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Sunday, 9 January 2022

Snippets Playground - Challenge #419

Welcome to the NEW Snippets Playground! 

I can't tell you how excited I am to welcome you to our new Snippets Playground home! The motto 'Snippets Playground - where the sun is always shining' has such a happy ring to it!

Dudley is proudly marching around in his new 'security guard onesie' - and I have no doubt at all that Sarn is already settling into the new (and bigger) tree house and very probably brewing up some illicit 'hooch'.

The idea for this new blog was actually suggested to me by Loll way back in 2016. Times change and I began to think, with my health track record, about 'what if I can't do the Playground challenges for some reason'. The loss of our much loved friend Kath was most probably the final push I needed to take up Loll's kind offer and split the Snippets Playground away from my personal blog. And I'm so glad I did - what a fabulous job of designing the new Playground Loll has done as well - huge thanks! It's opened up a brighter and less worrying future for the Snippets Playground and I'm both delighted and relieved.

I will still be running my own blog (Pixies Crafty Workshop) of course and I do hope you find time to fit in visits to both blogs. There's a followers' button for this blog on the sidebar to the right of this post so please do become a follower. And there's also a new email address there for any Snippets Playground specific questions you might have. I still have the same personal email but this new email address is to help me to focus on purely Playground issues, such as linking problems if and when they arise, winners sending their addresses etc. Be sure to replace the word in brackets with the equivalent symbol.

The rules are the same, above, on their own dedicated page and the awards badges have their own page up there too - for tidiness. And, to make life easier for me I do intend to adhere to the rules rather than dithering around being overly flexible. Flipping between old challenges and this blog is something I won't be doing either, so in the 'picks and draw results' posts, I won't continue to specifically give a shout out to new Playmates.

In general, I won't be buying duplicates of prizes to make my own sample, so my own snippets make won't always reflect the prize. But there will still be good prizes of course!

Almost forgot, I'm going to see how we go with comment moderation turned off, some of you find it confusing - to be honest I sometimes do too when I comment on other people's blogs - but anonymous comments still aren't allowed.

And do please take the lovely new badge, with a built in link, from the sidebar for your own blog.

Sorry there's was so much 'admin' to cover but 'needs must' as they say.

OK, let's get on with my snippets makes for this fortnight:


I used:

- 5.5" x 4.5" white card blanks, side opening

- A5-ish pieces of white card onto which I stamped two different images, both quite 'naughty looking and ready for mischief' by Saturated Canary The top one is called 'Stinker' and the other one underneath is called 'Ooh La La'

- coloured them both with Polychromos pencils (I stuck to the colours on the image in the stamp packaging for ease) 

- then went back to the IndigoBlu 'Giggles' stamp set I wanted to use - so much choice and I wanted to use them all! 

- stamped my chosen sentiments beside the image(s) - with much measuring, and trimmed the card down to size 5.25 x 4"

- added snippets of co-ordinating papers (I chose those first before doing any colouring) across the top and bottom of each card panel using a glue pen and trimmed off excess from each side

- added the stamped panel to the card blank using Collall All Purpose Glue  - finished!

The sentiments are made from cushioned rubber, therefore not see through, but with the aid of the Misti and a piece of grid-lined acetate they weren't too tricky to line up.

And, here's our first prize in the new Snippets Playground:

Giggles A5 Red Rubber Stamp

It's the two quirky Saturated Canary girlies stamps - 'Stinker' and 'Ooh La La'. Both are such fun and do make me smile. Rather appropriate for such a crazy, fun-loving group of Playmates! Plus IndigoBlu's 'Giggles' set of fun sentiments! Some of them look rather as if they've been typed on an old fashioned manual typewriter, which I think adds to their charm. I won't split the prize by the way.

As always, the Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 22nd January. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day - and I aim to include the results of the Grand Draw as well so be sure to hop in and take a look.

There's a little shortened version of the rules as a reminder at the bottom of this post - thanks again to Loll!

We had a sprinkling of snow here on Friday but it didn't hang around, I would have loved to see Dudley doing his excited zoomies again!

Lots of love from Dudley Dog and of course me, Di.


 

79 comments:

  1. Loving the New Look and the stamps are fun especially with the amusing words which you've chosen. Sums us up I reckon.

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  2. Woot woot - I LOVE your new Snippets Playground home. The new treehouse is fab with all mod cons & I’ll be up there causing mischief just as soon as I’m able!!

    Doesn’t Dudley look cute in his security outfit!!!

    Your sample cards are superb. Great girly stamps and brilliant sentiment set.

    I’ll be playing just for fun, but wish everyone good luck.

