-more-popular site for us crafters!!

Your card today is over-the-moon gorgeous!! I am really tempted to throw my hat in the ring, but I must refrain, so no thanks. I'm not decent yet with using the NBUS piles of schtuff I have!

Thank you, too, for showcasing my snow couple! That silly thing is one of my all-time favorite cards. I love all the other feature creations!!

Have a wonderful week and I hope the back continues to improve! I'll return tomorrow to see what you have up your sleeve! Hugs, Darnell

Susanne Vargas said...

Love your wintry scene! And I am playing again this week at the playground (as you might have already seen) but I am saying No Thanks to the beautiful prize, just because I have something similar and don't use that often enough...

Kathleen said...

Your card is fantabulous, super scene and I just love it.
Great post and a great showcase selection.
Well done Di.

Kath x

Jenny L said...

Hi Di,
so sorry I haven't been around much.
I do hope your back gets better soon.
Sending bug hugs your way to help.
Thank you so much for featuring my card and your lovely comments.
Your card is so stunning. I love the blue mirror card as the night sky, very effective.
I hope you have had a wonderful weekend.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Eve said...

Hello again Di,
I'm a bit worried that I am going to be bullied for being the teachers pet- twice in ONE day!!

I forgot to say congratulations for your 100th week - well done you. It must take up lots of time sorting out the playmates but you make it fun and friendly.

P.S You would never believe the tiny snippet piece of blue card that I squeezed my die onto!! xx

Sue said...

Your card is gorgeous Di and everyones cards are fab! omg and Mrs A's fabulous creation!!! loved it on her blog lots of huggles Sue xx

Elizabeth said...

Hello Di, congratulations! 100 weeks - an incredible job. I'm always impressed as each week you produce a gorgeous card, a fabulous showcase and a super prize! Not so much a Pixie as WonderWoman :))

Love today's card, especially they way you have offset the topper on to the red mat ... very designer and inspiring :)

Hope you are feeling better today. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Hettie said...

Well done on reaching 100! You don't look a day over 51!! LOL!
Great card you have made and I think the red card looks very swanky!

Karen said...

Gorgeous perfick card Miss! Take no notice of them boys - they's always trouble they is - just say fishes to him to put him in his place.
Such gorgeous creations from everyone, I love that pixie from our talented Mrs A and such great creations from everyone else too.
Just entered my first one this week, hope to get back another time but can't promise. Rest that there back this week, I've got my GP appointment at the end of the week and am hoping for some pain relief at the very least! xx

scrappymo! said...

Got two cards finished since the game started...blissto have the house to myself! lol
I will be back soon with the second one.

Little Miss C might even make an appearance!

Sarah said...

Congratulations on your milestone!! I have decided to be a brave girl and venture through the gates instead of standing and watching you all playing so nicely!! See you soon. Sarah

flossbite said...

Well done on all you've achieved; long may the playground continue!
Lots of love
Fiona xx

Craftyhugs said...

Congrats on your 100th week honey! Wow what an achievement!
Gorgeous card you made and love the other cards too.
Such talent and all stunning!
shaorn xx

Bonnie said...

I love this sweet little village and especially the sleigh with it's silver trim and runners! I've always wanted to have a ride in a horse drawn sleigh.

Claire said...

Well done on 100 weeks, I haven't entered before, since you took over,I did a few times with Jules but I am hoping to keep it up now. Great card, love the village.
Been out of blog land a long time butdecided to come back to it.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Hi Di, I've just sneaked another entry in to the Playground challenge for this week! Couldn't resist with all those fantastic prizes too and it will count towards next week's bumper anniversary prize. Congratulations on hitting 100! Well done - it's a fabulous, friendly challenge with loads of fun and inspiration. xx

Karen said...

Just entered a second one Miss and i rote on my report that peeps need to come 'ere to meet new friends and stuff xx

Cathy said...

Hi Di, gorgeous card, love the sleigh and your creative layering looks fab! Congrats on reaching 100 posts too :) Cathy x

Greta said...

I so love your Jingle Bells card--wonderful wintry scene! Congrats to all you showcased--great work by everyone!

Jean said...

I love your card Di, the white die cuts stand out beautifully against the shiny blue sky. The red touches are great as well,including the off set mount, brilliant.
Congrats on the 100 posts milestone.
Jean x

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

I couldn't just leave it with one entry.....Have a great day tomorrow, Di!

scrappymo! said...

Back with a second card...will have another by Friday! Just have to write the blog post.
Doing my bit to help your numbers. lol

If I get Miss C's blog post written, I will bring you 3 more!

Annie said...

I promised you I would link up to help you celebrate such a wonderful acheivement....may be back later in the week with another one too :-)
Annie x

Lynn said...

Hello Di, Congratulations on reaching your 100th week opening those playground gates - you do a marvellous job. Your card is beautiful, as are the dies. Hope you feel better soon. Lynn x

Julie C. said...

2nd time to play at the playground. Can't miss the celebration for the 100th week can I? ^_^

scrappymo! said...

Dropping by with my third and final card this week. Doing my bit to boost your numbers to 60!

