Sunday 3 December 2017

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 307 and 308 - results

Little Parsnip has been in charge for a week whilst we had a pre-Christmas break in Portugal ☺ Home again now and it was a nice way to ward off our UK Winter for just a little bit longer ..... which seems to have arrived whilst we were away.

And here's our Guest Designer for this fortnight:
It's Shaz from Oz - yay! And this card is absolutely amazing, wonderful use of snippets and just perfect for Christmas. And, the backing started off life as a part of a cereal box! To find out more do hop over to Shaz's blog HERE and all will be revealed. Meanwhile, here's a little more about Shaz herself:

First of all, I want to thank Miss Di (and Parsnip) for the hard work in running this challenge each fortnight, my favourite challenge if truth be known! And thanks for the great honour of being your GD too!!

To my background ... I have been doing Calligraphy since early teens, and card making for many years as well, earliest card from kindergarten, age 5!

In 1990 I discovered in the joys of inky stamping and heat embossing (which will always be my first love :D). In 2009 I progressed to the brayer, 2010 the Cuttlebug, and started blogging also in Nov. 2010.

I live on the magnificent beachy coast of northern NSW, Australia. I am a Christian, I trusted in the LORD down here at the beach. It was over 50 years ago, after a Beach Mission Service, it is only five mins walk from where I now live!

I simply love using snippets and exploring new ways of using them... just with this snippetty card I made a grand discovery! A cereal box makes the most amazing water colour paper! Take a peek here! What fun!

And, instead of a photo of Shaz, we have the beautiful header from her blog which is a gorgeous example of her calligraphy work.

Thank you so much for being our GD this fortnight Shaz and for being such a loyal Playmate as well.

Time for the fortnightly picks now:

Heather nipped in with a perfect way to use up loads of snippets and end up with a brilliant, elegant and very sparkly Christmas card - love it!

And Jules of 'Always with a Heart' brought a selection of her delightful 'teeny tiny' Christmas cards to share with us. I just love this sweet little robin (am almost sure it's Penny Black) and the tartan/plaid backing paper is such a lovely match to the image.

We had a total of 43 entries and no new Playmates joining in the fun - but those of you who came to play brought some wonderful makes as usual!

Prize draw time now and our winner of the Sugar Pea 'Nativity-Scape' die and the Paper Smooches 'Christmas Sampler' set of sentiment stamps:

I was so happy to see Connie's name pop out - she normally plays just for fun but this time was hoping to be in with a chance of winning - and her name came straight out. Do hop over and check out her snippets entry too - it was on my short list as a potential pick this fortnight. Can you please drop me an email with your address Connie and then I'll post your prize off to you as soon as possible. My email address is on the right hand side bar.

Keep those snippets entries coming folks, you still have a week left to play HERE for weeks 309/310 remember! The prize is a Woodware 'Huge Santa' stamp set along with an unbranded 'Ho, ho, ho' stamp set. I will split the prize if you only want to play for part of it.

Love from the little white peril Parsnip - and of course me,


  1. WELL DONE to those picked and to NanaConnie


  2. All these cards are lovely! Great uses for your snippets! I already read Shaz in Oz’s blog and her card is lovely too!

  3. A great card from Shaz and very innovative using a cereal box coloured with brush markers for the background, and great picks as usual. Congratulations to Connie for winning the prize last time too. Glad you had a lovely week in Portugal Di, just what you need this time of year. x

  4. Thank you for picking my shaker ornament. Hugs Mrs A.

  5. Welcome to Shaz as GD, surely well deserved!!! Adorable inspiration and great recycling! Congrats to the top 3 (so glad to see Mrs A's fab ornaments here!) and to the winner!

  6. Oh, I'm just so excited, Di! Woohoo and a huge hug to Mr. Random for choosing my name. :-D Sending an email shortly.

  7. Fantastic card, Shaz! Love the work of the selected ladies, Mrs. A, Jules, and Heather. Well done all!

  8. Hi Miss Di and the lovely Parsnip.
    So glad you managed a break Di you definitely deserve it.
    Congrats to Shaz on her GD and her snippets creation is so stunning.
    Also congrats to the winner and the Top Picks.
    I don't know how you decide each week as there are always so many super creations out there made with snippets that totally blew me away at their ingenuity of design.
    Lots of crafty love. jenny L.

  9. A super card from Shaz and a lovely post from her.
    Some really great picks this week.
    Lucky you, it was really bitter here last week, "up North"

    Kath x

  10. Beautiful picks this week Di. Lucky you escaping the cold last week, hope you had a wonderful time.

    Sue xx

  11. Wonderful creations everybody and congratulations to Nana Connie x

  12. Fabulous card from Shaz congrats Connie and another great showcase x

  13. Beautiful card by Shaz, so elegant. Great picks again, Di, and congratulations to Connie on her win. xx

  14. It's lovely to see Shaz as your Guest Designer and her card is a beauty. Some very pretty cards from the other playmates too and congratulations to Connie on her win. Barbxx

  15. Congrats to NanaConnie and the top picks. Hugz

  16. ooh I hope you had a wonderful time in Portugal - you deserve a lovely break! Shaz's card is wonderful as are your picks - its cool to see Mrs A there! Congratulations to Nana Connie too! Hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  17. I hope you had a grand time in Portugal Di! The winter has come here too in the US but I guess we gotta go through winter to get to spring. sigh I wish I could skip over winter, but I can't. lol Sharon is indeed a talented lady and she is a great Guest Designer! I love her blog and am awed by her talents and what she can do with snippets. Love the beautiful picks for this go around, they are all beautiful and unique. You always do a great job with picking them my friend! Hugs, Brenda

  18. That Shaz is a marvel, isn't she? Her designs are always amazing and detailed and this is no exception! It's gorgeous and elegant! I love all the picks you've given us, Di, especially since I've not had time to visit. These all deserve to be in the spotlight! I'm so glad you got away to Portugal for a little holiday before all the chaos of Christmas!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  19. Hi Miss Di

    Thank you so much for choosing my teeny tiny creations to show .. .. I have been hoping to have used up more snippets and played again .. .. but things are quite hectic work wise and I haven't had time to make anything further to share yet. Boo hoo!!

    I am determined to be up to date with everything before Christmas so I can just sit back with my feet up and chill .. .. along with the odd glass of hic!! LOL!!

    I hope all is well with you Di and Christmas plans are going well for you.

    Love and hugs as always
    Jules xoxox


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