Sunday, 25 November 2018

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #340

Hello again - and we're two weeks closer to the Big Fat Man in the Red Suit calling! And I am sooo not prepared. The one thing I'm bashing away with is trying to make Christmas cards - which is a good point at which to remind you that ScrappyMo's Rudolph Days Challenge begins today and runs to the end of November!

And we'll be having our usual Christmas/New Year Holiday draw over the festivities with plenty of prizes to be won - more details on here nearer the time!

Here's my snippets card for this fortnight's challenge - and you'll have to excuse the fact that it's another Stamping Bella stamp set I used - hot on the heels of the last challenge, but really quite a different set altogether, I think:
I used:

- 5.25" x 4.25" white card blank, tent opening

- snippets of pale green and bright pink card from the snippets folder - which I trimmed down and added to the card front using Collall All Purpose glue

- a snippet of paper from the Lawn Fawn 'Really Rainbow' paper pad which I used to match with the backing card layers and also the colouring in of the image

- snippet of white card, trimmed to size, onto which I stamped the image and the sentiment using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and both stamps from the Stamping Bella 'sweaty chicks' stamp set. Had to do a bit of fiddling using the Misti with an acetate grid placed over the card to get as straight a stamping as possible before then stamping onto the white panel

- coloured the image using Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and Sansodor Blending Solution

- trimmed the snippet of striped paper to 1" height for top and bottom and added it to the image panel using a tape runner before trimming off the sides (Tip: always do this from the back to get a straight cut)

- glued the panel to the card front and that it - done!

I just love this stamp set - great fun to colour and bound to make most people smile :) The camera has really picked up what the naked eye can't see - strokes etc. on the chicks' bodies even though I used blending solution! Short of going over the bodies with a Pro marker am not sure how to correct this as it looks fine in real life! Not got the time to fiddle round and risk ruining it either.

The prize, as usual, is very much connected to this week's snippets card:

It's (of course) a Stamping Bella 'sweaty chicks' set of two stamps - the image of the three chicks plus the sentiment. Ha! Len says the chicks look like a row of potatoes! Couch potatoes perhaps? Boom, boom!

As always, the Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 8th December. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day.

It's a maximum of ONE entry and please say in a comment if you wish to play and be a possible winner of the prize. Please also link back to the Playground in your blog post to be eligible for the draw.

Remember, if you link into the Playground and don't say clearly that you're wanting to be in the draw in a comment on here, then you will be bypassed if your name comes out of Mr Linky. I'm sure you all know I ask for a positive 'yes' on the blog post itself - just in case you're playing only for fun - otherwise I ignore you on my little list.

Mr Linky is below - please let me know if you have any problems linking, it's easy for me to sort out so don't struggle on alone :)

Here's a photo of Dudley, taken earlier this week:
 

He has his first appointment at the groomers booked - just a Puppy Pamper session with a bath, blow dry, ears and eyes cleaned, claws clipped and any excess hair removed from his pads and feet. They are under strict orders not to touch anywhere else with scissors for now! His coat needs to be allowed to grow and gain some more weight and body before we go down that road even though he's a bit like a wriggly sheepskin rug - plus the hair on his muzzle has to grow so it lies flat. I read somewhere that a little slick of Vaseline will help to keep the hair from sticking up in front of his eyes - but first catch your puppy! Sigh, he always looks so solemn when I get the camera out as if he thinks trouble is brewing - this is a little dog who is usually hopping about with a happy smile on his face and his tongue poked out! He can hear the rustle of a cheese packet from the other end of the house and is very partial to a piece of raw carrot.

Love from Parsnip - who has taken it upon himself to sort out Christmas presents for Dudley, keeps him out of even more mischief! So far we have a very tasteful Christmas turkey squeaky toy with long dangly rope legs! And of course a 'woof' from Dudley ☺


52 comments:

Greta said...

Oh goodness--he really is just too cute, that Dudley! I adore the fluffy look! I'm sure you've researched groomers so there won't be any horror stories--haha!
What a cute card--love that sentiment, Di! I'll play just for fun.

Cathy said...

Love those sweaty chicks Di and what a great sentiment! Such a fun card. Dudley looks very handsome, hope he enjoys his pamper session. I keep thinking that I won't be having any more house pets ( our 2 dogs live outside and on our verandah, the cat lives inside), but I think I could be swayed if we had a pup like him! Have a great week, Cathy x

Christine Alexander said...

awe soooooooooooooooooooo cute :) I just want to cuddle him.
Cute stamp too I agree look a little like a potatoes

vinita jain said...

Oooooooo! Fantastic! Love those cute chicks and their exercise pose made me smile today!
Would love to win this cute stamp set!

Cathy said...

Hi again Di, back with my entry and would love to play for the cute stamp set, thank you! Cathy x

Darnell said...

First, love the birthday card for Joshua in the last post which is what I came to comment on and then saw this sweaty chickadee and Dudley update! Those are the funnest stamps (I have a set of them, but they are doing something else) and I got a kick out of your card! I didn't even notice the coloring marks until you mentioned it!!

