Sunday, 18 December 2016

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Weeks 260 & 261 - and Prize A

Hi there and a warm welcome to the Snippets Playground. Little Parsnip is behind the bike shed dishing out mince pies, cookies, egg nog and mulled wine - the same as last year! Do please help yourself - and do please also let me know if you notice Parsnip having a secret swig or two! And, despite some of you believing otherwise, I am well aware of the chinking of glasses and muffled giggles! :)

This is actually Len's Christmas card, I made it whilst he was out at archery the other day as it really needed to be done - and I wanted it for the prize 'hint'. Thankfully he doesn't look at the blog:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card blank

- plain white card stock for all the layers - I love white pearlescent card but wasn't sure how well the sentiment would stamp - didn't want to risk it smudging!

- first of all I took a piece of white card stock and die cut the 'slider aperture' using a die from the MFT 'Surf & Turf' die set - at that point I hadn't cut the piece of card down to size as this was a first play and various things needed to be checked before I did any trimming

- at the same time I die cut four discs, using the circles die which comes with the 'Surf and Turf' set

- then I stamped Lawn Fawn's 'Winter Bunny' onto a snippet of white card, coloured it with Pro markers and die cut the image using the matching die

- now I could fathom out spacing for the elements on the card I was ready to roll!

- embossed a snippet of white card using SU's 'Softly Falling' embossing folder

- die cut another snippet of white card using Cheery Lynn's 'Winter's Neighbourhood Border' die, twice

- the reason for the second cut of the die was so that I could carefully trim the houses and trees off and use it as a template to lightly pencil in a cutting line at the top of the slider panel so that the houses would sit properly along a curved line

- trimmed the curved part at the top of the slider panel and glued the house and trees die cut in place

- then cut the 'Softly Falling' snow panel so that it would sit above and behind the houses and trees and still leave a gap for the slider to run freely

- at that point the panel was ready to be trimmed to the same size as the card front

- next thing was to use the Misti to stamp the sentiment, using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and a sentiment from the Inkylicious 'Seasons Greetings' stamp set

- before adhering the panel to the card front I added the 'Winter Bunny' die cut into the slider aperture, using the little card circles and a couple of MFT 'Spin and Slide Discs'. along with Collall All Purpose Glue. You have to add two sliders side by side so that the little chap doesn't spin round :) The 'slider' goes from one edge to the other with about half an inch spare on either side when the little bunny is either up or down his little ride - wheeee :)

- I used foam tape to add the panel to the card front, and in fact used a double layer of it (it's quite thin) to make sure the slider would move really freely

- added some clear Wink of Stella to the rooftops, the trees and along the curvy line of the row of houses

- then die cut some Christmas trees using Impressions Obsession's 'Evergreen Trees' dies and covered those with clear Wink of Stella as well

 - finally glued the trees in place in a cluster in front of the houses and one above the sentiment
I really loved making this card and was so pleased with a working result! The MFT die cuts and the little 'Spin and Slide Discs' are absolutely brilliant - work so well!

Now, I'd spotted the Neighbourhood and the Trees dies being used together by one of you lovely Playmates a good while back - needless to say I can't recall where but thank you for the inspiration! AND, I picked this card, made by Trina, the other week - and that's what really kicked off me buying the slider stuff to go with the other dies. If you go to Trina's blog you'll see some really useful links too! I loved how Trina added a streak of blue to her slider aperture - I was so worried about spoiling mine after all the hard work, I held back!

I'm entering this card into the Merry Monday #226 Challenge - 'Winter Fun'.

And also into Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #312 where the theme is 'Cute or Anything Goes' - I think this surely qualifies as cute :). Plus, Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for December, always 'Anything Goes'.

And now let's move straight onto the weekly picks etc. As there are a few different things happening in the Playground over the coming two weeks, and I need to explain what'll be going on, I've kept the number of picks down this week:

I love this card, made by Carol L. What a great way to use up lots of snippets and the cherry on that sparkly cupcake looks good enough to eat :)

This little robin is one of my very favourite little Penny Black stamps, beautifully added to a branch by Pat. Isn't it sweet? Such a lovely card altogether.

Love the green plaid on this terrific tag, made by Greta! And how perfectly the greens match too - tags are such a lovely way to use up snippets.

