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Sunday 19 May 2024

Results of Challenge #479

Hello Playmates - Sarn here - popping back in the middle of Di's challenge, to share my Top Picks and the prize winner for Challenge 479.

Here are my top picks (in entry order) - all of which happen to be fancy fold cards:

Liz came to play with this super shaped card. Great design and lovely papers and decoration - very neatly done.


Next up is Ionabunny's fabulous pirate themed 'never-ending' card - check out her blog to see all its various fold layouts.

Last, but not least, is Glennis F's special 'birthday fold' card for her granddaughter's 18th birthday. I love how it has enough folds to spell out the word "birthday". 

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

The randomly picked winner is:

Katrina Bufton


Congratulations Katrina. Please claim your prize by 11am UK time on 1st June 2024 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.

If any of you are having trouble commenting, please see HERE for a possible solution.

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 from Sarn xxx


Sunday 12 May 2024

Challenge #480

Welcome to a new challenge in the Snippets Playground. All the details are over on Pixie's Crafty Workshop HERE - as well as Dudley's latest 'Pupdate'


These are the items making up the prize, all from yours truly. The items included are a NBUS Altenew set of stamps and a matching set of dies, both called 'Stellar'. The big square stamp is a background stamp of pinprick stars. There is also a great set of sentiment stamps by Funky Fossil called 'Making Memories'. I used my own set for the first time on my snippets card for today. 

As always, the Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 25th May. 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 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".

If any of you are having trouble commenting, please see HERE for a possible solution.

Love and hugs from Di and Dudley,


Sunday 5 May 2024

Results of Challenge #478

 

Hello folks - hopping in with the results from Challenge #478. 

Here are my 3 top picks (in entry order):

Marjeta entered this lovely card. So beautifully coloured and I love how the background of snippet strips picks up the colours in the image - or the other way round of course!

Sue made a brilliant 40th Birthday card for her son. I think it's a great use of a few snippets for maximum impact - and a design I hope to CASE, particularly for male cards!

And, once again, Lynne R has been super-busy! One of the great things about keeping little different coloured snippets is the choice at your fingertips for tiny die cut images like Lynne's fabulous Christmas Village!

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

The randomly picked winner is:

Donna T

Please claim your prize by 11am UK time on 18th May by sending your name and address details via email using Snippets Playground email address shown in the sidebar, with PLAYGROUND WINNER in the subject line.

If any of you are having trouble commenting, please see HERE for a possible solution.

Remember there's still nearly a week of Sarn's current 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, Di and Dudley, xxx


Sunday 28 April 2024

Challenge #479

Hello and welcome to another fun challenge here in the Snippets Playground. I'm hosting for the next fortnight so you have until 11th May 2024 to get your homework done.

Here's my homework, the details of which can be found on my personal blog. I've showcased one of the stamp sets you could win (using my own set of the same stamps!)

The prize for this challenge comprises two AALL & Create stamp sets from me, and a lovely Crafts Too embossing folder from Di. I've checked, and both main images from the stamps sets shown below will fit inside the embossing folder's rectangle.

So now it's your turn. 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 just playing for fun or wish to be included in the draw for the prize.

The Playground gates will clang shut on this challenge at 11am (UK time) on Saturday, 11th May 2024. 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". 

If any of you are having trouble commenting, please see HERE for a possible solution.

Hugs from Sarn xxx

Sunday 21 April 2024

Results of Challenge #477

Hello Playmates - Sarn here - popping back in the middle of Di's challenge, to share my Top Picks and let you know who won the prize for Challenge 477.

Di and I were in total agreement that KATE L'S fabulous sewing card full of tiny snippets in multiple layers (shown below) merited a GOLD STAR AWARD. Well done Kate - the card has so many intricate details and the little sewing room scene stole our hearts. You are welcome to collect your Gold Star badge of honour from HERE.

. . . and here are my other top picks (in entry order):

First up is SANDRA H's lovely monochrome birthday card for a special birthday. Love all the little elements to it. 

Next up is DENISE'S wonderful shaker card in a fabulous coffee cup shape. Love the punny sentiment too!

And finally, I chose CAROL G's super Earth Day card using the three R's (reduce, reuse, recycle). Love the different textures and effects on this card, as well as what it represents.

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

Next, we have the prize winner for Challenge 477, picked using a random number generator, which selected the number 10:

Denise - Crafty Den

Many congratulations Denise - you have a double whammy - being a top pick AND the prize winner! Go buy a lottery ticket! Please claim your prize by 4th May 2024 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.

If any of you are having trouble commenting, please see HERE for a possible solution.

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.

Sunday 14 April 2024

Challenge #478

Welcome to a new challenge in the Snippets Playground. My snippets card this time is also linked to part of the prize bundle for this challenge. All the details are over on Pixie's Crafty Workshop HERE - as well as Dudley's latest 'Pupdate'

There are three items making up the prize, all from yours truly - and I did use my own set of identical butterfly dies for my snippets card! The items included are a Creative Expressions 'Blowing Bubbles' stamp, a Poppystamps die set called 'For You Poe Script' and a Sizzix set of dies called 'Detailed Butterflies Mini'.

