Sunday, 19 April 2015

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 173

Time for another weekly round up in the Snippets Playground - and a huge thank you to everyone who came along and played this week!

Straight into my snippets card:
I used:

- white DL card stock

- a snippet of black card for the backing layer

- snippets of Wild Rose Studio's 'Vintage Rose' paper with a band of minty green ribbon hiding the join, then a little know tied over the ribbon to one side

- image is from Woodware's 'Bubble Bloom - Carol' stamp set, and an unashamed steal from Kath's fabulous card which she showed HERE the other week. Stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink then coloured with minty green and pink Pro Markers before being trimmed to size

- then, as Kath did, I topped each 'flower' with Craftwork Cards Card Candi using teeny sticky pads to pop them on with. I used white candi and coloured each one with the same pink Pro marker - my rationale for colouring flowers on the actual card beforehand with pink was to be sure that no white peeped out from under the candi. although the stamp is made with candi in mind of course :)

- added the completed image to the card using thin sticky pads

- stamped the sentiment from the same Woodware set using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' again then punched it out using SU's 'Extra Large Oval'

- punched SU's 'Modern Label' from a snippet of black card, chopped it apart down the centre and then added it to the card using extra strong sticky tape

- finally, popped the sentiment oval on using thin sticky pads

Now for this last week's picks, with the usual difficulty in not showing every single one here. My back is playing up right now so I'll have to keep the picks to a minimum (thankfully I'd already written the bones of this blog post earlier in the week):

I just fell in love with this beautiful vintage Christmas card, made by Mo. So many beautiful elements and a stunning design!

Again, I think that this card made by Diane H has a lovely vintage feel to it. What made me choose this was (quite apart from it being such a lovely card) - the dogwood roses have been die cut from crepe paper. Such a great idea!

And, sticking with lots of layers and a vintage flavour, how about this card made by Jackie T? Just beautiful!

I adore this tri-fold card, made by Sue. Wonderful way to use of lots of snippets :)

We had quite a few cards featuring butterflies and music this week - all down to Mrs A's current butterfly challenge here. It runs until Wednesday so you still have time to play! This lovely card was made by Jean - and beautifully explained on her blog. How clever to shape the sentiment to follow the curve of the music notes die too :)

Sorry but I need to move on before seizing up - and do the draw for last week's prize, the 'Baby' die set - and the winner is:

Congratulations Diane!  Gotta be your week, first being a pick and also your very first prize win in the Playground too. Can you please send me an email with your address and I'll post the die set off to you this week (

Here's this coming week's prize:

Of course, it's a Woodware 'Bubble Bloom - Carol' stamp set - plus, a packet of white Card Candi so you can make the flowers any colour you wish :)

The Snippets Challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 25th April. The gates 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 :)

Last, but not least I have some sad news about our friend Sandra (Hawes) of Nanagramps Craft Designs . Earlier this week, on 15th April, her beloved husband Dennis passed away. He had been ill since January, which explains why Sandra hadn't been commenting as much as she always did - and any posts appearing on her blog right now are ones already scheduled for her DT work. I know you'll all be thinking of Sandra and wanting to send your support at this difficult time. By now she should have received these, with love from all of us in the Playground:
Fairtrade® White Roses
Di and of course, Parsnip!


Carol L said...

I just love the candi dots on that stem Di! The pink color just makes them pop!!
I'm so sorry and sad to learn that Sandra's DH passed on, and the flowers you sent are just gorgeous! I hope they bring a smile and some comfort to her in her time of need.
Congrats to Diane on her win, and high 5's to all of the showcased projects from last week! There are many talented crafters who come to play here, and I love all the inspiration they share! Yes please to the draw. I've only ever seen larger candi dots, and the smaller size looks ideal for cards! Have a great week ahead!

Liz said...

What a good idea to colour the flowers on the stamped image with the same colour on the Card Candi, Di. A beautiful card and the backing paper is just perfect. I'll just be playing for fun this week as I bought that stamp two weeks ago. It's still in the unopened packet, so perhaps this is the week to get it out. :-)

Lovely picks, with lots of vintage inspiration. Well done to Diane on her win.

