Sunday, 20 December 2020

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge 393 - and Prize A

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 lovely Jules!

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:


I used:

- 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 will 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 like.

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 for once.

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 be 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 chance

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,

Please 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.


75 comments:

Heather said...

What a beautiful card! And it does look perfect for making multiples of. I would definitely like to be in the run for this prize, thanks! I'm always looking for a great wreath set.

Greta said...

Happy 9th Anniversary, Di! You are an amazing blog friend keeping the Playground going for all of us! I adore your card & am pinning it for inspiration using that wonderful Uniko set I'm lucky to already have in my stash. I take it you fussy cut the little red berry branches--never thought of that! So glad Dudley doesn't bother the tree. That's one thing not a problem with Fritz, either. Wishing you 3 a healthy, peaceful holiday. Hugs, Greta

Bunny said...

Yes, Please.

Yay! I'm so looking forward to this end of the year extravaganza.It's always such fun. Thank you for your generosity. Now, if I can remember to enter a card. [Bunny]

Janis said...

What a lovely stamp set, Di. I do love a beautiful wreath at Christmas. This is beautiful. Your card is so elegant with the touch of gold. Really pretty.
Yes, please put my name in the hat for this set. Thank you for your generosity. I feel like I am finally getting my head above water for the first time since about September. Hope to get some crafty time soon!!
Have a wonderful Christmas!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogpspot.com

Karenladd said...

Oh, I have to admit that I find myself wondering how, exactly, Dudley will be picking names out of a dish for the draw. Will he have a bit of sticky adhesive adhered to his paw so the paper strip stays put? Or would that cause several strips to attach, with even more confusion?!! I hope he doesn't get too stressed with the extra responsibility...and I do think he deserves an extra treat or two with the promotion, don't you?
Your card is such a pretty one, and that little gold die cut bow is the perfect touch! Yes please to this prize.

Jane Willis said...

I was practically hammering on the gates of the playground waiting to be one of the first guests at the party. After all, virtual parties are where it's at this year.
Yes please to the draw, it's a lovely set and your card is super. I think the wreath would work with a lot of other stamps and embellishments too, so would get a lot of use.

Liz said...

A beautiful CAS card, Di. Thank you for running the Grand Draw again this year, the instructions seems pretty clear to me. I’ll be a Yes Please for Prize A.

I had to smile at the vision of Dudley doing a quick sprint outside when he needs to relieve himself! Can’t say I blame him with the cold, wet weather we’ve been having lately.

Have a good Christmas and wishing you, Len and Dudley a Happy and Healthy 2021. xx

LesleyG said...

Sounds good to me! It’s a yes please, and I can’t wait to play. I’ve enjoyed wreaths this year, first time ever, and this set is lovely. I think you’re so clever sorting all this out, and a huge thank you for doing so. The Playground is such a nice welcoming and safe place to be. I just hope someone bakes some more sossidge rolls, as they’re my favourite. Hope you get time to chill soon, much love and happy Xmas to you, Len and Dudley Xxx

Kath said...

A fabulous card Di and I would like a chance to win the prize please.

Thank you for running the snippets playground and congratulations on your approaching nine year anniversary!

Take care, Kath x

Sue - said...

Congratulations on your 9th anniversary, you do a great job running the playground on your own. Love the card and stamp set so yes please to the draw! And thank you for the gorgeous Christmas card xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, that was quite a read but I'm all in! Thank you so much for having this awesome and very generous giveaway! You are wonderful to spread some joy during these very trying times! I think we all need a little joy right now! ***Yes, please*** for this prize! I don't have anything like this in my stash so I'd love it! I see lots of possibilities here, and your card is a beautiful sample! Love the little gold stars and bow you added! I'm excited to see what else you will be giving away and I'll definitely be back with a snippets card for your linky! Thank you!!!

Viv said...

Great card Di - you must be knackered after writing that post!
Love Uniko so **Yes Pleeeaaasssee**!
Back with a card very soon. xx

ionabunny said...

