Sunday 30 November 2014

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 153

Oh how very, very fortunate - my snippets card this week fits right in with the current Merry Monday challenge which is 'Red, green and white':

I used:

- A6 white card blank

- a snippet of white card, embossed with the Tim Holtz 'Texture Fades - Bricked' embossing folder

- another white snippet to die cut the door using the Spellbinders 'Edwardian Door' die, backed with acetate to look like glazing and then a little snippet of red, green and white striped paper behind that

- snippets of green and red card to die cut a Spellbinders 'Holly Wreath', which I then cut down to make a swag for the door and finished off with little red pearly gems for the berries

- last of all, a Josy Rose nail head for the door handle

I didn't add anything in the way of a sentiment and even resisted adding the number 25 above or to one side of the door - I think the card is pretty self-explanatory :)

Oh boy though, I did have huge problems taking a photo of this card - think I trotted round every available place in the house!  What's above is the best I could manage.

OK, straight onto this week's picks - and I find each week gets tougher to choose:

Sam cracked me up with a couple of similar cards - featuring a bicycle-riding cow with chooks as passengers. The mind boggles - great cards, such fun and loads of snippets used too! In c fact, later on in the week Sam reappeared with some gorgeous Christmas cards featuring a really beautiful deer stamp - so do check those out as well!

This Christmas tree card, made by Glennis, really leapt out at me. What a wonderful way to use snippets - absolutely fabulous!

And on the subject of using up little snippets, Irene is a true master (or should that be mistress?) at making 'inchies' cards - really inspirational inchies cards to be seen over on Irene's blog. Plus some stunning scenic photographs as well! In fact, I just edited this as Irene has only yesterday set up another blog, purely for her photos - which you can visit HERE. I can get a dose of my beloved North East England whenever I want now :)

I know, that's actually four, because at almost the last minute Jean added a card plus two ATCs which I absolutely had to include in this week's picks. Yes, they use snippets really well - but it's the colouring that totally has to be seen in closeup for yourselves over at Jean's blog.

So, now onto the prize draw for the two stamps on offer last week - and the winner is:

Oh well done Sam! It's 34 weeks since your name was last chosen by Mr Random so this one is well  due! I have your address and will post the stamps off to you just as soon as possible this coming week. Is that a Happy Dance I can see coming from Wales?

This coming week's prize is probably kinda obvious as well:
Yup, it's some of the tools to make your own Edwardian door - both of the Spellbinders dies in fact. The door die is from me (the door will actually open which is so neat) and the holly wreath die was very kindly donated by Mo - mwah, thank you Mo!

The Snippets Challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 6th December 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. As always, if you're only interested in one or other of the items making up the prize, just say so and if you win then I'll do a further draw for whatever it is you don't want. But, please do go for both if that's what you'd like of course.

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 :)

We'll really be into December by then and, although it would be lovely if you can still come and play, I do understand that real life might well get in the way - it might be exactly the same here!

Baby Spike the hedgie is still visiting some nights (caught on CCTV) but not eating from the food dish - he/she is very small and we can't judge 'visiting times' to scoop the little critter up and take it to the local rescue centre so we're just having to stand by a bit helplessly right now.

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


  1. Fabulous card Di!!! great picks and congrats to Sam xxxxxxx huggles Sue xxx

  2. Happy happy dancing coming from Wales indeed Miss!
    Thankyou Mr Random!
    Great card and fabulous picks too!

  3. What a great card using the door with embossed panel, simply gorgeous!!
    Yes, would love to win, it is in my wish list. I will come back with my creation.

  4. Wow, I love absolutely everything about your gorgeous card! That door die cut with the brick embossed background makes for such a detailed card. The white-on-white lets the holly really shine. YES PLEASE...oh my goodness I would be over the moon to win this week's prize! Thanks so much for the fun inspiration and challenges!

  5. What a fabulous card - just amazing dies and you created such an effective piece. Stunning :-D xx

  6. Thanks for showing my card Di, it was fun to make. Love yours today, quite elegant really!

  7. I love your beautiful Christmas front door, Di! It looks so inviting!! Great job with the showcases, as always!! I feel your pain not being able to help the wee hedgie, but it's good that he/she still appears! I'm keeping my ginfers crossed, of course!! Thank you for another Pixie's challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

  8. Fab make from you Di and how handy it fits other challenges too!

    Just uploaded my own snippet make this morning

    Happy Sunday


  9. I just love that elegant Christmas card. Please put my name in the 'hat' this week.

  10. This challenge is new for me (Ineke from the Netherlands)
    I like it very much !
    I will trey to play along !

  11. Woo hoo Sam! More goodies to play with :-)
    Great pics miss.
    Little Hedgie is worrying if he's so small - no bright ideas this end either :-( Does the rescue centre have any suggestions?

  12. Stunning card Di, I love door and window cards and with the brick wall, even better. Definitely a YES PLEASE to be in for a chance to win these lovely dies : )

  13. Fabulous card, Di! You're right, it doesn't need a sentiment, the design says it all. I love how you've used just part of the wreath above the door. Very clever!

    I'm a YES PLEASE to go into the pot this week. Just love those dies, especially after seeing them on your card. xx

  14. Hello Di

    I absolutely love your card and all the items used, but especialy the idea to use acetate for the windows.

    Thank you for showing my card.

    My snippets will follow shortly, and i would love, love to win the prize.


  15. WOW - what a sensational card Di. LOVE all the die cutting and embossing. That brick background is wonderful.

    Brilliant picks of the week as usual.

