Sunday 5 May 2019

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #350 - results

Ha, one of the joys of retirement - I totally forgot that this is a Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK! Running behind and lots of other stuff going on so let's get rolling with the fortnightly picks:

No new Playmates this time, although we had a total of 55 entries!

As always, it's so hard to pick just three of your lovely entries - but here goes anyhow:
This is such a perfect twisted easel Easter card, made by Jackie T. I love all the Easter colours and so many lovely layers as well!  Everything is so perfectly lined up and the little bunnies are a very sweet touch. Gorgeous work Jackie.

Then we jump ahead to Christmas - and this totally fabulous card, brought to share with us by Susan B. I think the embossed (paste) brick background is a beautiful piece of work on which to show off the wreath. Which is just wonderful - all punched from little snippets of green and some white card. And the sentiment fits so perfectly as well. Love it! 

And my final pick is a very clever 'treat holder' made in the shape of a dress by 'The Creative Twins'. It's so pretty and I also think you can work out how to make your own from the photos and really clear instructions added by the twins. Thanks girls!
Now it's prize draw time, and our winner of the Clearly Besotted 'Panda Planner' set of stamps, plus a £15 gift voucher (which was kindly donated by Clearly Besotted) is :
Congratulations Lynne! 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 #351 - you can find it HERE. The prize is a Clarity Stamp 'Lizzy & Rockery + masks set (which does have two perspex stamp mounts as well if you really want them.

No new photos of Dudley I'm afraid - but his adventures continue to amuse us - Len taught him how to put his paw up for treats (in fact he's so taken with it that he'll do a right paw 'high five' anytime!) - so cute :) Need to take a photo when I get a chance!

And, he has finally met the hedgie! That was too funny - he did an absolute double take - looking from Art the garden hedgie ornament to the real one and sort of shaking his head in disbelief! Then, he was in his penned in area and hedgie was safely outside, he began to bounce around and crouch with his tail wagging. 'Come and play' he seemed to be saying! No growling or barking either.

Len couldn't get a photo of them both together (obviously) - but this is Spike taken whilst Dudley was beseeching him to play:
As always, Parsnip and Dudley send their love, and so do I of course!


  1. Thank you so much for picking our project in top picks, congrats to other top picks and lucky winner.
    The Creative Twins

  2. Wow . . . 3 terrific picks. Congratulations to Lynne for winning the prize.

    Good to hear Dudley is making friends in the garden.


  3. Great picks as always - it must be such a difficult choice to make each time as there are always some lovely entries. Congratulations to the lucky winner.

  4. Wow! Thank you. Such a lovely surprise to wake up to. Beautiful picks too x

  5. Such lovely pics, there are a lot of inspirations there! Congrats to all them and to the lucky winner!
    So glad that the faux hedgie has had a good result on Dudley :D

  6. Great picks and well done to Lynn. How sweet to see Spike again, I just adore hedgepigs. Have a lovely bank holiday Di. Hugs xxx

  7. Fantastic picks again Di and congratulations to Lynne for winning the lovely prize this time. What a great photo of Spike and it sounds as though Dudley is beginning to get used to seeing the hedgies in the garden and is not so nervous of them. x

  8. Hi Di thank you for picking my card. Congratulations to the others that were picked and the winner. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  9. Beautiful picks and congratulations to all.

    Love the perfect name for the hedgie. Spike. Too cute. [Bunny]

  10. Oh what a kick! So great that Dudley just thought Spike was a potential playmate! One of our other dogs was so good with all the commands he'd just go through them all after you said the first one figuring that should work for the treat! Beautiful picks! Now I have to get a brick stencil as I totally adore the Christmas card!

  11. I'm thrilled to see my card picked as one of the three winners! Thank you so much! Congratulations to Jackie and to the Creative Twins for also being chosen, and to Lynne for winning the prize draw.

    Love the story about Dudley meeting Spike - looking forward to a photo of the two of them! If you have time to visit, my most recent blog post has pre and post grooming photos of my Tessa - she's so scruffy in one and so much more elegant in the other! And a card depicting her love of stealing socks!

  12. Congrats to Lynne and to the pickers too. Lovely post and a great photo from Len Bailey.

    Kath x

  13. Amazing featured card artists, Di! I'm thinking it might be hours before my jaw goes back to normal! And how awesome to see a great photo of your hedgie and hear that Dudley is not freaked out by him and just wants to play with his new little buddy! A new way to be entertained for hours by your critters!! Have a great week! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  14. Beautiful show case Di and many congratulations to Lynne enjoy your win, no signs of any hedgies in my garden and how nice that Dudley has a playmate along with parsnip too great friends they will become l'm sure enjoy your week xx

  15. Wonderful top picks and congrats to Lynne on her win. Great photo of Spike and I can't wait to see a photo of the two of them together xx

  16. Great picks and... a great photo of my most favorite animal (besides my doggy Tom!)
    Lia xx

  17. What amazing picks Di! I love how different each pick is. I also love the photo Len got of the hedgie!! So cute! I can just imagine how much Dudley wants him to come and play. lol Hugs, Brenda

  18. Congrats to the lucky winner and top picks. Sweet hedgepig. Hugz

  19. Thanks for your tips about Mr. Linky.


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