Sunday 21 June 2020

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #379 - results

We finally got some rain here! And then some! But, the grass is greener and the air is fresher as a result. OK, can we please have the sunshine back again? Apparently we can ....... according to the weather forecast it's going to hit new 'highs' this next week!

Let's move straight into this fortnight's picks:

This is two weeks running for Karthikha - Gold Star last time and a pick this time! I love this shaker card and the clever use of the interwoven snippets meant I had to share it with you for inspiration. Brilliant!

What a great card, made by Janice. It's 'punch art' made with a mix of dies and punches - and very cleverly done too! I used to make cards for a little boy who adored diggers and would have loved to have this as inspiration - err, instead I bought a die one year and other times used Len to create images using Clip Art.

I instantly knew this had to be a pick when I saw Charlotte's entry! What a cracking idea and a super way to use up snippets of course. A perfect card for a chap and so well explained by Charlotte - follow the link! Love it!

sending hugs card
And last, but by no means least, take a look at this fabulous card, made by Franka - one of our newer Playmates. It's a double fold and to really appreciate it you need to check Franka's blog post out. She uses the name Inkami for her blog and what really delights me is that she uses my snippets card for inspiration. Not a CASE, it's always a lovely fresh twist based on one of the elements - in this case it's the roses on my snippets card I used for the challenge and such a compliment.

I've noticed that Franka tries to comment on all your entries and would love it if you could visit her to return the favour - comments are always so welcome as we all know. You won't regret it - her work is fabulous.

We had two new Playmates this time round:
TK (Watson)

Mary-Anne V

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 your own snippets. 

We had 50 entries in total, with two new Playmates this time round.

Now for the prize draw, which is for three Lawn Fawn Shammys (or should that be Shammies?). And the winners are:

The numbers look a bit 'clustered' but in fact it took a few goes to find people who had said they wanted to play for the prizes! So in reality, the Random number selector was actually pretty random.

Congratulations girls! You're sure to love your shammies I know. Please send me your addresses, with your full name at the top as well so I can copy and paste for speed and ease. It's also confirmation that you still would like the prize of course and I'll do my best to post your prize later this coming week. 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 #380 - you can find it HERE. The prize is a Clearly Besotted 'Best Balloons' set of stamps and a matching 'Best Balloons' set of dies.

I managed to post off all Overseas prizes this past week. Spent ages weighing then checking and double checking the right postage. They're coming by Airmail so that's something for previous winners to look forward to!

Dudley finally had his grooming session yesterday/today actually as I type. He looks gorgeous, albeit so much shorter. The process was quite well controlled and I skipped to the head of the 'social distancing queue' for the other pet supplies. He's quiet right now so no photos - but nothing like as stressed as he was after his previous brutal treatment with the other 'groomer'. He's been treated with love and care - and for that we're so grateful.

Am more or less used to the new Blogger interface. Hooray! Time will tell if there are any hidden trip wires I guess.

Remember it's the Rudolph Days Challenge beginning on Thursday 25th over at ScrappyMo's!

I've slipped a bit on commenting on the current Playground Challenge but hope to catch up ASAP!

Love from Parsnip, a happy wave and woof from Dudley - and of course hugs as always from me. Stay safe - and keep on crafting.


  1. So thrilled to be one of the winners. Thank you. Congratulations to Janis and Lynne.

    Great picks again, lots of inspiration for using up snippets.

    Looking forward to seeing Dudley and his new hair cut. I'm glad he had a good experience at the groomers. xx

  2. Oh, yay!! I was one of the lucky winners!!! :) :) :) Thank you!!!
    Congratulations to Liz and Lynne.....and to the top picks. WOW...fabulous cards...great choices, Di. I am esp loving Karthikha's beautiful interwoven shaker!!

    So glad that Dudley made it through his grooming session without drama or trauma! Poor little guy. Take care and thank you once again for this lovely prize. I have emailed you!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  3. WOW! Fab makes from your chosen picks Di, it must get harder to choose each challenge, Congratulations to all

    With the weather set to hit 30° next week I'm sure Dudders will be grateful to have had his trim in time!

    Happy Sunday all


  4. Lovely picks Di and many congratulations to all 3 winners enjoy your prize - wet here too Di and windy 🌬 need that sun 🌞 to return and hopefully next week it will enjoy your day x

  5. Congratulations to the winners - some fabulous work there and deserved recognition
    Stay safe

  6. Congrats to your winners, I was lucky to win one from you aaages ago and it's a fab bit of kit!
    Delighted to hear Dudley had a much better experience at the groomers, poor wee mite x

  7. So pleased to be one of the random winners, thank you Di. I'm sure it will get plenty of use. Wonderful picks this week, all so different, but all brilliant. Not a bad day here today so far - thought it was going to be wet, but pleasantly surprised so far x

  8. Congratulations to Liz, Janis and Lynne for winning the shammies, and great picks, very inspiring and pretty makes and two new players too with their super cards! I'm glad Dudley's trip to the groomer went well and am sure he is looking extremely handsome. I haven't tried the new Blogger interface yet, I have that joy to come. I have been waiting for a quiet time so that if something does go wrong I am not panicking because I am anxious to post something straight away. x

  9. Lovely picks Di, such talent, and congratulations to the winners. You are a star spoiling us all, and I’m so glad Dudley had a nicer groom session xxx

  10. Thank you for choosing my card Di, loving your picks this week. Congratulations to the winners, and pleased to hear Dudley’s grooming session went well. Roll on July when I can go for one too!
    Janice x

  11. Congratulations, y'all. What great cards and great picks.

    I don't even understand the new blogger. Good gosh why the change.

  12. Gorgeous picks, Di. I tried the new Blogger but quickly reverted as it seems to dislike the amount of scheduled posts I have right through to the end of the year xoxo

  13. Congratulations to everyone! I always enjoy looking at the chosen cards for inspiration!

  14. Wow! Thank you so much for choosing my card as a top pick!! I loved making that card along with my 5-year-old daughter :)

  15. Thank you so much for picking my card! Well done to all the other picks too. And congratulations to the lucky prize winners.

  16. Congratulations to the winners and great card selections!

    (((( Dudley ))))) xo

  17. Dudley (sorry: you! did a great job!!
    Congrats to the winners.
    Lia xx

  18. Wow!! The top picks are always impressive but these just knocked my socks off! So many creative and beautiful ways to use snippets have me really inspired. Congrats to the winners...and to the top picks as well.


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