Saturday, 29 December 2018

Pixie's Snippets Playground #342 - Prize G

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

- 4" x 4" white card blanks - I find Hobbycraft's A4 300gsm card is really great for making card blanks - it doesn't 'split' like some bought card blanks do when you fold them

- 3.75" x 3.75" square of dark blue pearlescent card for the background

- 3.75" wide strip (snippet) of white pearlescent card, backed with Stick-It and then die cut using the adorable Your Next Die 'Winter Scene Border' die

- fixed the die cut to the very bottom of the dark blue card background - at this point not stuck onto the card front in case I needed to trim a bit off the sides. I didn't in fact but best to play safe plus it's always easier to handle elements before the card is assembled'

- then die cut the sentiment using more of the white pearlescent card backed with Stick-It and Impression Obsession's 'Seasons Greetings' die. I'll be quite honest and say that it was a bit of a so-and-so' to remove all the waste from the die cut but so worth it - I put it down to me using Stick-It adhesive sheet and another time may well try using Collall All Purpose glue in a fine line bottle, or even a fine glue pen as Stick-It sheet just loves to play awkward on really intricate die cuts

- to position the die cut sentiment I used a strip of clear removable tape across the front of the blue panel for an alignment guide and popped the die cut sentiment in place before removing the piece of tape ready for the next card in the production line

- then ran the whole panel through the Cuttlebug using the CB embossing plates plus an embossing folder as 'packing' - the result looks as if the sentiment and little scenic strip are inlaid and there's no way those die cuts are gonna peel off

- glued the panel onto the card front and then stared at the card for ages

- asked Len, who agreed with me that something was missing - so I added three Josy Rose shiny silver star shaped hot-fix nail heads and was finally happy with the result

I'm really happy the way the border along the bottom breaks up a plain card and the fabulous big die cut sentiment works well with it rather than being on its own (IMHO). And I made six of these at the same time - one of my favourites of the year.

And today's prize is:

A Your Next Die 'Winter Scene Border' die and an Impression Obsessions 'Seasons Greetings' die.

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.

Love from Parsnip, Dudley and of course me,






40 comments:

Greta said...

I really love the dark blue & white--beautiful card, Di! Keep me out of this drawing, please.

Glennis said...

This is a fabulous card Di, yes please for the draw

SHartl said...

Yes please for this prize. I love how you combined the two dies to make that adorable winter scene...the snowman is so cute!

Jane Willis said...

Beautiful card Di, and I have so many ideas for using that border die. I'd love to go into the hat.

Liz said...

Beautiful scene, I really love the dark blue and white. I'm a Yes Please for the draw. xx

Maxine D said...

Love the white die cuts on blue for your card Di - its stunning. yes please for the draw.
Blessings
Maxine

LesleyG said...

Yes please Di :)
I loved this the first time I saw it, and just adore the little snowman xxx

Lia said...

I love that little snowman on your winterly card and say Yes to the draw!
Lia xx

Kath said...

A lovely card and fabulous dies - I would like a chance of winning this prize please.
Kath x

Majda said...

What a sweet set Di. I love the elegance and softness of your beautiful card!Yes please for the draw.
Blessings, Majda

scrAPpamondo said...

A lovely scene, so peaceful and relaxing in blue and white! The two shining stars are a perfect touch!
Yes for being in the draw for the prize, please :)
Hugs

Jane said...

The added stars are just perfect Di! Yes please to this fab prize xxx

Carol L said...

Those dies look fantastic in white against the navy background! Yes please to this prize, and thank you as well :)

Viv's Visuals said...

Great card Di. Loving little snowman who has his arms outstretched for a hug! So yes please and if I get him I can hug him lots!!!!

Marjeta said...

Sweet card. Love scene you created. Yes for the draw

Pat said...

The blue and white is so beautiful together Di and the snowy scene goes perfectly with the large sentiment. Thank you for this lovely prize and I am a 'yes please'. x

Bunny said...

The 3 stars that you added are beautiful. I love a great blue and white scene. Beautiful.

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

Suzanne Harkinson said...

Yes, please. I love the blue and white of this card.

Tina Z. said...

amazing scene, I love this cute little snowman.
yes for the prize, please.
hugs xx

ionabunny said...

Fun card and really cute landscape die with that little snowman. Please include me in the draw. Hugz

Becca Yahrling said...

I love blue, white & silver for winter cards. This is lovely, Di. That little snowman is so cute. Yes, please, for today's prize.

Jeanne H said...

Yes, please put me in for "G". I too love navy blue and white on cards. Hi to Dudley from Jessie! :-)

April Cheetham said...

Yes please, Di! Such a cute snowman with his outstretched hands :-)Hugs, April xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Love the dark blue and white, such an elegant card! Gorgeous die-cuts, a perfect winter scene! I'm definitely a Yes, please, for the prize!

Craftychris said...

Such a strikingly fabulous card! Love the cute snowman especially and the little stars do add that certain something! 'Yes Please'! I would love to be entered into the draw, thank you! Hugs! xxxxxxx

Sandra H said...

Gorgeous card love the Die set and the blue background and stars xx

Fikreta said...

so nice card!

Karenladd said...

Oh yes please to this prize! The landscape die is made even more appealing with that sweet little snowman!

Valerija said...

Love your card and dies you have used. So yes for the prize, please.
Valerija xx

Janice said...

I love the bold font of this sentiment, and your card is stunning in blue and white.
Yes please for the prize Di, thank you.
Janice x

KandA said...

Gorgeous card and fabulous colour combo xx

Lynne said...

Love the white against the dark blue background Di. I will be a yes please for this draw, thank you x

Lynne in NI said...

Love how striking your white is against the navy, yes please to be in your draw for these goodies :)

Helen said...

Love that snowman in the scenic die - fab card!
I'm a 'yes please' for this one Di.
Helen x

Nandini said...

The comment I made with my cell seems to have gone missing! Anyway, love the lovely, elegant card. Yes please for the prize!

Em Louise Fairley said...

So sweet. Yes please xoxo

Elizabeth said...

Another fabulous card, Di. The Josy Rose stars are the perfect finishing touch. I have yet to find an easy way to remove the waste from the more fiddly dies too but, like you say, it is so worth it. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Pam Sebring said...

Yes please! This is a lovely card!

Lady Joyful said...

Such a sweet card. Yes please to the prize.

Janis said...

Beautiful card, Di...I love the beautiful contrast with the white snow and the midnight blue sky, with a few well-placed silvery stars. I swoon whenever I see one of these pretty landscape dies. Would love to win this prize...yes, please!!!
<3 J

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