- 7" x 7" square white card blank with the front covered with SU's 'Very Vanilla' card stock as all my cream card blanks are too small
- black backing paper, punched around using Martha Stewart's 'Cherish' Punch Around the Page set
- a whole sheet of patterned paper from Wild Rose Studio's 'Letters from Paris' paper pack
- a snippet of black card (bet you were wondering if I'd used any snippets) which was die cut with a Marianne Collectable die - number 'COL1344' - this lovely pussy cat die comes with some clear stamps with some French sentiments but I opted to use another die to cut out the word 'Love'. It's a Cheery Lynn die 'B227 Love' and comes with two dies, one bigger than the other one - I used the larger of the two and a little snippet of course
- a handmade rose was popped in the top right hand corner
- two little pink hearts were punched out of a teeny snippet of pink card, using SU's 'Owl Builder' punch
- final touch, little clear diamantes on the pussy cats' collars
So the snippets I used were less than usual this week - but I do always say that even one single snippet is fine :)
Straight onto this week's picks now - as usual so difficult to choose:
So that's a quick scamper through this past week's picks, as always though it's almost impossible to choose just a few from all of your fantastic entries!
And we had one new Playmate join us this week:
And now the winner of last week's 'bumper bundle' is:
This coming week's prize won't surprise anyone I'm sure:
As usual, the snippets challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 17th 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. The prize IS both die sets, but if you only fancy one or the other just say so in a comment and I'll do a second draw if you win for the item not on your wish list. But, you can have both if you wish :)
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)
That cat card is just ADORABLE, Di! Love that Eiffel Tower in the background - so cool - great for Mothers Day - it on Sunday here, but also perfect for Valentine's day! Love your showcased cards - such beauties!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous card Di, love the dies usedReplyDelete
and pretty paper. Thanks for choosing my flowers in your picks, love all the other picks too.
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Hazel xx
Awww, look at those kitties romancing one another in Paris! TOo cute!! Great job on the snippets this week ladies! Congrats to all of you!ReplyDelete
Very pretty card Di, love the romantic kitties! Fantastic showcase once again, congrats to everyone, Cathy xReplyDelete
Oh WoWza !! That is such an adorable card and a super gorgeous Prize !!! Just look at that Showcase - what AWESOME creations there are and a big Thank You for putting me in there too :-DReplyDelete
An adorable and so romantic card Di, the little kitties are so cute.ReplyDelete
Well done everyone in the show case, with stunning cards.
LOVING this striking yet romantic pink card with the splash of black.ReplyDelete
Those dies look great and I just know there'll be lots of cat lovers out there clamouring for the prize!
Congrats to Greta on winning the prize.
Lovely showcased entries, as ever (and THANK YOU for the digi plug too! Mwah, mwah)
Hoping to come back and play later.
Hugs, Sarn xxx
Morning Di...just love your adorable cat die...lovely cardReplyDelete
Morning Di, thanks for all your lovely messages yesterday... Just so happens I have a snippet worthy CAS card today so decided to head over to check out the amazing talent. The entire are so good. I would love the little cat dies if my name pops out but I don't need the stamps. Love how you've used them too. Hugs sarah xReplyDelete
Hi Miss Di and the lovely Parsnip.ReplyDelete
What a fab card for this weeks challenge. Love the detailed edge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.
Morning Miss DiReplyDelete
Is the playground very wet? Will I need my wellies as I bring my snippet makes over?
Lovely romantic make from you this week. Gorgeous colour combo and fabby die cut. Love the diamond collars.
Love Jules xx
Gorgeous image Di. I'm having problems trying to link up - sorry. I seem to be stuck and it won't let me press Next, or delete my details to start again. ChristineReplyDelete
Lovely sample card Di and your picks from last weeks entry have a floral theme, all of them are beautiful. Actually got my link in early this week!ReplyDelete
Always fun to see what you have created with snippets and what others have done with theirs as well. I would love to own this prize.ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness girl! This is tres chic!ReplyDelete
Love these dies and your pretty card. The cat dies is fabulous and love the little diamonds on their collars!!!
