Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Pixie's Snippets Playground - #368 - Prize J

Today is New Years Eve Folks - but as I feared, I had absolutely no time to make a card for today's giveaway, much less take any photos. So, I've taken an image from where I bought it from on the internet and this is what you can win:
Woodware Clear Stamps Designed by Francoise Read: Sparkly Trees - FRS653
It's a lovely Woodware set of several polymer stamps, designed by Francois Read, called 'Sparkly Trees'. I really can't recall if the prize set came in the package of goodies from Jackie T and then I discovered I could still buy one for myself to make a sample. I think that was my original intention so it's probably another thank you to Jackie!

My idea is, when I find the time, to make gold or silver embossed on darker cards - possibly black or navy blue, reckon they would look really striking. And a few little scattered clear crystal gems would make them 'pop' even more!

At the end of all of the celebrations I'll do a massive draw session for all the prizes using the one Mr Linky - which is on the main snippets post HERE along with details of exactly how to join in - so you do need to have entered one snippets make over on that post during this fortnight to be in with a chance :) Maximum of one entry please - to keep things fair for those who may not have time to craft. Mr Linky closes at 11am on Saturday 4th January so you do need to have added a snippets make by then to be eligible for the draw.

Just leave a comment on this post if you would like the chance to win today's prize.

Busy day here today/yesterday as I'm writing - hence the lack of time to make a card. We've got some sort of electrical problem in that the RCD has tripped three times today - meaning loss of mains power (we still have lights thankfully) and all the sorting out that entails. We're both on the case - Len is the one with the know-how and has the electrical/electronics background, as well as mind - I'm the joker in the pack and keep popping up with ideas. Some of which haven't been so stupid after all - but the issue might plague us a bit until it's resolved.

Len then braved the local supermarket for some bits and pieces and also brought home a lovely freshly baked crusty loaf of bread. So, after I schedule this I'm going to make us a yummy pan of chicken and vegetable broth, using what's left of the Christmas poultry.

Hope you all have a pleasant New Year celebration, whatever you have planned! We might be running to and fro messing around with appliances and flipping 'flipped switches'. Since 4pm we've been hopeful that he's found the problem - one of his Heath Robinson gizmos needless to say ............. and all has been fine since he removed it from the mains circuit - fingers crossed.

At least there's also another less job to do here - I thought we might have to build stables in the Playground to house yesterday's prize of all those reindeer - but it seems you really like them! Trust me, right now I would not be asking the Playground handyman to take on anything else! Happy dance :)

Love from Parsnip, Dudley and of course me,






49 comments:

Craftychris said...

Oh dear, electrical problems to add to your already busy schedule! Thank you for taking the time to give us soooooo much fun in the playground and it's a 'yes please' from me to be in the draw for these lovely trees, thankyou. Hugs xxxxx

Glennis F said...

Yes please for this one Di, I do like Woodware stamps

Greta said...

Oh you are so funny, Di! Sure hope Len found the problem. Handy he has an electric background! Have a great New Year's celebration! Fingers crossed for few fireworks! Gorgeous set, but I'm going to pass on this prize.

Robyn Oliver said...

Never a dull moment in your household Di, hope that electrical problem is sorted and you can get on with making your yummy leftover poultry soup. I this is stamp set is awesome - and your idea of metallic embossing on dark card would look really elegant....yes please for the draw and a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and the family Robyn

Pam Sebring said...

Omygosh!! Your troubles are serious I’m sure...but you’ve found time to make light of them. Hope your shoulder is on the mend. The tree stamp looks interesting and I would love to be in the draw. Thanks so very much...and Happy New Year!

Aunty Sue said...

Fingers crossed had that once but stopped after I bought a new kettle funny thing is the kettle wasn't on just plugged in. Happy new year

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh my goodness - between electrical 'fun', Dudley and your shoulder life is never dull in your wee corner Di. those grungy trees look amazing, please count me in for the draw.
May 2020 be blessed with lots of crafty adventures for you.
Maxine

Valerija said...

Wonderful trees, I would love to be in te draw for this prize, please.
Valerija xx

LesleyG said...

Ugh nothing worse than those kind of issues this time of year. Thank goodness you seem to have resolved it. Not surprised you've not had time, but you still managed to describe some ideas, so yes please for the draw. Happy, healthy, prosperous, crafty new year Di, to you, Len, Dudley, Parsnip, and everyone who visits the Playground xxx

Janis said...

Oh, that sparkly tree set is GORGEOUS!!! Love it so much. Yes, please, for being in the draw for this lovely set. Thank you, again, to Jackie for sharing this set....you are a sweetheart to be such an enabler!! Hahahah...

