Sunday 15 May 2022

Decoupage rescue!

The other day, whilst doing a bit of craft room sorting out, I came across some Dufex decoupage pieces - which I'd assembled eons ago and then carefully stored in clear cellophane bags. So my snippets card for this fortnight's Snippets Playground challenge (just started over HERE) was pretty easy to rustle up:

I used:

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

- the Dufex foiled 'honeysuckle' decoupage was assembled ages ago - probably bought as part of an A4 sheet at a craft fayre

- used a Penny Black set of dies called 'zig-zag stackers' to cut a panel from a snippet of white linen card, the same I used for as the main card body

- then stamped the sentiment directly onto the image panel. Used the Misti, Memento 'London Fog' ink and a Woodware 'Deco Sayings' sentiment stamp

- glued the die cut panel onto the card front 

- glued the Dufex topper onto the die cut panel

- added three iridescent gems from a shaker pack called 'Snowdrops' from Lucy's Little Things  range of crystal shaker card fillings - done!

It's hard to capture the beautiful foil of Dufex - every bit of the image is shimmery foil. I'm not totally sure whether they're still in business to be honest. A quick online search has thrown up a few smaller UK places still stocking Dufex decoupage and other images though.

It's been a busy week here for various reasons so apologies for the fact that my snippets card only used some leftover white linen card as my snippet to die cut the layer with the pretty zig-zag edge. But, it was a snippet I promise!

I'm still absolutely loving the Gemini Junior - with the still unbent pale green plates. All these years and I never even thought to have a dedicated space for die cutting stuff. So much easier!

Dudley is still up to his antics and the other day he went missing - again. Len had been in and out of the garage and the door into it from the utility room was propped open. When I peeped round the corner - there was Dudley, up on his hind legs in the garage, having a jolly good try at opening a drawer in a storage unit ...... where he knows his favourite treats are kept! When I wagged my finger at him (whilst trying not to laugh) he then pretended he'd been doing nothing - talk about looking guilty! I think he's likely to be checking out weight lifting courses to improve his upper body strength behind our backs!



  1. What a pretty card Di - and well done on using older supplies. That Dudley certainly keeps you and Len on your toes!

  2. Talk about a 'blast from the past' - I remember Dufex but haven't seen any for a long time and you are right, a wonderful shimmery finish to the pieces. Dudley sure keeps you on your toes, bless him.

  3. Lovely snippits card and love your story about Dudley, he is one smart cookie.

  4. It's a really lovely card. I remember Dufex and I know how much shine that flower will have. ADORE that Art Deco sentiment too.
    Clever Dudley! xxx

  5. Gosh Dufex? that's a name I remember. Love the honeysuckle image and the beautiful frame around it Di.

  6. Your story about Dudley made me laugh - Tessa absolutely knows where the treats are kept and often sits staring longingly at that particular cupboard. I love your card - I've never heard of Dufex but it sure created beautiful honeysuckle blooms. Great finishing with the zigzag border and gems.

  7. Such beautiful foiled honeysuckle, well done using it after all this time! It's an amazing CAS!
    How fun story! Dudley is a very smart dog and one of these days it will open also the refrigerator, eyes open! LOL :D

  8. A beautiful CAS card Di. Love the flower and the colour is gorgeous.
    Dudley is a very clever doggy. I must try to needle felt one, as after your comment on my blog, I had a look at Dudley's breed. Does he have any colours on him though?!! Hugs, Carol

  9. Fabulous card, Di. The honeysuckle is beautiful, framed perfectly by the lovely die cut pattern. I love reading about Dudley. I swear he only gets up to mischief so you can share his antics with all your blogging friends. xx

  10. Well, I do remember Dufex and it certainly has a lot of shine and such a pretty honeysuckle flower and shown off beautifully over the zigzag edged die cut elegant too Di. Dudley is one clever dog and he certainly likes to get into a bit of mischief when he has the x

  11. Oh boy--Dudley really made me chuckle! Sure wish I could meet him in person! Your card is so beautifully artistic!

  12. This is so elegant Di, beautifully done. That boy of your's is no fool if course he knows where his treats are kept.

    B x

  13. That's glorious Di and so unusual to find honeysuckle images for crafting. What a clever boy Dudley is!! xx

  14. I had to come over and read the Dudley tale - bless him!

  15. Your card is perfect and I like it very much! And Dudley....reading about him makes me smile and I regognize so many things: our Tom is acting nearly in the same way...!!
    Lia xx

  16. Beautiful card. I also found it worthwhile to browse through creative gadgets every now and then. I found things I didn’t even know I had anymore


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