Hello Di. I'm commenting right now cos I think the playground gates have been closing and I am still on the way after stopping to tie my shoelaces 20 times!! Yes please include me in the draw, cos this is a very pretty stamp, used beautifully by you on your card, and wreaths are always useful. Thanks you for all you do to keep the playground gates open. Thanks for all the wonderful pries you give and for all the newsy letters about happening with Dudley and all the other fun life events you share. I don't usually go in for personal anecdotes so much but it's always a delight to catch up on your happenings. Have a wonderful Christmas and stay safe and cuddly warm. Hugz

Paper Lily Leaf said...

Yes please, Di! You are so kind to be running the fab Christmas draw. Your card is beautiful and I have already made my snippety(gold paste-free card!) in anticipation. Sending you festive hugs, April xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow, nine whole years!!! It's a great milestone! Big Congrats!!
Thanks so much for your challenge, it's always a pleasure entering my snippets/scraps/bits&bobs/leftovers at all works here! :D
Dudley will be a fabulous Mr Random with his own paws! :D
Yes please for the beautiful Christmas wreath as I have no stamps as this in my stash. Your CAS cards look awesome and love the little golden star detail!
Sorry for the "only one entry" as in the holidays I think I will have eventually some snippets card to enter, but I understand very well your difficulty to comment lots and lots entries at this time of the year :) So, only one, I promise :)
I understand very well also the poor Dudley :D Better stay warm and comfy at home and perhaps have a little handmade treat, isn't it? ;)
Have a peaceful and healthy Christmas you all and thanks for this annual party!! :)
Hugs to you and cuddles to Dudley and Parsnip

Katrina Bufton said...

Happy 9th anniversary Di, you do an amazing job keeping the playground going, and thank you so much for all the giveaways.
Yes please for prize A and I'll get to work on my snippets card.
Hugs,
Katrina xx

Aquarius said...

Registering interest in the Christmas draw and have posted a card. As I already have something very similar I will pass on prize A if you don't mind but will look out for the future posts as and when they appear. Well done for handling this challenge so well for 9 years, congratulations. The regulars really appreciate your work on our behalf. The 'rules' are succinctly laid out in your post - must have taken ages to type!!

Becca Yahrling said...

Hi Di! Just said to my hubby yesterday that it sure felt good to be all caught up and have nothing to do for a couple days! lol But that will change come Tuesday as I'll be busy with cleaning the house & all the last minute stuff that always pops up. Your card is adorable. I have a thing for wreaths so it's a yes, please for the lovely prize. Love Uniko! Stay safe & be well. And a huge thanks for your generosity, as always. hugs, Becca

Daffodil Cards said...

Gosh you have a gorgeous card, I love the details you added Di. You also seem to have a great deal on your hands too. A great understandable post on rools etc.
Keep safe
Faith x

AlisonC said...

Bless you for doing this (I'm sure you said you weren't going to!). I cant' resist a wreath so Yes Please. Love making real ones and stamping them too. I have a snippets card which just needs finishing off and then I can add it in here. Your card looks so bright and fresh and I love those little nail heads. Hope all is well and you have a great week. We will make Christmas whatever we can and hope for better things next year. Thanks for the fun of the playground. xxx

KathyA. said...

Love this wreath set so count me in. Thanks also for your detailed explanation of the upcoming prize draws. I love that Dudley will pick instead of Mr Random! How fun. And yes... we know that you are fair and impartial... and sweet... and generous... and also talented. Just a few of the things we love about you, dear Di! Stay safe and have a wonderful Christmas and New Years. See you in 2021! Kathy A at myasperations

Pat said...

This is a very pretty wreath and with some super added embellishments with the cones, berry branches and berries, and a great sentiment too Di, and I will be a 'yes please' for Prize A. Thank you once again for having this bumper prize draw, and congratulations on running this fun challenge for the last 9 years.

Lynne said...

A lovely card Di. I do love wreath cards, but have never got round to making one. I would like to be a "Yes please" for this one. Thank you for all your hard work and generosity in the running of the challenge. Our little doggies have to go in the utility room sink too if they get too muddy. They put up with it but not too keen. Hope you have a lovely Christmas, albeit probably a quiet one xx

MadeByMeghanK said...

Beautiful card with this set! Congrats on 9 years! I will be entering a card for sure! I'm going to skip this prize though... I have a lot of wreath stamps :)

KandA said...