Sorry abt the electrical problems, Di. What a pain, but it sounds like it is sorted now. Hope so. I never could understand electricity....don't ask me about that unit in college General Physics!!! Ugh. It's witchcraft, I say. When the electrical works, it is every bit as mystifying as when it does NOT work....just not so inconvenient! :)

Take care and tell your hubby that plugging in the vacuum cleaner or any other housework-related appliance could be dangerous! So you are taking a week or so off.
<3 J

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Kathyk said...

Some days, I have no idea where the time goes! Yes, please, I would LOVE an entry to the draw for this prize

Wishing you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR

Kathyk

Aquarius said...

I can imagine this set of stamps being good for sparkly embossing so another 'yes' please for the mega draw. Very best wishes for the coming year and I do hope the 'expert' is able to sort out the electrical problems.

Lia said...

These stamps are amazing, so I say yes!
I wish you a great newyearseve and a very HAPPY and HEALTHY 2020!!! Enjoy the good times with your hubby and Dudley.
Lia xx

Jane Willis said...

Wow, these stamps are gorgeous - Francoise Read is such a talented designer. I went to a workshop of hers when I first started stamping and she's still such an inspiration - so it's a big yes please from me.
I think you and your family are getting all your crises out of the way at once so you can move on into a trouble free new decade!

Majda said...

Dear Di, have a pleasant New Year celebration and may the New Year bring you happiness, peace, and prosperity. Wishing you a joyous 2020!
Hugs, Majda

AlisonC said...

Happy new year to you and let's hope it's calm and drama free today. I find it's always when we are busiest that things go wrong adding extra chaos. I'm visualising your card. Great ideas so yes please to the prize. You'll be pleased to hear I spent half an hour sorting snippets into colours yesterday and this morning was able to put my hand right on a scrap of green. Yeay. Should be doing other things so off I go. X

Sandra H said...

Hope your sorted with your electrics Di and it wasn’t anything serious it could be an appliance used that’s tripping it wishing you all the very best for 2020 and enjoy your soup with that fresh bread 🥖 no from me but good luck to all that enter for today’s prize xx

Kath said...

I hope you and Len have tracked down the electrical problem and all is now well!

This looks a lovely set of stamps and I would love a chance to win, please.

Kath x

KandA said...

Sounds like you're always having fun in your house and I'm glad you managed to hunt the problem down. Those stamps look fabulous and I nearly crumbled but as I've got quite a few christmas trees still uninked it's a 'no thanks' from me xx

Liz said...

Hopefully that will be the end of your electrical problems. It's always frustrating when the electricity goes, which is usually at the most inconvenient time!

Please count me in for Prize J. I like your idea of metallic embossing on dark card and I'm visualising how elegant and stylish that would look. xx

Glittertastic said...

Hope your 'electrics' are sorted in time for the New Year Di!

Please count me in for the prize - those trees look fab!

Sharon
x

Vicky Hayes said...

Thank goodness you've managed to sort out the electrics - well fingers crossed anyhow. Dudley isn't standing around with a pair of pliers doing a Mutley laugh is he?!!

Today's Christmas Sparkly Trees stamp prize is beautiful and I love your serving suggestions :) I do have Christmas trees but none like these beauties so I am going to say Yes please for the draw.

Enjoy your broth and crusty bread - it sounds absolutely delicious!

Vicky xx

Gail said...

Happy New Years Eve in my neck of the woods - OHHHHH I do not like it when electrical problems occur - thankfully we have not had much of an issue with that happening. The prize is lovely but I am passing on the trees - [loved the reindeer however but I already commented on that one] You are being very generous with the offers on this adventure Di - wishing you, Len and Dudley a healthy and prosperous New Year 2020~ Blessings! Gail ~ I LIKE PAPER ~

Carol L said...

I hope you and Len can sort out the electrical problems, because that's got to be frustrating and scary at the same time. Yes please to the prize today, I love those trees and love your idea as to how one might use them too! Thanks for another great year of playground fun and prizes, and may your new year be filled with good health, happiness, and prosperity too! Cheers to 2020 - happy new year! I raise my glass in honor of your kindness and generosity, as well as everyone else who comes to the playground! There's no better place to come play on the internet :)

Linby said...

Heath Robinson - I've had to stop using that as no one under 45 knows what you are on about lol! Sorry to hear of your troubles, never a good time of year but worse when you have so much else going on too.

Pat said...

Sorry you have been having electrical problems Di and hope they are now fixed. I love those trees so I am a definite 'yes please' for these great stamps. Wishing you, Len, Dudley and Parsnip a very Happy New Year! x

MadeByMeghanK said...

I HATE losing POWER! It's a nightmare! Hope all is fixed! Happy New Year!

Janice said...

