Sunday, 21 April 2019

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #349 - results

First of all - Happy Easter everyone! I needed a couple of last minute Easter cards earlier in the week - and rustled them up in about an hour. A record for me.

Don't usually show a card on 'results week' but as I used snippets of green card, here's what I made:
I used:

- 5.5" x 4.25" white card blank, side opening

- piece of white card stock onto which I stamped the chicken and egg from Stampin' Up's 'Hey, Chick' set plus the 'Easter Wishes' sentiment by Pink Gem designs

- coloured the chicken and egg using Pro markers and also Whispers markers for the very fine bits such as the chick's legs. I do have some Letraset Extra Fine Nibs for Pro markers but was in a hurry!

- a snippet of SU 'Certainly Celery' card stock - trimmed to just slightly bigger than the stitched rectangle

- then glued the layers onto a card front - all done!

I really like the quirkiness of this SU set of stamps - always makes me smile.

Let's get straight on with the fortnight's picks:
I do so love this adorable little Easter gift bag, made by Kath! Such a great way to use snippets on the cute bunny and other decorations - someone will be thrilled with this for sure!

This absolutely had to be one of my picks! I totally love the design, great way to use up snippets. And the image is just wonderful - DO hop over to Meghan's blog and you'll see a perfect, absolutely matching, photo there of Meghan's niece and nephew. Brilliant! And, as always, such fabulous colouring of the image too.

I really love this card, made by Glennis. Such a pretty background and the flower is stunning! I know the flower was stamped onto a snippet of white card - I bet most of us have loads of little white snippets we can't bear to throw away! And the final touch of the washi tape and heart is just perfect!

No new Playmates this time, although we had a total of 58 entries - yay!

Now it's prize draw time, and our winner of the MFT 'Stitched Diagonal Cover Up' die and the Impression Obsession 'Thanks' die is: 
Well done Liz! I think you'll get a good bit of use out of the cover-up die especially. Please send me your address, with your 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.

Remember folks, there's still almost another week to run on Challenge #350 - you can find it HERE. The prize is a Clearly Besotted 'Panda Planner' set of stamps, plus a £15 gift voucher (which was kindly donated by Clearly Besotted).

Dudley's hair trim session on Wednesday turned out to be a bit of a saga. The place is a bit off the beaten track on the outskirts on Winchester - I drove whilst Len had Dudley on his lap -  doing the usual yodeling act (Dudley, not Len!). And the stupid Sat. Nav decided to play silly games and I/we got hopelessly lost - going round in circles. I knew that, once I spotted the main street of Winchester with the iconic statue of King Alfred, that we were in trouble! Who knew there were so many steep hills and narrow lanes around the City itself. Eventually we did find the place and left Dudley with his Auntie Steph ..... whilst we recovered in a nearby Costa Coffee. As I suspected, he needed a fair bit of work on those matts and the upshot is that we're taking him back for 'Round Two' on Monday morning! So far it's possible that he won't have a puppy cut just yet - but if it means double sessions then it's not fair on Dudley really so we'll see what happens. We're only being charged for one session - but I still have to do that awful 'hunt the groomer' thing all over again!

I haven't managed to take a photo of him since Thursday afternoon's outing, in fact he looks very much the same (as Steph spent the time working on the matts). But, I did spot that some of you wanted to see his starfish impression so managed to do a quick shot of him before the grooming trip:
To be honest, it's not a brilliant photo - I've had better chances since but didn't have the camera to hand. This is one of Dudley's favourite places to lie, totally flat on his tummy and cool down - on a bathroom floor with his nose just resting on the landing carpet - so his nose is at the bottom of this photo, hidden by his top knot flopping forward. Legs splayed out behind him and often forming a real starfish with all paws spreadeagled wide apart.

He weighed 6.2 kg the other day, so is certainly stabilised at what might well be his fully grown weight.

Other Dudley news is that he met a sweet little 'Princess' on his walk just before we headed off to Winchester. From Len's description, she might be a little Shih Tzu. She's lives quite locally, called Tilly and is just 14 weeks old. We'd been wondering about Dudley being so shy with other dogs (male and female) and hoping it was just a puppy thing - having your puppy hide behind your legs is obviously not what you want. But, no such problems with Tilly - it apparently was mutual love at first sight. With both dogs dancing around playing and then whining when it was time to carry on their separate ways! That's our boy!! x

As always, Parsnip and Dudley send their love, and so do I of course!


  1. I love your great Easter card. Congratulations to the Top picks and to the winner Liz. Nice to know that Dudley has a little girlfriend. Nothing like navigating around the streets over and over and over. How many times can they tell you to turn around anyway? It is terrible when the dogs get so matted. Hopefully Dudley will only have great experiences at the groomers. That way he'll enjoy going.

    Happy Easter. [Bunny]``

  2. Happy Easter Di! Love your hey chick card, these images make me smile too, as does young Dudley! My cat spreadeagles like that too to stay cool lol! (She's part rag doll). Hope his grooming sessions go ok for all of you! Take care, Cathy x

  3. Happy Easter Di, Congratulations to Liz on her win and the picks this week are stunning... Hope Dudley's coat is easier to manage after seeing the groomer... as for navigation devices, I was once sent 1km on foot in the wrong direction, the receptionist said that in built up areas they have trouble determining the correct location..... Have a wonderful week... Megan

  4. Happy Easter to you Di, and all the 'snippet' fans too.
    Thanks so much for choosing my card in the top 3, I feel very honoured, and congrats to Liz too

  5. How fun and cute CAS card, that chicken with her cracking egg looks so lovely!
    Big congrats to Liz for her win!!! :) Lovely picks, too!!
    Dudley is a beautiful prince, no doubt he have found a princess! :D
    Hugs and Happy Easter to you all!!

