Sunday 9 March 2014

Pixies Snippets Playground - Week 115

Wahoo, Spring seems to be just around the corner girls!

This is my snippets card this week:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card blank

- Penny Black '...For Everything' stamp, stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink pad and coloured with Pro Markers. Ha, I just spotted that I'd forgotten to colour the daffodil stem 'cos I needed to use a fine tipped marker - it's done now though, honest!

- die cut the image using a Nesties circle then mounted the image onto a slightly bigger hand cut circle, using SU 'Certainly Celery' card stock snippet

- die cut the doily from a white snippet using Cheery Lyn's 'French Pastry' die

- the gingham papers are mostly snippets from the Wild Rose Studios 'Gorgeous Ginghams' paper pack, some are mounted onto snippets of SU's 'Certainly Celery' card stock

- the sentiment is also Penny Black - guess what, it's called 'Think Spring', stamped in Memento 'Tuxedo Black' then die cut using a Marianne Creatables label die from the LR0154 set

- pink bow and a few pink pearls added, plus a few pearls on one corner of the card

- teeny little silk daffodil heads, which I bought years ago - stuck on using the glue gun - they sure didn't wanna play nicely at first!

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

Penny Black and More - March - 'So sweet'

Crafting For All Seasons - 'Spring into Spring'

Now for the weekly picks:
I have to say, this fabulous card made by Sue P really HAS to be the star of the week. I love, love, love it!

Sigh, as soon as I spotted this card made by Bonnie, I rushed off and spent some pocket money on the fabulous die - what an elegant card!

This beautifully decorated heart made by Patricia is beautiful isn't it? The heart came from Primark and the flowers were made from snippets of course.

Apart from this being a fabulous card, made by Pat, isn't it a great idea to use the shapes from the 'Tied Together' folder for the letters - very clever.

Fabulous Easter egg card, made by Jenny H - I have all the ingredients here and think this is such a fabulous design, that's my Easter cards sorted so thank you Jenny for the inspiration!

And another brilliant Mothering Sunday or Easter idea, made by Andrea. I totally adore this basket :)

I thought we'd end with a giggle today - Sue J made this fantastic card, gotta love that expression and so many snippets used as well!

As always, I could just keep showing more and more - but am writing this on Saturday before racing out to do the weekly shop etc. 'cos I'm driving up to Oxford for the day tomorrow. But, six or seven is the average number of snippets makes I pick so I ain't done too bad in the time available.

And let's say hello to some new Playmates, three 'newbies' this week- wahoo!
Nicky, who did make me smile - she's been watching from the sidelines and finally I nudged her hard enough to join in :) Great card and I do love those dies!

Hazel (kbrandy4) hopped in with this beautiful Tilda card. Has anyone noticed how popular those fabulous Spellbinders 'Floral Oval' dies are?

I love the unusual design of this card, made by Natasha - it almost reminds me of a laced up bodice. Err, they were WELL before my time I should add!

Welcome to you all, hope to see you again soon! Anyone else possibly 'lurking in the bushes', peeping over the fence, or whatever - please do join in. Everyone is super-friendly!

OK, so the prize from last week, a selection of unmounted stamps, was won by:
Well done Pippa! If you drop me your address I'll post the stamps off to you this week (

And the prize for this coming week, to celebrate the 'whiff of Spring' here in the UK is:
Duplicates of both those Penny Black stamps I used today - just in time for Mothering Sunday over here. And of course Easter.

As usual, the snippets challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 15th March 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. Do also say if you're only interested in part of the prize as I can then do a further draw for the remainder.

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 - don't overdo the gardening/Spring cleaning!

Di (and a wave from Parsnip)


  1. Gorgeous spring card! I love all the gingham. Gingham makes me happy. *sigh* I like how you did the greeting at an angle on the tag so it would fit and mounted the tag so the greeting was straight. It seems like such a small thing but it really shows some brain power. Brain power my brain lacks!

    And yes, I completely covet that floral oval by Spellbinders. I also want whatever it that people have the make a faux stitched edge around their cards. Must have!!!

    My snippet card is made and will pop up sometime in the night, which will be Sunday morning here but probably next Tuesday there.... however that works.

  2. What a fun card Di, those quackers are too cute and I love the pale gingham colors! COngrats to all the notables this week, and what wonderful inspiration was shared here again this week!

