Sunday, 9 November 2014

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 150

It's Remembrance Sunday here in the UK (as well as elsewhere in the Commonwealth of course), so I'll spend time watching the annual service from the Cenotaph on TV - and shed a tear as always no doubt.
I used:

- A6 white card blank

- image from the Kanban 'Damask Divas - Let's Do Lunch' set, stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black', coloured with Pro Markers and then paper pieced using snippets from Papermania's Capsule 'Blueberry Pie' paper pack. As I often say, I store DP snippets in the back of their 'parent pad', just in half a sealed envelope which has been then cut straight across and stuck into the back of the pad as a little pouch to hold snippets

- the image was then die cut using a Spellbinders Nestabilities die

- background papers are also snippets from the same paper pad

- sentiment is a stamp from the 'Let's Do Lunch' stamp set, stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' then punched out using SU's Extra Large Oval punch

- added the image and sentiment onto the front of the card using thin sticky pads

- final touch, three pieces of 'Sarn Candi', also added using little squares of thin sticky pads. The candi is easy peasy to make - thanks to Sarn for sharing this trick, just punch little rounds (I used SU's round itty bitty punch) from your chosen paper/card and then place face down onto a mouse mat or similar and rub over the back with a ball shaped tool to form the cup shape

I have to confess, I'd already seen this great stamp set being used by Amanda and Caroline - here and here - loved it and bought it! Sometimes this Playground is soooo bad for my pocked money (

Here's my weekly 'picks':

I love this card, made by Red Squirrel! (aka as Rosey) And the blog post is really funny as well - you have to go and read about the adventure of punching out all those lovely little white fronds to make up the wreath :) 

Our Kate has come up absolute trumps this week! The images above are just a small sample from her blog post stuffed, full of Christmas inspiration with some great ideas for using up your snippets. Do go and see!

These are just two out of so many fabulous Playground snippets makes - remember you can check them out by just looking at last week's snippets post. The links and thumbnails are still there.

No new Playmates this week so let's move straight onto the snowflakes dies and embossing folder which was last week's prize. And the winner is:
Laurie makes beautiful cards, as I'm sure many of you already know. This was her entry this week:
So, Laurie, after playing along since the end of September, your name came out of the hat for the first time! Can you please drop me an email ( with your address and I'll post your prize ASAP. Probably tomorrow in fact - bad girl me, I still have Mary Anne's prize from last week to post so I'll take both envelopes to the Post Office at the same time :) It's been a mixed week here with workmen, us being zonked out by flu shots and also me spending many an hour trying to remove a wallpaper border - as some of you already know.

OK, this coming week's prize is, of course, a Kanban stamp set exactly the same as the one I used today (sorry about the rubbish photo). The top stamp of the 'Domestic Goddess/cook' has that well known sentiment to go with it 'I love to cook with wine. Sometimes I even put it in food' :)

The Snippets Challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 15th 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 - do 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! I'll be plodding on trying to remove the last of that wretched border :( Please just shoot me if I ever, ever, even look at wallpaper or borders ever again, sigh.
Di (and the usual happy wave from Parsnip of course)


Unknown said...

Oh I just love that stamp set! Right up my street! :-) gorgeous card you've made with it! Love those pretty papers and your fab paper piecing!
I'll link up in the morn struggling to focus tonight!
Lucy x

Amanda said...

Gorgeous card Di, I thought I had seen that stamp before lol. Life the colours you choose so pretty. Hugs, Amanda x

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Fantastic presentation of the stamp set. Love the polka dots
hugs Tamara

Darnell said...

I'm so shocked to be first one through the gate! You'll be proud of me for making three snippets cards in my post today, Di! I sure do love your oh-la-la snippets card and this week's highlights! And I'm doing better with my peepers now, so I shall do better with visiting the Playground peeps this week. Thank you, as always for all you do!! Hugs, Darnell

Jenny L said...

