Sunday, 25 January 2015

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 161

Oooer, with other things going on here I worried whether I'd manage to make a snippets card - but of course 'there's no show without Punch' and this is my offering:


I used:

- A6 white card blank

- a snippet of white card, die cut across almost the centre using the Memory Box 'Piestra Tile' die

- the die cut panel was then popped onto a panel of 'rainbow card' - found in the snippets folder

- sentiment is by Hero Arts, from their 'Truly Appreciated' set - stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink pad

- then the assembled panel was trimmed down and popped onto the card front using very thin sticky pads

- final touch, a butterfly die cut from the last of the rainbow card snippet plus some white - using Memory Box 'Vivienne' and 'Darla' dies

There are a lot of fairly similar cards out there, on Pinterest and such, using the Piestra die along with a butterfly. Bit of a match made in heaven!

Onto this weeks picks:
Such a terrific tuxedo style card, made by Carol - super stuff!

I love this card, made by Lynn - and such a clever way to use up little white snippets too. A flower shaped punch and snippets of different coloured card stock would also give a similar effect :)

I'm always blown away by white on white cards, and this fabulous Wedding card - made by Shaz - really ticked all the boxes!

LOVE this card, made by Viv. Every element is absolutely right for the subject of the card, and the red and parchment colours go together beautifully - a nice change from blues.

I wish I could just keep adding to the picks, there were so many brilliant entries to choose from!

And we had no new playmates this past week - although there was a really serious risk of a horse joining us! What next?!?! A little group of 'rebels' decided it would be fun to accommodate said horse in the bike sheds - until I sent Parsnip out on guard duty right though the freezing nights we've been having - shame on you girls!

The winner of last week's prize (the Roses stamp set) is:
Well done Sally, first time you've won I think?  Can you please drop me an email with your address and I'll post your prize off ASAP (di_wray@hotmail.com).

This coming week's prize is a Memory Box die just like one I used on my snippets card today:
Yup, it's the lovely 'Piestra Tile' die. I absolutely love it and am sure most of you would too. The great thing I found is that it cuts without any 'buckling' of the card - I do have a couple of other MB dies with repetitive patterns which aren't as good as this one for maintaining perfectly flat card.

SLIGHT CHANGE OF SCHEDULE. The Snippets Challenge will run for eight days as I'm out playing all day on Saturday 31st January- so the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Sunday 1st February. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day.

Maximum of three entries and please say 'Yes please' (or similar) in a comment if you wish to play and be a possible winner of the prize.

Mr Linky is below - do please let me know if you have any problems linking, it's easy for me to sort out so don't struggle on alone :)

Remember girls, it's Rudolph Day today over at Mo's!! I'll be joining in and hope you came along to give Mo every encouragement on her first running of the Challenge since she took it over from Sarn, and you have until the end of January to join in. Mind you, Sarn was one of the protagonists wanting a horse in the Playground so I'm wondering if she actually now has too much time on her hands?!

Di and of course, Parsnip! 

That little chap has been stomping round in his wellies in a very grumpy frame of mind - sure I heard him muttering something about 'horses, not while I'm around'!
x

75 comments:

Sue said...

That last post really made me chuckle Di! lol Your card is beautiful love everything about it I'll try not to put any cards with animals on ..oops this has a little dog on sorry ! huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxxxx

Carol L said...

Your card is just DREAMY with that butterfly and all the blended pastel colors! I love the die too! Thanks for shining a spotlight on my tux card this week, along with the other creative entries! Congrats to Sally on her win, and I'm in for this week's draw, TYVM! Have fun playing wherever you'll be :)

Sally H said...

Oh wow! Thank you! Yes, it is the first time I have won. Your card is an absolute beauty, Miss Di! I love it. Love your picks too. Hopefully back later to play along xx

jimlynn said...

Absolutely a gorgeous card!!! Love the butterfly and all those soft, soft colors. Outstanding!!
Great picks this week and congrats to the winner.
Lynn

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your snippets card is gorgeous! Love the dies you used! I see one is the prize this week - definitely count me in! Congrats to the winner and all the picks - they look amazing! Great choices!

vinita jain said...

Oh, I just love this rainbow flutter by and the tile die behind it peeking rainbow colors! Count me in to win this gorgeous die, will be back to plat along.
Congrats to winner and Great picks!

Greta said...

Did you hear my jaw hit the floor?! I just adore everything about this card, Di! I think I "have" to have that Piestra Tile die--love it, so count me in if I get something made! Wonderful picks!

Jane Willis said...

