Sunday, 15 June 2014

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 129

Wahoo, it's been hot and sunny in the Playground for the last few days - maybe Summer is finally here. Spike the hedgehog comes to feed each night, in fact we think there might even be two of them - but despite all my efforts I haven't managed to take a decent photo as yet. Having said all that about hot weather, we had a massive downpour on Friday night, complete with thunder and lightning, it went round in circles for hours here :(

My snippets card this week is a really quick and easy one:
I used:

- 5" x 5" square white card blank

- Penny Black's 'Overdressed Duck' stamp, stamped with Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and coloured using Faber Castell Polychromos pencils, Derwent blending stumps and Sansodor blending solution - then die cut using Nesties Labels Eighteen die

- a snippet of SU's 'Rich Razzleberry' card stock - so small I couldn't even cut a shaped mat to back the image with - but I kinda like the rectangle touch for a change :)

- snippets of patterned paper from LOTV's 'Woodland Wishes' paper pad, which were tucked inside a pocket (a sealed envelope cut in half makes two pockets, one each for two pads) inside the back cover

- sentiment is by Craftwork Cards, just popped onto a snippet of 'Rich Razzleberry' which was punched using SU's 'Curly Label' punch

OK, swiftly onto this weeks' picks:
Kanda (Andrea) made this adorable card, just look at the little girl hiding behind that huge bunch of flowers :) And how well the colouring picks up the colours in the snippets of paper.

Mo is one of our most prolific card makers, even whilst away from home, and I just love this snippets card. The blues certainly do it for me!

Now how clever is this 'double zig-zag' card, made by Debs? Absolutely stunning (apparently it all slots together) - only for the brave to try I suspect.
This 'dogwood' card, made by Mary H, is just fabulous.Tons of work went into making this card, and Mary even dyed the ribbon using a re-inker on one of the colours she used to colour the flowers. I call that real dedication!

Eve brought something a bit different to show, a pair of really lovely tissue holders! Made for a Craft Fayre - and I just bet they sold in double quick time. Eve kindly put a link to a tutorial on her blog post if you fancy having a try :)

I love this Wedding card, made by Hazel - such a happy image, even though the knife looks a tad lethal :) I've noticed a few people using vellum lately, and I'm a sucker for luscious ribbon of course!

And almost right at the last minute, Kate nipped into the Playground with a card that just couldn't be left out of the picks (picked two weeks running Kate!). Isn't it absolutely beautiful? The attention to detail is just amazing, you can read all about it on Kate's blog post - love it!

Apologies if we seem to have a lot of pink and flowers this week - purely coincidental I assure you! And each and every single snippets make was lovely as ever, you truly are such a sweet and very talented bunch.

We have one new playmate this week:
Cara hopped by, all the way from Arizona (where our lovely Princess Judy lives of course) - a beautiful snippets card Cara and do please come and play regularly!

And the draw for last week's prize (paper pad, sentiments and 'Happy Birthday' stamps) - our winner is:

Well done Pat, can you please remind me of your snail mail address ( and the goodies will be on their way to you ASAP.

Now a drum roll for the winner of the Spellbinders 'Shell Beauty' embossing folder. 12 of you submitted (and flagged up) three or more entries during the past couple of weeks so I just numbered all the qualifiers and then ran the Random Number selection thingy again - and the winner is:
I've found your address Sarah and will post the folder off to you ASAP. And before you squeak anxiously, it's actually 38 weeks since your last win :)

And of course, this coming week's prize is:

A Penny Black 'Overdressed Duck' stamp, the same as I used on today's card. This is one of my all-time favourite PB stamps :)

As usual, the snippets challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 21st June 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.

BUT, I'll be out playing on Saturday 21st June at the local village carnival with Len and the archery club. That means a small change to my posts 'cos I won't be able to do the prize draw as I would normally do on the Saturday.

On the Sunday I'll post my snippets card and a new Mr Linky as usual - then on Monday 22nd, I'll publish the weekly picks and the Random number draw for last week's prize.That gives everyone a fair chance right up to when the gates close.

Mind you, last year's carnival was pretty wet and miserable with little shelter and we were drenched right through soaked a few times. So I've said that I'll go and help on condition the weather is dry - getting wet through at a village fayre is exactly how my back problem originally kicked off a few Summers ago! I might look daft but am not totally stooopid, rain remotely expected and I'll be here at home keeping warm and dry!

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!

