Thursday, 31 December 2020

Pixie's Snippets Playground #393 - Prize F

Here's the sixth prize in the 'Snippets Playground Celebration' prize draw, and it's this year's 'bit of a bumper one':

I used:

- 5.5" x 4.25" SU 'Real Red' card blank, side opening

- piece of background paper from Whimsy's gorgeous 'Blurry Flurries' double sided paper pack (sadly out of stock in the UK right now, I did try (unsuccessfully) to get hold of another one to add to the prize as it's very varied and pretty - sigh)

- I used a fresh sheet of the paper, trimming it to just slightly smaller than the card blank before gluing it in place using Collall All Purpose glue

- snippet of silver mirri card and a couple of snippets of white card, all die cut using MFT's 'Stacked Merry' sentiment die - then glued the three layers on top of  one another 

- snippet of white card onto which I stamped the little images using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and the Misti - plus a lovely set of stamps also by MFT called 'Joyous Holidays' 

- coloured the images using Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and blending fluid, always my choice for speed and small images 

- then die cut the images using the matching set of dies

- glued the 'MERRY' onto the card front 

- then finally added the little images using teeny pieces of thin sticky pads

It's sounds quite a quick card to make but took me longer as two types of sparkly silver card didn't want to play nicely for the sentiment - it was the card I was trying to use rather than the beautiful MERRY die. I very closely followed a sample card on the MFT website made by Barbara Anders, which had the addition of the word 'Christmas' tucked underneath the reindeer. I left it off as I thought it wasn't necessary as the card shouts Christmas anyhow and - needless to say - I was racing against time as this was Len's Christmas card from me, made two days before Christmas!

And of course today's prize is:

The MFT 'Stacked Merry' die plus the MFT 'Joyous Holiday', set of stamps and matching dies. I bought them ages ago and the possibilities for using all the adorable stamps are endless. I love how well MFT's matching dies line up with their stamps so perfectly. There's just one chance to win this prize - in the early days, before a red mist of madness descended on me, it was actually going to be the ONLY prize over Christmas! What went wrong der den?

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.

Do please take time to read 'the rules' on the post in the above link. No-one has found them confusing, as yet, but they really do cover a lot of ground and are worth reading.

Just leave a comment on this post if you would like the chance to win today's prize.

It's New Year's Eve of course - here's wishing you health and happiness for 2021 - and also let there be an end to this ongoing virus pandemic. Len's son in Germany has just recovered from it - he was lucky and wasn't hit too badly although everyone was put into isolation of course.

Love from Parsnip, Dudley and of course me,




60 comments:

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Awww... Such adorable card!! Absolutely LOVE it!! It's so much cute and fun and makes me smile!! The sweet paper on the back looks wonderfully to catch the eyes on the scene and it's a brilliant idea having Santa that puts the star on the silver Merry!! I really LOVE this set, it's really useful and versatile, and so cute!!! I have no one MFT stamp, so say a big YES for the chance to win today's prize!!
I'm sorry to hear about Len's son, hope he has a speedy recovery!!
I wish you and family (with Dudley and Parsnip, of course!)a Happy and Healthy 2021 and let’s hope it will be better than this year!!
Hugs

Inkami said...

Delightful holiday scene on this festive design and fab placement of the smaller images on the bold sentiment. Yes, please, for this sweet prize. Best wishes to you and your family for a brighter 2021.

Greta said...

Oh what a fun card for Len! This would have been great as the only prize, you silly lady! But we do all love that there are so many chances to win! I have my eye on that paper pack, but haven't bought it yet. I'm going to stay out of the drawing for this prize. Lots of playmates are going to have fingers crossed for this one! Yes, indeed--wishing for health in 2021 which is only going to happen if our country gets it's act together to get enough people vaccinated! At least there's hope for change! So glad Len's son wasn't seriously ill. So many people seem to assume that's how it will be for them, but hospitals & morgues are overflowing. So sad & scary.

Chandhini said...

What a beautiful card, Happy new year.
Yes please for the prize.

Jane Willis said...

What a stunning card! You've created a lovely scene that tells a whole story. I love it, and would love to be in the hat to win the stamps and dies. Just think how long it would take to fussy cut all those images.

Here's to a happy and HEALTHY 2021 after this strangest of strange years.

Jane

paperpapier said...

The deer and the santa image are too cute....! YES for the chance to win today's prize.
Warm regards.

kiwimeskreations said...

What an amazing card Di - this is stupendous~ and yes please, count me in for the draw
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Glennis F said...

I will throw my name in for this prize please this prize please.

All the best for 2021

Trina P. said...

Adorable card and an amazing prize! Yes please!

So happy to see the UK has approved another vaccine. Keep safe and healthy. 💙

Janis said...

What a totally delightful card! Love all the fun images...esp the little bird in the warm winter hat perched on your gleaming MERRY sentiment. Beautiful background paper, too!

