Sunday 24 October 2021

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #413 - results


Now for the picks from our previous challenge. Many thanks to Sarn, our Head Prefect and creator of much mischief as well as lovely cards, for being our Guest Designer.

And here we go:

It's always great to see really clever ways to use up snippets - especially those longish strips we all seem to accumulate! Sandra H brought the above card to share and it's a lovely example of how to make the most of your snippety strips.

Wowser, what a wonderful selection of Halloween treat bags, shared with us by Carol L. Mind you, sharing via a blog post doesn't taste as yummy as in person! No doubt there will be Halloween treats in the Playground Treehouse though.! Really lovely to see you back playing with us Carol!

What a card, made by Jane W! Tons of snippets used and the detail is stunning. I thought the 'berries' were clear 'dewdrop' gems but Jane actually used clear liquid pearls - really effective as well.


Sharrie joined us for the first time from her new blog, bringing this lovely card - all the colours I love as well!

I accidentally didn't introduce you to Samantha, a new Playmate from Challenge 412 - and this is really pretty card she shared:

Come back and play soon! 

That's our joint picks from Challenge #413 in the Playground, we had 46 entries in total and one new Playmate. Now for the prize draw which is a Stampin' Up 'Vertical Sentiments' set of stamps - from Sarn. And the winner is:

Kathy K

Congratulations Kathy! Knowing your style of crafting, you're sure to use your prize to its full advantage!

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.

Remember folks, there's still almost one more week to run on the current Ruby's Memory Challenge #414 which you can find HERE. The prize is an Echo Park 'Candy Cane Christmas' set of dies plus a Neat & Tangled 'Medallion Flower Builder' set of dies, kindly donated by Kathy A who is also our Guest Designer.

We tried out the Mangar Elk 'rescue/rising cushion' the other day - with Len on the floor as guinea pig just in case there were any issues. It works a treat, although Dudley wasn't too sure about it when the air pump was running. 'What sort of dragon-like beastie is that then?'. Naturally, we both hope it's never needed but it sure beats a wait of several hours for help to arrive! 

Here's Dudley catching a few extra ZZZZzzzz'z on our bed before I made it the other day. And yup, that's the latest 'Stinky Monkey' beside him (still not as loved as previous ones) - plus his very first very grubby now 'rustle and squeak hedgie' puppy toy from Sarn, over three years ago - which he still loves and often uses as a pillow! 

He looks so sweet and innocent - but trust me, there's mischief brewing as soon as he's awake! Folk have mentioned that perhaps his name ought to be 'Tinker' - well, that's always been one of his nicknames from almost the word go! So you were right in suggesting it.☺

And, for your entertainment, here's Dudley 'spinning for a treat' - a little ritual after he's done a 'poop' each day. His record is seven spins in one go! The 'lunge' at the end is because Len always pops the treat on a unit beside my desk for me to give to him. And if I'm not fast enough he (Dudley) hops up and down like a demented Easter Bunny! If you have the sound on, he's panting a bit as he just did a few racing laps of the garden (zoomies, to celebrate a successful toilet mission) he then charged indoors and raced up the stairs, two at a time to my craft room, where he knew I'd be waiting to give him a treat.

Sorry, I just can't 'crack' uploading the video onto Blogger - here's a link to it on YouTube, it's also on Facebook:

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


  1. A lot of great projects here & adorable picture of Dudley! Very smart to try out the cushion--glad it worked as expected. Can't wait to watch the video!

  2. Congrats to all those who were showcased. Waving hello to Sharrie and Samantha too.

    Many congratulations to Kathy K on her Playground win.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  3. Oooh, thank you, thank you, thank you Di and Sarn - off to e-mail you right now!

    Happy Sunday everyone


  4. Congratulations to the lucky winner and lovely top picks, so many ideas....
    Dudley is so sweet on the video.
    Hugs xx

  5. Great picks as always and congratulations to the winner. Hope you won't need to use your rising/rescue cushion but good to know it works well 'just in case'. Great video, he is such a fun dog, real little character.

  6. What lovely picks again, and congratulations to Kathy. Dudley gets cuter every day, if that’s possible! Also love your snowmen cards, and the beautiful you, like you say is perfect for paper piecing…mine is well loved :) xxx

  7. Congratulations to the worthy winners!! some amazing work there.
    Dudley really is quite the character with his spinning and ballet routines:)
    Stay safe

  8. Oh wow always great picks and even greater to see my card there thank you so very much and congratulations to Kathy well done enjoy your win Dudley is always a pleasure to see on your post sweet and innocent as you say he looks but he's a dream you wouldn't be without take care enjoy your day xx

  9. Wonderful picks and congrats to Kathy!
    Dudley you are the cutest!

  10. Congratulations to the winners and top picks. Wow, so many ways to use up those little scraps and snippets from our stash. My three kiddos and I are still laughing at that video of Dudley spinning around for his treat..and hope he got a good one, lol!

  11. Congratulations to all the picks, great choice Di. Congratulations to Kathy on her win. Love the little video clip of Dudley, so cute! xx

  12. Congratulations to the winner and the top picks. Love the video of Dudley. [Bunny]

  13. Congrats to the winners, more wonderful treats to peruse! And Dudley's treat dances are pretty adorable too

  14. Congrats to the winner and top picks. Well deserved!

  15. Congrats to Kathy K for her win, and thanks for spotlighting my Halloween treats with all the other great snippets entries! That's such a darling video of Dudley spinning in excitement over his treat :)
    PS - still no Easter Bunny, but I'm sure he's sitting off the coast waiting to be unloaded with all those hundreds of idle cargo ships :)

  16. Such a cutie photo of Dudley, will check out the video of him next (will grab a cup of coffee first).

    Congrats to the lucky winner and those top picks are superb!


  17. Oh, such adorable picture of Dudley on his cushion!!! A photo to treasure!
    Great pics as always and I'm so happy to see also the treat boxes of my dear friend Carol!!
    Congrats to the winner!
    Hugs and lot of cuddles to Dudley!

  18. Great picks and lovely to see some new playmates Di, and congratulations to Kathy K for winning the great prize this time. What a fun and interesting character Dudley cute spinning for his treat. x

  19. Fab picks and congrats to Kathy K. Loved seeing Dudley spinning. L x

  20. Awesome picks! What a sweet, innocent boy you


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