Sunday, 17 March 2019

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #348

Whoop, whoop! Over the past few days, I'm almost there! Practically ready to venture out wearing shoes and without a walking stick! So, taking Dudley to the groomers possibly extended thing by two weeks in the end. But, a lesson learned and I won't be doing that one again!

Lets get right on with my snippets card - it took me two days, day one to stamp and colour the images and then the following day I did the rest of the work. Partly as I seem to get tired quite easily right now - need to get out and about, that'll be a good tonic. Anyhow, here's the card:
I used:

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

- a slightly smaller snippet of white card on which to build the little scene layer

- snippets of white card, onto which I stamped the images using the Misti, Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and a sweet little set of stamps by Clearly Besotted called 'Hoppy Easter'

- then coloured the images trying wherever possible to match the colours with a snippet of striped paper I found tucked in the back of Echo Park's 'Hello Summer' paper pad. The pad is almost finished and I'm really sorry about that as it's so bright and cheerful

- next I die cut the images out, having made six carrots, using the matching set of dies

- only then did I spot that there's even a teeny die included to cut out some little clumps of grass - I'd missed that when stamping and colouring! So, I just found a titchy snippet of toning green card and die cut some grass  clumps as the Misti etc had been put away after the previous spell of stamping and colouring the images

- and then it was just a matter of assembling the card really, topping the front panel with the striped paper on a backing of red card just to define the edges

- the little die cut pieces were just added using a Zig glue pen

- then, with heart in mouth I remembered I needed to stamp the sentiment! So out came the Misti, Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink pad and the 'Hoppy Easter' sentiment from the set of stamps - phew, success as well!

- to give the card more dimension, I backed the front panel with some thin white foam sheet before gluing it to the card front - job done!

And of course, the prize this fortnight is this:
A set of Clearly Besotted 'Hoppy Easter' stamps, along with matching dies. The carrot and grass dies are very small so I was really careful when making my own card!

Naturally the prize is both items, not to be split. I've have these for ages and really wanted to offer them a couple of weeks ago, well in time for the winner to use them for this Easter. Still, it's such a sweet prize and you can always get a head start on next Easter's cards :)

As always, the Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 30th March. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day.

It's a maximum of ONE entry and please say in a comment if you wish to play and be a possible winner of the prize. Please also link back to the Playground in your blog post to be eligible for the draw.

Remember, if you link into the Playground and don't say clearly that you're wanting to be in the draw in a comment on here, then you will be bypassed if your name comes out of Mr Linky. I'm sure you all know I ask for a positive 'yes' on the blog post itself- just in case you're playing only for fun - otherwise I don't add you to my little list.

Mr Linky is below - please let me know if you have any problems linking, it's easy for me to sort out so don't struggle on alone ☺

With luck and a following wind (and we have plenty of that in the UK right now) I plan to post off prizes this coming week! It might be too much information but originally I had a slight flare up in my left foot about a week or so before the massive one in the right foot. So it seems like I get a warning but thought I'd knocked it on the head by taking some emergency Colchicine (as much use to me as a chocolate fireguard it seems). One thing I should have done was to cut my toenails as soon as that first one kicked off. However, my lovely Len very carefully and gently trimmed them for me yesterday - and not one squeal from me either!

No photo of Dudley this week, he's just as mischievous as ever needless to say. But, he's slowly getting more used to being brushed and groomed by yours truly - and Len sometimes brushes him over if he's lying on the table beside him. And, I'm getting better at putting Dudley's little topknot in as well. Len still has to hold him but sometimes he'll just lie his head down as if to say 'Get on with it Mama!'. The doggie latex bands we use are really tiny, smaller than loom bands if you remember that craze. On my second go at doing the topknot I was struggling and dropped a band onto the table beside Dudley. That boy really is a Hoover - he was onto it right away in a split second, sort of grinned at us when Len was trying to open his mouth, gave one gulp and there it was gone. Looking back. it's funny but of course we were worried - in fact Len was almost dangling the little chap by his back legs! Needless to say, nature took its course and he's just fine - little tinker!

And lastly, recent events around the World, NZ in particular, have totally shaken us here. Senseless and such a waste of precious life - I really have no words to express how very sad it is. 

Lots of love from Parsnip, Dudley - and of course me,


Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Yay!!! I'm the first! :D LOL
So glad that you are well now! Your Easter card is delightful, so sweet and cute!! Fabulous colours, love the striped panel and the super cute bunny!!! Yes please for the fabulous prize!!
Hugs to you and cuddles to the super-furry Dudley :D

Kathyk said...