Deepest sympathy to Sandra. I'm sure the beautiful flowers you sent were appreciated by her at this very sad time. xx

Aquarius said...

I do like those Woodware stamps using Candi so please put my name in the 'hat' this week. Love the card you've made and your picks from last week. Take care and I hope your back recovers quickly.

vic said...

Pretty cards :) they all look stunning!

Vic x

Eemeli said...

Gorgeous creation. Card candies are my absolutely favorite embellies (and I have tons of them, lol). Of course thanks for the prize -- I will be back tomorrow with my card.


Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Here there are a lot of great inspirations and beautiful makes! Now I follow your blog with google friends. Love your snippet card, so simple and sweet!
Congrats to Diane H for her win and sorry for the husband of Sandra
Happy weekend crafting to all

Kath said...

A lovely card Di - I love the Woodware candi stamps. I'm just playing for fun this week as I already have that stamp.
Kath x

Hazel said...

Beautiful snippet card, Di. My heart goes out to Sandra and her family xx

Hazel said...

Sorry, I also meant to thank you, Di, for sending those gorgeous flowers to Sandra. x

KandA said...

I hope your back gets better soon Miss Di and I'm just wondering if it's been caused by your 'tent antics'!

I love your snippets card, I'm sitting here drooling over that stamp and how fabulous it looks with the candi and paper - so yes please to the fabulous prize. The picks are amazing - those crepe flowers are lovely and I would never have guessed they were die-cut. Congrats to Diane H on her win.

My sympathies to Sandra H and I'm sure she was so touched to receive your flowers and know that people are thinking of her at this very sad time xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

What a beautiful card - I love the stamp, sentiment, and candi! I hope your back feels better soon! Congrats to the lucky winner and the picks - I love seeing the musical butterfly cards! Would love to win the prize this week - I'll be back shortly to play along!

Cathy said...

Such a clever card Di, I popped over to see Kath's too! The stamp is perfect with the candies,so yes please as I'd love to have a go at this. Sending prayers and sympathy to Sandra on her sad news, the flowers you sent are beautiful, Cathy x

Brenda said...

Your card is beautiful Di! I love that beautiful paper you used and I love that flower with the candi's on each flower head. As always your picks are just stunning from the playground players. My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to Sandra, not an easy time for her so she will need prayers, family and friends to have strength to get through this loss of her beloved husband. Hugs, Brenda

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You have created a gorgeous card, Di! I own the Candi dots, and never seem to find the right project for them. They sure worked brilliantly here. Sorry to here of Sandra's loss. Sending prayers to get her through this difficult time. On a lighter note, I just adore the picks from last week. The paper dogwoods from Diane H.'s card are gorgeous! Congrats, Diane! I will say no thank you for this week.

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

FAB selection of cards x

Jane Willis said...

What a lovely gesture to send flowers to Sandra. very sorry to hear of here loss.
Well done to all the winners - there are some amazing works of art there! Yes please to having my name in the hat this week

Brenda in IN said...

This is a pretty card. I did not know how to use those Candi's so thanks for the tip. Your picks this week are so gorgeous. I'm so sorry about Sandra's husband passing. I will keep her in my prayers.

Jean said...

Thankyou for showing my card in your picks this week Di. I love the delicate colours in you snippet card this week, that pretty paper is a perfect compliment to the stamp.
Well done to Dianne for her win and to the other showcased cards.
Condolences to Sandra at this sad time, It was so kind of you to send her those lovely flowers, and she will know that lots of us are thinking of her.
Jean x

Greta said...

Thanks for sending those beautiful roses to Sandra--such a difficult time for her, I know. Your card is one of my all-time favorites & you can't imagine how much time I spent looking for Candi a few years ago. I'll stay in the drawing this week, but how great for Diane to get her first win. Beautiful pics, as always--congrats to everyone! Hoping your back settles down soon. Hugs, Greta

Pat said...

