Anyhow, here's my snippets card for today:
- 5.5" x 5.5" square white card blank
- all papers are from the 'Me to You' 'Spring Chic' paper pad - a great pad as it's double sided and I did sneak in almost a full sheet of lemon as the main backing frame but all the rest were snippets tucked into the pad using my new storage system - shown here
- the image is by Wild Rose Studio called 'Birthday Girl', a gift from Sam when we met up with ScrappyMo last Summer. (More of that later in this post!!) Stamped with SU 'Smoky Grey', coloured with Pro Markers and the little girl's top and the tablecloth were paper pieced
- the lace 'belly band' (that always makes me giggle!) was punched using Martha' Stewart's 'Vintage Lace' edge punch and topped with a piece of pink ribbon
- sentiment is a pre-loved SU one, stamped with SU 'Smoky Slate' and then punched with SU's 'Label - Curly' punch
- the flowers were die cut with one of the very first die sets I ever bought, and still a great favourite - made by Joy!, ref. 6002/024 - and topped with self-adhesive pearls. Funny though, the pink gingham paper I used is a perfect match to the other pinks in the card, yet it looks mauve in the photo :)
And straight onto this week's picks:
Gosh I do so hope none of you girls have been affected by the awful floods down this way - not to mention the frightening gale force winds plus the heavy snow over 'the pond' and bad weather elsewhere. Mother Nature is sure going through a bad bout of PMT right now:(
So that was a quick scamper this week - as always you all made such beautiful stuff it was very hard to choose.
And we also have a new Playmate - please will you welcome Janeen who brought this lovely card to show - and also hopped back again later in the week so I guess we didn't scare her off too much!
And now the winner of last week's prize of the sentiments set and the rose stamp:
This coming week's prize is, as almost always, linked to today's snippets card.
Scrappy Mo. It was the day we three playmates met up last year and went to Flutterbys Craft Store - and both the little scallywags sneaked off and bought these for prizes :) Thank you girls!
The snippets challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 22nd February 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.
Both items are one prize but can you please say if you aren't playing for either of the items in this week's prize 'cos then I could do a second draw for whatever it is the first prize winner doesn't want.
Please NEVER be afraid to say you're just playing for fun - it doesn't offend me at all, and the Playground is first and foremost for us to have fun, the prizes are just a thank you for playing :)
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.
Have a great week and hope to see you in the Playground - bring your wellies (if it wasn't so very sad that might have been a funny).
STOP PRESS! Our little Playmate Victoria became a first time Mummy to a darling little baby girl - for more info. please look HERE. No name as yet, but what a little sweetie, can't you just smell the baby powder - many congratulations and she is absolutely adorable!! Love and hugs from us all in the Playground :)
SECOND STOP PRESS: If you check this more recent post, you'll see that I have one of the 'two weeks' thingies running. What you can win and how to be in with a chance is all there.
Di (and a wave from Parsnip)
Thanks for showcasing me! I am always humbled if anyone does that!ReplyDelete
I will be submitting cards this week but of course no thanks for the prizes...Only fair!
Your card is so pretty. I have that stamp too but have never inked it up...hangs head in shame.
Yours is so pretty. the colours are so soft and love those flowers. I can see why you love that die.
Hi Di, you are showering me with attention again! Thank you! No wonder I'm getting so many blog visits!ReplyDelete
So cute your cards! Especially the Noah's arc one - its soooo adorable!
I am saying no thanks to the prizes this week - and I'm sure I'll have some cards to link up soon.....
Oh My Gosh...I think I am first!ReplyDelete
Here to share a baby card I made for the Winterfest challenges over at Two Peas. Off to start my next one!
Di, your card is just the sweetest little thing, and I love the dsp and flowers! Congrats to everyone who played nice in the playground last week! What fun!ReplyDelete
Love the card. I like the papers you chose and they go so well with your coloring. Very nice. Tonight on the NEWS the flooding and winds of London were shown. I looked to see if I'd see you, Len and Parsnips floating by on an upside down umbrella. I do hope your weather improves and soon. You can always send some rain our way....We had 11 inches in 3 days. We still need over 50 inches to be at our normal. What is going on with Mother Nature?ReplyDelete
oh Miss how "del-umptious" and "scrum-plicious" is that card..ReplyDelete
Really gave me the biggest smile on my face looking at .. well done and yes! do love the focal image.. both stamps are ultra cute and rather like LOTV aren't they??
Mm sorry you are so sodden and farmers over our way would love some of it ..
I really pray all playmates are safe, and high and dry... and our new little playmate is ultra cute..
hugs, Shaz in Oz.x
I hope you don't mind me linking up Di - I was 18 minutes too late yesterday. Can you believe it? Great cards by everyone showcased again. I will have to check out the links later.ReplyDelete
Your quip about Mother Nature having PMT really tickled me... I can imagine you giving a weather forecast along the lines of 'the sample'! :)ReplyDelete
Right off to have a snoop at the tiny playmate
Just added my snippet to the batch - thanks for MAKING me enter time after time - I'll use those pesky snippets if it's the last thing I do!!!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous card and so adorable is your image Di you could enter this in l love promarkers challenge Gingham/Plaid/Checks .....another brilliant selection of cards and well done to your winner Eve enjoy your candy gorgeous candy again not for me..........have a lovely day Di xxReplyDelete
Fab picks Di and gorgeous card of yours so cute!!! huggles Sue xxReplyDelete
Hi Miss Di and a not so soggy Parsnip this week.ReplyDelete
Love your really super creation this week. This is a really great stamp, and you have coloured it so well.
Thank you for featuring my flower creations this week.
Love the other fab creations featured too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.
