Sunday 12 February 2017

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 265 and 266 - results

Hello! It's halfway through the fortnightly challenge in the Snippets Playground so time for some 'picks' and the prize draw.

We also have a really cute Guest Designer snippets card this week, from the super-talented Jane Willis:
Such a fun card! Jane let me have the following details about how she made the card, but I do think it would be lovely if you could hop over to her blog and leave a comment there.

Jane said 'The dies I used are called Magnificent Christmas but I left out the Santa hats, by Yvonne Creations.  The owls and branches are cut from snippets, of course, and the border is a scrap left from a sheet of 12 x 12 that has made numerous cards. It had a scallop border all the way round, so I cut a strip with border and background from one side and then added a strip from another edge of the sheet. Instead of backing the owls in another colour or piecing in the breasts and beaks, I coloured them in with fine markers.'

And here's the lovely lady herself, I love this photo of Jane:
As most of you will know, Jane is a very prolific card maker, with a huge repertoire of techniques and styles to draw on, as well as a wicked sense of humour - which very often shows up on her cards :) She's been a loyal Playmate for ages and also was the very first person to put her hand up for a GD spot - so it was a natural choice. I wonder if you also know that Jane's a very good cook? She can whistle up some great dishes just from a quick rummage in the fridge and it's really worth checking her recipes out on her blog as well.

BTW, I have a list here of victims volunteers to be future Guest Designers and am happy to add your name if you haven't already stuck your hand in the air :)

So, let's move onto my picks from this past fortnight:

I chose this card, made by Alice, as it introduced me to a wonderful technique/art form known as 'Tangrams'. It's a great way to use up snippets and you can be very creative in the process as well - just Google 'Tangrams' to find out more. That's got you thinking I bet!

I love this 'New Home' card made by Helen. Plenty of snippets used and the single blue house packs such impact! A great idea, which I'll be pinching!

I think this card, made by Laurie, is a brilliant example of using up snippets really effectively. It has so much style and really stood out when I was looking for picks!

That's my three picks - as always a very hard choice, especially to keep down to just three. I focused very much on ingenious ways to use snippets which might inspire you - and could still have added loads more! We had 77 (whoop, whoop!!) Playmates joining in this past fortnight - with three new little friends joining us:
Sarah Mac
In the interests of speed you may have noticed that whereas I do adds a few words still about the fortnightly picks (mainly to say why I picked them) - I no longer add a few words underneath our 'new Playmate' entries, I hope you do go and say hello to them though!

And, I do so urge you to nip over and check out Sarah's account of making this sun catcher - some of you have already been and had a good giggle I see :) It will brighten your day I promise and perhaps we should appoint Sarah as our resident story teller/class comedienne!

Jeanne H

Welcome girls! Hope you came back and play with us again :)

Prize draw time now and our winner of the Sizzix 'Let's Travel' die set and the Avery Elle 'Handwritten Notes' sentiments stamp set is:
Well done Pen! 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.

That was a really popular prize and, as so often happens, I just wish everyone could have been a winner - sigh.  

Keep those snippets entries coming, you still have a week left to play HERE remember!

Love from the little white peril and me


  1. All striking picks Di, and I'll def look into Tangrams, sounds interesting.

    Waving hello to the newbies.

    Congrats to Sunshine Pen on her win.

    Hugs, Sarn

  2. Oops! Sorry . . . Forgot to say how much I love Jane's owl card. So cute & great use of snippets xxx

  3. How lovely is Jane's owl card....such cute owls and a fun design.Lovely picks as always Di, well done to Pen and always good to see new playmates.Enjoy your Sunday, hugs xxx

  4. Hi Di Jane's card is gorgeous I love the owls. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  5. Great card from our guest and I'm off to check out her blog. Great picks too and congratulations to the winner.

  6. So happy to be your first guest designer, Di - especially as SARN tells me there is to be grog in the playground this week! However I have a formal complaint to make - about the amount of time I had to spend cleaning my monitor after following your instructions to check out Sarah Mac's post - you didn't include a "Do not read while drinking tea and eating jammy toast" warning!

    1. Sarah is a cracker isn't she?! I always have a good chuckle at her posts - even when she isn't fighting with Elmer's Glue :) xx

  7. Oh and I should also add about the photo - it took two professional beauticians five hours to get me looking like that! I don't generally spend 10 hours getting ready to leave the house....

  8. Lovely GD card by Jane so clever the playmates in th playground as well, lovely choices Miss, have seen some, which is good. Well done Pen on her win too!!! 😊
    Thanks for all your hard work too!
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  9. Such a lovely card from Jane and wow again stunning picks too! enjoy your day xx

  10. Wow thank you so much :) will email you now. Stunning picks too x

  11. Jane's owls card is just delicious!! So sweet and great design with her snippets!Congrats for her GD!!
    Thanks to have picked one of my tangrams card, I really enjoyed made them!:D
    Congrats to the other ladies, too, and to Sunshine Pen for her winning!

  12. Great to have Jane as your first GD Di and with a beautiful card with the two cute owls. Wonderful picks this week and congratulations to Pen for winning last week. x

  13. Wow, I was really surprised to see that you linked to me as a new player here! That is so sweet! This is a super fun challenge and I can see from the pictured projects that it really helps people become very creative! Thanks for hosting!

  14. Very nice work thanks for sharing!!!

  15. I like Jane's owls! Such a cute die! Congrats on her GD feature! Very happy to see my friend Alice's tangram! Very cool way to use snippets! I enjoyed seeing all the lovely snippets picks! Congrats to the winner as well! Well done, everyone!

  16. What a surprise and fun treat to see me welcomed as a playground newbie. Thanks ever so much, Di and all those that commented. I did get the pink card into the mail yesterday; hope my grand daughter likes it.

  17. I love your cards and Jane's. Did you know that this week Jane joined us as a Design Team memnber at CD Sunday. We love her designs as well.

  18. Love Jane's card, have left a comment and a great choice for your first GDT, come great picks for the showcase too.

    Kath x

  19. Gorgeous GD card, Di and great picks. I'd be honored to be added to the list of GD's, just let me know in plenty of time. Please!
    Em xxx

  20. Great picks as always. Such fun and creativity. Those folded triangles "tangrams" are very intriguing, indeed!

  21. Great picks Di, I could not pick between them and those tangrams are just fabulous! Will be looking into those now xx

    1. Sorry Jane I am rushing around too quickly! Great card too, love the owls xx

  22. Great picks for the week as always and congratulations to Pen for her win. It's lovely to Jane as Guest Designer and I'm sorry to be late with this comment. Not slapping my wrist as it's a bit painful today. Barbxx

  23. Totally missed this last week!
    Love the variety of styles in the picks...and thanks so much for choosing mine amongst them! :0)
    Helen x


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