Sunday, 9 July 2017

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 289 and 290

Time for a new fortnightly challenge in the Snippets Playground folks! As always, a huge thank you to everyone who came to play this past fortnight - loads of gorgeous entries.

I was 'missing in action' during some of the challenge - we hopped over to Southern Germany to visit Len's grand daughters and their Mama. Had a wonderful time - as always! Much laughter and a lot of fun was had for sure.

Now, this is my snippets card for the coming fortnight - made as a Birthday card for a very special friend - in real life it shines almost as brightly as she does:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card blank

- snippet of black card stock, trimmed to just slightly smaller than the card front and glued in place

- snippet of white card stock, trimmed to just slightly smaller than the black layer which then had a heart shape die cut from it using the fabulous Concord & 9th 'Heartstrings' die set (you can use this set to just cut the 'strings' portion of the heart if you separate the outer die from the inner one - I left them joined for a first play)

- then I backed the heart shaped aperture using a snippet of medium strength double sided adhesive sheet, covered the exposed sticky front with the waxed paper I'd saved when backing the aperture and set the card aside (tip: my next steps were to fiddle about with small die cut pieces of card to fill the aperture so it's always best to have the aperture all prepared just in case the little pieces from the next die cutting stage fall out of the die willy nilly)

- snippet of red card, die cut with the same heartstrings die and inlaid into the sticky aperture on the card front 

- snippet of gold card, again die cut using the same die and this time they were used to inlay in between the 'strings'

- snippet of the same red card to die cut the small heart, using a die from the same set, which was then glued in place

- then I got the Misti set up with a right old selection of words from the MFT 'Label Maker Sentiments' set, inked them using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and stamped them. The stamps are very good but I did love my Misti all the more as restamping really gave such solid black background - so much like the old Dymo label maker I stupidly threw away about 20 years ago!

- then I just snipped the words into rectangles using smallish sharp scissors and played around for ages deciding which ones to use. So much choice I dithered for quite a while before eventually sticking the final selection in place

One finished card, all ready to post off to Darnell a couple of weeks ago! The Heartstrings die set did need a little bit of shimming to get the clean cut right through the quite thick red and gold card I used. It always seems that, the closer together the cuts are, the more pressure is needed for a clean cut on quite thick card.

I stuck to just two quite traditional colours for my heart but can imagine this would look fabulous in a variety of colours - or possibly 'ombre style' going through shades of one colour.

Once again, no need to really spell out what this fortnight's prize is made up of:
The prize is the Concord & 9th 'Heartstrings' die set and the MFT 'Label Maker Sentiments' set of stamps. Loads of words (31 in fact) to combine in this great set. I will split the die set and the stamps if you only wish to play for one or the other.

The Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks from now on and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 22nd 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 both 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. 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 Crafter Companion 'Baby Bamboo' stamp set, a set of 'Stitched Square' dies from The Works and a Bow Maker) plus my picks from the past two weeks - hopefully as well as another lovely guest designer too!

Love from Parsnip and of course from me,

72 comments:

  1. What a striking card, Di, especially in the colours you've chosen. Love the die and stamps.

    I'll be back later to play and I'd love to win both these prizes, so I'll be a Yes Please for the draw this time. xx

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  2. So elegant and beautiful! Love this die Di!
    Will come back later to play in your snippets playground! Count me in for this fab prize!

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  3. I know Darnell will be enjoying this gorgeous, elegant card for a long time! What a beauty, Di! Glad you had fun on your trip & hope your back is playing nice now. I've had the MFT sentiment set on my wishlist forever & would love to have something from C&9 so I can join in the challenge--in other words, I'll play for both this time!

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  4. This is a great card and I'm sure Darnell just loves it - clever to fit all those snippets so neatly into the aperture. I'll be back shortly with an offering for this week and could I say a yes please for the dymo-style stamp set - to think I had one of those machines years ago, probably long gone now though.

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  5. Wow, I love this CAS card. It's great how you made the golden heart! I am in for a new challenge in a few days!
    Lia xx

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  6. Well, I think I can show my todays card which flowers made of snippets. And yes: I would very much like to play for the prize!
    Lia xx

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  7. Just uploaded my entry .. YES PLEASE to the entry for the prize draw

    Lovely make too

    Happy Sunday

    Kathyk

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  8. WOW - that's a super card for Darnell. Very snazzy and glitzy.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  9. Oh Di, I LOVE this card and I'm sure Darnell did too! I'm all about the hearts with cards and I love the gold and red colors! A most definite yes please to the prize draw this week! I bought the label dies but never went back to buy the words for them yet! LOL

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  10. Beautiful card Di - all those inlaid pieces look wonderful! Yes please to the prize, I'd love to have a go
    Jane

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  11. Gorgeous card, Di! Love that golden heart! Yes please to the prize.