I love the candi topped flowers Di and this is a pretty stamp and paper you have used, and finished beautifully with the mint green ribbon. Congratulations to Diane H and also some wonderful highlights this week. Sorry I didn't come to play this week but the only card I made was a piece of white paper just stamped and coloured and I think it would have been stretching the imagination somewhat to say this had any snippets Will definitely come to play again this week. Lastly so sorry to hear of Sandra's sad loss and I'm sure your beautiful flowers will have been greatly appreciated at this difficult time for her. x

JennyH said...

Beautiful card Di, love the pops of Candi.
Yes please to prize draw : )

Kimbo said...

Beautiful Miss, so delicate. That stamp is on my wish list so I'd say yes please if I was lucky enough. Lovely to see lots of butterflies and music notes fluttering over from Mrs A's place. And hugs to Sandra, how kind of you to send flowers x

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card and love the shade of pink, papers a really good match too.
Great picks and a very lovely thought of the flowers for Sandra, you are so good.
Hope the back is getting better.

Kath x

Hettie said...

Gorgeous card there Miss and wonderful makes. Well done to you all.
So sad about Sandra and thank you for letting us know.
I will try to be round more this week!

jimlynn said...

Beautiful card Di. Love the Candi's on here. Also a great showcase of cards for the always!
Hugs to Sandra. Such sad news. I'll be thinking of her.
Sorry I haven't been around much. Some weeks are just crazier than others right now.

Sue - said...

Beautiful card Di. Love the soft pinks you have used. Thanks so much for picking my card too! So sorry to hear about Sandra's husband and such a kind gesture to send the flowers. Now Miss Di make sure you take care of that back of yours - no overdoing it!

Sarn said...

Lovely card Di and that stamp is very pretty.

Congrats to all the showcasers and to the prize winner.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

PS: Sorry to hear your back is giving you gip again.
PPS: Also sorry to hear about Sandra's loss. So kind of you & Parsnip to send flowers.

Jenny L said...

Hi Miss Di & the lovely Parsnip.
So sorry to hear about the sad news of one of our playmates.
Thank you for relaying our sympathy for us, and the wonderful flowers sent.
You take care now with your back, and don't overdo things.
Lovely picks of the week yet again, and congrats to the winner.
Love you super snippets creation, and I well remember Kath's one, and thought it
a fab idea then.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Diane said...

Well first off, I have to say THANK YOU for not only picking my card but also for the wonderful surprise as being the prize winner...I never really expected to win, I play because it is so fun here, and I love seeing not only all the entries, but the weekly picks, fun I tell ya fun!!
And, your this weeks card is lovely, I loved the idea of coloring the "candi" I would never thought of that, and by using the white, any color could be had...very creative!!
Sorry your back is hurting, I can join you there, I have bee working outside everyday this last week, and I can feel it everywhere and my back is hurting like heck, it is not easy getting old!!
Condolences to Sandra going through such a tough time right thoughts and prayers go out to her!
And thank you all who have been so nice in the above comments congratulating me for my win...and congrats to all the others as well!
and now last but not least....yes "purty please" for this week and thank you very much! I have sent you an email Di...thanks bunches!!

Laura said...

Lovely picks as always.
So sad to hear the playground news, thoughts are with Sandra
(just for fun this week thanks! x)

Eve said...

Hi Di
so sorry to hear the sad news of our playmates loss.
Hope that your back mends soon - I have a note for P.E this week as I'm not well so there is no need to worry about cartwheel demonstrations -tee hee!!
Fabulous card as always and wonderful top picks.
'No thank you' to the prize this week - take care of yourself.

Paper Lily Leaf said...

Gorgeous cards! Yes please to prize draw xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love your card! That stamp set is perfect for the Candi (which I always think too big for most things). I love how you layered the greeting over that word window backer punch (you know what I mean... don't remember its name). Great card and yes please since I'm playing for reals this time.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Pssst... scheduled for tomorrow. Turns out I already have something up today. Will link up then.

scrappymo! said...

Very pretty card. I like these long and narrow cards...I think they have a stately look!

