Sunday, 10 January 2021

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #394

Those of you who've been reading my posts during the Grand Draw will know that I'm introducing a couple of extra ways of running the Snippets Challenge. One will be a Guest Designer fortnight where they will provide the prize and also make a sample using their own duplicate of the prize - much as I did each time. 

The basic Snippets Playground rules are just the same so, to you the players, the only difference will be that I will be showing a snippets item (usually a card of course) made by a GD rather than myself and also it will be a pointer to a prize very kindly donated by themselves. I won't write up how the snippets card or item was made and if you wish to know more there will be a link to the Guest Designer's blog. In fact, it would be lovely if you could make a point of hopping over to their blog post via the link as they will be very kindly spending time making the sample as well as providing the prize. Of course I will have my own fortnights interspersed which will run as they always did although the Guest Designer challenge will be a huge help to me. The numbering will still run consecutively and in time we should move seamlessly from one type of challenge to another and back again without you really noticing.

BTW I haven't forgotten that we will also have a Ruby's Memory Challenge at intervals. One coming soon!

But for now let's start off with our Guest Designer's card:  

Any guesses who our Guest Designer is? A clue, she lives not so far from me - has a quirky sense of humour and is partial to any sort of snarky sentiment to liven up her cards and make you smile.

It's our lovely Jane Willis! And to find out how she made her card (possibly) just follow THIS LINK.

Here's a photo of the stamp set on offer from Jane:

It's a 'Hunkydory For the Love of Stamps 'set called 'Retro Mix Tape'. Absolutely perfect for a card to be sent to anyone from that era. Which doesn't seem all that long ago to some of us, sigh, groan.

As always, the Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 23rd January. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day.

It's a maximum of ONE entry, 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 want 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 - otherwise I don't add you to my little list.
 
Please also remember that I only allow a total of nine other challenges, which makes 10 in total, when you enter a snippets make into the Playground. From now on I will deltet entries which break this 'rule'.
 
The results of the Grand Draw will be published on here on Sunday 17th January - with luck and a following breeze! 
 
Having just written the much briefer challenge part of this post, as well as not having to make a 'sample' - I can already see how much less time it takes and for that I'm hugely grateful to Jane and all of you other lovely people who have stepped forward to help out, both in the future as well as in the past. Mwah!
 
Speaking of following breezes, it's been really cold here this past week although thankfully no more snow after the sprinkling we had a couple of weeks ago. Dudley is growing a lovely long silky white coat to keep him warm ....... but it's also keeping me busy grooming him. He's still finding new hiding places when it's grooming time so we'll be varying that from now on.
 
The past couple of mornings I've woken up with Dudley very firmly ensconced with his back right against me keeping us both warm and cosy ............ and, I kid you not, his very favourite toys carefully laid in a line on top of me so they aren't far away from him! Lucky for him I generally don't move around much in my sleep once I'm snuggled up and comfortable. Otherwise I could imagine him having a right old grumble during the night and carefully doing some further organisation of his beloved toys!

Lots of love from us all - Parsnip, Dudley and of course me. 
 
Stay safe and be kind.

 


58 comments:

Karenladd said...

Yes Please to this very fun prize offered by Jane. I am among those who was very familiar with cassettes, back in the day (and records and record players before that..oh my). Jane's card is just wonderful, and so colorful. The design of the sentiment is obviously influenced by the slippery tape that would all to often begin to unravel from the cassette...causing much angst among music lovers everywhere. I am off to check out Jane's blog for all the details once I leave my comment here.

Your description of how it feels to become a shelf for dog toys had me in stitches Di. Our Toby never played much with toys, and still doesn't, so I don't know what it's like to have wake up to a parade of dog toys in my bed. Smart Dudley to make you serve double duty as comfy pillow and organizer!

LesleyG said...

Oh my goodness that is so funny about Dudley! I can just picture the scene!
Ahem, now I’ve stopped laughing.......what a fabulous card and fabulous prize, nice one Jane.....methinks I will have to make a snippets card for this one please :) xxx

Aquarius said...

