Sunday, 14 June 2015

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Weeks 181 and 182

Well over two years ago, Bonnie brought a really terrific Spiderman 'punch art' card to the Snippets Playground. We have a little neighbour who is a huge fan of Spiderman (copyrighted to Marvel), so this card (almost a pure CASE of Bonnie's card) was a must for his Birthday recently:
I used:

- 5" x 7" white card blank

- loads of snippets of white, dark blue, royal blue and red card

- first I made the background by adding dark blue card to the card front and drawing a web using a fine white 'Signo' pen

- then I embossed a piece of curved white card using a Tim Holtz 'Cobwebs' embossing folder and added that to the lower half of the card

- to find out how Spiderman himself is made/punched I suggest you check out Bonnie's link which she kindly added to her blog post, the instructions are very detailed and easy to follow. Basically it was an assortment of SU punches to create our hero, although I had to wing it a bit and do a bit of freehand cutting as I don't have every punch that was used. Used the same Tim Holtz 'Cobwebs' embossing folder to emboss the red pieces of card once they'd been punched/cut

- the sentiment was computer produced and punched using SU's 'Modern Label' punch

- then die cut the number 6 from red card using a Memory Box 'Classic Numbers' die and mounted it onto a series of offset circles and punched a little hole in one edge for the line of web, which is just a length of iridescent cord

Thanks for the inspiration Bonnie! And, bless him, Taylor loved his card. In fact he was wearing his Spiderman T-shirt (minus his mask) when Len popped round to give him the card :)

Straight onto this week's picks now:
My first pick this week was brought to the Playground by Annie, such a brilliant and economical idea for unmounted stamp storage - and great for using up those white snippets we all seem to accumulate!

I just love this beautiful layered card, made by Andrea - it's so pretty and the background papers are just perfect with the dual coloured roses.

Isn't this a great card?! Perfect for a guitar lover or player, I know Len would be tickled pink if I made him a card like this one, which was made by Pat.

Mary Anne skipped in with this wonderful card, showing such a great scene - and I do love the sentiment :)
I'm calling a halt there, even though there are so many makes I'd love to show.  But, I would like to introduce a new Playmate to you:
Maura came to play more than once this week and this was her first entry - just beautiful isn't it!

Welcome Maura and I hope you'll come back to play with us often!

And now it's time to choose a winner of the Die-namics MFT 'Quilt Square Cover-Up' die. Once again, a prize where I truly wished I had more than one to offer:


Well done Pippa, it's ages since you last won in the Playground so this was well due! I don't have your address so could you please let me have it and I'll post your prize off ASAP this week. di_wray@hotmail.com

And here's this coming week's prize, not remotely connected to my own snippets make:
It's a Joanna Sheen set of three unmounted House Mouse stamps called 'Love Chocolate Heart'. Cute or what? And, I have two of these on offer - both exactly the same.

This time, the Snippets Challenge will once again run for two weeks and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 27th June. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day.

I'm sorry to mess folk about but I can't see me managing to do the Playground write-up on Saturday so feel it's best to let it run for a couple of weeks, which does seem to have worked fine recently. I hope this won't be a regular event though.

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

I'll add some runner up prizes next Sunday (21st June) too. All prizes will be available to win with entries made over the coming two weeks.

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

75 comments:

Lucy Woods said...

Spider maaaan!! Wow what an awesome card Di!
Hope you're well lovely!xx

Loll said...

Your spiderman card turned out AWESOME. I bet Taylor was thrilled! xx

jimlynn said...

I remember Bonnie's card - and love yours too! CUTE!!! I can just see him flying by taking care of all the evil! SUN and cute.
Lynn

vinita jain said...

Wow! Spiderman..... love it! Your card turned out terrific, love his embossed and perfect dress with great background, a clever creation and soooo lovable!!!
Beautiful picks always!

scrappymo! said...

Howdy! Tiem to finally get this card over to you! I meant to do it earlier but got sidetracked...

Your Spiderman card is awesome. Such a cool look...imagine with punches...wow!