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  12. What a gorgeous heart die and love the white on black sentiment trips which go beautifully Di. I love the red with the gold but each of the segments could be different colours or you could insert bits of a self made coloured background so lots of options with it. Thanks for offering this wonderful prize and I would love to be in with a chance to win it if I get my card in. x

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  13. Good evening Miss Di. I'm glad you got away for a break, laughter is a pretty good medicine. What a super card and great prize...I still have a dymo label maker but would still love to win this fortnight. Thanks so much. We were down your way yesterday at Milly's annual BBQ...a great day! Hugs xxx

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

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  15. Stunning creation Di, the red and gold look is fantastic.

    Kath x

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  16. Wow, what a beautiful card! The gold looks amazing against the white and red, and I know that Darnell must be in love with this shimmery, fun design. Yes please to winning this die and stamp set!

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  17. Oooh so lovely is this card Di and a lovely thought too! loving the colours and the beautiful heart and sentiments the gold truely is gorgeous xx

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  18. What a gorgeous card Miss Di, I LOVE that heart die and it looks stunning in red + gold. Glad you and Len had a fun break with the family.
    I'll be back later to join in and would love to go in the draw for the fabulous prize xx

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  19. That heart die is just fabulous, and really unique. It looks so striking in gold, and the word strip sentiments are such fun. Yes please to this prize! So glad you and Len were able to have some relaxed family time. We had our 6 year old granddaughter with us for 3 days and, as she loves crafts, she had a ball with all of my "toys"!

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  20. How awesome to see my brilliant card being showcased, Di! It's so much more beautiful in person and just lights up the whole Playhouse! Thank you again, very much and thank you for the shoutout here! I know it was a labor of love and I send that love right back across the pond!! Mwah! Hugs, Darnell

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  21. Love the card you have make it really pops - glad you had a great time with family, playing just for fun, Nicky

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  22. I made it back into the playground ... at last!! xx

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  23. I actually managed to make it a bit earlier than usual lol! Beautiful card from you and yes please for the prize Di, love the stamps you used with that beautiful font. So glad you got some time to visit with the family, that's always an awesome thing.
    Have a lovely week Karen xx

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  24. Your card is so adorable! Love that heart die! Thanks for the chance to win it! Hugs, Robin

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  25. Hi Di Good to be back just playing for fun as usual. love your cards.
    Hugs
    Margaret M

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  26. beautiful card :) love the red and gold color combo. Would love to play along for the awesome prize. Thanks.
    Hugs
    Preeti

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  27. I am so sorry that my blog had a virus for some days. Thank you Di for telling me, so that I could clean up my Mac. Now I think it is ok again.
    And I post my last card on your snippets challenge and say "Yes, please" to the chance to win this gorgeous prize. Your card is just wonderful! Love the dies!
    Hugs, Liv

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  28. Gorgeous card Di :) All those inlaid pieces realy look wonderful! Would love to play along for the awesome prize. Thanks :)
    Hugs, Majda

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  29. Hey Di, just stopping by the playground to say hi and to drop off a snippets card. I went with a Halloween theme to shake things up a bit.. Hope you like.. Hugs.. AJ -- PS. Yes. I would love to be in the draw for this fabulous prize.. Thanks..

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  30. Such a pretty card for Darnell, I'm sure she loved it!
    Yes please to be in the draw for your goodies :)

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  31. Your card is beautiful Di, I'm sure Darnell was thrilled with it! I would also love to be entered into the drawer please, thank you.
    Janice x

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  32. Hi Miss Di, what an unusual heart die and such an elegant card. Hoping to link up at the weekend once I'm back home (kidney action again this week), so worried if I don't I will miss the end of term party and been storing up a few bottles in the cooler bag ready - not that I want to lead Parsnip astray of course.

    B x

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  33. Well I have been busy in the name of snippets - check it out! Would love to be in the draw as your card looks fab.

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  34. Hi Di .... thanks for the nudge, I'm all linked up now. Love your snippet card, what a pretty heart. I would love to be included in the draw .... thank you xx

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  35. I finally found a wi-fi connection that would let me add my card to the challenge. I'm playing at the beach this week to avoid the heat at home (105 F !) but that means I have only sporadic internet connections. Love, love, LOVE that die set, Di, and am so hoping I might get lucky this week. Yes, I'll play for the prize this time. :-D

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    1. I can't believe I link the wrong card (#25). My entry can be found here: http://mygrammysattic.blogspot.com/2017/07/summer-buddies.html

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    2. All sorted out Connie - no worries!

