Monday, 23 December 2019

Pixie's Snippets Playground #368 - Prize B

Here's the second prize in the 'Snippets Playground Celebration' prize draw:
I used:

- 5.75" x 5.75" white card blank, side opening

- snippet of deep blue pearlescent card, trimmed to exactly to the same size as the card front then glued in place

- snippet of white iridescent card, die cut using a Creative Expressions 'Snowman Edger' die - which I'd backed with Stick-It adhesive paper

- another snippet of white iridescent card, again backed with Stick-It adhesive paper, then die cut using the Creative Expressions Festive Mini Expressions 'Christmas Wishes' die

- I then added the snowman and the sentiment to the card front, trimming the top and bottom of the die cut snowman level with the card front- really easy when you use scissors and cut from the back using the card edge as a guide

- opened out the card and ran the front panel through the Cuttlebug just to ensure the die cuts adhered properly

- added some white sequins using Glossy Accents (plain glossy white and iridescent white)  - finished!

This card has already been posted off but, before I sent it, I luckily spotted the little sliver of waste from the die cut and removed it. Can you spot it? It was dark at the time so no chance to re-do the photo. But anyhow - that's your little 'spot the boo-boo' for today!

I just love both dies I used for this card! The Snowman is a real delight and as ever Viv is my 'enabler' - plus the sentiment I added, using Dudley's pocket money, has so many uses. We have three more of the same sentiment popping up in a future draw this fortnight, wink, wink!

And of course today's prize is:
A Creative Expressions 'Snowman Edger' die - which was very kindly donated by our lovely Viv - plus a Creative Expressions Festive Mini Expressions 'Christmas Wishes' die from Dudley, sitting on the top of the snowman die in the photo - which, as you know, I had issues with due to poor light. When Viv sent me the snowman die just recently, of course I had to race online and buy one for myself. It's just perfect for making a really quick yet (IMHO) striking Christmas card. It's a very tall die at almost 6.75" so will only fit through a Cuttlebug length ways - which is perfectly fine of course.

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 along with details of exactly how to join in - 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 4th 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.

I'd also like to add this card into our lovely Maureen's Rudolph Days Challenge - HERE. It's for everyone who didn't miss a challenge throughout 2019. I think you can enter, even if you were lucky enough to already have had a win over there during the year, it's a bit like Green Shield Stamps - a loyalty thing :)

I imagine most folk are going flat out today ready for Christmas, only two more sleeps! My shoulder is coping thank goodness - some things have had to be left for now but all the actual Christmas preparations have been done thank goodness. 'We shall eat like Kings ..... and a little dog will no doubt join in for a few dog-safe nibbles!'.

Love from Parsnip, Dudley and of course me,






50 comments:

Pam Sebring said...

This diecut is amazing! Such character! I would love to be included in the draw for this adorable snowman!
Thank you! Pam

Greta said...

I just LOVE this card, Di! Please include me in the drawing. Have a very Merry Christmas! Warm hugs, Greta

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

I can't see the little blob you say, it's just wonderful with the iridescent white and pearlescent blue and the sequins are a fab touch!! The sentiment is just perfect!
Don't count me in the draw, as I have this adorable snowman die. :)
Big hugs! Time to sleep for me

Pat said...

How cute and great in the blue and white Di and with that great die cut sentiment too, and as for the little piece you had left in when you took the photo, I can't pick it at all. I would love to go in the draw for this lovely snowman so a 'yes please' from me. x

Liz said...

Fabulous card, Di. It took me a while to spot your boo-boo, in fact I was beginning to wonder if you were playing a trick on us and your card was perfect just the way it was!
I'd love to win prize B, so please put my name in the draw. xx

Karenladd said...

Oh my goodness,, that snowman card and die are just adorable, and thank you to Viv for donating it. Yes PLEASE to a chance for this die prize!!! Thanks also to Dudley for donating some of his pocket money towards the sentiment die which rounds off this prize pack just perfectly.

I had to peer closely at your card to find the little bit of waste left on the die cut..and would never have noticed it otherwise. My boo boos are usually much more visible and obvious than this one, sad to say.

