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Sunday, 26 June 2022

Challenge #431

Hello Playmates!

Yes, it's me - Prefect Sarn - back in charge of the Snippets Playground for the next fortnight.

Due to the summery weather, the hammock has been hooked up below the Playground Treehouse and I have been making pitchers of SaRngria which are very healthy for you as I've added cucumber, orange, mint and strawberries. So, really, that's at least 3 of your 5-a-day requirement when you think about it! LOL! 

Here's my Snippets homework:

Two teeny tiny cards all made from snippets.

Up for grabs in this challenge is a set of summertime stamps by Stampin' Up! (kindly donated by Sue Morris) as well as a fabulous set of Hemstitch Rectangle Dies, from our Toy Box.

A summertime set of Stampin' Up! photopolymer stamps & Hemstitch Rectangle Dies

So why not use up some of your pesky snippets and come to play? We're a friendly bunch with plenty of virtual mischief going on - especially after a few SaRngrias!

A friendly reminder: PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE remember to say what snippets you used (or add a photo of them if you prefer), as well as leaving a comment saying "YES PLEASE" (or similar) if you want to be in the draw for the above prize.

This Snippets Challenge ends at 11am (UK time) on Saturday, 9th July 2022. The next challenge will start at midnight (UK time) the same day. Mr Linky is below this post.

Hugs, Sarn xxx


Sunday, 19 June 2022

Results of Challenge #429

 

Hello Playmates - I'm just popping back in the middle of Di's challenge, to share my Top Picks from the previous challenge with you, and let you know who won the prize of course!

I make no apologies for picking patriotic cards in honour of the Queen's Jubilee. I just thought that as we celebrated the Queen's Platinum Jubilee during that particular challenge, the following cards were appropriate!

I like Denise's red, white and blue celebratory card with the open jar spraying out swirls and stars.

Karen's patriotic card with the fab bunting and super Big Ben image really struck a chord!!!

And Kathy's happy little Corgi card got a woof from Dudley and a thumbs up from me! So sweet!

As always, we had some great entries and lots of fun celebrating the Jubilee (although it seems like a long time ago now!). 

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

And now . . . on to the winner for the Dinosaur stamps and matching dies, bought for the Toy Box by Di:
Katrina Bufton
Congratulations Katrina. 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 above your home address so that it can be copied and pasted for speed and ease.

There's still nearly a week to go for the current Snippets Playground challenge - just scroll down to the post below to find it.

Hugs, Sarn xxx


Sunday, 12 June 2022

Challenge #430

What a great fortnight's challenge that was Sarn - thanks so much for running two prize draws, the usual one, plus one for the Jubilee. That already seems a while ago now - the Playground is all tidied up, the bunting is down and the empties have gone to recycling. ☺ No doubt there will be something new happening before long though. 

For me, the highlight of the weekend's official events was our Queen with Paddington Bear right at the start of the 'Platinum Jubilee Concert'. I will never hear the opening beats of Queen playing 'We Will Rock You' without thinking of our own dear Queen (and Paddington) tinkling their cups and saucers to the beat! Totally brilliant! And what a good sport HM is, as well as so human when you see her in a 'normal setting'. HERE is the full video of HM and Paddington on YouTube - in case you missed it. ☺  

Straight onto my snippets card:


All the 'how I made it' details are over on my own Pixie's blog, HERE, should you want to know more.

The prize for this fortnight is:


 
A Creative Expressions 'Indonesian Collection' stamp (Island Blooms) and a set of five co-ordinating dies (Sumatra). Very kindly donated by Jackie T who has sent loads of items for the toy box over the years - huge thanks from Sarn and myself. 

As always, the Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 25th June. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day. Mr Linky is below this post.

The latest news of Dudley is also over on my own Pixie's blog post for today - HERE. He needs to go to school to learn good manners!

