Sunday, 14 February 2016

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 216

Well, that was a fun week with the Pancake Day shenanigans! I think everything has calmed back down again now - thankfully!

So much so that our ringleader/rebel/reporter has done a total about-turn and is very kindly giving me a little break this coming week. So please welcome Sarn (aka Dick Orem) as your Prefect - she will be commenting on entries and doing the picks for me. As well as that, Sarn made our snippets cards (three of them!) this week and also very kindly has a lovely double prize in store for you. I'll still be here in the background in case anyone has problems linking, seeing who would like to be in for the prize(s) and will still look at your entries (I'm just a sticky beak!), even if I don't comment.

Let's take a look at the three snippets cards Sarn made:
Aren't they absolutely gorgeous? You can hop over to Sarn's to find out more about them - lovely stamps and such pretty colours too.

Time now for a 'peek at the picks' - as always such a difficult job deciding:

I very rarely let on that something I see in the Playground will be a weekly pick, things sometimes change over the week and I can only show so many of your wonderful makes. But, I broke my own rule and this went right to the top of my picks list - and I also told Janis too! Do go and see exactly how Janis made this lovely work of mixed media art - I totally adore it!

I adore this card, made by Helen! So clever to use the newsprint paper for the flowers (yet another idea stored for future use!) - and the stamped central flower stems with Helen's hand doodled shorter stems and border are just brilliant too!

Most of use know that Mrs A never, ever, wastes a scrap of anything - and this wonderful shaker card is a case in point! You really should hop over to see how it's been made - the clue is custard tarts!

Isn't this fresh and fabulous? Sonia used the inlay technique to make this really pretty card using Distress Inks and a white gel pen - I love it! Sonia entered three times this week and I could have included every single make - chose this one as I felt it's such a great idea to CASE.


We had lots of Valentine's Day cards in the Playground this week - and I loved every single one! I picked this card, made by Sandy, because the paper piecing is great - and also it really made me smile, such a great sentiment too!

I picked this card, made by Lynn, because I love the colours and composition, so pleasing on the eye IMHO. Isn't that wavy die a stunner too?!

As it's Valentine's Day I thought it appropriate to finish the picks with this amazing pop up box, made by Jenny L. Would you believe it's Jenny's very first pop up box card? Totally stunning indeed Jenny!

So that's the 'peek at the picks' - and, I hope Carole D won't mind, we have one very, very happy new Granny in the Playground. Baby Thomas was born on Monday 8th February - and this is the lovely card Carole made, albeit not a snippets entry:
A rocker on a rocker :)

And ............................... here's the little chap himself:
Oh my word, isn't he one of the loveliest babies ever?

We have one new Playmate this week, and it's Darlene who is a friend of Diane H. Together they run a great challenge called 'Double D Challenges' - go here to take a peek. It's already a very popular challenge with some lovely themes! This is Darlene's really lovely card - gosh I so love that die!

Time now to pick the winner of last week's prize of the Crafts-Too 'Butterfly Garden' die and Inkylicious  two-stamp set called 'Sunshine Wishes'. And our winner is:
Well done Jane! I have your address here and will post the die and stamps off to you this coming week.

Onto this coming week's prize, which as I already said is a double one - yay for Sarn!

First of all it's a Woodware 'Wedding Hearts' stamp set , kindly donated by Nina who is the owner of Creativity Cards and Crafts, which is Sarn's local craft shop. Thank you SO much Nina! Sarn used all of her own set of stamps for her snippets cards, with really beautiful and varied results.
And, we also have a beautiful set of three Creative Expressions 'Gemini - Cygnus' dies, kindly donated by Sarn!
Two really lovely parts to this coming week's prize!

The Snippets Challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 20th February. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day.

Maximum of three entries and please say in a comment if you wish to play and be a possible winner of the prize. If you only want to play for either the stamps or the set of dies then just say so in a comment - if your number comes up then I'll do a further draw for the remaining part of the prize. But, both items are up as one complete prize if you so wish of course. Please also link back to the Playground in your blog post to be eligible for the draw.

Mr Linky is below - please let me know if you have any problems linking, it's easy for me to sort out so don't struggle on alone :)

Enjoy your week - whatever mischief you might have planned! And please look after Sarn :)

Di and, of course, Parsnip!
x

81 comments:

  1. Fantastic makes from Sarn and such a great compilation of stunning works! I'm speechless for the creativity shown!
    But the most beautiful make is ... the little Tomas :D How cute and sweet!!

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  2. Thanks to SARN for her inspiring snippets cards--so gorgeous--& for giving you a break, Ms Di! Lovely picks, as always! I'll play just for the dies this time.