Yes, please, for being in the draw for this fabulous prize!! WOW! This would definitely have been a generous gift....even as the only prize this season. You are so sweet (if not a little mad!) to expand it to include so many other nice sets, too. What a bright spot you are in the papercrafting community!! Many thanks!! <3

So glad Len's son is doing okay. Stay safe and healthy!! Happy New Year to everyone!!!
<3 J

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HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

LesleyG said...

Oh Boy, this is so cute it has to be a Yes Please from me! Happy New Year Di, and all the playmates xxx

KandA said...

I LOVE your card Miss Di. I tried to get that merry die when it first released but it was out of stock and I missed that fabulous set of Santa's completely otherwise I'd have already got them. The background paper is perfect too.... So its a big 'Yes Please' to prize F from me.
Hope you, Len, Dudley and Parsnip have a lovely new years eve and sending the best of wishes for 2021. Take care xx

Marianne said...

Your card is super adorable, Di, and the paper is the perfect backdrop to your sweet scene. A big YES PLEASE to the prize. Wishing Len’s son a speedy recovery. Hopefully, 2021 will prove to be a better year for us all. Here in Greece, vaccination of the elderly is set to start by the end of January. It will be a relief when hubby is vaccinated. Even so, we’re still in a good place here in Crete, and after 7 weeks in lockdown, the numbers on the island are down to almost nothing. Fingers crossed it will stay that way.
Marianne x

Liz said...

Delightful card Di, such cute little scene. I’m a Yes please for prize F.

Glad to hear that’s Len’s son has recovered from the virus. With another new vaccine just approved, hopefully we can get rid of this awful virus. xx

Aquarius said...

Fabulous card and fab prize also so it is a YES PLEASE from me. All the best for the New Year

Kath said...

A fabulous card Di and I would love a chance to win this bumper prize please.

I hope you have a Happy New Year and let's hope we can all keep safe and well. I also know several people who have had Covid - most were not too ill but one was in intensive care in the first lockdown and is still not fully recovered.

Take care
Kath x

Lynne said...

A fabulous card Di. The paper is perfect and I love that stamp set and die. I will be a big Yes please for this one. Here's wishing you a Happy New Year and let's hope it is better for us all xx

Helen said...

What a fabulous card - everything works together perfectly!
I'm a 'yes please' for the prize draw.
Helen x

PS - wishing you, Len, Dudley & Parsnip a Happy & Healthy New Year!

Viv said...

Fab card Di - and a soooper prize so yes please!
Fingers crossed for 2021. x

Sue - said...

Gorgeous card Di. I hope Len appreciated it, I’m sure he did! What a super bundle to win. Yes please! xxx

Pat said...

What sweet images and love the stacked 'Merry' making a very pretty card Di. I will be a 'yes please' for Prize F. Happy New Year and looking forward to lots of playground fun throughout 2021. x

Suzanne H said...

Terrific card! Yes, please to the prize. I'm glad Len's son is recovering well. My neighbor is having a difficult time recovering from it, luckily her husband and grandchildren who live with her didn't get it. Praying for an end to the pandemic too.

designbydonna said...

Cute, fun card. I love big sentiments and this one stands out in shiny silver. The Santa and Reindeer are just adorable. Yes for this prize for sure.

Mary-Anne V said...

Such a cute card. I love Barbara's style and this set and die is just perfect. Please include me in the prize drawing- I would love to own this set. Wishing you a wonderful New year that is filled with happiness, good health and real hugs!

MadeByMeghanK said...

YEAH!!!!!!!!!! I love this card and prize!!! Yes please! Great job!

Craftychris said...

Truly wonderful and fun card and I love the large Merry! Yes please! I would love to be in with a chance of winning this fabulous and generous prize! I am glad Len's son is recovered - its such a worrying time. Roll on the vaccine and Happy New Year my friend! Take care and stay safe xxx

Brenda in IN said...

What a cute scene you made with these sets. I seem to be mojo-less right now and taking a break. Great news about Len's son. I wish you, Len, Parsnip and Dudley a very happy and safe New Year.

Carole said...

Super card Di...bet Len loved it! A fabulous prize...you are so generous, yes please to being in the draw for prize F. Best wishes to you for 2021. xx

Becca Yahrling said...

Totally in love with your beautiful card, Di! It's put together so perfectly. Love all the fun images in the stamp set and that 'Merry' die is awesome! I'd love to play for this prize, thank you so much!!
Wishing you, Len & the critter crew a wonderful New Year filled with good health and joy. xoxo Becca

Vicky Hayes said...

Oh my goodness Di, what a gorgeous card! Since I was drooling over these as MFT unrolled them, I will say a hearty yes please to being in the draw for this generous prize!
I'm hoping that New Years Eve will be a quiet affair this year with none of the dreaded fireworks, but I'm not overly optimistic about that! Good to hear that Len's son has recovered. Wishing you, Len, Dudley and of course Parsnip a very happy and healthy new year!
Vicky xx

NanaConnie said...

Fabulous card, Di! Loving the stacked Merry and how you cut and added the dimension to the Santa and critters. I'll make a try for this prize. You know how I love dies when it comes to using up scraps. :-D
So glad to hear that Len's son has recovered from the virus. Sometimes we forget to celebrate all those who have survived even though their numbers far outpace those who have died. I think we need to throw some gratitude into the mix of fear and and confusion. :-D

Jeanne H said...

