Sunday 6 December 2015

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 206

We're into December now - and it's also less than three weeks until Christmas Day. Bet you really needed to hear that didn't you?

This is my snippets card, deliberately kept clean and fresh:
I used:

- 5" x 7" white card blank, tent style

- a snippet of silver holographic card for the backing 'frame'

- a snippet of white card (and my white snippets just seem to grow rather than decrease in volume!), stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and a favourite wood mounted Penny Black stamp called 'Santa's hat'

- coloured the image using Pro markers

- embossed the image panel using a new die by Sheena Douglass called 'Frosty Ice Border', bought after seeing it on Liz's blog and also featuring it as a weekly pick 

- added the word 'joy' using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and a stamp from the Personal Impressions 'Many Greetings' set

- trimmed the embossed image to size and adhered it to the silver layer

- tickled here and there using a clear Wink of Stella brush pen - the fur, the area that the hedgie is standing on and a few touches around the embossed border

- final touch - shiny silver Josy Rose round nail heads in each corner

Let's move straight onto the weekly picks:

I know that loads of you have already been over to Sarn's to comment on this fabulous card - such a beautiful scene, snowy hills, trees and falling snow - just perfect and I love it!

Despite being so busy, Jules found time to hop into the Playground with this stunning Christmas card - so rich and very elegant, and isn't that stamp amazing?!

I just love this tuxedo shaped money holder, brought to the Playground by Sonia! I've seen cards made in a similar fashion but never a money holder - hop over to Sonia's to see what it looks like open! Another clever creation from Sonia :)

What a wonderful Autumn card Elizabeth made - using plenty of snippets too. I love all the different shapes and shades of the foliage - a great card!

Stepper cards are always special, and this one made by Hazel is a really lovely example. I love how the images are perfectly complimented by the music paper - clever touch!

And last but not least, this really is a wonderful wall hanging, brought to the Playground by Vinita not long before the gates clanged shut! I love all the blues, sparkle and those fabulous flowers!

We have one new playmate this week:
Just look at this stunning card, brought to show us by CraftDee Donna. It's stunning, so rich - but on top of all the beautiful red, green and gold - what amazing colouring!

Welcome to the playground Donna and I do hope you come back to play again soon.

Drum roll for this week's winner of a Memory Box 'Grand Merry Christmas Script' die and a Penny Black 'Snow Family' stamp:
Congratulations April! A last minute entry, once again showing that it's never too late to come and play. It's May since you last won and I do still have your address April and will post your prize off to you as soon as possible.

Time now for the prize for this coming week - it's a Penny Black 'Santa's hat' wood mounted stamp and/or a Sheena Douglass 'Frosty Ice Border' embossing folder of course. Rubbish photo of the prize, especially the folder as one side is black (makes it easier to spot the right way up though) and what's great is that it's a generous size, 5" x 7":

I'm very much aware that right now a good few of the prizes are Penny Black stamps. Whilst I, and many others, do love 'cute' - the Penny Black stamps won't appeal to everyone and that's why I'm sort of doubling up a bit and adding something else into the prize that you might just want anyhow.

The Snippets Challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 12th December. 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 say if you only want one or other part of the prize (the stamp or the embossing folder) but both are up for grabs as one prize of course and will only be split if the first name out only wants one or other of the items, in which case I'll do a second draw for the other part of the prize. 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 :)

I certainly wish it was a lot longer than three weeks until Christmas, have had a little setback here and rest, rest and more rest seems to be the best that can be offered right now.

Have a good week! I certainly hope mine improves - unable to craft at all so apart from Tuesday's Cuttlebug Mania DT card absolutely nothing is made or written up. Well, I lie, there is a card made which would be good for next Sunday's snippets post - even though that wasn't the initial plan. But, so long as I'm at home I'll be keeping tabs on the Playground so do come and play :-)

Di and of course, Parsnip!


  1. Love your card Di and love, love, love the cute little mouse too! I'll have to get busy and get some cards made now because I do want to play. Love the way he's centered in that beautiful embossing folder too.
    Great showcase of cards this week!

  2. Thankyou Miss for showing my card. Peter the painter is back on Monday (this is the card for him) to finish off the decorating. I'm displaced to the dinning room table for the week so no card making for a bit. Hugs Mrs A. Ps. Don't want an elf by any chance do you? No thought not!

  3. Whaaaa-aaat??? It's still LAST week at my house!!! I guess the new week starts early in England, huh! :) I thought I would get in on last week's party, but nooooooo.....

