Sunday 7 May 2017

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 277 and 278 - results

Hello once again! Time for the fortnightly round up of  the Playground which includes our latest Guest Designer, some 'picks' of the fortnight and of course the prize draw.

Gosh I was lucky to have a Guest Designer this time around, it had totally slipped my mind - thankfully my choice was able to oblige. And it's Em of 'Creative Em' - who made this brilliant snippets card:
Love this card Em, fabulous die cutting - sigh, more on my wish list!

And this is what Em said about the card, but do hop over to her blog for more detail and also to say a 'Hello' please:

Dies are from Spellbinders, Die'Sire and Creative Expressions and the aperture is backed with a snippet too.

And, here's a photo of Em, another lady with a mischievous twinkle about her:
Em Louise Fairley's Profile Photo, Image may contain: 1 person
Em has been blogging since 2013 and I had a fascinating time reading her blog. This gal lives in the North West of the UK, yet seems more American than English. She's a brilliant card maker and a very loyal Playmate, rarely does she miss a snippets challenge. Even Miss Marple here couldn't really piece together very much about Em's personal life. She might be a Mum, she might not. She probably has American blood in her, but perhaps not. I think she possibly lived in the USA once upon a time, but maybe I'm wrong. In short, Em is a bit of an enigma - and I admire her for keeping us guessing! This much I do know, she has a very strong faith and also a very kind heart. Oh, and she's a great photographer too - that much I managed to trace!

Look at this:
 Photograph - Red Squirrel Climbing by Em Fairley

How about that then? Not only a squirrel, but a red one. And they move so fast too!

Thank you so much Em for making such a stunning snippets card as our Guest Designer this fortnight, and also for stepping in at such short notice. Saved my bacon!

In future I'll make a point of emailing for a GD as soon as the interim post (like this one) is published as it really isn't fair on any of you. Normally I'm in reasonably good time - and in fact if this happens again I'll most likely just have a week minus a GD rather than mess people around.

So, let's move onto my picks from this past fortnight - tough call as always! In the end I opted for three picks which I reckon any one of you can CASE fairly easily with goods you have to hand. It doesn't mean no work of course - just that the inspiration is there for you to have a play:

First of all, we do have a Gold Star winner this week - and I'm sure you'll agree that this card is such a worthy entry:

From comments left by a few of you over at Carol L's blog - you also think it's a pretty amazing way to use up lots of little snippets. It's made up of a variety of squares and strips - then embossed to give the quilted look! Absolutely fabulous! Do collect your Gold Star badge from the side bar Carol :)

I also love this card, made by Jane W. Such a great way to use up snippet strips with some embossing, and either a punch or a die cut at the bottom of the strip. Clever stuff. The sentiment at the bottom right just finishes it perfectly!

This is a design I keep forgetting about - and it's so perfect as well as being a super way to use up snippets! Janice brought this lovely card to share with us - and of course you don't need to stick with just four squares, although I love the symmetry of four. Irene who used to play here was so good at making cards like this - using 'inchies', often a panel of six or nine of them. A really versatile idea folks!

That's my three picks - I do hope they will inspire you as well girls.Of course we had loads of fabulous ways to use up snippets, so I do recommend that you grab a cup of coffee and spend some time visiting blogs - the thumbnails with links are always there for you to look back over. For this fortnight I homed in on three ways to use snippets in a sort of geometrical way - but, as you all know, the possibilities are endless.

Numbers are looking good in the Playground, 70 of you joined in this past fortnight - with no new Playmates.

Prize draw time now and our winner of the Kaisercraft 'Butterflies' stamp set kindly donated by Megan, the Crealies 'rings' die, kindly donated by Elizabeth ....... and the Inkylicious 'Friend' sentiment stamp set from me is:
Well done Lynn - 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.

I'm sorry if anyone feels that I should already have a note of your address if you've been a previous winner by the way. Asking you to email me does confirm that I have an up to date address - and that you haven't changed your minds about the prize of course :)

Keep those snippets entries coming girls, you still have a week left to play HERE remember! And the prize is a popular one, a diagonal stripes cover up die plus a Memory Box sentiment die.

I'm finally off for a hospital visit at Rheumatology this coming week - but am not holding my breath that they'll be any help at all with the back problem. Murphy's Law as well - this latest flare-up is subsiding again down to a bearable level. I doubt if I'll be entering any limbo dancing competitions just yet though!

Love from the little white peril - and of course from me too


  1. Congratulations to Em on her GD spot. Super card, love the dies used, especially the lattice one. (I can't see the card on my iPad on this post Di, so popped over the Em's blog to see her lovely creation.)

