Sunday, 27 November 2016

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 257

OK, so that was a much easier week with the back issues and so long as I still rest when it tells me off (and cuddle up to the heat pad, which is my new best friend) am feeling loads better! Yay 😍

So, I made a snippets card, but nothing on it is on offer this week - due to a very generous prize donation from Viv which I can't wait to share with you. I do still have some wonderful donated prizes in the Toy Box, so please be patient if you sent goodies and I haven't yet offered them.

It was a bit weird to have a totally free hand with my Sunday Snippets card rather than be guided by the prize on offer, and this is what I made:
I used:

- 4.25" x 5.5" white card blank, tent style

- a panel of white card, die cut using a Lil' Inkers 'Stitched Rectangle' die and glued to the card front, with a snippet of white fun foam backing to whole panel to keep it evenly raised

- a selection of Christmas trees, punched using SU's 'Tree' punch and little snippets which were stored in the back of my favourite LOTV ''Frosty Christmas' paper pad

- glued the trees in place on the card front - tip, I arranged them first and then just popped a little pencil dot above the top of each tree to help to position them when I glued them in place - then rubbed the dots off of course!

- pink metallic Josy Rose nail heads on top of each tree

- stamped the word 'joy' using Brilliance 'Mediterranean Blue' ink pad and a stamp from the Personal Impressions 'Many Greetings' set

- final touch, just three pearlescent sequins

I'd like to enter this card for the current challenge over at Merry Monday #223 - Dark Blue, Light Blue & Pink.

Now for the weekly peek at the picks:
Preety showed the journal she's been working on, made using an up cycled diary. There are loads of wonderful photos and lots more detail over at Preety's blog - love it!

I think this is such a lovely card, made by Sue (Zouave Cards). Love the bold butterfly against such a pretty embossed background Sue!

This marvellous Christmas tag really caught my eye this week. Made by Pat - and aren't the wonderful citrus colours fabulous with the gold? So different and really striking.

Isn't this card adorable? I love the Memory Box 'Piestra Tile' die (don't use mine enough!) and those darling little pups - just so cute! Andrea skipped into the Playground waving this lovely card.

I love this card, made by Janice. It's so elegant and really eye catching - a great example of using white with navy and a touch of silver. Great for 'batch baking' too!

This is a great card, made by Kath. Wonderful papers for the blue backing and such a lovely image as well - all pulled together in Kath's very distinctive clean and fresh style.

Gloria came to visit this week, with this card and tag set. Isn't it brilliant? Love the tea set theme and stamping the deer and tree design onto each piece is so clever!

This is the sweetest Christmas card, made by Sandra. The little dancing poppet is just so cute and Sandra added lots of lovely embellishments and pretty paper as well - love it!

And last, but not least, here's another Christmas card with a fabulous image. Made by Hazel (Kbrandy4) and beautifully coloured then co-ordinated as well. 

That's my picks for this week - again, nine in total but as always I could have gone on for a lot longer.

We had 49 Playmates playing along last week (doubtless Thanksgiving kept quite a few of you occupied) and no new little friends joining us.

I did giggle a little while ago at something I spotted on line:
Anyone relate to this after their Thanksgiving turkey dinner? πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

Prize draw time now and our winner of the Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Festive Collection 'Silent Night' die set is:
It's about 14 months since Liz last won a prize according to my records. She's almost always the first person to comment on my blog posts (Playground and any others that appear during the week) and rarely, if ever, misses a week in the Playground. Plus, I often choose Liz's fabulous work as a weekly pick - she's one of our die cutting queens and has been responsible for a lot of my 'must rush off and buy that' moments! So this win is well due and very much deserved.

Well done Liz! Can you please drop me an email with your address in and I'll post your prize off as soon as possible! My email address is on the right hand side bar.

As am sure you girls know, I always ask for confirmation of your addresses now - ever since I made a wrong assumption and we almost lost a prize!