Have been busy making garden beds and almost missed that you picked my card to feature. Thanks a bunch! It was a fun card to make and now I have just one more of the canvas images to use up...hmmm...wonder what my next Christmas card might

Some more beautiful picks featured this week. We have so many talented snippets playmates!

Unknown said...

Love those candy dots - I haven't seen them before :) I linked up my tag - I'm not sure it worked if not, here is the URL -

Sarah said...

Great picks this week Di and you own creation is, as usual, a treat. I'm thrilled to be playing this week and "yes please" if I am lucky enough xx

laurie said...

I agree, great picks! Love your card,too. Your blog is always a fun place to visit!

Darnell said...

Swoon! I LOVE this card, Di! So perfect with the Candi!! Congratulations to all the great picks this week! I hope your ailing back is feeling better! Hugs, Darnell

Karen said...

Love that card! So very pretty! Hope you are okay huni, have missed being able to play along. Here JFF so no need to put me in the draw. Take care, hope to play again soon Karen x

Pat said...

I linked up my entry last night very late as usual and please could I be entered for this week's draw. Thanks Di. Sorry your back has been playing up but hope it is easing now. x

Bonnie said...

What pretty sprigs of candy flowers, Di! Great picks! Sad news about Sandra! Thanks for sending her flowers and love from all of us. You are so thoughtful!

Karenladd said...

Oh my goodness, your card is so adorable Di!! The card candi definitely kicks it up a notch...or two or three! The sweet pink and white, accented by the black is feminine and yet striking at the same time....I love it! Take care of your back and hope you feel better soon. Yes please, I would like to be added to the draw!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Love your snippets card and the cards you chose to showcase this week.

Sandy said...

All the picks this week are stunning, and your sweet pink card is a beauty.
I'm just playing for fun this week.

SHartl said...

What a sweet card with that pink and white!!! Beautiful picks of the week as well. I just uploaded a couple if cards and yes please...I would love to win this challenge prize!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah wodnerful card there Miss ... and love the candy!
And so sorry to hear of Sandra's loss, praying for her in it.. and her dear ones, too... lovely flowers Di, very kind of you, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

Glennis F said...

Yes please and thank you

Lisa :) said...

Yes please I want to be in the prize draw, thank you!!!

Jackie T said...

Hi Di I love your card with the candi on it. Yes please to the prize. Thank you for selecting my cards last time. Hugs Jackie

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Such a cool card - so perfect to use the Paper Candi with that stamp, Di! I am playing for fun - still have lots of those candi dots in my stash! - BTW - I am celebrating over on my blog and have a give-away - in case you are interested - come by and visit.

Lynn said...

Superb card - the backing paper goes wonderfully well with that gorgeous stamp. Love the candi dots too. I would love to be in with a chance to win. Lynn x

Liz said...

I love your card with the card candi and would so love to have that stamp and the candi ....... one can never use too much candi!!!

Great showcase of last week's entries...well done everyone

New Creations said...

Di! I love this snippet creation, so beautiful and gorgeous stamp with candi dots!
So sorry to hear Sandra's loss.
Yes please for the prize! And hope you will recover soon!

AlisonC said...

Hi, I hope your back is a bit more comfortable. The woodware stamps is gorgeous so definately yes please. I always admire their stamps.
What a great job you have looking at all the fabulous creations but I don't envy you the task of choosing picks.

Pippa said...

Hi Di, it's me again - still getting an internal error so here is the link to my very small snippet use!
Forgot to comment a few days ago - I loved your little elephant card.
Please could I be considered for the prize this week - I have wondered if candy would be useful and it looks like a good one to try out! Thank you and sorry to be a linky pain. Pippa x

AlisonC said...

I'm back with another card. I can't stay away. I forgot to say how pretty your card is.

scrappymo! said...

Finally popping by with a card. Just sliding under the gates, methinks!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Sorry the hear about nanagramps, I'm sure the flowers were appreciated.

Your card is so beautiful, Di, and the picks are very inspiring too. Hope your back is better now.

Love and hugs

Unknown said...

I love that image. (I so wished I had played this week). You did a lovely job with your steal.