Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Snippets Playground Celebration

It's a while since we had a 'two week' chance to win a prize in the Playground and I just noticed that the blog view counter has passed 200,000 page views - plus last week we had 70 entries. Sooooooooo, it's time for a little extra prize and a chance to win a pretty special die as a thank you for all your support:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card blank

- clear sparkly self adhesive film to cover the whole card front

- a snippet of white Centura pearlescent card, embossed using an Anna Griffin embossing folder called 'Rosa' - a gift from ScrappyMo when she was over in the UK last year. Sadly only a little bit of it shows in the end but it's a beautiful folder - thank you Mo!

- the main image was done like this, first of all I die cut the panel from white Centura pearl card using the most fabulous die by Taylored Expressions called 'Mr and Mrs'. I'd expected it to be really tricky-woo so had bought a metal shim plate as suggested but I didn't need it, nor did I use waxed paper - it popped out of the die perfectly. To adhere the die to the snippet of pale blue backing card I did ponder awhile and instead of using a Quickie glue pen plumped for covering the whole piece of blue card with double sided adhesive film, peeling off the front protection and then fixing the white die cut before sprinkling with Cosmic Shimmer's Glitter Jewels 'Diamond Sprinkles'. I then added some self-adhesive pearls in assorted sizes.

- the finishing touch is a tie made using a band of white organza ribbon which has silver heart outlines on and then a piece of the same ribbon just tied across the centre. Then I added a heart charm tied on with a bow made using the last snippet from a reel of iridescent cord

This is the die that's on offer for one lucky winner:

Some of you already know the 'drill' - but here it is anyhow.

1. All you have to do is to enter a total of at least THREE snippets makes over this current week and next week - into the normal snippets playground Mr Linkies which are posted on Sundays. It's just a total, so you can add three in one week or spread them over two weeks. Of course you can still enter up to three snippets cards per week for the normal prizes.

2. There's one thing I'm going to ask you to do to make it easier for me please. If you are entering three cards over the two weeks for a chance to win this lovely die, can you please add *3* after your name in Mr Linky when you add your third card.

Please shout if this isn't clear :)

I can see so many uses for this die, for example, imagine it cut out in gold and set on a cream or even a chocolate background, for a Golden Wedding Anniversary!



Greta said...

Your use of that incredible die is just stunning! Rosa is one of my favorite embossing folders, too. Congrats on more milestones for the Playground!

Karen said...

That is beautiful, never heard of the company before but I love what you have done with it. I was wondering how you'd attached that lacey beautiful creation to the glitter card. Will have a looky for that embossing folder too, grr!
I am sitting here drooling, lol. I 'ope I aint put you off yer cocoa miss xx

scrappymo! said...

OMG...this is so beautiful! I lovw every single thing about it. The die is fabulous and brilliant idea to afix it to the adhesive and then add glitter!

My mind is racing for idea to try this technique! I will be submitting three card for sure..Oh My!

Linby said...

Absolutely beautiful Di.

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Fabulous work
lovely die
hugs Tamara

Sue - said...

Your card is stunning! Thought at first you'd used micro beads rather than glitter.

Jenny L said...

Hi Die,
this a a very stunning creation.
Love every single bit of this gem of a card.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jenny L said...

Hi Di,
sorry that should have read Di.
Got too excited about that fab die.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sarn said...

Super die-cut card and a lovely prize Di. You're very generous.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Hettie said...

Oooooo! (Think Donkey in Shrek...) Pick Me! Pick Me! Pick Me! Pleeeeeease!
You are so kind Miss. And this is a beautiful die. Where did you find it?

Viv said...

Coff coff - love it - coff.... want this die .. coff... so if I'm too poorly 'ick to make 3 I'll have to buy it and blame you!!! x (coff)

Carol Willis said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Di, that die is stunning.
Caz x

MaryH said...

Wowsers! This is just lovely with all the gorgeous papers you chose ..most elegant. I saw this die at T. Expressions recently when I got some of their dies (which are marvelous by the way!) This one looks very versatile and happy to hear the report that it cut & released so well. Your recipient is going to adore this lovely card. Thanks for the opportunity to win a superlicious prize too! TFS & Hugs

Princess Judy Palmer said...

HEY! That's me shouting because it's not clear... it's Tuesday yah? Why for are we talking snippets today? Is there some sort of shift in the space time continuum that means we have 2 weeks to get into trouble...I mean PLAY...in the playground this time? You know, you can't do this kind of stuff to an old brain like mine. It can't keep up.

Your sparkly card is fabulous! Fabulous! And sparkly.

Jean said...

This is gorgeous Di. I love the all the beautiful sparkle on the blue background and the fabby die cut is to die for,you know what I mean!! Thank you for giving us the chance to win it. I shall have to go and have a rummage in the snippets box.
Jean x

Annie said...

oh my goodness that die is just gorgeous. Sheesh Di where do you find this gorgeous stuff - ooooooh don't tell me I'm broke anyway.
Ann xxx

mamapez5 said...

What a beautiful die, and I love the card you have made with it. It is perfect for a wedding anniversary. I shall try to get three cards made. My snippets boxes just keep getting fatter, even though I am trying to use them up! Kate x

Nicky said...

This is a beautiful card love how you have done it - thank you for pointing me in the direction of the butterfly challenge site xx

Kathleen said...

Your card is stunning Di, beautiful colours, fabulous ribbon, loving the pearls, the die is fabulous.

Kath x

Sandra H said...

Oh wow Di that's an offer not to be missed this die is absolutely beautiful and it shows on your gorgeous card how lovely it really is the backing papers are stunning with the glitter peeping through and the pearls just add that finished touch truly is gorgeous xx

Pat said...

This card is so pretty Di, I just adore the white with the powder blue background and the lovely sparkle. Thank you so much and how generous to have such a lovely die as am extra prize. I have been a bit distracted for the last few days, but I must get busy with the snippets. x

Anonymous said...

Hi Di, I have a question about the 3 cards. Can you post all three in one blog or do they need to be separate? Thanks. Pippa x

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Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Totally gorgeous! So is that die!

Sally H said...

Oh wow, Di! What a wonderful die and your card is gorgeous!

Bonnie said...

This die is amazing! What a beautiful card that lets the die do the work! Love those dies!

Darnell said...

Your card showcasing that die is spectacular, Di! Hugs, Darnell