Hi there and a warm welcome to the Christmas Snippets Playground. It's
time to celebrate both the Christmas and New Year Holiday - plus, it's now nine whole years
on January 1st since I took the Snippets Playground over from the
Warning - this is a really horrendously looooooooooong
post as it sets out how the draw will work, in a lot of detail
and also repetitively in places to be sure to get the points home!
First of all, this is my snippets card for today:
- 5.5" x 4.25" white card blank
- snippet of white card, die cut using a Lil' Inkers die from the 'Stitched Rectangles' set
- stamped the wreath, berries and pine cones using Uniko's 'Rustic Wreath' set of stamps and small green, SU 'Real Red' and brown ink pads onto the white card panel
- added the sentiment, from the same set of stamps, using a Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink pad
- also stamped the little red sprays of berries onto snippets of white card then fussy cut them and glued into place
- snippet of SU's 'Real Red' card trimmed using a Waffle Flower 'A2 layering' die and glued to the card front
- backed the white image panel using a snippet of gold mirri card, cut to just slightly larger than the panel using another Waffle Flower 'A2 layering' die - nice!
- glued the wreath image panel to the gold mirri background, then onto the card front
- added Josy Rose 'hot fix' gold star shaped nail heads to the wreath as well as one just below the sentiment, as Bev had done on her sample card over at Uniko
- still something missing so I used a snippet of gold mirri card to die cut a bow using a die from the Memory Box 'Crisp Bows' set of dies - and just snipping off the straight strip of 'ribbon', before glueing it onto the top of the wreath using a Zig glue pen
I made six identical cards whilst I was at it - the joys of a Misti!
So, here we have Prize A of the Christmas/New Year annual giveaway -
On offer for the duration of the challenge is the Uniko stamp set called 'Rustic Wreath' - and I have three of these sets of stamps as prizes.
As in recent years, this is what's going to be going on with the Snippets
Playground over the Christmas and New
Year (aka Holidays) festivities.
For the Grand Draw this year, the Playground Mr Linky which is below will run for three weeks
and closing time will be 11am on Saturday 9th January 2021 and this post you are looking at right now is also where to add any entries
- with a maximum of just one entry - over the three week period.
One entry into Mr Linky means you're in the draw -
and the more prizes you say you'd like to win in the comments in each
'additional prize' post does increase your winning chances.
You have three weeks to play as no doubt the Christmas and New Year festivities may well be busy for
you - although with the COVID-19 restrictions I suspect that many of you will find some quiet time to craft and it's a chance for you to play
along for some rather nice prizes too. You can only win one prize during the draw to give others a fair chance. It also means I can clear the
Playground toy box out of Christmas themed prizes.
At the same time as the chance to enter your snippets make into Mr Linky closes, I plan to also close all commenting on all prizes on offer - so be on your toes.
So that I don't swamp and confuse you with a load of prizes to choose
from in this post, I'll be posting at intervals over the coming three weeks and adding more prizes of varying sizes into the pot as we
progress through the holiday. There's a fair few although it remains to be seen if I get enough time to schedule the ones running up to Christmas itself - so they may or may not be evenly spread out.
If you see a prize you'd like to be in the 'pot' for then please leave a 'Yes please' (or similar) comment in the same post where I show you the prize.
AND, don't be shy about wanting each prize as it appears - that way
you'll have more chances of winning something. So for today's prize,
leave a comment below. For me, that's going to be a lot less confusing
than me having lots of
little lists here and there - especially as there are so many prizes
coming up! It will mean that if you would like to be in with a chance
of every prize, then you need to comment on each one as it comes up -
and please don't leave it right until the end and nip through all the
prize posts adding 'Yes please' to each in one fell swoop. Remember,
they will show up serially on my dashboard as well as in the comments where I go to do moderation. If you do that I
notice and wouldn't feel that it's in the true spirit of the Playground so you do risk not being in the draw at all.
So, if you want to play then do try to pop in over the festivities to
see what's on offer :) Of course I'm well aware that people have family
commitments and can't necessarily comment every day so I will be as
reasonable as possible. I just don't want anyone swooping in at the last
minute and saying yes to each prize in one visit.
