Sunday 24 August 2014

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 139

And another week whooshed by - there's been a nip in the air here lately which makes me think that we might have already had our Summer, sigh.

My snippets card for this week is a Christmas card - mostly as I'm trying to offer Christmas themed prizes every other week:
I used:

- A6 white card blank

- a layer of silver holographic card - found in the snippets folder

- the white layer, a snippet, was embossed using a Hero Arts/Sizzix embossing folder called 'Dots'. It's the closest I've found to the one used by Bonnie HERE, which was made for Cuttlebug by Kars called 'Snowfall' - sadly now retired. What's so similar is that the density of the flakes (dots) peters out towards the bottom of the folder plus the dots vary in size too. I love it!

- then I die cut the reindeer using the Memory Box 'Deer Trio' die and sparkly gold sticky back film which had first been stuck onto a snippet of white card. Little tip - when cutting sticky backed shapes stuck onto card it takes a good few runs back and forth through the die cutting machine to cut right through. Be patient and keep the die in place until you're sure the cut is clean - I used a couple of pieces of card as a shim for the final whizz through

- the sentiment is made using triple layered die cuts (snippets of black card) and Britannia word dies

I'd like to enter this into the current 'Merry Monday #122' challenge which is 'Black, Gold and Silver'. And a lorra white in my case :)

And I'd like to also enter this into Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for August of course - I often forget that it's always anything goes over there with Hazel so any Christmas card qualifies!

Grin, has anyone noticed the Christmas card total on my sidebar? Oh what a sad person I must seem :(

Right, now onto this week's picks - a big headache as usual as there are so many beautiful entries, every single one of you deserves to be a pick of the week but I've had to select just a handful.

Liz has been making some great bookmarks this past week - the type that slip over the corner of a page. I think this one is especially clever :)

This really pretty card, using loads of snippets, was made by Anne F. Such a lovely design and the mauves look gorgeous don't they. Sigh, more dies on the wish list here!

I love this CAS Christmas card, made by Caroline. such a great way to use up little snippets.

I wanted to show this card, made by Kanda (Andrea) for two reasons. I just loved how the added flowers go so beautifully with the image that Andrea coloured. Also, Andrea has been unwell lately so I wanted to send her big hugs from all of us in the Playground!

Isn't this a fun card?! Made by Lesley G - super images and those googly eyes are fantastic!

Here's a change from card making, Sandra H is getting a start on her Christmas wrapping and transformed a bag beautifully! Depending what's put inside, I suspect the bag might be the biggest hit :)
And last, but not least, Mo has been trying out different styles and techniques. I totally love this beautiful butterfly card - just fabulous!

We have one new Playmate this week.

A big welcome to you Sharon! Come back and play again soon :)

Time now for the draw for the winner of last week's prize, the Penny Black 'Venetian Summer' stamp. And the winner is:
Congratulation AJ! I have your address (so long as you haven't moved recently!) and will pop the package in the post this week :)

And this coming week's prize is a 'double whammy':

Of course it's the Hero Arts/ Sizzix Textured Impressions embossing folder - which in fact comes as a sealed pack of two - 'Christmas Words' and the 'Dots' folder. Plus, a lovely Memory Box die which is slightly different to mine but I think it's equally beautiful, if not even better - called ''Leaping Deer' and it was kindly donated by Carol L ages ago. Thanks again Carol!

As I've said before, sometimes donated prizes might sit for a while in the toy box waiting their turn but each one will pop out to play as time goes by.

As usual, the Snippets Challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 30th August 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. As always, if you only fancy one part of the prize (ie. the set of folders or the die) then just say and I would do a second draw if your name pops out.

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 :)

All prizes are up to date and were posted early last week - apart from today's winnings of course :)

I woke up this morning feeling several degrees under and it's got worse as the day has gone on.  So haven't been doing handstands in the Playground while it's quiet there :)

Have a great week!
Di (and the usual happy wave from Parsnip of course)


  1. "Thanks for noticing" that I am the newbie. I can't wait to participate again.

  2. Wow Di, that card you made this week is awesome!! I love the sparkly deer, but the multi-colored foiled borders are stunning! Sorry you're not feeling well, and I hope soon you feel your chipper self again! Congrats to all the wonderful inspirational projects this week and WTG AJ for winning!
    Nat-chur-lee I'm playing just for fun this week :)

  3. culest card Diezie do....luv it...and hello to the newie lady....she will get hooked like we R.. get well soon lol.xxxxx

  4. Hi Di, love your beautiful chrissie card, so sparkly and lots of gorgeous texture. I'll be back to play later this week, hope you feel better soon, Cathy x

  5. Your card looks great and your total is fabulous. You are a Xmas cardaking guru!

    Lots of wonderful cards again this week...thanks so much for chosing mine. It was a lot of fun to spread my wings so to speak and I am looking forward to trying some more "new for Maureen" cards!