Great that you have some volunteers to help you out and this is a super card which would suit any rockers - old or young!! Another endearing Dudley story, he is certainly a character. Just about to post my card with a YES PLEASE.

Sarn said...

Popped over to Jane's blog to congratulate her on being first of the mystery GD crew. Great card & prize.

Flipping freezing here -3 feeling like -5 currently! No wonder Dudley us snuggling up to keep warm as I expect its similarly cold for you.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sandra H said...

Happy new year Di, how gorgeous is Janes card and congratulations to Jane for being your first guest designer she has made a great start to the new year with an adorable card love the stamps too they are so adorable l am only playing for fun .....l just love hearing about the fun Dudley is providing for you and Len he's such a cutie not so warm here either and we have the rain again take care and stay safe xx

Kath said...

A lovely card from Jane and the GD spot will help you a lot too Di. Please don't include me in the draw for these stamps - I'll be playing for fun only this time.
Kath x

Daffodil Cards said...

A Fabulous card from Jane, love the retro. Dudley sounds like my departed Cavalier who loved being on me when I slept!
Keep safe
Faith x

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous card and lovely prize. Thanks Jane and Yes please to be included in the draw. Dudley wouldn't have a hope with me as I am a very restless sleeper. Nice for the extra warmth on these one dog nights. Snowing here today. Yuk!! Take care. Have a lovely sunday. Hugz

Majda said...

I like your card, it's so cute, so YES for the prize, please :-)
I also like reading about Dudley, such fun stories ;-)
Hugs, Majda

Helen said...

What a fun card! I most definitely remember cassette tapes...my first album purchase was Nirvana 'Nevermind' on cassette back in 1991 - I played it so much it stretched and I had to buy another! That album is still one of my all time favourites, and I'm still listening to it (albeit in a more updated format!) 30 years later!
I will be back with a snippets make later...am off to visit Jane's blog for the details...
Helen x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Congrats to Jane on being a GD! Her card is super cute! I still have some of my old cassettes and even a couple cassette players to play them haha - I get a kick out of the kids today that don't even know what a cassette is. Love the fab prize - I'm a YES, PLEASE! I just visited Jane's blog and left her some love. I'll be back to join in with a Snippets card at some point!

MadeByMeghanK said...

OMG! Maddie does the same thing... she always needs to be touching me in someway when we sleep... she usually cuddles up under my chin! Great card! Looking forward to the Grand Draw! I will not be going for the prize today.

Kampin' Karen said...

Hi Di! I'm so glad you now have assistants/assistance! It does take quite the pressure off. I'm not playing for the prize but I just wanted to say hello.

Susan said...

Love your account of Dudley lining up all his precious toys on top of you at night! Tessa doesn't do that but she does snuggle up close to me on cold nights.

Do you need any more Guest Designers? I'm organizing my stamps and have found some duplicates so would be happy to be one of your Guest Designers and offer up a prize.

Pat said...

A super card made by Jane and with a lovely prize donated by her as well which is great and so lovely for you Di to have a few people to spread the load occasionally. I do remember cassettes of course and love the red and white used for the stamped strip and the inset piece on the cassette and a great sentiment too. If I get to play it will be just for fun this time Di. Dudley's antics made me smile..fancy waking up with his toys lined up on top of you..lol. x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Great that some girl are helping you with the samples and prizes! This card from Jane is just amazing, how much memories...Time flies too fast! Sigh :|
Surely Dudley keep you (and himself) so warm at night! :)

Suzanne H said...

Yes, please to the prize. Super cute card. I've hopped over to Jane's blog to become a follower and share a sweet memory her card brought up. Thanks for the chance to win.

Valerija said...

Oh wow, so wonderful and nostalgic card. I love it.
Yes for the prize, please.
Valerija xx

Karen Letchworth said...

How fun!! I'd love to win this groovy stamp set.
Thanks for another fun challenge. Gotta use those snippets.
Blessings,
Karen

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

I entered and yes please for the fun stamp. I have already commented (after Megan) but don't see my comment. Perhaps there is the approval way. Hope that it doesn't been lost by blogger

Mary-Anne V said...