    Great selection of picks as usual. ๐Ÿ˜Š xx

    1. Thanks Liz! I think it was how I copied it from the email Em sent to me. Have now picked it up from her blog post and hope it works OK. Too late for me to check on my Samsung Notepad but it's fine still on the laptop. Much appreciated! xx

    2. Photo okay on my iPad now. xx

  2. A lovely snippets card from Em. Super picks too and a very well deserved gold star to Carol. Well done to all. I'm glad to hear your back pain is settling a little Di and agree that unless there is an underlying inflammatory joint disease there is probably little the Rheumatologist can offer other than physio, pain management etc. Fingers crossed for you they can help. Hugs xxx

  3. Plenty of ideas here for future snippets cards and a great card from your guest designer. Hope the hospital visit goes well

  4. A beautiful card from Em and congratulations on her GD spot and I love the open trellis design of the card. Wonderful featured cards again this week Di and well done to Lynne for winning the lovely prize. I hope your hospital visit goes well and that they do come up with treatment that may help and glad that the present flare up is subsiding somewhat. x

  5. Em's card is so pretty and I love the summary you shared about her. I was completely floored to realize I've won the "golden star award" with my snippets make - thank you so very much! Congrats to Lynn for her win as well as to Jane and Janice. I already see some CASing in my future :) Do take care of your back Di, I'm pretty much in the same boat and it isn't fun to live with pain but keep your positive outlook and you'll find joy where you least expect it :) Sending healing (hugs)

  6. Em's card is gorgeous and her photo of the red squirrel is fab! Super cool snippets picks this week! Congratulations to Lynn and I hope your hospital appointment goes ok! Hugs xxx

  7. Congrasts to Lynn and all those featured. I have been following Carol L's blog for a while now and she creates a lot of lovely snippet cards. Have a great day!

  8. Gorgeous card by Em and I just love her photo of the red squirrel. Spent £1 .13 so far!! 87p left in the kitty. Could well be cooking the fish in the microwave tonight. Smart meters. Who'd have em, hugs Mrs A.

  9. Di.
    Great picks. Love the pic of the squirrel.
    And good luck with your appt. I see you don't have high hopes, but I'm hoping for any relief for you. Living with pain is no fun. Sending you hugs and good vibes. Take care of yourself.
    ps. THANK YOU for your sweet comment regarding my DT post. I hope that happy dance wasn't too painful. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    Trina ๐Ÿ˜˜

  10. Love every single card in this post, Di--so much inspiration! Glad your back is better & hope they have some helpful suggestions for you! Hugs, Greta

  11. Fabulous card by Em, and especially so at short notice. Great picks again this week and I hope your pain is improving. Cara x

  12. Congrats to Em for her GD and to the lucky winner! And a BIG Congrats to the soooo talented blogfriend Carol!! :D I admired her card on her blog and I'm very glad to see her work spotted with a gold star here! So well deserved!

  13. Thank you for choosing my card as one of your picks this week Di. I'm pleased to say my 'sewing' friend loved it.
    Fabulous card from Em, super card picks and congratulations to Lynn on her win.
    Hope your hospital visit is successful this week.
    Janice x

  14. Brilliant picks and congrats to Lynn Hayes on her win.

    Good luck at the Hopital (yes, I deliberately spelled it like that!)

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  15. Many congratulations Em your card is gorgeous you have done yourself and Di proud another fab selection congrats all and well done Lynn enjoy your win hope all goes well at the hospital Di sending lots of love xx

  16. Thanks so much Di! I'm honored to be featured and humbled by your words. An enigma. Me? Who'd a thunk it? Grin.

    Congratulations to all winners and thanks everyone for your comments - I started thanking y'all individually but Google thought I was spamming. Yikes!

    Thanks again, Di.
    Em xoxox

  17. Hi Miss Di and the lovely Parsnip.
    Congrats to Em on her Gd spot and her card is gorgeous and very lovely.
    Great picks as usual and congrats to them all.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  18. Congratulations on your GD spot, Em. All I could think of when I see the name Em was Auntie Em from the movie The Wizard of Oz. I think everyone always wanted an Auntie Em.

  19. Brilliant picks, such simple ideas but versatile too. I can see me having a go at these. Well done Em too, a beautiful card and die.

  20. Great Snippets card by Em, and love the picks too, Miss, some brilliant ideas... well done Lyn and thanks for sharing each week too ๐Ÿ˜ŠYou're appreciated.
    Hugs Shaz.x

  21. I'm back from my travels having had lots of granny-cuddles, Di I know you'll agree with me they are even more special when you have to travel abroad to get them! Lots of wonderful cards showcased here, I'm delighted to see I am among them. Well done everyone.


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