Absolutely adore your cute card Di.ReplyDelete
Fab showcased items too.
Congrats to Eve on winning the prize.
Playing along for fun, so please exclude me from the prize draw.
Hugs, Sarn xxx
Hi Miss Di and the wonderful Parsnip,ReplyDelete
I am back with my entry for this weeks challenge.
Thank you sooo! much for this great challenge. I really do enjoy entering into the wonderful fun in the playground.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.
Just wanted to say that there are 5 cards in my blog post but I know I can only enter three so please use the first three cards in the blog post as my entryReplyDelete
All that lovely gingham on your card is scrumptious! Isn't that silly how the camera decides to randomly change the color of something! Your card is so adorbs! Did I use that slang right? I'm getting my gray covered today so I can be more hip and young..... lol... probably break a hip...ReplyDelete
Hi Miss DiReplyDelete
It must be so hard to decide which projects to showcase as you get so many fabby entries!!
I am just playing for fun Di as I already have one of those gorgeous stamps.
Love your card. Yummy colours and great paper piecing.
Well done on your win Eve!
Love Jules xx
love your card
the stamp is so sweet
hugs to you Di and all ladies
Lurve your card Di - also particularly fond of the belly band meself. Mind you I would need a belly orchestra! Great card and snippets cards!ReplyDelete
Hugs to you Sue Pxxx
Back with a second card. Hope you are coping OK with the terrible weather! I guess the ducks are not even venturing out of the coop and intot he pond...for fear of blowing away!ReplyDelete
Haa Haa! Gorgeous card there Miss. I was just finking that stamp looked so cute and like me as a kiddie!ReplyDelete
I am BAAAAACK! Not running on 4 star yet but nearly there!
No thanks to the stamp seeing as I donated it like!
PS Have you seen FB today?
Fabulous card Di, love the green and pink and a really lovely image.ReplyDelete
Great picks again, I certainly don't envy you that job.
Hope all is well with you.
Made it back to say hi after linking up this morning before work. Love the cute little girl image Di and all the lovely ginghamy papers. Great showcase again too :) Cathy xReplyDelete
Stunning picks this week--congrats to all! And big congrats on the new baby, Victoria! I'm playing for fun this week-not for prizes.ReplyDelete
Great cards you have showcased this week. What a lovely image you have used for your snippets card and also love the baby card you have shown today.ReplyDelete
Love that the papers match your image so well, such a cute card.ReplyDelete
Fabulous creations Miss - the talent here is awesome as our US buddies would say! I just love seeing what other crafters make with their snippets.ReplyDelete
So Di thank you for the challenge and all the work you put into doing this every week xx
Such a sweet baby card, Di.ReplyDelete
Fabulous collection of 'snippets' cards/projects - well done everyone.
Your card is so cute. Love the green and lavender/ pink color combo.ReplyDelete
Hi Miss Di and the wonderful Parsnip,ReplyDelete
I have just left my 2nd entry for this weeks wonderful challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.
Such a sweet little darlin' peeking at her birthday cake! Meant to get over yesterday but ran out of day! No thanks to the goodies.ReplyDelete
Hello Di, hope you are well. I'm late again for this weeks challenge and just noticed you've added an extra prize. I would love to be in with a chance for the Mr & Mrs die (that's if I manage to get my act together and post 3 cards!)but I'll decline the cling stamps and just play for fun. Everyone is getting far too snippet-clever! What amazing makes. I'm going to need to empty the waste bin more often to keep up with this crew!!! Well done all. xReplyDelete
A lovely card again Di, but I think someone else will make better use of the 'cute' stamps than I will, so I am just playing this week, but the beautiful die - Yes please! Kate xReplyDelete
I'd better get two more cards made now!
Love the stamp Di and the lovely colours you have used, so soft and gentle, and the little touches of pink with the flowers and the ribbon, and that very pretty MS punch are the perfect embellishments. xReplyDelete
Lovely card Di, such pretty pastel colours : )ReplyDelete
I am not playing for the stamp but DEFINITELY for the Mr & Mrs die.
Thank you for donating this wonderful prize : )
Hi Di, just posted my card for this week. Thanks for picking my card to showcase. Love your little girl card so keeping my fingers crossed that my number comes up (in a good way!) xReplyDelete
Very cute card, Di! I am playing just for fun so that someone who doesn't have as much stuff as I have can get the prize!ReplyDelete
First time entering, hope it counts as it was made from left-overs, lol.Just entering for fun, by the way, not for a prize. Hugs, Shaz xxReplyDelete
I'm back again. Still no thanks on these sweet stamps.ReplyDelete
Your snippets card is so pretty, such a sweet image and I love the soft colours.love the gingham flowers too.ReplyDelete
Wonderful showcase cards again as well.
A Gorgeous card, Di and what a wonderful showcase of beauties too. Have to admit to buying some of that tea for the box, lol!ReplyDelete
Popped in with my last card for this week. Off to visit! I think I have made it more than half way round already!ReplyDelete
Hi Miss Di, and the lovely Parsnip,ReplyDelete
I have just left my 3rd entry into this weeks challenge.
Thank you again for taking the time to run this wonderful challenge.
Lots of crafty love Jenny L.
Big Hugs for Parsnip.
In with another - look at me go! I forgot to say last time, I'm playing for fun so please don't enter me for either of your generous draws. Vicky xReplyDelete
PS You've had me singing away 'I love the sound of falling trees...' all afternoon!
I'm not sure I'll make it to card #3 or not and not worried about it but I do have a #2 for you.ReplyDelete
Card number 2, not a number 2 like a doo doo. That's be rude.
No doo doo on the playground. I'm sure that's a rule.
So much inspirational talent, it's humbling.ReplyDelete