Sunday, 19 February 2017

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 269 and 270

And it's another fresh fortnight in the Snippets Playground! Thank you so much to everyone who came to play - loads of brilliant entries too!

This is my snippets card for the fortnight:
I used:

- 4" x 4" square white card blank

- snippet of white card, embossed using Darice's 'Picket Fence' embossing folder, then trimmed to slightly smaller than the card front

- next added the sentiment using Memento 'Gray Flannel' ink and a stamp from the Hero Arts 'Good Friends' set

- then die cut the flowers using Stick-It backed snippets of card and a Poppy Stamps 'Wildflower Patch' die. First of all I die cut the whole flowers from a green snippet, left the flowers in place in the die, carefully peeled the Stick-It backing away, popped the die on top of the embossed picket fence and then gently poked each flower straight onto the fence through the holes in the die - thus keeping them perfectly lined up

- next die cut the flowers again from snippets of Stick-It backed peach and mauve card, snipped off the flower heads and popped them alternately on top of the green complete flowers

- once that was done all that was left was to back the image panel with white fun foam and glue it onto the card front, using Collall all purpose glue 

And here's this coming fortnight's prize:
MFT 'Wildflowers' two- piece die set and a Darice 'Picket Fence' embossing folder. These were both kindly donated by the lovely Darnell - absolutely AGES ago! The die is similar to but not absolutely the same as the one I used today. It's lovely in that the flower heads die cut separately ready to just pop onto the complete flowers, and the embossing folder is the same of course. Plus, I've added a further Darice embossing folder to the bundle called 'Clouds' (you can see the design on the top right hand side of the packaging). I thought the clouds folder could be used as an alternative to the picket fence folder - or maybe in conjunction with it. I haven't worked out how the two folders could be combined - I'll leave it to the winner to have a play :) For that reason I don't want to split the prize up.

The Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks from now on and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 4th March. 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 as a single 'bundle' as I already said. 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 :)

Be sure to call back next week to see the winner of last fortnight's prize (the papers, flowers, bows, buttons and LOTV 'baby' stamp) and my picks from the past two weeks as well! And we also have another Guest Designer as well! The standard is so high I might have to do the final whittle down of my short list of picks by drawing straws - amazing stuff girls.

Look forward to seeing what you come up with this fortnight, I think this place is a real hotbed of crafting talent!

Psst, I made this card on Friday afternoon - I think my mojo put in another brief appearance, yay! 

Love from Parsnip and me,

77 comments:

Preety said...

Gorgeous card Di! the embossed fence and the tiny flowers look very elegant, a perfect cas card. I'm learning how to make cas cards so seeing great examples of the use of lots of white space inspires me :) would love to play along for the superb prizes ! so yes please
cheers
preety

vinita jain said...

Wow! So pretty and elegant CAS one Di! I have never seen before that embossed fence, it's so beautiful!
Love to play in this snippet playground! A Big YES for this awesome prize!

Jane said...

Good morning Di...such a lovely card and perfect after yesterday's glorious weather. It's a lovely design and such cheerful colours.We'll wave to you today as we are off the S'Ton to celebrate our boy's birthday...let's hope it's as good weather as yesterday.Yes please to the fab prize for the fortnight. Have a lovely Sunday. Hugs xxx

Lia said...

Di, this is so pretty! I like those little flowers as eyecatchers on your card.
Lia xx

Kathyk said...

FAB make and prize but, just playing for fun again this week

Happy Sunday

Kathyk

scrappymo! said...

This is such a pretty card, Di. It is a great snippets card!
I have been pinning cards like crazy, trying to build up an arsenal of ideas for true snippets cards. I have come to the conclusion that cards which feature die cuts are so perfect for your challenge.

Your pretty flowers are perfect...

NanaConnie said...

Di, I'm really in love with the fence and the flowers on your card! I guess that means I have to play for the prize this week. :-D Just now posted my card and there's a really fun story behind my sentiment which you'll find on my blog.

Jane Willis said...

