Sunday, 8 August 2021

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #409

Once again, quite mixed weather here - it's pleasantly warm but not unbearably hot. Plus we've had some pretty spectacular downpours, along with hailstones at times. I always remember my Mum telling me that when she and my Dad lived in India, it wasn't unknown for them to have hailstones the size of mothballs! To clarify for anyone who might misunderstand - mothball were used in the 'olden days' to basically keep moths out of clothing and linen - about the size of a large marble and they ponged of some sort of camphor. My granny always had that faint whiff of mothballs about her when wearing her 'Sunday best' for an outing. She was almost Victorian in many ways - always, but always, wore a severe black hat to go out, even to the corner shop .......... as well as to the beach! Little black lace-up boots or shoes, thick stockings, hat pin holding hat firmly in place and more often than not a black tailored coat. Memories - I do so wish I could have bottled some of my granny's soft cuddles and her sweetness.

Anyhow, that's away from why you're here. I posted my snippets card on this blog back in April. It's an Easter card but the timing wasn't right for folk to receive the prize in time to use if for Easter, so I bypassed offering the prizes I had waiting - but here it is now:

I used:

- 5.5" x 4.25" rose pink card blank, side opening

- piece of patterned paper from a DecoTime paper pad, the papers are slightly 'flittered' and do catch the light very prettily 

- trimmed the patterned paper and glued it to the card front

- stamped the image using the Misti, Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and the Stamping Bella 'Oddball Easter Bunny' stamp

- coloured the bunny with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils, picking up some of the colours from the backing paper

- stamped the sentiment using a sweet little stamp from 'Stamping All Day', the Misti and Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink

- popped the image onto a snippet of olive green card, same as in the backing paper and then glued the panel onto the card front - finished

I used just the one snippet on my card, for the backing behind the image.

And here's the prize(s) on offer - not one but three chances to win one of these stamps:


It's a Stamping Bella 'Oddball Easter Bunny' stamp. I used very similar colours for my card, just veering towards peach rather than pink for the bunny's cute little 'romper suit'. I thought, if I offer it now, you have plenty of time between now and next Easter - plus, truth be told, I slipped a bit behind with making a snippets card. Sigh. Shame on me really as I only make one proper snippets card for the playground every six weeks at the moment, thanks to Guest Designers and also Ruby's Challenge of course. However, it's a great stamp and I do love the Stamping Bella Oddball range of stamps - always make me smile.

As always, the Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 21st August. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day.

It's a maximum of ONE entry, please say in a comment if you wish to play and be a possible winner of the prize. Remember - there are three chances as I have three stamps here! 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 want 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 only playing for fun - otherwise I don't add you to my little list.
 
Please also remember that I only allow a total of nine other challenges, which makes 10 in total, when you enter a snippets make into the Playground.
 
Gentle reminder. Can I please ask that you do put a link to the Playground challenge in your blog post when you enter a snippets make into the challenge. If you don't do that, then I don't include you in the prize draw. It would also help me a lot if you could mention, even generally, what snippet or snippets you used. I don't need the full details but sometimes I do struggle to work out what snippet(s) were used. And if I'm totally lost then, again, no entry into the draw. I'm aware that this challenge is pretty easy going and also that some folk do throw their cards made for other challenges in for a chance to be a winner. So please do at least acknowledge that it's a card using snippets and also link into the challenge on your blog post. I know that most of you already do this and I thank you kindly. ☺
 
Dudley is such a sweetie, I went to bed really early the other evening and twice woke up in the night to find him on the bed, wide awake and 'sat sitting' - staring anxiously at me! Am such a night owl he probably was worried I was unwell. 

We bit the bullet and weighed him the other day - phew, he's not as heavy as we thought - we must be getting weaker as we grow older! He could lose 500g or so but that's not a lot in the great scheme of things. That can be done before his Autumn annual check up with 'Auntie Georgina the Vet'.

Stay safe and be kind. 
  
Lots of love from us all - Parsnip, Dudley and of course me,


44 comments:

Greta said...

Such a cute image & darling card, Di! Please leave me out of the draw this time. How sweet that Dudley was keeping track of you--just to be sure everything was OK! We're still having a lot of days way too hot & no rain. Fall can't come soon enough for me!

