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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,


43 comments:

  1. Fantastic snippets card using a lovely die

    Yep - the Jubilee Tea Party was a lot of fun. Thanks for clearing up so many empties. We did a lot of washing-up too didn’t we, but everyone had fun. Although We’ve yet to ascertain for sure who lit that beacon so close to the Treehouse!!!!! X

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  2. Phew! Although I got in first, and enjoyed a lovely hot buttered crumpet in the Treehouse Breakfast Club, I nearly panicked when Mr Google wouldn’t let me comment. Managed to change one of my settings and hey presto I’m now allowed to speak! I’ll say no thanks to this one Di, as I’ve got lots of other new stuff to play with at the moment, but good luck everyone! Xxx

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  3. Fabulous snippets card, Di. I’ll be a Yes Please for my name to go into the draw. Great Jubilee Tea Party, but it wasn’t me who lit the beacon so close to the Treehouse. Rumour has it that it was Sarn, but don’t tell her I told you. 😉 xx

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  4. What A PERFECT Snippets card Di! I love the colors!!! Thanks for the Jubilee video! I'll just be playing for fun this time!!!

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  5. What a wonderful snippets card with those lovely papers! I just love the colorful way you designed this and I have to smile every time I see it! Playing just for fun this time, but I'll see you around the treehouse for some antics I'm sure :)

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  6. Beautiful card. Love this vibrant colors.

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  7. Fabulous inspiration, great die to use snippets! Thanks to Jackie T for the amazing prize, love it so much, is very elegant! Hope to have time to play.
    Also in Italy there were a lot of videos about your Queen's Jubilee!
    Hope Dudley could learn good manners quickly :D

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  8. I love this fun group! The teasing about the mischief- or perceived mischief- makes me smile! I especially loved sharing in the excitement of the 70th Jubilee. It's so much more fun when I now have friends who live across the pond. Plus, I really do admire your Queen. Now... let's talk about prizes. I raise my hand with a yes please for being in the draw. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  9. FAB make and prize .. just uploaded my own entry but I'm just playing for fun this time around

    Happy Monday

    Kathyk

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  10. Just found the new site - its been a hectic few months - it looks amazing and an amazing card for inspiration - so fresh. YES please to playing this month. Hugs Emmax

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  11. Your card Di is gorgeous l looked at the dies on the sight you highlighted there are some gorgeous dies lovely use of snippets too xx

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  12. Just playing for fun good luck all who take part xx

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  13. Wow, such a wonderful card Di, and an inspiration for me to try later. I always love the look of a white die cut with brightly colored papers. I enjoyed the Paddington tea party with the Queen when I saw it online during the Jubilee, and loved that sense of humor that was so well showcased. The party at the treehouse was even more fun than the Paddington video..and a lot noisier too, haha! I think I overdosed on cake, but I'll just have to cut out dessert this week to make up for it. Totally worth it though.
    Yes Please to the prize, as that's a beautiful stamp and die.

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  14. Thanks for the link to Paddington and the Queen. I didn't see the whole thing until now. So sweet! Yes, please to the prize.

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  15. Beautiful card Di, I love that fancy die you have! I'm playing just for fun 😁
    The Paddington sketch was fab, I would have loved to have seen the Queen's reaction when she saw it herself!

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  16. Loved that video of the Queen and Paddington Bear - what a woman our Queen is!!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  17. Gorgeous card, think I might have to invest in that die! I am just playing for fun this time. Sorry I missed the Queen's Jubilee Playground Party, it sounds like lots of fun and naughtiness was had by all! The Paddington sketch was priceless! Will pop over to see what Dudly has been upto a bit later. Take care and hugs my friend xxx

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  18. Jolly good die for using up snippets, love the card. I'm just playing for fun this time

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  19. Thanks for the video link. It is sweet and fun. Yes please on the prize.

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  20. Absolutely love your card, Di! Thank you for the video link as I'd love to see it. I'm just playing for fun this time.

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  21. Even from my side of the pond the news showed the Queen having tea with Paddington Bear!! That was the best part of the whole Jubilee I think. Sorry I missed tea in the tree-house but I had several cups here in her Majesty's honor. Yes please for the prize too. I used a lot of bigger snippets this time for me.

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  22. I am looking at my overflowing NBUS box and think it's best if I don't enter the draw for the prize this time but what a beauty it is! So generous of Jackie T. I absolutely love your card Di and will be hopping over to your blog to see how you made it (and Eva wants to know what Dudley has been up to as well!!) Hugs, Vicky xx

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  23. Thanks for the prompt Sarn - I WAS playing hide and seek and I'm afraid I dozed off in the middle of it all...don't know WHAT was in that hot chocolate I had in the treehouse but my homework has now been handed in!

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  24. Oh wow - love your bright & cheerful card Di!
    I'm playing just for fun (and snippets mountain reduction) this week.
    Helen x

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  25. Yes, please, to the beautiful prize! It seems like it's been so long since I've been to the playground. Whatcha serving for a cocktail today, Sarn? I commented on Di's card at her site. I just love the die she used.

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  26. Plenty of room on the swings today. Whheeeeeeeee! Gorgeous snippets card Di and Yes Please to be in the draw for the prize. Hugz

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  27. Just a fun visit to the playground! Love the colorful Snippets card, Di!

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  28. Oh, Dudley!! All I can say is.....at least it was a burp!!! Lol. Beautiful card as always, Di, and I would love to be in on the draw for the awesome prize :)

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  29. Love the different snippets pieces in this fabulous sunburst card!
    Thanks for this fab giveaway, yes please!

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  30. Prachtige sunburst kaart.
    Mooie kleuren.
    Ik zeg ja tegen de mooie prijs.
    Blijf gezond.
    Groetjes Elle-jeanne

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    1. Oké er bij gezet , snap het .
      Dankjewel

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  31. Beautiful snippets card, Di! I love the patterns and colors!
    Yes, please for the pretty prize! Thanks to Jackie T for donating it!

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  32. This is a great die for using up those snippets Di and I love the mix of colours and designs of dp you have used, and thank you to Jackie T for donating this very pretty stamp and die as the prize this time, and I will be a 'yes please' for a chance to win it. x

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  33. Still loving this card but so far resisted that website lol! Been spending elsewhere on must haves... I'm just playing for fun this time.

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  34. Your birthday card is gorgeous, Di! Thanks so much for the challenge and I just linked up my card! I'm a yes for the prize, please! Thank you to Jackie T for her generosity! Sounds like the Jubiliee was a fabulous celebration!

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  35. Wow, what an amazing card design Di! I love everything about it, but especially the mix of die cut sentiment and word strip, and all the fun patterned papers you used together. Yes please to this week's prize. Thank you to Jackie for donating such a pretty stamp and die set.

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  36. Fabulous snippets card Di, love the choice of papers. Very generous of Jackie for such a great prize, but I am playing just for fun this time. Have a good weekend x

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  37. Wonderful snippets card. Love the die you have used. Yes for the prize, please.
    Valerija xx

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  38. wow, such a stunning card, I love it.
    yes, I like your Queen with Paddington Bear too, such fun!
    yes for the prize, please.
    crafty hugs xx

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  39. Yes Please for my name to go into the draw.

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