Sunday 26 July 2020

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #383

Hot and humid week here - and Dudley has spent a lot of time in front of various fans - looking like he was going to take off!

It was his Birthday on Wednesday - low-key as he's generally a laid back kinda guy, but still a fun day. He had some cards, as many zoomies as the heat would allow and lots of cuddles - doesn't take much to keep our pup happy!

Many thanks to all you lovely people who left good wishes on his Birthday post HERE.

Anyhow, here's my snippets card for this fortnight - and it's young Dudley's Birthday card, from Len and myself:
I used:

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

- a background piece of paper from Whimsy's 'Rainbows' paper pack. I wanted this pack so much for another reason that I ended up recently having it sent from the Simon Says Stamp in the USA. My current passion is rainbows and it's a super pack of double sided paper!

- then, before  I matched the background if I'm honest, I chose a couple of  matching plainish yellow snippets from Lawn Fawn's 'Really Rainbow' paper pack, another paper pack that I love

- next I broke out the pack of sentiments stamps and there was almost enough to overwhelm me - but I had a plan

- took one piece of yellow snippet and used  stamps from Lawn Fawn's 'Critter Chatter Pets' set of sentiment stamps to stamp rows of words, using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink across the piece. To be fair, it wasn't as easy as I hoped but got there in the end

- now I had a black words on yellow stamped background (remember, I'm often in a hurry here so my horizontal spacing could have been better IMHO) - but the words butt nicely against one another across where you're stamping thanks to the straight and equally spaced side  edges to each stamp

- then trimmed the full sheet of Whimsy 'Rainbows' paper down to 5.25" x 4" so it would sit nicely on the white card blank

- I wanted a large 'speech bubble' die to create an aperture but didn't have one and suddenly thought I could create my own without shelling out for a die I would rarely use by die cutting an oval using a Spellbinders die into the 'rainbow' sheet and then just snipping a 'v shaped notch' - easy peasy and works a treat!

- adhered the backing to the speech bubble aperture using a glue pen

- then stamped the little dog, coloured and die cut him using a die from the adorable Lawn Fawn 'Say What? Pets' set of stamps - using Pro markers for the very soft colouring

- stamped the sentiment strip onto a snippet strip of the same plainish yellow paper from the Lawn Fawn 'Really Rainbow' pack, trimmed it top and bottom then adhered to the patterned 'speech bubble' rectangle, with some overhang

- trimmed either side of the strip to fit and then added the whole panel to the card front

 - added the little die cut dog, just sitting on the sentiment strip

- final touch - added a peel off in silver and gold holographic design for Dudley's age - 2!

Bit washed out looking in the photo but in real life it's very vibrant and the black stamping is a real solid black, this bright sunshine is so unforgiving. A fun card to make and to be honest I was spoilt for choice with all the sentiments plus a dog, cat and birdie just in the 'Say What? Pets' set - let alone the other sentiments set of stamps!

And needless to say, here's the prize for this fortnight:
It's a little bit special to celebrate Dudley's Birthday and a nice prize to use for pet owner cards. It's the 'Lawn Fawn Say 'What? Pets' set of stamps and matching dies as well as the Lawn Fawn 'Critter Chatter: Pets' set of stamps - same as the ones I used for Dudley's card. The sets are suitable for dogs, cats and birds - and there are even a few fish sentiments in the 'Critter Chatter' set of stamps.

As always, the Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 8th 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.

As I used two sets of stamps, a set of dies - and also the Whimsy 'Rainbows' paper pack for the first time, it means I can join in with Darnell's NBUS #16 challenge HERE!

It's July's Rudolph Days challenge over at ScrappyMo's don't forget - runs from 25th to the end of the month.

Apologies, I haven't posted off the winners 'Art Deco stamps' prizes yet from challenge #381. I forgot I needed to order A5 hard backed envelopes from Amazon - they're here now but still in quarantine. I'll post early next week! 

