Monday, 2 December 2013

Pixies Snippets Playground - Week 101

Wow, wow and double wow! How did you girls DO that?! We had a total of 101 entries last week. AMAZING, thank you all so very much for all the support and good wishes on our 100 Week milestone - which is ALL down to you, your wonderful spirit, sense of fun and amazing efforts at using up those pesky snippets.

As time crept towards 11am yesterday, the closing time, we were sitting at 98 entries and then suddenly someone with the 'handle' Roolz Breaker added a card! Despite knowing that there were two cards I could see already published on my dashboard here which used snippets and were for the Playground, it didn't seem right to link them in as the girlies were probably still fast asleep 'over the pond'. Sooooooooooooo, I thought that, as I make up the Roolz,  I too could break them - and that's where we got our 100th entry. That WAS however quickly followed by another entry from Roolz Breaker - who quite fairly deserves the accolade of making all of this fun and mayhem happen - please give a HUGE round of applause to our SARN!! Yay!! I'm sure it's largely down to Sarn that we got anywhere close to 100 entries - she can be very persuasive :) And I mustn't forget Jules, who managed three entries despite being so busy and also really kindly encouraged peeps to join in! Thank you!

So here's my snippets make for today:
 And a closer peek:
I used:

- 6" x 6" cream card blank, used 'tent-fold' style which I trimmed down to 6" x 5" to balance it more (thereby needing a custom made envelope of course, dopey Di strikes again!)

- snippets of cream card stock and copper satin/matt mirri card for the layers, flower and leaves

- the cream background was embossed using Cuttlebug's 'Scrollwork' embossing folder

- the sentiment was stamped and then embossed with Heat It Up! Copper embossing powder

- the cream part of the poinsettia was die cut using one layer from a Spellbinders poinsettia die set for the largest layer and also the All Occasions 'Small Poinsettia' die set - same as I gave away the other week

- the lacy background flower and leaves were die cut from copper satin/matt mirri card using   a Marianne Creatables die set number LR0156 - I've seen these dies used in so many ways lately and LOVE them - they would look fabulous behind ANY flower, die cut, punched, rolled and even mulberry roses for example

- the final touch is a pearl gem, coloured with a Pro Marker to match

Onto this week's 'picks' - and there has to be one outstanding card that totally cracked me up. It used no less than 100 snippets - so please come and take a bow Kath for this wonderful creation, just brilliant!!

I do love this basket of flowers, made by Cathy - so tactile and great use of snippets.
This is such a beautiful card, made by Greta. Quite apart from the lovely wreath of snippets - I adore the three little gold dots just beside the sentiment. A really clever touch and it just pulls the whole card together so well!

What a clever card made by Kimbo, how perfect the diamond paper is, great paper piecing and even the golf ball has been embossed - and such a great sentiment too! :)

Oh wow and double wow - Sharon brought this gorgeous card to share. So much beautiful detail and amazing colouring!

Wipso (aka Annie) came back to play with this fantastic Advent tree - to see what hangs on those buttons you have to go and check out her post :) Brilliant idea!

And this divine card was made by Bonnie, I think she inspired my snippets card for today :)

I have to stop there although I really could sit here for hours linking so many more picks in - but, as is tradition, can you please welcome the amazing total of 8 new playmates! This will be a very quick scamper but so please click onto their names and go and say 'Hello' if you can:



You know I normally write a little bit about each new playmate but truly, it's still tough/bally uncomfortable sitting here typing so I really need to move on. However, you are all SO welcome to the Playground, do please come back soon!!

As some wag remarked this week - we're fine for the crowd scenes in the Playground Nativity play this year :)

Right, the draw for last week's prize of the 'Winter Cabin Landscape' and Santa's Magic Sleigh' dies - I'm only counting 98 entries as Sarn and I got a bit silly at the end - here goes:
Well done Viv! You didn't say one way or another (that I can find) if you'd like this prize or not. But, having checked your blog, I see that you do make some lovely white on white scenes so am hoping you do want them. Can you please drop me an email ( with your snail mail address. Ta!

And this coming week's prize is, as I said yesterday when I showed a card using some of the prize, a bit of a bumper one to continue the celebrations and also now to mark 100 entries - OK, the final three were a bit dubious :)
All of these goodies do make up one prize, you'll see more details if you look at my snippets cards for yesterday and of course today.

We're back to normal (well as normal as we ever are here!) and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 7th December and will open again at midnight UK time on the same day. 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 but already have or don't want something that's in the prize 'cos there's more than usual I must agree - just say in a comment and I'd just draw again for any unwanted items as well. BUT, if you'd like to win it all - go for it!

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, do remember it's week 2 of being able to qualify for the Joanna Sheen special prize which was kindly donated to celebrate 100 weeks since I took over the Playground from Jules. All you have to do to be included for a chance to win that is to enter a total of three snippets makes over last week and this week (100 and 101) - not three per week, unless you want to - just three spread over the two weeks.So, if you didn't play last week you can still qualify for the 100th Week prize by making three snippets entries this week. Unless of course you're lying there exhausted by all your lovely efforts for week 100 :)

Hope you have a lovely week! Am still smiling here - thank you again :)

Di - and of course Parsnip


Mrs A. said...

