Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Pixie's Snippets Playground #342 - Prize K

Here's the next prize in the 'Snippets Playground Celebration' prize draw - I posted this card on the blog way back in April 2013 and it's still one of my very favourite images for Christmas cards although I don't use it enough, so here it is again with a reminder about how I made it. It's so long ago that I didn't even have a watermark - and in those days I added ribbon, charms or buttons and pretty twine to most of my cards! A technique I still love but rarely have time for these days:
I used:

- 5" x 7" white card stock

- Nellie Snellon image called 'Hokey-pokey', stamped in Memento 'Tuxedo Black', coloured with Pro Markers and tickled with Glamour Dust here and there

- SU glittery silver card, scallop die cut for behind the image and then cut with the 'scallop' blade on my Woodware trimmer for behind the patterned card and sentiment

- Kanban's 'Merry Mistletoe' patterned card - I love the soft blue and lovely pattern of this card for a change and still use it loads - even almost six years later!

- sentiment is by Hero Arts called 'Twinkle Border', bought for a 'snip' and then bravely embossed with Stampendous 'Sterling Silver' without any mishaps

- iridescent ribbon wrapped round the patterned card and topped with a 'looped bow thingy' then an iridescent sparkly snowflake button, threaded with doubled iridescent cord tied in a bow - that's a lorra iridescent :)

And today's prize is:
Three chances to win one of these adorable little stamps - which are a delight to colour in. Remember, it's called 'Hokey-pokey' by Nellie Snellon. Took a bit of tracking them down as the stamp was first made at least six or so years ago but I'm sure the winners will absolutely adore this little poppet! She looks really lovely in traditional red and green of course.

In case anyone is wondering if I robbed a craft shop or a bank, apart from one prize coming up later which was donated by a very sweet friend, I bought all the prizes out of Parnip's illicit earnings from selling hooch behind the Playground bike shed! Joke! I already said that I look for the best deals I can find over a lot of the year, without going for cheap stuff. Only offer prizes I really like, am happy to use and would have chosen for myself - which is why 99% of the time I make a sample card to show how you could use your prize if you win. Just thought you might be imagining me with a pair of tights over my head, Pro marker masquerading as a pistol, Parsnip with a Zorro mask on waving a pokey tool as a weapon .............. and Dudley keeping lookout, ready to run away and leave us if needs be, or just to flop down flat and disguise himself as a sheepskin rug ☺

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.

Hope you've recovered from New Year celebrations by now. Dudley has, but it was a bit too close for comfort. We went to bed early and at 10:30pm as it was all still quiet Len took Dudley into the garden for a toilet trip ........... and with brilliant timing someone let off a really loud firework/banger. Poor little chap shot back into the house like a rocket himself and was shaking like a leaf for a while. Ha, ha - Dudley wasn't too happy either ☺☺ So, Dudley spent the night on our bed once he'd calmed down. We had the TV on to muffle the outside noises and of course he's so soft and cuddly there was a lot of hugs for him. We don't think there's likely to be any long term effect although his head was popping up every time there was another outburst of fireworks. Needless to say I'm absolutely furious - I've always thought it so unfair and of course, since I last had dogs, things have become much worse. Ha! It remains to be seen if he thinks he's sleeping on the bed tonight though, have given him a fresh 'milky flavoured' nylon puppy chew bone and that may well help! He's teething and those bones plus a couple of others we have (thanks Sarn, he loves and uses his red rubber one in the patio pen!) are so valuable.

Keep on checking in - more to come :) I need to clear this Toy box of all that is Christmas - and also give the ladies at the Post Office the vapours when I trundle in with a huge bag or three of packages to post!

Love from Parsnip, Dudley and of course me,


Glennis F said...

That is such a gorgeous stamp Di - yes please to win it

We were bombarded with noise on NYE - some one had firewotks on the beach just along from us and two other lots were a few hoses back. Sorry but I do not enjoy all the loud bangs

Bunny said...

I'm all for the illicit story about selling the hooch. That cracks me up. I come from a long line of bootleggers and can picture this happening. However, we don't want Dudley to learn any bad habits and don't want him to think there's a way to purchase extra milk bones.

We wondered how there could be so many people around the neighborhood that had so much disposable income to blow up in fireworks. I hope there aren't any leftovers for tonight.

