Sunday 14 November 2021

Pixies Snippets Playground - Challenge 416

Welcome to a new Snippets Playground Challenge.The Winter is dithering a bit here, some days are relatively warm for the time of year and, as yet, we haven't seen our first frost. Having said that - time is certainly galloping towards Christmas. Len even started playing Christmas music on his guitar and is already asking me to decide what outdoor/indoor lights we'll have this year. No idea was the response - too soon for me.

And for this challenge we have another lovely Guest Designer. This time it's Amanda of 'Panda's Paper Playtime'!

To find out how Amanda made her fabulous card hop over to HERE. There are even step by step photos for you to see the process! I absolutely adore this card, needless to say as I'm a huge fan of Amanda's work and have been for a lot of years, the snippets are cleverly coloured leftover strips from a huge batch of Wedding invitation making. Many thanks for being our Guest Designer for this challenge Amanda, and also a huge thank you for making such a brilliant card to showcase the prize - it's great fun!

And, the prize from me this fortnight is:
It's a five piece stamp set, along with five matching dies, by Pink Ink called 'Pigs Might Fly'. Cute, quirky and something quite different. I particularly love how Amanda used the set with a 'rainbow' and also kept it so fresh.

As always, the Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 27th November. 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 had a trim (by Len) using the new clippers last Sunday and, thankfully, we seem to have finally found the right (and of course, almost most expensive) ones available. We also had quite a bit of work done on the gardens, front and back, earlier in the week. More on that in 2022. Dudley was in his element ,needless to say - once he got used to the guys. He really is such a nosy-parker and had to inspect everything. Good job he's so cute and can get away with it! Having had a bath last Saturday, of course he's a bit grubby ............ sooner than planned though!
I had good news from the new optician I went to during the week, the cataracts are still deemed to be minimal and no need for a referral. It appears that my previous optician over reacted about the cataracts two years ago (as confirmed by the hospital last year). For now it's a case of 'keeping an eye on things' - to coin a phrase! Yippee - bit of a relief at least for now, during the current situation.

Stay safe and be kind.
Lots of love from myself and a 'woof' from Dudley, 


  1. Keeping an eye on things? Too funny.

    Yes, I'm in. That pig is great. It makes me squeal and the card Amanda made is so fun looking.

  2. Congratulations to Amanda on her GD spot. I'm sure she''l have fun this fortnight. I'll be up in the Treehouse (as usual) making gallons of hot chocolate for you all when you've finished playing on the swings etc.

    Love Amanda's card and have nipped over to her blog to say so!

    Glad news about your eyes is better than anticipated Di.

    Fab prize, but I'm playing just for fun, thanks.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  3. Welcome to the guest designer - great card and super fun prize although I'm playing for fun this time. Good news about your eyes, one less thing to worry about for the time being.

  4. Congratulations on your GDT slot Amanda. Your card is lovely and that stamp is absolutely adorable. As a lover of all things piggy I would love to win the stamp if I am lucky enough.

    Great news on your eyes. I suppose there is a fine dividing line be tween an optician being too cautious and making you worry about it :(

    My MIL is coming up to 80 and been told they won't operate on her cataracts just yet as she is not 'old enough'. Goodness knows what age you are supposed to be....

  5. Amanda's card is so cuuuuute! Love the rainbow stripes and the cute pig! Awesome prize - I'm a yes, please! I just linked up my set of two cards. I hope recycling a tissue box counts as snippets!

  6. Good news about your cataracts!

  7. What a fun stamp and brilliant card! It's so bright and beautiful. I'm sure Dudley has every right to inspect work going on in HIS garden. Hopefully he's not digging it all up again. Good news about your eyes so you can keep a close eye on what's going on in the playground. xxx

  8. A great card and such a fun stamp, but I'm just playing for fun this week.

    Good news from your optician and great to catch up with Dudley's latest antics too!