Wowser, what a fabulous and huge Christmas tree Sonia and her daughter Prisha made! To see the scale you really need to hop over to Sonia's blog here - it's origami on a massive scale, with all the decorative elements made using snippets!

Sorry, I had to call a halt at four, sigh - as always so hard to choose and so many wonderful ideas. My advice (as always) is to try and find time to visit as many playmates as possible and see for yourself just how clever they all are!

And, we have one new playmate this week:
Heaney came to play, with this adorable Tilda Christmas card - of course I LOVE all the pink :)

Welcome to the Playground Heaney and we hope you come back to play again!

Let's do the prize draw(s) now for the Couture Creations 'Compassionate' and 'Early Songbird' embossing folders. And of course I had three sets of these to give away:
Had to laugh when Chris was chosen, she raced in at the very last minute and almost got her fingers trapped as the gates were about to close :)

Can you please all drop me an email with your address in (this is so that I don't make any mistakes!) and I'll post your prize off as soon as possible! The sooner the better so they don't get too caught up in the Christmas post - and I don't find myself fighting to get at a post box :) My email address is on the right hand side bar.

Right, so this is what's going to be going on with the Snippets Playground over the festivities. Not only is it Christmas and New Year (aka Holidays) - it's also a whole five years on 1st January since I took over the Playground from the lovely Jules, so time to celebrate big time!

Firstly, the Playground Mr Linky which is below will run for two weeks and closing time will be 11am on Saturday 31st December and this post you are looking at right now is where to add any entries - with a maximum of one entry - over the fortnight. Loads of dithering here about whether to allow more entries but I want to keep things as level as possible. One entry means you're in the draw - and the  more prizes you say you'd like to win in the comments in each 'additional prize' post does up the chances quite a bit as I keep a really tight check on those! You have two weeks to play (if you want to of course!) as no doubt the run up to Christmas plus the Christmas and pre-New Year festivities themselves will be busy for you. Some of you will be busier than others I know and, for those of you who do find some quiet time to craft, it's a chance for you to play along for some rather nice prizes too. It also means I can clear the Playground toy box out of Christmas themed prizes.

So that I don't swamp and confuse you with a load of prizes to choose from in this post, I'll be posting at intervals over the coming couple of weeks and adding more prizes of varying sizes into the pot as we progress through the holiday. To be honest, I'm still planning how to fit them all in as well, same as last year - but it worked out then so am sure it will work this time as well :)

If you see a prize you'd like to be in the 'pot' for then please leave a 'Yes please' (or similar) comment in the same post where I show you the prize. For me, that's going to be a lot less confusing than me having lots of little lists here and there - especially as there are so many prizes coming up!  It will mean that if you would like to be in with a chance of every prize, then you need to comment on each one as it comes up - and please don't leave it right until the end and nip through all the prize posts adding 'Yes please' to each in one fell swoop. Remember, they will show up serially on my dashboard if you do that so I will notice and wouldn't feel that it's in the true spirit of the Playground. So, if you want to play then do try to pop in over the festivities to see what's on offer :)

Also, just saying here 'count me in for all prizes that are offered' doesn't count I'm afraid and will mean you don't go into the draw at all - other people are taking the time and trouble to check out the individual posts and prizes and leave comments so it wouldn't be fair to them. Again, this worked fine last year. 

As I already said, there will only be the one Mr Linky for all entries - which is at the end of this post of course. I'll remind you where to go to link each time I post a new prize on the blog. Also, I'll run the prize draw using this Mr Linky as a basis for the random number generator and will then look at the relevant post to find out who said yes to the particular prize I'm running the random generator for.

As there will be a good few prizes (for example, I again have six of one particular prize which will appear in one post - got a bit carried away there!) - I think the odds of winning something could be in your favour! Plus, the prizes aren't 'First, Second, Third' etc - some are higher in value than others for sure though - so if your name pops out again you could very well end up winning more than one prize.

I hope this is clear girls? Remember, I'm pacing things as best I can over the holidays so I might not manage to comment immediately - ha, probably will be beavering away here making sample cards for the prizes!

