Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Pixie's Snippets Playground #342 - Prize D

And it's Boxing Day already in the UK! Time for another Christmas/New Year 'Snippets Playground Celebration' prize - and it's a bit of a bumper bundle again:
What a nightmare to photograph! This is the best I could do without hanging by my toes from the ceiling light fitting. As we know, mirri card picks up reflections beautifully - it's a shame that by turning the card to one side to lessen that, the gorgeous sparkle doesn't show too well. Trust me, it's there!

I used:

- 5.5" x 4.25" white card blank, side opening

- a layer of sparkly silver card as a frame, glued in place

- a snippet of white card, trimmed just an eighth of an inch smaller all round to go on top of the sparkly silver layer of card

- before gluing the white layer in place I stamped a sentiment using a stamp from the Creative Expressions 'Festive Traditions - Sentiments' set and a Memento 'Gray Flannel ink pad (it's softer than black for this particular card without resorting to silver)

- then glued the white panel onto the sparkly silver one

- for the bauble I used a lovely set of dies from The Works called 'Bauble 2 piece' - first of all cutting a solid shape from a snippet of silver mirri card 

- then I used both dies together to cut the pretty top layer from a snippet of XCut 'Adhesive Glitter Sheets - Pastels'. 

- snipped the top part of the bauble from the glitter layer before placing it onto the plain solid silver mirri card bauble, turned it over and pressed/rubbed the two layers together with the flat of my hand. Didn't want to run it through the Cuttlebug in case I lost the bit of embossing on the silver piece at the top of the bauble

- then just glued the bauble in place and that was one of four card done - I made three others at the same time using different coloured snippets from the same pack of XCut glitter sheets. This one in turquoise as well as one lilac, one pink and one green.

As I already said, in real life this card sparkles so beautifully - I'm typing this late in the evening before Christmas gets under way and under just the light from a single desk lamp it really does look very pretty, which leads us into today's prize:

It's a set of two dies from The Works (Bauble 2-piece), a set of sentiment stamps by Creative Expressions called 'Festive Traditions - Sentiments' AND, a packet of the XCut Adhesive Glitter Sheets - Pastels (there are ten in a pack, two of each colour). These sheets are so pretty they can be used all year round. One tip, after die cutting a shape from the adhesive glitter sheet, is to peel off the backing before removing the 'waste' - the waxy backing sheet is very sturdy so it makes life easier to remove it first after doing the die cutting and then take the waste away from the die cut, which will be cleanly cut right through.

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. And a reminder that I won't be splitting this prize - but of course you can still play and give away what you don't want to a friend at your end!

Edit: Hope you all had a lovely day yesterday and that Santa was good to you. Our little Dudley was the focus of attention and presents here - so much so that Santa had to bring him a really cute Doggie Toy Box as well! Phew, at least that should reduce the risk of breaking an ankle stepping on one of his less squishy toys! Parsnip played Master of Ceremonies and handed Dudley's presents to him one by one ............. before carefully disposing of the wrappings! Having said that, we've kept a few items back for fear of overloading him with too much at once so he'll get a few more over the coming days. The star of the show for him is an Armadillo made of plush material and cord - which instead of squeaking emits a sort of loud grunt. It's absolutely brilliant! And, after we'd eaten and had settled down to watch a bit of TV - Dudley carefully brought each new toy one by one to show me and then trotted back with it to collect another one and do the same all over again. Almost as if he was saying a thank you! Bless him, he's shattered and right now is fast asleep - we're not far behind him either!

Keep checking for more prizes!





50 comments:

Glennis said...

I am not a dog fan but your one sounds so cute!
Yes please for the prize

Liz said...

Beautiful card, Di. I know what you mean about photographing mirri card, it can be so frustrating! I'm not surprised that Dudley was the centre of attention, he is just SO cute. I'm a Yes Please for the prize. xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Gorgeous card, love how you used the mirri and the sparkling cardstock for the bauble. Dudley is a star, not doubt he was at the centre of the attention all the day! :)
Yes for the prize, please :)
Hugs

Nandini said...

I think you did a great job photographing that gorgeous, shiny card! Loved hearing about Dudley's presents. Hope you will find the time to post a pic with his favourite toy some time. I would love the chance o win the prize pack today.

Jane Willis said...

