Sunday, 19 September 2021

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #412

I think we're gently moving into Autumn here, probably my favourite season. We have what I thought was a collared dove, but we now think is a pigeon, nesting where it did last year - in the middle of an ornamental bush/tree in the front garden. Not high enough to be safe from cats either. At first we thought there was just the one rather scrawny baby but the other day Len spotted two of them looking at him. Fingers crossed both of them survive to fledge and leave the nest safely. The hedgehogs are still eating us out of house and home and if they don't have any late 'hoglets' then they should be all set for the Winter ahead.

I needed a card for Len's great nephew's 16th Birthday in a bit of a hurry - and this is the result. Quite similar in design to a snippets card I made for Challenge #406 HERE. As they would say in Thailand - 'Same, but different':

I used:

- 5.75" x 5.75" square white card blank

- a sheet of paper from the very dramatic Altenew 'Poured Acrylic' set of papers, trimmed to 5.5" x 5.5" and glued onto the card front

- a genuine snippet of white card, die cut using a Lawn Fawn die called 'Giant Happy Birthday to You' and the Cuttlebug

- then just glued the sentiment to the card front using a Zig glue pen - finished!

Just love a super fast card - my 'in-house critic' said the background looks like a piece of modern art.☺

So, here's the prize for this challenge:

It's an Altenew 'Poured Acrylic' paper pack and a Lawn Fawn 'Giant Happy Birthday to You' die. The papers are double sided and really fabulous, many are just so perfect for male cards, the last photo shows the rear of the pack to give you a better idea of the colours and designs - and the die is also wonderful. I think the die would also be really cool to either use with rainbow paper on a plain background or, even better, use up your snippets to create stripes or whatever takes your fancy on spare card/paper and then die cut the sentiment to go against a plain background.

As always, the Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 2nd October. 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. 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.
 
At last, the bruising has gone, my toes are back to being a healthy pink and recent events have been put aside. Still being a bit cautious but I suppose that's no bad thing. End of a chapter I hope. Onwards and upwards!
 
Huge, huge thanks to my very loyal pal SaRn for her brilliant help in stepping in and taking over the commenting when things weren't too good here - of course she also hosted a few 'illicit hooch' parties in the Tree house at the same time. Perks of the job I should imagine! Hic ☺ !

Stay safe and be kind.

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


59 comments:

Jeanne H said...

Wonderful prizes this time. Gosh, I'd love to win. Keep getting better, Di. Hugs to you and Dudley.

Jeanne H said...

Yes, I want to be in the draw this time. Thanks and feel better and better, Di. Hugs.

VoormeKaartje said...

Love the card you made. What an awesome prize! I will definitely be playing for it.
So glad to read your doing better. Lots of love, Christa

Aquarius said...

Certainly a very striking card. Good to hear that you've recovered - take care.

Aquarius said...

Playing for fun this time

Lynne said...

Pleased to hear you are just about recovered now Di and it is understandable that you are cautious. Your card is fab and perfect for a man when struggling for ideas. I would like to be a yes please for your lovely prize, thank you. Have a good week x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Brilliant masculine card for Len's great nephew's Birthday, that paper is really striking!
Glad to hear your toes are near to normal, yay!!
Hugs and thanks to SaRn! :)

Brenda in IN said...

I'm so glad your toes are perking up and you are feeling better. This card is gorgeous. Those papers are stunning and thanks for sharing them.

Nicky said...

Glad you are feeling better and less bruised and sore, the party at the tree house was great. I would like to be included in the draw please and love the card you have done, I am all for quick and easy at the moment.

MadeByMeghanK said...

Glad you are feeling better and love the card and that die! Definitely playing along!

designbydonna said...

That beautiful background paper does it all. No need for more than a sentiment. Definitely playing for that prize.

Carol L said...

Your card may be quick and easy, but it's gorgeous! How could you lose with beautiful paper like that for a background!? It's a fabulous prize, but I'm playing just for fun this week. So glad to hear the bruising is gone and you're feeling better. Keep the recovery going and take good care of yourself! Thanks for another fun playground week! I'm still in recovery from the shenanigans that went on while you were away! I'm too old for that now LOL

KathyA. said...