Let's start with today's prize:
Cheery Lynn 'Winters Neighbourhood Border' die, Impressions Obsession 'Evergreen Tree' dies, Lawn Fawn 'Winter Bunny' stamp and matching die. Plus, a MFT 'Surf and Turf' slider die set as well as two packets of the super little 'Spin and Slide Discs'.

To be honest, it really is the best of the bunch of the prizes in terms of the number of components, although there are some really interesting and varied prizes to follow - IMHO of course. This time it's four lots of dies as well as a stamp and some twiddly bits. Have I lost the plot here? Do not answer that perlease :)

I hope I've explained how the coming two weeks will work in the Playground? Please just say if it's left you confused.

The Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 31st December. As we'll be right on top of New Year there will be a new Mr Linky on Sunday 1st January 2017 and probably the picks but the results of the huge raffle/prize draw may have to wait until during that first week of January 2017.

Maximum of one entry and please say in a comment if you wish to play and be a possible winner of the prizes. Remember, there's the prize today and others will appear fairly frequently over the next two weeks so keep your eyes peeled.

Do say in this post if you only want one or other parts of the prize today but it's all 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 or further draws for the other part(s) of the prize. And please also remember to link back to the Playground in your blog post to be eligible for the draw.

Now, this is important girls, you can leap in throughout the whole giveaway and say 'yes please' to as many prizes as you like .... even if you haven't already made and entered your snippets make into Mr Linky at that point in time.

Your 'yes please' will certainly be in the pot when it comes to the grand draw, so long as you've entered into Mr Linky by then. At the end of this I'll be using today's Mr Linky as the focus for the random choices so please feel free to squeal with delight at as many prizes as you wish and say some 'yes pleases' on the way through the festive season - just remember to add just one snippets make into Mr Linky below to be in with a chance.

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 :) 


Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Your Len's Christmas card is just adorable!! Love to see that it's an interactive card! Amazing! Fabulous white on white dimension and the bunny on the sled is very fun and sweet!
Congrats to the winners! Fabulous picks, well done to all and I'm so happy to see my friend's Carol and Sonia creations in this compilation!!
Stunning prizes for the new challenge, you are very generous!
Have a lovely Sunday!

Liz said...

Love your card, Di, great design. Making a slider card is on my 'technique to try' list. Lovely picks again and congratulations to all the winners.

I'm a Yes Please for this lovely prize. x

Craftychris said...

Just popped in before I go to sleep and what a lovely surprise I got! I am a winner of the two fabulous embossing folders! Thank you so much! And me posting at the last minute too! Your card is stunning, Len will love it! An engineering wonder too! Fab picks as always and congratulations to the other lucky winners! Yes Please! To a chance of winning this awesome prize. Thank you for organising such a fab holiday snippets challenge - you are so generous with your prizes and your time! I love joining in when I can and it encourages me to use all those snippets! Thanks again! Chris xxxxxxx

Pat said...

Wow! Two reasons to celebrate! Thank you for showing my little robin this week Di, and how fabulous to win one of the sets of embossing folders too. I love your sweet sledging bunny as a slider, and the backdrop with the houses and trees, and I'm sure Len will love this card. I feel I must say 'no thanks' to today's prize as it would not be fair of me as I have just been lucky enough to win something, but I'm sure I will be unable to resist being in the draw for some of the future prizes you are tempting us with over the next two weeks. Congratulations on your upcoming 5 year anniversary and thank you very much for your very generous celebration. You sound chirpy so I hope this means that you are feeling a lot better now. x

Greta said...

Your card is an absolute winner, Ms Di--lucky hubby who I'm sure will adore it! You're so sweet to include my tag in the picks--thank you! Please leave me out of the drawing for the prize on this post--someone is going to be thrilled! Happy Holidays!

Pat said...

Sorry, in my excitment I forgot to say congratulations to the other winners this week and also to the other great picks and I am always amazed by all the interesting and clever designs. x

Carol L said...

Thanks so much for shining that spotlight on my cupcake card this week Di! I'm truly honored to be in such great company! I just adore the card you made for your hubby, and the slider element is such fun! I'm going to have to say yes to this draw with all those great goodies! Congrats to Jacky, Pat and Chris on their wins! Woot woot! It sounds like a great 2-week holiday playground coming up :)

Carol L said...

