Thursday 3 January 2019

Pixie's Snippets Playground #342 - Prize L

Right girls, I had to give some thought about my hint that there might be a final prize on Saturday. But, although (thankfully) I've managed to get all the sample cards made - there is so little time in which to write up posts, try and visit you all, keep track of 'yes please comments' - as well as make a fresh card for our return to the fortnightly challenge with just a single prize and of course set that new Mr Linky post up as well. I need to get to collect a prescription from the Docs and do some shopping as well as take down the decorations from Christmas as well. So much to do and something had to give a little bit - we never even got to have our roast beef dinner I had planned to cook for New Years Day yesterday, although luckily the joint will keep until the weekend.

My solution is this - I'll keep the prize I'd intended for Saturday to cover the next fortnight. It's a multiple part one and I think there will be a fair bit of interest although of course it is Christmassy!

The Grand Draw will close as planned at 11am on Saturday, after that Mr Linky which began on 23rd December won't allow any further entries. The final prize for the Grand Draw will be in a blog post tomorrow (Friday) as I originally intended when planning the draw - AND I'll do as I did last year and will turn off the facility to post new comments on all the prize posts at 11am on Saturday. That does give you 36 hours almost to take a peek at the final prize - which is rather cute and you do have more than one chance to win! I'm saying no more - it's up to you to look!

Anyhow, here's today's snippets card:
I used:

- 4.25" x 5.5" white card blank, tent style

- snippet of deep blue card

- a while ago the lovely Val sent me two Sheena Douglass products to offer as a prize, with duplicates for me as well. Thank you so much Val!

- first of all I used a couple of sentiment strips from the 'Winter Snowflakes' stamp set and heat embossed them onto the snippet of deep blue card - which has a pearly finish. I used WOW 'Detail White' embossing powder and to be honest am not too happy with the result, despite using an anti-static bag and following all the rules for heat embossing. Whether the powder is getting old or what I don't really know but it's gone lumpy despite being stored in the dark with the lid on tight but of course it was too late to rush out and buy more - plus this card is as much to show you what can be done with today's prize (Len really likes it which was heartening!)

- then I hit my next issue, originally I'd planned to work totally on the deep blue card but it was too narrow (height wise). Rather than try to join two pieces of deep blue (I'd packed away the embossing tools etc. by this point) I dug out a piece of red card 

- then die cut the SD 'Winter' die from a snippet of white pearlised card, backed with Stick-It adhesive sheet and stuck it onto the snippet of red card

- then carefully trimmed both pieces of card to 4" width

- easiest way to ensure the pieces were perfectly close together across the centre of the card was to glue the red strip on first and then the blue strip - which has quite a healthy overlap

- finished!

And of course, courtesy of Val, today's prize is:
A Sheena Douglass 'Winter Snowflakes' stamp set and a 'Winter' die. The stamps are grey rubber and you do need to snip them apart - I actually like rubber stamps and didn't find it too hard to line the two sentiments up - using the Misti is a huge help.

Although I've used both items on the one card I do think they would work beautifully on their own as well. And of course the two items make up one prize.

I've debated about whether to mention this but I'm sure a few of you are aware of recent issues with copyright over images that Sheena had claimed were her own. The whole business has been very unpleasant but do please rest assured that neither of these products comes into that category.

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.

Do remember to check back for the final prize tomorrow!

And hooray - I just spotted that the Mr Linky glitch has been fixed so we can see thumbnails once again!

All is quiet on the Western Front here, Dudley had a very restless night but we think that's due to him teething. Bless.


  1. Lovely card Di, Yes please for the draw

  2. Gorgeous card and I think you are worrying too much about the embossing powder - it looks like a snowy effect and no one would have thought otherwise if you hadn't said! You have been so busy keeping us entertained and giving us a chance to win, thank you sooooooo much! 'Yes Please' yet again! For a chance to win, I feel quite naughty cause I have said the same on all of them! But you have spoiled us with such lovely prizes! And of course Val for the lovely prize today! I have just linked up my card too, Yay! Hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  3. Beautiful card, Di, your embossing looks fine to me. I like the effect using the blue and red card too. I'm a Yes Please for the prize and thanks to Val for donating it. xx

  4. Great card! Your sentiment looks great for me, the snowy effect around the S is just perfect! Love the colour combo and the fun diecut!
    Yes for the prize and thanks for all your work!!
    Hugs (and cuddles to Dudley) :)

  5. O I really like the diecut and the stamp,set used to make this card! Your color choices are very vibrant and I really like it! Please consider me for the prizes.

  6. Wow! I love the embossed snowflake its look like snow, so lovely! Love the winter die cut too!
    And Yes for the prize!

  7. Yes please Di :)
    You have done an amazing job to keep up with all this, I don't know how you do it. Your card is lovely, I do like the fonts, and the many ways they could be used. Was sad about Sheena's troubles. I have had embossing powders go "off" even though stored well, and white often turns cream. Xxx

  8. You're so amazing, Di--thank you for taking all this time for us! Hope the roast beef turns out spectacular! Poor Dudley with the teething--better soon, I'm sure. Beautiful card & I like that you ended up with the red strip instead of all blue. Yes please, put me in the drawing.

