Sunday, 21 February 2016

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 217

What a total Godsend it was having Sarn so kindly looking after you last week! The aftermath of the gout session left me with back issues from using the crutches, then walking stick and then limping for weeks. Now that the trotter is more or less fine, the back flared up big time - meaning that time spent at the laptop and desk had to be dramatically curtailed. I can't express how grateful I am to Sarn for her help - even though neither of us expected me to go into Hunchback of Notre Dame mode!

And, what a terrific job Sarn did as well - a huge gold star for sure! AND, bless her little cotton socks, she's volunteered to continue for this coming week to give me a fighting chance of recovering. Thank you so much Sarn, I owe you - BIG TIME! Please go HERE to see Sarn's really darling snippets card - Parsnip has fallen in love :)

This is my snippets card, which I made in little bursts during the week - literally 20 minutes tops at the desk at a time:
I used:

- 5" x 7" white card blank - short edge opening

- a piece of the same card stock, embossed using the Couture Creations 'Bon Jour' folder then trimmed to just slightly smaller than the card front and glued into place

- next I stamped the 'friend' sentiment using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and a stamp from the fabulous Paper Smooches set called 'Sentiment Sampler'. I LOVE this stamp set - great variety of sentiments in quite funky fonts

- then used a little handful of plain card snippets (green, blue and black), all backed with Stick-It adhesive sheet to die cut the poppy using  a Memory Box die called 'Perky Poppy' and fixed it in place on the embossed layer. I made the poppy blue for a challenge - and also as I quite like the change from red

- tickled the poppy petals with Clear Wink of of Stella

- added one little butterfly, die cut using SU's 'Beautiful Wings' embosslit and a little scrap of blue pearlescent card - topped with a small white pearl

I can't remember if I've said this before, these days I don't buy ready cut 5" x 7" card blanks - but I do love the size (which you can't cut from a 12" sheet of card of course). I now buy ready made 7" x 7" square ones and then chop them down to long edge opening, tent style or short edge opening as required. The offcuts are always handy, I can get three different styles of opening and for me it's the most economical way to work - 5" x 7" envelopes can always be bought online or in local craft shops.

I'd like to enter this card into Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge #48 - where the current theme is Butterflies + S is for Stamping and/or Sapphire as an additional option. Yay, I managed to include both, plus the little butterfly :) You still have three days left to join in the fun (it closes on Tuesday night), and it's two years since Mrs A began the challenge! Where did the time go?

Let's take a 'peek at the picks', as chosen by Sarn of course - and she's picked practically the same entries as I would have chosen! I have been peeking each morning on my tablet in bed whilst having the early morning cuppa - always the best tasting one of the day to me! Here we go:
Sarn said: I chose it because I just love the pretty mix of embroidery and stamping.

Isn't it pretty, made by Elly and I'd have picked this card too! Sarn and I generally sing from the same song sheet :)

 Jenny H brought this beauty of a card and Sarn said: This card makes such a lovely Mother's Day card with the lovely die cutting and addition of lace.

Another lovely pick Sarn!

Would you believe that for the next two picks Sarn chose two of our new Playmates - again, choices that I totally agree with too!

Sarn said: This is such a lovely project and I find all the colourful mixed media, embellishments and ribbons really appealing.

This was made by Meena and it really is so pretty!

And finally, this is Sarn's fourth pick of the week. And she said: Loved this fantastic accordion album and tag book. So much detail and very colourful.

Do hop over to Sharada's blog for a peek - the photos inside are just so joyful!

If I'm right, we had five new Playmates this week - if I missed anyone new do email me and I'll showcase you next week (my email addy is on the sidebar). Sarn had already picked out Meena and Sharada as part of her choice this week - so that leaves us with a further three new Playmates to welcome:

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Such a pretty card, made by Renata. I love the combination of turquoise and green and such a great design too.


A lovely Birthday card was brought to us by Stefi - great design and such a fun image too. Mia and Livi would love this card as they both ride during the warmer months (right now it's skiing and ice skating, one of the benefits of living in Germany where the seasons are more predictable!).

Butterfly Dream
And finally we had this lovely card from Charlotte (Lady Joyful). I love the bokeh effect and the butterflies are a beautiful addition to such a soft and pretty background.

Out of interest, Charlotte emailed me to say she'd been trying unsuccessfully to comment on last week's post - using Wordpress. If anyone here can help do please hop over to Charlotte's blog - she was trying to use the Wordpress option for commenting but kept being rejected, sigh :(

Hope you all come back to play again really soon!

