Sunday, 25 June 2017

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 287 and 288

Oh it's been a fun time here in Hampshire! At one point we had six fans running in the house when the heatwave was at its height! Phew - I love Summer, sunshine and hot weather but even that almost had me beat!

Anyhow, here's my snippets card for this fortnight:
I used:

- 5" x 7" white card blank, tent style

- image from the Crafters Companion 'Baby Bamboo' stamp set and Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink - this adorable stamp set was a gift from Val some time ago, and it's a real joy to use!

- I also stamped 'Wish upon a star...' from the same set - plus the letters for the word 'BABY' much further up on the piece of white card I was using

- then coloured the image and word 'BABY' using Promarkers

- used a die from the brilliant The Works 'Stitched Squares' set of dies to cut out the image with its sentiment

- then glued the image onto a snippet of blue card

- had already picked out a couple of patterned snippet strips for colour matching so they were trimmed and glued to the top and the bottom of the card. They were tucked in the back of a lovely paper pad which came free with QCME magazine ages ago (called 'Let's Fly'). As always, I left some overhang at either side of the strips and then trimmed them down from the back so they were flush with the card front

- then glued the image panel to the card front

- added a tickle of clear Wink of Stella to the small stars

- cut out the 'BABY' letters and fixed them to the image panel using little thin sticky pad pieces - finished!

I loved using this sweet set of stamps - all we need now is for someone to have a baby! And, of course the stitched square dies are such fun to use - there are eight in the set and the largest one is an impressive 'almost' 4.5" across!

As is often the case, no need to really spell out what this fortnight's prize is made up of:
It's a Crafters Companion 'Baby Bamboo' stamp set (Val kindly sent me a set for the toy box as well as mine!) - plus from me there's a set of The Works 'Stitched Squares' dies. The stamp set is made of unmounted rubber but is easy peasy to snip into relevant pieces and I adhere mine onto the Misti by swiping a stripe or two of removable glue runner across the back of the stamp when setting it in place. It easily wipes off the rubber and the Misti with a baby wipe. Plus, I found this in the toy box as well - a Bow-Easy bow maker:
Mine is lurking somewhere safe but I thought it was time to offer this one - such a useful piece of kit for those of you who love to add bows to your work! It beats using the prongs of a fork for the teensy bows, as I used to :)

I will split the stamps, dies and the bow maker if you only wish to play for one or two parts of the prize - but feel free to play for it all as a single bundle :)

The Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks from now on and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 8th July. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day.

It's still a maximum of ONE entry and please say in a comment if you wish to play and be a possible winner of the prize. The prize is all three items together as a single prize, unless you really do only want to try for a 'split' - in which case I'd do a further draw for the other item(s). Please also link back to the Playground in your blog post to be eligible for the draw.

Remember, if you link into the Playground and don't say clearly that you're wanting to be in the draw then you will be bypassed if your name comes out of Mr Linky. I'm sure you all know I ask for a positive 'yes' just in case you're playing only for fun. Thanks!

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 :)

Be sure to call back next week to see the winner of last fortnight's prize (the Clearly Besotted 'elephant stamps and dies' and the Spellbinders Borderabilities dies) plus my picks from the past two weeks.

Once again, it's the monthly Rudolph Days challenge over at ScrappyMo's. Time to make a Christmas card girls!

Love from Parsnip and of course from me,

73 comments:

  1. Absolutely adorable card, Di! We're having a heat wave, too & it can't cool down soon enough for us! I'll play just for the bow maker & stitched squares this time.

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  2. I love the sweet panda and the pretty background paper you have used Di and the stitched square looks great with the pastel blue layer, and would like to say 'yes please' to the prize if I get my card in. The weather is much better now it has returned to normal Summer temperatures as it is difficult to function when it gets that hot. x

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  3. Lovely card, Di, great design with an adorable image.

    I'll be back later with my card, but will just be playing for fun this time. xx

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  4. Adorable and so sweet card!!!That cute baby panda is delicious! Beautiful design!