  6. Oh, I really do love your cute card Di...that little hen is adorable! Congratulations to Liz and to all the top picks as well. I'm so glad you finally found your way to Dudley's grooming session but sorry that his mats took up all the time. As beautiful as Dudley's long locks are, you may just decide on a puppy cut to save you all some grief. Either way, he'll be just a doll!

  7. Happy Easter to everyone.
    Love your adorable Easter card Di. Fab set of stamps.

    Cute photo of Dudley posing as a very small rug! So pleased he's found a little playmate.

    Congratulations to Liz on her win & to all the showcased card makers.

    Hugs, Sarn x

  8. Great card - clever you for thinking of using it for Easter! Love to read your 'Dudley News' and hope the grooming goes well, always assuming you can find your way back there.

  9. Happy Easter Di, to you, your family and followers too

    Congratulations to Liz on winning the fab prize

    Super pic of Dudley too


  10. Happy Easter to you too what a lovely Easter card so adorable and appropriate imaged used too! great picks Di and many congrats to Liz enjoy your win, so it’s just as well you pointed out which end was Dudley lol 😂 as l would never of guessed he looks just so cute and content enjoy your day xx

  11. Happy Easter, great picks and love your card too. Dudley looks like a rug , glad his got a girlfriend lol. Stanley stands behind me and peers at non greyhounds it quite embarrasing but when we meet a greyhound his all strutts and head up and very wiggly lol. Love Nicky

  12. A fantastic card Di. I'm so glad that Dudley seem to have found a playmate. My dog (no longer with us) used to lay just like Dudley, I'd never seen a dog lie that way before him.

    Sue xx

  13. Happy Easter to you and Len, and of course Dudley and Parsnip too. I love the photo of Dudley laid out and hope you manage to make it to his next de-matting session...sat navs do funny things in a town sometimes, and are not totally reliable. Your fun Easter card is great and congratulations to Liz for winning the fab prize, and also some wonderful picks again this time. x

  14. Happy Easter, Di!

    So thrilled to be the lucky winner this fortnight, I know the dies will get plenty of use. Congratulations to the lovely Top Picks. We've hardly be home the last couple of weeks, so I missed them when they were posted. Love your Easter card too, Di. What a brilliant image!

    Pleased to hear that Dudley has found a girlfriend. Sounds like a match made in heaven. 😊 xx

  15. OMG! Thank you soooo much for picking my card this week Di!!!
    I love your CAS Easter card! Happy Easter!!!

  16. Happy Easter to you! Love your sweet Easter card. Congratulations to the winners of the last challenge. Hearing your story about Dudley and his matts reminds me that I need to do some serious de-matting on Tessa. She also needs a trip to the groomer but I like to get some of the matts out first or I get in trouble with my groomer! Tessa also loves to lie on the tile floor of either the kitchen or bathroom, especially in the hot summer - and she does the "legs splayed out behind" position too. Your photo made me smile - hard to tell which is the front end and which is the back end of Dudley!

  17. Thank you for choosing my Easter bag as one of your Top Picks.
    Kath x

  18. Happy Easter Di!!! Hope it is a blessed one! Your card is adorable. The picks are fabulous as well. Dudley is so funny and cute. Kahlua still whines in the car as well, unless she is in her crate, then she doesn't. So if you have a crate for Dudley, he might feel safer in it when you go away. I had to laugh at Dudley with his starfish pose, yep, our dogs do that sometimes too. They look for anywhere cool to lay, especially when it is a warmer day. Hard to tell which end is which with Dudley and this photo, so a good thing you told us! lol He looks like a dust mop! Poor Dudley and the groomer. I'm sure he was feeling traumatized. Dudley has grown nicely though. Kahlua is now 20 lbs! Although she still looks very small, she is very muscular and high energy!!! Hopefully Dudley isn't high energy like Kahlua! Glad he found himself a girlfriend. haha He certainly looks like a sweet boy, so how could she resist him?!!! Hugs, Brenda

  19. Happy Easter to you, Len and Dudley, oh and poor Parsnip.
    Some really lovely picks and Congrats to Liz.

    Love your card, super CAS and a great fun image, looks like that hen has about a douzen eggs still inside her.
    Your could be baking tomorrow.

    Kath x

  20. COngrats to Liz and your notables - good job everyone! Happy Easter to you and yours Di, that's a really cute card you made :)

  21. I always enjoy your posts with your picks of cards to showcase! Love your puppy saga too. Glad he found a friend!

  22. A fabulous and fun Easter card Di. Congrats to Liz and lovely picks too. Dudley reminds me of a sheepskin rung we used to have, they were shaped with long fluffy hair too :) x

  23. Gorgeous card, picks, and pic ;) xoxo

  24. Your card is adorable, Di! What a shame you have to find a new groomer--I know the stress of that! Always so fun to see puppydogs want to play together. Sounds like Dudley's shyness is something he'll grow out of. Hope you had a lovely Easter!

  25. Super cards! Love the Hey Chick Set (on your first one)!

  26. Great choices for the spotlight, Di! And great update on His Majesty! I'm familiar with the starfish splay to cool off, nearly impossible to photograph! How fun that he met a friend he took to and wasn't shy around!! Have a great week and I hope the rest of the grooming goes well! Hugs, Darnell

  27. Love your Easter card Di, so cute! Congratulations to Liz, and your picks this week are fabulous.
    Janice x

  28. Fabulous fun Easter card, love the chicken. Gorgeous picks for the snippets too, so much talent in craft land. Emmax

  29. I LOVE your easter card Di, that is such a lovely image. Great picks as well and congrats to Liz xx


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