And, we have a photo from Dudley's 2nd Birthday! It was taken by one of the CCTV cameras, so the quality isn't brilliant - but here's the little guy anyhow - just lying on the frizzled grass, sniffing the fresh air - having had a good poke around the garden, hence the mucky mouth ☺:

Stay safe my lovely friends.

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


  1. Dudley must have met my zany crowd who are always ready for treats. lol Happy Belated Birthday Dudley from the other side of the pond. Love your card. Yes for me for the prize. My entry is almost finished.

  2. Oh... happy birthday to your little gentleman! So fun. And a resounding YES to the amazing prize packet you posted for this challenge. Your card is wonderful and I appreciate that we get to share in Dudley's BDay with a big prize! You are the sweetest person ever!

  3. Oh, your card is hilarious!!! It makes me smile...
    Happy Birthday Dudley and you get a paw from me and our Tom!
    My card will follow later on.
    Happy day and stay safe,
    Lia xx

  4. A fabulous card for Dudley and I would love a chance to win those fabulous stamps and dies, please.

    Glad to hear the birthday boy enjoyed his day!

    Kath x

  5. A great card to celebrate Dudley's 2nd birthday Di and love the little speech bubble you made and the inset piece with all the fun cat, dog and bird related words, obviously you used the doggie ones, and a sweet little dog to top it off, and in real life the delightful Dudley keeps us all amused with his antics, and a fun photo of him taking a breather from his activities in the garden. If I get a card in I will just be playing for fun this time. x

  6. Such a beautiful Birthday Boy! Fabulous card too, Di - he is a lucky little fellow. Yes please to lovely prize. Sending you, Dudley & Parsnip hugs, April xxx

  7. How fun!! :D Your card for Dudley's birthday really makes me smile, the sentiment is just perfect for him :) and such interesting design with the different speeches in the bubble aperture of the rainbow paper! Great work with that fabulous LF set!
    Make some cuddles to Dudley from me!
    Hugs to you too :)

  8. Happy belated Birthday Dudley!
    Love the card you made him Di - the rainbow paper is fab!
    I just popped over to say that I just saw this stamp set of dog toys...the monkey one made me think of you & Dudley!
    Helen x

  9. Oh what fun that you made Dudley's birthday card with these great pet stamps. YES PLEASE to the chance to win. We love critters in our household, even though we only have fish right these pet themed stamps and sentiments would be a real favorite.

    What a great way to use that word bubble die and all the pet words! I'm sure Dudley loved his custom made card from you and Len.

  10. Entered early, this time! :D I love animals and LF items, so I would love entering in the draw for this adorable and fun set!

  11. Gorgeous card, Di. I'll be playing for fun this time xoxo

  12. Hope this finds you doing well, Diane. It's always so much fun to stop by and catch up with you. Take care and God bless.
    Karen L

    I'm playing along for the chance to win. I love Lawn Fawn, and of course, as always; I'm more than happy to pay for shipping if I (ever) win. You're such a doll for doing this fun challenge. I do love using my snippets, as you know.

  13. Cute card for a Cute dog. He is clearly a much loved and pampered pup. Sounds like he had a lovely birthday. Just playing for fun again this time. Take care. x

  14. Dudley is such a cutie - I can't believe he is 2 already. I thought I was mad to make birthday cards for pets but I'm glad others have this strange habit! Yes please to be entered to win the lovely prize. Sharon (Glittertastic) x

  15. Just added a card - playing for fun this time around

  16. A fabulous make for Dudley, I'm sure he loved it Di! I would love to be entered into the draw please for this great prize, something so different - thank you.
    Janice x

  17. I can't believe it has been two years already!! Wow!! Time really does fly, doesn't it?! Well, here's to MANY more! Woof Woof haha Your card is darling and I'd love to play for the very generous prize you're offering! Thanks for that. And be well!!

