Sunday, 5 November 2017

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 303 and 304 - results

Oh whizz, bang and sparkle - here in the UK it's Guy Fawkes Day! Our local community centre had their fireworks display last night - we stayed warm and cosy at home :)

'Trick or Treat' on Tuesday was fun as usual - we had lots of youngsters trotting up to the front door and I spent the whole evening bobbing up and down from a sensible chair placed within easy reach of the door. It's the little ones that crack me up - sadly many of them are growing up now but at least even those older ones that turned up had made a good effort! Parsnip was in the lounge, peeking from his vantage point and calling to me when it was time to adjust my teensy witches hat (on a headband) and hop up again to answer the doorbell.

Let's get straight on with our Guest Designer for this fortnight:
If this fabulous card hadn't been posted by our Guest Designer it would have been a fortnightly pick for sure! I just love the 'bargello' effect of the background snippets, such a great technique - and the LOTV paper pad is one of my favourites! And such luscious colours as well.

Have you guessed who made this lovely card? It's our Kath of 'Handmade by Kath' - one of our very loyal Playmates and often one of my picks as well! To find out how Kath made this lovely card, do hop over to her blog HERE. There's a neat trick to making these 'bargello backgrounds' which I'm sure she'll share with you :)

And we have a really great photo of the lady herself:
What a lovely photo - you 'girlies' always look so happy!

This is what Kath said about herself:

I've always enjoyed crafting and started knitting and sewing clothes for my dolls when I was young.  Since then I've also done crewel and cross stitch embroidery, woodwork, flower arranging, cake decorating and sugarcraft, and tried a few other things along the way.  I now enjoy cardmaking and love making cards for family and friends as well as entering card making challenges, especially Di's Snippets Challenge.  I love this challenge as it's a way of trying to keep my snippets mountain under control.  Amongst my many snippets I always seem to have a lot of thin strips so have used some of these for the bargello background on my card.  When I'm not cardmaking I enjoy walking and going away in our campervan - my photo shows me sitting on the step after a long walk in North Devon a few weeks ago!

Thank you so much Kath for being our Guest Designer and for sharing your card plus letting us know a little more about you. And also for your very kind words about the Snippets Challenge of course :)

Drum roll now - it's time for the fortnightly picks and, as always, so difficult to choose:

And, a Gold Star to start with:
I absolutely love this tag, made by Donna from lots of snippets left over from some other work she'd been doing. It really is gorgeous and I do encourage you to hop over to Donna's blog HERE and see the close-up photos of this beautiful piece of art. Please feel free to take your Gold Star from the RH sidebar Donna!

So, we started of with 'not a card' and, in order to whittle my choices, down I stuck with that theme so here we have some snippets makes for you:
What and also a great wall hanging. I just HAD to pick this, made by Sue T. Fabulous use of lots of snippets as well. Mrs A and I and I made something similar at Coventry just over a year ago (sigh, mine is behind me as I type - leering and waiting to be glued together - to be honest am so scared the whole thing would fall apart as still am dithering on the glue).

I really love this bag, made by Pen from scraps! Loads of piccies on her blog and it is a reminder that absolute ANYTHING can be a snippet!

And last, but not least - this really caught my eye:
How cute is this for a piece of Birthday cake? LOVE it Majda - gosh, even the layers are there in the stripes! It's worthy of a place in the Great British Bake Off (TV series here in the UK which ended the other evening). And the pink Unicorn is absolutely darling of course.

Please don't be despondent if your entry didn't make the 'picks. It really is just fun after all and who am I to choose at the end of the day? I try to find ideas and things to amuse and inspire you. AND, don't feel the need to second-guess a theme. I usually have no idea until I'm writing this post, earliest would be as I go through during the fortnight and something just 'clicks' as a way to help me to prune the list of picks down. Some fortnights there may not be any theme that comes into my head.

We had a total of 54 entries and one new Playmate joining in the fun:
Bonnie Lynn

A huge welcome Bonnie Lynn, and hope to see you playing along with us regularly!

Prize draw time now and our winner of Avery Elle's 'Ribbit Ribbit' stamp set
I almost did a happy dance here for Chris when her name popped straight out! She's been having a rough time with her health lately, rougher than usual, and deserved something to cheer her up! Sometimes Mr Random really does kinda spook me!

But, Chris was only playing for the stamps so that still leaves the aperture die and this is who Mr Random came up with:
Now that was a stroke of luck as well, 'cos Alison was only playing for the die! So we have two totally happy Playmates this time round.

