Sunday, 11 October 2015

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 198

Hello again and welcome! The lovely Eve has kindly volunteered to act as Prefect again this week - it's a really busy week for me, with Len's Birthday in the midst of it - so I'm extra grateful for the helping hand!

And Eve has also made two snippets cards for us this week, which is a lot better then I can ever do! PLUS, they showcase some of the stamps that you can win (generously donated by her as well) - yay! Hooray for Eve, what a star! These are her cards:
For this card Eve used Stampin' Up's  'Nature's Perfection' and 'Simply Wonderful' stamp sets.
And for this card Eve used Stampin' Up's 'A Happy Thing' stamp set.

Both cards are here with me and they're absolutely beautiful! The black and gold one is so  sparkly and elegant and did you see how Eve paper pieced those lemons, right down to extra little leaves too! For details of how Eve made these two beauties - hop over to her blog HERE.

OK, straight onto this week's picks now:

Jenny H made this fabulous card - I chose it because the colours are just beautiful, wonderful papers used and the flower, vintage looking lace and little butterfly are just perfect. Great use of snippets!

There are some similarities to the elements on Jenny's card now that I look again at this beautiful card made by Annie - the vintage 'feel' is so lovely (I must be feeling 'vintage' these days!). Loads of gorgeous elements combined - and of course lots of snippets used too :) Love it!!

Maura never fails to come up with gorgeous uses for die cuts and this is one splendid example. Clean, classy and so eye catching! And such a great idea to sponge the colours onto white card stock before die cutting those beautiful flowers.

Sonia has been playing with alcohol inks this last week, this is one of the entries to the Playground. Do hop over and take a peek at Sonia's blog - there's a load of really good information about using alcohol inks - thanks for sharing that Sonia!

How about this for a really elegant card, made by Elizabeth. Beautiful embossing and isn't that framed butterfly totally gorgeous? I really love this card - perfect for so many occasions.

Just now there are loads and loads of Autumn themed cards to be found on blogs - Janis brought this one to the Playground, and to me it sums up everything that is beautiful about Autumn. Tons of snippets used and the richness is absolutely stunning!

Not as many picks this week, although every single entry deserved a mention. I ventured out to the supermarket yesterday and managed pretty well. A little bit achy afterwards but nothing too bad (yay!!!) - just not risking too much by sitting here for long spells.

And of course it's time for the draw for last week's prize of the Die-namics MFT 'Floral Fusion' die - very kindly donated to the Playground toy box by Darnell and the Waffle Flower 'With love' die. And the winner is:

It turns out that Jane was only playing for the 'With love' die - so I ran the Random Number Generator again to choose the winner of the 'Floral Fusion' die - and this is who popped out:

 

So, Jenny H wins the Floral Fusion die :)

Hopefully we have two happy bunnies - I still have your address Jenny H (from a win way back in February). But as it's your first win Jane, could you please drop me an email with your address (di_wray@hotmail.com). I'll make sure both prizes are posted off this week.

Next, our prize(s) for the coming week which have been kindly donated by Eve, and they're SU stamp sets the same as she used on her lovely snippets cards. It seemed like a good idea to have two prizes, the first drawn one will be prize A which is two/double stamp sets ('Nature's Perfection' and 'Simply Wonderful') and the second drawn one will be prize B which is one stamp set ('A Happy Thing').

You can play for one or both of the prizes, the first number to be drawn will win prize A and the second number drawn will win the prize B. So, you will need to comment if you wish to be in the draw and let me know if you're playing for prize A, B, or for either one of them (ie. both!). I hope that isn't as clear as mud? To be fair, if you win prize A and your number then pops out for prize B then I'd do a redraw for prize B - just to spread the love a bit further.

The Snippets Challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 17th October. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day.

Maximum of three entries and please also link back to the Playground in your blog post to be eligible for the draw.

Mr Linky is below - please let me know if you have any problems linking, it's easy for me to sort out so don't struggle on alone :)

As already said, Eve is helping me out this week and will be commenting on your entries as well as letting me have her choice of weekly 'picks'. I'll still be hopping in to see what's going on, keeping a note of who would like which prize(s) and also watching in case you have any questions or linking problems. Also, I'll be commenting on Flickr and Split Coast Stampers entries - so I certainly won't be lying on the sofa eating grapes and watching soap operas!

Last, but certainly by now means least - I have news of two of our Playmates, and it's not good news I'm afraid.