What a fun card. I am aging myself but I grew up with cassette tapes and love this card. Please include me in the drawing for the prize since I can send this image to a tonne of people who would appreciate it.

Liz said...

Congratulations to Jane on her GD spot and her fun card. I remember using these cassettes and also having a pencil handy to rewind the tape when it came out - which it often did! Thanks to Jane for offering the prize and I'm a Yes Please to have my name in the hat. I loved reading about Dudley and his toys, it seems he might have OCD! xx

roffeycreations said...

Hi Di - will add my entry later - just wanted to say the retro card is fabulous - popped over to Jane's blog for the deets - very organised lady...
I would love to receive the prize if lucky enough x
Hope you, Len & Dudley are safe and well... Cheers Maurs xxx

Janis said...

A huge thank you to Jane for guest designing and providing such an awesome prize at the Playground this fortnight. Wonderful LO on her fun card! Love the sentiment with the tape ends dangling in loose coils after being extricated from the player that had "eaten" it. It took me a minute to remember the term we used for that! Yes, please, for putting my name in the hat this time around.

I chuckled at Dudley sleeping next to you with his toys lined up on you. I had a kitty who loved to play fetch. I was working night shift at that time. During the day, as I slept, she would bring her toys onto the bed to try to engage me in a game of fetch. When I woke, there would a half dozen or more catnip mice, milk rings, etc along with her sound asleep beside me. So sweet. She's been gone for many years, but my current cats pile on and around me at night esp in the cool weather. It's not unusual to wake up in the night feeling paralyzed because I have a cat on my feet, a cat on my legs, and a cat on my stomach! <3 <3 <3

Thank you for another fun challenge!! I'm on my way to Jane's to say hello and check out the details of her card.
Stay healthy and creative!!
<3 J

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Lynne said...

A lovely card from Jane with a fun retro feel to it. I will pop over to her blog next. Dudley is such a character! I must admit though when they cuddle up dogs are like a hot water bottle :) . Just added my card, but will be playing for fun this time. Have a good week xx

KandA said...

Congrats to Jane on being the first GD with such a fabulous card and a super prize.... but I'll say 'no thanks'

Dudley is certainly growing up to be a very clever and cheeky (is Parsnip training him?) xx

Em Louise Fairley said...

Great card from Jane and I'm glad you're getting help, Di. I know how much work running a challenge is and I'm always grateful when things run smoothly xoxo

Daffodil Cards said...

Can you believe it? I entered a card! I would love to be in the draw so YES! please.
Faith x

NanaConnie said...

Lovely card and even lovelier story about Dudley and his toys all sleeping with you! Too funny. I'm off to visit Jane's blog. :-D

creationsnz said...

Just come to play for fun. CarolG

Chantal said...

Great card. Yes please for the prize.
Hugs, Chantal S

Darnell said...

How lovely of Jane! Between my six-week break from blogging and my back, I missed any call you had for help and I'm so sorry. As the year proceeds, please throw my hat in the ring for being a Guest Designer whenever you need me. Thank you for the darling Christmas card with sweet polar bear friends watching Santa and his sleigh! Love and hugs, Darnell

KathyA. said...

Oh... I would have so much fun creating with this fun set. Thanks, Jane, for providing inspiration with your great cards. Yes, please if my name is drawn! (PS I still have a drawer full of cassette tapes... but nothing to play them on. When my player died I discovered how expensive they are to replace since they are not considered "vintage." Ha!)

Pam Sebring said...

Happy new year! Way to delegate! And it looks like you have a lot of helpers! Looking forward to another awesome year of crafting and challenges! Happy crafting to all,💗

Greta said...

Fun, retro stamp & card! Love your Dudley story, as always, Di! Please leave me out of the drawing.

SHartl said...

Yes please to this prize. Well, I guess I'm officially old now because I remember playing music on cassettes when I was young. We were using CD's by the time I got to high school but I still have some of my old cassettes sitting around to show my own kids.
Thank you for being a guest designer Jane, and for bringing a little rock and roll to the playground!

Jackie T said...

