Sunday, 6 March 2016

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 219

Crumbs, we're into March, with just three weeks left until it's Easter. Realising this, I poked around in the toy box, found some items to make up this week's Easter themed prize and away I went to make my weekly snippets card:
I used:

- 5" x 7" white card blank

- a snippet of SU's 'Wisteria Wonder' card stock, trimmed to slightly smaller than the card front and stuck in place

- a piece from a whole sheet of patterned paper made by LOTV, from their 'Heartfelt' paper pad - trimmed down to a bit smaller than the mauve backing and glued in place

- I wanted to revisit the 'die cutting with an overlap' technique so I selected the 'bunny with balloons' pre-coloured image from LOTV's 'Bunnies' Art Pad

- worked out the overlap needed so that the balloons float out of the die cut frame and then did the die cutting using a die from the Spellbinders Labels Eighteen set

- drew round the outer edge of the metal die onto a snippet of SU's 'Wisteria Wonder' card stock and then cut the frame by hand and stuck the image and frame together

- the sentiment was stamped using Brilliance 'Pearlescent Orchid' and a Pink Gem Designs stamp, trimmed down and popped onto a backing snippet of SU's 'Wisteria Wonder' card stock

- ha, I'd made a tiny boo-boo when cutting the overlap part for the balloons, so I added a little pink butterfly (cut using SU's 'Beautiful Wings' Embosslit) and topped it with a couple of small white pearls

I know that maybe balloons aren't traditionally Easter, but bunnies are - so that's my excuse! And pink is a change from the usual Easter yellow and green :)

Onto the weekly 'peek at the picks':

I think you'll all agree with me that this card, made by Viv, truly is our show stopper for the week. I just love the shadow effect of those gloriously glossy poppies! It's all done with the negative from the die cut - go and see how.

I think this is such clever use of lots of green snippets for St. Patrick's Day - brought to us by Diane H. It's clean, fresh and has lots of lovely shades of green, perfect!

And isn't this another very clever idea, as well as great use of little snippets for the actual age so they stand out from the crowd? Kath brought this to share with us and I think it's great!

Aw, I had to include this really fun 'froggie pop-up box', made by Kitty! It made me smile and the sentiment is so clever, 'Time's fun when you are having flies' - snigger :)

Loll makes such gorgeous cards, always with innovation and impact. I love this 'smooshed' effect and the feeling of soft, gentle rain on that pretty umbrella!

And we have one new Playmate this week:
 
I just love these adorable snowfolk having a cuddle :) Moira brought this darling card along to share with us.

Welcome to the Snippets Playground Moira - and do please come back and play with us soon!

Time for the prize draw here now. We had the Marianne Collectables 'Eline's Birds' die set plus the Creative Expressions 'Festive Collection - Happy Christmas' die as our prize if you recall.

And our winner is:
Janice has been playing with us since October last year and has already been in our 'peek at the picks' a few times - but this is her first prize win, yay! Well done Janice - can you please drop me an email (my address is in the sidebar) with your snail mail address and I'll post the dies off to you as soon as possible.

Here's this week's prize(s) - bit of a bumper and it's intended for the winner(s) to have in time to use for Easter - if they so choose of course:
 

Linked to today's snippets card - it's an 8" x 8" LOTV 'Heartfelt' paper pad, a Spellbinders Labels Eighteen set of dies, and a LOTV 'Bunnies' pre-coloured Art Pad.

I know, LOTV have now discontinued their papers and also the Art Pads (much to my sorrow) - but, as soon as I spotted a bit of a sale I rushed over there and bought a few of them - others will appear over the coming weeks. They could just become collectors' items :) The bunny images in this pad are suitable for Birthdays, Mother's Day, Anniversaries, Easter and Valentine's Day, so it's really versatile!

The Snippets Challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 12th March. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day.

A maximum of ONE entry (just to remind you!) and please say in a comment if you wish to play and be a possible winner of the prize. If you only want to play for either the die set, Art Pad or the paper pad then just say so in a comment - if your number comes up then I'll do a further draw for the remaining part(s) of the prize. But, all three items are up as one complete prize if you so wish of course. Please also link back to the Playground in your blog post to be eligible for the draw.