Hi Miss Di & the lovely Parsnip.
What a fab card, and your colouring of the stamped image is brill.
Love this fab stamp, and what lovely snippets of paper used on it.
Great tip about the candi, and how you store your snippets of paper.
Thank you for all the hard work involved in this great challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jenny L said...

Sorry I forgot to say congrats to the winner and the very lovely chosen creations.

Linby said...

Great paper piecing, I thought it was a Kanban topper at first it's so good!
Linby x

Sarn said...

Morning Di (& Parsnip)

So pleased all seems well in the Playground and bonfire night shenanigans didn't cause too many probs!

Love your pick of the weeks - will be visiting them shortly as was absent last week.

Great looking stamp set, but as usual, I will be playing just for fun.

Congrats to Laurie on her win.

Happy Sunday everyone.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Aquarius said...

More great picks again this week - you are getting lots of entries these days which is brilliant. I'm just playing for fun this week.

Unknown said...

Good morning lovely Di and Parsnip! Just popped my little owly into the playground - hope everyone's having fun :-)
Yes please to the fab prize this week! Will try get 3 snippets makes and fingers crossed :-) xx

Carol L said...

I just love your card this week Di! The paper-piecing, blue colors and polka dots all make me happy!!
Congrats to Laurie and all the wonderful notables showcased this week. Thanks to everyone for the inspiration!
I'm playing just for fun this week, so no thanks to the prize! Have a great week ahead!

Sandra H said...

Oh Di what a lovely image your card as always is stunning so beautifully coloured and paper pieced is gorgeous you make it look so easy congrats to Laurie and great showcase again truly stunning they all are ....Yes it's a sad day for lots today the service is service is emotional brings tears to us all take care xx

Neets B said...

Wow, Di, your paper piecing is amazing! I'd love a chance to win, this set is different to anything else I have in my stash :) x

Jane Willis said...

What wonderful creations from last week's picks! And that stamp set is fab, so I'd love to be in the draw this week

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hubba, hubba on your card! Love the sentiment! Someone's having a fab birthday! Congrats to the Snippets picks and lucky winner! I think I forgot to play here last week! I'll be back this week!

Jackie T said...

Hi I just joined in again. I love all the items you have shown in this post. The crocheted poppy is beautiful. Most of my cards use snippets I have a huge pile of them in my craft room and I use them as much as I can but the pile never gets any smaller. Hugs Jackie

Brenda said...

What a fun card Di! I am so loving that image. Love the papers you have used on this card. Oh my goodness, the internet has been very bad for my purse too!! I have to reign myself in or hubby wouldn't have a dime to his name!!! lol Love all the fabulous work of weekly picks and must go check them out! Hugs, Brenda

Sue said...

Congrats to Laurie and your picks ..what a gorgeous card Di and love that poppy!!! huggles Sue xxx

Hettie said...

Gorgeous card Honey and great pics.
I am just playing this week.

Kathleen said...

What a fabulous image and love your card, short and sweet as I am having to comment in the adverts of Downton

Kath xx

scrappymo! said...

Dropping by with a card to enter just for fun!

Your card is so pretty.Love the candi idea...thank you to you and to Sarn for sharing it!

Mrs A. said...

I can count 3 different papers on here Miss.!!! Great card and I love how you have matted to the spellbinders die. Thankyou for showing my poppy.
I spent way too many pennies at the NEC but I didn't cause any mayhem as I asked the nice ladies stood in front of me to pass the items I wanted from the top shelves. I didn't touch the soap dispensers neither!!
Just playing for fun this week. Hugs Mrs A

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Great card three Di love it .. and also the offerings created this week clever playmates.
A very thanks for doing this great challenge every week, hugs to both you and Parsnip, Shaz in oz.xx

Kathyk said...

Sorry to be so late to the party this week - lovely makes and entries. Just uploaded my own


505whimsygirl said...

Hello Di,

We use the poppy here as a memorium also. what a lovely flower. I really like the knitted one and can only imagine a beautiful one made of felt!

