Sunday, 2 April 2017

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 275 and 276

Well, we've had some lovely sunny days here recently - soon be time to wade into the Playground duck pond and give it the annual clean in readiness for Mrs A's diving board I reckon!

Thank you so much to everyone who came to play this past fortnight and as always there were so many gorgeous entries.

This is my snippets card for this next fortnight, and I did have a lot of fun making it:
I used:

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

- piece of white card stock for the front panel, trimmed to just slightly smaller than the card front

- then die cut a window in the panel, using the MFT 'Rectangle Peek-a-boo Window' die and set it to one side

- found a little snippet of 'clouds in the sky' paper, from LOTV's 'Up, up & away' paper pad and used that as the background I wanted in the aperture

- used the utterly adorable Lawn Fawn 'Stinkin' Cute' stamp set for all the stamping and first I stamped the little skunk, flower and heart onto a snippet of white card  

- coloured those with Pro markers and then used the matching set of dies to cut them out

- now I could see how the wee fella would be positioned so I then stamped the sentiment words onto the snippet of cloud paper

- stuck the cloud panel behind the die cut aperture 

- added the little skunk in one corner then stamped the 'fumes' (snigger) emanating from him :)

- added the die cut heart and flower

-  used another snippet from the same LOTV paper pad and die cut three Spellbinders 'Nested Banners', which I added to the panel in ever-decreasing lengths and just wrapped the ends around the edge (see below for the boo-boo confession)

- 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

- finally, a little touch of clear Wink of Stella to the heart and the flower

I bought the little stamp and die sets quite a while ago now, on a special offer. And of course, the wonderful MFT peek-a-boo window die had another outing!

I wonder if you already guessed coming fortnight's prize? Of course, it's a Lawn Fawn 'Stinkin' Cute' set of stamps plus a set of matching dies (as I said, they were on offer!).
AND, as the peek-a-boo window die was so wildly popular as a prize recently, I'm adding another one of those into the pot as well:
I will split the prize two ways if necessary, the Lawn Fawn 'Stinkin' Cute' stamps and matching dies will be one part of the prize and the MFT Rectangle 'Peek-a-boo Window' die can be another part. This is mainly as I'm sure some of you will have at least one or other parts of the prize, so you might not wish to play for all of the 'bundle'. But, as always - all items are one complete prize if you wish to play for all of them together.

The Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks from now on and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 15th April. 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 items together as a single prize, unless you really do only want to try for a 'split' as I explained above - 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 plus my picks from the past two weeks - as well as a lovely guest designer too!

And, Dorothy still hasn't come forward to claim her prize - so if any of you know her email address you might want to give her a little nudge please.

Look forward to seeing what you come up with this fortnight - more clever ideas for snippets as well as 'anything you choose' - what could be simpler?

It's Darnell's annual April Fool's Boo--boo Hop and NBUS challenge #11 over HERE. The challenge runs until 11th April. My card does have a slight boo-boo on it but it's miniscule in the great scheme of things! I had planned to have those little pennant banners (with the little green hearts in the pattern) above and below the single blue hearts piece. Wasn't until the card was totally finished and everything had been put away that I realised I mucked up the order. As I say, just a minor thing but still annoying when it was planned otherwise - serves me right for taking my eye off the ball! Why don't you join in? You don't have to have a boo-boo to share, just NBUS would be fine. 

Love from Parsnip and me,

74 comments:

  1. Cute card, Di, I love the added fumes! The peek-a-boo window die make a brilliant frame. xx

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  2. That is so cute indeed! I love how you added extra fumes. That is a cute stamp set and a wonderful window die too.

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  3. Super cute card :) adorable critter! Especially love the lil window. Would love to play for the prize so yes please. Thanks :)

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  4. Awww what a cute card Miss, do love it, and those dies and stamps are all great so yes please when I call back to play. Need to make some cards so better get cracking, eh??
    NBUS Challenge ever so glad you mention it, I've a card I posted off which had several booboos in it , so may join in... just need to focus properly!!!
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  5. Very, Very cute and a lovely snippets card.
    Great prizes this week. I would love to go into the draw this time.

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  6. Oh my goodness, stinkin' cute indeed! Love that skunk with the sweet blue flowers that are probably an attempt to cover up that tell-tale odor..haha! Yes please to this prize, as that stitched frame is perfect for so many different applications.

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  7. Very amusing card using that cute critter. Could I please go into the 'hat' for the aperture die only this time.

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  8. A beautiful card Di, I love the aperture die especially and would love to go in the hat for that please.

    Sue xx

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  9. Awwww.... How sweet and cute is this card!! Amazing Lawn Fawn critter with the tiny red heart and the flower!! And just LOVE that pik-a-boo window with the clouds panel!! The tree little banner are an other adorable touch!
    Love, love this card!!