Mr Linky is below - 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

72 comments:

Greta said...

Terrific picks, Di--love the variety! Your Easter card is so sweet & I love that we both made Spring cards with balloons! I'll play just for fun.

Kathyk said...

As always a fab make and selection. Cool prize bt I'm just playing for fun again this week

Kathyk

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

It's great to be joining you again Di. I love the card that you've made, it all co-ordinates together beautifully and I really like the way that you've cut the balloons over the die cut. I would love a chance to win this week's prizes, thank you x x

Annie said...

Happy Mother's Day Di - love your card and your picks - always great to look at on Sunday morning with my first cuppa of the day. Annie xxx

Aquarius said...

Love your take on the Easter card and I'd temporarily forgotten about that over the edge die cutting idea so thanks for the reminder. Playing for fun again this week.

Kath said...

Thanks for choosing my card as one of your 'picks' this week. I love your card - I wish LOTV hadn't discontinued their art pads and paper pads as I love them. So I'll be in the playground later this week and would love a chance of winning your amazing prize.
Kath x

Stamps and Paper said...

Great picks for this week Di and congratulations to the winner

Anne

scrAPpamondo said...

oh, cute, cute, cute!!! :) Love your Easter card, with the LOTV imge and patterned scrap!!! So sweet!!
Great picks, too, and I'm so happy to see here my dear friend Kitty's froggie pop-up box! :D
Congrats to Janice!
The prizes for the new week are AWESOME!! I just adore LOTV items (as many of us)... and the spellbinder die is gorgous. I will try to play in :)

Jane said...

Good morning Di, what a gorgeous bunny card, the outside frame part is brilliant. Lovely picks too and such an awesome prize this week, please count me in. I have already popped in with my card...a special one for my dear Mum. Have a great week I hope all is wellish? Hugs xx

Pat said...

I adore your cute bunny with the balloons Di sitting on that lovely SB die and with that pretty paper in the background makes a great card. Congratulations to Janice for winning this week and what a variety of wonderful picks again. So sorry I didn't get to play this week but will definitely get my act together for next week. x

Helen said...

Such a sweet Easter bunny card Di!
Awesome picks too...have had to go and visit a couple of the links for a closer look.
I'm a 'yes please' for the prize draw.
Helen x

Lucy Woods said...

Aww Di I absolutely love you card!!xx

Barb said...

Congratulations to Janice on her win and again what beauties you've chosen as your picks again Di.

I love your dear little Easter Bunnie card die. I'd just like to play for the paper pack please. Barbxx

Liz said...

Great Easter card. I've not try the 'die cutting with an overlap' technique - something else to put on my 'to do' list! It looks really effective. Great picks, as usual, especially love Viv's shadow effect.

I'm a Yes Please for the prize draw this week. xx

Janice Rohde said...

Oh wow Di, I can't believe I'm the lucky winner this week, thank you so much! It's a fabulous prize, and I'll look forward to using the dies do r my Christmas cards this year.
Thank you ladies for your kind messages too.
I love your picks this week, and your Easter card is so pretty. That is one of my favourite label sets too. Will drop you an email now, thanks again.
Janice x

Swissie said...

Hi Di,
Again a wonderful card from you, and so are the others too.
When you look at my blog, I think you will understand what I have written in German. But I added one sentence for you :D
Love the prize(s), - so Yes, please :)
Hugs,
Liv

KandA said...

Terrific picks again this week. Wonderful card from you Miss Di and I so like the way you've gone outside the frame with the image.
Fantastic prize and Yes Please to going in the hat - will be back later with my card xx

Alison C said...

I love the colours and the paper on your card. Really pretty. Fantastic work on all the picks. I love visiting. Yes please, count me in for the draw. X

Valerija said...

So pretty card you made Di. I love this sweet bunny. yes for the prize please.
Valerija xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Di your card is gorgeous the bunny is so cute. Yes please to the prize. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Moosisk said...

Question for you: Do you ship prizes to the US? Would like to play. I guess I could just play for the fun of it, but some of your prizes are hard to find here in the US. :D

Kathleen said...

So late tonight as I watched that Dr Thorne thing and didn't have time to comment earlier.
Beautiful card from yourself and some fabulous picks, I was blown away with the Poppy card and thought Kaths mile stone card was brilliant.

