Sunday 28 August 2022

Results of Challenge #434


Well, the heatwaves had us, mostly me, wondering how many entries we'd end up with this last time around. Sarn, ever a chirpy little soul reckoned we'd be fine - and me (aka Eeyore) took a gloomier view until the sprint towards the final few days!

Here are my top picks from Challenge 434:

I chose this entry, made by Christa, because it's fabulous of course, and also as the amount of work (and perfectionism) is stunning. A super way to use up loads of little snippets - and the fact that the edges are not exactly fitted to the joins of the patchwork really adds to its charm. Very clever idea.

Snippets can be used so many ways, and they often lend themselves to scenes. Our Val's entry is a classic example on her really super Christmas card. It's so stylish to begin with - and then just look at the very clever choices of top and bottom papers, great stuff Val! 

And, with no apologies to 'top and bottom' papers, my last but not least, pick from the many possibles is this card above - made by Lynne. Just gorgeous. What I especially love about Lynne's card, and a few of our other entrants delight me doing this as well, is the wonderful use of papers and the image colours to match them. Or is it the other way around - food for thought there. I try my best but do tend to do paper first then pick out the Pro markers or pencils and such that are a good match or foil.

As always, we had some really great entries and it was very hard choosing just three entries as picks - less entries does NOT mean it's easier to choose, as I initially thought. If you're a pick or, as sometimes happens, a Gold Star winner, please always feel free to collect your badge from the 'Badges' page - click on 'Badges' on the top bar of this page.

Onto the prize draw, for three stamps from Brenda and also a  'Stitched Scallops Edger' die from the toy box. And the winner is:

Karen Ladd

To claim your prize, please send me an email using the Snippets Playground email 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, being hosted by Sarn, still has almost a further week to run - just scroll down to the previous post to find it. 

Love from Di and Dudley (Mister W-B) 


  1. Congrats to Christa, Val and Lynn, and especially Karen on her win! NJ on your snippets makes everyone!

  2. I am so excited to be the lucky winner of the last Snippets challenge, and ever grateful to Di and Sarn for keeping us busy whittling away at our snippets pile. My scrap stash never seems to get smaller, but it's loads of fun trying! The top picks are all wonderful, and I am especially charmed by Christa's raccoon tucked in a quilt. I'll have to try this technique sometime too, because it is beyond cute! Thank you so much Di and Sarn!!

  3. Great picks Di - well done to those showcased.
    Congrats to Karen on her prize win.
    Happy snippeting everyone xxx

  4. Congratulations to the winner and what a lovely surprise to see my card amongst the picks this time - thanks 😊😊

  5. Wow, such amazing picks!!! Big congrats to them and to the winner!

  6. Lovely inspiring picks again, the quilt tag is so cute, and congratulations Karen. I need a kick up the butt because I forgot to enter the latest, so thanks for the reminder! Xxx

  7. Congrats to Karen and thank you so much for showing my card as a pick. Congrats to Christa and Val too x

  8. Wonderful picks with great use of snippets and congratulations to Karen Ladd for winning the lovely prize this time. x

  9. Congrats to the winner and the top picks. Thank you so much for choosing my tag. Such kind words.

  10. Lovely and inspiring picks from Christa, Val and Lynne and congratulations to Karen on her win! Vicky x

  11. Great picks Di and congratulations Karen x


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