Sunday, 10 July 2016

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 237

Well, we've at least had a drier and sunnier week in the Playground! About time too I say. Let's dive right in shall we - here's my snippets card for this week:
I used:

- 4.75" x 4.75" white square card blank


- Penny Black 'Guess?' stamp, stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and coloured using Pro markers 

- snippet of mustardy yellow card, die cut using a Die-Versions Corner Concepts 'Happy Birthday' die

- trimmed the image panel and then added the die cut sentiment to the top left corner

- used a snippet of card (looks a bit like paint chips to me!) found in the back of an Echo Park 'Hello Summer' paper pad - just as a strip across the bottom of the card to pick up the yellow as well as the red bow on the parcel

- glued the strip of coloured card in place then added the image panel above

I've had the corner die for absolutely ages and finally got round to using it - and love it! Many thanks to Janice for helping me to find a supplier - around Christmas last year! Of course it will fit the right hand side too with the Happy along the top and the Birthday down the side. It just depends on the size/shape of the image really. 

Now for this week's peek at the picks:

This is such a clever way to use the Tim Holtz 'Crazy Birds', brought to share with us by Andrea (KandA). I love the sweet little ladybird and what a brilliant idea to add the word 'dad' in white die cut letters - very elegant touch I think.

Jane J has such a lovely set of photos behind the story to this wonderful layout! Time spent with her darling little grand daughter Daisy has been so beautifully captured in this lovely work of art.

A few of you have been busy making wonderful cards for children to give to their teachers at the end of term - these are by Mary Anne. Love the worms :)

And these ones were made by Kathleen. Each one is personalised with the teacher's name - lovely touch!

I really love this nautical themed card, made by Liz. Like all our entries, great use of snippets of course. It's a bit like peeking out of a porthole :)

I chose this card, made by Elly partly as the wonderful colours are so striking and also because it's such a pretty and happy design. Love how the 3-D flowers stand out so well!

And one final pick, this brilliant card made by Kitty. Right now there are quite a lot of Summer scene cards appearing and this one is so cute!

We had one new Playmate this week:
Maryvonne joined us from France with this fabulous 'walk on the wild side' pocket card - loads of lovely detail (both inside and outside) and that tiger sure looks like it's heading out of the jungle. Do come and play with us again Maryvonne!

I had to do this week's picks at a bit of a gallop due to trying to keep time spent sitting at the desk to a minimum. Hope you understand. I need to be fighting fit (or at least mobile) in a week's time when Darnell hits these shores and has her first 'pit stop' in Southampton! :)

It's prize draw time, for the pack of felt samples, kindly donated by Tara of Seven Hills Crafts, the set of Joy! daisy dies plus a packet of small brads in assorted colours.

The winner is:

Wahoo! It's over six months since Mrs A won a prize and I think this one is right up her street being as how she loves to fiddle on with different materials and textures. Well done, I have your address and will post the package off to you this week!

Here's this coming week's prize:
Of course, it's a Penny Black 'Guess?' stamp and a Die-Versions Corner Concepts 'Happy Birthday die, the same as the ones I used on my snippets card above.

The Snippets Challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 16th July. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day.

A maximum of ONE entry 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 one or other of the items making up this week's prize, just say so in your comment and if you win then I'll do a further draw for the other item. 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

56 comments:

  1. This is a gorgeous card Di usisng that cute PB hedgie stamp and not one I have seen before I think, and the corner sentiment works beautifully and the colours in the strip across the bottom complement it too. Fabulous picks again this week and congratulations to Mrs A. If I get a card in I am definitely a 'yes please' for this week's draw. x

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  2. It's me , It's me I won I won. Thankyou soooooo much. So excited but don't post as I will be seeing you in Southampton. Hugs Me.

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  3. Your card is just so cute, Di! Love everything about it--the darling image, neat die & wonderful strip that made me think of paint chips, too! I'll play just for the BD die. Lovely picks!

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  4. Oooohhhh... fabulous design for your card, Di!!! Great matching with the colourful stripe and the diecut sentiment, the lines of your composition areso creative and impressive! Cute image, too!
    I'm so happy for Mrs. A. won and also to see the lovely Kitty's beach scene in the top pics!! Congrats to them and to the other ladies too!

