Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Pixie's Snippets Playgrounds Weeks 208/209 Celebration - Prize G

Today this is the snippets card I made. It was made a while back so it has appeared on my blog previously as am still taking things fairly easy here:

I used:

- 4" x 6" Kraft card blank

- robin and holly stamps from the Woodware 'Tweet Birds' set (in fact these little guys could be coloured differently to make little blue tits or such), stamped onto a snippet of white card and coloured with Pro Markers

- then cut with a die from the Spellbinders 'Resplendent Rectangles' set and a little red gem added as the holly berry

- sentiment was stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' using a stamp from the Personal Impressions 'Many Greetings' set

- the background papers are snippets from LOTV's 'Classic Christmas' paper pad

I wonder how many of you have noticed that LOTV have very few different paper pads in their online shop now? They were down to just 10 different ones when I last peeked. They've moved to smaller premises and closed their lovely shop. Also my impression, from a newsletter, is that they will be concentrating on stamps and some of the peripheral supplies will no longer be sold. I suspect that this is almost certainly the paper pads - these are showing as limited stocks right now. Such a shame as I loved their papers, and do wonder what else might follow in the reduction of their ranges - so this could be last chance saloon ladies! :(

And this is today's prize:
It's the stamp set I used on my snippets card - a Woodware 'Tweet Birds' stamp set with nine little birdies for you to play with, plus a couple of sentiments and two holly sprigs. The birds are about 1.25" in size - would be cute for paper piecing too :) Most importantly, I have three sets of these stamps to give away. 


As usual, just add a comment underneath this post if you'd like to be in the draw for today's prize of the 'Tweet Birds' stamp sets. At the end of all of the celebrations I'll do a massive draw session using Mr Linky - which is on the main snippets post HERE - so you do have to have entered at least one snippets make to be in with a chance :) Maximum of three entries please.

Di
x

40 comments:

Carole said...

First past the post again to say yes please to the draw...I must be the only one heading for bed after midnight!! Sweet dreams !!

Liz said...

I'm still up after midnight too, Carol. Another night owl!

Lovely card, Di. Beautiful backing paper - it will be a shame if LOTV discontinue their paper pads. :-(

Yes Please for the G prize. xx

Craftychris said...

Love these birds, they are so cute and make such a gorgeous card ! I would love to win a set so 'yes please'. Fingers crossed, xxx

Glennis said...

Cute little birds Di, yes please for these

SHartl said...

These birds are so cute and your card is really cheery and festive. What a great idea to use a red rhinestone as the berry! Yes please!

Pat said...

I love these cute birds Di and the backgrounds holly papers go beautifully. Robins are my favourite bird especially on Christmas cards so I am a 'yes please' for these Di. x

Karen Petitt said...

Because I'm still on my self imposed no new paper I hadn't realised that they were scaling back, so thank you for the information Di. I just popped over to see what was going on there and they have moved to a smaller premises that is also going to be a coffee shop?! They'll be a pick up for stamps and a coffee shop, they mustn't be doing as well financially which is sad but predictable as so many craft companies have hit very hard times over the last couple of years.
Details here: http://www.liliofthevalley.co.uk/acatalog/latest_news.html
I love these robins too Di but I'd love the PB stamps or other dies too so won't say yes lol! Karen xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

Love how you found perfectly matching papers for your image! I will decline this one too Di as I feel many others can create more wonderful creations using this than my stamping skills will permit!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Greta said...

Your card is wonderful, Di! I love the light & dark papers for your layers & that gorgeous Spellbinder which I need to pull out & use! Please keep me out of the drawing for the cute stamp set.

Karenladd said...

I love all the cards that you're sharing, whether recently made or not. I'm glad you're feeling good enough to join in, even if you are taking it easy. These cute bird stamps are a definite yes please!

vinita jain said...

Tweet, tweet! Love your cute birds, a cheerful creation Di!
Would love to win so many cute birds in one stamp, can be used with so many variations!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Very cute, Di! I love your tweet card! Please include me as a Yes for the prize!

Jane Willis said...

I love this card and the gorgeous stamps - I think Woodware stamps must be designed with me in mind, most of the sets I return to over and over again have come from them. So it's a huge YES PLEASE to these gorgeous birdies.
It's a great pity that so many businesses are struggling and having to make cutbacks. I suppose it's partly due to the massive amount of competition out there - new brands seem to be appearing daily - and partly because the biggest, best known brands can afford more advertising and are stocked by the TV shopping channels and big chains like Hobbycraft and The Range. Very convenient for us, but they take our support away from brands that need it more.
Jane

Jane said...

What a sweet tweet card Di..they are cute birdies...yes please to the draw. I noticed how LOTV are scaling back. So sad but I did think they made a huge error closing their blog and challenge and they branched into sewing which spread them very thin. They were huge in the day and we're some of the first stamps I bought. Enjoy these in between days. Hugs xx

Aquarius said...

