Sunday 11 December 2016

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 259

Well, this is a post that almost didn't happen! Still playing catch up here but wanted to at least kick off another Snippets Challenge in the usual way.

Here's my snippets card for this week and, once again, what you see on this card isn't the weekly prize:
A close-up of the Wink of Stella sparkle :)
I used:

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

- snippet of purple card from the snippets folder, embossed using Taylored Expressions 'Twirls and Swirls' embossing folder

- then trimmed to slightly smaller than the card front, a snippet of mauve ribbon wrapped around and stuck in place at top and bottom using red line tape

- little snippet of mauve ribbon just tied around the flat piece of ribbon - it's easy to hold ties like this in place with a tiny piece of red line tape behind the knot to adhere it to the card

- the pre-coloured image is from a LOTV Art Pad called 'Fairies', die cut using a Tonic Studio circular die and embossed just by running a ball tool around the reverse of the die cut before removing it from the metal die

- the sentiment is from a LOTV sentiments set called ''Fairy Sentiments', stamped using the Misti and Memento 'London Fog' ink
- glued the die cut onto the embossed card front and added some tickles of clear Wink of Stella to the wings, skirt and the 'pom poms'

Now for the weekly peek at the picks:
Jane's posts about dear little Daisy are always a delight to read, this week Daisy wrote to Santa with a wish list for a yo-yo and a ball for Christmas! Bless her. Jane also brought this lovely card to share as well. Isn't it sweet - just waiting for Santa! :)

And still on with grand daughters, Andrea (KandA) shared this delightful card - made for her beloved grand daughter who lives over in Australia. So sweet (that bear is very like Parsnip!) and I do love the way the sentiments are on baubles - great idea!

Kitty's 'stair step' Christmas card is a thing of such beauty! So much wonderful detail and it really is a pure delight! Do go and see, there are lots of closer views.

A couple of months ago, Connie won an accordion card dies set in the Playground. I love to see folk using their prizes and was delighted to see this 'take' on the accordion card - a square instead of one long card - brilliant idea!

Jenny made this really fabulous poinsettia tree - what a gorgeous decoration! Think of the time and patience to die cut and assemble all those marvellous little poinsettias alone!

I wanted you to see this card, made by Hazel (kbrandy4) as not only is it really beautiful - but the colouring is stunning! Brilliant use of Pro markers there.

Love, love this stunning lantern, made by Lia! The pure white with those deep red poinsettias is just fabulous. And you can also pop a little LED tea light in as well - perfect!

See that stripey paper background on this lovely card brought to share by April? Well, it's made using snippet strips! Clever stuff and there's a really good link to a SU video over on April's blog so you can have a play yourself!

Alice made some wonderful flowers to pop onto the tops of tins containing candles - lots of fabulous close-ups over on Alice's blog too - the flowers really are beautiful! 

That's my picks for this week - 9 in total - and every single one is Christmas related too! More picks than I thought I'd have time to share with you - and, as always, do please check out last week's links. There's some fabulous ideas!

We had 48 Playmates joining in last week - with one new little friend joining us:
Do please go and say a huge 'Hello' to Sarah Mac - who made these adorable Christmas jars. Such a lovely idea. I've been following Sarah for a while now, along with Sarn, and she's hilarious. Always trying out new ideas, and never afraid to blog about her disasters, and very, very funny!

Come back soon Sarah - ha, we may even get you into card making some day :)

Prize draw time now and our winner of the Roll Away sticky roller and refills is:

Well done Janice! 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:
It's two Couture Creations 5" x 7" Embossing folders - here's a better look at the designs:
'Compassionate', a great favourite of mine.
'Early Songbird', which I think would look beautiful just with an added sentiment in the centre. Or, just use one or other of the embossed bird patterns maybe for a smaller panel/card.

Now, to make life easier for me I really would prefer that both embossing folders make up a single prize - it cuts back on packing and posting at such a busy time of the year. BUT, there are in fact three pairs of these folders to be won! So, if you want to play - you do have three chances of winning!

