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Sunday, 22 January 2023

Challenge #446

A new challenge and we're back to 'normal' again with prizes. Do still be sure to say what snippets you used - adding a photo of your snippets is purely optional again, although Sarn and I do like to see them.

Here's my snippets card:

All the details, with Dudley's latest news and my pile of snippets I had out initially to tackle the above, as well as how I used them, are over on Pixies - HERE.

The prize for this fortnight is: 


The image on the back of the packet containing the dies - yummy!

It's a set of sentiment stamps and a pair of 'peony' dies from the Snippets Toy Box. The Spellbinders 'Flowers Whisper' dies are big and bold (approx. 5" wide and 5.5" high), they make a great pairing with one or more of the sentiment stamps.

As always, the Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday, 4th February. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day. Mr Linky is below this post.

Winners outside the UK: please remember that you may be charged fees and import duty on your prize - although we both always send them out clearly marked as "gifts". 

Love and hugs from Dudley and Di,


Sunday, 15 January 2023

Results of Challenge #444

     

Here are my top picks from Challenge #444.

 

What a great card from Christa! I love Leo the Lion and what a fun way to use up lots of lovely snippets as well. Great idea to incorporate the patterned papers reflecting animal patterns - I spy zebra and giraffe at least.

Aw - how adorable is this sweet teddy bear and a pile of (his?) presents. Lucky bear if so! Helen always does such amazing paper piecing - a truly lovely card! Great colouring as well.

Our lovely Carol L came to play - and for a cuddle with Dudley I suspect. It's heartwarming to see Carol still playing along with us and sharing her talent. We always LOVE a herringbone card - such a super way to use snippets!

Oh wow! What a fabulous idea this is - brought to us by Susan B. Susan always makes such lovely cards, and this is no exception. I'm sure that those sweet snippets hearts positioned as they are, weren't just a happy accident - perfect!

Four picks this time as I truly couldn't whittle it down.

If you're a pick or a Gold Star winner, please always feel free to collect your badge from the 'Badges' page. Just click on 'Badges' on the top bar of this page.

Onto the prize draw, for the £50 (or overseas equivalent) craft voucher - and the winner is:

SHartL (Shannon)

To claim your prize, please send me an email using the Snippets Playground email address shown on the RH sidebar, with PLAYGROUND WINNER (or similar) in the subject line. Please add your FULL NAME above your home ADDRESS so that I can copy and paste it for speed and ease. In addition, please include the details of the craft store you would like your prize voucher to come from.

I expect your prize voucher is most likely to come via email - the equivalent to £50 sterling. That's just under $61 and I can't see that it will be easy to buy a voucher for that amount so I propose that the voucher will actually be for straight $60. Once I hear from you, I'll arrange for a voucher to be sent to you. Please remember that if any post and packing charges apply when you order using the voucher, you will need to cover them yourself. I bet there's a bit of a Happy Dance going on right now!

The current snippets challenge is being hosted by Sarn and still has almost a further week to run - just scroll down to the previous post to find it. There's another celebratory prize to be won as well! 

After that, we'll return to normal for a while - whatever 'normal' is in the Snippets Playground!

Finally, many of you will already know that our Janis (Woolbright) unexpectedly left us far too soon, just over a week ago. A lovely lady who will be very much missed for the Cat Lovers Hop. And by me for the gentle humour in her emails and quite a lot of invaluable advice when Dudley was just a little puppy. RIP our sweet Playmate - hope you're running around surrounded by all those kitties you loved over the years. Thoughts are also with Janis's family as well - her son James has been kind enough to keep her Facebook, as well as her blog, up to date.

Anyhow - if you haven't already joined in with the current challenge - what are you waiting for? Shoo!

Sunday, 8 January 2023

Challenge #445 - Show us your Snippets!

Hello Playmates! Sarn here . . .

Today we are celebrating!

Celebrating WHAT? I hear you ask! Well, it's Di's ELEVENTH BLOGOVERSARY, that's what!