Oh how lovely your card is. Such sparkle. This is a huge yes to the prize. Please and thank you. [Bunny]

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

How gorgeous card with that cute stamp and all the sparkling o it and around on the frames! Love the ribbon, too! Very elegant! Yes for this prize, please :)
I'm still giggling for your hilarious story about you, Parnsnip and Dudley robbing a craft shop or a bank... :D Such fool scene!!!:D :D
Poor Dudley and all the animals scared by the fireworks... :( I hate them too, their bangs seem a war to me, not a happy habit.
Hugs and Happy 2019

Greta said...

The picture in my mind of you with tights over your head--had to giggle out loud! So sorry Dudley got traumatized, but always good to have more excuses for extra cuddles! This card is absolutely gorgeous, Di--love the ribbon treatment! Please leave me out of the drawing. Happy, Happy New Year!

Megan J said...

Hi Di, a very pretty card, love the tale of you and Parsnip robbing a craft store but, I can just see Dudley being Parsnips getaway dog. Have a wonderful week... Megan (no to today's prize)

Karenladd said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card..even though it's got more embellishment than you use these days. Love all that glitter, which gives it a magical feel and goes perfectly with the sweet little Christmas fairy. Awww, poor little Dudley. What a rude thing to be startled in his own yard. I hope he hasn't had any lingering fears from that ordeal and that his potty training wasn't pushed back weeks. Yes please to this cute stamp.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Had a chuckle over your post Di, you’re so funny with your stories so imaginative... love the card this a cute stamp would make a great birthday card too, so yes please.
Sending hugs your way as well, amd every blessing healthwise for 2019! Still can’t get over it’s 2019!
Shaz in Oz.x

Lia said...

I am really a fan of all Nellie Snellen products, but I have not got this stamp yet. It's so cute! So yes, please!
(and your story is always to pleasure reading it!).
Lia xx

LesleyG said...

I knew it wouldn't take him very long, but didn't think you'd fall into the trap of having him on your bed so soon!
Joking aside, I love fireworks, but hate seeing animals suffer because of them. We are lucky, only one distant display here, would be much better if everyone went to the big displays instead.
Very pretty card Di, and another lovely prize
Yes please :) xxx

Kath said...

A lovely card Di - it's amazing how styles of cards change over the years! I would love a chance to win this pretty stamp please.

I'm glad Dudley (and Len) were okay with the fireworks!

Kath x

Lady Joyful said...

Such a sweet card! Yes please to the prize. Hope Dudley is recovered from the scare of the fireworks. As pretty as I can be I've really come to dislike them, a big part of which is because of the effect they have on animals. It just seems so unfair. x

Marjeta said...

Super sweet card and YES for the prize.

Lynne said...

Your card is so pretty and that blue is lovely. Poor Dudley! Luckily we didn't have any fireworks nearby, but we could see some further away in the village. I hope he has recovered and doesn't want to be on your bed again :) . Oh and I will be a yes please for the cute stamp, thank you xx

Jane Willis said...

What a lovely card, that pretty image works beautifully with all the bling and trimmings PLUS she looks just like my #2 granddaughter who has just gone home after couple of days here.

Jane Willis said...

PS I forgot to say - YES PLEASE!

Sandra H said...

So pretty is your card and gorgeous image lovely embellishments and Not many dogs like the fireworks it’s so frightening for them and some cats too sending lots of love x

ionabunny said...

Very pretty twinkly card and a sweet image. Please include me in the draw. Hugz

Nandini said...

Love the gorgeous card. And the stamp set is adorable! So a big yes for the prize. Sorry to hear about the fright that poor Dudley got! I remember cuddling with my dog when he would get scared of fireworks.

Majda said...

What a fun card, love how you put it all together.
Please include me in the draw.
Hugs, Majda

Brenda in IN said...

This is the cutest card ever! It just makes me smile. I love the paper, the sparkle, her little foot reaching out, her wand and that sparkling snowflake. I'm relieved there has been no bank robbing or any crime involved in this give away. I take Molly out around 10 pm on New Years Eve to avoid the fireworks. They are loud and she runs right back to the door too. Dudley will be happy to continue sleeping in your bed now that he knows what it's like! May be a happy blessing for him.

Em Louise Fairley said...

Another adorable card, Di and yes please for the prize. I'm so sorry Dudley had a rough night xoxo

Suzanne H said...

Yes, please. You always have a good tale to tell. We were all in bed before the fireworks began at our house. All three of our cats were with us in bed however.

Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Becca Yahrling said...