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  3. It gives me such a huge thrill when you feature one of my creations Di and so sweet of Sarn to donate such gorgeous goodies. Will try to enter 3 times this week....I cant let the chance of winning such gorgeous goodies pass!! Big yes for the draw from my side
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  4. Thank you to Sarn for taking over! Her cards are gorgeous! It's so fun to look at all the picks! I see a kitty hehe - so cute. Congratulations to all and to the winner as well! Thank you to Sarn for the awesome prize too - please count me in! I'm hoping to be back to play along this week! Have a great week and enjoy your break!

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  5. Such wonderful picks - totally amazing :-)
    I better be on my best behaviour with Prefect Dick around then !!!!! :-) xxxx

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  6. Thank you so much, Di, for showcasing my card. I am so honored it was chosen among the other awesome projects! I appreciate the kind words that you and Sarn each left on my blog.

    Thank you to Sarn for sharing the wonderful cards and hostessing for the coming week. Lovely prize, too...so yes please to it.

    Congrats to the other picks, the winner, and the new Grandma!!!! Enjoy a little bit of time off this week, Di.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  7. Congratulations to my bloggy friend Janis for being one of your picks this week! Her gorgeous mixed media card is beyond amazing, with all that texture and color. Thank you to Sarn for the inspiration and please toss my name in for the draw this week as well!

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    1. Hi Karen . . . I love your pretty tage but Flicker won't let me comment on it unless I have a Yahoo account. Sorry.

      Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  8. That's so kind of Sarn to give you half term off Di. What lovely picks you made and how gorgeous Carole 's grandson is. Looking forward to playing with Sarn this week. Have fun and enjoy the break xx

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    1. Back with No 1 using my favourite with love die I won from you Di ;0) Sarn has written me a letter as I forgot to say please count me in for the prizes this week. I hope you are enjoying the break xx

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  9. FAB makes and pix again today, lovely baby pic too

    Yes please this week

    Kathyk

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  10. Fabulous picks this week and lovely cards from Sarn (I'm about to pop over to her blog to comment). I'll be in the playground soon and would love a chance to win the prizes, please.
    Kath x

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  11. Congratulations to Jane on her lucky win and Well Done too to the beautiful cards picked by Di.

    I think Sarns three cards are all crackers. I'll be visiting late today and but won't be able to pop back to the Playground until tomorrow. I'd love to be in with a
    chance to win the great prizes. Barbxx

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  12. Woohoo, thank you for picking me out of the virtual hat! I love, love, love that die you used last week. Fab cards from Sarn, and is it just me or do the picks get gorgeouser and gorgeouser every week? Have a lovely break, we (crosses fingers) promise to all behave well for Sarn, don't we ladies?
    Jane

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  13. So petty Sarn are not one but three cards your created for this weeks challenge and great picks too! congratulations to you all and well done Jane enjoy your win and how well you have done on the commenting your a true friend for helping out Di and great to hear Di is getting out take care xx

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  14. I hope you enjoy your week off and I'm sure Sarn will do a great job looking after us. Please pop my name into the draw this week - thanks.

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  15. What a beautiful prize this week. I try to enter 3 times.
    My fisrt is the die and second the stampset.Love to win.
    Gr, Elly

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  16. Hi Miss Di, and the lovely Parsnip.
    Congrats to Jane the winner, and all the picks showcased.
    I am so pleased to be one of them as there are always such very super entries to choose from.
    Will be back when I have made a snippets card later this week.
    Have a lovely Valentines Day, and I do hope all my playmates have wonderful day also.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  17. DISCLAIMER: My entry (possibly FIRST entry) is not meant to imply that there will be any drunken shenanigans while Miss Di has her back turned.
    Well, not much, anyway.
    Please don't put me in the hat this week, I'd be really embarrassed if I won twice in a row!
    Jane

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  18. Thanks Sarn for giving Di this well-deserved break - you always come through and we love you just as much as Di! Pretty cards too BTW!
    Congrats to Jane on her win along with all of the spotlighted notables, and an even bigger congrats to Granny Carole on the birth of her beautiful grandson - what a beautiful child he is!!

    I'm playing just for fun this week, but happy Valentine's Day everyone!

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  19. I love the three snippets card done by Sarn

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  20. I love Sarn's three pretty makes and how great of her to give you a bit of a break this week Di, and to donate part of that lovely prize this week, also a thank you to Nina for the stamps. What fantastic highlights again this week and congratulations to Jane W for being the winner. x

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  21. Awww, the Pixie's had a baby in the Playground! How marvelous! Thomas is such a beautiful baby! Congratulations to the whole family!

    I think the entries just keep getting better and better; these picks are really outstanding!!

