Sunday 6 October 2019

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #361 - results

For various reasons, of a happy nature, this week's 'picks and prizewinner post' is potentially briefer than usual. Let's see how I go.

Dudley is fully recovered and full of beans these days - wonderful to see, and he's such a happy boy!

Let's get going with this fortnight's picks:

First of all, we have a *Gold Star* pick, which absolutely blew me away:
This brilliant card was made by Becca, who uses Flickr. It's very fiddly for me to get Flickr images across to my blog but I managed and, also, some of you won't be able to view or perhaps comment on how Becca made this terrific sneaker card over on Flickr. I'm making a real exception this time around and copying what Becca wrote underneath this as I think some of you will be very interested to 'have a go' - so much work and so, so cleverly made!

I just bought this fabulous sneaker die set from MFT and I just love it! I have 6 nephews and I really need more masculine items in my stash; this is perfect! This will be Timmy's 15th birthday card next month. I started by making the sneaker into a shaker; die cut it from watercolor paper and then using an exacto knife, cut out the space shown. I then used twisted citron (TH distress) to w/c the sneaker. I then die cut the bottom piece for the sneaker from w/c paper as well as the three strips (one from black cs and two from dp). I adhered them all together with liquid glue. I die cut the teeny tiny holes from lime cs and adhered them w/liquid glue. I threaded some lime green/white twine into the holes and secured them to the back. I added acetate to the shaker window back and then very thin foam strips to close in the window and all over the back of the sneaker. I added a strip of B&W dp (BoBunny) to the bottom of the card and then figured out my placement of the sneaker and 2 part sentiment. I stamped the sentiments (MFT 'Big Birthday Wishes') in Versafine onyx black & clear embossed. I then put together a mixture of bits for the shaker in lime green and white and gathered it onto the card where the shaker would be (rearranging a few times to get it right) and then carefully laid down the sneaker atop; perfect! I stamped the circular sentiment (MFT 'Be Original') on vellum with black & clear embossed and then die cut it with it's coordinating die and adhered it to the shaker window with vellum tape. To finish the card, I stamped the stars (MFT 'Be Original') with the twisted citron ink. I really love how it turned out and think Timmy will love it.

Well done Becca! I know you don't have a blog but when you do set one up, feel free to take the Gold Star button from my RH side bar! x

And onto my three picks now:
First of all, I picked a really clever idea for a card, made by Maxine. We're often stumped for ideas of ways in which to make cards more personal to people's hobbies/likes etc. And this card, for a Sudoku fan is perfect! And, it still uses some snippets of course.

I love this Christmas card, made by Janice. It's CAS and also a great reminder of just how effective paper piecing can be. I wouldn't mind a £1 coin for every sheet of patterned paper I still have lurking in the craft room.

Darnell always comes up with brilliant designs and her snippets entry this time is no exception. Yet another great use of snippets, all working together so beautifully. Needless to say, Dudley has fallen in love with Nellie - Darnell's adorable new dog - they look very alike in many ways (Nellie and Dudley I mean!!). Not sure if Nellie's into 'cradle snatching' though as she's just a little bit older than Dudley :)

We had 49 entries and no new Playmates this time round.

Time now for the prize draw which is for an Avery Elle 'Mimosas' set of stamps with matching dies, and the winner is:
Shartl (Shannon/Sachi)
Well done Shannon! 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 #362 - you can find it HERE. The prize is a Lawn Fawn 'Sea-Horsin' Around' set of stamps with matching dies - plus a Sugar Pea 'Waves' stencil.

I do have what might turn out to be some fun video footage of Dudley doing 'zoomies' outdoors - once I have time I'll upload it, probably be next Sunday now though.

Love from Parsnip, a very enthusiastic wag from Dudley - and of course hugs as always from me,


  1. I see what you mean about that trainer..a real labour of love by Becca, and the other picks are great too Di. I'm sorry I didn't manage to get a card in this time, I have been having a bit of a break and the only card I made recently was sadly lacking in snippets, and I will not be able to get a card in by next Saturday as I will be away so I'm not doing very well. I look forward to seeing some video of Dudley doing zoomies too. x

  2. Brilliant pics as always and the sneaker is certainly super - interesting to read about it too.

  3. Fab picks and congrats to Becca on nabbing a gold star.

    Hope you do manage to upload the Dudley Zoomie Movie - that'd be fun to see.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  4. Wow, Becca's shaker card is stunning!! Marvellous idea for a teenager!! A very beautiful design and I need that die, now LL :D
    Big congrats to all!!

  5. Great picks Di and a fabulous "gold star" award for Becca. Would love to see Dudley on video too :) x

  6. Congrats to Shartl for her win and I love the spotlight picks this week too. The sneaker shaker is one fabulous creation Becca, congrats on your gold star!

  7. Fabulous are your picks yet again Di l love the boot die and many congratulations to your winner enjoy your win xx

  8. GREAT picks! And Shannon is a SWEET HEART! Glad she won!

  9. Congratulations to Becca on her brilliant card!! So creative and very much deserving of that Gold Star....get a blog up and going, girlfriend!! <3
    Well done to the other Favorites, as well. Beautiful cards.
    Big congrats to Shartl for her win. Yay!!!
    Great job doing the honors, Di.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  10. Fabulous picks and a 'gold star' for Becca.
    Kath x

  11. Hi there Di, that baseball boot is amazing, and I just love shaker cards. All your choices are fabulous, brilliant cards, so well done the winners, Kate x

  12. Oh my stars, I am so very humbled, Miss Di! Thank you so much for the wonderful honor. It really was a fun card to make (& I even made one for a girl as well). And thank you to everyone for your lovely comments. As well as a HUGE congrats to all the spotlight winners and yay to Shannon!! :-)

  13. Wow, I am so excited to be the winner of that Mimosa stamp set Di! I have a lot of friends who like nothing more than a mimosa for Sunday brunch, so this set will get a lot of use. Congratulations to the top picks too..and that card by Becca is AMAZING! All the tiny details make it one that will just knock the socks off the recipient (pun intended).
    Now I need to go check out Darnell's blog to see what all this talk about a new dog has come to.
    Thanks so much to email you.

  14. Love that boot card by Becca - that is amazing - a well deserved Gold Star winner! Thank you for selecting my Sudoku card as a top three card.
    Looking forward to seeing a video of Dudley doing the zoomies - I have been feeding my daughter's cat for the past few days, and she has had the zoomies too - must be the moon!

  15. Thank you for choosing my card this week Di! Great picks as always, and I too love that amazing sneaker card!
    Janice x

  16. Great picks. Congrats to all the winners xoxo

  17. These picks are super! Congrats, everyone!

  18. I see what you mean about Becca's card Di - an absolute stunner! And if Timmy is anything like my boys when they were teens, he'll love figuring out how it was made and how it works! Fabulous picks too - congrats to everyone :)
    Vicky xx

  19. Thank you so much for the shoutout, Di! It's lovely to be in the company of Becca, Maxine, and Janice! Congrats to Shannon for the win!! I'm so, so delighted to hear that Dudley is back to being full of beans. That "zoomie" video on FB was a riot! And, yes, Miss Nellie is a bit over her zoomie days, but she loves other dogs so she would be fascinated watching him run around!! If only we weren't across the pond! :( Hugs, Darnell


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