Sunday, 18 November 2018

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #338 - results

The latest news about Dudley is that his sweet little harness (smallest one I could find that would also adjust as he grows) now fits him! And he now has a little walk each day - not too far (vet's advice) but he totally loves it!

Anyhow, let's get straight on with the fortnightly picks. I've picked out some ideas which you also might want to have a go at in order to use up some of those pesky small snippets. I always love every entry of course but I do like to highlight clever ways of using up snippets as much as possible and this is one of those fortnights.

For my first pick I decided these are so deserving of a 'Gold Star':
Shaz of 'Silverwolf Cards' brought a load of lovely cards, made using a variety of narrow snippet strips (inspired by Jennifer McGuire but I think Shaz has really put her very own spin on these). Do please hop over to Shaz's blog and take a peek at the rest of the cards she has in her post - they're lovely, and it's great to see Shaz here after such a long absence.

There's a badge on my right hand sidebar Shaz if you would like to take it for your blog. No offence if you don't though. Hope you came back and play again soon with more ideas for using up snippets!

Heather brought this adorable card to share and I just love it! The real icing on the cake is the way she used a strip of patterned paper down one side of the card - it adds that extra pop of interest to a CAS card without detracting from the main panel. A super idea Heather!

I think this is such a fun card, made by Linda, that cat cracks me up! The background is just super, all made up of squares of patterned paper mounted onto cardboard and each square has been individually paper pierced by hand  - such a lovely touch and perfectly done as well!

And here's yet another ways to use up various snippets - by layering them. Susan S brought this super card to share -  such a wonderful layout of the papers and image. And, how perfectly the papers are reflected in that beautifully coloured image as well.

When using snippets with an image it always works so well if you reflect the colours of the image with the colours of the paper(s) you use. All three of our picks use this idea perfectly! Another trick if you're doing actual paper piecing on your imagethen it ties things together nicely if you use at least some of the same paper(s) in the background. I really can't encourage you enough to check out Shaz's other cards she has in her post - so worthy of a 'Gold Star' this fortnight!

We had one new Playmate this time:
Nisha
Welcome to the Snippets Playground Nisha - hope you come back to play with us again really soon! I need to make a Wedding card 'toot sweet' but mine certainly won't have all this lovely detail on it - absolutely gorgeous!

Including our new Playmate we had a total of 51 entries - wahoo!

Now it's prize draw time, and our winner of the Lawn Fawn 'Year Five - Otterly Birthday' set of stamps and matching dies is:

Well done Jane! You seem to be on a bt of a winning streak - and I was delighted when your name popped out at the second run of the Random Number thingy (the first person picked was just playing for fun) as, from your comment, you say how much you love sea otters and also mentioned seeing them in Canada.

Do please send me your address, 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 (I'm short on time so it's a huge help as well as a reminder to be honest!) - if that makes sense! It's also confirmation that you still would like the prize of course and I'll post your prize 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 #339 - just check back a bit and you'll easily find it. The prize is a Stamping Bella 'Straight up' set of floral stamps plus an Impression Obsession 'Thoughts' die.

Dudley is growing so fast here and he's a very sweet little dog with some really endearing habits already. The other day I was concentrating on sorting out some of these wretched painkiller pills, sitting on the edge of our bed with my head bent forward. I think Dudley felt I was feeling sad (I wasn't as it happens - a deep sadness I've been battling with for some time left me when he scampered into our lives) as the next thing I knew he brought one of his favourite toys, carefully put it at my feet and then just sat there looking up at me. He does that when he wants to play- but this time there was no playful nudge of his nose - just a dear little face looking up at me in concern. And then of course, later on, he piddled where he shouldn't have :) Len is a real hero for whipping him outdoors whenever there are 'signs' - we are a couple - and little Dudley is the extra glue!

Hope you all have a lovely week ahead, and little Parsnip and Dudley send their love too! Woof!






12 comments:

Pat said...

I love your picks this week Di, and all with very inventive and pretty ways of using up those snippets. Congratulations to Jane as well for winning this time. I'm glad Dudley is growing into such a lovely companion, and great that he enjoys a little walk now too. x

LesleyG said...

Lovely stuff on Shaz's blog and great way to use the strips. Congrats to Jane, and such lovely picks again. So glad Dudley is doing well, and how cute to comfort you with his toy. Haven't played for ages but still enjoy visiting xxx

Greta said...

Ah--what a sweet story, Di. The connection with our furbabies is truly amazing blessing our lives in a way nothing else can. I can just see that little face. How great he enjoys the walks. Great use of snippets for the picks & congrats to Jane!

Sarn said...

Fabulous picks Di . . . Congratulations to all those showcased.

Also congratulations to Jane on her win.

So glad you have little Dudley now.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jane said...

Ahhh little Dudley sounds such a sweetheart. Our pets bring so much joy into our lives don't they Di. Lovely picks abd well done to Jane. The sun is shining..have a great Sunday. Hugs xxx

Lia said...

Great picks!! Enjoy walking with Dudley!
Lia xx

NanaConnie said...

Wonderful Gold Star picks this week, and a huge congrats to Jane!

Brenda in IN said...

Love your picks and 51 entries is wonderful. Dogs have that sense when they think something is wrong and try their best to comfort you. How sweet Dudley thought that and brought you a toy. Dogs are the best.

scrAPpamondo said...

Congrats to all!! Fabulous works!
Sorry but I'm in hurry! Big hugs

Kathleen said...

Some great picks, especially like the 'new playmates' card and congrats to the lucky winner.
Glad to hear that Cuddly Dudley is enjoying his walkies.

Kath x

Jane Willis said...

Oh what gorgeous picks! And thank you so much for picking me as a winner - it's made a wet Monday following a grim weekend seem much brighter. Will email right away
Jane

Sandra H said...

Beautiful cards Di again as always and many congratulations Jane enjoy your win have a lovely week take care x