Aquarius said...

What a fun stamp and certainly plenty of time for the winner(s) to make cards for next Easter. Hope to raid my snippets and make a card later on today once the domestic jobs are out of the way.

Sarn said...

Fun image and cute card.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sandra H said...

l loved this card first time around Di its just got that Easter feeling to it Di and the image is just so adorable l am only playing for fun ....l can imagine Dudley just peering at you to think he watches you while your asleep he's such good company bet you would be lost without him he's a dream enjoy your day x

Aquarius said...

Playing for fun this time

MadeByMeghanK said...

Great card Di! Funny Bunny! How sweet of Dudley to watch over you as you sleep :)

Lady Joyful said...

Really great card! I'll pass on the prize this time, thanks :)

Carol S. said...

A fun image Di and a brilliant card design. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Lynne said...

A fun card Di. I do love Stamping Bella images but never make Easter cards so will be playing just for fun. Have a good week x

ionabunny said...

Goshohgoshohgoshohgosh!!! A bunny and a oddball. What a perfect combo. Off to climb scrap mountain and make a little something or three. Please include me in the draw. Your card is awesome. Dudley is, as always, such a cutie. Take care and enjoy your weather and your memories. Hugz

Em Louise Fairley said...

Beautiful card, Di. I've not forgotten about you and will be back to play soon, I hope! xoxo

Suzanne H said...

Yes, please to the prize. What a cute stamp and card. My two cats went to the vet a few weeks ago and our little cat weighed MORE than the bigger one. As my mother would have said he's "sturdy". He's so fluffy, I assumed he was lighter, like cotton. But no! At least he's in his proper weight range.

Thanks for the sweet story about your granny. I don't really remember my grandmother other than she was soft and had special treats for us.

Jill said...

Very fun card! Absolutely love the polka dot background as well! I'd love to enter the challenge-YES PLEASE! thank you!

Jill

Tiny Treasure Workshop

Mandy said...

I love the paper you used. The colours are great and you can see the sparkle.

Please enter me for the prize if I am fortunate to win.

Many thanks Mandy xxx

Megan J said...

Hi Miss Di, seems like ages since I last played in the playground, I'm playing just for fun and since I've been using up plenty of snippets. Have a wonderful week.. Megan

Lia said...

That's a fun bunny! Great for eastercards but I could do more with it if I should win. So I say yes!
You made a nice card with it and used beautiful DP!
Lia xx

Jackie T said...

Hi Di the card is gorgeous I love it. I am here just for fun this time. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Sandy said...

Loved reading about your gran. I'm just playing for fun this time.

Carol L said...

I'm a big fan of Stamping Bella images, so this time it will be a yes please for me in the draw! That's such a cute card you made with the fun paper! Dudley is such a thoughtful dog to carefully watch over you, but then I'm sure you and Len watch over him the same way! Love is definitely a two-way street!

Karenladd said...

Hee hee, I think this bunny woke up extra early in order to hunt for eggs...or is she hiding them? Either way, YES PLEASE to this fun prize. I can already think of different ways to use this image by swapping out the basket for other elements.
Awww, I love the way Dudley was checking up on you. I am convinced that they know our schedules and keep track of everything (especially their meal times). I weigh our Toby by getting on the scale myself, and then picking him up...and subtracting the difference. Of course, that means that I end up weighing myself too..but I try not to look at that, ha!

Heather said...

Very cute! I really like the bit of sparkle on that fabulous dotted background!! i will play just for fun this time, thanks!

Vicky Hayes said...

I loved reading about your granny too Di. We used to visit several old ladies that belonged to our church when I was a child and they too were 'Victorians' that always wore black and had extraordinary cameo brooches and a whiff of not moth balls but some kind of floral.
Love your Easter bunny card with that pretty sparkly paper background. I am going to sit out this time for the draw thank you Di. Hugs, Vicky xx

NanaConnie said...

Such a sweet and funny bunny, Di! Loved reading about Granny and I totally identify with the whiff of mothballs scent. My Grammy was the same way and I adored her. My blog (Grammys Attic) is named for her and her attic which was filled with wonders to be found in old trunks which were deliberately left open for the grandkids to explore. The attic was our playground and we always knew when it was time to come down for dinner because all the cooking odors from the kitchen wafted upward into our play area. Sigh... I miss those innocent days. No need to put my name in the hat for the prize this time. I'm playing for fun.

