Sunday 5 July 2015

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 184

And it's a quick snippets card from me this week - the weather has been much to nice to stay cooped up indoors:
I used:

- 6" x 6" scalloped edge square white card blank, tent style

- snippets of raspberry Core'dinations card for the backing layer and a snippet of Papermania patterned paper from the 'Blueberry Pie' Capsule Collection. The raspberry layer round the image was die cut using a Spellbinders 'Scalloped Circle' die

- the image ('Bubble Bella' by Stamping Bella) was stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and coloured using Whispers markers. Then I stamped and fussy cut the bath from a snippet of pink spotty paper from the Wild Rose Studio 'Wintry Christmas' paper pack before die cutting the image using a Spellbinders plain circle die

- added some dewdrops in mixed shades of aqua for the bubbles, using Glossy Accents to adhere them firmly and just tickled the little puddle of bath water on the floor with Glossy Accents too

- the sentiment is also by 'Stamping Bella' called 'take time for yourself', stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and then die cut using a die from the Spellbinders 'Nested Pennant' set

- finishing touch, one raspberry pink dewdrop at one end of the pennant

These were some of the very first 'Stamping Bella stamps' I ever bought, well before the much more detailed Uptown Girls appeared on the scene - but IMHO the older versions really are much easier to colour :)

Onto this week's picks now:

I love the pure elegance of this card, made by Bonnie, along with the combination of black, white and gold - it's just beautiful!

And at the other end of the spectrum, how about this for adding lovely embellishments? Made by Hazel, it's a fabulous door hanger - I know two little girls in Germany who would love one of these apiece!

These first two picks are poles apart in style and the amount of embellishment - but I wanted to show you just how well you can make a snippets item with either a little or a lot. Of course, it takes talent as well - something I know every single one of you has!

Laurie doesn't always make it into the Playground, but when she does - oh boy! I just adore this quilt style card - absolutely beautiful and a wonderful way to use up snippets too.

I just have to include this great card, made by Jane, showing how to make your very own slices of watermelon without a specific die for the purpose - including the seeds!
Meg brought this adorable House Mouse card to share, isn't the snoozing mouse just so, so cute? I love all the layers and how the colours all go together so beautifully!

And, to wish a belated Happy 4th of July to all our Playmates across 'the pond' - I'd like to share this really great card, made by Lynn:
Parsnip the Bear is now yelling for a fancy hat and flag of his own! :)

I'm sure this next card is from a new Playmate, I've searched back and don't think she's played here before:
Bright Ark
Isn't it a fun card, brought to us by Susan of Eden Land Designs. Great use of snippets!

Lovely to see you playing with us and do please come and join in again soon - the girls are partial to sherbet dabs I should add :)

And, it's time for the draw for the 'Trellis Corner' die and the Marianne Christmas Tree die:
Now, from her comment it turns out that Kath was only playing for the 'Corner Trellis' die - I have your address here Kath and will post the die off to you this week, congratulations!

So, that left the Marianne 'Tree' die - and the winner of that is:
I know it's your first Playground win Valerija, so well done! Can you please drop me an email with your address and I'll post the die off to you this week.

The prize to be won this coming week is your own Stamping Bella 'Bubble Bella' stamp, plus a packet of the flat bottomed domed 'Aqua Mix Dewdrops' to add your own bubbles if you wish :)
Oddly enough I bought this stamp not that long ago for the Playground toy box, but now it seem to have disappeared from the internet, and isn't even shown in Stamping Bella's shop. They have an Uptown Girl one quite similar, but, as I said, much more detailed on the colouring side of things! Also. if you do enter for the prize and like the 'dewdrops', I have loads of colours and, if you say so, would be happy to include a mixed bag of them if you win :) They range from clear through all colours of the rainbow and do make pretty accents on cards. As I said, just let me know if you're interested, I didn't set up a whole larger mixed bagful in case there was no interest - me not totally daft!

The Snippets Challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 11th July. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day.

Maximum of three entries and please say in a comment if you wish to play and be a possible winner of the prize. Do remember that you should also link back to the Playground in your blog post to be eligible for the draw.

I know it's a smallish prize this week, blame the fact that the sun is shining and I didn't want to make anything too complicated :)

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 :)

Di and of course, Parsnip!


  1. Congratulations Kath and Valerjia.

    Di, this is the most adorable card. A bubble bath is a real treat and I love those dew drop bubbles. Well done, girl!

  2. Your card is lovely and great detail with the fussycut bath!
    Congrats to the winners!

  3. Cute, cute card! Love all the dewdrops you added for the bubbles too.
    Thanks for the shout out on my card. Hope you're having a great weekend!

  4. Super cute card, Di! I love those dewdrops which I've never seen in person, so will play along this week (if I can) just for a mixed bag of them! Such neat picks--congrats to all!

  5. Congrats to the winners!!! It was indeed my first time participating....I can't believe I haven't found you until now - as I have buckets of snippets!!! Thanks for showing my card :)

  6. Thanks for showing my card Di,love your card great image with so many uses.

  7. Wooo Hooo!!! I'm a winner. Thank you sooo much Di. I`m very surprised and happy to win. Congrats also to Kath.

    I sent you an email with my address.

    Valerija x

  8. Fab card Di and thank you to you and Mr Random for picking me as one of your winners.

    Just checking a few blogs as we're in the middle of a storm! Hopefully it will go off soon and we'll have glorious weather for the rest of the holiday.