Love the newest photo of Dudley and all the info on the trimming restrictions which are very interesting. Makes you wonder how many people mess that up by not getting the information! Sweet boy does look as if he is being chastised by the camera for being naughty! Luckily I have Cisco in the family so I know how happy and frolicky they are 99% of the time! I love hearing the happy in your voice now that you have him in your life! ❤Hugs, Darnell

Aquarius said...

That is such a fun image and a bright and colourful card - great. I'm playing for fun this time because I really ought not to risk the chance of adding anything more to my stash!! (for now anyway).

Sarn said...

Hee hee . . . Love that chook card . . . Brilliant sentiment too.

I see that Dudley is as cute as ever . ... What a lovely fluffy bundle of energy & joy he is. Xxx

Kath said...

A lovely cute card and a great sentiment too - that's like me when I think of going to the gym! I'll be in the playground soon and would love a chance to win the prize please.

Dudley looks so cute and fluffy - and a bundle of mischief too!
Kath x

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Not sure which is the biggest crack up.. your card Di or Dudley!! He's def the cutest. Well done on making a card hard to find time with someone around!!
.. love the bright cheery stripes too. May put my hand up as can think of few folks they coukd go to!! So our age bracket!! Take care Di.
Love my die set still too.
Prayer hugs
Shaz in Oz.x

Jane said...

Aww he is such a cutey Di...a ball of mischief and love all wrapped up in that super coat. You card is super..such a fun stamp. I'm getting lots more cards made this week...busy busy! I'll play just for fun, thank so much! Keep warm xxx

Pat said...

Such a fun image and sentiment, a great card Di, and love the striped paper which goes beautifully. I can definitely think of recipients for this so I am a 'yes please' if I manage to get a card in. Dudley is growing fast and didn't realise until you said about not having him clipped too soon, but he is mega cute and obviously fun to have around. x

Sandra H said...

Dudley is just so cute as cute as your card Di he must be keeping you on your toes and having him will be having so much fun too! take care enjoy your week what ever your plans x

scrAPpamondo said...

Ah ah this fun and cute card makes me smile! Just adorable, as well Dudley serious face, I think he don't like photos LOL! He is growing so fast! Well done to Mama Di :D

KandA said...

Dudley is so adorable and I bet it will be just like having a kid around on christmas morning opening his presents. Love your super card too with those fabulous fun chicks and a perfect sentiment! Just playing for fun this time xx

Kathleen said...

A really brilliant card Di, such cute images and love the rainbow papers. But, what a great sentiment.
Well Dudley just gets cuter and cuter, a really super photo.
Have a good week Di.

Kath xx

Joan said...

what a cute litle dog, he's just adorable!( and your cards are lovely too)

ionabunny said...

Dudley is too cute. Bet he would love to play with my blue pooch. Love the chicks as well. Please include me in the prize draw. Hugz

Eemeli said...

Fab creation and that sentiment is just soooooo hilarous! It is definitely a "Yes" from me for the prize draw.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Lynne said...

A super card, I just love those little chicks and the sentiment! I hope Dudley enjoys his grooming. Our two don't like it, but they have to put up with it and they smell lovely afterwards, only for about a day though unfortunately. I'm a yes please for the draw xx

Janice said...

Love your card Di and the funny stamps! I would love to be entered into the draw please.
Dudley must be the cutest dog ever...he's just gorgeous!
Janice x

Karenladd said...

Oh, I'm afraid the sentiment on this card really applies to me, except I never actually feel like exercising! Those chickies are adorable however, and yes..they do look like a line of couch potatoes at that. Yes please to this prize, and thanks so much for sharing another photo of Dudley because you now what big fans we are of that little sweetie!

Liz said...

What a fun card, Di, fabulous image and I love the sentiment! I'm a Yes Please for the draw this fortnight.

Dudley just gets more and more adorable! xx

Lia said...

Those chicks are too cute and most of the time I feel like them I am afraid.....
Lia xx

Lia said...

I'm back again with my card for the challenge, and you may have guessed: I say yes to the prize!
Lia xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Di your card is gorgeous and so cute. I am here just for fun this time. So it is a no for the prize. Dudley looks so adorable. I bet he is lots of fun. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Viv's Visuals said...

Yummy Dudley.. (despite his naughtiness! And I know you were smiling - he was only trying to make something from the snippets in the bin to make something you know!)
Loving this stamp! So yes please.
Hope all OK with you. x

kbrandy4 said...

Dudley is too cute!
Please enter me for the prize Di!
Hugs Hazel x

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Dudley is so handsome... Love your card and this fun stamps set.. I have dropped off a Christmas Card. I hope you like it..

Helen said...

Oh my goodness...Dudley is such a cutie!
Love your card too Di...that stamp is awesome!
I'm a 'yes please' for the prize draw.
Helen x

KathyA. said...

Your Dudley stories bring back not-so-fond memories of training our Brittany. I think that he ate his weight in my shoes.
Your card is so cute. Love those fluffy peeps. And... I'd love to call them my own. So yes please to the prize if my name is drawn.

