Sunday, 16 September 2018

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #335

What a week it's been! First of all I've been trying really hard to rest this shoulder, so serious crafting hasn't been 'on the cards'. I tried cutting a die cut using the Cuttlebug earlier in the week and it was just too painful - OK the die was a cheap and complicated one but even so. It's getting better slowly, so long as I don't do anything to 'pull' it again which takes me a step backwards - easier said than done!

And, middle of this last week I had yet another birthday. It was quiet but a lovely day just the same - and HUGE thanks to all you brilliant people who sent cards, gifts and also emails and Facebook messages. I feel so blessed to have such a caring group of friends - mwah! xx

SO, with all that's been going on I don't have a new snippets card for you I'm afraid but there is a prize (in fact, two the same!) if you scroll down this post.

And, a LOT of time has also been spent with Len - sorting out things ready for a new family member who will join us a week on Thursday. Believe me, this little chap is causing quite an upheaval here - plus enough stuff to set up a pet shop!

Meet Dudley (also known as the 'Cool Dude' according to Len, due to his calm and very laid back attitude to life ........so far of course!):
He's a Havanese puppy (born on 22nd July) and the most adorable little fluff ball ever! A few of you do already know he's coming to live with us but this is his first appearance on 'social media' - grin.

This means that life will be rather different for us no doubt and, to be honest, it will do me the world of good to not be ensconced at the desk either crafting or blogging for hours at a time, as so often happens. I think it's the root cause of this shoulder problem really.

I'll carry on crafting when time (and Dudley) allow - and most certainly the Snippets Playground will continue! As I said, the main reason for no card this fortnight is purely as I'm trying to get fit for all those Dudley cuddles ...... and the other things that I know only too well come with a young puppy!! Eeeeep!

However, I recently managed to buy two more identical dies which were a very popular prize a little while ago - it's taken ages for them to be back in stock:

  • Image result for MFT WISH die


I used it HERE on a card if you want to see it in action! It looked like this - and it's about to wing its way to Len's youngest great-nephew Joe this coming week:
It's the MFT 'Wish' die and so versatile, I'm just sorry I couldn't make another card for this post using it. And, I can't lay my hands on any more of that great 'Marble' background stamp right now either. So, it's just the die itself this time - but with two chances.

As always, the Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 29th September. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day.

It's a maximum of ONE entry and please say in a comment if you wish to play and be a possible winner of the prize(s). Please also link back to the Playground in your blog post to be eligible for the draw. There are two on offer!

Remember, if you link into the Playground and don't say clearly that you're wanting to be in the draw in a comment on here, then you will be bypassed if your name comes out of Mr Linky. I'm sure you all know I ask for a positive 'yes' on the blog post itself - just in case you're playing only for fun - otherwise I ignore you on my little list.

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 :)

Love from Parsnip (currently muttering to himself and building barricades against puppy intrusion!) and of course from me,

63 comments:

  1. Hi Miss Di, belated birthday wishes and Dudley is so cute... have a wonderful week... Megan

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  2. I'm already in love with Dudley, what a gorgeous little chap! Looking forward to seeing lots of lovely pics of him

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  3. What can I say other than Dudley is the star of your post Di. You are right life is going to be different but for the very best of reasons, I couldn't imagine being without our girls.

    Not sure if I will get to join in this time, we shall see, the the kidney has been platying up again and also hve the Papworth hospital visit this week, so have to play it by ear.

    Take care of that shoulder and I am sure you are counting the days until Thursday.

    B x

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  4. I am totally in love with adorable Dudley!

    Am sure you're right about the computer being root cause of shoulder problem so best to rest it as much as possible.

    Please give Dudley a cuddle from his Auntie Sarn on 27th . . . And one for Parsnip too of course! Xxx

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  5. Sorry to hear your shoulder is healing so slowly ... may it speed up for you. Also sorry to have missed your birthday and hope you had a lovely day.

    As to Dudley, what can I say? He looks adorable and hard work ... certainly whilst you all get used to one another - SO MUCH FUN too though. Already looking forward to further pix from the playground!