Hi Di what a lovely card Jane has made. I love reading about Dudley. I am here just for fun this time. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Carol L said...

That's a fun retro card from Jane - I actually still have some of my cassettes as my old Pontiac has both a cassette and CD player which I still use! Hah! wishing you, Len and Dudley a most happy and healthy new year in 2021. I'm playing just for fun as I'm trying so hard to purge my massive supplies a little bit at a time! LOL

Linby said...

Love Jane's card - I'm just playing for fun as I have a similar stamp set. a lot of artists are once again releasing their music onto cassettes - it's the latest trend! Albeit in release small numbers.

Megan J said...

Hi Miss Di, I enjoyed your tale of Dudley collecting and displaying his treasure toys albeit on you whilst you sleep... I'm playing just for fun. The card Jane has made is fabulous. Have a wonderful weekend... Megan

Tina Z. said...

Such a great card and prize.
I made my card with your fantastic prize, thank you so much.
Playing just for fun.
Crafty hugs xx

Fikreta said...

thats so great card!

Kathyk said...

Smashing make from Jane, Congratulations on the GDT slot too, it's a fab prize but I'm just playing for fun this time around.

If you still need Guest Designers and prizes then I'd be happy to help out too

Kathyk

Sandra H said...

Glad your water is back on Di somethings we can do without but not hot water enjoy your baths/showers xx

Donna said...

Beautiful card, we have some camera buffs in the family so please enter me in the drawing! Take care and stay safe.

LesleyG said...

Yes please Di, just love this fun retro set.....takes me back!, can see loads of ideas, and have lots of friends who would love it on their card too. Xx

Lucy E. said...

Yes, please include me in the prize. I made many mixed tapes (cassettes) to play in the car on road trips. Another icon of the past!
What a sweet dog, sharing his toys with you!

Sandy said...

So glad to hear the new system is working for you. Jane's card is very cute. My card uses the gap card technique Mrs. A is highlighting in the Butterfly Challenge -- I used up lots of snippets, and with this style card you end creating a new snippet with the paper cut for "the gap." Just entering for fun this go-round.

Glennis F said...

Oh my goodness - that cassette brings back memories!
Yes please for the prize

Susan said...

My Tessa is growing a long silky coat too. She really needs a haircut but we are supposed to have really cold weather (for Vancouver) next week so I'm holding off.

Looking forward to seeing future Guest Designers. And I'm happy to step in (and I have some good prizes as I seem to have bought several duplicate stamp from Penny Black and others) if you need more volunteers.

Bonnie Lynn said...

Yes please. I finally got my mojo working again.

AlisonC said...

Thanks Jane and what a fun card. I had very many tapes (not all of them copied!) and how annoying it was when they got caught up in the wheels and unravelled. Happy days. Good to know this plan is helping you save time, Di. How lovely are the playmates? xxx

Heather Mills said...

What a fun card! So nice of Jane to step in and help you out this time around! The card definitely brings me back to the 90's! I will play just for fun, this time, though, thanks!

Katrina Bufton said...

Fab card by Jane, it brings back memories from my early teens. Yes please for the prize.
Katrina x

Jeanne H said...

Yes indeed, I would like the prize offered by Jane. Perfect for my grandson. Thanks.

Craftychris said...

Fab card from Jane and 'Yes Please' for a chance to win the very groovy prize! Thank you Jane. How sweet Dudley is using you as Dudley's shelf while you sleep - all of you cosy at night. Take care and stay safe my friend. Hugs xxxxxxxxxxx

Lillianb said...

Thank you for the challenge and yes please would love the prize

Lilian B

Jane Willis said...

I've had a fun couple of weeks and am sad it is almost over - I've loved reading on here and on my own blog about all the memories the tape image brought back, and just before the playground gates clang closed I thought I'd share one of my own.

Sunday afternoons, listening to Pick of the Pops on the radio/cassette system, with a tape in the drawer and your finger hovering over the start/stop button so that you got every note of every track in the Top 20 without any of the talking in between. Go on, tell me none of you did that - and I won't believe you!

Jane