Sunday 29 December 2019

Pixie's Snippets Playground - #368 - Prize H and results from Challenge #367

This is going to be a long(ish) post - first of all the picks and prizewinner from Challenge 367, followed by letting you see Prize H in the Grand Draw.
First of all, let's get going with this fortnight's picks:

What a fabulous way to use up lots of little snippets of different papers - Lia made these wonderful advent calendar/books and each little box holds a small present or chocolate. Brilliant idea!

And here's another brilliant idea for Christmas, shared with us by Gail (Crafty Nomad). A super Bottle Tag, again made using plenty of snippets!

And, still with Christmas in mind, Heather brought along this wonderful Christmas card - again using lots of snippets. I love the colours and, as always, Heather's colouring is just gorgeous! 

No new Playmates this time round and 45 entries - bit of a drop but to be expected when folk were running round getting ready for Christmas.

Time now for the prize draw, which is for a Clearly Besotted 'Hot Stuff' set of stamps, an MFT Peek-a-boo Window' square die and a packet of 10 MFT Square Shaker Pouches. And the winner is:
Well done Meghan. 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.

Of course, winning this most certainly doesn't mean you're not in with a chance to win something in the Grand Prize Draw Meghan!

Which takes me nicely onto the Grand Draw prize for today, which was very kindly donated by Jackie T some time ago. I couldn't make a sample card as I don't have any of these lovely stamps so here they are:
Six stamps in total so another bumper prize to give you a head start on cards for Christmas 2020! And, as usual, I won't be splitting the prize. Thanks again Jackie!

At the end of all of the celebrations I'll do a massive draw session for all the prizes using the one Mr Linky - which is on the main snippets post HERE along with details of exactly how to join in - so you do need to have entered one snippets make over on that post during this fortnight to be in with a chance :) Maximum of one entry please - to keep things fair for those who may not have time to craft. Mr Linky closes at 11am on Saturday 4th January so you do need to have added a snippets make by then to be eligible for the draw.

Just leave a comment on this post if you would like the chance to win today's prize.

Crumbs, I was quietly typing away and hadn't realised that Dudley had slipped past my legs and was lying underneath the desk. The post man just popped some post through the letter box and up shot Dudley from underneath with one loud bark - terrified the life out of me! For a little dog he's got one heck of a bark - it's a Havanese thing apparently, they most certainly don't yap!

It's Saturday today and whilst the weather isn't particularly bright, at least Len has managed to go to the postponed archery fun shoot. He's been almost running around the walls here since all this rain arrived. The field became waterlogged so couldn't be used for a couple of weeks - even if you were prepared to go and get a good soaking the Parish Council closed the Recreation Ground to prevent it from becoming a mud bath.

Love from Parsnip, Dudley and of course me,


  1. Hope Len had fun & relieved his cabin fever! I've gotten surprised by a sudden bark more than once! It is funny when little dogs have a big dog bark. Many years ago a neighbor asked if we had a German Shepherd when he heard our Schnauzer barking behind the fence. What incredible picks this time, Di! Serious talent in The Playground! Beautiful Christmas stamps, but have so many I'll stay out of this drawing.

  2. Happy Dance to all the winners posted here - woof woof to Dudley - we hear ya!! Hoping you have a fab day - I am passing on the prize. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to be in the draw - blessings

  3. Congrats to the winners, such amazing picks!!! I'll sit this draw out....but better get to work on entering in the Linky!!
    Susan Sudbury

  4. Such amazing picks!!! Love them all! Congrats to the winner, too!
    Yes please for the bumper prize.
    It's fun that a little dog has a so big voice, isn't it? :D Surely the postman has been scared by the darling Dudley! :D
    Hope that the rain stops there... Here it seems that tomorrow will arrive a lot of snow!
    Hugs and cuddles :D

  5. Great picks today Di, and congratulations to Meghan!
    I’ll pass on today’s prize thank you.
    Janice x

  6. Congratulations to the winer and to the picks.
    All these stamps are just wonderful. Yes, for the prize please.
    Valerija xx

  7. Wonderful snippet creations! I'll bet the lucky kiddos that receive those advent calendars will feel very special. Talking about special... I love the prize stamps that Jackie is providing... especially the sweet fairy one. So please add my name to the draw. Thanks so much!

  8. Wow, you have chosen my advent'books' as top pick and I am thrilled about that! It was a lot of work but sooo nice to do. And the happy faces of the children made me happy too.
    I say yes to todays prize and I am going to show my last snippetscard of 2019 tomorrow!
    I wish you, Len and Dudley an great 2020!
    Lia xx

  9. What amazing creations from the winners - congratulations.
    Please count me in the draw for this prize, Di

  10. Mark's getting cabin fever too, with having so many guests over Christmas, even when they've been out we've had jobs to catch up on so he's not managed a foraging outing for a couple of weeks. I'm hoping he'll be able to manage one today.
    Gorgeous stamps, yes please to the prize. And well done all last week's picks.

  11. Fabulous picks this fortnight, Di and congratulations to Meghan on her win.

    I'll pass on Prize H as I have several similar stamps. xx

  12. Brilliant makes by the top picks!! WOW....that Advent Project is just amazing! Congrats to all, as well as to lucky winner, Meghan, too!

    Love these gorgeous stamps on offer this time. Yes, please! I would be thrilled to add them to my Christmas stash!!

