Sunday 25 October 2015

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 200!!

Well, that one snuck up a bit, although a couple of you did already spot that this would be Week 200 in the Snippets Playground!

Celebrations are in order I think - but first here's my snippets card and a perfect excuse to use pink:
I used:

- 6" x 6" white card blank

- quite a few pink snippets, starting with a largish one as a 'frame'

- topped that with a snippet of pink flowered card from First Edition's 'Sweet Owl' paper pad - next I die cut the flamingos and the heart using the fabulous 'Flamingos' die set by MFT, and a few little snippets of pink, grey and black card (all backed with Stick-It adhesive sheet)

- at that stage I could work out which sized Lil' Inkers 'Stitched Rectangle' die would work best so I then die cut a rectangle and placed the adorable flamingos where I wanted them to be, with a pink heart (which also come with the die set) in between

- the black eyes could have been die cut but I found a very small hole punch which is the perfect size

- then came the sentiment and I used Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and a sentiment from the super co-ordinating stamps set by MFT called 'Tickled Pink'. Stamped onto a snippet of pink card and just trimmed to size

I love, love, love this co-ordinating die and stamps set, huge fun to make up the flamingos and  there are so many terrific sentiments to choose from I had to ask my 'in-house critic' to pick one! Needless to say I did look on line for hints about how to assemble the flamingos and had a right old giggle when I spotted that a few folk had accidentally switched the pairs of legs over so that the feet on the ground were facing backwards :)

Right, no hanging about, straight onto the picks from this last week, and it's been one of the most difficult weeks to choose just a few. Eve rightly commented that she didn't envy me, having seen to many absolutely fabulous snippets makes that you brought to show. Anyhow, here's just a few, do try and hop over to last week's other entries for a peek - some stunners there!

This is one of those makes that totally rocks you on your heels - Sonia made this utterly fabulous box and the detail is just stunning! My top pick of the week for sure! It's all beautifully photographed and explained in her blog post so I do hope you'll nip over for a closer peek!

I picked this terrific card, made by Kath, because it serves as a great reminder never to underestimate just how effective patchwork squares from snippets can be.

And here's another great use of snippets, made by Carol L , an Origami Christmas tree! What beautiful colours, and it's made from just four squares of snippets paper.

I'm so taken with this idea I did a little search on the internet and came up with THIS tutorial, dating back to 2008 - so where have I been all that time to have missed such a great idea? Thanks Carol for the inspiration and thanks to LeeAnn for posting the tutorial all that time ago!

This is a super Christmas card with loads of detail, made by Donna. You truly should hop over for a look, the inside is absolutely beautiful as well!

Val was first into the Playground this week, and I immediately picked this card for my 'possibles' list (which can be well into the teens before I have to weed it down on Saturday mornings when writing this post). It's so pretty and I love the combination of dies and flowers with that beautiful apricot  - fabulous!

Jane J created a brilliant Christmas card - and she drew the Man in the Moon herself, how clever is that then? Plenty of snippets used too - great work Jane!

Autumn is well and truly here now, and this fabulous card made by Pam sums it up so perfectly! LOVE, love this card with those wonderful leaves!

And as we're into the run-up to Halloween, I thought I'd finish with this brilliant shaker card, made by Diane H. Apparently the spider is a she - how silly of me, of course it's the gingham bows that are such a give away :) Too cute for words!

That's eight picks and I could keep on going with a load more but the ironing is leering at me from the utility room, sigh :(

Time for the draw for the Presscut 'Step Card Cutting' set of dies - loads of you were keen to win this set! Yet another time when I wished I had a good few of them to give away but there could only be one winner:
Oh, that's really lovely. Maura has been playing along with us since mid-June and this is her first win. I'm sure lots of you will have spotted that she's often on the weekly picks list, so I'm sure you'll all be really happy that Mr Random chose her! Maura, can you please let me have your address so I can post the die set off to you ( Thanks, and well done!

By the way, if you live in the UK and desperately want this die set I'm sure that Icon UK is the cheapest around. I buy most of my dies from them!