On the news front, both Sarn and I had independently picked up that Andrea (KandA) is now a proud grandma to the prettiest little baby girl:
Isn't she just adorable? Congratulations from all of us Andrea! And this is the card Andrea made to welcome the new baby, those buttons are from when her daughter (the new Mum) was a baby herself - aw:

Time for the prize draw here now. We had the Woodware 'Wedding Hearts' stamps set - kindly donated by Nina who is the owner of Creativity Cards and Crafts, which is Sarn's local craft shop. And also the Creative Expressions 'Gemini-Cygnus' dies donated by Sarn!

And our winner is:
Well done Val! According to my little book, apart from a small win in the bumper Christmas draw,  Val has only won once before ( in October 2014) - so it was about time too.

I do have your address Val and your prize will be on its way to you as soon as possible.

The Playground prize this coming week is:
Linked to today's snippets card - it's your own Memory Box 'Perky Poppy' die and a Paper Smooches 'Sentiments Sampler' stamp set. Sorry about the light bouncing back, you can see a clearer picture of the stamp set here.

The Snippets Challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 27th February. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day.

I'm trying something new this week! I did some adding up and discovered that out of the 108 entries we had last week - 33 were additional entries within the allowed upper limit of three. So that's almost a third as many again entries to look at and comment on.

As Sarn is being so helpful with the commenting and also due to the recent real upsurge in entries, can I please ask that you only add ONE entry this week. It's wonderful to see so many of you playing along and I don't want to put you off the Playground, but this might just make you stop and ponder over which of your snippets makes you'd like to link in? So many of our cards do contain snippets in one form or another that I can see why entries have risen so dramatically - plus we have a lot more people playing along.

We'll see how that idea goes - it certainly levels the playing field and gives everyone an equal chance if they hope to win the weekly prize. If you don't like the idea, don't just run away - let me know, and perhaps offer suggestions as to how the load can be eased. I really don't want to go down the road of a DT if I can help it (a friend who is very experienced in running challenges with DTs likened that to 'trying to herd cats') but something has to give in terms of the time it's taking to keep the Playground going - on top of this weekly post of course. And I want to keep this as a weekly challenge for now.............you have no idea how many prizes are lined up , can't get the lid on the toy box right now!

So, a maximum of ONE entry this week 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 die or the set of sentiment stamps 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 - remember it's Rudolph Day over at ScrappyMo's starting on Thursday to the end of the month. It's a shorter month this time round so best to start planning now :)

Who knows, there's a very good chance my snippets card next Sunday will be a Christmas one for Mo's challenge!
 
Di and, of course, Parsnip!
x

91 comments:

  1. I love your oh so blue poppy which looks so nice with the embossed panels either side of it. Feel very honoured that you have entered my challenge as you have not been at all well. Perhaps we should start a sick club. We could meet in the playhouse so long as I get to have the key!! You get to go in the draw twice with your card for the prizes cos you used stamping and the colour sapphire. Hugs Mrs A.

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  2. Love the embossing panels, Di. They work so well on this card.
    Hope you recover soon. Having knocked my two smallest pinkies BIG TIME last week and hobbling around with toes that haven't felt right since, I've had a small glimpse of what it must be like for you. No fun at all :(
    Rest up, my friend. X

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  3. Great job by SARN! Love your card, Di, & hope you're soon up & feeling much better! Just my 2 cents worth, but I really like the one entry only idea--does level the playing field for everyone & there are always plenty of entries for this fun challenge! I'll play for both prizes this week.

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  4. Gorgeous card! Love those quirky sentiment stamps! So pretty!
    Ooh that baby cards adorable! Just like the bubba!
    Lucy x

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  5. What a stunningly gorgeous card, Di! I am so sorry that your back is acting up because of being thrown out of whack with your crutches and walking stick. Oh, ouch! I so know what that feels like! So glad you were able to make this lovely card, though. It truly is a beauty! Just hope your back wasn't aggravated too much by coming to your craft table for little bursts.

    I love the idea of you going to only one entry per week. We all want to make this fun for you and any of your lovely helpers, too! And not be a burden. Thank you to SARN for her help this week. Fabulous picks!! And big congrats to Grandma Andrea! The new little bundle is soooooooo precious and your card is just adorable.

