Welcome to a new Snippets Playground Challenge.
The weather is still pleasantly warm down here in Hampshire, although we've noticed that the nights are cutting in, so it's getting dark earlier already.
And for this challenge we have another lovely Guest Designer
. This time it's Bonnie Lynn
Bonnie will tell you all about how she made her lovely card when you hop over
to her blog, link above. I think it's absolutely beautiful - and a good few snippets used - even the pyramids look to be paper pieced using paper/card very much like textured co-ordinations, very clever touch and really brings those pyramids to life. Super clever use of a different die set as well for the foliage - it's a really imaginative scene. And I do so love the sentiment - very true!
The prize this fortnight is:
A Clearly Besotted 'Egyptian Feline' set of stamps from me - thought it was time for a prize featuring cats. This really is the sweetest set of stamps, sadly Clearly Besotted have stopped selling matching dies for their stamps but just look back at how beautifully Bonnie fussy cut all the elements in the gorgeous little scene.
As always, the Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks
and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 4th September.
The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same
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.
Yesterday was bathtub day for Dudley. At times it can be like a mini tsunami, if we take our eye off the ball (aka Dudley) and don't immediately wrap him up like a little burrito as he's lifted out onto a very large bath towel on my lap. Now and then, in between baths, Dudley will pop his paws up onto the bathtub just to have a little peep inside. We have no idea what he's looking for - he's just naturally a very inquisitive little dog.
He does look like a white fluffy ball right now - and we're at the point of deciding whether to let his coat keep on growing (whilst keeping his eyes trimmed) or to give him a full trim back into a puppy cut - which is much less likely to matt, meaning an easier life for all of us! The jury is still out here, pondering that decision. I have a feeling that practicality might win over aesthetics, plus he does look so cute with a puppy cut!
I originally had a reminder here that it would be 'Rudolph Days Challenge' over at ScrappyMo's
from 25th August to the end of the month. Please note that Mo has had to cancel the challenge for this month
due to family illness and also a very painful injury to her elbow. Get well soon Mo - love from all of us.xx
Stay safe and be kind.
Lots of love from us all - Parsnip,
Dudley and of course me,
That cracks me up about the mini tsunami. I can see it in my head. I'm all for making life easier with the less maintenance on grooming unless Dudley absolutely loves to be groomed. [Bunny]ReplyDelete
Bonnie's card is delightful and so different! Such cute Egyptian kitty!ReplyDelete
Hugs, and cuddles to the fluffy ball! :D
Thank you Di for the pleasure of being this challenge's guest designer. I cannot wait to see what everyone creates over the next couple of weeks.ReplyDelete
Adorable card and prize, just here for fun Di thanks, and I'd go with practical if I were you! love to you all xxxReplyDelete
A great card featuring some of the cat stamps. Playing along for fun this time around as I'm trying hard not to add to my stash and it will give the others more chance in the draw.ReplyDelete
A lovely cute card and a great design. Hugs, Carol S.xxReplyDelete
Such a cute card & stamp set! I didn't know CB didn't have matching dies anymore. I better treasure the one I have! Keep me out of the drawing this time, please. Practicality wins out here & this time I made an appt for Fritz before he got so scruffy! I love the furry look, but too much shedding & baths take longer, etc. Dudley is a cutie in every picture I've ever seen--no matter his look!ReplyDelete
Just added my entry .. whilst the make and the prize are indeed ADORABLE, I'm just playing for fun this time around
You conjured up such a fun image of Dudders as a burrito!