Onto the prize for this next week - and of course it's your own set of MFT 'Flamingo' dies and the co-ordinating 'Tickled Pink' set of sentiments, aka Prize A - one of these is on offer, as a co-ordinating pair. It would be unfair to split them up - they're used to one another by now :)

The Snippets Challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 31st October. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day, while the witches are still on the prowl :)

Maximum of three entries and please also link back to the Playground in your blog post to be eligible for the draw. As always, I only include folk who say a positive 'yes' for the prize in a comment. In the past I sometimes had to do redraws after publishing winners so decided this was easier. Plus, some weeks the prize is made up of different items, some of which folk may or may not want.

BUT WAIT - there's more!

I really couldn't let our 200th week go by without something special so I'm ALSO offering two Sizzix stamp and die sets. One is a Tim Holtz Alterations set called 'Holiday Joy':

And the other one is called 'Ornaments #3' (but it's not a Tim Holtz one).

I have to confess that I bought these sets in a brilliant Sizzix sale a good while ago and it means there's actually three prizes in total if you include the MFT Flamingos - and that means more chances to win! There are no special conditions this time, such as entering over a two week period - all the prizes, jelly, ice cream and cake will be on offer during a week long party this week!

In a nutshell, you can say 'yes please' to all three of the different sets of stamps and dies or you can pick just one or two .......... or none of course! I'll do the draw for A, then B and then C. 

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 :)

Have a great week and I hope you find time to join in the celebrations - I did hear whispers of pumpkin carving behind the bike sheds too! No prizes for guessing WHO started that little lot off :)

Today is the 600th Anniversary of The Battle of Agincourt and Len is off to an archery event at his club ............ dressed like this and taking his longbow in the spirit of the day where they'll be shooting from afar at a target different to the normal bullseye ring ones -  I can't even see it in the distance!
He had a 'dress rehearsal' here yesterday, so I grabbed the camera and chased him out into the garden for a photo call :) The hood does fold down and there's a cosy little knitted cap on his head underneath there - so at least he'll have a fighting chance of seeing where he's aiming!

Hope you remembered to change your clocks? And do remember that it's Rudolph Day over at ScrappyMo's - it runs from today until the end of the month. A good time to combine your Christmas card with snippets :)

Di and of course, Parsnip!


  1. Wow! Your husband seems really and archery! :) Great photo!!
    Love your pink card, so sweet, and beautiful picks, Di!

  2. I'm reading this on the drive home from Southampton Di..yes a late one for us. Many congratulations on this 200th post what a wonderful achievement. I only came to play a short while ago but I have been made so welcome here. It's such a kind friendly place. Thanks so much. Your flamingo card is a perfect celebration. Thanks for showing my man in the moon He was fun to make. The other picks are lovely. Lastly thanks for all the amazing prizes you offer.'re a star. I hope Len enjoys himself. Enjoy your Sunday huge hugs Jane xx

  3. Oh my goodness I homed straight in on that pink card!!! I'm pink obsessed and I think this is my fave of all your gorgeous cards my lovely Di!!!!
    Loooove the pink, those fab flamingos and oh my goodness I need those sentiments!!
    I'll be running and jumping into the playground this week hehe!! I might even have to make a pink snippety card just for the Occassion ;-) xxx

    1. Oops was so excited by all that pinkness I forgot to say how good lovely Len looks!! He's totally rocked that look! Robin Hood rat your heart out :-P
      And congrats on week 200 woohoo!! I'll get the cake in! Better make it a biggen fir all those candles! Lol xxx

  4. Looking good Mr Len! Robin Hood and his lot have not got a chance Miss Pixie! Huge congrats on getting us this far Miss Pixie and thank you for all your hard work doing the challenges, the prizes, and the always super friendly feeling that I have come over to my mates. Loving all that glorious pinkiness of your card and be still my beating heart I would love that Timmy set! Will have to get my what sit in gear and at least a couple of entries in! Karen xx

  5. Hi Di, great pic, archery looks like a lot of fun! Love your flamingo card, and the awesome pics for the week. Been flat chat but had to stop and rest this morning so finally have made a card! Would love to be in the draw especially for the 2 chrissy ones. Have a great week and congrats and thankyou for hosting such a fun blog, Cathy x

  6. Oh Di you have the most fabulous crafters playing with you..I am flattered you liked my ocean box and I am mesmerised seeing all the featured creations. Its Sunday morning here in India and we are all still sleepy heads. Will be off to catch the featured posts later. And you are always so generous in your gifts and a big Yes to all 3 if I am lucky enough to win!
    Dr Sonia

  7. Your flamingo in pink is a total beauty and a big Congrats on your 200th Challenge !!

  8. Hello, Di!
    First of all, Congratulations on your 200th post! Hats off to all your hard work and you are so generous in your gifts! And I love this cute Flamingo creation in pink, gorgeous one! Awesome pics this week and that origami Christmas tree is fabulous! This week prizes are super awesome and 'Yes' count me in and I definitely back with my snippet creation!
    Mr. Len is looking great in his archery costume!

