Sunday 5 January 2014

Pixies Snippets Playground - Week 106

Well, despite the New Year celebrations and people recovering from Christmas, we still had  36 snippets entries last week. This is my snippets card for today:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card blank

- snippets of plain pink paper from the snippets folder

- image is a pre-coloured one by LOTV from their 'Babies' Art Pad, die cut with a Nesties 'wonky' die and layered onto a slightly wider pink wonky frame

- the sweet little banner was die cut using a Joanna Sheen Signature die called 'Bunting'

- two of the little hearts left from cutting bunting were popped onto the push chair/buggy wheels

- the sentiment is from SU's 'Petite Pairs', stamped using SU's 'Smoky Slate'

- brushed silver Josy Rose nail heads at each corner just to finish it off

Clean and simple :)

And this week's Playground picks are:
  A really stunning card, made by Brenda - I absolutely LOVE it!

Such a clever use of snippets by Kay - love all the different embossing!

Really nifty alteration of a little notebook by Ann, and another way to use up those snippets - one to try for sure :)

 Oh I do love this card, made by Karen P - my colours of course and such beautiful detail.

Loll made this fabulous new baby card to celebrate the arrival of her adorable grandson, Cooper. Do hop over and take a peek at him - he's gorgeous!

I was delighted to see this card made by Pat - using some of her 100 weeks Playground prize - it's absolutely beautiful!

As always, I could carry on as every single entry was lovely - but as I type this on Saturday there's a right rumpus going on in the Playground. The sparrows are fighting for shelter from torrential rain in their mahoosive bush, the Playground is still 'open plan' since the storm damage and I need to bail out the tree house 'cos someone let off some New Year fireworks and took part of the roof off! Happy days :)

The winner of the stamps offered last week is:
Congratulations Mary Anne! Can you please drop me an email with your snail mail address in ( and I'll post the stamps off to you as soon as possible.

And this coming week's prize is, bet you guessed, baby themed!
It's the LOTV 'Babies' Art Pad which has 30 pre-coloured images, 10 designs with three of each design. It's the same as the lovely pad I used today, plus a Joanna Sheen Signature 'Bunting' die - again the same as the one I used today. I reckon you could cut the die twice in different colours and use the teeny heart leftovers to fill in the gaps - now that sure is using snippets to the nth degree :)

The snippets challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday  11th January 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. Or perhaps you might only fancy the Art Pad or the die - if so, please do say and if you win I can do a second draw with whatever is left.

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.

Di - and of course Parsnip


  1. Congrats to the winner! Your card is a winner too Di - I love it

  2. This card is a sweetie. That image is so, so pretty and your banner idea to reuse the hearts is brilliant.

    I have lots of blog visiting and catching up to do. Finally got my computer back from the shop...still one finnicky problem with uploading pictures but at least the virus has been removed.

  3. Thanks for picking me Di, very flattered just wish the camera showed the true colours of the card. Your card is adorable and love it.
    Hopefully will join in again this week if can sneak into craftroom to grab stash x

  4. I love your cute baby card Di, the LOTV images are so lovely.
    Great selection of picks again this week.
    I am a bit of an early bird this week!
    Jean x

  5. Di I absolutely love the way you pick some of the entries out to be featured on your new post and to be picked out has just made my day. Thank you so much.
    All your picks are beautiful - congrats to everyone picked.
    Love the baby card you've shown this week and oh my what a fabulous prize.
    Have a good day.
    Ann xxx

  6. Morning Di....Many congratulations to Mary enjoy winnings.....Gorgeous snippet card and the image is sooooo cute and the banner is stunning great selections of cards too Di enjoy your day xx

  7. Morning Di. Sorry about the New Year's Eve party getting out of control. Those fireworks were NUFFIN to do with me!

    Love your cute baby card with the bunting. LOTV have such gorgeous images.

    Congrats to Mary Anne K for winning, and to all those showcased this week.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx
    Please exclude me from the prize draw

  8. Thanks so very much! I appreciate all of the sweet congrats, also. I will send out my email pronto.

  9. Beautiful card Di, I love the soft gentle pink and wow the banner is brilliant. The baby looks so cheeky peeking.

  10. Wauuu
    gorgeous card Di
    and what gorgeous die
    where did you buy it?
    Banner is really stunning.
    Lovely cards
    hugs Tamara

  11. Hi Miss Di

    Happy New Year to you and all the lovely playmates that call by.

    Lots of lovely inspiration yet again and that little heart filled banner is gorgeous!!!

    Being brave this year and promising more snippet makes for 2014 .. .. I hope I haven't bitten off too much LOL!!!

    Wishing everyone a good week.

    Love Jules xx

  12. Ooh Miss, you picked me again lol, we'll have to stop meeting like this! Congrats to Mary Anne and to the other showcased peeps. Love your baby card, that banner is really sweet.


  13. Love all the fabulous playground picks this week - such a fabulous variety of inspiration and your baby card is just so sweet. Will pop back to join in when I've 'snippeted' xx

  14. What a sweet new baby card, Di! Love all that soft pink!I think no thanks on this one. Have a great week!

  15. Whoa! Look at that ornate snowflake card! That's quite the piece of work. I like your sweet baby girl card with the wonky square center piece. That is fun. It looks like the snippet playground is moving away from Christmas cards. Oh goodie! I'm ready for other stuff now.

  16. Wow! Gorgeous card there Miss! Need a blue one though - darn it!
    Some great showcases there too. Well done to Mary Ann K for winning.

