Sunday, 9 February 2014

Pixies Snippets Playground - Week 111

Welcome to another roundup in the Snippets Playground. It's been wet yet again here - just let the Water Authorities announce a drought come Summer and I'll totally flip! Am thinking perhaps we ought to start building an ark? Wash my mouth out - can you imagine the mayhem with hammers and nails flying round the Playground?! :(

Here's my snippets card for today:
 I used:

- 6" x 6" square cream card blank

- snippets of plain pink and cream card

- Martha Stewart 'Daisy' edge punch

- snippets of LOTV's 'Country Lady' paper pad

- stamps from the Inky Doodles set called 'In my Heart'. I stamped the frame onto a cream snippet using VersaMagic's 'Pink Petunia' and the sentiment using Memento's 'Toffee Crunch' then fussy cut round the outline of the 'frame' There's also a sweet little heart stamp in the set so I stamped one of those to pop just above the tied ribbon

- cappuccino coloured ribbon from the ribbon box

- Josy Rose matt green nail heads just to finish off

Let's move onto this week's picks - the usual tricky decisions to make:
I adore this little cutie, made by Sue P, so much lovely detail, dimension and use of snippets!

This is an amazing way to use up your snippets, by making a sunburst. Kim showed us this and there's also a link to a tutorial on how to do it - one to try for sure!

And here's another great use of snippets, made by Elizabeth, So lovely and Elizabeth used snippets,  a Stamps Away Patchwork Template - err, and a craft knife. One I'd love to try but craft knives terrify me :(

This adorable card, made by Carol L really tickled me. And look, even the little snippety stars from cutting the die border didn't go to waste :)

Isn't this butterfly canvas absolutely brilliant? Karen P brought it to show and I really love it.

I just adore this baby card, made by Sue J. What really struck me, apart from it being such a beautiful card, is the idea of cutting letters from gingham paper - great idea!


Pat brought us this amazing card - wow, I love the embossed background and every single detail - including the beautiful dress - is just perfect!

Ooops, my allocated time at the laptop is almost up so it's time to welcome two new playmates:
What a fabulous rainbow of buildings, made by Caroline.

And another really bright and beautiful card, made by Carol S.

Hope you come back and play often girls - you're both off to a flying start!

And now for the winner of the 'Poppy Patch' die:


 

Well done Mo! I have your address but can you email me to say if you'd like the pack of waxed paper to try out with the die cutting.

And this coming week's prize is:


Yup, it's an Inky Doodles stamp set the same as the one I used on my snippets card today.

Plus:
As we're on the theme of romance and roses, I'm including this lovely pre-loved 'Artistic Rose' stamp by Hero Arts, which was kindly donated to the toy box by Karen P (along with quite a few other goodies which will appear over the coming weeks).

The snippets challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 15th February January and will open again at midnight UK time on the same day. Maximum of three entries and please say 'No thank you' in a comment if you wish to still play but not be the winner of the prize.

Both items are one prize but can you please say if you aren't playing for either of the items in this week's prize 'cos then I could do a second draw for whatever it is the first prize winner doesn't want.

Please NEVER be afraid to say you're just playing for fun - it doesn't offend me at all, and the Playground is first and foremost for us to have fun, the prizes are just a thank you for playing :)

Mr Linky is below - please let me know if you have any problems linking, I can sort it out for you quite quickly and am always happy to do so.

Finally, we have a little BIG announcement - Mrs A has just given birth ........ to a .......

Totally new Butterfly Challenge!! Got you wondering there didn't I :) It promises to be really exciting, the theme will be centred around butterflies and it will run fortnightly from Wednesday 12th February. To check it out do go here, Mrs A has promised to pay me £5 for every single person I send over .................... I wish :)

Have a great week and hope to see you in the Playground, if you aren't too busy rootling out those butterflies (hey up Kath!).

Di (and a very wet and soggy wave from Parsnip)
x

51 comments:

  1. okay, let's see if i can sort this out. thank you for visiting my blog and sending me to this site. i do a lot of snippet cards as i tend to be a very frugal stamper. will read the rules and see about the posting. Please dry out. all soggy is no fun at all.

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  2. well, i can't seem to get the thumbnail to upload. i tried two different methods. ~also thank you for the offer of two prizes however I have very similar hero arts stamp and would prefer to gift it to another if my name is chose. Thanks.

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  3. aha! success. i guess i had to resize the image. practice makes perfect. :)

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  4. It's not even Sunday yet...... lemme finish enjoying my Saturday first!

    I love your card, very delicate and charming. Yes, I said it so therefore it must be true.

    If we do build at ark is it okay if we "accidentally" leave the two mosquitoes behind????

