Sunday 10 October 2021

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #412 - results

Time for the prize draw and of course the fortnightly 'picks'. Autumn is still hovering with variable weather from day to day. Today (Saturday) is lovely and sunny, with a turn for the worse forecast for this coming week. Wish it would make its mind up!

First of all, the picks:

This is one of my all time favourite dies and Lynne has used it so beautifully. Very CAS and so pleasing to look at - and that could be snippets from a LOTV paper pad I reckon!

I absolutely love this card, made by Janice! So many pretty snippets used for the flowers and foliage - all echoing the patterned paper used for the welly - really clever.

And April raced into the Playground waving this delightful card featuring a polar bear in a jar! It's gorgeous and lots of lovely snippets used! Beautiful shading on the snippety foliage too.

One new Playmate this time:

I've seen Cara's name a lot around Blogland, she's a very talented card maker and I'm delighted to welcome her to the Snippets Playground. What a gorgeous card - do come back and play again soon Cara!

That's my picks from Challenge 412 in the Playground and I've stuck to the three picks limit, plus our new Playmate. My list of potential picks was so long that I had real difficulty whittling it down to three - some really fabulous snippets makes to choose from! Can I please remind you to give an indication of what snippets you used - I don't need the 'full works' but if there isn't any indication then I have to exclude your entry as a possible pick as well as from the prize draw. I even had to do that with a couple of really lovely potential picks. We had a bumper 53 entries in total. When you think about it, that's all the more impressive as I limit the number of entries per person to just one per challenge.

Now for the prize draw which is an Altenew 'Poured Acrylic' paper pack and a Lawn Fawn 'Giant Happy Birthday to You' die - and here's the winner:

I just couldn't believe my eyes when Sarn's name popped out as I ran the Random number generator! The first person whose name came out wasn't playing for the prize so I ran it for a second time and I can't think of a more deserving winner. Sarn, who is our current Guest Designer, has been such a stalwart in the Snippets Playground, especially whenever I've got myself into a pickle and she's stepped in to help out - and she doesn't usually play for a prize so I think this truly was serendipity! And, we also have another reason to celebrate Sarn's luck as she is now on the Allsorts Design team over HERE. Quick - get thee hence Sarn and purchase a Lottery ticket - good things run in threes!!

Congratulations Sarn! 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.

As soon as I have your address I'll pop your prize in the post. I have a trip planned to the post box on Tuesday morning if you get back to me quickly!

I think this is one of the most popular prizes I've offered for some time and 45 of you actually played for the prize!

Remember folks, there's still almost one more week to run on the current Challenge 413 which you can find HERE. The prize is a really great set of Stampin' Up stamps featuring topiary and vertical greetings - kindly donated by Sarn our much loved 'Head Prefect' who is also our Guest Designer for Challenge # 413. I happen to know that Sarn has posted another card using the same set of stamps - which you can see HERE.

One of Dudley's favourite treats is to be given the 'inner tube' from either a kitchen roll or a toilet roll. He doesn't really rip them to shreds as he would have done as a puppy but still gets some fun out of tearing a few pieces off - leaving one of us 'pawrents' to clear them up of course. I gave him one the other day then once he lost interest I popped it into the craft room waste bin ready to go into the main recyling bin. A good while later, there was Dudley having another chew at it - having slipped past me to underneath my desk whilst I was sitting there, and then quietly rootled around in the waste bin to help himself before sneaking back out with it! His middle name ought to be 'Stealth' - silent and very subtle with it.

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


  1. Congratulations to the wonderful picks and to Sarn - a truly deserving winner of the prize! What a little pickle Dudley is - or should I say stealth pickle! Hugs my friend. Take care xxxxxxx

  2. Great picks, Di. Congratulations to Sarn, a worthy winner. xx

  3. Yay for Mr Random choosing Sarn! Great picks & love the Dudley story! Fritz has totally ignored a small, stuffed creature on a little table. But then he saw me move it after dusting. I saw him run around our "circle" & there he was staring at me with it in his mouth! Luckily he didn't run (I can't catch him!) & I grabbed his collar while hubby brought the bag of dog treats which I shook at him & he dropped it. Had to laugh!

  4. Congrats to the Winners, and drawing! Such wonderful picks, Di, you've got great taste.
    Stealth... Dudley... great nickname for the clown of your home, dogs are such joys

  5. NO WAY! I had to read that twice! Wow . . . I can’t believe my good fortune at winning your lovely prize. Thank you so much - I’m absolutely chuffed to bits.

    Your Top 3 picks are fab and well-deserved - congrats to all 3.

    Waving hello to Cara. Hope to see you up in the Playground Treehouse soon!!! I’ll even let you play with my new die & papers when they arrive!

    I’m off to buy a lottery ticket . . .

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  6. Deciding on the picks must be so difficult, but they are great this week as always. So pleased to see that SaRn has won some goodies from the last draw, well deserved.

  7. Congrats to Sarn, a well deserved winner. Thank you for choosing my card as a pick Di. I do love that little gnome and he is great for using up little snippets and yes it was some old LOTV paper :). Fab cards by Janice and April too x

  8. Fabulous top picks!!! And a very happy congrats to Sarn. :-)

  9. Great top picks and CONGRATS Sarn!

  10. Beautiful cards for the top picks! I have to tell you, Di, that my Tessa is 5 years old now and she still loves to tear the inner toilet paper rolls to shreds! And of course leave all the bits for me to clear up!

  11. Well done to my new teamie Sarn on her well deserved win, she keeps the playground ship shape whilst ensuring we all have good fun as head prefect.
    Lovely picks all so inspirational.
    Sitting here laughing at stealth dog and his actions!
    L x

  12. Great picks as usual Di and double congratulations to Sarn for winning the lovely prize this time and also for becoming a member of the Allsorts DT. x

  13. Big congrats to Sarn, her prize is well deserved! :) Fabulous picks as well!
    Big hugs ...and cuddles for Dudley!

  14. Great picks again DI, and how apt for Sarn to be pulled out of the hat! Xxx

  15. As always, lovely choices on the creations. Congrats to Sarn too.

    Dudley is the stealthy one. You gotta love him. [Bunny]

  16. Congratulations to Sarn and the top three!
    Oh Dudley, you certainly keep us entertained :)
    Stay safe

  17. Oh, how fun to see that Sarn won this time around! What better time to be a winner than after she kept the playground on an even keel while you were recovering from your fall. Well done Sarn!
    Congrats to the top picks as well. So many beautiful examples of ways to use those pesky (um, I mean handy) snippets that we all have.
    Love the story of Dudley digging out his paper roll after you tossed it. "Hey mom, I wasn't finished playing yet!!"

  18. Oh fantastic picks Di and a Hugh congratulations to Sarn a well worthy winner xx

  19. Sarn is a most deserving winner! And all the pics are just lovely -- I'm especially taken by that cute little Christmas gmone. Congrats to all.

  20. Congratulations to lucky lady Sarn and fabulous picks as well!
    Cuddles for Dudley!


  21. Gorgeous card Picks di, Love that Sarn won, she deserves it after helping you out. She is such a clever lady.
    Faith x

  22. Oh thank you, Di and congrats to the other picks and to Sarn! Hugs, April xxx

  23. Thank you so much for picking my card as a favorite! Such a nice surprise considering that I've been pretty sick here recently but hopefully I can get back into crafting again!
    (Hugs) Cara

  24. Congratulations to Sarn and the other winners.
    Thank you for choosing my card Di as one of your top picks, it made a small dent in my snippet stash!
    Janice x


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