Thank you for your sweet words Alice - you've made my day :)

LesleyG said...

Wow I'm glad I read your post right to the end, I have learnt so much! Firstly love your Len card, and how you put it together. I have just made a spinner for a nephew, and it did take quite a while! I have never heard of those discs, nor did I know to put two to slide instead of one! How exciting to have such an awesome festive challenge, AND your five year celebration to look forward to too! I already have some similar toys, but Please could I have a pack of discs if lucky enough to be drawn

brenda said...

Absolutely adore today's card Di, great use of dies and wow is always so hard to pull off but you nailed it. And your picks of course, well done to all.

Now onto Parsnip and the bike shed shenanigans - do you really think I would grass on my bestie, never ever.

As for prizes it made me realise reading your post that I never actually say, but please leave me out of draws, am far happier to see other girlies win, I'm just here for the fun of it and appreciate all your hard work. And after all, my prize is going to be our recuperation trip to the Caribbean !!

B x

Kathyk said...

Gorgeous make, fab selection - just uploaded my entry ... yes please this week!

Seasons Greetings to all in the playground


SHartl said...

Oh my gosh, that card you made for Len is so cute that I wouldn't be able to give it away. Oh right, you won't have to give it away...and I'm sure that Len will let you look at it as often as you like, lol. Yes please to this wonderful prize!!

Aquarius said...

Wow that post took some reading - love the card and I'm sure Len will love it - great explanation of how it was achieved too. Could I please be in the draw for today's prize (or just a share if that is how it pans out). Thanks. I'll be checking back from time to time over the lengthy process which takes some organising on your part so thanks for all you do in the playground!

Kath said...

A fabulous card Di - I'm sure Len will love it! Beautiful picks this week too - you must find it so hard to choose your picks as there are so many great ideas each week. You've been hard at work with your planning for the big celebrations! I would love a chance to win this lovely prize, please. Thanks too for my lovely card - another die for my 'wish list'!
Kath x

Jane said...

Good morning Di. What a really gorgeous card you made Len, such a lovely scene.I didn't know you could buy dies to make sliders....I always used a craft knife and a penny and found it so fiddly! Wow an amazing prize so yes please count me in, I would love to win this package. Many many congrats on FIVE years of ringing the bell in the playground, that is so much hard work and I want to thank you from the bottom of my crafting heart for what you do. I will pop round to the bike shed soon...just turn a blind eye and put your fingers in your ears is the best thing to do I think!! Lovely picks as always, there is so much talent here.Your explannation re the coming weeks is crystal clear again thanks for doing all this at such a busy time of the year.We were talking about books...the other wonderful Christmas one is The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey...have you read it? My Mum bought it for me years ago...I re read it and it is just wonderful. Thanks for my gorgeous card which arrived safely yesterday too. Take it easy and enjoy this wonderful time of the year.I look forward to seeing the other posts. Hugs xxx

Janice said...

Your card is beautiful today Di, what a fab scene you have created! Congratulations on your 5 year anniversary. I am playing for fun this week as I have just recently been a lucky winner and I already have a couple of the prize dies, but I'll certainly be popping in to see your other lovely prizes you are kindly offering!
Congrats to the lucky winners this wee and I love your picks as always.
Janice x

Viv said...

Am here Miss!!!! Got me hat, mittens and me woolly scarf 'cos I am still coffin'.....
Off to get some hooch if that Brenda and Sarnie and Parsnip haven't guzzled it all- need sumfink to lubricate the tonsils
5 years eh? Almost as old as me.....................ha ha!
Lenny is a lucky boy to be getting such a lovely card - and I would love to be in the draw for those goodies purrrrleeze.
Great picks again - might have to sabotage some of these clever playmates - they're gettin on me nerves being so good!
Am home for a few weeks now - so you gonna be sick of me! See u in the bike sheds later. x

Sarn said...

Well I might just have to wander along and join Parsnip in his festivities! Hic!

Fantastic Christmas card for Len. Brilliant kinetic card - he's bound to love it.

5 years since you took over? . . . I can't believe it's been so long . . . time flies doesn't it!?

As it's a special occasion, I think I'll join in the fun.

Congrats to all this week's winners and top picks.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

BożenA said...