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  5. Thanks for the shout out Miss! I loves your snippets creations and everything the other ladies have made is fab! Will try to pop over when I can this week but things are a bit hectic for the next couple of weeks, why does all the stuff happen at the same time?! xx

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  6. Got me worried for a bit too just then. Thought I'd laid an egg or Two!! I'll leave that up to the other Mrs A. though.
    Thank you kindly for the shout out bout me noooo blog. Erm can I send the begging bowl round then ladies if I has to give you a fiver a shot?
    Now bout dis ere Ark can I brung me butterflies with me then and is it gonner be pink!!
    Will be round first thing in the morning with me tools. Um how big shall we make it?
    Decisions, decisions.
    Hugs Mrs A.

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  7. Beautiful card Di-love the vintage look :)
    The rain is getting us all down now-and my Ark is coming along swimmingly tee hee!
    I am taking a bit of a blogging break,and have closed my blog for now-but i will still be popping back to the Playgound to say hello and see all the beautiful playmates creations :)
    Hugs,Nessa xxx

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  8. Love the antique look to your card Di...smashing papers. Great playground picks this week too, well done everyone!! xx

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  9. Good Morning Di and fellow playground mates. Love your card and the playground picks for this week. Stunning samples. Love the idea of a butterfly challenge - will have to check that out.
    Di please can I have your address as I would love to donate to the playground too - if you send me a message on my blog I promise not to post it for the whole world to see. I have some great stamps I've ended up with two of and still have some bits left from when I ran Bah! Humbug!
    Ann xxx

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  10. I love your pretty floral card with that nice-shaped stamp set.

    Great showcased cards too.

    Here I am with a couple of chickens for the ark! I'm with PJ, lets leave the mosquitoes behind!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

    PS: Please leave me out of the prize draw - I'm playing for the fun of it all!

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  11. Fabulous card Di, such pretty papers and a lovely sentiment stamp, fabulous bow too.

    Kath x

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  12. Beautiful card Miss - so delicate. And thanks for giving me a shout out with all the other beautiful creations. No thanks to the prizes - my entry is definitely just for fun x

    Now, about that ark!

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  13. Err, can I ask a question please Miss (I've got my hand raised!) . . . as it's Week 111 . . . do we all have to stand on one leg (like what the cricket umpires do????) xxx

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  14. Well, thought I would pop in and see what was happening, ended up being blown away by all the wonderful cards and purchasing a patchwork card template and adding more to my "to do" list.
    Lovely card from you too.
    Linbyx

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  15. Hi Miss Di and a soggy Parsnip,
    Love the snippets you have created.
    Those papers are really fab, and what wonderful stamping.
    These stamps would be very useful to own as they would have so many uses, as you have shown.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  16. Fabulous card Di! hope everyone in the playground is above water. Congrats to Mo!! and thanks for picking my card lots of huggles Sue xxxx

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  17. Hi Di, just nipping by to enter this weeks challenge and apologies I missed last week as I intended to make something and enter and the days just flew by. There are so many wonderful creations entering I don't know how you chose the line up each week. Anyway if my name is randomly picked I don't need the wooden stamp but the clear ones look fabulous. Have a good week and love your card too. x

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  18. Love your card. I can see why it is a hard decision to find just one card that you like the best - with so many lovely cards entering.

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  19. Beautiful card Di, so soft and gentle with a brilliant sentiment.
    Can I please say no to the prize.

    A brilliant selection of cards this week.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  20. Hi Di - thanks for coming over to checkout those containers - of course I used snippets - the hearts, the tags.... my favorite thing to do....How come my snippet pile never gets any smaller?????
    Great card and stunning pick for last week! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

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  21. Gorgeous cards
    congrats to winners
    hugs Tamara

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  22. Flippin' 'eck Mrs! I nearly chocked then on my squash!!
    Lovely cards there in your line up!
    Hugs
    xx

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  23. Hello Di, a beautiful card, I love the sentiment stamp and the tiny heart. I can't wait to join in with the butterfly challenge too. Lynn x

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  24. Bless you Di for showing my card - you are a star!!! I am also really pleased that Maureen won the prize - as you know she is a lovely lady!

    Hugs Sue Pxxx (feeling very chuffed that you picked my card to show) Mwah to Parsnip.

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  25. Hello Di, such a pretty card and great cutting skills - I thought that was a die cut!
    Thanks for showing my card and congrats to everyone else - such a great range of fab work.
    I'd also like to say thanks to you and some of the other gals in the playground, for leaving comments on my blog - you all made me feel so welcome.
    Caroline xxx

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  26. Beautiful card, Di--love every detail! Great selection showcased from the gallery, to! Sure hope you get to dry out before too long. We're still buried in snow--so unusual for us. You can keep me out of the drawing for the rose stamp as I have a huge collection. If postage wasn't so expensive from here I'd send some for you to giveaway.

