Sunday 26 April 2015

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 174

Well, that week zipped past at double speed! Possibly due to us having some sunshine and trying to make the most of it.

Let's crack straight on with my snippets card for this week:
I used:

- 4.5" x 6" cut to size white card blank

- a snippet of white card stock, embossed using Cuttlebug's fabulous embossing folder called 'Pinking Stitch'. I first spotted this folder over at Darnell's I think :)

- then I stamped the sentiment for fear of ruining the card when it was all done - used Memento 'London Fog' ink and a sentiment stamp from SU's 'Sincere Salutations' set (sadly discontinued)

- little snippets of card stock in two shades of yellow and one of green were then used to die cut the daffodils using Joanna Sheen's Signature die called 'Daffodils'

- then I added the entire green die cut to the card, snipped off the paler yellow flower heads and bud and just glued them carefully on top. Finally I snipped out the two 'trumpets' from the slightly darker yellow and added that as a third layer which gives some nice dimension. I think maybe I could have gone for a deeper yellow, although the difference is more obvious in real life (as is often the case with taking photos of cards, sigh)

- lastly I just added a little line of shadow/grounding underneath the daffodils using a light grey Pro marker

Bit late now for this year but I think this design (with a different sentiment) would make a good Easter card.

So, onto this week's picks:
Jane came up with this great card, perfect for Scrabble enthusiasts! I love it - and was even more tickled yesterday when I hopped over to copy this image from Jane's blog and read a comment that Liz C is looking for Scrabble tiles to print!

I made this 90th Birthday card a long while ago - the details can be found HERE - but the point of showing it is really the Scrabble tiles spelling out 'Nanny':
Downloaded the Scrabble tiles from the internet but didn't keep a note of where I found them. However, I just did a search and found what could be just the thing HERE - right down to the wooden effect.  I printed these tiles onto glossy photographic paper - way back in 2010! Hope this is useful girls!

And speaking of Liz C, this card above is one of my picks this week. I love the simplicity of the design (very Less is More) and so clever to make the background by die cutting cloud shapes out of blue card stock and then mounting it on top of white!

I'm focussing a bit on 'clever' this week - and there's a little detail on this great card made by Andrea (KandA) that certainly falls into that category. See the word 'star'? Well, those letters are from the leftovers of a Memory Box 'Grand Merry Christmas' die cut - what a bit of 'thinking outside the box'!

Darnell never fails to come up with a clever idea does she? Firstly I do love this snippets card - and the icing on the cake is how Darnell has shaped the top of the card to follow the curve of the embossed washing line. I like this idea - a LOT.

a2z April number 2 Now here's not only a gorgeous card, but also a really neat little trick - brought to the Playground by Greta. See those butterflies - I was so intrigued to know if they were pre-made ones but nope, Greta finished them off perfectly by wrapping hemp cord around the bodies with the ends used for antennae. How clever is that for creating a very realistic butterfly then?

I do so love this wonderful scene, created by Laurie. Really clever to create such an amazing scene, with so much depth, out of snippets and a variety of dies.
And finally, I wanted to show you this beautiful Wedding Anniversary card (and what looks like black is in fact silver), made by Pat. It's just perfection and great use of snippets too - the clever part for me is how Pat combined all those pretty dies to create such a gorgeous card.

Oh you girls really are all so very clever - I learn something new several times a week from you.

And now for the draw for the Woodware 'Bubble Bloom - Carol' stamp set - plus, a packet of white Card Candi. Our winner is:
Alison nipped in at almost the last minute - which goes to show that it's never too late if the Playground gates are still open :) Alison is one of our newer playmates, so, well done on your first win! Can you please let me have your address so I can post your stamp set and the card candi off to you (

And of course this coming week's prize, as often happens, is linked to my own snippets card:
Yup, it's a 'Pinking Stitch' embossing folder (plus it comes with a narrow straight row patterned embossing folder) - and a Joanna Sheen 'Daffodils' Signature die.

The Snippets Challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 2nd May. 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. As there are two items, you might only be interested in one of them (you may already have the embossing folder for example). If so then do say so in a comment and I'd do a second draw for the other item if you win - but, both items are up for grabs as one 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 :)
Do remember that it's Rudolph Day right now over at Scrappy Mo's!  It runs until Thursday 30th April and is a great way to get a little head start on those Christmas cards..

Di, and of course, Parsnip!


  1. Wow, so many pretty cards in the picks this week! It must be so hard to choose with all the beautiful entries you receive! Your own card is absolutely beautiful! Love the daffodils and CAS design! I'm definitely a YES for the prize! Congrats to the lucky winner! I'll be back sometime this week to join in!

