Monday, 18 November 2013

Pixies Snippets Playground - Week 99 - Part 2

As promised, here are the picks of the week, our new Playmates and the winner of the Memory Box 'Deer Trio' die and the Whimsy 'Layered Snowflake Die Set'.

Picks of the week first I think - and it truly gets more and more difficult as time goes by - you girls are coming up with some amazing makes using snippets! We reached 58 entries this week - almost at 60.

I think my very top choice, only my opinion I know, but I'm so  sure that you'll agree:
I've chosen this for two reasons, the first is that it's obviously a fabulous snippets Christmas wreath with so much lovely detail - wouldn't it look great on the Playground tree house door? :) And secondly, because it was made by our Karen P - who is such a fighter against ill health and a lot of pain. Her DH did the die cutting to order and then settled her on the sofa with all the goodies so she could make it - I reckon he qualifies as part of our top pick of the week too, so please step forward and take a bow Mr P! Fancy being in our Nativity Play?

I had more than one card earmarked from Sue J this week, but this one was top of my list in the end. LOADS of gorgeous snippety layers and so cleverly put together. See those teeny dots around the edges of the patterned papers? I can't decide if they're little touches of liquid 'Perfect Pearls' or not - if so then I may as well throw mine away here and not bother, they really are so tiny and perfect!
Do hop over to Brenda B's blog to see how she made these adorable House Mouse treat bags for Christmas - already featured on Joanna Sheen's Daily Talent Spot.

Sorry girls, Blogger spacing is playing up here - even fiddling with HTML ain't working so please bear with me!

Loll made this totally brilliant Christmas card, breathtaking isn't it. I know it's already won at least one challenge, and rightly so! Perfect Less is More/CAS.

I picked this card, made by Elizabeth, as it shows a technique that's new to me - 'Bokeh' - plus Elizabeth has a link to the technique in her blog post. Last week was a special one to as Elizabeth and her DH finally moved into their new home - wishing you lots of happiness, and also hoping you found the kettle straight away chick!

I could go on and on with picks of the week, BUT we also had FIVE new Playmates arrive to play with us - and as is tradition let's give a big round of applause to:
 
Susanna - who brought this really clever 'Thank you card'.

KatheD, making sure of a warm welcome with what Mrs A hopes we hope is mulled wine! :)

 
Greta and this adorable little boy - just look how the paper piecing is perfectly matched to the background! 

Jean brought a beautiful set of Christmas cards - all using the same main image but each one with a little different twist. I almost sure I hadn't cottoned on previously that Jean is our Kate's sister - talent obviously runs in the family.

And Carol (cm) also came to play for the first time with this lovely card, I love the design and the faux stitching! Carol did mention geese along the way, nope, we can't fatten one up for Christmas in the Playground, before anyone even thinks of it!

Now, this is last but never least - I want you to see another amazing card made by Jules - look at the perfect design and paper piecing - beautiful!
I loved this stamp so much I did run out and buy one for me and one for the Playground so that's waiting in the toy box here for a future draw. Remember we have our 100 posts coming up next week and then in January our 2nd Birthday since I took over from Jules. So there are some lovely prizes on the way, including more Christmas dies, stamps, embossing folders - and a marvellous surprise donation for our 100th - so start thinking about how to use those snippets!

Aaaaaah, almost forgot the draw for those dies from last week - and the winner is: 
 - who literally just squeezed in as our last entry of the week! I'm so pleased for Karen, am sure this will be a good pick-you-up (both pick of the week and also the winner of those fabby dies) - I just found your address Karen and will post the dies to you just as soon as I'm more mobile!

And I'll also post yours Irene from the previous week - it's only early evening here, no commenting today as yet (sorry) but I need to lie flat for a while. Am being good and trying to move about as well as rest - time, some strong pain killers and heat stuff - I'll get there, promise!

Have a super week girls! I hope to be doing hand-stands again with you soon :)

Di
x

21 comments:

  1. WOW what fabulous picks - so much creative talent out there and congrats Karen P on your win - cant wait to see your makes with the goodies... Take care of yourself Di - we can't manage without your kind hand guiding us in the playground!! Mxx

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  2. What wonderful picks, Di! Hope your back is much better soon. Jack helped put mine out of whack last week. Thankfully it's better now. I didn't care to be looking at my feet!