The Snippets Challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 17th December. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day. I do have some plans for over the Christmas festivities - very similar to last year - so be sure to keep your eyes peeled.

A maximum of ONE entry and please say in a comment if you wish to play and be a possible winner of one of the prizes. 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 :)

Have a lovely week! Only two weeks to go until the big day! Big hugs from Parsnip, and of course me -


  1. What a cute LOTV image Di and love that purple colour and such a pretty embossing folder and ribbon to finish, also lots of fantastic Christmas creations highlighted this week and congratulations to Janice for winning last week. If I get my card in I am a 'yes please' for the embossing folders, and how generous to have three sets to give away. Hope you are feeling a bit better too. x

  2. Lovely card, Di, the. LOTV images are adorable and this one is no exception. Love all the purple too. Great picks this week, such a variety of different projects. Congratulations to Janice on her win.

    I'll be back to play later, but just for fun this week. xx

  3. wow! all creations are wonderful!

  4. Didn't intend to be the fist to link up but gives lots more time to play up in the treehouse, Get well soon Miss.

    Gorgous LOTV card, don't do cute as you know but so love to see what others do and if I did it would be LOTV.

    B x

  5. A lovely card Di and fabulous picks too. I didn't make it into the playground last week - too busy writing all of my Christmas cards so I can post them this week. I'll see you soon and would love a chance to win this week's prize.
    Kath x

  6. Love your make (well you know I would, it being coloured in my fave!), FAB-u-LOUS selection of picks again this week.

    Yes please this week


  7. Fantastic picks Di. Some really inventive projects there - and some requiring plenty of patience.

    Absolutely LOVE your LOTV card. I have that image as a stamp and you've made me want to get her out to stamp and colour her for a future card! Thanks!

    Hope people do go and visit newbie playmate Sarah . . . she just cracks me up!

    Congrats to Janice on her win too.

    Hugs, to all xxx

  8. As always your card Di is lovely and again the pre-coloured images from Lotv is a stunner love the embossed background and the ribbon added too! another great showcase and congrats to Janice enjoy your prize sending lots of love xx

  9. Such a pretty card with the lovely little fairy. Great prize this week too so could my name please be included this time. Hope you are feeling better.

  10. Good morning dear Di....please get well soon. You have been in the wars and need to be fit for when the Man in the red suit comes to visit. Thanks for picking my LOTV card, like you I have such a soft spot for their stamps..despite being quite a mixed media girl. I love your card, that wink of stella is beautiful. Well done to everyone else too and yes please to the super prize chance this week. Huge hugs xxx

  11. And now also for the right challenge (left you a hilarious comment at previous playground post). Yes please for the prize and what a lovely pastel color scheme on this week's card...very cute little fairy.

    Hope you will feel better soon.


  12. So you did have a fairy after all! Love the dark purple backing to the delicate lilac of the LOTV image. Their girly images always make me smile.
    I still think if the one in boots kicking her birthday present that I sent my granddaughter one yr. Hope your back is holding up and that Len & Parsnip are doing all the running around. I see the ducks have put their decorations up on the duck pond. What I wanner know is how the heck did they get that humongous tree up. Don't try telling me they swam out with it to the duck island!!!! Thnkyou for fluttering by my challenge. Much appreciated. Hugs Mrs A.

  13. Hello Miss. Can't stay in the Playground for long - am still coughin'.
    Just for fun for me please this week. xx

  14. Yes please, would love to have a chance to win these awesome embossing folders!
    Tx, Heaney

  15. So cute, your little fairy is adorable. The picks are more amazing than ever!

  16. I'm honored that you chose to feature my Mantle Ornament, Di. Thank you. I'll be playing this week but only for fun. Love your darling little card and purple is my favorite color. :-D

  17. Must be something in the air - love the fairy. Hope you are feeling bit better this week Di. Love chance go in the cup for a prize. xxx

  18. Such a gorgeous fairy card Di, someone will love that when they receive it. Love the picks this week, especially the gorgeous Poinsettia tree. I'd love to be part of the draw this week.