Morning Di - I love that embossed fence, such a sweet card. Just playing for fun this week. And I'm always puzzled by the fact that the "Live traffic feed" thinks I'm in Bournemouth! It can't be IP address based as the server for our area is in Guildford.
Jane

Sue - said...

Pretty pretty card Di. A perfect die set for using snippets too. Jane is confused by the live traffic feed saying she's in Bournemouth, I'm even more so as I live 5 minutes away from her and it says I'm in Belfast!

Di said...

Snigger, and today I'm in Watford it says! Quite often I'm down on the South Coast as well, which is nice when it's a sunny day :) Len did explain to me why it happens - but I've been asleep since then. x

SARN said...

Good morning . . . What a lovely Springlike snippets card you're showing us today. Perfick.

Great prize but will be playing just for fun when I see you in the school yard tomorrow.

Hugs, Sarn xxxx

Pat said...

This is a gorgeous card Di and the flowers go beautifully with the picket fence embossing folder, and a thank you to Darnell for donating this, and a lovely added extra with the clouds EF, so thank you for that Di. I am definitely a 'yes please' for a chance to win this prize. x

Carol L said...

The pretty flowers in front of the fence remind me that spring is just around the corner, and I love it! I'd love to have my name tossed into the pot for this fabulous prize, so thanks much to you and to Darnell for the great offering! Have a great week ahead!

Fiki said...

your card is so pretty!
I would like to play and be in the chance for prize!
thank you very much!
hugs
My blog : Fiki
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Chantal said...

Pretty card, love the text.. I would like to play and be in the chance for the prize.
Thank you.
Hugs, Chantal S

NinaS said...

Very pretty card. I like those little flowers.
Playing for fun.

April Cheetham said...

Hi Di and Parsnip, also laughing at the live traffic feed which always says I'm in Wallasey, not Oxton! Such a sweet card with those pretty flowers. Yes please to lovely prize. Sending hugs Xx

Kath said...

A beautiful card, love the EF and pretty flowers. I'll be in the playground later in the week and would love a chance to win the prize, please.
Kath x

Greta said...

Oh what a wonderful card, Di! Love the sweet flowers with the embossed fence! Hoping to get a Snippets card made & will play for the prize this time.

AlisonC said...

It's a sweet, pretty card and I'm so pleased you're feeling a little bit creative again. It must be the influence of spring. (Hopeful, I know).

Barb said...

Your card looks lovely Di. It sounds a very tricky job but has worked a treat. I'll be back later in the week. Barbxx

SHartl said...

I am so happy you've found a little bit of mojo this week, and your card shows it! Yes please to the prize, as I am inspired by your sweet card.

Kathleen said...

That is a great EF and cute little flowers die. Gorgeous CAS card Di.
By the way I have only just noticed the change in your blog, it is so gorgeous with the pinks and greens, go on tell me it has been like this for ages, sorry if it has.
Hell of a day, why, why, why do they change things on your computer without asking.
Glad to see that you have managed to get back 'into it' .
Have a good week Di.

Kath x

Robin said...

Such a sweet card! I love the flowers! Thanks for another fabulous prize to win! I would love it! I'll be back later with a card. Hugs, Robin

Karenladd said...

This CAS card is so pretty, and I love that embossed fence. The little flowers are sweet and colorful, and your mojo has obviously come back!! This prize package is a fun one, so yes please!

Darnell said...

Your snippets card is such a lovely fresh design to remind us spring is near, Di! Remember when people wished for a house with a white picket fence and 2 1/2 children? Or was that just in this karazy country? Either way, once again I'm showing my age when I speak, but I don't care, I still like white picket fences! I'm going to swing for a bit (very gently) and then I'll come around and knock for a cookie, please Miss, and a hug from der bear. Hugs, Darnell

Eemeli said...

Lovely creation. At the same time it is quite simple but still gives eye(s) a lot of beautiful things to enjoy.

I should really start working with dies more. Like your creation, it is so versatile with different colors and sentiments. Could easily be turned into so many different occasion.