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  10. And what a stinkin' cute card you've made Miss Di. Love it and would love to go in the hat (or pond) for the prize this week xx

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  11. I just love your card. The skunk is just what it says! Well done, Di! I adore that window die, but each time I try to order it, it is sold out. When I saw this, I squealed. Yes please for this prizes this time

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  12. Totally stinkin' cute! I love that little skunk set and the other die would be perfect for me. Thanks for the chance to win! Hugs, Robin

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  13. Oh my goodness that is the cutest card!!! Love the colour! Just gorgeous!
    Lucy x

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  14. Very cute card, Di! I know what you mean about planning something & then forgetting to do it! I'll play just for the peek a boo window die this time. Wishing you a great week!

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  15. This is so sweet! I love that window die!

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  16. Your card is adorable, Di! I did notice right away that the order of the banners was out of kilter. Now, stop it, April Fool's! I'd never have noticed! Thank you so much for the shoutout for my challenge and for joining in the fun! You're the best!! If anyone reads this and doesn't have that peek-a-boo die - GO FOR IT! It is so easy to use and I've just discovered that all you need is a piece of gorgeous pp in the window and a sediment below and Bob's your Uncle! Great way to use snippets of pp! Well, I shouldn't really say Bob's your Uncle. It's not my place, really. I mean, I heard it from Mrs. A. and she's usually reliable, but I'm not sure if her source is reliable, if you see what I mean, and anyway, if you have always considered Bob to be your Dad, than let's leave it at that. You don't really need an Uncle as much as you need a Dad, after all, for heaven's sake, am I right? Hugs, Darnell

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  17. Awww that is just stinkin cute Di...I love it.Yes it's April already...wow it will be summer before we know it. Yes please to the generous prize this fortnight...I really love these stamp/die combo...saves on the fussy cutting!I'm sitting in the sunshine in the garden typing this and it feels like summer today...wonderful. Hugs xxx

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  18. The sentiment says it all: stinkin cute!!
    Lia xx

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  19. Stinkin' cute image AND card! Love the way you added the banners at the bottom too.
    Lynn

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  20. Totally adorable card Di, lovely soft colours too. Just playing for the fun of being here this time :)

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  21. Oh, so cute, Di, and wonderfully simple! I have to play for the Die-namics part of prize this time around. I'll be entering my card shortly. :-D

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  22. Yes please to the cute prize :-) I've just hopped in to have a go on the swings :-P xx

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  23. I would LOVE to win - Lawn Fawn is my newest addiction :)

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  24. You've made a really cute card, it would be hard not to with this stamp. The banners are a great idea to add a bit of interest. I thought it might be washi tape which would work. Or would I just get in a sticky mess with wonky tape and finger marks? Yes please to the draw but only for the frame die. x

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  25. Hi Di your card is gorgeous I love it. So yes please to the prize. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  26. This is a really super card Di, love the die and such a cute image BUT call me "blind as a bat" but I can not see what is wrong with it.
    Now as you know I hardly ever read other comments, but Darnell's looked that long that I stopped the scroll to read her comment, well I think I lost the plot after that, thank goodness I don't have a relation called Bob.

    Have a good week.

    Kath xx

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  27. Love your card it is really stinkin cute! - All my cards at the moment seem to made with bits I have three weeks left looking after my friend house before I go home and my stash here is getting a bit thin - I thought in January I had packed plenty!! Playing just for fun

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  28. I love your cute little skunk Di and the pretty cloudy sky background goes beautifully and fits inside the peek a boo window die really well. If I get my card in I would love to be in the draw for just the window die. x

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  29. Your card is stinkin' cute, Di! :) Totally adorable! xx

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  30. FAB make indeed, yes please this week - just uploaded my entry

    Kathyk

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  31. Lets try again without the typo's. The sentiment really does say it all Di, great design as well.

    B x

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  32. Such a cut card Di, count me in for the prize, that peek-a-boo window die looks like a must-have : )

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  33. What a cute card! love your layout - lovely and CAS. I never noticed your boo boo - I just thought it was artistic styling!
    I'd love to play just for the peek-a-boo window die - it looks great on your card.

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  34. Your card is just adorable, and believe it or not - I almost bought that stamp over the weekend, thinking it would make cute Valentines for kids! I don't see any major boo-boo here, just a stinkin' cute skunk :) I have to say YES please to the prize this week - I love everything!

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  35. . . . . huffing and puffing into the Playground this lunchtime . . . sorry I'm late Miss.

    Love your cute card. Fab use of the die and the critter - and a great layout too.

    Playing just for fun thanks.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  36. This is a cute card. Of course the sentiment is perfect.

    Yes, I want to win a prize. Yes, Yes and Yes. I'd love that MFT peek a boo window. Thank you.

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  37. Oh, I forgot, my snippet might be too big. If so, just delete. Not a problem. First time player.

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  38. Such a cute card, Di. I'll be linking up to both yours and Darnell's challenges in the next couple days, so it's an advance yes please from me.
    Hugs,
    Em xoxox

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  39. Lovely to see the product used so well. Yes please from me, I'd love to play with those! CarolG

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  40. Hi, Di! This is my first time entering your challenge. I just became a follower also. I didn't notice any boo boo. I would love to win your prize as I don't have anything you're offering. All are so cute! Thanks for the chance.

