Sunday, 1 July 2018

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge # 328 - results

Hi there - time flies when you're having fun doesn't it?! Nothing much is going on in the Playground in terms of digging and creating swimming places so let's move right on in - mind the doors!

And we have another selection of picks, our prize winner and of course a lovely Guest Designer as well.

First of all, here's our Guest Designer from last fortnight, making another very rapid appearance. Donna had made more than one snippets card and this one really did make me smile so I decided we'd have Donna, of Craft Dee Donna back again to play with us straight away:
And this is what Donna wrote about her card:

When I find a super cute image like this one "Brave and Cute Knight" from The Paper Shelter, I often only use a snippet of paper to finish the card as I like the image to be the star :-) In this case I used a snippet from DCWV La Crème stack backed up with some finely corrugated black/pewter card, cut with a Spellbinders Curved Borders die.  I coloured the image with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils and generated the sentiment using Word and a free font from called Storybook.  The punchline is on the inside of the card, which is finished with more snippets of the same papers.

AND ....... to see what the punchline is, then you really have to hop over to Donna's blog HERE. I'm standing by with the smelling salts! :)

Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer once again Donna - gosh your colouring is just fabulous. You're a real star and, due to other pressures. having a second card to choose from was an enormous help - plus it made me laugh ...... a lot!

Let's do a very quick scamper around my picks for this fortnight, no particular theme - just entries which caught my eye:

First of all a *Gold Star* to a lovely blogging friend who does struggle with health issues and yet comes to play with us as often as possible:
This card is just fabulous, so many layers and such attention to detail! Do please hop over and say Hi to Karen P. This card first of all reminded me of the old fashioned embroidery my Granny used to do - and as Mrs A rightly commented over on Karen's blog, we have our fair share of thatched cottages around here.

Please take your gold star from the RH side bar Karen - and well done!

In fact, our local pub is thatched as well - but it was only built in the 1990's or so. But it does add a certain charm to what could have just been a big barn of a building.
Megan skipped in with this adorable card, and some wonderful paper piecing as well! Love paper piecing for pulling a very cohesive design together and it's cute as can be.

Liz made this card with minimal supplies whilst away in their caravan - and I love it! So bright and cheerful - just like Liz always is! Certainly a good antidote to miserable weather Liz.

And finally, Bonnie came to visit with this beautiful flamingo card. As it's pink of course it smacked me right in the eye 'cos I adore pink. Bonnie made it for Darnell's 'Twofers' challenge where the theme was 'trees'. Look closely at those feathers - made using a palm tree die!! So clever.

And here are our new playmates:
Cath W (who has been a bloggy friend for ages!)
'Art Conquers'
Suzi Mac

Do please hop over to say 'Hello' to our new friends - I love every one of these cards!

So it was three new Playmates this time round and we had a very healthy total of 56 entries.That's good going for Summer!

Prize draw time now and our winner of the Uniko 'Block Party Birthday' stamp is:
Well done  April! I don't know, you go missing for ages, pop up again and win the prize! That's the beauty of the Random  number thingy - it treats everyone the same, just as it should be too.

Do please send me your address, with full name at the top as well so I can copy and paste - for speed and ease. I don't keep addresses of previous winners, even if they might be in my private address list - if that makes sense! I'll be off to the Post Office later this once I hear from you. Please put Playground Winner or similar in the subject line of your email in case it drops into my junk mail. Email address is on RH sidebar as always.

Remember folks, there's still almost another week to run on Challenge #328 - just check back a bit and you'll easily find it. The prize is a Sizzix 'Flowers #6' stamp and die set, a Memory Box 'Sketchbook Imagine' die and the sweet little set of four hearts dies.

Hope you have a lovely week ahead, and that you come and play - if you haven't done so already!

Love from the little white peril Parsnip who is no doubt up to some mischief or other, and of course me,


Cathy said...

Great picks once again Di, popped over to see Donna's punchline, took me a minute to get it lol!! Her colouring is fab, have a great week, Cathy x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Donna well deserved her GD, how many creative works she made! Well done to the winner and to the top picks! Glad to see Liz's stunning card with a gold star!!!
Happy Sunday to all!

Sarn said...

Fab picks & the GD card sentiment really made me chuckle xxx

Aquarius said...

Great picks as usual and a humorous card from Donna - have to pop over to see the punchline!!

Carol L said...

Congrats April and all of the notables too! Well done everyone :)

Karen said...

I was so very not expecting that Miss Pixie! Thank you so much, you've made me a little teary too as there's a bit of a back story to these stamps that I didn't want to share on my blog - so thank you, thank you, thank you - you are our gold star!! xx

Pat said...

Fabulous picks Di and don't you just love that punchline to Donna's super card.
Congratulations to April for winning the great prize this time too. x

Liz said...

LOVE Donna's card, what a brilliant quote! I think I may be CASEing this one. Well done to Karen for her well-deserved Gold Star. Thank you for including my card as one of your picks this fortnight. Lovely to see some new Playmates this time. xx

Brenda said...

What a talented GD, love her adorable card! What amazing picks too, such fun and bright cards this go around. A big congrats to April as well!! Hugs, Brenda

Art Conquers said...

Thank you so much Di for mentioning me and my project! You made my day ! Congrats to the winner and top picks

Kathleen said...

Love the card by Donna, not checked out the inside yet, thought I'd wait till I had commented.
Congrats to the winners and some lovely top picks.
Gave the nudge to Suzi about this challenge so glad she decided to enter.

Kath x

LesleyG said...

Fabulous picks, well done everyone, and I too will case Donna's.....soooo funny :) xxx

Suzi Mac said...

Thank you so very much for including my card in the t op 3 picks. I'm honoured and thrilled. Hugs Suzi Mac. Congrats to the other ladies too and April.

Em Louise Fairley said...

Cute GDT card, and congrats to all the winners xoxo

Megan J said...

Hi Miss Di, a funny and cheeky card by Donna, hope you didn't need smelling salts for many playmates.. Congratulations to April, Karen, Liz and Bonnie for their prize and top 3. Thank you for choosing my card as one of the top three cards... have a wonderful week... Megan

KathyA. said...

Congrats to the winners... and welcome to our new participants. You'll love it here!

Linby said...

Lovely pics and yes, I think I do need the smelling salts after seeing inside Donna's card! Plus I didn't get it right away doh!

Sandra H said...

Beautiful card from Donna and your right her colouring is stunning! great picks congrats and congrats April enjoy your win xx