Sunday, 15 March 2015

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 168

For once I'm joining in with Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge during the first of the two weeks it runs, (usually I'm running in at the last minute!) and this time, as well as one or more butterflies, you have to use 'P for Patterned paper'. I found some snippets in the back of my much loved DCWV 'Mariposa' paper stack, wahoo:
I used:

- 5" x 7" white card blank - tent style

- two different snippets from the DCWV 'Mariposa' paper stack, just cut to size and popped onto the card front

- to hide the join used a piece of ribbon (from Hobbycraft) with the sentiment 'thankyou X' along it - and to hide where the ribbon wraps round the card and is adhered to the inside of the card front, I just cut a slightly smaller piece of card than the front and stuck that inside

- then cut a little blue butterfly out of the last little snippet I had and just popped it onto the 'label' on the bottom part of the card.

- then went over the wings of all the butterflies with clear 'Wink of Stella'

Little tip, I knew that cutting the feelers on the blue butterfly was going to be very tricky, so I gave it my best shot and then just used a blue Whispers pen to colour the feelers once the whole thing was cut - it hides the fact that they aren't cut 100% accurately :)

Swiftly onto this week's picks:

I just love, love, love this gorgeous card, made by Lucy to celebrate today - which over here is Mothering Sunday. So many pretty elements!

The dimensions and vibrancy of Elly's lovely creation caught my eye straight away. When you hop over to take a closer look, be sure to turn on 'translation' and then you'll really appreciate just how much work went into making this!

This card was made by Jane, using her X-cut 'Nautical' die set (won recently in the Playground) with the most fabulous 'encaustic art' background. Put simply, encaustic art is a way of painting using wax and heat BTW. I actually have this gorgeous card on my desk here (thank you again Jane!) and it's even lovelier in real life!

And last, but by now means least - just look at these wonderful Easter egg 'baskets', made by Kate. Aren't they just fabulous?! I did giggle, as Kate lives in Spain she's a bit unsure as to whether these will sell well at the craft events she's taking them to. But, she did wryly say that she has an in-house chocolate eater who would be quite happy if she brings them home again :)

This next part is a serious plea for you all to pray and send positive thoughts to Brenda L, who is one of our much loved playmates. The news of her husband Dwayne's illness isn't good right now and she needs all the love and support we can give please.

And now for the prize draw for last week - the lovely Penny Black 'Hide-out' stamp kindly donated by Eve. The winner is:
Well done Cornelia! That little hedgie will be on his way to you just as soon as I get to the Post Office, I don't have a copy of your address from your last win - in week 120 which is almost a year ago, so this was well due. Can you please drop me an email to: di_wray@hotmail.com with your address!

I do know of at least one loyal little Playmate who has been playing with us for nine months on end now, and to date just hasn't been lucky in the Random Draw. I truly wish everyone could be a winner but please be patient and keep playing!

And this coming week's prize is a lovely set of Stampin' Up stamps kindly donated by Vicky:
I do know that's it's a discontinued Hostess set, which I think makes it all the more desirable - I know that I would love to win it :) My favourite has to be the little baby's 'onesie', so cute. There are six stamps in the set, all ready for you to mount onto the supplied wooden blocks. Thank you so much Vicky!

The Snippets Challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 21st March. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day.

Maximum of three entries and please say 'Yes please' (or similar) in a comment if you wish to play and be a possible winner of the prize.

Mr Linky is below - do please let me know if you have any problems linking, it's easy for me to sort out so don't struggle on alone :)

Di and of course, Parsnip!
x

52 comments:

Lucy Woods said...

Aww thank you lovely Di it always makes my day when you show my cards! :-) xx
What a beautiful butterfly card! Those butterflies are stunning especially the little blue one you cut out! They are always so fidly to fussy cut aren't they!
Lucy xx

Mrs A. said...

Tis beautiful Miss. Love that additional little butterfly. Thankyou for fluttering by # 26.
Not feeling too good at present, hugs Mrs A.

Christi Conley said...

Love your card and I would love to win that adorable SU! Set :)

scrappymo! said...


Congrats to Cornelia!

Your cards is so pretty, Di. Those papers are lovely and well done for getting into the challenge in the early days!

SARN said...

Your card is so pretty Di. Such lovely papers and top marks for the cut out butterfly!