In order to celebrate we are offering another £50 gift voucher (or overseas equivalent) for one lucky Playmate. As before, the winner will need to choose their favourite craft store, which MUST offer gift vouchers. There is NO CASH ALTERNATIVE. Once the winner has nominated a store, I will arrange for them to receive the voucher. In most cases, an order worth £50 qualifies for free postage, but in any case, any postage/mailing charges incurred for items ordered using the prize voucher must be paid for by the winner. 

In order to qualify for the prize our usual rules apply (i.e. there's no theme) but JUST FOR THIS CHALLENGE, you MUST ADD A PHOTO to your blog post showing the snippets used in making your project. The need for a snippets photo is NOT a new general rule - although both Di and I love it when you show us your snippet photos.

Here's my homework, the details of which can be found on my personal blog HERE:

So, please do come and join in some Playground fun by using up snippets on a project, then submit your "homework" using Mr Linky (below). Remember to ADD A PHOTO OF THE SNIPPETS YOU USED and leave a comment saying YES PLEASE (or similar) if you wish to be included in the draw for the prize.

The Playground gates will clang shut on this challenge at 11am (UK time) on Saturday, 21st January 2023. They'll reopen at midnight the same day for the start of the next challenge. 


Sunday, 1 January 2023

Results of Challenge #443

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL FROM ME, DI and DUDLEY.

Here are the details of my Top Picks, as well as the Prize winner for Challenge 443.

TOP PICKS:

I was completely enamoured with the lovely star cards (shown below) that ALISON C made. Such lovely festive die-cutting.

I really loved the shape of this great gift box made by Ionnabunny (below). A great one to try.

This stunning wreath really took my breath away. IMHO Brenda could easily have been a contestant on Kirstie Allsopp's Christmas Crafting programme (a show that was on UK telly just before Christmas).

If you've been showcased, please feel free to collect your 'Top Pick' badge from the 'Badges' page HERE.

The prize winner for the stamp bundle is No. 13 (lucky for some!)

Kathy K

Congratulations Kathy. Please claim your prize by sending me an email using the Snippets Playground address shown in the sidebar, with PLAYGROUND WINNER in the subject line. Please ensure you add your full name and address so that it can be copied and pasted for speed and ease.

Remember there's still nearly a week of Di's themed challenge to go - with a magnificent prize up for grabs. If you haven't submitted a piece of homework yet, just scroll down to the previous post to find it, then go and play!

PS: A little heads-up for you . . . the next Snippets Playground Challenge starting next Sunday, will require a little EXTRA homework from you! This will entail you adding a photo of the snippets you use for your homework in order to qualify for the prize.

Sunday, 25 December 2022

Challenge #444 - Anything BUT Christmas

 MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!

Here we go, on Christmas Day, in between all the unwrapping, cooking and everything else - it's time for our annual Snippets Playground Christmas/New Year challenge. This time, please use snippets as always AND use the theme 'Anything BUT Christmas'. 

Here's my snippets make:

This birthday card was made for a chap fortunate to be married to a very dear friend - and was posted super-late, thanks to Royal Mail! The card is an absolute CASE of a card made by Inkami - I adored the design so much from the word 'go'.

All the details, with Dudley's latest news and my pile of snippets I had out initially to tackle the above, as well as how I used them, are over on Pixies - HERE.

The prize for this fortnight is actually something different to the Grand Christmas/New Year Prize Draws of the past, which were such a huge amount of work, during and after. So this year, ONE lucky Playmate will win a gift voucher worth £50 (or overseas equivalent). There is no cash alternative.

The winner will need to choose their favourite craft store, which must offer gift vouchers, and I will arrange for them to receive a voucher - these days it's usually all done by email. 

In most cases, an order worth £50 qualifies for free postage, but in any case, any postage/mailing charges due for items ordered using the prize voucher must be paid for by the winner. 

