Sunday, 5 March 2017

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 271 and 272

Here we go again with another fresh fortnight in the Snippets Playground - and we're into March already, Spring is just around the corner with luck. Thank you so much to everyone who came to play - as always your entries have been fabulous!

This is my snippets card for the fortnight, and I cheated a little bit with just one small black snippet for the sentiment - but it's within the rules folks:
I used:

- 4.25" x 5.5" white card blank, tent style

- white card stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and a lovely stamp by Paper Extra - Item No. 50795. This image plus sentiment is actually the same cat as one I've seen quite a lot in blogland, it comes in a larger set of cat image stamps called 'Meow meow' by Recollections. But this little cutie is my favourite and I was delighted when Megan sent one for me and one for the toy box - thanks again Megan! I'm saving the other stamp set you also sent as part of a future prize btw

- coloured the image with Pro markers, making sure to add some warm grey as a 'grounding'

- then I cut a panel of white card a bit smaller than the card front and die cut an aperture using a die I've had for quite a while and been itching to use - it's the MFT 'Rectangle Peek-a-boo Window' die

- stuck the image panel behind the die cut aperture

- next I stamped the word 'meow' from the same stamp set onto a snippet of black card stock using a VersaMark pad then heat embossed it using Stamp Stuff 'Detail White' embossing powder

- trimmed the word 'meow' down and glued it onto the image panel

- finally added the image panel to the card blank, having backed it with white fun foam just to lift it a bit - using Collall All Purpose glue

Love the darling cat stamp set, stamping the cat was made really easy using the Misti to be sure to get those dense black markings - and the die is going to be a favourite here too!

So this is the coming fortnight's prize - no surprises of course:
A cat stamp set the same as the one I used, made by Paper Xtra and kindly donated by Megan - plus a MFT 'Rectangle Peek-a-boo Window' die from me :) This time round I will split the prize if the winner wishes as I'm conscious that some of you might well have one or other of the items - but they both do make up one prize of course.

The Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks from now on and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 18th 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 both items together as a single prize, unless you really do only want to try for one item or the other - in which case I'd do a further draw for the second 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 :)

Be sure to call back next week to see the winner of last fortnight's prize (the Darice embossing folders and MFT 'Wildflowers' die set) plus my picks from the past two weeks as well! And we also have another Guest Designer too!

Look forward to seeing what you come up with this fortnight - clever ideas for using up snippets are always most welcome! But, even if you use a single little snippet much as I have on my card, it still counts of course.

Sad news earlier on this week, our Playmate Janice's husband passed away last week. I know some of you have already been over to show your love and support at this difficult time - this is Janice's blog link if anyone else wants to call by.

Love from Parsnip and me,

81 comments:

Fiki said...

oh its so sweet card!

Heather said...

Aww . . . this is so cute! I love kitties! I just linked up a card my youngest made and I am going to come back and link up one for myself (I hope that is within the rules) I will play just for fun (so I don't stretch the rules too much!) but if she wins, she would love the prize! Thanks!!

Greta said...

Your card is darling, Ms Di! I've been admiring that MFT die, so will play just for it this time. So sorry to hear of Janice's loss. I'm kind of in denial that I'm getting to that age where loosing a spouse is more & more common. Reminder each day is a gift.

Jane said...

What a cute card Di...I love kitty stamps,they are such fun. The die is also brilliant that's a new one to me so a big yes please to the prizes this fortnight. So sorry to hear of Janice's loss...one of our friend's died suddenly last Saturday,he was just 60...it really does make you grateful for every day doesn;t it. So very sad. Here's to sunny spring thoughts. Hugs xxx

Juls said...

It's fab!!!! & still a snippet xx

Lia said...

Your cat is amazing! Love the card you made with it.
Lia xx

Kathyk said...

Your make is entirely fab, just uploaded my make for this challenge - YES please to this week's prize.

Sorry to read of Janice's sad loss too

Kathyk

scrAPpamondo said...

How cute card! I always love cats and this one is so fun! Love the frame, it gives a great look to your CAS!
Thanks for another challenge and yes, lease for the prize :)

scrAPpamondo said...

ooops... "please", not "lease" LOL

SARN said...