I'm sure many of you will have read last week that Cornelia's detached retina was healed - well, unfortunately it's happened again. That means that Cornelia has to totally rest her eyes for as long as three months because the movement of one eye can affect the other! I think her son is reading comments to her so it would be lovely if you could hop over and give her a virtual hug.

And Brenda L really, really needs your love and prayers right now as well. I'm sure that many of you know that her much loved husband (Dwayne) had been ill for some considerable time, undergoing surgery and treatments. Sadly, he passed away yesterday - thank you Liz for updating me. So, so sad - I'm sure many of us have been through similar journeys with our loved ones and my heart breaks for them.

Have a good week, try to behave for Eve - and remember to hug those you love even more tightly than ever.

Di and of course, Parsnip!
x

55 comments:

Liz said...

Sneaked in just past midnight with my entry for this week. I'm a Yes Please for prize A or B, they are both lovely. Thanks, Eve, for resuming your prefect duties and giving Di a well deserved rest.

Lovely picks this week, Di. Still playing catchup with blog visiting this week, so will be off for a closer look at them all later. Congratulations to the two winners of the dies.

I read on Mary's blog (Carolina Cards) that Brenda's husband Dwayne sadly passed away yesterday (Saturday). I'm sure all our thoughts will be with Brenda and her family at this difficult time. xx

Liz said...

Oops, I forgot to say what beautiful snippet cards Eve made. I especially love the paper piecing on the second one. xx

Greta said...

Such sad news & we do need to keep our loved ones close--life is short & never guaranteed. Beautiful cards by Eve. I'll play just for fun if I get a card made.

Maura R said...

Love Eve's cards - especially the second one with the lemons -that paper piecing is fabulous. I just happened to have paper pieced my card too - what a coincidence! Enjoy a bit more free time this week, Di and I would like to be in the drawing for Prize B. Thanks!

Maura R said...

Oh, my gosh, I almost forgot to say thanks for the shout-out - always puts a smile on my face to see my card pop up!

Pat said...

Two pretty cards from Eve and so lovely of her to stand in for you again Di and bring those lovely prizes too. I love those paper pieced lemons too. Congratulations to Jenny H and Jane J and some beautiful picks again this week. How frustrating for poor Cornelia, and Brenda I'm sure will be in all our thoughts at this sad time. x

Karen Petitt said...

Beautiful cards ladies - well done and huge congrats to all of you. Awfully sad news about our lovely Brenda, my heart breaks for her and it's going to be so tough on her. My lovely team mate Cornelia - we all all praying for her and that the eye heals soon Karen xx

MaryH said...

It must have been a hard choice this week, as you have some stunners shohe wcased. Yay for Eve stepping up to oversee the Elves, and I am so loving both of her beautiful cards. I will 'fess up that #1 had me ooh-ing & aah-ing very much. Love that splendid layout. And looks like some great prizes. Congratulations to the winners of last week's...Hope to get back for more browsing once I'm back home. TFS & Big hugs. Keep being careful with your back.

JennyH said...

Thank you for choosing my card in this week's picks AND for my prize win as well . . . very pleased : )
Lovely cards from Eve, especially the first one with all that gold embossing and vellum.
Yes please to prize draw for either/both (if I could be lucky enough to win two weeks in a row : )

Annie said...

Great cards by Eve - what a star and as always some fab picks again this week. My heart goes out to Brenda - been there myself and it hurts big time. Hope Cornelia is able to keep her spirits up - it must be so hard to go through it all again. Annie xxx

SARN said...

Morning All . . . what lovely cards you've made Eve, and how kind of you to step in during Di's busy week.

Fab showcased makes, will be visiting them shortly as I played hookey last week!

Love the stamps, but as I was lucky enough to win last week, I'm playing just for fun this week.

Good luck with your Prefect duties Eve . . . we'll TRY and be good!!!!!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

SARN said...

Meant to say . . . sending hugs to ALL those playmates that need them, but especially to the two playmates mentioned. xxxxxx

Eemeli said...

Cutie stamps as prize this week (yes please, if I am the lucky winner, lol). Fabulous inspiration also how to use them and great picks from last week.

Also congrats to the lucky winners!

Hugs,
Eemeli

Jane said...

Wow I have come out the hat Di....thanks so much, I will email you today. How kind of Eve to step in, enjoy your Hb's celebrations. Well done all the picks lovely work from all. Sending a very big crafty hug to those who need it, life really is a journey and so hard at times ;0( Take care I'll be linking up later. Hugs xx

Aquarius said...