    Thank you to Sarn for taking over as the Perfect Prefect! Her cards are gorgeous! You get some rest, my friend, and I hope you'll soon be turning cartwheels again! (Oh, sorry if that's not common knowledge of your Saturday night activity once your Snippets report is written! Oops!) Love and hugs, Darnell

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  22. Well done, Sarn for taking over duties this week and giving Di a well deserved rest. What a lovely selection of snippet cards too.

    Congratulations to Granny Carol on the beautiful addition to her family.

    Another great selection of picks, gorgeous creations!

    I'll be a Yes Please for the lovely prizes this week. xx

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  23. Enjoy your time away from the mayhem of the playground Di. Thank you for the lovely comments about my card, and congrats to all the other picks. Oh, and the brand new baby is simply gorgeous. Lynn x

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  24. Thankyou Miss for spotlighting The Doc's tarts. (he is on a diet now! I'm doing something with bottle caps now as there appears to be an avalanche of beer caps on by desk (courtesy of The Doc). Great snippets from Sarn this week.
    I have clean knickers on and sharpened me pencil so I'm already for the new week in the playground. Hugs Mrs A.

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  25. Some really fab picks and love the sample cards from Sarn, well I have to say that as she is in charge this week, don't want to be thrown out of the tree house.

    Kath x

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  26. Amazing cards from Sarn and a super prize too. Great picks again this week. I'll be back to play later but just for fun xx

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  27. Great inspirations, Sarn, wow ... and great top picks too - I always love them.
    Congratulations to new Granny Carole - baby Thomas is sooo sweet ...
    And yes for the lovely prize, please.
    Hugs, Tina

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  28. Our Sarn is one mega card artiste and her cards are beautiful, as always! Amazing picks as always Miss and I hope you are well and have a a good rest too. I am going to play naughty in the playhouse as she won't be there, yay! I would like the prize this week so will be throwing me hat in Karen xx

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  29. I glad to play and to enter in the draw. Boththe prizes are fabulous! Thanks to Sarn for her kindness and the help for this challenge.

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  30. Sarn's cards are gorgeous, love these stamps & dies so throwing my hat in the ring this week. Have a wonderful rest Di, am off to catch up on what I've missed over the last couple of weeks, Cathy x

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  31. Thanks so much for picking my card Di!
    A fabulous selection...it always amazes me how one can do so much with snippets!
    Helen x

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  32. Great job for snippet inspiration, Sarn! Great picks as always. I'm glad that task doesn't fall to me, we'd still be waiting to hear while I played eeny meeny minie moe!

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  33. You picked gorgeous cards Di! And the prizes for this week are great. I would be so glad if I could win the dies and you can please another lady with the stamps!
    Lia xx

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  34. Morning, lovely prizes for this week, and yes please if I am lucky.
    Have a great day.

    crafty hugs Pen x

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  35. Wonderful cards and wonderful prizes! Thank you Sarn!
    Og course I would like to take part.
    Wish you a great week!
    Hugs, Liv

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  36. Beautiful makes by everyone. Love the snippets inspiration. Yes please to the prize draw. Cara x

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  37. Beautiful cards...i'm playing for fun and prize...Yes please to the beautiful prize draw....

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  38. WOW ... thanks so much for the shout out and I can't wait to play along once again! Keep up the good work ... a pleasure to participate!

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  39. Me thinks I've got some catching up to do, I missed the Fat Tuesday antics! Great to be playing in here and I'd LOVE to win the prizes, please...

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  40. Happy to be playing along this week Di and Sarn so please enter me! What amazing project picks you picked from Di, loving them all, but of course my favorite pick was the cute baby, how adorable is he?!!! Hugs, Brenda

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  41. Fabulous cards Sarn! Its good Di is having a break! Baby Thomas is gorgeous! I would love to be in the running for a chance to win the prizes, thank you! xxx

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  42. What a pretty card, Di!! Maybe I'll find the time to actually enter my card this week!! LOL, time just keeps slipping away on me :( Would love the fab prize!
    Susan

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  43. Beautiful cards! Hope you have a great little vacation, Di! I'd love to play for the prize this week, thanks!

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  44. So pleased I skipped in tonight, to enjoy these lovely pink hearts that Sarn shared. (Ditto the yummy prizes! SWilson is my fav die company!) Enjoyed seeing the highlights (glad I'm not having to select highlites myself!) and the sweetest little angel who has joined the world. Yes, please if I should be so lucky to win any prizes, but mainly just popped in to check what the elves are up to. I know Sarn will keep us all in line, since she is in charge, so therefore can't instigate any mischief among us! Big hugs, hope health is improving. TFS & Big hugs to you both. (oh yes, don't forget Mr. P too...he deserves a hug).

