And Eve has also made two snippets cards for us this week, which is a lot better then I can ever do! PLUS, they showcase some of the stamps that you can win (generously donated by her as well) - yay! Hooray for Eve, what a star! These are her cards:
Both cards are here with me and they're absolutely beautiful! The black and gold one is so sparkly and elegant and did you see how Eve paper pieced those lemons, right down to extra little leaves too! For details of how Eve made these two beauties - hop over to her blog HERE.
OK, straight onto this week's picks now:
Not as many picks this week, although every single entry deserved a mention. I ventured out to the supermarket yesterday and managed pretty well. A little bit achy afterwards but nothing too bad (yay!!!) - just not risking too much by sitting here for long spells.
And of course it's time for the draw for last week's prize of the Die-namics MFT 'Floral Fusion' die - very kindly donated to the Playground toy box by Darnell and the Waffle Flower 'With love' die. And the winner is:
It turns out that Jane was only playing for the 'With love' die - so I ran the Random Number Generator again to choose the winner of the 'Floral Fusion' die - and this is who popped out:
Hopefully we have two happy bunnies - I still have your address Jenny H (from a win way back in February). But as it's your first win Jane, could you please drop me an email with your address (firstname.lastname@example.org). I'll make sure both prizes are posted off this week.
Next, our prize(s) for the coming week which have been kindly donated by Eve, and they're SU stamp sets the same as she used on her lovely snippets cards. It seemed like a good idea to have two prizes, the first drawn one will be prize A which is two/double stamp sets ('Nature's Perfection' and 'Simply Wonderful') and the second drawn one will be prize B which is one stamp set ('A Happy Thing').
The Snippets Challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 17th October. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day.
Maximum of three entries and please also link back to the Playground in your blog post to be eligible for the draw.
Mr Linky is below - please let me know if you have any problems linking, it's easy for me to sort out so don't struggle on alone :)
As already said, Eve is helping me out this week and will be commenting on your entries as well as letting me have her choice of weekly 'picks'. I'll still be hopping in to see what's going on, keeping a note of who would like which prize(s) and also watching in case you have any questions or linking problems. Also, I'll be commenting on Flickr and Split Coast Stampers entries - so I certainly won't be lying on the sofa eating grapes and watching soap operas!
Last, but certainly by now means least - I have news of two of our Playmates, and it's not good news I'm afraid.
I'm sure many of you will have read last week that Cornelia's detached retina was healed - well, unfortunately it's happened again. That means that Cornelia has to totally rest her eyes for as long as three months because the movement of one eye can affect the other! I think her son is reading comments to her so it would be lovely if you could hop over and give her a virtual hug.
And Brenda L really, really needs your love and prayers right now as well. I'm sure that many of you know that her much loved husband (Dwayne) had been ill for some considerable time, undergoing surgery and treatments. Sadly, he passed away yesterday - thank you Liz for updating me. So, so sad - I'm sure many of us have been through similar journeys with our loved ones and my heart breaks for them.
Have a good week, try to behave for Eve - and remember to hug those you love even more tightly than ever.
Di and of course, Parsnip!