Sunday 15 August 2021

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #408 - results


Many of you are now already aware that Kath, of My Plain and Simple blog, passed away last Sunday. Kath was one of our Playmates, a very good friend to so many of us, with a particularly dry sense of humour and a really kind heart  She was extremely talented and made such beautiful cards. Thoughts are with her family, as well as with Brenda of Floral Fantasies who was such a true friend during those final few weeks. Dearest Kath, gone but not forgotten - we will miss you so very much. RIP our dear friend.

Let's move gently onto the picks:

I think this is so adorable! A perfectly designed and executed Christmas card, made by Val, using lots of beautifully co-ordinating paper snippets and such sweet images!

This wonderful card, made by Helen F, is worthy of a photo of the inside of the card as well:

Isn't is great?! Super use of plenty of snippets and I can just imagine the delight on the recipient's face upon opening it!
This is a really a sweet card, made by Becca. Such a lovely layout and a perfect reminder of another way to use up your snippet strips to create a really interesting background. Love it!

And finally, we had one new Playmate joining us for the first time:
Let's welcome Dottie - who brought this lovely card to share with us. Hedgehogs always are such fun on cards and this little guy is so cute! Come back and play with us soon please Dottie!

That's my picks from Challenge 408 in the Playground and I've stuck to the three picks limit. We had 41 entries (hooray!) and one new Playmate.

Now for the prize draw, which is a 'Peaceful Roses Mini' stamp set by Gina K, kindly donated for Ruby's Memory  Challenge by by Brenda (Lawrence). Thank you once again Brenda!  And the winner is:

 Karen (Letchworth)

Congratulations Karen! Not so long since you won a previous prize - so extra well done. I'm sure you will come back to share a lovely card using your prize.

Please send me your address, even if you know that I know it already, 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.

Brenda lives in the USA and will post your prize directly to you once I let her have your address. Do bear in mind that she recovering from a fractured knee (ouch!) and will probably need to rely on one of her sons to post the prize. Just looked at your blog and am pleased to see it's getting better Brenda - don't overdo things though!

Remember folks, there's still almost one more week to run on the current Challenge 409 which you can find HERE. The prize is a Stamping Bella 'Oddball Easter Bunny' stamp - and there are three on offer - so you have a better chance than usual to be a winner!

Challenge #408 was in aid of Ruby's Memory and I just sent off a further donation to USPCA, the rescue charity who saved Ruby and gave her the chance of the wonderful life she had with Lynne and Greg.

We've had to hide Dudley's absolutely gross Stinky Monkey for good - it's a health hazard - to him and also to us! It's still in the house in a secret place and so far Dudley hasn't worked out exactly where it is. However, I have a little suspicion he could be on track as he never ever goes into the shower room yet I've found the door nudged open twice lately. It's hidden in a cupboard behind some cleaning stuff! Now and then, when he's otherwise occupied, I rub the brand new Stinky Monkey with the old one, not too much - just enough to hopefully transfer a bit of pong aroma. It does seem to be slowly working although not as much as the previous one which went absolutely everywhere with him. I feel like a mother who has taken her baby's dummy away!

Dudley continues to be such a little sweetheart. I did try to capture him on a little video clip doing his sighing, moaning and groaning when he gets enclosed with me during grocery deliveries. Trust Dudley, he wasn't going through his repertoire of sounds very well so I'll have another try when the next delivery comes.

Here's a photo of the little chap cupped in Len's hands the day we went to first meet him - aged just under six weeks old. He was teething (his baby teeth) hence the tear stains under his eyes. Speaking of eyes - aren't they gorgeous and almost wise, even at that young age. His black button nose was still patchy pink as well! 

He's just this minute, as I'm typing this, hurtled in from the garden having done several circuits of 'zoomies' - bringing in a load of grass etc. needless to say! Little tinker!


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


  1. Congratulations to Karen and what great Top picks. Honestly I don't know how some of these people give away their creations they're so lovely or cute.

