Sunday 25 February 2018

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge # 319 - results

Well, this post almost didn't make it - purely as we're pretty busy here at the minute and I didn't even find time to sort out a Guest Designer for this fortnight - despite having a healthy list of names.

However, I do have my own snippets card(s) which I'd forgotten about. I made a batch of six of them, all identical, ready to enter into ScrappyMo's Rudolph Days Challenge. Then I realised it starts today and closes on the last day of the month - February is a short month remember, so get your skates on.

I wanted to use a little die set that's been languishing here. I was reminded that I had it when Greta posted THIS lovely Christmas card on her blog in December of last year.

I just love her design and was sorely tempted to do a straight CASE of it - but, although the little angel is made in a similar way with glittery pink wings etc. - I did stop myself from doing a straight 'pinch' of the whole thing!

Do hop over to see Greta's original card - and this is my version below:
I used:

- 4.25" x 5.5" white card blank

- layer of baby blue pearlescent card as a 'frame' for the embossed layer

- white pearlescent card, embossed using a Quickutz 'Holiday Words' folder and then trimmed to size

- both layers were then glued onto the card blanks(s)

- then die cut the arched frame using more baby blue pearlescent card and a die from the MFT 'Rounded Banners' set

- the angel was pretty easy to work with, I used a mix of Stick-It backed white pearlescent card for the body outline and head of the angel. Also used snippets from a couple of packs of XCut Adhesive glitter sheet for the wings, inner part of the body and the halo (pink came from the 'Pastel' pack and the white and silver from the 'Metallics' pack) 

- the die set is called 'Paper Angel', made by Memory Box

- then just assembled the angel onto the blue arch shaped background piece before adhering it onto the card front using thin sticky pads

The hardest part was getting the halo to stick down, despite it being cut from adhesive backed glitter paper. I think it's such a small and very narrow die cut that it's easy to pick the sticky off when removing the backing - so I just used a fine nibbed glue pen to bolster up the stickiness!

This fortnight we had an entry which is absolutely amazing - wonderful use of snippets, practical and very pretty. Totally deserving of a Gold Star from the Playground:
Made by the very talented Sonia - and the detail is absolutely delightful! Just look at that little apron with the utensils tucked in the pockets for example - and of course it's super use of snippets :) Please feel free to take a Gold Star badge from the RH side bar Sonia - and well done!

Time now for the other fortnightly picks and, as always, so difficult to choose. I started off with a long list and had to whittle it down to fit the time available here. With the forecast of very cold weather and possible snow I had to dash out to get some fresh food etc. just in case we get hit. Doesn't happen often but when it does we can be snowed in for a short while.

Viv skipped into the Playground with this totally brilliant Valentine/romantic card - I love it! A perfect sentiment and all those little punched hearts, spilling out of the pretty umbrella are such a clever idea! Great use of snippets and also a real test of patience I imagine :)

What a stunning bag our Val made! All using little scraps/snippets of fabric. It's so colourful and the black background sets it off perfectly! I love it Val. Who can spot the chicken?

And, it's a timely reminder that snippets aren't just confined to card and paper. Material, ribbon, lace, wool, pieces of metal, wood - all of these, and more besides, are fine for the challenge. It just needs to be one or more leftover snippet(s) and away you go :) Of course, the more imaginatively you use your snippets the more chance there is of being a weekly pick. But, just come and play even with a little snippet or two as part of what you make - I often do that with my own cards. The Playground is for everyone and meant to be fun with no added pressure 😀

And here's my third pick:
Carole (Card and Cake) brought this really clever Valentine's Day card to share with us. It's CAS, very elegant and uses such a clever idea. One that I keep forgetting about - the paper in the aperture is a snippet from an old dictionery - with the definition of Valentine of course. How clever.

I have an old dictionary, bought at our local charity shop ages ago for that very purpose, and as yet untouched! And of course, if you feel that either it's a shame to cannibalise a book - or perhaps you want more than one copy of the same entry - remember you can always scan then print it, if you have a scanner of course.