A really lovely classy card. The leaf cut is perfick. I'm off to bed now cos I got in the gates early and me pill is kicking in and I will be falling asleep at the andle of the Calibur otherwise. No drinkie poos for 30 days is doing my ead in too. hugs Mrs A.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah so glad you made it, Di!!!

... and well done to everyone!!

... what superb make you have for us this week Di!

.. and well dun, Sarn our RULZ breaker, love Shaz in oz.x

KatheD said...

oh, so sorry I missed playing along during week 100 - congratulations, anyway!

Greta said...

I've never thought to use copper on a Christmas card--you've inspired me with this gorgeous creation, Di! I feel so honored that you picked my card with so many fabulous entries--thank you so much! The prize this week is amazing--love all those products!

scrappymo! said...

Wow...some gorgeous cards this week. I really enjoyed playing along this week. Seems like we are full of the Christmas spirit or maybe even the Christmas spirits on Saturday night!

Dropping by with my first card for this week.
Love your gorgeous card. It is stunning. That copper mirri card is fab for the leaves and the stamped and embossed sentiment is lovely.

kay said...

Stunning card,love the flower,well done on your 100th challenge x

Annie said...

I knew you would make a hundred - totally thrilled for you and I reckon this week will be a block busting no of entries too. I'm half way through my card so unless it ends up in the bin I'll be entering soon.
Love your entry this week and wow what amazing cards on show from last weeks entries.
Annie xxx

Sarah said...

What a fantastic card Di, the copper looks wonderful, reminds me of Mum's copper kettles over her fireplace!! Congratulations on reaching 100 entries and for showcasing my card as a new "playmate". I am definitely coming to play again!! xx

Amanda said...

Wow such a gorgeous, elegant card. I am so pleased you had so many entries, fingers crossed that number keeps increasing. Hugs, Amanda x

Sarn said...

WOW - you've made a smashing card here Di. Utterly divine and fab calming colours.

Sarn xxx

Sarn said...

PS: I'm still smiling about the 100th week too!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Congrats for 100
and for all gorgeous projects
happy new week to 100 and 100 to 1000 and more
hugs Tamara :)

Sazzle Dazzle said...

YIPPEE, HOORAY! CONGRATS! Super thrilled for you Di that you hit not just your elusive '60' was it but 100!!!!
What a fantastic array of talent - so many great ideas for using up snippets and why can't I get rid of more!!! Maybe I've got into too much CAS!
Beautiful card of yours too Di and such an intricate cutting die - just perfect.
Hope you get 100+ this time!
Sarah xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Oh forgot to say I've just popped 2 in for the week! Duh.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Miss, love the die cuts, very pretty. Loved the story about how you reached 100 cards for the 100 challenge. I was a bit pre-occupied last week with Thanksgiving so I didn't get to call back in and see what was going on! Very funny! Lovely picks as always and nice to see so many new players!


Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Beautiful card, Di and greetings from Chicago, where I am having a great time right now! What a parade of gorgeous cards!

Jenny L said...

Hi Di,
what a superb card. Just love that colour card you have used for the leaves. Great design as always.
I hope we get lots of the new peeps back this week again. I have visited most to welcome them as lots of you did with me when I first started.
Will be back later in the week with my entry.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Hettie said...

Congratulations again Miss. I hope you don't mind me linking up late, but the gates were shut when I was passing!

Kathleen said...

This is one classy card, I love it,
A stunning piece of work.
Talking of work, what a lot you had to do last week, especially in your condition, but I hope it made you feel tons better. It was great fun.
Looks like we both have come down to earth with a bang now as I am up to the same job as you, inserts grrr.
Sarn did make me laugh with Roolz Breaker.

Kath xx

Carol L said...

WOW! The Snippeteers were really on the money this week!! Congrats to all of the notables and Viv!! WTG!
Di, Your card is just phenomenal this week - WOW! I just love it!!

tilly said...

some stunning makes again this week, didn't get there fast enough with mine lol

Viv said...

Got to get me skates on to make two this week... perhaps Sarn will put a couple of entries in for me?? She's got LOADS to spare...LOL
Love my visits to the playground Di - even if time doesn't always allow me to enter - although Lord knows I've enough scraps to make 100 cards a week if only there were 100 hours in a day!
Gorgeous card Di - and you are really appreciated for the work... even if not appreciated for the jokes..... LOL. xxx

Jean said...

Love your card this week Di, the copper satin card for the die cut leaves looks fab. Lovely picks again, such a lot of talented ladies.
Jean x

Karen said...

Wonderful picks from the talented hooligans Miss. Love the stamps and the embossing folder is lush.
I love that card and I've not seen that die elsewhere so must not have had me specs on lol!
I've entered me mam's birthday card 'cos I'm not sure if I'll manage any more snippets creations this week xx

scrappymo! said...