This coming week's prize is:

A package arrived here out of the blue recently, containing the above items, very kindly donated by the lovely Viv - it's a single prize consisting of three parts. All from the Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Caribbean Island Collection, there's a St Kitts die set and two co-ordinating stamps called 'Tumbling Leaves' and 'Butterfly Trellis'. The lovely thing about this set, from me peering at the stamps and dies through their packets, is that the co-ordinating stamped images will be beautifully die cut using the largest die in the set. Or you can use the set to layer up the die cuts of course, just like Sue Wilson does. A really super prize - and Sue Wilson again I see!

The Snippets Challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 3rd December. 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. It's so much a 'set' that it will not be split up at all folks! 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 :)

Here's an important piece of news girls - our Playmate Brenda is having a fabulous Christmas giveaway of a Tattered Lace Crossover Machine over on her blog HERE.

I'm certainly entering into the draw as my beloved Cuttlebug is not working at full steam and I suspect it might be a bit worn out - bit like me really 😞

Have a lovely week! I'll still be rationing time at the desk - plus, I really need to get my rear end in gear for the Big Fat Man in the Red Suit! It's December soon, it's just four weeks to go until Christmas Day when this post appears - help!

Big hugs from Parsnip, and of course me -


Liz said...

Just checked this blog before going to bed and saw that I've won the prize this week! Thank you SO much! (Doing a Happy Dance here!)

Love your card, so clean and fresh looking. These are my favourite Christmas papers, I'm trying to make my paper pad last as long as possible, saving all the tiny snippets.

Great selection of picks again, Di.

I'll be back later to play, but just for fun as I've won the prize this week. It will be another super prize for the lucky winner. xx

Greta said...

I adore your card, Di--beautiful patterned trees! Congrats to all the lovely folks highlighted from the last challenge! Hope to play along for the wonderful prize! (The cartoon is just too cute & so true--haha!)

Glennis F said...

Congrats to Liz, great picks this week Di

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Well deserved Liz, so happy for you, enjoy your die!!! πŸ˜„
Hugs, Shaz.x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Another great prize Miss, very generous indeed. What lovely playground folk there are, needless to say I say yes please to prize.
I'm ever so glad you're feeling more chipper and yes "we need to live within our limitations" as my wise mum used to say.
Wonderful cards too, by your dear self and also our playmates. I'll be back as have some snippets cards in wings. God bless dear Di,
Thanks for sharing,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Jane Willis said...

Well done Liz, can't wait to see what you create with the die

Jane said...

Lovely to see you win Liz...well deserved xx

Jane said...

Good morning dear Di and I'm so glad to hear that your back has been easier this week.Your card is such a lovely tree scene. Those LOTV papers were brilliant..I have that set and miss that I will not be able to replace it. Lovely picks as always and yes please enter me into the challenge this week. We have Daisy staying until this's been such a fun but exhausting weekend! Thanks as always. Hugs xxx

Jane said...

Draw not challenge of course....Nanna is a bit tired after the 6am start..lolol xxx

Glennis F said...

Yes please for this fantastic prize

brenda said...

Just love your funky trees Di, makes for a very modern looking card. And great picks as always, I fell in love with Andreas in the week, those puppies are adorable.

Thanks for the plug on my giveaway, I in turn need to thank the TL people as well as you might have guessed.

I can't blame Thanksgiving on not joining in last week, just things still taking forever and crafting was very limited during the week - note to self, must do better. An even more important note, must do some Christmas shopping before I start creating havoc in the Playground.

B x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Hi Di, I'm pleased to hear the thing are getting a little more comfortable for you this week and I hope that your health continues to improve. I love your card and the weekly pics are fabulous, great choices. Yes please, I would like to be in with a chance to win this week's prize. Happy crafting, Sandra x

Aquarius said...

Pleased to hear you are feeling much better. Love your card with the triangular trees and of course always enjoy seeing your picks from the previous week's entries. I already have this die so only playing for fun this week.

Sue - said...

Well done Liz!

Sue - said...