  9. Congratulations on the 200th week of opening the Playground gates. Thanks for all your hard work making this the fun place to hang out, not to mention the generous prizes you give away.

    What a stunner of a snippets card this week! Just fabulous! Brilliant selection of picks and congratulations to Maura on her win. Wonderful pic of Len in his costume - hope he a great day.

    I'm a Yes Please for the prizes this week.

    Finally, I'm off the find a knife for the pumpkin carving, see you all behind the bike sheds...............

  10. Fad makes, selection and pix again this week

    YES please to this week's prize


  11. Love love love your card Di. I never thought I would want a flamingo die but now I know I need one : )
    Congrats on reaching Challenge 200 and a big YES PLEASE to all three prizes : )

  12. Yet again I failed to enter Di - what am I like? Love reading your posts though and seeing the great cards on show. Love the outfit - are you going too - where's your photo? Have a great Sunday. Annie xxx

  13. Good morning, Di :)
    I've entered early this time around... but only because I finished this make the other day and remembered to 'hold fire' on posting it!
    Looks like Len's going to be doing some 'playtime' of his own :)
    Yes please to the prize draws... and did you get cake?
    ... I'm still hoping Miss will let Cook make pumpkin soup :)

  14. I have just discovered your blog, and seem some beautiful cards.
    I have entered my card on your 200th week - Congratulations to you!
    I look forward to joining in many more.
    Janice x

  15. Hi Di, Congratulations on your 200th Challenge, your hubby looks very comfortable in is archery glad-rags, love the whole idea of your challenge, I'll be back many more times I'm sure, gorgeous prizes too, love them all!!! Have a wonderful week...Megan in Australia

    1. Hi Di, thank you for the welcome. I've just been reading Misses skool rools I quote 'yes please' on the prizes but only if you send internationally postage rates are becoming a rip off. I understand if you don't. Good night. .Megan

  16. Love the flamingoes - such fun. Could I say yes please this week but only for flamingoes (don't really need any more Christmas items). Thanks so much for featuring my card and congratulations on managing 200 challenge weeks.

  17. Len sure looks the part, reminded me of our visit to Warwick castle last month. Your flamingo cards so pretty, ( funny bout feet), and congratulations on your 200th! I'll be back to join in the fun, with a yes please xxx

  18. Congratulations to all the winners! Some wonderful picks as always...

    Your card is so adorable. Those flamingos are so cute.

    Thanks for the reminder about Rudolph Days. This is my first real post this month due to health issues. I really appreciated the RDays reminder as I did not even do my usual 20th of the month RDays reminder and prize peak...

  19. A great flamingo card Di and I'd love a chance of winning one of your prizes - I'll be in the playground soon. Thank you for choosing my card as one of your picks this week. Love the photo of Len too!
    Kath x

  20. Congratulations to all the winners!!!! Love the flamingos, and I say, yes, please.

    Len is in for a fabby day, the outfit is great, and last, but not least...well done on 200!!!

    Lots of love and hugs

  21. I want to be entered in the draw, thank you!!!

  22. Wonderful picks this week and I love your flamingo card. Mr Len looks great! I have a bow, but haven't been to an archery club for about 25 years, despite nearly living in Sherwood Forest!

  23. Congratulations on your 200th challenge! That flamingo card is absolutely gorgeous. Yes please to the draw this week

  24. 200 weeks, does it seem possible? Love those sweet Flamingos and the delicate floral paper you used. I just can not get enough of the stitched rectangles. They make every project look awesome. The picks this week are so creative, and congrats to the winner, Maura. Congrats on this great milestone, Di, and here is to 200 more. P.S. Yes please if I would be so lucky.

  25. Hi, Di! I'll be blogging this week for the Cat Lovers Hop and I just linked up a card. Your hubby looks so cute in his archery outfit! I like your flamingo card - would love to win any of the prizes up for grabs - count me in! Congratulations to the winner and picks - I always enjoy seeing them!

