Sunday, 6 April 2014

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 119

And yet another week shot by in the Playground, with 65 entries! Thank you all so much for coming to play and also for making the Playground such a fun place. I get almost as much fun from your comments as you hop about each other's blogs as the lovely makes you bring with you! :)

This is my snippets card for this week, made over a few days just a bit at a time:
And a closer look, at an angle, to see the shimmer:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card blank

- plain turquoise and peach backing card from the snippets folder

- a whole sheet of patterned paper from Prima's 'Firefly' paper stack

- the image is LOTV, called 'Destiny's Moon', stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink pad and coloured with Pro Markers and Polychromos Pencils. One trick I tried for the first time was to outline the image using a 'Pastel Beige' Pro Marker to take away the harsh contrast between the black image outline and the white card I stamped on. The fairy's wings and parts of her dress were tickled with clear 'Wink of Stella' - first time I've used this and I love it! Oh, and a covering of Glossy Accents on the 'gazing globe'

- snippets of peach organza ribbon, I layered two snippets across the card on top of one another for more density and then tied a double bow round

- flowers are a mix of Wild Orchid Crafts roses and a turquoise Prima rose, adhered using 'Crafters Pick Incredibly Tack Glue'

- sentiment is stamped using SU's 'Baja Breeze' and a stamp from Kaisercraft's 'Life Sentiments' set. Then punched out using SU's 'Large Oval' punch and layered onto a snippet of peach card, which had been punched using SU's 'Scallop Oval' punch

- finishing touch - Josy Rose turquoise star shaped nail heads in three corners of the image and one on the sentiment

For those of you who might have been looking for Josy Rose nail heads and the heat wand - here's the link to where I buy mine from.

Onto this week's picks:

 
Oh wow, I do so love the raindrops here - brought to the Playground by Cornelia.

Sam made not one but two of these absolutely beautiful recycled matchbox 'gardens'. That's a LOT of patience!

Jules always brings us two cards, one is always a Christmas card but it was this beauty that totally blew my socks off.

Isn't this such a fun card, made by Bonnie?! I do so love those cheeky dancing 'Bunny girl chicks' :)

Pat made some fabulous 'faux tiles' for this card - there's a great description of how to do it over on Pat's blog too.

We had some stunning 'white on white' cards this week - you can check them out on last week's thumbnail links here. This one by Judy was the first one I spotted, and her blog post (written by Dio a very clever cat) is hilarious.

Gosh I do love this red, black and white card, made by Carol L - so elegant and see those teeny snippets popped into the band?

As I always say, you all brought so many beautiful makes to the Playground - thank you so much for joining in - you really are such an inspiration!

Aoops, almost forgot, we have two new playmates this week so will you please welcome:

If you haven't already been to say 'Hi' to our new playmates, it would be lovely if you can find the time to do so. Please come back and play soon, we're a friendly bunch!

And the winner of the eight sheets of Penny Black Stickeroos from last week is:
Congratulations Sam! I know where you live and will post them off to you ASAP.

So onto this coming week's prize:
It's a set of four LOTV 'fairy' stamps plus a lovely glimmery Wink of Stella clear brush pen just like the one I used today. One stamp is 'Destiny's Moon', the same as I used today but the others are trickier to show you, 'cos I guess you know that LOTV stamps come unmounted and without an image insert. I only bought an additional 'Destiny's Moon' to keep for myself (trying to cut down on stamp purchases here, albeit not very successfully, sigh) so can't show you stamped images of the other three. But, I did manage to find some thumbnail images to show you - LOTV are quite rightly protective of their stamps so these are just little thumbnails that I found when they announced the 'end of these fairies' sale a week or so ago.
 
Autumn Calling
 
Blue Haze
Candlelight Delight

It's a lovely little stamp set, you do get all four of course along with the Wink of Stella clear brush pen.

As usual, the snippets challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 12th April 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. Of course you can say no thanks to any part of the prize and I'd just do a second draw for the remainder if your name comes out first.

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 - keep those snippets coming :) Who's up to organise the Easter Egg Hunt in the Playground in a couple of weeks then?

Di (and a wave from Parsnip)
x

46 comments:

Carol L said...