Congrats to Pippa...that was one fab die!

scrAPpamondo said...

Cool card! Perfect for a little boy! Your snippets are used so well!

Annie said...

wow that Spiderman card is so clever -just awesome. Totally tickled pink to be showcased this week - thank you Di. Love the other picks too - some real stunners. Annie xxx

Julie C. said...

What a clever card!! Perfect for spiderman fans!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Congrats to everyone, especially Pippa for snagging up that fantastic quilt die! Many great projects this week! Spiderman is a hoot. You did a great job on him! I have these directions saved over in Pinterest, I do believe.

Pippa said...

Love Spiderman and what a creative way of using punches. It must have taken a while to do Di, I am sure your little neighbour will love it.

Pat said...

What a great card for little Taylor you made Di and such a wonderful use of punches and I love all the detail. Congratulations to Pippa and thank you so much for the shout out this week especially as there were so many beautiful cards entered. x

Kimbo said...

What a fab idea. Thanks for CASEing it as I missed the original. Fab picks as usual. No thanks to the prize this week x

KT Fit Kitty said...

What a fun card! Amazing how you made this! Congrats to all the lovely picks this week and to the lucky winner! Hoping I am able to play along this fortnight, and if so, please put a yes for me for the prize. Thanks and have a great couple of weeks!

Hazel said...

Super Spiderman card, Di. And love all the picks of the week. Didn't even get in here last week, let alone a time on the swings. Glad to stop by this week and have a play. Wishing you and all snippet friends a good couple of weeks. (and, yes please!) - love HM x

Carol L said...

I'm absolutely going to have to CASE your fabulous Spiderman card! I love it! Congrats to Pippa for her win (we both know she's going to LOVE this quilt die) and to all of the other notables for inspiring all of us these past couple weeks! I'm going to have to say "yes please" to the draw this week, as I'm hooked on those cute little HM meeces :)

Pippa said...

Hi Di, thought I would get in early this week then I could sneak up on Mr Linky and catch him out. However he was much to quick and ran away! So here is the address for the link in the hope that you can work your magic for me! https://pippapblog.wordpress.com/2015/06/14/something-completely-different/
I would like to go into the draw for the prize but having won this week it might be a bit greedy should my name come up again so best to give it a miss this time around. Thanks for all your hosting and sorting out problems. Hope you have a good two weeks. Take care. Love Pippa

Planetsusie said...

Oooh Di - I just lurve the Spiderman card and what a brilliant idea to emboss the die cut of Spidey! Not surprised that your little neighbour loved it either! Bless him.

Hope you are all well (including Parsnip here of course!!)

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Jan Frances said...

Your Spiderman Card is fantastic, I have a grandson who would absolutely love a card like that. thanks for sharing this. Jan xx

Hettie said...

Great card Miss. I know a few boys who would love this too.
Hello to the Newbie. Always nice to see new faces at the Playground.
Hugs
xx

Bonnie said...

Thanks for the shoutout, Di! I hope Taylor liked his Spiderman card as much as Luke did! It was a really fun card to make. Great picks as always. Wish I had time to visit everyone.

scrappymo! said...

Ps me again...forgot to say yes pleae to the prize...love those stamps!

ike said...

Eeeeeee !!! LUV the Spidey card - that is so clever :-D
Great card creations there and what a super storage idea :-)

Hugz
IKE xxxx

Nessa's Crafty Place said...

What a fabby and fun card Di!I bet the little man will be thrilled :)
Some gorgeous work in the Playground,I have had a busy couple of weeks so haven't been able to pop in too much-will hopefully join in with something soon!
Have a good week,
Nessa xxx

Kath said...

A brilliant card Di and such a clever idea. I hope to be visiting the playground soon and would love a change to win the stamp.
Kath x

Em Louise Fairley said...

Love your card, Di! It's amazing! Sorry I've not been around to comment for a while, but I do read all your posts!

Hugs,
Em x

Eve Maynard said...

Hi Di
I love your Spiderman card and top picks are fantastic as usual.
'YES PLEASE' to this weeks HM stamps - they are my new love!
As for the two week play time I think that this works really well and if it makes things easier for you everyone's a winner!!
Hope you have a lovely week.
xx

Liz said...

