Thursday, 28 December 2017

Pixie's Snippets Playground Weeks 313 and 314 - Prize C

Time for another Christmassy 'Snippets Playground Celebration' prize - and it's a bit of a quirky one. Either that or the elf has been at Parsnip's secret drinks store in the Playground, snigger :)
I used:

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

- spotty and striped snippets of patterned paper from a Dovecraft 'Back to Basics Christmas' paper pack - love the contemporary look of these papers and I keep every tiny left over scrap

- the little elf and reindeer image was stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and a Stampingbella 'Elf with a Reindeer on Top' stamp

- coloured the image (to pick out the colours in the patterned paper) using Faber Castell Polychromos pencils and Sansodor Blending Solution, then tickled the pom pom and fur on the elf's hat with clear Wink of Stella

- used the matching die to cut the image out - and as usual I die cut a card template first to be sure it all lined up properly. Just tape the template aperture lined up onto the image, slot the die back in, add a little bit of extra tape to hold it in place (optional - and always use low tack tape of course) and it works perfectly every time

- attached a strip of spotty paper along the bottom edge of the card and 'reclined' the elf on it

- finally die cut a couple of banners using dies from the Frantic Stampers 'Stitched Fishtail Banners' set of three dies and my chosen snippets then glued them in place in the top left corner

- I opted not to use a sentiment on this card - it speaks for itself really!

I also made this card in time to enter it into Mrs A's current Butterfly Challenge. The butterflies are cocooned/resting right now so you can play along using Fairies, Gnomes, Elves, Pixies and Hob Goblins. There's still time to play - you have until 8pm on 2nd January. Go on - you can always make a snippets card if you haven't done so already and combine both challenges.

And here's a real coincidence, I Googled the name of the stamp and spotted a card over at Stampingbella with the idea of the elf reclining on a strip of paper - which I duly pinched! And guess what - the sample was made by Mrs A's very talented daughter. Thanks for the idea Faye!

And so, this is today's prize:
Of course, it's the same as the elf stamp and die I used for my card, along with a set of the stitched banner dies :) I really would like to keep this as one single prize to help keep postage costs down a bit - but, if you do have a burning desire for just the elf stamp and die together or the banner dies then please say so and I'll see what I can do! EDIT: Having thought it through I've decided that it's 'in for a penny. in for a pound' and if you would like one part of the prize only then if you win I'll do a second draw(s) for the rest of the prize.

At the end of all of the celebrations I'll do a massive draw session for all the prizes using the one Mr Linky - which is on the main snippets post HERE - so you do need to have entered one snippets make over on that post during this fortnight to be in with a chance :) Maximum of one entry please - to keep things fair for those who may not have time to craft - Mr Linky closes at 11am on Saturday 6th January.

Just leave a comment on this post if you would like the chance to win today's prize.

I see that yesterday's prize is especially popular - that Inkylicious Pine Trees stamp really is a corker and Sarn's card is absolute perfection.






51 comments:

Glennis said...

I would love to have my name in for this prize, thanks Di

Greta said...

I'd only want the dies, but totally understand needing to keep down shipping costs. Cute card & such pretty papers, Ms Di! Happy Holidays!

Fikreta said...

Love this card!
its so cute!
I will participate for this prize,thank you for the chance!

Sandy said...

Please count me in.

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

Very cute card :) yes please to the prize, thank you. Hugs

JennyH said...

Such a cute card Di, that stamp is pretty quirky isn't it?
Count me in for the prize, I'm always a sucker for banners : )

LesleyG said...

Super cute card, can I say yes please, please? Xxx

SHartl said...

LOL...this card is the cutest and I have to say that the quirkiness makes it even more fun. The dotted paper goes perfectly with that tipsy little elf so yes please to the prize!

Maxine D said...

Fun card Di - and yes i would love my name to go in the draw for this prize.
Blessings
Maxine

Jane Willis said...

Hahaha! I love that card and as for the stamp, I HAVE to have it, so I'd love to go into the hat and if I don't win it I need to buy it. I have a group of friends who used to help me when I ran a business - "like Santa's elves" as my (grown up) daughter put it - so we all refer to ourselves as The Elves and I try to make them an elf themed card every year. This year I'd run out of elf images and ideas so they got Cookie Cutter Christmas cards instead. Next year's card is now being planned....
Jane

Karenladd said...

Oh my goodness, yes please to this prize package! The stamp is beyond cute and those flag dies would be so handy as well. If I don't win this stamp I think that I'll have to buy it for myself because I just can't stop giggling every time I see your card!

Kath said...

A fabulous card and such a cute elf! I would love a chance to win this prize, please.
Kath x

Sandra H said...

Simply gorgeous card Di love the stamp prize and die set l won't be entering the comp for it but good luck to all that do take care x

Liz said...

What a fun card! Definitely too much alcohol....just look at those rosy cheeks! I'd love to go in the pot for a chance to win Prize C. xx

April Cheetham said...

That is the cutest card ever, Di! I love the reindeer's facial expression. Yes please to super prize Xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh my, how cute and fun card! It puts a smile on my face! :D
Surely I say YES for today's super-prize, please! :)
Hugs and Happy Holidays

Craftdee said...