    Sue xx

  19. Oh, my tins have been picked, thank you!! Congrats to all the other ladies and to the winner!!
    Your Birthday card looks amazing in liliac, beautiful sparkling and such gorgous embossing! This LOTV fairy is one of my favourite, so sweet and cute!!

  20. Wow so many gorgeous projects! Love the tree too! The embossing folders are gorgeous! I would love to win them! Hugs, Robin

  21. Such a cute card Di! Yes please to the fabulous prize :)

  22. Super card Di, love the EF background and even me, who doesn't care for things with wings can't resist those LOTV fairy's.
    Fabulous picks, congrats to all.
    Have a good week.

    Kath x

  23. Love your card Di, and only playing for fun this week

  24. Just saw on another blog that you had been a bit 'under the weather', and wanted to pop by to say hello, and hope you're on the mend now. Enjoyed the delightful little fairy on the lavender embossing. Cute composition and works great with all those little Elves at Mrs A's just now. Also had a scroll through some fabulous highlight entries, and saw a few familiar names & projects I've enjoyed when blog visiting. Hopefully can get back around tomorrow to see some of the other entries from this week. The tiny white bear on the card looks just as I imagine Parsnip to be! So cute. TFS & Hugs.

  25. Your card is so pretty Di, I do love the LOTV images! I can't believe I am the winner of last week's prize....thank you so much! I know this tool will be really useful. I'll drop you an email with my address.
    Another great selection of picks this week, such a treat to see them all. Hope you are feeling a little better.
    Janice x

  26. Oh my goodness Di, there I was minding my own business looking through all those lovely cards and the great crafting projects and up popped my Christmas jar with your lovely worse - thank you SO much lovely. I'll definitely be visiting the playground again and who knows, might give card making a bash, you know it's going to involve a hot glue gun and a trip to A&E if I do ;-) xxx

  27. Ummmm, yes, I DID mean to type WORDS not worse ... x

  28. Oh Di, that's such a darling birthday card you've made, and I love the subtle sparkle on her fairy wings too! Adorable make! I hope by now you're feeling much better too. Congrats to Janice and all of the wonderful notables this week - can I just say WOW to everyone's amazing creations?! Nice job everyone! I'm playing just for fun this week Di, but thanks for another fun challenge :)

  29. Love your fabulous LOTV fairy with her sparkly wings. Super inspiration with all the christmas picks this week and so chuffed to see my card amongst them.
    I'm only playing for fun this week as I did happen to buy some embossing folders a bit ago and still not got around to using them! Hope you're taking it easy and resting up that back xx

  30. Hope you are feeling better today Di, well done on getting the post out and your lovely card made this week despite being poorly. Yes please to the embossing folders should I be lucky enough to be picked

  31. A very pretty card, Di. I love the embossed background and that is the cutest fairy ever. The showcase is, as ever, fabulous - there's couple in there I somehow missed seeing. Congratulations to Janice on winning last week's draw. As I particularly love embossing folders I hope you will count me in for this week's draw. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  32. Love your fairy card. Are you sure that WOS isn't violet? It picked up the purple so well!

  33. Hi Miss Di & the lovely Parsnip.
    So sorry to hear you have been ill if it's what I have got not nice at all.
    Hope you are soon feeling better.
    Thank you so much for featuring my tree in your featured tops.
    Congrats to the other featured creations too.
    A big congrats to Janice on her win.

    Your card is very sweet and what a super design.
    I keep finding I am having trouble concentrating with this darn cold.
    Will be back hopfully with my effort for this week later this week.
    Lots of crafty love and big get well hugs. Jeny L.

  34. What a pretty card Di! I love the purple and the adorable fairy. Her striped tights are a fun little touch and remind me of my 3 year old whose favorite activity is dressing up. All the Christmas picks are making me feel in the holiday mood, which is a good thing since I have a lot of presents to wrap. Yes please to the beautiful prize this week and Merry Christmas!