    REALLY looking forward to playing on the new Snippets Playground. You and Loll have done a great job 👍❤️

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  3. I wish you lots of success by continuing the blog with a new name. The look of it is really great!
    Lia xx

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  4. Love the new change with beautiful header! Wishing load more success by new snippets blog!
    Love the fun quirky sentiments with girly images. Beautiful makes. Would love to play with shout out!

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  5. Love your new Playground blog, Loll's done a great job designing it. Your cards are fabulous, what great sentiments. I’ll be a YES please for this lovely prize. xx

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  6. The new playground looks beautiful and I'll definitely be over when it's wet and muddy here! Your cards and sentiments made me laugh, and we need that. xxx

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  7. Such a beautiful blog, wow, I am so happy for your and our amazing place.
    Yes please for this beautiful prize and I will link my card later.
    Have a great Sunday xx

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  8. Nice new digs!! Hope this is a very happy move, with many, many happy years to come <3 Love love love your card (they might describe someone I know? Lol) Yes please to the prize :)

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  9. I love the new blog Di and a big thank you to Loll too. I'll be linking my card later in the week, but I'm just playing for fun this time.
    Kath x

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  10. I’m so excited too, it’s a lovely new blog Di, and what a fabulous prize to launch it with.
    It’s a yes please from me!
    Is the date right btw?
    Happy new blog day where the sun always shines….bliss! Xxx

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    1. Eagle eyes - just going to change that date - Mr Linky is alright at least :) x

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  11. Woop woo loving the new blog following will try and play along but grandbaby and health isnt great for crafting mojo but Happy New Year

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  12. Wow what an amazing blog just love the icon Di and the new look blog again you have fabulous prizes too great looking images from a well known artist with sentiments and the cards are so adorable, l am only playing for fun enjoy your day hugs to Dudley and yourselves you deserve them xx

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  13. Congrats on the new playground. It looks magnificent. Yes please to be in the draw for this lovely prize. Your cards are awesome, and those sentiments are fabulous. Hugz

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  14. Looking good, super exciting. Yes please to the gorgeous generous goodies, happy crafting love Jane x

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  15. Wow!!! Everything looks amazing!
    Well done to you and LOL. You have both done a great job.
    I love it .. .. especially all the little hearts (I wonder why that might be LOL!!).
    My Sister and I now do alternate Sundays with Mum .. .. so no excuse now. It will be out with my snippets (and it will be a yes please to the prize once my creation is posted) .. .. see you soon!!!
    Love and congratulations
    Jules xoxox

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  16. What a fabulous new layout Di and it all feels lovely and fresh. Congratulations on this new blog and I wish you lots of continued success. I'll be happy to pin your new badge on my home page and I hope that it will remind me to join you more often this year. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

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  17. Love the new Playground!! Great new look. Thank you to Loll for setting up the play space for us all. Beautiful work. This will serve our recreational needs for some time to come!! I am subscribed by email and following on Google. Yay!!

    It's a great idea to split it off of your personal blog for the reasons you mentioned. I am thinking strongly of taking a page from your playbook and splitting the Cat Lovers Hop blog off my own blog, too. I am looking to spread out more of the responsibilities so I don't get so overwhelmed. Being down with Covid for the entire month right before Hop month last autumn made me realize how close we got to not having the Hop at all. If other people could have contributed to the posting, it would have been more seamless in the event that I had been completely unable to head it up. You are smart to be pro-active abt the Playground! If Covid has taught us anything, it is that there is no guarantee on tomorrow. Things can change in an instant!

    What cute cards and fabulous sentiments...very sweet coloring and fun patterned papers. Yes, please, to the awesome prize!! I will try to not be the last one through the gate with a card this time. I'm not always responsible enough to make sure I close and lock it behind me. That's prob where all those cats in the old playground kept coming from. :)

    Congratulations on the new challenge blog! Many wishes for sunshiny days always!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  18. The new playground looks so fun to play in!! It's a yes, please, for these wonderful stamps! Your cards with their fun sentiments really showcase the looks on their faces so perfectly!
    (And I'm hoping the correct end date is Jan 22 and not Jan 15 ??)

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    1. Yes, I changed it - my fault entirely! xx

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  19. Back again with my snippets card and it's a YES PLEASE for an opportunity in the draw. Thanks.

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  20. Not sure what happened earlier today when I tried to post a long comment ...
    So I'll try again...
    Congrats on the new challenge blog.
    Loll did a great job designing the new header and badges.
    This definitely looks like fun and happy place to hang around and I hope to play along as often as I possibly can.
    YES please to the prize. You did a wonderful job showcasing these quirky images and the brilliant sentiments!
    Marianne x

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  21. Woot, woot, so excited to be here, where the sun is always shining! This place looks amazing! Congratulations on your new playground and I think it's a great idea! Thank you to Loll for everything she did to make it look amazing! I'm your newest follower #40! I'll be back to play along at some point and I'll be a YES, please! Your cards are totally adorable! The girls are super cute, and I love the snarky sentiments, so fun!

