Sunday 13 January 2019

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #342 - Holiday Giveaway results and picks

At last, the prize draws have been made for our Christmas/New Year bumpers giveaway challenge.

Due to the 'Dudley Dude' time constraints I had to buy some tiny gift notelets to enclose with prizes rather than make them myself. Something had to give I guess!

So let's go right ahead with the fortnightly picks and first of all we have a *Gold Star* Award for this absolutely amazing 'miner's lamp':
Marjeta made this and it's gorgeous! What a stunning festive decoration - right down to adding a battery operated tealight. It started life as a plastic bottle, not that you would guess but I'm nosy enough to translate and read how Marjeta made this, using absolutely loads of different snippets. Do hop over for a look girls. And, Marjeta, if you wish do please take the Snippets Playground *Gold Star* Award badge from the right hand sidebar on this blog to add to your own. Well done for making such a gorgeous decoration!

I picked this card, made by Carol L right away! Perhaps the little dog did it :) It's a really great way to use up snippets of white and green - and I bet quite a few of us have the fabulous Stampin' Up 'Christmas Tree' punch as well! I love my Stampin' Up punches and this is one of my favourites.

This adorable card takes me back to the days when I had time to add lots of lovely elements to cards. It's just so pretty, I have almost all the lovely bits and pieces that Lynne used but am unsure if I could pull it off so well, shame as it would be perfect for Mia. Just look at the adorable little ballet shoes - I certainly don't have those, what a sweet touch!

Right at the end of the challenge, Kathy A raced in to add her entry, using 'inchies' and punched hearts. Such a great way to use up snippets and I'm sure this is an idea a few of you will want to try out! I love how the single heart on the ridged gold square stands out so well.

Over the Holiday Fortnight we had a total of 61 entries (with no new Playmates, which I was rather glad about as it meant that no-one joined in for the first time purely as there were a good few prizes on offer). Those of you who came to play brought some wonderful makes as usual! The odds were quite good to win something - as always I so wish everyone could be a winner though!

Prize draw time (BIG drum roll) and  I haven't gone through the rigmarole of adding in screen shots of the Random Number Generator results. You have to trust me.

And so my friends, - here's the list of 23 lucky winners:

Prize A - Gina K 'Wreath Builder' template set, two Inkylicious stamp sets ('Mini Branches' and 'Mini Flowers') and a Whimsy stamps 'Country Christmas' sentiments stamp set:
#51 - Pat

Prize B - set of two dies made by Pink & Main called 'Merry Christmas - times three:
#52 - Chris Smith
#43 - Valerija 
#12 Jane's Journal 

Prize C - MFT 'Deer Love' set of dies as well as a Lawn Fawn 'Birch Trees' set of dies (including a cardinal!):
#44 - Carol G NZ

Prize D - set of two dies from The Works (Bauble 2-piece), set of sentiment stamps by Creative Expressions called 'Festive Traditions - Sentiments' and, a packet of the XCut Adhesive Glitter Sheets - Pastels:
#8 - April

Prize E - Lil' Inkers die called 'Noel Word Antlers' - times three:
#41 - Sandra H (especially delighted Sandra's name popped straight out for this prize as she always comments and tries to play along but it's really rare for her to say 'yes please' to a prize!)
#3 - Val
#36 - Jackie T

Prize F - matching stamps and dies by Reverse Confetti - 'Christmas Cheer':
#39 - Ionabunny (Gail)

Prize G - Your Next Die 'Winter Scene Border' die and an Impression Obsessions 'Seasons Greetings' die:
#24 Jeanne H

Prize H - Lawn Fawn 'Winter Sparrows' stamps and dies - times three:
#25 SHartl (Shannon)
#28 Janice
#55 Charlotte

Prize I - The Works dies, 'Joy Message' and 'Snowflakes': 
#17 Alice (scrAPamondo)

Prize J - Lawn Fawn 'Here We Go A-Waddling' set of stamps and a matching set of dies:
#54 Lynne 

Prize K - Nellie Snellon 'Hokey-pokey' stamp - times three:
#49 Em (Fairley)
#22 Majda
#1 Shaz in Oz

Prize L - Sheena Douglass 'Winter Snowflakes' stamp set and a 'Winter' die:
#6 Bunny 

Prize M - set of Lawn Fawn Christmas stamps with a matching die called 'Winter Owl' - times three:
#21 Lesley G
#40 Kitty
#23 Glennis 

I hope there are a few Happy Dances going on right now! As I already said above, really wish everyone could have won a prize - as I always feel after doing a big draw like this. Next time (if I'm up to running another one!!) I will cut up squares of paper with numbers on and draw the numbers out that way - just like an old fashioned raffle. It's amazing how often the random number thingy picks the same number over and over - so, by removing the winners pieces of paper as I go I won't need to keep checking back if they already won a prize as it was just one prize per person! And also the odds would automatically diminish in favour of those still left in the draw. As they say, hindsight is 20/20 vision!