Chandhini said...

Love the simplicity of this card. Please include me in the prize draw.

ionabunny said...

Now who's an enabler!!! YES please to be in the draw for this die combo. I have had my eye on this snowman, and a few of the other edger cuts but you card really gives it the wow factor. Glad the shoulder is feeling better. Take care and have a lovely xmas. Hugz

Glennis F said...

I would love to be included for this prize Di - he is so cute!

JennyH said...

I love this "less is more" card Di.
Yes Please count me in for the prize : )

Jane Willis said...

This is gorgeous, a definite yes please from me

Janis said...

I love this vintage looking snowman die with the birdie perched on the end of his broom. So sweet. Looks fab in pearly blue and white with the sequins. Wonderful design. Took me quite some time to finally find that miniscule extra bit clinging to the diecut. Good for you having sharp eyes to see it. I fear it would have arrived at its destination still attached if it had been my card!!

Yes, please, to this lovely prize package and thanks to Enabler Viv for sharing this with you! lol... Thank you, Di and Dudley, for your generosity!! So glad to hear that your shoulder is improving! Take care and Merry Christmas!
<3 J

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Kath said...

A lovely card Di. I love Creative Expressions dies so would like a chance to win this fab prize, please.

Glad to hear your shoulder is doing okay.

Kath x

Elizabeth said...

I looked, and looked, and still didn't spot the extra bit! They are two lovely dies and your card is beautiful. Please include me in the draw - I hope to post my snippet make later today. xx

Aquarius said...

Very impressive card using these great dies - it has to be a 'yes please' from me for this prize.

Kathyk said...

I spotted the (very) little bit of waste but only because you sent me looking for it!!

YES PLEASE to a chance to win this fab die

Merry Christmas to you, your family and your readers and (OF COURSE) the lovely Dudders!

Kathyk

Gail said...

Snowman freak!! Yes Please, Yes Please - love love that card DI and the prize as well! Thank you for having this drawing - am thinking the waste is by the h but what do I know? This is a lovely make and never thought of running a card through the machine to be sure everything is adhered - interesting tip! TFS ~ Merry Christmas! Gail Waving from Michigan USA

KandA said...

LOVE this card Di, the white on blue colour combo is so striking and that cute snowman is amazing. Yes Please to going in the hat for this fabulous prize B and thanks to Viv and Dudley for offering it. Hope you're looking after that shoulder. The sausage rolls have just come out of the oven and hopefully thay've cooled down enough for me to sample! xx

Janice said...

What a lovely snowman border Di, I’ve not seen this one before! You’ve made a stunning card with it and the sentiment die.
Yes please for the draw on this one. Keeping my fingers crossed 🤞
Janice x

Viv said...

Glad Mr Snowy is a hit with the Playmates Di!
Your card is lovely and is sat on 'Handmade Corner' - There's some wonderful talent out there and I am happy that I know them!!!
No thanks to this one (of course!) but hope whoever gets him will love him as much as we did! x

Sandra H said...

Oh my goodness Di your card is gorgeous l love the snowman ⛄️ Die and the background colour really makes the snowman stand out don’t count me in this draw good luck to all who enter xx

Jeanne H said...

What an adorable snowman die. Yes, count me in for the draw. Thanks!!

Becca Yahrling said...

Snowmen nd birdies … the perfect combination if you ask me! (Being an addict of both!) hehe And your card is also perfect - I love it! And yes, please, to try to win. hugs, Becca

Carole said...

Yes please to the draw on this adorable snowman Di.Hugs xx

Lynne in NI said...

Nope, I even zoomed in and still can't spot your boo-boo! Yes please to be in your draw, I do love a snowman :)

Jane said...

Oh this is fab Di, yes please to the prize for today. It took me ages to spot the slither of waste...it almost looks like a shadow which should be there. Well done you spotting it I doubt the recipient would. I hope your shoulder is settling down. Happy Christmas Eve Eve! Hugs xxx

Linby said...