    What a sweet picture of Dudley.

  2. So sad to loose a crafting friend. Beautiful picks, as always! That is such a precious picture of Dudley!

  3. Great picks as usual. Waving hello to the newbie, Dottie.

    So sad about our Kath.

    Glad to hear Dudley is keeping you occupied.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  4. A lovely tribute to Kath, Di. It was such sad news to hear that she had passed away.
    Beautiful selection of picks again. Congratulations to Karen on her win. I hope Dudley gets used to his Stinky Monkey soon. xx

  5. What a lovely surprise to see that my card is one of the picks this time - thanks so much. An adorable picture of a very young Dudley, so sweet. Sorry to hear the sad news about one of our playmates.

  6. We are so united in our loss of Kath, thank you for your lovely words about her Di, you will certainly miss her in the Playground as I know she was a regular.

    B x

  7. Great picks Di and congratulations to Karen ...yes so sad to learn of Kath’s Passing she really was one lovely lady RIP Kath Dudley is still just the cuties enjoy your day x

  8. Just read on B.sblog re Kath Di so popped over here as thought you'd have posted.
    Sad indeed, and oraying for all who loved Kath. A faithful and kind blogger.
    Love the photo of a cute young pup, Dudley, there who now is a lover of zoomies, what a funny fellow!
    Lovely picks by our playmates too .. and hope you're all well Di.
    Thanks for sharing, and may God bless and keep you and all whom you love safe and well.
    Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz. X

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  9. so sad about the loss of Kath, thanks for letting us know.
    Congrats to Karen and all the other noteworthy picks this week, what fun cards they've made! Sweet Dudley, looking so innocent as a young-un :) Take care and have a great week ahead!

  10. Kath and Brenda were the ones who would comment on my blog when I entered challenges at Allsorts. Brenda did a wonderful tribute to Kath. I am sorry for such a loss in the crafting world. Congrats to your picks, Di, and that little stinker of yours is too cute!

  11. Congrats to Karen and OMG THAT PUPPY PICTURE!!!!

  12. So sad for Kath, I knew her recently, but she was certainly a kind and sincere woman. We will miss her so much.
    Big congrats to the winner and the top picks, I'm particularly stunned by Helen's work, how fun surprise inside the card!
    Dudley is adorable, such wonderful photo of him at his young age!!!
    Hugs and cuddles for him

  13. Very sad to hear of Kath's passing - my love to all.
    Really lovely photo of Dudley - he looks like a happy little puppy there - hugs to you Di - Cheers Maurs xxx

  14. Brilliant picks again Di and congratulations to Karen for winning the lovely prize this time. Aaah, how forget how small they are at six weeks old and he's still cute now and a bundle of Really sad news about Kath and had heard as I had seen Brenda's lovely tribute to her. x

  15. Thank you so much, Di, for the top pick honor. <3 <3 <3
    Congrats to Miss Karen as well as Val and Helen. And a big welcome to Dottie!!

  16. What an adorable puppy picture!!!

  17. Lovely words about the sad loss of Kath. I'm so sorry you lost your friend.

    Some wonderful pics, well done to everyone.

    That puppy Dudley photo is just so cute, imagine how small he was compared to now!

    L x

  18. Such a lovely tribute to Kath, so sad to lose a friend.
    Fab pick, congrats to Karen, welcome to Dottie and I hope the new Stinky Monkey becomes as cherished as the old! Dudley was so beautiful right from the first minute you saw him and still is, bless him! Those eyes just swallow you up! Take care, hugs xxxxxxxx

  19. So sorry for the loss of your friend, it seems her heart has touched many!

    Congrats to the winners, again such great picks, Di

  20. Such a kind and fitting tribute to our lovely friend Kath, she will be missed xx

  21. Congrats Karen: your cards are always amazing, & thank you for the Info you shared with me.
    Blessing my Friend


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