First of all an apology, I might have rectified things by the time this publishes, but with one thing and another I just haven't managed to keep up with commenting on entries for the challenge that just closed. I'll be there ASAP I promise!
And here's my snippets card for this fortnight:
- 5" x 5" square white card blank, side opening
- a snippet of green card for the 'frame'
- a snippet of white card for the image panel (some challenges I tend to use just a couple of larger snippets - depending on what the prize is and whether it lends itself to a variety of smaller snippets or not). A snippet is still a snippet!
- stamped the rockery onto the white panel, using a stamp from the fairly new Clarity Stamp 'Lizzy & Rockery + masks set and a Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink pad
- then used one of the re-usable masks to cover the rockery before using the lizzy stamp to stamp the flowers and foliage. The masks made by Clarity are brilliant, wish more companies did that
- coloured the whole image using Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and Sansodor blending fluid
- only then did I trim the panel down into a square before adding the sentiment using a stamp from the Hero Arts 'Messages' set of sentiment stamps and Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink (and the Misti of course!). The set of sentiment stamps is dated 2007 - and sadly no longer available (I did try!)
- then trimmed the snippet of green card (chosen so I could match some of the foliage to it) to just slightly larger than the image panel
- glued both panels onto the card front - all done!
As so often happens - the colours are so much more vivid in real life - especially the bright (almost neon) orange, sigh.
I love Clarity stamps and this set is so lovely to stamp as well as colour. It came with the Clarity perspex mounts (one for each of the two stamps) - which I did use - but the Misti or any perspex block would have worked just as well. Plus, the mounts/handles take up a lot of extra storage space - the stamps are the usual clear cling material (great quality and very well made I should add!) and really I think that Clarity could save work, postage and costs by selling their stamps without accompanying mounts - just my opinion of course. Their products are still fabulous!
As always, the Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 11th May. 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 want 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 don't add you to 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 ☺
And finally, a few photos of Dudley for your enjoyment taken just minutes apart the day after his 2nd part of being groomed (so only taken on Tuesday or possibly Wednesday. They do show how he can look so puppy-like one minute - and rather elegant the next! Captions as dictated by Dudley:
|Aw come on Daddy. I'm doing my 'please come and play' pose here!|
|Just to prove that there's still a lot of peach on my ears and down my back (aka saddle). And I'm trying the 'look a bit mournful' approach now to see if anyone will play|
Adorable CAS, love the stamps and your colouring! Hope you have had a lovely Easter! Dudley looks so cute after the grooming, the knot on his head make us seeing well his sweet eyes!! How lovely doggie!! :DReplyDelete
Dudley is so handsome for a little handful. heh heh. Your card is lovely. I'd like the stamp set if I win but wouldn't need the mounts. Like you noted, they'd end up in the donation box. As always, thanks for your generosity, Di. YOu are so very sweet.ReplyDelete
Wow . . . What a fab stamp & mask set . . . Reminds me of my "stacks".ReplyDelete
Super pictures of Dudley, what a performer he is. How could you resist playing with him every second of a
The day xxx
Beautiful card with these stamps! And Dudley? As we say over here: I could eat him...(LOL!).ReplyDelete
I wish our Bernie would be as easy to ohotograph as Dudley. Whenever I try to snap a picture, he come up to me, hopung for a cuddle or play. His favourite toys are two tennis balls right now. DH will throw the second one as soon as he gets back with the first one. That's the easiest way to make him let go of the ball lol. Of course, with temperatures finally going up here, It may become too hot soon to make him ripun so much.ReplyDelete
Love your card, and I share your frustration about pictures not doing the card and colours justice. But your flowers are still looking very pretty and I love the combinationation of the flowers and the rocky border.
Don’t Surry about catching up on comments truly, I get that. I’m way behind here. Life bit Topsy Turvey here. 😊
I really love those stamps and agree re the reduncy of Stamping doohickeys too. I’ll put hands up for stamps/ masks ( that sounds like real fun combo!) but not holder thingies.
Love the card really shame re photo seems that way with oranges/ pinks too they look off...
And Dudley, how adorably cute...my fav is the last photo. Cuteness personified.
Happy snippets day (which is every day!!😁)
Hugs Shaz in Oz.x
I entered early this time (this is my last day of vacation) :)ReplyDelete
Yes please for the prize
I don't know why my name under the thumbnail is "Scrap" :O .... :D :D This is me! LOLReplyDelete
A lovely card Di and beautiful stamps. I would love a chance to win the stamps, but not the mounts please.ReplyDelete
Dudley is so cute! It looks like he loves posing for the camera too.
Love your card and the colours. Now Dudley just gets cuter every week love his come and play eyes and glad his behaving to have his top knot done so we can see his eyes. Yes please to the chance of the prize.ReplyDelete
Great card! I didn’t realize Clarity sold blocks with each stamp.ReplyDelete
Lovely card. Dudley looks cute.ReplyDelete
Yes for the prize.
