Sunday 26 August 2018

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge # 332 - results

It's cooler here right now and quite refreshing to be honest. I feel sorry for those who've been looking forward to August Bank Holiday though. Having said that, any holiday break is good!

No Guest Designer and no trip down Memory Lane with one of my old cards once again. Life seems to be so busy right now that card making and general blogging have taken a bit of a back seat. The Playground continues to be top priority of course, no matter what else might fall by the wayside in terms of crafty stuff!

So let's just get straight on with the picks for this fortnight.

First of all, we have a *Gold Star pick*:
This stunning 'exploding box' for a new baby was made by Hazel (KBrandy4). What a fabulous snippet buster, as well as being so beautifully designed and made. Just look at the little baby's shoe in the centre - squeal! I LOVE this! Please take your Gold Star Hazel (Right Hand Side Bar) as a token of being this fortnight's shining star pick- I just bet the recipients were absolutely bowled over!

I make no apologies at all for picking this marvellous card (plus matching items which you can see if you follow the link to Carol L's blog). Carol is a really regular player as well as a brilliant crafter and I fall in love with almost every single one of her makes and often feature her work as it's so inspirational - look at the patterns on the different panels for example. They say it's the little details that make a card and this is a perfect example of using snippets to achieve that.

Oh how I love this card, made by our own sweet Brenda L. Wonderful use of snippets and the colours go so well together too - I've always loved the combination of shades of blue and brown. Brenda is one very talented lady and I do urge you to hop over and check her blog out.

This is such a fabulous card, made by Vinita. So pretty with some wonderful die cutting - and look at those adorable little ladybirds! So cute. I haven't really seen any ladybirds this Summer - and not that many butterflies come to think of it.

And I just have to show another 'pick':
This adorable card was made by a young lady (aged just eight) named Remi - a lovely scene and how clever to slot the mermaid, merman and the narwhal into the scalloped cuts like that!  It's really great Remi!

And we had one new Playmate joining us as well this time:
Welcome to the Snippets Playground Nandini - hope to see you again soon!

So that was one new Playmate this time round - and we had a total of 53 entries, we're bobbing along nicely given that you're only allowed one entry. And I know it's always 'anything goes' using one or more snippets, which also helps. That's how Jules ran the Playground and I've always been quite happy to run a relaxed challenge and will continue to do so. Obviously I look for clever ideas and ways to use snippets, and that's where the 'picks' come in.

Now it's prize draw time, and our winner of the Your Next Stamps 'Scratch Pad' set of stamps is:
This was a hugely popular prize  so very well done Kath! I'm sure you'll have great fun using it and hope you're doing a Happy Dance right now. Kath is one of our most regular players and looking back I don't think she's had a win for quite some time (I didn't count her sand eraser win approx. eight months ago as about 20 or so of you won those) - so this was certainly due.

AND, as an extra surprise, I managed on Friday to find one, sadly just one, extra set of the 'Scratch Pad stamps' in stock in the UK! It won't arrive here until next week, after the Bank Holiday, but I was really tickled to find it! So, let's run the random number  generator again and spread the love a little further:
Oh how lovely! Once again it's someone who plays regularly and also is due for a win (and I see Jane said that if she didn't win then she would have to go out and buy the set anyhow). Many congratulations Jane - well deserved and I'm sure you too will have a lot of fun using this set. I hope this is the closest that cats will get to Mark's lovely veggie beds etc.!

Do please send me your addresses girls, with full name at the top as well so I can copy and paste or just write straight from the email onto the envelope - 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! It's also confirmation that you still would like the prize of course, not that I doubt it really! I'll post your prize(s) 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 #333 - just check back a bit and you'll easily find it. The prize is a MFT 'Birthday Candles' set of dies and a MFT 'Party' die as well

Hope you all have a lovely week ahead, and little Parsnip sends his love too!


  1. Thanks for all the love Di, you continue to flatter me and I don't know if I'm all that worthy of your praises! LOL Congrats to the winners and to those who have their projects in the spotlight this week! I'm proud to be a part of this post and you've made my day Di :)

  2. What wonderful picks! Well done to everyone, especially Remi. My oldest granddaughter, at about the same age, is still at the "More is more" stage and hasn't mastered the simple elegant look that Remi has totally nailed. Thank you very much for picking me to win that brilliant set of stamps, and well done to Kath on winning the other set.

  3. Congratulations Kath and Jane. Lovely entry from your granddaughter too Jane


  4. Fab picks well done everyone. Well done Jane I knew those stamps had your name on them just your thing.

  5. I certainly am doing a Happy Dance - thank you for my prize! An email is winging its way to you at this moment! Lovely pick this week too.
    Kath x

  6. Super picks and many congrats to the TWO prize winners. xxx

  7. Fabulous picks, there are always great works and ideas here! :D So happy to see the very creative work of my good friend Carol, congrats! :D Love Rami's sea card, she is a young talented crafter! Well done to all and to the lucky winners!!!

  8. Congratulations to all the winners and picks! On a personal note, Brenda's hexagons are marvelous and she used snippets of my favorite papers ever! I've been known to hoard that stack and buy an extra one when found on sale. :-D

  9. Congratulations to Kath and Jane and fabulous picks with Hazels gorgeous exploding card, but Carole's umbrella made from scratch is also very cleverly done, and of course Vinita's beautiful flowers and cute ladybird. Remi deserves a special mention too as that is a really beautiful card and done by an 8 year old..amazing! x

  10. Fab picks Di and lovely to see 2 lucky winners. Enjoy your prizes ladies. It's been wet and horrid today but gave me a great excuse to craft. Hope all is well, hugs xxx

  11. Many congratulations to your both enjoy your win and beautiful picks as always Di weather really wet here today and cold l now have my fire burning take care xx

  12. Congrats to everyone, such wonderful makes but that exploding baby box sure got me! Stunning! Always good to see a fellow crafter that I know get some love as well and that Carol is an amazing card maker. I'm with you Di and I love seeing her cards as she is just so inspiring. I thank you Di for all you do to keep this challenge running and I thank you for the love and shout out you gave me too! You are the sweet one for sure! Hugs, Brenda

  13. Typical bank holiday weather. Been chucking it down all day. I did manage to cut the grass (well the green belt down the middle in a sea of brown) yesterday. The exploding box with the shoes is delightful. Hugs Mrs A.

  14. Really wonderful picks and a lovely post.

    Kath x

  15. Such wonderful creations. Congrats to the winners as well.

  16. Lovely picks Di, such talented ladies! Congratulations to the winners too.
    Janice x

  17. Wonderful creations and a really fabulous card from Remi. A big Hi to Nandini and congratulations to Kath and Jane on their wins xx

  18. Congratulations to the winners. I'll be back to play on the 1st too.
    Em xoxo

  19. these are so nice!
    congarts to all!

  20. very beautiful and so lovely work :) i like your good idea ,Thanks for the inspiration!



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