Sunday, 23 June 2019

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #355

Here we go again, a new challenge fortnight in the Snippets Playground - and this is my card:
I used

- 5.5" x 4.25" white card blank, tent style

- slightly smaller piece of white card

- snippets of white card onto which I stamped three little piggies using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and stamps from Clearly Besotted's 'Perfect Pigs' set of stamps

- coloured the piggy images with Pro markers and then die cut them using the matching set of dies. I love Clearly Besotted dies as they don't need templates, I just eyeball the alignment (not always perfectly but that's down to operator error)

- then I took the piece of card which I'd trimmed to slightly smaller than the card front and die cut three circles - and at that point realised that there would be too much of a gap at the top of the image panel so I trimmed that, and the card blank down by quarter of an inch. leaving the side to side measurement the same size

- backed the piece of white card with a snippet of Dovecraft Back to Basics patterned paper - which only just fitted, phew

- then stamped the sentiment using the same black ink again and also stamped three small hearts from the same set of stamps, which I then coloured using Pro markers

- backed the image panel with some fun foam and glued it to the card front

- finally, stuck the three little piggies in place using thin sticky pads

Really enjoyed making this card - it would look every bit as good just using one little piggy (perhaps with the 'Miss You Pig Time' sentiment from the set), but I wanted to show more than one pig as it's naturally up to be won!

So, the prize this fortnight is:
A Clearly Besotted  'Perfect Pigs' stamp set along with a matching set of 'Perfect Pig' dies. These really sweet stamps and dies are now discontinued, which is such a shame as they're so cute! As usual, I bought them a little while back and only now got round to digging them out to have a play, as well as offering duplicate items from the toy box. I've noticed that Clearly Besotted do move on quite quickly with their designs, so my advice is to buy as soon as you can - or keep a really close watch for up and coming discontinued items. Unlike a few other stockists, Clearly Besotted themselves do some amazing end of line discounts!

As always, the Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 6th July. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day.
 
It's a maximum of ONE entry, 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.

I thought there would be no photos of Dudley again - but on Thursday we took some after his regular brushing session. A video clip would have been such fun but you'll get the idea from the photos that were taken in quick succession:
Looking so cute and his coat perfectly brushed
We really ought to be more aware when Dudley grins - it means that mischief is coming
Sure enough - he made a dash for the sofa at the far end of Len's study and started to dig for Britain! Thank goodness we have a protective cover in place :)
Phew - that was exhausting - digging over and all your hard work undone Dad!
But - when I look at you like this - you just melt ... and I know it too!
He certainly is likely to always be like a puppy - one minute he's pristine and the next he makes a dive for anywhere he can mess himself up again! Hard to believe he was 11 months old yesterday though. Along with being such a little pickle, Dudley is now quite happy to trot out onto the back lawn whilst the hedgie is feeding. In fact, we think there are possibly three hedgies - mostly taking it in turns to come and feed but sometimes more than one will arrive and generally they wait patiently until the first arrival has finished eating - so cute!

Lots of love from us all - Parsnip, Dudley and of course me,


61 comments:

Greta said...

Oh he is just the cutest! So fun seeing the series of pictures, Di! Totally adorable card--great design! I'll just play for fun this time. Thanks for the tip about CB having good close out sales!

Kath said...

A fabulous card Di, I love the cute piggies. I'll be in the playground on Wednesday and would love a chance to win the card please.

Dudley is also really cute and looks like butter wouldn't melt in his mouth!

Kath x

Sandra H said...

Such a cutie l love the piggy 🐷 images... lovely before and after photos of Dudley he’s just so cute enjoy your day xx

NanaConnie said...

The card is so adorable, Di, as is Dudley, of course! I'm playing for fun this time around as I already have the piggies myself :-D

Lia said...

Aaaa, these piglets are so cute!!! And so is your card! (and Dudley too ofcourse!)
Lia xx

Trina P. said...

Eeekkk... oh so adorable, Di! And your card, too! *lol*😂 Seriously, cuteness overload on this post - both your card and those precious pics of Dudley! Hope I get a chance to play and yes to the prize.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend. xx

Bunny said...

I think Dudley is smiling. He's so cute. I can see the mischief and fun loving in his eyes.

Cute card, too. Love the punny sentiments. [Bunny]

Pat said...

Three such sweet little pigs Di and love the way you have highlighted each one in front of a circular cut out and lined with that pretty spotted paper. I'm sorry to have been missing from the list again this time but aim to do better. What great photos of Dudley, from handsome and well groomed to messy playful mode...lol, what a character, a really fun companion. If I get a card in I will just be playing for fun this time. x

Carol L said...