  26. Huge Congrats and an even bigger thank-you for running the Snippets Playground for 200 weeks!! It's become my favorite playground to visit since the day I discovered it. Your hard work and generosity is appreciated by so many of us, and on this special occasion I'd like to extend a heartfelt thank you for all you do!!
    Congrats to Maura for her win, and thanks for putting my card in the spotlight again! Thanks too for posting that origami tutorial - I bookmarked it so I'll have it handy for the next time!
    Your card is downright cute and fun with those pink flamingos! I love how perfectly they fit into the stitched rectangle (my favorite go-to die set) Thanks for sharing all of these wonderful prizes. Yes please for the Tim Holtz prize - I've longed for those trees for a long time!

  27. I love, love, love this flamingo! We have flamingo parties during the summer in our neighborhood. Whoever is having the party puts a flamingo on their lawn for that week. Your picks this week are great. I am going to check out the origami folding and I love the spider! Tell Len he looks fantastic!

  28. Congratulations on keeping the Playground open to the 200th challenge, Di! We all very much appreciate how much work you do to keep us in line, er, keep the gates open! Your flamingo card is tops!! And, as always, you pick the very best to spotlight every week and kudos to all those artists featured!! Finally, Len is a very handsome archer, indeed. I will show this to the Mister as an idea for a hobby, which I'm desperate to find for him!! Hugs, Darnell

  29. Your flamingo card is so pretty Di. What cute little birds they are. Congratulations on 200 Challenges. I'm sure we all appreciate your work very much. I've certainly made lots of new blogland friends by visiting your Playground.

    Congratulations to Maura for winning the prize this week and the cards you highlighted this week are again all very special.

    My hubby and son used to do archery, many years ago now, but they didn't have great outfits like Len. He really looks ready for business. I have The ornaments set but would like to be in with a chance of the other two. It's so kind of you to offer three fantastic prizes. Barbxx

  30. Hi Di, Daisy Jane has sneaked into the playground again today...she wanted to show you her little StickMan and says a big hi again to everyone ;0) xx

    1. She says this is for Nanna's first entry this week ;0) xx

  31. Ok, I'm entered in the challenge. So, YES, please, I would be in the draw, but only for the prizes A and B. I have yet the 'Ornaments #3' die.
    ...If I were so lucky, I would like to win the Tim Holtz Christmas dies and stamps, it's really gorgous!! :D

  32. Gorgeous flamingos Di and prettily in pink as they should be. Thank you for your fabulous efforts over these 200 challenges, this has always been one of my favourite place to come play and such great prizes too! Sorry I have not be in to play much lately but will try and get myself into gear. I have found outside things taking my time and also Mr. Mojo has gone on holiday at the moment but will try to get myself back into gear! Congratulations to Maura this week and as usual some fabulous highlights. I love Len's fantastic outfit and hope he had a good day. x

  33. Hello Di,
    I love your flamingo card. I can't imagine putting the legs on backward... tee hee. You definitely had your work cut out for you in choosing a winner. All the items you shared are wonderful.

    Love the photo of Len! Good luck Len, I hope you do well!!


  34. Woot woot . . .CONGRATULATIONS on making it to Week 200 relatively unscathed Di! You are a TOTAL STAR for running this playful and fun challenge each week and I take my hat off to you.

    Brilliant Pink Flamingo card and fab sentiment.

    CONGRATS to all the showcased girls and to Maura for winning.

    WOW - Len looks brilliant in his costume. Hope you both had fun.

    FABULOUS prizes this week . . . but just playing for fun thank you.

    Big Hugs, Sarn xxx

  35. PSST: Girls, there's a party going on behind the bike sheds each night this week for anyone smuggling in illicit stuff in their satchels! DON'T tell Miss! xxx

  36. Wow, what a collection of absolutely gorgeous projects for your picks this week! Looks like the playground has been sparking everyone's creativity to no end! Your sweet flamingo card is fun and adorable...with the perfect sentiment. Kudos to you for getting the legs on correctly...ha! Your Len looks like he's ready for a rousing time and I wish him luck!! Thanks for a peek! I would love to win any of these amazing prizes..!

  37. Oooh your flamingo card is absolutely fabulous, and yes please, I'd love to be in the draw for the MFT set + dies :)
    Great pic of Len ... he certainly looks the part!