    Kath x

  9. Welcome to your new GD, such fun and colourful card! Well done to Len for trimming Dudley!

  10. Brilliant card, what a fun image! I'd love to win this prize, so I'll be a Yes Please in the draw.

    Great news from the optician, Di. xx

  11. Oh that Dudley - I am sure he was a wonderful supervisor though :) Good news on the eye front - I too am developing cataracts - I try to be thankful I am old enough to develop them, LOL.
    Love Amanda's card - that is so clever
    Stay safe

  12. Beautiful card from Amanda.
    Just playing for fun this time.

  13. How lovely - what a fun card! Jo x

  14. What a brilliant card by Amanda. The spotted pig and the rainbow background....and such a fun design! Love the vellum wings. Yes, please to the prize this time around...and thank you.
    Of course, the pet clippers had to be among the most expensive!! Only the best for little Dudley. :) Little scamp...I can just imagine having way too much fun when the garden workmen were there!! <3
    Oh, very good news about the cataracts! We love that kind of news from our healthcare providers. So good to hear!
    Thank you for another lovely visit to the playground and many thanks to Amanda for guest designing!
    Take care!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  15. I always love hearing about Dudleys adventures... and also to hear good news about health issues! Yay! I'll pass on the prize this time. Trying to use what I already have before adding more!

  16. Amanda's card is awesome and yes please, I would love that pig stamp so yes please to be in the draw. Dudley stories are always fun and I'm glad to hear you can avoid the hospital for a while yet. Hugz

  17. Yes please for that unique and fun stamp set, and thank you to Amanda for her charming card sample!!
    Trying to finish uploading cards tonight so will have to make this a short comment but that's great news on your eyes Di! Always good to avoid hospitals and clinics during this time, even as we begin to move into a more normal period.

  18. Fab news from your optician and well done on keeping Dudders at his peak of "cuteness"

    A YES PLEASE to an entry in this current draw as that pig set and the card made using it are just so darn cute!

    Happy Wednesday


  19. What a great card Amanda has made using this fun pig and a wonderful bright series of stripes and some cute velum wings. A great prize Di and I am a 'yes please' if I get a card in. Glad that the clipping was a success to keep Dudley in tip top shape especially after helping with the work in the I'm glad too that your cataracts are only in the very early stages and no need for anything further for now. x

  20. Playing just for fun Di. Great card from Amanda!
    Pleased to hear the news was good from your optician.
    Janice x

  21. Yes, please to that adorable piggy! I've hopped over to Amanda's blog to become a follower. I love how she made this piggy fly over the rainbow. Good news about your eyes. I'm glad Dudley made some new friends!

  22. Yes please to be in the possible winner draw. The piggy on the card looks so cute!!

  23. So good to hear the news from your doctor about the cataracts, Di! Well done. The card from Amanda is darling and I love her rainbow. I'm going to toss my name into the hat for the prize this time. I simply can't resist the Pig with Wings. :-D

  24. What a bright and beautiful card by your special guest designer Amanda! Just lovely. Glad you found the right clippers for Dudley and of COURSE he had to inspect the work! Good news about your eyes too Di - what a relief. I'm just playing for fun this time :)
    Hugs, Vicky xx

  25. Whimsical and cheerful rainbow card from Amanda. So glad you got positive news from the optician. I'm saying yes to this prize as I don't have a single pig in my stash. Be well.

  26. What a cute and fun card. I love it!
    Yes for the prize, please.
    Valerija xx

  27. Amanda's card really showcases this fun stamp/set to it's full potential! I'd love to have my name in the draw for this (BTW, still waiting for that silly bunny to make it's way here) Glad it's good news for your eyes - hopefully things stay on a good course for you now!

  28. I'd love a chance for this fab prize Di, such an inspirational card and fabulous snippets idea. Having the right tools makes all the difference eh? And good news re cataract (something I have looming but dread too!) xxx

  29. Congratulations on your GD spot!! Great card Di!!! I would love to be in the draw for the proze please!! Have a good day!! :)

  30. Love Amanda's sample card - such a fun stamp!
    I'm playing just for fun this time.
    Helen x

  31. Glad the new clippers worked & that you don't need cataract surgery. Fun card & prize! Please leave me out of the drawing this time.

  32. What a fantastic card and stamp, I'd love to be in the hat please!
    Well done on the GD slot - and what a job you have on your hands! I've just been over to Kickstart to link my card there and there are 87 gorgeous entries so far, it looks set to run into three figures by the end of the challenge.

  33. Just playing for fun. I love the DT card, the vellum wings are a wonderful touch.

  34. Amandas card is a gem and the flying pig is hilarious, so I say yes to him!!
    Lia xx

  35. Congratulations Amanda on your guest spot and what a fabulous card love the piggy and the strips so colourful too! just playing for fun Di take care xx

  36. Playing just for fun!

  37. Hello! First time here and so happy to have been introduced to your blog. Looking forward to learning more about you and Dudley’s adventures. Take care! —Prudence @_penguinparade


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