Kath x
Sorry not got round to entering Again, but I have written 100 lines, I must do better.
XXXX

Craftychris said...

Your card is so cute! I love it! Fab top picks too. I would love to be entered for a chance to win the lovely prize, thank you! xxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

YESS please Miss, too prize .. lovely work by Viv too going to pin that ..

...and well your card is beautiful, too sets off those dies very well!! must check that brand out .. or not! :D
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Di said...

Yes, I will post prizes to anywhere in the World. Come and play :-)

Hugs

Di xx

Linby said...

Great layout and placement on your card which reminds me I must get in with mine! I'm playing along just for the dies please x

Eemeli said...

Awwwwww....what a cutie! Definitely yes please for the prize(s). I'll have my card done in just a bit so will be popping back with it.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Susan Renshaw said...

Some great picks this week!! Love your Easter make and would love to win that prize!!

SARN said...

OOOOOH . . . LOVE LOVE LOVE your sweet bunny card.

TOP picks too, and congrats to Janice on her win.

I'll be back, just as soon as I've finished my homework and will be playing just for fun.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sarah said...

Yay for Easter and I hear tell that you can now get Cream Egg Biscuits - SO exciting!

Some lovely cards in your 'peek of the picks' - what a lot of talented people there are out there!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous cute card, Di! I love it.
Hugs,
Em xxx

Mrs A. said...

Great make Miss. Me thinks LOTV are going to rue the day they stopped making these art pads. In the words of Arnie 'I'll be back'.
hugs Mrs A. p.s. all go here at the minute.

Di said...

Cream Egg Biscuits? It isn't April 1st yet is it? Yup, there are some really talented folk who come here to play - in fact all of them are! I just crack the whip and rush off to buy the wonderful goodies they use - we cal it enabling :)

Hugs

Di xx

jimlynn said...

I can't think of a cuter way to tell someone you're thinking about them at Easter. Precious!!!
Great showcase of cards again this week too.
I'll toss my name in for the prize this week - love, love, love that patterned paper!
Lynn

Lynn said...

Your little bunny is so cute! Lynn

Diane said...

Adorable card Di...and those papers are gorgeous!!! Thank you for showcasing my card this week and the others are very lovely as well! I will say yes to the prize, thank you...hope you have a great day and week!!!!!

Sandy said...

Lovely picks, I had to go running off to check out a few of the techniques.
Yes for the prize please.

Maura R said...

Great choices on the "top picks", Di! And I love your little bunny card - and the balloons look just fine for Easter because of their colors! Yes on the paper and bunny, but I already have the dies (and love them). Thanks!

Brenda said...

What an adorable Easter card Di! I love that cute bunny with her balloons. She is just to sweet! Love that beautiful paper too and that SB shape for the mat. So fun, so cute and is pretty Eastery to me! lol Great pics this go around. I love seeing all the talent that everyone has. Finally popped in to play along too. Now I'm off to look at some of these fabulous picks up close. Hugs, Brenda

Janis said...

Such a sweet and happy bunny and very clever technique with the die cutting. Love the pearly look of the super-pretty balloons.

Congrats to the winner and the fabulous top picks!

What fun prizes! Please put my name in the hat for them all! :
<3 J

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HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

SARN said...

Here I am Miss . . . all present and correct, and playing just for fun thank you xxx

Viv's Visuals said...

Oooooo Miss. Only just had chance to come in this week and see you've picked me poppy effort! Thanks so much and well done to all the others who are too clever by half!! Ha Ha! Might get a minute to link up later this week (internet might'nt be good cos I'm in yet another place!) but will be plying for fun if I do manage to don me hat and coat and come out to play. xx

Pippa said...

Great card Di, I might have to have a go at that overlap technique myself sometime.

Pat said...

I entered a card very late last night which you know as you have already paid me a visit, you are so quick Di, and please could I just be entered for the Spellbinder die. Thanks. x

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Darling Easter card! That frame is so pretty, as is your PP! Now I have to visit some of your showcases - wonderful, as always! This week I am just playing for fun (already have more PP than I can handle...)

Sue - said...