What a cool Spiderman card! I think I might have to CASE this one too! :-) Great picks again this week - I missed most of them, being on holiday last week, so I've got a bit of catching up to do. Congratulations to Pippa on her win.

Just playing for fun this time. xx

Greta said...

Just playing for fun. What a fun Spiderman card--bet it's a hit! Congrats to all the pics--what a great variety!

Jane Willis said...

Your Spiderman card is amazing! And so are all the picks - I fell in love with Annie's storage system when she posted it last week. Just added my first card to the gallery - only one snippet so it's a bit of a cheat, but I'll be back later today with a card that's absolutely snippets overload! Yes please to the gorgeous House Mouses!

meg said...

love the Spiderman card, yes please to this weeks house mouse stamps

SARN said...

Your CASED Spiderman card is just FAB Di.
Great picks of the week too . . . esp. that storage idea.

CONGRATS to Pippa on winning the quilt dies.

Have been MIA for a few days, and haven't sorted a Snippets Card yet . . . but at least I have extra time to join in with this 2-week challenge!. YAY!

I'll be back (said in my BEST Arnie voice!!!)

Hugs, Sarn xxx

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

What a fun snippets card you made this week. I know a few 'boys' who would it. "Yes" please enter me into the drawing to win this fun House Mouse Set.

Carole said...

At last I am back to play...hello everyone. Yes please to this times house mouse stamps. Now where did I put my whip and top?

Glennis said...

Yes please for the prize

Sandy said...

What little boy wouldn't love that Spiderman? Punch art in general just amazes me.
Yes please on the prize.

Pat said...

Hi Di, I have come back to say 'yes please' to an entry for the House Mouse stamps. Thank you for the heads up about Mrs A's challenge and have just been over and linked up! x

Hettie said...

Hey Miss I am back!!
Hugs
xx

Kathy said...

Oh My Gosh! Your Spiderman card is Awesome! Great work! Yes, please include me in the draw.

Brenda said...

Wow, your spiderman card is amazing Di! I will have to check out Bonnie's directions on how to make this one. Love all you amazing picks, I'm always in awe of all the talent! One day maybe I will get crafty and come to play at the playground again. Until then I will just drool over all your and the playground players projects. Hugs, Brenda

Sarah Mabery said...

That Spidey card is fabulous. I'm sure you neighbor loved it.

Another great collection of picks. I agree that the ship sentiment is wonderful.

Darnell J Knauss said...

We have some tremendous talent in the Playground, don't we? It's so clear to see that from your great spotlights from the last challenge, Di! And your CASE of Bonnie's fun card for Taylor is spot on! It's a good idea to run the challenge for two weeks. I'm for whatever makes your life easier in return for all you do for all of us!! Thank you!! Hugs, Darnell

Jenny L said...

Hi Miss Di and the lovely Parsnip.
Yes please if I'm lucky.
What a very superb creation you have made no wonder he was pleased with such a delightful card.
Congrats to Pippa on her win, and to the the very great picks of last week.
Thank you for such a really wonderful challenge, and all your very hard work involved with it.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sue - said...

Playing just for fun!

Karen Petitt said...

Playing just for fun hun. Hope you are all well, just going to try and catch up on your gorgeous creations next.
Fabulous picks, as always and your card is brilliant! I have bookmarked the original page as if we ever get some young ones in the family I'm pretty sure they would love that! Karen xx

Janis said...

Amazing SpiderMan Card!!!! How perfect is that spiderweb dry embossing for the background and pieces??!!! This is just fabulous.
I am in awe (as usual) of the top picks this time around. Wonderful and creative projects!!!
I dearly love House Mouse stamps and would be excitedly gnawing holes in my chicken house if I won. I will even provide photos of the real ones the mice have made!! lol...
Thanks, Di, for all you do!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Di sorry been so silent, not been well but am in the up. Love the Spider-Man card, super-uber clever indeedy!! So many great playground makes!!
thanks for popping over, Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh sorry Miss, please kindly tell Parsnip to leave my name out the draw, too, as much as I love house mouse can't see me using these. :) Shaz.xxxxx

valerija said...