Morning and Happy St Patricks Day - delighted to hear of the improvement to your health - here's hoping that continues. Also pleased to read that there were no unpleasant repercussions from Dudley's disappearing act (of the latex band) - pheww!

Fab prize - off to my ToC to see what I can come up with .. BBL


kiwimeskreations said...

Dudley sounds such a character Di - I call my cat Tinker for the very reason he was into so much mischief as a kitten.
So glad to hear you are getting better... it's hard being inactive!!
Thank you for your kind words regarding the catastrophe here in NZ. I am nowhere near Christchurch, but the whole nation is shaken by the tragedy, and we are collectively grieving.
We are a small nation by world standings, but we have over 200 nationalities here speaking 160 languages, and acceptance of diversity is the normal, so this is so shocking!

Sue - said...

So glad you’re much improved. Just don’t go and overdo It! Looks like you’re going to be lucky with the weather for your first outing too! Cats are hoovers too - Lily the daughter cat ate a piece of my yarn when I was crocheting. I’d cut it off and she glopped it down. I had visions of it getting tangled round something, but no I’ll effects thank goodness! Such a pretty card you’ve made too.xx

Kath said...

I'm pleased to hear you're making good progress Di. This is such a cute card and I would love a chance to win the prize, please.
Hugs to Dudley too.
Kath x

Sandra H said...

So pleased to read your getting better it can really knock you back it’s best just taking things easy until your fully fit but by the sounds of it you are as you say nearly there, l just love your card such cute image and colours do match your background papers have a lovely day and cuddles for Dudley xx

Kathleen said...

Really lovely creation, so sweet and a great design and colours. Playing for fun.
Glad to hear that you are improving and nearly back on your feet once more.
Take it easy though.

Kath x

Jane said...

Take it easy Di but I'm glad things are progressing. Such a sweet card and yes please to this gorgeous prize. Like you words fail me over the shootings in sort of wakes us up to the world we live in..but we will never cave in to or be made to cower over these mindless acts. So sad for everyone involved. On a brighter note the sun is shining this morning and the wind seems to have blown over at last. Hugs xxx

Sandra H said...

For got to add just playing for fun xx

Fikreta said...

thats so very sweet card!
I add my project and Iwould like to be in draw for the prize.
thank you.
have a nice sunday

Sally H said...

Great to hear you are on the mend lovely lady. Now just because I have brought my hare with me, there is no jumping or boxing allowed from you okay? If Dudley or Parsnip want to take him on that is up to them, lol

Carol L said...

I can only imagine the pain you've been having, but hopefully things are on the mend now and will steadily improve each and every day! Sweet Dudley, gobbling up the fur ties - what a little dickens he is :) Glad everything came out OK in the end - literally! LOL Love your sweet little Easter card with those cute eggs and darling bunny, but I'm playing just for fun this week! Thanks for another great snippets challenge!

ionabunny said...

Glad to hear you are so much better. No marathons the first week mind!! I love your card and the stamp die set. Adorabunny. Love it, of course..... Please include me in the draw. I will be back soon with something snippets. Take care. Hugz

Lynne said...

Hi Di, sorry it's been such a long time since I joined in the fun. Glad to hear you are getting better and Dudley sounds a lot of fun. Gorgeous snippet make from you as always, I'm playing just for fun this time and I'll try not to leave it so long in the future x

Pat said...

This is a sweet image and such a pretty card Di and love all the little extra bits with the patterned eggs and the carrots in the basket and a fun sentiment too. I'm so pleased that at last you are a whole lot better...going out will be a real treat, and with shoes I'm sorry I didn't get to play after all but our son is over to stay from Australia and for the next week or two there won't be many cards made I think. If I do get to play then it will be just for fun again this time. x

Kate said...

Hi Di, I'm new to your playground although I have been admiring it from a distance. Not sure what I'm doing wrong but I'm having trouble linking up. When I click on Next I enter my thumbnail and then click on Done. But the card doesn't appear in the linky list. Yes please to the prize, I love what you have done with that set!

KandA said...

Glad to hear things are improving on the foot front BUT I hope you had your fingers crossed behind your back while you were typing those words!

LOVE this cute little card, the colours are fabulous and that little bunny with his easter eggs and basket of carrots is so adorable. I've got my card made so will be along later in the week but only playong for fun. Take care xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

I am happy to read that your foot is healing nicely. It has been too long that you suffered with this and I imagine you are pleased to finally get out and about with shoes and no walking stick. Please take it easy and don't overdo it.

Your card is absolutely adorable! It's perfect for spring and Easter with these cute images and papers! I hope to be back to join in the playground fun and I'll be a YES for the prize! Keep healing, dear Di!

