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Sunday, 21 July 2019

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #357

At last - we have rain here. It sort of was half-hearted yesterday but this morning (Saturday) it tipped it down! So the water butts should have at least filled up a bit. But, more sunshine is forecast for later in the week.

And here's my snippets card for this coming fortnight:
I used:

- 5.5" x 4.25" white card blank, side opening

- snippets of striped patterned paper from a real favourite paper pad of mine,  Lawn Fawn's 'Really Rainbow', cut to size and kept to one side for now

- piece of white card, also a snippet, which would form the 'image layer of the card - I deliberately cut it to the same height as the card itself, but just a bit narrower to emphasise the dimension when it was added using fun foam

- then stamped a selection of images from the Clearly Besotted set of stamps called 'Puppy Love' and coloured them using Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and Sansodor Blending Solution

- used the matching die set to cut out the images and set them aside whilst I pondered the sentiments in the set

- once I had the design sorted out in my mind stuck a strip of striped paper across the top and the bottom of the image panel then stamped the sentiments using stamps Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink

- next backed the whole panel with a snippet of white fun foam and adhered it to the card front

- also die cut a The Works 'Candle Number' from a snippet of yellow paper in the same paper pad, three times and layered them together for dimension before sticking it in place and adding a little tickle of clear 'Wink of Stella'

- added the die cuts (little doggies and a bone and ball - Dudley has a red rubber bone) using thin sticky pads

The Works are out of stock of those lovely candle dies - another shop where it pays to buy something when you see it as their lines change quite rapidly.

I know the card is very 'busy' but I wanted to try out all three of the little doggies, plus most of the other stamps - being a big kid as usual!

Tomorrow is Dudley's First Birthday - so of course this card is for him! I know we've had a few Clearly Besotted prizes lately but I just can't help myself - and this set in particular is just so Dudley, I even tickled their ears with a bit of peach. Although I bet it will be discontinued before long to make way for new designs.

The prize this fortnight is:
Of course it's a Clearly Besotted 'Puppy Love' set of stamps with matching dies.

As always, the Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 3rd August. 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 only playing for fun - otherwise I don't add you to my little list.

So, Dudley will be one year old on Monday 22nd July - although we didn't meet him until he was six weeks old and he didn't come home with us until 27th September. How time has flown, and who could dream that he would bring so much happiness and laughter. As well as some anxious moments needless to say.

His coat is already growing in nicely and yesterday I even had to give around his eyes a little trim. He'll 'blow coat' again at about 18 months old so until then, and perhaps even afterwards, he's going to keep a puppy cut. He certainly has a mind of his own at times. When I went to lift him onto the table to be trimmed he obviously realised it wasn't gonna be more playtime and, I have no idea how he does it, his feet seemed to be almost glued to the spot. ☺

No photos this week of him but no doubt we'll take some tomorrow. Of course he has a little Birthday cake shaped treat waiting for him, a new game where he has to flip some tubes to get at treats or some of his dry food - and of course yet another new cuddly toy, called Benjamin Bear. I arrived home last week with wrapping paper, tissue paper and a spare card in case I didn't manage to make the Clearly Besotted one in time. Len just rolled his eyes and said 'Only you Di, only you'! More eye-rolling when I explained that the shop bought card wouldn't go to waste as it can be from Spike the Hedgehog and family!

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



68 comments:

  1. Oh my, these puppies are just Dudley in person!!! :D Love, love, love them and your cute card!!! Such a sweetie with the candle, the toys and the colourful striped paper!! I don't think it's too much filled!
    Happy First Birthday to Dudley!!!! :D Where the time goes? It's just yesterday that him was a little puppy!!! :)
    Waiting to hear about his Birthday Party :D Make some photos for Dudley's album! ;)
    Hugs!

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  2. Oh Di, your card is so cute and those little pup stamps are adorable, yes please to the prize when I enter with a card! My mum insists on having a doggie card for every Birthday and Mother's Day so these little sweeties would be perfect! Have a wonderful weekend, XOX Lucy

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  3. Those stamps are a perfect copy of Dudley - amazing!