    I am loving the sweet holiday hedgie cards you've been making lately. This has such a clean look and I adore that shimmery border!!! That image is soooo adorable!!! Please put my name in the hat for both prizes. That embossing folder is awesome, too!!

    Fabulous top picks.....oh, my. Just exquisite!!! Browsing through the top picks is like visiting a lovely art museum.

    Oh....and ugh...I did NOT need that reminder of how close Christmas Day is.getting...EEEK!!! lol...
    <3 J

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  4. Love your Santa hedgie, and what fabulous picks again. Did not need reminder of how long thank you lol. Must be frustrating for you, hope you feel better and your week improves xxx

  5. WOO Hoo it is so thrilling to be featured by you!! I love your CAS card...I have been racking my brain trying to think of cas festive the embossing idea. And Thank you so much for a chance to win the yummy folder and stamp.
    Dr Sonia

  6. Thanks Di, I would be happy to be a winner

  7. Am chuffed to bits that u picked my card out this week Di. Thanks x

    Absolutely love the look of your sweet card. I'm after that EF so will be playing along for it later!

    Congrats to April on her win.

    Feel better soon mate xxx

  8. FAB make and selection again this week, gr8 prize - yes please


  9. Beautiful card and lovely selection of picks this week. Congrats to April :-D

    IKE x

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  10. Aww a perfect Hedgie card Di....I swing both ways with my crafting, from grunge to cute so everything pleases me! That embossing folder looks brilliant. Your picks are gorgeous and well done to lucky April. I hope everyone in the playground is staying dry...the weather up North looks horrendous, we've just got wind and the tail end of the rain here. Please count me in for the prizes and I'll be back later to link up with No 1. Hope your toe is allowing you to get out and about a bit more. Take it easy, thanks as always for your hard work, hugs xx

  11. Love the card with the so cute hedgie and of course the embossing folder is fab as well. Please pop my name in this week for either one of the prizes - nice idea to split them so two people can win.

  12. Love soooo much your card with this cute and festive hedgehog! The embossing is just gorgous and LOVE the holographic border that add more interest!
    I'm impressed also by some pics... such wonderful works!!

    1. I wanted writing "picks"... sorry for my bad english :(

  13. A lovely card Di - I'll be in the playground later and would love a chance to win your fab prizes.
    I hope you start to feel better with more rest.
    Kath x

  14. OMG that is simply devine, i so love that embossing folder and i can't believe you have found another Penny Black that i haven't got and is so cute too, luv Sam x

  15. Aww cute!!! Gorgeous background and LOVE the stamp!!!
    Lucy xx

  16. Great prizes again this week Di and I love the way you have used that cute hedgie on the pretty Frosty Ice EF and backed with silver holographic which highlights it beautifully. Fantastic highlights again this week and congratulations to April too. So sorry your poorly foot is still laying you low and hope more rest will do the trick. x

  17. A massive thank you, Di!! I love Penny Black stamps so the win has totally made my day. Thanks to everyone for their lovely, kind comments too! Love your picks and Santa Hedgie :-) Yes please to prize (greedy)! Xx

  18. Cute, cute, and more cute! I am just loving your sweet hedgie card and the picks this week! My goodness, these are gorgeous! Might have to CASE Mrs. A's idea - love this! Jules' card is so elegant - another one I might have to CASE! Congrats to the lucky winner and to all the picks! I love the prize and would be so excited to win this week! Thank you! I hope you start to feel better soon! Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way!

  19. I like to play and enter in the draw for this cute prize, please :)

  20. Perfectly fabulous card Di! The hedgehog is adorable and the embossing folder is the perfect frame. I would love to toss my hat in the ring for this prize. AMAZING picks from last week - WOW!

  21. Brilliant picks and a stunning card from yourself, love the image and the EF.
    Sorry to hear that you have had a set back this week, yes you definitely need to rest as we need you fit and well to keep a watchful eye on the Nativity Play.


    Kath x

  22. Sooo cute card again Di! I love this little hedgie.
    Yes for the prize this week, please!

  23. Perfect cute snippet CAS card, Di. Thanks so much for including my stepper card - I did enjoy making that. x

  24. I love your cute card - it is such a sweet stamp!
    And I would like to play for the prize, please.
    Hugs, Tina

  25. Lovely card Di, the embossing folder is certainly a useful one to have. :-) Gorgeous picks this week. I must go and have a closer look at some of them.