Fabulous job of masking, Di! I love how the flowers are truly 'behind' the rocks. I'm playing for fun again this week and will probably have my card posted tomorrow. Depends on how the photographing goes.ReplyDelete
Well I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one getting behind with my blog visits... but at last I'm finally catching up with all the housework.ReplyDelete
As for the photos of Dudley, well isn't he the most cutest little lad on the block especially with his little top knot.
And not forgetting your wonderful card, great layout and those are super stamps. Will be along later with a card but only playing for fun xx
Your rocks are colored to perfection!! Lovely card, Di. And a lovely set I would love to play for (and I don't need the mounts).ReplyDelete
That Dudley is such a ham, isn't he?! Good for us!! lol
What a pretty card and an ADORABLE DUDLEY!ReplyDelete
Such a pretty set of stamps and used beautifully by you Di, so I am definitely a 'yes please' for the prize but without the mounts as I already have a couple anyway and they do take up an awful lot of room. Dudley is growing but is still as cute as a button and looking very handsome after his second lot of grooming. xReplyDelete
Di, I love that card. I've never seen a rock stamp and I love it. The flowers are so sweet too. Oh, that Dudley. He is the cutest! I love his topknot.ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness--I just wish I could get my hands on that adorable Dudley! Such a gorgeous coat & oh the looks! How wonderful that he stopped fighting the topnot process! I've never heard of Clarity stamps, but what a neat set & I agree about the masks. I know Altenew now has them for some of their stamps, but haven't gotten any yet. Love your card--beautifully colored, Di! I'll just play for fun.ReplyDelete
Love those orange flowers and the stone wall in your garden, Di! Beautifully colored, my friend! Dudley looks like such fun! Love the top knot!ReplyDelete
Really super CAS card and love the pile of stones, very useful for lots of images, great sentiment stamp too.ReplyDelete
Oh nearly forgot love the photo's too.
Yes I would love to play and please to the stamps but don't worry about the stamping gadgets ;-).ReplyDelete
Young Dudley is certainly the poser isn't he! And such a sweetie, as though butter would not melt in his mouth@!
Such a pretty card and could you please pop my name in the draw for the stamps and masks but without the mounts. Nice as these mounts are I agree that they take up valuable storage space. Don't fret about not keeping up with comments as I'm sure everyone understands that life gets in the way from time to time.ReplyDelete
I have now been in Germany for four weeks and could not make a single thing with comments etc from my iPhone. Hope I can post this comment and my entrance. If not, Blogger looks at me as a dangerous person ;)
Such a wonderful card, dear Di! I love the stone wall! Yes please, I would like to be in the draw!
And Dudley! Have no words for that cutie! So glad you post photos of him also on fb.
All the best for you!
Your card is gorgeous, Di! It was actually Barbara Gray who invented clear stamps 25 years ago, hence the company name Claritystamp. They are all gorgeous, and it's an advance yes please from me xoxoReplyDelete
Hi - Newbie to Snippets here! Found you via Fit Kitty. I will pass on playing for the prize for now. Just want to participate and play for fun this time. I may be in too many other challenges for your liking (16 in all with this card). Would love to know how many is not "within reason" heehee to your mind, as to mine that would be, oh, 30 or 40. Ha! At any rate, I'm enjoying your blog and dog and challenge. Thanks! xoxo, AimesleeReplyDelete
Hi Di, Thought l'd left my comment on Sunday but there is nothing showing so maybe l didn't click the publish comments button at the bottom ...again you have an amazing card the stamps are brilliant and l like the green border and sentiment nicely coloured too! Dudley looks well groomed and l imagine he feels it too so nice to of had it chopped off he's so adorable you must be getting lots of pleasure out of having him Di they are so much company l don't have a dog but l do have 2 cats and l just adore them ...enjoy your week and l am only playing for fun take care xxReplyDelete
Such a sweet card and Mr Dudley looks in fact regal!!!ReplyDelete
Yes for the prize please! Hugs, Brigitte
Your birthday card is a fun one with some great coloring, especially on those rocks! Sweet Dudley - he is clearly bringing you such joy! What an adorable face! Playing just for fun this week :)ReplyDelete
What a fantastic birthday card, Di! I love poppies and stone walls and you did such a great job coloring both! Of course Prince Dudley stole the show! He truly is a beautiful boy and I think he is getting that he is a star to a lot of bloggie ladies behind that lens, lol!! Hugs, DarnellReplyDelete
Love your card and this fun stamp set as the prize. I have dropped off a masculine card, I don't make too many of them, but was inspired by the Kinda Cute by Patricia Alverez Seagull Fishing and wanted to create a non-feminine card... Yes.. I would love to win the prize stamp set ... have a good week. hugsReplyDelete
Hi Di, another fab card and prize, yes please to the chance to win, thanks so much. Dudley is looking so handsome, what a sweet boy. Thanks for swinging by mine and I'm glad you understand the sentiment on the card shared Jack's birthday post....he has done so well hasn't he. Bless. Have a happy nearly May, hugs xxReplyDelete
Beautifully done Di, and Dudley is soo very very gorgeous! Yes please for the prize, these stamps are on my wish list lol! Karen xxReplyDelete
My friend Pat alerted me to your blog and challenge as I am always making cards with bits! Love your card and your dog!ReplyDelete
Hi Di, I'm back after linking up my card.ReplyDelete
Yes, please for the prize. I have seen Barbara use the mounts on her gel press prints, and was wondering if they would work well for that purpose. I had no idea, though, that Clarity included a block with each stamp. That does seem like overkill.