Woodware have done it again - just love these tweet birds and the lovely card you made. Yes please again from me for these! Pleased to hear you are taking it easy.

ellyscard creatief said...

beautiful card Di. Yes for the lovely birds for me.

Donna said...

Love the holly and berry working so well together on this card, Di... and glad you are being sensible and resting up :)
NO, THANK YOU from me, though. Short on storage space so trying to be good!!!

PS. Does it help putting 'yes' or 'no' in caps for you for prize draws? I'm presuming it does which is why I started doing it. X

Kath said...

A lovely card Di and thanks for mentioning the LOTV paper pads - will go and have a look at their website. No thank you for a chance of winning this stamp as I already have a similar one.
Kath x

Barb said...

Oh I love this card Di. I love those cute little robins so it's a yes from me for this lovely set. Barbxx

Pippa said...

Sweet little robins, Di. Our robins are in hiding, it's far too windy out there today they'd get blown away if they ventured out!

KandA said...

Gorgous sweet card Di and I'm glad to hear you're taking things easy. Super stamp set but I'll say No thenks.
I ordered some of the LOTV artpads before xmas as I see those are disappearing as well - only limited stocks now xx

Diane said...

Super cute and adorable little birdies...and lovely holly background...sets off those birdies perfectly! Yes, please you can count me in...thanks bunches and have a great day...hope you are feeling much better!

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, this is a very lovely card! Like so much the papers combo with these cute robins!
Another yes, please, like the draw for this lovely stamps.
Happy to see that you have health enought to sit down and enjoy crafting, Di!

Swissie said...

Your card is just wonderful, Di! I love it!
And yes, I would like to participate in the draw for this prize.
Hugs, Liv (Swissie)

ike said...

What lovely papers you used on there and that little birdie set is divine !!!! Yes please to this one :-D

Hugz
IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Em Louise Fairley said...

Such a cute card, Di! I love it! Glad you're still taking it easy!
Hugs!
Em x

Helen said...

So cute...love those little robins!
Yes please for the prize draw x
Helen x

April Cheetham said...

So cute! A yes from me and glad to hear you are taking it easy Xx

Di said...

Hi Donna - I read all comments properly so caps or no caps is fine with me chick! :)

I just found my Penny Black die lying buried, still in its packet, on the desk here - from the day I finally couldn't even move out of bed! How sad is that - I've been stroking it to make up though! :) xx

laurie said...

What a FUN surprise when I opened your candle card! I LOVE it...and am wondering about the red foil paper you used for the candle. I have such shiny stuff, I really like yours much better. Is it a brushed foil paper? SO pretty! Thanks for brightening my day, I can't tell you how happy it made me! Happy New Year!

laurie said...

What a FUN surprise when I opened your candle card! I LOVE it...and am wondering about the red foil paper you used for the candle. I have such shiny stuff, I really like yours much better. Is it a brushed foil paper? SO pretty! Thanks for brightening my day, I can't tell you how happy it made me! Happy New Year!

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's so wonderful to see you creating such gorgeous cards, Di, and your generosity is becoming legend throughout Blogland!! Thank you for the info about Chuck and the loss of followers. I've had many emails with him over the years (sadly!) and he is always so helpful. I do subscribe to him, but I haven't been getting anything, so thank you for the reminder so I can go back in and subscribe again. Maybe he dropped me cuz I'm such a pest, lol!

I hope and Len have a wonderful New Year's celebration! I wish you the best of good health in the new year!! That's all. With that, the rest is easy, right?! Love and hugs, Darnell

Kathleen said...

Another wonderful card and fabulous images, great papers.

Kath x

Janice said...

What a cute card today Di, robins are such lovely reminders of Winter & Christmas.
Good to hear you're still taking things easy. Take care.
Janice x

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Too cute, those little birdies! and you made such a cute card with them! I wish you a Happy and HEALTHY New Year - don't party too hard tomorrow ;)

valerija said...

Cute little birds Di, love this card. Yes please for the prize.
Hugs, Valerija

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wonderful card, dear Di, hope you're feeling more chipper and that 2016 is labelled healthier in all for you.
Love the birdies am such a sucker for them so saying yes please, Miss, with both hands up. :D
Shaz in Oz.x

LesleyG said...

Love your card, I could have such fun with this set too, so yes please would love the chance xxx

Eemeli said...

YES, YES, YES for the prize!

Sorry for shouting but that would be such a fabulous stamp set to win. You wonderful card gave me already couple of ideas on how to use them. Um, I don't think I've seen that die before you used on your card...looks very nice (non-symmetrical edge and the stitches going around).

Hope you will be having a wonderful Crafting Year 2016!

Hugs,
Eemeli

Craftdee said...

Thanks for the heads up on LOTV Di, you are a mine of information :-) This paper is particularly nice, I'll have to check out what's left over there. These are such cute birdies, but I don't think I'd do them justice so I'll leave myself out of this one, ta, Donna xx