Can you please drop me an email with your addresses girls (it's also double confirmation that you were playing for the prize!) and then I'll post your prizes off to you as soon as possible. My email address is on the right hand side bar.

Keep those snippets entries coming, you still have a week left to play HERE for weeks 305/306 remember! The prize is TWO 6" x 6" Studio Calico 'Snippets' paper pads along with two Woodware 'Numbers' stamp sets. I will split the prize(s) if you only want to play for part of it.

Love from the little white peril Parsnip - and of course me,





20 comments:

  1. Congratulations, winners. A big welcome to Kath. Love that bargello card. It is beautiful. Quilting used to be a huge part of my life. [Bunny]

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  2. Stunning creations by our playmates and congrats to our two winners too!
    Hugs to you Di and Parsnip.
    Shaz in Oz.x

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  3. Great to see Kath as your DT this time Di and what a great job she has done with all these snippets of dp in this wonderful design. Great picks this time too so congratulations to these three very clever and inventive ladies with their very creative pieces, especially to Donna with her gold star award. Congratulations also to the two winners from last time. x

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  4. Great technique from the guest designer and some links to follow up - always fun. Great choice of picks this time around too with 'not' cards for a change.

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  5. Hi Di, thanks for mentioning me on your blog today. I am so loving sewing now and hope that my wee bag will inspire people to think out side the box.
    Well done to everyone who is mentioned today

    hugs Pen x

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  6. Di, thank you so much for mentioning - how nice is to see my piece of cake in your gallery :-)
    You made my day shining and colorful!
    Congrats to our two winners too!
    Hugs to you, Majda

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  7. Thank you Di for inviting me to be your GD this week and for your kind comments about my card. Fabulous picks and congratulations to the winners too.
    Kath x

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  8. Brilliant idea Kath and beautifully executed as ever. What a variety of projects, it seems we never run out of ideas. How exciting that my name came up. Thank you. x

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  9. Ooh what a surprise that I won the super cute frog set! Thank you so very much - that has cheered me up no end! I am glad Alison wanted the die too, how cool! Katy's card is absolutely fantastic and brilliant gold star and picks too! Welcome to Bonnie - it's fab she is here to join in the fun! Hugs xxx

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  10. Congrats to the winners and the top pics! Fabulous works! Welcome to the new GD Kath! Great work with a lot of snippets!

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  11. Congrats to the lucky winners. Hugz

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  12. Ok Di, you have peeked my interest on Guy Fawkes Day, so will have to look that one up! lol I wish I got trick or treater's but with living out in the country I don't. So I go to my cousin's house and help her hand candy out. I love it and love seeing the kiddo's in their costumes. So fun! Gracious but amazing picks! Love your GD's card-what a way to use snippets up. I thought it was Carol at first, but then saw it wasn't. lol You do a great job with the picks Di and I hope everyone appreciates all you do with the Snippet's Playground. It is a lot of work I know. So thank you for all you do!!! Big hugs, Brenda

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    1. Thanks a million Brenda! I really do appreciate your sweet words. xx

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  13. Lovely to see Kath as the Guest Designer for this fortnight. Fantastic snippets card.

    LOVING the tag by Donna and truly deserving of a gold star too. Congrats to all the other picked out Playmates too.

    Congrats also to the both winners of your lovely prizes.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  14. Congrats to all winners. Fab cards.
    Hugs,
    Em xoxo

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  15. How lovely to see Kath as the Guest Designer! I love that photo of her! Her snippet art work really is extraordinary and I admire all your other picks featuring some amazing creativity, Di! They all stood out to me as well when making the rounds. Congratulations to Donna and to Chris and Alison and a welcome to Bonnie Lynn!! Have a great week with your little white peril! (Lovely to know I can still turn the head of a gentleman, haha!!) Hugs, Darnell

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  16. Hi Di, what a wonderful week of picks, love the extra creativity that goes into items other than cards, tiny little tags to lovely hand made fabric creations... Kath has done an amazing job on the bargello technique, I tried it out a few months ago but, it landed squarely in the WPB.... have a wonderful week.... Megan

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  17. What a fabulous set of picks, all just stunning as is Kath's guest DT piece x

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  18. Oooh how lovely to see Kath as your guest Dt well done Kath beautiful too is your card l love the colours used and the design backing and die .........great picks Di congratulations to both Chris and Alison xx

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  19. Huge thanks, Di... Just about to add to my blog as I finish typing this.
    Happy Dance here. xxx

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