  3. Love your darling Spring card, Di! Great picks from the gallery this week!

  4. Fab card Di and some great picks this week. The big yellow thing in the sky has meant crafty time for me has been a bit short, but hope to play this time!! xx

  5. Hi Di, Love the cute card and made me think of Spring ...if it ever gets here.

    Must get a move on and get my derrier back into card making. Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Fabulous makes today, some very springlike (reflecting the weather?). Just uploaded mine, in springlike colours, if nothing else!!!

    Happy Sunday


  7. A great card for a sunny day. Must get my thinking cap on for this week. There is a slight chance I may need to 'create' some more snippets first!

  8. Beautiful spring card Di, love the pretty gingham and the cute ducks! Great showcase again, thanks for all the inspiration in the playground :) Cathy x

  9. Hi Miss Di, and the wonderful Parsnip.
    Love your super spring card. I do love gingham paper it is so fresh looking, and your stamped design is wonderful. The weather in Kent has been glorious and spring like too for the last few days.
    Have just popped my entry into this weeks pot.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  10. A beautiful Spring card Di. I love gingham paper as it speaks Spring is here. Wonderful tag and adorable image.

    A wonderful showcase of cards. Well done everyone.

  11. Love your card Di - another image that brings a smile to me face! I do love that stamp soooo much. Great with the gingham papers and the poils in the corner!

    Thank you so much for showcasing my card Di - I am chuffed to bits!

    Big hugs to you - will pop by to enter a card later.

    Sue Pxxx

  12. Oh what a gorgeous stamp Di ....This is another of your brilliant makes and well done to all of the creations being showcased " wow" they truly are gorgeous and many congrats to Pippa xx

  13. Hello Parsnip! (and Di......) Love these little ducks - spring like weather here too - Parsnip go get your bathing suit the summer will be here soon!!!
    Great picks this week - the Playground will need to be renamed 'The Clever Academy' as we have so much talent.
    Hope to make it back this week - cos I am coveting those stamps! x

  14. Ooooh.. how exciting to be showcased last week, thank you Di, I'm glad you liked my card, and as usual there were lots of beautiful cards to look at. I love those cute little ducks and all the lovely pastel ginghams you used with the little touches of pink with the ribbon and pearls, then the daffodils too which are the essence of Spring. The weather is certainly more Spring like at the moment - long may it last. Hope you are having a good weekend. x

  15. Hi Di, hope you are having a lovely day out today and that the weather is as springlike as your card. Love the image and the greeting and all those lovely ginghams too. As ever, you've chosen to showcase fabulous cards and, yes, a warm welcome to newbies to the playground. I'm concentrating on the gardening, the spring cleaning can wait :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  16. Beautiful Spring card Miss, very sweet and pretty. It's threatening to get above freezing here today and tomorrow, and the sun is out, feels nice and warm. Pity the thermostat has gone on the indoor heating this morning though!! Lovely picks as always, beautiful Christmas card, but you knew I'd say that. Hope all is well with you and Parsnip.

    Hugs to you all.
    PS. Nice to be creating again!

  17. Oh I love your card Di that stamp is the cutest!!! love the colours too I love gingham it always looks so nice..and thanks for showing my frog card:) All the picks were fabulous but Sue P's oh my like you I absolutely loved it when I saw it..lots of huggles Sue xxx

  18. What a fun card, Di, full of the joys of Spring! Isn't it great to see the sun at last?!

    I hope you're having a lovely day in Oxford 'City of Dreaming Spires' - or 'City of Screaming Tyres' if you prefer!

    love Mags B x

  19. Such a cute creation using the Penny Black ducks. Love the sketch you used! Thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black and more!

  20. Hi Di

    Sorry for "no show" last week. Just no time for much other than weddings and orders .. . but I have tried to make up for it by adding an extra card into my offering this week.

    Loving your gorgeous card.

    Such a sweet image and I just love gingham. The perfect mix. Penny Black and gingham!! Beautiful.

    Hope you have had a lovely weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  21. Heyyyy Parsnip! I'll be back later to have a chat & do some lovely visitin'. Just wanted to give ya a quick cuddle in the meantime. Been missin' ya! Hugs

  22. hi di, this is a very sweet card! the image is so cute and i love all the gingham and daffodils! i'm trying hard to think spring while we still have snow. thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.

  23. Another week of fabulous cards! Congratulations to all those is always so fun to read this weekly post!
    Pretty card, Di. Love the always feels like spring to me! My Mum had a yellow gingham tablecloth for the kitchen table. It was only used in the spring and summer!
    Off to my Mum's and will be back to visit everyone once home again on Saturday. I will be commenting after the gates are closed!!!

