Monday, 31 December 2018

Pixie's Snippets Playground #342 - Prize I

And before we knew it, it was New Year's Eve! Not our favourite celebration in many ways so we generally have a quiet evening at home. The days of crazy parties, almost dancing on the tables and then tottering to bed at about 4am are long gone! Plus of course, the whole neighbourhood erupts with fireworks so we need to be home and calm with Dudley. He was fine over Guy Fawkes so let's hope he's still 'Joe Cool' about the mayhem. Woof!

Meanwhile, let's have another Christmas/New Year 'Snippets Playground Celebration' prize:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card blank, side opening

- snippet of deep blue, almost midnight in some lights, shimmery card, trimmed only slightly smaller than the card front - but not glued in place yet

- snippets of plain white card, die cut using the following dies - The Works 'Joy Message' and The Works 'Snowflakes' 

- then added the Joy followed by the snowflakes to the piece of deep blue card - using just a fine glue pen and making sure a couple of the snowflakes were placed 'off the edge'

- snipped the excess from the overhanging snowflakes from the back

- glued the deep blue panel to the card front and popped on a scattering of self-adhesive diamantes to add some sparkle 

This was a fun card to make, didn't take too long and the dies are gorgeous! The big snowflake at top left would stand very well on its own on a smallish card and they're the prettiest set of snowflakes I own for sure. The only thing I found is that die cutting the Joy word needed some small shims added to the snowflake part to cut right through, which isn't uncommon when you have a portion of a die within a circle - I just use little pieces of paper to build it up and keep running through my Cuttlebug until the cut is completely through. Everything else cut like a dream and everything also popped straight out of the dies. The Works dies really are very good quality - but as i said previously, they do keep changing their range so if you see a die or set of dies you want then do go ahead and get them at the time!

So, here's today's prize:
It's The Works dies, same as I used, 'Joy Message' and 'Snowflakes' which is a set of four (five if you include the centre spokes of the huge snowflake in fact as they pop out separately).

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.

By the way - I realised that if all goes to plan there will even be a prize on Saturday 5th January. I'll be leaving the comments open on later prizes for at least a couple of extra days to give folk a chance to check what's on offer and say if they're wanting to play for those prizes. I can't leave them open for too long though as of course I want to publish the draw results on Sunday 13th January and it's going to probably take me days to sort out the draw results and write them up. Whoever thought this was a good idea she asks herself?!

Just leave a comment on this post if you would like the chance to win today's prize. The prize isn't going to be split. But, if you have one of the dies/sets or only want one or the other than, as I always say - you can gift what you don't want to a friend at your end! Can't be fairer than that.

Keep checking for more prizes! Am still working on samples for upcoming prizes here but there seems to be a little chink of light at the end of the tunnel ☺






44 comments:

Glennis said...

It's a lovely card Di, and I love the snowflakes
Yes please for the draw

Pam Sebring said...

O I love this! I’ve always liked navy blue and this is just a gorgeous set of dies as well! Yes please for the prize!

Greta said...

Oh what gorgeous dies & a beautiful card, Di! Please include me in the draw for Prize I. Hope Dudley is OK with the noise of New Year's Eve. We're so happy fireworks don't bother Fritz unless they are really loud & close. Even then, he just sits next to one of us & is OK. Wishing you a wonderfully happy 2019--all 3 of you!

Jane Willis said...

Beautiful card - I already have the dies so don't want to go in the draw but thanks for the inspiration for using them!

SHartl said...

I'm with you on not wanting to stay up all night celebrating New Years Eve, but our friends often have a family oriented celebration that includes all the kids and ends well before midnight. This year will skip even that though, with our newborn, so we'll just celebrate quietly at home and probably be asleep by 10:00 pm, lol. Happy New Year to you Di, and yes please to this beautiful set of dies. Keep Dudley close and hope the fireworks don't bother him.

Maxine D said...

What a stunning card Di, and like you, I stay quiet on New Years - there are enough other people sending their money up in smoke for me not to want to do it!
Hopefully my cat will stay in tonight, but in our hot weather, I doubt it... he usually finds a safe spot and is at the door claiming starvation in the morning!

Count me in for the draw please

Richest blessings for you, DH, Dudley and Parsnip for 2019
Maxine

Nandini said...

Love the card today. Very elegant and beautiful. Those snowflakes and the sentiment dies are really gorgeous! So a big yes to the prize today.

Lia said...

You made a gorgeous card with the diecuts! I won't be in the draw today, so someone else will be happy with ththis prize!
Wish your Dudley an quiet New Years eve (and I wish the ame for our doggy Tom!).
Thanks for all the fun in 2018!!
Lia xx

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Di, love your colour choice. The diamantes are a perfect finishing touch, especially in the middle of the 'o'. I'm a Yes Please for the draw. xx

LesleyG said...

Yes please Di, I love your card and could see lots of uses for the Joy, and The snowflakes are so pretty xxx

Bunny said...

Snowflakes are a weakness for me. Love them and love this card.

We're past the time of staying up to celebrate. Plus, our neighbors will be popping off the fireworks in the distant and hopefully not too close neighborhood.

I know some dogs detest thunder and fireworks. Hopefully Dudley won't bother at all. Let him and Parsnip stay up till midnight and play board games. They can calm each other.............maybe!

Yes, please to the prize.

A Happy and Healthy New Year to you and yours. [Bunny]```

Sandra H said...

So pretty is your card Di l love the Die and how you incorporated the snowflake and the surrounding snowflakes on the dark background simply gorgeous as always hope you have a lovely new year sending lots of love x

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely card, so peaceful! Love the Joy sentiment, it looks so elegant!
Yes for the prize, please!
I hate fireworks, as all the animals! :( Hope that Dudley will be not too much scared by them!
Biggest Hugs, I wish you and family a fabulous New Year full of happiness, love and health!

