Sunday 7 September 2014

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 141

And we're into September - already so soon. There are few few 'lurgies' doing the rounds and we've not been exempt here so I'll keep this quite short and sweet. First of all, here's my snippets card - a sooper-dooper fast make:

I used:

- A6 Kraft card blank

- robin and holly stamps from the Woodware 'Tweet Birds' set (in fact these little guys could be coloured differently to make little blue tits or such), stamped onto a snippet of white card and coloured with Pro Markers

- then cut with such a useful die from the Spellbinders 'Resplendent Rectangles' set and a little red gem added as the holly berry

- sentiment was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black' using a stamp from the Personal Impressions 'Many Greetings' set

- the background papers are snippets from LOTV's 'Classic Christmas' paper pad

The current challenge over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge is 'Do you hear what I hear' and, as I love to hear our local robin singing, this card fits the bill - oops, unintentional pun there! Of course I'm also entering this into Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for September, where it's always 'Anything goes'.

So let's run through this week's picks, as always such a difficult choice from all your beautiful work girls:

I love this fun card made by KT Fit Kitty - such a bright and cheerful splash of Summer!

And at the opposite end of the seasons - what a super Christmas card made by Sandra H!

I think this is such a lovely card, and the vellum flowers are breathtaking - made by Cathy R. And how clever to back one of them with solid card too - it just makes the composition perfect!

A trip to Sally's is a 'must' this week girls! The snippets are the image backings - and even more exciting is that Sally has videos showing you just how to create scenes like the one on this beautiful card above.

Isn't this such an adorable card - made by Ileana? Such a great idea to paper piece the birdies using a page from an old book - plus Ileana designed and handmade the little bird houses herself.

I really love this set of little note cards made by AJ - what a super way to use up little snippets :)

And I totally adore this beautiful card, made by Kate. Tons of snippets used and it's just so, so beautiful!

And, we have three new playmates as well:
Veronica brought us this lovely Christmas tree card.

This little sweetie-pie bearing flowers was made by Kathy T.

And Christi brought us this cute card, partying cats complete with little snippety hats! :)

What fun - our three new playmates all arrived almost one after another during the week. I'm always curious how peeps find the Playground - it would be great if you could pop over to say hello to them :)

The winner of last week's prize of the JustRite 'Burlap Background' stamp is:

Maarit has been playing with us regularly in the Playground since March and this is her first win, so well done Maarit! Just shows, the number 13 can be lucky :) Can you please send me your home address and I'll post the stamp to you as soon as possible (

And this coming week's prize is:

Yup, it's a Woodware 'Tweet Birds' stamp set, just like the one I used today. There are nine little birdies for you to play with, plus a couple of sentiments and two holly sprigs. The birds are about 1.25" in size.

As usual, the Snippets Challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 13th September 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, it's easy for me to sort out so don't struggle on alone :)

And a big PS from me - I don't know how, but some of you know I have a Birthday later this week. A few cards already arrived - but being like a kid I quickly peeked and then popped them back into their envelopes to appreciate properly on 'the day'.  Thank you so much and I'll be in touch once I legitimately look at them - it's really so very kind of you - err, please remember I pay our postman's tip at Christmas based on volume of deliveries :) Sooooooooooooo, just raise a glass wherever you are and take a big slurp for me - that will do nicely.

And, I actually went to bed this afternoon - Saturday - to read and then sleep for a few hours. That is just soooo out of the normal frame as I never, ever, just crash during the day however I feel, sigh. Len is currently heating me up some soup with nicely buttered (OK Flora'd if you really must!) and cut into dinky pieces of bread - bless him :).

I'm OK but am worried that our lovely friend Elizabeth is down with something similar so do please go and give her hugs. And also Karen has been having a rough ride lately, so she could do with some love as well.

Di (and the usual happy wave from Parsnip of course)


  1. Cute robins! Sorry to hear you're not feeling so good, hope its only one of them 48 hour jobbies.
    Nice gallery pics, and congrats to Maarit
    Back later to post a snippety make, once I've had some sleep :/)
    Debs xx

  2. Your little robins are adorable! I love birds! Sorry you are feeling under the weather - I hope your bug passes quickly! Well I am just tickled pink that you chose my sunbathing kitty card as one of your picks - you made my day!

