Saturday 9 November 2013

Pixies Snippets Playground - Week 98

Crumbs, we're almost at Week 100! And, there was another milestone here in the Playground this week................I finally made my very first 'white on white' card :)

I used:

- 5" x 7" white card blank

- lots of snippets of white pearlescent card

- the snowy background was embossed using one of the very first embossing folders I ever bought - Cuttlebug's 'Snowflakes' - sadly discontinued. Although I've discovered that Sizzix do a really nice 'falling snow' one as part of a double set called 'Christmas Words and Dots'. I know that a few of you have been looking for this particular folder so it's worth Googling. Prices vary vastly so do shop around, I've found the set available in the UK, USA and Australia

- the adorable reindeer were die cut using 'Deer Trio', by Memory Box and popped behind a die cut 'Lamp Post Frame', also by Memory Box. I might add some Stickles to the light/lamp itself, the jury is still out here :)

- the silver lettered greeting is by Craftwork Cards, popped onto a larger oval punched using SU's 'Large Oval' punch

- added a snippet of white pearlescent ribbon across one corner - I often use ribbons this way on gifts but have never thought to do it on a card. Spotted the idea on a blog this week - sigh, I can't recall whose blog to give it credit though :(

- and the final touch, die cut snowflakes, layered up and then a clear glass brad added to the centre - the dies are from Whimsy's 'Layered Snowflake Die Set'

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge, where this week's theme is 'Outdoors'

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for November where it's always 'Anything Goes'

Allsorts Challenge - week 232 'White Christmas'

So, as ever, such a hard job to select a few 'Playground Picks' this week:

Today is Remembrance Sunday when here in the UK and across the Commonwealth there will be many local church services plus the Cenotaph service in London where we remember all those who fought and gave their lives so that we might live and be free. Jenny made this beautiful tribute.

Cathy R made this fabulous card featuring loads of snippets to make the gorgeous Christmas wreath. A perfect card I think.

Lynn brought this really clever mug to show, and there's also a link to a tutorial on her blog post - what a great way to give a gift of sweets. Or even snowman soup - watch this space, it's on my 'to do' list :)

Sam made this gorgeous layout, with a photo dating back from when she first discovered 'dandelion clocks' - soooooo cute. I love the clever addition of the clock face plus all the lovely stamping, not to mention the really sweet photo of course. Who'd have thought she'd grow into such a little scallywag :)

I just love this terrific altered box for Kim's hubby, just perfect for storing seeds in. It started off life as a cat food box :)

What a clever idea this is - AJ brought a 'Mousetrap Noteholder/Fridge Magnet to show. There's a link to Marks Finest Papers in AJ's post if you want to find out more.

ScrappyMo brought this amazing Masons Jar Candle Holder - isn't it great?!

I really couldn't leave this fantastic wrap around Christmas card out - made by Karen P. What really blew me away is those amazing sand dunes. So beautifully brayered and layered - (that rhymes!) I love this!

We have two new Playmates this week as well - please welcome:
Kyla, who made this beautiful card - and even made the little Buddha using air drying clay, something I'd love to try.

And Pat, who made this really cheerful chess pieces card. I see that Pat hasn't been blogging for very long so it would a terrific if you could call by and say hello. We all started off longing for visitors, I still love every single comment I'm left of course - it gives you such a buzz. Also, do please say Hi to Kyla too.

Welcome girls, hope you come back and play really soon :)

Phew, that was a marathon this week - we had 56 entries so I'm really hoping we hit the magic 60 in time for the 100 weeks milestone!

And the winner of last week's prize of the Penny Black stamp donated by Viv, and the My Mind's Eye paper pad is:
Well done Irene, can you please drop me an email reminding me of your address to save me hunting for it :)

And our prize this coming week? Two of the die sets I used on my card today:
The Memory Box 'Deer Trio'

And, the Whimsy 'Layered Snowflake Die Set'.

The Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 16th 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! I'm off on - a little trip up to the NEC in Birmingham to the Hobbycrafts Show. I

And just to keep you on your toes, I'm posting this at 10pm UK time on Saturday 'cos it's an early start in the morning and I want to be sure it's up and running and the gates are open for you OK :)

Di (and Parsnip of course, who is whispering ideas about how to celebrate 100 weeks of the Playground here)


  1. Di, I love your white on white card! So peaceful looking and just gorgeous!
    Also, it looks like I'm going to be one of the first to enter the challenge this week. I LOVE that deer die and also the snowflakes!!