  2. I was ready to jump straight in there today, as I did my post this morning for Rudolph day, and was just waiting for the playground gates to open so I could come and play.
    Your daffs are lovely. I have looked at that die and wondered how it would turn out, so now I know. I haven´t seen the embossing folder before but I love the look of it, so "Yes please, count me in this week".
    I saw Darnell´s card on her page. It is so cute, and I love Greta´s muted butterflies too. Another lovely set of cards from everyone. Kate x

  3. Beautiful card Di! I LOVE that embossing folder and the flower looks so pretty with it. It's a beauty!
    Great showcase of cards this week.

  4. Di! I love this cute CAS creation, the daffodils are looking wonderful with a nice embossed frame! And love all those picks, so beautiful and inspiring! Congrats to Lucky winner!
    Yes Please for this week prize!

  5. Oh my!!! Those are all amazing cards and I LOVE that idea of wrapping the butterflies with twine and using the ends for clever! Your beautiful springtime card just makes me smile and I would love to be in on the drawing!

  6. Great daffodil card and yes please include my name in the draw this week. Thanks for the link to the Scrabble tiles too - could be handy. Must try to remember the tip about the butterflies too!!

  7. Ahhh Di, I just love you card that embossing folder is very clever .. what a great frame .. might need to look at it :D
    and what superb work done by the playground too... here are two offerings this week and wow were thy dont some time back seems am way behind in blogging :D
    hugs, Shaz in oz.x

  8. Love love love your sympathy card Di. Ann xxx

  9. Lovely picks this week Di so many fabulous ideas


  10. Fabulous card Di . . . I agree it would make a good Easter one.

    Congrats on the showcased ladies and to Alison C for winning.

    I'd like to be included in the draw this week please - but just for the embossing folder.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  11. Lovely make from you and great picks.

    Just uploaded my entry

    Happy Sunday


  12. Hi Di, sorry to have been a no show for such a long time. I`ve uploaded my card for this week. Not bothered about the draw thanks.
    Lynne xxx

  13. In London for the marathon - DH running, not me! LOL! Wi-fi intermittent and very slow, but better than yesterday when wi-fi was down all day in the hotel. Very frustrating!

    Gorgeous CAS card, Di. Love the simplicity of the design. Thank you for the Scrabble tiles link, will check it out.

    Thanks for choosing my card as one of the picks. Congratulations to the creators of the other picks and to Angela on her win.

    I'm a Yes Please for the prize this week. xx

  14. Very elegant card, useful in any occasion!
    Your compilation of beautiful works is very interesting as always. Love Greta's butterflies, they are very realistics, thanks for sharing the trik!!

  15. Congrats to all of the picks! Di, that card is a beauty. I love the faux stitching on that embossing folder, and the daffy die is a new one to me. Yes please when I get posted.

  16. I'm loving this card you made. I've never seen a pinking e/f and it is very cool. The flower die is so pretty. Again, the cards you chose this week are great. There are such talented people out there. I love seeing their creations.

  17. Lovely card and that daffodil is so pretty - just right for this time of the year! Mine are in full bloom right now. i am playing just for fun this week. I also have some fun over at my blog - feel free to join in!

  18. Very pretty card, Di, the daffodil is so sweet. Great inspirational picks as always, I'll try to be better this week and visit as many I can.

    Love and hugs

  19. I love, love, love your CAS daffodil card Di! That is such a neat embossing folder too. So clean and simple this card is making it so stunning. I also love your picks-the talents of all the players never cease to amaze me. That wedding card-omgosh-that is amazing!! I the CAS hot air balloon card-clever the way it was done, I could go on and on with these picks! Maybe I will get time and gumption to play along this week, we shall see. If not, I always love and learn when I visit! Hugs, Brenda

  20. A lovely spring card Di - and some fantastic picks this week. I'll be in the playground soon and would love a chance to win this week's prize.
    Kath x

  21. Thank you, I'm thrilled to be picked as a winner.
    The border on your card is beautiful and makes a lovely fresh spring card.

  22. Really striking card . Hugs Mrs A.

  23. Cooee miss, thank you for putting me in with the picks the week. Love your gorgous card. So striking with the daffodil against the embossed background xx

  24. That is one truly beautiful card Miss Pixie! Fabulous picks too, congrats to all of them. Yes please for the chance to win those - thank you! Hope to be able to play later on next week too Karen x

  25. Very classy card and love that EF, great Daffodil, gorgeous CAS card.
    Some great picks too.

    Kath x

  26. Thank you for the lovely shoutout, Di! I love all the awesome showcased cards! And I love that you purchased one of those awesome e/fs and how you used it so effectively on your beautiful daffodil card! (BTW, good job remembering to stamp the sediment FIRST!) Hugs, Darnell

  27. I just love your card, Di--that is a wonderful embossing folder! So sweet of you to include my butterfly card along with all the incredible picks!