Di (and a wave from Parsnip)


  1. Oh what a gorgeous penny black image l just love your card Di and congrats to both winners and gorgeous showcase as always take care xx

  2. Fab card Di and congrats to the winners and some fab picks this week!!! huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxxx

  3. This is a gorgeous Penny Black image. I stamped off a couple of these at the LSS Stamp Day buthave used them up now. I will be making my 3 cards for sure this week. lol
    Your card is so pretty. Great card Di. Your finished Christmas Card numbers are climbing. Well done girl!

    Thanks for the shout out. Not sure any of my recent cards are very hard though...lots of easy peasy ones strictly with the intent to use up stash and create a bit of space in my room. Room for new dies I hope!!!

    Great cards featured this week!

  4. How fun! Your card is adorable and I love that your prize is the same stamp! I enjoyed seeing your picks too - all so beautiful! Congrats to the lucky winners! I will be back to play along tomorrow! Now that I am playing, I don't want to miss it!

  5. Love that image. Congratulations to the lucky winners.

  6. Wunnerful card Miss... Penny Black do make great images dont they?? And do look after y'self dont want that back upset again! Hugs,
    Shaz in Oz.x

  7. Wow!Picked two weeks on the trot; I am honoured. Thanks! As usual there were so many lovely cards to chose from. I love Mo's blue one and that cute little girl from Andrea.
    Your card is great.I love the stamp. I have some smaller 'overdressed' geese, but I think I like this one even better,and the backing papers are just perfect. i try to pop into the playground later this week.
    Enjoy the village fayre. I hope the rains stays away for you. Kate x

  8. Love your snippet card - that overdressed duck stamp is super. And thank you for including my card - yes, that knife does look lethal - looks as if she isn't going to stand any nonsense!! xx

  9. Love your sweet card Di - that image is so sweet. Love all the background snippets too.

    Congrats to both prize winners.

    Love all the showcased projects too.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  10. Congrats to the winners! Di, I just love your adorable Christmas Goose! Hope you enjoy my entry for this week, as I had a fun time creating it!

  11. Such a cute image Di, beautifully coloured too. Lovely showcase once again, Cathy x (I'm just playing for fun again, so no thankyou to the prize).

  12. Di, your card is just adorable with that cute duck image and those vibrant colors and shapes! Love it!
    Congrats to all the notables again this week for your inspiring cards and creations! Congrats to to Sarah for the win!
    I'm playing just for fun again this week Di, so please don't include my name in the draw!

  13. Just popping by with another card!

  14. Me again...just realized that both my entries say card three! lol
    Sorry about that...didn't notice it was still on my name from last week..
    Sorry to be a pest! I will be submitting a third card this is auto scheduled for the 18th of June as I will be away at Mums.
    Will link it up sometime on the 18th when I can pop over to my girlfriends to borrow her computer.
    Sorry again!

  15. This is one cute duck Di, and I love the Christmas card you have made with it with those pretty snippets of paper. How lucky to be the winner last week and there are some really beautiful cards that you have showcased too. I have sent you an e-mail with my address. Thank you again for such a lovely prize.

  16. Love your card with the fabby Duck. Don`t tell him but we`ve just had roast duck legs with salad for tea. Lovely they were too lol.
    Beautiful showcase again this week.
    Lynne xxx

  17. Thank you so much for the awesome welcome! I love using up those bits and pieces left from other projects so this is going to become one of my favorite places to hang out

  18. ooooo.... a duck, a duck. Have you heard of the Little Yellow Duck Project ?? (

  19. Fab card, Di. Did you find the overdressed duck in the playground pond, I wonder :) I like the way you have built up the design from the papers and that bit of rich razzleberry card too.

    As always, lovely picks from the snippeteers this week and congratulations to Pat and Sarah on their wins.

    Hoping to be back with more snippet makes through the week.

    Take care and hugs, Elizabeth xx

  20. Fabulous card Di, I love the goose stamp and the gorgeous papers.
    Well done to to all featured playmates and prize winners, so many lovely cards.
    Jean x

  21. Evening Di
    Just dropping by to enter my card for this week's challenge and arrrghhhh! can't believe my name has jumped out of the random org for the Spellbinders prize. So thrilled. Thanks so much! Squeal!!!
    Great showcase again of stunning snippety makes.

  22. Hi Miss Di

    So sorry for the "no show" last week .. .. sadly no time for my snippets .. .. or any blog work at all!!!

    Loving your card. One of my favourite Christmas PB's.

    Just playing for fun Di as this little chappie is already in my collection.

    Have a good week.