    Get well and thank you to SARN for helping out this week again!!
    <3 J

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    1. Forgot to say....Yes, please, to both of the wonderful prize selections this week!
      <3 J

      jwoolbright at gmail dot com
      HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  6. Beautiful card Di, love the embossing, perfect with the pretty poppy. Glad to hear you are on the mend and Sarn is doing a wonderful job keeping us all in line! I'd love to play for the sentiment stamps only please as I have a similar die. Cathy x

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  7. PS forgot to say I'm happy to play with just 1 entry, it's a massive job sorting through everything. xx

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  8. Fabulous card, Di!! Your poppy looks great on the embossing panel and love the sapphire tone! I wish you feel well soon.
    Sarn has been very kind and has made a lot of job! Thanks for helping you and the challenge!
    Congrats to the grand mother of this sweet baby girl, she is sooooo lovely!
    All the picks of the week are so creative and congrats to the lucky winner!
    Have a great Sunday

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  9. Good morning Di. Didn't Sarn do a brilliant job over half term. What a wonderful gesture to help out this week too...she's so kind. So sorry to hear that you are stuggling with that back again...get well soon. So good to see you managed your card...such a pretty one too. I think the single entry is an excellent idea as it should save you an aweful lot of extra work..especially as you do all this weekly. Thanks so much I love playing here in the playground. Please count me in with the prizes and I will pop by with my favourite project of the week. Huge hugs xx

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  10. Good Morning Di - so sorry to hear you are still struggling. Sarn is an angel helping out and she has certainly done a great job plus running the playground parties too - what a star. Sorry not joined in for a while but I do come and look at your gorgeous cards - this week's is particularly stunning. Just gorgeous. Take care and hope you feel better soon. Annie xxx

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  11. I think you did amazing to make that card Di, so sorry to hear you are in such pain again. Super picks again, all so different, and such good news of the new arrival....everyone loves a bit of good news :)
    I think it's a good idea to set a limit of one entry.....makes us think harder and less work for you, and fairer to boot!
    Sorry for waffling, a yes please to it all, and I've got a bottle smuggled in my knickers, so I'm going up the treehouse, but shhhh don't tell prefect ! xxx

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  12. What a shame that you've had problems with your back this week especially as I think you were planning to get out and about while Sarn was kindly looking after the playground for you - hope it gets better soon. It is good that Sarn is happy to be in charge for another week. I love the blue poppy on your pretty card this week and I was thrilled to read that I was lucky in the draw too. I will be along sometime with a card for this week but will be just playing for fun this time around. Good idea to limit entries to one, especially if it helps with the admin side of things and of course it gives everyone a level playing field (or playground!!) when it comes to the draw. Take care.

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  13. Fantastic cards and how sweet little baby
    hope you are doing well
    one big hug Tamara

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  14. That's a lovely card Di. Hope you are well on the road to a full recovery. Take care. x

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  15. A lovely card Di - I will be joining you and Sarn in the playground soon and would love a chance to win.
    I think that limiting to one entry a week would be a good idea as it would make your work so much easier and would give all playmates an equal chance of winning your fabulous prize.
    I hope you feel better soon.
    Kath x

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  16. Oi Oiiiiiiiii! Morning everyone! I know it's Sunday, but I'm feeling NOISY this morning! WHO said "What's NEW there then?". C'mon, own up!

    Congrats on getting a snippets card made in short bursts Di. LOVE your blue poppy and butterfly card using that gorgeous EF too! (Must get mine out to play with soon!)

    It is my absolute pleasure to help out on Playground duties. This week I nabbed one of those shiny whistles from the staff room, so look out everyone! Might come in handy for the look outs when I'm back in the tree house serving hooch!

    Brenda and Viv did a fine job with the Prosecco cocktails last week! Thanks girls!

    Sending hugs and hoping you feel better soon Di.
    Love SARN xxx

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  17. A wonderful card and I am so sorry to hear that your back is now complaining - Darn it !!!!! :-(
    Fabulous card picks and Congrats to Val.
    I agree that 1 entry is the way to go - definitely more fair AND it will cut down on your Admin work considerably :-) Good move xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  18. Lovely card Di, good on you for your little bursts of creating, hope the back fixes soon.
    Thank you Sarn for picking my card, all the others are beautiful.
    Yes please to the prize draw, we all need more dies and stamps, right? : )

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  19. I'm in - thank you for this Challenge and YES please to the stamp set :-D xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  20. Your poppies look awesome Di and a big yes to both the prizes this week
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  21. Well what a week that was with Sarn keeping us all in order... she did a brill job and it's so good of her to carry on this week and hopefully your back will soon be on the mend. Maybe we can fix up a line from the Treehouse to your bedroom window to keep you supplied with a glass or two - purely for medicinal reasons of course.