We had one new Playmate this fortnight:

Welcome to the Playground Marlene - it's always fun to see a new face playing along with us. I hope you came back again soon and also that our Playmates will hop over the say 'Hello' and perhaps add themselves as followers. We're a happy little bunch as I'm sure you'll soon find out.

We had a total of 69 entries including our new little Playmate. Numbers are still climbing  up.

Prize draw time now and our winner of the Lil'Inkers 'Love You More Than Words' die and a pack of 10 sheets of XCut Self Adhesive glitter paper is:
Congratulations Pat. Coming so soon after your 'shammy' win, I'd buy a Lottery ticket if I were you :) They say things come in threes!

I still need your address, with full name at the top so I can copy and paste please. I know that some of you do wonder why I always ask for your address when you're a winner and you may think 'But she already knows my address anyhow').

Answer - it's confirmation that I've got the right person, that you still want the prize and also that your address is the same. I will keep on asking, even if it's a bit of a nuisance - plus it makes life easier for me as I don't need to hunt in a few places for your address (a small price to pay for a prize I hope?). I don't want to make more work for any of us but have had a few near misses with unexpected address changes, as well as a couple of changes of mind about the prize even.

Please put Playground Winner or similar in the subject line of your email in case it drops into my junk mail - much of it won't, but you never know. Email address is on RH sidebar as always.

Remember folks, there's still almost another week to run on Challenge #320 HERE. The prize is a Sugar Pea 'HOME' die and a set of co-ordinating 'Home' sentiments.

A little bit of news, Spike has been out a few times after his Winter hibernation. But, I reckon he'll soon be back under his little quilt - tucked up nice and warm for a bit longer!

Love from the little white peril Parsnip (he's busily polishing the runners on his sled, in the hope of snow arriving this coming week!) - and of course me,


  1. Cute angel card, Di! Congrats, everyone! Dr. Sonia's project is AMAZING! I could look at it all day long - very impressive!

  2. Sweet christmas card Di, and fabulous picks once again. Hope you don't get snowed in and stay nice and cosy! I'm wearing a sarong and have the air con on high lol! Cathy x

  3. A nice selection of Snippets projects. Thanks for reminding us about what a Snippet is. My brain was stuck on paper. [Bunny]

  4. Di that is so nice card!
    Congrats to all. Wonderful cards!

  5. I'm so glad my card reminded you to bring out the sweet MB angel, Di--love your card with the dry embossed bg & of course, the pink glittery wings! Congrats to the talented designers you showcased this time--wonderful projects! Stay warm!

  6. What a lovely festive card . . Such a sweet angel & the b/g embossing is just right.

    GREAT picks, esp the gold star. Congratulations to Pat on her win.

    Snow def forecast so stay warm and cosy xxx

  7. An unusual little angel card - great stuff as always. Thanks so much for the mention - I'm steadily trying to use up my mountain of snippets of EVERYTHING but I don't think I'm likely to run out of them any time soon. Hoping to get my skates on for the current challenge but time seems to fly ever more quickly!

  8. You don't have to use much 'stuff'on a card to make it gorgeous. Just look at this one!
    Lia xx

  9. What a sweet angel card, really lovely. As for the picks, WOW, what a lot of talented ladies we have in the playground!
    Talking of Spike, I actually saw a butterfly this week! Having seen the weather forecast for the next few days, I expect she's wishing she hadn't bothered hatching yet.

  10. Fab make and what can I say about your top pix except that it just keeps getting harder and harder for you

    Congrats to Pat too


  11. Super card Miss Di, your little angel looks fabulous against the embossed background. Great picks again this week and I did think Carole's use of a dictionary page was brilliant. A big Hi to Marlene and congrats to Pat xx

  12. wow some amazing top picks - I love all of them. Love your sweet card. I've been working on my snippet card for two weeks - you will understand if I ever get it made!

