Sunday, 2 January 2022

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #418 - Christmas Draw - Prize V

NEWSFLASH! Important announcement after details of today's prize.

Here's the 22nd prize in the 'Snippets Playground Christmas Draw':

It's two more stamps from Jackie T, and it's actually the final two from her massively generous donation. The stamps are Sweet Dixie of course and are called 'Funky Bauble' and 'Oh Christmas Tree'. Thank you once again Jackie for your part in making the Grand Draw such a success.

All the rules can be found on the post for Sunday 12th December 2021, along with Mr Linky for your single entry. I do suggest that you read the rules thoroughly - particularly about the theme for this Grand Draw Challenge.

Just leave a comment on this post you're currently looking at, if you would like the chance to win today's prize.

Please note that I have closed commenting on the first fortnight of the Grand Draw - and will be closing more prizes as this final week progresses.

And here's the news I've been keeping to myself for months now. Today it's exactly 10 years since I took over the Playground keys from Jules. And to celebrate, in one week's time - the day after the Grand Draw has closed - the Snippets Playground will have its very own, new, fresh and fun blog!

Be sure to mark Sunday 9th January 2022 down in your diary! Here's a badge for your own blog as a taster. ☺

I'm thrilled to pieces and hugely grateful to the incredibly talented Loll who designed the new Snippets Playground blog. My own Pixies Crafty Workshop blog will continue and I will add reminders and links in 'Pixies' to new Snippets Playground posts, certainly in the early days. Do be sure to become a follower of the new blog so that it can fly on its own please.

Do please come and play - our motto will be 'Snippets Playground .... where the sun is always shining'. So let's make it a happy and fun place folks. Of course the tree house, bicycle shed, swings, see-saw etc. will still be there at your disposal. And Dudley will still be keeping watch. ☺ 

Picks and prizes will continue, not always with samples though - this place is bursting at the seams! I still have some duplicates but not as many as there used to be. It's also a chance for me to explore all the fabulous techniques you use when making snippets cards rather than being bound by 'samples'. I can see some fun times ahead.

Love from Dudley and of course me,


  1. CONGRATULATIONS on being Head of the Snippets Playground for 10 years Di. You have made it a fabulously fun and friendly place to play - with your warm heart, generous prizes and little glimpses of your life with Dudley.

    And WOW - amazing news about a whole new space in blogland for the Snippets Playground to start the next decade in. Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us. Love the new Playground motto - no more umbrellas or wellies needed!!!

    Very nice of Loll to design the new blog for you - she’s so clever. I love the new badge.

    Big hugs my friend xxx

  2. Hi Di, awesome news about the new blog. Can't wait. I have been totally distracted so I he I haven't missed anything I would really love. Just can' seem to concentrate at the moment. Have a new scrap mountain after the Christmas making so hope to join something up soon. Take care. Hugz

  3. Hi Miss Di, Congratulations on the new Challenge Blog, I've saved the blog badge and will update my blog during the day.... Looking forward to see what comes... I'm happy to have my name for just a couple of prizes, I'm in the process of tidying up my mess aka desk and using up more scraps discovered. Have a wonderful week... Megan

  4. Jackie has overwhelmed us with her kindness in providing so many prizes!! THANK YOU so much!!!
    Yes, Please to this lovely tree and bauble set. So pretty!

    The bright and happy challenge blog badge is FABULOUS!! Thank you to Loll for helping out with that. Such a wonderful way to promote the new Snippets Playground Blog!!
    These changes you mentioned sound just great, Di. We want this to be fun for you, too....and trying out new techniques instead of being tied to showcasing the prizes each fortnight is perfect....although we do love seeing the way you use the prize duplicates!!

    We are starting off the New Year with 16 inches of snow on the ground and very cold temps near 0 F. with pipes half frozen up. We don't have to worry abt the pipes bursting...they can freeze and thaw without problems...but we are a bit concerned with the well pump fittings etc that are on the surface. Hopefully we will not need to call the pump guy...($$$$).