Karen Letchworth said...

I'd love to be included in the random draw for this challenge. Thanks for another FUN challenge. I'm forever looking at snippets on my craft table and refuse to throw them out (unless they're super tiny) because I know that eventually I'll use them on a project somehow. Thanks for the incentive to do so.

Bonnie Lynn said...

Yes please.

R's Rue said...

So sweet.
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creationsnz said...

Yes please Di, count me in. CarolG

Liz said...

Cute card, Di. I'm thinking that tiny punched flowers could be added in the basket to hide the eggs, so it wouldn't just be an Easter card image. I'd love to win this quirky stamp, so please put my name in the hat for the draw. xx

Elle-Jeanne said...

Leuk verhaal over je oma.
Dankjewel .
Je kaart met de leuke grappige postzegel is top.
Mooi papier.
Fijn al ik deze mooie prijs zou winnen
Ik zeg ja.
Groetjes Elle-jeanne

Jeanne H said...

Yes please to the draw. I'd love to win one of the darling prizes. Thanks. Hugs from me and Willie.

Zoechaos said...

If Dudley is loosing weight perhaps he could share a few tips with Harley cat! Having short legs and a round little tummy hanging down makes for a very comical look especially when he runs. Little white pot belly swings from side to side hahaha. It was sad news about Kath that and Darnell closing Twofers reminds me that while we have all been crafting and sharing like this for a good few years now, 20+ in most cases. Those years have also seen us become a little older. We can only hope that there is a younger generation taking up the hobby to keep our wonderful world wide community alive as each of our turns gently takes us. Mind you I still intend to be around for 2066/7 so there is no rush. No prize for me please entering just for praise and someone else will make so much more use of that cute little image. Stay Safe, Keep Well & Have Fun xx

Helen said...

Such a sweet stamp - I'm a 'yes please' for the prize draw.
Helen x

Susan Renshaw said...

I love that rabbit!
Thanks for your visit to my blog the other day Di!

Linby said...

It's such a cute card and beautifully done. I don't make many Easter cards so I will enter just for fun and leave it for someone who really wants to win.
L x

Kate said...

Love this stamp so yes please for the draw! I can definitely remember the smell of moth balls but my mum once got hail stones the size of cricket balls in Sydney!

kiwimeskreations said...

Yes please to the prize, thanks Di.
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Der forgot to link in haste earlier and even more so now.
Thanks miss sorry am late do have a note from me muvver though, truly I do! 😂😂😂❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏
Thanks for Sharing, God bless and keep you safe, and all those you love, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

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Becca Yahrling said...

Absolutely darling card, Di! What a fun, fun image (yes, please for me!). I only have one Oddball Art image (Halloween) and it's just as cute; well, ALL their images are just cute! lol
Hot here in So. Florida, too; and now, rainy as well with the hurricanes & storms every which way right now.
My hubby just bought some mothballs - for the yard - thinking they would deter the raccoon that's digging holes every other night! lol I'm here to tell you - it didn't work. LOL He's gonna have to trap it, I think.
Be well!! xoxo Becca

Darnell said...

Ah, cute critter and delightful card, Di! As we know, you just can't beat cute critters either on cards or in real life! I love that little Duds was patiently watching you all night long. What a tender chap he is! Hugs, Darnell

KathyA. said...

I had fun making a card dedicated to your little furball! I love your card and have a friend that would love an Oddball Easter card so count me into the draw. Thanks Di!

Valerija said...

Fun and cute card. Love the image. Yes for the prize please.
Valerija xx

Katrina Bufton said...

How lovely that Dudley was looking out for you, what a sweetie. Yes please for the prize Di, I love the Oddballs.
Hugs,
Katrina x

Tina Z. said...

oh, that is so sweet from Dudley to looking out for you!
your card is super cute, I love Stamping Bella, so, yes for the draw, please.
have a great weekend.
crafty hugs xx

Craftyhairlady said...

Your card is super cute! I forgot to add in for the prize draw!!