Friday 4 January 2019

Pixie's Snippets Playground #342 - Prize M

Phew, we made it! This is the final prize in our Grand Draw for Christmas and New Year 2018.

Without further ado - here's my snippets card:
I used:

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

- a snippet of LOTV patterned paper from the 'Frosty Christmas' paper pad - I never throw out any leftovers from my little stock of LOTV pads! It was already trimmed to 4" so I just had to trim the short edge down to 5.25" - and of course I kept the bit that was left

- then stamped the owl, sentiment and hearts all in one go onto a snippet of white card using the Misti - and at the same time stamped a second owl. I used Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and stamps from the adorable Lawn Fawn 'Winter Owl' set of stamps

- then coloured the image, plus the extra one, using Pro markers - before die cutting the extra owl using a matching 'Winter Owl' die

- die cut the image panel using a very old Spellbinders Nestabilities Oval die and ran a ball ended embossing tool around back of the inner lip whilst it was still in the die to add the extra 'frame' - it's a trick I use loads as I like the extra finish it gives

- glued the paper onto the card front and then glued the oval topper in place

- finally, popped the die cut owl on top of the other one using thin sticky pads - and the card will still go at standard letter rate 

Really, I could have saved myself the trouble of colouring the owl on the main panel as he ended up covered by the die cut one - but it was a chance to check that the 'Cornflower' Pro marker was the best match for the snowflake backing paper ☺

Of course, today's prize is:
A final set of Lawn Fawn Christmas stamps with a matching die and this time it's the turn of 'Winter Owl' - hoot! Plus, once again, there are three of them to be won!

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 (tomorrow!) so you do need to have added a snippets make by then to be eligible for the draw. AND, you won't be able to leave any comments on the prize posts either after 11am - as I explained yesterday.

Just leave a comment on this post if you would like the chance to win one of today's three prizes. You have 35 hours after this post goes live - which should be plenty of time (it worked last year).

And there you have it, a total of 23 prizes to be won (counting the ones where I have three of the same items)!

That's me - I'm done! Ready to lie down in a darkened room for a week now - if only.

Hope you've enjoyed this mammoth draw - I really loved putting it all together for you, even if there were a few times I thought I'd bitten off more than I could chew. When this was planned we didn't have a manic puppy around to be looked after and he's certainly made a huge difference to any thoughts of 'me' time for the moment!

I'm managing to keep up with the 'yes please comments' as I have a system going - but so far am only just over two thirds of the way through all your lovely entries making my own comments and noting down possible 'picks'. I'll get there though - and it's so good to see the thumbnails back in town as well!

Love from Dudley, Parsnip and of course me -


  1. Is a very cute card and a very cute owl. Please include me in the draw. Thanks. Hugz

  2. Cute card, Di, love the little owl. I have this LOTV paper pad too, keeping every little snippet left over. I'm a Yes Please for the draw.
    Congratulations on finishing your mammoth task organising the Grand Draw and for your generosity. Hope you'll soon be able to put your feet up! xx

  3. This is so darling! Love that adorable owl, of course, being a birdie lover, but also love that gorgeous paper! Yes, please, for this adorable prize. And a very big THANK YOU for your wonderful kindness in putting this all together for us! :-) hugs, Becca

  4. I cannot say no to the chance of an owl stamp, so it is yes please for me.

    Well done on yourexcellent work for the Festive competition

  5. Gorgeous card and a very cute owl.
    Yes for the prize please.
    Valerija xx

  6. Gorgeous card, that little owl is adorable and I'd love to be in the running to win him.
    Thank you for your generosity and all your hard work!

  7. What a gorgeous card Di - I often emboss my card while still in the die for the same reason! Love your image and that beautiful dp is perfect for the image
    Yes please for the prize
    I am having to so these past few posts all at once as I have had to prepare a sermon, as well as being away with family, so have not been online much. hope you will understand.

  8. You definitely deserve a nice nap in a quiet room after this mammoth crafting extravaganza, but I have a feeling that Dudley will see that doesn't happen! Thank you so much for the chance to win such wonderful prizes...and yes please to this one. I can't believe that I don't have a single one of the prizes you are offering, even with my large stash. Have a happy 2019, and a healthy one too.

  9. Yes please! Oh my I am going to keep everything crossed for this one, so hope I don't fall over in a heap!
    Your card is adorable, I hope you don't mind if I err borrow your layout? It's a great way of using some of my zillions of papers!
    Love the ball tool framing tip, might have to try that too!
    Thank you so much Di, I have really enjoyed all your hard work. I have been lucky, or should I say rather that I have made the time to follow this, and realized I should practice what I preach sometimes, that is "do more of what makes you happy"!!!
    So you could say your challenge has been life changing!
    Good luck everyone, and hope to see lots more of you in the coming year xxx

  10. You've found another real cutie of a prize and it will just have to be another 'yes please'from me. I've enjoyed seeing the preceding couple of example cards but didn't comment because I decided to pass on those prizes and didn't want to cause any confusion. You deserve a lie down once this grand event is done and dusted - well done and good luck to all who have entered. Hope to be dropping into the playground regularly during the coming year.

