Sunday, 24 December 2017

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Weeks 313 & 314 - and Prize A

Hi there and a warm welcome to the Christmas Snippets Playground. Little Parsnip is out of disgrace and happily ensconced behind the bike shed warming up a few sausage rolls as well as handing out mince pies, cookies, egg nog and mulled wine - the same as last year! Do please help yourself - and do please also let me know if you notice him having a secret swig or two!

This is my snippets card for today - it's Len's Christmas card so I hope he doesn't take a quick peek here before Christmas morning:

I wrote out all the details of making this card and then 'poof' - the blog post disappeared! With no time left to spend rewriting it all I decided that the Z fold card probably speaks for itself anyhow and there are great tutorials to be found on line. In fact, I may do this for the whole giveaway to save time, we'll see how things go once the general furore of Christmas Day itself has been and gone. Do feel free to ask about anything though - and of course the main stamped image is also the same as the stamp on offer today - coloured using Pro markers and then tickled with clear Wink of Stella here and there. The snippets are LOTV Christmas paper and also some red satin mirri card.
 
So, here we have Prize A of the Christmas/New Year annual giveaway:

On offer for the next two weeks is a Penny Black wood mounted stamp called 'chill day'. I've had mine for about a year (unused) and found one on line the other day when I was swiftly making this card. So it's winging its way here from the USA right now!

As in recent years, this is what's going to be going on with the Snippets Playground over the Christmas and New Year (aka Holidays) festivities.

As usual, the Playground Mr Linky which is below will run for two weeks and closing time will be 11am on Saturday 6th January 2018 and this post you are looking at right now is where to add any entries - with a maximum of one entry - over the fortnight. Loads of dithering here once again about whether to allow more entries but I want to keep things as level as possible plus I think you'll be busy enough with friends and family. One entry means you're in the draw - and the more prizes you say you'd like to win in the comments in each 'additional prize' post does increase your winning chances of course. You have two weeks to play (if you want to of course!) as no doubt the Christmas and New Year festivities themselves will be busy for you. Some of you will be busier than others I know and, for those of you who do find some quiet time to craft, it's a chance for you to play along for some rather nice prizes too. It also means I can clear the Playground toy box out of Christmas themed prizes.

So that I don't swamp and confuse you with a load of prizes to choose from in this post, I'll be posting at intervals (about every other day) over the coming couple of weeks like I did last year and adding more prizes of varying sizes into the pot as we progress through the holiday.

If you see a prize you'd like to be in the 'pot' for then please leave a 'Yes please' (or similar) comment in the same post where I show you the prize. So for today's prize, leave a comment below. For me, that's going to be a lot less confusing than me having lots of little lists here and there - especially as there are so many prizes coming up!  It will mean that if you would like to be in with a chance of every prize, then you need to comment on each one as it comes up - and please don't leave it right until the end and nip through all the prize posts adding 'Yes please' to each in one fell swoop. Remember, they will show up serially on my dashboard if you do that so I will notice and wouldn't feel that it's in the true spirit of the Playground. So, if you want to play then do try to pop in over the festivities plus the first week in January to see what's on offer :)

Also, just saying here on this post 'count me in for all prizes that are offered' doesn't count I'm afraid and will mean you don't go into the draw at all - other people are taking the time and trouble to check out the individual posts and prizes and leave comments so it wouldn't be fair to them. Again, this worked fine last year. 

As I already said, there will only be the one Mr Linky for all entries - which is at the end of this post of course. I'll remind you where to go to link each time I post a new prize on the blog. Also, I'll run the prize draw using this Mr Linky as a basis for the random number generator and will then look at the relevant post to find out who said yes to the particular prize I'm running the random generator for.

I hope I've explained how the coming two weeks will work in the Playground? Please just say if it's left you confused.

The Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 6th January 2018. There will be a new Mr Linky on Sunday 7st January 2018. The picks and also the results of the multiple raffle/prize draw will appear one week later on Sunday 14th January.

Maximum of one entry and please say in a comment if you wish to play and be a possible winner of the prize. Remember, there's the prize today and others will appear over the next two weeks so keep your eyes peeled.