    Happy Sunday

    Kathyk

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  6. Sorry you've been suffering with your shoulder Di, let's hope it improves before you get your little bundle of fun! He is so cute, I love him already. He is very similar to what I imagined Parsnip to be when I first joined the playground :). Will be joining in later with a card x

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    1. I'm back with my card and it's a test please for the draw, thank you x

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    2. I mean a yes not a test :). X

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  7. Adorable, it makes me want one too and really, that's the last thing I need. I look forward to lots of photos. Your life will never be the same again! Hope the rest is doing your shoulder good. x

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  8. Gosh, what a lot of happenings. I missed your birthday so happy belated birthday. I hope your shoulder is better soon. And Dudley is adorbs. What a cutie. Take care. Hope to be along to play very soon and I would love to be in the draw for that fun die. Hugz

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  9. Hey Di, I know I haven't been around lately - but hopefully that'll change soon. I hear you on the shoulder business since I've done the same thing. Takes a while for it all to feel better.
    Little Mr. Dudley is PRECIOUS!!! Fun times are going to be happening now for sure. He's really a cutie and will be a great companion for y'all.
    Lynn

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  10. I'm playing for fun this time, Di. Hoping your shoulder is getting better but I truly understand how impossible it is to craft when it's acting up. I was reading the post and got to the part where you said we could check out the week's prize by scrolling down. I scrolled down and the first pic was of your darling little Dudley! He would have made a fantastic prize, for sure. lol

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  11. Firstly Happy belated Birthday, hope the shoulder heals soon, it really does take rest and thats the hardest part, especially when it starts to feel better and you forget. Love the bundle of cuteness that is coming your way, you will have such fun. I have not made a card this week but decorated some glasses hope thats ok? Would love to have a chance to win the die, Nicky

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  12. Dudley is the most adorable little pup and so hugglesome.... but we still love that darling little Parsnip.

    Hope that shoulder heals soon but the best cure is rest. I used to have Ken cranking the handle on my grand calibur so it was no surprise when he thought it was a good idea for me to get an electric one. I still use my TL baby blue for the small dies and can use that with no problem.

    The die is super - as is your card - but I'm playing just for fun this time around xx

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  13. Belated birthday wishes Di and isn't Dudley the cutest puppy ever! I'll be in the playground soon and would love a chance to win this lovely die, please.
    Kath x

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  14. AWwwwwwwww, Dudley is just adorable Di! What a sweet belated birthday present and a perfect way to rest your poor shoulder! I know I know, Len says Dudley is his, but we all know he's gonna bond with you, so happy birthday :) LOL
    Thanks for keeping the playground open in spite of your ailing shoulder. I don't know how you do it! I hope to be back soon with my card :) Take care of yourself and give Dudley a few cuddles from Aunt Carol :)

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    1. Now that I've entered a card, yes please to adding my name to the draw :)

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  15. Oh... I wished to win this card at the earlier challenge. Thanks for giving us now one, but TWO more chances. So please count me in. And thanks again for being so very generous with us. We'd love you even if you didn't give us such neat things. [PS your new pup is adorable. How exciting for all of you... including your garden hedgies.]

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  16. Say what?!!! It was your birthday?? How comes I didn't know that?! Well I will have to get this marked down in my birthday book. I was hoping your shoulder was doing better Di, but I know all to well how long it takes for things to heal and feel better. OMGosh, is Dudley the cutest ever?!! He is completely and utterly adorable! I can see the snuggles happening now. lol Hopefully he will be a snuggler. I'm sure he will keep you busy, I know Kahlua keeps me and Savannah busy. lol Enjoy this little cutie pie! Hugs, Brenda

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  17. Aww what a cutie he is Di, have a fab time with Dudley and enjoy all those walks. Sorry that the shoulder is still playing up..take care. Oww yes please to the die, I really liked that one. You are so kind with your time and prizes. I'm glad your birthday was a fun one. Hugs xxx

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  18. Happy Belated Birthday Di, hope you had a lovely day x Was Dudley your pressie, he's totally gorgeous and looks so soft and cuddly. Cuddly Dudley!!!
    Hope he'll make friends with Parsnip ;)
    Take it easy on that shoulder!
    (yes please to be in the draw)

