Sunday 3 January 2016

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 210

Hi there! Phew, what a lovely load of snippets entries this past couple of weeks - 146 in total, despite it being Christmas and New Year! I hope I managed to comment on all of them - think I did - and I've also been keeping a note of all the different 'yes pleases' to the prizes.

There are 16 different numbers to draw for the prizes, and as I said earlier this week I'll do the draw on Sunday (today) and post the results on Monday. It's going to take a little while to do and this time round you'll have to take my word for the Mr Random results. In order to show just one actual gizmo result on here I have to do a screen shot, copy that into the clip board, then drop it into a piece of software (I use GIMP) edit the image to pick out just the result box before copying it into the blog post. Times 16 would take me far too long as am sure you'll understand!

It's a really quick snippets card from me today:
I used:

- 6" x 4" white card blank

- a snippet of Neenah 'Desert Storm' card, trimmed just slightly smaller than the card front and glued to the card front

- diagonally striped coffee shades paper from the snippets folder, trimmed slightly smaller than the 'Desert Storm' card and glued in place

- LOTV pre-coloured image, trimmed slightly and mounted onto a slightly larger backing of Neenah 'Desert Storm' then glued onto the card front

- sentiment is LOTV from their 'General Greetings - small' set, stamped onto a snippet of white card using Memento 'Toffee Crunch' ink

- then just trimmed the sentiment and popped it onto layers of snippets of 'Desert Storm' card and a tiny piece of coffee striped paper I found in the snippets folder

So let's move straight onto the picks - and as a couple of you rightly remarked, it was a really tough job choosing from 146 entries! But here goes anyhow:

I immediately fell in love with this money wallet - made by Jane J. So much beautiful detail - plus Jane made the background paper herself. Do go and see how - it's now on my endless 'to-do list'.

Alice brought this amazing exploding box to share - squeals of delight here - it opens to reveal a piano! Loads more lovely piccies to see over at Alice's blog too.

I really fell for this 'Christmas parcel' card - made by Jenny H. What impact and it's certainly on my 'to-do' list as well!

I think this is another idea that some of you might want to keep in mind for next Christmas. Carole made these brilliant 'half cracker' place markers for her Christmas table - and, yes, there is something inside too!

Would you believe it, the next picks on my list of possibles were also made by Jane J and Jenny H - rather than show them here I do suggest you have a longer nose round if you visit to see the above makes :)

Love this card, made by Lynne in NI. Such gorgeous colouring by Lynne as always and the matching of the image to the papers is spot on - plus lots of pretty snippets used too :) 

It's so good to see Cornelia card making and blogging again after the very worrying retina issues. And just look what a fun card she brought along to share! Did make me giggle :)

Kath brought this lovely card to share - it's ages since I did any iris folding and it's certainly a great way to use up snippets. I find it very therapeutic and if you want to have a first try then just Google 'free templates for iris folding' and quite a few will pop up. 

Shaker cards have made a really big comeback in recent months, and this one by Pat is absolutely beautiful! And, not only is the card amazing altogether, I just love how Pat carefully coloured the embossed background - using a dry wet wipe to achieve the delicate finish. Brilliant!

We had a few window cards this time round, every one was worthy of being shown here - but in the end I picked this card by Diane H. I love the depth with the lovely drifts of snow and branches in the background with the lovely sparkly snowflakes.

I do love this cute card, made by Julie C. What strikes me is just how cheerful it is (using one of my fave Lawn Fawn stamps sets called 'Hello Sunshine') and also what a great use of lots of little snippets for the bunting! It works so well.

I just love all the detail in this wonderful card, made by Viv. When you read Viv's blog post you'll realise just how much thought and patience went into this card - what really is the icing on the cake for me is the movie stars lips - coloured red for a pop of colour. It's a little details like that which just make a card stand out from the crowd (IMHO anyhow!).

So, there you have my own picks - I bet you also have your own favourites which I haven't shown. Not least your own beautiful creations. Thank you all so much for all the work you put into making cards and such for the Playground!

And we had two new Playmates come and join us this past fortnight:

Donna T was lucky enough to be given some Brushos for Christmas - and this is one of her very first plays using them. I know, stunned me - so beautiful and so very much like Indonesian batik.

Liv (aka Swissie) is also a member of the Cuttlebug DT and she joined us to play along!

