Friday, 26 February 2016

Snippets Playground update

 Red Plastic Sports Whistle with Safety Breaker Cord

A HUGE thank you to Sarn  for all her help this past week! The good news is that I confiscated that damned her whistle - the bad news is that I'm feeling OK to take up the reins again from Sunday so your little Pal Sarn can go back to her mischief making and I'll be on the prowl for illicit hooch and such :)

The other news is that you all voted overwhelmingly for the Playground to be just one entry per person per week. Thank you all so much for your lovely comments and support. Yes, it means much less commenting and also levels out the playing field so that you are all in with an equal chance. Plus (and I never thought of this one) it does take away any pressure to feel that you ought to link up three makes to show support!

And one little extra of course is that, as said by a few of you, you'll be thinking a bit harder about which of your weekly makes uses snippets best so that you can bring it to 'show and tell' in the tree house :)

Seems like a win-win situation so we'll stick with one entry per person per week from now on. Don't panic if you accidentally add more than one entry - just let me know and I'll delete the latest one(s) for you.

 See you on Sunday. Toot, toot - come back here with that whistle Parsnip!!

Di
x

29 comments:

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah gotta keep tabs on that whistle Miss truly !!!
Glad to hear the consensus view has prevailed and yes it certainly does mean more time on the swing.
So frilled you're feeling better, long may it continue. :D
Shaz in Oz.x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Glad to hear you are back on form Di! As you say, the one entry per person, is a win win situation for everyone concerned! Take care and don't overdo it just because you fell better! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

KT Fit Kitty said...

Yay, Di! So happy you are feeling better! That's great! And the new rule is great too - I an behind it 100%! I made a snippets card today and I'll be back to join your playground tomorrow!

Megan J said...

Hi Di, glad you are feeling much better this week, great that we can all agree on one card entry. You are right we will all want to show our very best use of snippets in the playground. Hope Parsnip tosses that whistle in a bin somewhere... Megan

Greta said...

I'm so happy to hear you're doing better, Di! Also glad we all agreed--quite the bunch in The Playground!

kbrandy4 said...

Happy to hear your feeling better Di... hugs Hazel xx

ellyscard creatief said...

I'm happy to hear you feeling better Diane.
Blessings, Elly.

Jean said...

So pleased that you are feeling better Di. One entry per person is a very sensible decision and I hope it lightens the load considerably for you.
Take good care of your back,
Jean x

brenda said...

Looks like I missed the voting Di, spols about that, but go along with the census of opinion that it would make life much easier for you as I know from experience that weekly challenges are hard work.

All is clear in the Playhouse as I cleared everything out from under the benches, needed the sustenance to try and kick this flu (hence a no show for me this week).

So pleased you are on the mend but don't rush at it.

B x

Jane said...

So glad to hear that you are on the mend Di and I think that the single entry perfect, such a sensible plan for a weekly challenge. I agree I used to link up 3 as I wanted to show support for all your hard work, not thinking that it was actually adding to your work..Dumbo me!! Looking forward to seeing you back with the whistle on Sunday. Take it easy and again thanks so much for all you ongoing hard work, the playground is such a happy place to be ;0) Hugs xx

Pen Sunshinepen said...

A big thumbs up all round. Glad you are back and on the mend. :) Also agree with all you say.

A big thank you to you and all the "team" for this great Blog challenge. Making me think more about all those bibs and bobs I keep for that just in case "i can use it".

Crafty hugs Pen x

Dr Sonia S V said...

YOu and Sarn are so funny!! Hip Hip Hurray that you are on the mend!!

Cheers
Dr Sonia

SARN said...

Can I have my whistle back?
Can I have my whistle back?
Can I have my whistle back?
Can I have my whistle back?
Can I have my whistle back?
Can I have my whistle back?
Can I have my whistle back?
Can I have my whistle back?
PLEEEEEEEEEESE?
I'll be good!
Right . . . I'm off to tackle Parsnip . . . . xxxx

Di said...

Hop it!!!!

Xxxx :-)

ike said...

Hahahaha - just look at that comment from Sarn !!! LoL :-D
So glad to hear you are back in fine fettle and I am glad the voting worked out well :-D

Hugz
IKE xxxxxxxxxx

Barb said...

Morning Di. Really glad to hear that you are back on form. Go on give Sarn her whistle back or she'll be rolling about on the ground kicking her legs and screaming.. Barbxx

KandA said...

So glad to hear you're feeling better and back on form.

Really pleased about the 1 entry rule as I think people were trying to fit in 3 cards per week to show support for the Playground. Also think it will encourage us to use more snippets on that one card xx

Kath said...

So glad you hear you feeling better - and make sure you look after yourself and don't do too much too soon.
It's good to hear that all the playmates have agreed with the one entry rule.
Take care, Kath x

scrAPpamondo said...

I haven't voted, so sorry, I haven't read accurately your post... :( but I agree too!!! One entry is very right also for me, I haven't so much time to craft ;)
I'm happy for your better healt!
Hugs

linby said...

Great news on both counts! Sarn was giving me a headache with that whistle x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Di I am glad you are feeling lots better. The changes you are making are very sensible one entry and week is a very good idea. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Liz said...

Glad to hear you're feeling much better, Di. Sarn's done a great job while you've had a little break. Glad the decision has been made to limit the number of entries to one each week. Like others have said, I think several of us tried to enter three cards each week to show our support for one of our favourite challenge, even if we've been playing for fun. xx

Tina Z. said...

I am so happy that you are feeling better! Great news!
And the new rule is great too!
HUgs.

Kathleen said...

You have made the right decision, well done.

Kath x

Annie said...

Good decision Di and hopefully people will use snippets too. It used to be great when the cards were actually bits of left over material. I haven't been entering much as I only enter when I am actually using a scrap of something - otherwise it feels like cheating big time. So glad you are feeling better and having just got back from holiday in Scotland I may be taking some shortbread and other famous (grouse) in Scotland things to the tree house. Annie xxxx

Lia said...

You and Sarn: a great couple! I enjoy your posts and all the 'stories'! It's fine with me, that we can enter just 1 card and I will join as many times as possible!!
Lia xx

Karen Petitt said...

Talk about being late to the party! I was going to suggest to you that it might be worth bringing in a one only rule as you've been struggling! Slope off to the hooch party to give myself a good talking to now Karen xx

Lindsey said...

Wonderful you are feeling better Di x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

WHAT?!??! I CAN'T HEAR YOU SINCE I'VE BEEN DEAFENED BY A WHISTLE?!!! ONE ENTRY? OK. MAYBE SOMEDAY! GLAD YOU ARE FEELING BETTER.