Greta said...

Yes, the hate is mind boggling & horrific making me so sad.
So very happy you're continuing to improve. Take it easy, though--not worth a setback! Pups are such a kick. They do almost talk with their looks, that's for sure!
I'm totally in love with this card, Di--so happy & adorable! Love the striped paper & how you arranged the images! I know I just won, but I'm short on Easter supplies so will put my name in the hat & it's up to Mr Random!

Bunny said...

Why do we have to learn lessons the hard way sometimes? Glad to hear you're getting on a bit better. Your card was worth waiting two days. It's really cute.

I'm a yes for this cute set. [Bunny]

Chantal said...

What a great card. Yes please for the price.
Hugs, Chantal S

Lucille K said...

Happy to hear you are feeling better, Di. I would love the little Rabbit / Die set :)

KathyA. said...

Di, your card is adorable and I love how you matched your coloring to those wonderful background stripes. So cute. I'd also love to add that stamp/die combo to my collection. So... yes please to the prize.

Linby said...

Super cute card - I just love those carrots!

Karenladd said...

Well this sweet Easter card would make anyone feel better I'd think, so I'm glad to hear that you are on your way! Yes please to the stamp and die set...which would make the cutest Easter and spring projects.
Awww, that little Dudley is such a rascal and I can just imagine him gobbling up that rubber band before you could get to him. Puppies are such a handful in their first year or two, but we do love them, don't we?

Kathyk said...

Me again, just uploaded my entry for this challenge and wanted to say that I'm playing JUST FOR FUN

Have a good week


Janice said...

So pleased to hear you're much better Di, it's been a long time coming for you. Your Easter card is so cute, and I would love to be entered into the draw please, thank you.
I have used one of the set of dies on my card which I won from you, to welcome my new great-nephew! :-)
Janice x

Em Louise Fairley said...

Such a sweet card xoxo

NanaConnie said...

So glad to hear you're on the mend, Di. Being "grounded" and unable to maintain one's usual routine is miserable. Adorable card! Love the bunny. :-D I'm playing just for fun this time.

Lynne said...

Pleased to hear you're finally on the mend Di. Your card is so cute and I love the stripey paper x

Bonnie Lynn said...

Good to see you're on the mend. Please don't overdo things, I don't want you getting re-injured. I'm a yes for the prize. Will get mine done as soon as my body lets me.

MadeByMeghanK said...

YEAH! Do glad you are doing better! And I LOVE your Easter Card!!! I'm going to jump on that bandwagon with my card! MORE BUNNY CUTENESS! I would LOVE this set! I love Clearly Besotted and I only have one of their stamp sets!

oldpunca said...

Dear Di, your easter card is so cute and colorful that everyone has to like it. :-) Since I play at your challenge, I often look into my boxes full of snippets. :-)
Also this time I'm playing just for fun. :-)
Hugs, Sonja

Liz said...

Glad to hear that you're nearer to getting out an about.
Super Easter card, so bright and cheerful. I'm just playing for fun this time as I was lucky enough to win this set of stamps and dies recently. I haven't used them yet, so thanks for inspiration for a design. xx

Jeanne H said...

Yup, I love bunnies and make Easter cards for my grands even though they are all teenagers now! Yes, I'd like to enter this challenge and be chosen for the great prize!!

Jackie T said...

Hello Di your card is so cute I just love that bunny. So a big Yes Please to the prize this time from me. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Firstly, no thanks to prize Di .. cute though and really live your card. Don't feel bad taking two days to make it. My current one took me three squashed in with lots of other things!
Am glad you're slowly picking up and long may it continue.
I'm finally making another card. Must get my skates on and make a six year olds! No ideas here though?? Oh dear better think fast look on Pinterest etc . Special summery hug for the warm furry bundle.. been lots of swimming here.. he'd love that!??
Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Your Easter card is just too cute. I often make a card over a number of days, and often have pieces of more than one card out on my desk.

I hope you are feeling better each day and will be able to get out soon!

I would love to play for the prize, why not put my name into the hat. Have a good day!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Hey Di.. Long time no see.. I dropped of a carnival inspired card.. I hope you like it.. Hugs

Heather said...

This is sooooo cute!!! Clearly Besotted stamps are always adorable and this one is no exception. So glad to hear you are on the mend; hope it continues. I will be playing just for fun this time, thanks!

EmmaT said...

Hi Di, so pleased to hear you are finally on the mend and able to resume with life. Im just playing for fun this time. Hugs Emmaxx

Viv said...

