A very special friend (I'm allowed to say it was Sarn I think 'cos a few other peeps already 'outed' her) had a Birthday recently so I used her favourite SU colours to make her this Birthday card:
- 6" x 6" square white card blank
- SU's 'Island Indigo' card stock, embossed using a Sizzix embossing folder called 'Corner, Flower Vine', for the background
- a snippet of SU's 'Pool Party' card stock, die cut using the Memory Box 'Grand Happy Birthday' die, and I added a couple of embossed lines along the bottom edge (which don't really show up in the photo)
- a smaller snippet of 'Pool Party', stamped in Memento 'Teal Zeal' using a flower stamp from SU's 'Secret Garden' set then die cut using a matching SU Framelits die
- the leaves were die cut from a snippet of SU's 'Certainly Celery, using another die from the SU 'Secret Garden' set
- butterfly was die cut from more 'Certainly Celery', using SU's 'Beautiful Wings' butterfly Framelits
- little white pearls were added to the centre of the flower and also down the body of the butterfly
Hope you had a lovely day Sarn!
Straight onto this week's picks, and as always I ended up with a mahooooosive list which I had to stick a pin into to select a handful otherwise I'd be here forever :)
Ileana brought this card to show, absolutely divine! So much work and a stunning result.
Time to welcome two new playmates:
Lovely to see you all and hope you come back and play often!
Time for the draw for the Penny Black 'Pin-striped' stamp, and the winner is:
And of course, this coming week's prize is your own Memory Box 'Grand Birthday' die :)
As usual, the snippets challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 3rd May 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 - now minus the Easter bunny ears and whiskers, so we're friends again and peace reigns)
Loving your card, Miss Di! Gorgeous colours. great picks from last week too - those pop up boxes are a real hit in blog land at the moment aren't they. So pleased you and parsnip are friends again!ReplyDelete
ah so peace "rains" with Parsnip an you, Miss, ... and rains on a few other things glad Puggles is safe with Sarn .. prob after some birfd'y cake y'know!ReplyDelete
and Yusss! what a great card Miss with the wonderful birfd'y die .. love it ..
.. and such great makes again by our playmates truly is amazing each week all the creativity, (pray your back is ok,too) love Shaz in Oz.x
What a wonderful card for Sarn! I know she loves it! Whatever your system, it sure worked for this week's picks--I'm in awe! Such a neat prize this week--will have to get some snippet cards done! Hugs, GretaReplyDelete
Fabulous card you made for Sarn! she kept that quiet LOL thanks for showing my funny goose card :) I had fun making it :) Congrats to Anne too ..lots of huggles Sue xxxReplyDelete
Wow oh wow! Love your card for Sarn - the colours are gorgeous! After pink blue is my next favourite and that's why I use it a fair bit.ReplyDelete
Congrats to the spotlight entries - absolutely fabulous creations from everyone. I am going to have to come up with something special for another entry I think!
See you later Karen xx
A beautiful birthday card for Sarn.ReplyDelete
So pleased peace reigns again.
A gorgeous card Di - I love that die. My friend has the Christmas one and it is really useful. Thank you so much for picking me out this week - I was stunned when scrolling down the fab creations mine jumped out at me. I'm really chuffed to bits as everyone's entries are so good. Your card this week has given me an idea - I may be back later today or maybe tomorrow depending on whether I can get any crafting done today. Crikey this is beginning to look like an essay.ReplyDelete
Have a good day.
Good morning Di.ReplyDelete
I am loving your card for Sarn - must go and wish her Happy Birthday.
Wouldn't it be nice to have some ducks to splash in all of the puddles in the playground?!!
Superb top picks again. xx
Morning Di........"WOW" Truly stunning card again as always your so inspiring another fabulous showcase congrats all your cards and creations are stunning and many congrats to Anne enjoy your prize ....have a lovely day Di xReplyDelete
Morning Di, just stopping by with my entry for this week - zapping my confidence as usual though as I check out last week's amazing and snippet intricate entries. BUT if my little name pops out of the hat I'd love to be in with a shout for the memory box die and love how you've used it on your card. Happy Birthday Sarn. xxReplyDelete
Hi Miss DiReplyDelete
A bit earlier this week!! Yay!!!
Loving your card .. .. fabby die!
Great picks for the gallery this week .. . those pop up boxes just "need" to be tried here when there is time!!! I love them.
Have a good week and belated birthday wishes to Sandra! I bet she loved her card!