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  19. Sorry to hear you've been overdoing things and made you shoulder worse. You need to remember to take it easy, although I'm sure that's easier said than done. I'm not really a dog person, but I think I could make an exception for Dudley. What an adorable puppy, so very cute!! I'll be back later with a card, but I'm just playing for fun this week. xx

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  20. Oh my goodness--a puppy!! Can't take my eyes off that adorable little Dudley! If only I was close enough for a snuggle! Happy, happy belated birthday, Ms Di--also known as Puppy Momma! Such a neat MFT die I'd love to have, so count me in for the drawing. Hoping your shoulder continues to improve--look at for walking Dudley, although he's smaller than Fritz. I know his tugging on the leash aggravated my shoulder. I'd say it's time to put a Gemini Jr machine on the wishlist for Len! Sending hugs, Greta

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  21. Sorry really running late so quick post. Gorgeous and sweet addition to your family, hope Parsnip isn't jealous. Great prize this week and really hope your shoulder improves, let Len or Parsnip hold the lead for a while so it doesn't pull your shoulder even more.
    Take care

    Kath x

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  22. Iv'e already claimed babysitting/squatters rights. Hugs Aunty A.

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  23. oh I want Dudley! He's so cute and I can see he is going to be the perfect model!

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  24. Happy Belated Birthday Wishes from me too! Now, I want your puppy...well, one just like him. I'm so jealous! I've been looking to adopt and hope to do it soon. Happy puppy wishes to you and Len.

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  25. Oh my gosh Di, Dudley is just adorable!! I have a malti-poo named Toby who looked almost exactly like Dudley, when he was a pup. You are in for a load of fun with a little puppy...and quite a bit of work as well (but worth it!!). Hope your shoulder improves enough to catch that little rascal for puppy hugs! Yes please to this fun prize.

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  26. Awww Di what a cutie he is so small too! you will enjoy having him in your household, sorry to hear about your shoulder it can really hold you back l can in some way relate to your sore shoulder as l suffer too various parts of my body, love the card and just playing for fun sending lots of love xx

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  27. So sorry you're in so much pain, but I'm sure Dudley will help you feel better. As I'm bang on time this fortnight, it's a yes please from me xoxo

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  28. Oh Di, he is truly an adorable pup. Hope you and Len have tons of fun with him.

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  29. Oh Di, he is so cute. I love dogs.
    Have a great time with him.
    Gorgeous card too
    hugs Tamara

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  30. Oooh you got a puppy!!! Dudley is adorable ...sending welcoming puppy hugs from Toffee and Goldy...my own fur balls here in India.
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  31. Take care of your shoulder Di...give it a bit of absolute rest and I am sure you will be bouncing back to your old self. I am happy to link in a special card made with tons of snippets and hehe making this card did test various joints in my body too with all that cranking of the big shot machine. I would love a chance at the gorgeous prize too!

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  32. OOOOOooooooOOOO!!!! Congrats on your new puppy <3 <3 Dudley is adorable, and is sure to keep you on your toes :) I'm entering a very fitting card, as parts are inspired by my own Havanese pup, Java (pic on blog post)!!! I'd love to be in the draw for the fab prize!!
    Susan

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  33. You are going to have fun with that gorgeous puppy. Christmas will be really interesting for you this year. Would love to have a shot at winning the great die, I can already think of plenty of ideas for using it!

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  34. Awww....Dudley is just the cutest!
    Happy belated birthday wishes Di!
    Love your fab card - perfect for a boy - I'm a 'yes please' for the prize draw.
    Helen x

    PS - hope your shoulder is feeling better?

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  35. Oh my goodness, what a darling puppy!!! So sweet! We all need balance to our lives and I hope this lovely pup with help you, too. Especially balancing the shoulders! I have been having more time to craft and already have an entry for your challenge. I have been at the closing bell the last few. I would love a chance for the prize.

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  36. Little Dudley is absolutely adorable! I really envy you! Since I am not in a postion to have a pet right now, I hope you will post tons of pictures on the blog! I hope your shoulder gets better soon. I think rest is the best medicine in these cases. I would love a chance to win that MFT die. Keeping my fingers crossed!