Carol L said...

I just love this combo of navy and white, and those snowflakes are just gorgeous! Love the added sparkle too with those little gemstones :) Yes please to this prize!
Wishing you, Len, Dudley and Parsnip a wonderful and happy, healthy, prosperous New Year in 2019. I know I'll be fast asleep when the fireworks go off tonight :)

Pat said...

A beautiful and elegant card in the blue and white and the sentiment and snowflakes are so pretty I'm a 'yes please' for the prize. x

Brenda in IN said...

This is a stunning card. I love the navy with white. I'm sending you wishes for a peaceful, happy and healthy New Year.

Trina P. said...

Gorgeous card, Di! Navy blue and silver go together perfectly. I already have something similar, otherwise, it would be a definite yes.

Happy new year... have fun celebrating! Trina xx

Kath said...

A lovely card Di and I would love a chance to win the prize please.

I hope Dudley is okay with the fireworks tonight and that you all have a Happy New Year.

Kath x

Sandy said...

Another gorgeous card -- it must have pained you to snip off those beautiful, delicate snowflakes.
I am a huge fan of pretty snowflakes (in paper, not those that fall from the sky, no matter how pretty they are), so yes please.
Wishing you, Len and Dudley a lovely new year.

Becca Yahrling said...

This is really pretty & quite elegant. Yes, please, to this beautiful prize. Hope everyone has a safe & fun New Year's celebration!!

Nicky said...

Love you card, not sure why I do very few navy cards will have give it more of try lol. Would love to be in with a chance of the prize. I am off to DD for the evening with Stanley and his girlfriend Millie, he hates fireworks but Millie just looks at him shaking and gets into bed with him to keep him safe. Love Nicky

Viv's Visuals said...

Yummy snowflakes and a lovely scrummy die so yes please (if not I'll just have the card instead)
Hope Dudders isn't too scared - Big hugs and cuddles under the sofa blanket I think (any excuse). xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Di your card is stunning I love it. Those dies are gorgeous. So it is yea please for the prize. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Suzanne Harkinson said...

Yes, please. Two of our cats get terribly afraid of the fireworks. The third sits in the window and wants to see what is going on outside. Happy New Year!

Elizabeth said...

Not our favourite celebration too. We're well past the 'partying to breakfast' stage and more 'in bed by 1 minute past the bells' stage. Hate the fireworks - really, I'm a paid up member of the 'grumpy old woman' fraternity these days. I hope Dudley takes it all in his stride, as he seems to do with everything else. Another lovely card - the snowflakes are gorgeous, as is the 'Joy' die. It's another 'yes, please' but if I'm not lucky I'll be seeking the dies out at The Works. I've said it already this evening but I'll say it again - I wish you and yours health, wealth and happiness in 2019. xx

April Cheetham said...

Yes please! What a lovely card! Yes, I'm not keen on NYE and all the fireworks. Happy New Year to you, Len, Parsnip and Dudley! Xxx

Valerija said...

WOW! This card is awesome. Love the colour combo and these snowflakes are amazing.
Yes for the prize, please.
Happy New Year Di!
Valerija xx

Jeanne H said...

Yes, Please for Prize I. Your card is beautiful. Happy New Year to you, your dear hubby Len and of course Dudley and Parsnip.

Kathleen said...

Oh memories, looks like we both were dancing on tables and so on and so on. Have the Joy die not used it yet, but can always case your card, kidding.
Had a firework go off an hour ago and such a loud band, it frightened me to death, nearly fell off my chair.
Why do they need bangers.
Oh God another one has just gone off.
Can't remember if I have already said but Justin Case, Happy New Year to you both.

Kath xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Brilliant card, Miss, love that joy die so saying yes please tothe set. Lovely work, love your diverse creations.
Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

KandA said...

Gorgeous card an the super dies look wonderful against the dark blue background xx

Lynne said...

A gorgeous card and that dark background certainly shows off the beautiful snowflakes. I would like to be a yes please for this one, thank you xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Ooooh, this looks amazing too! YES, please count me in! Your card is gorgeous and so elegant! Thank you for all of the generous giveaways!

Heather said...

I am a sucker for snowflakes and these are stunning!! Your card is beautiful, the white snowflakes and the blue background are just perfect! Would LOVE to win this prize, thanks!

ionabunny said...

Pretty card. Pretty dies. Please include me in the draw. Hugz

Helen said...

Beautiful card Di - I'm rather partial to a snowflake (or ten!) so I'm a 'yes please' for the draw.
Helen x

PS - thanks for the tip about The Works...haven't been in one in years, but it looks like they've upped their crafting game, so may have to take a look next time I see one.

Janice said...

A gorgeous snowflake card Di! Yes please for the prize, thank you.
Janice x

Lady Joyful said...

Very pretty card, Di. Love the snowflakes. Yes please to the prize.

Marjeta said...

Super elegant card. Love it.

Em Louise Fairley said...

Beautiful card, Di. Yes please for the prize xoxo

Janis said...

I love the exquisite beauty of your card, Di. The snowflakes and JOY are just stunning. Yes, please, to this gorgeous prize!!
<3 J

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KathyA. said...

I've wanted some large snowflake dies for some time but they aren't in my budget... bummer. So, yes please to the prize. [and I love the simple yet elegant card you made with the dies. So pretty.]

Tina Z. said...

I like the big sentiments and I like the snowflake, so your card is perfect.
yes for the prize, please.
hugs xx

Karenladd said...

I can't believe I almost forgot to enter for this gorgeous set of dies. Yes please! Your beautiful card is so peaceful with that deep blue and white color combo.