Sunday, 18 February 2018

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #320

A lovely blogger (Sandra) who we all know and love, has moved house recently. And what better reason to make a card!

So, today's snippets card was for Sandra and we all send you our love and best wishes for a happy time in your lovely home!

Anyhow, this is my snippets card for this fortnight: 
I used:

- A6 (about 6" x 4") white card blank, tent style

- then I sort of built from the top downwards by die cutting the HOME word using a snippet of aqua coloured card, backed with Stick-It adhesive sheet and a Sugar Pea 'Home Sweet Home' die

- set that die cut to one side and then die cut just the house (plus a bit either side) part of the die again, using a snippet of Christmas red card, also backed with Stick-It adhesive sheet and set it aside

- then I took a bigger piece of white card (snippet again) and did some rough calculations with a wavy stitched edged die and the HOME die cut - plus a stamp for the sentiment

- once that was all worked out we were ready to roll

- first of all I stamped the sentiment itself using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and the Misti along with a sentiment from the Sugar Pea co-ordinating 'Sweet Sentiments 'Home' stamp set

- then die cut the white panel using my Creative Dies 'Wonky Stitches Nested Rectangles' set, took the full HOME die cut (aqua) and adhered it to where I wanted it to sit (bit of a ruler, pencil and eraser job here folks!)

- then snipped off pieces from either side of the red die cut HOME house and stuck the red house on top of the aqua one, pressing it down really firmly

- added the little leftover aqua heart, windows and also a little red heart die cut to the front panel and now the main panel was done, sigh of relief

- added a narrow Christmas red layer behind the white panel - another snippet

- die cut the next size up in the Creative Dies 'Wonky Stitches Nested Rectangles' from some more of the aqua card snippet and layered it onto a narrow frame of Christmas red

- glued it all in place  and then onto the card front and job done!

So, here's this week's Snippets Playground prize:

I enlarged the photo so you can see the variety of sentiments. It's a Sugar Pea 'Home Sweet Home' die and also the Sugar Pea co-ordinating 'Sweet Sentiments 'Home' stamp set. Loads of variations to choose from in the stamps and the die is such fun! You certainly could inlay this one quite easily - but I'm still recovering from my last inlaying marathon of that scribbled glittery heart!

Remember, as a general rule, I won't be splitting prizes in future - so these make up one single prize. I've already said, if you enter the draw really only wanting one item, and you win, then feel free to give the other one to a friend. Although, I would hope you agree that both items are a lovely 'pair'.

As always, the Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 3rd March. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day.

It's a maximum of ONE entry and please say in a comment if you wish to play and be a possible winner of the prize. Please also link back to the Playground in your blog post to be eligible for the draw.

Remember, if you link into the Playground and don't say clearly that you're wanting to be in the draw then you will be bypassed if your name comes out of Mr Linky. I'm sure you all know I ask for a positive 'yes' - just in case you're playing only for fun. Thanks!

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 :)

Be sure to call back next week to see the winners of last fortnight's 'Lil'Inkers 'Love You More Than Words Can Say' did and the pack of XCut Adhesive Glitter Sheets. Plus a Guest Designer and fortnightly picks of course.

By the way - I did give Len both Valentine's Day cards in the end - and yes, he was tickled by the play on his surname!


Love from Parsnip (he's still swooning over all his Valentine's Day cards. Odd really, it's the same familiar bear-like scribble and kisses plus a few smudges of his favourite choklit on each one - aw, bless him)  and of course from me,


77 comments:

Liz said...

What a super card, Di. Great colour choice and I love the HOME die. I'm not surprised that Len was delighted with his card, it was a very clever play on words....and to get a second card was a real bonus!
I'll be back to play later and I'll be a Yes Please for the lovely prize. xx

Di said...

Ha, ha Liz! I knew this die was right up your street when I was making the card!

Hugs

Di xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely CAS for your friend, it looks amazing!

Pat said...

What pretty layering with the soft green and red Di and I love the wonky stitched dies you have used, and the home die is a useful one to have in the crafting arsenal, and the words to go with them a great bonus. I am a 'yes please' for the lovely prize. x

vinita jain said...

