Sunday 6 June 2021

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #403 - results

Well, at long last we seem to be really moving into Summer! About time too as well.

First of all, the picks:

I picked Vicky's card firstly as I love the design, colours and freshness. The snippets element totally sealed it though - I adore those lovely flowers! Vicky used a heart shaped punch and snippets of designer paper and see how perfectly the flowers are aligned with the polka dot pattern. Perfection - and such a lovely way to create flowers.

Here's another card using snippets very imaginatively - made by Shannon (SHartl). It's a sunburst card and always such fun to make, there are plenty of tutorials on YouTube if you fancy having a go! I particularly love how Shannon has used black as a contrast to the lovely pinks and greens - and the vertical sentiment is just perfect!

And last, but not least, Jane W hopped over with this gorgeous card - more pinks and greens. This is a really lovely example of playing with a load of snippets, a couple of dies and arranging them in a design that's a real delight to the eye. I really love how Jane used the beautiful flower spray and also tied it together so neatly by stamping some leaves on the sentiment panel. Gorgeous!

That's my picks from Challenge # 403. We had 39 entries and no new Playmates. Number of entries in the current challenge are disappointingly low so far - just 18. Still one week left to play along though - and Susan has donated not only her time but also a really great prize. Where are you all hiding?

Time for the draw now - no hanging around this week! The prize is a set of Sweet Dixie 'DIY Tools' dies, and the winner is:


Congratulations Vicky! After your generous prize for the 'Ruby's Memory' draw recently I was so pleased to see your name pop out. Along with being a pick as well, buy a lottery ticket as these things often come in threes ☺

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 #404 HERE. The prize is a really lovely Hero Arts 'Knitting' stamp set and matching Hero Arts 'Knitting Frame Cuts' - kindly donated by Susan B our Guest Designer.Perfect for knitters as well as cat lovers.

Dudley is still into mischief here. Need I say any more? I did some baking yesterday afternoon and he never left my side, every time I looked down there was a little hopeful face gazing up at me. It was compounded by the fact that at the same time I was cooking a joint of pork in a sauce in the slow cooker for 'pulled pork' - it smelled and, later on, certainly tasted delicious. Yes, he did get a little taste put to one side before I returned the shredded pork back into the sauce. Talk about cupboard love ☺ By the way, I actually cheat and use quite a lot of the Schwartz range of slow cooker packet mixes since I got back into the swing of using a slow cooker at least once a week. It takes away all the measuring out of herbs and spices etc. - I only had to add tomato ketchup, cider vinegar and brown sugar for a delicious barbecue style sauce.

Right now he's lying on his back with his front paws sort of 'flopped' and head to one side having 40 winks - at the top of the stairs. I'm sure he's plotting on one of us tripping over him and all the way down!

Love from Parsnip, myself and the usual happy 'high-five' and woof from Dudley.


  1. Congratulations, ladies. Lovely picks, Di. Don't let Dudley trip y'all up.

  2. Three lovely picks.
    Congrats to Vicky on her win xxx

  3. Congrats to Vicky on winning and to all those "picked" too

    Happy Sunday and hugs to Dudders


  4. Such inspiring picks, all very beautiful and interesting! Well done to the winner!
    Dudley surely has appreciated very much tasting your pork in sauce! LOL :D
    Lots of cuddles to him and hugs to you

  5. Congratulations to the winners and to Vicky especially for the double win:-) TFS the blog winners, Pixie...Hugs...Nancy

  6. Great picks as always and congratulations to Vicky who I'm sure will enjoy using the prize. Reckon it is good that Dudley is white so that he is easy to spot when lying at the top of the stairs - don't think he would really be plotting to trip anyone up but you can't be too careful 😀

  7. Congratulations to the winners, what fabulous cards...
    Your Dudley sounds a real character Di - my cat was giving me some cupboard love this afternoon as I slow cooking some beef....
    Stay safe

  8. Fabulous picks Di. The citrus colours on Vicky's card really are eyecatching and such a brilliant idea using hearts for petals...must remember that!! xx

  9. Stunning cards, Congratulations Ladies, especially to Vicky who always has gorgeous work. I think I would be like Dudley with my mouth hanging open dribbling for some pulled pork too!
    Faith x

  10. Great picks and congrats to Vicky! Love you Dudley!

  11. Beautiful cards -- terrific picks, Di! These are truly special

  12. Great picks, as always! Congrats to Vicky on the win! Always enjoy hearing about Dudley! Wishing you a great week, Di!

  13. I'm a bit late to the party but oh my goodness what a lovely surprise to see that not only was my card a 'pick' but that I was also lucky enough to be the prize winner! You're right Di, I should definitely run out and get a lottery ticket!! Thank you so much - and to those leaving lovely messages here too. Congrats too to Shannon and Jane with your showcases - both of which are pretty in pink and green, one of my favourite colour combinations! Vicky xx

  14. Thanks for including me in the lovely picks this time - and I'm one of the reasons entries for the current challenge are low so far. I'll TRY to be in time, but if I have to spend yet another day hanging on the phone waiting for explanations of why workmen haven't turned up and trying to arrange replacement appointments, I'll be too far behind to catch up!

  15. Beautiful selection of cards Di and congratulations Vicki enjoy your win ....yes let’s hope summer is here although today isn’t too bright still it’s dry think we have had enough of the ☔️ take care enjoy your week xx

  16. Great picks. Congrats, Vicky! xoxo

  17. Congratulations to Vicky and fantastic picks too and the temperatures have increased and we have some intermittent sun today. Dudley is a little imp and knows precisely how to get what he I'm glad you enjoyed your barbecue pulled pork..slow cookers are so useful. x

  18. Congratulations to the winner and top picks and thank you so much for featuring my card as a pick. I'm always trying to figure out different ways to use those piles of snippets, but if I could only train my kids to glue all those pieces down!
    Sounds like Dudley knows how to relax...and to tug at your heart!!


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