    Happy New Year and thank you for this amazing Christmas giveaway!! I need to get busy on my entry!! :)
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  5. No kidding?! That's great! Can only imagine how much better this will be for you & love the new badge & motto! Thanks for all your work the past 10 years & for Dudley keeping an eye out! Here's to the next 10 years! Thanks to you & everyone who is providing the wonderful prizes for us! Please leave me out of the draw for this time.

  6. Wow,Di, I'm so excited about your new blog. I can't wait.
    Yes for the awesome prize, please.
    Valerija xx

  7. Many congratulations on having run the Playground for so long Di, what an achievement. It’s always a joy to visit such a friendly and happy place and I’m pleased to read that Snippets Playground will be having a brand new blog, which I look forward to joining. I also love the bit about the sun always shining as that instantly makes me feel happy. Well done to Loll too. She’s a very clever lady as I’ve seen many of her blog conversations and they’re all fabulous. So lovely to be in a place full of kind people in a world that’s not always that way. My goodness, I can talk for England! Have a good day everybody x

  8. Isn't Loll wonderful with her blog designs, and of course I shall follow you over there :) I am looking forward to the new blog.
    yes pleas for the prise
    Stay safe

  9. HUGE Congratulations on ten years of the Snippets Playground and I'm looking forward to the new look playground too.

    Happy New Year to you and your readers and a big hug for Dudders!


  10. Oh wow another two great stamp sets good luck all What a fabulous badge l will most certainly be adding to my blog xx

  11. Congratulations on your 10 years Di and on your new upcoming blog especially for snippets! Look forward to seeing it and I love the new badge. Loll is so clever, I wouldn't know where to start with that sort of thing!
    Jackie has been so generous with her prizes, but I will pass on this one, thank you. Happy New Year to you, Len and Dudley xxx

  12. Congratulations on your tenth anniversary Di! Great news about your new blog too - I've added the challenge blog to my sidebar.

    A lovely prize from Jackie, but please leave me out of this draw.

    Take care and have a great 2022.

    Kath x

  13. A superb achievement Di, well done, it's not easy keeping things ticking over for so long. But where on earth have those ten years gone?

    Sounds like exciting times ahead and play can continue in the Playgroud which is excellent news. I know I don't show my face there these days, but I'm with you in spirit from my own treehouse (on the day's my legs will take me up the ladder that is). Mind you, as Alex built it for the children it's a pretty dry environment apart from Ribena and OJ.

    B x

  14. Congratulations, very exciting, popped the badge on my blog already. Stay safe, love Jane x

  15. Congrats on running the Playground for 10 years. That is quite an achievement. Happy to hear Dudley will continue to keep watch.
    Love the new badge that Loll created.
    Makes the Playground look like the happy place it's intended to be.
    More lovely stamps from Jackie. So generous of her.
    I'm sure they will find a new loving home somewhere.
    Marianne x

  16. 10 years wow! Congratulations
    I will add the badge when back on the PC. I'm not entering today's draw.
    L x

  17. Congrats on your 10th anniversary of running the blog, such a great accomplishment! Looking forward to the launch of the new blog and future challenges. Take care.

  18. How exciting, (I'm jumping up and down and clapping). Congratulations on a fab 10 years of fun. I definitely reach for snippets first whenever I start a project and am cross when I need to cut a new sheet. The badge looks brilliant and I cant' wait to come and play. Thank you again for running the draw and I hope you are having a be of time off too. xxx

  19. Jackie T has been really kind and generous! Thanks for the chance to enter in the draw.
    Such exciting news about the Playground!!Wow! Waiting to see (and follow!) the new Snippets Playground site!! :) Loll has been so kind to use up her talent and design the new blog!! The badge is so sweet and cute!!!
    Hugs! Make some cuddles to Dudley!
    Happy New Year!

  20. Once again couple of beautiful stamps. Yes for the prize, please.

  21. Once again beautiful stamps. Yes for the prize, please.

  22. Congratulation on your 10 years anniversary and fancy-looking badge.

  23. Congratulations on 10 years, wow! You do an amazing job Di! You're blog is so much fun and so upbeat, thank you! Yes, please.