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  22. Ohh I LOVE the new blog Di, what a fab header and badge and perfect strapline too! Well done Loll!!

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    1. PS I've added my card but playing just for fun this time xx

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  23. Congratulations Di on the playgrounds redesign, I hope you enjoy many more years hosting and playing with all you friends... Good Luck :) x

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  24. Congrats on the new blog, always good to have a succession plan in place. Darling card, the sentiments are so cheeky! Yes, please, for this prize.

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  25. Congrats on the new blog design and thanks to Loll for all her hard work on creating it! I wish I had just half of her know-how with computers and techy stuff! LOL Your cards are super cute with those fun images and great sentiments! It's a yes for me for this playground prize!

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  26. What a wonderful place to play Di! I'm seriously impressed by your forward planning and you and Loll have done a wonderful job! Your cards are brilliant and the sentiments really made me chuckle but I'll be playing along (when I get round to it!) just for fun. Hugs, Vicky xx

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  27. The blog is beautiful & a great motto! So glad to hear Dudley has come along with you, but where's the picture of our adorable security guard?! Super cute & funny cards, Di! Love the design with the snippets top & bottom & your coloring is beautiful! I'll stay out of the drawing this time.

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    1. You know what Greta? I did already wonder if anyone would suggest that our Dudley needs his little photo on the sidebar. Your wish is my command - I miss seeing his sweet little face when I flip to and fro between both blogs!

      Love, Di xx!

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  28. Congrats on your new home! Love the sweet style of the blog. I'll be playing here as soon as I can, Jo x

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  29. Fabulous new blog, Di! Loll did a great job (she designed my blog too - she is so good at it and at finding just the right images for the particular person). I'll be back to play soon. p.s. Had to laugh when you called Dudley "general busybody" - that's my Tessa too, always curious about what I'm doing and right in there hoping there might be some snippets of paper she can steal and destroy.

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    1. Your Tessa and Dudley ought to meet up! He needs to 'nose dab' everything! Kindred spirits for sure :) xx

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  30. CONGRATULATIONS on a wonderful new blog, Loll has done a great design, it's so YOU. Wonderful new blog di, Wishing you much success on this as the old one.
    Hugs
    Faith x

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  31. Many Congratulations with the new blog and new to the Snippets but a lot of my friendly bloggers pop in so I thought I would join you x. Fun cards and such a sunny blog x.

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    1. Come and play please - it's a fun albeit often crazy place! Di xx

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    2. Yes - DO come and play - I am more than willing to lead you astray!!!!! I’ll be up in the new & improved virtual treehouse where the new bar has been installed. We have a little party every now & then!!!!
      Hugs, Sarn xxx

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    3. BAR? WHAT bar would this be - I certainly didn't spot it when applying for planning permission and it must have been installed during the hours of darkness. Oh dear, I can see fun and games ahead. I supposed the spirits dispensing 'optics' will be arriving here soon as well? xx

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  32. Congrats Di. I'll be playing so yes to the prize.

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  33. Many congratulations on the new blog .. it is fab and it will be great to follow the snippets challenges here and your personal makes on your own blog. I will try to link up a card if I get chance, but will be playing just for fun this time
    Pauline xx

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  34. Congrats on the NEW Blog! Is there a way to subscribe through email like I do on your blog! I will link up but for fun this time!

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  35. What a fabulous start to the new blog, Di! LOVE your fun cards with those awesome sentiments!!! :) Love, Loll

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    1. And even more love back to you - what a star you are! Di xx

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    2. You are very talented Loll. The new Playground looks FAB.
      Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  36. What a wonderful new playground we have - Loll did a fabulous job!
    Love your cards Di - those sentiments are so fun!
    Helen x

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    1. Was it you riding your bike around the Playground in the early hours trying to get in? It woke Dudley the Security Guard up and he 'woofed' - but I was fast asleep and totally exhausted after the last few weeks, snort! xx

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    2. Ha ha...yes that was me! ;)
      I'm a 'yes please' for the prize draw.
      Helen x

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  37. Yay! What a darling Playground you and Loll have designed for us, Di! I love it! The whole thing is sunny and delightful, just like you! And I am resolved to play more often in this new year!🤞 Your two impish cards and snarky sediments are right up my hoozah, I mean, alley! Lots of love, Darnell

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    1. As ever, such a typical Darnell comment - love you right back - times 100!!! xx

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  38. This new blog is so sunny and happy and beautifully done by Loll and we will enjoy coming to play and visiting with all our friends. I love the cards you made with these fun little ladies Di and the super sentiments go excellently. If I get a card in I will be playing for fun this time. x

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  39. Congrats on the new digs! It's very clean and cheery here, a lot of fun will be had by all, I'm sure! Your cards are super cute with a fun layout for using snippets! I will play just for fun this time, but I had to pop in and play for the first challenge on the new blog.