    I have all sorts

    Will be back in a few minutes to drop off my first card...just waiting for midnight here!

  6. Hope you feel better soon, Di! Your card is stunning & love the prize this week! Wonderful picks--don't know how you do it!

  7. Great picks this week Di.
    Nice card you made, love the snowy background. And welcome to the new lady. I'll be back later this week with my playground card.
    Hugs, Veerle xx

  8. Don't know how you do it Di but wow the picks of the week are just fantastic - always enjoy coming over to see them. Your card for the week is stunning too. Hope you feel more up to doing handstands as the day goes on.
    Ann xxx

  9. Love your CAS Christmas Card - your 94th!!!! .......and here's me, with a big fat zero made so far this year! LOL! Thanks for choosing my Spidermn corner bookmark as one of your picks this week. x

  10. FAB makes from you this week.

    94 Chrimbo cards?!?! WOWser - I thought I was doing well but I've only done about 70

    Just uploaded my ATC make to your challenge ... gr8 prizes this week too

    Happy Sunday


  11. A great Christmas card to add to the pile Di and brilliant picks this week xx

  12. Loving the glittery gold deer - perfect snippet Christmas card, Di - thanks for adding for CHNC challenge extra for August xx

  13. Super picks again Di. Hope you perk up soon, I think there must be some funny bugs doing the rounds as I've had a few days not feeling quite right!

  14. Thanks for picking one of mine to show! I am so excited!!!...and it's my second!! (glowing!)....please get well soon xxx

  15. Morning Di....what a lovely Christmas card those reindeer are fabulous and look so good in gold against the snowy background.
    Thank you for showing my card...


  16. That's gorgeous - love the glittery deer! I always enjoy seeing your picks - beautiful cards! Hopefully I will be back to play along this week. Moving has really cut into my crafting time LOL! Enjoy your day!

  17. How pretty are those glittery gold reindeer! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday!

  18. Such a fabulous card for the festive season Di, it's a lovely little scene with gorgeous glitter. 94 Christmas cards is a super achievement, be proud, I have 14!

    Great picks, love the fabby bookmark!

    Warm hugs

  19. Back again Di, it's nearly midnight so I better scoot! I'm playing for fun this week since I won a prize not long ago :) Cathy x

  20. Sorry to hear you are feeling under the weather Miss - time to cuddle Parsnip and put your feet up. Let your lovely DH look after you huni!
    Congratulations to the Top Picks and AJ!
    Gorgeous Christmas card Miss - I love those golden deers and I'm going to hunt through the stash to see if I have got any gold glitter! They are stunning!
    Hope you have a healthy and lovely week Karen x

  21. Thank you. Woo Hoo! Love your Christmas card this week and the showcased cards.

  22. Love your glittery deer, Di! So festive & pretty! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

  23. Cute card Di, and some great gallery pics this week,a s always!
    Debs x

  24. Love these sparkly deer, Di! Such beautiful paper and snow too! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

  25. Thank you Di for the lovely showcase and including my transformed bag congrats to the winner AJ and l just love your card especially the embossed folder Dots to create a snowfall and gorgeous dies too! x

  26. Gorgeous card Di, love the gold deer.
    Brilliant showcase cards.

    Kath x

  27. Hey there Missey. Bootiful card there. I hope you are feeling betterer now...don't like you pawly.
    Well done AJ for the win.

  28. Whooshed is exactly how the week has gone, Di. I seemed to have been chasing my tail all week however I did find time to make a couple of cards using snippets - my submission for today. Your card is beautiful and I'm so impressed with that Christmas card total :) Great showcase as usual and congratulations to AJ on her win. By the way, love the prize you've got for one of us this week - how kind of Carol to donate that super die. Right, I'm off to bed - see you for Rudolph Day tomorrow :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  29. Hi Miss Di & the lovely Parsnip.
    Great design snippets card.
    The reindeer is so sparkly and lovely.
    I do love all that sparkles, think I was a Magpie in a former life.
    Thank you for all your hard work involved in this fab challenge, and not forgetting Parsnip who I'm sure helps you pick your favs as there are so many wonderful entries.
    Congrats to the winner last week, and all the peeps that made those fab featured creations.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  30. Wow Di, that's a fantastic amount of Christmas cards. I love the deer in lovely sparkly gold and those variable dots are great for snow. Using several layers for the sentiment makes it 'pop' really well. Some lovely picks and congrats to AJ for last week. Sorry you are feeling a bit under the weather, hope you soon feel better. x

