Sunday, 26 June 2016

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 235

Bit of a cheat this week 'cos my Sunday Snippets card made an appearance on Tuesday, as my DT card for the new Cuttlebug Mania 'Midsummer' challenge.

Anyhow, wanting to use certain things for the DT card, which were also duplicated in the toy box and lined up as prizes, I decided that maybe I could get away with the one card posted twice - and in fact not all of you visit the blog other than to play in the Playground so maybe you didn't spot it earlier in the week :)

So, here it is again:
I used:

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

- olive green card cut slightly smaller than the card front and glued in place

- snippet of white card, embossed using a Crafts-Too 'Lattice' embossing folder, trimmed slightly smaller than the green layer and glued in place. I just love this embossing folder, it always adds a touch of elegance

- snippet of white card onto which I stamped the sentiment using SU's 'Mossy Meadow' ink and an Inkylicious sentiment stamp called 'Wonderful Day'

- then, using the largest die from the Spellbinders 'Floral Ovals' set, die cut the sentiment panel then glued it in place on the card front. Tip, it's always much easier to stamp a sentiment first and then die cut it

- the fuchsia leaves and flowers were all die cut using olive green, pink and purple snippets of card stock and Joanna Sheen's 'Fuchsia' dies set, then assembled onto the die cut oval above the stamped sentiment. This was the most fiddly part of the card, but great fun to do

- there was a gap underneath the sentiment which looked a bit out of balance so I added a row of three fuchsia pink pearls

- final touch, a double layered sparkly 3D butterfly, in fuchsia pink with a touch of purple

I was totally thrilled to see that this card was selected to be in the Allsorts Challenge Top 5! I can so understand how delighted folk are when they're a weekly pick - the draw prizes are lovely to win but it's such fun to have your work personally selected isn't it :)

So let's move swiftly onto this week's peek at the picks:

I always think that patterned paper snippets are perfect for paper piecing and this darling card, made by Heather, is a perfect example of how just a small snippet paper pieced onto a dress suddenly pulls a whole card together beautifully. I do so like the way Heather used the Polaroid frame with the perfect sentiment too!

This is such a beautiful 'Garden' pop up card - made by Sonia. Loads of snippets, gorgeous detail and a really clever pop up mechanism - still trying to fathom out how it's done :)

This great New Home card, brought to show us by Janice, really caught my eye. Such a clever design with the offset square aperture and the sweet little key. The scen is perfect isn't it - and it really brought home (no pun intended) to me how I, rather foolishly, keep my landscape dies just for Christmas cards. Need to rectify that one for sure!

Meena is such a talented young woman, despite being as she so well describes it 'differently-able', and this beautiful tribute to her Mum really made me well up. Great use of snippets and so much work and love has gone into making this layout - you're a star Meena!

I love, love this nautical box, made by Tina! Just look at all the detail - what a beautiful and very clever Anniversary card for her hubby. Some wonderful die cutting there and isn't the little 3-D sailing boat just darling with its heart shaped sail :)

I think this Christmas card, brought to share by Loll, is absolutely stunning! So elegant and although it looks almost effortless, when you read how Loll made it, as well as studying all the beautiful details, it's clear that a lot of thought and great care went into this fabulous card.

That reminds me, it's Rudolph Days over at ScrappyMo's right now - until 30th June. I'll be playing on Tuesday and it would be lovely if you could join in as well.

Now for the prize draw, for the three Paper Smooches sentiments stamp sets, kindly donated by Tara of Seven Hills Crafts. And the winner is:
Congratulations Helen! I know that you've often been a weekly pick since first coming to play last year, but it's around eight months since your previous prize win - so, well done! I have your address here (hope it's the same as last August?) and will pop your prize in the post this coming week.

This coming week's prize is firmly connected to my snippets card, as I already said - although I haven't gone so far as to include a set of the Spellbinders 'Floral Oval' dies:
There's a Crafts-Too 'Lattice' embossing folder, an Inkylicious sentiment stamp called 'Wonderful Day' and a Joanna Sheen 'Fuchsia' dies set up for grabs. Either all as one prize or it can be split.

The Snippets Challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 2nd July. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day.

A maximum of ONE entry and please say in a comment if you wish to play and be a possible winner of the prize. If you only want to play for one or two of the items making up this week's prize, just say so in your comment and if you win then I'll do a further draw for the other item(s). 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 :) 

Di and, of course, Parsnip


Pat said...

This card is very pretty Di and the Fuchsia using that die is a beauty and how lovely to have the gorgeous embossing folder and the sentiment as part of the prize too. Some really clever and pretty highlighted creations this week and congratulations to Helen, and if all goes well and I get a card in later in the week I am a 'yes please' for the prize draw this week. x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Congrats for your spot at Allsort! This card is so beautiful and well deserves it surely!
Stunning pics of the week, a lot of fabulous ideas for inspirations! Congrats to Helen and to all the ladies

Greta said...

