Sunday, 31 October 2021

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #415

Hello again! If you live in one of the affected countries, did you remember to change your clocks last night. In the UK we change them at 2am on the last Sunday in October - which technically, when this post appears, is actually still two hours away. For us it's 'Fall back' by an hour.

Anyhow, here's my snippets card for this challenge - and please don't be misled into thinking it points to the prize, as it doesn't:

I used:

- DL white card

- snippets of black,grey, white, and three greens

- used a NBUS set of dies from Simon Says Stamp called 'Geometric - Squares' to die cut two 'triple nested squares with a diagonal slice across them which makes them into two triangles per die cut' from each of the colours plus an additional two die cuts from the olive green and the grey (I know, it threw me as well! But the middle colours on the triangles are double in number to the inner and outer shapes). Lost? Don't worry, this is more to remind me in future!

- then die cut eight plain squares using the same set of dies and white card, covered on one side with 'Stick-it adhesive sheet

- ready to roll!

- taking one triangle at a time I added the coloured die cut pieces - working inward in dark to light on four triangles and light to dark on the other four triangles. First set with green and the other set with black, grey and white

- now I had eight triangles to play with

- but first of all I stamped the sentiment using a Woodware 'Double Birthdays' stamp and a Memento 'Tuxedo Black' inkpad - plus the Misti of course

- then drew a pencil line down the centre of the card as a guide to keeping the die cuts straight and positioned them using a glue pen

- finished!

To my horror' the squares still ran off to one side but I needed to get the card finished for Len to post - just hope his great nephew Ben is more interested in the contents than measuring my 'blooper'! 

I've hunted around some of your blogs as I'm sure one of you lovely Playmates 'enabled' me to rush off and buy this set of dies in the first place ☺

It was fun trying out a new set of dies (so useful for male cards) and the possibilities are endless - with more time to play. I didn't even have the time  to straighten the panel - just by trimming right round it and then adding it onto a fresh card blank. Loads of different dies to mix and match when time isn't running against you. If you stare at the card, it gives the optical illusion that some green patterned paper has been folded over the monochrome ones - purely because of the white portion of a couple of the squares blending in with the white card front - certainly not an expected result but quite quirky.

So, here's the prize for this challenge:

And a close-up of the back of the packet:
Gorgeous isn't it? It's a Penny Black slapstick/cling stamp called 'full of glee', kindly donated to the toy box by Darnell - thanks so much Darnell for this and all the other lovely prizes you included for us.

I do still have some 'duplicates' of prizes and will be using those to show samples at intervals in the future. But, as they are used up, I'll be switching and my snippets card at the start of a new challenge most likely won't reflect the prize. Prizes will still be new and still every bit as good - but I really have so much of my own unused stuff here that I can't keep on buying duplicates of prizes just to show how they can be used. Running out of storage space here!

As always, the Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 13th November. 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.
 
Finally, a tale about Dudley. When we have a grocery delivery (not been to a supermarket since March 2020) Dudley knows what's going on when Len gets out the large plastic boxes and his rubber gloves (still so careful here) ready to transfer the order. The other day 'Dudders' was 'hyper' and squealing with delight as soon as he saw the boxes appear. It was over an hour before the delivery was due so he had a long wait. Anyhow, the delivery arrived and Dudley kicked off doing his 'yodel', as he usually does. Next thing we knew, he took one of his beloved toys ('Honker Duck' which is like a Mallard and honks rather than squeaks) - from upstairs, raced back down to the front door - and carefully placed it at the delivery guy's feet. The delivery guy was visibly moved and we were both pretty astounded as Dudley has never that to done that with anyone other than us!
 
Stay safe and be kind. 

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


61 comments:

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--Dudley really is part human! That's just amazing! Your card is absolutely fantastic, Di! There is something so appealing about geometric designs, but I have great difficulty using my geometric stamps. Gorgeous PB prize, but I'll say no to the drawing since I already have quite a few of their florals. Wishing all of you a great week!