  9. I agree with Chris, the bits of white give it a lovely snowy effect and I think I would be tempted to scatter a little bit more powder around and heat it, to make it look deliberate! It's a lovely, versatile stamp set and I would love to be in the draw.
    I wonder what Dudley will make of his first snow, if we get any? Will he be outside chasing snowflakes or inside hugging the nearest radiator?

  10. Such an adorable card.
    Yes for the prize please.
    Valerija xx

  11. Gorgeous card Di, the embossed sentiment looks fabulous and that is a really lovely die.
    You have organised the very generous bumper Christmas challenge brilliantly but so sorry to hear it was at the expense of your new year's roast dinner. Will try to pop back tomorrow but I think the internet data may have ended xx

  12. Gorgeous card Di,
    I wish you all the best in 2019
    hugs and kisses

  13. A lovely card Di and I would like a chance to win the prize please.
    Kath x

  14. Your card is so striking and beautiful so yes please to this prize! Give Dudley a hug from us..poor little pup with his teething.

  15. Your card is so beautiful, Di. I wouldn't have even noticed the slight problem with the embossing powder had you not mentioned it. That's interesting, though, abt it going all clumpy on you. I have some ancient embossing powder that is seriously at least 25 years old and it still works great. I don't use it all that often...(OBVIOUSLY!! lol)...but when I do, it is fine.

    Yes, please, to this lovely prize!! Thank you so much.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  16. Your card is lovely Di, I really should try embossing more often. I didn’t even notice the ‘scattering of snow’!
    Janice x

  17. Your card is lovely Di and I don't know how you've managed to get everything done! Finally managed to submit my snippets card and I would like to be a yes please for this draw. Many thanks xx

  18. Beautiful card. Love the snowflake sentiment. Especially since here in Florida we have to buy snowflakes that don't melt.

    I was looking at the watermark on your card and thought, "Who is Diane:? That's what happens when I've called you Pixie for years. But, at least I have Parsnip and Dudley correct.

    Yes, please for the prize. [Bunny]

  19. You do have a lot on your plate and doing a great balancing act to get it all done. I love how you combined both stamps on this card, it came out so pretty. I received your card yesterday and, Di, it is just gorgeous. I love the angel and the sparkle. Thank you so much.

  20. These are adorable, and it's a yes please from me. You are so generous with your time and gifts, so THANK YOU! xoxo

  21. Wow, this winter diecut is just amazing. You made an very elegant card with it. Today I say yes again!
    Lia xxx

  22. That sounds great, Di! You've already been incredibly generous with the prizes! Thank you so much - I get excited just thinking about winning! Thank you to Val for today's prize! I'm a "yes, please"! Your card is gorgeous - I like your colour choices!

  23. Wonderful card. And yes please to the prize.

  24. You've created another wonderful card with these stamps and dies! I'm sorry to hear of the copyright issues, but it seems to be going on everywhere these days. No thanks to this draw, but thanks for such a fantastic giveaway!

  25. Yes, please, please to the draw. Your card is great and I agree the goodies will work separately.

  26. Yes, please for the drawing. I really like the simplicity of this card. I so want to learn to heat emboss better. I guess, practice makes perfect.

  27. That is a really pretty card Di and the white heat embossed sentiment goes beautifully with the die cut one, and the other sentiments would come in useful too. I am a 'yes please' for the prize and thank you to Val for donating it. I decided to make it less confusing that I would only comment on the posts where I wanted to be in with a chance of winning the prize, but I have looked and enjoyed them all, so a big thank you to you Di for all your hard work and wonderful array of prizes. x

  28. Yes, please, and thanks to Val for donating! Your card is lovely and it was a nice save, too. ;-)

  29. Hi Di your card is gorgeous. Yes please to this prize. I hope you get everything done it sounds like you are very busy. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  30. Another amazing card Di love the dies you have used with the backing papers too, take care sending lots of love xx

  31. great and bold colours and I love the tiny trees in this winter die.
    yes for the prize, please.
    hugs xx

  32. Your card is beautiful. I love that die. So pretty. Please include me in the draw. Hugz

  33. A fabulous card Di - love that large word die, and how you have used it with the stamps.
    Yes please to the prize

  34. Yes please to this prize package. The die and sentiments are beautiful and that problem with the embossing powder is barely noticeable. I've had this happen when my embossing powder gets old as well, but it actually just adds some extra texture (or so I tell myself).

  35. Love this elegant card. The red at the bottom looks very festive. Yes please to the prize.

  36. Love this card and think the embossing just adds to it. Yes please again for the draw

  37. thats gorgeus card!
    yes for the prize please

  38. Another fabulous card Di - you deserve to put your feet up after all these posts!
    I'm a 'yes please' for this prize too.
    Helen x