  17. Great highlights of the week, Di, and wonderful snippets baby card from you! I think I need to make a baby card soon, it seems so fitting for the start of a new year and I have none in my stash.

    Oh, dear, I am ever so sorry to hear there is a rumbus going on in the Playground and all the while I was warm and snug in the booze, er, root cellar I dug up with the help of ... [claps hand over mouth] ! No, Miss, I was only joking like. There is no such cellar full of libations. It wouldn't be right. I know that now.

    Can you tell we just started watching three years' worth of Downton Abby to catch up?! I'll be doing a full-on range of British accents in a few months time!! I don't know what root cellar the Mister and I have been in that we missed it for three years!! That's a lot to catch up on with the Season 4 starting tonight!

    Have a great week and I hope the crazy weather calms down and things dry up for you! (No thank you.) Hugs, Darnell

  18. Totally adorable card, love the image and the banner.

    Kath x

  19. Adorable baby card, Di! Lots of beautiful work showcased--congrats to all!

  20. Happy New Year, Di and all snippets playmates. Super snippets card today, Di - and love all the inspiration from all the other playmates. Look forward to another super snippets week for all. xx

  21. Some great featured cards here...

    Just uploaded a second card.

  22. Gorgeous baby card Di, I've been making a few of these too! Cathy x

  23. Here I am again with this beautiful EF and Die cut! Still no thanks on the prize this week. Enjoy!

  24. super card you have here Miss. I do so likey the wonky die cuts. I will abstain again though from going in the cooking pot as have no one to make or send baby cards out to. p.s There has been a dirty RAT in the potting shed Miss. Snicked the acorns which ave been stored in there for Mr Squirrel and the birdies. I know cos there is a big hole in the bottom of the bag!!
    Hugs Mrs A.

  25. This is so pretty Di. That die was in my basket but I changed it for a motorbike - how silly was that! No thanks to the image pad if I was lucky enough to be pulled out as I just can't colour.

    I hope you get things under control soon x

  26. A pretty card, I love the yummy soft colours - it's beautiful and will be treasured for many years. No thanks for the prize this week Miss but I will try to enter another later in the week to keep the numbers up.
    Now Miss, I heard that there is goat curry on offer and that you are building an Ark. Take care Miss, I hope none of that bad weather is near you xx

  27. Your baby card is so sweet & adorable. I don't think I've made but one baby card. We don't seem to have a lot of calls for that in our circle of friends. (quite the opposite with Sympathy cards!) Baby cards are much happier to make. Loved your little banner and that image is just as cute as can be. You take those LOTV to the limit. TFS & Hugs.

  28. What a sweet little image and that banner is to "die" for. It could be used for so many occasions. TFS.

  29. Hia Miss. There is a cuppa over mine if you care to join me!

  30. Congratulations Mary Anne and some wonderful makes yet again.
    Bit chilly in the playground at the moment, nearly got blown off the swing!! Hot soup anyone? :-)


  31. Sweet card, Di! Love your picks for this week - such beautiful cards! I'm going to say no to your prize this week, I'm just not a big fan of making baby cards, make somebody else happy :)

  32. Oh Di just adore that baby card.. how clever are you .. and that die (is to die for.. pun intended :D) and image also is very lovely!! clever you!

    .... and wow what selection this week ...

    .. was better at popping around this time so had seen some :D and duly admired them also!

    A big hug for Parsnip and praying you are all safe over there, love Shaz in oz.x

  33. Hi Di,
    great snippets baby card. Love the items used in this creation,and what a fab design too.
    Happy New Year to you and your family.
    Especially Parsnip as he works sooooooo! hard. lol.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  34. Not sure whether my link has worked properly as I had to upload the photo from my PC as linky tool seemed to be having a problem!

  35. I finally made it to the playground! sorry I'm so absent lately! LOVE your card Di, that banner is the cutest thing ever and makes a darling baby card! Also, congrats to all the notables and especially my friend Mary Anne for winning!!! Yay!

  36. This is my first attempt so I hope that I have a) done the right things making the card and b) got all the links correct! Thanks Di for hosting the challenge and for telling me about it.

  37. I've come to play again, thanks for letting me join in!! xx

  38. Hi Di - happy new year to you - hope it started well and continues that way... here is my very first post / card for the year - am getting off to a slow start LOL... hugs Mxx

  39. What a little cutie peeking out of your pram Di and I love your hearty wheels! There are some fabulous playground picks this week too. Vicky x

    (I won't enter the prize draw thank you.)

  40. MISS!! MISS!! Can tell you it wasn't Darn Sarn who made the hole in the roof BUT... she put a small goldfish bowl on Parsnip's head and tied a rocket to his back to see if the hole was big enough for poor bear to fit through....

  41. Happy New Year to ya! Hugs. This is a very sweet baby card. love how you colored the stroller.

  42. I love your card made with the LOTV baby design papers with that unusual shaped diecut, and the banner die looks so good with it. Thank you so much for showing my card Di, I was really pleased with the result I got using some of the goodies. x

  43. Happy New Year Miss and all the Playmates :)
    I have left Teddy behind today and brought my new pet that Santa left me(I do hope he doesn't chew too many ankles in the Playground today tee hee!!)
    I am only playing for fun again today,so please don't include me in the draw this time :)
    Off now to see all your cards I have missed whilst I have been awol!
    Have a lovely day,
    Hugs,Nessa xx


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