Liz said...

What an amazing design, Di! It looks very complicated to make, I think I’ll need to read the instructions through a few more times to get my head round how you made it. Thanks to Darnell for donating the prize. I’d love to win it so I’ll be a Yes Please for the draw.
I love the story about Dudley, sounds like he thinks of the delivery guy as one of the family. 😊 xx

kiwimeskreations said...

What a stunning card Di - I think you may have just 'enabled' me..
Loving your Dudley story - how sweet
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Aquarius said...

A really super geometric card, reminiscent of patchwork (I make quilts). Lovely prize too as always and I can well understand that you can't always get items in duplicate just to showcase the prize - sensible decision on your part I'd say.

Aquarius said...

Forgot to say - another lovely Dudley story - he is a character, no doubt about that.

LesleyG said...

Just playing for fun Di! Have to say it’s a bit early for my brain to compute your lovely card, another fabulous labour of love! Xxx

Sarn said...

That's a great geometric design for masculine cards (or maybe in pink for a feminine version?).

Really lovely PB stamp kindly donated by Darnell, but I'm playing just for fun thanks.

So sweet of Dudley to "tip" the delivery man! What a super dog he is!

ALL PLAYMATES ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO THE VIRTUAL HALLOWEEN PARTY UP IN THE TREEHOUSE LATER! Fancy dress of course! Plenty of spooktacular fun to be had - not least my famous green goo cocktail "Witches Brew"! Bwaha ha ha ha haaaaaaaa!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

New Creations said...

A feast for the eyes Di! Your card is just outstanding with a quilt look!!!
This stamp set is also gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win the generous giveaway by Daenell!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Such a fun card Di! Love the geometric shapes! Gorgeous flower stamp!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Lurve your card DI, I also really like the colour mix, makes for a super masculine card. As for Dudley AW!
Faith x

Carol S. said...

A brilliant card and the papers are great. Hugs, Carol S. xxx

Pat said...

What a fabulous dimensional card Di and I can see that this set has masses of possibilities. I simple adore the PB flower stamp so kindly donated by Darnell, and if I get my entry in I am a 'yes please' for the prize. x

Pat said...

Sorry I meant to say how funny your story of Dudley and the delivery man was. He has been determined to get to the front door and instead of seeing him off he gives him a present..how lovely..lol. x

Spyder said...

Morning! Lovely Challenge! Trying to add my card and hoping it will have enough 'snippets' (there was certainly a lot of fussy Cutting! So far, Mr Linky sez... no! I'll try again later!

((Lyn))

Spyder said...

Yay! I refreshed the page and I'm there now! Happy 1st November!
((Lyn))

Aquarius said...

Great prize but I'm just playing for fun this time.

Sue - said...

Fabulous card Di. Think I might have been the enabler😁. Lovely prize too from Darnell.

Dotty Jo said...

Love the tale of Dudley's antics! Your card is a stunner, Di. I love patchwork and your card just reminds me of my favourite design called log cabin. What a clever and stylish way to use snippets, Jo x

Sandra H said...

As always Di your card is gorgeous a great use of snippets too just playing for fun take care enjoy your day xx

Em Louise Fairley said...

Great masculine card, Di and lovely story from Dudley too xoxo

NanaConnie said...

Love, love, LOVE the card, Di! Your Dudley story just touched my heart and the heart of the delivery man also, I'd guess. Yes, I'd like to be in the drawing for the prize this fortnight. I love that flower stamp!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the design of your card!
Beautiful floral stamp! Yes, please to being in for the prize!
Very nice of Dudley to bring his gift to share with the delivery man!

Valerija said...

Wonderful card Di.
And the prize is just amazing, yes please.
Valerija xx

Carol L said...

That is one amazing card and I just LOVE how you put it together! I see nothing imperfect about the design either - great job! That's a beautiful prize and yes please. Honk honk to Dudley, what a cute story :)

ionabunny said...