Hi Di.
great your card! I love winter fun on the card. Congratulations to the winners, a beautiful card and a great inspiration.
I would ask to take me into account in the prize draw. Thank you and I wish you a Merry Christmas

Unknown said...

Aww absolutely adorable!! Gorgeous card!
Lucy x

Fikreta said...

Very pretty card Di!
and all other cards are nice!
Happy Holidays!

Paddington fan said...

Fab card Di, Len will love it. So excited to see my name as one of your lucky winners that I almost dropped my mince pie!! Thank you so much, will email shortly,
Love Jacky xxx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, I LOVE your card, Di! It is definitely right up my alley! Len will absolutely love this! Good thing he doesn't read your blog! Brian reads mine unless I tell him there's something there for him, which I do before Christmas and birthdays, so then he stays off! And just look at that mega prize! Wowzers! Please count me in - I will be here at some point this week! Congrats to all the winners and picks! Thank you for all of your playgrounds and generous prizes! Happy Holidays to you and Parsnip! And Len too hehe!

Trina P. said...

Fabulous slider card Di! So cute and I love all the white die cut houses and trees in the background. Len will love it.
Wishing you a safe and happy Christmas this holiday season!
Cheers, Trina.

Bonnie said...

This is so much fun, Di! I love all that clean snow and the village overlooking that adorable sliding critter! Len will have great fun making that sled go! Thanks so much for the beautiful Christmas card! I hadn't spotted that wise men die and it makes a beautiful, meaningful card!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Miss Di,
I do hope your back (and Parsnip), are behaving..
.... funny isnt it that Parnio ends in nip...😄
Yesss purlease to this wonderful set of goodies, I actually managed to get around the playground a bit more than normal this week which was great, our playmates are very clever.
I also think this card for Len is excessively clever, haven't thought to try a slider card yet, so maybe this will extend me a tad.. as this is one of best I've seen.
Will be back, God willing, ...time permitting.. in the fortnight ahead.
Thanks for sharing,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ps hope your card makes its way to UK before Christmas. Xxx

Di said...

Hi Shaz! It arrived, and is beautiful! Has pride of place here!! xx

Di said...

PS - Parsnip is a play on words - he's white as you know like the vegetable and also the snip part does come from snippets :) xx

Carole said...

Di...I absolutely love your card and I am sure the recipient will too :) I didn't realise that there were dies for creating slider cards!.....and oh what a generous prize...lost the plot? you? DEFINITELY not you are just one big warm hearted and generous person...take a bow. See you in the playground and hope to be round with a snippets card too...THANK YOU for giving everyone such a wonderful blog to join in and for all the time you spend on it! If I get my card in I would love to be ebntered to win this fab prize! Thanks again LOVE xxx

Sandy said...

Die, your card is just adorable. I've been admiring these slider cards and this one is just such a fun scene.
Congrats on five years running the playground. That shows a huge amount of dedication, so thank you very much.
I'm putting my name in for this prize; I will find some time to do a card in the next two weeks.

Mrs A. said...

I love your slider card. Wonder who will be playing with it for ages when received !!!!! Finished all my cards and then realised not done one for The Doc. Back to the drawing board. Just playing for fun on this post.
Hugs Mrs A.

Lynne in NI said...

Hic, just popped back from behind the bike shed, Parsnip is being a bit over generous with the old mulled wine and I've work in the morning ;) Maybe a wee mince pie and a swig of eggnog before I get the last bus home .....
Len's card is gorgeous - YES PLEASE to be in your draw for those fab goodies!

Kathleen said...

Brilliant card, love the scene and the dies. Understand the rules and regs perfectly and I will definitely be entering as we have a two week break from Allsorts, need to get more cards done other than Christmas cards. Loads of 70th Birthdays next year and working on those and using lots of snippets.
Glad that you are doing a two week challenge, a one week challenge takes a great deal of time for a design team let alone a one week challenge for a single person to run.

Really can't believe it is 5 years, very well done and a huge thank you from me, even if I have been so unreliable in entering but I still have and always will have a great admiration for you, who through thick and thin have always come up trumps with this challenge.

Kath x

Di said...

