Sunday, 2 June 2019

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #352 - results

Wow, we're now into June - already, so soon! Quick whizz this time as yesterday was busy day (today is Saturday) and I didn't have time to do this post.
 
As always, it's so hard to pick just three of your lovely entries - but here goes anyhow:
 
I totally fell in love with this card, made by Andrea (KandA). It features her adorable grand daughter who lives in Australia, visiting an aquarium - the awe on her face is pure magic! And, of course the card is absolutely gorgeous - Andrea also used a recent Playground win as well (the sweet little narwhal).

Liz always comes up trumps with her cards and this one really struck a chord with me. The interesting thing, apart from it being a great card using lots of snippets - and of course the super sentiment, is that Liz made this card for Darnell's 'Twofers' challenge. The theme was 'wheels' and Liz used a penny farthing die for one card and then used the small wheel from the same die for the lemon slices. Clever thinking outside the box there kiddo!

And there was no way I could let this really clever card, made by Jane W, slip by without it being a pick! I adore the origami 'pea-green boat' and such a clever play on 'The owl and the pussy cat' by Edward Leer (one of my all time favourite poems). With a bit of thinking and playing around, I bet you too could make the background and the boat for a card - even if you don't have those adorable owl and pussy cat dies!
 
No new Playmates this week and 47 entries - which is good when you consider that folk can only enter once per challenge fortnight.

Now it's prize draw time, and our winner of the Craft Emotions die called 'Hogweed', kindly donated by Sarn: 
Robyn
Congratulations Robyn, What a lovely piece of luck as I know you haven't been playing with us for very long. 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 #353 - you can find it HERE. The prize is a lovely LOTV set of stamps called 'Happy Bears'. Now discontinued and LOTV are going totally digital later on this month as well.
 
No new photos of Dudley once again - although a few of you have seen the one I posted on Facebook just three days after he was so beautifully groomed. Len turned his back and Dudley decided to try and dig his way to Australia! Thankfully he cleaned up beautifully but he really is such a little pickle at times, sigh. We keep saying to one another that it's good that he has such spirit and isn't a 'fashion accesory dog' - but he does test us to the limits at times.

Here's another little poster I found on line - and every single point is totally true:

As always, Parsnip and Dudley send their love, and so do I of course! And thank you so much for all the get well wishes - things are improving slowly. For me, gout leaves a lot of pain behind even when it's gone away. But, in time that too clears up so I live in hope! And then I can begin taking the preventative meds and hopefully get some sort of a normal life back.




17 comments:

Greta said...

Glad you're improving, Di--hope you're on the preventative meds soon. Oh that little stinker! We often tell Fritz--"good thing you're so cute!" Fun reading the Havanese rules! Great pics, as always--talented playmates!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Such fabulous picks!!! Well done to all and to the winner!
Hope that your improving continues and that you come back to normality very soon!
Hugs to you and cuddles to Dudley (and Parsnip, of course)!

Aquarius said...

What great picks as always, especially the owl and pussy cat, also clever work making lemons from wheels. So pleased to hear you are making some progress, albeit slowly, take care.

Sarn said...

Terrific picks Di.

Congratulations to Robyn on her win. Hope she enjoys playing with the hogweed die.

Hope you continue to improve and feel a little better each day.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Kath said...

Lovely Top Picks and congratulations to Robyn.
Kath x

Pat said...

Fabulous picks again Di and each one so different and with clever use of snippets, and congratulations to Robyn for winning the great prize this time. I love the Havanese house rules, really made me smile and hope the pain from the gout continues to improve. x

Lynne said...

Congrats to Robyn and the top picks. Love those doggie house rules :) x

Bunny said...

Congratulations to the winner and Top picks. Great choices. 

[Bunny]`

Jane said...

Congrats to all and I'm glad you are improving Di. Hugs xxx

Liz said...

Thank you for choosing my card as one of the Top Picks. Congratulations to the other Top Picks and to Robyn on her win.
Pleased to hear you're improving Di, one step at a time. xx

Kathleen said...

Fabulous picks, congrats to all. Great house rules for Dudley, would love to see the rules for Len and Parsnip!

Kath x

Jane Willis said...

Thanks for including me in among the super picks. Hope the pain is out of the way soon and you can start chasing after Dudley again.

Janice said...

Super picks this week Di, congratulations to everyone and the winner.
So pleased to hear you are improving slowly.
Take care.
Janice x

Em Louise Fairley said...

Great picks. Congrats to the winners xoxo

Linby said...

I hope you are continuing to improve Di.

Great picks and fab snippet inspiration.

KandA said...

Just catching up and so chuffed to see my card highlighted. I love the cards from Liz (such an imaginative way to use the wheel) and Jane (with her super origami boat). Congrats to Robyn on her win. Love Dudley's house rules and glad to hear the gout is improving xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Di.
Loved all the wonderful cards shared clever folks, sniggered much over the Havenese rules, he’s very cute when all brushed up like on post not commented upon, praying for you, not being well can indeed be wearying, hugs Shaz.x