What a gorgeous card, and I love the die, so please put me into the hat. Sorry to whisper but I'm feeling a little "horse" today.... But I'm told my condition is stable.... so I guess I'm just saddled with it.
Apparently I'm going to the potato day in Whitchurch on Saturday - is that close to you?

Kath said...

A fabulous card Di. I'll be in the playground soon and would love a chance to win this fabulous die.
Kath x

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Di, those pretty papers look perfect peeping through xx

Aquarius said...

Fabulous card this week and of course fabulous dies used. Please pop my name in the 'hat' this week - I could give that die a really good home!! Great picks as always and I imagine it is difficult to choose from so many lovely entries each week.

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Di, love the pastel dp and the stunning butterfly. (I love this die but I'm happy to sit out this week as I won not long ago). Gorgeous showcase too, Cathy x

ike said...

Your card is truly gorgeous Di and thank you for showing those other wonderful creations :-)

YES PLEASE - I would dearly love a chance to win that awesome die you used :-D

Hugz
IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

LesleyG said...

I just love your card to bits Di! What lovely picks too. I hope those naughty girls have stopped horseing around xxx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous card Di, the colours are so pretty, super picks as always! No please, the die is fantastic, but I'm here for the good company :)

Warm hugs
Maarit

Kathyk said...

FAB makes from you today .... enjoy your being "out to play" session next weekend

Happy Snippet Day .... just uploaded my entry

Kathyk

Sandra H said...

Oh l just love your card Di it's just so pretty with lovely soft colours and a gorgeous butterfly sat an that gorgeous die background this is another of your beautiful makes....congrats to all that are showcased and well done Sally enjoy your win xx

Pat said...

I love that MB panel die and the card you have made Di is so pretty with that soft coloured rainbow card and then the beautiful butterfly on top, also congratulations to Shaz for winning last week, and such lovely and cleverly designed cards highlighted this week. x

Viv's Visuals said...

Lovely card Di. Thanks for showcasing the ship and well done to everyone else. Hope to join in this week again too but am still suffering... no comments needed thank you very much - LOL - otherwise I might be tempted to get the 'whip' out.....(if I could find the strength!) x

Kimbo said...

Beautiful card Miss, love the rainbow behind the die. I have a similar die I've not used yet so no thanks to your fabulous prize but thanks for the inspiration x

Lynn B said...

Your card is stunning the rainbow card is fab, love the effect.
Thanks for your lovely comment re my LIM.
Linby x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ahhhhh love your use of the piestra die Miss! Just superb it is. I love it too and so if I make to play will decline the prize cos I have it :)
Wow what a treat to be showcased.... Thanks so much Di for all your hard work on our behalf. Praying for you.
Shaz in Oz.x
Ps had a chuckle at the rodeo below, knew about the horse... but the rodeo was mssed... Prob just as well, no coordination :)

SARN said...

Woah there Seabiscuit!
LOVVVVVVE your really gorgeous butterfly card and am inclined to agree with you - match made in heaven with that pretty background and the patterned die.

CONGRATS to Sally for winning last week's prize.

Also congrats to the showcased picks.

. . . off to muck out . . . my turn apparently! Yee haaaaa! xxx



Liz said...

Fabulous card! I absolutely love this die, but as I bought it a couple of months ago, I'll just be playing for fun this week.

Lovely picks this week - love the tuxedo card. Very clever! Congratulations to Sally on winning last week's prize. xx

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Aye Up My Crazy Little Fruit Cake! Fab selection of cards here, as per the norm, but your stunner of a butterfly card has stolen the show. It's a beaut. x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Everyone in the spotlight deserves a round of applause. Congrats to the winner, Sally! Great card, Di. The die cut border looks so pretty with the soft colors peeping through. Hope you enjoy my entries, and I am in for the prize.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

A beautiful springlike rainbow of loveliness Di. What a great way to showcase that MB die ... I've got it already so won't go in for the prize this week but hmmm a new way to use it here!!!! Sorry I've been missing for a few weeks just haven't made owt suitable for pixies and not enough time to make something special. Missed you all though. Sarah xx

Mrs A. said...

Internet is back up so getting on whilst I can. Useless last night till 4am in the morning and managed to post me entry.
Ere whose that Faye calling a fruit cake! Lovely dreamy floaty card you have made. Love those colours. What about a Sea Horse den?
Yes please stick me in the pot this time round.
Hugs me.

Pippa said...

