Sunday 25 July 2021

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #408 - Ruby's Memory

Our wee Ruby 2005-2020

Hello again - thanks for calling by! It's time for another snippets challenge dedicated to dear sweet Ruby's Memory, in aid of the centre who originally rescued her, and this is our fifth one.

The prize for this challenge has been kindly offered by Brenda (Lawrence) - she still has the prize in the USA and will post it directly to the winner, no matter where they live. I've 'borrowed' an image from the supplier's website - and your ears may well prick up when I mention the magic words Gina K:

STAMPS- Peaceful Roses MINI - Gina K Designs

It's the really beautiful 'Peaceful Roses Mini' stamp set by Gina K. To see some gorgeous samples, please hop over to Gina's website HERE. 

Brenda is recovering from a nasty knee injury right now but we have a few weeks to go until the draw and one of her sons might post the prize if she can't.

As always, the Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 7th August. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day.

It's a maximum of ONE entry, please say in a comment if you wish to play and be a possible winner of the prize. Please also link back to the Playground in your blog post to be eligible for the draw.

Remember, if you link into the Playground and don't say clearly that you want to be in the draw in a comment on here, then you will be bypassed if your name comes out of Mr Linky. I'm sure you all know I ask for a positive 'yes' on the blog post itself - just in case you're only playing for fun - otherwise I don't add you to my little list. And I won't be splitting the prize of course.
Please also remember that I only allow a total of nine other challenges, which makes 10 in total, when you enter a snippets make into the Playground.
Dudley had a quiet but very happy 3rd Birthday on Thursday. He did get an especially great card from his 'God Mum - who know who you are' which warranted three dabs of his nose, high praise from the little guy! He already has so many toys, only some of which are his firm favourites, and I almost didn't buy him a new toy. But, miraculously a 'honking duck' arrived courtesy of Amazon in the nick of time on Wednesday and, after hesitancy at first, he really loves it. He had a bath yesterday and is like a ball of white fluff right now.

It's been almost unbearably hot this past week and I've badly neglected commenting on Challenge #407. Apologies - I'll be there as soon as possible.

Don't forget, Scrappy Mo's Rudolph Days Challenge begins today and runs until the end of July HERE.
The hedgies are thriving as well as eating us out of house and home. Last night one was rolled onto it's back and lying flat - idly giving its tummy a really good scratch - we weren't quick enough to take a photo but it's certainly something we've never seen before. They seem to be particularly relaxed and almost tame this year. Dudley just looks at them but never disturbs them.

And last, but not least, a photo of Dudley taken sitting on one of his favourite 'lookout' spots by Len last week. Nope, he hasn't taken up smoking - it's a small chew, which he tends just to 'tinker' with, although he insists on a brand new one each day. None of this 'sneaking a barely touched one back into the packet' and offering it again the following day. The little monkey always knows if we try that trick! 😂

Lots of love from us all - Parsnip, Dudley and of course me,


  1. Lovely prize. Hope Brenda makes a speedy recovery.

    Glad Dudley enjoyed his birthday and is getting along fine with “honking duck”.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  2. Wonderful prize in Ruby's Memory! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DUDLEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. A Fabulous prize from Brenda, I would love to win it, I shall have to get myself into gear and get a card made!
    Thanks Di.
    Faith x

  4. So kind from Brenda giving away the lovely prize, best wish to her for a speedy recovery!
    Happy Happy Birthday to Dudley!!! Such cute photo!
    Hugs and cuddles to the canine star! :)

  5. Fabulous prize Di l would just love to be in a chance on this one its gorgeous hopefully a speedy recovery for Brenda ....Haooy birthday Dudley your so cute enjoy your week ahead cc

  6. Dudley is a very clever pup being able to tell a slightly chewed chew from a brand new one. He looks lovely after his bath. I gave Tessa one yesterday as it was lovely and warm and sunny outside so she dried off really quickly. She's very soft and fluffy today.

    That's a great prize from Brenda. Hope to get a card made for the challenge!