As I said earlier, the prize draw results will appear on Monday - but in the meantime - this is the prize for this coming week:

Picture quality is a bit grim, as I'm writing this on Saturday it's very dull and raining - but with a light on to take the photo I was getting bounce back. At least this photo shows you the lovely detail of the die set.

It's a Creative Expressions Sue Wilson 2 die set called 'Italian Collection - Calabria'. The larger of the two dies measures 6" at the widest point, so it will fit a Cuttlebug.

And the lovely Viv has donated it to the Playground toy box - yay!

The Snippets Challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 9th January. 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. 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 :)

Too funny, I accidentally hit publish ahead of time at 3pm on Saturday as I was doing a final check of this post. Bet that got some of you going - tee, hee :) It was only 'live' for seconds before I retrieved it - sorry for the false alarm if you did see it pop up on your dashboard though.

Have a good week!

Di and of course, Parsnip!


  1. Well done on commenting on all the entries over the last two weeks - and what a lot there were! Love your picks, although I don't envy you having to whittle it down to just a few from all the beautiful entries. Thanks for making this challenge a special one with so many prizes, so generous of you Di.

    A beautiful card, I love the neutral colours and the LOTV image is really lovely, it goes perfectly with the backing paper.

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

  2. Hi Di!
    I admire you for organizing this huge draw - take your time ... And I admire your card, I love all these soft tones and this image is so cute ...
    Yes for the prize please.

    Have a great day, Tina

  3. Well I just don't know how you do it, but rest assured we appreciate you very much xxx yes please :)

  4. Good luck with your prize selection mate! Fab selection of prizes on offer though.

    Loving your make and selection again this morning, just uploaded my entry - just playing for fun this week


  5. A great card by you this week as ever and I'll be popping back later with something but only playing for fun this week as I already have this die (not used it for ages though - naughty). Don't envy you sorting out all the winners and hadn't realised how much hassle involved in posting the tiny Mr Linky result image so can aunderstand you can't do 16 of them!! Hope you are still making progress with the foot.

  6. Wow that's a lot of entries Di.Thanks for sharing my money wallet..I think my son liked the cash inside the Good to see other cracker makers too. Your card is beautiful today. ..lovely colours and such a sweet image. I am a huge fan of LOTV. I hope your foot is improving. Please count me in for this week's prize. Thanks again for the amazing extravaganza you have organised here over Christmas it was brilliant. We are de Christmas ing here today and it's back to work tomorrow. Hugs xx

  7. Sweet card this week, Di. Love the image and the relaxing neutral colors!! What a beautiful prize you are offering! Yes, please to putting my name in the hat. Thank you to Viv for providing it!!!
    Wonderful picks this are amazing getting all the way through them....and even more amazing with all the prize posts and postings that will ensue. I had always wondered how to get the image on my blog when I have a giveaway. Now that I see what a hassle it is, I won't bother! lol...

    Happy New Year and I hope you are feeling better!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  8. Happy New Year Di - been awol as I had no internet - had to resort to spoon whittling over Christmas. Annie xxx

  9. Thanks so much Di, for have picked my handmade piano in the explosion box!! I really liked made it for my beloved niece.
    Your choosen picks are a great selection, full of amazing inspirations! Congrats to all!
    Today card from you is so lovely with the these coffee shades tones and this sweet LOTV topper! The paper is perfect to match the image and the label with the sentiment! Quick but very impressive card, this is a thing that I must learn to do... :)

  10. What an adorable image...and love the colors, don't you just love the pre-colored images to help make a fast card...I do and used one last week on my kitty card...and I love it when a comment is left and it says 'beautiful coloring' when in fact if was pre-colored...lets me know who reads my post and who doesn't...LOL...anywho, another adorable card...we are to get snow this afternoon..ugh...enjoy your day, an dyes, count me in...I will be back with my card later.!!

  11. Hello Miss! Great make from you as always. Thanks so much for putting me in the 'pics'... no pun intended! Lovely projects too from the clever playground bunch! Playing just for fun (Obviously)- will be back in a little while with my make! x

  12. Great selection of picks Di and loving your card in the sepia tones.

    B x

  13. A lovely card Di, such a cute LOTV image. Thank you for choosing my card as one of your pics.
    I'll be in the playground soon, but only playing for fun this week, thank you.
    Kath x

  14. What gorgeous picks - yet your work is still not finished! Hope you are feeling well enough to tackle it. I'd love to be in the hat this week

  15. Gosh yes - I totally understand about the Random gizmo.... last time I tried to paste it onto my bloggy it kept deleting the results !!!! :-( I wish they could make it simpler !!

