Anyhow, I've managed to keep up with the commenting side of the Playground as well as noting down the picks of the week. But, my snippets card has already appeared (on Tuesday's post for the new Cuttlebug Mania challenge) - so if it looks familiar then you wouldn't be too far wrong!
It leads us into the prize for this coming week though:
- 4" x 5.25" white card blank, tent style
- piece of white card from the same sheet as the card blank was made from, embossed using Cuttlebug's 'Scrollwork' embossing folder and trimmed to exactly fit the card front
- the sentiment is a luscious scrolled sentiment by Inkylicious called 'Thank You Calligraphy', stamped using SU's 'Mossy Meadow' ink onto a snippet of the same white card
- then die cut the sentiment using a Spellbinders die from the 'Labels Eighteen' Nestabilities set (snigger, I had tried stamping directly onto the centre of the card and made a boo-boo, so making this panel covered it up
- finally, added a couple of Prima ready embossed coloured paper flowers, with the centres 'dollied up' with brads - and some punched foliage behind - made using a snippet of SU's 'Mossy Meadow' and a Martha Stewart foliage punch
Let's roll straight into the picks for this past week now - and as always you came up with some really stunning snippets makes. My 'first cut' list of possible picks was absolutely huge - and cutting it down became almost impossible. But, it had to be done so here are just some of the makes I'd originally listed - I do so recommend that you try to find time to go and peek at last week's makes, every one should have been included and there are some stunning and very clever ideas!
We had a lot of tags this past week - and all of them are absolutely fabulous!
And I thought we'd finish off with a snippets make with a difference:
So folks, it's actually late Saturday afternoon as I'm adding the final touches to this post - it's taken a lot longer than anticipated but I do hope you enjoyed the scamper through the few picks I had time to write about.
And now for the winner of last week's prize, the Hobby Art 'Have a Very Mice Christmas' stamp set:
Oh well done Sue! I'm almost positive this is your very first Playground win, after playing along for quite some time. Wahoo - and I know you've been have a rough time for a while now so I do hope the little meeces will make you smile.
Can you please drop me an email with your address in and I'll post your prize off as soon as possible. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
And, you girlies probably already know fine well that this coming week's prize is linked to my snippets card for today/last Tuesday. It's a real shame but I can't get hold of the Cuttlebug 'Scrollwork' embossing folder for love nor money (I've searched high and low on the internet as it does go perfectly with the sentiment).
BUT we do have an Inkylicious 'Thank You Calligraphy' stamp exactly the same as the one I used plus, a set of Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Labels Eighteen' dies. The white die cut itself doesn't show up too well on the photo of my card - I did confess that I'd used it to cover up a bit of a boo-boo with the sentiment. But, it's a real all time favourite shape of mine so I decided to add a set to the prize. Although I'm pretty sure a good few of you already own the same set, it's such a classic style for all types of cards and the sizes are so useful that - if you don't already own it - then maybe you should keep your fingers crossed this week and try to enter up to three times :)
The Snippets Challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 21st November. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day.
Maximum of three entries and please say in a comment if you wish to play and be a possible winner of the prize. Do say if you only want one or other part of the prize (the stamp or the set of dies) but both are up for grabs as one prize of course and will only be split if the first name out only wants one or other of the items, in which case I'll do a second draw for the other part of the prize. 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 :)
Thank you for all the lovely get well messages - they've brightened some pretty sore days here.
Di and of course, Parsnip!