Friday, 28 December 2018

Pixie's Snippets Playground #342 - Prize F

And we're now heading for the weekend, followed by New Year. Meanwhile, it's time for another Christmas/New Year 'Snippets Playground Celebration' prize:
I used:

- 4" x 4" square white card blank, side opening

- snippet of pretty LOTV paper from their 'Woodland Wishes' paper pad - just as a strip down one side of the card and glued in place (I showed this idea as a fortnightly pick just recently, made by Heather HERE. Sigh, I didn't add a teensy strip of plain down one edge of the patterned paper which really does give a nicer and more finished look I think. But, I did at least remember to co-ordinate the colours in the images with the paper!)

- a snippet of white card stamped using stamps from the Reverse Confetti 'Christmas Cheer' set of stamps, then coloured in using Pro markers

- then I die cut the shapes using the matching set of dies - the cuts are quite intricate so I really wouldn't have wanted to tackle them by hand cutting. I did die cut aligning templates to be on the safe side - and one thing that really is such a help is to use coloured card for the templates so you can clearly see the white outline when you're lining the die etc, up ready for cutting 

- just added a little stripe of grey Pro marker to 'ground' the elf and Christmas goodies before gluing the die cuts in place

- then stamped the sentiment, using one of the sentiments from the same set of stamps and Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink before die cutting them using a die from a very old Spellbinders 'Nested Pennants' set of dies

- then drew round the same pennant die on the reverse side of another snippet (plain green this time) from the same LOTV paper pad and carefully cut it out - making sure I had angled corners and pointed ends on the pennant as the die itself is rounded off a bit

- glued the sentiment to the green backing and then glued it onto the card front

Whilst at it I made a little run of four of these cards, two with boy elves on and two with girls and also alternated the colouring. Ha, so that's a start for 2019's Christmas cards! Of course, a lot of the fun is choosing how to colour these lovely images, the permutations are pretty varied really.

This is the first time I've come across Reverse Confetti and I do like their products - the stamps are lovely and clear and the dies really don't cut any corners either - if an area can be cut out then it is!

So, here's today's prize:
It's a pair of matching stamps and dies by Reverse Confetti - called 'Christmas Cheer'.

And, I'm entering Mrs A's current Butterfly Challenge - where the theme right now is fairies, gnomes, pixies and elves - while the butterflies have a little sleep over the festivities! Hooray - it's been a long time since I joined in, happy dance here.

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. The prize is obviously not going to be split, grin.

Keep checking for more prizes! My battle now is to try to finish making the last of the sample cards to showcase the prizes yet to come, fingers crossed I'll manage - somehow!





48 comments:

Fikreta said...

so cute cards!
yes for the prize!
hugs

ionabunny said...

Fab card. Cute stamps and dies. Yes please include me in the draw. Hugz

Pam Sebring said...

These are adorable! Love them! Yes please for the prize!

Bunny said...

These are cute cards. I love the LOTV papers. I had to go to the dictionary to find out what the word "permutations" was.

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

Maxine D said...

Oh what sweet cards Di, and well done on getting a head start on the Christmas cards for next year. Yes please for the draw too.
Blessings
Maxine

vinita jain said...

So sweet and adorable Di!
Yes, Please for the prize!

Greta said...

Very cute cards, Di! Keep me out of the drawing for this prize, please.

Jane Willis said...

Oh these are adorable! I'm always on the lookout for elf stamps, as I have a group of long term friends we refer to as "elves", and as they are a mixed bunch (in more ways than one) having both a boy and a girl is perfect, so please include me in the draw. I love the way you've used them. I've done the "strip of paper down the side" trick in the past, a long time ago - there used to be a lady on Create and Craft when I first started watching it and she did it on almost every card she demoed, always finished along the edge with a peel-off border. But always with a ready made topper of some kind - never combined with a stamped image which is what makes your cards so lovely.

Jane Willis said...

Oh, just as I clicked Send I remembered more about the C&C lady, still can't remember her name but she was from Kameo Cards

Glennis said...

What a sweet set! and a great start for next Christmas too

Yes please for the prize

Aquarius said...

These are so cute - new to me also. Please count me in for the draw.

Liz said...

Cute little Christmas cards Di, I love how you added the coordinating strip of patterned paper. I'm a Yes Please for the prize. xx

Majda said...

Dear Di, loved your cards when I first saw them, so can't resist being included in this draw, too!
Happy New Year!
Majda

Karenladd said...

Yes Please!! These little elves are just darling, whether naughty or nice! I have a couple of Reverse Confetti stamps but none like these. I never used to buy the matching dies to stamp sets but once I've tried them I'm pretty much hooked. Those pigtails on the girl elf would have been a real chore to hand-cut.

LesleyG said...

Yes please :)
These are lovely, my fave Xmas colours, and so cute. Not heard of these at all, I learn so much in the playground! Xxx

Kath said...

Lovely cards Di and I like the idea of the strip of paper down the side of the main image. I would love a chance to win this prize please.
Kath x

Sandra H said...