Sarn and I thought long and hard about this idea and are both agreed that it's much easier on us over the festivities and beyond, as well as easier on you in that you don't need to keep checking daily prizes. So let's give it a try and see how we go!

Please do come and play, one entry only, for a lovely chance to win a pretty generous prize! Remember, neither Sarn nor I are affiliated to any craft shops or suppliers, and although some prizes are donations from other very kind crafters - all the rest come out of our own piggy banks.

As always, the Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 7th January. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day. Mr Linky is below this post.

Love and hugs from Dudley and me . . . and our dearest Sarn . . . as we need to include our naughty 'elf with the satchel'! She has made this past year such fun and both Dudley and I adore her!

Sunday, 18 December 2022

Results of Challenge #442

    

Here are my top picks from Challenge #442.


We have a *Gold Star* pick - the first one for a little while too! It's Liz, with this great snippets 'Shutter card'. I absolutely love the card and design - plus, and it's a big plus, Liz has included a link in her post. To her very first tutorial video - and it's brilliant! I certainly will be making a shutter card before too long.

I really love this card, made by Carol G. It's a different technique, using snippets  and only adding the lovely colours once the shapes are glued onto the card front! Clever stuff and Carol also has a video link to another crafter showing the technique.

 

How cute are these adorable little Christmas penguins that Glennis made? Perfect to pop some chocolate in and a wonderful way to use up a bunch of sbippets as well! The grand children are bound to love them!

 

And last, but not least, Alice made this gorgeous card. A fabulous quilted effect using up a load of snippets. Love the fact that the frame is sparkly - great idea! Sweet image too - harmony reigns.

If you're a pick or, as happened this week to Liz, a Gold Star winner, please always feel free to collect your badge from the 'Badges' page. Just click on 'Badges' on the top bar of this page.

Onto the prize draw, for the embossing folder and dies - and the winner is:

Christa

To claim your prize, please send an email using the Snippets Playground email address shown on the RH sidebar, with PLAYGROUND WINNER (or similar) in the subject line. Please add your FULL NAME above your home ADDRESS so that I can copy and paste it for speed and ease.

The current snippets challenge is being hosted by Sarn and still has almost a further week to run - just scroll down to the previous post to find it. There's a nice prize to be won as well! 

A little 'heads up' about our next fortnightly challenge which opens on Christmas Day. There's a theme - which is 'Anything BUT Christmas'. Just to give you a little bit of advance warning! There isn't a 'Grand Draw' with multiple prizes this time, but we're both sure you'll want to join in with an entry when you find out on Christmas Day just what the prize is!


Sunday, 11 December 2022

Challenge #443

Hello Playmates!

Only a fortnight to go until the big day! Are you ready or are you busy doing some last minute present buying and decorating? It's been a VERY chilly week here in the UK and the Playground roundabout has been creaking a bit as it whizzes round! There's been lots of games of Tag to keep us warm!

I've got a birthday card in my satchel today, the details of which can be found on my personal blog HERE.


The prize for this fortnight is four individual stamps kindly donated to the Toy Box by Miss Di. One pretty floral stamp and three useful sentiments are up for grabs.

Just a little heads up to let you know that after this challenge ends on Christmas Eve, Di will be hosting the next one starting Christmas Day and it will be a special one. Di will tell you more in her Results post which will be published on 18th December - make a note in your diary!

Please come and join in some Playground fun by using up snippets on a project and then submitting your "homework" using Mr Linky (below). Remember to SAY WHAT SNIPPETS YOU USED (or share a photo of them on your blog post) and leave a comment saying YES PLEASE (or similar) if you wish to be included in the draw for the prize.

The Playground gates will clang shut on this challenge at 11am (UK time) on Saturday, 24th December 2022. They'll reopen at midnight (UK time) the same day for the start of the next challenge (YES it will be Christmas Day). Winners outside the UK: Please remember that you may be charged fees and import duty on your prize - although Di and I always send them out clearly marked as "gifts".