As others has noted... love both your card and the prize. Please count me in! (And so glad to hear you are feeling better!)

Cara said...

Just found your challenge!
WOuld love to be in the draw!
Thank you!
(Hugs) Cara

Carol S. said...

A gorgeous card. Glad you are better. Hugs, Carol S.xxx

Sandra H said...

l do hope your on the mend and not doing too much its best to rest but it is nice though to read that you say your feeling better just take things easy......your card is fantastic l just love that paper used and to know its double sided and the sentiment die so big too! l am just playing for fun but l think l need to invest in the background paper pad take sending lots of hugs

Pat said...

I love the papers with the look of an acrylic pour and so bright and such beautiful colours, and the die cut sentiment really stands out in white, and it's a good size too, and I would love to be in the draw if I get a card in. Glad your bruising has gone now too. x

Valerija said...

Hi Di. I'm glad you are feeling better.
You made a fantastic card. Love the big bold sentiment and background paper is amazing too.
Yes for the prize please.
Valerija xx

Susan Sudbury said...

Hope things are going well and fingers crossed continue to do so!!!! Would love to be in on the draw for the fabulous prize!!
Susan

Em Louise Fairley said...

Stunning card, Di. I agree with Len... those papers are works of art! xoxo

Sandy said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better.
Yes please on entering the draw.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I agree with your inhouse critic, it does look like a piece of art. Fabulous card Di.
Faith x

Glittertastic said...

I would love to be included in the draw - it's a fabulous prize!

Also good to hear you are on the mend

Sharon
Glittertastic

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Entered my card and say please yes for entering in the draw of the beautiful prize(s).
Hope your health is going better and better
Hugs

Helen said...

Glad to hear you're on the mend Di!
I'm a 'yes please' for the prize draw - love your card...so simple, yet effective!
Helen x

Jill said...

Happy to hear you are recovering well! I am a YES please for this fun fun acrylic paper and die prize!

Thank you!
Jill

Tiny Treasure Workshop

Glennis F said...

Yes please for this fabulous prize Di, this would be so useful

Liz said...

Fabulous card, Di. So simple, but so effective. I'll be a Yes Please for the super prize.
So glad to hear that your recovery is going well. Take care. xx

Bunny said...

I'm in. If I can remember to play. That paper is lovely. Glad to hear that your tootsies are getting back to normal. Painful feet are not fun. [Bunny]

paperpapier said...

The big sentiments sure do come handy when we want to make a quick card. Would love to be in on the draw for the fabulous prize!

Sarn said...

Blimey O'Riley - I took a look first thing Sunday . . . then got side-tracked and completely forgot to leave you a comment!

I LOVE this cool and trendy card . . . and what fabulous paper.

I'm coming over to play tomorrow (with a bulging satchel, of, err, HOMEWORK) and would like to say YES PLEASE to the draw.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Lynne in NI said...

Glad to hear you are well recovered Di and enjoying all your wildlife!
Love your card with the super snazzy paper - I'm playing just for fun as I bought a die similar just recently xx

Mary-Anne V said...

What a wonderful card...that die is fabulous and the paper is very cool especially for a teenager. I love Autumn too and can not wait to start making all sorts of pumpkin and apple desserts. Please include me in the drawing for this fabulous prize.

somethingcraftybydottie said...

This is the 2nd time i tried to post my cards, I do everything correctly and it never post .
Dottie

Donna said...

Glad to hear you are haling Di. Your card is fantastic, so striking! Please enter me in the draw for this fabulous prize.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful background and sentiment on your pretty birthday card! Glad to hear your foot is on he mend from the fall you took!
Yes, please on the wonderful prize!

Paper Lily Leaf said...

Glad to hear you are on the mend, Di and thank you to Sarn! Also glad to hear that the hedgies are eating you out of house and home! Lovely, striking card and unusual paper. Yes please for the draw. Hugs, April xxx

Janice said...