Diane said...

I have to comment on Dudley first...he is CUTE and ADORABLE!! I laugh at your posts as he is so much like my Mack in his antics!!
Very cute cute card, I think the stamping Bella's are some of the cutest stamps! I didn't see any streaks at all and think it looks just fine! I haven't been here awhile as my Mom passed away and that through my mojo of wanting to anything but what I had to right out the window...but hopefully it is returning, slow....and yes to the prize, who can resist those cute little chicks!!

Becca Yahrling said...

OMG, this is so me! lol How adorable and fun. Love it, Di. May I also say I am loving all the stories of Dudley! Not sure he'll ever get off the naughty list …
And a yes, please, for this fun stamp!!

Em Louise Fairley said...

So cute! I'll be linking up later this week, so it's a not so advance yes from me xoxo

NanaConnie said...

The stamp is ALMOST as cute a Dudley, Di, but you've done marvelous work with the whole set. The sentiment is just too funny! I'm playing just for fun this week. (I really came by to see new photos of the sweet fluff ball. :-D)

Fikreta said...

It's very nice card!
hugs

Carol L said...

Hah, that's such a funny punny card and those chicks are too cute! Love that adorable bundle of fluff Mr. Dudley too - what a sweet little lovable pooch ;) Playing just for fun this week, but thanks for another fun playground!

Lillianb said...

Dudley is the cutest, and yes please love to win the prize,

Lilian B

Jeanne H said...

Yes, I'd love to win. Happy Holidays to all, especially you, Di. Hugs to Dudley too!

Janis said...

I haven't made it over to play here in forever and ever and I apologize for that. My Cat Hop and drama IRL just has nearly knocked me out of the playing field completely. I am sooooo tickled to be able to join in again and hope that I can on a regular basis again. I guess old grandma Janis just can't do more than 100 things at once anymore!

Adorable card, Di!! I think the "brushstrokes" that the camera invented makes it look even cuter. I LIKE that look. Yes, please, to the prize...and I thank you for hostessing all these lovely challenges. I have missed the antics and fun of your playground!!!
<3 J

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HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

KT Fit Kitty said...

Well I absolutely LOVE your card and the prize! Adorable! Fit Kitty is not so fit any more but I still love fitness-inspired anything! I'm definitely a yes for the prize! I'll be back shortly to link up my snippets card!

creationsnz said...

Yes please Di, include me in, I love those stamps. CarolG

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

What a cute card! I would love to be in the running for that stamp. I love hearing about the progress of your little puppy. He is so sweet.

Heather said...

He, he, he, that card is just too fun!! I love cards like this, though it's far from the truth--I make myself exercise anyway. : ) Anyway, the sentiment is too fun. And I will be playing just for fun this week, thanks!

Jane Willis said...

Sorry to be so late to the party but I didn't want to post my card until my friend had seen it. That stamp is SOOOO me that I really HAVE to go into the hat for it - although I really am exercising at the moment as I have a hip problem and the exercises I've been given work wonders - if I miss a day, the pain the next day is a powerful reminder to keep up with them.

Lynne in NI said...

Hee fab fun card Di, yes please to be in your draw :)
Dudley is possibly the cutest dog EVER! I'm coming over for a cuddle ;) - actually one of our local charities has a 'cuddle the dog' fundraising event, you could have brought Dudley!

scrAPpamondo said...

Entered in corner :)
Yes please for the prize!

Lady Joyful said...

Such a fun card! Yes please to the prize xxx

Craftychris said...

Such a cute card - such fun! Love it! Dudley is an absolute darling, he looks so sweet! I am so happy to have joined in again at last! I am so sorry it has been so long. I am just playing for fun this time. Hugs for you and Dudley! xxxxxxxxxxxx

Marg said...

YES PLEASE!!! (Im making sure I get my comment & link on here on time today Di pmsl).
Dudley is sooooo cute I wish I could cuddle & hug him now... I love little white dogs... I love my Reggie though, hes gorgeous., being a tan & bit of black Staffie/Bull Mastiff and hes a rescue dog. I brought him from a woman on Facebook. She said that hes not for her family anymore and she needs the money for her wedding. Ive now had Reggie for over 9 years and hes been trained to do some tricks, he loves his teddies but does suckle like a baby on one giant teddies leg or arm when he gets told off for something.
I wish I could show you a photo of him.... tell you what, I will put some up on my blog.. Im sharing my pillows & single bed with him tonight so I know its not going to be very comfortable for me but I dont mind.
Keep up with the fab work, crafts & looking after Dudley please.
{{{hugs}}}
Marg ;) xx
craftycardsbymarg.blogspot.co.uk

Susan Renshaw said...

That sentiment fits me!! Would love to win these sweaty chicks...
I have a feeling I have uploaded this style of card before as it is one of my 'go to'designs at the moment...
Thanks for all your hard work in organising this challenge! Season's greetings!

Tina Z. said...

such a fun card, I love bright colours.
and Dudley is super sweet on this photo.
yes for the prize please.
have a great weekend!
hug xx