  18. Back again with my snippets card - I'm a yes please for the prize draw.
    Helen x

  19. Yes please to the prize. I love to follow Dudley's adventures and am happy he had a nice birthday. Take care!

  20. Yes please to this fabulous prize pack!! What better prize to offer during Dudley's birthday month celebration, and what an adorable and creative card to make for him. Love the idea of the thought bubble aperture and combining all the pet sounds to make a custom patterned paper.

    Love to Dudley on his 2nd birthday!!

  21. Cute, cute, cute! I love your card, Di! So adorable! I'm definitely a YES for the prize, please! Thank you for your inspiration and for your generosity! Sounds like Dudley had a fun birthday! The birthday boy is precious in that photo!

  22. Aww what a sweet card!! Belated birthday wishes to Dudley :) Thank you for the awesome prize, would love to win! :)

  23. Aww super cutie card Di as always another fab pack used to create this love it gorgeous photo of Dudley he's just soooo cute as always love to see how he's progressing only playing for fun take care stay safe xx

  24. Oooh, the terrible two's!!!!!! Had an image of loads of people clapping and chanting 'Dudley'. Fans!!! I wouldn't be surprized he is such a cutie. That's another awesome prize so yes please to include me in the draw. Take care. Hugz

  25. What an adorable card for an adorable dog, Di! I can't believe Dudley is two already! I'm losing all track of time. I love that photo of him caught by the camera! I hope it cools off soon for beast and man!! Thanks for sharing your cute WOOF with everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

  26. Happy Birthday to Dudley!! And of course yes please for the fab prize there is for one lucky player at the playground. Take care xx

    Hugs from Finland,

  27. Playing for fun this time, Di, and I want to wish Dudley a wonderful 2 years! Hard to believe he's attained that age already. Where does the time go?

  28. Happy birthday to Dudley! What a lovely card, love the rainbow pattern paper.
    Yes for the prize.

  29. Great card and amazing too, that our wee lad is not so wee two years on! Wowee!
    No thanks to your lovely prize Miss, not a petit sight, here or in my family... except a pug.. never did like pugs but my nephew loves him dearly of course. Feel sorry for them with their flat squashed nose, large eyes, etc. Frankie is cute but he is going blind and only five years old. I wonder why they don’t stop breeding problems in them like that.. not that Dudley is like that and I really, really do like dawgs! Even though once one thought I was his dinner, it was a bad breed and so can’t be help.. a sharpei, they’re the cute rolly-polly ones, which are Chinese hunting dogs, and very aggressive. Took piece size of an orange out of my inside thigh, scar 11.5cm long .. he was on lead with his owner outside a shop and I walked past. I had folks ask if I was going to stop walking as they heard it happened out walking. I said I’ll have to stop going to shops as that’s where it happened!! 😃😂😂 Ah well that’s behind me well and truly. Thankfully.
    Well I have rattled on about things. Been good to be quiet online for while and am getting better which is really a great praise. Lots of love and thoughts and prayers for you all, Di.
    Thanks for sharing, and may God bless and keep you and all whom you love safe and well.
    Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz. X

    {Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  30. I'm so sorry I'm late for Dudley's birthday, but what a fun card you've made for your precious little furry friend! He's really grown!! Hot and humid is our forecast as well and I haven't had the energy to do much of anything. So glad you're all doing well and taking care of each other. Yes please to the draw this week and thanks for offering such a great prize! hugz!

  31. Hope Dudley enjoyed his birthday. I'm sure he was spoilt rotten. Great card, perfect for such a cute little dog. I'll be just playing for fun this week. xx

  32. Oh, this is just too fun and tooooooo cute!! Love Lawn Fawn's adorable little critters and all the sentiments in this set are fabulous! Love how you used so many of them on your card! And your "speech bubble" is genius, I never would have known you made it yourself! I think I will be a "yes, please" this week, thanks!

  33. I have the PERFECT PUPPY BIRTHDAY card for this snippets! And Dudley, you should see Maddie, when we get back from our walks in this heat she lays right under the AC vent! Definitely playing for this darling prize!

