Sunday, 11 August 2019

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #357 - results

Thankfully it's been a bit cooler this week - and today (Saturday) we have high winds and rain. One extreme to the other - although to be honest we're certainly ready for some rain as well as enjoying the drop in temperature.

Let's get straight on with Playground business starting with this fortnight's picks:
What great use of snippets, love this Christmas card made by Sandy. That die is fabulous and it was interesting to read over on Sandy's post how she managed to get those papers just right!

Linda made this brilliant pop-up card - makes me want to lick the screen! I just love the surprise inside the card, and you can see how many snippets must have been used as well. Love it!

Love, love, love the clean and fresh look of this elegant card, made by Laurie! I'm on a roll myself right now with fresh looking cards and this one really ticks all the boxes. Such a lovely die, I had to sit on my hands to stop myself from buying it!

And, I just realised we've had themes of Christmas, Summer and Spring in the picks - so I'm adding another pick that really caught my eye - and it's an Autumn themed one:
And this card was made by Donna. I love the scene with those spooky bats - and the added twine is a super touch. I know that Donna so wanted to win the 'Puppy Love' prize - but Mr Random thought differently. So I hope this makes up a bit for that Donna! x

We had 54 entries, and no new Playmates this time. 54 is a really healthy total and makes me very happy - thank you!

Time now for the prize draw which is for a Clearly Besotted 'Puppy Love' set of stamps with matching dies, and the winner is:
Well done Brigitte and I'm almost sure this is your first win. Happy dance for you! 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.

I plan to go to the Post Office on Tuesday afternoon if I have your address by then :) 

Remember folks, there's still almost another week to run on Challenge #358 - you can find it HERE. The prize is a Newton's Nook 'Dainty Daisies' set of stamps with matching dies, plus an Altenew 'Feeling Dotty' stencil.

It's been a bit of a busy week, but I'm managing to keep up with commenting in the Playground, whoop, whoop!

Dudley had his 'spa' treatment and looked adorable when I went to collect him. He's under the desk here right now, having 40 winks so no photos this week).

I lied, he just woke up when I was writing further up this post and wandered off to see Len - who took some photos! Here's a couple - you'll see that his coat is growing back nicely - although he won't need another full trim for a couple of months or so.

Len took a few photos but these are my favourites. I love him in the first one, lying on his side taking everything in (those eyes!) - and the second one shows how his coat is growing back, with a smile and those beautiful eyes once again.

I plan to keep his head and face trimmed a little bit myself so we don't need to revert to doing a top knot again. Mind you - we have a packet of almost 1000 tiny white latex doggie top knot bands! He won't keep still enough for me to tackle all of him though - I'll leave that for the professionals to keep him in a puppy cut.

One final point. 'Our' Kath of 'Handmade by Kath' has come up with a great idea. On the first Wednesday of the month, for a while at least, she will be posing some questions about our crafting. This time it's all about card blanks and it's so interesting to stop and reflect on why we buy or make our card blanks, size, colour and weight preferences etc. Kath is offering a little thank you for someone each month who takes the time to comment. My only observation is that if you decide to join in, please play fair and don't do so just for the chance of a prize. I found reading the comments very interesting - and it should provide quite a few of us with food for thought!

Love from Parsnip, Dudley - and of course me,


  1. Great choices on the top picks. Congratulations to them and the winner.

    Dudley is so cute. His face is adorable. [Bunny]

  2. Wonderfully clever playmates Di, congrats to winner too, thanks for heads up in Kaths blog.. and oh dear, Dudley is definitely adorableness personified!
    Thanks for being a blessing, and may God bless you too.
    Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

    {Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  3. BTW I’m always sitting on my hands, I think there should be a law against them bringing out so many lovely things especially when I simply haven’t had time to use what I have! They could at least wait for me to catch up! 😉😆😁❤️❤️❤️

  4. Congrats to the picks & winner! Oh wow--the Dudley pictures just grab my heart!

  5. a good selection of picks, covering the seasons. Congratulations to the lucky winner too. Great photos of the gorgeous Dudley too.

  6. Great top picks and lovely pics of Dudley!
    Lia xx

  7. Fabulous pics, great inspirations!
    Dudley is a happy puppy, his eyes say it!! :D And how clean and lovely is his fur! Adorable!!

  8. Fantastic picks again Di and congratulations to Brigitte for winning this time. Dudley is looking as handsome as ever and it doesn't see possible that he is now a year old. x

  9. Congrats to the winner and top picks. Darling Dudley. HUgz

  10. Fabulous picks and congratulations to Brigitte. Thanks too for the mention about my questions and answers posts - there are some very interesting comments about card blanks.
    Kath x

  11. Great picks Di, and congrats to Brigitte.
    Gorgeous photos of Dudley - one of my favourite pics of Ruby is a closeup of her lying down. I used it when I had a brief dabble with scrapbooking if you want a peek -

  12. Fabulous picks and all so different and congrats to Brigitte too. Dudley looking as gorgeous as ever :) xx

  13. Some great picks and well done to the winner. Great photo of the little cutie too.

    Kath x

  14. A lovely selection of picks and congratulations to Brigitte on her win. Love the photos of Dudley. xx

  15. Congratulations to the winners - their cards are stunning.
    Dudley is such a handsome wee boy - and that from a cat lover!!

  16. Another great choice of picks Di and congratulations to Brigitte enjoy your win and great shot of Dudley have a great day xx

  17. What great snippets cards. Great ideas!

    Dudley looks very sweet! Aren’t you glad you got him?

    Will check out your link as well!

  18. A great selection of picks, and congratulations to Brigitte.
    Janice x

  19. Thank you so much Di and I'm also doing a happy dance!!!! It IS my first win and I thank you very much. My cats sends Dudley kisses (friendly one as they are both male, lol!!!). I'm sending you my info via email shortly.
    Thanks again for doing this and yes I still want the prize!

  20. Thanks for including me among your picks -- how fun that you covered the year with different cards.

  21. Wonderful picks and congratulations to Bridgette. Adorable photos of the gorgeous Dudley, bless his cotton socks! Hugs xxxxxxxxx


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