I'm first? Hilarious! I go from being too late to too early! I can't seem to find a happy medium:)
Congrats to Sam (aka Hettie) on your win, and to all of the wonderful notables from last week! Di, your glittery fairy card is just stunning! I jumped on the bandwagon and have one of those wink of Stella pens on the way to my house! The sparkle looks amazing!
No thanks to the prize this week - I'm just playing for fun :)

Dragon said...

Beautiful card Di.

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful card Si! Great colouring and the sparkle from the Wink of Stella is lovely. I am only playing for fun this week. I have the Wink of Stella already and just love it.

Some fab cards made here last week. Great highlights and congrats Hettie!

Juls said...

fabby inspirational snippits!! Hugs Juls

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

oo-arr!! Miss, it is just a wuffly card..

..and well dun to Hettie too..

.. and all the other clever folk in playground with their lovely showcased cards.. No thanks to stamps (trying to cut down too) but yes please kindly to the glimmery tool :D Shaz in Oz.x

Mary said...

Oh how pretty....I love all the sparkle on your beautifully colored fairy. Great job there Misses. As usual, your picks this week are fabulous...such talented folk. I love the prize this week, but I'm going to say, no thank you....Have a wonderful weekend.

Kathleen said...

There are some brilliant entries in the Playground, really don't envy you having to choose.
Lovely card from yourself too but I will say no thanks to the prize as I do not really 'do' fairies.
Have a good day.

Kath x

Laura said...

Hi Di!!
What a B-E-A-UTIFUL card you have made! I love it, really love the fairy stamps too! I started colouring my LOTV stamps again yesterday, unfortunately I have neglected them for a while but I am back in full swing again. Thank you for the chance to win such gorgeous goodies. I am hoping to try and enter the playground at least once a month if not more! Going to get my crafty butt in gear!
Hope you're well,
Laura xxx

Ann said...

Fab card and gorgeous samples from the playground again. I didn't have chance to play last week as I seemed to spend all my spare time sorting out my craftroom. Somebody really messy has been in and destroyed it when I wasn't looking.
Hopefully will be back with you this week. Hope you got my email. Hotmail have locked my out for a month so I'm not getting any mail at the moment.
Ann xxx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Di!! Congrats to Sam! and really stunning entries this week:) huggles Sue xxx

SARN said...

LOVING your pretty and V schparkly fairy card Di.

I'm just making a snippets card that will demonstrate the "Candlelight Delight" stamp. Waiting for glitter glue to dry before sticking the wings on, then I'll be back!

Would love to win the W.O.S pen if my number comes up . . . but will pass on the stamps thank you.

Congrats to Sam on her win, and congrats to all the showcased peeps.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

kanda said...

Love your fairy card and gorgous colours. Please can I go in the pot this week for those amazing stamps xx

Hazel said...

Gorgeous snippet card today, Di. And so much inspiration in the playground - lovely to see Patty and Christy here. Patty is a teamie on the Glory of Christmas, so I am getting to know her. x

Liz said...

The showcased cards were brilliant; such talented playground chums.

Love the colour scheme on your card.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Hi Di, sorry AWOL the last week or so but decided I'd throw my name in the hat this week although my coloured snippety bits are no where near as adventurous as the other entries here. Must hang my head in shame at such an amazing line up. Loving your card and I've also just introduced myself to wink of stella and it's fantastic to add that delicate little shimmer. Hmmm. Sarah x

Sandra H said...

Beautiful card and image used on your snippets card Di, Many congrats to Sam and "wow" another stunning showcase from all xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Miss Di, and the wonderful Parsnip.
Love your super creation for this weeks snippets.
You are such an inspiration to me.
Congrats to Sam on her win.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Greta said...

Your card is stunning, Di! Love your picks this week--so much inspiration in the playground! What a fabulous prize, too--thanks for all your work to give us the playground!

Laura said...

Very pretty card.
No thanks to the stamps but I wouldn't say no to the glimmery brushy thingy - not seen them before!
Thanks for hosting x

Bonnie said...

Just playing along this week, Di! Glad you like those dancing chicks! They are keeping the party going in my craft room. Wish you could join us!

Mrs A. said...

Please Miss can we have a baby Platyus for the playground!! Shaz in Oz has two on her blog and I just know that Hettie won't mind looking after it as it would be just like looking after another chookin. Hugs Mrs A.
p.s. They are ever so cute looking. Pleeeeeeeese.

SARN said...