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  37. Me again, just uploaded my entry and wanted to say that I'm just playing for fun this week

    Happy Wednesday

    Kathyk

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  38. Hope your shoulder is on the mend, i would love to win the MFT die, Had to laugh when I read Dudley's name as thats my middle name, You picked a great name,

    Lilian B

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  39. Hello Diane! I'm very happy to join this challenge again.
    Your marble background is awesome!
    Thank you for great chance, always!
    Hugs, Gloria

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  40. Hi Di. I hope your shoulder is getting better and you will be back to crafting soon. Little Dudley is so adorable. You will have so much fun with him.
    Yes please for the prize.

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  41. Happy Birthday, Di!!! :D Hope that your back now is going better, I have two hernias and so I know how much painful it could be!
    LOVE Dudley, such sweet and cute fluffy puppy!!! Really adorable! :D
    I admired your marbled card and that beautiful die in your other post. YES please for entering in the draw!
    Hugs

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  42. Playing along after a short break... Now I finally created a card with snippets again! :) Thank you for your inspiration. love the Wish-die, would be such a fun surprise to win it! The marble background looks amazing as well. Have a good weekend!

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  43. Such a fun birthday card and it's perfect for male or female of any age really! Hope your shoulder is feeling better quickly, you're going to need it for hugging that sweet puppy! Even though the die is fun, I'll think I'll play just for fun this week, thanks!

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  44. All I 'm saying is hope The Doc dun want his shirt back. Just playing for fun. Hugs Me.

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  45. Yes please DI. Must say Dudley is VERY cute.

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  46. Happy Birthday Di... if there is any such thing at "our" age, ("Happy" that is, the "Birthday" is inevitable, lol) Love your gorgeous pup, so sweet... my little boy is getting on now, he's 12 in December and now he's blind and getting some other age-related issues poor old chap. He will be our last dog I think, he'd be hard to beat, mind you then I see little Dudley and think "welllll...." :-)
    Love your card, great die - so yes please for the draw, Donna x

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  47. Hope you had a lovely Birthday Di. xx And Dudley is deffo Parsnip the Second - each time I look at him I want to cuddle! x
    PS yes please to the die! x

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  48. Hi Di! After coming home from a great holiday it's fun being in your playground again! What an adorable doggy Dudley is!!!
    Your prize is great, so yes: I give it a try.
    Lia xx

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  49. Awww, he's so adorable and fluffy!!
    Yes, please for the prize draw. :-)

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  50. Dudley will take your mind off your shoulder, Miss, but that could be a problem if Dudley takes your mind off your shoulder! You are in for years of unconditional love and cuddles and I'm so happy for you!! Hugs, Darnell

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  51. What a fabulous card Di! Your puppy is going to be so much fun and so much work, lol, but lots of love and cuddles and too. Enjoy this time with him because it goes so fast! Yes please for the prize please, and please do enjoy this lovely time with your new friend, they give so much unconditional love it's blooming awesome xxx

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  52. Hoping you will recover soon, take care Di! Your puppy is so cute!
    Love the snippet card with fabulous marble background! Wish to win this pretty die!

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  53. My goodness, Dudley is the cutest thing! Hope your shoulder gets better soon - puppy cuddles should help with that ;) Yes please to the prize! xxx

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  54. Hope you had a Happy Birthday and what a cute fur baby!!! I also hope you get better soon!

    And yes to the prize, I always for get to say so!

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  55. Yes please to the prize. I am sure you will be having so much fun with your new baby!

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  56. Your puppy is so cute! Yes, please for the prize draw.
    Chantal S

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  57. Phew, got my entry in in time after all! Yes please to the prize if i'm lucky. Hope Parsnip and Dudley are getting on well

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  58. Wow, a lovely card Di. Im new to your challenge and I found you through your entry into one of the challenges that Im a DT member of. I would love to be entered into the draw for the prize, a big YES from me please...
    {{{hugs}}}
    Marg B ;) x
    DT member for https://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com/
    owner of https://craftycardsbymarg.blogspot.co.uk/

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  59. How charming puppy!
    And your card is lovely too - but I can not help it, Dudley first caught my eye ;-)
    Di, I wish you a lot of unforgettable moments with him!
    Just playing for fun.
    Hugs, Majda

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