Sunday, 15 December 2019

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #366 - results

Dudley is doing really well. He isn't wearing his onesie any longer during the day and the scar on his side/tummy is healing beautifully. He hasn't shown any real interest in it, apart from one little lick as if to say - 'where did that come from?'. However, he loves to sleep in his onesie at night and goes to look for it at bedtime! It gives us a little more peace of mind until his scar is fully healed - just in case he has a lick or nibble whilst we're fast asleep. Highly unlikely but it's better to be safe than sorry.

Let's move straight into this fortnight's picks:
Jane W brought this fun card to share with us. It's so worth hopping over the Jane's blog to read just how she made it, and isn't the sentiment clever as well?!  The snooker balls were made using little round snippets of coloured card, punched out and then topped off with clear liquid pearls. Love it and a great card to CASE for snooker loving friends as well!

How about this for dedicated paper piecing! Made by Lia and so very pretty - as well as a great way to use up little snippets of course.

I just love the fresh, clean look of this card - made by Kath. A little rainbow of birds - how sweet is that?! Another great idea for using up little snippets with such a clever CAS look.

I couldn't whittle my picks down to three this time, so last, but not least, we have a gorgeous card made by Lynne R. It's so elegant and most certainly one to CASE. The Memory Box pine tree border dies are timeless (they might be discontinued now though - which is a shame). I think I've made a total of 10 cards using mine so it's time they had another outing! I adore the colours chosen by Lynne as well!

And we had two new Playmates this time:
LeAnne Pugliese
We also had an entry from Chris Lawler, using Instagram. Once again, I almost wrecked this post by trying to add a photo from Instagram and ended up with a load of rogue HTML code, so I'm resorting to just adding the link to Chris's card HERE.

If anyone has decent step by step instructions on how to add photos from Instagram, using my laptop only as I went back to using just a very basic mobile phone a while ago, then I'd be very grateful. Otherwise I'll not take the risk again. Shame as both cards are lovely but you have to use the link to see the one entered by Chris.

So, that's my picks, and our new Playmates from Challenge 366, and I do hope they've given you some inspiration for ways in which you can use up some of those snippets.

We had 55 entries including two new Playmates this time round - sticking with a nice steady number of entries!

Time now for the prize draw, which is for a Neat and Tangled 'Paint Night' set of stamps - plus the matching set of dies. And the winner is:

Well done Marlene! I did have a giggle, you've been missing in action, came back to play - and won right away! Just shows, it's always worth buying a Lottery ticket - you never know when you'll hit lucky. 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 #367 - you can find it HERE. The prize is 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.

Preparations for Christmas are moving along here, not as fast as we'd like but we'll get there in the end. The main thing is that the Christmas cards are all done and posted and much if not all the store cupboard and frozen food for Christmas is bought. I'm still working on samples for the Christmas Draw prizes - but so long as I have enough for a few days then the rest can follow as between Christmas and New Year we have nothing much planned apart from walks with Dudley, archer for Len and the craft room for me.

Speaking of walks with Dudley - Len took him out for his first proper walk for a couple of weeks the other day. I thought his tail was going to drop off at the rate it was wagging in anticipation!

I took this photo on Saturday, the day before this post went live, of Dudley catching a quick snooze on his comfy fleece before his lunchtime walk:
'Hop it Mama - can't you see I'm busy counting sheep!'.

Love from Parsnip, a happy wave from Dudley - and of course hugs as always from me,


  1. Hi Di, glad Dudley is doing well. Isn't it funny that he likes to sleep in the onesie. Congrats to the winner and top picks. Some fabulous cards. HUgz

  2. What a wonderful lot of cards! Congrats, All!

  3. Great picks and congratulations to Marlene. I think you're going to have to buy Dudley a Christmas onesie. You know he might want them from now on. Kinda like a little thunder jacket but lightweight and soft. [Bunny]

  4. Oh he is too cute--asleep or awake! Glad he's healing up & how interesting he wants to sleep in the onsie. Maybe I should get one for Fritz as he does seem a bit cool this time of year when he's had a haircut. Love all the picks! Merry Christmas to all of you!

