Sunday 16 June 2019

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #353 - results

OK, so who left the taps turned on then? Day after day of rain - thankfully we live quite high up and so far (she says) have never even been close to flooding.

Writing this on Saturday and Len is helping to set up the 'have a go archery' at the local village carnival. I'm home with Dudley - firstly we don't want to leave him at home alone for what could be a long day and you can't take dogs, and secondly to keep on taking it a bit easy whilst the last knockings of my tootsie problems clear up. Thankfully, the massive swelling caused by stopping those evil pills (rebound action) did dissipate after about 10 days as predicted - so now it's a case of venturing further and further but not doing too much in one go. It's just lovely though to be able to wander - even around the local supermarket checking out what fruits etc. are in season instead of relying totally on home delivery services. Len plans to be home before the big parade kicks off the carnival itself - which will be nice as he's promised to bring home a couple of the wonderful Cornish pasties that one stall sells. 

Oooer, speaking of Len - he just arrived home, with the promised dinausaur shaped (and sized!) Cornish pasties for supper tonight. Yummy :) And, there's rain in the air, yet again, so I suspect some folk will get a bit wet at the carnival. Such a shame after all the work that goes into it. 

As always, it's so hard to pick just three of your lovely entries - but for once I actually had just three already short listed, and that makes life easier here:
I totally adore this cute 'new baby' card - made by Lynne in NI. The detail is just lovely, beautifully coloured and the whole card is just perfection.

I picked this card, made by Lilian, as not only does it use snippets but it's also such a beautiful image of a kingfisher - wonderful colouring as well! Sorry the image is smaller than usual, when I enlarged it, it went too blurred.

And another beautifully coloured image - brought to share with us by Helen. Helen is a real lover of Penny Black stamps and always adds so much additional detail such as the stitching around the panels - love it!

We had three new Playmates - a bit like buses - some challenges there are none and then three roll up all at once :)
Karen Letchworth
We also have Charlotte Wood-White playing along, her entry is number 50 but you'd have to scroll down to find the image on Facebook. And, as she's using Facebook, my attempts to add the photo of her entry here have only succeeded in messing up my blog post so I've had to leave it out.

Three new Playmates this week (a huge welcome girls!) and 53 entries - how heartening and music to my ears.

Now it's prize draw time, and our winner of the LOTV set of stamps called 'Happy Bears' is:
Oh well done Nicky, I'm pretty sure it's ages since you won a prize here! 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 #354 - you can find it HERE. The prize is a Concord & 9th 'Lily' set of stamps and a set of The Works 'Stitched Circles' dies.

No new photos of Dudley once again - sorry. Basically, we've not really had much time to turn around whilst the outside work was going on. Thankfully it's now finished and looks great!

Now all I have to do is to steel myself to begin taking the preventative meds - which apparently can cause gout flares as it dissolves the crystals in the joints - nice huh? But, it has to be done if there's to be a way forward, just not exactly a nice thought. Thinking positive perhaps I'll hit lucky and be OK - but, I was at the front of the queue when they were handing out rotten luck I suspect.

Love from Parsnip, Dudley - and of course me, 


  1. Three fabulous picks and congratulations to Nicky for winning the cute bears. Glad all your work is done now and looking good, and hope that you may strike lucky and not get the gout flaring up when you take the meds. Hope you enjoyed your pasties too. x

  2. Aww thanks for picking my baby card as one of your faves :)
    Hope you enjoyed those pasties, the nicest ones I ever had was from a wee shop in Lizard Point when were were on holiday a few years back. Yummmmm! And good luck with your new meds x

  3. Great picks and lovely to hear that there three new playmates. Not only has it been somewhat wet recently someone seems to have turned the heating off - more like winter than flaming June. Good luck with your new meds - think positive, always a good plan.

  4. Hi Di, hope that the new medicines will make their work quickly for your health! And I'm sure that you enjoyed so much the pasties that Len bought :D
    Fabulous picks and congrats to the winner!!!
    Hugs to you and cuddles to Dudley!

  5. Fabulous picks Di and congratulations to Nicky enjoy your win and hope you enjoyed your pasties sounds delicious 😋 enjoy your day xx

  6. Congratulations winner and Top picks.

    I don't know what a cornish pastrie is but I want one now as you've made it sound so delicious.

    Glad to hear the toe is getting better. No foot race I know, but oh how wonderful to even get out and get around. Good for you! [Bunny]

  7. Fabulous picks.

    WAVING HELLO to the newbies.

    Congrats to Nicky on her win.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  8. Great picks! Congrats Winners! And that carnival sounds fun! Hugs from Chicago to you and Dudley!

  9. So happy you're back to being more mobile & hope you don't get a big reaction from the preventative meds. At least you can look ahead to better times without more episodes, hopefully! Glad the work turned out like you wanted & worth the hassle & so sorry about your weather. Wish I could send you some of our dry, hot days & you could give us some of the rain. Of course, there's plenty of rain closer that people would like to give us with the flooding in parts of the US. We're constantly reminded how great we have it & wouldn't consider living somewhere else. Wonderful picks, as always. Sending hugs to you & a pat on the head for Dudley--Greta

  10. Lovely picks and congrats to the winner. I am pleased to hear you are getting about more and I hope you enjoyed your dinosaur pasties :) x

  11. Great picks and well done to Nicky. I'm glad you are finally getting the gout to settle Di. Hope you will be running around soon. Take care. Hugs xxx

  12. Oooh - such gorgeous cards :-)
    I am pleased you are getting a bit more mobile.
    Sorry to hear about the weather. That is such a shame for all the Carnival people. So much hard work goes into preparing them and it's awful when the weather doesn't play nicely :-(

  13. Great picks this time! Glad to see Karen joining you. I read her blog and she does do nice things with patterned papers!

  14. Sweet picks. Congratulations to the winners xoxo

  15. Hi there dear Di,
    I hope and pray the meds are ok and no gout like additions to your tootsies ... and so glad the swelling has gone down, I’ve updated my health on blog post for Wed. In less than two hours here!
    I’m like you in being the difficult patient! 😊 Makes life interesting, I suppose... The pasties sound yummo! Like pork pies something you only see over there!
    Great picks what clever playmates!
    Prayer hugs for every blessing Miss, Shaz in Oz.x

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  16. Thanks so much for choosing my card as one of the picks - what a lovely surprise!
    Love the other choices - such fabulous variety!
    Helen x

  17. Wow lovely picks and I cannot wait to play with the bears. How lucky am I.

    Hope your meds have not caused a flare up xx

    Thanks again


  18. Fab picks and congratulations to Nicky!
    I'm happy to hear you are ready to start your preventative treatment, Di. Sending good vibes your way. Hope the side effects will be minimal ... or even better ... absent.
    Marianne x


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