Sunday 28 January 2024

Results of Challenge #471


Hello Playmates - Sarn here - popping back in the middle of Di's challenge to share my Top Picks and the prize winner for Challenge #471.

Here are my top picks (in entry order):

Kathie came to play with this stunning wedding day card which is sure to be admired and treasured.

Nonnie submitted this beautiful birthday card with lots of dimension in a lovely calming colour scheme.

Pat bought along this delightful congratulations card with lovely debossed sunflowers and a great die-cut edge - not to mention the additional gold detailing. All the steps on how it was made are on Pat's blog.

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

The two randomly picked winners for the bumper prizes offered for Challenge #471 are:

Prize A: Liz 

Prize B: Vicky

Congratulations to you both. Please claim your prize by 10th February 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.

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 xxx

Sunday 21 January 2024

Challenge #472

And here we go with a new Playground challenge, no theme other than you must use one or more snippets. 

My snippets card for today uses the 'Eclipse' technique:

All the details of how I made it are over on Pixie's HERE - as well as Dudley's latest 'Pupdate'. 

The prize for this fortnight is shown below:

Sorry the images are slightly out of focus. The items making up the prize bundle for this challenge were donated by Lynn B (Linby) and Pauline C. They are a layering stamp set called 'Sunflower Bouquet' plus a 'Fabulous Frame' stamp and die set, also a stamp and 'wing eddger' dies set called 'Monarch' - all by Crafters Companion. Also two single stamps in good time for Spring when it gets here, they are 'Sweet Spring' by Penny Johnson and 'Ella No. 3 by Stamposaurus. Thank you so much girls! 

As always, the Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 3rd February. 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, 

Sunday 14 January 2024

Results of Challenge #470


Here we go with the picks from Challenge #470, in numerical order:

I really love this card, made by Greta! The combination of embossing and using dies is so lovely! Love the colours too.

Laurie never adds a card to the Playground that doesn't make me go 'Wow'! I LOVE this beach scene, it's perfectly composed and so well made from carefully chosen and placed snippets.

And goodness me - I've always loved David Hockney's Swimming Pool series and the execution of Lynn's card is a wonderful tribute to his work and style, spot-on Linby!

Wonderful entries from all of you - be it a 'Pick' or not - we so love to see you share your work!

The randomly drawn winners of the Christmas/New Year Challenge £25 vouchers for a store of their choice are:

Congratulations to Kath and Lynn! To claim your prizes, please send an email using the Snippets Playground email address shown on the RH sidebar, with PLAYGROUND WINNER in the subject line. Please state the name of your chosen store who provide on-line gift vouchers/coupons and I'll arrange for your £25 voucher to be sent to you.

Don't forget folks, Sarn is still running her current Playground Challenge HERE!  There are two huge prizes on offer to celebrate 12 years of the Snippets Playground, yay!

My own snippets card for today, as well as a Dudley Pupdate, can be found HERE 

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

Love from Di and Dudley,

Sunday 7 January 2024

Challenge #471 - Celebration Theme

Hello Playmates!

It's the start of a SPECIAL challenge here in the Snippets Playground - where we are celebrating 12 years of Miss Di holding the keys to the Playground. 😎 In honour of this, there are TWO BUMPER PRIZES on offer, as well as another THEME to comply with!

The theme for this challenge is CELEBRATION. You are free to interpret this in any way you wish, as long as the celebration is obvious on your snippets project. 

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

I went for a special birthday celebration!

The TWO prizes are fairly evenly split - each comprising a mixture of festive embossing folders, stamps and dies - further details listed below. Yes, I know it's Christmas goodies, but this little clear-out of the Toy Box will give you things to make throughout the year, ready for next Christmas! 

Prize A: A4 Angela Poole Snowflake stencil "Frozen Lace"; Sweet Dixie "Stitched Winter Foliage" dies; 2 x Tonic Studios dies - "Peace Dove" & "Star Bauble"; Crafter's Companion "Cute Christmas" clear stamps, as well as their "Jolly Gingerbread Man" die; Sizzix Thinlits "Retro Merry Christmas" die; 2 x Woodware clear stamp sets "Three Baubles" & "Festive Faces"; Visible Image "Simply Snowflakes" clear stamp set and a cling red rubber stamp set of a house and lovely Christmas sentiment saying "Christmas joy is in my heart". 


Prize B: Tonic Studios' massive 32 piece die set called "Staggered Stage Winter Village" (to make up a village diorama as well as a super 3D card); Sheena Douglas "Frosty Ice Border" embossing folder; 2 x Crafter's Companion dies - "Brush Happy Holidays" & "Scandinavian Christmas"; 2 x Crafter's Companion clear stamp sets with various festive images; 2 x Woodware clear stamps "Patch Circle Bauble" & "Bringing Gifts"; Visible Image clear stamps "Inked Holly" and lastly, a Touch of Christmas "Christmas Baubles" die trio (round bauble, star and bell).


Items in both prize bundles were kindly donated by Lesley G; Val (Aquarius) and Lynn (Linby), as well as Di (and myself). Huge thanks to all of you.

Over to you now! Have a look at your snippets pile, then run off and make something with them using the CELEBRATION theme. Enter your project via Mr Linky, then leave a comment at the end of this blog post, stating whether you wish to play for PRIZE A, PRIZE B, or EITHER (or whether you're just playing for fun!).

The Playground gates will clang shut on this challenge at 11am (UK time) on Saturday, 20th January 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". 

Hugs from Sarn xxx