Love the two cards this week and the picks from last week are great. Please put my name in for set B - thanks. Happy birthday to your husband - enjoy the day.

Barb said...

Your cards are lovely Eve. I especially like the paper pieced lemons. I'm sure Di will be pleased to have a little rest and leave the reigns in your safe hands for another week!

Congratulations to Jane and Jenny on winning. Congratulations also to the picks this week. Again they are all beautiful cards. Well Done Everyone!

The prizes again this week are very exciting. I would like to play for both please Eve. Barbxx

Barb said...

I'm so sorry I meant to say I read Mary's blog and was very sad to hear the sad news about Brenda's dear husband. My thoughts will certainly be with her and the family. I don't know Cornelia but it is always very sad to hear that others are suffering in any way. I do hope that things will improve for her. Barbxx

Dr Sonia S V said...

Eve's cards are beautiful and so are the cards you featured...so thrilled to be featured 2 weeks in a row. Love your Challenge ...hoping to share 3 entries this time too and I would love to win the stamp sets....I dont have many stamps and only now discovering the joy of inking up those I have!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia

CraftygasheadZo said...

What beautiful creation's you're sharing! I must try and join in now and again now I've got my blogging mojo back. Hope you enjou your busy week no matter how busy it is!! Take care Zo xx

Jane Willis said...

What gorgeous cards you've picked this week, really fab! Sorry, though, to hear that Bad Things are happening to playground regulars. Cornelia won the last challenge at twofers, I hope her eyes are soon good enough for her to be able to use her prize! Talking of prizes, yes please to Eve's generous goodies.
Jane

Elizabeth said...

Hello Di, sorry to read of Brenda's sad news. My thoughts will be with her and her family through this difficult time. Bad news about Cornelia too ... hopefully the enforced rest will lead to a good recovery. And then there is yourself ... not so good to hear you are going through the wars too - hope you are fighting fit again soon :0

In the meantime, Eve is doing a splendid job holding the fort. Her cards are delightful. As usual, the showcase is fabulous ... and many thanks for including my little card too - very kind of you.

Congratulations to this week's winners - I'm sure they will have fun with the prizes. I wouldn't mind winning either of this week's prizes, though would be equally pleased whoever wins, so do count me in :)

Take care and be good. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Thanks for showcase so manny beautiful cards .
I have enter my card and a yes for the prizes.

Kath said...

Fabulous snippet cards and great picks too! I would love a chance to win one of the prizes and will be in the playground soon.
Kath x

Jane said...

Sneaking out to play...tee hee with card No 1 and I'm a full player this week please! Hugs :0) xx

LesleyG said...

Inspirational cards from Eve, and fab picks as ever. Thoughts are with the playmates xxx would love to be entered xxx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Eve's cards are beautiful! I always enjoy looking at the picks! Congratulations to the picks and the winners! The prize looks wonderful - please count me in! Hoping to get a chance to stop in and play here this week. Sending hugs and prayers to Brenda and "heal quickly" wishes to Cornelia.

valerija said...

Wonderful cards by Eve.
Yes for the prize, please.
Valerija xx

Karenladd said...

Congratulations to the winners and the weekly picks! So many beautiful cards and designs. What fun to see my blog friend, Janis' gorgeous autumn card featured this time too! No fall colors on the trees here yet but I am enjoying the cooler weather.
Glad to hear you are slowly improving Di, and I think you deserve at least one day of watching soap operas and eating grapes!! I would be thrilled to be in the running for either one of those wonderful prizes!

Sandra H said...

Many congratulations to Jane and Jenny enjoy your prizes and again great picks too! glad to hear your improving Di,..... such sadness to hear Brenda has lost her beloved husband my heart and prayers go out to Brenda and her family and hopefully a speedy recovery for Cornelia sending lots of hugs xx

Sandra H said...

So sorry forgot to mention how pretty the cards are and how nice for her to stand in xx

Linby said...

Where does the time go? Really meant to join in this week, but I'm going to be here this week, what beautiful cards from Eve, just love thiose paper pieced lemons. Great selection of playmates cards too
Linby X

Kathleen said...

Welcome back Eve and no matter what Sarn says keep an eye our for her.
Fabulous card and prize, you are so very kind, great colours on your card and lovely stamps. Hope I manage to make it this week, played hooky for the past couple of weeks, no note from Mum either.