  2. Your white on white is the most gorgeous, peaceful scene! I absolutely LOVE what you've done with this card! WOW!!!

  3. Stunning make on her white on white card di and what a gorgeous die used too totally stunning, congrats to Irene you lucky lady enjoy!! lovely array of creations from last week good choice to showcase Di take care x

  4. A superb white on white card, Di - thanks for linking for both CHNC challenges. And what a wonderful selection of crafting from last week's links - there is so much inspiration here. x

  5. This is fabulous, and you know I'm gonna be CASE-ing this one. Never thought about using the pretty deer family with this orchard die. It's stunning, and your WoW is simply stunning too. Great card. Also good job on your highlight cards this week. Some really marvelous entries. Congrats to Miss Irene for her win. Back later. Ya'll have fun, and don't buy anything I wouldn't buy! Hugs to you both.

  6. So pretty, love the flower, thanks for joining in my challenge at Allsorts this week. xxx

  7. Welcome to the White on White world, and you came in in glorious White. Great job. Isn't it fun? I think it's my favorite card to make. It's fun to think in texture. Speaking of fun, you two ladies have a great day out playing. Great prizes as always.....

  8. OMG Di you should do white on white more often this is stunning, beautiful and a-m-a-z-i-n-g! Love love love it. Sarah x

  9. As it’s something I really don’t like doing for a whole comment will admit to this being a copy and paste one because I am unable to type properly at the moment, but didn't want to miss the opportunity to take a look at your lovely creation and thank you for joining us at Allsorts Challenge.

    B x

  10. Gorgeous white on white card Di, love all of those pretty die cuts and the embossing goes perfectly with the scene you created.

    Thankyou for the shout out, lots of fab inspiration in the playground as always. Have fun at the craft show :) Cathy x

  11. Whooot whoot . . . you have TOTALLY nailed White on White cards here Di. Smashing Christmas card.

    Love all the showcased things.

    Waving hi to everyone, but especially the newbies!

    Have a good time at NEC today.

    Sarn xxx

  12. Beautiful white on white Di at last!! Some fantastic makes by everyone else as well. Have a good spend today!!

  13. Hi Di,
    what really super white on white snippets card.
    Love the tree and the deer. A really great Christmas scene card.
    Thank you so much for featuring my card.
    Have a wonderful Sunday.
    Lots of love. Jenny L.

  14. This is a truly beautiful card Di - there is absolutely nothing that I didn't like! Just perfect.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  15. Well done on your white on white card Di. It is beautiful! I love everything about it. Kate x

  16. I knew when you made your W-O-W card that it would, indeed, be a WOW card and I wasn't wrong! Di, this is outstanding!!

    I love your showcases, lot of them, this week! There is so much talent in the gallery, I can only imagine how hard it is to choose!

    And I can only imagine you and Mrs. A had a riot at NEC! I can't wait to hear all about it. I hope the police weren't involved!! Hee Hee

    No thank you for your generous offer! Hugs, Darnell

  17. Hi Miss Di

    Loving your white on white creation. It looks super fabby!!!

    Loving the show and tell projects too. What a brilliant and diverse selection.

    The box that Kim made would make a great snippet storage system .. .. if I didn't have so many LOL!!!

    Hope the NEC Field Trip has gone well and you didn't cause any trouble.

    Love Jules xx

  18. Yummy WOW card Di... Been told by my friends in the West Midlands Police that the soap dispensers have been chained to walls and CCTV installed....
    So while you're there causing havoc am coming to burgle the house to get me mitts on those dies..... LOL x

  19. Fantastic cards, projects
    but your white card is my favorite
    so elegant
    hugs Tamara

  20. Just stopping by again today Di to add my link to my entry for this week. Sarah x

  21. This white on white is so elegant, Di! I love these diecuts. They've been on my wish list for quite some time. And these are gorgeous snowflakes!

  22. Gorgeous card, Di, and you've created a beautiful white winter scene too. The die cuts are fab. Another great showcase this week, all wonderful projects, and congratulations to Irene on winning this week. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  23. Stunning white on white card. Love the way you've created some depth with the die cut and embossing.
    Caroline xxx

  24. Gosh Miss! What a stunner of a card you have created. Love the Picks of the Week, not sure about the lickle kid though!!
    I hope Mrs A behaved today. I haven't heard any reports back yet!