    So glad you weren't hurt when little Dudley let out with his BIG BARK! I well understand how startling that can be. Even cats can make quite a noise when they want to.

    Last night I brought one of the timid outside kitties in for some doctoring. Marshy was already nervous abt being in the house, but you would have thought the roof came down when my son who was assisting accidentally stepped on Jetta (our most senior cat) who insistently kept getting in the way. She let out an ear-piercing screech, which sent James reeling to keep from hurting her further. Jetta (frightened, but thankfully uninjured) rocketed up the loft ladder leaving poor Marshy terrified nearly out of his wits. I tell you, it was total mayhem there for several seconds!!!

    James wrenched his back slightly in the acrobatics to keep from bringing his other foot down on Jetta, but he is fine today. Hey....keeping pets requires agility and coordination! (Not sure how I have managed this long!!! lol...) So with that incident fresh in my mind, I was doubly glad to know you had no further injury from Dudley barking!!

    Take care and thank you again for your sweet generosity with all these giveaways!!! You are the best!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  13. Forgot to thank Jackie for providing the prize. It's a beautiful assortment, Jackie. Thank you for sharing with Di and us!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  14. We went for a nice walk with the boys yesterday and thankfully they weren't too dirty when we got home as we haven't had much rain here since Christmas.
    Congrats to Meghan and great picks especially the advent calendars, they must have taken ages! I will be playing just for fun on this one. Have a good day, crafting for me today and tomorrow xx

  15. Congrats to Meghan on her win and amazing picks too. I did see Lia's advent boxes earlier and the time it had taken was well worth it for three happy little children.
    Glad to hear Len managed to get off to his archery and I hope you're taking it steady with your shoulder. So kind of Jackie to offer this super prize but again it's a 'no thanks' from me xx

  16. Beautiful picks and congratulations to Meghan enjoy your win so nice to read of Len and his archery a sport my brother in law enjoys enjoy your day Di and no thank you to prize H xx

  17. First off, thanks to Jackie for this great prize but I do have lots of similar stamps so will pass on this one. Great picks again this time Di, and the advent boxes must have been a labour of love by Lia and I love the cleverly designed bottle tag and the sweet nativity with lots of pretty snippety additions, and congratulations to Meghan for winning the last challenge. x

  18. GREAT picks Di! Love that wine tag and manger scene! OMG HAPPY DANCING! I can't believe Mr. Random picked me!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Will email you!

  19. Great picks Di and congrats to Meghan too.

    Lovely stamps, but I'll pass on this prize as I already have some similar stamps.

    Kath x

  20. Wow, that advent calendar looks AMAZING! Great picks! Congrats to Meghan on the win! Thank you for another very generous giveaway, and thank you to Jackie T as well. I'm going to pass on these, so best wishes to everyone else!

  21. These are amazing stamp sets! Would love to be in the draw.
    Congratulations toe the winners of last challenge! See you al in 2020!

  22. Fabulous picks Di - I'm in awe of Lia's advent books!
    Helen x

    PS - I'm a 'yes please' for the prize draw

  23. Wish you could send some of the rain over here to Oz the whole country is dried up and half of it is on fire - terrible time for so many, and we're spending all our time inside with the air cons on as it's so hot - low 30s where I live but up into the 40s in lots of places... so over the doldrums and just be happy to get crafty desk time - yeaaah!! Hugs Di, and Dudley

  24. Congrats to Meghan and the notable picks which are always so inspiring! I love that super cute advent calendar as well as the bottle tag which is so much fun! Heather's card is just plain adorable with the sentiment pretty much included in the embossed panel which was perfectly placed!

  25. Those are great picks. I love the Advent books! What a wonderful idea. I'd love a chance to win the prize.

  26. What gorgeous picks! Love Heather's detailed nativity card, the bottle tag is just so much fun and my goodness, I would love to have seen the children's faces when they received Lia's amazing advent books! Congrats to Meghan for winning the prize draw too - and she does sound pleased :D
    How funny that Dudley made you jump with his bark - he sounds like a dog with a sense of humour!
    What an amazing bumper prize today but I shall sit this one out.
    Vicky xx

  27. Great card picks and congrats to Meghan for win. One can never have too many Christmas stamps. So put me down for the drawing.

  28. I hope Len got out....the weather has improved thank goodness. Yes please to these lovely stamps Di and thanks again for hosting this amazing giveaway. You are so kind and generous xxx

  29. Hi Di, thanks for picking my santa bottle tag as a favourite. Must admit I was really pleased with that one. Congrats to everyone else as well. I already have those papermania stamps so I'll pass on this prize Di. Hugz

  30. Yes please to these gorgeous stamps, and excuse me while I giggle at the thought of Dudley scaring you out of your pants! Small dogs seem to have those barks that kind of sneak up on you because you don't expect it, don't they?

  31. Congrats to the winner and top picks! I'm always surprised by how many ways there are to use those snippets from our stash, and have picked up more than one new idea from the challenge entries.
    Yes please to this set of stamps, and thank you Di, for your generosity and for keeping us all chipping away at the snippets piles in our craft room. So...question is, why doesn't that pile ever get smaller, right?

  32. Lovely picks as ever - clever they are - very irritating!!! LOL
    Great prize but leave me out for this one as I am late calling in due to the visitors!

  33. Congrats to the winner and top picks, I love them, such inspirations!
    Yes for this amazing prize, please.
    hugs xx