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  5. FAB make and selection this week,super prize but I'm only playing for fun this week

    Kathyk

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  6. I love your snippets card Di....PB hedgies are just so adorable...and that die is fab...a really gorgeous design. Thanks for putting me amongst the picks...I had such a memorable day with darling Daisy and her Mummy. Lovely work from everyone here and well done to Mrs A. Keep moving and take care. Please count me in for the prize....I will be back in the week.I am just getting ready as.....squeal.....we're off to see the mens' finals at Wimbledon. Big hugs xx

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  7. Love PB stamps the snippet of paper across the bottom is so bright and cheery, would love to win the prize this week

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  8. Brilliant picks this week, and well done to Mrs A. Yes please to the lovely stamp and die this week
    Jane

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  9. Great card this week Di, such a cute image! Fabulous selection of picks and congratulations to Mrs A on winning.
    I'd love to be in the draw for the stamp please. As you know, I already have the die and just love it! ;-)
    Janice x

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  10. A lovely card and great picks this week too - I had already spotted several of them on blogs! I'll be in the playground soon and would love a chance to win the die, please, but not the stamp.
    Kath x

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  11. I love your card. The PB image is adorable and I really like that Happy Birthday that sits on the corner edges...very cool!


    have a snippets card post ready to go, just have to take and then add the photos...

    Have fun with Darnell!

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  12. Oh just LOOK at your adorable hedgie birthday card. It's is WONDERFUL.

    Great prizes and fab picks . . . I'm especially admiring Andrea's lovely card and Kath's teachers cards.

    Have a lovely Sunday.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  13. Morning Di.....Ohh such a cutie l love that stamp and if my chips looked like yours l'd eat more of them....lol simply gorgeous as always and what a showcase congrats all and well done Mrs A enjoy your win.........sun is trying to come out here it's pretty warm but hopefully no rain as we have had quite a lot recently take care and enjoy your day xx

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  14. Di - fabulous design for your card and your adorable hedgie it's really wonderful :-) I'd love to be in the draw for the stamp please. Majda xx

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  15. Congrats to Mrs A on her win as well as all the other notables and newbies entries! Di, I love your card with those adorable hedgies and color strips! I LOVE the hedgie not peeking - too cute!! Yes please to the draw this week - I can never have too many PB stamps, and I love the corner HB die too! Many thanks :)

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  16. Awesome picks Di & I love your cute card!
    I'm playing for fun this week as I already have that cute PB stamp...must ink it up!
    Helen x

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  17. I am feeling quite honored to be among such amazing picks. Thanks for the inclusion! Congrats to all picks, and the winner Mrs. A. I hope to get an entry together for this week. Hedgies are a sure smile and I love the HB done around the corner.

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  18. Yay for Mrs. A! Congratulations! And thank you so much, Di, for including my little bunny beach scene in your picks - I am so happy to see it up there with the beautiful cards created by these talented ladies! I enjoy seeing how everyone uses their snippets! I definitely used a lot of my snippets on this card! Yet I still have so many left to use! Your little hedgie card is adorable! I like your patterned paper strip and the coordinating die-cut sentiment! That's a great prize - please count me in! Thank you for another snippets week! I'll definitely be back to join!

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  19. Such a wonderful birthday card, Di! I love those hedgehog stamps. This one I don't have, but I have got another one. I think I have to make a card with it again.
    Congrats to Mrs A!
    This week I want to play and to be a possible winner of the prize.
    A creative week to you and all your crafting friends!
    Hugs, Liv

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  20. Super cute card Di. I hope you're resting up for next week. Just playing for fun but it's so nice to be back. Hope to see you soon x

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  21. So surprised and honoured to be among your picks this week. Congrats to Mrs A and loving the other picks too.
    Really super cheerful card from you Miss Di, the stamp and die are fabulous and I'd love to go in the hat this week when I get back with my snippets
    Take care and get yourself fighting fit for Darnell xx

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  22. Such a sweet card, Di! Your colouring is fantastic. I would love a chance at the prize please :)

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  23. What a fabulous card, really great design and I love that different colour striped paper across the bottom.
    Thank you so very much for choosing my cards as one of your picks this week. Some really lovely ones too, well done to Mrs A and all the other picks too.
    I have just realised that although I said I was entering this weeks card first thing this morning , that I haven't done. My excuse is that I have been up half the night was I was stung by a wasp and my foot has swollen and itched and hurts like mad, I am allergic to ant bites and it looks like I am allergic to wasp stings too, the horrid thing didn't live for one second after it stung me.
    Right off to get my entry in and please enter me into the draw for the lovely prise this week.
    Hope you have a better week this week.

    Kath x

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  24. I really like your card. The bottom colored bits remind me of a xylophone that little kids would play. Love that corner die too. Great picks to share as always!

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  25. Oh, that combination of adorable hedgie stamp and fun sentiment die on your card are fabulous Di! Love this cheery birthday card. All the picks are just exceptional, and congrats to Mrs. A on her win! Yes please to this week's prize.