  25. Hi Di - I am back with a new card (two actually) and guess what - I am using your beautiful die for them - it arrived, yeahh!!! I will get such good use out of it. Thank you so much,hugs, Cornelia

  26. Loving your white on white - I really like the way the lamppost is layered over & under the branches... Congrats to Irene and the highlighted creators - wow things are hotting up as far as talented entries go...see you soon... Mxx

  27. You clever little Vegemite, Miss, I just love white on white and think I shall have to do the same !!

    ... seems to be everywhere on blogs :D
    and what wonderfully yummy dies and stamps great combo... and well here is my 'umble offering too Miss, off to play on dem dere swings. Shaz in Oz.x

  28. Beautiful WOW - knew you could do it. Just love those deer. Thanks for showcasing my little box along with all the other beautiful makes x

  29. Beautiful white on white card. you make it look so effortless.

  30. Sorry I am so late popping over. Your WOW card is gorgeous and the deers are so very cute!
    Thank you for the shout out Di I really do appreciate it. The other picks are wonderful - some seriously talented ladies.
    I may have to do a tips post for using the brayer as it's not that hard and it does improve with practise. Will try to fet back soon with a snippet creation x

  31. That is a beautiful white on white card, something that I have been wanting to try! Just played on your playground for the first time!

  32. Your card is stunning! First time entering a card. I keep seeing your challenge mentioned in blogs, so decided to join in.

  33. Hi Di,
    I have just entered my card for this week.
    Thank you again for such a lovely challenge.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  34. Di, your white on white card is beautiful, so elegant! And what an incredibly talented bunch the Snippeteers are, so imaginative! Fab work, ladies!

    love Mags B x

  35. Love the white on white card - so stylish, and thank you so much for showing my card and giving everyone a heads up about my new blog, I really appreciate it.

  36. Gorgeous WOW card Di, another great challenge, thanks for the chance to win the terrific the reindeer die : )

  37. Your white-on-white is a show-stopping knockout! Beautiful, stunning, and, yes, gorgeous! LOVE it!!

  38. Hi Di, I've made it here at last.
    I love your white on white card,something I have not have not managed to do successfully yet.
    Jean x

  39. Wanted to play in your challenge again but couldn't download the thumbnail. The file is too big even though I did everything as usual... Anybody has an idea what to do about this?

  40. Finally getting this card linked up...I need 26 hour days!lol

  41. Can you tell I want to win this die this week? I tried a WOW card last night but my critic, you know who I mean, said it didn't count cos it had silver on it. Well, it is white and has no ink - intentional or otherwise on it, so I am happy that it is outside my norm! Share later.

  42. Oops, just tried to enter again using the advice you gave me (and it worked) but then I saw that it did accept my file yesterday! Even though it kept telling my that the size of the file was too large! So sorry! If you can remove one of the entries for my birthday wishes cards, please do so!

  43. Yayyy....first time joining, so THANK YOU! thumbnail didn't show up, as planned (technological dumb-dumb that I am!). I'm not sure how to correct it, but perhaps viewers will be intrigued enough by the 'oh what a silly goose this "Carol" must be" and will come for a visit anyway (and to have their 'silly goose' suspicions verified!!). Thrilled to be part of your amazing challenge!!

  44. Thanks for playing along with our challenge at Allsorts this week Tracy x

  45. Thank you for joining in with the challenge at Allsorts. This is a really classy card Di and love the way that you have used layers of dies. Very clever. Jo x

  46. You really are fab doing this Di. I promise that as soon as I can I will get out to the PO but am still housebound right now.
    Just put in my first entry for this week, will definitely be back at least once tomorrow - will be keeping everything crossed for the random thingy ma bob thingy lol xx

  47. Back with Little Miss C's Birthday card! Off to visit the other entries and leave some bloggy love!

  48. Nearly forgot to submit this one...

  49. What a stunning card and die cut, very classy.

    I am already thinking the left over card from the die cut could be used to stencil through with some of the DI brown shades (afterall there are SO many of them!!) to create a one layer card too!! SO many possibilities.

    Thanks for letting me scrap box is TOO big and TOO full of stuff this is a great incentive to use it up!


  50. Hi Di,
    wow! what a fabulous white winter wonderland card.

    My apologies for my absence but I have brought a note signed by my mum - honest!!

    Hope you have a fab weekend. xx

  51. Hi Miss
    Just popped in another creation and I still have so many red snippets to use up! Will try to pop back later on with another creation and to visit everyone else, take care Miss, keep warm xx

  52. Just managed to get a final creation linked. Now going to visit everyone for a little bit. Thank you Di xx

  53. I just love white on white! So sorry I was dragging my big feet before I came over to leave a comment. Thanks so much, Di!

  54. I'm catching up! Not actually got a hat on at the moment cos just had a bath an washed my hair. I never did say how mucho I liked this card cos I was busy sewing you know what's. Thank you for joining in at Crafty Hazelnuts Extra this month. Hugs Mrs A. (GDT).


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