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  5. You've certainly made a really great card with this stamp set, love it. It was certainly far too hot for me this past week, thankfully it has cooled down to something more normal. Playing for fun this time around.

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  6. Your card is so pretty Di, pretty papers and I love the stitched square dies too! Playing just for fun this week.
    Pleased to say it has cooled down here too, it's been far too hot for me!
    Janice x

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  7. FAB make again this week Di, despite the heat early on - we had fans EVERYWHERE too, not sorry it's cooled a bit now!

    Just playing for fun this week

    Kathyk

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  8. You made an adorable snippets card. I am glad the heatwave is over and I can enter my craftroom again!
    Lia xx

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  9. Adorable Snippets Card Di. Love everything about it.
    Great prize.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  10. Hello there, super sweet card Di and I like the bright colours around the edge, makes for a really eye-catching baby card. I'd like to play just for the dies this time around. Enjoy the cooler weather x

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  11. Hi Di...just checking in from our last day in Portugal! Steaming here and I'm by the pool. I gather it has cooled down at home..we have enjoyed the air con here. A very sweet baby card today and the works dies are brill aren't they.Please can I play this fortnight for the stamps and bow maker as I already have the dies. Thanks as always and keep cool. Hugs xxx

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  12. Hi Miss Di

    Stranger alert!!!

    Sorry for being absent for so long .. .. I don't know where this year has disappeared to. Let me know if I need to do detention, scrub the loos with a toothbrush or write some lines.

    Loving your snippet card .. .. such a lovely cute image. I didn't realise they do dies at The Works. Must have a peep in there next time I escape to town.

    Hope all is well with you Di .. .. and all the fellow playmates.

    Love and hugs
    Jules xx

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  13. Sorry Miss Di .. .. so excited to have actually made it here that I forgot to say that as much as I love your prize I am just playing for fun.

    Love Jules xx

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  14. Gorgeous card - I have to admit that until I got my stitched ovals dies (which I've used on my card today) I hadn't realised what a difference the stitched effect on a die cut made, so now I need all the shapes! Which means I'm definitely playing to win this time
    Actually it's been a bit too hot for much barging around - and where is our promised rain now it's turned a bit cooler? As you can imagine, Mark is getting pretty worried about his garden.
    Jane

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  15. What a sweet baby card, Di! We don't have a lot of need for these cards these days, but they are so fun to make and view!

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  16. A lovely cute card Di. I'll be in the playground later in the week and would love a chance to win this week's prize.
    Kath x

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  17. Your card is lovely Diana.I love this prizes so I play for all three.

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  18. Such a sweet and adorable card! That panda is so cute! I love the square dies and would love to win them. I already have a bow easy so if I get lucky enough to win that can go to someone else. Thanks so much for the chance to win! Hugs, Robin

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  19. It's so cute and the pastel papers are just perfect with it. It looks fun to make too. Yes please to the draw. Thanks, as ever, for all you do. x

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  20. Wow, so you've been having a heat wave too....way over across the pond! I am not a fan of hot weather and was glad that this week finally settled down. Staying indoors with the a/c on and crafting is one of my favorite things but enough was enough. Your sweet little baby card is one you'll have to keep until the right occasion, but I'm sure it will be be loved by any recipient. Yes please to the dies and bow-maker!

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  21. This is a really gorgeous card and a really lovely design.
    So, the fans that were running around your house were followers of your blog I suppose.

    Kath x

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    1. Ha,ha. Very droll Kath 😄 xx

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  22. That is such a sweet card Di and you've coloured the critter beautifully too.

    We were really lucky several years ago we purchased an air conditioner because it was half price. We had that on full power in the lounge from when we got up to when we went to bed and I was still too hot, grr, and I had very swollen joints too. I don't mind the heat if the air is dry but the heat we get is so badly humid that it affects my RA, my fibro and my back pain gets so much worse too, grr! As far as I'm concerned it's so much nicer now with the lower temperature.