Beautiful card, Di & congrats on the Top 5! Lovely picks as always! If I get something made I'll play for the sentiment & the fuchsia die.

scrappymo! said...

So many great picks this week. Hopefully my life settles down soon and I can get back to visiting everyone once again. Mum went into a nursing home this week so now I can catch my breath!!!

Your card is lovely I love that fuschia diecut. You cut it in my fave colours for fuschias in hanging baskets. So stunning.
Yes please for the prize!

Aquarius said...

Certainly don't mind seeing this pretty card again - love the fuchsias as I said so please include my name in the draw this week. Off to post my card now.

Kath said...

A lovely card Di and it was good to see it was an Allsorts Top winner - yes, it is lovely to receive prizes but being picked by a DT gives a buzz! I'll be in the playground later in the week and would love a chance of winning your lovely prize.
Kath x

Kathyk said...

Super card (I had missed it earlier in the week too, although I do visit on days other than Sunday) and love your selected projects too

Just uploaded my entry but am just playing for fun this week

Happy Sunday


Sarn said...

It's a wonderful card & I'm happy to see it again. Well deserved placing by Allsorts.

Great picks from this week's talented playmates. Many congrats to Helen On Her win.

Have a wonderful snippets week everyone! Xxx

Jane said...

This was a gorgeous card Di and very worthy pick by Allsorts. Well done you. I do like the JS dies, they cut beautifully.Your colours are so lovely too...fushias are my fave summer flowers and mine and just about to flower. Lovely picks as always.Yes please to the super prize this week....thanks as always. I will be back soon to link up.Let's hope the rain starts to ease away but at least it is warm. Hugs xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Congrats on your spot at Allsorts. The card is beautiful.
Yes please for me. Thanks for the challenge.

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Di and congrats on your pick by Allsorts! Fushia's are my fave flower and the garden is full of them LOL Great picks this week and congrats to Helen xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx huggles Sue xx

Jules said...

Hi Miss Di

A fabulous card .. .. loving the fuchsias very much and your colour choices. You have some beautiful dies in your collection.

Great picks again this week (don't know how you manage to decide which to show) and congrats to Helen.

Have a good week everyone.

Love Jules xx

p.s. Just playing for fun thanks Di.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I for one am pleased to see your creation for a second time. It is just lovely, and the flowers are perfect colors! Super fabulous picks this week and big congrats to them. Yes please on the prize draw, and have a good week.

Brenda in IN said...

I see why Allsorts chose this card as it is beautiful. When you have such an awesome card it deserves to be seen twice! I'm just playing for fun since it's been so long since I visited. I'll try to get here more.

Sandra H said...

It's a fabulous card Di and why not show case it twice it's stunning as is your chosen picks well done all and well done Helen enjoy your prize xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

I entered in the challenge and I would say Yes please for entering in the draw of these lovely prizes!

Sandra H said...

Only playing for fun xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your card is beautiful! Love those fuschia - I think the hummingbirds would love this! What an awesome prize - please count me in! I'll be back to join at some point this week! It's always so much fun to see your picks! Beautiful creations, everyone! And congrats to the lucky winner!

Lady Joyful said...

Fabulous card Di! That little butterfly is such a wonderful final touch. Yes please to the prize!

Valerija said...

Amazing card Di. Love this flowers. Yes please for the prize.
Valerija xx

LesleyG said...

what a loveley fuschia card, and because my friend and neighbour grows them, its a yes please to enter for the prize, and the picks are awesome, especially Tina's, happy anniversary xxx

Kathleen said...

Still as lovely as it was when seen earlier, and congrats on the favs pick.
Some lovely cards in your pick too.

Kath x

Helen said...

Oh wow...I'm the lucky winner! Thanks so much Di!
Love the die cut fuchsias on your pretty!
Fabulous picks (as always)...congratulations everyone!
Helen x

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oooh Thank you so much Di for featuring my did involve a lot of work and yes it is a tricky tricky mechanism and unless I do a really long video it would be difficult to do a tutorial ...I have a different style pop up mechanism I am working on and will surely share its tutorial
Dr Sonia

Megan J said...

Hello Miss Di, you have been very busy in the last week! I hope that Parsnip pulled his weight helping you when needed. The dies and embossing folder are gorgeous and I would love to be included in the draw this week... have a wonderful week... Megan

lilian said...

Di thank you for your challenges, I love joining in them,

Lilian B

Janice said...

I love your fushcia card Di, so pretty! I'm so pleased you liked my new home card, I enjoyed making it for our friends.
I will be adding my card soon and would love to be included in the draw please.
Great selection of picks again this week.
Janice x

KandA said...