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  4. Oh how funny--& Len is right! I love what a good puppy momma you are, Di! Can't believe Dudley is a yr old! The card you made for him is just too cute & those puppies do make me think of Dudley! Love the rainbow paper! I'll play just for fun.

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  5. Oh my that set of Dudley stamps is adorable. Bet he'll love his card... possibly even enough to eat it if he get a hold of it?
    I would love to add this set to my collection. So yes please if Mr. Linky picks my name.

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  6. Happy Birthday to Dudley - I'm sure he (and you two) will have a wonderful day!! This stamp set could have been made especially for him and you've made a really cute card using them.

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  7. That really IS a "PAWesome" stamp set and a fab make with it ... is it my imagination or did Dudley model for it?

    Happy Sunday

    Kathyk

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  8. Ooh so cute is your card Di the set of stamps are so adorable reminds me a little of Dudley lol time really has passed so quickly a year old tomorrow will be looking forward to seeing some birthday photos happy birthday Dudley for Tomorrow enjoy your day Di l am hopeful of a sunnier day today it’s been pretty miserable here take care xx

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  9. Hi Miss Di, and the lovely Parsnip and of course cutie Dudley.

    Oh my is really a year since cutie Dudley came to you.
    Happy Birthday Dudley.

    I love that sweet card and those fab Dudley looking pups.
    Love the candle part that is brilliant also.
    Beautiful colourful paper as well.

    Will be back later with a Snippets make.

    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  10. A lovely card and Happy Birthday to Dudley - it's hard to believe it's his first birthday - how time flies.

    I love Clearly Besotted stamps and dies and would love a chance to win, please.

    Kath x

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  11. Such cute puppies Di and so like Dudley. I can't believe he is a year old already, where did that year go! Happy Birthday Dudley! I love the card you made with that pretty striped paper and with just the bone and ball coloured, and the perfect die cut candle too. If I get a card added I will be playing just for fun this time. x

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  12. Happy Birthday, Dudley. This stamp set is so perfect and I'm glad you found it. Dogs do bring joy to our lives and are definitely part of the family. That card is adorable, just like Dudley.

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  13. Gosh, such a cute card. Love those cute doggies. Would love to be in the draw to win these when I get linked up. So cute. Yep, rainings here too. Hugz

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  14. Snippets card posted so I'm back to say 'yes please' for my name to go into the 'hat'.

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  15. Happy Birthday to Dudley for tomorrow! The card, Di, is perfect for him - those stamps are just so him. Came as a total surprise to me to be first posting today - particularly as it's getting to be a miracle if I post at all! Oh, I'm just playing for fun, much as I love the stamp/die set, I'm suffering from stamp/die overwhelm and need to simply use up what I have already. I wish that the manufacturers would just slow down and take their time before issuing the next 'must have' set - I can't keep up!!! Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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  16. Adorable puppy card Di.

    Sending happy birthday pats and cuddles to Duddles!!! xxxx

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  17. OMG! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DUDLEY!!!!! Darling card Di! I will be playing along but not in for the prize because I already have this cute set :)

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  18. OMGoodness, there is Dudley on your card Di! lol This is the cutest card my friend. I love those images and the fun candle number. The striped paper is so fun and adds whimsy to this adorable card. Hugs, Brenda

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  19. Yes, enter me in the drawing. What a wonderful stamp set and die. Looks like Dudley as everyone says! I so love seeing his pictures. Happy Birthday to Dudley and congrats on a successful year raising him.

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  20. Super cute prize and card. Happy Birthday Dudley.

    Kath x

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  21. Entered. Yes please for the drawing :)

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  22. What a great card and those stamps are just Dudley aren't they - love it.

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  23. Such cute card! I love the doggie image. Yes, I am entering my card for a possible chance to win the awesome prize pack.

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  24. Oh my goodness, I knew that was Dudley as soon as I saw this card! Well, I mean I know it's not REALLY Dudley, but a reasonable stamped facsimile. Those peach ears, big black nose and adorable poses gave it away.

    I don't have any Clearly Besotted stamps so don't mind at all that you've offered up several of them. Yes please to this cuter-than-cute set! My Toby looks so much like Dudley with his puppy cut that it's like looking back into the past.