Hi Di, what a beautiful card you have made. Yes please for entry to the draw! I love what you have done with the die. :)
Are you doing anything exciting on the 31st? I am at Craft 4 Crafters that day in Exeter trying, and probably failing, not to spend too much money! x

Irene said...

Hello Di

A beautiful and stunning card, I love the rainbow coloured background, and fabulous sentiment. Off to try and find it.

luv
irene
xxxx

Sally H said...

Back to play along, and as I won last week it had better be just for fun for me. Thanks again for the prize xxxx

Jean said...

I love your pretty card DI, the dies used are fabulous and look so lovely with the rainbow paper showing through. Brilliant showcase cards again and congrats to the prize winner Sally.
Jean x

kanda said...

Your card is so beautiful Miss Di, love the soft colours and fabulous dies. Super picks again this week.
Please can I go in the hat for that fab MB die - I promise there are no horses hiding behind the tree on my card xx

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Love your snippets card. The colors are beautiful. And the cards you chose to showcase are fabulous. "Yes" I would love to be in the draw to win this weeks prize.

Cornelia W said...

Wow - this card is absolutely delightful - love the soft ombre coloring!

ellyscard creatief said...

Love your card.
Thanks for the challenge ,I say Yes to the draw.

Sue - said...

Playing just for fun this week!

Laura said...

Love your offering this week x

Hettie said...

I LOVE your card Miss and that die is just to die for!! Can you do the draw on Friday afternoon please so you can bring it with you? No one else will want it! LOL!
Great picks too. Hopefully I will be able to come round a bit more and torment you all...been a bit busy and distracted in the MIL department of late!
Hugs
xx

MaryH said...

This is such an impressive die, and you've showcased it so well using that background that is peeking out. Of course that lovely butterfly showing a similar background really makes the day - This is Uber spring-like and so very pretty in the crisp white & pastel. Love it! I see some good highlights this week too. Good to get a closeup of Shaz' pretty WoW card that was on her desk earlier. TFS & Big Hugs

Elizabeth said...

What a great die that is, Di. It looks lovely with the rainbow card behind it and the butterfly is the perfect embellishment - a gorgeous card. Once again you've chosen fabulous cards to showcase. Congratulations to Sally H on her win. Snippety Bailey says hi to Parsnip :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Veerle said...

Hi Di, your card is so beautiful and that die is just amazing !! Just linked up my card project. They both are made of snippets entirely. Except the base for the card and the base for the tissue box. (that's too big of a paper you need) But for the rest I only used snippets and left overs. great huh ? LOL LOL LOL
So thank you for this challenge Di, it forces us to use our snippets and left overs.
Really great ;-)
Hugs, Veerle xxxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Di your card is gorgeous. I would love to join in and try to win the die it is beautiful. I hope you have a fab day out on Saturday. Hugs Jackie

mamapez5 said...

I love the rainbow colours in your card Di. I haven´t come across that die before but it is definitely one I would like in my collection, so ¨Yes please´! Kate x

Darnell J Knauss said...

If I kept a scrapbook of my favorite cards of yours, Di, this would be pasted on the cover. I love every square bit of this!! I'm tempted for the first time to say yes to the prize, but I do have a couple of similar dies that I think will serve equally or almost for CASEing your stunning design. The die alone with the delectable pastels behind would be breathtaking enough, but to add the pastel butterfly raises this to heady heights in my eyes!!

So I've been a pretty bad playmate with my visits - can't imagine why - and now I'm back, I see I've missed an entire discourse on obtaining a horse! You mean a pony, Shirley? We can't none of us shinny up a horse, mind, let alone not pitch off tother side if we DID get upon her! No doubt someone will attempt to fly off the ladder leading to the tree house and stick a landing on the back of the nag, but ... dear me. Oh, dear me. If it's just a rodeo everyone wants ... What? Oh, it's just cowboys everyone wants?! Oh, well, why didn't you SAY so? We've tons of them here in the States. I'll round 'em up and bring 'em over!!

Have a good day! Hugs, Darnell

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Gorgeous card and it looks like it took more work to put together than I'm sure it did (since you said you were rushed). I like that muted rainbow backing.

Vicky Hayes said...

Stunning picks Di and your own card is gorgeous! I love the rainbow backing peeping through the die.

Brenda in IN said...

Your choices this time are really great cards. I love them all. And your card is delectable! That is the word that came to mind when I saw it. I love those soft colors peeking through and the butterfly is beautiful.

meg said...

love your card Di the rainbow effect isstunning, would love the chance to win this Die

Dragon said...

Love the butterfly on fretwork, so delicate.

ike said...

