Monday, 24 December 2018

Pixie's Snippets Playground #342 - Prize B

Here's the second prize in the 'Snippets Playground Celebration' prize draw- I've actually posted this card on the blog already - but here it is again with a reminder about how I made it:
I used:

- 5'5" x 4.25" white card blank, tent style

- layers of gold and copper Xcut adhesive metal effect sheets for the borders. To add these it's easier to just peel off a little bit of the backing down one short side and line it up on the card blank before going the whole hog and peeling off the rest. tI helps with alignment of course and if you gently smooth as you peel off the rest it lies nice and flat

- then I die cut a white panel using a die from the Lil' Inkers 'Stitched Rectangles' set of dies

- then dug out snippets of the same adhesive gold and copper sheets (I never throw even the teeniest piece of these away - just store them in the packet with the rest of the sheets) and die cut the sentiment)

- for the sentiment I used the 'shadow' set of two dies which I've been itching to use, made by Pink and Main called 'Merry Christmas' - and cut one from a snippet of gold and the other from a snippet of copper

- layered the die cuts together and then popped them onto the stitched white panel

- **and before going any further, to make sure the sentiment was well 'bonded' I ran the whole white panel through the Cuttlebug using embossing plates and an unopened embossing folder

- glued the white panel onto the card front and added three sequins - one large copper one and two smaller gold ones

** I really do recommend this step with your die cutting/embossing machine if you feel there's any chance of the self adhesive sheet coming adrift at all - plus, it really does make the wording look as if it's been foiled almost into the matching shadow background!

And today's prize is:
A set of two dies made by Pink & Main called 'Merry Christmas. I do love dies with this shadow effect - they're very popular right now - so we actually have three of the sets on offer - yay! Three chances to be a winner of this 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 5th January so you do need to have added a snippets make by then to be eligible for the draw.

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

Hope you're all set for tomorrow - if not then what's not done will just have to not get done. One of my happiest Christmases as a child was when we'd only just moved back to the UK from Germany with suitcases only and our heavy crates didn't get to us in time for Christmas. There was no option but to make the best of things and it turned out to be really great. None of the last minute panic baking etc. - Mum just bought things like our Christmas cake (almost unheard of in those days!). And Dad and I sat for hours making paper chains and paper lanterns in the cosy kitchen.

Have a lovely day - and don't forget to keep checking in if at all possible - I have a lovely prize to celebrate Christmas Day!

Love from Parsnip, Dudley and of course me,





43 comments:

Pam Sebring said...

Very pretty card! I love the way foils turn out, although I don’t often choose that paper. Maybe that will be my inspiration for 2019! Ha! Congratulations on 7 years!
Please enter me into mix for the B prize.
Pam
Aka craftyhairlady

Greta said...

Oh what a lovely memory, Di--thanks for sharing. I adore your card & thanks for the tip! Yes, please--put me in the drawing & Merry Christmas to you, Len & Dudley!

Craftychris said...

This card looks so opulent with the gorgeous foiling and 'yes please' for a chance to win, thank you! Hugs xxxxxxx

Heather said...

Simple and elegant! These dies are really fun with the shadow effect and it does seem to make a rather quick and easy card.

Glennis said...

Yes please for the draw

Nicky said...

Very classy cards, yes please to be in with a chance of owing one

Maxine D said...

Di this is absolutely stunning - love the gold and bronze together. yes I am in for the prize thank you.
Christmas blessings to you and yours, especially to Dudley and Parsnip
Maxine

Lia said...

This glossy CAS card does not need more than this awesome diecut. It would be great to have it in my stash, so Yes to the draw.
I wish you, your hubby, and Dudley ofcourse, a Christmas like in the 'old days'!
Lia xx

Jane said...

A lovely card Di...and a great die cut..yes please to the prize. I loved reading about your childhood memories! Have the best Christmas and take care, hugs xxx

LesleyG said...

Yes please.
(I'm not normally so forward, but noticed someone else put it first........then I thought, how much easier it would be for you, if everyone put their yes or no first. That way you don't have to scroll back through all the lovely comments)
Anyway, that is such a fab tip, that I'd forgotten, so thanks for the reminder xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Love gold and copper together, such shining effect! Great CAS, very classy!
Yes also for the prize B, I'm finishing just now some Christmas cards (by snippets, as I always do :) ) and I will link one of them to the challenge as soon as I can.
Hugs

Carol L said...