Super cute CAS one! I love the soothing green Layer with red! Love the text with Cute Home!
Count me in,Will be back with my snippet card soon! Love this die with super cute sentiments!

MaryH said...

Think this is just the prettiest 'housewarming' card I've ever seen. Such a clever use of the home die, and it looks darling with the red house replacing a letter. (in log cabin quilting, the red center always represented Welcome Home, or at least that is what I was taught in quilting class!). The white & aqua with the pop of red, pretty color combo. Love the stitching pattern on the rectangle dies too. (sort of looks like quilting stitches too!) Sandra will love this one. TFS & Hugs

Sharon Fontenot said...

Love your card. Yes, I would like to play for the prize. -Higgledy Piggledy

LesleyG said...

Such a sweet home card, at first I thought you'd had the sewing machine out, until I read the 'how' and zoomed in a bit! Love it, and also Mary's quilting tip! Xxx

LesleyG said...

Oops meant to add I will just play for fun xxx

meg said...

love the layout and card, would love to win your prize

Kath said...

A lovely CAS card and a great design too. I'll be in the playground soon and would love a chance to win the prize please.
Kath x

Jane said...

What a lovely card to make for Sandra..super dies and design. I will be back with a snippets card soon and yes please from me Di for the lovely prize. The sun is back again today..whoop whoop..time to tidy the back garden. Happy Sunday and I'm glad Len loved his cards xxx

Fikreta said...

Gorgeous card!
have a nice day
hugs

Nana Connie said...

Congrats to Sandra on the new home (although I don't envy her the unpacking part)! I'm playing for fun this week even though I'd love to have that die. :-D Great card, Di. I really love the stacked layers and the CAS design.

Carol L said...

I hope Sandra is all moved and settled by now, and I know she'll love this pretty card you made for her! I just love the simplicity in the design with those great colors and wonky stitched panels too! Yes please to the prize this week and so glad Len enjoyed his cards :)

Jane Willis said...

Really stunning CAS card, I love the way you've switched around the colours of the house. Yes please to this fortnight's prize
Jane

EdenLand Designs said...

Your card is fabulous!!! Love the die, and the sentiments are perfect!!! I'd love to play along for the chance to win the prize :)
Susan Sudbury

Greta said...

Lucky Sandra--your card is so delightful, Di! Wonderful prize & I hope to get an entry made to be in the running for it!

Christi Conley said...

Oh I want to PLAY :) Thanks for the chance :) :::making rooster sounds - grateful you can't hear me :::

Kathleen said...

A really super card and a lovely set of dies, great choice of colours too.
Glad Len liked his Watts card, that light bulb will certainly come in handy.
Watts up, if he is not feeling well.

Watt another Birthday .

I'd better stop there I think.

Have a good week Di.

Kath xx

Swissie said...

What a great card, Di! (As always ...!)
O yes, please, I want to play and to be a possible winner of this great prize.
Hugs,
Liv

Kathyk said...

Morning

Just uploaded my snippets entry .. fab make from you, Di, and I'd like to say YES PLEASE to an entry for the prize draw, thank you

Kathyk

Lia said...

A great card Di. I think CAS cards are not easy to make but you did a great job!
Lia xx

Bunny said...

I love the "Home" die with the home used as the O. It's a cute card.
Yes, please, I'm playing for the chance to win. Thank you. [Bunny]

Em Louise Fairley said...

So cute! As far as I know, I will be playing, so it's an advance yes please from me xoxo

mamapez5 said...

What a great card for you friend. I love the little house that fits on the word, and the sentiment is perfect to go with it. I love to be in to win this set. I haven't done much crafting lately but it is good to be back. Kate xx

Sarn said...

LOVE the look of this card and it's sure to be well-received by Sandra. Brilliant die cutting!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Di, well love your card and I would LOVE TO BE IN FOR THE WIN....
I have had to re-follow the blog as seems google must have played a few games with us..Hope my snippets are accepted...hugs...[aNNie' blog]
 ❤️

Christine Alexander said...

Love that die cut, such a sweet card and I would love to win :)

Maxine D said...

Ooops - Di can you please remove my entry #16 - I did not intend to enter here, but was not looking as I was linking up, and I had your page open ... sorry
Blessings
Maxine

Janice said...

