Sunday, 2 July 2017

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 285 and 286 - results

Hi there. Once again it's time for the fortnightly round up of  the Playground, which includes some 'picks' of the fortnight and of course the prize draw.

What, no Guest Designer I hear you cry? Absolutely right - but we do have a celebration anyhow. Today is this lovely lady's Birthday:
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Happy Birthday dearest Darnell - from all of us in the Snippets Playground - and no doubt many other bloggers far and wide will be wishing you the very bestest of days too!

Some of you already know that Darnell recently had surgery and is still recovering - so no swinging from the Playground's rope ladders for her just yet!

Darnell is every bit as delightful in real life as her photo suggests - this time last year she was busily packing her spotted hankie for her 'epic tour' of the UK - which many of us will never quite recover from :)

So, dear friend - we send you our love, friendship and sincere wishes for a marvellous Birthday. Psst, mine's a Gray Goose Gin and Tonic or soda please - with the lemon squeezed over it ...... including the pips! Darnell and Mrs A will relate to this little tale - our hotel in Southampton last year certainly wouldn't win any prizes for making relatively straightforward drinks to order!

Now for my picks from this past fortnight - the usual difficulty in whittling a very long list down to three picks - tough call as always:

Loads of you loved and commented on two similar cards that Liz posted on her blog and the jury was divided on which one was a favourite. This is mine, I love the design of course - and the clever way that Liz used snippets of perfect rainbow colours, in the correct sequence, really made this into a very special card.

I love this card, made by Janice! Such a clever design and great use of snippets as well. I really like how the subtle die cut numbers on the same coloured background just totally draw the eye in and it's a card that can be adapted to suit quite easily for a boy or girl.

What a fabulous crowd of paper pieced cats! Cara brought this to share with us and I was immediately struck by all the work that must have gone into the making of this cute little scene! It really shows that all of us must have stamps which would lend themselves to paper piecing ..... and using up more of those little snippets that positively breed when we're not looking.

That's my three picks - I do hope they will inspire you as well girls. Of course we had loads of fabulous ways to use up snippets and I really had to be very firm with myself and not add in at least three more cards from the short list.  I highly recommend that you grab a cup of coffee and spend some time visiting blogs - the thumbnails with links are always there for you to look back over.

49 of you joined in this past fortnight, I could see the numbers almost stand still as we went through our mini heatwave! And, right at the last minute, we also have one new Playmate:
Welcome to the Snippets Playground Becca, and I do hope you return to play again soon.

Prize draw time now and our winner of the Spellbinders 'Borderabilities A2 - Curved Borders One' set and Clearly Besotted 'Baby Shower II' set of stamps with little matching dies is:
 
Well done Greta - can you please drop me an email with your address in and I'll post your prize off as soon as possible. My email address is on the right hand side bar.

Keep those snippets entries coming girls, you still have a week left to play HERE remember! And the prize is a Crafters Companion 'Baby Bamboo' stamp set (kindly donated by Val ), a set of The Works 'Stitched Squares' dies and a Bow-Easy bow maker. I will split the prize if you only want to play for part of it.

Love from the little white peril - and of course from me too





20 comments:

  1. Wonderful featured cards! Welcome to Becca and congrats to Greta!

    I find I often am busier than usual in June, but then have more time for crafting in July. Here's looking forward to more snippets challenges!

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  2. If you're reading this Darnell - wishing you a very Happy Birthday. Hope you have a lovely day celebrating.... and I hope whitebait isn't on the menu! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thank you for choosing my card as one of your picks this time, Di, and congratulations to Janice and Cara. Well done to Greta on her win. xx

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  3. Well done, y'all. Congratulations.

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  4. A happy birthday to Darnell, great picks again, such talent, and congrats Greta xxx

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  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes going out to Darnell.
    Three lovely picks Di, as always.

    Many congratulations to Greta on her win.

    Waving hello to the newbie! Xxx

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  6. Great picks as always - particularly like the cat 'crowd'. Happy Birthday to Darnell too and wishes for a speedy recovery.

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  7. Wishing you the happiest of birthday's today, Darnell, the QUEEN of the U.S.!!

    Great pix and well done to Greta on winning the prize

    Happy Sunday peeps

    Kathyk

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  8. I love the picks and Becca's card. Happy Birthday to Darnell, hope you are soon back up to full speed.

    Sue xx

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  9. Morning Di, fabulous array of cards well done all and many congratulations Darnell on your birthday senind lots of birthday wishes and congrats too to Greta enjoy your win ..........hope your having a lovely day Di take care sending lots of love xx

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  10. First Happy Birthday Darnell! I love the picks this week and congratulations to Greta. x

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  11. Congrats to the winner and top picks and happy happy to Darnell. Hugz

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  12. Happy Birthday Darnell xxx and congrats to the winners x

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  13. The picks are amazing--such clever people in The Playground! Love Becca's coffee card & always fun to have a new playmate! Had to look twice, but think I'm the only Greta around here, so must have won--hurrah & thanks! Wishing Darnell a medical free year for her BD present!

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  14. Happy birthday to Darnell..wishing her a very speedy recovery. Lovely picks Di and well done to Greta. Summer seems to have returned..whoop whoop! xxx

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  15. Oh, my, you stinker, seeing my ugly mug front and center came as a huge shock to a person in my fragile condition!! Thank you so much for the lovely words and fun shout out on my special day! I appreciate it, my sweet friend, as well as all the resultant happy birthday wishes coming my way!!

    And thanks for the LOL memory of the comic routine I went through trying to get the simplest drink you can get other than a pull from the keg, haha! It made a fun memory for us, among many!!

    Congratulations to Greta and to the talented ladies being showcased today! Welcome, Becca!! Hugs and Love, Darnell

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  16. Congrats to the winners - well deserved!
    And I feel like a winner with all the lovely hellos (& a wave back at ya, Sarn!). Thank you for the warm welcome & kind words. :-)
    Becca

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  17. Belated birthday wishes to Darnell, I hope you had a fabulous day.
    Thank you for choosing my card this week Di, congrats to Liz and Cara, both fabulous car too.
    Congratulations Greta and welcome to Becca!
    Janice x

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  18. Awww, sucks, thanks for choosing me as a pick, love the other cards you picked. Congratulations to Greta too x

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  19. Congrats to Greta and also to the really fabulous picks and also a big Hi to Becca xx

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  20. Hi Miss Di, a very Happy Birthday to Darnell, hope she is on the mend and able to enjoy her special day. Love the pics of the last fortnight, I have a stamp sitting here waiting for me to ink it and use up some of those snippets, will have to get busy during the week.... Congratulations to Greta and a Hi to Becca too... have a wonderful week... Megan

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