Do say in this post if you want today's prize. And please also remember to link back to the Playground in your blog post to be eligible for the draw.

Now, this is important girls, you can leap in throughout the whole giveaway and say 'yes please' to as many prizes as you like .... even if you haven't already made and entered your snippets make into Mr Linky at that point in time.

Your 'yes please' will certainly be in the pot when it comes to the grand draw, so long as you've entered into Mr Linky by then. At the end of this I'll be using today's Mr Linky as the focus for the random choices so please feel free to squeal with delight at as many prizes as you wish and say some 'yes pleases' on the way through the festive season - just remember to add just one snippets make into Mr Linky below to be in with a chance.

Please let me know if you have any problems linking, it's easy for me to sort out so don't struggle on alone :)

Merry Christmas from the little white peril and yours truly

78 comments:

  1. I won't be first to enter a make, but just had to say a yes please for a chance to win this as your card is just so darn cute. Managed to grab a warm sausage roll too, so couldn't possibly say if Parsnip had a swig of mulled wine :) merry Christmas hic xxx

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  2. Love this card, Di. The image is just adorable and I love the patterned paper. I'm a Yes Please for Prize A.
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a great 2018. xx

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  3. this is so very lovely card!
    Merry Christmas!🎄🎅⛄
    hugs , Fiki

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  4. I really don't know how you do this, Di, but we all appreciate your hard work & generosity! Absolutely wonderful card for Len! I've yet to try any fancy folds, but love looking at them. I'll be popping in to see what all you've got for us, but keep me out of the Prize A drawing, please. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

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  5. adorable card, and I love that DP. Merry Christmas Di and so looking forward to snippets playground in 2018

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  6. I love the backing paper and unique presentation and design of this card with cute image Di! And Yes please for the snippet prize, it's so cute and adorable!
    Will come back soon to lay in your Snippet playground:)
    Merry Christmas!
    Sending hugs!

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  7. Very cute card :) yes please for the sweet prize, thank you. Will link up a snippets project soon. Till then happy holidays and merry christmas xoxo

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  8. I'll say an advance "yes please" in the hope that I actually get the chance to make a card - all the craft stuff is cleared away as I usually use the dining room table and my crazy family except to get FOOD served up on it over Christmas! However the temporary relocation means that my snippets basket is staring me right in the face as I sit at the computer, so I'm hoping it will provide me with all kinds of inspiration

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  9. Oh, how annoying that you are losing blog posts after spending all that time describing the process, but you are right that this Z fold card speaks for itself. And what it is saying is WOW, this is extra special and utterly adorable!!! That little hedgie, running off without his pants and jacket couldn't be cuter..although he will probably be a bit cold on Christmas Eve! Yes please to this sweet stamp and have a very merry Christmas Di!

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  10. No entry as of yet, but Di that stamp is a sweetie, so please put me in the draw.
    Christmas blessings to you and yours
    Maxine

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    1. I've done it - I have entered a card :-)

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  11. A great card fold and as for the stamp - fabulous - so may I say a 'yes please'. Shame you lost the post describing how it was made but the picture is self explanatory and as you say there is always YouTube. Your so generous Christmas opportunities for goodies are really well explained. Pleased that Parsnip is back in the playground, lesson learned I hope! My card will be popped into Linky shortly - hope you both have a wonderful Christmas.

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  12. This is just the cutest!The image is adorable and I love design of this card.
    I'm a Yes Please for Prize A, because that stamp is a sweetie!!!
    Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a great 2018!
    Hugs, Majda

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  13. Hi Miss Di, Glad to hear that Parsnip has mended his ways, I will keep an eye on him down the back of the bike shed while I'm around... Many Thanks for a wonderful year of inspiration from both yourself and all the talented Guest designers, for all the opportunities to win lovely prizes and for keeping us all in line.... Wishing you, Len and Parsnip a Wonderful Christmas and a Happy, Healthy, Safe and crafty New Year... Megan