An adorable card, Di. Yes, I'd love to have the goodies you used. Have a healthy and happy new year. Hope Dudley doesn't get bothered if there are fireworks. Hugs to you!!

Paper Lily Leaf said...

Yes please, Di. Such a lovely card and the reindeer has such a cute face! Very Happy New Year to you, Len, Dudley and Parsnip. Glad to hear that Len's son is on the mend. Hugs, April xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I love your beautiful card and I agree the Merry is Great on it's own. fabulous colouring Di. Good to hear your family have recovered. If I'm eligible I'd love to say Yes to this prize please?
Happy New Year.
Faith x

Pam Sebring said...

This too is an awesome diecut! I love that the letters are all wacky! Lol. Yes please for the draw! Wishing you, Len and Dudley all the best in 2021! Hugs💗. Pam

Sandy said...

This is absolutely adorable and it does shout "Christmas." (I wouldn't for a second think it was quick to make.) That background paper is perfect for a snow scene, too. Happy New Year's to you and yours... hoping for a brighter 2021.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh, before I say anything else, YES, PLEASE for this prize! Wow, I LOVE your card, Di! Love, love, love it! Len must have loved this card too! The die is gorgeous, as are the stamped and coloured images and the snowy background paper! I adore scene cards, so this is right up my alley! Really loving this awesome prize! I just linked up my snippets card so I'm in, I'm in - Yay! Glad to read that Len's son has recovered and hope all will be well with no lasting symptoms. Yes, definitely health and happiness for 2021 - we can all use that for sure!

Kampin' Karen said...

Cute card! Yes please to prize F. Happy New Year to you, Len and fur babies. Glad to hear Len's son recuperated. Stay safe and well.

Majda said...

The deer and the santa image are so so cute and your card is adorable. YES for the chance to win today's prize :-)
I wish you, Len and dudly all the best in 2021.
Hugs, Majda

Linby said...

A very contemporary design. It looks fab. Happy New Year.
L x

Susan Sudbury said...

Happy New Year, Di! I'm so happy that Len's son recovered! I think that if you're tested positive, you would be so grateful to get through it with little trouble, given the devastating effects it has on some!! I adore your card, and the fab prize, so it's a yes please for the draw <3
Susan

Sandra H said...

Happy new year Di hope you & Len had a lovely time...your card and images is gorgeous also Di sentiment good luck all x

Valerija said...

So cute and fun card. I really love it.
Yes for the prize, please.
Valerija xx

AlisonC said...

Happy New Year, wishing you all good things this year. This card is lovely with that cute little Santa and Rudolf. I'm not sure if I would do it justice though so I'll pass on the opportunity to win this one. x

Katrina Bufton said...

Fabulous card Di, especially love the Santa climbing the ladder to decorate the sentiment.
Yes please for the prize,
Katrina x

Lia said...

So many possibilities with these stamps and you made a super card with them!
It makes me smile!
HAPY NEW YEAR Di!!
I say yes to the prize.
Lia xx

Fikreta said...

its gorgeous card!
Love it!
I would like to be in the draw.

Kate said...

Yes please to this sensational prize! I love your card!!! Happy new year to you and your loved ones!

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous card Di. The silver words look awesome. Please include me in the draw for these lovely goodies. Hope you had a lovely christmas and new year. Hugz

Susan Renshaw said...

This is a wonderful prize - yes please!

KathyA. said...

I'll bet your hubby liked that card. So cute! I've had the Merry die on my wish list since I saw it a few weeks ago. So yes please to the draw!

Janice said...

This is such a fun card Di, I love the stamps and the die, so it's a yes please from me...thank you.
Janice x

Lady Joyful said...

Oh, I love this card! The arrangement is really cute. Really cute stamps. Yes please to this prize.

creationsnz said...

What a FANtastic card DI, love it!

creationsnz said...

YES... what a wonderful card and prize. CarolG

roffeycreations said...

Very cute but elegant card Di - the Merry is great and I am not always into the cutesy stamps but I am sure if I win I can be convinced LOL - Hope you are feeling better - Cheers Maurs xxx

Karenladd said...

YES PLEASE to this wonderful prize pack! Your card would make anyone a fan of the set, but I already love that word die and the adorable MFT images. I am absolutely floored that you put this together for Len right before Christmas because the work involved would have put me down for the count. That Merry word die cut in silver is a great touch.

SHartl said...

This card is one that I'd keep forever! The Santa and reindeer are the cutest and I love the silver word die in the middle. Yes please to a chance to win.
That background paper works so perfectly with the stamps and dies. I wish more companies would come out with paper packs of all backgrounds. I'm not one for making my own scenery backgrounds but I don't know if anyone makes them ready made or not.

Bunny said...

Yes, please. Silver doesn't work with silver. Neither does white or gold. Lovely card. [Bunny]

Tina Z. said...

wow, stunning card and stunning prize!
yes for the prize, please.
hugs xx