Congrats to Cornelia on her win.
LOVE all the showcased items.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Thanks for your lovely words Di.
Your card is gorgeous, love the butterflies.

Kathyk said...

FAB makes again today, Di

Just uploaded my entry

KAthyk

Kath said...

A lovely card Di and a great tip about the feelers. Will be in the playground soon, but just playing for fun this week.
Kath x

Sandra H said...

So pretty Di is your card what gorgeous backround papers and stunning butterflies truly another of your amazing makes ......fab showcase congrats all and well done Cornelia enjoy your win xx

Jane Willis said...

Seeing the display of cards in the playground always gives a lift to my Sunday mornings - especially when one of them's mine! (I see the bribery worked )

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Di your butterfly card is gorgeous I love the papers you have used. The picks this week are also gorgeous. Yes please to the prize it is yummy. Have a great week. Hugs Jackie

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

The pattern paper you used for Mrs. A's challenge is gorgeous, Di! Congrats to everyone who was spotlighted this week. I hope to get in the running for this weeks prize!

KandA said...

Gorgous card Di and what amazing picks - love that boat.
I'm just here for a bit of fun again this week xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Lock your doors and windows - want that set!!! LOL
Love your card Di - have those papers - something else never used {sighs}
Great picks as always and well done to everyone - (just a special mention to Jane - I was so pleased to see what she had made with that die set - awesome work and glad it went to a home where it could be appreciated - rather than here where it was unloved!) xx

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

I love your card with the 'Mariposa' paper and the fussy cut butterfly. Beautifully done.

Pat said...

A gorgeous card Di and love the papers and ribbon, and some lovely highlights again this week, and really love that ship Jane made with her playground win. x

Pat said...

Sorry I forgot, congratulations to Cornelia for her win this week. x

Bonnie said...

That's some pretty paper (2 p's) and beautiful butterflies! I can't believe you cut those tiny antennae! Great picks as always and big congrats to Cornelia!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Pretty butterfly card! That reminds me I need to make a butterfly card to play over at Mrs. A's too! Congrats to the winner and picks! Yes to the prize - and thank you to Vicky for providing it!

Eve Maynard said...

I must remember to add my name in the 'comment as' box before I start typing a comment as it disappears if you don't :(
Anyway as I was saying just now---
I love your beautiful butterfly card Di and well done for picking such amazing showcases - my goodness they belong in the reception area so all of the parents can see them!!

A big 'YES PLEASE' to the SU prize draw.

Hope you have a fabulous week.
xx

andree said...

A lovely card with some pretty papers. Good tip with the butterfly feelers too. Andree (Guest Designer Butterfly Challenge #26)

Mrs A. said...

Just playing for fun this week Miss. Hugs Mrs A.

Kathleen said...

Hope you have had a lovely Mother's Day my playground Mummy, you have more troublesome kids than all of us put together. No names, no pack drill.
Love your card and all your fab picks this week, well every week.

Kath x

MaryH said...

Awesome entry for Mrs. A's current Butterfly challenge. I love this Mariposa stack & you've used it brilliantly. Love the 2 pattern combos and those great butteflies. Also see some lovely highlights - will try to get back for a closer look. Thanks for the support request comment for Brenda L, and what a cutie prize this time. Hope I can get something to join in the fun. Big hugs. TFS

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Oh, those butterflies are GORGEOUS - fluttering over your fab card, Di! And all those wonderful projects you picked again to showcase! And I did not believe my eyes - that little hedgie is coming to me - how sweet is that! He will love it in my house! Don't put me into this weeks drawing - don't want to be picked twice in a row....

vinita jain said...

These butterflies are very gorgeous with pretty papers, love it!
Wonderful showcased projects! Yes please, count me in!

Laura said...

I have that mariposa stack too... maybe I should dig it out...
Loved Lucy's sewing machine card!
Yes please for the prize draw x
Have a great week!

ellyscard creatief said...

Thanks for showcase my card.
I entered a new one for the new challenge,and a yes pleace to the lovely prize.
Gr Elly

Carol L said...

What a gorgeous butterfly card Di! I have that stack and rarely use it! (tsk tsk I know) Congrats to Cornelia on her win - woot woot! And my goodness, what wonderful showcased cards this week! Such incredible inspiration and craftiness from the playmates again this week!
I'm playing just for fun this week, so no thanks to the prize :)

Hettie said...

