Sunday 25 September 2022

Today is all about you

I did a quick scrabble around some snippets and toppers lying on my desk - and made this card in double quick time:

I used:

- mini slimline card, made from a large snippet of white card

- snippet of SU 'Wisteria Wonder' very slightly trimmed to fit the card front whilst leaving a narrow border, corners rounded then glued in place

- the floral topper was made up by yours truly ages ago and fairly recently rediscovered in a cello bag ...........hiding in a box of 'bits and bobs' - added using a chunky glue pen

- the sentiment is from a NBUS purchase of a Pinkfresh Studio packet of foiled sentiments - again, added using a chunky glue pen

- finishing touch - three 'raindrop' gems by 'Lucy's Little Things. I used Glossy Accents to adhere them - that stuff is SO unforgiving if it squidges at all, normal, but strong, glue for me in future!

The floral topper was part of a sheet of pop out die cuts ready just to layer up - possibly made by Kan Ban - but I can't be sure.

The set of sentiments is a mix of gold and silver sentiments on white backgrounds. Half gold script and half are silver script. Many are on die cut shapes, like the one I used for my card, and that's mainly why I bought the packet (for speed and ease) - although, others are on rectangles with foiled frames. I have to say that the wording on many of them isn't terribly inspiring to be honest (almost too 'funky', save your pennies!).

I'd like to enter this into Darnell's NBUS Challenge #42 HERE. The sentiments were having a first outing. 

AND, the Results of Challenge #436 are now over in the Snippets Playground.

Dudley Pupdate: Dudley, like most dogs, sometimes dreams when he's asleep. Usually a whimper or two and his little legs do a quick workout. But a couple of times he's really shaken us with a single, really forlorn and heartrending, howl whilst asleep. The first time it happened, months ago, we sprang out of bed convinced something terrible had happened. The other evening we were watching a TV programme about a 'lone wolf' and its plaintive howl was exactly the same as Dudley's. Sure tugs at the heartstrings - and reminds one that of course dogs are descended from wolves. Certainly, when Dudley dives into his evening meal I can totally relate to that one! He's fussy about what he eats so it took us a while to figure that out when he was a puppy but he's like a little vacuum cleaner now. And of course, he can hear the rustle of a cheese wrapper from the other end of the house!


  1. That’s a very pretty card. Lovely flowers and Wisteria Wonder is such a fab colour. Terrific.
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  2. Lovely card Di and sweet pupdate. Wonder what he’s dreaming. Must have been worrying the first time xxx

  3. What a wonderful card Di - so elegant! I live with two cats - one mine, and one the families, and they seem to be able to read my mind before I even get to the fridge to cut some cheese :)

  4. That flower was a lucky find and you've put together a pretty card. I'm always a bit wary of ready composed sentiments/stamps - finding some of them far too 'naff' to use. Another great Dudley tale 😉

  5. Oh Di your card is gorgeous l love the flowers x

  6. I just love the depth of color on those flowers! What an amazing and beautiful card!

  7. Very elegant Di, a lovely sentiment and the dew drops are a lovely touch. Bowie and Bumble run in their sleep and do the chattery teeth kind of thing no howling though when they are snoozing. Bowie does, however, howl when the house telephone rings and if there happens to be bagpipes on the TV! x

  8. Oh Sarah - they so steal our hearts don't they. Dudley goes berserk when the house phone rings - almost as ft BT are trying to steal us away! Not tried the bagpipes - yet! x

  9. A great find in your bits box Di and a beautiful card made with the grey toned flowers with the pretty blue background...really elegant. x

  10. Great card Di, the flowers are beautiful and I love the colours you’ve used. xx

  11. This design stands out a mile in the NBUS gallery, Di! It looks like a marble floral figurine! The blue is perfect for the background! These little dogs are fascinating in every way and you really made me laugh out loud about the cheese wrapper ~ so true!! Hugs, Darnell

  12. Fabulous design Di, love the floral topper and the raindrops!!

  13. Don't you just love being able to use up old stash? The fact that this one was already made and ready to pop on a card makes it even better. I love this elegant card. Our Toby only howled once, and it was when my son played the piano. We don't know whether it was a thumbs down review of his playing, or Toby's attempt to join in!

  14. Hi Di--Catching up on some blog reading & glad I saw this post! Your card is gorgeous with that topper & love the rounded corners! The one thing I really don't like about PFS is that lots of their sets have things I'd never put on a card. Fritz dreams a lot & we always wonder what is chasing him. A pat on the head from me for Mr Dudley & a hug for you, Greta


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