Sunday 13 April 2014

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 120

Time for another weekly snippets roll call, and we had 67 snippets entries this week, yippee! But, someone tell that Puggle/baby Platypus to behave please :) It's been tapping on the door asking to be fed from dawn to dusk each day!

This is my snippets card:
I used:

- A6 white linen card blank

- plain purple backing paper

- white linen card, embossed using the Darice 'Argyle' folder

- snippets of plain pink and spotty purple card from the snippets folder, die cut using Marianne Craftables ' Scandinavian Hearts - CR1228' dies

- once assembled I just popped them onto the card front and added a little saved heart from the die cutting in the centre of each assembled heart

This is a great 'snippets buster' die and such fun to play with.

As always, each snippets entry was fabulous this last week - here are my picks:

I picked this Anniversary card, made by Liz, as it's a lovely example of how to use up even little snippets - and a great design!

Laura found time to come and play, and what a fabulous pop up/box card she brought! These are so popular right now and I really do love this!

And so I thought I'd show you another lovely box card, made by Sandra H - what a burst of Spring! Sandra has also added a link to some really clear tutorials in her post, thanks for that honey.

Sarn used a stamp the same as one which was on offer last week to make this gorgeous card. It's absolutely beautiful and I adore the layered wings - another little tip girls :)

This gorgeous vintage card was made by Jean - it's so beautiful I'm sure you'll agree. And, the lace border is actually a self adhesive strip - works so well!

I just love this card, made by Carol L. Amazing paper piecing on those hearts and the turned back corner is such a lovely touch.

Mo made us all do a real 'Wow' with this lovely colourful card. Many of us think it looks like the World viewed from space :) Mo brought three cards to show this week, and you may already know that as the week progresses I keep a note of possible picks - all three of Mo's cards were on my list so do go and take a peek.

I totally adore this beautiful vintage tag, made by Viv! Absolutely beautiful.

And Tammy came back to play after a little while, and what a fantastic Easter card she brought! So fresh - and also a good final pick for this week I think as the Easter Bunny will have been this time next week.

And, we have three new playmates to welcome - it would be lovely if you can hop over to say 'Hello':
Sandy J brought this lovely card, great how the paper pieced puppy is picked up by the background.

Gerrina made this fabulous Birthday card.

And Ileana (Sparkling Pink) entered twice, the first time was with this card - see those teeny little flowers?! Such patience.

Welcome ladies, hope you come back to play really soon.

OK, so onto the draw for the four LOTV stamps and the Wink of Stella brush pen - drum  roll please:

It took four runs of the Random number generator to select a winner who hadn't said no to the prize :)
Congratulations to Kath, yesterday was her 45th Wedding Anniversary - congratulations to you and your husband from all of us. Kath reckons she ought to be known as Saint Kath from now on :)

And onto this coming week's prize, bet you already guessed?
Yup, it's a set of those Marianne Craftables ' Scandinavian Hearts - CR1228' dies :) Something a bit different to play with maybe?

As usual, the snippets challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 19th 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

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 :)

Di (and a wave from Parsnip)


  1. Wow! Thank you so much for honouring my card.
    There are so many fabulous cards in the Playground...I try my best to get round to visit every one...most weeks I do manage to do just that.

    Thanks for a great always, Di! Will be back later to link up my Christmas Card Club card.

  2. Back with my Christmas card....looks like I am first! What luck!

  3. Love your interwoven hearts Di, and thanks for featuring my card.

  4. What a fabulous card - those hearts are gorgeous. Congrats to the winners.:-)

    IKE xx

  5. Lots of fantastic cards in the line up Di, I don't envy you having to choose some! Looking forward to some winking! x

  6. I don't know how you do it Di sorting out both the winner and such gorgeous entries each week. You're a star.
    Saw your comment about how I attach acetate on my blog - hoping to do a tutorial asap as quite a few people have said they like the effect.
    Ann xxx

  7. Super cards and makes this week. Love your weaved hearts. Now bout the platypus he keeps knocking on the door cos he needs 20% of his own body weight in worms every day. So could you all start digging girls. I'd help too only I got a bit of a ratty situation here at the moment!. Hugs Mrs A.

  8. Ooh, OOH! THANK YOU for picking my fairy card out - I am honoured. Congrats to all the other lovely showcased entries too.

    And WELL DONE to Pippa for being this week's prize winner.