  24. Happy New Year and Congratulations on your 10 years Di, it's always a pleasure to play along... Can't wait to see the new blog!!! (Love the motto too!)
    Yes please to be in the draw for these fab stamps from Jackie xxx

  25. Woo-hoo and huge CONGRATS to ten years!!! Love the new snippets badge (Loll is such an amazing artist!!). See you next week!! ;-)

  26. Congratulations on 10 years of heading up the playground! I know it's a massive amount of unseen work, but you have kept the playground one of the happiest places on the internet. Having a page dedicated to it is a fun idea.
    Thanks again to Jackie T for her generous donation. I'm passing on this prize -- it's a lovely one but I think I have enough tree stamps as is.'

  27. Yes please for the prize
    Omygosh!! How exciting! I’m thrilled for you! I will be anxiously awaiting new news! %

  28. Congratulations on your tenth anniversary Di, wow!
    Great news about your new blog too, I am excited!
    yes for the lovely prize, please.
    hugs xx

  29. How exciting for you and all of us! Can't wait for the 9th to roll around.

  30. I love your news Di. Congratulations on 10 years as the Queen of the Snippets Playground and I can't wait for the reveal of the fabulous new website. The badge is so pretty and I will be sure to bring Eva to the playground 'where the sun is always shining' as I'm fed up of bathing her already this winter!

    What a fabulous pair of stamps donated by the generous Jackie T. I'm going to sit this one out as I have lots of baubles and Christmas trees!
    Hugs, Vicky x

  31. Oh, and happy belated anniversary! (Have just visited Sarn's blog!!) Vicky x

  32. Congratulations on the 10th Anniversary of Head of The Playground, the most friendly and fun place to hang out in blogland. Looking forward to seeing the new blog. I’ll pass on this prize as I already have several similar stamps. xx

  33. Such exciting news, Di. I'm so happy for you and can't wait to see what Loll has created for all of us to ooohhh and ahhhh over! I have several ornament and tree stamps, so will pass on this one so that someone else can nab it!

  34. I can’t wait to see the new blog, see sunshine every time, something to really look forward to. Lovely prizes again, but I’ll pass on this and the next snowflake one, as I have similar. Xxx

  35. Yes please to these sweet little images, and I can't wait to see the new Snippets Blog. I do think you'll feel much less pressure with having a separate spot for the challenge, and a personal blog to express your creativity unfettered!

  36. Congratulations Di on your 10th anniversary. Looking forward to your new blog too! Lovely prize today, but I have similar stamps in my stash so I I will pass on this today thank you.
    Janice x

  37. Well now I see what I missed! CONGRATULATIONS on 10 years and CONGRATULATIONS on a new Snippets Playground blog! This is awesome news! I am excited for you, and for all of us as well! Can't wait to see it! Thank you for another wonderful and very generous giveaway! Jackue T has been so kind and generous as well! Thank you! Yes, please!

  38. And I do so love your new motto! We can all use more sunshine! So uplifting! Love the new badge as well! So excited and cannot wait!

  39. The new badge is awesome! Complments and I will put it on my blog instead of the old one.
    I am not playing for the prize this time.
    Lia xx

  40. Yes, please to the prize. Congratulations on 10 years! I'll be sure to become a follower of your new blog. Can't wait to keep creating those snippets!

  41. Congrats on 10 years!!! Your hard work, and beautiful inspiration pieces are so very much appreciated <3 Thank you! I'll just admire the prize this time around :)

  42. Congrats!!!! WOW 10 years!!!! You are awesome! LOVE your Snippets new graphic! SOOOO FUN! Can't wait to play every challenge this year!!!

  43. Congratulations on 10 years of running the playground - a new blog sounds like the perfect way to celebrate it!
    I'm a 'yes please' for this prize.
    Helen x

  44. Wow Di, is it really ten years, I remember when you took over from Jules, huge congrats on making it thus far.
    You’re so faithful and diligent ..

    No thanks for this prize but thanks to everyone who shared so we can enjoy it so much!
    Thanks for Sharing, God bless and keep you safe, and all those you love, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

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

  45. Happy 10 year Anniversary Snippets Playground and congratulations on the new blog. Thank you so much Di for your work running the challenge. Yes please to the lovely prizes. Many thanks to Jackie T for contributing these stamps.
    Crafty hugs,