Playing just for fun again!

Heather said...

Your card is adorable!!! LOTV images are THE cutest and the technique you used hear really sets this cutie off! I'd love to play for the chance to win this week.

Carol L said...

Oh my gosh, what a sweet, cute and fun card! I love the way you put this together! Congrats to all of the fabulous notables this week once again - I don't know how you manage it all Di! Everything is so beautiful and inspiring!!

Yes, please toss my name into the drawing for the stamp & paper pad, but I already own the dies! Thanks so very much!

Lynne in NI said...

Awww super cute card Di, that little bunny looks perfectly Easter-like to me! Yes please to be in the draw for your DP and stamp (I already have the dies)

scrAPpamondo said...

I entered in the challenge and Yes, please, count me in the draw for the prizes :)

Julie C. said...

I love your bunny card, Di! So cute! ^_^
Yes, please put my name in the draw for your generous prizes! Thank you!

brenda said...

Linked up, apols short comment but the men in green await.

B x

x

k.m.meena Herale said...

Hi, i have linked and Yes, added in the draw

Mrs A. said...

Yes please stick me in the pot . I could do with a warm up. hugs Mrs A.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Dear Di, thank you so much for choosing my froggie pop-up box as one of your favourites! It made my day to see it there! So sorry for my late response but I've been sick with a nasty bug. Still miserable but trying to get caught up a bit. Congratulations to all the picks - I loved seeing their cards - and to the lucky winner as well. Your card is adorable! I love this cute bunny! Please count me in for your prize - thank you so much - you always have amazing prizes! I'm hoping to make a card today if I'm up to it as I've already missed so much.

laurie said...

Your Easter card is adorable! Lovely picks this week,too. Have a great day Di!

scrappymo! said...

Almost forgot to drop off my card! Whoops!

Lindsey said...

V cute bunny Di! Hope you are not finding us all too overwhelming after Sarn stepped in for some shenanigans recently! X

Jean said...

I love your cute bunny card with the clever die cutting, and the gallery cards are fabulous too.
I am playing for fun this week thank you.
Jean x

Cathy said...

Gorgeous Easter card Di , and will visit the picks at lunchtime today. Been pretty hectic around here! Just playing for fun this week :) Cathy x

SHartl said...

Your little Easter card is so adorable and sweet. That paper pack looks like a great way to make quick and easy cards, which appeals to me a lot. Thanks for always being so encouraging to all of us! I would like to be in the running for your prize this week as well.

Karenladd said...

Congrats to all the weekly picks and to the winner! Your card is so cute and girlie, with that little bunny and floral papers. What a great idea to use that art pad as your focal point. I don't think I've ever seen pre-printed images especially for cards. Yes to this week's prize and happy spring!

Jane Willis said...

I'm here at last - wasn't sure I'd have time to play this week but I'm glad I did. I'd like to go into the hat for either or both pads, but I already have that die set - and I don't use it anywhere near often enough! Must put that right soon
Jane

Whisper said...

Aaaah so adorable and what fabby papers. I'd like to go in the hat for the papers only please, as my card will show i have the dies already ;-), Luv Sam x

Lisa :) said...

Always love seeing your work, Di! I'd say I want to play along for the prize but I've recently won and LOVE the dies you sent, thanks so much!!

Tina Z. said...

Such a lovely card, Di - I love the bunny.
Yes for the prize please and have a great weekend!
Hugs, Tina

Carole said...

Gorgeous bunny and balloons card, Di! And such wonderful makes from everybody. I'm getting loads of inspiration here.
Yes please to the prizes! Thanks. x

Karen Petitt said...

Your card is gorgeous! Love the papers, the bunny and everything about it screams cute. Gorgeous picks as always and yes please for the prize Karen x

April Cheetham said...

Morning Di! Sorry it's a bit last minute. Hope you are feeling well. Love the bunny! Super lovely picks and a yes please for the prize Xx

Moira Curle said...

Thanks for the warm welcome Di.

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Morning, just got my entry in on time. Sorry I am late. Better late than never. Lovely prize again this week. Would love to win.

The bunny is so very very sweet.

Crafty hugs Pen x

Lisa :) said...

Thanks so much, yes please! :)