This looks like such an easy card to put together quickly and I really like the copper and gold look together! It's a real beauty! Yes please to prize B :)

April Cheetham said...

Yes please! Lovely, elegant card Miss Di! Xx

Bunny said...

I love the shadow effect also. It actually helps me line up the word. Beautiful card.

Yes, please to the prize B. [Bunny]```

Lynne said...

Love the gold and copper together. I will be a yes please for this one, thank you xx

Sue - said...

Yes Please to the draw! I really must try your technique with the die cutting machine!

Kath said...

A fabulous card Di and I would love a chance to win please.
Kath x

AlisonC said...

A beautiful card. I usually forget to run the whole thing through again but it does give a good look. Thanks for the reminder to keep things simple at Christmas, we can all learn from that. Wishing you the best Christmas with your little bundle of fun. x Oh and yes please to this prize.

NanaConnie said...

Oh, what a marvelous die, Di! I'm throwing my hat into the ring for this one. :-D

Jeanne H said...

What a beautiful, yet simple card. Yes, I'd love Prize B. Happy and Merry Christmas to you, Di and your family.

ionabunny said...

Lovely card Di. Would love to win one of these beautiful dies. Hugz

Lynne in NI said...

Lovely card Di and yes please to be in your draw
Hope you have a great Christmas and very best wishes for 2019 x

Karenladd said...

Oooh, that combination of gold and copper is so pretty and you're right about it looking as if the foil is part of the matching shadow background. Yes please to this beautiful sentiment die, and a very Merry Christmas to you!!

Becca Yahrling said...

Love all the pretty gold!! Thanks so much for the chance to win this awesome sentiment die. :-) Only 4 hours and 10 minutes until it's Christmas!!

Nandini said...

Yes please for the prize. Loved the trip down memory lane!

Marianne said...

Your story reminds me of when we moved to Crete 10 years ago. We arrived on the evening of the 23rd of December. Initially, our stuff was supposed to arrive after Christmas but then the Greek movers (for the last stretch to Crete) proposed to deliver all of our stuff on the 24th. We said yes, but things did not go smoothly. Our belongings were supposed to arrive in the morning when in fact they arrived only around 6 in the evening and the Cretan agent had recruited a few Eeastern European men from the local kafeneion (some of them intoxicated from strong liquor) because his own men were already celebrating Christmas. Fortunately, the Dutch movers and their insurance company were quick to reimburse us for the damages we suffered as a result. The worst part, though, was that the boxes were all over the place instead of being stacked neatly in one area of each room. Served us right for bringing over way too much stuff in the first place...

Helen said...

Fab card - love the 'bling' of the mirror card!
I'm a 'yes please' for this one.
Helen x

Fikreta said...

super great card!
Happy holidays ! 🎄

Viv's Visuals said...

Oooo.... this looks WOW!
Yes please Miss! x

Janice said...

Lovely card Di. Yes please to enter the draw, thank you!
Janice x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your card is gorgeous, Di. I love the gold mirri card! (Please don't include me for this prize as I already have something similar.)

Suzanne Harkinson said...

Yes please! Such a pretty card.

KandA said...

Oops looks like I missed this post too. Gorgeous card and looks super in gold and copper xx

Sandra H said...

So beautiful love the gold used for the Die image looks stunning x

Mrs A. said...

Beautiful wreath. For the first time in years have 't got one hanging on the front door being as it is new and composite . Just for fun but wanted to come and play as I had a snippet on this card . Hugs Me.

Susan Renshaw said...

Love the shine on that card! Yes please to the Die, Di!

Valerija said...

So wonderful and elegant card Di. I love it!
Yes for the prize please.
Valerija xx

KathyA. said...

More wonderful bling in your great card. Yes to the prize, please.

Em Louise Fairley said...

Oooh, yes please! Another gorgeous card too! xoxo

Elizabeth said...

A lovely card, Di. The die set is fab and, as you say, these shadow effect dies are very popular at present so it's a 'yes, please' from me for this prize. I'm just catching up with all your posts and I did enjoy your memory of a Christmas gone. It's all over again for another year and what made it magic for me was having hubby home after his recent hospital stay. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Lady Joyful said...

Love the shine on your gorgeous card. Yes please to this prize!

Janis said...

Your card is so gorgeous with the fabulous gleam of the metals. Beautiful!!
Yes, please, to this lovely die!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Tina Z. said...

I love elegant cards and shadow dies, this is perfect.
Yes for the prize, please.
Hugs xx