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  41. Well, that card is definitely stinkin' cute, Di!! Love it, and I would love to be in the running for the peek-a-boo window die (I love the fox, but have one like that already!). Thanks!!

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  42. A lovely cute card and a great design. I'll be in the playground soon and would love a chance to win the frame die, please.
    Kath x

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  43. Such a fun and cute card, Di! Thanks for another fun Snippets challenge. Yes, please to each of the prizes!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  44. A wonderful and cute card, Di!
    It's a long time now since I took part in your challenge. Now I'm back, and I look at the fantastic entries here!
    And yes please, I want to have the chance to get this great prize.
    Hugs, Liv xxx

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  45. Hi Di :-) I am back and I must say that this is a cute card and the sentiment is perfect. Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
    And yes please, I'd like to have the chance to get this great prize.
    Hugs, Majda xxx

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  46. Your card is so cute, Di! Yes please to the wonderful prize :)

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  47. Wonderful and fun card, Di. I like it!
    Yes, for the prize please.
    Valerija xx

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  48. Back again today with my snippets card. Just playing for the Peek a Boo window die please. xx

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  49. Awww what a cutie! LOVE that frame, yes please to be in your draw :)

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  50. Yes please for the prizes Di, love Lawn Fawn stamps and only have one set. The dies just make it so much easier for us too. Your card is very, very cute! Love a little stinker lol! I hope you're having a lovely week xx

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  51. Super cute and adorable card...I love cute and sweet stamps....stinkin' cute! And yes of course, I can't say no to cuteness...have a wonderful week!

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  52. Adorable card! So I love stamp die set and 'peek-a-boo' window die. Yes, please. Have a wonderful week!

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  53. Well that card truly is stinking cute. I like the placement of the skunk on the edge of the window.
    Playing for the prize this time, please.

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  54. Hey Di.. Love your snippets card this week. He is too stinkin cute.. Yes... I would love to be in the draw this fornight.. Just dropped off a card over on the slide, a get well card...

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  55. That is so stinkin' cute! Yes please to be entered into the prize draw. That Peek A Boo window is on my wish list over at Seven Hills Crafts! xx

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  56. Darling card! I love the little window with the stitching! I am happy to play along. I not only used snippets on my cards, but I also used up the very last of a patterned paper pack that is very old. I would love to be in the random draw. Have a great day!

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  57. I love Lawn Fawn and your card is super cute. I love how you've added the fumes! We once visited relatives in Canada when they'd just had a skunk run through the house! Now it wasn't cute but it did give us a laugh!
    I would love to play for either prize. Barbxx

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  58. This card is so stinkin' cute!! And the window die is perfect for this cute little guy!! I'd love to play along this week; thanks!

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  59. Great cards everyone good luck

    Lilian b

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  60. Hells bells I forgot to link my card up and now I used the wrong name so you won't know who I Am! Been so busy this week with trips out and organising delivery of the new feature for the playground duck pond. Em I didn't tell you about that did I Miss? We'll you see it's like this..........to be cont.
    I did run it by the ducks and they said they didn't mind if we keep the noise down!!
    Hugs me.

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  61. Phew... I thought I was coming in 'under the wire'... only to find out there's a whole week to go! Yippee!
    Yes please for the chance to win these goodies, Di. Xxx

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  62. A lovely card Di, such a cute stamp and I love the frame around your super scene. I would love to be in the draw please, even though my card uses just one snippet!
    Janice x

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  63. I love the cuteness factor of Lawn Fawn stamps and your resulting card is awesome-ly full of cute-ness. I am visiting your blog for the first time and entered my card. I would like to play for the bundle. Thank you!!

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  64. Great card Di, just love it. Great prizes again and would love a chance to win. Have a great day x

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  65. Your card is so stinking Cute!!!!!!! I love the prize so - Yes Please!!! I would love to be in the draw for a chance to win, thank you so much! Hugs. xxx

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  66. Hi Miss Di, and the lovely Parsnip.
    Yes please if I am lucky enough.
    As usual your card is wonderfully created and designed.
    Super stamps and dies used.
    Thank you for another great challenge and all the work involved with it.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  67. oh yes, your card is super cute.
    yes for the prize, please and thank you so much.
    have a great day.
    hugs xx

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  68. I love this window and the skunk in it as well. Yes, I would love to win this prize. Thank you for this fun challenge. Sharon (Higgledy-Piggledy)

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  69. Di, I would very much like to be included in the draw from the Dinamics Die.
    Thank you.

    Kath x

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  70. Sneaking in at the last minute! yes please for the prize

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  71. Super cute! I love this cute design with textured window! Thanks for the chance to win this cute stamp with frame! I am in!

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  72. I'm entered in the challenge and YES, please!! I would like enter in the draw for these awesome prizes! LOVE them so much :)
    Happy Easter to you all!!

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