Sunday 2 February 2020

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #369 - results

I realised a couple of weeks ago that today's date is quite special. It's a Palindrome Date - ie. 02-02-2020 reads the same both forwards and backwards. There are just 38 such dates this century, and only 12 of them are eight digits (I confess to looking that bit up).

And on the subject of all things special - huge thanks to so many of you who have sent, and are in the process of sending, goodies to Mary in Illinois to help to build up her craft supplies, lost in the fire that consumed her home in California. She's quite overwhelmed by it all and will be getting in touch with you lovely girls individually. But meanwhile this is just to let you know that packages, parcels and cards are flowing in - to the extent that some super organising of it all will be keeping Mary occupied - along with making thank you cards - for a little while!

Let's move straight into this fortnight's picks:
This is only a tiny part of what Adry made - lots of exploding boxes with these adorable little prams in for a Christening - absolute works of art! i can't urge you strongly enough to hop over to her blog HERE - and see it all for yourselves. Well worthy of being my *Gold Star* pick! Please take the little 'Gold Star Award' button from my right hand side bar Adry - your blog name of 'Scrapbooking Engineer' is so very apt! Wonderful work.

April brought this brilliant card to share, using up lots of little paper and card snippets. Love the colours and it's such a pretty card! I'm beginning to like shades of mauve and purple just as much as pink these days!

What a great card this is. I just love the wry expression on the penguin's face - really so cute! Carol G made it - and how cleverly she used the plaid snippets for the balloon and bow tie. The balloon almost look like a clear bubble, magnifying the plaid background!

I picked this  wonderful card, made by Janice, as a reminder that you can create great effects by mixing and matching several papers to make a Sunburst card. I love the additional touch of drawing a line using a black Pro marker where the papers join - a very neat finish!

We had no new Playmates this time.

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

We had 57 entries this time round - still going strong!

Time now for the prize draw, which is for a Crafters Companion 'Three Baubles' set of dies plus a Tonic Studios 'Large Merry Christmas' die.  And the winner is:

Well done Janis. 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 #370 - you can find it HERE. The prize is a Clearly Besotted 'Simply Succulent' set of stamps with matching dies.

I collected my car on Wednesday and am delighted with it - although there's as many controls as you get in the cockpit of an aeroplane (gulp) and it's a lot to get to know/take in! Our first 'family' run out in it will be to take Dudley to the Groomer's on Thursday. He's really ready for a trim now that his operation scar has totally healed up. He's gonna just love that outing, not. Here comes the yodeling Havanese :)

He now knows how to get onto to our (rather high) bed for a cuddle. We've placed a low footstool at the bottom of the bed and it didn't take him long (aided with treats until we sussed he really knew what to do and was milking the situation for the treats!) to pick up what to do, two hops and he's up. The idea is to stop him from waking Len up, asking to be lifted up. We're not quite there yet, he now pads round to Len, gets on his hind legs and politely pats him until he wakes up - basically asking permission to hop up onto the bed!

Psst, after scheduling this I decided to change the inks in my printer. Ooopsie, not a good look at all here. They fought back at me, three of them - one after the other, the little perishers! So I now have one ruined top (it owes me nothing but am still quite cross) Plus fingers which are an interesting mixture of black, magenta - and a LOT of cyan blue! Thank goodness Dudley was tucked right under my desk at the time else he would have had his very own 'Technicolour Dreamcoat'. Luckily none of the ink went much further than me, but in future I'll be opening up those twisty clip things - with the ink refill tucked inside a big poly bag and latex gloves on my hands! 

Love from Parsnip, a happy wave from Dudley (ha, don't mention this coming Thursday to him!) - and of course hugs as always from me,


  1. Congrats to the picks with those really lovely projects, and to the prize winner.

    When my kittens were small they just climbed up the bedspread to get up on t he bed. I was glad that phase didn’t last long!

  2. Lovely picks again , and well done Janis. I can just picture Dudley tapping Len, it's so funny they go to the men. I had an Old English Mastiff, huge and very slobbery(but so adorable), and he used to stick his nose in Alan's face of a morning! Never did it to me!
    I had to replace my printer and opted for HP and their Instant Ink system. Costs me £1.99 a month, and it's fabulous. The fee depends on the amount you print, but you can alter your subscription any time, and they mail replacements direct, without you even having to ask. It is a wireless wifi one. If only everything in life was that simple!! Xxx

  3. Brilliant picks as always and Adry is certainly very deserving of the gold star. Such detailed construction and so neat - mammoth task making so many as well. Hope you get on OK with Dudley for his trip ind the new car. I guess all the onboard technology will keep you occupied for a while - cars seem to be too clever for their own good these days!!

