OK, so that was a much easier week with the back issues and so long as I still rest when it tells me off (and cuddle up to the heat pad, which is my new best friend) am feeling loads better! Yay 😍
So, I made a snippets card, but nothing on it is on offer this week
- due to a very
generous prize donation from Viv
which I can't wait to share with you. I do still have some wonderful donated prizes in the Toy Box, so please be patient if you sent goodies and I haven't yet offered them.
It was a bit weird to have a totally free hand with my Sunday Snippets card rather than be guided by the prize on offer, and this is what I made:
- 4.25" x 5.5" white card blank, tent style
- a panel of white card, die cut using a Lil' Inkers 'Stitched Rectangle' die and glued to the card front, with a snippet of white fun foam backing to whole panel to keep it evenly raised
- a selection of Christmas trees, punched using SU's 'Tree' punch and little snippets which were stored in the back of my favourite LOTV ''Frosty Christmas' paper pad
- glued the trees in place on the card front - tip, I arranged them first and then just popped a little pencil dot above the top of each tree to help to position them when I glued them in place - then rubbed the dots off of course!
- pink metallic Josy Rose nail heads on top of each tree
- stamped the word 'joy' using Brilliance 'Mediterranean Blue' ink pad and a stamp from the Personal Impressions 'Many Greetings' set
- final touch, just three pearlescent sequins
I'd like to enter this card for the current challenge over at Merry Monday #223 - Dark Blue, Light Blue & Pink.
Now for the weekly peek at the picks:
Preety showed the journal she's been working on, made using an up cycled diary. There are loads of wonderful photos and lots more detail over at Preety's blog
- love it!
I think this is such a lovely card, made by Sue (Zouave Cards)
. Love the bold butterfly against such a pretty embossed background Sue!
This marvellous Christmas tag really caught my eye this week. Made by Pat
- and aren't the wonderful citrus colours fabulous with the gold? So different and really striking.
Isn't this card adorable? I love the Memory Box 'Piestra Tile' die (don't use mine enough!) and those darling little pups - just so cute! Andrea
skipped into the Playground waving this lovely card.
I love this card, made by Janice
. It's so elegant and really eye catching - a great example of using white with navy and a touch of silver. Great for 'batch baking' too!
This is a great card, made by Kath
. Wonderful papers for the blue backing and such a
lovely image as well - all pulled together in Kath's very distinctive
clean and fresh style.
came to visit this week, with this card and tag set. Isn't it brilliant? Love the tea set theme and stamping the deer and tree design onto each piece is so clever!
This is the sweetest Christmas card, made by Sandra
. The little dancing poppet is just so cute and Sandra added lots of lovely embellishments and pretty paper as well - love it!
And last, but not least, here's another Christmas card with a fabulous image. Made by Hazel (Kbrandy4)
and beautifully coloured then co-ordinated as well.
That's my picks for this week - again, nine in total but as always I could have gone on for a lot longer.
We had 49 Playmates playing along last week (doubtless Thanksgiving kept quite a few of you occupied) and no new little friends joining us.
I did giggle a little while ago at something I spotted on line:
Anyone relate to this after their Thanksgiving turkey dinner? 😃😃😃
Prize draw time now and our winner of
Expressions Sue Wilson Festive Collection 'Silent Night' die set is:
It's about 14 months since Liz last won a prize according to my records. She's almost always the first person to comment on my blog posts (Playground and any others that appear during the week) and rarely, if ever, misses a week in the Playground. Plus, I often choose Liz's fabulous work as a weekly pick - she's one of our die cutting queens and has been responsible for a lot
of my 'must rush off and buy that' moments! So this win is well due and very much deserved.
Well done Liz! Can you please drop me an email with your address in and I'll post
your prize off as soon as possible!
My email address is on the
hand side bar.
As am sure you girls know, I always ask for confirmation of your addresses now - ever since I made a wrong assumption and we almost lost a prize!
This coming week's prize is:
A package arrived here out of the blue recently, containing the above items, very kindly donated by the lovely Viv -
it's a single prize consisting of three parts. All from the Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Caribbean Island Collection, there's a St Kitts die set and two co-ordinating stamps called 'Tumbling Leaves' and 'Butterfly Trellis'. The lovely thing about this set, from me peering at the stamps and dies through their packets, is that the co-ordinating stamped images will be beautifully die cut using the largest die in the set. Or you can use the set to layer up the die cuts of course, just like Sue Wilson does. A really super prize - and Sue Wilson again I see!
The Snippets Challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time
on Saturday 3rd December. The gates will open again at
midnight UK time on the same day.
A maximum of ONE entry
and please say in a comment if you wish to play and be a possible winner of the prize
. It's so much a 'set' that it will not be split up at all folks! Please also link back to the Playground
your blog post to be eligible for the draw.
Mr Linky is below - please let me know if you have any problems linking,
it's easy for me to sort out so don't struggle on alone :)
Here's an important piece of news girls - our Playmate Brenda is having a fabulous Christmas giveaway of a Tattered Lace Crossover Machine over on her blog HERE
I'm certainly entering into the draw as my beloved Cuttlebug is not working at full steam and I suspect it might be a bit worn out - bit like me really 😞
Have a lovely week! I'll still be rationing time at the desk - plus, I really need to get my rear end in gear for the Big Fat Man in the Red Suit! It's December soon, it's just four weeks to go until Christmas Day when this post appears - help!
Big hugs from Parsnip, and of course me -