    Thank you so much for showing off my granddaughters photo and to everyone for their good wishes. I'm definitely the proud Granny but I do wish they didn't live the other side of the world 'cos I so much want to give her a big cuddle.

    I love your card with that fabulous MB poppy and super embossed background. I keep looking for 7x7 cards but with no joy so I ended up with 5x7s. I'll be back later with a card and 'Yes Please' I'd love to go in the draw this week.

    Nearly forgot to say that I think it's a great idea to make it a one entry challenge, especially as there are so many new playmates coming to join in the fun xx

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  22. Such a pretty card Di! Sorry to hear you are still not fully recovered, how awful for you! Nice of Sarn to step in for you and carry on an extra week to give you a fairer chance of a full recovery! Look after yourself and I hope you are fully fit soon! Hazel xx
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  23. So pretty Di is your card l love the blue poppy and the embossed background so clever to make it in 20min's and from snippets too! great that Sarn has offered another week and what a lovely job she is doing of it too! the showcase is amazing as ever well done to all and congrats to Andrea KandA becoming a proud grandma to the aww such a pretty little baby girl and card is gorgeous just love that adorable image and congrats to Val enjoy your prize and hope your well soon Di sending lots of love hugs xx

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  24. This MB poppy is extremely pretty Di and I love the CC embossing behind it which shows it off beautifully.l I'm sorry you have been having back problems and so great of Sarn to carry on helping in the playground for another week. Lovely picks again this week and congratulations to Val on winning this last week. x

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  25. Wow,what a lovely suprise to see my card as a favorit pick.
    I play also for both prizes this week.
    Blessings, Elly

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  26. I love your card Di. The die works so well with the embossing and I would love a chance to win it please. I'm so sorry to hear that you're suffering again with your health and I wish you a very speedy recovery. Many thanks to Sarn for holding the fort for you till you get better. Rest up and take good care of yourself. Sandma x

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  27. It's a beautiful card Di. I love your blue poppy and the font of the sentiment is super. A really pretty embossing folder too.

    Congratulations to Val on her win and to all the top picks. Congratulations to Granny Andrea too. What a lovely little baby.

    Sorry to hear you're now suffering with your back Di. The Playground is in safe hands with your gold star prefect Sarn. Barbxx

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  28. Such a beautiful card Di, I love the poppy and the embossing. I'm pleased to hear you've been able to craft even though you're not feeling 100%. Thankfully it can often take your mind off things. Hope you have a better week.
    I would love to be added to the draw please....that is one MB die I haven't got yet, and the stamps are great fonts!
    Great job done by Sarn!
    Janice x

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  29. Just uploaded my entry

    Just playing for fun this week as I already have the sentiment stamps

    Kathyk

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  30. A beautiful card Di,I really like the embossed panels. I hope you feel a little better. I will be back with my entry later in the week. Lynn x

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  31. I now have embossing folder envy. It works so well with the blue poppy and looks just perfect with that FRIEND stamp.
    I'm pleased to hear you get another week off and hope to see you skipping around the playground soon.

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  32. LOVE that EF too Di, it's a shame, because I mainly only make A6 cards, with A5 only for Mum! I think the limit of one entry is a great idea, like you say, it will make us think about it more and it must be very hard work for you (and Sarn of course) I'm only playing for fun, not a prize! Hope you are fully on your feet (literally) soon my friend! Have a great week! Hazel xx
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  33. Loved your poppy card, great idea to do s blue poppy rather than the standard red. I hope your back is improving, I know how draining pain can be. Great picks this week. Cara x

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  34. Beautiful picks this week Miss. Loving your card too.
    Well done Sandra too for being the Playground Prefect too!!
    Hugs
    xx

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  35. Totally love this card, fabulous die, gorgeous shade of blue, and a fabulous EF, not sure if it has the blank bit in the middle or you have done a plain piece over the top but looks fabulous, something to case.
    Fabulous picks, congrats to all, but huge thanks to the lovely Sarn for looking after you and so glad that it helped. But what repercussions will we have from Sarn, perfect Prefect, gold star, will we ever here the end of it!!??