    Will just be playing for fun this week, if I actually have time to get something made! xx

  26. I'm back already with my card, so please can I be entered in the draw for this week's prize. Thank you Di. x

  27. Oh my goodness, your card is just delightful Di! I love the white embossed background with that sweet and cheery little image by Penny Black. I, personally, just love the Penny Black stamps so am happy to say Yes Please to your prize! The picks this week are out of this world! I am always impressed with the variety of beautiful designs and styles that the challenge participants share!

  28. Thanks so much for the warm welcome to The Playground Di, and your lovely comments on my card :-) I'll be back to play for sure... see you then. In the meantime REST... I had a hip replaced last October and was told to rest; I knew better, did too much and now I (still!) have tendinitis... they call it Piriformis Syndrome I call it a pain in the bum, lol)
    See you soon, Donna x

  29. I love your card Di, such a cute, cheeky stamp and a beautiful embossing folder you have used. I love the Penny Black stamps.
    I have attached my card for this week and would very much like to be entered into your draw please.
    Many thanks
    Janice x

  30. Beautiful card Di l'm loving the image used and the embossed backing used too! beautiful array of cards well done all and congrats April xx

  31. Awww what a sweet card Di! I'm a huge PB fan, so I'd love to win your goodies! :)

  32. Gorgeous card Miss Pixie. So sorry to hear you are still have problems, you need to please take care of yourself. Yes please for the prize this week too Karen xx

  33. I would very much like to be entered in the draw for this weeks prize.
    Thank you.

    Kath x

  34. Hello Miss and Parsnip, Fergus and I are baaaaack!!!
    I love this super cute card!! It is gorgeous.
    Will be back when I can figure something out to share!!

  35. Hello Di!
    Thanks for featuring my creation and leaving a sweet comment! Congrats to lucky winner and once again so beautiful picks, so inspiring!
    Love your embossed panel with a cute little Hedgehog guy ready to celebrate Christmas!

  36. Oh Di, that is one of the cutest cards ever! I just love that adorable image! Congrats to all of your spotlighted cards this week - I'm always inspired and delighted to see them all! Congrats also to April for snagging such a great prize last week! I have to play for this week's prize because it's just precious! Thanks so much Di!

  37. right then. full dress rehersal girls at 4pm sharp this Friday. Halo's polished, tea towels washed and ironed (no creases please) and plesse can someone make sure those monkeys go Before they get into the donkey suit. When we gave it back last year to the hire shop we had to pay for it to be cleaned. Twice!!!
    hugs Mrs A.

    1. Oh I really needed the good giggle I had over this Mrs. A!


      Di xx

  38. Congratulations to April for the win and well done to everyone whose card was spotlighted too.

    Your card is lovely Di. The PB Santa is really cute and the EF looks lovely too. Yes please.

    I'm sorry to hear you've had a set back Di. Resting at this time of year must be particularly difficult to cope with. Hugs. Barbxx

  39. Yes please to prize please Di :-) xx

  40. Oh one of my favorite of the PB creatures...the little Hedgie all dressed as Santa. Bee-U-tiful embossing on the edges, and a lovely CAS...Well done! See some great highlights spotted - back later (I hope) for a slower enjoy. TFS & Hugs

  41. Your card is adorable Di.
    Please include me in the draw.

  42. Yeah I entered this week!! Just for fun as I love Penny Black but have so many let someone else be in with a chance. Great card as usual Di. It's getting a bit nippy in the Playground think it's time to don the thermals. Annie xxx

  43. Love your PB and of course it is perfect for our current challenge at Penny Black & More. I'm playing along for the PB to add to my collection!

  44. I love your cute hedgie in his Santa hat and the lovely embossing folder. I have managed to enter a card this week and will try to catch up with some commenting tomorrow. I'm playing for fun this week.
    Jean x

  45. Just everything about your card is so cute, from the little holiday hedgehog, to the glittery border and tiny sentiment! I would love to be in the running for this prize!

  46. Phew . . . made it . . . here I am Miss . . .got blown into the Playground early this morning!

    PS: Would love to win either prize this week.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  47. Hello Miss Di, phew a bit late again but at least I made it...
    Love all the fabulous picks and your super sweet hedgie card. Yes please to going in the hat this week xx

  48. What a delightful card! That hedgie makes me smile. I hope you are doing a bit better today. Get well soon! Oh and I'll play for real this week : )

  49. Such a cute hedgehog image and gorgeous embossing folder. So yes please include me.
    All the cards are so amazing, my collection on pinterest grows and grows.

  50. Very cute, Di. Went straight online and ordered this e/f for myself. X


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