No snippets card from me today although this is the 9th challenge for Ruby's Memory. It's actually the penultimate challenge raising funds for the Rescue Centre. We've almost reached 10 challenges and the Toy Box is also almost cleaned out of your wonderful craft goodies which you so kindly donated for Ruby's Memory. We've made a good deal of money, thanks to you lovely people who donated goodies, and afterwards I will be taking out my own regular monthly donations - to still help the USPCA charity with its wonderful work.
Let's get straight onto what the prize is this time and it's a real bumper bundle! So much so that I can't really take photos of everything. Here's an outline list to whet your appetites:
Marianne 'Playtime' stamps set, labels/tags set of cutting dies and pre-printed Happy Birthday sentiments
Fun Stampers set of 30 'Little BIG Greetings' stamps
From Jackie T
Packet of 'shaped edge' papers
Two packets of 'foam roses'
A bundle of assorted image stamps including floral, foliage and Magnolia
I think there's also a sweet 'oval, almost wreath like' die but as I'm typing, this everything has been tucked away again and I'm not sure which of the above Playmates donated it. It's a real lucky dip assortment - all brand new of course and will be sent in a flat box to one lucky winner! I won't split it, needless to say.
That leaves just one rather fun prize to be offered in six weeks time, as the final Ruby's Memory prize. One hint, just in time for Easter!
As always, the Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 5th February. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day. Mr Linky is below this post.
I was delighted that all Grand Draw winners sent me their addresses pretty quickly which means that ALL the Grand Draw prizes were posted on Friday, UK AND including those going overseas! Some of you UK gals have already received yours as I did send them 1st Class - even though our local Post Office Sorting Office is under huge pressure due to COVID absences. It took the best part of three days to do all the packaging etc. and I so hope I didn't make any mistakes. Your challenge is to use the little note-let I enclosed (bought from Amazon) and upcycle the front of it!
Please do drop a quick email to the Snippets email address when your prize arrives, so that I can 'tick them off my long list'!
Dudley spent a lot of that 'wrapping' time lying underneath my desk - he just loves the sound of rustling cello bags and packaging! You can just imagine what Christmas present opening is like here - manic, and then he needs to inspect and 'nose dab' everything as his seal of approval.
I must try and get a photo of him with his beloved Honka Duck. Monkey is rarely looked at these days and Honka goes everywhere with him - we have to stop him from taking it out for a play in the garden! It's not much smaller than a real life Mallard duck and Dudley looks so cute when he's carrying it to and fro in his mouth. All you can see is a sideways on duck, big dark brown eyes peeping over the top and little front legs tootling along below it!
I think you do need a photo of Dudley anyway - it's spot on three years ago and popped up on my Facebook account the other day. He was just six months old and in dire need of a 'man bun' elastic band as a top knot to hold the hair out of his eyes:
As I said previously, that was the very last Grand Draw to be run, day upon day over Christmas and New Year. I've really loved doing them for a few years now but it's such a lot of work that I've been stressing, eating evening meals at my desk and burning the midnight oil for what seems like a lot of the time during recent weeks. Cue the violins!
I'm really hoping to now have more time and be able to join in a few challenges myself - which brings me to a reminder that it's almost Rudolph Days Challenge time over at ScrappyMo's HERE. As of now, I'm unsure if Mo will run the challenge (25th January to the end of the month) but Al is making great progress after his heart bypass surgery so she just might!
Love and hugs from Dudley and Di, xx