Sunday, January 27, 2019

A Thank You for Di

     I'm sharing a Thank You card today, made specifically to thank Di, who runs the Pixie's Snippets Playground, and it's important to include Parsnip and Dudley in that, too, I suppose, so that they don't feel slighted and run wild.  Di just celebrated the end of the 8th year at the Playground, and she's been running it for the last seven.  Darnell has organized a large blog hop for those of us who wanted to thank her and you can find the hop here if you're interested.

      Following the main rule of the Playground, I did this entire card using scraps of this and that, including a left over bit of CS for the card base.  The flowery background is a snippet of oriental origami paper and the size of it controlled the actual size of the card (approximately 3" X 5".)

     I found a scrap of cornflower blue CS and layered onto it the back of a left-over negative of a "thank you" die cut (Tim Holtz for Sizzix.)  Because the piece between the 't' and the 'h' was missing, I cut a tiny, thin, bit of dark burgundy CS which was hanging about on the desk and used it.  It doesn't match exactly but was the best I could do with what was available.

     The flower was cut from a scrap of white paper; I embossed the petals with a stylus and added a white sequin in the middle.

     I've been a bit absent from the Playground during the holidays (and again most of this month) due to all the time spent with family and the rather long process of sorting things to be relocated.  I have missed making 'snippets' projects during that time.  What fun to have used nothing but snippets for this entire card!  Enjoy, Di, and thank you so much for keeping things going at the Playground.  :-D

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     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie  


Jane Willis said...

Lovely card, beautifully coordinated with that gorgeous paper

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Dear Connie,
I love your card, and alll it’s elelemnts .. love the colours but don’t use them enough and its grand to join in with you in making this ginormous world wide blog hop to say thanks so much to dear Miss an dher running of the playground through so many years!
Happy snippety blog hop,
Shaz in Oz.x

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Monica C. said...

This card turned out so beautifully! I loved reading your process on each part.

Sarn said...

Terrific snippets make. So nice of Darnell to do this surprise for Di.

Having a party behind the bike sheds, be there or be square!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Linda Simpson said...

This is just wonderful Connie, love the layout and design.
Linda xxx

KandA said...

Super card, great layout and use of snippets xx

Kathyk said...

Brilliant snippet make and a fab design ... see you behind those sheds with goodies shortly - I'll bring cake!

Happy SNIPPETversary


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Who would know this is made from snippets, a Beautiful card Connie.

Brenda said...

What a great snippet's card in honor of Di! I love the snippets you used and the color combo. It was fun reading how you manage to fill in some areas with another snippet, no one would have been the wiser if you had not told us! Hugs, Brenda

AlisonC said...

That is a great way to use a word die and one that I never remember about. Must try harder. The paper is beautiful and elegant. See you at the party. x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Hi Nanaconnie, now I am your last follower too :D
Lovely card for Di, great use of the TH Thank You leftover, well done! Love the snippet of origami paper you used for the background, I also buy some packets of these papers, they have always beautiful patterns. The white flower looks delicious with the embossing!
Your kitties are adorable. I love cats, too and have six(!). They have a big garden to play, but at night they come at home to eat and sleep on the chairs :)

Elaine Stark said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

Liz said...

Super card, Connie and a great use of your snippets. xx

Carol L said...

This is a great card to honor Di with all the snippets and big Thank You! You just reminded me that somewhere in my stash I'm sure I have some origami paper from years gone by............sigh. I've accumulated enough to open my own store through the years! Thank heavens for the snippets playground, eh?

Darnell said...

Your card for Di is beautiful, Connie! I love the origami paper and the fact that your entire card is made out of snippets! Thank you for participating in this surprise thank you hop for our Miss Di! See you over at the Playground!! Hugs, Darnell

Teresa Arsenault said...

Beautiful. I love that paper. Hugs, Teresa

Lori Kobular said...

Such a lovely thank you card!

Ribbon Girl said...

A pretty Thank You card and thanks you for joining in with the Polkadoodles Digichoosday Crafting Challenge, best of luck, Mary x

Donna said...

Beautiful card, like the color combo, die cut and the flower!! Great card for Di!

Andree said...

A lovely card Connie. Pretty background and super colour choices.
Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore January Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

Chrissie said...

What a terrific use of snippets, a great thank you card for Di!

Jane Savage said...

Gorgeous card!
Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) xxx

Angela B. said...

Thank you so much for entering the challenge at Through The Craft Room Door last week. Looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
Hugs & Craftiness,
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*Vicki* said...

Your snippets were pulled together beautifully here Connie!! What a lovely card for Di! Gorgeous colors!! HUGS said...

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Di said...

What a lovely card Connie - and thank you so, so much for joining in the blog hop organised by dear Darnell and also for your really kind words! I'm still quite overcome here!


Di xx

Megan J said...

Hi Connie, a lovely card with super snippets. Love the use of the negative die. Have a wonderful weekend... Megan

EmmaT said...

Wonderful card, brilliant use of snippets. Emmax

Kathleen said...

A really lovely tribute to Miss Di and a really super snippets card.

Kath x

kReN said...

Nice project! Thanks for joining us at the CCC this month. Follow me at

Robyn Oliver said...

Lovely card using up your snippets Connie, and a big thank you to Darnell for arranging a Blog Hop Party to thank Di and celebrate her seven years in the playground

Janice said...

A gorgeous snippets card for a lovely lady!

crafty said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Crafting From the Heart.

Helen said...

Wonderful card!
Helen x