Happy Dance that you are feeling better.... ME dancing not you cos otherwise you will be poorly again....
Managed to join in this time round Di and yes please to cute bunny! x

Gloria said...

Hi Di, I hope you are doing very well.
Your card is so cute! Love the Easter card! Yes, please!
Thank you for wonderful chance!

creationsnz said...

Glad to hear you're doing better.
Yes please count me in. Carolg

New Creations said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better now!
Your Easter card is so adorable Di!
Count me in for this cute set!

Lia said...

It's so good that you are feeling better!!
My favorite season has started: spring. Yeah!! I like making easter- and springcards and yours is so nice. And I say Yes to the prize because it's so cute.
Lia xx

Brigitte said...

So good to hear that you're feeling better! Love the easter card, this bunny is sooooo cute!!!!
I would love to participate in your wonderful draw! Hugs

Jenny L said...

Hi Miss Di, the lovely Parsnip, and cutie Dudley.

Yes please if I'm lucky enough.

Oh how I love your super card and the design is fantastic.
Such a very cute Bunny and Easter scene too it's so spring like and very pretty.
Your creations always are so perfectly crafted.

So glad things are begining to improve with your feet.
Love the quote of the chocolate fireguard that tickled me so and made giggle.

Lots of crafty love and gentle hugs. Jenny L.

Aquarius said...

At last I've managed a snippets card this time - later than normal. Playing just for fun. Pleased to hear that you are continuing to return to normal, hopefully you will still take things a bit easy when you can.

HilaryJane said...

I am so glad you are feeling better, what a horrible thing that is. I love your card, I am not sure that my link up has worked. I will check again tomorrow as I am not at home at the moment and am using an old laptop. If I get my link working, yes please to be included in the draw xx

Lynne in NI said...

Hahaha I have a vision of Dudley sitting laughing while you and Len try to fix his hair! Hope Parsnip's nose isn't too out of joint with all the attention he's getting ;)
Super cute Easter bunny card, yes please to be in the draw x

Nicky said...

So pleased to see you are improving and able to get about. Love your snippets card so cute and yes please for a chance of the prize.
Love you and Len having to hold Dudley to do his hair lol

Valerija said...

Wow, amazinga card Di with such a cute image.
Yes for the prize please.
Valerija xx

EdenLand Designs said...

Absolutely adorable card, Di!! Hopefully, you continue to improve and are back to normal soon!!!
I would love to be in the draw for the cute prize, thank you :)
Susan Sudbury

Chandhini said...

Your card is really adorable.
Yes please for the prize.

Helen said...

Awww...your card is super cute Di!
I'm a 'yes please' for the prize draw.
Helen x

Becca Yahrling said...

Such a darling card using this super sweet set. I'd love to play for the prize, thanks, Di!!

Bonnie said...

Looks like the Easter Bunny is on her way to being ready to hide those eggs! An adorable card, Di! I'm skipping in for fun.

Janis said...

Oh, so glad you are feeling considerably better. Praying your recovery will be complete very soon.
Your little Easter card is the sweetest thing!! Love the pretty spring colors and that little bunny.
Playing JUST FOR FUN this time. Thank you, Di.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Lynne said...

P.S. I've just added my card and it's a yes please from me x

Jane Willis said...

Oh Di, your card is adorable! Love the colours you've used too, perfect for spring. Yes please to going into the hat.

SHartl said...

Cutest Easter card ever, and I'm so happy to hear that you're feeling better Di. I managed to squeeze in one card this week so yes please to the prize!

Suzanne H said...

I hope everyday brings you more healing. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win. I'm a YES for the prize.

Lady Joyful said...

What an adorable card! Definitely a yes please from me for the super cute prize. xx

Sandy said...

Such a cute card. I really like how you used the striped snippets. I wouldn't normally want such a gold stripe, but the small amount you used is perfect.
Just playing for fun this time.

Robyn Oliver said...

oh my goodness where is the year going with Easter almost upon us and here in Australia the first term school break in 10 days. You're sounding much better Di, so hope your foot is still improving... great card and hugs for the cute Dudley.

Eemeli said...

What a cutie creation that is. Fab inspiration also for the upcoming challenge winner who gets these for themself (definitely a YES PLEASE from me for the prize)


Sindhu said...

Super cute card...Entered my project to win these lovely prize...

Swissie said...

So sweet, Di!
This time I have written my blog in German instead of English, but I think you will understand.
Yes please, I would like to take place in the draw.

Hugs, Liv

Tina Z. said...

such a super sweet card and yes for the prize, please.
have a great weekend.
crafty hugs xx

NinaS said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better.
Your card is so cute and colorful. Im playing for fun.