Friday 1 January 2016

Pixie's Snippets Playground Weeks 208/209 Celebration - Prize I

It's Friday 1st January 2016 - so a HUGE Happy New Year to you all - friends, playmates and followers! Wishing you Health and Happiness - two of the most precious gifts in life I think.

And, as it's Friday, the Snippets Playground gates will close at 11am tomorrow morning (GMT). So, this is my last snippets make and prize for the Pixie's Snippets Playground Weeks 208/209 Celebration:
I used:

- 4" x 6" white card blank

- a slightly smaller snippet of white card, die cut using the Poppystamps 'Ornament Trio Cutout' die. I first spotted this fabulous die over at Darnell's blog and just fell in love with it. Do remember to keep the little white centres for the bauble attachment to one side for use at the end! I didn't and had to cut three more to finish off

- backed the die cut panel with double sided adhesive film and then stuck the panel onto the blank card front which that meant that the little apertures were all backed with sticky adhesive film

- three mirri card snippets in silver, red and gold to die cut three baubles and matching hangers

- this next part took ages, one by one I then added the mirri cut out pieces into the apertures in the baubles. The secret is to try and leave as many pieces in place when you take the die and die cut out from between the cutting plates - the more pieces that stay in place the easier it is to transfer them to the correct 'holes' in the  main cut out panel

- now that the long 'cords' for the baubles were in place I could add the little white centres I wrote about above - once I'd cut them again of course!

- by this time I was ready for a lie down so to finish off I just added a gold peel off sentiment rather than the original plan to die cut a sentiment - thought it worked fine though :)

Although I love the effect of the three baubles in different colours, it was quite a long job if you want to make a few cards the same - although great for jig saw puzzle fans and clever folk like Darnell and Hammy!

Other, and much quicker ways, to use the die would be to back the whole cut out piece with one or more pieces of contrasting card, that would mean the colors would be indented instead of inlaid to the same level of course - but it could work fine. Or, how about adding fine glitter to the die cuts in the baubles, the glitter would stick nicely to the self adhesive film. Do it bit by bit and you could use several colours too. There are lots of fun ways to use this die that I won't have thought of (how about coloured acetate?) and it's still up there with my favourite dies.

And needless to say, the final prize of the 208/209 Celebration is:
A Poppystamps 'Ornament Trio Cutout' die just like I used today. 

If you'd like to be in with a chance of winning this lovely die, just say 'Yes please' or similar in a comment below - in this post.

So, tomorrow (just under 36 hours time after this post publishes) Mr Linky will close and then on SUNDAY I'll be using the closed Mr Linky HERE as the focus for the random choices and the results will be posted on Monday 4th January. I had to move the day as doing all the drawing and writing up the results will take me some time - however, on Sunday you will have a new Mr Linky running plus my picks from the past two weeks to look at. Ha! That's gonna be fun, I think we broke the highest number of entries total! :)

Just remember, you must have added at least one snippets make into Mr Linky to be in with a chance of one (or more) of all the prizes that you've said you'd like to win over the past couple of weeks. Still a maximum of three entries please.

Hope you have a lovely day, and as already said - a wonderful year ahead.

Di (and Parsnip of course!)


  1. Happy New Year to you all!!!

    And yes for this gorgeous prize, please!
    Hugs, Tina

  2. Yes please.
    Happy New Year to everyone

  3. Happy new year dear Di. We're just driving home from a fun evening over at my parents. What a fab card but boy what a fiddle with the pieces. ..worth the effort though as it looks great. Yes please to this last great's been an awesome playground celebration. Thanks so much. Hugs xx

  4. Happy New Year my Friend. Hugs Mrs A.

  5. Wonderful card, how many tiny pieces is here. Well done!
    Yes please to this great prize.
    Happy New Year to everyone.
    Hugs and good night, Valerija

  6. Happy New Year! I hope 2016 will be a great year for everyone.

    Fabulous card, Di! A real labour of love. I saw this die over on Darnell's blog and it's been on my wish list ever since, so I'm a big Yes Please for this final prize.

    Thanks for making the festive season extra special in the Playground. xx

  7. Happy, Happy New Year, Di--& Len, too! I thought Darnell's card was wonderful, too, & I've been looking for the right ornament die, so please include me in the drawing. I doubt I'd ever take the time you & Darnell did for your fabulous cards, but I sure could make good use of it! And I agree, Health & Happiness pretty much covers what matters. Hugs, Greta

  8. Your card is simply gorgeous with those mirrored snippets filling in the negative holes! It may have taken you a long time to put it all together, but it was so worth it! Yes please to the draw - I just love this prize!

  9. Oops! I forgot to wish you and Len a very happy, healthy, and wonderful new year too!

  10. Happy New Year Di filled with joy, health and craft goodness!
    Your card is very gorgeous! Yes please to draw!

  11. Happy New Year! Wishing you much health and happiness too, and thank you for letting me into the playground I do so enjoy it, and it's a yes please please xxx

  12. Happy New Year and I look forward to coming to the Playground during 2016 :-)

    IKE xxx

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  13. Great card and I had to smile at your description of popping all the little bits back into the 'holes' - I had a similar experience with a winter scene die I used recently and soon found alternative ways of getting similar effects without the 'jig saw' procedure!! Happy New Year and it is another yes please from me today.

