Thursday, 24 December 2020

Pixie's Snippets Playground #393 - Prize C

One more sleep to go as it's now Christmas Eve! If it isn't sorted out by now - then we just have to make do and mend!Although it seems as if many people will be eating turkey until Easter due to the last minute restrictions!

Here's the third prize in the 'Snippets Playground Celebration' prize draw - and I thought it would be good to remind ourselves of what Christmas is truly all about:

I used:

- a tall slim white card blank card measuring 4" x 8.25", side opening
 
- snippet of silver mirri card 

- snippet of lilac coloured paper leftover from a magazine giveaway many years ago - for speed and to save me actually making a pastel background using inks

- backed the paper with a piece of white card to give it rigidity - using a left over piece of Woodware double sided adhesive sheet - medium weight

- trimmed the piece of patterned paper/card now - to fit the stamp I was going to use

- did some checks with a little scrap of the patterned mauve paper to see if it would take a stamp OK and not bleed - hooray, it was fine!

- then, using the Misti, I stamped the image using a Woodware 'Peaceful Night' stamp with attached sentiment, using Versafine 'Clair' black ink

- added some touches to the star, windows and the stable using a Signo silver pen, again after checking on a scrap of the mauve paper

- all that was left was to glue the image panel onto the silver 'frame' and then glue that to the card front - all done!

The light is so bad here that the lovely silver mirri card and also the sparkly silver bits I added with the Signo pen don't show up really, stiil I think you can imagine it. ☺

This was a super fast card to make and it would be really great to make a 'batch bake' using it. I wanted this stamp for quite a while and it's so perfect for Christmas. It was a last minute purchase and I'm delighted with it. There is an additional sentiment stamp and I think I'll use that to stamp onto the insert. The wording is 'May peace be your blessing this Christmas'. My snippets weren't as small as 'Card B' the other day but they're still snippets. Given more time I really would love to make this card again, colouring it with soft shades - it's  joy to use and stamps perfectly.

And of course today's prize is this:

It's the Woodware 'Peaceful Night' set of two stamps, the same as I used of course. Once again I did buy three for the toy box,  once I'd finally planned out all the prizes and could see a bit of an imbalance with many cute prizes yet few reminding us of just why Christmas is celebrated. You have three chances to win this lovely stamp set! Thanks Liz for spotting my 'oopsie error - it IS a stamp set and not a die.

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 the three weeks that the challenge runs for 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 9th 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.

Today is always a bit of 'last minute' HELP ME here! My plan is to run round like a headless chicken, make sure things to defrost are out of the freezer and in a cool place, flick a duster over and do last checks and at least set the table and put out the Christmas crackers! Oh, and pop our personal gifts into gift bags amidst all that - then put my feet up and sigh with relief - I hope!

Keep tuning in - I've been trying to get some video of Dudley but to no avail (the little tinker just knows and won't co-operate!), but he might well pop up tomorrow in a photo to say hello. I need to put the picks and prize draw for Challenge 392 back a little bit and there might be a little quiet spell on here whilst we enjoy a couple of days relaxing over Christmas itself - depending on how things go! I know you won't mind - but I will do what I can!

Sleep well, listen for dancing hooves on the roof and of course, this year more than ever, perhaps remember love, kindness for our fellow creatures, human or otherwise and most of all - hope for the future.

Love from Parsnip, Dudley and of course me,




54 comments:

Greta said...

Love, kindness & hope--if only! Wishing you 3 a peaceful Christmas with entertainment by Dudley! What a great prize & so sweet of you to give away 3 of them! Please include me in the draw.

Heather said...

I always love to have stamps relating to Christ's birth. After all, He is THE reason for the season. I would love to win this one, thanks! Merry Christmas to you, and Len, Dudley, and of course, Parsnip!

Pat said...

What a lovely stylish stamp and the tall slimline shape is a change too and it looks great on the lilac paper and love the touches of silver, and I am a 'yes please' for Prize C. I hope you have an enjoyable Christmas and have a lovely relaxing time, you deserve it! x

KathyA. said...

I love the simple elegance of your card... so yes, please to having my name in the draw. Thanks so much!

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Di, it's going to be a very quiet Christmas for so many this year - enjoy your Dudley and the joy he brings, as you celebrate the greatest gift of all.
May you be blessed with peace and joy this Christmas time.
Maxine

kiwimeskreations said...

ooops, forget to say yes please for the draw for this gorgeous prize, Di.
Blessings
Maxine

Jeanne H said...

Yes, please put me in the draw for C. Thanks for the reminder what Christmas is about. It's a lovely stamp. Happy Christmas to you.

Bunny said...

Yes, please. I'm believing in the hope that next year we will all be vaccinated against Covid. [Bunny]

Jane Willis said...

Oh, I've seen so many lovely cards made with this stamp, I'd love to go in the hat for it.
Thanks to the new rules, our Christmas is going to be mostly conducted by Zoom, and three of us are going to have to eat food intended for 7. So it's going to be a very, very different Christmas. Whether it's one to remember or one to forget remains to be seen!