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  14. Len is going to get a big kick out of this card! I love the unique fold, and I also love that adorable stamp! Thanks for a year of generosity and kindness and FUN in the playground too! We all appreciate everything you do to keep things running smoothly - in spite of Parsnip's antics and misbehaving :) Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and an even better year in 2018!! Yes please to this fun prize :)

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  15. Love the card Di your so creative! no to the stamp but l wish all who enter good luck sending lots of love x

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  16. An adorable card and love the cute hedge. Can I say yes please for this draw. My card will be entered after Christmas. Have a good one x

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    1. Card entered at last :). Happy New Year x

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  17. What a beautiful card for Len and the 'Z' fold is great Di. I love the paper and tben that sweet Hedgie, who could resist

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    1. Sorry Di I forgot to say 'yes please' to the prize as the Hedgie is so cute. x

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  18. Gorgeous card for Mr Len!
    Parsnip has a straw in his hand..... tell tale tit that I am!
    Will be linking up something soon as I am doing absolutely nothing over Christmas.... and yes please to lovely hedgie.
    Happy Christmas. xxx
    PS - Card was luverly!!! x

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  19. Len's card is gorgeous Di.Merry Christmas and have a fab time. Sending hugs and virtual mince pies! Yes please to this lovely stamp and I will be back to enter my make at some point in the fortnight. Thanks as always for your sweet friendship and kindness. Hugs xxx

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  20. Love your card Di and that PB stamp is so adorable, so a 'yes please from me for prize A' that's if I can get my fingers and brain into action!

    Wishing a very merry christmas to you, Len and Parsnip and also to all the other Playmates xx

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    1. Just popped back with my card xx

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  21. That's one of my favourite 'go to' PB Christmas stamps, Di. Lovely snippets card. Happy Christmas xx

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  22. Hi Di! Your card is so wonderful and fun. I'm sure Len will adore it, too. I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!!
    And yes, I want to play AND win today's super cute prize. :-)

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  23. Oh, you are a softie letting Parsnip off his punishment so quickly! But I do see your motive in getting him out there to work with the food and festivities ... less work for you, dear girl, so it's brilliant thinking!

    Your card for Len is an absolute delight and impeccably made! He will love it!

    Your directions were very clear and you are very generous with your holiday give-aways, my friend! You play a fabulous Santa Baby!! I'll peak in throughout! Have a Happy Everything!! Hugs, Darnell

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  24. You are good to us. Your card is very cute and looks very clever. I've been making a card for about a week and a half but time and creativity have been lacking. Hopefully I'll get it posted in a couple of days. Happy Christmas everyone. Now where is Parsnip?...

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  25. A fabulous cad and I'm sure Len will love it. Please don't include me for this prize as I have a very similar stamp.
    Have a very Merry Christmas.
    Kath x

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  26. Mmmmmm am enjoying the food and mulled wine, hic! oops! there goes Parsnip - not sure if that is a tiny tumbler in his hand! Love Len's card - its so gorgeous and the design is awesome - too scary for me to try! I would love to play! and 'yes please' for today's prize! You are so generous my friend! Merry Christmas to you and Len and all my lovely playground friends! Hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  27. Super card for Len and the last time I spotted Parsnip he had a very healthy glow to his cheeks and a silly smile to boot. Not that I'm telling tales mind but he wouldn't pass the straight line test thats for sure. Have a lovely time tomorrow and tuck into all that food i know you have been beavering away making. Hugs Mrs A.

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  28. What a super card Di. I think the stamp is super cute and yes please to be entered for prize A. I absolutely understood the rules and have to say how kind it is of you to hold this challenge, especially at such a busy time. Have a lovely day tomorrow. Hugs, Barbxx

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  29. Yes please to prize A - it's so adorable! I shall return with my card in a couple of days... :) Merry Christmas!