    Happy Birthday Dudley!

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  25. Hi Di..but didn't Saturday turn out glorious! It was Milly and Tom's annual BBQ and as we drove the South Coast. It tipped down but within 30 mins of arriving out came the sun and it was too hot in the garden! Happy birthday to sweet Dudley, where has that year gone! I would love to go into the hat this fortnight, thanks as always xx

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  26. Adorable stamps. I would love to be in the draw for the prize.

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  27. Cute card for a cute pup. Happy birthday, Dudley! I will be entering at some point, but as usual now it will just be for fun xoxo

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  28. Happy Birthday, Dudley! We love our fur babies here, also! Great card and stamp set. Yes please to the prize draw.

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  29. A big happy birthday to Dudley - how can the year have gone by so quickly? OMG! The stamps look so perfectly 'Dudley' and I adore your busy card - tho' I don't think it's all that busy. I'm actually going to throw my hat into the ring for the prize this time; don't faint from shock!) :-D I'll be posting tomorrow morning.

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  30. Happy Birthday Dudley! You are such a sweetie!
    These stamps are adorable, and I would like to take part in the draw.
    Thank you dear Di for your birthday greeting yesterday on my birthday.
    Hugs, LIv

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  31. How fun that they made Dudley into a stamp for you! hehe Adorable. And I love your card! Not too much at all. And I would love to play for it, too.
    I have tried loading my card and it's doing the same bad business as last time where it gives me an error at the last step. Here is my link in case it doesn't magically show up. lol https://www.flickr.com/photos/133625822@N05/48348588646/in/dateposted-public/
    Thanks, Di!!

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  32. Happy Birthday Dudley xx
    Love this adorable card Di and I can see wht you had to have this stamp set. Hope you all had a super day and Dudley enjoyed his treats. Hopefully I'll get along to join in but will play just for fun xx

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  33. HOW ADORABLE!!! Of course, that is Dudley!! We all recognized him in your super-cute card immediately. One year old for the little sweetheart. Hard to believe. Well, even though I am a cat person, I do try to have a couple of dog stamp sets handy to make cards for my dog-loving friends. This is one of the cutest I have ever seen and I would love to have my name in the hat for this, please.

    Goodness.....I *thought* we spoke English over here in the colonies, but your first paragraph stumped me....."tipped it down"..."water butts". I can only imagine what they must mean. Hahahaha. Oh, how I do LOVE the internet and sharing a smile with friends all over the world!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  34. Your card is just sweet and so much fun with those little pooches! I cant believe it's been a year already since Dudley was born! Time flies! Thanks for the fun challenge, but I'm playing just for fun this time around :)

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  35. Are you sure they didn’t model that stamp on Dudley!! This is just too cute for words. The cats always had Christmas stockings to open. Hugs Mrs A.

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  36. Oh my goodness... now if this is not Dudley as a stamp, then it should be! Love this super adorable card, Di. Definitely, yes to the prize! xx

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  37. Such an adorable card!! Love to play along and would love to win that super cute set too! :)

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  38. Those puppy are so cute and so Dudley looking, love your card. But most importantly Happy Birthday to Dudley, one already how time flies. Have a great week and would love to be in with a chance of the prize.

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  39. Birthday wishes to Dudley, love your card with colorful papers. I love those cute puppy stamps, yes please for the prize.

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  40. Happy Birthday to Dudley, I am sure he was spoiled. Love the puppy stamps

    lilian b

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  41. Happy birthday to Dudley! I'm sure he loved his card, it's adorable.
    Just playing for fun this week though as I have lots of doggy stamps.

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  42. What a cute card Di, love those little dogs! Yes please to enter the draw, many thanks.
    Janice x

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  43. Hi Di your card is adorable I love it. Happy Birthday to Dudley. Where does that time go. Yes please to the prize this time. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  44. Your card is so cute. Who could resist those cute puppies?. I have entered and am playing for the prize.