I saw on t.v. the poppy field somewhere in the UK (didn't catch that part) with something like 44,000 poppies in memorium.


Unknown said...

Uptown Girl Charlie is in the playground :-D xx

Greta said...

Love your card, Di & wonderful picks! I'm just playing for fun this week. Hugs, Greta

Pat said...

I love your card Di and the paper piecing which is echoed in the background so prettily. The stamps are lovely so please could I be entered in the draw this week. Congratulations to Laurie and the great picks from last week. x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Hello Di, I'm just playing along for the fun this week although I love your card and paperpiecing ... just not sure I'd use the set.
Great showcase - especially those Christmas ornaments from Kate.
Hope your building work is coming along nicely.
Sarah x

MaryH said...

Oh this is a cutie. I love that you did it in blues...very feminine & perfect for this image. Glad you got to enjoy NEC & I'm hoping you lucky folks that got to enjoy the show, will share what awesomeness you couldn't resist. See that you've already got a lot of goodies linked in at the playground. Hope I can play along, and also hope to get back to enjoy some closer looks at these very enticing thumbnails. Rest up from the emotion of yesterday and the fun of NEC. Big Hugs. TFS

Hettie said...

Hi Miss. I am back. A few hours early but off to bed so near enough Tuesday for me.

Kathy said...

Great card! Love how you used all the little polka dots. I'm just playing for fun today.

Vicky Hayes said...

What a lovely card from you Di - love the retro style! There are some gorgeous picks this week too as always. Vicky x
(I'm playing long for fun this week, thank you.)

Pippa said...

I've sneaked in with a little snippet this week. Having fun splashing in the puddles on the playground! Speaking of which I'd better be on my way to school! :)

Kath said...

A great card and image - love the Sarn candi too! Would love to play for this stamp set, please.
Kath x

New Creations said...

Love your paper piecing Di! She is getting ready for a Birthday party inher lovely blue colored dotted dress!!
Love to see that knitted poppy, a wonderful creation! Congrats to winner!

Kimbo said...

Love the paper piecing Miss, such a fun image - I have that set in my stash somewhere so no thanks to the prize this week x

Sandy said...

Lovely job on the paper piecing on this fun image. And thanks to you and Sarn on the tip for making the embellies -- I've heard it before, but it looks really good on your card.

scrappymo! said...

Just popping back with a bit of an altered project and a few cards.

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Love your Snippets card. "Yes" to the candy please. Would love to have these pretty ladies.

mamapez5 said...

Thanks for the thumbs up in your picks again this week! I love your card though it is not an image style I would ever need, so I am only playing this week.
Unfortunately Mr Linky had disappeared from your blog and Mrs A´s, so you can find my post here. Phew! I hope that works. I am using a Spanish keyboard and the symbols are all in different places. Can you link me up properly please. Thanks. Kate x

Eve said...

Good evening Di.
Wow! Your card is fabulous - love it!
Stunning top picks once again.

Just playing for fun this week thanks.

As it is very late I won't hang around in the playground - ta ta!!

Karen said...

Oh dear I am so ashamed! I already have that stamp set Miss and it's only been used once or twice and not for over a year, pinking cheeks right now! No thank you for the stamps.
Fabulous picks and I adore your card and notebook. I hope you get some time for a tonic with a gin or two this week and it's not all hard work! Karen x

Nicky said...

Yes please include me - love the card you have done with the stamps. Sorry to hear you are feeling under the weather, I am able to make cards quite a bit at the moment as I have been signed off with a respiratory infection until next Friday. I sound like an old man wheezing and coughing lol

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You had me at polka dots, Di! I just love them! You're card is super. Congrats to all of this weeks cards in the spotlight, and to the winner, Laurie! So glad I was finally able to get up a post, and I am just playing for fun, this week, so no thank you.

laurie said...

Just love your diva card! And thank again..I'm so happy to win the snowflake goodies!