    Kath x

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  36. I think we could go with "1 entry only" every week to keep your commenting work to a minimum. You are so lovely to host this wonderful challenge (yes, I do love all my snippets) and very generous to also provide all those fab prizes so I am sure none of us want to bury you with "too much" work with commenting.

    Great picks from last week and I really like you simple card. I would gladly be this week's winner because the prize(s) look fan-ta-bu-lous. If still unsure, YES PLEASE from me :)

    Have a wonderful kick for this new week!

    Hugs,
    Eemeli

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  37. Hi Di & Sarn, Thank you for such lovely snippets designs, Di I love your poppy and the sentiment stamp, such a special card for a friend, Sarn thanks for helping out Miss, again this week as she gets better, will you be handing out detentions? Di count me in on the prize this week, happy to split them as that very stamp set arrived on my desk last week... Thanks for the fun and inspiration... Megan

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    1. Hi Megan . .. I'm afraid I can't leave you a comment on your blog post unless I join Google+ . . . so I just wanted to drop by and say thanks for playing in the Playground and I love your festive card. Good save after the initial disaster! x

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    2. I hopped over to Megan's! Di xx

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  38. Hi to you all, I just love all the "winners" and good luck everyone for this weeks challenge. I would love to win the poppy die its my most favorite flower. Thanks for all the fun. Beautiful photo...and arrr moment.

    Crafty hugs Pen x

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  39. Wow, gorgeous card Di! Love the layout, die, colors, embossing folder - everything. Sorry to hear you are ailing - hope you are on the mend quickly. Amazing picks for this week - super talented group.

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  40. Ouch! I wish SARN would stop blowing that whistle in my ear!
    Thanks for stepping in again SARN, and Di, I hope your run of health problems is coming to an end.
    Even when you are fighting fit again, I think one entry a week is a good idea, otherwise you'll never have time to do any crafting yourself. Also I don't know if anybody else feels the same, but if I only do one or two entries a week instead of the full three, I feel a bit guilty as if I'm not supporting you properly, so doing just one would make ME feel better!
    Oh, and yes please to this week's draw
    Jane

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    1. Tee hee . . . sorry Jane, but I just can't help it . . . it's such fun creeping up on Playmates and making them jump by blowing into my shiny whistle. Miss Di might confiscate it next week! Have to make best use of it THIS week!
      xxx

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    2. Too right - I'm gonna give Sarn next week off, as well as confiscating that whistle!

      Di xx

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  41. Hi Di, sorry to hear your back is painful. Lovely picks and I love your blue poppy card. I know from my own DT stuff how time consuming commenting is and I only do a tiny fraction of the large numbers here. I've only had to do that number a couple of times and it finished me off!! Couldn't imagine doing that on a weekly basis! So yes, a one card entry seems a fab idea, but I totally get where Jane is coming from too! Yes please to super prizes. Love to you, Sarn and the Parsnippy one xxx

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  42. Love your blue poppy, Di. Great EF, too. I will b eplaying this week and would love to be entered into a chance to win the prize. Thanks! Have a great week!

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  43. LOVE your pretty card Di...I love those easy mailers, like mine I entered today....however I seem to make lots with loads of stuff, too..oh well, it is all fun to work with!! I hope you are feeling better soon...and great picks of cards this week, well heck they are great picks every week...lol!

    I love the idea of one card per week per entrant... I have my own reasons for this I won't go into here...but I think it the best way to go!!
    And yes please for the lovely prize of course...I love how did the inlay of color on your flower...have a great day!!!

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  44. Such a pretty card and I love that you chose blue for the Poppy. I hope your back is soon on the mend, I know I had a similar problem with mine after having to use crutches for a while - it throws everything out of line. I'm always SO impressed when I stop by here and see the things people have created, so much talent!

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  45. Hi Di, Love that poppy die! I'd love to be in the running for it! Great picks as always!

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  46. Your card is so lovely. That die is beautiful. I will be entering a card this week for a chance at that beauuty!
    I like the idea of one card only. It does even the playing field for the working Moms who barely have time to make one. And the older, more "em" mature cardmakers who may not have the energy either...lol

    Totally understand about your back. I find that syndrome is true for me as well. I use those walking poles for mobility and they make my upper shoulders sore. If I switch to a came, the pain switches to my shoulder blade.
    The body is a n interesting connected issue...overuse one area and there is hXXll to pay! teehee

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  47. PS Hope you feel a little stronger day by day!

