Sunday 3 October 2021

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #413

Welcome to a new Snippets Playground Challenge.  Oh boy, it seems like temperatures dropped quite rapidly in the space of just one day last week. With the nights drawing in as well we do seem to be heading for Winter before too many weeks go past. Let's hope for one final burst of Summer before then.

And for this challenge we have another lovely Guest Designer. This time it's our super Head Prefect - SaRn!!
And, Sarn has made not one but three fabulous 'topiary' snippets cards! They're absolutely gorgeous and to find out how 'Little Miss Mischief' made them and what snippets she used, just hop over to her blog - the link is shown above the photo of the three cards.

And, the prize this fortnight, kindly donated by Sarn is:

- a brand new set of stamps made by Stampin' Up called 'Vertical Greetings'. Needless to say, I just love these stamps, both for the images as well as the great selection of vertical greetings. Sadly they're now discontinued so this is a great chance to win yourself the set!

As always, the Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 16th October. 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.
Dudley has given up using our downstairs toilet as his 'cooling down' space since temperatures dropped. In fact, on Friday night he spent most of the time whilst we were sleeping, snuggled up on the bed in between us. And when he does that, he generally surrounds himself with two or three of his most loved toys, so it can get a little bit crowded! ☺ 
Stay safe and be kind.
Lots of love from us all - Parsnip, Dudley and of course me, 


  1. Thanks for inviting me to be your Guest Designer this fortnight Di. Looking forward to checking everyone’s homework with you!!!

    Looks like we might need to make a few cosy dens around the treehouse and get the fairy lights strung up. A few hot toddies, oops, I meant hot chocolates wouldn’t go amiss either!!!!!!!! Who’s bringing the marshmallows????

    Hugs, SaRn xxx

  2. I'll volunteer to bring the marshmallows and limoncello. and yes please to the prize, thanks Di and Sarn - that is a beautiful set
    Stay safe

  3. A Beautiful card with those stunning stamps, brought to life by Sarn.
    Faith x

  4. I agree DI. These stamps are beautiful! Suitable for so many different occasions!! I'd love to be in with the cance to win. Stay safe! :) x

  5. What gorgeous CAS cards this month, love them so yes please to be included in the prize draw. Yes, definitely colder and much wetter down here (in Suffolk), the rain was welcome but there was rather a lot of it yesterday. Such a nice excuse to stay in and craft. I hope it is OK that I have linked up 24hrs after my post went live, I just hit the gap in challenges. I am so sorry that I have been absent from your challenge for a while. I must try and make up for that xx

  6. Beautiful CAS Cards!!! Dudley snuggles sound like heaven!

  7. Such lovely cards by Sarn and so beautifully CAS. It's lovely to be joining you again and yes please, I would like to be included in the draw this time around, thank you xx

  8. I love the topiary stamps donated by Sarn, so lovely of her, and her three cards are so pretty using them. If I get a card in I will be a 'yes please' for the prize. Dudley must be great company for you both Di, and your stories always make me smile..he is such a character. x

  9. A well deserved GD spotlight for Sarn and such wonderful cards she made!! Absolutely adorable!

  10. Such a beautiful card and fab prize from Sarn!!!
    Yeyy for Dudley snuggles, bet his good to have him back LOL

  11. A beautiful card from Sarn. Good luck to all entrants. I promise I will play again at some point xoxo

  12. Well done SaRn for making such lovely cards to inspire us and what a lovely prize - need to say a 'yes please' to be in the 'hat' for a chance to own this set. Looking forward to marshmallows and hot chocolate (with or without a nip of something in it) !!

  13. How wonderful to see Sarn's cards and the prizes well done Sarn for your gdt your so talented and your cards are amazing l am only playing for fun good luck all what another fabulous prize to win xx

  14. Gorgeous cards from Sarn. Your Dudley stories are so funny. Just playing for fun this fortnight Di. Hugz

  15. Lovely CAS snippets designs from SaRn and such a sweet prize! I'm just playing for fun. Be well, Di!

  16. Wonderful cards from Sarn!
    I had to smile as I read abut your nightly experiences with Dudley. So sweet! And I really do understand that it might be a bit crowded.
    Of course I want to be in the draw for this wonderful prize!
    Hugs and blessings,

  17. What a fab set of cards - great job Sarn!
    Lovely prize - I'm a 'yes please' for the draw.
    Helen x

  18. ooh marshmallows, hope there are some left! Lovely cards by Sarn and a generous prize too. I'm just playing for fun this time.
    L x

  19. I just love this sweet little stamp set and sample, so I will say another kind "yes, please". I just linked up a card specifically made with snippets.

  20. Ohhhh . . . aren't those three lovely cards by Sarn!! Those images are just perfect for CAS cards, but I could see them with a lot of layers as well. I'm just playing for fun--the fun of using up some of my mountain of snippets!

  21. Love the simple looks and Sarn's cards.
    Fab prize - a "yes please" from me for it.


  22. Beautiful cas cards by Sarn but I am just playing for fun this time. Must be nice to have Dudley back with you, you'll just have to buy a bigger bed :) x

  23. Yes please DI, count me in, CarolG

  24. Dudley is totally right. When is got colder our dog always want to sleep under our blanket.
    Beautiful cas cards. Love to be in the draw.

