Sunday 30 December 2018

Pixie's Snippets Playground #342 - Prize H. Plus Challenge #341 - results.

This is likely to be a bit of a bumper post - first I'll do the latest prize to go into the Christmas/New Year Grand Draw pot, followed by picks as well as letting you know who won the 'Wedding card' goodies from two weeks ago. Which to be honest feels like a lifetime ago!

Here's my snippets card first of all:
I used:

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

- a piece of already trimmed paper for the backing layer which I'd tucked into the back of the My Minds Eye 'All is Bright' paper pad - so it does count as a snippet. I'd obviously trimmed it for another card and then changed my mind

- glued the backing paper onto the card front

- then I dug out a load of little white snippets for the rest of the card

- first of all I stamped the little birds, branch, leaves and also the sentiment onto snippets of white card - using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink for all bar the branch which I stamped using VersaFine's 'Vintage Sepia'

- the stamps are all from a really sweet little set of stamps by Lawn Fawn called 'Winter Sparrows'

- then used a mix of Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and Whispers brush pens to colour the little sparrows and the leaves

- out came the Cuttlebug and first of all I die cut the branch, leaves and sparrows using a matching Lawn Fawn 'Winter Sparrows' set of dies (taking great care not to drop any of them after the red cardinal incident!)

- now I had an idea how the sizing would be when the little critters etc. were lined up so I dug out a very old Spellbinders oval Nestabilities die and using another snippet of white card die cut the oval as a 'scene background'

- before adding the little die cut elements, stamped three little notes using a teensy stamp from the 'Winter Sparrows' set of stamps and Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink

- then glued all the little die cuts onto the oval ready to add to the card front

- before going any further, die cut the sentiment using one of the MFT 'Stitched Oval Word Window' dies - the sentiment is actually on what would really be the waste part from the stitched window but it fitted perfectly

- then I could position the oval 'scene' and the sentiment as I wanted before gluing them in place

More haste less speed certainly applied when I was making this card on Saturday morning (just yesterday so you can see I was cutting it really fine!). The sand eraser came to the rescue twice, sigh.

And today's prize is:
Lawn Fawn 'Winter Sparrows' stamps and dies - times three! So you have three chances to win these adorable stamps and dies as there are three lots lined up waiting for new homes.

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 post I did on Sunday 23rd December has all the detail you might want to know about this bumper draw and how it works.

Now let's do our usual fortnightly results bit - and here are the picks from Challenge #341:
Donna F shared this gorgeous Christmas card with us - loads of impact and also great use of snippets of course!

I really love these sweet little boxes made by Helen - and more wonderful use of snippets too!

I know, I know! This card looks so very professional that you would happily think it's a shop bought one made using computer wizardry! But, it isn't - our lovely Playmate Trina made it herself and I think it's just stunning! Lots of snippets were used as well!

And, although I'm in a hurry (nothing new there!) I absolutely must include one more pick as there's also a great tip for you:

This card was already on my list of potential picks, made by Alison C. It's so pretty and the soft blues and pinks work so well. The tip from Alison is that she added dimension to the flower (and maybe the leaves?) by adding little scraps (snippets) behind them instead of sticky pads - which often take cards into outer space pricing as they become liable to the rate for 'thicker' letters!

No new Playmates this time and we had a total of 38 entries. Numbers were down and I'm not at all surprised as it was headless chicken time for most of us!

Now it's prize draw time for Challenge #341, and our winner of the Xcut 6" x 6" 'Polka Hearts' embossing folder, The Works 'Swirl Heart' die and a Creative Expressions 'Congratulations' die is:
Liz is one of our most stalwart Playmates and rarely, if ever, misses a challenge - I often pick her work for you to see as well. I was quite taken aback when my records appear to show that it's about year since Liz won in the Playground - when I was giving away the big batch of sand erasers (same as Em our previous winner in fact!) - so this is certainly due! Do please send me your address Liz, with full name at the top as well so I can copy and paste or just write straight from the email onto the envelope - for speed and ease. It's also confirmation that you still would like the prize of course and I'll post your prize once I hear from you. Please put Playground Winner or similar in the subject line of your email in case it drops into my junk mail. Email address is on RH sidebar as always.