Oh WHAT a gorgeous card you've made with that lovely die and the cute cat stamp. LOVE it.

Will be dropping into the Playground with my snippets entry tomorrow, and playing along just for fun thanks.

So sad for Janice, have popped over to give her my condolences.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

lilian said...

Love the card Di,

lilian

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love your gorgeous card using the die and stamp. Playing along for fun this week.

Sue xx

Valerija said...

Such a wonderful card Di. Love the fun image.
Yes for the prize, please.
Have a great sunday.
Valerija xx

Carol L said...

OH my gosh, that's such a cute card and I have a cat-loving friend who would just love it! Yes please for the draw this time - it's too cute to pass up :) Thanks for letting us know about Janice too, I'm sure she can use some encouragement.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh, Di, your card is so sweet and adorable! This is right up my alley! Definitely a YES for the prize! You know I'll be back to play along! Enjoy your day!

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Di I love your card that cat is so cute. I am playing just for fun this time. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Preeti D. (aka Preety) said...

Super cute card Di :) would love to play along for the prize, thanks :)
I'm also having a little giveaway on my blog, would be super awesome if you decide to play along. Thanks
Cheers
Preeti

Sue - said...

Super cat Di! Yes please to go in the draw!

Kath said...

A lovely card Di, such a cute cat. I'll be in the playground soon and would love a chance to win the prize, please.
Kath x

Helen said...

Such a cute card! Love the die cut frame too!
I'm a 'yes please' for the prize :0)
Helen x

Eemeli said...

Love that framed window. I started immediately thinking this would be nice for Christmas cards, you can make them pretty simple but the 'stitching' and stuff gives it some "free" detailing.

Yes please for the prize. And not to forget, your make is soooooo cute :)

Hugs,
Eemeli

Di said...

Me too! Great minds think alike :) xx

Elizabeth said...

Love your cute cat card, Di. The framed window sets of the kitty just perfectly and what other greeting could there be but Meow!

I'd love to be counted in for the chance to win the prize - there's no resisting when it comes to cats :)

Hugs,
Elizabeth xx

Jane Willis said...

What a lovely card, and a cat image that I don't already own, so I am definitely playing for the prize this week!
Jane

Brenda said...

What a cute, cute card Di! I love that cat image, he just cracks me up with those curly whiskers. lol I also love that window frame, it is so cool and a very popular die! I'd love to play along and have a chance at winning. That's for letting us know about Janice as well Di. So sad and I know how she must be feeling, so I went over to leave her some love. Hugs, Brenda

Robin said...

What an adorable kitty! Love how you colored it! I would so love to have it! Thanks for the chance to win it! Hugs, Robin

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card Di, love both the image and the die, remember when you said you would never be able to do LIM or CAs cards, well those days have long gone.
Have a great week.
Kath x

Di said...

Aw thanks Kath! That means a lot. xx

Nana Connie said...

What a fun card, Di. I love that die and how you used it. Such a fantastic CAS design! I guess I'll have to play along for the prize this time since I fell in love with that die and the kitty, of course. If I don't win them, I'll have to go and buy them. :-D Won't get my card posted until tomorrow, thought.

Janice said...

I love your card this week Di! Such a cute cat stamp and the frame die is gorgeous. I would love to be in the draw please.
Thank you ladies for your kind comments, and Di for your beautiful card. I'm taking each day very slowly, and being looked after very well by family and friends.
Janice x

Karenladd said...

Well, I've gotta love this cute card Di, because of the sweet CAS design, the stitched window cut-out and is that an adorable kitty?!!! Oh yes, it is! I would love to be in the running for this wonderful prize because you can never have too many cat stamps!

Lia said...

Now I am joining with my Spring card and this time I used just one snippet to create the flower.
The stitched frame is a great die which I would very much like to have... (and the cat too...!)
Lia xx

Pat said...

What a cute cat and adore that stitched window die and sweet sentiment, a pretty CAS card Di. So sorry to hear of Janice's loss and have been over to leave a message. This time I would like to be a 'yes please' for the draw but just for the window die please. x

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous card, Di. I'll be back with my entry later in the challenge 'window' :)
Hugs,
Em xxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a sweet card! I love that funky kitty. That frame is so cool too!