  14. Lovely card Di, the inlays look fantastic, well worth the time and effort. Yes Please to the prize and Happy New Year ! ! !

  15. Happy New Year, Di! Wow! That must took you a while to stick all those tiny piece. Well done and it's effective! Yes, please put me in the draw for this beautiful die!

  16. A very Happy New Year, Di! Gorgeous card and yes please for the draw. Have a great day Xx

  17. A beautiful card Di. Lovely clear instructions too. It's a yes from me. Wishing a very happy and healthy 2016 to you all. Barb xx

  18. Oh, my, Di, that is just stunning!!! I think all the inlaid goodness is beyond my skill set (or at least beyond my patience), but I would love to try out this die set with some of the other techniques!!! So, yes, please, to tossing my name in the hat. And thank you so much for so many prizes to have a go at!!
    Happy New Year!!!
    <3 J

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  19. Happy New Year, my lovely friend :)
    Lovely card. I get your point about it being one that takes time... but I like it.
    So, YES, PLEASE to this one.
    Love your shiny colours on white. Yummy. X

  20. I admire your patience but it paid off, you have a beautiful card. I can imagine crawling round on the floor looking for the final piece! I'm sure with imagination it could be used in many ways so yes please.

  21. Happy new year Di! And "yes please" :D

  22. Happy New Year Di! I have that die and I used one gold layer behind that was slightly smaller than the base card and slightly larger than the one I die cut, so I had gold baubles and a gold border around that layer (if that makes sense - anyway, I applaud your patience! Also, I hope to remember the Playground whenever I use snippets on my cards! Have a great year! Hazel xx
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  23. Fabulous card Di . . . and a great result after all your hard work.


    Hugs, Sarn xxx (No need to add my name to the draw for this one thanks)

  24. Lovely card Di - was worth the time! Hope you are OK and I want to say thank you for all your work keeping the Playground open and clearing up after all this naughty lot!
    Have a wonderful 2016 (oh and yes please!) xx

  25. What a gorgeous card! It was worth all the time and effort it took to make! Yes Please for a chance to win and Happy New Year! xxxxx

  26. Fabulous card Di......yes please to the draw....and a happy New Year to you and everyone in the playground xx

  27. Happy New Year Di! Love the card and the die - so yes please!

  28. Wow this is stunning!! And another amazing prize!! Yes please to this one too :-)
    Happy new year my lovely friend xxx
    Lucy x

  29. A fabulous card Di and I would love a chance of winning this great prize, please.
    Kath x

  30. Happy New Year Miss Di, Len, Parsnip and all the playmates xx

    Gosh this is wonderful and must have taken an absolute age to stick in all those tiny pieces.... so on that thought I will say 'no thanks' to this fabulous die as there are so many playmates with a lot more patience than I have xx

  31. Happy and Healty New Year to all!!!
    Fabulous card, love the three shining baubles!
    I have a lot of microscopic scraps in so many little envelopes..., so I would prefer don't cut them on purpose :D Thanks thanks the same for the offer! :)

  32. Happy New Year to you too.
    I have admired cards made from this die, so yes please.

  33. A fabulous die and a fabulous card Di and what a wonderful prize which I would like to say 'yes please' to. x

  34. Wonderful card and well done on the time and patience it took to make it.

    Kath x

  35. This is beautiful Miss. I was lucky enough to receive a card from one of our friends across the water, which used this die and it is bootiful.

  36. Happy new year - this di is gorgeous and I'd love to add it to my "yes please" list. (I'm now regretting that my craft stuff was packed away so we could use the dining room over Christmas/New Year so I could only produce one entry - maybe we could all eat on trays next year?). Some of my newest stash is glitter vinyl for using in the die cutting machine - I could just picture this die being great with that.

  37. Happy New Year, Di :-) Gorgeous die (add my name to the Yes Please list) I doubt if I'd take the time you have to put it all together, but some of your alternative ideas are very appealing indeed :-))
    Finally thanks so much for this super generous prize fest... it's a sort of "intra blog hop", hopping around in one blog, and I've enjoyed it immensely; I'm easily distracted so it was good I didn't have to follow a bunch of links to different blogs, ooh look a squirrel :-) Hope 2016 brings you (and your foot) health and happiness, Donna xx

  38. Beautiful, beautiful...I love this pretty! Hope you had a Happy New Year and wish the best to come for 2016....I have loved the pleasure of 'meeting you' wish for you is to get healthy and back on your feet 100% ... the best to you.
    Oh, I almost forgot, yes and thank you!!

  39. Stunning card Di - love those shiny baubles!
    Yes please for the prize draw x

  40. I love this die and your card Di, you've chosen fabulous colours for your baubles.
    Happy New Year to you.
    Janice x

  41. This is beautiful! I would love to win this prize! My computer crashed and I'm at the public library today to get caught up a bit. I had to come here to see what I've missed!


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