Hi Di, your card is quite mesmerising. Love it. Love Penny Black too so yes please to be in the draw. Will be back soon with snippets card. HUgz

Inkami said...

Geometric designs are so fab for masculine cards and yours turned out super, I'm sure Ben will love it! Thanks to Darnell for the gorgeous prize, I'm playing for fun. Hugs all around!

Bunny said...

Love your card. It is so pretty.

Yes, please for me. Love PB. Thank you. [Bunny]

VoormeKaartje said...

Love the card looks so good and the Colors matching so good.
The stamp is beautiful. Yes, please to being in for the prize!

Tina Z. said...

wow, what a stunning card Di.
and Dudley is always super sweet.
yes for the prize, please.
hugs xx

Heather said...

Oh, my, how funny that Dudley brought the delivery guy a gift!! I guess he must like him, huh? Your card is so fun!! All those geometrics and the pop of lime green! The prize stamp is gorgeous, but I'm going to play just for fun this time, thanks!

EmmaT said...

WOW your card is amazing, so eyecatching in the colour combo. Dudley is super hansom as always. YES please to playing for the prize this time, it looks amazing. Big hugs Emmax

Trina P. said...

Oh Dudley is so clever and sweet!

Hello Di. It’s been a long time since I played here, but seeing that you are the guest elf at Christmas Kickstart, this was the perfect opportunity to play. Congrats on GD there, too.

Your card is beautiful and so is the prize. But I stopped buying cling stamps, so I’m just playing for fun.

Crafty hugs,
Trina

meg said...

It's been a long time since I played along,yes please to playing for the prize

Linby said...

That looks complicated, I was thinking about you when I was putting the pieces back into that lastest die, as I thought the pieces were mirror images but they weren't! I thought I bet Miss Di would have had this sussed out!

I'd love to be in the draw for the Penny Black stamp please.

L x

Suzanne H said...

Just playing for fun this time. Dudley and the delivery man - another wonderful tale. You should write a book. Great card with all those little snippets.

Jules said...

Hi Di

A lovely snippet card from you .. .. .. it looks amazing .. .. .. fabulous colours and design and the sentiment is brilliant too.

I am sure the recipient was well chuffed with it!

Please may I go into the draw this time .. .. that stamp looks gorgeous (plus who could say no to any Penny Black stamp!). LOL!!

Congratulations on your DT spot! Lovely to see you teamed up with Jo.

Love Jules xx

Darnell said...

That's an amazing card, Di! It is way over my head and an incredible amount of time and care went into it. Ben will love it! And goodness, yes, you don't need to buy duplicates of any prizes, especially donated prizes, just to show how it will look on a card. (We buy products in stores w/o samples.) Finally, what a delightful Dudders story!! You know having Nellie makes it so easy for me to picture his wonderful antics! Never a dull moment! Hugs, Darnell

Helen said...

Wow - your card is awesome Di...you certainly have more aptience than me!
I'm a yes please for the prize draw...you know me and my Penny Blacks!
Helen x

Lia said...

Your card is amazing: what a great idea!! I am a fan of Penny Black stamps so I say yes to the prize!
Lia xx

Helen said...

Congratulations on joing the Christmas Kickstart Challenge as a GD. You card is so sweet!! I love the paper piecing!! A big thank you to Darnell for the wonderful prize for this challenge. I would love to be considered to win if my card is selected as I love PB stamps!!! I love to see what you and Dudley are up to. Take care! :)

Karen C said...

Yes please!
I'm brand new here, just found your challenge blog on Challenges for Days. Please, let me know if I did my entry correctly or not. If not, please let me know what I should've done differently. There are a lot of rules to follow, I tried to make sure I followed them all. :)
Hugs,
Karen C

Loll said...

Fabulous card Di!! And what a great story about Dudley. Obviously he knows that this guy brings delicious food to the house! :) Playing along after such a long absence. Glad to be here. xx

Marjeta said...