Love and hugs from Dudley and Di,


Sunday, 5 June 2022

Results of Challenge #428

 

I know the results posts are normally headed with our Playground Results logo - but, here in the UK, and also in the Playground, it's quite a special weekend - so I've bent the rules a bit! This is another card from me for this Jubilee weekend's celebrations - you can find out more about it over on my own Pixies Blog HERE

AND, here's another Jubilee project from Sarn (if you wish to copy her homework nip over to see how the box was made HERE):

 

Straight onto the 'picks' now: 


Barbara G made this super set of four cards, all from snippets. So pretty and I love the 'funky flowers'!

The above card is one of a set of 15 different cards - made by Heather. Do hop over to her blog to check them out - great work Heather!


I chose this card, made by Stephanie, as it's CAS and so pretty! The wreath backing is the snippet (it's a really beautiful washi tape image) and reminds me that Summer is almost here!

As always, we had some great entries. If you're a pick, please always feel free to collect your 'Top picks' badge from the 'Badges' page.

Onto the prize draw, a bundle of Little Clair stamps, kindly donated by Sue of Zoave Cards. And the winner is:

Kath


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.

AND, here's the result of the Jubilee Celebration Draw - which is a pair of 'tea party' stamp sets - kindly donated by Jo! The winner is:

Liz Cavill

Congratulations Liz - please see above for how to claim your prize.

The current snippets challenge still has almost a further week to run - just scroll down to the previous post to find it. 

For news of Dudley - go and peek at 'Pixie's' over HERE. And for news of all the partying in the Snippets Playground, just tune into any news channel on the TV!!

It's been wild up to now - Sarn is still going at great speed, whisking up a lethal selection of cocktails, Dudley is acting as wine waiter and has been trotting round wearing his bandana. His piggy bank is now groaning with tips for him to spend on treats - and I've been in the kitchen behind the scenes whipping up sandwiches, sausage rolls, cakes, scones, trifles and jellies . . . and goodness knows what else to keep the picnic party going. 

Love from Di and Dudley (Mister W-B) - and of course, your wonderful co-hostess (or should that be coCKTAIL hostess?) - Sarn!!! 


Sunday, 29 May 2022

Challenge #429

Hello Playmates -

The following Jubilee Prize of two lovely tea party stamp sets has now been drawn. To find out who won, please come back tomorrow to see Di's Results Post.


For the remainder of the challenge, you can play for this cute set of Lawn Fawn Dinosaur stamps and matching dies from the Playground Toy Box (that's code for the fact that Di bought them!!).

For my homework this week . . . I made a patriotic-coloured card for the Jubilee tea party!


As you know, Miss Di challenged me to come up with a Jubilee Cocktail, so I need volunteers to try out a few recipes before the Tea Party we're going to have on the Jubilee weekend. Please join me up at the Treehouse Bar for free tasting sessions! Di will be hanging up red, white and blue bunting around the Playground and decking out the picnic tables likewise, plus there'll be little Union Jack flags for you to wave around! I understand Di is being kept busy baking scones, making Coronation Chicken sandwiches, a number of trifles and setting various jellies for the gallons of ice cream she's bought - so do please come and join us for a Playground Tea Party on the Jubilee Weekend - you're all invited

This challenge will close at 11am UK time on Saturday, 11th June. The gates will open again at midnight (UK time) on the same day. Mr Linky is below this post.

With love from an excited flag-waving, cocktail-drinking Sarn (along with Di and Dudley of course)!


Sunday, 22 May 2022

Results of Challenge #427

 

Hello Playmates, Sarn here . . . 

Thanks for dropping by to see the results of Challenge 427.

I was pretty worn out from all that Maypole dancing and cocktail drinking, which made the job of picking three entries to showcase EVEN HARDER! There were so many lovely projects to choose from - but here's my 3 Top Picks in order of entry:

I love the card below, made by KATH, which uses up lots of leafy die-cut snippets made to look like flower petals with the addition of a centre circle for the sentiment. This card just says SPRING to me!

CHRISTA made a wonderful circular card (below) with traditional clogs on it in support of a friend who has taken in a Ukrainian refugee. If you nip over to her blog, you'll see the tiny clog key ring she crocheted too!

I chose SUE'S scrapbook page (below) not only because I think it's a great layout, but also because it shows how to use up some of your larger snippets. I don't do scrapbooking, but I can see it's a fab way to document your memories.

