Sunday 13 March 2022

Results of Challenge #422


A few less entries for Challenge #422 - where were some of you? Up in the tree house eating crumpets and drinking hot beverages is no excuse whatsoever!

Let's get straight onto the top picks - first of all a *Gold Star* followed by three picks this time:



What a stunning card, made by Kate P for her musical son Ben! And what a wonderful surprise inside as well. No doubt he was totally delighted - the amount of detail - as well as love and snippets that Kate put into making this is so worthy of a *Gold Star*! Do feel free to take your Gold Star badge for your blog Kate - it's in the page labelled 'Badges' above.

Leslie M linked in this terrific snippets card - great use of snippets and I do so love the clean and fresh white with the vibrant colours. I did have a little smile, Lesley says that the stamp she used has escaped many purges in her craft room - it's certainly timeless and truly is a keeper! 

This card, shared with us by Vinita, is absolutely fabulous! The snippet is actually the white layer you can just see on that fabulous die cut 'shine' sentiment. I would love you to hop over to Vinita's blog post to see the step by step detail of how she created the glorious, glittered ombre gerbera. Certainly some inspiration there!

And we also have this lovely card, made by Alice. Lots of lovely snippets and a great Christmas card with a background also made of snippets. And it's so worth you hopping over to Alice's blog to see just what a splendid collection of snippets backgrounds she made in readiness for future cards. A great idea and one well worth copying I think!  

As always, we had some great entries. If you're a pick, please always feel free to collect your 'Top picks' badge from the 'Badges' page.

Onto the prize draw. As there were only 10 people, out of the 38 entries, who were playing for the Tattered Lace sentiment dies - I've resorted to the 'name out of the hat' system for once, as it would probably mean a lot of Random Number Generator reruns to pick two winners. The winners are: 

VINITA -  27

ALICE - 28

Well done to both of you! I did have to pinch myself when I realised that both of you were also in the Top Picks this time as well - pure coincidence and a dash of luck!

To claim your prize please send me an email using the NEW Snippets Playground gmail address shown on the RH sidebar, with PLAYGROUND WINNER (or similar) in the subject line. Please add your FULL NAME above your home ADDRESS so that I can copy and paste it for speed and ease.

The current snippets challenge still has almost a further week to run - just scroll down to the previous post to find it. Challenge #422, despite lower than usual numbers, did have me running round the playground keeping an eye on our Guest Designer Sarn - but thanks again for being such a good sport Sarn! I fear that Dudley was being bribed with treats as he certainly didn't report back to me as often as he should have done! 
A gentle reminder. Can you please remember to use the URL of your entry post, not the URL of your overall blog when linking your entry. It just makes life easier when commenting otherwise it can be a bit of a hunt - and also helps other playmates to find your snippets posts as well. Thanks!

On Tuesday afternoon I missed a great shot of Dudley. He'd not long returned from a longish walk with Len and was flat out on his back at the top of the stairs (Dudley, not Len!). Unfortunately he heard me turn my camera on, so I lost the chance. Right now he's waiting at his favourite post, top of the stairs right beside my craft room door, for our grocery delivery, with his beloved Honka Duck tucked firmly under his chin. No doubt it's just in case the delivery guy should push Len aside, run into the house, race up the stairs and kidnap Honka Duck! And then (shock, horror) perhaps send Dudley a ransom note for Honka Duck ......... in exchange for doggy treats! Who knows the workings of a dog's mind? Or a cat's mind for that matter?

Love from Dudley (Mister W-B) and Di xxx


  1. Congrats to everyone, and I just LOVE that piano card Kate P made! I've never seen anything quite like it! Beautiful picks again this week and special congrats to Vanita and Alice - congratulations everyone!

  2. A well-deserved gold star for Kate. Brilliant Top 3 too.

    Congrats to Vinita and Alice on their Playground win.

    Dudley may well have been bribed not to report back to you as regularly as normal. Discovered he likes crumpets!!!!

    It was great fun being your GD for a fortnight.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  3. Congratulations to winners and those showcased

    Happy Sunday


  4. Lovely Picks and congratulations to Vinita and Alice too.
    Kath x

  5. Congratulations to you both and wow Di what a fabulous pick they are totally stunning x

  6. Lovely picks, that piano is a work of art. Congrats to the winners x

  7. Wowzers on those picks! Absolutely beautiful! Also so happy to see my friends Alice and Vinita as lucky winners! Woohoo! Congratulations to all, and well deserved! Also enjoyed reading about cutiepie Dudley!

  8. Amazing piano card by Kate P, WOW!! A very deserved gold star! Big congrats to the winners and the top picks!(...also to me! :D LOL) Me and Vinita are really lucky ladies! Thanks so much! I will write you early!
    Dudley has always a so interesting character!! :D
    Hugs and cuddles to him by me!

  9. Congrats to the winners and top picks! Fabulous card by Kate P!! All well deserved top picks!

  10. Oh Gosh! What a piece of art work, perfect for Gold star Kate P, Congrats!
    Great Top picks, Including me! Congrats to winners and Alice too!!
    Off to mail you!

  11. Congrats to the winners and top picks. I just love all the cards, but the piano design is amazing!!

  12. Thank you for including me in the top picks! They're all tops in my book. Kate's gold star is certainly well deserved. An incredible work of love!

  13. Great picks, as always! Too bad you couldn't get the shot of a totally exhausted Dudley, but then, I guess he wasn't that tired since he moved at the sound of the camera--haha! And what a kick how he protects his beloved duck from all but the one guy he gave it to.

  14. Congratulations winners! All of the picks are just beautiful and so creative. The mental image of Dudley standing watch with his Honka Duck just makes me smile.


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