Sunday 27 September 2020

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #386 - results

Gosh, we seem to be plummeting into Autumn at a rate of knots. The nights are drawing in, it's much cooler and the central heating is kicking in now and then.

We're into the second wave of COVID here in the UK with tightened up restrictions once again. Some areas are worse hit than others and the daily infection rate is rising alarmingly, to the point that the daily figures are higher now than they were at the peak way back in April. Granted more places are open again and it was always going to be much more tricky to come out of lock down than it was to go into it, but this is almost frighteningly like a runaway train. However, we have to just get on with it and act wisely - if everyone did that, it could well be a different story, but there's no cure for stupid unfortunately. Rant over!

The hedgies will be hibernating before too long at this rate - and the big hedgie once again managed to take over one of the feeding stations as a potential place to hibernate. At least it wasn't such a shock to find it this time! So things have been rearranged yet again as he really should be making a nest of leaves or similar ready for Winter. Not hunkering down on what will be very cold paving slabs.

Let's dive straight in with my picks from the previous challenge:

Meghan always makes fabulous cards and I chose this entry for two reasons. Firstly I love the background strips using up plenty of snippets, and secondly the image is just perfect for the Playgound! And there's actually a third reason ............what crafter wouldn't be totally delighted to receive this lovely card - it's purrfect! 

I adore this Christmas snow globe card, made by Trina. It's so realistic and Trina has detailed how she made it very clearly in her blog post. Such patience to add all the little snowflake dots and I love the fact that the streaked blue background inside the globe really adds to the look of it having just been shaken. 

Karen Letchworth came to play with us and brought this wonderful card to share. I just love the soft vintage feel that Karen achieved, mostly using a range of products from Paper Sweeties (a USA based company). That pretty pink had me sighing, it's so lovely combined with the brown and cream.

We also had one new Playmate:


We had 44 entries, including one new Playmate. I'm becoming more aware that folk are finding this whole pandemic situation pretty demoralising - with the knock on effect being lack of interest in hobbies such as crafting. I can't change the situation - but I can encourage you to dig out your snippets then come and play! 

Now for the prize draw, which is a Clarity Stamp 'Word sticker collection'.

And the winner is:

Jane W

Congratulations Jane, you've had a couple of wins here recently - make sure you buy a lottery ticket! Please send me your address, even if you know that I know it already, 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 ASAP 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 another week to run on Challenge #387 HERE. The prize is a My Favourite Things (MFT) die called 'Stitched Ric Rac' and a Hunkydory Moonstone Combo sentiment die and stamps set called 'Essential Words - Celebrate'.

Also, it's September's Rudolph Days Challenge over at ScrappyMo's HERE. Running until Wednesday 30th December - I'm working on my entry right now and will join in ASAP!

Dudley is proving to be quite the ladies man, on Friday my Avon lady called and he would quite happily have trotted after her . Someone needs to tell him about social distancing!

Mind you, he's in for a surprise/shock on Wednesday as it's time for him to go and be fully groomed. Here we go again, dragging one stubborn pooch along the shiny flooring whilst he silently pleads with anyone watching to come and rescue him! His lead is always attached to a harness and never his collar BTW, in case anyone is thinking it's cruel! If he doesn't want to be picked up he seems to manage to almost glue himself to the spot 😃 so the only option is to slide him along the floor. Such a little tinker at times!

Love from Parsnip, a happy 'high-five' and woof from Dudley - and of course hugs as always from me. Stay safe, wear those masks - and keep on crafting. 


  1. Congrats to the top picks! My daughters and I were intrigued by your hedgehog photo, as residents of the tropics it was a treat to observe. Take care.

  2. Congratulations to the winner and the top picks which are grand.

    I could spot Karen's card without her name on it as she always has such lovely cards.

    I can just see Dudley sliding across the floor. Put some socks on him. He'll slide easier. Plus, if you have to pick him up his nails won't dig in to you. [Bunny]

  3. Great picks as always and congratulations to Jane - those stickers are great. It is difficult some days to get motivated but we just have to do our best not to become despondent and getting immersed in crafting or whatever is your 'thing' does help to divert the mind from some of the problems some of the time. Hope Dudley doesn't get too traumatised at his grooming session - perhaps a tot of whisky before he sets out - only joking of course 😏 and I did mean for him and not you!!

  4. Oooh thanks for picking me as the winner - I think you bring me luck! Fab picks this week, well done everyone.

  5. So right time is passing so quickly Di well into Autumn with falling leaves and darkness become earlier daily and a 2nd lockdown here too so nice that we can turn off and craft your selection of cards are gorgeous as always and congratulations Jane enjoy your win ..enjoy your day hugs to Dudley xx

  6. I love the cards by all the players. Best of luck with the lock down! It is a strange time we live in. Sending well wishes.

  7. Three terrific picks, Di!

  8. AWWWWWWWWWWW YEAH! I was soooo happy to see my card! Thanks for the pick! Congrats to the other beautiful picks and the winner! I love that Dudley has a thing for the Avon Lady... wait until he meets Maddie one day :)

  9. Super post and some lovely picks, good luck with the grooming.

    Kath x

  10. Super picks again this week. Congratulations to Jane on her win.

    Let's hope that everyone follows the Covid guidelines and there are no further lockdown restrictions. xx

  11. Thank you so much, Di! 🎉🎉🎉 You just made my weekend! Congratulations to the prize winner and other picks.
    Hi Dudley! 👋

  12. Congrats to the winners! I promise I WILL enter again soon, Di xoxo

  13. We keep having second waves all over the States too and as you said, there is no cure for stupid! I just want to scream at some of these people who think it is ok to get together in large groups and not wear masks or proper social distancing. If everyone would do their part, we could be out of this. I so understand the rant as I get on my own! lol What amazing picks! Some so cute, some elegant, some fun and festive, loved them all! Congrats to Jane W too! Hugs, Brenda

  14. Fabulous picks this week, Di. I'll definitely be borrowing Meghan's clever use of snippets in the future.

  15. Beautiful picks, as always! Hoping you didn't get too many side ways glances as Dudley was slid across the floor--haha! Bet he looks beautiful now. Just gave Fritz a bath & he's so soft.

  16. Congratulations to the winner, and great picks as always Di!
    Janice x

  17. Such fabulous picks!! Love them all and can't find a favourite!!
    Poor Dudley, hope that he received some treats for prise about his full grooming :D

  18. ... Forgot Congrats to the lucky winner!!

  19. Congrats to Jane W and all of the wonderful notable winners! NJ everyone!

  20. Congrats to the winner and top picks. Hugz

  21. Congrats to Jane and the top picks. Hugz


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