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':
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!
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:
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!