    Lovely choice of cards this week :-)
    YES please for the final draw :-D xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  16. Wow - you deserve a medal for all that commenting Di (all very much appreciated!). Awesome picks...I can imagine that it wasn't an easy task!
    Gorgeous card this the monochrome look!
    Fab prize, so definitely count me in...will be back later with my card :0)
    Helen x

    PS - I used to do just a partial green grab in Windows Vista..and now use the very appropriately named 'Snipping tool in Windows 10 (also Windows 8)...just draw a box around the portion of the screen that has the Random.Number box, then there's no extra work involved :0)

  17. Awesome card Di
    and all others
    I wish you one happy, healty and lucky year
    hugs Tamara

  18. Oooo what a cute and adorable card and gee you must be so warn out, from all the commenting too, just popping by to wish you a Happy New Year, Luv Sam x

  19. I appreciate your hard work Di, take your time as it is not an east task! What a great picks, love your choice!
    And you creation is too cute with monochromatic theme, love it!

  20. Awww . . . I love that cute LOTV image and the lovely neutral tones of your card.

    BRILLIANT picks of the week. I know it will have been a more difficult job than normal with sooooo many entries!

    Thanks for all you do for the Snippets Playground.

    I'm playing just for fun thanks.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  21. Congratulations to all your pick winners! All stunning cards and as always I love yours too, Di! xxx

  22. Hello Di
    WELL DONE YOU for choosing the best 'top picks' from soooo many stunning entries - I bet you have now got brain ache!!!
    Your LOTV card is adorable and I love the colours.
    Just playing for fun this week thanks.
    Hope you have a fabulous week.
    Love Eve xx

  23. Such great picks as always. That iris folding card just floors me with that aperture. I do love me some IF! I confess that don't usually consider a quarter sheet of designer paper a snippet but when it mysteriously shows up on my desk then it must be a snippet! Plus the other bits were leftovers including the dotted ribbon. I want to play AND be considered for a prize this time because I'm greedy like that.

  24. Beautiful is your card Di as always and another gorgeous array of picks sending lots of love xx

  25. Pretty card, Di... and gorgeous colours. X
    PLAYING FOR FUN again this week... if I manage to get a 'make' in!
    Bye for now. x

  26. Golly gosh Miss Di .. .. I should think you need to lie down for a week after all those entries! Well done on managing to comment on them all.

    Hope everyone had a good Christmas and all the best to everyone for 2016.

    Just playing for fun (and to use up some of the snippet mountain).

    Love Jules xx

  27. love the card you have made great image with lovely colours - count me in

  28. Wow, that sounds like a job and a half sorting out all those winners!
    Beautiful LOTV card, love your monochrome theme, and thanks for picking my card as one of your faves from last week :)
    Yes please to be in your draw x

  29. What a job you've had this week and a great card from you and some really gorgeous choices.

    Kath x

  30. Hello. Wow what an epic challenge you had this week and a great job was done!! Great picks and I do love your card today.
    Welcome to the newbies.

  31. Darling card, Di, & such lovely picks! Beautiful dies, but I'll pass on the drawing as I'm trying to use what I've already got.

  32. Such a sweet card you made and what a wonderful feature selection - so happy to see my card among your picks - thank you!

  33. I'm in love with all the Creative Expression's dies, so I say YES, PLEASE, surely!! :D I would love to win this wonderful die! Thanks for the chance!

  34. Lovely card and inspirational picks, Di! Love that die, so I'm a greedy yes please :-)Thank you for the massive amount of work you have done - it is greatly appreciated Xx

  35. Wow! What a lot of entries Di and a lot of work for you with the commenting. Thank you so much for highlighting my card especially with all those wonderful entries and thank you for all the extra special prizes on offer too. I'm sorry I am a bit late with my comment but I have been away for a few days over new year and was not able to keep up with everything as easily. Your card with the LOTV image is so sweet and the striped papers go with it beautifully too. Thank you to Viv for donating the really pretty Sue Wilson die as this week's prize and if I get an entry in I am a definite 'yes please'. x

  36. What amazing picks and more ideas and inspiration for 2016. Love your card too Miss Di - those LOTV toppers are so useful and I'm beggining to prefer them to the stamps.
    Will be back later with my snippets but will say No thanks to the prize as I'm really trying to sort out my craft cupboard - can't seem to close the doors any more ! xx

