Well here we are, trotting through May, and I still haven't felt warm enough to dispense with the Liberty Bodice and Ladybird vest, sigh. Hands up who remembers those!
First of all, the picks:
Karen (Finkle) returned after being AWOL for a while - welcome back Karen! I really love this card - such a clever way to use up snippets. It would also be great for a chap, without a flower - those papers go together so well and such a great layout.
Valerija brought this great card to share with us. Herringbone backgrounds are always a super way to use up snippets. Love the colour combination as well. And, the strips were cut with a die - which cuts four straight narrow strips at once. Only problem is I don't speak Slovenian - found my way to the suppliers' website but there's no translation option. I can speak German and make a decent stab at most languages - but this stumped me. I wonder if any UK or USA manufacturers have a similar die? Anyone know? Edit:- I did some more searching and found a die set which cuts long slim strips in three different widths - four of the same width per die. It's a Pinkfresh Studio Essentials Slim Stripes Die Set - stocked by Bumblebee Crafts here in the UK. Hooray!
I picked this card, made by Katrina, as I adore Gorjuss girls. Love how so many snippets have been used, love the layout - and the colours are just perfect! A really lovely card and one I could gaze at for hours on end.
That's my picks from Challenge # 402 - in Ruby's Memory. We had 42 entries and no new Playmates. I do know that one or two crafters are hovering on the sidelines, perhaps plucking up their courage to come and play with us. Come on in - you would be so welcome and I always feature your first entry on the following picks and prize draw post.
Time for the draw now - no hanging around this week! The prize is two lovely stamp sets kindly donated by Vicky. And the winner is:
Congratulations and a big 'hooray' Jackie! I've quickly skimmed back through prize winners names and it seems to be forever since you won a prize. I know that you're a fairly frequent 'pick' - but after so long playing faithfully with us I really was pleased to see your entry number pop straight out of the Random Number Generator! I have a hair chop booked for Tuesday and if you get your address to me on Sunday, or Monday at the latest, I can do a detour past the 'remote' post box on my way home.
Please send me your address, with your full name at the top as well so it can be can be copied and pasted for speed and ease. It's also confirmation that you still would like the prize of course. 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 one more week to run on the current Challenge #403 HERE. The prize is a Sweet Dixie 'DIY Tools' set of dies - perfect for those 'male' cards - as well as keen lady decorators of course.
We had a brilliant lady decorator during and for a while after after our extension was being built. Sue was married to the builder and totally fearless swinging around the scaffolding painting the barge boards etc. at the very top of the roof level. As often happens, she eventually moved onto his other jobs but boy was she good - really petite but what a little worker - as well as a perfectionist!