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  45. Thanks for the challenge Di - yes please to the prize ad i have a friend who has two "Dudley" dogs, and she would love a card with images like these
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  46. That stamp set and card is just perfect for Dudley, although I know he would love any card you made for him! My dog, Toby (who now lives with my parents) has a July birthday too....so they're nearly twins, lol.
    Yes please to this super cute prize, and happy birthday to Dudley

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  47. Such a cute card. Those pups do look just like Dudley -- maybe he did a little modeling?
    I'm just playing for fun this time.

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  48. Happy Birthday to Dudley! I love hearing about his adventures. YES please to the prize.

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  49. Oh Gosh! How cute! Happy Birthday Dudely! I am back after a long break at my blog. And as I checked at your blog, this super cute card really amazed me:)
    And I die for this set, so biggggg yes please!

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  50. Happy first birthday Dudley! Your card is just perfect for him Di - such fun colours too!
    I'm a 'yes please' for the prize draw.
    Helen x

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  51. Happy belated Birthday to Dudley, I'm sure he loved his special card. It's just perfect. I'm a Yes Please for the prize. xx

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  52. Happy Birthday to dear Dudley - one of mine was 9 last week - and both dogs are starting to slow down which is heartbreaking - I love Clearly Besotted and would love to be included in the draw so YES please

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  53. Happy belated birthday Dudley!!!!
    Yes for the prize please!!! and thank you!!!

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  54. YES, just like Dudley - isn't he a handsome dude?
    YES please Di, include me in the draw.
    CarolG

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  55. Oh my goodness, how cute! and how perfect for you. I hope you all had a lovely birthday and didn't eat too much cake or go home feeling sick. Look forward to seeing the birthday photo. x

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  56. Such a cute card and I love your stripey paper too Di. After reading today's post it seems as though Dudley was very spoilt on his birthday. I would like to be a yes please for this one. Many thanks x

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  57. Thanks for the challenge and yes, please include me this time. XOX

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  58. OMG I can't believe Dudley is 1 year old already and what a perfect stamp set and card for him too, Luv Sam x

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  59. Hi Miss Di, and the lovely Parsnip, and cutie Dudley.

    Yes please if I'm lucky.
    I already commented on your card and Dudley's Birthday, but I am back with my entry to this fortnights challenge.
    Hopefully the image I made about 3 years ago fits a snippet.
    If it doesn't just ignore it.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  60. Oh, my!! These little Dudleys are sooo adorable! They look just like him! I'm sure he fell in love with this card as soon as you gave it to him! Love it! Definitely put me in for the prize this time, thanks!

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  61. Oooh so much puppy power and its utterly adorable either on paper or in real life... super duper card Di :) I'm playing just for fun this time x

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  62. Life has kept me from the Playground as much as I'd like, but I'm so glad I made this challenge and saw this delightful card, Di! Whoever drew that set really captured Dudley!! (I should probably get one to make cards for Cisco!) I don't think your card is too busy at all; you managed to make it a very pleasing composition! Ah, time, yes, it is hard to believe that you will have had him a year come September! You be careful picking him up!!! Hugs, Darnell

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  63. Those puppies are so sweet and they look just like Dudley, I think! Happy Birthday to him!

    I would love to be in the prize draw, please.

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  64. Happy birthday Dudley! Love the gorgeous card with those super cute Dudley look alikes! Yes Please! Would love to be in with a chance to win the prize please! Hugs xxxxxxxx

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  65. Happy belated birthday to Dudley! Life has been keeping me away from my craftroom this past month, but I'm happy I managed to create yet another Christmas card, thanks to my snippets. I'm playing just for fun this time.
    Marianne x

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  66. Please help Di! I am unable to link up my card this week again and have emailed you to see if you can link it for me. I can't figure out why Mr. Linky isn't liking my uploads the past two challenges but hope he decides to play nice soon!
    Here is my link in the meantime. Thanks so much.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/75112453@N05/48416993581/in/dateposted-public/

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  67. Hi Shannon - your link is working fine. No idea what happened there, although sometimes Mr Linky throws a strop and then suddenly the link appears!

    Di xx

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  68. Happy belated birthday to Dudley, he is just adorable!
    and your card is super cute, ahhhh, they are like Dudley!
    yes for the prize, please.
    have a great weekend.
    hugs xx

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