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  48. Hi Di. Just here to play this week. :)

    Beautiful poppy card. Love the layout and design. Lots of wonderful texture from your embossed side panels, and gorgeous colour for your poppies.

    I think having just "one entry" every week is a good way to go all the time. Really enjoyed the picks from last week --- SARN did an amazing job! xx

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  49. Awk Di, I'm sorry to hear your back's away now. I'm sure you're fed up. Sarn did a great job as your Chief Assistant!

    Beautiful card, love your embossing which goes perfectly with your pretty flower. Yes please to your draw for the die only - and thanks for the Merry Monday heads up! :)

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  50. Hello Di, I commented earlier, and I'm back with my card. I think the one entry is fine. Please put me into the prize draw. Lynn

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  51. So sorry your back is causing you trouble now Di, I hope it improves soon. You made a beautiful card in your short bursts of crafting, I love the blue poppy and the great sentiment stamp. Yes please to be in the prize draw.
    Jean x

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  52. Hi Di, I would like to take part in the challenge and yes please for the Die only, many thanks Louise Oh and one entry is a good idea.

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  53. What a beautiful card! Hope you feel better soon Di - it's not fun when you are poorly. Yes please to the prize draw. Ruth xx

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  54. Thanks to Sarn for holding the fort again this week. She did a great job last week and also chose some brilliant picks. Hope you'll soon be feeling much better, Di.

    Love your card. What a stunning die cut, looks beautiful in the blue against the white. I have this embossing folder, although I've never thought to use it landscape. I'll be a Yes Please for the prize this week. xx

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  55. Di, I love your card - the flower with the inlaid panels is so pretty and the embossed panels on either side of the flower are gorgeous - LOVE it!! So sorry to hear of your health troubles again - sending healing wishes your way. I totally understand about you changing to a 1 card entry rule - you have to make this work for you, as well as for all of us! Glad you have Sarn helping out.

    Yes, please, to the draw!

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    1. Hi Maura . . . I'm afraid that even though I can log in to SCS, I am unable to comment on your lovely card, so I'm doing it here instead! I love the white, gold and green colours used and the card has a nice Springlike feel to it. xxx

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  56. Love your blue poppy and the brilliant embossing. I am not going to look at what folder it is because I don't need it! I also have that die so just playing for the sentiment stamps. Totally in agreement with limiting to one entry - probably because I can only usually manage one anyway!But also makes total sense for you.

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  57. love your blue poppy! Hope you are enjoying your 'rest'. Would love to play this week xx Amanda

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  58. Love all of Sarn's picks from last week - she did a sterling job of holding the fort for you!
    Love your card this week too - a beautiful die, so I'm a 'yes please' for the prize :0)
    Helen x

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  59. Beautiful cards as always! I love the idea of one card a week. I don't get to play every week but I do enjoy my time here when I am. This week I'm here to play and would love a chance at the die and stamp set. Thanks so much! xx Wanda

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  60. hello everyone...am on top of the world when i saw my Door Hanger in Di's favourite list.It was my first post in this challenge. Feeling very happy. Thank you very much Di.
    A big YES for both...

    Meena Herale
    Hugs

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  61. What a gorgeous card Di! Would love that die...

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  62. So sorry you're still having health problems. You did manage to make a perfectly lovely card in small bursts.
    Please include me in the prize draw.

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  63. Now then Miss Pixie it's time for you to take some rest and relaxation to return to full health. If you or Sarn need help for next week just shout out please because I will be popping in and out.

    Yes please for this weeks prizes, would love them! Huge congrats to everyone for winning and being picked too. Got to toodle off now as have lots to do! Karen xx

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  64. Oh dear, Di, so sorry to read this. I was hoping things were improving. I certainly hope you get better soon. Your card is gorgeous! You did great considering what you've been going through. I especially love the gorgeous embossing folder!

    Congrats to the winner and picks - I always enjoy seeing the chosen ones! Thank you for this week's awesome prize! I've been under the weather for several days but hoping to play along this week so you can definitely count me in for the prize!

    Personally I like the idea of the one entry limit! Maybe you could keep it at one entry every week! Makes it much easier for everyone, especially now that the playground has grown in popularity! It can't be easy running a challenge like this and I know it takes a lot of time, so my vote is for one entry every week! Anything that will make life easier!

    Sending healing hugs your way!