    As for the prizes I'm going to be a pain and say I would love the square dies but not the stamp or bow maker. If that's too complicated then leave me out of the draw sweet lady! Hope you and Parsnip have a fabulous week Karen xx

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  23. What a cute card, Di.. Love him to pieces. I stopped by to drop off a Happy Thoughts card and to say hello... Yes. I would love to be in the draw for the Stamp Set/Die Set prize. Thanks..

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  24. Cute baby card. I love the big star. I'm playing but not for the Bow Easy as I already have one. Thank you.

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  25. Oh, Di, that's such a darling baby car! I love the color combo and that you also tuck away scrap bits of paper back into the original stack. lol That's exactly what I used on my card which I'll be posting tomorrow. I found perfect scraps in an old stack of mine and they had perfect colors for what I wanted to do. I'd love to play for the dies only since I already have two bow makers and stamps very similar to the panda baby. :-D

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  26. Such a cute card, I love that little panda. Yes please, could I just play for the bow maker and stamp set please x

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    1. My first play in the playground too, thank you x

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  27. Gorgeous card Di! Yes please for the chance to win the fabulous prize!
    Hugs, Hazel x

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  28. What a cute and fun baby card with that cute panda bear! I hope you're cooling off a little bit by now. Playing just for fun this week, but thanks for the challenge!

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  29. How adorable. I love your card Miss Di and that is the sweetest little Panda. I remember having a toy Panda when I was knee high to a grasshopper and I loved it to bits (literallly)... so yes please to going in the hat for the fabulous prize(s) xx

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    1. Meant to say for the stamp and dies as I have a boww maker xx

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  30. Hi love your card Di, so cute :)
    I'm so pleased I finally learned how to link so I could join everyone on the swings lol, I would love to be entered in the draw for the die set only if possible please.
    Hugs, Kaz xx

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  31. This really is the sweetest card Di. I love that little panda. I'll be back with my entry soon. Barbxx

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  32. Soooooooooo pretty Di is your card so cute the image too! only playing for fun di take care xx

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  33. Your card is so adorable! I love Pandas, they're so beautiful.
    I'd love to play for the die set only - I need squares! lol
    A happy day to all!! Awesome entries.

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  34. Wow, what a wonderful card. I just love this little cute panda. Yes for the prize please.
    Valerija xx

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  35. Lovely card, Di, great design with an adorable little panda :-)
    Only playing for fun this time.
    Hugs, Majda

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  36. very cute card Di :) thanks for another fun challenge! would love to play for the awesome prize bundle.
    hugs
    preeti

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  37. Absolutely darling baby card! I love it! I am playing along for the die and bow maker. I rarely use baby stamps so I would rather someone else have that who would use it. Have a wonderful day and thanks for offering this challenge!

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  38. Hi Di your card is stunning that baby panda is so cute. I am here just for fun this time. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  39. Hello Di! The Panda card is adorable! I love the prize bundle. Thank you for chance.
    Have a wonderful day!

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  40. Such an adorable baby card!!!
    I have missed playing here this month. June is so extra-busy for me that I haven't been doing much crafting at all. Fortunately July is just around the corner. Yay!!!
    Yes, please, to the stamps only this time. I have a bow maker and also a set of stitched squares already. Someone else will really enjoy those prize, just like I love the ones that already live in my craft room.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  41. Aww super cute card Di ... yes please to be in your draw for your fab goodies!
    No call for all those fans now, it's raincoats out again!

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  42. Super cute card Di. Baby pandas just look so cuddly...
    Playing for prize, in any way you want to divide it up.

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  43. A gorgeous cute card Di, just playing for fun this week.

    Sue xx

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  44. Oh, I do love pandas, and your sweet little baby card is the cutest ever. Yes please to the prizes and thank you always for the inspiration!