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  30. Fabulous Z-folding masculine card, surely your hubby will love it! The stamp is very cute and fun, so "Yes, please for prize A" :) I will manage to enter with a snippet card in these holidays.
    Merry Christmas to you, hubby and Parsnip! :)

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  31. OK, I'm saying yes please cos I love Penny Black and that little hedgie is so cute. Hope to get a snippets card made soon. Ohh, this sounds like fun. I do love games. Merry Christmas. Hugz

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    1. I'm in. White on white is a great way to use the snippets. Hugz

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  32. Want to say yes to A as I lve hedgies and my grandson has one named Sherman.
    Merry Christmas dear Di to you and your family. Hugs to you.

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  33. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas Di....things got busy and I couldnt drop in earlier to wish you. Count me in for the prize...will drop in later with an entry!
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  34. Fabulous card Di, so cute...trust it made Len smile. Yes please to the prize draw! xx

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  35. What an adorable card! The z-fold works well to emphasize the little cutie rushing off with his Santa hat! I'm going to pass on prize A, but will be checking back to see what other goodies you have up your sleeve!

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  36. Your card is adorable. As is the PB stamp. Would love to win it. And can't wait to see what other delights you have in store!

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  37. Lucky Len to get this adorable hedge hog card! Wow, that fancy fold is so impressive and fun. Yes please to this prize...and I'll try my best to get a card made and uploaded without too much trouble for you!

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  38. As hedgehogs are my most favorite animals I am saying a huge YES please! Today I am not showing a card with snippets of papers but my Christmas scene with figurines which I made made with snippets of fabric. I wish you a very Happy New Year and all the best for 2018!!
    Lia xx

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  39. I love how you used this PB image. Sometimes I find it difficult to know what to do with the smaller stamps but this solves the problem perfectly. Hope to be back with a card, so yes please.

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  40. Well, I have posted my card so I am officially in the draw. And yes to prize A. It's adorable.
    Your card using it is wonderful. I remember being really impressed with the z-fold when it was making the rounds months ago, but I still haven't tired it.

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  41. Cute hedgie, Di! Relieved to have got my snippet card in! Yes please to lovely prize. Hugs, April xx

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  42. wow, stunning card, such a special design!
    Yes please to the prize.
    I hope you had a lovely Christmas.
    hugs xx

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  43. Just catching up Di, I do hope you had a lovely Christmas, I love your card for Len!
    Yes please for the prize please, I’ll be adding my card shortly.
    Thank you so much for your generosity.
    Janice x

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  44. Sorry I'm late, just uploaded my entry and saying yes please to the fab hedgie prize

    HAPPY NEW YEAR to all in the playground

    Kathyk

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  45. New to your site and don't have a web page. Does it rule me out? Not sure how to link a card.

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    1. Hi there! I can't find an email address to write to you directly so just hope you hop back and see this. The current big prize giveaway is just for people who've already been playing during this past year. If you email me (my address is on the sidebar of this blog), I can come up with some ideas about you linking a card - Split Coast Stampers, FlickR or even your own blog!). Do join in once this is over and we swing into 2018 - the challenge is every two weeks (with a prize) and there are some lovely folk joining in as well as a load of ideas from their makes. They're a very sweet and clever bunch!

      Hugs

      Di xx

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  46. Well, my Christmas and New Year travels to visit various family members has kept me away from the Playground until just now. I'll have a card by tomorrow and am more than happy to share prizes with others. I'll be playing for the prize this time. :-D

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  47. Oh my gosh Di this is so cute! Love the fancy fold too!
    I'm a sucker for Penny Black stamps...and don't have this one in my collection...yet! So I'm a 'yes please' for the prize draw :0)
    Helen x

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    1. It's hard to find Helen - I sent off to the USA for this prize. Cute isn't it - good luck! x

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  48. Well, what do you know! I had used some snippets on my card and remembered your sweet message on my blog from earlier this year about DH's health problems (he's doing fine right now!), so I decided to pop over for a look and find you're throwing a mega-party. It's a good thing I brought cupcakes and sprinkles.
    And 'yes please', I'd love to win this cute PB stamp.
    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
    Marianne x

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  49. Yes to the prize and thank you for the challenge. I'm a little late to the party but I got here. Cute Penny Black stamp and I like the background paper, too. [Bunny]

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  50. The serviettes were still in the draw from before the kids left home so I guess they count as using up odds. Just playing for fun. hugs Mrs A.