    Your woven hearts card is amazing Di. Someone is going to enjoy winning that.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  9. Fab card Di as usual:))) Congrats to Pippa too huggles Sue xx

  10. Love the woven hearts really effective - well done to all the featured cards they are stunning

  11. Di, you're a star!
    Just for fun this week please - I don't have a die cutting machine.
    I'll try and find a few worms... any tips on catching them Mrs A? :D

  12. Thanks for the spotlight on my card this week! I'm in great company with all of those gorgeous creations, and congrats to Pippa!
    I just LOVE those gorgeous woven purple & plum hearts on your card, and I never knew they made a die for that! I used to hand-cut mine! LOL

  13. Hi Di, What a gorgeous die set your card is stunning l love the background embossed folder and the colours used for the die cuts its simply gorgeous as always......Thank you also for showcasing my Pop up box and all of the other creations they are stunning congrats to Pippa enjoy your day xx

  14. Wow, what a cool die - have never seen anything like it...and you made such a pretty card with it! have a great week, Di!

  15. What a great card Di-love those hearts-what an unusual die :)
    Beautiful selection as always for your showcase cards,
    Hugs,Nessa xx

  16. Your card is fabulous and I love the embossed background. Amazing picks again this week. Oh and I'm just here for the fun of it xx

  17. Huge congrats to the top picks and to Pippa too! All of the cards are gorgeous I don't envy Miss having to pick them! Love the dimension and texture on your snippets card too.
    Just popped my first entry in however no thank you for the prize this week Karen xx

  18. Just playing for fun this week Miss.
    Hugs Mrs A.

  19. Great snippets card and lovely colours.
    Would you Adam & Eve it me drawn out first, not surprised you broke out laughing lol.
    Fabulous showcase, some of my fave's too.
    I will be playing for fun this week too, when I get there.

    Kath xx

    PS I have loads of worms, will send you some.

  20. Gorgeous card, Miss Di! Love your picks too. I hope the baby platypus is getting on well with parsnip!

  21. Great cards from one and all! I especially like the paper pieced doggy. I love it when people give patterns to animals. It's too fun.

    I love you pieced together hearts. That's very nifty. I remember making those back in the day when you had to trace a pattern and cut it out by hand. SOoooo primitive!

  22. Love your card, Di & all the picks!

  23. Here I am Miss. Been dangling! LOL!

    Lovely prize, but please leave me out of the draw.

    Happy Monday!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  24. ah Di how clever is that die.. wonderful the ideas they think of.. and yes there were some great pieces by the the folk in playground this week.. :D better check on the puggles..hope they aren't too cold.
    Shaz in Oz.x

  25. I am baaaaaack! Did ya miss me? Did you even notice I was gone? Did you hear me as I passed ya?
    I can take over mothering Patti the Platy now!

  26. P.S. May I say a polite NO to the prize this week please, as I won very recently.

  27. Amazing picks, love all the variety and inventiveness everyone shows. I love those exploding boxes, would really like to give one a go but tbh, I'm as think as a brick when it comes to working stuff out like that!! Construction is not my forte! I'm only playing for fun this week Miss, very interesting die set though and I love the colours you made yours with.


  28. Gorgeous cards, love the pleated heart.

    Warm hugs

  29. Great card Di! Love the weaved heart! Thanks for the shout out too! Fabulous cards by all!

  30. Oh, where to start! Well, of course, with your fun card, Di! Very cool! I've never seen those dies before and they do work a treat, although I'll still say no thank you!

    You picked some real stunners this week, my goodness! And welcome to the new ladies, whose work is also fantastic!

    Now, what's this about a platypus? I take a few days off and this is what happens?! Can a porcupine be far behind?! Hugs, Darnell

  31. Popping back in with my second card. \forgot to say before, that I am just playing for fun this week!

    Your woven hearts card is so pretty!

    Off to see what the others have been making this week.

  32. Hello Miss,Sorry i have been absent for a while-I am happy to be back in the Playground today with a little card to share(just playing for fun this time)i have brought my binnoclars and my cork hat(tee hee)as i heard a rumour someone let a Platypus loose in your pond??!!!I think a spell of detention is in order when you catch thhe culprit!!Thank you for the kind wishes ad for following me again :) :) ;)
    Hugs,Nessa xxxx

  33. Me again. There are so many inspirational works of art in this playground I have to keep popping back to check out what I've missed.
    Those Easter Chicks are SO darn cute.

  34. Thanks for the warm welcome.

  35. Hi Di, and the wonderful Parsnip.
    just popped this weeks entry into the challenge.
    Great snippets card.
    Love Jenny L.

  36. Gorgeous card - I wondered how you made those hearts. Wonderful 'spotlight' cards and projects this week Di - I must pull my socks up and try harder, lol! Lynn x

  37. Hi Di, just submitted another card for this week, and maybe not even the last because I've been doing a bit of sorting out of the snippet drawer - tossing the teeniest bits but getting side-tracked by all the pretty scraps rediscovered in the process :) Oh, and thanks but please count me out of the draw. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  38. Wow three in one week, my snippets stash should be shrinking fast, but it seems to grow overnight when the lights are out.


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