Sunday, 22 March 2015

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 169

And another week just 'whooshed' past in the Playground. Spring is almost in the air, Spike the hedgie and a friend are out and about most nights and we even have intermittent sunshine as well :) Yay!

My snippets card for this week is also for Merry Monday's latest challenge (#150) which is 'Gifts!'
This is what I made (Edit - and it got an Honorable Mention, wahoo!!):
I used:

- 4" x 5.25" white card blank, tent style

- snippet of white card to cover the front of the card, embossed using a Quickutz folder called 'Holiday Words' - rarely used, slap my wrists :(

- the image (Stampendous 'Gift Angel' was stamped onto a snippet of white card using Memento 'Tuxedo Black', coloured with Whispers markers and a touch of clear Wink of Stella added to the wings and also the bobble and trim on the wee angel's hat

- then I just backed the trimmed image with a snippet of SU's 'Real Red' and popped it onto the centre of the card using thin sticky pads for dimension

NB! I don't think this embossing folder is still available to buy, such a shame :(

Onto this week's picks now!

Viv makes beautiful cards, and this perfect card for a chap really caught (grin) my eye this week!

I chose this card, made by Jenny H, for the really fresh look (great idea for the plants too!) and great use of snippets.

SAM_1480 (watermarked)
Such a pretty bag made by Pippa, to hold Easter eggs. I thought the extra attention to detail by colouring the egg on the image to match the paper for the bag was so clever.

I'm stopping at three picks this week, which is really what I've said for some time would be the magic number. Needless to say, I adore every single entry you bring along so do please go to last week's Mr Linky and peek at the thumbnails if you want to see more work showing off snippets.

And here's the winner of last week's prize, the Stampin' Up set of stamps, kindly donated by Vicky:
 
This was a long time coming, and I actually mentioned (without naming her) that Kitty had played for nine months without a single win last week. Well Kitty, this is your week! In fairness, the first SIX numbers picked by Mr Random all belonged to Playmates who hadn't wanted to be in the draw - and then out popped Kitty - YAY!!

Can you please email me with your address Kitty and I'll post your prize this coming week (di_wray@hotmail.com). As I said, it was just a matter of time!

This coming week's prize is a lovely mix of Dovecraft goodies (papers, doilies and felt elements - all from the 'Curiosity Corner' range - perfect for vintage cards and layouts, kindly donated by Jane:
All three items make up one prize BTW. So funny, we discovered that Jane lives not very far from me - she was tempted to open her window and throw these in my general direction :)

The Snippets Challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 28th 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 :)

And of course, this coming week it's Rudolph Day over at Scrappy Mo's. Begins on  Wednesday and as usual will run to the end of the month. PLUS, Darnell is running another of her NBUS challenges - just make something using a never before used item. Perhaps you could make a Christmas card, using snippets as well as something NBUS !? Three challenges for the price of one :)

Di and of course, Parsnip!
x

55 comments:

Lucy Woods said...

Ooh you do have some fab embossing folders Di! This card is really fab and such a great Christmassy image! Definetely makes me think of xmas!
Ooh I love Vivs card too! Right up my street I must pop over!
I've got a card to blog tomorrow so yes please to the lovely prize this week in advance :-)
Hope you're having a great weekend!
Lucy xx

scrappymo! said...

Hi Di...looks like I just might be first. I have been working away at my UFO cards and so have a few finished up now...Yay! Fairly simple but finished cards, nevertheless.

Yes to the prize please...

KT Fit Kitty said...

OMGoodness - I won! Yay! I can't believe it! Thank you, Di! I will email you shortly! So excited!

Your card is adorable! I love that embossing folder! Congratulations to this week's picks - so beautiful - I always enjoy seeing them! The prize looks fabulous - I'll say Yes to the prize but I know lightning won't strike twice LOL! Thank you!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Thank you to Vicky for supplying the prize! Very generous and very much appreciated! I looked back to see what I won - very excited!!!

Mrs A. said...

Cute card Di and congratulations to Kitty. Hugs Mr A.

JennyH said...

Love your card Di, nice and crisp and clean, I neeeeed that embossing folder : )
Thank you for choosing my card to showcase and a definite "Yes Please" to the prize : )

Jane Willis said...

What gorgeous cards from everyone! And your card is beautiful - love the embossing folder you've used. Needless to say, I'm playing for fun this week!
jane

meg said...