  7. I'm just playing for fun with the card that's also my Rudolph make. Lovely pic of Dudley.
    It's a lovely prize from Brenda but I will leave it for someone else and hope her knee is better soon.
    L x

  8. Happy Birthday to Dudley. It cracks me up about him knowing about the snacks. It has been terribly hot. It's like we walk outside and the heat hits us in the face and takes our breath away. [Bunny]

  9. I enjoy entering a card in Ruby's Memory. I also like to win your prizes and this one in particular because I love Gina K. Thanks to Brenda for offering and hope she heals quickly. Happy birthday to Dudley. He is so cute in all his white fluffiness! Thank you, Di, for doing such a great job on your blog. I always look forward to reading it. Do you have pics of Parsnip?

  10. Yes, please. Sorry about that. I forgot to say yes.

  11. A belated birthday to Dudley -- time really does fly, doesn't it?
    Please include me in the draw.

  12. Happy Birthday to Dudley, I can't believe he is 3 already!!! He'll be glad to see the cooler weather, no fun in a heatwave with a fur coat! Great prize from Brenda, her poor knee sounds so painful.

  13. Love that Dudley requires/demands new chew a day. I think that he has a little diva in him! I hope Brenda recovers quickly and the prize she is donating it lovely. Gina K is such a great artist... and wonderful person! I have several of her sets in my stamp collection, but since I have a few similar to this one, I'll pass on the prize in hopes that someone who needs it is picked!

  14. A lovely prize from Brenda - I wish her a speedy recovery!
    Glad Dudley had a good birthday...I hope you're 'enjoying' the honking duck as much as he is! ;0)
    Helen x

    PS - I'm a 'yes please' for the prize draw.

  15. I wish Brenda a speedy recovery!
    wow, such a beautiful prize, yes for the draw, please.
    Happy Birthday to Dudley! He is sooo cute!
    crafty hugs xx

  16. Thank you for the chance of winning this lovely prize from Brenda and I hope she makes a speedy recovery.

    Kath x

  17. Hello Di!
    My sweet Belle (woof) and I wish Dudley a happy birthday, and you a blessed week. I will play along for the prize this time. Please know how grateful I am for your comments on my blog as well as for the fun challenges. Hope all is well with you.

  18. Hello Di, long time since ive joined in, just playing for fun thank you. Emmax

  19. A fabulous prize from Brenda, I do love floral images, and I hope she makes a speedy recovery. Such a sweet pic of Dudley, those 3 years have flown by! I will be a yes please for the prize this time, thank you. Have a good day x

  20. That heatwave has put me all behind - here's my card but playing for fun this time around.

  21. Happy Birthday to Dudley, and best wishes to Brenda as well. I know she's taking care of herself in recovering from that nasty knee injury, and what a generous prize to offer the playground! It's a yes for me this time around, and thanks for another playground challenge. Wishing you and yours well.

  22. What a fabulous prize from Brenda. As much as I would love to win it, I won a Playground prize recently, so please keep my name out of the draw. I hope Brenda makes a speedy recovery. Wishing Dudley a belated Happy Birthday, I can't believe he's 3 already! xx

  23. A big thank you to Brenda for offering that beautiful rose stamp prize! Yes please to the draw. My cards would never approach the spectacular results of the Gina K design team, but this would make a lovely sympathy card. Hope you recover quickly, Brenda, and that you are back on your feet in no time.
    A big happy birthday to Dudley!! I can just imagine him giving his approval to his birthday cards and the new honking duck. What a fun photo of him with his chew toy...and yes, it does look he's taking a quick smoke break, haha!
    Our Toby is turning 16 tomorrow, which is a happy milestone. He was diagnosed as being in moderate kidney failure a year ago and we are amazed at how well he's doing. As he's a white dog, like Dudley, he looks the same as he did as a pup. No white and gray hairs to show his age, because they've always been white!! He also has the bit of peach on his ears, just like Dudley. Aren't they just the best?!!

  24. Just an awesome prize from Brenda and sending hugs and speedy recovery soon!
    Wishing Dudley a very Happy Birthday!
    yes please, love the floral stamps from Gina K!