  38. Great card Di and playing for fun this time, love Robin Hood are you Maid Marrion?
    Great picks and congrats to those selected.

    Kath x

  39. Happy 200!! What an accomplishment! Love your card, Di--don't know what it is that makes flamingos so appealing, but they sure are! The picks are amazing, as always! I'll keep my name in for the last 2 stamp & die sets--thank you! What a great picture of Len! Seeing as how we haven't existed 600 years I guess we don't have such a thing, but sounds like fun!

  40. Wow! Thanks so much, Di, for choosing my card as one of your picks. I'm thrilled! Happy 200! Your card is a stunner. i'm saying yes, please to any of the prizes this week.

  41. Woo hoo! I am so excited to have won that die, Di! (ha, love the sound of that!) THANKS so much! Off to email you!

  42. Gosh Di .. .. week 200 already!!

    Must try really, really hard to enter this week.

    My head is very slowly bobbing above water every so often now so you never know.

    Had to smile at Len posing for his picture. It must be love .. .. not many men would let their wives post pictures of them!

    Hope you are well Di. Sorry I am such a stranger at the moment.

    Many congratulations on the milestone week! You are a star and a half!

    Love and hugs Jules xoxoxo

  43. WOW. people ar getting so creative. Your job must be getting harder each week, to pick just a few out. Well done for sticking with it for 200 weeks! There are some very clever items in this week's showcase.
    I love the flamingos on your card. they are such fun. I don't really have people I would use them for so I am playing for the second and third prizes this week please, both of which I am sure I would use.
    I love the photo of Len all dressed up. I hope he had a good day. Kate x

  44. Hi Miss Di & the lovely Parsnip.
    yes please to anything if I'm lucky enough.
    Congrats on the 200th edition of the Snippets Playground Challenge.
    Wonderful picks of the week as usual.
    I still don't know how you manage to pick from such a super assortment of excellent snippets creations.
    Congrats to the winner too, and I sure hope she enjoys her win as I'm sure she shall.
    Wonderful snippets make as usual.
    My you do find some fab items to make your snippets creations out of.
    Thank you so much to you and Parsnip for all your hard work involved with this great challenge.
    Len looks really great in his costume.
    I have visited the tree in the forest where it is said that Robin Hood used to stash his stash.
    So your photo brought back happy memories.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  45. WoW !! So much going on :-) Gorgeous pink card and congrats on your 200th :-)
    Fabulous card picks there and some super prizes :-D
    Len looks fabulous in his outfit :-D
    Thanks for having the Playground open Di xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  46. When I stopped by earlier, I forgot to mention your great photo of the Mister! I love it! Robin Hood is apparently still alive and well :)

  47. Congratulations on your 200th week of the Snippets Playground Challenge.
    Wonderful picks this week again.
    I like your flamingo card, it's so cute and I love pink colour.
    And yes please, for the prizes this week.
    Valerija xx

  48. BIG Congratulations, Di! Great job!! Two hundred weeks shows great staying power especially when you think that involves keep us lot under control and not to mention selecting a showcase every week too. And of course you've made a pink card - what else would you celebrate with :) Fabulous showcase, as usual. Congratulations to Maura on winning the draw. A fabulous selection of prizes this week ... if it wasn't greedy, as I've just been lucky enough to win a fabulous prize, I'd be putting my name down for any one of them - they are all brilliant. Instead, I'll wish good luck to all our other playmates. Have a great celebratory week. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  49. Oh shoot! Forgot to mention the lovely Len - he looks fabulous in his Robin Hood outfit. Hope he hits the target. xx

  50. WOW, 20 weeks. What an accomplishment and the playground has withstood all the shenanigans and flourished! Would love a chance at the flamingos and especially Tim's lovely set. I'm off to join the fun!

  51. Congrats Di, 200 awesome
    and this card is so special
    love it
    hugs Tamara

  52. Lovely pink flamingo card there Miss. Congrats on reaching 200. Do hope Len wasn't using Parsnip for target practice. Just playing for fun.
    Finally got a card with a snippet of something on it. (The tag ribbon) Hugs Mrs A.

  53. 200...that's a heap of challenges. Love all the goodness I got to see here. Tried to enter your challenge but apparently, Mr Linky doesn't like me. Oh well, maybe next time.

