Sunday, 2 November 2014

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 149

Into November now girls! And the darker nights are here, the shops are already full of tinsel and fairy lights - so it's no use hiding 'cos Christmas is on the way. We had 72 entries this week - well done!

My snippets card is also for the latest challenge over at Merry Monday, where it's 'Snowflakes, dry embossing and neutral colours' - I loved this theme!

This is the inspiration photo:
I used:

- A6 white card blank

- snippet of white card, embossed using the Darice 'Snowflake Background' embossing folder (I love this folder, beautiful design and it's a generous 5" x 7"), trimmed to marginally less than A6 and glued onto the card front

- snippet of SU 'Crumb Cake' card stock, die cut using the Memory Box 'Grand Merry Christmas' die, trimmed down and fixed to the card with slim sticky pads

- the snowflake is double layered, cut from snippets of  SU 'Crumb Cake' and white card stock. I backed the snippets with 'Stick It' adhesive sheet before cutting the snowflakes, using a Jennifer Ellory die which came free with a recent craft magazine (had to use wax paper as the first try failed, that die is lovely but it didn't want to part with the die cut!)

- finished off with a single pearl in the centre of the snowflake

I'm almost up to date with the number of Christmas cards I want to make, but this design would be great for 'batch baking'/a production line :)

Right, onto this week's picks now:


Mrs A is renowned for never wasting the teeniest of snippets, this lovely card was made using those 'bookmark' post-it strips which already had been used to punch the trees for a previous card :) And even then she was pondering what to do with the leftovers from the leftovers :)

This is such a gorgeous Wedding card - made by Viv. Plenty of snippets used and what a lovely result! The little touches of pink are perfect.

And what amazing herring bone work on this gorgeous card, made by Carol L. That must have taken a LOT of patience - fabulous result!

As always, I could go on forever with picks - so much fabulous work is get more and more difficult to select them. But, right now Blogger is playing up anyhow so I won't be hanging round longer than necessary. I remember it happening once before - when writing a post the pictures and start of a line of text jump around when the mouse hovers near them - it's making me feel quite dizzy here so I'm moving as fast as possible and trying not to look at the screen too much.

We have one new playmate this week:
It's another Diane, in fact also a Diane W - which is fun 'cos we can blame the other Diane when I make mistakes :)
Welcome Diane, hope you come back to play with us often!

OK, onto the draw for the Lawn Fawn 'Stitched Scalloped Borders' die set - and the winner is:
Well done Mary Anne! According to my little black book it's been about 10 or 11 months since you won - and I do still have your address so long as you haven't moved since then :) I'll post your prize as soon as I can get to the Post Office, early this week.

And here's the prize for this coming week:
I already gave away the Memory Box 'Grand Merry Christmas' die a while back, so now we have the same embossing folder I used (Darice's Snowflake Background) plus a set of two snowflake dies (All Occasion) which are very similar to the free one I used for my card today.

The Snippets Challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 8th 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. Please also let me know if you're only interested in one or the other of the items making up the prize - then I would do another draw for whatever it is you wouldn't want. But, as always, it's fine to want both of course! But do please say Yes please to be in the draw with a chance.

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 the usual happy wave from Parsnip of course)


laurie said...

Love your card for Merry Monday..that die is so awesome, and the snowflakes look so pretty with it!

Mrs A. said...

Super card Miss. Thankyou for showing my snippety card.
Hugs Mrs A.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Very pretty card - nice, neutral colours! Fun picks this week! I do enjoy seeing these! I'll be back to play along! Fun prize too!

New Creations said...

Love this creation in Neutral colors, a cheerful Christmas card, love this die with embossed BG!

Unknown said...

Love your challenges!! Thank you for your lovely prize offerings - if I was to win I'd have to choose the snowflake dies :)

Greta said...

I love your card, Di--perfectly designed & wonderful colors! Yes please--throw me into the drawing! Really a gentle toss would be better--LOL!

scrappymo! said...

Congratulations MaryAnne! You have some wonderful picks as always, Di!

Love your card. Especially love the way you layered the snowflake with the colour of the bottom and combining it with the white layer too!Looks great.

Once again i will say no tot he prize and just play for fun. Hopefully I manage to squish all my supplies into my new room...but not if I keep adding more! teehee

Liz said...

Beautiful card. The double layered snowflake looks lovely with the snowflake embossed background. Just love the Merry Christmas die. I've used it for most of my Christmas cards so far this year, although I do feel a little bit guilty for mass producing most of my Christmas cards!

Love your picks again and congratulations to Mary Anne.

Hoping to play along this week. As much as I love the die and embossing folder (........and I think I have an embossing folder addiction! LOL!), as I have similar ones already, I'll just be playing for fun. xx

Pat said...

I love your card Di and the non traditional Christmas colours together with those dies especially that double layered snowflake and then the embossed snowflakes in the background work excellently together. Congratulations to Mary Anne and those great snippet makes you have highlighted this week. I will be playing so would like to say 'yes please' to a chance of winning the snowflakes folder and dies as they are so pretty, and I have lots and lots of Christmas cards still to make. x

Susan Joyce said...

Love your snowflake die. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

Brenda said...

Your card is beautiful Di! I love the simple but elegant look it has. Love this weeks picks, such awesome cards indeed!!! Hugs, Brenda

Mrs A. said...

Yes please. Stick me in the ice bucket. Hugs Mrs A.

Bonnie said...

I'm in early this week. Yes please for the dies, no thanks for the EF. I have that one.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I bet you can hear me squealing from across the pond! Thanks so much, and congrats to the other awesome picks! I hope to get a great post up for this week!

Jenny L said...