Do keep on checking for more prizes, the grand draw is still in full swing! I'm struggling to make sample cards but will certainly do my best - it's good to have something really pressing, reminds me a bit of working to tight deadlines in a previous existence!

Love from me, Parsnip - and Dudley sends his love too! Woof!


  1. Just popped into the playground and discovered that I'm the winner for Challenge #341. Thank you! I'll send you an email with my address. Congratulations to the creators of the picks this fortnight, lovely projects.

    Your snippets card is beautiful, Di, so cute and I love how you've arranged the little birds in the oval die cut. I'll be a Yes Please for the draw. xx

  2. Ooooh, this birdie fanatic, I mean lover. adores this cute card! I love the double oval. Yes, please for the draw.

  3. Yay for Liz! Congratulations to the top picks, too. I love the stamp Alison used and had to go ask her who makes it.

    I love the Season's Tweetings card. Yes, please, for the prize. [Bunny]```

  4. Congrats to Liz! Well done

    Yes please for the prize

  5. Oh, congratulations to Liz and to the top picks!! I always love seeing what beautiful cards and projects everyone comes up with. Yes please to this adorable little Lawn Fawn stamp and die set. I can't believe there are so many stamps and dies that I still don't have.

  6. Darling card, Di! The picks are so inspiring, as always! Please leave me out of this drawing.

  7. Lovely card and cute birds. Yes for the prize, please.
    Valerija xx

  8. Congrats to Liz!
    Those carol birds are so sweet, simply so beautiful Di! And I love what Trina did, fantastic one! And Yes I am in for this cute prize!

  9. Congratulations to the winners and thank you for another fun challenge. Yes please to this prize. What a great idea to adhere those little birds to the die cut oval for a beautiful design!

  10. Congratulations to Liz and all the wonderful top picks.
    I love today's card and would like to go into the hat please. Perfect for making cards for my Twitter friends!

  11. Fabulous picks as always Di, and congratulations to Liz!
    Your card is soo cute, I love those tiny birds, perfect on the oval.
    I’m a yes please for the prize, thank you.
    Janice x

  12. Yes please to those adorable sparrows Di.
    Congratulations to Liz, well deserved as she regularly contributes to inspire us.
    Wow what lovely picks! The placing of the candle flames in front of the snowflakes, wonderful boxes, the very clever balloons, and the pretty pink and blue with one of those "why didn't I think of that " tips!
    You have done so well to keep up Di, you are amazing, and such generosity too. Xxx

  13. Oh my it will have to be a 'yes please' for this really cute set of dies/stamps - love them. Great picks from last time too and congratulations to Liz on her lucky win. Always worth reading every word of your lovely posts to pick up lots of handy hints and tips!!

  14. What a gorgeous cards Di , and please count me in for the draw !!
    Love the cards that have made the top picks and the awesome winners card too

  15. Fab make and pix and a super prize too

    Well done to you, Liz

    HAPPY NEW YEAR to you, your family, the lovely Dudley and all your readers and followers


  16. Adorable card! Love lawn fawn and your creativity pairs with them beautifully.

    Yes, please for an entry.

  17. Lovely picks as always Di. Congrats to Liz too. Love your cute card so yes please to the draw.

  18. Thanks Di, for showing off my card and idea. I tried to reply to a comment above but there was no button. I'm sure there used to be or I am going crazy. The stamp set I used is Rainbow Designs. New to me in the autumn but I'm very pleased with how they stamp and the versatility. It's good to see all the other inspiration and your sweet card Di. Thank you for all your hard work.
    Happy New Year everyone. x

  19. Super card Miss Di, those little birdies are so sweet but no thanks to the prize xx

  20. A lovely card Di and such sweet birds - I would love a chance to win the prize please.

    Lovely picks this week and congratulations to Liz too.