That's a beautiful Fuchsia card Miss Di and I love the colours. Fabulous picks again this week and congrats to Helen. I'm just playing for fun this week xx

Jackie T said...

Hi Di your card is gorgeous I love the fuchsias. Yes please to the fabulous card. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Zoechaos said...

Thank you for your lovely comment on my Hanger Di, you'r right this is my first entry. Shouldn't be I'm always using up stuff. I am however a regular visitor as a list manager for Challenges for Days! XOXO

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oh and a Yes please to the gorgeous prize this week!
Dr Sonia

Liz said...

I loved this card the first time round, glad you're posting it again. Congratulations for being selected in the Allsorts top 5! Well-deserved. :-)

Lovely picks, I especially love the nautical box - great idea.

I'll be a Yes Please for just the die and stamp. I have an embossing folder already which is almost identical to the prize one. xx

Loll said...

It's such a beautiful card Di, that it warrants posting it a second time. :) Great design and pretty colours. Congrats on being in the Top 5 at All Sorts. And thanks for the shout for last week's Christmas card entry. I had a lot of fun making that card. xx

mamapez5 said...

Hi Di. I was so sure I had commented on these lovely fuchsias, but I couldn't find my comment. Now I have read your post properly and I realise I commented when you posted earlier in the week! It is still "blooming lovely", so I would like to be in the draw for the fuchsia die please, and the Inkylicious stamp, but I do not need the folder as I already have one very similar, and I love it and use it a lot. Kate x

Maura said...

Di, I love your fuchsia card - the flower is gorgeous, and I love the die cut and embossing - what a great combo!
Yes, please on the drawing!

Jane Willis said...

I love that fuchsia card, a well deserved top pick. Yes please to going into this week's hat

New Creations said...

Already in love with your Fuchsia card! What great picks! Kindly count me in your generous giveaway Di!

NinaS said...

Beautiful card and congrats to be Top 5 in the Allsorts Challenge. Yes please on the prize draw.

Sandy said...

I liked that card when I saw it for the Cuttlebug Mania challenge, and I still like it just as much. Lovely detail work all around.
I would like to be in the draw this week.
Thank you.

Karen said...

Your card is beautiful Di and I was so proud when I saw you were one of the picks at Allsorts too! Yes please for the die and stamp, I already have the embossing folder or a very similar to that one. Congrats to the ladies that were picked and Helen will love her prize too Karen x

Eemeli said...

Oh, you are once again spoiling us with such a generous prize. No need to say I'd be more than a happy bee to win those goodies.

I saw your card at Cuttlebug Mania. It is very pretty and I really like all those details you've put on it.

Have a nice day!


Carol L said...

Congrats to Helen for her win and for all the great notables this week as well. Your card is just stunning with that die and I love how you added the colorful blooms!
Playing just for fun this week, but thanks for another fun challenge :)

Heather said...

Such a beautiful card! You nailed the fuschia plant colors for sure! Thanks for picking my card as one of your showcases; such an honor. Would love to play for the ef and the sentiment, but would gladly share the die if I won. Thanks!

AlisonC said...

What a pretty card, I love fuchsias and hope to have some in flower soon. Lovely quilted look background too. Yes please I'd like to be in with a chance of the prize. Now I must go and look at all these amazing entries.

Darnell said...

It was lovely to see this pretty card featured twice on your blog, Di! Your selections are wonderful this week - congratulations to all! And congratulations to you on the well-deserved recognition!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

Margaret said...

Love your card Di, Fuschias are one of my favorite flowers. So glad you had a win with it. I will just play for fun today.
Margaret M

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wonderful card Di well done! and great picks by all the clever playmates, too!
Yes please to prize than you.
Thanks so much for the inspiration.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

EdenLand Designs said...

Your card is beautiful, Di!!! I love the design and colors :) Would also love a chance at the fabulous prize :) Take care!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love your card! It has the perfect amount of everything. Those flowers! Great picks to ogle as well. I too really had my eye caught by that offset square new home one.

Karenladd said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous Di! I just love the fushias and the pretty die cut label. The white embossed background shows those flowers off to perfection! Yes please to this week's amazing prize.

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Morning Di, JUst love your card so delicate and the colours are lovely. Yes please for a chance to win your great prizes.


K M Meena Herale said...

Hi Di,Thank you so much Di for featuring my layout and for such a wonderful words :) ....... Yes please for the lovely gift draw.


Linby said...

I do love fushias and this is such a pretty card, love the white space too. I'm saying yes please for the chance to win.

Tina Z. said...

o, thank you so much for picking my card, I am so honored. Your card is fantastic, I love your fuchsia.

Yes for the prize, please.
Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Tina