Wow... nine years..... you deserve a medal for putting up with us all.... not to mention all the parties and such like behind the bike shed and up in the tree house! AND you're doing yet another of your amazing and very generous christmas giveaways.

I've already popped over (socially distancing of course) with my snippets card and I pinched one of those mince pies that Parsnip was trying to keep to himself!

I love your wreath card with the traditional colours and the MFT bow is a perfect finish.... but I'll say no thanks to this prize as I have similar (unused) stamps xx

Kampin' Karen said...

I'm terribly winded after perusing your post today but I still have breath to say, "Yes Please"! You amaze me with all the thought that went into this post! I'll be entering a card at a later day but I wanted to start having fun today!! Happy 9th anniversary and thank you for your beautiful snippets today.

creationsnz said...

Wow this looks like lots of work for you DI. Yes please count me in.

JennyH said...

This card is lovely Di, such a great stamp to do multiples. Looking forward to the extravaganza : )

NanaConnie said...

What a great idea for adding snippets of this and that to the wreath, Di! I won't be seeking this prize because I already have that stamp set but I'll be checking the others as they come up. I should have my card posted in a day or two. :-D

Kate said...

Very pretty card - love the touch of gold with the bow and stars! Yes please to this pretty set and thanks for all your hard work. I hope to be back soon to check out what other goodies you have but just in case life gets in the way, warm wishes to you and Len and of course Dudley for a happy and peaceful Christmas season. Stay safe and well, Kate 💖

Suzanne H said...

Happy 9th Anniversary! Yes please to the prize. I love the touch of gold you've added. I am thinking of how to use only snippets for this challenge this time around. I hope I come up with something in time! Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful challenge.

Kathleen said...

A really super CAS card Di, great shades of red and green and love the touch of the gold. Another mammoth post, don't know how you do it.
So Dudley looks like a real mucky pup, what must Len look like, does he have to go in the utility sink?

Love

Kath xx

Megan J said...

Hi Miss Di, firstly wishing you, Len, Dudley and Parsnip a wonderful Christmas and secondly I hope to find the time to play along this year, I managed to misplace a lot of my bits and pieces when the ceiling leaked and only last week came across my Clearly Besotted Reindeer stamp I won last Christmas from the Playground. I hope to find the time to get it inky... we are starting to look like we will be in lockdown over Christmas here in NSW too. Have a wonderful week... Megan

Carol S. said...

Great card Di and a stamp you could use all year round. Brilliant! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Pam Sebring said...

Thank you so much for all the work you do to keep the challenge running and the great prize A...I would love to be in the draw. Have a wonderful holiday season!m

Kathyk said...

FAB make and prize so YES PLEASE to an entry in the draw.

Not surprised to hear about the lovely Dudders having to take so many dips in the sink, muddy paws and undercarriage!!! One of the penalties (far outweighed by the rewards) of pet ownership!!

Happy Monday and Merry Christmas to you and the rest of your readers Di

Kathyk

Linby said...

Oh goodness Di - I nearly didn't enter because you sound like you have so much on, but then I thought well you want people to enter lol! I would love to be in the draw for this darling stamp set.
Thanks so much for continuing with this challenge - I know I don't always enter but I do always read the posts and of course look for Dudley updates.
Merry Christmas and wishes for a brighter 2021
love Lynn x

Susan Sudbury said...

Wishing you all a very happy and healthy Christmas, and a fabulous new year!!! Thanks for all your hard work throughout the year for this challenge!! I'm a yes please for this prize 😊
Susan

Carole said...

I love your card Di..but then I am partial to a Uniko stamp but don't have this one...so yes please to being in the draw. Thank you for once again running this wonderful prize draw and keeping the playground going through difficult times. xx

Sandra H said...

Very pretty card Di love the set used always so creative in all that you do ... poor Dudley such fun though you wouldn't have him any other way just playing for fun take care stay safe and merry christmas to you both ooh not forgetting the animals family too xx

Helen said...

What a fab traditional card Di! That stamp set does indeed look perfect for making batches with stamp press.
I'm a 'yes please' for the prize draw.
Helen x

roffeycreations said...

Hello Di,

What a wonderful and generous place the playground is (& you are!)
Thanks so much I would love prize #1. Cheers Maurs xxx

Mary-Anne V said...