I do need addresses for ALL winners please (with your full name as well please) so I can do some quick copy/pasting then print off the addresses easily. This still applies if you know fine well I already have your address - an trying to make this as easy for me as possible.

Just add the subject 'Holiday Giveaway' in an email and send it to my addy which is on the right hand sidebar. The sooner the better please although it may take me more than one trip to the Post Office anyhow!

Keep those snippets entries coming folks, you still have a week left to play HERE for Challenge #343! The prize is selection of goodies, all stamps, that I used for my snippets card. Creative Expressions 'Snow Flurry' background, Wild Rose Studio 'Snowmen' and Crafters Companion Gemini 'Festive Phrases'.

Huge thanks to all those who commented about my concerns regarding Bravecto flea treatment tablets for Dudley. I did loads more research, spoke to other pet owners we know and came up with a plan to use an alternative to tablets. I ran it past the vets on Friday and got the thumbs up - with some additional advice from them to ensure Dudley is fully covered against everything in the world of worms, fleas and ticks we can think of. So it shows that it's always possible to find a solution in the end!

Now I need to get round to commenting on entries for Challenge #343 - all things will happen in good time!

Love from the little white peril Parsnip, Dudley Dog - and of course me,


  1. Congrats to everyone and thanks for your generosity in this big giveaway Di! I'm so honored to have my card featured too, I'm so glad I pulled out that neglected tree punch to make the card and will use it more often for sure! Have fun everyone!!

  2. So pleased I checked the blog before going to bed as I find I am one of the lucky winners in fact of the first prize of the wonderful, and another big thank you to Di for all the work involved. I will send you an e-mail tomorrow. Some wonderful picks again, really inventive ways of using those snippets, and well done to all the other winners too. I'm glad you managed to sort out Dudley's medication problem to keep the bugs away but in a safe way. x

  3. Wow some lovely picks, Di so much cleverness in the Playground. Thank you to your dear self and Len and all other doubtfully helpful assistance in the mahoosive drawer to quote a Darnellism! Well done you Di. I actually think it is easier just to do a drawer for everyone of draws in old fashioned way especially when random generators aren’t that random which you’ve commented on before.
    Thanks so much for the cute little star present girl stamp. I’ve a little ones card in mind for that.. perfect for this year. Thanks so very much off to send you an email.
    Prayer hugs,
    Shaz in Oz.x

  4. You deserve a glass of wine--or 2! Thanks for all your work to do the big prize draw & congrats to all the winners! Lovely picks, too!

  5. Well done to all the winners and the gorgeous picks - what a beautiful gold star project! Thanks for all your hard work and generosity

  6. Congratulations to the lucky winners - nice way to start 2019!

    Happy Sunday peeps


  7. Congratulations to all the winners. Def think you deserve a little tipple after running this event Di. Si very generous of you.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  8. Delighted to discover I am a lucky winner Di, thank you so much! You have been so generous and did an amazing job organising this fabulous draw. Congratulations to all the other lucky winners.
    Great picks as always, with so much inspiration for using up our snippets!
    Janice x

  9. Congratulations to all the winners, enjoy your prizes! Super picks too.
    Thanks Di for another generous, festive giveaway. xx

  10. Well done to all the winners and a huge thank you and well done to Miss Di! xx

  11. Congratulations to all the winners and many thanks for your hard work in organizing this for everyone. Happy dance here!!

  12. Congratulations to everyone who played, as well as won , it was huge fun. Happy dancing all day here thanks Di xxx

  13. What a wonderful news Di, thank you so much! It is a beautiful way to start 2019! Congratulations to all the other lucky winners, I am sure we are doing the happy dance together :-)
    Have fun everyone!
    Hugs, Majda

  14. Thank you so much for running this mega draw. Congratulations to all the winners see you all the playground soon x

  15. There is a happy dance here, so pleased to have won one of your lovely prizes and thank you so much for featuring my little ballerina too. The gold prize and other pics are wonderful and thank you for your generosity and hard work that you put into this challenge. Pleased you have settled on a medicine for little Dudley and that you are happy with your solution xx

  16. Wow Di your picks are amazing l just love the lantern so creative it is as are your other picks well done all,many many congratulations to all the winners of your massive give away and a big thank you Di for my win too plenty of cards to be made using this we gorgeous Di thank you again enjoy your day xx

  17. Congratulations to all of those lucky winners!
    Awesome picks...such lovely variety!
    Thanks for all of the effort you put into the Christmas snippets giveaways and your generosity Di - you deserve to put your feet up now!
    Helen x