Morning Di, just catching up on some commenting gorgeous as always and so adorable hope Christmas went well take care x

Lynne said...

Love these cute stamps and your layout too. I'll be a yes please for this one too xx

Sue - said...

Really cute cards!

Jane said...

Aww such cuties Du...my Daisy would love to help me play with them too! Yes please to this lovely prize especially that no fussy cutting is involved! Hugs xxx

Lia said...

Ooo, these elves are so cute! So I say a big YES to the prize...!

KT Fit Kitty said...

OMGoodness, the cuteness!!!! The elves are adorable! I love elves! They make me smile! Love the papers you used too! I'm a YES, PLEASE! Thank you for the amazing assortment of prizes - you are so generous! Now I need to get that snippets card made!

Craftychris said...

Ooh these are such cute cards! Love the elves and the colours and papers you chose are gorgeous! 'Yes please'. For a chance to win the prize. Thank you for taking the time to make all the gorgeous cards and for you generosity with all the prizes too! Hugs my friend. xxxxx

Becca Yahrling said...

Oh my, these are just so darling and ca-ute!! Love your cards, Di, and the pretty paper you used. I can't believe I don't have any elf stamps in my large stash!! And I love Reverse Confetti. Yes, please, to this awesome and fun prize.

Jeanne H said...

What great cards! Love the little elves. Yes, please to Prize F. Thanks!!

Nicky said...

Love your Elf cards although I think mine would say the naught list! Would love to be included in this draw to please, Love Nicky

JennyH said...

Very cute cards Di, such sweet images : )
Yes Please to the prize draw for this lovely set.

April Cheetham said...

Yes please, Di! Reverse Confetti are fab aren't they? Very cute cards! Hugs, April xx

Mrs A. said...

Well you couldn't not come and play with these two little cuties who look like butter wouldn't melt in their mouths. I'm in love with the LOTV paper too. Thankyou sooooo much for coming and joining in the festivities at the fairy wheel.(I can't see any of my thumbnails at all today so the problem seems to be getting more prevalent. Will raise a docket myself too.) would love to give these two a home so yes please for the pot. Hugs Me. p.s.glad you like your card. You might be seeing a lot of him on your cards in future!!

Suzanne Harkinson said...

Yes, please. I just was able to enter into Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge too. Thanks for the chance to win.

SHartl said...

That squeal of delight that you just heard was me, when I saw your super cute cards. These little elves are just the sweetest things, and I know that Santa rewarded them with lots of presents and candy. Yes please for the chance to win this prize!

scrAPpamondo said...

Awwww..... LOVE these cards!!! You have done so well making four of them!! :)
That lovely LOTV paper looks just perfect and adds sweetness and elegance to those super cute elves! Also the sentiments on the banners are awesome! Great design!
Thanks for the tip of the coloured templates, I have to remember this!
LOVE this prize, such useful and adorable kit! Yes, please for being in the draw, I'm just crossing my fingers :D LOL
Hugs

Sandy said...

You really do have so many cute prizes this year, Di. Wonderful that you're able to get a jump on next year's cards in the process.
(I had to go to the link to Heather's card to see what you meant about the strip. I agree it does add a bit to the card, but yours are lovely without it)
Yes please on this prize.

Kathleen said...

So cute Di.

Kath x

Trina P. said...

Oh so cute!... yes please! Trina xx

Valerija said...

So wonderful cards with these cute images.
Yes please include me in the draw.
Valerija xx

Janice said...

Cute Christmas cards Di, not seen these stamps/dies before, so yes please for the prize, thank you.
Janice x

KandA said...

These are fabulous cards and those stamps and dies are so cute xx

Helen said...

These little elves are so sweet - love their little shoes!
I'm a 'yes please' for this one Di.
Helen x

KathyA. said...

Love the little elves, so yes please to the prize.
Also thanks for the tip about using the strip of patterned paper. I have tons of the stuff so I am always looking for ways to put it to use.

Nandini said...

Oops! Another comment has gone missing! Love the cute elves. Yes please for the prize.

Em Louise Fairley said...

So stinkin' cute! Yes please! xoxo

creationsnz said...

Yes please include me in the draw. Thank you, CarolG

Elizabeth said...

Lovely cards, Di. The 'Woodland Wishes' paper is really pretty and the little elves are super cute. I can't believe you've started on 2019's cards already! - eight at the last count. I feel like such a slacker :) And yet again, it's a 'yes, please' from me. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Sandi said...

Such a plethora of amazing prizes but I think I would like this prize most of all if I were lucky enough to win....so yes please! Your cards are absolutely adorable and good for you getting a head start on 2019 Christmas cards.

Lady Joyful said...

Those little elves are very cute! Yes please to the prize.

Janis said...

Super cute card, Di. The elves are adorable and this is a fun sentiment!! I rarely use elves at Christmas, though, so you can leave my name out of this particular drawing.
<3 J

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Tina Z. said...

Simply adorable, I like elves.
Yes for the prize, please.
Hugs xx