    I always enjoy seeing your picks and I love all of them, but I must say that Christi's partying cats really made me smile!

    Feel better!

  3. Love your christmassy birds Di, gorgeous papers too. Glad you liked my vellum flowers, I need to try and use some of the other stamps in that SU set too! Gorgeous showcase once again, congrats to everyone, Cathy x

  4. P>S Forgot to say hope you are on the mend soon! Cathy x

  5. Hope you feel better soon. Len sounds like he has your recovery plan worked out...lots of soup for energy!

    Your card is so sweet. I love those birds! You are right with a little penswork they could be many types of birds.

    I feel badly as this is one of the few weeks i didn't get round to visit everyone. Will have to take an evening and sit down and catch up!!

    I love those dies with the stitched looking edges. I think I may even own this one! Notice i said think...I need someone with your lovely organizing skills to sort out my die system as it is not working! I have mine in artbins on heavy magnet sheets...but that makes them heavy and you have to continually flip through. But it is handy to take to crops, the lake, etc.

    I have thought of covering the inside of cupboard doors with strong magnet material and sicking them there. I could label each place and see them in one fell swoop. Not so handy to taking out though...

    Beautiful card, Di.

  6. Sorry to hear that you are feeling less than your usual bubbling self and hope you will soon be restored to full health; Elizabeth and Karen too

    Just uploaded my snippet make - fab prize this week


  7. Morning Di.....Beautiful is your card l just adore robins and l have some woodware stamps somewhere!! gorgeous holly papers to compliment your image and die cut another great card as always ....thank you for showcasing my card and what a showcase they are all gorgeous and many congrats to Maarit enjoy your prize ......hope your feeling better soon my family have been feeling the same way too take care and rest up xx

  8. Morning Di . . .sorry to hear you're feeling unwell. Hope you feel better soon mate.

    You're a trooper for doing this challenge each week no matter what.

    It may have a been a quick make, but your Snippets Card is lovely.

    Great show 'n' tells too.

    CONGRATS on your win Maarit.

    Get well hugs to all those that need them xxxxxx

  9. Hello Miss Di! Your snippet card is wonderful - quick and gorgeous! wonderful picks this week too! Thanks so much for your kind words and for picking my scenes for a mention. Hope you feel better soon. I am back to work with 28 5 year olds, so I don't think it will be long before the germs get to me!!!

  10. Sorry to hear you are feeling under the weather - take care and hope you are back to 'normal' soon. I love those little robins and you chose a good selection for the gallery from last week's entries. Nice to see three new playmates too.

  11. Good morning Di,
    so sorry to hear that you are not well - hope you make a speedy recovery. Lovely to hear that Len is looking after you!

    Very cute robins and top picks are once again fabulous.

    Just playing for fun this week
    thank you.xx

  12. Bravo Maarit, and yippie to all the playmates spotlighted! Di, as always, you have made a fantastic card. How very cute the way the little bird is offering the holly.

  13. I love your cute little robbins set against the lovely LOTV papers.
    Great selection of picks from last week and congrats to Maarit for your win.
    I hope you are soon feeling much better Di,take care.
    Jean x

  14. Love that holly paper and these sweet little birds! Playing for fun this week.

  15. Such a cute card for Christmas and super picks. And thank you so much for the win, I'm making a happy dance over here!

    Hope you'll feel better soon sweetie.

    Warm hugs

  16. Hope you feel better soon. Just playing for fun this week. Hugs Mrs A.

  17. Sorry to hear of playmates being poorly, including you, Di - hope everyone recovers soon - and sending hugs. Love your snippets card - singing robins perfect for my CHNC challenge 193 and thanks too for linking for CHNC challenge extra for September. x

  18. Hello Di

    Please take care of yourself, and Len is doing a brilliant job.

    A cutie Christmas card, love the adorable robins and design papers.

    Happy Birthday for ??????


  19. Great picks, as always & your card is darling, Di! I'm playing for fun.

  20. Hi Di

    I am always a soft touch for holly papers and robins .. .. love both!

    That therefore makes your card beautiful.

    Sorry to hear you are not 100% and that other playmates are struggling too. I hope things improve for everyone soon.

    Great show and tell choices and congrats to Maarit on her win.