    Kath x

  21. Congrats to Liz on her win and lovely picks. Those flowers on Alison's card are gorgeous. Your birdie card is so sweet and those old dies do come in useful sometimes. I often wonder whether to sell some of my older ones, but you never know when you might need them. I do have these little birds so will stay out of the draw for this one x

  22. Yet another fabulous card Di love the robins they are just so cute and chirpy congratulations to Liz enjoy your win and gorgeous array of creations you picked again take care -

  23. Great picks Di and fab tip from Alison too.
    Love your sweet birdies card, yes please to be in your draw :)

  24. These are great picks and so is your cute card!!
    I like those birdies a lot, so I say yes to the prize!
    Lia xx

  25. Super cute card Di - love those little birdies, so I'm a 'yes please' for the prize draw.
    Congrats to Liz, and how lovely to see my little boxes among the picks for the last challenge!
    Helen x

  26. Love your card... and congrats to the winners.
    Would enjoy using the sweet stamp set and dies... so yes please.

  27. Such a cute and sweet card! Love that stamp set. Yes please to the prize. And congrats to Liz for her win.

  28. Gorgeous picks, Di! Congrats to all winners xoxo

  29. Love these. Yes, please put me in the draw. Thanks, CarolG

  30. Your card is so cute. Please include me in the draw for the sweet little birdies. Fab top picks and congrats to Liz. Hugz

  31. How cute card with the lawn Fawn tweeties!!! I already have this set, so don't count me in the prize H draw :D
    Big congrats to Liz!! Congrats to all the top picks too!

  32. Another fabulous card, Di - love the cute we birdies and I do like a good pun greeting. The showcased makes are great too and I particularly like the tip from AlisonC - my purse is still suffering from the pre-Christmas trip to the PO. Of course it's another 'yes, please' from me. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  33. Great card and I love the sentiment. The showcases are great too real inspiration. Yes please for the prize love Nicky

  34. Congrats to Liz on her win and to the wonderful notables sitting in the spotlight along with her! I love your adorable tweeters, but I already own this set so I'll say no thanks to this draw, but thanks just the same for offering a great prize!

  35. Hi Di this is a stunning card you have made those birds are so cute. Yes please to the prize. Congratulations to the winner and top the top picks. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  36. Yes, please for the chance to win. Great tip about using scraps of paper to pop up an image. I'm going to try that for cards that I mail. Congrats to the top picks and the winner of the last challenge.

  37. Congratulations to Liz and the fabulous picks! A wonderfully sweet card - I love it! 'Yes please'. To be in with a chance for the fabulous prize! Thank you for all your useful tips as always! Hugs xxxxxxxxx

  38. Congrats to Liz!
    Love these cute little birds, so yes please on the draw.

  39. Cute, cute, cute! Such an adorable card, Di! I love those little birdies and that punny sentiment! You made some gorgeous picks again this time - I really enjoyed looking at them! Congrats to Liz on the win! Yay! Happy 2019 to everyone!

  40. Ooops, sorry, I forgot to say "Yes, please" for the prize!

  41. Such a fun card Di! and fantastic picks, have a wonderful New Year, Cathy x

  42. Well see just adorable!!! Great card! Yes please for the prizeπŸ˜„

  43. O I love this! It is just a gorgeous set.
    Yes please for the prize!
    Hugs, Majda

  44. Great to see Liz winning..such a lovely lady and well deserved. Great picks Di and a super card too. Yes please to the are so generous. Enjoy the last day of 2018. Hugs xxx

  45. THANK YOU so much, Di, for including my card! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ Such a pleasant surprise and huge honour especially when there are so many fabulous entries! Congrats to Liz and the other picks.

    Love your adorable card., so jt’s a yes from me!

    Happy New Year! πŸ₯‚πŸΎπŸŽ‰ Hugs, Trina xx

  46. Great picks - too clever by half this lot in the Playground! Me and Dudley and Parsnip are going choklit hunting as Christmas is over and Easter will soon be here......

    Yes please to these cutie birdies... which look rather cool on their branch (great card!). x

  47. Congratulations to all the picks and the winner! Love your card, Di - those birds are so cute. Yes please to the prize.

  48. Great creations and really deserve to be picked. Congratulation to all. Yes please to the prize.

  49. Congratulations Liz! Wonderful picks! Yes please to cute birdies, Di. Hugs xxx

  50. Congratulations and Well done to all the picks and to Liz for her win!! Yay!
    What a tweet-sweet card, Di. Love those purty birdies....sooooooooo cute!! Yes, please, to this adorable prize!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  51. Wonderful card!
    congrats to winner!
    yes for the prize please.

  52. Congratulations to Liz and I am amazed by top picks.
    Your card is super cute, I adore Lawn Fawn.
    Yes for the prize please.
    Have a great weekend