Sunday 26 October 2014

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 148

If you're in the UK, don't forget to change your clocks - 'Fall' so it's back an hour. That means an extra hour in bed this morning but it gets dark earlier this evening of course, so my snippets card today is bright and cheerful - put your sun shades on!

I used:

- A6 cream card blank, tent style

- yellow backing card from the snippets folder plus various rust, orange and yellow snippet strips I'd been hoarding. Using a Lawn Fawn's 'Stitched Scalloped Borders' die I cut lots of strips from the snippets and layered then onto the yellow backing card - having first covered part of the front of the yellow card with double sided adhesive paper

- kept the top scalloped strip deeper and popped a snippet of patterned paper from Kaisercraft's 'Sweet Pea' Collection underneath it before sticking it down and then trimming the whole panel to fit onto an A6 card front

- die cut a couple of feathers with another snippet of the same patterned paper using the Memory Box die called 'Wild Feathers', stuck them onto the card and popped a teeny bow on top of them, tied using embroidery thread

- the sentiment is from a Hero Arts set called 'Truly Appreciated', stamped using Brilliance 'Coffee Bean' ink pad. As I often do now, I chopped what was originally one straight line of a sentiment in half to use - shame the photo makes it look as if the card is shaped like a barrel :)

Straight into this week's picks - and what a hard job I had just picking three to show:

I picked this card, made by Jean, because I just loved how the sunflower theme and colours were carried right through the card, including the backing card and the little flowers on the LOTV sentiment. Perfect!

How lovely this card is, made by Sharon. Of course it's perfect for the Playground and how very clever to combine a LOTV stamped and coloured image with a Memory Box tree die. Bet that made you look twice - really super idea Sharon!

Aw, I just had to include this little cutie - made by Sue J. Isn't that reindeer adorable - plus great use of snippets.

And we have one new playmate this week:
Isn't this a perfect Autumn card - made by Jackie Trinder! Love this card Jackie and really hope you come back to play again soon.

I could have gone on and on showing your lovely cards and makes girls - but after typing this I want to enjoy the fact that we have no workmen banging about the house over the weekend, even if it means doing some ironing and watching afternoon TV :)

Onto the winner of last week's prize which was the Stamping Bella 'Charlie Sits By The Chimney' stamp. I did have a bit of a giggle when quite a few most of you ran away in horror at the thought of colouring in such a finely detailed stamp - but if I can manage then I'm sure anyone could. So, only eight of you positively said 'Yes' to being in with a chance to win - and eventually after umpteen false runs,  Mr Random chose:

Well done Lucy - and by coincidence number 45 is one of Lucy's snippets card for this week, featured the Stamping Bella Uptown Girls, so this stamp will be well loved I'm sure :) I have your address Lucy and will post the stamp off to you ASAP!

And of course this coming week's prize is linked to my snippets card - we already had the feathers as a prize so now it's the Lawn Fawn 'Stitched Scalloped Borders' die set which has three border dies:

I used the largest of the dies on my card today BTW.

The Snippets Challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 1st November and will open again at midnight UK time on the same day.

Maximum of three entries and please say 'Yes please' (or similar) in a comment if you wish to play and be a possible 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 :)

Have a great week! And do remember, to join in with Rudolph Day over at Sarn's!
Di (and the usual happy wave from Parsnip of course)


  1. I loved that card by Sue J and so pleased that Lucy won .
    I like your scallops Miss. Gorgeous selection of colours. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. Aww yippee thank you lovely Di I'm so excited to get it I love those uptown girlies even with their teeny weeny legs hehe!
    Fabby card today love the feathers and layers! And great top picks I had seen all of these this week and loved all 3!
    Lucy xx

  3. I love those scallops, Miss, and the gorgeous bright and cheerful colours! And what fabulous creations from they playmates, too -what a talented bunch comes to play in the playground!!

    Hope you're having a good weekend!

    love Mags B x

  4. Those scallops are fab. Love the bright colours too.

    Lovely picks again, and congratulations to Lucy on her win. xx

  5. Super snippet card, DI. I have one ready to link, but not to the Glory of Christmas goes live in the morning. x

  6. What a fantastic card with those scalloped stitched dies!! It turned out beautiful and that's a fabulous prize up for grabs!
    Congrats to Lucy on your win, and the notables this week are all so inspiring! And I was the very lucky winner of those feather dies and I used them just today on a memory board I'm making for our BIL's funeral. I love them!!

  7. Love all the layers on your card! Very pretty colours! Fun cards for your picks this week - Sue's little Rudolph card is super cute! Thank you for another snippet linky! I'll be back tomorrow to play along!

  8. Great pinks showcased this week!

    Well done Lucy!

    Your card is a treat, Di. I love that stitchhed border on your card. It is fabulous! I am going to say no thankyou tot he prize...I really LOVE it but ... can not be bringing anything new home till after I move!!!

  9. Beautiful layered card using scalloped stitched dies with feathers!!

  10. Love your bright card Di. Here in Belgium we had to turn the clock back aswell. Extra sleep jeej ;-)
    hugs Veerle xx

  11. Lovely card Di - I'd love a chance to win the die (the strips would make a great Christmas tree and maybe use some snippets?!).
    Kath x

  12. Fab makes and entries

    Just uploaded my own


  13. Congrats to Lucy and thanks for highlighting my card Di..I love what you have done with that die fab card huggles Sue xxx

  14. I'm back as promised! And, yes, I would love to win your awesome prize! I love prizes! Thank you!

  15. I'm back from my travels and still intent on de-cluttering my stash, so here I am again! And yes please, I'd love to be in the draw for the very useful looking die

  16. A fabulously colourful card Di, I love those scallops. Thank you for featuring my card this week, and congratulations to lucy for winning the stamp.
    Jean x

  17. Stick me in the pot then miss and give it a good stir!. Hugs Mrs A.

  18. OOOOhhhh! That's one yummy card Di, loving all those fluted layers and colours. In fact if my name jumps out this week I'd love to receive the Lawn Fawn dies as I'm liking that look.
    Another super duper showcase too. Hope you are having a good day.
    Sarah xx

  19. Totally LOVE your card, Di! I've tried several times to do a card covered with scallops & never could get it to look right, so think I NEED different scallop dies--LOL! Yes, yes--put me in the drawing, please!