    Hope you feel much better as the week progresses Di .. .. thank goodness Len is on hand and is looking after you! Has he done the laundry yet?

    Love Jules xx

  21. Some fabulous picks here Di and a really great card from you, cute little Robins, great papers and love the die.

    Kath xx

  22. Loverly card there.
    Sorry to hear you are poorly. I hope Parsnip is giving you lots of hugs.

  23. Hi Miss Di & the lovely Parsnip.

    a very cutie snippets card this week.
    I love those super Robins, and that paper is fab.

    Your pick of the week are just fantastic as usual, but I don't know how you manage to pick as all the creations are so good.

    Congrats to the winner this week.

    Just popped my entry for this week into the pile.

    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  24. Your card is stunning!! I love robins so much and I have these gorgeous papers too :-) x

  25. The cards you have selected are gorgeous. As is yours. I love robins. Sending huge hugs xx

  26. Hope you are feeling better & Happy Birthday <3! I found your challenge from another blog - I always look at entries and when one catches my eye I go to the blog & there was your challenge :) Thank you so much for the mention!! I am honored to be in the same post as those absolutely lovely creations ~ Christi

  27. I hope by today you are feeling better, dear heart. That is definitely not like you to nappy noodle during the day, but I'm delighted your man servant takes such good care of you!

    I love your sweet birdie Christmas card of snippets! And brilliant job with the showcased artists, as ever! No thank you for your generous prize.

    Do take care so you are all better for your burp day! I'm afraid I was naughty with all my granny duties and sent your card off late. Think of it this way: you will have the pleasure of an extended birthday! Hugs, Darnell

  28. I hope you are really feeling better now Di - it's no fun feeling like a lurgy is on the way!
    A really gorgeous and very cute Christmas card, the stamps are fabulous.
    Congratulations to the picked entries all are stunning and it's lovely to see more and more beautiful creations being shared. I hope to get back again this week but I'm not sure - thankfully things made in advance for challenges will cover my blog for at least a few days. Have a lovely week Karen x

  29. Sending huggles, Miss.. and sorry for the lurgy!! .. what cute birdees.. and also fab picks and congrats to Maarit too Shaz in Oz.x

  30. Gorgeous card Di. It's lovely to be back playing with the snippet crew. No thank you to the prize for me, I'm trying to purge my stash at the moment. Hugs, Amanda x

  31. Hope youre starting to feel a little better Di....Love your sweet Robin card...


  32. Hi Di, I hope you are feeling better! I love your card, so cute are those Christmas birds with their holly. I also love the papers you used. I am hoping to remember to play along more now when I use my snippets on a card or project. Thanks for letting me come to your playground! Hugs, Brenda

  33. First of all, I'd like to wish you a very happy birthday! I didn't know until I read this post, but I raise my glass to toast your special day as well as to wish you healthy days ahead too! Get better soon, ya hear?!
    Congrats to Maarit and the other notables this week - I love all the snippet inspiration each week I stop by! Di, your card is so sweet with those birds, and I love the alternating colors of holly dsp too!
    I'm playing just for fun this week, so please don't add my name to the prize draw!

  34. Happy Birthday and I hope you are feeling better. I saw your challenge on a couple of blogs that I follow and I'm so glad you allowed me to play along last week and this week also. Thanks.


  35. Hi Miss Di, and the lovely Parsnip,
    just popped by to enter another card into this weeks challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  36. Hi Di - sorry to put a sad card into the playground this week, but as Tess was such an avid crafter and buyer of stash I thought a card on my blog was as good a way of thinking of her on the day of her funeral as any. She was a lovely lady. Please don't put me in the draw this week - I have so many bird stamps that it's like an aviary in my craft room.
    Ann xxx

  37. There's me arriving just before the gates are shut as usual! I have had a lot of problems with blog lovin' this week and I completely missed this post, so it was quite a surprise to see my card was featured. Thank you for that. I also missed your birthday, so I hope you had a really lovely day, and got over the bug that was bothering you. Kate x

  38. Those robins are really cute. And I really like the die you used and those pp are fabulous.

    And the cards you chose to feature are fantastic. I'm off to check out the links.

  39. Finally getting a card posted and entered. Busy, busy week!


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