Here I is . . . with my LOTV fairy card. Right . . . I'm meeting Liz over on the swings. Catch ya later.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Hettie said...

Woot Woot! I cannot believe my name has come up for stickeroos!!!! Never tried them before and you do such a good job on them Miss. Thank you.
Great lineup too this week. Glad you like my match gardens!
Please let someone else have a chance this week.
Hugs
xx

Hettie said...

PS I see a certain Mrs A is trying to get a platypus in the Playground and saying I will look after it.
Go On! Go On! Go On! xx

Jean Straw said...

I love the super shimmer on you fairy wings, lovely background paper too.
I didn't get round to posting anything last week but have made it early-ish this week.
Jean x

Cornelia W said...

Hmmm, I was wondering, how I got so many blog hits today and my suspicion was right - you showcased one of my cards - thanks so much Di! Very much appreciated! Have a lovely week, Dear! Hugs, Cornelia

kanda said...

Just popped by again with one of my Dad's makes. maybe Parsnip can show him the treehouse xx

ike said...

Oh, such pretty stamps - I would LUV to win those for my more errrmmmm.... 'pretty' moments !!! hahahaha LoL
Thank you for this Challenge.
Hugz
IKE xxxxxxxxxx

Eve said...

It's only Monday and I have entered the playground - shock!

Love your car door pull hook! I would get my shopping delivered to my door if I were you!

Take it easy
Eve xx

Lynn said...

The playground is getting really busy Di. Some wonderful creations, and I do like your fairy card. Hope the back gets better soon. I think you ought to patent the car door pull hook, lol. Lynn x

scrappymo! said...

Popping back in with another card..One created for Mrs A's challenge...and you!

Ann said...

yeah I made it this week. Not bothered for prize as after my tidy up session I realise I need to use my stash!!
May be back with a second entry as I'm on a roll. LOL
Ann xxx

Sandy said...

Hi Di,
Mrs. A suggested I come play here; I use lots of snippets so I'm glad I found you.

Kyla said...

Well done Sam on the win.

Some lovely makes on here as usual.
Thanks for the chance to win, some fabulous stamps and never seen that brush thing before! Very intriguing.

Kyla

Karen Petitt said...

Your card is absolutely stunning! Love those images so very very pretty. Wonderful picks and congrats to Sam!
Will try to visit some of the other players this week but am laid up for a bit right now, again, grrr!

Love your door closer gadget for your car I'll have to see if I have one that long lol - it would make getting in and out of the car less painful when closing the door! Karen xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a cool shimmery fairy card! Thanks for the shout out this week and Dio will be tickled that he got a mention.

Eve said...

I think that you had better sit down Di as this is my second entry this week!!

Hope that your back is on the mend.

Forgot to say that I'm entering for fun this week - thank you.
xx

Mrs A. said...

Just for fun this week Miss cos though I do beleves in them I dun wanna play with them. I might tread on one!!!
Hugs Mrs A.

JennyH said...

Your card is so lovely Di, the shimmer is beautiful. Be nice to try one of those Wink of Stella pens : )

Jan Frances said...

Love the colours you have chosen for your card. I also really love the bling effect!! Jan xx

Pippa said...

Phew, made it into the playground this week! Love your card Di, and all the featured ones too. Got my fingers crossed for this weeks prize as my youngest daughter is into fairies and I am running out of stamps for her cards!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your shimmery fairy card is terrific, Di! And so are your wonderful picks for last week! That has to be SO hard! No, thank you on the prize.

I hope you are feeling some relief from the back pain, my friend! Take care of yourself. Hugs, Darnell

~Tammy~ said...

Hi Di! I just wanted to let you know that I finally had a chance to stop by and link up, but it won't show up or let me (enter sad face). Oh well...hope you ladies are doing well!

Lynne said...

Wow look at me, back again. Please don`t faint lol. Your card is fabulous. I`m getting quite a collection of LOTV stamps and they are,imo, the bestest cute stamps around. I might just have one for next weeks challenge.
Take care, Lynne xxx

jimlynn said...

Great showcase of cards! Love all the inspiration and also love your fairy card. She's gorgeous!
Finally getting around to playing once again and will continue to do so (hopefully)!
Lynn

scrappymo! said...

Just slid under the gates with 5 hours to spare!
Sure lots of fabulous entries this week. Have made over to visit about 2/3...off to leave some more bloggy love!