  11. Awwww..... Adorable!!! Love so much this cute owl and the colour you choose for the scarf is just perfect for matching the snowflakes background! Thanks for the trick about the "extra frame", I have to remember this.
    Obviously tes for the prize, please!!!!! This owl melts my heart :)
    Thank you so very much for your generosity and all the hard work you made for this celebration!! :D

  12. OW(L)!! This is such a cute owlie and a real eyecatcher on your card!
    You did a great job making this messages every day and first of all: you are the best, giving away so many prizes to your followers.
    If you would like to be in a draw: you could visit my blog and read what I will give away..!
    And finally: I say yes to this cute owl.
    Lia xx

  13. Gorgeous card, delightful little owl. Id love to be in the draw please - so YES Please. Wishing you a Happy & Healthy 2019. EmmaT x

  14. I'd be hoarding that pretty paper too, it looks perfect with this little hooter all bundled up! Definitely a yes please for me for prize M and thank you!

  15. Well done Di you are amazing such a lot of blogging throughout all of the prizes your giving away all are so lovely and there will be lots of happy winners this is another example of your gorgeous creations take care sending lots of love and enjoy your day x

  16. Thank you for all your beautiful surprizes. Yes for the draw.

    Wish you wonderful crafty year with lots of friends and fun.

  17. He's such a cutie that I have to say yes, please! Thanks again for putting this together, Di. You're a Diamond! xoxo

  18. I love this paper too and you've matched his scarf perfectly. A fabulous card and I will be a yes please for the draw. Many thanks for all your hard work xx

  19. I had to laugh when I read you said you were ready to lie down in a darkened room Remember when we were kids and sent to our room and that was a punishment. Now, it's called a luxury.

    Yes, please for the prize. Thank you . [Bunny]

  20. This is a sweet card and you have done a great job with this giveaway. That is a wonderful thing to do.

  21. Fab card Di. I think you deserve a rest now! Yes please to the draw.

  22. Super cute card, Di! Love the adorable owl and sentiment! I'm a YES, PLEASE! Thank you for all of the amazing and very generous giveaways! Yes, you do need a rest after all of this!

  23. A lovely card Di, such a cute owl and I would love a chance to win please. Love the LOTV backing paper too.
    Kath x

  24. Yes, please! I'd love the owl set. My dear grand daughter loves owls and I can see this for her card next year. Thanks for all you are doing and sending a hug!

  25. Such a cute card Di, I love the owl with his scarf on! Yes please for the prize, thank you.
    Hopefully you can breathe a sigh of relief and relax now. Thank you so much for organising this fabulous draw, and of course for your very kind generosity.
    Janice x

  26. It's a so cute card!
    yes for the prize please.
    take care

  27. 'Yes Please' for this fabulous final prize! Your card is adorable and your colour match scarf, perfect! Thank you again for all the work you have put in for us, you are appreciated soooooo much my friend! Huge hugs xxxxxxx

  28. Love the snowflake background. And the owl is adorable. He has such a zen look about him! So a big yes to the prize. And thank you for putting this whole thing together. I have really enjoyed the cards and the Dudley stories!

  29. Hi Di your card is gorgeous. I love stamps with matching dies so it is a Yes Please for the prize from me. Thank you for hosting I have so enjoyed joining in. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  30. This is lovely and such a cute sentiment. Yes please to the draw and thank you again for organising this for the playground love Nicky

  31. Super cute owl.
    Thank you for all your effort and generosity.
    Yes for the prize, please.
    Hugs xx

  32. You ended with a BANG. This is such a cute digi and love that it comes with a die in the prize packet. I'd love to find it a home in my collection. Thanks, Di.

  33. This is adorable DI - love that snowflake paper too!
    I'm a 'yes please' for the prize draw.
    Helen x

  34. Gorgeous card Di, super design and the owl is so cute.
    It's been a fabulous Christmas challenge and so generous of you to give away all these wonderful prizes xx

  35. Mm just wrote long comment and lost it!
    Yes please Di.
    What a trooper you are.
    A distractingly cute Dudley licking you under your feet and demanding attention at inconvenient moments and youve soldiered on.
    You deserve an endurance medal.
    Brilliant card. Cute owl woild make a great get well image too.
    I appreciate you running this playground more than words can say.
    Your generous kind heart is dearly loved. Praying every blessing in 2019 dear friend.
    Hugs Shaz in Oz. X

  36. What a cute card, Di--love the background paper for the sweet owl! Cannot imagine doing this big draw for us--you're an amazing woman & wonderful doggy momma! Thank you so much! Sending hugs from Oregon, Greta (Please leave me out of this drawing.)

  37. Adorable! Love this little critter, although he looks pretty chilly! Lol. Yes please for the prize

  38. Such a cute card! Yes please to the prize.

  39. Yes please to this adorable stamp set...I love owls! Thank you for so many amazing giveaways and for the fun blog posts. I hope you treat yourself to a nice long rest after this! Enjoy your roast beef dinner.