Friday 30 June 2023

Possible solution to leaving us a comment!

Hi Girls

Di and I like to be able to reply to your comments to make things more fun, or give out useful info and we therefore wish to keep the "embedded" comments on Snippets Playground posts rather than change the comment box to "pop up".

If you have been struggling to leave us a comment, we may just have come up with a solution for some of you - at least if you have an iPhone (and it might work for an iPad too - but I don't have one of those to check out).

So, if you are having problems leaving comments on blogs with embedded comments, the solution MAY be for you to ALLOW cross-site tracking on your iPhone (and possibly the iPad).

Basically, if you go into your iPhone SETTINGS and select your web browser (I use Safari), then scroll down to the PRIVACY & SECURITY section, there is an option that says "Prevent Cross-site Tracking" where I have the radio button switched OFF (i.e. the button is white, not green). 

One playmate who was unable to leave us a comment on the blog before she changed her settings to the above subsequently found she was able to comment without any problem - so Di and I thought we would pass on this information in case it helps others.

Sarn x

Sunday 25 June 2023

Challenge #457

Hello Playmates!

It's Sunday morning and time for another exciting challenge in the Snippets Playground. So get your snippets out, make something with them and come on over to play. 

I've made an ATC entirely from snippets for my homework (you can see all the details plus an additional bunny card on my personal blog HERE):

The prize for this challenge comprises an embossing folder, a stencil and a set of stamps:

The embossing folder measures 144 mm x 160 mm and is full of musical notes and double clefs; the Aall & Create stencil measures 8" x 6" and the set of foam-mounted red rubber stamps is 8" x 5½". The stamps are larger than shown on the packaging and fill the whole of the plastic storage sheet you can see in the photo (to the top and bottom of the yellow ends). Items were donated by Brenda, Di and myself.

Please add your homework using the Mr Linky tool (below).

Please remember to SAY WHAT SNIPPETS YOU USED (and/or include a photo of them) and leave a comment making it clear whether you're just playing for fun or want to be included in the draw for the prize. 

The Playground gates will clang shut on this challenge at 11am (UK time) on Saturday, 8th July 2023, and will reopen at midnight (UK time) the same day for the start of the next challenge. Winners outside the UK: Please remember that you may be charged fees and import duty on your prize - although Di and I always send them out clearly marked as "gifts". 

Hugs from Sarn xxx

Sunday 18 June 2023

Results of Challenge #455

Hello Playmates - Sarn here - popping back in the middle of Di's challenge, to share my Top Picks and the prize winner for Challenge 455.

Here are my top picks (in entry order):

First up is Valerija's cute Christmas card made with black and white snippets, plus innovative use of paint chips!

Next is Gail L's  3D looking graphic card making great use of a photo corner punch. Looks amazing.

And last, but certainly not least, is Christa's beautiful card full of birds using a variety of coloured snippets.

If you've been showcased, please feel free to collect your 'Top Pick' badge from HERE.

The randomly drawn winner of Challenge 455 is:

Faith A

Congratulations Faith. Please claim your prize by sending your name and address details via email to the Snippets Playground email address shown in the sidebar, with PLAYGROUND WINNER in the subject line.

Remember there's still nearly a week of Di's challenge to go. If you haven't submitted a piece of homework yet, just scroll down to the previous post to find all the details.

Hugs, Sarn

Sunday 11 June 2023

Challenge #456

A new challenge and here's my snippets card:

I know that it possibly looks familiar - we had a really lovely 'wave' or 'concentric circles' card in my picks last week made by Susan S using the same technique. I really loved it and decided to have a try for myself, it's a snippets buster for sure! All the details of how I made mine, including Dudley's latest little 'Pickle Pupdate', are over on Pixie's HERE

The prize for this fortnight is made up of two sets of stamps and their matching dies. The one on the top is by Neat and Tangled and is called 'Little Monster' (cute!) - the one below is by My Favourite Stamps (MFT) and is called 'Banner Day Sentiments'. The matching dies are called 'Banner Flags' -and it's sold as the matching set for a few of the curved sentiments along with the little 'end of strip' dies as well. All items came from the Playground Toy Box: 

As always, the Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday, 24th June. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day. Mr Linky is below this post.

Please state what snippets you used on your entry, and/or add a photo of them, otherwise it won't count in the prize draw. Remember that we do reserve the right to delete non-compliant entries. It's very important to us to keep the Playground as a happy place to come and play - as well as making sure everyone plays nicely and fairly. 

Winners outside the UK: please remember that you may be charged fees and import duty on your prize - although Sarn and I always send them out clearly marked as "gifts". 

Love and hugs from Di and Dudley,

Sunday 4 June 2023

Results of Challenge #454


Let's take a dive straight into the top picks for Challenge #454, in numerical order as usual:

Linby (Lynn) made this really lovely card, immediately using two items from her Snippets Challenge #452 prize win. Talk about quick off the mark and it's always really lovely to see people using their prizes to make a snippets entry. And what a super card as well, very elegant.

This glorious card by TK is a lovely work of art and dedication with SO many snippets used in the design. And a little reminder from TK, Press n Seal clear film is a great way to pick up pieces that you've got laid into an arrangement and transfer them safely onto your card front. Am almost certain the idea originally came from Jennifer McGuire, whose husband invented Press n Seal - Amazon sell the film BTW.

And my final pick this time was made by Susan S. Such a wonderful way to use up snippets and a great reminder of the 'wave' card technique! Always perfect for CAS cards, especially for 'chaps'. One of Len's great-nephews has a Birthday coming up in June and I may very well make him a 'wave' card! Thanks for the timely reminder Susan!

Please take your 'picks' badges for your blogs - if you wish of course - from the top bar.

We had some lovely entries, as always. My short list had five 'picks' on it - but I was strong and whittled them down to the usual three that Sarn and I aim for. It's always heartening when people come to play with us every fortnight - keep it up girls. Mind you, with the warmer weather here I expect the outdoors might be beckoning to a lot of people - make the most of it whilst we've got it! Sunshine can be as rare as hen's teeth in the UK, but when the sun does come out to play it's a total delight!

The randomly drawn winner of the two sets of dies from Positively Papercraft is: 
To claim your prize, please send 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 is being hosted by Sarn and still has almost a further week to run - just scroll down to the previous post to find it. There's a very nice prize to be won as well! 

Love from Di and Dudley