Thank you Kath! xx

Fikreta said...

me again :D
Im entering with my card and would like to play for this prize.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Your card is fabulous! You've put so much into it and it shows. It a vision of loveliness with all that white and the brilliant sledding bunny. Yes please to the prize if I make it into the playground.

Karenladd said...

All of the picks are gorgeous and your card for Len is too cute to be believed. Love all the snow and that little sledding bunny. I say a big YES PLEASE to this prize package!!

Stempelomi said...

lovely winter scene!

Whisper said...

Ooooo what a stunning WOW scene.

I hope Parsnip has some gluten free mince pies for me and then i'll be there, i also like a bit of the mulled wine too ;-).

Luv Sam x

Linby said...

Fantastic make Di, you pulled out all the stops and rightly so for the main man! I will be back with a card at some point, but for now I am saying yes please to the whole package!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous card, Di! It's a big yes please from me for today's prize.
Em xxx

Maura said...

I LOVE that card, Di! I am such a fan of creating scene cards (as you can see from my card!). Wow, I am amazed with all the effort/time you are putting in to creating a fun holiday season on your challenge blog - impressive!!! (and generous). Happy holidays to you, Len and Parsnip!!!! Cheers!

Maura said...

Oops - forgot to say, yes the prize!

Darnell said...

Len will get such a kick out of the adorable slider card you've made for him, Di! Great picks this time (as always!) and congratulations to Jacky! I'm off to see what Parsnip has left on his trolley today! You are very generous with the party goodies and with all your Playground prizes, too! Best of luck to all who enter! Congratulations on your 5-year anniversary as Head Miss, Miss! Thank you for all you to do make this fun and practical and thank you for your amazing generosity and inspirational card makes!! May you and Len have the Merriest and the Happiest - and, most importantly, the healthiest - year ahead!! Hugs, Darnell

Barb said...

My goodness Five Years is certainly worth Congratulations Di. Your slider is absolutely fabulous and I love everything about it.

Congratulations to your winners over the past few weeks and also to those who were
highlighted by you.

The prize you are offering is lovely and it's a big yes from me. Wishing you and Len a very happy Christmas and not forgetting Parsnip. Barbxx

Jackie T said...

Hi Di your card is wonderful I love it. Yes please to the prize it is amazing. I hope all your preparations are going well. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Megan J said...

Hi Miss Di, a HUGE thank you for a year of fun, a very Merry Christmas to you, Parsnip and I'm house critic Len, I would love to be included in today's prize draw, once I manage to take a picture of my snippets makes... have a wonderful week... Megan

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

I'm back Miss and yessss please to this prize. Praying for you in your busyness,
Shaz in Oz.x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ahhh excellent on the card arriving and clever plus on snip of snippets for Parsnip. When your card came, I said to my friend how you left Parsnip off the card 😊 And told her about our playground ... thanks awfly for all your hard work in 2016. Hard to believe how long I've been popping over to play!!! Time flies when you're having fun,

Lady Joyful said...

Love your card Di, and what a fabulous prize package! Yes please to the prize (though I already have the Evergreen Tree dies, so if my name comes up then they could be offered to someone else.) Oh I would be so happy to win this one! :D I'll be back with my snippet card as soon as I can :)

Sarn said...

Here I am . . . entered my snippets card and now I'm off to visit Parsnip behind the bike sheds for something refreshing!

Saying no to this prize thanks (but about to say yes to another one though!)

Big Hugs, Sarn xxx

Un Arcobaleno di Colori said...

Hi Di!!! So happy to be here! I'd like to wish you a magical Christmas and a new year full of lovely crafty friends! :-)
I just love your card...It's so special! The layout is fantastic... and the beautiful stamp just pop over your white card! So lovely!
YES PLEASE for this AMAZING prize!
Sending you warm hugs

Paper Lily Leaf said...

Love that cute sliding bunny, Di! Amazing picks and a big yes please to super prize. Thank you Parsnip, I will have a glass of egg nog and a mince pie please. Sending festive hugs Xx

Anonymous said...

Dear Di! Thank you so much for the wonderful creative toys :-) I love them. And your chrismas card is so pretty and elegant, special and lovely!!! Thank you again!!! Sending you warm hugs, Majda

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Stopping by to say Happy Holidays and to drop you off a Holiday Card. Love the inspirations you have chosen for this week and your Snippets Card. I would love to be in the draw for this fabulous prize pack. Thank You.