  5. Great picks as always - it must be difficult to whittle it down ea ch time with so many lovely entries. Good news on Dudley, he's obviously enjoying his snooze.

  6. Fabulous picks again, and fabulous Dudley update. How funny he needs his "pajamas " on now at night, but a good idea to prevent any mishaps xxx

  7. How cute is Dudley counting sheep??!! :D And I smiled thinking that he still wear his onesie for pyjama at night :) Well done, so you can sleep quietly too! :)
    Stunning pics, a lot of fabulous inspirations for using snippets!
    Well done to Marlene, enjoy your won!
    I'm very busy so I have to work for school also on Sunday :(
    My best cuddles for Dudley and Parsnip and obviously big hugs for you :D

  8. Brilliant picks.

    Super photo of Dudley . . . Bless him. So glad he's continuing to do well and loves his pyjamas!

    Waving hello to the new girls.

    Sarn xxx

  9. Beautiful selection of cards Di well done to you all and of of course congrats to Marlene enjoy your so cute as always Dudley looks enjoying his nap 💤 enjoy your day x

  10. Thank you for choosing my card as one of your Top Picks this week - I think that has been one of my favourite cards this year.

    Dudley looks so cute and it's good to hear he's making a great recovery.

    Kath x

  11. Congrats to the lucky winner & gorgeous picks Di...I don't know how you choose!

    My advice for adding photos from Instagram (or any other photo sharing site, that won't allow you to simply copy & paste, or save) is to take a screen grab/snip and upload that. That's the simplest way I've found of doing it when I'm including photos of favourites/top entries to a challenge.

    Helen x

    PS - I bet that Dudley looks adorable in his onesie!

  12. Thank you so much for showing off my card...all the entries were amazing!! Merry Christmas!

  13. An adorable image of Dudley hopping into his onesie for bedtime. I'm pleased to hear he's doing so well. Beautiful and clever cards. I'm hoping for a bit of craft time after Christmas. Fingers crossed. x

  14. Thank you for choosing my card as the winner, on my way to email you. Marlene

  15. Great picks again Di and congratulations to Marlene for winning the wonderful prize. So pleased Dudley is healing well and has obviously got quite attached to his onesie bless him. x

  16. I LOVE PUNS! That pool card is sooo cute!

  17. I'm always excited to see the picks and these are no exception. Beautiful choices and great cards. Congratulations to the winners. I'm so happy Dudley is doing so well and loves his onesie at night. That's so cute that he goes looking for it. I love the card you sent, it is adorable. Thanks so much!

  18. Brilliant picks, Di, as always! Such talented and clever Playmates at Pixie's! And welcome my friend, LeAnne! Of course, Prince Dudley still steals the show, even asleep!! Happy Holiday Hugs, Darnell

  19. Fabulous picks, Di and congratulations to Marlene on her win. Good news that Dudley is recovering well and is looking as adorable as ever! xx

  20. Thank you so much for having my card as one of your picks Di and congrats to the winner and other ladies too. Dudley is happily getting back to normal by the sounds of it and he looks so peaceful fast asleep on his fleece! I am just about to enter my card and will be a 'yes please' for the draw. Thank you x

  21. Glad to hear Dudley is healing well, how delightful he looks to put on his onesie (PJ's) for bed:-) Gorgeous set of cards. Emmax

  22. So glad to hear Dudley is better now and I don't blame him for wanting to wear his onesie pyjamas for bed. Super picks and congrats to Markene xx

  23. Congrats to the winning picks, and thank you for my card... it's the first I've received this year, and yours should have crossed in the mail xoxo

  24. Thanks a lot fo choosing my card as a top pick. Wow!!
    Dudley is so adorable!!!
    Lia xx

  25. Thanks for including me among the super picks!
    To add an image from instagram, .... oh forget it, I did a test in order to give you a step by step guide, only it didn't work. I do know that I've done it before though - can't for the life of me remember how but I'll get back to you if I work it out.


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