  35. I entered! Yes please for the chance to win these fab embossing folders, they are gorgous!
    Have a lovely week!

  36. What a sweet card this is. I love her image and those fairy wings. I'm so happy to see from your previous post you were feeling well enough to cook. The quiche sound delicious.

  37. That sweet fairy couldn't be any cuter and I especially love all the shades of purple that you used. Purple is a color that I like but almost never use because I'm never sure what other colors go with it, and it's a hard one to coordinate with. You, however, have done a fabulous job! The weekly picks are just gorgeous and so festive. Congrats to all the picks and the winner from last week...and yes please to this week's prize!

  38. Love this cute fairy image from LOTV! Love all the little details and soft purple, so adorable! Great picks again! Congrats to winner! And Yes please for the prize this week!

  39. As always your card Di is lovely! I love her image and those fairy wings. Great picks again! Congrats to winner! majda xx

  40. Your card & the picks are especially wonderful this week--thank you all! I'll play for the folders this week--just love dry embossing! Happy Holidays to everyone!

  41. Your card is a sweetie. Such a great image.

  42. Lovely card Di and great picks too...must be really difficult. Hope you are winning on the health front and yes pop me in the draw this time round please, hugs xx

  43. Very beautiful card with the cute image.
    Yes please for the prize.
    Hugs, Valerija

  44. What a sweet card! I love the purple and the sparkle on her wings! So pretty! Would love to play for the prize this week; thank you!

  45. Hi Di,
    Well some lovely work by the Playground folk that is for sure...
    I do love your wee fairy card too and well done on joining Mrs A's challenge sadly I've been non joiner thus far! but it isn't done yet..

    .... those elves have been really bad haven't they. Glad they dont like summer weather downunder!!!
    I will say no thanks to the lovely folders, as I was given some recently and feel someone else should have the pleasure.
    Thanks so much for the inspiration.
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

  46. I am thrilled about choosing my latern into the top-3! It was so much fun making it and now it shines it's light every day.
    Have a nice day,

  47. Hi Di, such a cute fairy with her glittery wings! Super picks and thank you so much for choosing my reindeer! Yes please to lovely prize. Hope you are feeling better. We continue to cough on and on...Hugs, April xx

  48. Hi Di,
    Hope you're feeling a bit brighter and that Parsnip is behaving - after all Santa will be coming by soon if he is good! A fab card, love those LOTV precoloured images - wish they still did them. Fabulous selection of picks this week, it's so nice to see what other peeps have made - especially love that super cute bear in the Christmas jar!! I'd like to play along for the prize this week - thank you!
    Look after yourself, love Jacky x

  49. Hello, Di! I'm back online after a week of computer troubles! I have a lot of catching up to do! I hope you are feeling better these days! Thank you so much for choosing my card as one of your picks! I had a lot of fun making that one - a special card for a special person! Congrats to all the picks and to the lucky winner as well! Your snippets card is soooo cute! I love the sparkle on the wings! I would love to win your awesome prize, so please count me in! Sending healing hugs and wishes!

  50. Wonderful cards and other projects! I hope you are feeling a bit better now, dear Di!
    This time I think I want to play AND to have a chance to win. The prizes are great!
    Hugs, Liv

  51. Hi Di! Lovely card, i love this lotv image! Would love to win this weeks prize and thank you for choosing me in your top picks!
    Hugs, Hazel xx

  52. WOW such gorgeous gorgeous picks and such a lovely embossing design. Sorry I had not visited you since some time. Sharing my daughter's creation and do count us in for the prize

  53. oh wow, stunning card, I love these cute images!
    and yes for the prize, please - I love embossing folders (I am sorry I made a mistake - I only entered once but I put #2 to my name :(.
    thank you so much for your lovely card which arrived at our home.
    have a great weekend.
    hugs xx

  54. ooh just linked in time! Missed last week so wasn't going to miss this week too! I like joining in! Your card is gorgeous! Such a sweet image and I love the embossing in the background. Fab picks too! I would love to be in the draw please for the fab folders, thank you! Take care and I hope you are ok! Hugs Chris xxxxxxx

  55. Such a cute image, Di. Very sweet. X


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