  20. WOW - that's a lot of die cutting and patience required for your card . .. but the result is sensational! Love it. The feathers are just the right finishing touch too.

    Great picks of the week.

    Also, congrats to the winner.

    Not long til the workmen finish . . . keep smiling.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  21. Love the card with the scallops - looks stunning, love the chance to be in the drawer

  22. Brilliant card Di, great colours and for some reason the rows remind me of Christmas trees, I wonder if you could make some with those Dies.

    Kath x

  23. Hi Miss Di

    Apologies for my two week absence Miss.. .. there has lots to be done here in the House of Hearts .. .. but my head "might" just be above water now.

    If you let me know how many lines I need to write (and what I am putting) I will set to work asap.

    Loving your card very much. Gorgeous die work and colour choices.

    Hope all is OK at your end.

    I am just playing for fun and the brilliant company in the playground.

    Love Jules xx

  24. Beautiful scallops on there :-) Great card.
    Thank you for a chance to Win :-D
    IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  25. I love your scallops, what a lovely card

  26. Just love those stitched scallops Di, and fab colour scheme.

  27. Brilliant scallops,Di. Very clever use of the snippets and fabby picks as always.

    Warm hugs and love

  28. Hi Di, love this ruffled card, the colours are gorgeous and I love the stitching detail. Congrats to Lucy and thanks to everyone for the fabulous inspiration, Cathy x I have a non stitched scallop die, so I'm playing for fun this week, :) Cathy x

  29. Hi Di, I have just entered my card and will come back later to catch upon some commenting. I would love to be in with a chance of winning the prize this week please.
    Jean x

  30. Good evening Di,
    I love you fab scalloped die card and once again your top picks are superb.

    I'm just playing for fun this week so I'll say 'NO THANKS' to the prize.

    Hope that you are getting near the end of the decorating. xx

  31. I love all the scallops on your card Di and some lovely autumnal colours too. Congratulations to Lucy and the highlighted cards this week too. Please can I be entered for the prize this week, I just adore the dies. Thank you. x

  32. Great colourful card using the dies. Please include my name in the 'hat' this week as the dies would make a great addition to my collection.

  33. Love the bright scollops and yes please I'd love to be in with a chance of winning the dies this time

    I've managed to get Mr Linky to let me enter two cards this week whoop

    Thanks Jackie x

  34. Please Miss. I am sorry I have been absent for so long but I have caught up on all the homework and I promise I will come and play more often again!!

    Love the card you made and you have shwcased some wonderful cards.

    I would love to win those lovely dies....what a treat that would be.

  35. Di, I love your example card and the three winning picks - I don't know how you choose there are so many beautiful and very different cards entered. I don't envy you! :)

  36. Beautiful card Di, love all those scalloped layers, and Yes Please, I would love to win this die pack : )

  37. Hi Miss Di & the lovely Parsnip.
    What a very clever designed snippets card.
    Love your fab designing of this super creation.
    congrats to the featured cards, and they were fab.
    Also congrats to Lucy the winner, and may she enjoy her winnings.
    I know I have made great use lately of one of my winnings.
    Thank you also for all your very hard work involved in this fab challenge, and a big wave for my friend Parsnip for all his help too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  38. Hello Di and Parsnip! Yes please to the prize this week! Can't use it myself but a family member has just started card making and absolutely loves die cutting so this would make me very popular with her as she's slowly building up her stash :-) x

  39. What a fabulous card you made with that edging die. Very nice looking! As are the cards you chose to showcase. It's good to be back!

  40. Love your Card. Beautiful fall colors. The showcased cards are great picks as always.

  41. PS. I would love the own this die set. *U*

  42. Back with a second card. In spite of LOVING this die...I will still say I am only playing for fun this time...too many supplies to move already!!! lol

  43. Hi Di,
    I am falling deeply in like with all the stitched dies that are on the market right now. You have created a fabulous card, Di, with just a simple scallop. Who knew! It is just gorgeous.

    I would also like to say congrats to all of the showcased cards and this weeks winner, Lucy. Please and thank you for this weeks prize.

  44. Back with two more cards. Congrats to winner with her fabulous creation!
    Yes please!!! I would love to win this Lawn Fawn die!

  45. Lovely picks as always Miss! I won't be in the Playground tomorrow - my old back can't take the havoc that Halloween brings. Hope to catch with everyone a little this week so will be in and out. Love your card - that die is just gorgeous and I would love to own that one please!
    Thankfully not been having the Blogger problems you've explained and it seems, for once, I set up stuff right lol! Not all of them techi's are bad and I know what you mean about Blogger not testing as they say - the rotters! Karen x

  46. Beautiful Up-cycled 'ten minute'card Di.

  47. I didn't think I make it to the Playground this week, as we only got home from Devon late last night, after a week away. Washing machine has been loaded for the third time today, so I'm giving myself a little 'me time' at my craft table.

    I'm a 'Yes Please' to be put in the pot this week. xx

  48. Thanks for the challenge. Love the die.
    Gr Elly


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