  34. How sweet! I hope Dudley had a super star birthday! How super duper cute ~ and I love the speech bubble! I would love to be included for the week - thank you as always for inspiring us to use up the snippets!

  35. such fun and cheerful card and very creative too, wow!!
    I hope Dudley enjoyed his birthday - happy belated birthday wishes <3.
    here is hot and humid as well, around 35 C all the time, so we are setting up our home pool.
    Yes please to the draw.
    have a great week.
    crafty hugs xx

  36. I'm so pleased to be in the playground again ... I'll try to get back into the habit of being here, if only to sit on a bench and watch everyone else - lol! And, yes please, to the prize. xx

  37. A super fun card Di and I can't believe those 2 years have gone by so fast! I am just playing for fun this time thank you x

  38. Really adorable card! I can't believe Dudley is 2 already! A definite yes please for the prize from me. I would be absolutely over the moon to win this one.

  39. Dudley is such a cute dog. I am happy to hear he had a great birthday. Please include me in the running for this generous prize! Thanks.

  40. I can't believe it's so long since this little bundle dropped into your life. I bet you wonder what you did before you had him to fill your days. Hoping you are all well and getting out and about a bit now. Just playing for fun this time. Great idea with the card and the rainbow pattern. xxx

  41. Hi Di, belated happy birthday to the hansom young man - time flies doesn't it and he is just as gorgeous. Im just playing for fun this time please. Stay safe. Hugs Emmax

  42. That Sweet Dudley is taking the limelight delightfully!!
    Yes please for the prize, Di
    Stay safe

  43. Di ~ I am most interested in your prize for this challenge! It's been so long since I've visited across the pond! Happy belated birthday to Dudley. Karen

  44. Great card, the sentiment is hilarious. Yes please for the chance to win the prize.
    Katrina x

  45. Yes, please and thank you.

  46. That Dudley is just so cute! Glad he enjoyed his BD! Your card is so darling & how brilliant to make your own speech bubble! I'll play just for fun this time.

  47. I can relate to your heat problem, it's been so hot here in Florida but we have air conditioning, we couldn't live in this tropical humidity without it. I would like to be entered into the running for challenge. Thanks!

  48. The little dog you used works so well for Dudley and I adore the speech bubble Di - that's a GREAT tip!

    Having won the prize last week, a well-brought-up girl would step back and give someone else a chance, but I love those stamps so I would like to be in the draw please!!!


    Vicky xx

  49. Oh, my goodness....what an adorable card for Dudley's 2nd BD!!! WOOF! Love the pretty background and the fun and creative LO and design. What a fab prize pack....YES, please!!
    It's a little bit cooler here this week...very relieved! But last week's heat brought out the flea beetles in hordes in my garden! Ugh. Can I very, very cautiously say I would rather deal with the baby skunk than with the flea beetles? They are awful. They've killed one of my broccoli plants and the others are taking a bad hit. I am out there all the time with my make shift sticky trap (pet hair roller) capturing hundreds at a time. Ugh....but this too shall pass. Each year some bug has its explosion...and this is the year for them in my garden. Guess I would prefer them over the skunk because they don't last as long. Still they are a pain.

    Stay safe and well. Happy BD hugs to sweet Dudley!! Thank you for another fun challenge.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  50. This is such a fun and wonderful card.
    Yes for the prize please.
    Valerija xx

  51. Hi Di I love the card that you have made for Dudley's birthday. I can't believe where the time has gone. I am here just for fun this time. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  52. A beautiful birthday card, dear Di. It made me smile!
    Happy Birthday, Dudley!
    For my mini card I did not use that many snippets. Only one this time. But it is a snippet. (Smile)
    And yes, please, it would be nice to be in the draw for this prize.
    Hugs, Liv

  53. Oh,Yes, I would like to be in the draw for the adorable prize. I love my dog and love seeing Dudley. Happy Belated Birthday darling pup!


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