I have so enjoyed joining in your challenges. Love this delicate wreath you and please do include me in this drawing. Thank you!

Mrs A. said...

I am seriously loosing the plot ere. Just playing for fun miss. Hugs me .now where’s me spread sheet gone . Must catch up with Sarn and see how the party , did I say party I meant the part is progressing. The hold up at the ports might mean a bit of moonshine needs making , did I say moonshine I meant sunlight silly me..
See told yer. Lost the plot.
Xxxxxxx

Craftychris said...

Absolutely love your card! I won't go in the draw for this one as I have lots of wreath stamps so won't take the chance away from someone else. Love this Christmassy challenge my friend! Take care and stay safe. Hugs xxxxxxxx

Inkami said...

Congratulations on your 9th anniversary and many thanks for the fun challenges. Your wreath card is so festive, the gold bow is the perfect finishing touch. Yes, please, for today's prize, I adore the script of these sentiments. Merry Christmas to your family.

SHartl said...

Wow, nine years and you still have your sanity Di! You should get a gold crown at the very least..and a nice big eggnog and your favorite slice of cake.We all appreciate the work that goes into the snippets challenge, and the fact that you manage to make a card to share for each one too. Thank you so much for being a snippets cheerleader!
Yes please to this pretty wreath stamp. I love the way you added that pretty gold bow and the little star to make it even more fancy.
Give Dudley a big kiss and hug from me, and Merry Christmas to you and Len too.

Trina P. said...

Hello Di! Your card is lovely. I have several wreath stamps already so it’s a no from me for prize A.
And I want to thank YOU for the gnome Christmas card I received just today! The gnome is adorable and the card is beautiful!
Poor Dudley, who’s too smart for his own good.
Sending safe, healthy holiday wishes your way from across the miles. Hugs and love,Trina 💙

Janice said...

Your wreath card is stunning Di, so beautifully CAS too! I would love to be entered into the draw for this stamp set please.
Thank you so much as always for running this fabulous end of year give-away, it's so kind and generous of you.
Janice x

Lia said...

Wow, that's a long post. The best way for me to learn more of the English language (LOL!). Di, you are like Santa: giving away so many prizes and I thank you so much for the chance to win.
So I want to join in today and I say Yes!
Lia xx

Jules said...

Hi Miss Di

NINE YEARS!!!! Where on earth have they disappeared to!

You know I am in total awe of the tremendous job you have done in taking over what in comparison was just a tiny little fun challenge to use up all those leftovers we hoard.

You have moved the challenge to a whole new level .. .. well done my friend! You deserve a medal!

Love and Christmas hugs to everyone

Jules xoxoxox

Viv said...

Linked up now Di! xx

Gloria said...

Hello Di! Thank you always wonderful challenge and chance to amazing prizes!
Yes, please. I love the prize B.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Stay safe and be well!
Sending big hugs, Gloria

kiwimeskreations said...

yes please Di, please consider me for the draw - I now am somewhat more settled, so will post a card shortly
Blessings
Maxine

kiwimeskreations said...

I have just added my card Di
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Sarn said...

Hi Di

Like others have said . . . you deserve a medal for putting up with us lot . . . especially the mischievous ones and their shenanigans. Well, someone's got to keep you on your toes!

I can't believe it's nearly 9 years since you took over from the lovely Jules. You have been a VERY generous challenge host and I take my (Santa) hat off to you!

Here . . . have a teensy weensy cocktail I made in your honour . . . it's called a Snippets Special . . . yes, that's right . . . ALL the alcohol left over from the Christmas Party bottles went into the mix . . . it's gonna blow your socks off! Wheeeeeeeeeee!

LOVE the card you're showing on this post. Great prize. Playing just for fun on this occasion . . . but might put my name in the hat for later prizes . . .

Love and hugs
Sarn xxx

Kampin' Karen said...

I remembered to come back to enter my card. Yes please to the prize!

Sandy said...

Well, I needed some inspiration to get into my craft room after being so busy for months. This is definitely a good reason to go use up some snippets.
This is such a sweet card -- I'm a yes as soon as I can make a post a good snippets card.
Enjoy the holidays.

Jeanne H said...