  54. Oops. Sorry, I just saw it entered me twice. Will try to remove it. Again, sorry. I'm such a dunce at this.

  55. Aaaah so adorable, i so love Flamingos too - I remeber being in Africa 18 years ago and see a flock (i think) of flamingo's taking to the skies and it was spectacular to see a pink sky !! and congrats to have reached 200 too - i'm loving your hubby's look too, Luv Sam x

  56. Love the pink flamingos, fabulous card, would love to win them. I already have the Tim Holtz stamps and dies. Love this challenge

  57. Back again with my first entry for this week. No need to put me in the drawing this week, since I was the lucky girl last week! Love your flamingo card, Di! Such a fun set, isn't it?

  58. What a lovely card Di! Those Flamingos are just too cute. Amazing pick's this week - wow!

  59. 200... wowee. I'm a bit late joining in the party but I had to sample the wine to make sure it was okay!
    Fabulous flamingo card from you Miss Di and amazing picks too. Super inspiration and some fun ideas. Congrats to Maura.
    Yes please to going in the draw this week but only for the Tim Holtz goodies

    Oops nearly forgot to say how fabulous Len looks. I tried my hand at archery when I was at school but my aim wasn't so great so I took up fencing instead as I was less of a danger doing that! xx

  60. I've added No 2 Di...Daisy entered no 1 for me earlier this week...she sneaked into the playground and played hide and seek until I found her . Yes please to the goodies but not the Tim Holtz set as I already have those myself. Happy Tuesday xx

  61. Congratulation Di, 200 challenges is a lot.
    Thanks for all those challenges and so manny chances to win awesome craftstuff.
    For me a yes please to the goodies.

  62. Congrats! Wow 200! Thanks for offering all the chances to win, it's so fun.

    Yes to me for B! I already have the cute flamingos!!!

  63. Forgot to say your hubby looks like he's off to have some fun! Great picture!!!

  64. Len looks great!! What an interesting hobby and fun for him. Lovin' your card with the flamingos. And your giveaways are amazing. Yes to a chance to win!

  65. What beautiful card Miss. Love those flamingos. Great picks this week, as usual. Congratulations on 200 weeks!

  66. PS Len looks great in his outfit Hope his tights didn't chafe too much!!

  67. Hi Di, luffly card and makes as usual, please excuse me but very tired here should be in bed ... so such messy comment, as you can see the messy writing, Miss :D

    no thanks to the flamingos yes please to Tim Hiltz wont take both, i love the JOY one as it was my dear mum's name :D
    love Shaz in oz.x

    1. PS
      I meant to say too that think Len was real champ to let you take his pickie .. did you make the outfit? think it looks great! :D

  68. Hello Di, Week 200, can you believe that?! A lovely card, and some wonderful entries from the playground mates. Your hubby looks good in his gear. Lynn x

  69. Just popping back with my 2nd snippet... and having a hunt around to see if there are any toffee apples left xx

  70. You continue to amaze me with your makes, I would have had no idea what to make with flamingoes! Looks fab. Playing for fun this week.

  71. I've had the song 'Pretty Flamingo' in my head this week, I think that is something to do with you. I hope you are not run ragged keeping everyone in order this week, we're all a bit excited.
    Thank you for everything you do, it must be so hard to choose but so great to see all the entries, they are so varied and inventive.
    Yes please to B or C. Thanks so much.

  72. Big Congrats on the 200th! Deserves a splendid recognition. And Eve is right..I wouldn't envy you having to select from all the great cards you get. Love the delightfully pink pair of birds with the sweet center heart. Great that you have the cutting die too. Enjoyed seeing the pic of Robin..he looks quite handsome to be dashing off to Sherwood. Enjoying seeing the highlites, and hope to get back before Linky closes out. (fingers crossed) I was not surprised at all to see the origami tree by the talented Carol L among your fab highlights. I had caught that one on my rounds..Hope the back is all better. Big hugs & TFS for hosting such a great place to play. (even if I haven't been able to enjoy playing lately. I do enjoy browsing even if I don't play!) Hugs to Parsnip too, and I've been warned about the apple bobbin'...

  73. Back again with marshmallows and hoping for a chance at the first 2 prizes. That TH set isn't available anywhere in the US! Hope Parsnip is fully recovered....

  74. What a pretty flamingo card you've made Di! The weekly picks are just awesome, as always! I say YES PLEASE to any of those prizes because they are all so wonderful!
    Thank you for another great challenge and fabulous prizes.