The little piggies are too cute and I love the card! Those little polka dot windows are perfect to display them and I like the little red heart accents! Dudley grows more charming each week in his photos, and I absolutely LOVE that smirky grin :) Enjoy him - he's clearly such a wonderful companion to you both :) Yes please to the prize draw this week :)

Aquarius said...

What a shame these stamps and dies are discontinued - the pigs are adorable and you've used them brilliantly on your card. It just has to be a 'yes please' from me of course. Adorable again - the pics of Dudley love to see them so thanks for sharing.

MadeByMeghanK said...

OMG! Dudley is the cutest and so is this card! I LOVE THOSE PIGGIES SOOOOO MUCH! Yes, definitely playing to hopefully win!!! Thanks for the chance!!!

Nicky said...

Love those little pigs and add always your card is stunning. But OMG Dudley is just so smart and then so funny yours pictures made me laugh out loud.

Have a great week will be back later with a card and would love a chance T winner the pigs x

Sarn said...

Oh Dudley . . . you little scamp . . . messing up your "do"! But who could stay cross with you?

Terrific snippets card Di . . .and cute prize.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Karenladd said...

Oh my goodness Di, your card is beyond cute. I can't stop giggling at that one piggie with his backside toward us! He looks like he's saying, "so what are you staring at anyway?", haha. Yes please to a chance for this adorable prize.
As for Dudley, I wouldn't be surprised if he has his puppy moments all the way through his adulthood as well. Nothing like a bath or grooming to make a dog go a little bit wild. I think they're letting you know that they think dogs should look rough and ready, and not sweet and fluffy! Our Toby is nearly 15 years old and still runs like a speed racer after his bath. That's what makes them so fun though, right?

Jane said...

Aww Di I adore piggies and these are the cutest so a big please put my name in the hat from me for this challenge! I would love to win these. Dudley looks the cutest in these photos! Hugs xxx

Kathleen said...

Brilliant card, super fun images and a great design. Super photo's of Dudley especially love the last one.

Kath x

Lynne in NI said...

Heee I love your little piggies, yes please to be in your draw Di!
Dudley is just the cutest ever, hasn't he got a brilliant smile! Our Ruby is for the hairdressers this week, I'll have to take a before and after pic so you can see the transformation ;)

Fikreta said...

this is super adrable card!
Yes I want to be possible winner of the prize.
thank you
your puppy is super cute!
have a nice day

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, this post is full of cuteness!!! :D Your card is a delight, those piggies make me smile!! I have a dear friend that has a little farm with a big pig named Jerome and a lot of other animals (she doesn't eat animals, they are "pets" for her)and the piggies remember me Jerome so much!! I have to find this stamp set, I'm sure she will love so much receiving a card as this! :)
Dudley is the most mischievous cutie!!! Seems that he doesn't want be elegant and brushes... :D But he is sooooo cute!!! :D
A lot of cuddles by me!!
Hugs

Lucille K said...

What a sweet card, those little pigs are so cute. I would love to win the stamp set and dies with these little piggies. And - Dudley is the cutest, I just love his smile :)

Liz said...

How cute is this card, Di!! I just love those little piggies so I'll be a Yes Please for the draw this time. Thanks for sharing the photos of Dudley. When he smiles at you like that, I'm sure you can never be cross with him. xx

Chandhini said...

Such an adorable card. Yes, please for the prize.

Kathyk said...

Your piggies are totally adorable but Dudley is fabulous!

YES PLEASE to the prize draw entry

Happy Monday

Kathyk

Jane Willis said...

I can'r decide which is more adorable, your card or Dudley! I'd love to go into the hat for the gorgeous piggies - and if Dudley's on offer I'll take him too please!

Robyn Oliver said...

Cute little piggy card Di, and your Dudley sure is a heat melter... looking perfect after his brushing, but like kids the neatness doesn't last long...everyone's happy that's the main thing, have a great week cheers Robyn

Em Louise Fairley said...

Fab card, Di, and great pix too. I'll be back later in the week to enter, but it will be for fun xoxo

Becca Yahrling said...

Those piggies are just the cutest!! Darling card. I'd love to be able to play with them, too, so yes, please for the prize. Sir Dudley is so very handsome!! Love seeing pix of him & his antics.

Karthikha said...

What a darling sweet card!! And Dudley is so cute :)
Thank you for the prize, I would definitely want to win this super adorable set! :)

EdenLand Designs said...

What an adorable card, Di!! And Dudley just keeps getting cuter and cuter!! I would love to be in the draw for the super prize :)
Susan Sudbury

Marianne said...