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  51. Great prizes Di, have a very Happy New Year

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  52. I'd love to play along for the prize please x

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  53. Hello, dear friend. Sorry I've been absent so much. I keep hoping that clock will slow down! Thank you for the gorgeous Christmas card and for keeping up this challenge and overseeing all the antics of the playground (as well as keeping Parsnip in line). Wishing you a happy, healthy and creative New Year!

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  54. Hi Miss Di! Apologies for lack of visits, lack of time and health has been an issue the last couple of weeks lol! Thank goodness we can type, copy and set the timer on the blog to post I am beyond grateful for that right now! I would love to win this prize please and if I am reading correctly I have to comment on posts with the other lovely goodies I would like to have a chance to win too. Suffering from severe brain fog because of the fibro right now so I have to read things twice lol! Have a lovely day and wonderful New Year Karen xx

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  55. Finally got my card added Di!! Yes please to be in the draw for your sweet stamp :)

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  56. What a wonderful card for your hubs using that adorable PB hedgie. Super creative design and it turned out just as cute as can be! Yes, please, to putting my name in the hat for this sweet stamp!!

    I regret that I might be one of those wretches that is not abiding by the "spirit of the playground" rules and will end up stacking comments. I just now came to visit to link up my snippets gift bag and saw all these wonderful giveaways with the deadline just a few days away. I have been so swamped with the aftermath of the holidays and trying to rest that I completely forgot abt any giveaways you might be having! My bad! It wasn't intentional, but I will understand if you must disqualify me for posting a bunch of consecutive comments. (This is assuming my flaky internet connection will even let me comment!!! Eeek. It took over a dozen tries to get this page to load for me!)

    Thank you, Di, for all the fun challenges throughout the year. This is such a delightful little community to be a part of. I appreciate all the hard work you put into making things so much fun for us. Thank you for all these generous giveaways!! You are a peach!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  57. Great card, love PB, so sweet.
    Yes please for the prize.
    The best wishes for 2018.
    Hugs, Chantal S

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  58. Hi dear Miss Di,
    I will say no thanks to all the prizes... as you will see by my post your mail came and dont feel it is right to put my name down for yumminess when you blessed me so much with this die.. I LOVE it to bits thank you so much Di... and special hugs thanks to Parsnip too.
    Shaz in Oz.x

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    1. That's fine Shaz - just happy you liked the mail - which I think came via a rowing boat! xx

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  59. Hi Di this is such a gorgeous card that hedgehog is just too cute. You know I thought I had entered but I can't see one. I recycled the flowers on my card. Yes please to the prize it is so cute. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  60. Wow Di, this card is so wonderful and cute. Love the sweet image and the shape of your card.
    Yes please for the awesome prize. I have my fingers crossed.
    Hugs, Valerija xx

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  61. Lovely card Dianne! Hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and wishing you all the best for the new year!
    I would be happy to win any of the fantastic prizes.
    Hugs Hazel x

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  62. Sorry Di! The silly auto thing put your name wrong. X

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  63. I'd love to join in the prize fun :)
    Hugs Christine

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  64. Hi there would love a chance to win something Di, back to blogging again hopefully hope you had a good Christmas and New Year

    Hugs Pen x

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  65. Didn't think that I was going to make this challenge, but realised as I was writing my blog post that I had it covered. I love to be in with a chance of one of the lovely prizes you are giving away at the moment.

    Sue xx

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  66. Thanks for offering this challenge! I already have this stamp, so I will pass on this one, but will look at the other offerings too!

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  67. What a great party you throw, and amazing prizes!! I've commented on the ones that I'd love to be in on the chance for winning. All of the cards throughout this even have been so inspiring :)
    Susan Sudbury

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  68. A cute card Di, such a sweet little image.
    I've entered my snippets card and said yes please to other prizes, thank you for a great snippets celebration : )

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  69. yes please, I am entering my card for the chance to win the prizes.

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