Lovely card there Miss and great picks. Well done to Cornelia.
I am playing just for fun this week.
Hugs
xx

Brenda B said...

You know I also have that stack but have never once used it! Love all the picks this week, such a range of talents. I'm playing for fun this time round.

Hugs
Brenda

Greta said...

Wow, Di--one of my favorite cards! This is gorgeous! Amazing picks, too!

Karen Petitt said...

What beautiful picks Di! I also love your card. I have put my Mariposa stack somewhere 'safe' and I still can't find the thing - although I don't mind that too much because I've been hoarding it for home decor/altering/canvas projects! No thank you for the stamps - I'm here JFF! Have a good week Karen xx

mamapez5 said...

Thanks for the thumbs-up again this week Di. I do love that sewing machine card too. My sister Jean will like that one. She is the one who sews.
I love your butterflies, especially the lower red/pink section which I think could stand alone as a card, but the whole think is lovely too. I was sitting here thinking about what i can make for this challenge too. Kate x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love your butterfly scene! I have grand visions of joining Mrs. A's butterfly challenge but never make it so you are way out-pacing me! That nautical boat scene is just incredible! Have fun in the playground and try not to whisper too many mean things about me.

Mrs A. said...

Does scraps of copy paper for masking the hills count Miss?! Hugs Mrs A.
p.s. I did use up an oddment of cream card to make the envelope Miss.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your card is such a pretty design, Di! I have that paper pack, too, and think it's the best for making beautiful last-minute cards. You've done a superb job picking the spotlights! Thank you for asking for prayers for our little Brenda and Dwayne. It would be so wonderful if they could get a miracle. Hugs, Darnell

Hazel said...

Super card, Di - love it. I'm finding it a bit difficult to fit in all the crafting I need/want to do, but making sure I come to the playground - if only to have a sit and a natter and perhaps five minutes on a swing ... I need something like that! xx

Liz said...

Gorgeous card Di, it has a lovely vintage feel.

Congratulations to Cornelia on her win. Super picks this week, Di....Kate's Easter basket are SO cute!

Just playing for fun this week. xx

Karenladd said...

Wow, your butterfly card is gorgeous Di! And I am bowled over by your week's pick, especially Jane's amazing seascape! So much inspiration!!! Congrats to the winner and Yes, I would love to be up for the prize. Just have to squeeze in some craft time this week!

Jenny L said...

Hi Miss Di & the lovely Parsnip,
Yes please if I'm lucky.
Love your super snippets creation this week, and what very fab paper used.
Great picks of the week, they are all so very wonderful, and cleverly designed.
Congrats to the winner.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

I have entered 3X. Please add my name into the drawing for this fun stamp set. Thanks.

Viv's Visuals said...

Miss, Miss, Miss.... said it 3 times in case you 'missed' me... I've had another go this week - 'cos I really really like this set! LOL
Am a bit like a bus aren't I?? Go 'missing' for ages then two come along at once. xxxx

Greta said...

Just playing for fun this week, Di.

Jean said...

I love the pretty papers that you used on your lovely snippets card his week. Congratulations to Cornelia for winning the little hedgie, and to the other showcased entries. Kate is right I do especially like Lucy's sewing themed card. I have just entered my card but i am playing for fun this week thank you.
Jean x

Lucy Woods said...

Yes pleasey to the prize my lovely Di just entered the playground! :-)
Have a baaaa-rilliant day lol xx

Jane Willis said...

I'm back at last - Mr Mojo has been hibernating this week (actually if it gets much colder I think I'll do the same). Just playing for fun this week
Jane

JennyH said...

Gorgeous card Di, that Mariposa paper is divine.
As per usual I will say Yes Please to prize draw : )

scrappymo! said...

Popped by with another card. I am actually getting some creative time now...Yay!

Pippa said...

Love your vintage style card Di. Mr Linky still won't let me link up :( https://pippapblog.wordpress.com/2015/03/20/easter-is-coming/

Sandy said...

The card is so pretty Di -- great choice in papers.
Skipping the prize draw as I just won.

mamapez5 said...

That mariposa stack has been on my wish list for a couple of years, but every time I come to UK, there are too many other things to buy. Maybe next time...
I am just playing this week Di Thanks. Kate x