Cute card Di , I have a "thing" for spotty Christmas paper... is that a bit weird? Don't answer that :-) Yes please to the fab prize, ta, Donna xx

Carol L said...

This is the cutest image, really! It's just fun all the way and I'm loving those fishtail banners too! Yes please to this wonderful prize!

Pat said...

Mrs A's daughter did a great job with the cute elf and stitched banners Di making a delightful card. Personally I would just like to play for the banner dies but quite understand if you don't want to split the prize. x

EdenLand Designs said...

Would love to be counted in for this prize!! Hope you had a beautiful Christmas!
Susan

Dr Sonia S V said...

What a cute little stamp. Count me in for the draw
Cheers
Dr Sonia

ionabunny said...

That is such a cute little gnome card. Yes please for a chance for this lovely prize. Hugz

Tina Z. said...

wow, amazing design, I love your elf.
Thank you for playing with us at Butterfly Challenge where I am a Guest Designer.
and yes for the prize, please, I love Stampingbella.
hugs xx

Carole said...

Cute card Di...and a yes to be in the draw please! xx

paperpapier said...

Yes please, count me in for the draw. Thanks for the chance.

Jane said...

What a fab card Di, the stamp and the dies are bril. Yes please to the lovely prize chance. Enjoy the post Christmas relaxation. Mine have all just gone home ! xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Di your card is gorgeous. Yes please for a chance to win this wonderful prize. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Di said...

Ha! I made the card Pat - but the reclining on patterned paper idea did come from Faye. She seems every bit as lovely as her Mum is too. I will split the prize - have decided it's in for a penny and in for a pound from now on :)

Di xx

Janice said...

Such a fun card Di, love the stamp! Yes please for this prize please, thank you.
Janice x

KandA said...

Super card Miss Di and that is a fabulous fun image xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Fun card Di, you havd bern busy... yrs please to dies only.. seems playground still very popular... which is grand. Shaz in Oz
x

Lady Joyful said...

I thought I'd already commented on this, but apparently not! Yes please to the prize - I'd happily have both or either :)

Kathyk said...

Ooh that's a yes please from me on this one too

Happy New Year

Kathyk

Lia said...

Ha, the stamp makes me smile: it's gorgeous, and so is your card. I am fond of 'stitched' dies, so I can not choose which I like the best. So: yes please to the prize...
Lia xx

Viv's Visuals said...

This was not me over Christmas..... honest! Yes please Di! x

Mrs A. said...

Ha, thought I recognised that as the Elf that Faye has visit her each year. Love your card here and he looks like he could sleep it off for a week. Hope he gets home/awakes in time for the party back at the north Pole. Thankyou for popping into the garden and playing along with all the other elves. Hugs Mrs A.

KathyA. said...

Love the little elf stamp. And... my dogs used to sit on me all the time. They tried for my head, but that was a definite NO with me! (I do hope that you get a little Woof soon. You, and Parsnip, both deserve a furball friend!)
PS I love both of these prizes!

Barb said...

It's the sweetest card Di. What a funny image. It's a yes please from me to be entered for the stamp only.

A magnum - lucky you and well done! I hope you get the woofer. They're the best and that might help to keep Parsnip in line. I did say might! Barbxx

Craftychris said...

Such a cool and fun card! The elf looks like me when I have had a few too many! Hic! Please could I just go in the draw for the dies please? Thank you so much. Hugs xxxxx

Nana Connie said...

Oh, Di, I love the mix of stripes and polka dots - what fabulous paper choices! Darling little elf and I'm sure he's just suffering from exhaustion after the Christma rush. Playing for the prize and happy to share.

Helen said...

Love the CAS style of your card Di - so cute!
I'm a 'yes please' for this prize :0)
Helen x

Marianne said...

Such a sweet image and card, Di. Please throw my name into the hat for this prize. Thanks.
Maianne x

Bunny said...

Cute card. Yes, please. I'm in for the banners only. Thank you. [Bunny]

Majda said...

Love this card - so cute!
I will participate for the elf stamp and die,thank you for the chance!
Hugs, Majda

Sandy said...

Di, since you've decided it's OK to split prizes, I'm really just in for the banner dies. Thank you.

Cara said...

I love this fun card, that elf is so sweet. Would love to play for the prize. I have now put my thinking cap (okay, tissue crown from a cracker) on to come up with a snippets idea!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

OMG, this is just THE cutest card. What a sweet & fun image.
Would love to win today's prize! Thanks for the chance. :-)

Karen said...

Your card is lovely! I would love the dies but not the stamp, hope that's okay lol! Wonderful work from you Di. I hope you are resting and not overdoing it Karen xx

Janis said...

Super-fun image on your adorable card! How splendidly perfect that the creative idea you found was from Mrs A's daughter!! It's so cute with the elf lying on the patterned paper like that with the wee reindeer and present stacked on his head.

Yes, please, to this prize package. Thank you so much for all your generosity!!!
<3 J

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Valerija said...

Wow, this is such a cute and fun image. Love this card.
Yes for the prize please.

kbrandy4 said...

Really cute card Di!
Hugs Hazel x