Such a fantastic fun card by Bonnie, those kitties look innocent😁 YES please to join in the draw this time round. Hugs EmmaxReplyDelete
Bonnie, That's such an incredible card! Love the paper piecing. How could any self-proclaimed "crazy cat lady" not toss her hat into the ring for that prize? :-DReplyDelete
How CUTE! I'm going to play along - because I love to use my snippets and I love to play along in the Playground. I won't be playing for the prize this time; but just for fun. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyDelete
Yes, please to the prize. I'm always looking for new cat stamps! Love your story about Dudley and that sweet throwback puppy picture. Great scene card by Bonnie. Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyDelete
Yes please for the prize, Di - that is so cuteReplyDelete
Wow, what an awesome card. I was in Egypt and I really love these images. Yes, yes, yes for the prize, please.ReplyDelete
That is a lovely card and a really cute stamp set. Cats and Egypt are two more loves of mine so yes please to be included in the draw. Thanks for the Rudolf Days reminder. Take care. HugzReplyDelete
Super cute card from Bonnie and a darling set. I am just playing for fun this challenge. Always a hoot to read about Sir Dudley aka 'Mini Tsunami'. lolReplyDelete
What a fabulous card Di such cute images too l am playing for fun bath times are like children's times Di with Dudley l can remember them well enjoy your day xxReplyDelete
Bonnie's card is so cute with great details! I'm playing just for fun this time around. Have a fun week ahead with that little ball of white fur that lives in your house and hearts :)ReplyDelete
Such a cute card made by Bonnie Lynn and full of wonderful snippets using these Egyptian themed cats and embellishments. I have entered a card this time but will play just for fun Di. Dudley's antics always make me smile, but you seem to have bath time down to a fine art and wait to see if the puppy cut wins out..lol. xReplyDelete
I've seen samples of those adorable Clearly Besotted Egyptian cat stamps and just fell in love with them. YES PLEASE to a chance to add this to my stash. Bonnie's card is both clever and cute...a wonderful combination!ReplyDelete
Don't you just love it when pups stand on their hind legs to peek over and into something?
I love Bonnie's card, so many fun details! You know how much I love both cats and Clearly Besotted, so I'd love to be in the drawReplyDelete
Oh, that's a lovely card. I agree with what you wrote - it's such a clever way to use the textured paper for the pyramids. Love it!ReplyDelete
I would like to be entered in the prize draw too, if possible, please. :)
Bonnie's Pyramid Kitties card is just adorable. Please enter me in the draw. My entry this time is a true "snippets" card, where I used up a few of the Christmasy snippets I have colected.ReplyDelete
Oh what an amazingly adorable card by Bonnie, and a big YES PLEASE to this prize. We can't have real kitties in our house, due to allergies, but no one said we can't have kitty stamps!ReplyDelete
I vote for puppy cut for Dudley, especially in the summer. He'll thank you for it, I promise!
Just playing for fun. Don’t want to be in the draw.ReplyDelete
Love the stories of Dudley always makes me smile.
Yes please Di, count me in thanks. CarolGReplyDelete
Actually, NO, just playing for fun. CarolGReplyDelete
Bonnie's card is so cute and I love the sentiment. Just playing for fun this time. xxReplyDelete
Hanging my head in shame because it feels such a long time since I played with my snippets and brought them along here. So sorry!ReplyDelete
Just playing along for fun.
Love Jules xx
it's a fab little scene that Bonnie Lynn made. I'm just playing along for fun this time.ReplyDelete
I'm in the middle of writing a big grant... so not sure if I'll find time to play along. If I do, I'll play just for fun.ReplyDelete
Love the stamps and would love to be in to win there, Hope you and Dudley are okay,ReplyDelete
I'm playing just for fun (and snippet mountain reduction!) this time.ReplyDelete
Hi Di, also hanging my head in shame as I've been AWOL for ages!! Gorgeous catty card and I love the idea of Dudley as a Bath Burrito. Yes please to cute kitty stamps. Hugs, April xxReplyDelete
So happy I managed to find the playground again after having been absent for so long. The current OCC class is just perfect for using up scraps.ReplyDelete
Bonnie's card is really sweet, as are the CB images.
Even so, I'm just playing for fun this time.
Super cad from Bonnie - I'm playing just for fun this time xxReplyDelete
wow, super cute inspiration and the prize! I love Egypt and it has a special meaning in our family, especially for my parents. We all have been there and we would like to travel there also with our kids. After covid-19-era, I think ...ReplyDelete
Yes for the amazing prize, please.
Oh, we had a bathtub day for our Emma too - she doesn't like it very much although she adores every piece of water in the nature. We were at the seaside previous week and on constant search for dog beach.
crafty hugs xx
Bonnie's card is delightful :-) A big YES PLEASE to this prize,so cute Egyptian kitty!ReplyDelete
Stay safe, Majda