Glennis said...

Love your card Di, and yes please for the prize

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh fab CAS card Di! Love that kitty! Yes please to be in your draw :)

Barb said...

This really is a fun card Di and I love the die. I would be pleased to be included in the draw. I was very sorry to hear about Janice's very sad loss and did drop in to leave my condolences. Barbxx

Aquarius said...

What a fun cat and the window die looks handy too - could I say a yes please this time for an opportunity to perhaps own these.

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Hi Di, I was going to use my winning prize this time but got a bit carried away with this card I have entered. Next time ;)

Love that wee cat, what a fun chap he is. Would love a chance to win please. Mum just loves cats....

Hope your finger is getting better.

x

NinaS said...

What a fun and cute card. I love that kitty.
Yes please for the prize

Brenda in IN said...

Oh Di, I had a snippet and couldn't wait to play this week. Your card is adorable with that sweet kitty and I love that frame. My son and his family recently got a cat and I would love to win this whole prize this time. Thanks for putting my name in. I used a snippet not to long ago and forgot to enter! Duh, a senior moment.

Carole said...

Hi Di...got to be a yes to playing for the prize this week. love your card...another die to die for!!

Trina P. said...

Hi Di. Love your adorable card. And yes to the prize please 😊
So I didn't want to enter your challenge until I used snippets other than cardstock, but it appears I don't use any other snippets on my cards. I miss your challenge so I am entering with another cardstock snippets creation. 😂

Trina xo

Megan J said...

Hi Miss Di, a wonderful card and love how you have coloured that cheeky cat, I searched around for something to go with the cat stamp but was unable to find anything that went with him. Love the frame die it's one I've not seen before... Have a wonderful week... Megan

Amanda said...

Hi, so I think I've linked up at least three times *lol* and still my entry isn't showing up. It might be this phone I'm using is being naughty.... apologies if I seem to take over the links *lol*

Amanda said...

and I'd like too play ❤

laurie said...

SO cute! I love that frame....what a great CAS card, love all that white. Yes please for me!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Very cute snippets card. I dropped off an encouragement card over by the swing set. I hope you like it... Hugs AJ -- Yes, I would love to be in the draw for this prize set.

Jenny L said...

Hi Miss Di, and the lovely Parsnip.
yes please if I am lucky.
Your card is so very lovely and I love that wonderful window die as it looks gorgeous with the double stitched edge.
Your cat stamp is fab and you have coloured it perfectly too.
Now I am not a great lover of cats as when I was a young lady working in the office of a tyre firm we had stray cats who resided in roof, and the smell first thing in the morning was enough to put me off them for life.
So very sorry to hear about Janice's hubby I did pop over and give her my condeloences when it came up on my blog list.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Bonnie said...

It's been ages since I've been able to get time to play over here! Sure have missed the playground! Love that fun kitty peering out from that wonderful frame!

Liz said...

Brilliant card, Di, what a cute image and beautifully framed with the stitched detail.

I'll be back later to play and I'll be a Yes Please for the prize, they go so well together. xx

Donna said...

Such a fun image... but keep away from my mouse friends, Mr/Mrs Cat. They aren't for you!
Now, don't faint, but yes, please... I would love to be entered in to win the goodies this time 'round.
You know me. I try not to be greedy. x
PS. Hope you don't mind me taking the liberty of advertising your gold, shiny stars. Tee hee. x

Fiki said...

oh this is so cute!
I will enter in this challenge! love this kitty!

Gloria Lee said...

The cat card is adorable!
And yes please to this week's prize.

Dorothy S said...

Your cat is so cute - my granddaughters love cats so "cat cards" are a bit part of my crafting! I am entering the contest.

scrappymo! said...

Hi Di! Just dropped by with a card. Not my best snippets card but does have snippets!
Even punched bunnies from all my leftover pink bits and gave them away!
Off to have a catch up on your blog as I have had back to back company since the funeral.

Mrs A. said...