Pretty card Di! Thanks for choosing me as one of the picks! Yes please to the prize if I manage to play this week.

Lia said...

Your trees are so simple to make, but all together they make a beautiful scenery. I love it!
Lia xx

Sandra H said...

So pleased your able to do more not a lot but at least your becoming more mobile! l love your cards so adorable is that paper l have that pack and l love it your trees are just gorgeous too! another great showcase and thank you Di for showing mine l love that image and have lots of various cards made from the same image many congrats to Liz enjoy your win and have a lovely day sending lots of love xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Hi Di...pleased you are feeling a little better and are able to do more..
lovely cards in this weeks pick and of course your card is great...
yes please for the draw


Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Hi Di, hope your back is going well! Your card is so sweet and clean, love it very much!! Great choice of DPs for these trees!
I entered in the challenge, and YES PLEASE for the draw! Wow, this weekly prize is just fantastic! Love the versatility of all SW items and these aren't an excepion! How many possibilities with this set! Cross my fingers... LOL
Congrats to LIZ, I'm so glad for her won!! And all the week's picks are wonderful, congrats to theladies!

Helen said...

Glad you're feeling better Di!
Love your pretty patterned trees - such lovely soft colours!
Fab picks as always!
I'm playing just for fun this week...and to try do something about my ridiculous snippets mountain!
Helen x

Kath said...

A fabulous card Di - I love the LOTV papers. Thanks for choosing my card as one of your picks this week too. I'll be in the playground in the week, but just playing for fun this week.
Kath x

KandA said...

Thank you so much for including me in your picks this week Miss Di. Must say I LOVE your card and it's such a great way to use up those fabulous LOTV snippets... I reckon this one will be well CASEd around blogland. What a super prize and very generous of Liz but I'm just playing for fun again this week. Take care and get yourself fully fit xx

Pat said...

First off thank you for including my tag in this week's picks Di, tags are a bit of a departure for me but thought I would have a go. I love your pretty trees and they are sitting very happily on the stitched rectangle. I must say blue is always a favourite of mine for Christmas. Congratulations to Liz for winning the draw last week and a big thank you to Viv for this weeks wonderful set of prizes, and I am a definite 'yes please' if I get my entry in. Things are getting a bit busy now Christmas is fast approaching, and my cardmaking has to speed up Glad that you had a better week last week and hope this trend continues so you feel a whole lot better by Christmas. x

Pen Sunshinepen said...

AFternoon Di, what a great selection of cards again this week and what a great prize. Well done Liz on winnig this week. Would love a chance to win this weeks prize. Good luck everyone. x

KT Fit Kitty said...

I'm glad you're feeling better, Di! Hope you continue to improve each day! Your snippets card is so cute! I love those patterned trees! That's an awesome punch you used and such a great way to use up your snippets! Congrats to Liz on the win! I enjoyed looking at all the picks! So well deserved! Thank you to Viv for the awesome prize - I would love to win - I am sure I'll be back to play along this week at some point!

Robin said...

Glad your feeling a bit better. I know backs can be a problem as mine is awful. Congrats to Liz! These are all such beautiful creations! A lot of talent mixed in here. I'll have a card for you in a couple of days. Thanks for offering such beautiful prizes. I would love to win. Hope your week is one of continued healing. Hugs, Robin

Jules said...

Hi Miss Di

So pleased to read that things are still heading in the right direction for you. Keep up the good work!

Loving your Christmas tree card. Lovely soft colours.

Great picks and inspiration as always.

Just playing for fun at this end.

Love Jules xx

Karenladd said...

I'm so glad to hear that you're feeling better, but I'm sure you're looking forward to the day when you can leave your heat pad behind. Your sweet little card is so pretty, with those punched trees and snippets! Yes please to the beautiful prize on offer this week...and thank you again for the craft inspiration.

Karen said...