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  3. Thanks for the shout out Di --- you've made my day!! :) Hope your back is better soon! Loll xx

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  4. OMG Di, I really don't know what to say, am so blooming touched and honoured in so many ways, yes probably a lot 'touched' in the head anyways! It has made a miserable couple of weeks so much less miserable - thanks to you and all of the other ladies too!

    I only managed to visit a few of the lovely ladies work so love seeing some more here today.

    Do not worry about the post, I can't do much with these gorgeous goodies right now. I'm so relieved that I do my DT creations & stamping & colouring when I feel well enough most of the time well in advance. I've been very lucky that what I've made fits the challenges in the rest of the blog world.
    Right got to go and go to bed this time. I hope your painkillers work and that reminds me I will get my wheat bag out and pop it in the microwave to take to bed! Take care xx

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  5. Hi Di (that sounds funny; perhaps I'll just *wave* hello next time) - what an AWESOME welcome to your site! I'm blushing with joy! Thank you for sharing my wee creation; I am honoured, truly! As for the other 'picks' - oh my goodness! I think you have the challenge-iest challenge of all in selecting your winners. Beautiful creations, every one! Your site is just such a happy, inspiring, warm place to visit. If it's okay with you, I'd like to stay for a while...a long while! Hope your back is feeling better; perhaps a heated wheat-bag might help you, too! We are in a freezer zone right now - snow, sketchy road, wind - winter's arrival is official. Guess that's sort of a good thing, as my husband is involved with running biathlon competitions, starting this coming weekend. Anyway, you've made my day superbly, fantastically wonderfully AMAZING! Hugs~ c

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  6. A wealth of inspiration, Di! Well done! With that many entries, it's a tough job, I'm sure! The picks are all marvelous!

    I love seeing all the new faces, too, coming to the Playground. I'm already friends with most of them and I enjoy their stunning art! They will be right at home among this friendly and slightly mad group of playmates!

    I'm glad to hear you are being a good patient ~ keep at it! You're in my thoughts and prayers! Hugs, Darnell

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  7. Fabulous picks, congratulations to Karen and welcome to the new playmates.
    Kyla

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  8. Some great picks there Di and super ones from the newbies too. Hope your back improves soon. I use a chiropractor when mine plays up.

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  9. Wahooo . . . FABULOUS picks and I'm so pleased that Karen P won a prize as well. Her wreath is superb.

    Sounds like lots of fun coming up . . . will have to make something with the snippets . . . if anyone's seen my mojo, will you please tell me!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  10. Lovely picks Miss, Karen's wreath is stunning, as is Loll's card, and I love the colours on Sue's. Thank you for picking my little meeces, Maxwell says thanks too! Waving hi to all the new playground playmtes. hope we don't scare them away with our craziness! Hope you're resting your back again. Be well.

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  11. Thee are some gorgeous creations in the playground this week, so well done to all who took part. Well done to you too for making the connection between Jean and I. You have seen her mentioned several times in my ramblings. I got her doing the Rudolph day challenge too.
    I hope that back mends soon. You have my deepest sympathy: Past experience etc ....! Kate xx

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  12. Wow Di what you have selected here are amazing the talent just show through and the Christmas wreath is truly stunning ......many congrats to Karen a well deserved winner xx

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  13. What a fabulous selection of cards you have picked. Congratulations to Karen for her well deserved prize, such a stunning wreath.
    This seems like a happy place to be so I will be delving into the snippets box again soon.
    Jean x

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  14. Very well done Di, you deserve a medal.
    Great spotlight cards and I am in love with Lolls.

    Kath x

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  15. Love all your "highlighted" cards and projects.

    I must say there was an amazing amount of lovelies this week...and you picked some great ones...Congratulations ladies!!!

    Hope your back feels better soon !

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  16. Congratulations ladies...these projects and cards were all fantastic! There was an amazing number of lovely entries this week...fun to pop in and visit them all!

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  17. What a lovely selection of projects in the spotlight this week. Sorry to hear you have a back problem at the moment, hope it soon gets better.
    Looking forward to popping back soon.

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  18. Gorgeous showcase again Di, hope your back is better soon, Cathy x

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  19. Thanks for your warm welcome! And congrats to all the fabulous picks! Great inspirations!
    I am glad you are taking good care of your back and hope you will be well again soon!

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  20. Lots of fabulous work in the Playground! I'm so honored to be one of the picks--thanks you so much. Hope you're better soon.

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  21. Fabulous picks there Miss. Love that wreath! Funny that is twice you have picked wreaths out!
    Hugs
    xx

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