What a cute card! I really like the fun sentiment font. I'll be playing just for fun this time, thanks! Oh, and Dudley is looking super cute!ReplyDelete
Wow, loving this card Di!!! Love that stamp set, it makes a pretty card for sure!!! You have done well showcasing it Di! I am playing along for the prize. Never saw mounts like those before I must admit. I also love the adorable photo's of Dudley! He does indeed have quite a bit of "peach" still on him. It just adds to his uniqueness and cuteness! I love all his looks, but I especially love his look in the last photo. So cute! Hugs, BrendaReplyDelete
Dudley is adorbs. Your card is beautiful. I don't have any clarity stamps so I am glad you showed the mounts to satisfy my curiosity. I agree, selling the stamps without them would save costs all round but maybe they make a good storage idea?? Anyway, count me in for the draw please and have a lovely day. HugzReplyDelete
Oh gosh! Dudley cuteness overload, Di. Fabulous pics... love them. Great card, too. xxReplyDelete
Beautiful card, Di. Love the stamps. Yes for the prize please, but I don't need mounts.ReplyDelete
Dudley is such a cute doggy.
Have a great day.
Love this card, Di, great choice of colours. The stamps are really lovely and if it's okay to go into the draw again after a recent win, I'd love to be a Yes Please. xxReplyDelete
I adore your card, Di!! I'd love to be in on the draw for the lovely stamps, but don't need the mounts, as I agree with you about them being unnecessary, as well as an added shipping cost. Wonderful pictures of Dudley. He sits so very nice....something that my pup has never quite got the hang of for more than a few seconds, and rarely with a camera pointed at him!!!ReplyDelete
What a lovely card, Di! I have a weakness for floral stamps (and every other kind, too!!) and this is esp pretty with the rock wall. Not sure I have seen one just like this before. Yes, please, to the prize, but I do not need the mount.ReplyDelete
Dudley look so sweet with his bath and fresh grooming!! I love that beautiful peach color on him. What a precious little guy!!!
Happy Spring!! I think it is finally here, even in Idaho!! The cherry tree outside my craft room window is in full bloom and the hummingbirds are visiting the blossoms and fighting over the feeder I have hanging nearby, too.
Thank you for another fun challenge!!
jwoolbright at gmail dot com
Your furry friend is amazing. Love dogs. And finally yes for chance to win prize.ReplyDelete
Yes please to this fun stamp set. It's just different enough from any of my other floral stamps that I feel I MUST have it, haha! I love your CAS design and the way you colored that rock wall! As for Dudley...what a little sweetie...and you know he's fully aware of how cute he looks!ReplyDelete
Forgot to mention that if I do end up winning the prize, you can skip the acrylic mounts. I agree that they would do better not to include those with their clear stamps because how many of them would one stamper need?!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful card with these stamps! And Dudley cuteness overload :-)ReplyDelete
Just for fun this time.
Have a great sunday, Majda
Snuck in throught the gap in the hedge and yes please cos I'd like a chance to own them there stamps!xxReplyDelete
Lovely card Di, and what cute pictures of Dudley! Yes please to the prize.ReplyDelete
Hi Miss DiReplyDelete
I have Christened my beautiful die .. .. thank you so much for such a wonderful prize.
Love Jules xx
Hi Di thank you for the challenge. Your card is gorgeous. I love it. Yes please to the prize this time. Take care. Hugs JackieReplyDelete
Love those stamps and how you have used them Di - will shortly be adding my entry...ReplyDelete
Oh, your card is lovely, the flowers look just like Californian Poppies. I'm just playing for fun this week though, I've had lots of new craft goodies recently and I need to catch up on playing with it (once I've finished resurrecting the very, very old NBUS stuff!)ReplyDelete
I linked up and forgot to comment. Yes, I would love a chance to win without the mounts. Love the "tails" of Dudley on your posts. Such a sweetie!ReplyDelete
Fab card Di - love the 'rockery' effect!ReplyDelete
I'm here just for fun this time...and to use up another snippet...and of course Dudley!
Lovely CAS card Di. And Dudley is so adorable.ReplyDelete
Sorry Di - have just realised I have entered twice - please ignore/delete the second entry #47.ReplyDelete
Sorry about this