So much so that our ringleader/rebel/reporter has done a total about-turn and is very kindly giving me a little break this coming week. So please welcome Sarn (aka Dick Orem) as your Prefect - she will be commenting on entries and doing the picks for me. As well as that, Sarn made our snippets cards (three of them!) this week and also very kindly has a lovely double prize in store for you. I'll still be here in the background in case anyone has problems linking, seeing who would like to be in for the prize(s) and will still look at your entries (I'm just a sticky beak!), even if I don't comment.
Let's take a look at the three snippets cards Sarn made:
hop over to Sarn's to find out more about them - lovely stamps and such pretty colours too.
Time now for a 'peek at the picks' - as always such a difficult job deciding:
We had lots of Valentine's Day cards in the Playground this week - and I loved every single one! I picked this card, made by Sandy, because the paper piecing is great - and also it really made me smile, such a great sentiment too!
So that's the 'peek at the picks' - and, I hope Carole D won't mind, we have one very, very happy new Granny in the Playground. Baby Thomas was born on Monday 8th February - and this is the lovely card Carole made, albeit not a snippets entry:
And ............................... here's the little chap himself:
We have one new Playmate this week, and it's Darlene who is a friend of Diane H. Together they run a great challenge called 'Double D Challenges' - go here to take a peek. It's already a very popular challenge with some lovely themes! This is Darlene's really lovely card - gosh I so love that die!
Time now to pick the winner of last week's prize of the Crafts-Too 'Butterfly Garden' die and Inkylicious two-stamp set called 'Sunshine Wishes'. And our winner is:
Onto this coming week's prize, which as I already said is a double one - yay for Sarn!
First of all it's a Woodware 'Wedding Hearts' stamp set , kindly donated by Nina who is the owner of Creativity Cards and Crafts, which is Sarn's local craft shop. Thank you SO much Nina! Sarn used all of her own set of stamps for her snippets cards, with really beautiful and varied results.
The Snippets Challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 20th February. 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. If you only want to play for either the stamps or the set of dies then just say so in a comment - if your number comes up then I'll do a further draw for the remaining part of the prize. But, both items are up as one complete prize if you so wish of course. 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 :)
Enjoy your week - whatever mischief you might have planned! And please look after Sarn :)
Di and, of course, Parsnip!