      Hugs

      Di xx

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  36. This card is a beauty Di! Love all the shimmer and would love to play along for the prizes. Have a great week, Cathy x

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  37. A real beauty of a card Di. I love the way you've inlaid the pieces. I would love to play for the prizes. Barbxx

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  38. Me again, Di. Forgot to say 'yes, please' to adding my name into the hat - so to speak! X

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  39. Love the card for Darnell, pleased to see that she does too!
    Yes please for the prize

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  40. oops can you remove one of my images :) I'd love to try for the prize

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  41. Oooh, marvelous dies with those text!! Your card is adorable!
    Have a nice summer!; Hugs, Pirjo=Repolainen

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    1. Hi again, I'm visiting your marvelous blog so many times, but I tought it's my third time to linkin a card your challenge, hugs, Repolainen

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  42. I would love to be able to win the prize. Thank you

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  43. Well Di, could you please delete my first card here (number 27)? I had to start a new blog and have linked up my card again from the new one.
    Again thank you for your help. I hope everything is ok now.
    Hugs, Liv xxxx

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  44. Hi Di... so glad you've picked up a little with the back issues... I pray it continues to improve for you.
    I'm crook within a cold so slow to link over, you were very prompt to pop over and say hi..l thank you...
    I'm playing just for fun, I'm sure they'd be great items but can't see me using them..
    Some lovely things in playground off to peek, if not comment, not doing much of that of late.
    God bless you dear friend, Hugs Shaz.x

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  45. Hi Di, Been awhile since I was last here, well it seems so. Been busy doing other things but have entered this week for the challenge. Hope you are well and look forward to getting back into doing my crafting and NOW sewing.

    Love a chance to win if it is possible to be entered into the challenge

    crafty hugs Pen x

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  46. Hello Di, very striking card in the colours you've chosen and I love the way the little heart pops, its cute. I'm just playing for fun this time x

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  47. Very nice card and it could be used for all kinds of occasions! And for many of our snippets and scraps! I would love to play for the prize this time, thanks so much for hosting!

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  48. Thank you Di for having fun together. I will be very happy if I can play both gifts. Regards,
    BozenA

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  49. Hello Miss.
    Missing you all.
    Have made a little something from scraps and linked it up as I am missing the Playground!
    Please give Parsnip a hug and hope all is OK with you. xxx

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    1. Oops and forgot - been that long!! I would like to go in the hat please? xx

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  50. Great card Di! I really love that die set. Yes please to the prize!

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  51. Oh Di your card is stunning!! I love how you have used the die and stamp set - and I am inspired to say "yes please" too!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  52. I am coming back to play after a long time and wish to be counted in the prize

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  53. Well, I'm a bit late to the playground, Di - I just don't know where time is going these days. Well, I do, it's in the garden but that's another story. Anyway, love the card you made for your friend - gorgeous heart and the word stamps are fab too. Both prize items would be very useful so please do count me in for the draw. Off now to check out what other playmates have been making. Take care and have a lovely day. Elizabeth xx

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  54. I'm a bit late this time, but I get here in the end. I love your fabulous card. I'm playing for fun this week.

    Sue xx

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  55. Fab card Di...love that wonderful heart die!
    I'ma 'yes please' for the prize draw :0)
    Helen x

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  56. Yay, I made it over to play!! What a gorgeous card, Di. Yes, please, to the prizes this time. Thank you for another fun time at the playground!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  57. Gorgeous card Di! I'm so glad you have had a lovely time with your family in Germany. Yes please for super prize! :-) Xx

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  58. A fabulous card. Love the heart die. Yes for the prize, please.
    Valerija xx

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  59. Hi Miss Di, and the lovely Parsnip.
    Yes please if I'm lucky.
    PHEW I just made this one this time around.
    Your card is very beautiful and luxurious lookimg.
    The gold and red looks so pretty.
    Love that heart die and those wonderful stamps.
    Thank you for all your hard work involved in this wonderful challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  60. wow, such an elegant card ... yes for the prize please.
    have a great weekend.
    hugs xx

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  61. Darn. That's what I get for enjoying a lazy breakfast today. I missed the deadline. Here's my very snippety card anyways:
    http://rieslingmama.blogspot.de/2017/07/anniversary-la-altenew.html

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  62. Hey Di, are your challenges just for cards or will you take scrapbook pages as well???? - sharon

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