Lovely card Di the simplicity adds to it's attraction. yes to the prize please.

Karren said...

Gorgeous card! That image is so adorable and I love how you kept the color palette so simple and effective. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

Kathyk said...

Love your make this week, the white embossed background is just fab.

Just uploaded my make - just playing for fun this week!

Happy Sunday/snippet day

Kathyk

Pippa said...

Love the card Di and thank you for choosing my little bag as a top three pick :)

Hazel said...

Super snippet card, Di (and, of course, it could be shared as well for CHNC challenge extra for March). xx

Sandra H said...

Morning Di spring is here in our neck of the woods too so brightens up our day....your card is gorgeous l like the embossed back ground and the gorgeous image you nailed it again and well done Kitty enjoy your prize and another array of cards so beautifully displayed enjoy your day xx

SARN said...

Your Snippets Card is fab Di. Love the embossing and the sweet image popping off the page in a red mat.

Congrats to the showcased girls and to K for winning a prize.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Kath said...

A lovely card Di, a cute image and fabulous embossing folder. I would love to have a chance of winning this week's prize and will be in the playground soon.
Kath x

Jessi Fogan said...

Absolutely adorable Christmas card! That embossing is the perfect background :)

Carol L said...

I love your card that showcases that beautiful embossing with a smaller image! Great idea Di! Congrats to Kitty (woot!) for her win, and oh my - the featured cards are SO wonderful this week - just like every other week!
I'm playing just for fun this week, but thanks for offering such a great prize package!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely cards. I saw your Christmas card on Merry Monday.

Lucy Woods said...

Wow I'm no.7 my lucky number!! Fingers crossed :-P xx

Brenda said...

Your card is adorable Di, I love that embossing folder and I love your sweet little angel. Your picks this week are awesome too! It never ceases to amaze me the talent in this world. Hugs, Brenda

Kimbo said...

Love the embossed background - really makes the image stand out. Great picks too No thanks to the prize this week x

scrAPpamondo said...

Beautiful CAS from you, the embossed background looks great! And pretty compilation of cards, all lovely!!
Congrats to Kitty for her win !! :)

Greta said...

3 for 1 sounds good--gonna try to do that. I've never entered at Rudolph Days & this might be the time to start. Your card is darling, Di & I love the picks! Yah for Katie! Too funny this happened right after your comments! Leave me out of the drawing, please.

Hettie said...

Gorgeous make there Miss and lovely pics. Specially love the chookie bag.
Hugs
xx

505whimsygirl said...

Hello Di,

Lovely Christmas card there. I agree, the embossing folder is very cool. So glad you have a pair of hedgies in the yard!! The snow is finally gone from my yard. I need to some cleaning up in the beds and then wait until mid May for planting.

Hope you and Len are having a great day.

Hugs,
Kay

MaryH said...

Hi - Some wonderful highlights this week, some of which I've gotten to enjoy previously! Loved seeing 'em again too. Love your bright & festive CAS card. The red frame really highlights that sweet image against the seasonal words. Looks like a fab prize this week, but I'll say no thanks,as truly, I just came by to give little Parsnip (and you too of course!) a big hug. Sorry I have not been getting to enjoy the playground and all the snippeteers as much lately. Will try to do better! Did manage to play in the CB Mania, thanks to your heads up! Big hugs & TFS

Pat said...

I love your beautiful Christmas card Di with that lovely embossed background and the Stampendous image goes perfectly over the top with the pretty red layer in between. Congratulations to KT Fit Kitty for winning last week. x

Bonnie said...

This is such a sweet little angel with her stack of Christmas gifts! Love that embossed background too! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

Darnell J Knauss said...

That is an awesome e/f, Di! It's really perfect behind your darling angel! Congratulations to all the worthy spotlights and to Kitty for the win! And thank you so much for the lovely NBUS Challenge shoutout to my Playground friends!! Hugs, Darnell

vinita jain said...

Beautiful and crisp embossing and a very sweet image, a pretty creation!! Beautiful pics always!!! Yes for the lovely prize!
Hugs! Vinita.

Jenny L said...

Hi Miss Di, and the lovely Parsnip.
Yes to the prize if I'm lucky.
Another week of super fave picks.
Congrats to Kitty on her win.
Your card is wonderful, and that embossing is great.
It's lovely to hear you coloured the image with whisper pens as you don't hear of them much now, and I have quite a few of them.
Thank you for all your hard work involved in this challenge, and thank you Jane for the prize donated.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L

Eemeli said...

