Sunday 6 November 2022

A card for Josh

A neighbour's eldest boy celebrated his Birthday on Saturday (yesterday). He's now 14 and that's a sort of 'in between' age - too old for LOTV cute images/Lego and such - yet not old enough for more 'manly cards. No doubt that will come though!

So, I opted for a fairly neutral style:

Needless to say, the colours look a bit washed out - rather like our weather right now. Dudley is drawing up plans to build us an Ark!

I used:

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

- a slightly smaller layer of Neenah 'Desert Storm' - which was a snippet

- a slightly smaller piece of patterned paper from Craft Consortium's 'Ink Drops - Ocean' pad

- glued both layers in place onto the card front

- then dug out a couple more snippets of the same 'Desert Storm' card and die cut the sentiment twice. For the sentiment I used a die by Lawn Fawn die called 'Giant Happy Birthday to You' - SO useful!

- glued both sentiment layers together using a glue pen

- adhered them to the card front using a glue pen

- despite the card being for a 'young man' I did feel it needed something more - so I glued three white sequins in place and that was it, finished!

The results from Challenge #439 are now available over in the Snippets Playground HERE. Hop over and see if you're a 'pick' - or perhaps the winner of the prize on offer.

Despite the rain I did manage to fit in a trip in my car to have my hair chopped (rather overdue) and also to collect a repeat prescription, which involved a long queue and some dithering people in front of me. Am now signing up to a local pharmacy to deliver directly here without me needing to put in requests. This new pharmacy is in the same parade of shops as my GP as well as my current pharmacy so if it goes 'pear-shaped' it's close enough for me to go in person and sort things out. 

However, the rain has made it impossible to venture out for a decent 'ride and walk Dudley' trip. It's a bit like giving a child a packet of sweeties to become excited about and then taking them away. I've really missed it - having the Purple Peril and then being 'grounded' is a bit cruel of Mother Nature. 

Dudley Pupdate: Dudley speaking - well, I got through Halloween without too many 'woofs'. I stuck with my favourite and most sinister bandana all evening - we forgot to take any photos though! The camera was on the coffee table all ready to go - but in all the excitement we just forgot and 'enjoyed the moment' as they say. I had a fair few cuddles (from some very pretty teenage girls, my favourite!), and almost left home with some of the most loving callers! Mama soon chased me back indoors though - spoilsport! Tell you what, I slept like a little log right through the night - just exhausted by it all. And no chocolates for me of course - but I did get a few Doggie Choccie Drops, as consolation. Back to Mama now. x

See you in the Playground!

Lots of love from myself and the little perisher, Dudley,


  1. Hi Miss Di, I take it you are having very wet weather, we have had a November snowfall here in Aus, the ski fields had 14" or 40cm of snow, we had a light dusting... rain gauges are calling this the wettest year in over 70 years and we have had nearly twice our average rain for the year. Now the mosquitoes are breeding... Love the card for your teenage Neighbour, the big die cut sentiment is fabulous... Have a wonderful week... Megan

  2. Perfect card for your boy next door, glad to hear Dudley enjoyed himself, and we’re fed up with the rain too, even though the reservoirs will be filled, you may need a Crimson Canoe instead 😩🤗🤗🤗

  3. A brilliant card for an 'in-betweener'. Shame about the weather curtailing some of your Purple Peril outings - it has had a similar effect on my outings - definitely can't walk fast enough to dodge the raindrops these days 🙄.

  4. Perfect card for a teenage boy (or girl with a pink bg). I’m sure there will be a dry spell soon when you can go for a ride xxx

  5. Ooh wow Di Josh will just love this card x

  6. OH! Any teen would love this DI, it's just perfect for the in between years. Good luck with the arranging of home delivery, as you say though, the GP is close. I bet you feel better with the haircut too, doesn't it make a difference to how you feel? Happy to hear all OK for Guy Fawkes night too.

  7. This card definitely fits the bill for a 14 year old and I love the colours and the large sentiment Di. x

  8. Hi Di, great card for a teenager! Hugs Kate!

  9. This really is a challenging age to make a card for but you nailed it! Just perfect for a guy too - and very pretty!
    So glad Dudley had a great Halloween too. How fun!

  10. Teens ages are the most difficult, but you managed a perfect solution! :) Love the ocean themed dp you used!
    The last days there was rain also here, but now the sun shines again even if nights are pretty cold.
    I'm sure that Dudley enjoyed so much his Doggie Choccie Drops! :)

  11. A great card for a Tween Di, especially a tween boy!
    Dudley sounds as though he quite enjoyed halloween...

  12. Great tween card, Di. Love the colour combo - very stylish. Hope Dudley wasn't too upset by the fireworks. It didn't seem as noisy here as it usually is, but there were still a few very loud bangs to contend with, Jo x

  13. Perfect BD card for your neighbor boy! Love that Dudley enjoyed the cuddles from Trick or Treaters!


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