Sunday 4 September 2022

Pink daisy for a friend

It's time for a new Challenge (#436) over at the Snippets Playground HERE. My turn to host and give Sarn a bit of a break.

For various reasons my snippets card was made fairly quickly - using bits and pieces within easy reach - late into the week just gone, so it ain't gonna win any prizes - but it's rather sweet:


The end result is the first image, and the snippets I grabbed to work with are just above here.

I used:

- 6.25" x 3.25" mini slimline sized white card blank, tent style

- a couple of snippets of the same white card were lying abandoned on my desk and the Lawn Fawn 'Watercolor Wishes' pad, with the envelope of snippets inside the back cover, was literally within arms reach - so I collected those I wnted to use together

-the card background was made using trimmed down blue for the sky and green for the grass - all from the Lawn Fawn paper pad - I just hand cut a sort of 'gentle wave' across the piece of green paper to make it look a little more natural then glued both papers onto the card front

- used my Altenew mini die cutting machine (oh, how I truly love this little baby!) to die cut the daisy from plain white card and coloured snippets of paper - all using Lawn Fawn's adorable 'Delightful Daisy' set of two dies. It's such a simple die design but I love it!

- used a glue pen to adhere the 'skeleton outline' of the daisy onto the solid white die cut background piece

- then carefully added all the coloured pieces, using a glue pen, to fill in the skeleton outline 

- time to add a sentiment and I had an old favourite in mind from the Stampendous 'Happy Messages' set of sentiment stamps - which I stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink

- already knew where the daisy die cut was to sit - so just glued it in place using a glue pen

The set of daisy dies is having a first outing, so I'm adding it into Darnell's NBUS Challenge #42 - HERE.

A Dudley tale - he's done it for ages now, but it's one of his first routines of the day. It's the same every time, a little gallop, a spring onto a low footstool at the bottom of the bed , a launch and then the 'thump' of him landing on the bed when I stir in the morning. Eeek, followed by as good a wash as he can manage to give any exposed part of me as I wake up. It's certainly the fastest way to get one sitting up .......... fighting a crazy smiling licking Havanese full of joy wanting to kickstart aother day of fun and frolics - or should that be frolicks perhaps?!

Remember to come and play in the Snippets Playground Snippets Playground, please tell us what you use and post your entry - over on our new challenge HERE!

With love from Dudley Dog and me,


  1. Who needs a snooze button on an alarm whe you have a Dudley!! Love your sweet card Di - I think it's beautiful!

  2. Ha ha ha - Maxine’s comment cracked me up!
    I love your cute little friendship card using your watercolour DP snippets & the sweet flower.
    Happy Sunday xxx

  3. That's a happy little flower and great colour choices too. Unusual 'alarm clock' you have 🤣

  4. What a pretty card Di. I’m afraid Dudley would be banished from my bedroom- I need to wake up gently!

  5. I just love all those colorful snippets you used to put this sweet card together! It's so pretty! Waking up with a playful dog starts the day off perfect for me :)

  6. Adorable! Love how you used the water coloured snippets and the cute flower!
    :D Dudley is the funniest little dog! I have only my cat that meows in my ears at early morning :)
    Hugs to you and cuddles to him!

  7. Sweet inlaid flower, Di - don't you just love that LF paper?! What a lovely scene you created with it!!

  8. I love your sweet die cut Daisy and the background paper snippets go together beautifully to make a lovely scenic background Di. Alarm clocks are unnecessary when you have a Dudley to wake you x

  9. Well Di that's one way of being woken up lol no alarm clock needed....your card is wonderful l love the floral image and the layout lovely as always x

  10. That certainly is a delightful daisy card Di, not sure I’d find being woken up with a Dudley bed bath quite so delightful teehee xxx

  11. Oh, well done with frolicks, Di! I love it! And I love your colorful CASlicious daisy design! I'm for simple, all the way! Thank you for inspiring everyone at NBUS, not only with your NBUS, but with your snippets, too! Hugs, Darnell

    1. Thank you Darnell! xx And a lick from Dudley!

  12. I can't help but giggle at Dudley's antics! Your card is gorgeous and I like your paper-piecing! That beautiful paper looks water-coloured! Sending hugs and well wishes from Canada!

  13. Beautiful card, I love it and Dudley's antics always make me giggle! Hugs my friend. Take care. xxx

  14. This is a lovely card Di, and great way to use those subtle patterned papers to inlay the petals. Aww, your description of Dudley's run-and-leap onto the bed is just what Toby used to do, only it was onto the sofa when Dennis was sitting there. He would run round the coffee table like it was a race track, and actually leap OVER Dennis' lap onto the couch cushion on the other side of him. He never did that with me, only with Dennis. I was surprised that he was able to do that all the way until his last 6 months, even in old age. Don't you just love it?! And it's especially funny with their little short legs.

  15. It's a beautiful card that definitely would win prizes! Such gorgeous colours - I love it. You certainly don't need an alarm clock when you have a Dudley! Take care. Big hugs xxxxxxx


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