Such a pretty image and very lovely embossing.

Yes please for the prize.

Hugs,
Eemeli

scrappymo! said...

Just stopped bt again to say your card here is stunning!
That EF is superb and hi lights your image wonderfully.

Lynn said...

a great clean and simple christmas card Di. I love the emboss folder, and the image is really cute. Lynn x

Kathleen said...

Brilliant card Di, love the image and I think I need that embossing folder. 3 great picks.

Iggy's gone, broke my heart, I wasn't going to let him go as the place was full of pine tree and quite dry and barren land but after walking around found what they called the Nature reserve, which was really green and pretty I decided I would let him go there, it was a better place, I shed a little tear and told him that it was all Parsnips fault and to beware of any Teddy Bears he happens to come across in the future.

Kath x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love your crisp and clean Merry Monday card! I'm thinking of having a snippets bonfire before they take over the planet.

Sarah Mabery said...

Such a sweet card. I love the embossed background. Definitely deserving of the honorable mention.

scrappymo! said...

Dropped by with another card. Yes please to the prize!

Off to check out your latest card...

Mrs A. said...

Possession is nine tenths of the law so them there snippets was mine!! Hugs mrs A.

Aquarius said...

Time certainly flies when you are having fun - hope it is OK to put another stitched snippet project in (only playing for fun). I must get back to the card and paper though!!

Kathyk said...

Just entered my 2nd take on your snippets challenge matey - still playing for fun!

Happy WOYWDW

Kathyk

Pippa said...

Hi Di I am still getting the Internal Error message so here is my blog link!
https://pippapblog.wordpress.com/2015/03/25/outlawz-progressive-freebie-challenge/
It's the second card with the snippets on!

Many thanks
Pippa

Sue - said...

Playing just for fun this week!

KandA said...

I love your card Di, the image really pops against the super embossed background. Super prize but I just popped in for fun again this week - seriously trying to reduce my crafty stash! xx

Cathy said...

Hi Di, your snippets card is gorgeous, I love the embossing, just want to touch it! I'm just playing for fun this week, Cathy x

ike said...

FABulous snippets card Di :-) Yes please to be in with a chance to win those goodies :-) xoxo

Viv's Visuals said...

Hello Miss! Am late this week - and I thank you so much for showcasing little fishy wishes boy. Had forgotten to link this weeks offering but remembered this morning whilst sulking on the swings so now added linked.
Yes please for the goodies too......
Snippets card is very good Miss - the embossing is EGGcellent. xxx

Laura said...

Yes please to this weeks goodies.
Thanks for having me round to play :)

Liz said...

Fab card, Di, I love the embossing folder! Congratulations on getting an Honorable mention. :-)

Another lovely selection of picks and congratulations to Kitty on her win.

Just playing for fun this week. xx

mamapez5 said...

I wouldn´t normally go for a script embossing folder but that one looks really good - perhaps because the image is small enough to make enough of the words readable. It´s a cute little angel too.
Yes to the prize this week please. Kate x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Di I love your Christmas card the embossing folder is gorgeous. Yes please to the prize. Have a great week. Hugs Jackie

Karen Petitt said...

Hello Miss Di, sorry for absence, not been good Miss am housebound too, grrr! Not surprised your lurverly Crimbo card got you an Honourable Mention is stonking! Your box card ain't arf clever too Miss - I think I would get told off if I tried to do that cos the old geezer don't like it when I don't arf swear!
Here JFF so no thank you for the prize. Hope to be able to play along more frequently in future, fingers crossed, fabulous picks from the mega talented ladies Karen xx

Elizabeth said...

Love your card, Di - not surprised it earned an honourable mention. Gift Angel is one of my favourite Christmas stamps and it looks perfect on the embossed background. Another fabulous showcase too. Congratulations to Kitty on her win. As usual, I'm playing just for the fun of it so count me out of the draw this week. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Congratulations for the honourable mention, it's well deserved, the card is so pretty with the lovely image and the crisp embossed background. Super picks as always, they are fab for inspiration. Congratulations to Kitty too :)

Love and hugs
Maarit

Diane said...

Yes, yes, you can count me in...adorable Christmas card....I need to do these challenges, being ahead on the holiday cards would be a blessing