Tina Z. said...

Wow, such a beautiful card and great stamp. Yes for the prize, please.
And thank you so much for your amazing card, it is perfect for us.
Crafty hugs xx

LesleyG said...

Yes please Di, like you say, there are not many of these stamps around, and I could immediately see some ideas with this one! Absolutely you should have a rest!!! Enjoy and chill when it’s all prepped, merry Christmas xxx

Kathyk said...

It's a fab stamp and totally great of you to offer it as a prize - YES PLEASE to an entry in the draw

It's Christmas Eve so wishing you, your family and your readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy and healthy 2021 - special hugs for Dudders!

Kathyk

Sue - said...

Beautiful card Di. Have a lovely and peaceful Christmas . Stay safe and well! Oh and yes please to the prize.xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Yes please.

Liz said...

What a great stamp for batch making, you’ve made a really lovely card. I’ll be a Yes Please for Prize C. I had to scroll back and reread part of your post when you wrote that there are three chances to win this ‘die’. You even wrote it in bold. Are you checking up on us to see that we are reading all of your post? 🤣 Have a wonderful Christmas and hope 2021 is a better year for us all. xx

Aquarius said...

Great to see a tamp which fits a DL card - a YES PLEASE from me. Loving the way you've used it

Viv said...

One of my most used stamps this year Di, so please leave me out this time round. Time for you to have a little sit with a glass of something I think!
Happy Christmas. xx

Carole said...

Lovely card and stamp Di...yes please to the draw. I believe Bethlehem is rife with the virus too so things will be very different there this year! xx

ionabunny said...

God Jul Di. Just a quick visit to cyberspace for me today. It's the day we celebrate here today in Norway and luckily we shall be having a small get together with my SIL and MIL. Your card is lovely. Woodware make so many beautiful stamps. yes please for the draw. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Hugz

KT Fit Kitty said...

Yikes, I still need to make my snippets card! Thankfully I still have lots of time! Your card is beautiful - thank you for another prize! While the stamp is beautiful, I'm going with "No, thanks" because I have only made one slimline card and I don't think I would use it. I will leave this one for someone else. Best wishes to everyone! Merry Christmas, Di! I hope Dudley will cooperate with the photo because I'd love to see him!

Barbara Godden said...

Beautiful card, just getting into the slimline cards, the prize is perfect. hope to find some time. Merry Christmas and an awesome 2021

Kampin' Karen said...

This is such a great stamp. I have never seen one like it. You created an awesome card with it. Yes please to Prize C. I entered my snippet card today. It's a Christmas card from me to you, virtually, of course! I hope you, Len, Dudley and Parsnip have a beautiful day celebrating the birth of our Lord. We will be fortunate enough to have prime rib for our dinner...much easier to fix than turkey and all the trimmings.

Andre M. said...

Such an elegant slimline with this lovely faith based stamp. A definite "yes" for this prize. Merry Christmas to all of you and blessings for a less turbulent 2021!

designbydonna said...

Beautiful image on a beautiful card. Not done slimline cards yet so yes for the prize. It will give me incentive to try.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I love your card Di, beautiful colouring, this is a gorgeous stamp and as you say great for batch making. Have a Happy Christmas. I'm not saying yes as I already have it :)
Keep safe
Faith x

NanaConnie said...

Gorgeous, peaceful card, Di, and I adore the slimline design! Nodding yes to this prize. :-D

Kath said...

A lovely card Di and a fabulous stamp to remind everyone the true meaning of Christmas. I would love a chance to win, please.

Have a lovely Christmas.

Kath x

AlisonC said...

A beautiful stamp and a beautiful card. I can imagine it being used in all sorts of ways. Inky background anyone? Also I do like a slim card. Yes please to this prize. Hoping you have a lovely day and looking forward to seeing pictures of the little rascal. x

Paper Lily Leaf said...

Such a lovely stamp and a stunning card, Di! You can see the lovely silvery detailing. Yes please for the draw. Do have a wonderful Christmas - much love to you, Len, Dudley and of course, Parsnip Xxx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

A so elegant slimline card, beautiful stamp! Yes please for entering in the draw.
Hope you could relax a bit and enjoy the little mischievous furry&white elf :D
Thanks so much for your kindness ;)
I wish a peaceful and healthy Christmas to you, Len, Dudley and Parsnip!
Hugs

Sandy said...

What a lovely stamp and elegant card -- simple, easy and perfect. Yes please enter me in the drawing.
Wishing you and your family a lovely, if quiet, Christmas.

Becca Yahrling said...

What a spectacular stamp this - and therefore, a spectacular card! I love when a stamp can do most of the work like this. And of course, I love the slimline card. And yes, please for me. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a blessed & healthy 2021! hugs, Becca xoxo

Kathleen said...

