Sunday, January 27, 2019

Special Event!


Today is the start of a special event! Di's friend Darnell from across the pond has initiated a surprise Blog Hop to thank Di for the SEVEN years she has managed the Snippets Playground where we go to show off our snippets makes, enjoy bonfires, have hot toddies, jump rope, play on the Playground equipment, trade beads, horse-around in the tree house, ride bikes, play with Parsnip (and now Dudley), and generally have an amazing and fun time! This special event will run from Jan. 27th at 12:05 PST to Feb. 10th at 11:55 pm PST. 

Oh Gosh, I believe I first played in the Snippet's Playground challenge  in Nov. of 2014. I could be wrong, but think that was the first time. I was encouraged to play along by Mary of Carolina Cards. She had told me how fabulous Di and Parsnips was and she was right! Di is an amazingly sweet and talented lady not to mention very generous. She has the cutest little puppy, Dudley that is new to the family and she tells of his puppy antics. And of course there is Parsnips. He is so much fun as well.

So for my card, I made an encouragement type card (using a snippet of course!) for Miss Di for her 7 years of having the Snippet's Playground Challenge. Thanks for all you do Di as you do a lot and I know what a challenge it is to run a challenge! Love ya lots!!!




As always, I thank everyone who took the time to come and visit me. Your comments always bring so much sunshine to my life and makes my heart swell. I will be around to visit you soon too! 

Crafty Hugs,





Card Recipe:
versafine onyx black ink
distress oxides inks
hero arts unicorn white ink
My Creative Time-Speech Bubble Sentiments stamps and dies: fabulous amazing talented, you
AliExpress: Frame

37 comments:

Sue - said...

A lovely card for our lovely Di!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Great card, to celebrate Dii and her seven years of running the wonderful Snippets Playground, Brenda! Love it and the Bokeh background is amazing too n this car,s you clever cover Vegemite! Wonderful! Happy snippets blog hop fun time!!
Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

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Jane Willis said...

What a wonderful card, that background is a whole party in itself, all those bubbles!

Kathyk said...

Smashing deployment of the fab bokeh panel and delightful die cut frame

Happy SNIPPETversary

Kathyk

KandA said...

Wonderful card and a fabulous sentiment xx

Sarn said...

Hi Brenda . . . FABULOUS card and perfect for a celebration of Miss Di.

Meet you behind the bike sheds for a little bit more fun!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Carol L said...

I am just loving this wonderful card to honor Di! The Bokeh technique looks beautiful in those colors and I like the black frame! I'm ready for another playground afternoon, how's 'bout you? Sarn is bringing chocolate, I'm bringing liquid refreshments and I'm sure we can all get the party started with a bang, right? Enjoy :)

NanaConnie said...

Simple and beautiful, Brenda!

AlisonC said...

Great encouraging card, I love the bokeh effect and must have another go. See you in the playground. Party!!!

Tina Campbell said...

Awesome card Brenda :) She's gonna love it! I love how you do your backgrounds when your playing with your inks :) Stay warm my friend :) Hugs :) Tina

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful, Brenda!! I love the bokeh effect!! It looks amazing!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Donna said...

What a gorgeous card in tribute to Di! Beautiful background and perfect saying!

Liz said...

A super card in honour of Di. Beautiful background and a great sentiment. xx

Marilyn said...

Awesome card!
Have a great day!
Marilyn ❤️

Darnell said...

What a gorgeous bokeh design, Brenda! It's one of my favorites of all the ones I've seen! The fun circles work perfectly with the wonky frames and encouraging stamped words and I love the colors you used!! Thank you for participating in this surprise thank you for our Miss Di! Hugs, Auntie Darnell

kiwimeskreations said...

What a wonderful card Brenda - love your vibrant colours and the drama of the black frames for the sentiment.
Blessings
Maxine

Bonnie said...

What a lovely way to celebrate Di, Brenda! Love that bokeh piece and the pretty frame! The sentiments are perfect!

Chrissie said...

That Bokeh effect is gorgeous... it's not always easy to achieve this effect as I know from experience.
Terrific card!

I Card Everyone said...

What a fabulous save from the snippets stack, Brenda! That bokeh was just too wonderful to let sit there for long!
Congrats to your friend! I'm sure she has appreciated all these years of support!
=]

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

AWE! how kind you are with this wonderful card. I've yet to play, but so many cards in Blogland saying they love it. Perhaps I shall have to make a visit when time allows.
Faith
x

Mac Mable said...

What kind words for your friend Di x. Fabulous snippets card and the Bokeh effect on the background looks so pretty. Wonderful sentiment and so perfect for your friend x

Anita in France said...

Brilliant bokeh, Brenda ... so soft and dreamy ... and beautifully framed! A lovely way to recognise Di and all she's done at the Playground (and for blogland!). Hugs, Anita :)

Happy Dance said...

What a sweet thing you've done for Di! She must absolutely thrilled; I know I would be! Your card is so pretty, and I do like the bokeh effect you've created here. The colors are fabulous. Great sentiment, too. Have a good week my friend, and stay warm. Hope you have someone to plow for you! Bev

Jenny L said...

Hi Brenda,
what a very super encouragement card and your inking and Bokeh technique looks so stunning.
Hope all is well with you and your weather isn't being horrible at the mo.
Lots of crafty love and hugs from my house to yours. Jenny L.

Loll said...

Your bokeh card is fabulous, Brenda! As is your design and so perfect for Di! xx

Gail said...

A beautiful card - enjoy your party!

Lynne said...

Love your Bokeh background and the sentiment is perfect x

Megan J said...

Hi Brenda, a fun and colourful bokeh card with the sentiment as the focus. Have a wonderful week... Megan

Jane said...

Hi Brenda what a fab card for Miss Di! Keep warm it looks sooo cold over at yours, no chance of a party behind the bike shed there I think!! Hugs xx

EmmaT said...

Wonderful card, the black frame makes it pop. Emma

Kathleen said...

A great sentiment and a lovely background , the words fit Di to a T.

Kath x

Robyn Oliver said...

Fab card Brenda, love the bokeh background peeping through.

Di said...

What a fabulous card Brenda! It's wonderful and I do love the bokeh background. Thank you so much for joining in with Darnell's surprise blog hop and also for your really lovely words - I've been bowled over by it all!

Hugs

Di xx

Janice said...

A gorgeous snippets card for a lovely lady!

Majda said...

A super card in honour of Di.
Majda

Linby said...

Just perfect for Miss Di!

Helen said...

Fabulous card love the colours!
Helen x