Wanda said...

Your snippet card is beautiful, really love the white on white and it's interactive. I would love to be included in the fabulous prize pack. Merry Christmas to all the kids on the playground!

Tina Z. said...

wow, great card, I love the scene and the slider!
yes for the amazing prize, please.
hugs xx

Valerija said...

Wonderful card again. Love the cute image and the slider.
Yes for the prize please. Thank you.
Have a great day.
Valerija xx

Sue - said...

Fabulous card Di, yes please to this prize, makes a slider card soooo much easier than a ruler and craft knife!

ellyscard creatief said...

Hello Diane.
I am just back from N Afrika and just reed your blogpost.
I 'll tray to make a snippertcard for the challenge and for me a YES for this prize.
Gr, Elly

Carole said...

Hi Di.....phew made it!.....bit out of breath , not used to this running lark! brought you my snippets card in the hope that a mince pie is still going and maybe something to wash it down with! HAPPY HAPPY 5th Birthday to you and Thanks for all you do for everyone...hope Len loves his card and that Christmas is all you wish it to be. Hugs xx

Eemeli said...

Happy 5th Birthday!! Isn't it crazy how fast time flies. It feels like I just started this new job that I am currently in ...I think again and realize that it will be one year in last week of January.

Wonderful, and a perfect snippets, make. Love-love-love the clean and simple look. YES please for the prize(s), I already saw another post with some crafting goodies so will be heading there next to say "count me in".

Hope you will have a wonderful holiday season.


Christi Conley said...

Amazing card - that is SO cute, love Lawn Fawn goodies :) Please count me in for all your goodies (you are SO generous!) I hope your holiday is as wonderful as YOU are XO

AlisonC said...

Here I am at last. What a cute card and yes please to this particular draw. It's ages since I made a slider card and then I cut it out by hand. xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

I entered with my little project. Thank you for your awesome challenge and the so generous prizes in all the way! Yes, please for this awesome set of yummies! Love them all! :)

Aileen said...

I decided ago visit as I sat in my room playing with my snippets and made some Christmas decorations last night. Now I want to go and play in the playground. Hope all is well over your way. Beautiful card, love that little bunny. Yes please if Im picked.

Lia said...

Hi Diane! I got the flu last week so I missed this long message. I did not understand every english word you have written, so I had the translater next to me! You are spoiling your followers with superb prizes at the end of a great sippets-year and yes: it would be great winning one of them. Thank you so much for the chances and the fun you are giving us! I wish you a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2017 with lots of snippets fun again!
Lia xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous card this week Di, and great picks too. I'd love to be in with a chance to win this weeks prize please. Hope you are feeling better and ready for the festivities. Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year.

Sue xx

Karen said...

Thank you for the beautiful card Di and these gorgeous picks for us to look over! Yes please for this prize too. Am getting ready to see the family so I doubt if I'll pop over again until after the seasonal holidays and I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you and Len a very Happy Christmas and a Healthy New Year xx

Helen said...

Oh...I love your fun slider card Di!
I'm a 'yes please' for this fabulous prize!
Happy Christmas!
Helen x

Robin said...

That slider is so very adorable! I love that image! I would also love to win that amazing prize!! You are so very generous!! Hugs and Merry Christmas, Robin C

Heather said...

This card is so adorable!!! I've been looking for some slider elements and would LOVE to win this awesome prize!

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

Beautiful card !! I love that cute critter :) would love to win the prize so yes please. Will try to link up an entry soon.

KandA said...

That is the most super card Miss Di, love all those fabulous dies and adorable little critter. Hopefully will be playing next week so a big yes please to the prize,

Merry Christmas to all the Playmates xx

Sandy said...

I've linked up a card now, so I'm seriously in for this prize.
Merry Christmas to you, Di, and to all the wonderful playmates.

New Creations said...

Such an amazing and adorable card Di, Love the cute image with slider!
And Wow! Look at these amazing prize, so generous of you Di! Count me in for this prize!
Love all the snippets playmates creations you chose! Congrats to winners!

Chantal said...

Great card, love it.
Yes please.
Hugs, Chantal S

Trina P. said...