  75. Great cards once again Di and your husband certainly looks the part... hope his arrows hit the mark! and a huge yes please to any of those prizes and congratulations on your 200th week! x

  76. Just entered my 3rd make :-) fingers crossed! Just put me into the first prize draw please I won't be greedy as that's the one is really like :-) thank you xxx

  77. LOve your awesome flamingo card and it brought back some silly memories. We had a plastic flamingo and it would end up in either my brother's, sister's or my Mom's yard...or even was a big joke with us all and you never knew whose yard would get it next, you would get up in the morning and thee it would! Anyhow a wonderful card! Thank you for picking my spider to showcase, I so appreciate it and other wonderful picks too!! I would say yes please to all you are offering...and in my warped mind, I can just see sending (anonymous of course) pink flamingo cards to my!!

  78. Congratulations for reaching your 200th snippets post it's a great challeng and you offer fantastic prizes thank you. Would love to win any of this weeks prizes

  79. Hello and congratulations on your 200th post!! I just discovered your challenge blog through Scraps of Life and am excited to say that I've added a card to your linky challenge. Yes, please to all three! Thanks for the chance to win and I'm joining your list of followers as well! ~ Blessings~ Birgit

  80. I'm back with my 3rd and final entry's a stinky wet evening here it would be wet play in the playground today ;0) xx

  81. Wow.....200 weeks!!! I am in total awe. I have been completely consumed for the last month with just my week-long Cat Lovers Hop that is currently going on. I can't imagine doing this EACH WEEK!!!! I knew hops and challenges must be a ton of work, but I had no idea..... So, my dear, hats off to you and many, many thanks for all your hard work making this such a fun place to play.

    I also want to thank you for spotlighting my Autumn card a couple weeks ago. I kept meaning to get over here to thank you but didn't. You are so sweet and generous both with your prizes and with your praise for others' cards.

    On that note....I say yes please to all three of the prize drawings. I couldn't think what I would do with a flamingo set, but those sentiments with the dies are just so much fun. Love your card and I do agree about it. :) LOL @ the legs backwards. I would probably do that!

    Thanks again for all your work and for the lovely time we all have here!!!
    <3 J

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  82. Yes please to the prizes!

    What a charming Robin Hood you have there!

  83. Have a great party of 200 !! That is a fabulous number to reach. Happy to play along (well, we all know that snippets are my thing, lol) far and hopefully also for many-many-many upcoming weeks.

    Gorgeous prize(s). Thanks for your generosity and of course yes please for all of them.


  84. Hi Miss Di, I'm here again with my 3rd card. Thought I should make the effort this week as it is such a special challenge. Thanks for all the hard work you put into running the Playground and for keeping us all in order and a big hug for Parsnip too xx

  85. Hello Di
    CONGRATULATIONS ON WEEK 200!!! You deserve a gold medal for all of your hard work - well done you!
    The top picks are amazing as always and I love your pink flamingo card.
    Len looks so cute in his photo although I bet 'cute' was not what he was aiming for!!! LOL!!
    Wow! I have clocked in at number 98 - another busy week in the playground. I'm just playing for fun this week thanks.
    Hope you have a lovely weekend.
    Love Eve xx

  86. Congrats on week 200!!! Wow! That's fabulous!
    I was finally able to get a card done with snippets so tossed in into the mix for those wonderful prizes. I'll play along for the prizes too! Fun!
    Di, your flamingo card is so pretty! Love those little guys. Fun and beautiful all rolled into one.

    And it's ROBIN HOOD!!!!! LOL! Your husband looks great and I keep seeing Robin Hood now. FUN!

  87. Darnell said she was bringing bubbly to celebrate week 200. I never turn down the bubbly so I'm back again! Fingers crossed for prize 1 or 2. Thanks for all you do!

  88. I already commented earlier but I'm back again today with my third entry. I just realized this is your 200th week! Woohoo! Congratulations, Di! What a wonderful reason to celebrate! Great party you have going on here! Thank you for your weekly playgrounds - I love joining you!

  89. Congratulations on reaching 200 Snippets Challenges! Love your card...even though I'm scared of birds! Great inspiration from the picks from last week too!
    Count me in for the prizes...though not the flamingos...bird give me the heebie jeebies...ha ha!
    Helen x


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