Such a sweet card, Di! I got some pretty good EOL steals from CB ... now I need to find time to actually use them. I had meant to link up a card last night but just now realised I forgot. Will remedy that right away. Yes please to the prize. Who could resist these cute piglets?
Dudley does look adorable, whatever state he's in.
Marianne x

Sandra H said...

Just playing for fun Di enjoy your day x

Claire said...

What a fun card, I love the way you've showcased the piggies and you've coloured them in such a cute pink. Dudley looks like a fluff ball of mischief and I bet you have some laughs with him and his antics :) I'm playing just for fun this time x

Whisper said...

Oooo what an adorable set of piggies and I so love what you have done with them.

Clio is exactly the same as Digby, only thing is she would roll in something disgusting ;-), Luv Sam x

Junebug Creations said...

An adorable card! Those piggies are too cute! Just playing for fun today as I have a pig set. Your puppy looks quite happy after his brushing! Enjoy!

Helen said...

Your card is adorable - so cute!
I'm afraid it's rather overshadowed by Dudley though...he's gorgeous! And his personality really shines through in those photos!
I'm a 'yes please' for the prize draw.
Helen x

Carole said...

Love these cute piggies Di and your design works with them so well too. xx

Suzanne H said...

Love those little piggies and Dudley! YES please to the prize draw. Thanks!

Valerija said...

Your card is wonderful. Love the little piggies.
Yes for the prize please.
End your Dudley is so cute. Thanks for sharing his photos.

Janice said...

Love these cute pigs Di, your card is a perfect way to show them off! Yes please for the draw, I’ll be entering my card soon.
Great pics of Dudley!
Janice x

Janis said...

Such an adorable card, Di! Those little piggies are so sqweeeee-t!! Love the pretty paper behind them, too. Dudley continues to be a charmer. He must be very spoiled because no one could resist that cherubic face!! Awwwww.....
Yes, please, to the cute prize this fortnight!!
Thank you for another lovely challenge and all the work that goes into making this so much fun for us to paricipate in.
<3 J

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Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Sorry it been a while since I was last in the playground. Such a fantastic card Di and gorgeous photos of Dudley. I'm playing just for fun this week.

Sue xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Entered with my card and Yes please for the cute pigs!!! I just love them, too cute and fun! :D

Gloria said...

The pigs are so cute!
Thanks for wonderful chance!

Lady Joyful said...

So much cuteness in the post! Dudley is adorable as always, and I love those pig stamps. Definitely yes please to the prize. xxx

Bonnie said...

Three little pigs of cuteness, Di! And so is Dudley!

SHartl said...

When I saw this cute card I just had to squeal with delight! I love the way you have the piglets peeking through die cut windows in the card. Yes, oh yes please to this prize!

Lynne said...

Your little piggy card is so cute Di and Dudley looks so smart with his top knot, but you can tell from your other pics that he is full of mischief. I will be a yes please for prize draw, thank you x

Donna said...

How adorable, Dudley and the card!!

Sue - said...

Yes please to the draw!

Brigitte said...

Oh, Dudley is soooo cute. I would love to participate in the draw please. Hugs

creationsnz said...

Dudley looks just like a marshmallow. YES please count me in. CarolG

Heather said...

Oh my, goodness!! Those little piggies are so cute!! And what a fun card! And little Dudley is super cute, too! I think I will play for the prize this time, thanks!

Sandy said...

Oh my, an overload of cuteness here. Your card is adorable, and so, of course, is Dudley.
Just playing for fun.

ionabunny said...

Fab card Di. Love those little pigs. Please include me in the draw. Dudley looks fab brushed or mussed. Hugz

Mrs A. said...

Just playing for fun. I’ve got me flask of wine and I’m going to go and sit by the pond and watch the ducklings. Hugs Mrs A.

Majda said...

Hi :-) Finally, I'm back to visit your blog ( and Dudley ;-). You made a wonderful piggy card and Dudley is incredible, adorable as always!
I think I will play for the prize this time, thanks!
Have a nice week, Majda

Susan Renshaw said...

Ages since I joined in Di - sorry! Would love those piggy items - aren't they cute? And of course so is Dudley!! Hope you are keeping well - was hoping to catch up again but the colouring class where I thought we might meet up clashed with my niece's wedding and then was cancelled anyway... Some other time hopefully...

Jeanne H said...

Hi Di~ Sorry couldn't resist saying that. Yes, please enter me in the drawing. Would love the prize.

Lia said...

I added my snippets card today and as I told you before: I like the piglets so much, so yes to the adorable prize!
Lia xx

NinaS said...

These little piggies are so adorable and Dudley really knows how to pose for camera.

kiwimeskreations said...

Dudley certainly takes the prize for cuteness, but the piggies are close behind Di.
Yes please, do consider me for the prize.
Blessings
Maxine