Mirri and sparkle are both so hard to photograph so combining them in one card is a real challenge to the camera, you did a great job. I’d like to go into the draw for this please

LesleyG said...

Yes please Di. I hate photographing foil card too, paranoid I'd be in it ! Lovely card and prize. Glad you had a good day, how sweet that Dudley is. Armadillo sounds fab, never heard a grunt, they normally all just squeak! Xxx

Chantal said...

Gorgeous card, Yes for the prize.
Hugs, Chantal S

Aquarius said...

I'm a 'yes please' today. You've done a good job with photographing the mirri and glitter both of which are nightmarish as you say!

Carol L said...

What a beautiful card and prize! I love the mirror card and it looks gorgeous in spite of it being difficult to capture in a photo! Sweet Dudley, what a wonderful day it must have been for him and for you! Yes please to this great prize!

Lia said...

I liked reading the adventures with Dudley and it seems you had a good time together. How nice is that?!!
It's a lovely prize today, but I will not enter the draw today and you can make another one happy with it.
Lia xx

Marianne said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas with Dudley being spoiled rotten. No thanks for today's prize. Love all of the pretty sparkle of your card.

Bunny said...

Mirrored card stock is a nightmare when trying to take a picture. I also seem to have a problem of marking it up or getting glue on it somehow.

Sounds like Dudley made for a fun Christmas with the puppy antics.

Yes, please for the prize. [Bunny]```

Helen said...

Gorgeous card Di - love the pastel shades of glitter!
I'm a 'yes please' for this one.
Awww...bless little Dudley with his toys!
Helen x

Fikreta said...

Gorgeous card!
Happy holidays ! 🎄

Fikreta said...

oh forgot to say yes for the prize :D

Pat said...

This bauble, glitter paper and lovely sentiment go perfectly together Di and make a beautiful card and a very generous prize so thank you and I am a 'yes please' for this one. I'm glad you had a good Christmas day and that Dudley is enjoying his new toys. x

ionabunny said...

Hi Di, happy boxing day. Sounds like Dudley had a fab xmas. I am laughing at your comment about the photographic challenges. I love using glitter and mirror card and every time it's finished and I am admiring it I suddenly realise 'now I have to get a photo!!!!!!' I haven't seen those adhesive glitter sheets before so I must keep my eyes open for those next time I am in the UK. Please include me in the draw. Hugz

Viv's Visuals said...

Fab bit of blingy Di!.
A lovely relaxing day for us yesterday too... yes please!

Brenda said...

Such a beautiful card Di! I know it is hard to capture sparkle and mirror card, but you still did a beautiful photo of this card. Love it! Dudley sounds like he had a great Christmas and Parsnip's sounds like he is a good brother to Dudley! So adorable is Dudley and I hope Parsnips isn't getting jealous of all the attention Dudley is getting. lol I still love Parsnips too! Glad you had a great Christmas! Hugs, Brenda

Jeanne H said...

Yes, please I'd sure love today's prizes. Wow what a wonderful group. And Dudley got a bunch of presents. How fun watching him. Happy Boxing Day. My story is that I came home from the hospital on the 26th with out new baby to no food in the house. Ate soup and crackers. My great neighbors, Brits, had us over for dinner on Boxing Day so I celebrate it every year. One reason I love all my friends in England.

April Cheetham said...

Yes please to the prizes! Thank you, Di. Dudley's armadillo sounds fab. Your card looks lovely! Hugs Xx

Lynne said...

A beautiful card and love the pastel glitter. I'll be a yes please for this prize and Dudley certainly seems like a happy boy with all his new toys :) x

Nicky said...

Glad you all had a great time Stanley was spoilt rotten too. Love your bauble card and again would love to be in with a chance of winning x

Pam Sebring said...

Stunning! I really like this diecut and set of words! Very fitting for this season. Yes please! Enter my name. ❤️

Kath said...

A lovely card Di. I always take a better photo of myself with camera than my card when I've used mirri card! I would love a chance to win the prize please.

Dudley sounds like a real bundle of mischief and I'm sure you've all had a lovely and lively Christmas!

Kath x

Marjeta said...

Gorgeous card. I have the same problem with fotos. Hope we will be more successful in 2019. Anyway. Wish you gorgeous celebration end all the best in New Year.

Majda said...

