Sunday 13 November 2022

Remembrance Sunday

Today is Remembrance Sunday here in the UK - my snippets card was made with that in mind:

I used:

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

- really pretty piece of patterned paper - most probably from a little selection of SU paper that I was sent by my SU demo. at the time (I never throw anything away - and this paper was perfect for my needs the other day!)

- trimmed the paper to an eighth of an inch smaller all round than the card front and glued it in place

- then took a snippet of white card from the pile on my desk - along with snippets of moss green, red, black and pale green, all from the same pile - and promptly forgot to take a photo of them to show what I began with!

- used the Memory Box 'Perky Poppy' die to cut the poppy stem, leaves and bud in pale green with the flowers in black and red 

- then, used a glue pen to adhere all the poppy pieces onto the white card panel

- mounted the image panel onto the slightly larger moss green panel, before adding that to the card front using Hunkydory 2mm thick sticky pads - just as a change from thinner pads

- the sentiment was cut from a sheet of sentiments in the Creative Expressions 'Wordies Sentiment Sheets - Birthday' and glued in place by raising the left hand side from behind with a narrow snippet of black card to make sure that the right hand side would sit directly onto the poppy stem and the whole sentiment would be level

- added a narrow strip of the patterned paper down the inside of the card - I normally make a plain insert but this could be a real time saver, as well as adding a nice touch

- final addition was three clear self adhesive 'Fairy Drops' made by Memory Box and sold under their 'Open Studio' brand - so quick and easy to use, with three different sizes in the pack of 100 drops, a new favourite here! BTW, I used the middle sized ones on my card.

So, that's my snippets card for this week folks. Sarn has a new challenge up and running over in the Snippets Playground HERE. Quick, hop over and see her lovely snippets card and also the prize she's chosen for the current challenge.

Dudley Pupdate: A quiet week due to rotten wet weather, with no rides for me - again, sob. We bathed Dudley midweek and once we all dried off he looked so lovely - for 24 hours or so! Still white and smelling of baby talc from the doggie shampoo - despite all the thorough rinsing. However, it's time for a hair cut, otherwise he'll end up looking like a small Yeti - he's well on the way right now!

Back to my card for today, I'd like to enter it into Darnell's NBUS Challenge #44 HERE. My NBUS goodies are: the piece of patterned paper as it's the first time I've opened that little gift packet, the sentiment strip (the pack comes in white on black and black on white and I would probably use all of the sentiments to be honest) plus the clear Fairy Drops, quick, easy and no chance of glue smudging!

That's all from us for now.

Love from Dudley, and of course,


  1. Well that’s a very pretty card and just perfect for Remembrance Sunday. That bg paper certainly is lovely. Xxx

  2. A lovely card for Remembrance.

  3. So lovely Di is your card a true contribute for all that saved us xx

  4. A fabulous and so impressive card, love the clean and sweet design! The poppies diecut looks amazing, as well the precious DP and the clear drops!
    Dudley is becoming like a small Yeti? Oh my! :D
    Make some cuddles to him from me. Hugs for you instead :)

    1. Thank you Alice! he is currently sleeping under my desk with his head on one of my feet - but I know he would want to send cuddles right back to you! He still smells like a baby from his bath/shower almost a weeks ago! Much love from both of us! xx

  5. Such a pretty card Di - Love those wee fairy drops, they finish the card beautifully

  6. Very pretty Di and perfect for Remembrance Sunday. xx

  7. I somehow missed this pretty poppy Di and I love the leafy paper which is perfect as a background, and as Sarn says perfect for Remembrance Sunday. x

  8. This is just so pretty and a great remembrance card.

  9. Fab card and well done on your win at Allsorts.

  10. Love the printed paper & your card!


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