  31. Popping by to enter my Rudolph Day card!
    Hope you are keeping well.

  32. Beautiful lot of cards. I am liking the Merry Monday card and all the bling you used. Thanks for sharing.

  33. Hello Di, hope you're feeling better today.
    Thanks for picking my card - such a thrill to see it up there, with all that talent.
    I am such a sucker for glittery things - so I LOVE your sparkly reindeer. Gorgeous card.
    Caroline xxx

  34. Three cheers for all the playmates in this weeks spotlight. I love the sparkle of your card, Di, and I do hope you are feeling better and better. WTG Carol L. for that prize donation, for next week!

  35. LOL, I remembered to link up this week! No thanks for the prize. I'm still enjoying my win from a couple of weeks ago. Enjoy!

  36. Super card Di. I love that embossing folder and the glittery reindeer look really festive.
    Congrats to AJ and all in the gallery of picks. Great choices, they are all fantastic makes.
    Jean x

  37. I'm doing a big WOW. The gold sparkly of the deer family is gor-jus! Love it with the dots folder. I have Haylie at Crop Stop keeping an eye out for the Kars folder if it comes within her scope...I told her I know several folks who would like it. The holograph paper behind the embossed piece is wonderful! TFS & Hugs. Will try to get back tomorrow to enjoy the festivities with these beautiful cards. Some I've enjoyed while buzzing round today...but some I've not seen yet. Trying to get my Rudolph's done & submitted. Hugs & TFS

  38. wow another great make Miss and love the folders and dies.. like Sarn getting us all ready for the right time of year.. fancy you having done 97.. to be honest haven't counted mine had better start to do that.. suspect is it less than half of yours about 30 or maybe close o 40 but not enough..
    I hope your feeling more chipper saw by post above you've had the bug too.. does knock you about.
    What a whole lot of very clever makes too .. have been out of the loop no blogging for two weeks.
    ... wow, how sad!! you think I would have bought less but found the opposite.. sad indeed!
    God bless dear friend, Shaz in Oz.x

  39. Lots of great entries already!

    Your CAS and sparkly snitteps (what?) make is really beautiful, Di! Dear little deer family!

    Congratulations to all those showcased! Well-deserved!!

    I'm just playing for fun, so no thank you on the generous prize. I am sorry to hear that you woke up under the weather Sunday. I hope you are over the weather by now, my friend!! Hugs, Darnell

  40. Sneaking in here it seems - if you'll still let me in! It's been way too long and am trying so hard to do better about entering the challenges I love!
    Great showcase of cards and Di yours is beautiful as always!
    I'm not playing for the prize this week since I have these but just want to play along for the fun of it.
    I'll try not to be so much of a stranger now.

  41. Hi Miss Di & the lovely Parsnip.
    thought I would use my keys to the playground again this week.
    I really try very hard to include a snippet somewhere in my cards now.
    So my snippets box isn't getting too full.
    Such a really fab idea, and you meet just the best of play mates along the way.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  42. Miss - Have linked up a card I made before I went away as I couldn't access the internet from the middle of the lovely Warwickshire countryside - If I have been naughty and broken the roolz, please delete me pic and I shall go to the naughty step......... (again).....

  43. Great showcased entries Di.

    Your festive card is wonderful . . . and I was amazed at your card total for the festive season. No-one is going without a handmade card from you this year are they?!!!!

    Hugs, Sarn xxxx

  44. Popping by with another card. Have not managed to make the rounds to visit all the entries...too much time spent visiting with our company this week...and more coming on Friday!
    I am feeling rather naughty to be having so much fun!

  45. Thanks for the challenge.
    I hope i understand it well.
    My fist time here and my English is not so good.
    Gr Elly

  46. Wonderful glittery deer on your card Di.
    Blogger went down for me about 48 hours ago and just mysteriously fixed itself tonight, or I would have been by ages ago.

  47. Hi Di

    Have completely lost track of time and don't know if I have missed a week or not .. .. sorry if I did :-(

    At least I have managed this week which feels good!

    Hope you are feeling much better now.

    Love Jules xx

  48. Just fluttering in my this gorgeous butterfly! Still just for fun.

  49. Gorgeous card.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge.

    Helen x

  50. Thank you for sharing your super creation for my CHNC challenge extra for August - hope to see you again soon x


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