Beautiful card, Di.
Please include me in the draw.
Hugs, Majda

Tina Z. said...

great card, I love this colour of glitter.
dudley is such a lucky dog :)
yes for the prize, please.
Happy holidays!

Jane said...

Awwwn his own doggie toy box, such a lucky and loved pup. I'm glad you had a great day and yes please to this super prize Di. Hugs xxx

Becca Yahrling said...

That bauble is soooo very pretty! And I can see all the lovely sparkle, Di. Your card is gorgeous. Great prize pack. Thanks for the chance to win it! :-)

Karenladd said...

Well of course Santa was good to Dudley this year, who could ever resist that little darling?! Good thinking to provide him with his own doggie toy box to keep them all corraled. Yes please to this lovely prize with dies, stamps and glitter papers..wow!

Greta said...

Seriously?!--he brought each new toy to you?! What a smart little guy! Gorgeous card with all the shine & sparkle, Di! Please include me in the drawing.

SHartl said...

I have been so busy with Christmas, my two girls off for winter break, and welcoming our new little addition to the family (a boy this time), but am loving reading about cute little Dudley and his antics. What a smart pup to bring his toys to you and show them off. He knows how to steal your heart, doesn't he? Your glittery card is gorgeous and I say YES PLEASE to be in the draw for this prize.

Maxine D said...

Yes please to the prize, Di, and Dudley sounds like a beautiful wee man, and so polite :)
Blessings
Maxine

Janice said...

Stunning card Di, fabulous prize once again.
Yes please to enter the draw, thank you!
Janice x

AlisonC said...

So cute! It sounds as though you had a brilliant day, what a well mannered dog. I'm enjoying the peace now it's all over and sitting down without jumping up again when you remember there is something else you need to do. Yes please to this prize.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Yes, please! What a gorgeous card and gorgeous prize! Yes, the mirri card is always hard to photograph, isn't it! But I know this looks fabulous in real life! Thank you for the awesome giveaways, Di!

Suzanne Harkinson said...

Yes please! I love the pastel glitter paper and such a pretty card.

Craftychris said...

Love this card and the sparkle shines out wonderfully on my shelf! Yay it's mine - thank you soooooo much! 'Yes please' to be in the draw for the fabulous prize, thank you! Sounds like Dudley really enjoyed his day and his new toys! Hugs xxxxxxx

KandA said...

I know I should have popped by yesterday but couldn't get internet. It's a wonderful card with the glitter and super bauble die and so elegant looking xx

JennyH said...

A nice big bauble die cut from glitter paper - perfect for a CAS Christmas card. Yes Please to the prize draw : )

Sandra H said...

Super cute card Di love the style you created using the glitter card and Die bauble x

Lynne in NI said...

Aww lovely card Di, Yes Please to be in your draw!
Glad to hear you had a nice Christmas, that's so cute of Dudley to show you all his pressies!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Yes please to this prize please, Miss, am being very selective as usual in my decisions as dohave a lot not used. The glitter paper looks great as does the stamp set and works Die!
They made aclever card..
I trust your Christmas went well for all of you, and thanks!, your lovely card came Thurs arvo, I did send you one too but mail, is tad slow this year!
Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

Valerija said...

Really gorgeous and elegant Christmas card. Yes for this fantastic prize, please.
Valerija xx

KathyA. said...

Beautiful mirror card. Love all the bling. And yes please to the prize.

Em Louise Fairley said...

Another beauty! Yes please! xoxo

Elizabeth said...

Hello Di, lovely card. I thought it looked familiar so I popped downstairs to check our 'washing lines' of cards and there it was, one very similar from you know who! And I can attest to it sparkling beautifully in real life. Of course, because I'd love to make the card too, it's got to be a 'yes, please'. Hugs and wishing you and yours health, wealth and happiness in the year to come. xx

Lady Joyful said...

Beautiful card, Di. Yes please to the prize.

Janis said...

I snorted with laughter when I read about Dudley's little grunting armadillo!! lol... Too funny!!

Wow...what a stunning card. Reflective materials are the bane of my photographic existence...be it sequin or foil. I would have quite a time trying to get a shot of your gorgeous creation. I'm sure mine would sport an image of myself (inexplicably appearing bloated past my usual generous proportions) for all to see in my post!!! Ha.

Yes, please, to this fabulous prize...and I won't be using Mirri, if I am lucky enough to win it!! :)
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