  24. Cute card Di, love all the gingham.
    Thanks for choosing my card in the weekly picks, glad I could offer inspiration for your Easter this year : )

  25. Another week even already the rest of our lives, and so many awesome contributions already.

  26. Beautiful card there Miss and wonderful Picks. Sorry I didn't comment yesterday tho I did peek in on my phone. No computer was switched on yesterday at our house!

  27. Love your card with all the pretty gingham and that fantabulous stamp. Thanks for picking my basket to show with all those other fabulous cards. Will have to crack on and get snippeting. I'll be back xx

  28. Just popped back (yes I have my keys, although I had to go back for them) to enter me snippets card!

    Big hugs to you and Parsnip

    Sue Pxxx

  29. Love your spring card. The image is cute and the embellishments and paper go so well together. *U*

  30. Whew, I think I have gotten round to everyone who has entered at this time! Then had to swing back and hunt around to find the comments for YOUR card! You know I love those Quackers...they are always just too cute. Love the daffodils, all the pastel tiny ginghams. Nice layout. Now I read about the missing stem color, but doggone - I would never have spotted this if you hadn't said. It really is not obvious unless one goes 'lookin'. Cute card. So you. TFS & Hugs. and cuddles to the little white furry cutie too.

  31. Just playing for fun this week, Di. Hugs, Greta

  32. Back again Di, having too much fun!! Cathy x

  33. I hope you don't mind Dobby popping into the Playground. He has promised to be good and I am sure someone has the baggies!

  34. Oh Di your card is gorgeous! Lovely colours and layout. That PB stamp is adorable - me likey!!

    Fabulous top picks as always.

    Hope the sun is shinning for you!

  35. A beautiful Spring card Dianne. I just love the bright Daffodils.
    Thank you for sharing your card with us at Penny Black and more this month and we hope you will join us again soon.


  36. Lovely Spring card to celebrate the sun shinning.

  37. Hi Di, love your sweet card and thank you for mentioning me and showing my card!
    Hugs, Hazel xx

  38. Sensational spring quackers, Di! I think your design is tops with the angling and the gingham!!

    Congratulations to all the well-chosen stars for the past week! I don't know how you do it! No thank you for the very tempting prize on offer this week.

    It's late here, so I'll be back tomorrow for tea and croquet!! Hugs, Darnell

  39. Hi Miss Di, and the wonderful Parsnip,
    just entered my 2nd card in this weeks challenge.
    It may look a little familiar to you, and Parsnip.
    Thank you for all your hard work on running this fab challenge.
    Big Hugs to you and especially Parsnip.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  40. Well would you luv a duck. Yes please put me in the nest this week Miss. Here is me frist entry.
    Running late dis week. hugs Mrs A.

  41. I am enjoying the wiff of spring also, and your sweet card surely says spring. We really haven't had winter, but that said, I am loving the thought of spring and the temperatures on the rise. Great picks this week, as always.

  42. I need a drinkie poo. Cracking up here. Too many eggs about!! First I wos n0 35 den I wasn't nowhere. Den I wos 37 but got changed behind me back to no 35 again so now I'm in wid me 2nd entry at 38. but I dunno who I is today. Hugs and Flaps Mrs A.

  43. Those ducks quack me up! Great card - the gingham background is fab! Couldn't help myself, but had to upload two cards.....

  44. Dats me last entry Miss. I have paid all the bills! Off to find a duck egg to glue with bits of paper.
    hugs Mrs A.

  45. Loving your cute Spring Duck card with the gingham Di.

    Congrats to all the showcased girls, and the winner of the prize.

    I've brought my snippety entry along. Now I'm off to give Dobby a cuddle.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  46. Hi Di I've made it over to the playground after a very,very long absence. But Miss I don't think I've got it right. Maybe you can put me right - please don't put me in detention :-)
    Love your card - like gingham paper - actually have a lot of it - including snippets! Anne x

  47. I have checked, but I'm tired so may have missed it, apologies for not visiting earlier - was sure I'd popped over Sunday but maybe not lol! Anyways gorgeous picks as always, love the frog that our Sue used - so happy.
    And then there is the wicker heart from Patricia! I love it - the minimal flowers and foliage is fabulous!
    I knew exactly what I was going to do the hearts I purchased at The Works and, thankfully, mine is completely different lol! Off to have a look at what I have missed here and on some of the other snippet blogs xx

  48. Hi Di, I found my way through the fog and popped into the playground to play for a bit. Thanks for my prize which arrived today and I have used it on this weeks entry! x

  49. made it! I'm saying No Thanks to the prize, ducks don't do it for me. You have made a beautiful card with them but I'd be lost.


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