Sunday 27 August 2023

Results of Challenge #460

Let's leap straight into the three top picks in numerical order for Challenge #460, no muckin' about:

I did so love this fun Christmas card, made by Diane. That certainly is one very funky flamingo and bound to raise a smile! 

The 'teeny tiny details' on this card, made by Lynne, are just fabulous! It certainly is a New Baby card to be carefully kept as a future treasure. Stunning!

And last, but by no means least, here's another fun card - this time made by Christa. I love shadow box cards and this one is brilliant - see the little bee at the back, almost invisibly held up 'in flight' on a little strip of acetate?! Clever!

I had a shortlist of six entries - and whittling them down to three was very hard indeed.

The randomly drawn winner of the prize bundle is:

Paper Paperielle (Gundi)

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.

Don't forget folks, Sarn is still running her current Challenge HERE! And my own snippets card for today, as well as a Dudley Pupdate can be found HERE.

Love from Di and Dudley 

Sunday 20 August 2023

Challenge #461

Hello Playmates!

It's the start of another fun challenge here in the Snippets Playground and you have until 2nd September to get your homework done.

My snippets homework is an ATC (below), the details of which can be found on my personal blog HERE along with a couple of other ATCs using up the same gelli print snippets:


The prize for this challenge comprises a floral Heartfelt Creations stamp set (kindly donated by Brenda), and Jackie T has kindly donated the very pretty Tattered Lace embossing folder and Tulip Trinket die set.

My thanks to Brenda and Jackie T for generously donating the above prizes.

Please bring your snippets homework to the Playground and use Mr Linky (below) to submit it for marking! Please remember to SAY WHAT SNIPPETS YOU USED (or include a photo of them) and leave a comment making it clear whether you're playing just for fun or wish your name to be thrown into the hat for the prize draw.

The Playground gates will clang shut on this challenge at 11am (UK time) on Saturday, 2nd September 2023. They'll 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 13 August 2023

Results of Challenge #459

Hello Playmates - Sarn here - popping back in the middle of Di's challenge, to share my Top Picks and the prize winner for Challenge 459.

Here are my top picks (in entry order):

Meg bought this lovely white and silver Christmas card along to the Playground. Great composition of the die cut elements and I love the extra little touch of embossing behind everything.

Next up, I chose Carrie Ann's beautiful card in traditional colours:

My third pick is Kate L's jolly card. I love the simplicity of it and the fabulous large sentiment.

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

Onto the winner of the Christmas bundle of goodies, and it's lucky No. 13 for:


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

Di and I hope you enjoyed "Christmas in July" and all the festive Eggnog that was consumed up in the Treehouse. Still haven't worked out who put a holly sprig on Di's chair as a prank. She jumped up rather quickly, but luckily she didn't spill any of her cocktail in the process! Phew, we got away with it girls!

Remember there's another week of Di's challenge to go, so there's plenty of time to get your homework in on time! Just scroll down to the previous post to find all the details.

Sunday 6 August 2023

Challenge #460

A new challenge now that 'Christmas in July' has finished and we're back to the usual theme of must use snippets - and say which ones you used.

Here are my 'two for the price of one' snippets cards - I was on a roll:

Ooopsie - I cropped part of my watermark out!All the details of how I made it, as well as Dudley's latest 'Pupdate', are over on Pixie's HERE 

The prize for this fortnight is:

A set of stamps by Indigo Blu called 'Steampunk Flowers', a Creative Expressions Die and Stamp set called 'Because' (especially nice as the die cut 'because' comes with a shadow die too) plus an unbranded set of  A2 sized 'lace rectangle' dies thrown in for luck! I made a card using my own set of the rectangle dies recently - HERE - and they are great cutters as well as really pretty.

As always, the Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday, 19th August. 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, 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,