  4. Congratulations to your winners.

    That Dudders is a caution! He's got you well trained!!! Delighted to hear you are enjoying your new wheels and I hope that Dudders enjoyment will not be marred once he realises where he's headed!!

    Happy Sunday


  5. Fabulous picks Di and congratulations to Janis. Enjoy your new car too!
    Kath x

  6. Congratulations to all. I love that pram. It's so dadgummed cute. [Bunny]

  7. Fantastic picks Di, especially the first by Adry, well deserving of the gold star, and congratulations to Janis for winning the great prize. I'm glad you love your new car and hope it won't be long before you know where everything is, and that there isn't too much yodelling from Dudley on Thursday, and how annoying to get all inky changing your printer inks. Hubby does ours but it is normally achieved without inky fingers and tops. I think it is an HP one too. x

  8. I'm loving the picks for this challenge. Lots of inspiration in all of them. I will hop over to see each of them. I had to giggle about Dudley's learning to hop on the bed. Missy had the same problem, but we fixed it much like you did. I wish she would have gone to Richard for help getting into bed, but no...she had to visit her mom. Now everyone is sleeping through the night! I'm sure Dudley Will love how great he looks and feels, even though he may not like the process. Have a most wonderful week.

  9. Great picks Di!
    And a blue Dudley??? Don't you know that the only colour is Liverpool RED???? x

  10. SO pleased to be one of your gold star picks Di, thank you!
    I'm sure our furry friends have ulterior motives and know exactly how to train us. Kisses to Parsnip and Dudley, and hugs to you (so glad you're better now), CarolG

  11. Ah thank you for picking my card, Di! Congratulations to Janis and the other picks. Your new car sounds very exciting!! Hugs, April xxx

  12. Lovely picks and well done to Janis. Oh dear Di...printer ink is a absolute B to get out of anything. As you say good job Dudley was out of the way! Happy February my friend xx

  13. BIG congrats to Janis! And to all the top picks! The golden star is really well deserved, I'm very impressed by that pram and she has done a lot of them!!
    So glad hearing that you have your new card and that Dudley LOVE the grooming routine, now! :D I'm sure that he LOVE hopping on the bed, too LOL :D
    Big hugs! (and cuddles, obviously) :D

  14. What awesome Top Picks and fabulous Gold Star winner! So well-deserved by all.
    So excited to be the lucky winner this time around!! Thank you so much for this lovely prize. I am thrilled. I have emailed you.
    Always enjoy reading of your adventures with little Dudley...well, not so much when you tripped and got hurt! Hope that shoulder is continuing to improve.
    Your car sounds fabulous...but I think it would be a little too complicated for me. I drive a little 2001 Toyota Tacoma pickup that had been my Dad's....a simple and straightforward sensible truck. I love it. :)
    Thanks again and have a lovely day!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  15. Stunning picks Di and many congratulations to Janis enjoy your win the updates with Dudley he’s just so cute mums the word lol enjoy your day x

  16. Great picks, Di. Sorry about your top! xoxo

  17. Thank you for choosing my card as one of your picks this week Di. Love the other picks and congratulations to Janis.
    Janice x

  18. WOW! I´m happy!
    Thank you very much for choosing my box and for your loving message, Di! It´s an honour for me.
    And many thanks to everyone for your lovely words and for visiting my blog. I´m touched. I love scrapbooking and cardmaking for these good things. Congratulations to Janis and the other picks!
    Blessings and hugs from Argentina to all! :D

    Adry-Scrapbooking Engineering

  19. Hi Di, just to say thank you for letting me know Mary's parcel arrived safely, much quicker than i expected. Hugs Emmax

  20. Congrats to Janis and the top picks. Sounds like the adventures never stop at your house Di. My fingers were green yesterday from an over-encounter with ink. Glad Dudley stayed white. Hugz

  21. Love the picks, Di! Hope you're enjoying your new car & glad Dudley didn't get the technicolor coat!

  22. Sorry about you inky fingers :)
    Love your picks and congrats to Janis!!!

  23. That has been quite a week...I hope everything is ok now!
    Best wishes,
    Lia xx


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