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:


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!!!