Sunday, 1 October 2017

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 301 and 302

What a peculiar week for weather here - ranging from a real Autumn nip in the air to warm and sunny - with rain thrown in for good measure in between times of course! Hedgies are still feeding with no sign of slowing down - same with the local bird population.

My snippets card today was a little bit fiddly but not exactly challenging as the die and the stamps did most of the work - once I'd had a couple of false starts on how to do all the sticking down! I'm sure there are many options for sticking, but I ended up doing what I felt most comfortable with in the end:
I used:

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

- snippets of green, pink and blue SU card stock plus a snippet of white for the sentiment stamping

- using the green snippet I first backed it with medium weight adhesive sheet and then die cut it using MFT's 'Bold Stripes' Cover-up die

- then carefully added it to the card front - easiest way with die cuts like this, and even uncut layers of card with adhesive backing, is always to gently line up one side first before peeling off the protective backing very slowly as you smooth the die cut in place across the card

- then I was left with seven stripes to fill. My initial idea had been to back the whole die cut with self adhesive sheet before adding it to the card front but the very marrow margins gave me the heebie-jeebies. So, I whipped out my 6mm wide reel of red line tape and stuck a strip right across each cut out area

- then die cut the pink and blue strips and popped those in place, using the red line tape to hold them down firmly

- hunted high and low for my MFT 'Essential Sentiments' set of stamps - they were hiding! Stamped three sentiments onto a piece of white card using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink

- then die cut each sentiment strip - the beauty of these is that all the strips are the same size which makes it easier :)

- stuck the sentiments in place and called it done

There are so, so many ways to use this die, along with - or even without - the really varied sentiments. For a start, there are seven cut out strips, same as the number of colours in a rainbow! How cool would that look? Black and gold, topped with a flower or a die cut word would look gorgeous. Patterned papers, DI Oxide backgrounds, pastel colours for a new baby, dark colours for a chap, don't fill in all the spaces with a contrast (use some of the main background cutouts)  - the list goes on ........... and on! Just Google the name of the die and there are loads of ideas, I really didn't do it justice, sigh.

However, I chose to keep it very simple to just show the die plus some sentiment stamps (brilliant for snippets!!) and am sure you already know why, which leads nicely into our prize(s) this coming fortnight, which of course are:
MFT's 'Bold Stripes' Cover-up die plus MFT's 'Essential Sentiments' set of stamps.

The Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 14th October. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day.

It's a maximum of ONE entry and please say in a comment if you wish to play and be a possible winner of the prize. As I already said, the prize is as above and I will split the die and the sentiments 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 (that really cute set of stamps with the sloth plus dies by Lawn Fawn called 'Hang in there' - as well as a set of The Works 'Stitched Circles' dies.), another Guest Designer and my picks from the past two weeks.

No further photos of our Leeds Castle 'sojourn' as yet. Although I used my camera, Len used his phone for photos and (just 'between us') they turned out brilliantly so am waiting for him to upload them for me.

Love from Parsnip and of course from me,


50 comments:

  1. Hi Di, a gorgeous card, love the bright colours, reminds me of Licorice Allsorts. A great way to use those stamps, I'll have to try it out with the MFT diagonal I won from you.... if I manage to make it back this fortnight, I'll be playing just for fun.... have a wonderful week... Megan

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  2. Such a fun, graphic card, Di--great choice of colors! I don't have the stamps or die & love them, so will play for the prize this time.

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  3. This is certainly a great set for using up snippets and you've done a grand job showcasing it to give us an idea. I should be back later but playing for fun this time. Hugs.

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  4. Good Morning Di......Ooh this is a great card l just love the die and that you have used the sentiments from the sets what a way to use up snippets and you know how to create such great cards using them l'm only playing for fun hope you enjoy your day xx

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  5. Hi Miss Di, and the lovely Parsnip.
    Yes please if I'm lucky enough.
    What a wonderful card, and that die is very unusual you have used.
    Such a wonderful colour combo too and the stamped sentiment is brilliantley done also.
    Thank you for all your hard work involved in this wonderful challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  6. Oh our card is so nice!
    I will play in your challenge.
    thank you for great prize!
    hugs

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  7. Gorgeous card, Di, and it's great to be back.
    Hugs,
    Em xoxox

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  8. You've showcased this cover die beautifully Di and the sentiments go perfectly with it, and you are right that this is a very versatile and the sentiment strips are really popular to use, especially white on black. If I get a card in this fortnight I would love to be in with a chance to win this great prize, so 'yes please' from me. x

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    1. Agree absolutely about the white on black for the sentiments Pat! I was in a bit of a rush and didn't have time to sit doing white embossing. Another time though!

      Hugs

      Di xx

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  9. Fabulous card and very useful prizes, really that die with these stamps offer a lot of possibilities!
    I'm finishing just now a project with my "bit and bobs" scraps. Time to photograph and publish and I surely enter in the challenge. So, thanks for the chance to win, and yes for both the prizes!
    :D
    Have a lovely Sunday

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    1. Entered, thanks for the chance in the draw :)

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  10. It's great that you have created your own phrase in this way!
    Lia xx

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  11. A fabulous card and a great idea to add the sentiment to the stripes. I'd lov a chance to win the prize please.
    Kath x

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  12. Very unusual card Di and a great use of snippets! I.m not very productive at present hence my absence from the playground.xx

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  13. Hi Di, lovely card in a different way, love it. Yes please for the prize.