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  45. Such lovely makes from Sarn, and very kind of her to be helping you out Di. Some fabulous picks this week too, with some different techniques.
    Great prize as always, and I would love to be entered into the draw please.
    Janice x

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  46. Lovely heart cards Sarn, so nice of you to give Di a little break : )
    Yes Please to the prize draw : )

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  47. I'm back, just to say 'yes please' for the prize :0)
    Helen x

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  48. Hi Di and Sarn! Lovely Snippet cards, Sarn! Fab picks too. Yes please to gorgeous prize! Xx

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  49. Amazing cards from Sarn and such wonderful picks.
    Yes please for the prize.
    Hugs Valerija

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  50. Fabulous cards - yes please to the lovely prize

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  51. All the cards showcased are fabulous. Yes - I would love to be in the draw for the prize.

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  52. When I visited on Sunday I forgot to congratulate Carol on the birth of grandson Thomas who is a real cutie, and also may I say 'yes please' to the fab prizes in the draw this week. x

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  53. Fabulous heart cards - so pretty! now your parade of cards is wonderful, but that baby is stealing the show - such a cutie!!!! I am playing for fun this week!

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  54. Yes Please to the prize if I am lucky enough.
    I too forgot to congratulate Carol on the birth of such a very sweet and cute grandson.
    Lovely and very varied makes from all so far, and good luck everyone in the draw.
    Thank you so much Sarn for the wonderful inspiration, and all your hard work to help Miss Di out for this week.
    Also thank you so much for the prize.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  55. Beautiful picks this week Miss. And you have left Sandra in charge???? You are one BRAVE lady!!!
    Gorgeous baby too, congratulations Carol on having a cutie!!
    Hugs
    xx

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  56. I don't want to throw my hat in the ring cos it will get all twampled on and dirty so will just stick me head up over the parapet instead and say yes please. If that Brenda doesn't cough up which seat she has hidden the booze under there is gonna be fisty cuffs at dawn!!!
    hugs Mrs AA.

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  57. Fab prize this week - would love to win!! Love all Sarn's makes too...

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  58. Hi Di, I'm finally back in action, I hope you are enjoying a bit f a break this week. Sarn's cards are all lovely and I would love to be in with a chance to win the great prize. Fabulous showcase as always, I specially like Janis' mixed media card.
    Jean x

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    1. Thank you so much, Jean!
      <3 J

      jwoolbright at gmail dot com
      HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  59. I am back with a second entry, yes please to the prize. (btw, did you know that some playground people have been sending out secret invitations?)

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    1. NO! I didn't . . . will have to do some investigating!
      C'mon Parsnip . . . get your detective's hat, coat and magnifying glass . . . there's not a moment to lose. The game is afoot! xxx

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    2. Go for it Sarn! I thought it was a bit crowded in here.

      Hugs

      Di xx

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  60. Enjoy the break Di and what a fabby job you are doing Sarn and what gorgeous heart cards too and i would love to be included in the prize draw too, Luv Sam x

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  61. I entered my second project and would also be in the draw for these two wonderful prizes, please :)

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  62. Enjoy your break Di. Thanks for highlighting my silly cat card.
    Sarn, all three of your cards are gorgeous.
    Just playing for fun this week.

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  63. Enjoy your week Di and yes please to the prizes please.

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  64. Fabulous makes from Sarn & picks too! Congratulations to Carole....Thomas is beautiful. Playing just for fun this week xx

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  65. Invitations??? Invitations to wot? I haven't had an invite!!!! Sob sob............ Mrs AA.

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  66. Three lovely cards Sarn, showing off these stamps beautifully. Wonderful picks, it is so hard to choose. Yes please to the draw.

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  67. Awesome makes by Sarn and Gorgeous picks,such talented playmates, I'm just playin' for fun thanks, hope you are resting Di, we'll be good for Sarn, honest, hic xxx

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  68. Three very beautiful cards Sarn. I'm just playing for the die this week.

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  69. Awwwwww....what an absolutely cute baby! I miss that baby smell all babies have <3

    Congrats to the lucky winner from last week. Lovely make with the prize goodies (YES PLEASE if I end up being the winner) and also great picks from last week entries. I will be back later today with my card for this week's challenge.

    Hugs,
    Eemeli

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  70. I always love to play at Pixie Snippets Playground! Your prizes are always awsome and I would like to be eligible for them.
    What a lovely baby!
    Hugo, Kikka

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  71. Your cards are beautiful, Sarn. Love them all but especially the dangling hearts one!

    Just playing for fun...

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  72. Baby Thomas is simply adorable! Super picks and card from Sarn. Hope you're feeling better Di.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  73. What a beautiful baby! I love Sarn's cards. I will be playing and would love to be entered to win that great prize. Thanks Di!

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    1. Darn! I missed the deadline! Next time!

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