    Great to see that Sam won last week's prize too. Woot woot!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  16. Gorgeous card Di l love the embossed brick background so beautiful too is your Holly Wreath and another brilliant showcase and congrats Sam xx

  17. Stunning card, Di! Congrats to all picks and the winner xxx

  18. Just adore your card Di - absolutely superb! Great picks as well this week. Lots of love to Parsnip.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  19. Love your card! So many details, yet the simplicity is so striking!!

  20. Hi Di

    A fabulous snippet make.

    Love the texture of that brick background very much and that front door is gorgeous.

    A fabby prize for someone that's for sure.

    I am just playing for fun Di (and because I need to use up lots of snippets LOL!!).

    Have a good week.

    Love Jules xx

  21. Beautiful card, Di! I love the die cuts - count me in for the prize! I just linked up! So fun seeing your picks! Congrats to all and well deserved!

  22. What a beautiful door all adorned for Christmas! Love the brick background! Thanks, Di, for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

  23. Love that door and what looks like curtains or a blind behind it, the holly effect looks fab too.
    Great picks as always.
    Poor little hedgie.

    Kath x

  24. A fabulous use of this nice S/B die! You even put some 'curtains' behind the door panes. Now that is some great detail. Love the brick embossing with this door die and what a marvelous card. Didn't need any other decorations beyond what you've selected. Now off to do some playground comments & enjoy the gorgeous highlites of this week. Big Congrats to your winner too. TFS & Hugs

  25. I am taking advantage of the cold rainy weekend and crafting away with scraps and scissors...and stamps and inks! My idea of a perfect time!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful projects!

  26. Fabulous cards ..... I love that festive door! Linda (GD Merry Monday) xx

  27. Thanks for the challenge.
    Love to win,so for me it,s a yes.

  28. Wow Di, this door card is amazing! That door die is amazing!! I love this scene on your card and agree it doesn't need an outside sentiment at all. Simply gorgeous! Your picks are fabulous, I love, love the cow riding the bicycle riding around the chickens-too cute and fun! I also love Christmas tree card by Glennis-what a clever way of using up those snippets, I think inches are so cute so it was fun to see Irene's fun card and I just adore Jean's beautiful card. Congrats to Sam for her win too!! I hope to play along this week cause probably won't be able too much after that until January. Hugs, Brenda

  29. Here it is....this year's new Album!! Hope you like!

  30. Love the dies you used on your card...awesome!

    Thanks for the gorgeous card you sent with my snowflake die and folder prize,too. Just made my day!!!!

  31. A great card Di. I hope to add my snippet card in a couple of days and I would love the chance of winning the dies.
    Kath x

  32. Another beauty Miss and I like that you left it CAS too. Love the dies, so a big yes please from me. Beautiful picks again this week, so hard to chose from all of the lovely cards. Hope you can catch the poor little hedgie before Winter truly sets in.


  33. Hello Di,

    What a lovely card. I agree, it doesn't need a sentiment!

    Fun highlights from the snippets playground.


  34. Love the card Di. The door is beautiful. Here's the funny thing, I own that wreath die and it would never have occurred to me to use just part of it. Good eye there.

    I'd love to play for the door die, but obviously don't need the wreath -- if you'd be willing to split the prizes and make 2 people happy, count me in; otherwise not.

  35. Di, your card is FAB. So elegant. Hope you've packed the canoe away x

  36. Sounds like you may need to do a bit of moonlighting with one of me butterfly nets. hugs Mrs A.

  37. Nearly forgot. just for fun this time and you dun need no number cos I knows where yer live. Great front door. Hugs Mrs A.

  38. Love your beautiful holiday door! What gorgeous dies! Also, bravo to all of this weeks pick and winner. The creations this week were exceptional. So glad I am able to play this week. Soon all free time will be spent doing holiday baking. Tic Tock!

  39. Hi Miss Di & the lovely Parsnip,
    Yes Please to the prize.
    Congrats to Sam on her win, and also to the people of the cards featured this week.
    Wonderful choices.
    I love your super snippets creation, as you say it doesn't need anything else.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  40. What a stunning card with the door die, it looks really useful, so I'd love to go into the hat please. And the top picks are brilliant, I love Glennis's idea for a tree!

  41. Fantastic picks Miss Pixie! Woohoo way to go Hettie! Love your card so yes I want to be in with a chance to win those!
    I've been having problems with blogger too and not sure if it was me or them! Karen x

  42. That is a gorgous festive xmas card Di and such a great way to use those dies together. Yes please to going in the hat this week xx

  43. Oh my word, your decorated door looks so beautiful, and a miniature version of a real-life door! I love the holly and bow swag hanging from the top! Beautiful!
    Congrats to Sam on her win, and for the other notables - thanks for the wonderful inspiration! Your projects are all amazing!

  44. Love your holiday card. Love brick embossing is so cool. "Yes" please count me in on the prize this week. thanks.

  45. Your card is so beautiful with the white die cuts and that little bit of colored holly! So Christmasy!! Yes please, I would love to win your giveaway prize!!

  46. Just popping by with another card...took another look at your card with the diagonal lines and just noticed the cute! Don't know how I missed them before!!!

  47. i like your brick wall am lot better than mine. I think mine is a Couture Creations one. The whole door, holly and wall go together perfectly to make a lovely card. Yes please, I´d like to be included in the draw t5his week. Thanks. Kate x

  48. Very late in the week for me skidding under the gates Di but just posted my entry for this week. Love your card and it's so elegant but I'm just playing for fun. X

  49. What a cool card! That brick wall! Squee! It's all wonderful and happy! Srly, I gotta get back to work.


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