Sunday 17 July 2022

Christmas Stickeroos

I rustled up four Christmas Snippets cards, two identical ones of each design, the other afternoon: 

I used:

- the last of some light cream card stock to make cards sized 5.5" x 4.25" (tent style) and 4" x 4" (side opening)

- I'd already stuck some Penny Black 'Berry Delight' Stickeroos onto snippets of Tonic pearlescent 'Majestic Gold' card so I just trimmed them down properly and rounded the corners

- then set to rifling through snippets of light cream and also Tonic Mirror 'Fire Stone Red' card for backing layers

- trimmed those to size, rounding the corners of the cream layer

- used the Misti and Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink to stamp sentiments onto the cream layers - using stamps from Uniko's 'Christmas Sentiments' set of stamps

- then glued the red and cream backing card layers onto the card fronts

- glued the Stickeroo image on its gold panel onto the card front

- finished!

The camera is a funny thing isn't it - in real life the pretty images look as if they're just mounted onto a pearlised card backing - but if you look at the photos above - they can give the illusion that they're set into a shadow box. Weird! 

I rounded the corners using a new (to me) X-Cut Small 2-in1 Corner Rounder punch -  bought to round the corners on some envelopes I plan to make. It also does an inwards curve which I've seen a few people doing lately and want to try for myself. 

So that was something NBUS I used making my cards and I'm off to join in with Darnell's NBUS Challenge #40 HERE

I'd also like to enter the Holly card into the current Allsorts Challenge #685 Challenge HERE.

It's been far too hot this past week to tackle the promised sort out of the flowers etc. that I'll be sending to a few people. This coming week is set to be even hotter so please bear with me.

It's also Dudley's 4th Birthday on the 22nd. We have no special plans other than me making a card and perhaps getting him a Birthday bandana.

Speaking of Dudley, thank goodness he was trimmed just before this heatwave hit us. He's been very restless during the night and has been wanting to be out in the garden sniffing the night air several times a night - in the small hours. The other night I was fast asleep and Dudley was pestering Len to be allowed out for the umpteenth time, around 1:30 am. Len played possum and Dudley did settle down until around 4am - when he had his paws up on Len's side of the bed, asking to go out yet again. This time Len took him down and let him into the garden. That poor little dog had been hanging on, really needing to poop! Lesson there, no matter how many times he asks to go out - one of them could well be for more than a sniff of the night air! Me? I slept through it all. ☺

Sarn has been shaking up some brilliant cocktails in the tree house. My own offering is still under wraps - still waiting for the gold leaf flakes to arrive don'tcha know?! Wink.

Remember, the results of Challenge #431 can be found HERE. And there's still a week to play on the current Snippets Playground challenge - the theme is 'Christmas in July'.


  1. Great cards Di, and yes I often have to look more than once to see which illusion is real! Xxx

  2. Great that you've added some more lovely cards to your Christmas collection despite the heat which I hear is going to get even hotter this coming week - phew! It is strange how that 'shadow box' effect appears sometimes but not others, no idea why though

  3. Ooh - these are so pretty. What a lovely pair of Christmas cards. Those Stickeroos sure make fab focal points. Xxx

  4. I so feel for you in that heat - I would send you some of our rain and frosts if I could... Loving your cards Di - they are gorgeous, as usual

  5. Love how you used your Stickeroos, Di! Such elegant and impressive cards you made with them!
    Happy Happy Birthday to Dudley!!! : )
    Also here the weather is very very hot!

  6. Those stickers really make for pretty cards! I found 3 in my stash recently and have used one so far, stay tuned for the 2nd and 3rd :) Poor Dudley - I'm sure it was hard holding it for several hours! I know I couldn't hold anything that long anymore LOL

    1. We feel SO guilty! At least he didn't resort to running and secretly doing it in the dining room, as he did as a puppy a few times! Right now he's fast asleep under the breeze of a fan blowing the hot air around! Woof. x

  7. Lovely cards Di, I had forgotten how pretty rounded corners are, I'll have to look out my punch, I haven't used it in absolutely ages!
    Gosh I can't believe Dudley is going to be 4, where did that time go?!!!

  8. These Stickaroos are amazing! The colors are so vivid and they pair beautifully with the red mirror card! I believe you'll be enjoying that corner rounder for a long time to come.
    Thanks for sharing again in the NBUS gallery!

  9. These are so beautiful Di, yes the camera can play tricks, strange isn't it? I hope you are all coping with the heat.

  10. Those stickeroos are always so eye-catching and I love your compositions, Di! I'm out of mine now, but don't dare go shopping as I can't resist buying loads. Some people talk about will power, but I've never heard of him. Happy Birthday to Dudley!! Time is flying. Nellie just celebrated hers, too, She's a grand old dame now! Thank you so much for all your entries into NBUS. If I would stop making one-layer cards, I could visit the Playground. Slap! Hugs, Darnell

  11. Lovely stickeroos and great layering - wonderful quick cards to make!

  12. Beautiful images and you've created perfect designs to showcase them! Thank you for joining the Christmas in July challenge at Allsorts.

  13. Both so stylish Di and impossible to choose a favourite, lovely to see you at Allsorts this week, many thanks.

    Keep cool, like Dudley our Poppy had a trim and she's a sensible girl and goes to find a bush to lie under, whereas the Labs seem to think sunbathing is he thing and can't understand why we keep moving them.

    B x

  14. You've created such beautiful designs with the stickers and yes they do look 3d.

  15. I really love these stickeroos - if only I could learn to watercolour like that! You have show-cased them beautifully Di and I'm loving those rounded corners. I loved your story about Dudley wanting to go out. When I have Eva's pals to stay, they always come and sleep with us and we rarely hear a peep out of them. Once in a blue moon though one or other of the dogs will come and wake me - always so apologetic bless them - and I'll know that it's a tummy upset or something and take them out. Dogs are so brilliant aren't they! Hugs, Vicky xx

  16. 2 gorgeous cards Di - those stickeroos are really handy to pop on a snippet aren't they? I'm sure I have some somewhere (note to self ... sort out your stash!!)!! thanks so much for joining in with my "Christmas In July" theme this week at Allsorts.
    Pauline xx

  17. Two beautiful cards Di, PB stickeroos come in so handy, have a few sheets still too! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge!

  18. Lovely cards Di. The stickers do make some good cards. I really ought to treat myself!

  19. Two gorgeous festive makes thank you for joining us at ALLSORTS
    lolo x

  20. Ooh wow Di both your cards are stunning l love that image and how you have changed it to make 2 beautiful cards x

  21. Those stickeroos make such elegant cards and I love them both..the red and gold mats really show them off beautifully. x

  22. Poor Dudley! That's exactly why I do always get up when Fritz asks to go out during the night, but it's not easy! I love these Stickeroos & how you made them into such beautiful cards!


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