I am saying yes for the prizes even though there is a slight concern that I might end up being a copy cat if I am the lucky winner :)

Have a wonderful start on the new week. We are getting the first breeze of spring in Finland, hopefully the weather is not too bad in UK, too.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Sandra H said...

So pertty and that embossed fence die is gorgeous love the flowers too! take care and enjoy your week xx

SARN said...

I've skipped over to play, but just for fun thanks.
Looking forward to seeing all the usual suspects behind the bike shed for elevenses!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Swissie said...

Oh Di! Your card is so wonderful! I love it. And this time I also want to have the opportunity to win the prize.
Hugs, Liv xx

Aquarius said...

This is a lovely card with the fence and flowers - great to read how you achieved the effect. Could I say a 'yes please' for an opportunity to maybe own the prize this time around.

Whisper said...

Oooo what a fabby 'Thank You' card, so love how you achieved the stunning effect, luv Sam x

Linby said...

Lovely CAS card, so sweet. I'm just playing for fun. L x

scrAPpamondo said...

Adorable sweet card! Love the tiny flowers on the embossed fence!

Em Louise Fairley said...

So much for your mojo taking a hike... then again, maybe it did to the beautiful garden where those flowers are? Grin. Regarding the location widget, it always says I'm in Northampton when I'm nowhere near.
Hugs,
Em xoxo

Loll said...

Your sweet spring garden is a breath of fresh air, Di!! Totally adorable! xx

Lady Joyful said...

Very sweet card, Di! A definite "yes please!" to the prize.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your snippets card is adorable, Di! I love the picket fence embossing folder and the sweet flowers! I'm definitely a "YES, please" for the prize! I love all the items in the prize package! Thank you, Darnell, for your generosity! Hope you are doing well these days, Di, I've been sick since last week so I'm not up on what's been happening in blogland. Feeling a bit better today!

Helen said...

Love your fresh Spring-y snippets card Di! I'm a 'yes please' for the prize :0)
Helen x

Liz said...

Beautiful CAS card, Di, the bright flowers really 'pop'. What a useful picket fence embossing folder - I thought at first you'd used a die for the fence. I'll be a Yes Please for the prize this fortnight.....assuming I remember to link up my scheduled post in a couple of days! Thanks to Darnell too for the lovely prizes. xx

Diane said...

Beautifully created card Di, reminds me of my kitchen garden, picket fence and all (except mine has weeds..lol). Such a fun prize I will say yes to, so nice of Darnell!! See you next week!!!

Valerija said...

Beautiful card. Love the soft colours.
Yes for the prize, please.
Valerija xx

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Hey Di, Love your snippets card. Came by to drop off a girly notecard. Would love to be in the draw for this fabulous prize. Thanks.

Lindsey said...

What a sweet card Di! I love the delicate flowers with the very subtle embossed fence xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Miss Di & the lovely Parsnip.
Yes please if I'm lucky.
Love your ownderul card and the gorgeous picket fence, and flowers.
Thank you so much for all your hard work involved with this wonderful challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Heather said...

This is so sweet and pretty! It makes me think of spring; it won't be long now before the flowers are popping up out of the ground. Would love to win the prize this time. Thank you!

Lynne in NI said...

Awww what a sweet CAS card Di, I love it!
Yes please to be in your draw for the goodies :)
Hope your Mojo's back!

paperpapier said...

Yes Please! I would love to win the awesome goodies in this challenge.

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Hi Di Love your card, hope all is well with you. Love chance win if poss. x x

kbrandy4 said...

Hi Di, lovely clean and simple card and I would love to be the winner of the super prize! xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oooh I have missed a lot on your playground Di...a lot of catching up to do!! Do count me in for the draw and hoping I get to be a regular player for the coming months!! Missed visiting you and the talented girls who play over here
Cheers
Dr Sonia

mamapez5 said...

I don't know how I managed to post my card yesterday without commenting, but I am here now. I love your very Spring.like card. The picket fence is great and goes with the flowers so well. I like to see flowers growing along a fence. It sounds as though you have lost your mojo a bit right now. I hope it comes back soon. It took me a while to get over the virus that got me a few weeks back, but I am starting to make things again now. Yes to the prize please. Lots of lovely items in there. Kate x

scrAPpamondo said...