If you're one of the "picks", please feel free to collect a 'Top Picks' badge from HERE.

Next: the Prize Draw . . . drum roll please . . . the WINNER of the embossing folder and stamp set is entry No. 13 - Pat from Colourful Card Creations.
Congratulations Pat. Please claim your prize by sending an email to the Snippets Playground using the address shown on the right hand sidebar, with PLAYGROUND WINNER in the subject line. Please add your FULL NAME above your ADDRESS so that it can be copied and pasted for speed and ease.

There's still nearly a week left to run on the current challenge - just scroll down to the previous post to find it. 

Hugs, Sarn xxx


Sunday, 15 May 2022

Challenge #428

Well, we had a bit of a mixed bag of weather for the May Day Celebrations - I almost dread to think what Sarn will dream up for our Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Which reminds me, must order some bunting and other bits and pieces as, no doubt, things will get to fever pitch very shortly. 

Ha, my challenge to Sarn is a red, white and blue cocktail for the Playground celebrations! I'll make the Coronation Chicken sandwiches - and Dudley can be Chief Taster!

Straight onto my snippets card:


All the 'how I made it' details are over on my own Pixie's blog, HERE, should you want to know more.

The prize for this fortnight is several stamps/stamp sets:

They are all made by Little Claire (sadly no longer trading, but I loved their stamps) and they come as ONE single bundle. The stamps were kindly donated by Sue of Zouave Cards, along with loads of other goodies yet to be offered. Thank you so much again Sue.

As always, the Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 28th May. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day. Mr Linky is below this post.

The latest news of Dudley is also over on my own Pixie's blog post for today - HERE. He's getting too clever for his own good!

Love and hugs from Dudley and Di, xx

 


Sunday, 8 May 2022

Results of Challenge #426

   

Here's hoping we haven't seen the last of the recent warmer weather we've been having - the past few days were pretty gloomy, despite all the pretty Spring flowers bursting into life. Thankfully we've since had some sunshine here - yay!

Straight onto the 'picks' now:


Val came to play with this really great card - a set of shelves with lots of lovely books to read - plus a sleeping kitty, aw so cute. Lots of lovely snippets used and a lot of detailed work as well! Lovely card.

What a great card, made by Caroline (KISS). to celebrate her daughter gaining a PhD. She certainly is a super star and Caroline brought such a great way to use up plenty of different coloured snippets - this is a design I think you might want to try for yourselves?

I do so love this card, it made me really have the giggles. Made by Lynne in NI, a super fun card and great use of snippets. I giggled all the more when I read further and discovered that the 'parachute' half deployed is actually the bunny's ears! 

It reminds me very much of a guy I've nicknamed the 'Red Baron' who has started up his annual 'flights for thrills' from a nearby airfield. At times I'm sitting here, emailing Sarn on Snippets business, whilst waiting for the Red Baron, doing his 'loop the loops' complete with white silk scarf, to end up looking at me with a sheepish expression ..... with his plane's cockpit embedded through my craft room window.     

And as a grand finale - perhaps we need an extra prize for 'using up your oldest snippets'! Karen (Ladd) recalled punching a load of these hexagons - and it turns out to be closer to 20 years than the 10 years ago she originally thought! But, it does show all the more how we really ought to hang onto every scrap of card and paper we can for future use! A lovely card as well Karen - even if we had to wait a while ☺

As always, we had some great entries. If you're a pick, please always feel free to collect your 'Top picks' badge from the 'Badges' page.

Onto the prize draw, set of dies and stamp set kindly donated by Brenda of 'Floral Fantasies'. And the winner is:

Glennis


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.

The current snippets challenge still has almost a further week to run - just scroll down to the previous post to find it.

For news of Dudley - go and peek at 'Pixie's' over HERE. He's still nosing around, and reporting back, in the Playground - but I keep his more personal stories, adventures and updates on my own Pixie's blog now. I do know that flying around on Maypoles make him 'car sick dizzy' - don't even go there!

Love from Di and Dudley (Mister W-B) xxx