Merry Christmas Di! Hope Santa was good to you and you're having a fabulous day!
Yes, please throw my name into the mix. 😊


Princess Judy Palmer said...

Lookie! I remembered to link up! it's a blooming Christmas miracle!!! Yes please to any and all fabulous cash and prizes, except for the Let it Snow die that I mentioned I had.

Glennis F said...

Happy New Year!
I am finally finding time to play, and yes please to the lovely prizes

KandA said...

I'm back at last with my snippets card and I also forgot to say a huge congrats and thanks for all your hard work and generosity in keeping the Playground running for the past 5 years. I'm surprised you've managed to keep your sanity with all the shenanigans and goings on each week xx

Janis said...

What a very fun card, Di! I am getting in on your celebration toward the end, so there are a bunch of cards of yours to admire. I will visit each in turn, but just want to say thank you for ALL the work you have done to make this a wonderful year-end celebration!! Each week, there are so many delightful cards to enjoy...from you, your picks, and everyone else!! Such a very fun global community that kicks up their heels (and kicks off their heels....who wears heels?? NOT ME!!!) at your playground!!

Yes, please, to these fabulous prizes and I hope your New Year is the best ever!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

NanaConnie said...

This is my first chance to visit the Playground since I started my Christmas travels for family visits over Christmas and New Year. Oh, my, what a wonderful collection of prizes. I'll be posting my card tomorrow and I definitely want to play for this delicious bag of prizes. Love your card, Di!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Yay! I just entered my project! It's a Pocket Letter and I used all kinds of snippets for the ATCs! The patterned paper, coloured cardstock for layering and die-cuts, and the white cardstock for the die-cut snow banks and some of the ATC backgrounds were all snippets! And I don't think I have said it yet so CONGRATULATIONS on 5 years of the Playground! You are definitely celebrating in style with the generous offering of prizes I've been seeing!

Bonnie said...

Sorry for the late entry. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a healthy, happy 2017! Thanks for all you do!

Cathy said...

Just squeezed in with an entry Di, hope you and your family had a lovely Christmas and Happy New Year. Will throw my hat in the ring for these awesome prizes too please, and thankyou too for hosting such a fabulous site, your hard work is greatly appreciated :) Cathy x

Sue said...

I haven't joined in for such a long time with hubby being ill and in hospital but he's had his big op and he got home for Christmas so looking forward to joining in as often as I can and back to blogging. Would love to win any of your awesome prizes Di and I wish you and your family a happy and healthy 2017 xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sue xxxxxxx

Jane Willis said...

Phew, I managed to get my crafting goodies back into action in time after all so here I am, and yes please to this prize although I fear I might not make as wonderful a job of the slider card as you have done

Elizabeth said...

Very late to the Playground this time, Di, and with something a little different this time. I love the card you made for Len - it's beautiful, as are all the makes you've showcased. Haven't you found a lot of fab goodies tucked away in the toy box - I'd be happy to win anyone of them so please include me in the draw. Have a lovely day. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

JennyH said...

I love your card Di, such a cute scene and thanks for putting up the ingredients as a prize to make our own : )
Definitely a Yes Please to the prize draw : )

Marjeta said...

Beautiful scene DE. Unfortunately this time of year in Slovenija haven´t got any snow jet. So your card is just to reminde me how snow looks. Thanks for ofering such beautiful prize and I wish to be in the draw. Yes please! Wish you a mgical 2017.


Heather said...

When I was here to comment before, I didn't check your challenges entered, so I should have said, "thanks for playing with CHNCC2." Please don't count this comment towards the prizes as I didn't mean to have to comment twice!

scrappymo! said...

What a fabulous card you made for Len! Love the way the card is interactive. always wanted to try that!

So I will say yes please for the prize.

Just catching up with everyone as today is my first day well enough to think of blogging. I will reread your directions when a try my first slider card as there as so many great tips here!

Hugs Di and Happy New Year!

NinaS said...

Love the sliding bunny and the beautiful scene.
Yes the prize.

Unknown said...

Yes please to this prize, my card is entered :-)
Lucy x

paperpapier said...

Love the fun slider card! I am entering my card for the prize draw, thanks for the chance!