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  65. Back again, not sure what happened the other day but one of my cards dispappeared so added the link, quite the puzzle that...
    And yesss please Miss do confisscate that whistle shiny though it was its rapidly wearing out it is, we're all coming down with migraines or the shakes :) not sure which is worse..
    BTW yes pls to stamp set but have a poppy though not same it's under used as it is.
    Praying for swift healing Miss..ASAP
    Shaz in Oz.x

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  66. Eeek sorry just read one entry this week missed the neon flashing lights, sorry you'll need to do some more deleting ... Sigh... just about to go hide my head xxxx

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  67. Glad to hear you are feeling better and sending many wishes for a complete, speedy recovery! Would love to play for the die this week, but would love to share the stamp set with another playmate. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  68. Hello...I'm a newbie to this challenge group :) Hope it's ok to post an entry that's not a card. If so, I'd love to be in the prize draw. x

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  69. Hi your card with the blue poppy is stunning. Yes please to the prize. I hope you feel better soon. Hugs Jackie

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  70. Wonderful card Di. Congratulations to the winner and picks.
    Yes please to the prize.
    Hugs Valerija

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  71. Hi. Sorry I have just posted a second card - I had forgotten we were only doing one now! I don't know how to 'un-post' it but perhaps you can. I don't seem to have commented after my blue butterfly post so please do enter me in the draw. I think my head is on backwards this week!
    I do hope the back is improving. You have done well to make a card this week Di, and such a pretty one too. Take care. Kate x

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  72. Absolutely gorgeous card Di and what a fabulous prize!
    Hugs, Hazel xx

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  73. Huge apologies Di. I missed the great big words in bold text. Our GP has upped the new meds he has put me on to try and cut down on the 24/7 back pain so along with being worried about mum I'm walking around the house like a zombie, what a week for the OHs back to go too lol! Rest well lovely lady Karen x

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  74. Such a wonderful card! I love the poppy and the embossing.
    Your prizes are amazing! Yes please, I wold like to be able to win the poppy die.
    All the best for you!
    Hugs, Liv

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  75. Love your Snippets card this week Di. Fabulous showcased cards as usual. I don't know how you pick them - there are so many great projects entered. Yes -- Yes -- I would love to be in the draw for both prize.

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  76. Love your blue poppy card. Do hope you feel better soon. Please don't enter me into the draw as I already have the die.

    Joan

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  77. I have just entered my card for this week so please may I have an entry into the prize draw. So pleased your back is better Di and I agree it will be far less work for you with just one entry per person per week. Thank you Sarn for trying to keep us naughty children in line again this week. x

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  78. Hope you are feeling a lot better Di, yes please to the draw, love your poppy card

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  79. Hello Di, so glad you seem to be on the mend again. It sounds as though you have had a trying time of it but I hope that's all come to an end. As I've just about managed one snippet card each week recently, and sometimes not even that, and struggle to comment on everyone's entries I welcome a limit of one entry a week. I'm sure it will make a difference to both you and Sarn who is doing a magnificent job as your stand-in. Take care and be good :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx
    PS: Kisses to Sarn too xx

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  80. Determined to let my duck out for a paddle in the pond.
    hugs Me.

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  81. I'm squeezing this in Di! Hope I'm not too late. Love the prizes and would love to win either one. Great showcase of card and a sweet, sweet little baby!
    lynn

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  82. I am so so sorry to hear that you're still battling health problems. You must be so discouraged...but you're still creating beautiful cards! Yes please to this week's prize. I haven't had much time to craft lately, with two sick kids and two family trips, so it was fun to get to my stamps for a change.

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  83. Your card is beautiful Di, and the idea of one card per week sounds like it will make life even easier for you. I can't believe it, but I completely FORGOT to link a card this week............sigh. Can I have a big OOPS?!! LOL Congrats to everyone on your spotlighted creations...........I'll see you all in the next Playground!

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  84. I love your card, it is so lovely and I totally agree with the new rule - one entry per week.

    Yes for the prize, please.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs, Tina

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  85. h you poor thing! The health hits just keep on coming but I just know you'll be feeling better one of these days...and the sooner the better! I seem to have missed this week's challenge but just wanted to let you know that limiting the projects to one per week is more than fine with me! Sometimes I get carried away and want to share everything...but that's not fair to you and Sarn. After all,your eyes must start crossing after the first 20 viewed!! Hoping we hear that you're dancing and singing along in the next month!

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