  18. Thank you Di, for your generosity and the fun that we had. I do feel lucky to be a winner. Congratulations to all of the winners. Beautiful picks on the cards. Especially the ballet dancer. I loved that one. [Bunny]

  19. Fabulous top picks and congratulations to all of the winners.
    Kath x

  20. Big congrats to all the winners, so glad to see the name of my dear friend Kitty :D and that of Shaz!! And -such a surprise- there is also MY name in the list of the lucky winners!! :D Yay!!!! Happy dance! :D Thanks so much!!!
    You have done a fabulous but hard work with this massive giveaway! Now you would deserve a bit of relax...! :)
    Marjeta's home decor is stunning, and I'm so glad to see my friend Carol's card in the top picks!! Congrats to all!

  21. OMGoodness, thank you for your generosity, Di! Woohoo! I am super excited to see my name as one of the winners! Thank you! And I am very happy to see my sweet friend Alice P. (scrAPpamondo) as a winner too! Yay! Congratulations to all of the winners! I recognize a lot of those names!

    I enjoyed looking at the stand-outs as well - I love getting new ideas to use my snippets! I hope to join your current snippets playground - I seem to have lost my crafty mojo at the moment but hoping it will return soon.

    Glad you found a solution to keep Dudley safe from fleas, ticks, worms, etc.!

    Thank you for the mega-giveaway - your generosity is very much appreciated!

  22. As I’ve said before, you are amazing and so generous. Wonderful picks and congratulations to all the winners. xx

  23. Oh wow yes indeed there is a happy dance going on here Di. I am delighted to see my name there as a winner. Thank you SO much for doing this amazing giveway. Your generosity is incredible and I appreciate how much time this took up too. Off to email you and well done to all the other lucky winner too. Hugs xxx

  24. You are so very kind and generous, Di. Thank you so much! Lovely picks and congratulations to everyone. April Xx

  25. Congratulations to all the winners of the draw. I love that miner's lamp and your card picks are great, as always. Glad you found something else for Dudley. You really did your homework and came up with a solution.

  26. Congratulations to all the other winners, and thanks for picking me. I will send you an email

  27. Congrats to the top picks and all the lucky winners. So happy to see my name as one of them and doing the happy dance big time. Thanks so much Di. Hugz

  28. congrats to all!
    these projects are super nice!
    thank you for the chance!

  29. A few steps back to say what pretty creations, might be up to playing again soon, two months out is far too long.

    B x

  30. Wow what amazing snippets picks. Huge congrats to all the lucky winners and well done Miss Di for being so organised xx

  31. Your top picks are amazing and congrats to all winners!
    Lia xx

  32. Wow! I'm doing the hokey pokey at my prize! Thanks so much, Di and congrats to all other winners xoxo

  33. Congratulations to everyone - enjoy!! And thank you again, Di, for having this oh so fun giveaway. :-)

  34. Wooo Hooo! There is a happy dance here, so happy I am a lucky winner too. Thank you so much. Congratulations to all the other lucky winners and top picks too.
    Hugs, Valerija

  35. Congrats to everyone who won and entered. Well done!

  36. Congratulations to all the featured artists and the winners! Thank you, Di, for this mammoth Playground event and all the hard work you put into it! Hugs to Dudley and Parsnip and you!! Darnell

  37. Congrats to all of the lucky winners and the featured cardmakers. Well done everyone!
    Still haven't found the time (or energy) to sit down and make a card. Hopefully soon...
    I'm also happy to hear you have steered clear of Bravecto. According to our current vet it's safe, but we had some serious doubts about its safety after hearing about the possible serious side effects through a Dutch consumer programme on television 2 years ago. We decided we were not willing to take the risk.

  38. Congratulations to all the winners and many thanks for your hard work in organizing all this, wow.
    hugs xx

  39. I'm honored to see my inchies heart card with your picks, Di. Congrats to the other picks... and to all the prize winners. So exciting.

  40. Congrats to all the winners, Thank you Di for all the hard work and generosity you put in for the prizes. Beautiful lantern, who would guess it was an upcycle project. Emma

  41. I have just remembered I emailed you after seeing this post but forgot to comment on here! Thank you sooooo much! I am very happy and excited to be a very lucky winner! Yay! Congratulations to everyone else too and well done to the awesome picks. Thank you Di for your incredible generosity both with the prizes and of your valuable time and talent! It's all soooooo appreciated my friend! Luv and hugs xxxxxxx

  42. Such a fabulous giveaway Di. Thank you for picking me, so exciting. Still waiting to see Parsnip and Dudley together! CarolG

  43. Thank you for sanding my lamp among the stars. I am honored.Congratulation to all winners.


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