I am still smiling about your 100 for the 100th! Well done everyone!

Popping by with another card. Trying to boost this weeks numbers too!
I have two special little poppets coming for the weekend so I had better get some more posts written for little Miss C!

Darnell said...

Di, it's been so wonderful to read your posts and see all the highlights and entries celebrating you and your 100th week - and now week 101! If we hadn't had Thanksgiving and company for five days last week, I would joined in to make the numbers even higher!

I am so delighted to see that a lot of my friends have joined in the fun after reading about it on my blog. That's the best compliment when you get readers through word-of-mouth and your snippets playground popularity is now spreading like wildfire throughout the blogosphere!! It wouldn't surprise me if a year from now you aren't at 200 entries, especially as you are so very, very generous with your prizes!! You're the best!! Hugs, Darnell

Claire said...

A very elegant card, I love the copper and white combination. Looks like that die will be amongst my stash soon, as soon as a bit of dosh comes in I'll be spending it on that.
Thanks for the nice comments on my blog and putting my owl card up last week. There are some fabulous cards there, inspiration galore.

Sandra H said...

Many many congratulations to each and every one of you for having your creations showcased a good choice as always Di! your snippet card is gorgeous lovely embossed folder and your poinsettia in white is beautiful lovely the brass looking paper used for the leaves and the sentiment stamp truly gorgeous as always.....fabulous prizes too l'd like a chance to win these they are stunning as are all the prizes and last but not least congratulations Viv enjoy your candy xx

roffeycreations said...

Your Ab-Fab card is gorgeous - love it - not a chrissy card from me this time - LOL - hoping to pop a 3rd into the barrel soon - have a great week hugs Mxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Miss am back with two 'umble offerings and hope to post couple more as made 'em!!

Each time look think I love that card of yours more!!

and what a prize on offering is really incredibly generous!
Your posts are some of my weeks highlights - thanks for your wodnerful sense of humour and kind generous heart, may the LORD bless you for it, love Shaz in Oz.x

ike said...

Oh, I LUV your card - so stylish and that gorgeous embossed background :-)
The other cards are fabulous - what a creative lot they are :-)

YaY - I managed to get my 3 entries in - 2 in Wekk 100 and 1 here :-D
Thank you for the chance to enter the draw :-)

IKE xxxx

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tilly said...

2nd entry of the week.... must be on magic mushrooms or a roll lol

KandA said...

Well done on passing the 100 entries mark. Hope you reach the magic number again this week xx

Bonnie said...

Wow! Thanks for the shout out, Di. There were so many beautiful cards at the playground for this special week! Your card is so elegant! I love that embossed frame and the bit of shine peeking out and on the leaves! And an awesome sentiment to top it all off!

Darnell said...

I'm back again to say no thank you to your generous offer now that I've had a chance to enter in, in addition to making my earlier comment. I think your card is spectacular, Di! I adore that satin mirri element!!

I do hope you are better? Hugs, Darnell

Cathy said...

Hi Di, what a gorgeous card, I love the ef and the gorgeous copper leaves, such a pretty colour. Thanks for the shout out too, there was so much fabulous inspiration in the playground again!
Cathy x

tilly said...

Could only put one card on show lol....but you can see both on the blog

Annie said...

yeah I made it with my card. Hopefully will add another one before Saturday - getting quite addicted to this using up scraps lark.
Annie xxx

Kyla said...

No snippet from me this week (yet) but some lovely makes on show here.


MaryH said...

Well DONE to all the Elves who made the Big Anniversary Week a huge success. I was so sad I didn't get to join in. Loved this super elgant, classy card you have today. The copper is such a rich trim, and loved the embossing folder (thanks for the reminder! Gotta hunt that one up.) Just had a glimpse of some lovely work, and hope to get back for a leisure visit to enjoy all these beauties. TFS & Hugs. Hope the back is getting better each day.

Sarn said...

Here I am with a cracker card.


Sorry if that made you jump.

Sarn xxx

Sarn said...

Oops - forgot to say . . . I'm playing along just for fun, so leave me out of the prizes please. Thank you x

Sarn xxx

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card, Di - the embossing folder works really well as a frame for that fabulous stamped greeting. Another wonderful showcase and congrats to winner, Viv. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Karen said...

Managed to pop back late/early with another one. What can I say but I'm a tart for dies and stamps lol!
But not the JS draw thank you sweetie - I still have all the CD's from when I was on her DT plus loads of other old stash that requires using or losing xx

Pat said...

Love the use of bronze embossing and white card. That frame type of folder looks great with just that large sentiment and the die cut poinsettia and leaves are really super. I have just entered my 3rd card (1 last week and 2 this). Great number of entries last week, so pleased you managed to get to the 100 mark. Thank you for that great extra prize and for the chance to win it. x

Jean said...

Hi Di, I've just managed to squeeze in with a third card before closing time. Lots of lovely cards here again this week.
Jean x