  13. Lovely featured cards! Very great snippets, indeed! I LOVE your shimmery card. It’s fantastic!

  14. A so sweet angel card, love the delicate blue and the textures!
    Congrats to the pics, particularly to Dr Sonia, she made a masterpiece (as always!)! Congrats to the winner, too!
    Happy Sunday to all

  15. Well, I am definitely in a purple patch at the moment and certainly didn't think my name would come out of the hat for a very long It is a great prize but I am feeling rather guilty to have won again so soon and think perhaps you should draw it again Di. I love the sweet angel which is a beautiful CASEing of Greta's pretty card and love that embossed background. Wonderful picks again this week with Sonia's gold star creation and Viv's pretty umbrella full of hearts, and what a great idea by Carole to use the dictionary page behind her delightful heart, and then Val's super bag. x

    1. Pat, you won fair and square - and I just checked back and your Shammy win was the first for over a year. The die and papers are yours!


      Di xx

  16. Hi Miss Di and the lovely Parsnip.
    What a very sweet card and such sweet cute Angel too.
    As always your work is excellent.
    Congrats to Pat on her win, and also congrats to the featured snippets creations.
    A big congrats to Dr Sonia on her Gold Star award too.
    That was sure an amazing creation and so worthy too.
    I have just popped over to say my congrats to them all.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

    1. That's lovely Jenny - right in the spirit of the Playground hopping around and saying Hi to the winners :) x

  17. A lovely card Di and fabulous picks this week - congratulations to Pat too!
    Kath x

  18. Lovely card Miss Di - and thank you for the Pick! xxx

  19. Beautiful card Di and many congratulations all xx

  20. I'm late as always Di but I have a good was my baby boys 29th birthday and we've been celebrating. Everyone went home about an hour ago so after a clear away I'm now sitting down . Great pics and a worthy gold star too. Well done to Pat. I hope Spike has wrapped himself up again as its freezing now. Have a more mellow week ahead and keep snug. Hugs xxx

  21. Lovely card Di...I really like that background folder. Thank you so much for the pick this week...Congrats to the winner and other picks and those that have popped in to see me as a result...what a lovely friendly lot we are in the playground, I shall be re paying the compliment shortly. Hugs galore......squeeze..ooh it does make one feel good! xx

  22. A really gorgeous card with the super cute little angel (bit like me) lovely EF.
    Congratulations to all the pick, some fabulous cards but the Gold star is so very well deserved, a fantastic creation.

    Kath x

  23. Just love your card, Di. The embossed background is lovely and the simple design of the angel is beautiful. Super picks and a well-deserved Gold Star for Sonia. Congratulations to Pat on her win. xx

  24. Di your card is so super sweet and oooh lala I am doing the happy dance...yes my project was indeed chock full of snippets and I am so thrilled to be your gold star winner!!!
    Dr Sonia

  25. Your card is lovely Di, such a cute angel against a lovely embossed panel. Great picks and congratulations to Pat. Janice x

  26. Hi Di,
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    I'm back today with my DT comment.
    As I said before this card is so sweet and such a sweet image.
    I just love that gorgeous little Angel she is so sweet, and beautiful embossing also.
    What a very super use of Snippets.
    Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.DT

  27. Gorgeous card, Di, and congrats to the winners xoxo

  28. Wow! I am in love with this card Di! That beautiful angel die is just stunning. Never seen this die before and am just totally in love with it. I love how you used it on your card, such a beautiful Christmas card! I also love the way Greta used it too, but love yours even more. What wonderful pics from the Snippet Playground!!! Congrats to all and the winner!!! Hugs, Brenda

  29. Your Christmas cards are wonderful. I like that sweet little angel die and your colours looks so pretty.
    Thanks for taking part in the February Rudolph Days Challenge.

  30. Wonderful entries, great post filled with beauty!

  31. Hi Di. I've just seen you on Rudolph day Challenge. That's a cute little die cut. I like your background embossing folder too. Rushing off to visit a few more before the month ends! Kate x

  32. Love that cute little angel on your pretty embossed background

  33. Fantastic featured artists again, Di, and a well-deserved gold star! You always pick so well! The talent is just amazing! And I love both your and Greta's pretty cards!! I've heard the weather has been pants, so I hope you and Len and Pars and the Spikesters are all hunkered down snug and warm!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  34. I love this cute little angel die set. You have made it look so pretty with the pearl and glitter card, and the lovely embossed background.
    I am just doing a bit of catch up commenting on RD challenge.
    Jean x


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