Sunday 22 June 2014

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 130

As I said last Sunday, this weekend is/was the village carnival and so the Playground post is split in two as I was out playing on Saturday. Edit - it was a brilliant day, wall to wall sunshine, good friends, a lot of laughs and we came home tired and a little bit sunkissed - photos may follow but I haven't checked them out yet :) Here we go with my snippets card, this week's prize and a new Mr Linky - tomorrow I'll post the weekly picks and the result of the prize draw.

First, my snippets card - made very quickly on Friday:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card blank

- Unity Stamps Itty Bitty 'Family is Forever' stamp set, Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink pad and a snippet of blue card. Die cut the image and matching sentiment with an oval Nesites die and then layered it onto a snippet of SU's 'Real Red' card stock, die cut with a shallow scallops oval Nesties die

- the multi-coloured spotty paper is a whole sheet (slap my wrists!) and the other patterned papers were snippets, all from the 'Quilting Bee' paper pad made by My Mind's Eye - and another snippet of 'Real Red' sneaked in to frame the 'patchwork' panel

Told you it was quick - and easy! Those little birds remind me of the sparrows who inhabit one of the big Playground bushes here, chattering away to one another :)

Next up is the prize on offer this week:
Of course, part of the prize is linked to my own snippets card and it's a Unity Stamps Itty Bitty 'Family is Forever' stamp duo/set - the same as the one I used today. This was kindly donated ages ago by Shaz in Oz. Plus, a Kanban football stamp set, very topical right now with the World Cup  going on (and on, and on, and on - sigh - thankfully Len and Parsnip aren't footie fans either) - and the set was kindly donated by Karen P.

So there you have it for today.

As usual, the snippets challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 28th June and will open again at midnight UK time on the same day. We'll be back to a full post of course.

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. Remember too, if you only want one or other of the stamp sets just say and if your name pops out I'll do a second draw for the other set.

Mr Linky is below - please let me know if you have any problems linking, it's easy for me to sort out so don't struggle on alone :)

Have a great week!

Di (and a wave from Parsnip)


  1. I got spots before me eyes Miss!
    Very colourful and like the birdies. hugs Mrs A.

  2. Gorgeous card, Miss Di! I am playing for fun. I bought a pile of stash at Doncaster and haven't put it away yet, so I won't add to it, thanks xxx

  3. So happy you had a lovely day and the weather has been good everywhere - too hot for me but then I've not liked the heat for a long time and then I don't like the rain either lol!!
    I like the birds ever so much and that sentiment stamp is fab!
    Meant to ask you something - too late now but will email next week - nothing to worry about though lol!
    Will pop back tomorrow when we get home - we are at my mum's for family bbq/birthday celebration - so will probably be MIA for a few days after! Have a lovely day Missy Pixie! Karen xx

  4. This is such a pretty image, Di.
    Not sure if I can get a card into the challenge this week...coping on my iPhone with a very much dwindling data plan.

    Home one but computer with Al at the did I ever agree to that.

  5. First time I ever linked up a post using my iPad...hope it. Worked!
    Just popping by with my first card. Not too many snippets one here as it was a crd kit but there are a few!

  6. Great card for this week. I've popped one onto Linky but will say no thanks to the prize this week - not into football!!

  7. That's an eye-catching design Di and love all those birdies on the stamp too. Just entered mind for this week. Xx

  8. NO THANK YOU! I'm just playing for fun this week matey .... just uploaded my "SUN"ny card


  9. Love your spots and stripes card Di, beautiful stamp too! x

  10. Adorable card! Love the birds! Great use of snippets!

  11. Wonderful card Di, love the papers and stamp.

  12. What happy colors! I really like the patchwork bit on your card.

  13. Super snippets card Miss. Glad to hear you had a super fun day xx

  14. Lovely bird image.
    How lucky not to have football fans in the house. I am beginning to think the ESPN commentators will be be our virtual dinner guests until the whole thing is done in ... how many weeks yet?

  15. Lovely card there Miss. Very true about the footie going on and on and on...
    I have two little mischievious munchkins from the Playground taunting the newbies here. Wonder if you can tell who they are?

  16. Hi Di

    Lovely snippets card (incorporating a WHOLE sheet too!).

    Playing along for the fun of it.
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  17. Hi Di, Pretty is your card love that image and what a lovely sentiment too x

  18. Hi Miss Di

    Pleased you have had a good weekend .. .. loving your card. Fabby image and sentiment.

    Great colour combo too.

    Love Jules xx

  19. Hello, Miss! It's been too long since I've had the time or used my snippets to enter the gates and I'm delirious to be back with my little playmates! I'm playing just for fun, as always!

    I really like your sweet patterned paper card, Di! What a great design for using up tons of snippets! I'm so happy to hear that you had a brilliant time at the village carnival. Small world, did I ever mention that I used to attend years ago when I was dating Jon Springdale, who had the caramel cart. I helped him keep his kettle warm. Do you remember him? Yup, I was fluzzy that was talked about all over the village, but I ask you, how did I know the townie was married?! I'll tell you more after we've put the little ones to bed.

    Have a marvelous week! Hug and kisses, Darnell

  20. Hi Miss Di & the lovely Parsnip.
    Wonderful card yet again for this weeks challenge.
    It's so bright and lovely.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  21. I love the birdie stamp on your card and lovely papers too.
    I am delighted to see my card amongst all the other lovelies this week, thank you.
    I have just linked up my card but I am just playing for fun this week thanks.
    Jean x

  22. I love the stamps you used--fabulous card, Di!

  23. Howdy! Just stopping by to drop off a card via my iPad. . Quite proud I figured out how!!!

  24. Hi Di--If by chance my name came up, again!--I'd take just the Unity Stamp set. Thanks!

  25. Just popped in my entry - obviously don't want the footie stamps lol, but if my name came up would love the unity stamp! Fabulous! Karen xx

  26. Oh Di do love this card, great stamp it is... the wee birdees.. kinda have thing about them!
    .. and saying yes please to the stamp as when went to buy myslef one they were gone :D ah well .. here are two cards from me this week ma soooo busy, I had chuckle at your monochrome of to back up and peek it plus the picks in post above, Shaz in oz.x

  27. Oh, Miss, I meant to say no thanks to footy ones though as no footy folk my way either.. Shaz.x

  28. Lovely little row of birdies Di, but I have similar ones so I am playing just for fun this week. Kate x

  29. Hi Miss Di & the lovely Parsnip.
    I am just popping by with another entry into this weeks challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  30. Popped back with my card but only playing for fun xx

  31. Just for fun this week. Hugs Mrs A.

  32. Just popped by with my third crd...another hick card but at least another one done!!!

  33. Me again. Hahaha. That was supposed to read another quick card. Not hick card!!!

  34. Great reuse Di, I'm late this week or maybe I can say that I'm just in time, hehe.



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