  25. Get well soon Brenda. Thanks for offering a splendid prize and yes please to an entry in the draw this time around. Fab pic of Dudders and his "ciggie" too

    Happy Friday


  26. Thankyou to Brenda for offering such a fab prize. I don't have any Gina K and would love the prize if I am lucky to be chosen. Hope Brenda heals well from the knee injury.

    Love the hedgehog story, I bet that was lovely to see.

    Love and best wishes to all

    Mandy xxx

  27. What a fab prize!! Beautiful flowers, but I think I will play just for fun this time, thanks! And Happy Birthday to Dudley!

  28. A lovely stamp for this challenges - yes please if I am lucky enough to be picked out of the random selector :)
    I will get my act together and make up a card to enter - Have a lovely week Di - Cheers Maurs xxx

  29. Happy birthday to the gorgeous Dudley! What a great photo of him doing his finest Churchill impression!
    What a wonderful prize Brenda has donated - it has to be a yes please from me to enter the draw! I do hope that knee injury mends quickly.
    Hope you're all feeling much cooler now and enjoying the wildlife show carrying on in your garden. Hugs, Vicky xx

  30. What a lovely prize, I too hope Brenda recovers soon, and may I say yes please Di to enter. Very belated happy birthday to Dudley, I loved the pic and the update on the hedgies, take care xxx

  31. Happy Birthday to Dudley, he's such a cutie! Yes please to the fantastic prize. - Charlotte/Lady Joyful

  32. Amazing price, would love to be in the draw.
    Greetings, Christa

  33. Entered later but in time :) Yes for the prize please.
    Hugs and Happy Birthday to Dudley! :D

  34. What a fabulous picture of Dudley + chew. From this to a freashly washed and blow-dry description it is easy to see why you call him a ball of fluff! Thankfully it has cooled somewhat now just the electrical storms to stay out of the way of but have craft room will not worry. Missed a few challenges recently due to my not using up my scraps, will now go and stand on the naughty step. No prize for me much as I love that stamp it would not be fair to go into the draw on a one off when so many try week after week. Stay safe, Keep well & have fun x

  35. Happy Birthday to Dudley, I can't believe he is 3 already!
    I play just for fun, Majda

  36. Hello hello. Can't believe it's been nearly a month since I visited the playground. Glad I managed to sneek in between picking red currants and runner beans. Yes please to be in the draw. Hugz

  37. Hello Di. YES please count me in. CarolG

  38. OH, what a wonderful prize! I would so love to enter this challenge for the prize. Thank you for opportunity!

    Dudley is too cute. and very smart also! being able to tell a slightly chewed from a fresh one!

    Thank you!
    Tiny Treasure Workshop

  39. Catching up a little on blogs. I'm not much of a blog friend, but I do think of you often. Just going through a stage right now & have to accept it. Anyway, that picture of Dudley just makes me feel good! I adore the prize, so please include me in the drawing. Sending hugs, Greta

  40. That Dudley sure is a smart boy, isn't he?! I love hearing about his antics & his cute personality. I can't believe he's three already - time flies!
    Today is the first day in quite some time that it wasn't unbearably hot (in So. Florida where it's always hot!!) - only 82* - it's been in the high 90's & so humid. So the daily bike ride was quite pleasant today. ;-)
    Very pretty stamp set from Brenda - yes, please for the draw. <3 Becca <3

  41. Great card and sending get well wishes to Brenda! The prize stamp is beautiful but since I already have it, I'll play this week JFF. No fooling Dudley, is there? I'm sure he could detect his own breath on it! lol

  42. Happy Birthday to Dudley, he is such a cutie.
    Sending get well wishes to Brenda!
    Yes for awesome prize, please.
    Valerija xx

  43. Yes, please to the prize. I hope Brenda is on the mend. Happy Birthday to Dudley. I love the photos you post. He looks so happy in this one. I'm so glad I got some of my crafting mojo back and could enter your challenge. Take care!

  44. Brenda has spent a very nice prize: I like the roses!! Yes please for the draw.
    And ofcourse: happy birthday to Dudley!!!
    Lia xx


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