  28. Oh I'm so excited to be doing my first link up with you Di! I am so bad at using up the bits and pieces in my scrap box and several of the bloggers I follow visit you regularly, and today's card really was a snippets card! I love your cards and the fabulous showcase cards. And prizes too - I had no idea, what a bonus (well, only if I'm a lucky one, of course!)

  29. Firstly thank you for showing my card again this week and for pointing out that it is silver as several people thought it was black due to it not photoing well! There were some really beautiful entries this week so count myself very lucky to be included, and congratulations to Alison C for her win. I love your card this week using the pretty daffodil and embossed frame which is so springlike and a lovely prize for this coming week. x

  30. Fabulous cards as ever! A big yes to the lovely prize and congrats to Alison C! I love the daffodil card - very springy! Xx

  31. Beautiful card Di.....simply elegant!!! Nice choices of cards this week....thanks for all you do...and yes, yes, to the prize...of a great week, it is to be nice weather here...finally!!

  32. I'm very pleased to be among such a gorgeous selection of picks this week! And your daffodil card is beautiful, so elegant and fresh. I'd love to be in this week's draw please

  33. Yep stick me in the cooking pot this week. I'm in enough hot water as it is.
    Hugs Night Owl.

  34. Pretty framed daffodils, Di! Looks like spring! Great picks as always. You are a gem to do that every week. I'd be hard pressed to pick favorites!

  35. Oooh! - 'YES PLEASE' to go into the pot this week for that fabulous prize.
    You have showcased it so well Di and the top picks this week are outstanding - more items to go on my wish list...sigh!

  36. Such a pretty card Di, I shall have to come back later for a proper nosey, as I haven't been to play for ages xxx

  37. All of these card are so pretty and I would love to enter your challenge again this week. Yes please to the prize!!

  38. Hi Miss Di & the lovely Parsnip.
    Yes please to the prize if I'm lucky.
    Congrats to the winner, and the wonderful picks of the week.
    There were sure some amazing and brilliant creations chosen.
    Great snippets creation yet again this week.
    Love the fab design, and that daff die cut is gorgeous.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  39. I just love the CAS card you created today! Those flowers are just beautiful, and all the embossing is wonderful! Congrats to Alison and the notables for sharing such great ideas and tips! Yes please to this week's draw - I can't resist after seeing your pretty card!

  40. Love your card and all the cards showcased. "Yes". I would love to be in the drawing to win this prize.

  41. Gorgeous CAS card Di, some beautiful makes by the playmates too! I'm playing for fun this week, Cathy x

  42. Gorgeous card there Miss. You know I am going to love the daffodil theme.
    Great picks too.

  43. Such an elegant card. The embossing of the white base is the perfect touch.

  44. Yeah, I was able to play along this week. Please include me in the drawing. And thanks for being such a wonderful hostess.

  45. O-oo-oops, sorry Miss, would you kindly delete one of my doubled up one!!!

    ... mm, need a cuppa and to get off here I think :D ta muchly, Shaz.xxxxxx

  46. woohooo! It linked no problem today!! Di I love your card the daffodils really stand out against the white. I don't know how you pick your top three of all the entries - they are all so wonderful in different ways. Would love a shot at this week's prize please.

  47. ooh I love your CAS card and that daffodil die is beautiful - so please count me in for the drawing this time.

  48. That daffodil die is soooo beautiful -- definitely I am in for the draw (will be back tomorrow with my card...)

    Beautiful cas creation, and also nice picks for top positions.


  49. Sorry not to say before but please may I be entered for this week's lovely die and embossing folder. Thanks Di. x

  50. Love your spring card...yes please for me!

  51. Beautiful card Di.Love to win,So yes for me.

  52. Hello Di,You still have as much crafty talent as ever in the Playground :)Looking forward to catching up with everyone's creations-I am only playing for fun this time.
    Hugs,Nessa xxxxx

  53. Love your pretty card. The EF and that die are really lovely!
    Yes please for the prize!!!
    Seems like eons ago since I got round visiting every entry...hope to get round to a few tonight!

    Still in the midst of garden bed construction...we had a delay due to rain but should have 3 dry days now so construction can commence

  54. Lovely card and a great selection from the Playground again. Yes please for the prize!!

  55. Thought I'd flit by with a card! Have a great weekend!

  56. I'm stalking Bonnie today! Ssshhh, don't tell her! I'm going to pants her when she gets on the merry-go-round! Oops, I guess I shouldn't be telling YOU that, Miss! Hugs, Darnell


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