Yay! Finally got a card with snippets on it. Yes please to going in the pot this time . Hugs Mrs A.

Sandy said...

Your card is adorable Di. Love the look of the stitched die.
Finally getting a little time to create and play, so yes on the prize draw.

KandA said...

What a gorgeous card Miss Di. Love that frame die - it's just purrrfect for CAS cards. Please can I go in the hat this time xx

Karen P said...

Gorgeously purrfect card Miss Pixie. I love me some kitty kats so yes please for the prize draw. Your card is so cute lol! Karen x

JennyH said...

This is such a cute card Di, I will definitely be playing for the prize (even tho' I feel a bit greedy as I just had a win from you : )

creationsnz said...

I do wish to play! CarolG

brenda said...

Puuureft Di !

Forgot to link yesterday, luckily Kath reminded me - the post it system let me down.

B x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Hello there, It's lovely to be joining you again for the first time in a while, as it's been ages since I've posted a card with any snippets on! I love your sweet little card Di, and yes please, I would love a chance to win this challenge prize. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

AlisonC said...

Hi. I think I forgot to leave a comment last week. Your cat card is very cute, he looks very pleased with himself. Yes, please to the draw. x

creationsnz said...

Hello again Di. You left a note that if I wanted to play in the draw I needed to leave a comment- I did, see above under 'creationsnz' (which is my blog). I don't know how to change that as CarolG goes under my thumbnail. CarolG

2crafteveryday said...

This is the most relaxing challenge that I have ever participated. Yes, I would love to have a chance to win the wonderful stitch die and the super cute cat stamp.

Nicky said...

Great card, so pleased my internet is fixed so I can play along - yes please to be included in the drawer

EdenLand Designs said...

That card is just the sweetest!! <3<3 Would love to play along for a chance at the fab prize :)
Susan S.

Darnell said...

Great turnout, Di, as always!! Your snippets card is meowvaleous! Sorry, couldn't resist! I love that die and have it or I would have played in this one! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

Tina Z. said...

lovely frame and sweet kitty, I love your CAS design.
yes for the lovely prize, please.
have a great week!
hugs xx

Lynn said...

Aww ... your kitty is adorable, and some great picks you have shown us Di. Lynn x

Mrs A. said...

Do not mention the duck pond. I have very intimate knowledge of that there duck pond. Oh Yes indeedy I do!! hugs Mrs A.

Janis said...

Such a sweet kitty card, Di....what handsome stripes and curly whiskers!! Yes, please to this prize set and to any future kitty prize(s) that ever might happen to pop up in the prize box. :) Thank you for your sweet challenges. I thought I had missed this one because I was battling the stomach virus (again!), but I see I have made it in with a few days to spare! Amazing.
<3 J

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meg said...

Great card Di, playing for fun this week

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Miss... yes please to yummy yummy yummy prize.. before go any further and great work by your dear self and wow GOLD STAR awards ..

I have been awol lately so bit behind didn't know we had 'em.. :D what great card too...
Mm, need to do major catch up.. sigh..

Gotta go .. if have accidentally misjudged and entered before, please delete this bokeh one.. but looked though three times and dont recall post but one never knows..!!
Hugs a very waery Sahz.x

Lady Joyful said...

Lovely card Di - I adore that cat! Yes please to the prize!

MaryH said...

Hi Parsnip & Di! (it's Me, sneaking in with a card and I was hoping you'd remember who I was!) Love this cute cat and he looks very happy to be sitting in this fab stitched frame. I'll say no thanks to the prizes (as I'm cleaning out some of my own NBUS, and this frame is one of 'em). Got some fabulous inspiration here and I'm off just now to visit some of them. I really like this clean design that lets Mr. Cat show his stuff. Take care, TFS & Big hugs.

SHartl said...

This is the cutest card Di!! I love that stitched frame and the kitty is super adorable!! Your simple design lets the kitty take center stage...which I'm sure he loves! Yes please to this prize.

Craftychris said...

I love this card! That is one cool cat and I adore the die! Yes please! I would love to go in the draw, thank you. I am unique again - side on piccie as usual! so wierd! Hugs xxx