First of all, your card is great. I believe that it takes a lot of effort to put it together.
As for the prize, I adore PB stamps, so YES for the prize.

Kathyk said...

Your card is lovely and I'm SURE the recipient will appreciate the effort put in to it and not even notice your "blooper".

Fab prize so it's a YES PLEASE to an entry in the draw this time around, Di

Happy Monday

Kathyk

Bonnie said...

I can see that these dies will be put to use often, Di! So perfect for the guys! Congratulations on your GD post at Christmas Kickstart! An awesome card there too!

ellyscard creatief said...

Thanks for the challenge. I love Penny Black stamps, so for me yes please.

Sandy said...

Your geometric dies do result in quite a handsome card, and I imagine there are lots of fun ways to mix and match colors. I certainly didn't notice bloopers.
Yes please on entering the draw.

Becca Yahrling said...

Love the adorable story about Dudley! Did he think he was getting a new toy, or two?! lol Your card is like the perfect masculine card with the geometric design. Love seeing any inspiration for the guys! I would love to play for the Penny Black stamp - it is gorgeous! Thank you, Di!

Brenda said...

Those dies look so cool and I am loving your card Di! I an NOT playing for the prize, but am playing on the playground. lol Love the story about Dudley and the delivery guy, how cute is that?!! Hugs, Brenda

Karenladd said...

Oh my gosh...I just love your geometric card Di! I can't see any issues with placement or measurements etc...all I can see is a fabulous color combo and design. So impressed with the snippets that you used, and the way it all fits together. I'm tempted to give this technique a try with my nested square dies, as it makes such a great masculine card.
Sweet little Dudley always tugs at my heart with his antics. I can just imagine him presenting the delivery man with his treasured Honker Duck as a thank you for bringing treats to the front door!

Megan J said...

Hi Miss Di, Congratulations on your GDT spot. I'm playing just for fun and to use up my scrap bits I've been holding onto.... Have a wonderful week... Megan

Karenladd said...

I forgot to say that I'm playing just for fun this time around, as I was the lucky winner of the last challenge. I just can't pass up a chance to us up more of those little scraps and snippets!

kiwimeskreations said...

Please count me in for the prize Di
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Donna said...

Your card is so awesome Di! Great design! I would like to play along!

Melanie Hungerford said...

Just playing for fun this time since I actually already own that stamp!!! Dudley is a real cutie!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Di! Your geometic squares and triangles are very cool! It's like one of those mind benders when you look at it, such an awesome card! Thank you to Darnell for sponsoring the prize - it's a beauty - I would like to be considered as a YES! It was interesting to read about Dudley and the grocery delivery man, such a cute and heartwarming story! Thank you for your challenges - I do enjoy using up snippets! Have a wonderful day!

AlisonC said...

Being a fan of patchwork, I love this. The sky's the limit for using these dies, I should think. I recently visited the American Museum near Bath which has a large collection of quilts. Amazing to see, so much history there. Maybe I'll look out for this die, or maybe I'll use the stuff I have. xxx

creationsnz said...

Hello Di, hope all is well in your world! Yes please, I'm in! CarolG

Lynne said...

A fabulous design for your card Di and the big sentiment goes so well with it. Dudley is so funny with his toys. I wish our two would play with them, it's something they've never been interested in. I would love to be a Yes please for this prize, I love floral stamps. Have a good weekend x

Barbara Godden said...

Love your stories and Dudley is priceless. Yes I would like to be included in the draw that is one gorgeous stamp. Thanks. I use snippits often and I'm glad I found your challenge. (again) saving it this time.

cebelica said...

I would definitely forget to chang clocks if it wasn't for my husband. He's in charge of those stuff. ;) I hope we will soon stop changing clocks though.

Your card is very beautiful. I like the splash of green. It really stands out.

I am saying "yes please" to the prize this time.

Have a lovely day! xx