Fabulous card Di, that sentiment die is perfect size and font to use as the focus of the card. Looks great against that paper too. I would love to be entered into the draw please.
Good to hear you are recovering well from your fall.
Janice x

Jane Willis said...

Hope you are continuing to heal. Now, go carefully! Autumn is coming, no slipping on wet leaves (as I did last year!)
Yes please to this fab prize, the die is stunning and the papers gorgeous, and you've demonstrated perfectly how great they look together.

Kate said...

Awesome card Di! I love this bold sentiment and those papers look amazing! Yes please for me!

Vicky Hayes said...

That card is sensational Di - the bold white die cut really stands out against the dramatic paper. I'd love to enter the draw please!

So pleased to hear that you've drawn a line under your fall and are moving onwards and upwards. And if by 'illicit hooch party' you mean that we decided to do our homework in the treehouse well, erm, yes!

Hugs, Vicky xx

Linby said...

Hopefully by now you are raring to go again. Sorry to have used this die yet again but I just had a nagging thought I had to satisfy lol!
I'd love to be in the draw for this amazing prize.

LesleyG said...

Fabulous card Di and fabulous prize! I'd love to enter please xxx

creationsnz said...

Hello Di, love those papers and the bold die. Yes please, count me in the draw. CarolG

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Lovely to be joining you all again and just playing for fun x

Becca Yahrling said...

What a cool background that is!! Great paper pad for sure. And love that BIG die, too. It's a yes, please for me. Have a lovely day!

Suzanne H said...

Yes, Please to the prize. Terrific paper and the big die. What a great combination especially for a masculine card. I'm glad your on the mend. Hello to Dudley!

SHartl said...

Super card for a teen Di, and YES PLEASE for the prize. I'm just hoping I can squeeze in a card tomorrow when my girls are at school because we are in the middle of a home addition and renovation and things are crazy around here!

Kathyk said...

Lovely card and prize so YES PLEASE to an entry in the draw this time.

Glad to hear your bruising has gone, happy third anniversary of Dudley ownership too

Happy Monday

Kathyk

Mandy said...

As it is my 50th Birthday tomorrow this seems like the perfect die (and the paper pad is lush) so I would love to win it if I am lucky enough to win of course.

Glad to hear your toes are now a much healthier looking colour :)

Love and best wishes

Mandy xxx

Megan J said...

Hi Miss Di, a stunning card and a fabulous way to make a card for a male. I would love to be included in this draw.. Have a wonderful week... Megan

Karenladd said...

The colors and this background paper is the perfect card for any guy. So, it will be a YES PLEASE to the prize. A big thank you to Sarn as well, for helping you out and leaving lovely comments on the entries. The last thing you needed while you were recuperating was to worry about the challenge and your blog. So happy to hear that you're as good as new again (maybe even better!)

Lia said...

I would like to be in the draw with my christmascard! I hope you are fine!!
Lia xx

ionabunny said...

Hi playmates. That is a beautiful card Di. Thought you'd gone all awesome with the alcohol inks or somesuch. Love those papers. Yes please to be in the draw. Glad you are feeling better after your tumble. Hugz

Tina Z. said...

Good to hear that you've recovered.
yes for the draw, please. such a stunning card, I love this effect.
Crafty hugs and take care.

New Creations said...

Superb card Di! I love the backing paper and the sentiment showcased on it so well! Count me in your lucky draw!

NanaConnie said...

I'm definitely in for the prize this time, Di! Who could resist that gorgeous paper and Birthday dies are always welcome. :-D Love the sample card.

KathyA. said...

Oh... I can't believe that I almost missed entering this time... and I love the prizes. So if you happen to draw my number... yes please! I actually made these tags a while ago and kept forgetting to enter them. Was so fun to make all the colorful trees with bits of my precious Christmas papers! (For some reason I am struggling to post to my blog tonight. So I'll put this on Pinterest for now. Then, if you can get it posted to my blog tomorrow... along with an easel card that I made from one of the tags.)

Helen said...

Great to hear you're feeling better Di! A super card. I'd love to be in with a chance to win please. Take care! :)