Love Jules xx
Happy Birthday Sarn, and this die makes a really lovely card Di with the addition of the pretty flower. Some really lovely highlighted cards as usual too. Hope you are having a good weekend Di. xReplyDelete
You've made a beautiful card for Sarn, Di! Thank you for the head's up about her birthday, the little minx! Great highlights of the week and welcome to the newbies!! (Sweet memories of your gifts to your parents; what a sweet girl then and now!)ReplyDelete
I'm just playing for fun, but that is an excellent die prize!!
Hope the weather evens out for you this week, in a good direction!! Hugs, Darnell
all cards are amazing
so special and beautiful
hugs to all on playground
expecialy to my dear friend Di
What a wonderful way to say Happy Birthday and wonderful picks as always!ReplyDelete
Love your wonderful card Miss Di, that really is a fabulous die and the colours are super. Glad to hear Parsnip is back to normal again - did he have to bribe you with choccie eggs? Wonderful picks and congrats to Anne xxReplyDelete
That's a beautiful card you made for Sarn! I just love that die and all those pretty pearls inside of the flower! I'm sure she loved this card, and if you're reading this - Happy Birthday Sarn! (Better late than never!)ReplyDelete
The showcased cards this week are simply amazing - WOW! Congrats to Anne for winning! Woot woot!
Love the card Di, very inspiring pick, need to have a go with those boxes, they are very intriguing.ReplyDelete
So many wonderful creations already.ReplyDelete
Thanks for showcasing my card and all the other lovely entries, I am really late tonight as have been on the phone to a friend who has just nearly cried for 2 hours as she has had to have her dog laid to rest.ReplyDelete
Fabulous creation and brilliant use of the die.
Have a great week
Gutted that I didn't know it was Sarn's birthday.
Love the birthday card you made for Sarn, that is such a great die. i hope to get back with a snippet card later in the week.ReplyDelete
Popping by to link up my Rudolph cards over here. Two fairly simple ones but thank goodness I got them done!ReplyDelete
Thank you for your lovely welcome last week and congratulations to my friend Anne who told me about this challenge and managed to win a prize first time.ReplyDelete
Lovely card Di and such a lovely die..I was so lucky to win last weeks challenge...thank youReplyDelete
Hello Di,first of all congratulations for your wonderful blog and your wonderful creations, this birthday card is really very beautiful, I love the layout! Thank you for showing my cards.ReplyDelete
I wanted to know if I could participate in the challenge this week with a card that I posted yesterday (Sunday) at 12:16 am (now in Italy), since you posted your challenge yesterday Sundays.
Just uploaded my entry. FAB makes todayReplyDelete
I'm back again! Why is it my snippet bags seem fuller instead of lighter?ReplyDelete
Cool car you made with this cool die - I treasure my Merry Christmas die I won from you last year - almost ordered this one.... I love those pop-up box cards you are showcasing here - every time I see one I want to make one.....ReplyDelete
Love your card and all the cards you have chosen to showcase this week.ReplyDelete
Oh Miss, what a great card (Happy Birthday Sharn) - that die is just fantastic. Some lovely picks of the week and I'm honoured to be included in them. I hope to play again this week if I get the chance xReplyDelete
Thank you for showing off my bit of tin. I have a titchy bit sat on my desk glaring at me and daring me to use!!! Will just play for fun this week. hugs Mrs A.ReplyDelete
Hello fellow playmates and Snippeteers THANK YOU so much for all the lovely birthday wishes.ReplyDelete
Well of course you all KNOW that I LOVE the card Miss is showing us this week don't you? It's FAB and even lovelier IRL.
Great picks of the week Di . . . and well done to the new girl Anne for winning the prize.
Hugs, Sarn xxx
My goodness....I feel so lucky to have been picked this week. So many fabulous makes I am honored. Congrats to Anne....I'm loving the great prize this week, but I am just playing for fun. I'm sending lucky thoughts to all those who are playing along...Happy crafting!ReplyDelete
Back with my flower power!ReplyDelete
Such a beautiful card Di, lovely design with the corner embossing and great HB die-cut at the bottom.ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday to Sarn : )
Back again. I think I'm going to have to turn my key in!ReplyDelete
This did invoke the calypso feel of the islands, Miss D. Loving that Grand die (not got it yet either!Just rec'vd the Christmas one though). Love the colors and that pretty flower with this awesome diecut. TFS & Hugs. Now off to enjoy some delightful cards that I glimpsed as I scrolled to comment.ReplyDelete
Hi Di, love those colours and your design, makes for a very pretty card. Great showcase too, lots of nifty techniques shared in the playground, Cathy xReplyDelete
Hi Di and Parsnip,ReplyDelete
wonderful card as usual.
Love Jenny L.
Back again, hoe you have a good weekend xxReplyDelete