After I get home from Black Friday, I will take the piccies of Little Miss C's cards and write the blog posts.
We may shorten the shopping time due to my back and neck pain...ugggh...still shop but not as many stores...just the important ones on the list.
Of course what is important to me is maybe not the same to the non crafters. lol

Annie said...

I'm back with my second promised post...hope you like it :-)
Annie x

KandA said...

I've actually managed 3 cards this challenge.
Thank you so much for the incentive to use up my scraps and also for showcasing me an a new player xx

Eve said...

Hi Di,


Now I'm off to skip around the playground!! xx

Pat said...

Hi Di, Love your card, that scene and the sleigh go so well together, and love the colours. Thank you so much for showcasing my Koi Carp card and there are so many other lovely cards too.

Twiglet said...

Just thought I would help you reach 60 but see you have already succeeded! Well done to all. Don't include me in the prize - I am sure you have lots of card makers who will love it all. x Jo

Amanda said...

Woohoo, 100 weeks already. I can't believe it. I am sorry I haven't been playing along as much, stuff going on that is occupying my time, all good though. I have already won so many of your prizes I am going to say "no thank you" this time to let others enjoy the wonderful feeling when a playground package with a card from your favourite teacher arrives. Hugs, Amanda x

Jules said...

Yay Miss Di .. . I have managed it!! The first time I have managed three entries in one week.

A memorable week for two reasons. Your century snippet challenge post and my hyper snippet activity. How come I still have so many left?!?!? LOL!!!

Hope your back is improving.

Love Jules xx

Laura said...

Erm, a quick question... Why does my snippets pile never get any smaller despite the fact that I use them?!

Sarn said...

Morning Di . . . here I am at No. 67 . . . so you've gone past your 60 barrier - CONGRATS.

Playing along for the fun of it, so please exclude me from the prizes.

Sarn xxx

Kathyk said...

Two days left? MUST see if I can find a snippet to use before then!


Annie said...

yeah so exciting you've gone way past 60 - could get to a hundred by Sunday. Not sure if I have time to do anotherm, but will try. Love your card by the way - I have that stamp and not used it yet. Really must give it a go soon.
Annie xxx

roffeycreations said...

Whew - made it - feel like I am spinning continuously on the merry-go-round!! - who knew being unemployed could be sooooo busy!!Mxx

Sally H said...

Made it! Had to squash the others a bit to get in, but they didn't mind. Very cosy in the playground, lol!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Gurl! You have a zillion and one entrants. I hope the playground is big enough to accommodate us all. Look at all these great cards and inspiration!!!

Annie said...

Have tried again to upload my entry - keep getting some sort of warning message. I popped back to see how many entries there were and realised mine was not showing - think I was no. 75 - now I'm 82 but no picture of my card. Maybe that will show up later.
Annie xxx

Annie said...

oh no hope I haven't messed up the system - either it's my eyes or blogger playing up but my card is now on show. How weird - if there are suddenly loads of the same entry from me please delete as I tried over and over again and they just were not showing up on my screen. Eeek what a dipstick.
Annie xxx

ike said...

Well I think it's an extremly 'arty' corner.... tut tut, these men don't know what they're on about LoL :-D

Congrats Di.

IKE in Greece xxxxxxxx

Bonnie said...

I thought I'd stop in and see if I could get a ride on that sleigh! Hope you've had a fun day away!

Sarn said...

Back with another 2 entries (trying to get you 100 now!).

Still saying "no thank you" to the prizes as I'm just playing along for the fun and frienship.

Sarn xxx

Debs Willis said...

Oooh I'm number 90! Actually, that's how old I feel most of the time lol!!

this ere playground is getting a bit crowded Miss, think we might need a rota. Now, who do we know who is all organised???

Congrats on 100 snippets challenges, hope you can get to 100 posts this week, wouldn't that be cool!

big hugs (but gentle cos of your dodgy back and my dodgy ribs lol)

Debs xx

Unknown said...

I made a card for your party!
Little Miss C

Anonymous said...

Huff puff...huff puff...ssscreetch!....phew-sorry Miss that was me skidding to a hault at the Playground gates,phew just made it :) :) :)
Congratulations Di on week 100-what an achievement,I so hope you can get 100 entries this week too,that would be fabby :)
I am only playing for fun with my little snippety hound entry not for the prize(which is fabby by the way!)
Have a lovely Sunday,Hugs,Nessa xxxx

Debs Willis said...

So I;m entries 95 & 96, and less than 2 hours to go - I;m keeping everfink crossed miss that we reach the magic 100! Mr Linky is getting a bit creaky, think there's a few more playmates prodding him and he's getting cranky lol!!
Happy blogaversary Di xxxx

Julie C. said...

Woo hoo!! I made it (my 2nd entry) with 75mins to go!! Phew~ I am 97 so only 3 left to reach its big 100!! Hope it goes there, that will be really cool!! ^_^

Debs Willis said...

101!! Love this Roolz Breaker tee hee :-)

Kathyk said...

WELL DONE on reaching your target of 100 entries. Here's to the next 100 weeks!


Hettie said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! WOOT WOOT! 100 posts in your 100th week! Yeay!
Time for a party!!