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  27. Well, I am surprised and delighted to see I won that gorgeous die! Thank you so much!

    I only made it round to about 40 of the entries, so now I feel guilty. I have been away for a couple night getaway with dH...so now that we are back I will visit those I missed last week too.
    There are so many fab cards entered that I hate to miss any!

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  28. Just uploaded my "snippets"

    Kathyk

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  29. Oh those sweet papers on your card are just so lovely. Wonderful feminine creation!

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  30. Love this romantic card, Di! Such pretty paper! Great job on the shout outs. I don't know how you can choose from so many beautiful cards!

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  31. Some gorgeous cards here! Congratulations to Maureen aka Scrappymo. Enjoy your new stamp. Hugs Christine xx

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  32. Forgot to say that I'm just playing for fun Di ..... on the offchance my name is picked first then please re-draw for the prize

    Kathyk

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  33. Wow! Di I though that you used a die around your sentiment - fabulous 'fussy cutting'.

    Stunning top picks, there are some very talented ladies in the playground now.

    Hope you have a lovely week xx.

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  34. Hi Miss Di and the fab Parsnip,
    I thought as I used my snippets box for the back of these flowers, I would put my 2nd entry in this week.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  35. Simply gorgeous card Di....as always!!Congrats to ScrappyMo and fabulous array of showcards again it must be hard to pick them out looking back at them they are truly stunning no thank you to the prize xx

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  36. Popped in with a card I did for the two Peas in a Bucket Winterfest which is going on for another 7 days.
    Seems to be a lot of fun and it got me to try glitter again...off to wash my hands again!!!

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  37. Such pretty papers on your card Di, and another round of gorgeous makes in the playground. Please please please send some rain over here as we really need some :) Just playing for fun again so no thankyou to the lovely prizes, I have a similar rose stamp and must get it inky! Cathy x

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  38. Hello Di, lovely card, the paper is gorgeous and I love the stamp set ... I think you are trying to break my will by using fab stamps like these :) Another great showcase - many thanks for including my patchwork card ... those templates are super useful. got my fingers crossed that we don't need to build an ark ... if we did, and we went on two by two, we would need to find a girl bear to keep Parsnip company! Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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  39. I managed to get one done and linked up Miss! Has anyone got any chocolate cake - after the day we've had I need it so much. Will try to visit some of the ladies this week, but got to go lie down for a bit lol! xx

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  40. Hi Di, I love your pretty card. I have that paper pad too and it is gorgeous.
    Great set of picks again this week, well done to everyone.
    Jean x

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  41. Hi Di! I love your card. Those papers are so pretty! Makes this card look so romantic!
    Just popped my entry in. If my name is lucky enough to be drawn, I am willing to share the prize. Please pick another winner for the 'Artistic Rose' stamp by Hero Arts. Thank you! ^_^

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  42. Back with another Winterfest card...this seems to be my week for sparkle and glitter!

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  43. Your card is so delicate and feminine with those pretty rosebuds remind me of old-fashioned wall paper! Beautiful card!
    Thanks for the shout-out, and I'm proud to be among the notables this week! Congrats to MissMo for winning!
    No need to add my name to the prize draw this week - I'm just playing for fun :)

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  44. Playing just for fun this week Miss. How come Hettie has the biggest cabin on the Ark Den!
    Hugs Mrs A.

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  45. This is such a pretty card Di and I love the rose bp and that lovely shaped sentiment topper. This set makes a lovely prize. Congrats to Scrappymo for last week's win, and thank you so much for highlighting my card. As usual there were so many lovely cards to choose from. x

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  46. Oops... so heady with the success of linking without the very patient assistance of the lovely Sarn, that I forgot to leave a comment, sorry, beg pardon.

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  47. Hello miss Di and soggy Parsnip. Just popped over for a swim around the playground xx

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  48. Such a pretty card Di, love the stamped sentiment and label on the pretty papers, thanks for another fun challenge : )

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  49. I'm so fascinated by the ark building that I'm back for a second entry Di! (but I won't go for the prize thank you.) Did I say I love the way you mixed those pretty papers so beautifully on your card? The label looks gorgeous with them too. What an amazing gallery of cards as always! Vicky x

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  50. I have tried something different this time so hope it works.

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  51. oh no Di I missed it by 18 minutes - b***** - no worries I'll be first in the morning!!!
    Ann xxx

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