I am entered, thanks for another challenge!
Yes please for the great prize :D

Mrs A. said...

Fab prize this time (yes please) and I love your card. Hugs Mrs A.

Sindhu said...

Very pretty card..This is the first time i am palying here...hoping to play in future too...Please count me for the lovely prize..

Sandra H said...

Only playing for fun Di hope you enjoy your weekend x

Karen P said...

Hello Miss Pixie! Playing along for a chance to win please. Your card is beautiful. I will try to get back to check out some of the entries soon xx

Susan Renshaw said...

Love the fence and flowers! Great CAS card!
Would love to win a prize...just going to check out some of the other entries...

Cathy said...

Gorgeous garden scene on your card Di, such pretty soft colours. Would love to play along for the prize, Cathy x

meg said...

Love your card Di, yes please to the an entry for the prize

Brenda said...

I love your fence and flower card Di! So pretty and has me wishing for warm temps and spring! I would love to play along for the prize as well Di. Love that you are running the challenge for 2 weeks! Hugs, Brenda

Jeanne H said...

Yes,please put my entry up for a prize! Thanks. I too love flowers, just didn't use them this time. Hope OK.

Majda said...

This is so sweet and pretty!I love the picket fence embossing folder and the sweet flowers!Fab prize this time (yes please).
Hugs, Majda

Carole said...

Very pretty card Di.love the idea of the flowers against the picket fence. A yes to the chance of winning please.

Janis said...

I just LOVE your delicate and pretty card with that adorable picket fence and the sweet flowers! So fresh and springlike!
Yes, please, to my name being tossed in the hat for this prize bundle. I would love to give these wonderful products a home in my craft room!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Megan J said...

Hi Miss Di, a super card, love the little flowers and the sentiment is amazing. Playing just for fun this fortnight. I'm always intrigued to see where I am on the map, just now it says I'm in Eltham, Melbourne, Australia but, I am over 900km from there... Have a lovely week... Megan

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Miss,
.... oh your wee fence and flowers card is soooooo kewl!!, I love it, so pretty to the colours chosen. Wonderful indeedy, so needless to say, I'm saying: "yessss please" to these prizes very generous.
Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

A very pretty card Di, the flowers and the fence are a great combo. I'm also saying yes to the chance to win the prizes.

Love and hugs
Maarit

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Di, love the little flowers.
For me a YES for the chance to win the lovely prizes.

EdenLand Designs said...

Love your card, Di! It's so spring-y :) I'm saying yes please for the chance to win the fab prizes!

jimlynn said...

Remember me??? Yikes! It's been so long since I've gotten back over here and I'm almost embarrassed. I'm finally getting back in the swing of things a little. I'll even throw my name in the hat for the prize too. I've missed you.
Such a pretty card and I love that little fence and all the fun flowers.
Lynn

AlisonC said...

I've made it back. I really thought with fortnightly challenges I'd make it into every one! Life does get in the way. Your card is very fresh and pretty, cute little flowers.
Yes, please to the prize.x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Just coming in the back door this time Di. I love you CAS card with the lovely fence and flowers. Playing for fun this week.

Sue xx

Dorothy S said...

I just discovered this challenge and I hope I did the entry correctly. I am pretty addicted to using dies and embossing folders so definitely playing for the prize!

Craftychris said...

Wow! Your card is absolutely stunning! I am loving the little flowers and the fence embossing - so sweet! I have joined in close to the end again! I need to organise myself better! I don't know why my pictures always go sideways in your linky - very strange! I would love to be included in the draw for the lovely prize - thank you so much! Hugs. Chris xxx

Lynn said...

I love your cottage garden Di. Just about managed to link up. I feel as if I am doing more christmas cards than I am any other at the moment! I would love to be included in the draw for the prize. Thanks. Lynn x

Tina Z. said...

I love your spring card, it is so lovely and the tiny flowers are adorable.
have a great weekend and yes for the great prize, please.
hugs xx