Great picks for the showcase this week...how I look forward to Saturdays and reading your post!
What a lovely card Di - just like Donny and Blossom in the garden - now that she is on her Feliway!! Love the pink Paris paper. Thank you so much for picking my card with the other glorious picks, you really are kind.ReplyDelete
Hugs to you and Parsnip Sue Pxxx
Oh Di what a fantastic card and gorgeous giveaway prize that die is stunning looks gorgeous on your card alone with beautiful backing paper....another lovely showcase and well done Greta enjoy your candy xxReplyDelete
I'm ba-ack - and I've gone all abstract on you!ReplyDelete
Playing just for fun thank you.
Hugs, Sarn xxx
Big congrats to this weeks line-up! Great work!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous card Di and some wonderful makes in the Playground this week.ReplyDelete
Your card is lovely Di, pretty paper and the pussy cats - love them, but I think you knew I would :) You must have felt absolutely spoiled for choice for the showcase this week as the snippeteers created so many fabulous makes. Congrats to Greta on her win too. Hugs, Elizabeth xxReplyDelete
Gorgeous card Di and some gorgeous picks!!! well done to Greta as well huggles Sue xxReplyDelete
Your cards Di are always so beautiful! I love these cats, black and pink, and background is gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Thank you for showing my cards.
Just dropping by with a card. Off to Mum's in the early hours tomorrow.ReplyDelete
Everything packed but the last minute bits!
Sill pop round to visit everyone when get to a cafe for coffee! The I can use their internet!
Your card is beautiful Di and very romantic! It reminds me of the scene in Disney's Aristocats where Duchess and O'Malley are looking out over the rooftops in the moonlight! Vicky xReplyDelete
PS just playing for fun :)
Aaaawww this is gorgeous Di, love the collars, cannot believe I got to the playground at last, lol. Flora xxReplyDelete
Gorgeous romantic card Di and thank you so much for choosing me for a top pick - I am going to make myself a gold badge!! LOL!!ReplyDelete
Fabulous other top picks as well.
How are your cartwheels coming along? (back any better?)
Just popped back to send another virtual cuddle to Parsnip - and one from Fenton - the fern leaves are made from a snippet of green.ReplyDelete
Hugs to you Sue Pxxx
Oh, Di, it is always such a shock and a lovely surprise to find one of my cards in the gallery showcase! I appreciate your shout out so much!! I am absolutely in wonderful company with all the spectacular picks! And congratulations to Greta, too! I'll be back later this week when I have time to visit and play with everyone! Hugs, DarnellReplyDelete
A truly adorable and beautiful card all rolled into one! Your kitties are adorable. Your BG, the sentiment, the beautiful flower, and the around-the page-border are just outstanding!ReplyDelete
Lucky 13 indeed! What a great prize to win--thank you! Wonderful picks & I love your card, Di! I'm entering just for fun this week.ReplyDelete
Well I'm back to play in the play ground again. I put my wellies on but I don't think I need them now that the weather is a bit brighter. Christine xxReplyDelete
These cats are so cute Di. Love the backing papers too. Lynn xReplyDelete
Wonderful creations from everyone! I love your puddy cat card - so cute! Have finally been able to start using the templates and having much fun! Karen xReplyDelete
Please do not include me in the draw for the prize. ThanksReplyDelete
Beautiful, beautiful card Di, I used to love going to Paris, it's an amazing city and one I've never tired of, but I never get to go anymore! Brilliant picks, so much fun, snippety inspiration, lol! Only two more sleeps!! Must get that case packed tonight, lol!ReplyDelete
Super card Di, love those kitties enjoying Paris. More amazing highlighted cards too - so much inspiration xxReplyDelete
hullo Miss and Parsnip.. finally made it over to playground this week for a play.. fitting in with Annie's smiles too :DReplyDelete
Cant remember if said in head but lovely card.. great cat die, Shaz in Oz.x
Hi Di. Thanks for linking me up. I'd scheduled that post and I've been flat out since then. I'd think about it late at night when everything was turned off.ReplyDelete