A lovely card and a yes please from me.
Sorry I forgot to say how lovely your last card was too. Just getting back into the swing of things!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Ooooh, I like this a lot! You made a gorgeous card! And I think it would be fairly quick too, always a hit with me! Crossing my fingers on this one - Yes, Please!!! And I can't see the waste that you mentioned but thanks for the tip about running the card through your Cuttlebug to make sure everything is adhered; I've never tried that! Thank you for your awesome giveaway!

Kathleen said...

I love this die and the really lovely card you have made with it.

Kath x

Lynne said...

A lovely card and the die shows so well against the dark blue. I will be a yes please for this one x

Craftychris said...

Ooh I love this card and the die is fabulous! 'Yes please' from me to be in the draw. Take good care of your shoulder my friend. Hugs xxxxxxxxxxx

SHartl said...

Yes Please to this adorable die! I love snowmen, and this is such a happy die and card. Sending wishes to you and your family...and especially Dudley, for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Hope you don't strain your shoulder by doing too much over Christmas but I know it's hard to hold back. Thank you Di for all of these challenges and giveaways. Your posts always make me smile!

Vicky Hayes said...

What a really striking card Di! I love the snowman and the beautiful sentiment dies and would love to go into the draw for this one.

I looked but couldn't find the sliver of waste! Glad your shoulder is on the mend.
Vicky xx

Susan said...

Love the card you made with that fabulous snowman!

So yes, please, add my name to the draw for it!

Trina P. said...

Merry Christmas, Di. Hope you’re feeling better these days and your Christmas was fabulous.
Love, love... oh, did I mention I love this card!? Yes, please.

LesleyG said...

Such a handsome snowman, and love the sentiment too. I looked and couldn't see the boo boo, and confess I cheated by seeing someones hint in the comments!
Always forget your tip on running a finished piece through the machine again....meantime Yes please I'd love to be entered xxx

Suzanne H said...

Yes please for a chance to win. What a wonderful die cut. I love the white against the dark blue. Just lovely.

Carol L said...

I just love this little snowman card in navy and white! The sequins add such a touch of sparkle and elegance too! It's a YES PLEASE for me on prize B :) Thanks!

Karthikha said...

Such an adorable snowman card :) I would love to win this prize!

Valerija said...

Your project is so beautiful! Love the snowman!
Yes for the prize, please!
Valerija xx

EdenLand Designs said...

This snowman is adorable!!!! I'd love to be in the draw!!! Love love love your card!
Susan Sudbury

Lia said...

With this snowman you can make the most wonderful card edges. I have never seen this one and I like it so much. So: Yes please!
Lia xx

Helen said...

What a fabulous snowman die - makes such a simple, yet striking card!
Helen x

PS - I'm a 'yes please' for the prize draw

Robyn Oliver said...

OOHH WOW that is the best snowman die I've seen...and your card Di is just adorable - kept simple with the navy and white.... of course Yes Please, I'd love to be in this draw.

Majda said...

He is so cute Di!!!
I would love to be included for this prize.
Hugs, Majda

NanaConnie said...

Oh, my, Di, that card is marvelous! Love the deep blue matched with the white die cut snowman. Using the sequins was such a brilliant idea.
Of all the prizes so far, this is the one I love the most and I'm so hoping my name will get drawn for this one! I love snowmen and would use them all year round if I could find a reason for them. :-D

scrappymo! said...

Gosh this is a lovely card. I eyed up that die at my local shop when they had a 25% off everything in the store. Left without it, had coffee and regretted my decision. By the time I went back, they had sold all 3 that they had left!

Your card is lovely. The sentiment looks fabulous with this one and the sequins add the finishing touch!

Good luck at the Rudolph Days Extra!

Thor said...

Fantastic card. Love this die.Yes please for the prize.

Paper Lily Leaf said...

Not sure how I missed this stunning card, Di! Yes please and thank you for all the hard work and kindness that goes into this amazing draw. Hugs, April xx

Tina Z. said...

We like to make our snowmen but we hadn't had any snow this season ...
great clean design, Di.
Yes for the prize, please.