    Love Jules xx

  23. Quack Quack!! You just know I LOVE this lickle guy!
    Great card and great picks this week. Well done to the winners.
    I have a lickle friend joining in today's Snippets post! A chance for Fergus and Parsnip to have a chat and "toy talk"!

  24. Love your quick and easy make with the random layers of paper. I don't find those type of cards quick or easy to make.... too many decisions so kudos to you for doing it up so nicely and quickly and easily.

    Great picks from the masses as usual! Loving the soothing blues of the one card but all that pink and green is no slouch either.

    Off to check out Cara since she hails from my neck of the cactus patch.

  25. that is such a cute Christmas image! Congrats to Pat and Sarah on their prizes, and thanks Miss for the gallery mention - I was rather chuffed with that card when it came together - and it is fairly straightforward - honest!

    Debs x

  26. Ooh Miss, thank you for sticking my card on the classroom wall. Love your super card and the fantastic christmas duck (please can I go in the prize pot this week) xx

  27. Love your Christmas card and this ducky stamp.

  28. This is one of my fav images too, (thanks to you & Sarn). Thanks for highlighting my Dogwood card. A lovely surprise when I got a chance to come back and have a more leisurely look round. Almost caught up on the visitors' comments, and then on to the Christmas Club, and then back to visit here. Have fun at your archery day. Hope you take some pictures to share. Back in a bit. Congratulations to the winners here too. It's always so pleasant to see a name I 'know'. Hugs

  29. I love this card Di, the stamp is fabulous and the Woodland Wishes snippets are just right xx

  30. Hic! You will find me behind the bike shed with more of this cider!

  31. Hi Miss Di and the lovely Parsnip,
    wonderful card yet again. such a very cute stamp and design.
    Fab picks of the week as usual.
    Thank you and Parsnip for all your hard work involved in running this fab challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  32. Hi Di,
    You'll see I was inspired by one of your picks from last week.

  33. Hi Di,
    WOW! thank you for choosing me as a top pick!

    Your Christmas card is stunning an I love the rich colours that you have used.

    All other top picks are fabulous!
    I will say 'no thanks' to the stamp as I already have it! xx

  34. Just popping by with a card I made for Mrs A's challenge today.
    Of course I used snippets so I could visit you too!

  35. Fabulous picks Miss Pixie! The goose is gorgeous and a fab card! Congrats to all the picks - they are stunning! Have entered a little one today - hope that's okay Karen x

  36. Hi Di, that Christmas goose just cracks me up - fabulous! Love your picks of fabulous cards for this week - just wonderful!

  37. Hi Miss, phew!!! am running in hastily sorry forgot to link these over yesterday.. wow?? where did that day go what between visitors and phone calls and jobs it was gone..???

    .. and now have three entries this week all very different and no pink hand to smile when read Mrs A.s butterfly post... cos had deliberately avoided pink as knew Mrs a. loved it for my two cards..and lo! Maureen and Mrs A both used it :D just as well yours truly did also!!

    Sorry re the carousel in post above I dont have one so cant offer... but my fav. desky storage is my set of three drawers by Mon Martre .. will see if can find link?
    .. I like it cos it holds all the needy little things then you can stack the bigger things on top..
    love Shaz in oz.x

  38. der meant did NOT use pink!! in my comment above - as you can tell my brain is AWOL!! hugs Shaz.xx

  39. So cute that duck, but nonetheless, keep me out of the drawing.

  40. Hello Di and Parsnip, a quick wave from sunny Somerset, I am such a PB fan and your card is gorgeous. Hugs Flora

  41. I'm late to the playground this week. Seems like I don't get much time to play lately. Love your Christmas duck! Great card!

  42. Such a sweet Christmas card, Di! Another wonderful set of picks--congrats to all! I'm just playing for fun this week.

  43. Super make from you, just uploaded my snippet card - sorry to be so late but I was away for the weekend - meant to submit a doctors note, sorry!


  44. Another entry from me miss, but like you, not much crafty time this week!
    Will bring a piccy of my craft tool carousel, and the one I use to take to classes - that one takes TONS of goodies!
    Debs x

  45. Aww what a cutie, I love this stamp it's hilarious! Lovely picks as always and well done to the winners. I'm definitely feeling much more perky, although I'm still sleeping a lot, thank heavens it's the weekend though!


  46. Back for another visit Di, lots of lovely makes in the playground this week too, Cathy x

  47. Hi Miss Di and the lovely Parsnip,
    coming in a bit late with my 2nd entry for this week.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.


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