Very happy to hear you are feeling much better now Di. Bad backs have to be listened too, sadly. I love your card. Such lovely fresh colours and design: I seem to be stuck on a more fussier style right now lol!
Yes please for a chance to win those stamps and the die, will try to remember too pop over to Viv to thank her for the chance. Wonderful picks from all the talented ladies too. I hope you have a lovely pain free week xx

Elizabeth said...

Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better, Di. Resting is the answer. Lovely card - I like the non-traditional colours. I've been challenging myself try something other than the usual red, green and gold and I'm having fun with it. Another lovely showcase this week though I'm not sure how you keep to the limit - there are so many fabulous makes. Congratulations to Liz on winning last week's prize. Please count me in for a chance to win this week's prize - that set is gorgeous. Take care of that back. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Mrs A. said...

Great minds think alike with the Christmas tree theme. Must say they look fab here in the blue shades. Stick me in the pop this week please. Hugs Mrs A.

SHartl said...

Congratulations to Liz and to all the weekly picks. I just love the variety of designs and beautiful crafting. Your card makes perfect use of the different patterned papers and is so festive and Christmasy! Yes please to the prize, and so glad that you are better Di!

Kathyk said...

Sorry to be so late to the party this week but .. busy weekend!!! Lovely make and selection again this week. Just uploaded my entry - just playing for fun again this week


Megan J said...

Hi Miss Di, another great make for Christmas using up some of those little bits and pieces, would look great against kraft papers too with the cool blues. Glad to hear your back is easing up heat pads and hot water bottles do some great work there. Playing just for fun this week... have a great week... Megan

Erika said...

Hi Di, actually managed to play along this week, killing two birds with one stone so to speak. Loving all the cards on this post great snippet inspiration. Your tree arrangement is beautiful for the festive season.

Happy crafting, hugs Erika. x

Carol L said...

Congrats to Liz on her win and I see a few cards this week that I might have to CAS - one of them being yours Di! I LOVE all those coordinating blue trees with the stitched rectangle! I'm playing just for fun this week, but do have a good week ahead and take care of your back!

kbrandy4 said...

Lovely card Di and thank you for choosing me in your weekly picks!
Hugs, Hazel xx

kbrandy4 said...

Forgot to say i would love to be in with a chance for the lovely prize!
Hugs, Hazel xx

Sarn said...

Really love your very modern Christmas tree card with the blue hues.

Fabulous picks, as ever.

Have a lovely week. Good to hear your back is improving. Take it easy mate.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jane Willis said...

Love the colour scheme of your card, such a pretty change from traditional Christmas colours. Yes please to the draw this week

Sarah said...

As ever I'm in awe of all you talented people - lovely, lovely cards :-) xx

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

wow! thanks so much for featuring my art journal pages :) I loved all the creations on display and the geometrical trees in your card are great! I love the geometrical sensation that's happening in the crafty world- plaids, triangles...its wonderful! I have submitted another art journal page for this week. I have to say I find the process very interesting and liberating primarily because I feel like this is for me, there are no rights or wrongs, so in my journal I can just express whatever I want :) hope you are feeling better. Would love to play for the prizes so yes please!
Hugs and warm wishes

Wanda said...

YAY for feeling a bit better, love the cuddles with the heating pad are helping. Beautiful projects picked this week. I'll be back in the morning to share my card this week and I would love to play for the very generous prize from Viv

Donna said...

Having a free hand to play is such a liberating experience, don't you think?
Love what you'be created here, Di. Those gentle tones are so pretty. X

Kimbo said...

Beautiful card die, lovely fresh look. Glad the back pain is easing, hope it continues. No thanks to the prize this week. Take care x

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Di, can't see the linky, although I'm on lunch break at work so will try when I get home if my internet is behaving! :)

laurie said...

Glad you are feeling better! lovely card...the blues are so soft and pretty!

JennyH said...

Very pretty card Di, love the cluster of trees in cool colours as I am gearing up for a hot summer Christmas : )
Thank you Viv for a very generous prize, so YES PLEASE definitely count me in : )

Anonymous said...

