Sunday, 25 May 2014

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 126

Remember I said that the Playground post will be a bit different this week? With luck I'll have been down in Wiltshire having fun with Sam when the Playground closed so this post is just my snippets card, a peek at what's to be won this coming week - and of course the all important Mr Linky!

On Monday I'll publish the weekly picks and do the Random number draw for last week's prize. I can't see there being another snippets card from me though :)

Anyhow, this is my snippets card for today - and I made two at the same time while everything was out on the desk:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square cream card blank

- backing paper from LOTV's 'Country Lady' paper pad

- cream card snippet stamped using a Stampendous stamp I wanted for ages, called 'Snowy Postcard', I used VersaFine 'Vintage Sepia' to stamp with. Just coloured the holly leaves with a red green Whispers pen and added some little red gems before tickling the oval on the 'postcard' plus some of the scene with 'Crystal' Glamour Dust - not that it really shows up in the photo, sigh :(

- used Joanna Sheen's Signature die called 'Ivy Corner' and snippets of green card just to add extra interest. The lovely thing about this die is that you can snip it up easily if you don't want a full corner embellishment - so I 'snipped'

AND, today is the start of another Rudolph Day challenge over at Sarn's so I'd like to enter my cards - and just to prove I made two:

It seems weird not to be writing about the weekly picks here, but I do like to have every entry in before making a final choice - even though I do keep a little list running during the week, when I remember!

So, let's move straight onto this coming week's prize, but I do know some of you have one or both parts already:

Yup, it's stamp and a die, the same the ones as I used today :)

As usual, the snippets challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 31st May 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. The prize IS both the stamp and the die, but if you only fancy one of the items just say so in a comment and I'll do a second draw if you win for the other. But, you can have both if you wish :)

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.

Have a great week - the weather had been so varied here in the playground, so bring wellies and your swimwear, just in case!

Di (and a wave from Parsnip)
x
 

49 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards! Love the stamp and the die is gorgeous too. Hope you are having lots of fun Karen xx

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  2. Your cards are gorgeous. I love that postcard and die. Did you notice the postcard says something about Canada in the bottom left corner? lol

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  3. Amazing cards, so lovely stamp and fab die
    hugs Tamara

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  4. Lovely christmas cards Di, hope you're having a great time, Cathy x

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  5. Fabulous snippet cards from you today, Di. And a super prize. Hope you are enjoying your time away.

    Just uploaded my snippet card this morning

    Kathyk

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  6. Lovely 'traditional' cards Di.

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  7. What a fantastic pair of Christmas cards Di. LOVE LOVE LOVE that stamp and very clever of you to cut the corner die in half too! Thanks for playing in my Rudolph Day challenge.

    Will be back with an entry for your snippets challenge just as soon as I've made something!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  8. This is such a lovely stamp Di l have this and it's great because you can add glamour dust or just leave it as it is and of course the ivy adds to it too another great card and no thank you for the stamp xx

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  9. I love this stamp but never got around to owning it myself, I love how you've used it. Hoping you're having a fab time.
    Linbyx

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  10. Hello Di, hope you are having a fun weekend and enjoying the playtime break. I've just dropped by to enter my card for this week and loving your postcard image on the card. Thanks for the tips on the pop up box and I'll check out your suggestions. Sarah xx

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  11. Hope you're having a fun weekend.
    Love your fabulous cards with that wonderful stamp (it's been on my wish list for ages) Super ivy die and I like the added little berries xx

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  12. Fabulous snippet cards, love the Christmas card you made, I have the stamp too, it's get inspiration of how to use it. I easily get stuck when it comes to new ideas.

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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  13. These are beautiful, Di. Glamour Dust is my all time favourite glitter - it's so magical.
    Caroline xxx

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  14. Stunning cards Di and hope your having a fab time!! huggles Sue xx

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  15. Miss please can I have your autograph considering that you are famous now!! LOL!! (Q&E magazine)

    Beautiful Christmas cards - must get busy with my snippets.

    Hope to be back soon.
    xx

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  16. Great Christmas cards Di. I really like the stamped image. Lynn x

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  17. I love your cards Di, that is one of my favourite christmas stamps, Such a lovely vintage image. The ivy die cuts are a great embellishment.
    Jean x

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  18. Hi Miss Di and the lovely Parsnip.
    I do hop you are enjoying your little holiday.
    Love the super stamp and die used in this superb creation.
    Now I must be mussy from the painkillers as I thought Rudolf Day started on the 28th.
    Thank you for the reminder.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  19. Think blogger is messign about a bit again.
    Two great cards, the dark green leaves really stand out superbly against the sepia colours of the papers and stamp.