    Kath x

  9. Love the look of the bubbly card Di. Great use of the dewdrops!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  10. Super card Di and love those bubbles. Fabulous picks and Congrats to Kath and Valerija. Just playing for fun again this week xx

  11. Cool card Di, love those dewdrop bubbles : )
    Count me in for the winner's draw, the aqua mix dewdrops look beautiful and a mixed bag would be great too : )

  12. Lots of lovely cards again this week and congratulations to Kath and Valerija. I love your lady in the bath and the pretty paper piecing of the bath, and as you say a nice outline drawing just great for colouring. x

  13. I had to look closer at them bubble lol they look fab! Enjoy the sunshine Hun :-)
    Lucy xx

  14. Such a cute card - love all those bubbles!
    Congratulations to Kath and Valerija on their wins. Lovely picks again, Di!
    Just playing for fun this week. xx

  15. Great picks and congrats to the winners.
    Love your card and the idea of the use of the dewdrops.
    Hopefully will pop in this week but playing for fun as I have 2 images of Women in baths.
    Hope you are feeling better.

    Kath x

  16. Hello Di, your card is great - love the dewdrop 'bubbles'. I love dewdrops and use them a lot. As usual the projects included in the showcase are wonderful and do show so well what can be done with snippets. Congratulations to the winners of last week's prizes. It's a no thanks from me for this week's fab prize. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  17. Congrats to the winners, and the featured projects. I love the way you did the bubbles in the tub, Di! That looks fantastic, so I will say yes please!

  18. Congrats to the winners and thanks for sharing those fun entries from the last challenge! Love those little dewdrops as bubbles! I would love to be entered for this week's challenge.

  19. Those bubbles are gorgeous, I've not seen the dewdrops before, and the finished card is great! Thanks for showing my card, and well done to all the other picks and the winners. Hope to be back later today with my card for this week

  20. Super cute card...and love the image...I wish I were in a tub of bubbles right now...sounds so good! I have been spending everyday outside too, which has put me behind in all my creating..oh well, enjoy it while you can as they say! Yes to the super duper prize, love those Dewdrops...I think the mixed colors is a fabulous idea! Lovely showcase of cards once again!

  21. Love your card, Di, and all others too. Congrats to all winners! xxx

  22. I'm playing just for the dewdrops this week please, as I already have a very similar stamp

  23. Thanks for the honor, Di! So many gorgeous cards to pick from! What a fun card! Love your bubbles!

  24. Super use of the dew drops, Di! Fantastic pick as always. Have a wonderful week!

    Love and hugs

  25. Great card, Di! Those Dew Drops are pretty neat. Just playing for fun this week.

  26. Gorgeous card and such a super image! Yes please for me Miss. Actually quite chuffed I got to play along this week for a change. Hope you are doing well huni Karen xx

  27. Oh my goodness, what a cute, cute card Di! I love that lady pampering her self some. lol WE all need that from time to time. Gracious, your picks this week are equally amazing. I even see some names I know! That always excites me. Maybe one day if I get off my lazy butt, I will join in. I have missed playing along even though I haven't played much. Hugs, Brenda

  28. I went through the phase of needing every color of dewdrop, and have lots of pretty jars-full of dewdrops. Definitiely don't need more of those, but you have shown how your stamp is a great way to use the dewdrops. Your card makes me think of a television commercial many years back that gave us women an expression to use after a particular trying day...."Calgon, take me away!".

  29. Fiinally getting by with a ard. Off to Mrs A's to enter there too

  30. Congrats to the winners and notables this week! The inspiration never stops here in the playground! I love your bubble bathing beauty Di, and all those bubbles just cool me off instantly in this hot weather!
    I'm playing just for fun this week, but good luck to everyone!!

  31. Your bubble bath card is just adorable and I love how those dew drops add such a fun element! Yes please, to the prizes!

  32. Your bubbly card is fun Di, great way to use the dewdrops.
    I am playing for fun this week thank you.
    Jean x

  33. Hi Di, a beautiful lot of makes again by the clever playground folks :D and how cute is your card .. also love the two up above too your are certainly being creative...
    I will be playing just for fun so will say no thanks to the lovely prize.

    Oh and fund my Stickeroos .. that had been hiding after fruitless searches of course had tidied them away into a good spot .. when re-organising!!
    .. but never dreamed of where it was till stumbled across it in my big craft make last week... did big happy dance :D and found some other treats had out in there wit them in tidy up earlier in year.
    Love Shaz in Oz.x

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

  34. Thanks for the challenge and yes, I'd love to be in the running! Thanks for welcoming me a few weeks back. I tried to comment on that post but not sure it worked!

  35. Thanks Di! I love to play at The Playground! So fun and always such great cards and ideas!

  36. Very lovely creation for this week's challenge, love the clean and simple look. Would definitely fancy winning _that_ prize so I better come back with a card for the challenge...


  37. Have just entered my card, and I would love to be included in the draw for the prize. Thanks

  38. I would love to be included in the draw for the prize!!! Love playing along here :)

  39. Popped by with another card...I am on a roll! lol

  40. Hi Di! I'm just playing for fun! I brought you a strong cappuccino to say sorry for not visiting much lately! xxx

  41. Hello Di
    I think your card is just perfect and I love the bubbles!!
    Wow! to the top picks - they get better each week! 'NO THANK YOU' to the lovely prize this week - just playing for fun thanks.
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend

  42. Hello Di, A beautiful card, I think the bubbles are fabulous. Lynn x

  43. Hi your card is gorgeous. I am playing just for fun this week. Hugs Jackie


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