All the remaining prizes, which are non-UK of course, are packaged ready for me to take to the Post Office this coming week. I wanted to do that yesterday but for various reasons I didn't manage to get out - I'll put something on the blog once the posting is done.
It would be really good if you could let me know that your prizes have arrived OK. Even leaving it within a comment on here when you add your entry will be picked up by me.
Let's crack straight on with my snippets card:
- 5.75" x 5.75" square white card blank, side opening
- a whole sheet (shock horror!) of patterned paper from the Bo Bunny 'Barefoot and Bliss' paper pad, trimmed to remove some wording along the bottom and then the sides adjusted accordingly to keep a square. I love that this makes a sweet background for an underwater scene
- a snippet of lime green card, trimmed to just a bit bigger than the patterned layer to form a 'frame'
- glued the lime green and patterned layer to the card front
- stamped the narwhal, two set of hearts and bubbles and the sentiment onto snippets of white card using a Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink pad and stamps from the ever so cute Sizzix 'Love You Tons' set of stamps and matching dies
- coloured the images using Pro markers and added a tickle of clear Wink of Stella to the lime green bubble and the narwhal's 'horn' (which is actually a tooth, who knew? I certainly didn't until I was reading up about them the other day)
- then, using the matching dies, I die cut all the elements - love these dies as they absolutely don't need you to die cut any templates to ensure accuracy
- then glued the sentiment, narwhal and sets of hearts and bubbles in place - finito!
I dithered a bit about using the little row of bubbles and hearts (bottom left of the card) but it shows everything that comes with the set of stamps and dies, plus it somehow pulls everything together (IMHO). Len hasn't seen this card so just might keep it for his Valentine's Day card.
This fortnight's prize, as usual, is reflected in my snippets card - and there's a little story behind it. Early in the New Year Lynn (aka Linby) was sweet enough to send me a few items to offer as prizes. One item in particular really jumped out at me and it was this:
When there are weeks that I fancy making a card which perhaps is inspired by one of your wonderful ideas (such as stripes or inchies) then the other items will pop up as one or two bundles as I can't find any of them available in on line shops. HUGE thank you again to Lynn - and I still have a couple of items left that Viv sent as well. The Toy Box is depleted of Christmas items (although one of the stamp sets Lynn sent has a Christmas/New Year theme). But, it's looking pretty healthy until well into Autumn 2019 and there are lots of fun prizes in the offing.
As always, the Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 2nd February. 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. Please also link back to the Playground in your blog post to be eligible for the draw.
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 only playing for fun.
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 :)
Other than that he's thriving, although at age six months puppies go through a second 'fear' phase (the first one is briefer at about 12 weeks of age). So, some of the most mundane things will spook him right now - things he never worried about previously. On Thursday I took him for another Puppy Grooming session - as usual he yodeled all the way there and then refused to entertain walking through the pet store to the Grooming Salon. But, he apparently was as good as gold during the whole process and he came home smelling delicious and fluffed up to within an inch of his life! I arrived back a bit early to collect him and hid round by the tropical fish accessories area so I could see him but he couldn't see me - and sure enough he wasn't leading them a merry dance like he does when I'm grooming him! The girls there absolutely adore him - and I think the feeling is mutual as I had to practically carry him back through the store 'cos he didn't want to leave ☺
We're still letting his fringe grow for now as before too long it should begin to fall into a parting to frame his sweet little face - but, a lot of the time he looks a real little mop head! More so as the girls blow dried his fringe forward whereas I keep brushing it back.
I took this yesterday - one sweet smelling bundle of fluff with one eye peeking at me:
Have a lovely fortnight and I do hope the cold snap we're due isn't too unkind.
Love from Dudley Dog, Parsnip and of course me,