    Kath x

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  20. I love this card Di. I really wanted to buy that stamp but then I found my sister had just bought the pair to it, the train, so I held off; But if I was to win it ....
    And the ivy corner is still on my to buy list, to go with the flourish that I already have. The two work well together. Kate xx

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  21. Wow Di, I really REALLY like this card! That vintage image on a post card is pretty all by itself, but the way you accented it with greens and red gems gave it a fabulous look! Well done!!

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  22. Well I guess yesterday was a lucky day :-)
    Gorgeous card. That stamp is beautiful as is the die of course!
    Hugs
    Xx

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  23. Wow what fabulous picks! I love that jar and Linby's card is fab too. Have a lovely time at the WOYWW thingy! I hope to be back later on this week to check out everyone's gorgeous creations Karen xx

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  24. Had to upload a card - of course...I am going to say no to your lovely prizes - I just won recently and others want to win, too :)

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  25. Curiously Di used my one and only other die from JS on the second card..
    I will say no thank you very much to entry in prize as dont think would use either .. to be honest I was rather disappointed with the dies myself, not as good as Britannia dies.. they are superb. Shaz in Oz.x

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  26. Lovely cards Di I love a bit of vintage....

    Anne

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  27. Stunning cards Di. Will have to seek out this stamp. xx Jan xx

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  28. Gorgeous card there Miss. I just LOVE that stamp, but I will pass on the die! Tee Hee!
    Hugs
    xx

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  29. Here I am . . . walking carefully round to the Playground with my Snippets Card.

    Gosh Miss, you is FAMOUS 'n' all now! Have you gone out and bought a pair of dark glasses?

    Absolutely GORGEOUS prize - but am playing just for fun.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  30. Gorgeous cards and I love the stamp and die you've used xxx

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  31. Hi Di, just dropped by with another snippety entry for this week!
    Sarah
    xx

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  32. So pleased you had a wonderful time with your crafting buddies. Two gorgeous cards, Di - love the vintage look with those colours

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  33. Some lovely entries already.
    just for fun please!

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  34. Just for fun Miss cos I got both of these already. Great minds an all that!!! Hugs Mrs A. or it could be her.

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  35. Hi Di

    Sorry had to delete my previous comment as it didn't read right once posted. LOL!!

    Lovely cards .. .. and the die matches perfectly with that gorgeous stamp (the stamp was new to my Christmas collection a few weeks ago so please don't add me to the draw).

    Your weekend looked fun!

    Have a good week.

    Love Jules xx

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  36. Brilliant card Di, that stamp is gorgeous and matches perfectly with the die.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  37. Love your holiday cards and this weeks prize.

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  38. Finally got over here! It's been a crazy mixed up week...again! Love this stamp and the ivy is a relly nice finishing touch. Congratulations on your celebrity status! Woot!

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  39. ah Di meant to say did love stamp too (and how you used it too) but it is not really an Oz stamp.. have too many that I love like this one that dont seem to pull out cos they are not an Australian Christams Shaz,xx hope my comment did not sound ungracious as did not mean it to be so.xx

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  40. Love your card, Di! Wonderful use of that gorgeous stamp!

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  41. Hello Di

    Found your challenge this week I have seen your cards posted on other sites and loved them, so hope it's ok to have played along.
    Beautiful cards love the stampendous stamp.

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  42. Stunning Christmas cards Di and I love the way you split the die and used it top and bottom. It sounds as if you've been having a lovely crafty time out and about! Vicky x

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  43. What a lovely turnout and it's only Wednesday night where I am!! No thank you for the generous prize, Di. I'm just playing for fun and to share the birthday card I made for Mary H!! Hugs, Darnell

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  44. Crikey, that's two in one week. I don't know what's happened to me!
    Again no thanks for the prize, just here for the fun :)

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  45. Hello Di, love your card - great stamp, I'm sure I have the same one in my stash, ivy die and colours. It's nearly the end of the week but I've managed to use up a few snippets but not until I unpacked and cleared up the craft room! Count me out for the prize - I'm in it for the fun, the ducks, Parsnip and the playground :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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  46. Sorry I was a bit late linking this one.....I had the sick bug yesterday, and didn't want to spread it around the playground! Feel much better today tho, and sorry if that was too much information! xx

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  47. I think the blinky was on the blink! All done now though. x

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  48. That is such a lovely stamp on your beautiful cards Di, I can see much use out of it for CAS or fancy Christmas cards : )

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  49. I'm here to check out your lovely makes for the Rudolph challenge not to play snippets but maybe I'll jump in again soon. I love your delicate Christmas cards. That's a a soft and wonderful stamp and you've done it proud.

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