I think this is just stunning, Di!! Love the very pretty blue colors and all that delicious sparkle. Very special!! Yes, please, for this darling stamp!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous, Di! Love the colour, love the sparkle, and love the silver embossed sentiment! Sweeeeet! I'll be a "yes, please" for this prize too! Poor Dudley! I know how you feel as two of my kitties are terrified of fireworks, or any loud noise or siren, really. Thankfully we live out in the country now so we don't have to worry about fireworks this time of year (too cold!), but there are some locals who set of fireworks for Canada Day in July, and the poor kitties hide under the bed, scared to death. I hope Dudley forgets all about it and focuses on that milky chew bone! Thank you for your generosity in prizes, Di, it is truly appreciated. You certainly have sought out a lot of awesome deals for us!

Jeanne H said...

What a darling stamp, Di. Yes, I'd love it. I too hope Dudley is OK and forgetting the scare. No fireworks here in MN, but it's cold!

Craftychris said...

Oh poor Dudley! We hate the fireworks too as you can imagine! Love this adorable card. Sooooo beautiful in two lovely blues! Yes please to be in the chance to win! I am glad you haven't turned to crime to fund your generosity! Boy would we have felt guilty! Hugs my friend! xxxxxxxxxx

KandA said...

Poor little Dudley, but I bet he loved his night on your big bed.
Such a super sweet card and the stamp is so cute. I think I may have that one - or at least something similar, so I'll say no thanks to the prize.
Roasting here and not looking forward to the cold next week! xx

Kathleen said...

Another super make and I can't believe the card is that old, still looks so up-to-date.

Kath x

Nicky said...

Great card agaib and would love to be in with a chance. Stanley has recovered from the fireworks but is suspicious of any loud noises at moment.

Janis said...

So glad Len AND Dudley recovered from the New Year celebratory fireworks! lol.... I am finally recovered from Christmas and New Year's celebrations and am settling in to do some serious commenting and attack the huge mess that I call my craft room!! :)
Your card is just adorable!! I love it all silvery and ice blue. Yes, please to this sweet stamp!
Thank you for all your wonderful giveaways. You are so generous!!! I am going to sit here with a cup of decaf Candy Cane Lane Green Tea and peruse all these posts.
Hugs and Happy New Year!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Brenda said...

Your card is simply adorable Di! I love that little fairy girl on top of the presents, too cute! Love the beautiful papers you have chosen as well. The glitter and the pattern paper work so well together. But it was your post that had me chuckling! I can so identify with the New Year's Eve firecrackers. We have it hear too and people shot off their guns. First we had a winter thunder storm, so Kahlua didn't know what the heck was going on, then the firecrackers started and then come midnight, the shooting began with the firecracker. It was crazy and Kahlua didn't like it one bit. Savannah, she could have cared less. lol I guess she is a pro at it now. Hope Dudley is better and I hope Parsnips doesn't get caught selling hooch behind the Playground bike shed! I can see you now with a pair of tights over your head, a Pro marker masquerading as a pistol and Parsnip with his Zorro mask waving a pokey tool as a weapon. That just had me rolling! Dudley, I can see him ditching the both of you and disguising himself as a sheepskin rug for sure. lol Thanks for the laugh Di! Happy New Year, hugs, Brenda

Pam Sebring said...

This is awesome!! I love everything about this card...the colors,layout,embellishments...please consider me for the prize.

Valerija said...

Beautiful card in those soft colours! Really love this stamp.
Yes, include me in the draw, please.
Valerija xx

Janice said...

Pretty card Di, perfect for little girls at Christmas-time.
Janice xx

KathyA. said...

I have never seen that image before and I LOVE HER. You've colored and sparkled her beautifully. So yes please... I do so much want her.

Carol L said...

Oh my goodness, just look at all that gorgeous sparkle! You've really brought this stamp to life! I don't wish to be in this draw, but I love what you've done with her :)

Tina Z. said...

I love fairies and this soft colours are perfect.
... just imagining you robbing the bank, you did such a great description of doing this :))))
yes for the prize, please.
hugs xx

kiwimeskreations said...

An exquisite card Di - love that sweet image, so it's a yes please from me for the prize

Fikreta said...

Very nice card!
yes for prize please.

Helen said...

So sweet - love the pretty icy blue!
I have a few Nellie's stamps, and totally agree - so much fun to colour!
I'm a 'yes please' for the prize draw.
Helen x