I enjoy playing along on your challenges!! Such lovely makes! Thank you so much. Hugs :-) See you next challenge!!! And yes please for generous prize, Majda

Janis said...

Love your pretty card with the lovely blue patterned trees and pink stars on top!! It has such a soft, dreamy look to it, esp with the iridescent sequins floating down! So glad you are feeling some better.
Great picks this week, as always, and a big congrats to Liz!!! Also, thank you to Viv for donating the fabulous prize. Yes, please to it!!
Have a great week!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely card Diane. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely prize, Yes for me!

catherine said...

Just found your challenge blog and really excited to play along with you all. Great cards featured and a great prize for the chance to win. Thank you and I'm looking forward to playing along again

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I really the ease and simplicity of your tree card, Di. I was just looking at the stamp set in my stash the other day thinking how sad it has never been used (eek). I know I have the punch stashed somewhere as well. Great picks to look at and be inspired by. Yes, count me in for the prize one I post my snippets.

Janice said...

Congratulations Liz!
Janice x

Janice said...

Great picks this week, thank you for mentioning my one Di :-) Love yours this week, great trees!
Congratulations to Liz, and yes please for the draw, thank you.
Janice x

AlisonC said...

I love your little blue trees, so pretty and I'm glad you've had a better week. Amazing cards in the playground, as ever, they are a wonder. Yes please to the draw. x

BoΕΌenA said...

Projects DT are really great! Thanks for the fun, willing to take part in the prize draw. Thank you and best regards,

Darnell said...

Beautiful patterned trees on your joyful card, Di! And amazing picks again! I really appreciate all the inspiration! And that froggie foto, omg, I karacked up! I STILL fill that way and look that way!! So glad your back is doing better and you are being a good girl as far as not overdoing things! Cheers to it continuing to get better and better!! Hugs, Darnell

Valerija said...

Wonderful card. Love the colours and papers you used.
Yes please to the draw.
Valerija xx

Eemeli said...

Lovely card this week. And very inspirational too, I started immediately thinking that is a one great way to destroy a huge amount of snippets 'cause you can make these in almost every color scheme there is. Gotta put this idea on behind my ear.

I will be back tomorrow with my make. Lovely prizes and it is a big yes please if I am the lucky gal to win them.


NanaConnie said...

I should have a post by Friday but will just be sharing for fun this week. I'm working on cutting out Christmas gift tags from snippets and scraps in an attempt to use up as many as possible before the end-of-the-year clean out. By the way, I happen to have the die sets which are the fabulous prize this week and I love them dearly! :-D

Heather said...

Very pretty! Love how you used all the different patterns for the trees. Would love to play for the prize; thanks for the chance to win.

Sandra H said...

Just playing for fun Di x

Gloria said...

Beautiful cards!
Thank you so much for spotlight my card!

Viv said...

MISS!!! I'm here!! Just for fun though cos I don't want me prize back! LOL
Thought I'd see what everyone had made this week whilst I had ten minutes - these Playgrounders are getting to clever by half......x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Didn't think I would be taking part this week, but made it by a whisker.
I'd love to go in the draw for the generous prize this week.

Sue xx

Paper Lily Leaf said...

Hi Di, yay for heat pads! Hope your back isn't giving you too much trouble at the mo. I love your card and picks, but I also very much liked your frog picture - it struck a chord with me :-) Yes please to super prize. Hope you have a lovely weekend, hugs to you and Parsnip, April xx

Craftychris said...

So glad you are feeling better! Awesome news! Its fabulous the heat pad gives you some relief too! Gorgeous picks and congratulations to Liz! I would love to be entered into the drawer for the fabulous prize please. Thank you so much! xxx

Tina Z. said...

I am so glad you are feeling better :). your card is so lovely - I love winter trees.
yes for the wonderful prize, please.
take care and have a great weekend.
hugs xx

scrappymo! said...

Your tree die is lovely. Your field of trees is so pretty!