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  40. This new blog is so bright and cheery! What a nice change for you. Your cards are lovely and I would love to be considered fo the prize! 🙂

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  41. Congratulations Di on your fabulous new blog, you and Lol have done an amazing job.
    The sentiments on your lovely cards did make me laugh, so I would love to be entered into the draw please, thank you.
    Janice x

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  42. Congrats on your lovely new blog Di, love the colours and the header. Well done to Loll. Love your cards and their sentiments, but if I do get chance to play this time it will be just for fun xx

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  43. Congratulation, Di! Great blog!
    I don't understand everything you write. My English is not that good, you know. But I love your new blog, - and of course I love the little cutie, mascot Dudley!
    Happy new year to you and all the others here!
    This time I only want to play.
    Hugs from Switzerland,
    Liv

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  44. Congratulations Di and fabulous new playground Loll! I haven't had a chance to make anything yet, but a huge YES PLEASE for this fab prize!

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  45. Congratulations on your new challenge blog! It's amazing. So are your cards too.
    Yes for the prize, please.
    Hugs, Valerija

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  46. Congrats on making your new challenge blog home! It's great to see this happy challenge blog come to life! Thanks for the inspiration and smiles!

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  47. Congrats on the new blog! It's so pretty and sweet. Yes, please to the prize. I was going to clean up my snippets folders over the holiday - but I never did!!! Lots to play with still.

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  48. Congrats on your new blog, it looks absolutely fabulous. Loll is a genius. I know I don't visit as often as I should, but it is so hard to keep up with everything xx

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  49. You have done a fabulous Playground makeover Di!! I know it's been a long time but I am determined to visit regularly this year and it's a big yes if my entry is a lucky one!!

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  50. Love your makeover, Love your inspiration cards and Yes please I really love the sentiment package, and these girls are adorable too. (and it worked today)

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  51. Congratulation to your new Playground. Cards are adorable. Just want to say hello. I skip this prize.

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  52. The Playground looks great! Love your fun cards with the clever sentiments, but I'll be playing just for fun this time!

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  53. Well done to you and Loll!! The new Playground has an absolutely adorable layout! Well done also with Dudley's photo!! Your cards as samples are so pretty and fun!
    Hope to have time to play in the first challenge to celebrate!

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  54. Loving the fresh look of this blog! Yes Please for the prize draw.

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  55. Love the light and airy look of the new playground! Just playing for fun this time.

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  56. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on you new home and fabulous blog design by Loll. Loving your examples and a great prize but I'm just playing for the fun of being in the playground this time around

    Happy New Year to you and your readers

    Kathyk

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  57. Oh my goodness, what a lovely new blog and that blog header is so fun! I love the idea of a separate blog for the Snippets Challenge, and just hope that I can resist getting into too much trouble at the Playground.
    Yes please to this prize! The sentiments are just hilarious and sadly, all too appropriate for people of a "certain age" (mine, that is!).
    Off to play with my bags and bags and bags of snippets!

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  58. What a fabulous new blog. Darnell suggested I visit and join in on the challenge fun, and I'm so glad I did. Yes, please, to the prize, should I be lucky enough to be chosen. I'm looking forward to participating in future challenges. GOT to use up some of those snippets!

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  59. I'm back again. I think it's because I like being where the sun is always shining and Sarn invited me to the tree house for some Sherry and left over Christmas cake, so I couldn't resist! Yes please, to be in the prize draw x

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  60. The new blog looks great! Love the bright new graphic. Hope you're staying safe and well. I'd love to be included for a chnace to win this fun prize please. xx

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  61. Congratulations on the new look. YES please, count me in. CarolG

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  62. I'm back with an entry but playing just for fun.
    L x

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  63. I thought I left a comment on launch day? Anyway I can't see it, so great new look to the blog and two fab cards.

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  64. I'm back with my entry ... so happy to play along! :) Playing along just for fun. xx

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  65. Wonderful start to the new Snippets Playground Blog. Congratulations!
    Yes, please to the prize. Those sentiments are hilarious and the girls are simply adorable. Thank you!
    Prudence

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  66. The first entry of the new year! I hope there will be a lot more and I say yes to the prize!
    Lia xx

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