Playing just for fun this time, thanks Di. I love wreaths and love the clean lines of your card this time. Merry Christmas Eve.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Stunning card Di, and wow you’re busy with all these comments already.
A big yes please to the prize.
.... it’s Christmas morning here and I’m still in bed 😃 NBUS send you and all the playground warm summery Christmas greetings from Downunder, I’m sure dear Dudley would much rather a walk here than with you.. though he’d need to be thoroughly checked for ticks as its tick season here! I’ll be back as not terribly lots going on.
I’m at my sisters as I write this just listened to our morning church service for Christmas Day as knew I wouldn’t be up to it as usual. Hope and pray your Christmas is wonderfully God blessed dear Di and pray earnestly that our Heavenly Father watches over all our playground family and keep them all safe in the hollow of His hand at such a time as this.
Thanks for sharing, and God bless, Shaz in Oz.x

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

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ps my brain dies not retain! 😆😂 and dear Di a humongous congrats for running this show Over nine years, wow I remember when you took over hard to believe it’s that long thank you sooo much for being so faithful through thick and thin!
Giant prayer hugs. Shaz.x

TK said...

Count me in on your generosity, and I do believe you to be extremely generous! Your card is pretty, definitely shows off the cute set.

Valerija said...

Congratulations on your 9th anniversary Di.
Your card is amazing as always. Love the wreath. Yes for the prize please.
Hugs, Valerija

Karen Letchworth said...

I say YES to the gorgeous Uniko stamp set. You can never have enough craft supplies, right? But, I must say I'm very grateful for what I do have. Thank you so much for the Top 3 shout out on the last challenge. That little snippets card was fun to make. I love using my snippets! I agree that the low number of entries is due to the busy pace of December. Hope you're having a great week!
Karen Letchworth

Marjeta said...

Yes for the prize, please. Love these stamps and card you made with. Happy Holidays.

Vicky Hayes said...

Congratulations on your ninth anniversary of being Mistress of The Playground Gates Di! What a wonder you are, running an end of year prize draw again, with all that's been going on this year. I am a huge fan of Uniko and don't have this set so it's a yes from me for this one :) I love the wreath you have created with it, with all those extra pretty details. So pleased Dudley is ignoring your Christmas tree - they are clever aren't they! Vicky xx

Majda said...

Oh Di, what a stunning creation - please put me in the drawer for the it!
Happy Holidays, Majda

paperpapier said...

Yes, count me in for the draw of this special stamp set!
Love how you added snippet of golden coloured bow and stars to the wreath for the festive look!

Marianne said...

So happy I managed to join the party this time with my snippet card. Where would we have been without virtual parties this year to keep us sane and healthy?! You're a crazy lady for making such a fuss with all of those prizes, not to mention creating all of those cards. Your wreath card is lovely and it's a great idea to do some fussy cutting to get more mileage out of your supplies. I'll pass on this prize, since I already have several other wreath stamps and dies that are waiting to be used (more).
Marianne x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello and Happy New Year, Di, Len and Dudley! I just linked up my snippets card - Yay! Hoping for a brighter 2021 for all of us!

Susan Renshaw said...

Hi Di,

I hope you have had a good Christmas and I wish you all the best for the New Year. Let's hope it is a better one than 2020!

I would love to win one of your prizes but as you know I am in Australia now and the post is erratic! We have had a good Christmas with all our family being here on Christmas Day. We had had over two months totally free of Covid cases here in Victoria - but now we once again have a handful of new cases - come in from interstate - so the borders are closed and we are getting restrictions again.

Anyway Happy New Year and hope to join in more often again...

love Susan xx

Lady Joyful said...

Your card is so pretty, Di. I've been away from crafting (for health reasons) the last several weeks and thought I'd missed out on the Christmas giveaways, and I'm so glad to see I didn't. I will try to get a card made to link up asap! If I manage it, definitely yes please to this prize. Off I go to see what the other prizes on offer are! I hope you had a lovely Christmas and Happy New Year.

Sandy said...

I have posted my snippets card (and I used up a lot of snippets for it) so I am officially in! Di, thanks so much for keeping the Playground up and running. It must be a lot of work.

Hazel said...

It's so good to come into the playground for some fun. xx

Hazel said...

yes please xx