A fabulous new home card Di. I love the stamps and die set...a new make to me, where have I been!
I would love to be entered into the draw please, thank you.
Janice x

Sandra H said...

Thank you so much Di for the housewarming card l loved it took pride and place on my mantleplace and what a great snippet card too! nearly settled still got lots of boxes in the garage to be sorted once the weather starts to get warmer l will be in there sorting them out although not sorted my crafts stuff out yet but hopefully l will get back on track with that take care sending lots of love x

Di said...

No problem - it's been removed :) x

Jenny L said...

Hi Miss Di and the lovely Parsnip.
Yes please if I'm lucky.
Oh what a wonderful card and I love your wonderful design of this it's brilliantly created as always.
Your cards always have such a clean and crisp design, and very beautiful workmanship too.
Thank you for all your hard work involved in the super challenge.
Hugs for you and Parsnip.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Cara said...

What a lovely card, so thoughtful x

Carole said...

Lovely card, Di - beautiful colour choices! Yes please for the chance to win the prize! x

Lynne in NI said...

Gorgeous card Di, love your colour choice and that little house die is sooo pretty! Yes please to be in your draw.
Oh, and I'm glad Len loved both his cards!

Janis said...

Such a pretty card, Di! Love the layering with the narrow red mats that tie in the red of the house. So perky and happy!!! Yes, please, to the prize set.....a really nice pairing of gifts!

Thank you for this challenge!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Karenladd said...

Oh, I really love your CAS card and that HOME die is just so fun, and unique. You used one of my favorite go-to color combos too...red, white and aqua! Yes please to this prize.

KandA said...

Fabulous new home card Miss Di and that is a really super die. I was sat on the fence dithering about going into the draw this fortnight but decided (finally) to play just for fun again when I get my card linked up xx

Donna said...

What a fabulous card, I struggle with new home cards so yes I would like to be in your drawing, thanks for the fun!

kbrandy4 said...

Fantastic card Di! I would love to win this fab prize!
Hugs Hazel x

ionabunny said...

That home die cut is so cute. Your card is really fun. When I get linked up I would love to be included in the draw please. Hugz

Megan J said...

Hi Di, a gorgeous colour scheme and love the sentiment you used with the diecut, I'm skipping in with a card this fortnight and playing just for fun... Have a wonderful weekend... Megan

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Di! I love your gorgeous card! Beautiful colour combo, awesome CAS style, and the die looks amazing! I'm sure your friend Sandra will love it! I love the die and beautiful sentiment stamps - please count me in the draw - would love to give these a new home! Thanks for your weekly inspiration to use my snippets! I use them on practically every card anyway so I only link-up when I use an abundance of snippets. Despite this, the snippets never seem to disappear, do they!

Darnell said...

I LOVE your snippets card, Di!! I'm going to have to put that home die on my wish list and think about it, since I have two other home dies! I thought at first glance that you had replaced the O with a little tiny house! Oh, shoot, okay, I'll be greedy and ask that "yes," please Miss, put me into the draw for this once in a blue moon. If I get picked, I'm going immediately to buy a lottery ticket, lol! Actually, no, don't put me in, I'd rather it go to one of these other ladies and I'll take a coupla three days to sleep on whether to get it. I don't have any SugarPea things, so this could be the start of a big order! Hide the wallet, tape down the "BUY" key on the keyboard!! I hope you are doing well, my friend! Love and hugs!! Rambling Darnell

Valerija said...

What an adorable card. Yes please for the wonderful prize.
Valerija xx

Lady Joyful said...

Adorable card! Yes please to the prize :)

Karen said...

I love the die and sentiments so yes please for the prize Miss Di! I had fun using up some snippets so thank you for the encouragement to do so lol! I have multiple files of them right now so I'm doing my best to use some of them up Di. Have a lovely weekend xx

Heather said...

This is super cute! I loved the house die as soon as Sugar Pea Designs released it and I LOVE how you highlighted the house with the bright red; so fun!! I would love to win this time, thanks!

ellyscard creatief said...

Love your card. Yes for me please Diane.

Diane said...

