Sunday 16 December 2018

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #340 - results

Oh my gosh, time is galloping past and it's midday on Saturday and I haven't even started to write this post! I usually try to at least have the bones of Sunday Snippets posts in place during the middle of the week - but every single minute seems to be taken up right now. Thankfully all Christmas cards are on their way, including the ones I hand deliver - so that's a big job out of the way. We have a lot of non-perishables here for Christmas and the freezer is likely to burst if I try to squeeze anything else into it! One more grocery delivery due from Ocado this coming week and then I truly hope it's literally just a few very last minute fresh fruits and vegetables and at least we can forget about the outside world for a few days.

Dudley is coming along just great and those missing four front teeth popped straight through within three days! They look just like little pearls :)

Anyhow, time is precious so let's get straight on with the fortnight's picks. In keeping with the Feative Season I've chosen thee Christmas cards to highlight as my 'picks'. Every entry is always so lovely and it's certainly never easy to choose just three - but here you go:
I think this card, made by Kath B, is just so elegant! Wonderful leaping deer and the mix of shiny red and sparkly white snowflakes are perfect against the beautiful background. And the red bow and swirl on the deer - gorgeous! A good few snippets used here too!

Karen Ladd entered with this really pretty Christmas card - using a Flickr account. I can't always get to grips with copying images from Flickr and this is the best I can do - any bigger and it goes all blurred. Love the way Karen picked out the colours from the backing layer for that lovely bauble. Great use of snippets as well.

Alice of Scrapamondo really used some gorgeous snippets for this great Christmas card. i absolutely love the end result - lots of layers and combinations yet the overall effect isn't fussy or too busy - the sign of a good crafter!

No new Playmates this time and we had a total of 48 entries. Numbers seem to be down with a week to go on the current challenge - my bet is that I'm not the only one running round like a headless chicken! 

Now it's prize draw time, and our winner of the Stamping Bella 'sweaty chicks' set of stamps is:
I know it's a year since Em won in the Playground - when I was giving away the big batch of sand erasers - so this is certainly due! Do please send me your address Em, 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. 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.

If you send your email quickly Em I'll nip out to a post box and send your prize straight off as I have a supply of UK stamps - so no need to queue at the Post Office. And, it might well mean you get your prize in time for Christmas as well!

Remember folks, there's still almost another week to run on Challenge #341 - you can find it HERE. The prize is a bundle of goodies the same as those I used to make a Wedding card recently - an Xcut 6" x 6" 'Polka Hearts' embossing folder, The Works 'Swirl Heart' die and a Creative Expressions 'Congratulations' die.

No photo of Dudley today - he's either zonked out asleep or running riot here! I'll try to make sure there's one ASAP - promise! He adores his walks and now knows what's coming as soon as there's any hint of his sweet little harness making an appearance. Len took him out yesterday in beautiful sunshine whilst I was busy doing other stuff and he said he was leaping around like a little Spring lamb. We won't let him off the lead as yet, at least until he's older and more sensible, but I did order a run-out/retractable lead yesterday (thanks to Amazon Prime it's already here) - and that's going to be such fun to see. More freedom to run and play yet still safe. Both of us have used them with previous dogs and feel the time is right to give it a try. Where Dudley generally walks is very quiet during the week - paths for humans and plenty of trees and grass either side. So funny, twice he's brought a twig/stick home - looking very pleased with himself! And, he still hasn't cottoned on that walks are also for toilet needs - he keeps it in until he's back home and then asks to go straight out onto the penned in patio! No doubt in time he'll get the idea! We've had a couple of chewing casualties this past week - certainly have to keep your eyes peeled. One was in the space of time it took me to brush my teeth on Wednesday morning! But, things can be replaced - little Dudley is irreplaceable and such a delight.

Do check in next Sunday to find out about the Annual Christmas and New Year draw! Lots of prizes to be won over the two weeks of the challenge which begins on Sunday 23rd December!

Hope you all have a lovely week ahead, and little Parsnip sends his love. He's  now fussing around over wrapping Dudley's Christmas parcels and what should go into a puppy's stocking! Dudley sends his love too! Woof!


  1. Well done Em on your win and lovely creations by our three playmates too.
    And think you're exceptional Miss with all those points ticked off your list!
    Esp Dudley's three pearlies!!
    Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

  2. Great seasonal picks with ideas to keep in mind maybe for next year. Don't forget to take some time out for yourself amongst all the rushing around!

  3. Thank you for choosing my card as one of your Top Picks this week Di (and I hope you like the card IRL!!).
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
    Kath x

  4. Big woofs back to Dudley and love to Parsnip too!

    Great festive picks.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  5. Such a surprise, I'm in the Top Picks!! Thank so much for choosing my card and for your motivational words! :)
    Big congrats to the other Top Picks and to the lucky winner!
    Wait for Dudley photos! :D Many cuddles to him and to Parsnip!
    Have you all a lovely Sunday

  6. congrats to all!
    so very nice cards!

  7. Who are you calling headless?? Bwwwaaakkkkkkk!! Congrats to the lucky winner and top picks. Hugz

  8. Great picks again Di and congratulations to Em for winning the lovely prize this time. Glad Dudley's new teeth came through quickly and I'm sure he will have sone lovely walks on his new extendable lead. We have a friend who has a cockerpoo puppy about the same age as Dudley, and he hasn't yet understood what the 'walkies'are also for x

  9. Great picks and I love those trees on Alice's card. So beautiful. I'm happy to hear you say that about things can be replaced. So many people smack the dog when they chew something. That is to be expected with a puppy and now he has brand new teeth to get the job done! Glad Parsnip is getting along with Dudley.

  10. I'm so happy to see my friend Alice P (scraAPpamondo) in the top picks! I love her card! Congrats to all of the other winners! Such a beautiful use of snippets by all! Really love Kath's card too - I might have to CASE this one, Kath!

  11. Congrats to the winner and lovely picks this week too. I do love reading your posts on a Sunday morning and especially now we have news of Dudley to keep up with. He sounds like a proper little character x

  12. Great picks Di and a lucky Em. It does sound as though little Dudley is settling in so beautifully, bless him. Yes time is just racing by now, this is our last full week coming up before the big day. How exciting! Hugs xxx

  13. Many congratulations Em enjoy your win and again Di great picks by all l managed to get the remaining gifts sorted so l can sit back it’s so tiring Dudley is really like having a new born now his milk teeth are popping out he’s really keeping you busy sending lots of love xx

  14. Fabulous picks and congrats to Em xx

  15. Congrats to the winner and thank you so much for choosing my card as one of the top picks! Now to follow through by actually sending out my cards on time!

  16. Gorgeous picks, and such a surprise to be the winner! I've just dropped your Christmas card into the mail, so will drop the email straight away.
    Em xoxo

  17. Congrats to Em and the wonderful showcased cards this week! Everything's beautiful!


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