  37. Well done on keeping the playground going of the holiday period. I took a couple of weeks off but it is nice to be back. I love your snippets card this week, especially the colours you used. You have chosen some lovely pics from all those entries. I will certainly be having another look at the piano exploding box.
    I already have the lovely die you are offering this week, so I am just playing along.
    I hope you had a good hospital appointment this week. What a long time it is taking for your foot to get better. Thinking of you. Kate xx

  38. Really lovely card Di.
    Yes, please to the prize.
    Hugs, Valerija

  39. Gorgeous card Di! Loving that colour combination. and what blooming awesome picks too. Going to have to catch up with some of these beauties soon Karen x

  40. Thank you for choosing my card in the picks among all the other lovely work : )
    I'll say Yes Please to the prize just in case I get enough time to enter this week.

  41. Lots of beautiful cards! I was pretty lucky to have lots of family time with the kids this Christmas which left no crafty time. I'm back at it this week and would love to have a chance at the prize this week. I can't wait to see what everyone is creating!

  42. I always love seeing the wonderful cards in your picks every week, and am so grateful for your fun comments on my Flickr page. One of these days I'll take the step and start a blog but for now I'm happy with seeing a word or two on my posts! I misplaced my glasses several days ago so am limited to cards that aren't too detailed, but I always use snippets! Yes to this week's prize and happy 2016!

  43. Many wonderful cards showcased here! Great picks!

    Love your card. The faded colours are so such a light and pretty feel!

    Yes please to that lovely prize...

  44. Yes please Miss to the die set, some great makes too, you really did have a hard choice, great to be up and crafting again :)
    Shaz in Oz.x

  45. I entered another step card in the challenge, and I say another YES, please, I would enter in the draw for this wonderful die! :D

  46. My goodness Di you had your work cut out. Congratulations to all the winners. What a lovely lot of highlighted cards you chose. It's a yes from me please. Barbxx

  47. Yey, we are back for a new year. Thanks for all your hard work over Christmas, I so enjoyed popping in in my spare minutes. Also amazed you managed to narrow down the picks which are all wonderful. I like the subtle colours of your card and am so glad you are able to do some crafting once more. Yes please to the prize.

  48. What a fantastic selection of cards, I must visit and let them know how wonderful their creations are. I love your card and that LOTV image, I'm not sure if I might have that myself - but uninked! You've made a fab card with it. Yes please to the draw x

  49. Love the monocromatic color scheme on your make for this week's snippets challenge. Cutie image and love your coloring on it.

    Definitely YES please for the prize, it looks something I'd fancy having in my stashes (I actually don't have anything like that).


  50. I commend you for all the hard work you did with the last playground, especially since you were laid up during that time. My hat's off to you Di - you made it such fun for all of us, and I give you my heartfelt thanks! Your card is just as cute as can be this week, and I love that darling image! Congrats to all of the showcased cards from the last playground too! I'm playing just for fun this week but I'm staying tuned for more inspiration! I hope you're feeling a lot better by now!

  51. Sorry I missed all your celebration contests recently - life just got too busy for me! Hope you had a fabulous holiday season, that you are healing. Awesome picks this week, and yes, please on the drawing!

  52. Happy New Year Di... Sorry I haven't been around for a while. Hope you are doing good. Just stopped by to drop off a friendship card. Love your snippets card this week and the projects showcased. Hugs... PS. I would love to be in the draw for this weeks prize.

    1. Finished a second card using snippets and just added it to the linky.

  53. yeah I entered this week -miracle!! Don't include me in the draw this time Di - gorgeous die but got so much stuff. Annie xxx

  54. My eye is unashamedly glued to the prize this time...ooh Distress Inks how can you bear to give away such a beauty!! Yes that means Yes please to the prize from me!!
    Dr Sonia

    1. Hi Sonia!

      I know, I love it too but it was kindly donated to the toy box by Viv so I do have to give it away :)

      Di xx

  55. Ooops sorry Di I use a speed typing software and in it DI equals distress inks!! Hehe I hope you got a laugh out of being addressed as " Distress Inks" !!!

  56. Wonder what we are so intently having s natter about! Once your up,out and about must meet up IRL. Been way tooooo long. Just for fun again this week. Hugs Me.

  57. Lovely vintage feel to your card Di, yes please to the draw

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