What a lovely card, and the die is so unique, haven't seen it before, so CUTE.. I haven't been here in a long while and I finally found some 'me' time yesterday and have a card to enter...yippee...so yes for me please, I mean how can one resist!!

Tina Z. said...

yes, I love your card too, such a beautiful CAS and the home die is just perfect. Yes please to the lovely prize.
we are now having winter school holidays here and we have a lot of snow, finally :)))
have a great weekend
hugs xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Di I am quite AWOL cos am away :-)
... but wanted to snatch time to comment.. adore this set and the card made so lovingly also.
Thanks for running this challenge so glad so many join. In would live to wib this set.
Hugs lotsa love Shaz.x

Lia said...

We can better stay inside our house these days and make it HOMEly and sing: Baby it's cold outside!! Best weather for crafting and making a card with snippets for the challenge! And the prize is a yes!
Lia xx

AlisonC said...

I've made it to the Playground to jump in all the frozen puddles and skid around on the ice. I hope Parsnip has his hat and scarf on. This is a very cute card and I do like the colours you chose. Just playing for fun. x

Nonni said...

Love the colors of your Snippet's card! Very unusual color combo and I really love the two-tone sentiment too. Thank you once again for the change to win, I love the prize and will of course be super happy if I win it! Have a fun, crafty weekend!

KandA said...

Just popped back with my snippet xx

Craftychris said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous and so cute! What a gorgeous die and I love the colours you used. Yes Please! I would love to be entered in the draw for the fabulous prize, thank you. Hugs xxx

SHartl said...

Oh my, your card is so fresh looking and really beautiful. I love how you made the house in a different color than the sentiment to make it really pop! That wonky stitched die is so fun as well. Yes please to this prize!

Aquarius said...

playing for fun this time

Carole said...

Love your card Di....please include me for the prize draw this time around.

Glennis said...

Yes please for the prize

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW what a gorgeous present...please do count me in for the prize. Have entered a project in collaboration with my lil one!
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Sindhu said...

Please do count me in for the fabulous prize..Thank you so much..

scrappymo! said...

Hello Di
Finally got my Rudolph days card linked up here. Apart from the card base itself, these were completely made with snippets!

Yes please for the prize...it is wonderful.
Your card is so lovely. The die looked great of course and I really liked the colour combo you chose.

Jules said...

Hi Miss Di

Loving your card .. .. that home die is gorgeous.

Great colour choices from you too.

Hope all is well with you. Just playing for fun from this end!

Love Jules xx

Craftdee said...

What a great card... and what a great bunch of "goodies" you've used in its construction. So that's a big "Yes Please" to the prize draw Miss Di, thanks, Donna xx

CornishKat said...

Yes please for the prize Di
Katrina x

Helen said...

Awesome card Di - love that colour combination!
I'm a 'yes please' for the prize draw.
Helen x

Eemeli said...

Love your cas creation for the playground. Oh, there are so many sentiments that could fit perfectly with this die or any other "new home" related images/die-cuts. It is definitely a YES PLEASE from me :)

Hugs,
Eemeli

Margaret said...

Hi Di I know its been a long time but life gets in the way and my computer is driving me nuts but it will have to wait till i get back from my trip before I decide whether or not to replace it.
Love the card you have made and as usual I am just playing for fun.
Big hug for Parsnip hope he is behaving himself.
Hugs
Margaret M

Margaret said...

PS Had a senior moment. Had to come back and enter my card DOH!

Linby said...

I finally made it - yes please to the prize. You will probably wonder what the fuss was about but your mind is a maths one mine is not!

Mrs A. said...

Just playing for fun Miss. I came over to play snowballs and picked up a pile of what I thought twas snow and it was a darn duck!! So now not only do I have frostbite but I have a chunk out of my nose courtesy of a rather irate duck. Hugs Me.

paperpapier said...

Yes, please for the chance to win a prize.

Di said...

Yup, the ducks weren't very happy with the snow. It's melting ar a rate of knots now - hooray as we hope the decorators will return to finish off the job on Monday and then the ladming and stair carpet can be laid as planned on Wednesday. Fingers crossed - and the temperature (so far) sure is rising!

Hugs

Di xx