A really great prize Di and a super card, love the subtle background too. In 51 years of marriage I have never cooked a Turkey for Christmas, don't like it, never have, Hubby likes it so occasionally may buy him a breast but that is very occasionally, girls didn't like it either, too it was pork for us.
Merry Christmas.

Kath x

Marianne said...

Happy Christmas to you and yours, Di! Such a perfect stamp for quick but meaningful last minute makes and I love the softness of your card. I haven’t been able to play a lot this year, but am hoping to do better, starting with the current challenge. So yes please to this prize.
Marianne x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ooohhh yess please Di, love love love this stamp, as you know love the real purpose of Christmas to be front and centre. This is really great stamp and love the Woodware as they stamp so beautifully. Happy Christmas to you and yours loads of prayers ... especially all keep safe and well over there. We are so blessed to live in countries that have good medical systems.
Thanks for sharing, and God bless, Shaz in Oz.x

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Carol S. said...

A gorgeous card Di and some people forget what Christmas really means. Being brought up as a Catholic, I am lucky enough to still remember.
I will be woken up by the sleigh on the roof though!! Or it could be the Sea Gulls!! LOL!!
Have a lovely Christmas Di and hope next year is a better one!!
Big hugs and blessings,
Carol S.
xxxx

Sandra H said...

Merry Christmas Di wow your card is amazing and that stamp and the style just makes a gorgeous card take care stay safe and good luck all who enter your doing an amazing lot of cards with the prizes your giving away

Susan Sudbury said...

Stunning card! I hope you're staying safe and giving Dudley lots of Christmas cuddles <3 Yes please in the draw :)
Susan

Lia said...

This is the real meaning of Christmas and the stamp is gorgeous. So I say yes, I like to be in the draw!
Lia xx

Lynne said...

A fabulous traditional stamp and your paper goes perfectly with it. These would make great quick and easy last minute cards if needed. I would like to be a Yes please. Many thanks x

TK said...

Love, love, love your card and the beautiful stamp! The true meaning of Christmas, and definitely one to celebrate regardless of our "restrictions" and sadness due to separation during this time.
(yes please on THIS beautiful stamp!)

Janice said...

Stunning card Di, a fabulous and very different stamp! Yes please, I would love to be entered into the draw, thank you.
Janice x

Kate said...

Hi Di! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas even though it was a little bit different this year! Yes please to that lovely Stamp set!

Mary-Anne V said...

I hope you had a blessed Christmas! I think this card and prize is just beautiful! Please include me in the draw.

Megan J said...

Hi Miss Di, I hope you, Len, Dudley and Parsnip have had a wonderful Christmas Day and Boxing Day, I got some lovely new Aussie papers which I'm playing with right now!... planning an Aussie Christmas card for my UK relatives.. I would love to be included in the draw for the Woodware stamp.. Have a wonderful week... Megan

Helen said...

What a lovely stamp - fab for simple but elegant cards like yours!
I'm a 'yes please' for the prize draw.
Helen x

Suzanne H said...

That is a lovely stamp and a great reminder of the season. I hope Dudley cooperates and we do see a video of him. I can never capture a picture of my cats looking at the camera. Yes, please to the prize.

Valerija said...

Wow, so wonderful card and stamp. So festive.
Yes for the prize, please.
Valerija xx

Vicky Hayes said...

This stamp is just gorgeous - I love the way your eye is drawn down the scene. Yes please, I'd love to be in the draw for this one.
Your Christmas Eve flurry made me smile. I'm sure everything worked out just fine but I do hope you managed to put your feet up and sigh with relief!! Don't know about dancing hooves on the roof but I'm definitely with you on love, kindness and hope for the future! Vicky xx

Janis said...

Oh, your card is just soooooooooooo beautiful. LOVE this wonderful stamp set so much. Yes, please, to being in the draw for it. WOW...it's my favorite of your prizes so far!

I got a bit behind with all the festivities go on here, so I apologize for stacking up my comments now. BUT...I actually was able to MAKE a card, get it BLOGGED, aaaaaaaaaaaand ENTER it in more than one or two challenges. I haven't managed to do that since the beginning of September!!! So I am feeling quite pleased with myself. My entry is my first Christmas card done for the 2021 season...and I made three alike to get my stash started. YAY!! I even used a lovely die set prize you gave me several years ago....maybe from a different Christmas giveaway of yours. <3 <3 <3

Thank you, dear Di, for your generous Christmas giveaways. You bring such such cheer to all of us!! Happy New Year!
<3 J

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Susan Renshaw said...

Beautiful card!
Love this stamp so YES PLEASE!

Lady Joyful said...

Another really lovely card, Di. Great way to highlight this stamp. I'll pass on this prize :)

roffeycreations said...

Oh My - I just placed this on my wish list with a local craft shop - I would love to win it - so I will delay placing my order - Thank You Di - Cheers
Maurs xxx

Hazel said...

So lovely - yes, please xx