Kath x

Carol L said...

It's great to have you filling in for Di Eve, and both of your cards are beautiful! I especially like the gold on vellum, and your paper-pieced lemons look wonderful! Congrats to Jane and Jenny on their wins and thanks for such wonderful spotlighted cards that help to keep me inspired week after week! I'm playing for fun this week, so no thanks to those great prizes :)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Love the beautiful cards that your guest designer has created. I am so sorry for Brenda's loss. That is so tough. As for the picks, they are wonderful, and I would like to try for "A", and I already am the proud owner of B. Glad you had some extra help this week, Di.

Mrs A. said...

Super selection of makes here Miss. Glad to hear your back is a tad improved. No Thankyou to the prizes this week cos I have those stamps. Got em but not used em.hugs Mrs A.

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous picks and Eve's card is very elegant!!
I'm entered. Yes Please for enter in the draw for both prizes A and B, they are both yummy :)

Mrs A. said...

dun forget to add yer name to mister Linky for a Elf. Hugs Mrs A.

Sara Barker said...

I just found your blog, but am saddened by the bad news! Prayers and hugs to the Design team where needed! If I get lucky I would love to be considered for the A prize...I love how Eve used these on her first sample, so I can see so many uses for them! Thank you for hanging in there for the challenge (it's a fun challenge, because I am always using snippets) through all the team is going through right now. Hugs and prayers!

Maura R said...

Just entered again, but I don't think my comment was published - I'll try again!

April Cheetham said...

Hi Di, Eve and Parsnip! Happy Birthday to Len! Lovely picks and you have inspired me to use that lemon stamp which has never been out of the packet, Eve! just playing for fun this week Xx

meg said...

Lovely cards again this week, yes please to the prize

Jenny L said...

Hi Miss Di & the lovely Parsnip.
Yes please to either if I am lucky enough.
Happy Birthday to Len when it's his Birthday.
I do hope he has a wonderful day.
Congrats to your winners, and your picks of the week.
My thoughts and sympathy are with our blog friend, and their families.
I lost my first hubby when I was 33 which is 33 years ago now, and can imagine what they are going through.
So sorry to hear about our other blog friends eye probs, and I do so hope all turns out well again for her, as a fellow eye problem sufferer I can sympathize too.
Thank you for all your hard work involved in this wonderful challenge, and also a big thank you to Eve for her help, and the wonderful prize.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jenny L said...

Forgot to say how wonderful Eves card are, and what great designs too.

SHartl said...

So sorry you are feeling poorly still Di, but glad that Eve is stepping up for you! I always love seeing all the gorgeous cards from your picks and would love to be in the running for either of these prizes!

Jackie Trinder said...

All the cards are gorgeous. The prizes are fab I would like to included for A and B. I hope you have a good week. Hugs Jackie

Diane said...

Eve's cards are fabulous!! Wonderful picks, too...so fun to see each and every week...one of my favorite places to "stalk"...lol!! Yes, yes you can count me in, I love SU stamps!!

Linby said...

I'm back to say I was determined to make it this week and also managed to recycle a Christmas card - so two gold stars for me I think! Would love to play for prize B as I haven't got any bird stamps and Eve has made me want to play with the lemon.

Jean said...

I love Eve's gorgeous inspiration cards this week especially the lemons. I'm sorry I've not been able to play much lately but I have just linked up a card for this week. I would love to be in the draw for the stamps please.
Jean x

Jane said...

Hi again Di...hope you got my thank you email? The die is brilliant, thanks so much. Back playing for the full house with my No 2 card this week. Hugs Jxx

Karen Petitt said...

I really wasn't sure if I'd be able to make it this week - so very happy I did! Would love any of the prizes and don't mind having one if you want to spread it out more lol! Thanks for another fun challenge Missy Pixie and Missy Eve - the picks and your cards are wonderful Karen x

Glennis said...

Any of the prizes is OK with me - thanks

Alison C said...

Hi. Hope you're having a good week Di and are feeling well. Lovely snippets cards Eve. I like your colour schemes. New stamps? Yes please.

KandA said...

Hi Miss Di and Eve. Love Eve's gorous cards and all the fabulous picks from last week xx

Susanne Vargas said...

So nice of you, Eve, to give Miss Di a bit of a rest this week! You made two lovely cards! So generous of you to donate this wonderful prize but I am playing just for fun because I have too much stuff as it is...

Jane said...

Back with No 3....have a lovely weekend xx