  25. Fab prize and totally FAB-u-LOUS makes from Sarn too, a resounding YES PLEASE to an entry in the draw this time around too

    Happy Friday all


  26. Beautiful cards by Sarn and a wonderful prize too so 'Yes Please' to be in with a chance to win. I am so happy to have been able to blog and join in - its been a while! Your bed sounds really cozy with Dudley and all his toys! Extra warmth for the winter. Take care my friend. Hugs xxxxxx

  27. Such simplicity with CAS feels on all 3 cards! Stunning Sarn!
    A kind Yes to this fun awesome set!

  28. Thank you so much to Sarn but her beautiful trio of cards, and for the prize this time around. Yes please to a chance to win, as this is such a nice set with a unique look.
    Di, you will recognize the gnome die cut on my entry this week, and see how she looks in fall colors. I spent two evenings putting together a whole crowd of girl gnomes, in all color combos...what fun!
    Glad to hear that Dudley is back to snuggling with you...but I do hope you're limiting the number of toys he's allowed to pull up onto the bed or you and Len could find yourself on the floor in the middle of the night, haha! Oh, the indignity of being pushed out by a dog and his dog toys!

  29. The topiaries are so very nice. It's great that Sarn is giving away this prize, thank you! and I say Yes to it.
    Lia xx

  30. Just playing for fun thanks Di ;).........fab prize and projects Sarn, luckily I have that gorgeous set already :) xxx

  31. Amazing how pink pop smells like mulled wine these days isn't it?!
    What a lovely set of cards Sarn has made for her samples and what a great prize! I'm going to sit this one out but someone is going to have a fun set to play with!
    Sorry to link up late Di - Just back from my hols and Chrome will no longer let me use Linky so I had to find another browser. A Bad Word may have been used!! Hugs, Vicky xx

  32. I had fun creating a card using some snippets! Yes, please for the pretty stamp set!

  33. Sarn’s cards are beautiful, showcasing a lovely set of stamps. I already have this set, so I’ll just be playing for fun this time. xx

  34. Beautiful cards by Sarn and a wonderful prize too so YES Please to be in with a chance to win.
    Dudley snuggles sound like heaven :-))))
    Hugs, Majda

  35. Yes please for this lovely prize

  36. Love all these cards Sarn made, plus the others I saw on her blog. This is a fantastic prize, and it's a big Yes Please from me.

  37. Sarn surely worked her magic with these stamps! Lovely cards, but I'm playing just for fun this time around :)

  38. I'll have my card ready to post within the hour but I'm playing just for fun this time. :-D I adore SaRn's note cards - each one is fantastic in design! Such sweet little stamps, :-D

  39. Sarn's cards are just lovely. I often wish I had some vertical sentiments. Thank you for sharing your talents and for donating such a fabulous prize.
    Sweet Dudley has the right idea...when it is cold, snuggle. And bring some friends! :)
    I am so glad to be able to participate in your challenge this time, Di. I am so hit and miss on my blogging...and in life!! Ha. Thank you for this fun challenge!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  40. Wowsers what stunning makes by dear Sarn. Thanks for running challenge, dear Di, I will decline the prize. Stash needing using not adding to it. Lovely creations shared too.
    Happy birthday for few weeks back and so glad you’ve a Gemini junior a worthy pressie! 🎁🎊🎈🎉🎁
    Thanks for Sharing, God bless and keep you safe, and all those you love, prayer hugs Shaz in Oz.x

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

  41. Wonderful cards and stamps. Yes for the prize, please.
    Valerija xx

  42. Am I too late to bring a plate of sausage rolls?
    Would love to be in the hat for these lovely stamps, I only have one vertical sentiment at the moment and it's only really suitable for Oriental cards.

    1. It’s NEVER too late to bring the sausage rolls! Xxx

  43. It was a nice surprise to see SaRn as guest designer. Yes, please, to the prize. I thought this was a very unique stamp set by SU. Have a blessed day!

  44. Hi Di and Sandra

    Nice to see the dynamic duo working in partnership! You make a great team.

    Loving your samples Sandra. You have showcased the prize perfectly.

    Have you ordered that bigger bed yet Di?

    Just playing for fun thank you.

    Love and hugs
    Jules xoxoxoxo

  45. Gorgeous cards from Sarn. Did someone mention a sausage roll?? Please count me in for the draw, Di - love April xxx

  46. Absolutely gorgeous cards by SaRN. Love the beautiful simplicity of each one. And a cute stamp set!! I'd love to play for it. Hope all is well, Di. :-)

  47. Gorgeous cards from Sarn, wow, I love her design.
    Your Dudley stories are so funny, I enjoy them so much.
    yes for the great prize, please.
    have a great weekend xx

  48. Yes Please to this prize, and thank you so much to Sarn for being guest designer and donating the prize. Just a quick note for now because I'm barely squeezing in under the wire!


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