Also, just saying here on this post 'count me in for all prizes that are
offered' also doesn't count I'm afraid and will mean you don't go into the
draw at all - other people are taking the time and trouble to check out
the individual posts and prizes and leave comments so it wouldn't be
fair to them. Again, this worked fine last year.
As I already said, there will only be the one Mr Linky for all entries - which is at the end of this post of course.
I'll remind you where to go to link each time I post a new prize on the
blog if you haven't already added your one card. Also, I'll use this Mr Linky as a basis for
who entered a snippets make and goes into the draw.
I hope I've explained how the coming three weeks will work in the
Playground? Please just say if it's left you confused and I hope it
doesn't seem too draconian. My main priority is for everyone to play
fair and hopefully be in with a chance of winning something they would
The Christmas and New Year Snippets Challenge will run for three weeks and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 9th January 2020.
There will be a new Mr Linky on
Sunday 10th January 2020. The picks and also the results of the
multiple raffle/prize draw will appear one week later on Sunday 17th
January - with the proviso that I find the time to do it, otherwise I just might have to move the results slightly or even leave out the picks
Maximum of one entry and remember, there's the prize today and others will appear over the next two weeks so keep your eyes peeled.
Do say in this post if you want today's prize. And please also remember to link
back to the
Playground in your
blog post to
eligible for the draw as well as saying what snippets you used on your entry - and also I'd love you to be a follower of mine
if you aren't already, that would be a lovely gesture.
Now, this is important girls, you can leap in throughout the whole giveaway and say 'yes please' to as many prizes as you like .... even if you haven't already made and entered your snippets make into Mr Linky at that point in time. Your 'yes please' will certainly be on the list for whatever prizes you would like to win when it comes to the Grand Draw, so long as you've entered into Mr Linky by the point at which it closes and played by 'the rools'. At the end
of this I'll be using today's Mr Linky to add all eligible entrants names into the draw so
please feel free to squeal with delight at as many prizes as you wish
and say some 'yes pleases' on the way through the festive season - just
remember to add just one snippets make into Mr Linky below to be in with a
As is usual in The Grand Draw some of the prizes on offer will have three
chances to win as I bought three of the same prizes. That
means there's a good few chances to win a prize, so long as you follow
the usual routine/rules.
Also, I think it's only fair that the way I do the draw is from A
onwards, regardless of value or number of prizes for that day. That means that the 'Bumper prize' can appear at any point during the challenge. I won't be using the Random number generator - we'll get Dudley to
stick his paw into a dish with all the entry names/numbers on slips of
paper instead. That means that, if you win a prize, your slip is then
removed from the pot and least I'm not messing about re-running the
random number generator if your number comes out again - and of course,
as the draw goes on the remaining numbers will have slightly better odds
of being winners and no-one will win twice. You'll have to trust me to
be impartial, which I always am, but this way will work better for such a
big prize draw, I'm sure you'll agree. And, as always, I will most certainly post to
anywhere you may happen to live,
let me know if you have any problems linking, it's always fairly easy for me to sort out so don't struggle on alone.
Sorry this is so wordy and I've repeated a few points but I didn't want to leave any issue not covered - even more than once! Do please ask if anything isn't clear.
One final point, I'm struggling to keep on top of things here and so far haven't really managed to comment on entries for Challenge 392 which closed yesterday. Don't worry though, I will grab half an hour here or there to visit you all and select some picks and also the winner of the Spellbinders 'Chevron Border' die. There were only 37 entries, so it shouldn't take me too long - looks like I'm not the only person who is busy ☺
On the home news front, poor Dudley has had loads of dips in the utility room sink after his walks. He isn't too keen needless to say but needs must as the weather here is so wet and he comes home looking like a real mucky pup! Some days he literally pokes his nose out of the door and almost sprints to relieve himself before charging straight back indoors. I don't blame him either!
Of course, he's fascinated by all the activity here with decorations being dotted around the house and what seems like a never-ending stream of post arriving. So far he hasn't shown any interest in the Christmas tree - phew!
Merry Christmas from Parsnip, Dudley and yours truly, hope you have a peaceful time and stay safe.