Another fabulous giveaway Di, I do love tree stamps, so yes please to be entered into the draw, thank you.
Hoping that you get your electrics sorted asap and wishing you a very Happy New Year.
Janice x

Becca Yahrling said...

Hi Di, hope you've gotten the electric all sorted out. I also have a hubby who knows how to fix things - so grateful!! Another lovely prize that I'd love to win.
************************ HAPPY NEW YEAR ***************************

designbydonna said...

I know those trees will be beautiful made up. Yes for this prize. I can then have a forest of tree stamps to go with a herd of reindeer. Hope your New Year is better than the last month.

KT Fit Kitty said...

We've lost our power already today but thankfully it did come back on. We are having freezing rain and ice pellets so it's a great day to stay home! I would not be surprised if our power goes out again. Hope you get yours sorted! Please add me as a "YES, PLEASE" for the beautiful trees stamps! Thank you, Di, and Happy New Year to you, Len, Dudley, and Parsnip!

Susan said...

So sorry you're struggling with the power - not much fun on New Year's Eve! Your post made me smile when you mentioned Heath Robinson contraptions - love looking at his images (but not so sure I want them in my house!!).

I love the set of tree stamps - I can see their potential even without a sample card. So, yes, please, add me to the draw for them.

Happy New Year!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Oh my, also the electrical problems! It seems that you can't stay in peace!
But hopefully now you and Len have solved the trouble and can say a relaxed Hallo to the New Year! :)
I have some big problems too, my Mum broken her right wrest and so it isn't the better end for the 2019. :( Your Christmas card from me is still there on my desk, so sorry... I will send it to you when it will be possible.

I wish you, Len, Dudley and of course Parsnip all the best for the 2020!
Happy New Year to everyone!

Jeanne H said...

Yes please to Prize J. J for Jeanne, right? Happy New Year to you and Len and Dudley and Parsnip. May 2020 be healthy for you especially. Hugs and thanks for all you do. J

Paper Lily Leaf said...

Happy New Year, Di! I hope the electrical problem is sorted. I did giggle at the thought of Len making stables for the reindeer!! Yes please to beautiful prize. Let's keep our fingers crossed for minimal fireworks! Hugs, April xxx

KathyA. said...

Oh... hope your meal was as good as it sounds. I love this set but do have a few similar... so I'll pass on it so someone else can enjoy some tree magic! Hope you get some sleep tonight. We don't have fireworks on new years day here in the part of the USA where I live. It must be so very frustrating.

Karenladd said...

Electricity, like cars and computers, is often taken for granted until it stops working...argh! Hope Len gets it whipped back into shape soon so you can start the new year all fresh and electrified (ooops, don't think I meant that)! Yes please to this beautiful stamp set with the unique look.

Lynne said...

Hope Len is getting on top of your electrical problem Di. I will be a Yes please for this draw, thank you x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Yes please Di, lovely little set of stamps, and also read post above and pray the Miss Marple and Sherlock team have cracked the mystery of the tripping wire!
Modern inventions, great when they work, right royal pain when they don’t!
Ohhh and speaking of pain ... no stretching reaching?! Hope lesson learnt. I bet you thought as you did it ..”this might not be a good idea”.., that’s what I do! 😉
Thanks for being a blessing, and may God bless you too, especially good health in 2020.
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x 🙏🏻😊❤️

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Suzanne H said...

Yes please to the prize. I hope everything has sorted itself out. Your dinner sounds delicious. I'm not much of a cook and enjoy reading about that as well as your Dudley adventures.

Jane said...

Gosh I hope your electrics get sorted Di...how odd!! Hugs xxx

Thor said...

Yes please for this gorgeous stamp. Wish you a wonderful year 2020.

SHartl said...

When you mentioned how pretty these trees would look stamped in embossing powder I got all excited about it. So YES PLEASE!!

ionabunny said...

Oooh, I missed this post!! Oh well. Actually I will not go in the draw for this one Di. Have lots of tree stamps, although these silhouette style ones are very nice. So no thanks to this one from me. Hugz

Helen said...

Ooh...what a lovely stamp set...your idea of embossing on dark card sounds fab!
Helen x

PS - I'm a 'yes please' for the prize draw

Keti's Projects said...

Oh, dear. Hope new Year found you well, without any major isuess. Happy New Year to you and your family.
Thanky you for sharing all this gorjuss prizes. I love this stamp set and would like to participate for a chance to win it.

Viv said...

Yummy!!
If I am not too late - yes please - but if not - no probs!! xx
(My hair looks like I've had my fingers in the leccy socket this morning - so maybe Len could come round here and help??? LOL) x

Tina Z. said...

these trees are perfect, I love the design.
Yes for the prize, please.

EdenLand Designs said...

Happy New Year! This stamp set is beautiful!! A definite yes from me!!
Susan Sudbury