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  26. Love your PB Hedgie card and was just thinking I haven't got that stamp when I find out you using it as prize now I've got to make a card!
    luv
    Debby

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  27. Brilliant card and fab picks as ever. Cara x

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  28. I'm back. Just playing for fun this week. hugs Mrs A.

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  29. Great picks as usual, Di! And I love, love your cards today - that die is just a great way frame a lovely focal image! Well done. And yes please, on the drawing!!

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  30. Wow I love your card, that sentiment is the bees knee and aren't those hedgehogs the cutest, love them. Haven't any cards with snippets so just looking and admiring.

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  31. Super card, what a useful Happy Birthday die! The hedgehogs are pretty cute too.
    Thanks for choosing my card as one of your picks this week, love the others you've chosen to. I won't be able to play this week, I still can't work out how to write a post on an iPad and we're on holiday in Ireland all week. If I'd got my act together I could have made a scheduled post. But hey-ho, I'll be back on the swings next week. xx

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  32. PLaying along just for the stamp this week. Happen to already own the die (and I love how useful it is!) :-D

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  33. Your card is beautiful Diane.Thanks for the challenge. For me a YES.

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  34. Beautiful card Di! Sorry I've not played for a while, but I've had my posts scheduled for some time and seem to have been on a layers run lol. I'll be back soon.
    Hugs,
    Em x

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  35. Always love those Hedgie stamps. They are just the cutest! That die cut is intriguing, too! Clever way to combine those. Also love your color blocking borde! Have a great week, Di!

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  36. Congrats to Mrs. A.
    Your card is verfy fun Di. I like the use of the little rectangles along the bottom as well as the corner die.
    Yes please should my number come up.

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  37. Congratulations Mrs A for your win. Oh what fun - that little hedgehog so cute. Love your card Di. Yes please to for a chance to win. Crafty hugs Pen x

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  38. Never added a pic with Mr Linky before so if I've messed up Sorry.
    I would love to enter the chance to win the PB stamp.
    luv
    Debby

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  39. Wow, hedgehogs are my most favorite animals. Love the stamp which you are giving away this time! (and like the other one too!). So I am joining the challenge and who knows....?!
    Lia xx

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  40. Love, love your card, adorable image and yep it does look like paint chips and I love it!! When I first saw it I thought that and was wondering 'how did she do that" until I read the post...super neat!! Remember the 2 flower stamp sets I won from you awhile back? Well, I just ordered some new watercolor pens just with those stamps in mind, and they arrived, so hopefully one of those will be my next weeks card...I can hardly wait!! Oh and yes of course to the offering who wouldn't want these cutie pies!! Thanks!!!

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  41. Hi Di

    You can't beat a PB hedgie!!!

    Love your card .. .. and of course you already know I love the die!

    Just playing for fun and to use up some of those ever increasing snippets.

    Love Jules xx

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  42. I'm entered and yes, please, for the prizes!:)

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  43. Sorry I haven't been around lately. Been feelin 'off kilter'... Lovely card you have made and love those chosen for the showcase this week. "yes" I would love to be in the draw for the prize.

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  44. Beautiful card Di, I do love those PB hedgies. They are on my wish list, to buy, so yes please for the prize this week Karen x

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  45. Fantabulous make for this week's playground. Yes please for the prize, I'll add my card in few minutes...

    Hugs,
    Eemeli

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  46. I'm back yipee, i so love your adorable card and yes i would love to be entered into the prize please, as can you believe it, i don't have that PB ;-), Luv Sam x

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  47. Hi Di your card is gorgeous I love the hedgehogs so yes please to the prize. Enjoy the rest of the week. Hugs Jackie

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  48. Such a cute card. Di :)
    Playing just for fun. x

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  49. Goodness, what a cute, cute card Di! I love those little hedgies, how cute are they?!! Love the way you have placed the sentiment and I love those colorful blocks at the bottom of the card. So cute!! Love the picks for this week too, so many beautiful creations for sure. I am playing along this week, getting in under the wire! Hugs, Brenda

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  50. Super cute card, Di! That corner die is very fun. I think I'll just play for fun this week, thanks!

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  51. A lovely card, Miss, and super makes by our playmates.. as I am total sucker for PB hedgies...

    So am saying yessss please with both hands :D also love the corner die too.. :D

    Thanks so much for the inspiration.
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

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  52. Hi Miss Di, a gorgeous selection of cards this weeks picks and love the Penny black hedgie card, playing just for fun this week... Megan

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  53. Fabulous card Di...love that stamp and die...would love to be in with a chance to win. Such talented people in this playground!

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  54. what a lovely card Di, the stamp is super cute and your design is amazing.
    yes for the prize, please.
    have a great weekend!

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  55. Wonderful card and picks Di.
    Yes for the prize, please.
    Valerija xx

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