    Hugs xx
    Meena

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  14. Brilliant card, Di, what a great die and the sentiments are perfect for the stripes. I'll be back to play later and I'm a Yes Please for the prizes this time. xx

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  15. Great snippets card, Di! I love the colors you choose! My favorite sediment from the set is "You Give Me The Feels!" I beg your pardon! Bwahaha! Hugs, Darnell

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  16. Awesome card Di, what a versatile die! Yes please to the prize and am off to see who's in the playground just now, Cathy x

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  17. Fab make,just uploaded my own entry and, YES PLEASE, to the draw this week

    Kathyk

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  18. A great card Di, I love the design! I'll be back with my card soon and I'd love to be entered into your draw please.
    Janice x

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  19. Di, just playing for fun this time. -Higgledy Piggledy

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  20. Great card Di, love the simplicity of your layout and the pop of colours. Yes please to be in your draw for your goodies.
    You didn't happen to find my new Christmas stamp when you were looking for your MFT set? It's now been on the missing list for about 2 months!

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  21. What a great combo of die and sentiments and a perfect way to showcase it. Definitely in the hat please!
    Jane

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  22. Hi Di your card is gorgeous I love it. I am just playing along for fun this week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  23. Absolutely stunning card Di. Yes for the prize please!
    Valerija xx

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  24. What a cool, cool card. Loving the look of this. Yes please to the fab prize package!
    Will be back for a catch up on your blog. we have company from out of town at the mo and too tired at night to view and comment about in blogland! The shopping and sightseeing excursions catch up with me around 9pm lol

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  25. Really fun card Di! Yes please to the wonderful prize :D

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  26. Yes please to this week's prize. I'm kind of a list-maker so this prize brings out the best (or maybe the worst) in me! Great way to use up snippets of paper by making the strips and a fun way to customize a sentiment!

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  27. Such a beautiful snippet card Di, love the cool sentiments!
    Thanks for the chance in your draw Di!

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  28. I really like your card with the sentiment panels! Great graphic design and I've love to have a chance for the draw! Thanks for another fun challenge :)

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  29. Hi dear Di, I'm late to the party this week. I'm glad to hear the hedgies are fattening up ready for their sleep. What a cool card you made...brilliant design. Please put me into the hat. Hope you are keeping well. Hugs xxx

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  30. Great card! Those strips are perfect for those fabulous sentiments! And the multi colors look great! I would love to play for the prize this week, thanks!

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  31. Oh, how marvelously simple, Di! Love that whole idea of simple little rectangle dies and sentiments to fit them. I'll be entering something a bit later today and this time, I'd love to play for the prize. :-D

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  32. Great card... really shows how to use the dies AND the sentiments to perfection. Yes please for a chance at the prize this time around :-) Donna xx

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  33. Hello there, a very striking snippets card Di - loving the colours of the stripes. I'm playing just for fun this time round x

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  34. Just wanted to slip by quickly and say hello, Di. Busy times here or else my age is just making it seem busier than usual. xoxo

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  35. great design, so effective and yes, this die offers so many possibilities, I googled it :)
    yes for the prize, please!
    have a great week!
    hugs xx

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  36. Stick me in the stew pot this time round. hugs Mrs A. That is a brilliant set and you've used it perfectly. So are we going to see Len in full armour galloping on his steed over the drawbridge to save his fair damsel!!

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  37. V pretty :) I love those sentiments on your card.
    Yes please, would love to play along for the awesome prize. thanks a lot.
    hugs
    preeti

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  38. Fabulous card Di! A great combo of die and sentiments - loving the look of this. Yes please, I've love to have a chance for the draw!
    Hugs, Majda

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  39. Well arent you clever Di, putting together several sentiments on your card to send a message! This gives me a great idea on how to use this so yes please!!

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  40. Just entered (#42) and I'd make good use of the stamps and die if my name is selected. Thanks!

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  41. I'm in please! Your blog is so bright and happy :)

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  42. A wonderful and clean card! A great use of the die and stamps together. This week I am just playing along for fun! I love your challenge, my scrap box is much less full since I found you!

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  43. Hooray I managed to make into the playground again this time. I love your card Di and the die and stamps you used to make it, and would like to be in the draw please.
    Jean x

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  44. Gorgeous card! It was worth the fiddlyness! Yes Please! I would love the chance to win the awesome prize. Hugs xxxxxxxxxx

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  45. Hooray, I just made it. I've got time to run around and see what everyone has been up to. Just playing for fun. xx

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  46. A super card Di. What a lovely sentiment set. Barbxx

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  47. It's lovely to see Greta as Guest designer and her card is lovely. Congratulations to the previous winner and all the lovely picks. I am pleased to be back and would love to be included for the prize. Barbxx

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