Monday, January 28, 2019

Snippets For Di

Welcome ...
and a very special welcome to Jo from Jo's Stamp Shack and Studio 33, who is my newest follower.

This post is to honour Di from Pixies Snippets Playground  
Di has run the challenge for seven years, keeping us all under some sort of control, and entertaining us with her stories of Parsnip, and more recently, Dudley. 
 Thank you Di for all you have done in the last 7 years!!
There is a wonderful blog hop that has been organised by Darnell as part of the celebrations

All the patterned paper, and die cuts, on this card are from snippets, 
as is fitting for a tribute to Miss Di.

The die cuts come from a spellbinders stamp and die set, Memories... a NBUS set that was crying out to be used!!  I sanded the edges of the large panel before adhering it to the white card.

The leaves were cut from a green snippet, and the flower was cut from the other side of the panel paper, embossed and then sanded.  
The wee piece of lace was trimmed (snipped)  from the side of a wide floral panel - I didn't need much!!
None of the photos really show the sparkle from the WoS on the leaves.

The smile, appropriate as Miss Di makes us smile with her tales of Dudley's antics, was cut and layered on three layers of white card, an orange layer that was slightly offset, and then the patterned paper. 

The sentiment was stamped on the left of the inside of the card as it was so large - it is from KatzelKraft (another NBUS item).

I am linking this to:
(I used snippets that could have been thrown out)


Quillish said...

This is such a beautiful card Maxine, love it. So sweet of you to be honouring Di. Also, I have never even thought of cutting a word die through a PP. Thank you for the inspiration, I will try to remember this tip.

Lovely Linda said...

Such a lovely card Maxine and a great reason to create it. Love the shadowed sentiment - it always makes the sentiment pop. xo

Monika Reeck said...

Lovely Flower and swirl Maxine
and clever way to die cutting Design paper
I never think of that too...looks so cool that Die with DP
lovely made Maxine
PS: now I try to make card everyday..hope you like to see it again :) and many thanks for always your lovely words it means to much to me..hugs from Munich

Gerrina said...

I'm all in for the weatherswap!!! :) Rain enough here today again...
Your card is so beautiful; lpve the colourcombination and the contrast between the big sentiment and delicate square looks great! Hugs, Gerrina

Sarn said...

Lovely of Darnell to to celebrate Di's massive generosity this way. I have enjoyed visiting you.

Please come and join me for a glass of hooch behind the bike shed!

Hugs, Sarn
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Sarn said...

Oh my goodness, it must be the hooch, I think I forgot to say how lovely your card is. So sorry . . . can't check as the comment is awaiting moderation! xxx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, your card is so creative, with the dies, the textures, the beauty! Awesome!!!

Brenda said...

What a beautiful card Maxine! I am so loving the music paper snippet and the lacy on the edge. The flower and leaves are so pretty too and frame out the music paper so well and I love the thin drop shadow on the smile. A great use of snippets all the way around! Di will be so proud and a great way to honor Di. Hugs, Brenda

Kathyk said...

Super make and lovely muted palette of colours - Happy SNIPPETversary


Gina's Cards said...

Love this card. The colours and design are absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for playing along at Polkadoodles Crafting, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
Gina xx

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful card and great use of your "snippets"

Mac Mable said...

Such a happy card and great use of the snippets in tribute to your friend Di x.

Donna said...

How beautiful, great combo of elements!

Megan J said...

hi Maxine, a fabulous card for celebrating Miss Di's 7 year stint at the helm of Snippets Playground, love the music script paper... good luck with the heat this week, we too are much more used to highs of 27-28, last week it hit 36C here... Have a wonderful week... Megan

Chrissie said...

This is a real sweetie, I love that manuscript and it looks great on the die cut sentiment too!

Darnell said...

What a beautiful SMILE card, Maxine, so appropriate for our Miss Di! I love the pretty musical design and all the snippets you used ~ and NBUS, too! I also love your inside sediment! Thank you so much for joining in this Hop to thank Di for all she does! Hugs, Darnell

aussie aNNie said...

Creative and beautiful card, love the gorgeous corner flower and delightful sentiment.xx

Loll said...

Fabulous card of snippets to honour Di! Beautiful design, Maxine! xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

A great card in tribute of wonderful Mis Di, Maxine, I love it! And lots of snippets there and the use of DP in diescuts looks great! Well done,
Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

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KandA said...

Fabulous card and such a super snippets design xx

Mia said...

Adorable card, Maxine. I love how you combined the flower with the music notes. Such a great inspiration, my friend. Kisses!!!

Jane Willis said...

A really beautiful card. That music paper is gorgeous and the perfect background for the flower

Crafting Belle said...

Such a sweet and elegant card. Thank you for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' Challenge #1 at A Gem of a Challenge.

Why not join our other other challenges at Polkadoodles and Digi Choosday.

EmmaT said...

Gorgeous card, brilliant use of snippets. Emmax

Billie A said...

Very pretty. I like the dies and colors. So glad you shared over at Crafty catz challenge
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crafty said...

A lovely card. Thank you for joining in the Dragonfly Dreams challenge.

Di said...

Oh Maxine - I totally adore this card! Love the design with the paper to offset the flower - and the smile die cut is a perfect touch!

It was such a surprise to find out about Darnell's blog hop - many thanks for your kind words. Needless to say I'm really deeply touched by so many wonderful friends joining in - what a wonderful gesture. Thank you so much!


Di xx

Creative world said...

Lovely card,love it...thank you for joining us at A Gem of A Challenge,hope to see you again
Željka DT xx

Robyn Oliver said...

A lovely snippets card Maxine, perfect sentiment.

Janice said...

A gorgeous snippets card for a lovely lady!

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stampingbowd said...

Wow! Congrats to Di, 7 years is a long time!! Your music focal point is beautiful! Wonderful card!

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Helen x

Monica said...

Such a charming card and so wholesome too. No one could tell that it has been made snippets.