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  45. Hullo dear Di, finally made my way over to your playground... sigh have been so awol in my boggigjng and commenting, I keep think next week will be quieter then I'm out for most of it, result everything is done on the run. Mercifully I'm fairly well at moment otherwise would HAVE to slow down.
    LOVE the stamp and Die set, that is sooooo cute and really could do with some more baby stamps, and those stitched dies are great size etc.. I have a bow easy so will gratefully decline it. I keep it with my Dies in Die box, which aren't Spellbinders they go in another section. I always know where it is then pity wasn't more organised with some other things. You'll see by my post I've had another card making binge session. With brushos ... bought in U.K. And sent to my UK family who sent them and then brought some home when they came... so cheap over there compared to here, and oh how I love them.
    Hope you're okay Di with your back etc.
    Sending loving hugs and prayers from Downunder.
    Thanks for sharing your challenge so faithfully, you are a blessing!
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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    1. Der, ginormous comment but forgot to say how much I loved your card... bad me!!! Do love it. ❤️❤️❤️

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  46. Hi there....at last I have used some snippets!!! Love your baby card Di! Playing for fun this time...heading for puddle jumping I think! xx

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  47. That is the sweetest baby card. I love the smile on the face of the moon. Such a cute sentiment. I don't want to be in the draw this time, just playing for fun.

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  48. I've actually got round to posting something here again, but I'm just playing for fun this time. I love your cute new baby card,so sweet.
    Jean x

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  49. The heat has gone and it was fun making a card with snippets again.
    I love the square dies, so I would like to play for this prize. If I should win, you can choose another crafter for the babystamps, so 2 will be happy!
    Lia xx

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  50. Adorable card! I'm going to try to get a card added & yes, please to the prizes.

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  51. Love your card. That panda is so cute. Please include me in the draw. So happy to be playing along again. Hugz

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  52. Absolutely gorgeously cute card! Please may I just play for the stamp set and the bow maker - I already have the dies! Thank you. Hugs! xxx

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  53. OMG that card is so adorable, I'd love to play for the stamp set and the die :)

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  54. What a wonderful baby card, dear Di! Love it!
    I have been away for a month now. Visited my family in Norway, you know. But now I'm back and want to enter your challenge. And yes please, I want to be able to win the great prize.
    Hugs, Liv

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  55. Adorable card. Love this image and design of the card. I will be more than happy to win this gorgeous prize. So, YES, I would like to be in the draw.

    Marjeta

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  56. Your baby card is just adorable Di! I'm playing just for fun as I already have most of the prizes you're offering, but thanks so much for a new challenge!

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  57. Certainly is hot here. Sitting in a friends garden swigging/daintily sipping wine. Just entering for fun this time round. Hugs Mrs A.

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  58. Oh!! This is soooo adorable!! That image is just too cute and the papers you used are perfect for a baby card! I would love to play for the square dies only, as I already own a bow easy (love it!) and I don't need any more baby images. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  59. Thanks for all the energy you put into this great challenges. I would be interested in winning the prize.

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  60. Adorable cute card. YES, I would like to be in the draw.
    Hugs, Chantal S

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  61. Awwwwwwwww.....what a cutie! Such an adorable image and once again I am telling you how much I like your way of keeping things clean and simple in your creations.

    YES please for the prize/s. I am just now writing my blog post and will be back with my creation once the text part is ready.

    Hugs,
    Eemeli

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  62. Love the card - I would like to play for just the baby stamp set. Your card is adorable.

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  63. I will just play for the dies please Di

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  64. Hi Miss Di, and the lovely Parsnip,
    Yes I am playing if I'm lucky.
    Phew I just made this one.
    Your card is gorgeous and the stamped image is so sweet.
    Love the cute bricks which spell out Baby also.
    Super snipets make and such great paper snippets as well.
    Thank you for all your hard work involved with this super challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  65. Just made it! Only playing for fun this time. What a cute card. I never know whether to comment when I see it - but then if I enter it will be two comments if I forget I commented. Then if I don't enter I forget to come back and comment - the dilemmas of a blogger.......

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  66. Just managed to get in to play this time, still recovering from my op and whilst I am unable drive and run I have been busy making things for daughters wedding in Sept, unfortunately I cannot show things until after the date, so took time out to play just for fun with a few challenges. Love the card you have made it is so cute

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  67. ahh, your card is super cute, I love the stamp and great design.
    yes for the amazing prize, please - I see this bow maker for the first time but this is really great idea, I should buy/make something like this ...
    have a great weekend.
    hugs xx

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