As always, the Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 27th April 2024. 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 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".

If any of you are having trouble commenting, please see HERE for a possible solution.

Love and hugs from Di and Dudley,


Sunday 7 April 2024

Results of Challenge #476

Hello folks - hopping in with the results from Challenge #476. 

Here are my 3 top picks (in entry order):

This lovely Easter card was made by Suzanne H. A whole ton of die cutting and assembly as well as plenty of snippets used - perfect!

This super fun card made by Val totally cracked me up! Very ingenious use of the stamps and all that fussy cutting was very impressive!

And, last but not least, we have a pick - from Eve, this is just fabulous! SO pretty - I love it!

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

The randomly picked winner is:

Pauline (Passion for Papercraft)

Please claim your prize by 20th April 2024 by sending your name and address details via email using Snippets Playground email address shown in the sidebar, with PLAYGROUND WINNER in the subject line.

If any of you are having trouble commenting, please see HERE for a possible solution.

Remember there's still nearly a week of Sarn's current 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, Di and Dudley, xxx


Sunday 31 March 2024

Challenge #477

HAPPY EASTER!

It's the start of another fun challenge here in the Snippets Playground and you have until 13th April to get your homework in.

In the meantime, Di and I have been busy hiding Easter Eggs all over the Playground. Dudley has been super helpful digging holes for them to be buried in! So - grab your Easter bonnets and baskets and go hunting!

Here's my homework, the details of which can be found on my personal blog HERE:

There is a packet of Gemini stamps and matching dies; 2 packets of stamps by Crafters Companion & Papertrey Ink respectively and a metal Dreamweaver stencil making up the prize. Huge thanks to Viv, Darnell, Linby and Lesley G for donating the items making up this prize.

Please bring your snippets homework to the Playground, and use Mr Linky (below) to enter. 

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

The Playground gates will clang shut on this challenge at 11am (UK time) on Saturday, 13th April 2024. 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". 

If any of you are having trouble commenting, please see HERE for a possible solution.

Hugs from Sarn xxx 

Sunday 24 March 2024

Results of Challenge #475

Hello Playmates - Sarn here - popping back in the middle of Di's challenge, to share my Top Picks and the prize winner for Challenge 475.

Here are my top picks (in entry order):

I really loved Jenny Martin's simple, but elegant, celebration card with the beautifully embossed background setting the nicely coloured die-cut flower and gold sentiment off perfectly.

Next up is Jo's cute Happy Hoppers birthday card with great die cut mats.

And finally . . . Jules bought along this wonderful birthday card using a sketch she designed. I love the pop of colour that the pink flower brought to the card with all the neutrals in the background.

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

The randomly picked winner is:

PAPERIELLE (Gundi)

Please claim your prize by 6th April 2024 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.

If any of you are having trouble commenting, please see HERE for a possible solution.

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.

Sunday 17 March 2024

Challenge #476

Welcome to a new challenge in the Snippets Playground. My snippets card this time is a Christmas one (despite it being St. Patrick's Day - but at least there's green there!). All the details are over on Pixie's Crafty Workshop HERE - as well as Dudley's latest 'Pupdate'.


There are four items making up the prize, one from Viv and the rest are from me.  A Crafters Companion/Gemini 'Lily of the Valley' stamps and matching dies set, an Aall & Create stamp called 'Windy Willows', a Woodware stamp called 'Garden Snail' and a Tonic 'Mazarine Blue' die.

As always, the Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 30th March 2024. 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 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 10 March 2024

Results of Challenge #474

Hello folks - hopping in with the results from Challenge #474. We had a bumper number of 42 entries and quite a few new faces - Sarn and I , along with Dudley, have been celebrating by seeing who could swing the highest on the swings! As a child I once, only once, swung high enough to actually go over the top bar on a swing - no-one told me what a sudden thump you came down with, rather like a stone falling rather than the exhilarating swoop I'd expected! I never tried that particular trick again - probably lucky I didn't break my neck!

Here are my 3 top picks (in entry order) - which were whittled ,with enormous difficulty, down from my short list:

I love this really happy card made by LesleyShe actually made a huge selection of them and they really are uplifting! Loads of snippets used and a lot of patient work too!

Karen C also hopped in (no pun intended) with a lovely variety of cards. Another very happy and fun card - that smile just cracks me up! Plenty of snippets used here too.

And last, but by no means least, Kath skipped in with this absolutely gorgeous Christmas card. Each year, Kath chooses a theme for her cards - this year it's 'green and gold' - so elegant and a lovely result.

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

The randomly picked winner is:

Sue (Zouave Cards)

Please claim your prize by 23rd March 2024 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.

If any of you are having trouble commenting, please see HERE for a possible solution.

Remember there's still nearly a week of the current 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, Di and 'Dudley, super-cool Dude and I survived the week from Hell Dog' - woof! xxx