Dang !!! Sorry - I seem to have entered my 2nd entry TWICE !!!! Apologies xxxx

JennyH said...

Love your Memory Box card Di, so elegant. I'd like to get me some of that rainbow card, looks gorgeous. A definite YES PLEASE for the prize draw : )

Eve Maynard said...

Wow! what a beautiful card Di - YES PLEASE could you put me in the pot for this weeks prize.
Top picks are amazing - well done ladies!
xx

mamapez5 said...

Well at least it is not a Christmas card from me this time. I sometimes feel as though that is all I make!
Can i say Yes please a second time for that lovely die. Thanks. Kate xx

Helen J said...

I thought I'd join in the fun this week, I promise I'll behave myself (well, some of the time anyway!).
A "yes, pretty please" from me for the prize draw, that die is fab!
Helen

Chris said...

Taking up your kind invitation to play in the playground! (really I am just a spy, checking that there is no Parsnip or horse abuse going on). Someone needs to keep an eye on things while Kath's away....
I would love to be in with a chance to win that lovely die!
Chris
x

Jenny L said...

Hi Miss Di,and the lovely Parsnip.
Yes please to the prize if I'm lucky, as I think your snippets card created with it is so very lovely.
A very clever design as always.
It's so lovely to be back here with my playground pals.
Thank you for all your hard work involved in this wonderful challenge, and your precious pennies used for prizes.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Cornelia W said...

BACK WITH A CARD - HOPE YOUR WEEK IS GOING WELL! kiss Parsnip for me.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Great Butterfly card, Di. So pretty and elegant.
Great pics this week too. Congrats everyone.
(Just playing along for fun this week.)
Caroline xxx

veronica said...

love the die, so yes, please! finally got around to adding something again....

Lynn said...

your card is superb. The diecuts are beautiful, so yes please, enter me into the Mr. Random thingy. Lynn x

Brenda in IN said...

I have entered the challenge this week just for fun.

Brenda said...

Oh Di, how did I miss this wonderful card?!! I love that beautiful butterfly and I love the punch out design you made with that die. So pretty and so pretty are the colors behind both of them!! I agree the butterflies and this die are made for each other! I have entered the challenge for this week. Yay! So include me in please. I love your shout outs, what awesome projects by all! Hugs, Brenda

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Like Brenda, I have just joined in for fun and to join in the playground fun. I am with all those who want a horse in there, even two or three, but not the Thelwell kind, please. I will be back later in the week to look at everyone else's entries when Blogger is kind enough to let me see them all. Does this school close for snow or can we carry on playing in the yard, please? See you soon. xx Maggie

Denise Price said...

Hello to all. As a fellow snippet/scrap lover, I'm happy to be playing along with you this week. No need to put me in the drawing for the prize; I'm just here for the fun of it. Cheers!

Juls said...

beautiful, love the soft delicate colours of your card. hugs Juls

Karen Petitt said...

A really beautiful card Miss Pixie - love the colours you have used so much. Gorgeous picks, as always, thanks for a great challenge and yes I would like to go into the draw for that one Karen x

Ann said...

wow stunning card Di - loving the simplicity of it. Sorry not been around for ages, but just really couldn't be bothered with blogging. I'm back now though and entering my favourite challenge again.
Ann xxx

Liz said...

Your card is simply elegant. Lovely it. I would love to go in the draw for the die. Thanks for the opportunity.

kanda said...

Just popped by with my 3rd card for a chance to win that fabulous die xx

Bonnie said...

Came by for the rodeo. Only kidding. I came by for a chance to win that gorgeous die that you put your beautiful butterfly on. Yes please!

jimlynn said...

Hope it's not too late and I can still do this - but thought I'd go ahead and put my card from today in the challenge. I did us snippets but forgot to link it this morning. If it's not ok, Di, just toss it to the wind! Lynn

Janis said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous!!! LOVE that die (Yes, please to being in the drawing for one!!!) and the soft, soothing colors are wonderful!!!

Thanks so much for all your sweet comments on my projects. It is such a day-brightener to see that you have visited my blog.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Diane said...

This is my first time here, I found you by visiting other blogs that led me here and had a ball reading your posts...so I am going to say yes please, "purty" please!! Your card is gorgeous..what a beautiful die and you have a lovely name, too...teehee!!

Brenda B said...

Popping in almost at the last minute here Miss and saying "yes please" to the fab die. Absolutely beautiful card and the die over the pastel paper is really beautiful. Fun picks as always, there's a lot of talented ladies out there.

Hugs
Brenda