Sunday, 21 May 2017

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 279 and 280 - 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.

We have another Guest Designer this fortnight, and it's Alison C of 'Cranberry and Eggplant' - and this is her fabulous snippets card:
Brilliant, exactly the sort of card I've been showcasing lately and a perfect way to use up little snippets. But these aren't snippets of already patterned paper, it's white snippets, stamped to create the patterns! What a fabulous idea, so precise and neat as well!

This is what Alison said when she emailed me her card image and photo, but do hop over to her blog for more detail and also to say a 'Hello' please:

I'm excited to be the guest designer at Pixie's Snippets Playground. 

Since playing along in the Playground, I've got into the habit of reaching for snippets before cutting into a new sheet. In fact I don't really like starting a new one!

Having said that, I still have a mountain of snippets. Mine are mostly white so that's what I wanted to use here. Apart from the base, all the rest is snippets.

I punched the squares then used lots of different stamps to create the patterns on the squares but the same two ink pads.

Thanks so much to Di for hosting the playground and keeping it all going. It's so inspiring to see the many and varied cards which people are clever enough to make. You'd think we'd run out of ideas but we never do!

And, here's a photo of Alison ......
Another happy, smiling face :)

When 'scouting' around her blog, I discovered right away that Alison is a keen gardener, in fact she grows a wide variety of stuff in her garden (complete with chickens and a poly tunnel for plants). She loves cut flowers and always has a vase or more of them in the house - picked from her own garden. This is a recent example:
Gorgeous isn't it?!

Back to crafting, this is what I gleaned from Alison's profile: she's a Mum to three grownup offspring, who certainly has crafting in her blood with sewing, lace making and also hand making paper as 'strings to her bow'. It's only about five years since Alison actually took up paper crafting. And what a long way she's come since then - I would be delighted if more of you follow her (pretty please)!

Thank you so much Alison for making such a stunning snippets card as our Guest Designer this fortnight, it's a real pleasure to have you as GD - and to have learned more about you in the process of course! Running the Playground is a real pleasure for me - more so since we switched to fortnightly challenges - and without you girls there would be no Playground!

So, let's move onto my picks from this past fortnight - tough call as always! I stayed with three picks - no special theme this time, just cards that really caught my eye - as well as using snippets in an inspirational way of course:

This is such a clever card, made by Alice (scrAPamondo)! The theme of the main challenge that Alice created this for was a Venn diagram (that took me back in time!) and I just love this card - sheer ingenuity.

And what a super card from Lynn (Linby) as well. Lots of little snippets used to create this brilliant scene - very cleverly done so that the perspective is just right as well. And, Lynn has been putting a new die cutting machine through its - Crafters Companion Diamond Press. Very dinky and just perfect for using with snippets - don't shoot me, I'm only the messenger!

And last but not least, AJ made this fabulous 'concertina' card. It's absolutely amazing and there's lots more photos of the card over on AJ's blog. So much attention to detail - it's been a real labour of love! Lovely images, ribbons, lace and plenty of sparkles make this into a really special card to be treasured.

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.

57 of you joined in this past fortnight (thought it was a bit quieter in the Playground!) - with one new Playmate:
Monica finally came to play with us - all the way from Singapore! I lived in Singapore for three absolutely wonderful years as a child so am especially delighted to welcome Monica. I adore this card - the look on that frog's face is something else 😃

Hope you come back to play again soon Monica!

Prize draw time now and our winner of the MFT 'Diagonal Strip Sentiment Cover Up' and Memory Box 'Sketchbook Imagine' dies is:

Well done Megan - 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.

Keep those snippets entries coming girls, you still have a week left to play HERE remember! And the prize is a MFT 'Chevron Edger' pair of dies and a set of Waffle Flower 'Flora Cat' stamps.

Do remember it's Rudolph Days coming up on 25th until 31st May - over at ScrappyMo's! Time to perhaps make a Christmas card or two?

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


Fikreta said...

those cards are great!
congrats to Megan!

Liz said...

Brilliant snippets card from Alison. What a clever idea to use white snippets and make her own 'patterned' paper!

Super picks again and I love Monica's card too with the adorable little frog. xx

Megan J said...

Hi Miss Di, a wonderful card from Alison, love the stamped images onto white to use them up, I'm in the middle of making use of some more snippets, a wonderful selection of cards this week, as always and some new techniques to look into. Thank you for a wonderful prize, I'll send you an email in a while! Have a wonderful week... Megan

Jane said...

Good morning Di how lovely to meet Alison and her lovely card. What beautiful flowers she grows too...wonderful! Great snippets pics and hello to Monika. I am hoping to get out into my garden this afternoon if it can stop raining to plant up my summer bedding..I'm very late this year..I think a certain baby boy might be the cause..LOL. Hugs xx

Aquarius said...

A great idea from our latest guest designer - off now to visit. Lovely choice of 'picks' too and congratulations to the lucky winner.

Sarn said...

Fab Snippets card . . . Great way to use up lots of (previously) white Snippets.

Congrats to Megan on her win.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

What a geat idea with the snippets card I have lots of white card thanks for sharing xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Thanks so much for having picked my Venn CAS :) and big congrats to the winner and the other ladies! Alison card is so lovely and such a surprise reading that there aren't dp scraps! Fab backgrounds stamping and really a so brilliant idea!! Well done!!

Sandra H said...

Many congratulations Megan and another great showcase as always Di xx

Pat said...

A great snippets make from Alison and a great idea to make her own colored and patterned squares, a very pretty card. I love the featured cards and congratulations to Megan for winning the last challenge. x

Barb said...

A great snippets idea from Alison and super cards from Alice AJ and Lynn. Congratulations to Megan. Barbxx

Greta said...

Great cards from all! Bet Megan will enjoy her lovely prize! That is one gorgeous vase of flowers!

Kathleen said...

Some really love picks but the one I really like is the is the new Playmate card, really made me smile.

Kath x

Em Louise Fairley said...

Wonderful picks, Di.
Em xoxox

Amanda said...

Congratulations to the winners, some great cards x Amanda

Linby said...

snippet stamping eh! could go in all sorts of new directions that one, such a great idea. Thanks for showing my card this time. L x

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Thank You for picking my birthday fun fold as one of your faves this week. Congrats to Alice (scrAPamondo, Lynn (Linby) and Megan for their win as well.

AlisonC said...

Thank you to everyone for your lovely comments and the warm welcome. Great picks again this week, some amazing creations, it must be so hard to choose! What a talented bunch.

Jenny L said...

Hi Di,
congrats to Alison on her GD spot, and congrats to Meg and the featured cards.
My Alison's card is amazing and such a very beautiful design, and super use of snippets.
What a very clever and talented lady.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Loll said...

Wonderful card from your GD, Alison. Great way to use up snippets! And such lovely flowers from her garden. Looking forward to playing along with my snippets. xx

scrappymo! said...

Some brilliant picks here...loved that first pick...such a great use of snippets.
Allison's card is wonderful. I really liked the design and great use of her snippets as well as her stamps!

Janice said...

A lovely selection of makes Di! Congratulations to Allison GD spot and to Megan.
Janice x

Darnell said...

Great picks to showcase, Di! Congratulations, ladies! And it's lovely to see the talented Alison as your guest designer, with her lovely card and flowers! Thank you for doing the little bios for us!! Hugs, Darnell

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Beautiful winners well done all x