Yes please to this weeks prize.
Love the Spiderman card.
xxx Valerija

KandA said...

Just skipped in with a card and was so chuffed to see I was highlighted last week. Thanks you so much and congrats to Pippa and other super picks. Love your spiderman and I bet your little neighbour did too. Leave me out of the draw this week as I alread have a good collection of those fabulous little meecies xx

Sarah Mabery said...

My card this week is covered in snippets. While I feel I should decline the prize since I just won a couple of weeks ago, I really love House Mouse images. So please include me. Thanks.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Can barely find the end of the comment list here and can't remember if I already commented....that Superman card is just so much fun! Lots of energy - you really captured it! I am in for the prize and the runner up prize - too tempting to decline.....

jimlynn said...

Forgot to tell you but yes, I'd LOVE to be in the draw this time! Great prizes and just a fun challenge as always.
Lynn

ellyscard creatief said...

Thanks for the challenge and I love to be in the draw.

Annie said...

what a fabulous prize - I don't have any house mice so will leave a trail of crumbs for them! hope you like my simple card,
hugs, annie x

scrappymo! said...

Back with another card...Hope you are having fun. It is a lovely warm yet breezy day here..a nice day to bury myself in my craft room and have a Bar-B-Que tonight...

LesleyG said...

not sure I left a comment before, so its a yes please, love spiderman, and hope to be back later this week xxx

Susan (rainy) said...

What a great spiderman card! And I love the sweet prize you are offering, too!!

Eemeli said...

That is one fab spiderman card. My cousin used to be so fanatic about spidey so he would totally love to get this!

Thanks for the nice challenge prize (just added my creation on linky).

Hugs,
Eemeli

SARN said...

Entering just for fun thanks Di xxx

Kathy said...

Di, I'm back again with a second card for the challenge. Yes, please enter me in the draw. Thanks Kathy

Pippa said...

Hi Di, it's me again! Sorry but Mr Linky really does not like me! https://pippapblog.wordpress.com/2015/06/22/path-of-postitivity-challenge-happiness/
Thank you.
Pippa x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

OH my heck! Spiderman is too cool. I just might have to make one of those because I can. Fun stuff and great snippet cards too.

Jane Willis said...

And I'm back again - this time with another make using the fab nautical die set I won here, but something completely different from the sailing ship card.

Linby said...

wow-the spiderman is fantastic.
just playing for fun this time.
Linbyx

Mrs A. said...

Just for fun Miss as I have a lot of meeces here already. hugs Mrs A.

scrappymo! said...

Back with my third card!
Hugs
Maureen

Kathleen said...

Playing for fun.

Kath x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I finally got back with an entry! Phew! So many great cards being entered this round. Count me in for the draw!

April Cheetham said...

How fab is your Spiderman card?? Yes please to gorgeous prize! April xx

Lynn said...

Just in time for your challenge. A great superhero card. I really like your card for the butterfly challenge too. Lynn x

Diane said...

Loving that cool card...I did one for my grandson once, it was nice, but not as detailed as yours..love it! OH yes please and thank you!!

Susan (rainy) said...

Just playing with some more snippets. grin

Kathy said...

Just posted card #3 for me. Yes, please enter me in the draw. ta ta for now, Kathy T

Pat said...

Hi Di. You'll bless me but I suddenly realised that I didn't ask to be entered for the House Mouse stamps so please could I be entered in the draw for all three sets which are on offer this time. I think I thought I would probably enter again this week and would say then, but I have only made one CAS card this week which isn't really a snippets make and it only just occured to me to tell you! Thanks and I apologise for not saying before. x

mamapez5 said...

Hi Di. I know we have had twice as long, but it is still an achievement for me to manage two visits to the playground. Thanks for the heads-up on the Memory Box Challenge. I am not wanting the house mouse stamps though they are very cute, but I would be happy to win either of the runners up prizes. Kate x