Hi Miss Di, & the lovely Parsnip.
what a super colour combination on your snippets card today.
I love that white and craft card, and your fab design too.
Congrats to the showcased cards and they were really great, also congrats to the winner this week.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Mary said...

Di, your card is a beauty. The neutral colors work together beautifully. I like your snowflake die. Very pretty and you used it so well to add the extra beautiful touch. Of course the Merry Christmas die is perfect. I'm moving a bit slower these days, but it really feels good to drop by for a visit with you.

Squirrel said...

What a gorgeous card, Di! Love the blue and brown together.

Please count me in for the prize draw, if that's OK - those snowflakes are so pretty.

Have a great week!
Rosey x

Sarn said...

Absolutely superb festive make there Di.

Beautiful showcased cards -congrats everyone.

Just nipping over to the newbie to say Hi!

Stay warm and cosy xxxx

Carol L said...

I love the color combo on your card today Di! The Merry Christmas die looks so pretty with that delicate snowflake!
Congrats to Mary Anne on your win - woot woot! Congrats also to the notables this week, and thanks for including my card among that list! Have a great week ahead!

Kath said...

A lovely card Di - I like the colours, a change from the usual Christmas colours. I hope to play along this week and would love a chance to win your prize.
Kath x

Sandra H said...

Lovely is your card Di and congrats to all whos cards are showcased and of course Mary Anne enjoy your prize x

Bonnie said...

Love this die and snowflakes, Di! Forgot to tell you earlier. I needed another cup of coffee I think!

Karen said...

A really stunning and elegant Christmas card Di - love that design so much!
As always fab picks from all of the mega talented ladies and that Mrs A is a blooming marvel with the way she recycles and uses snippets - blooming awesome!
No thank you for the prize this week! Karen x

Kathleen said...

Another fabulous use of that super duper die, love it with the kraft card and that delicious snowflake die.
Great pics, don't envy you having to choose.

Kath x

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card, Di. I like the neutral colour combination - Kraft and white always look good together - and it's a great interpretation of the inspiration photo. A well-chosen showcase too - I think I'd find it nearly impossible to choose - don't know how you do it. Congratulations to Mary Anne. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Sue said...

Love the colours you have used on your card Di..congrats to Mary Anne and the cards you showcased Mrs A really used some snippets! huggles Sue xx

MaryH said...

Me likey, very much. Love the dies (no big surprise, that), but also loving the neutral colors with the embossing as well. Very classy, Miss Di. Well done you. Some awesome picks for this week too. Off to enjoy some of 'em. TFS & Big hugs.

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous work from all
hugs Tamara

Darnell said...

Awesome card, Di, and congratulations on having yours done already! It's nice to be back at the Playground!! I hope I haven't missed anything good and everyone missed me! (Thanks again for my fun images you stamped off for me; it took me long enough to use one, eh?!) Have a great week! Hugs, Darnell

JennyH said...

Love your card Di, that snowflake die is gorgeous, so I definitely say Yes Please to that and the embossing folder : )

Jenny L said...

Hi Miss Di & the lovely Parsnip.
I am here with my 2nd entry this week.
I forgot to say yes to the prize the last time.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

ellyscard creatief said...

Thanks for the challenge.
I say a YES to the prize.
Gr Elly

Anonymous said...

Love the card Miss D, and your top picks are fab, really love the soft colours on Viv's. I say yes to the prize too lol! When would I ever turn down Christmas!!


Aquarius said...

Love the Christmas card and you chose some great picks for the week. Please include my name in the draw this week - thanks.

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Love your Christmas Card. CAS and beautiful.

laurie said...

I forgot to say yes please!

Viv said...

Fab festive card Di. Great showcase too from last weeks snippets (would say that wouldn't I as I'm there too!! LOL) Seriously - they were all fab and I am saying yes please to the christmas goodies!! xx

Jane Willis said...

Hope the decorating's going well - you've still managed to fit in time to make a great card. Please don't include my name in the hat this week, as I already have very similar dies and folder.

Cathy said...

Striking christmas card Di, love the non traditional colour scheme. Great showcase again too. Yes please to be in the draw, those sowflakes are beautiful, Cathy x

Glennis F said...

Not sure if my entry has shown up, but Yes please to the prize!

scrappymo! said...

Just popping by to drop off a card. Lots of crafty makes entered already!!!

New Creations said...

"Yes" Please. Would love to win this awesome prize!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Di you do have a great run of marvelous cards- love the ones above too.. making it over at last..
.. and this is certainly one of them so many and varied thanks for sharing dear friend,
Shaz in Oz.x special hi to Parsnip too :D

Eve said...

Morning Di,
I love your kraft and white Christmas card - I need that die!!

Top notch showcases again - what a clever bunch!!

YES PLEASE to be entered into this weeks prize draw.

I hope that Parsnip wasn't too scared with the fireworks last night!!

Carol L said...

I just posted a card to this week's playground, and wanted to say "NO THANKS" to this week's draw! I've won more than my share lately, so good luck to everyone!!

mamapez5 said...

I like this card. I wasn´t sure about the big letters when I first saw that die, but you have made some lovely cards with it. I like the blue against the kraft too. I hope all my funny bits and pieces qualify for the playground, and Yes please, I would love to be in with a shout for the folder and dies.

Oops! I´ve just read you post again and it says you used white card, but it looks very blue to me, and I love the blue-brown combo! Either way it´s a lovely card!
Kate x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Such a beautiful card for Christmas Di, super picks!

Love and hugs

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

I would love to win the prize this week. Thanks for the chance. hugs.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Just skidding in at the last minute Di to enter the challenge for this week.
Would love a chance to win this week's prize and love how you've used those products to create a superb Christmas card. You must have so many ready to send ... well done you. Sarah xx