Sunday 25 December 2022

Male 'triangles' Birthday card


My snippets card below was made for a friend's hubby - it eventually arrived but was late due to a variety of reasons. Our Christmas stamps for the UK finally arrived here on Monday and Len took the pile of stamped cards to the big post box. More than that we just couldn't do - so meanwhile, if we normally exchange Christmas cards, then yours is on the way! I do know that some have arrived in the nick of time. Having said that, one card got as far as Swindon and then was returned for no good reason - probably only half way to its real destination.

My snippets card is an out and out 100% CASE of a card that Franka (Inkami) made for the Snippets Playground last November - so I won't enter it into any challenges. However, I'm using it as a reminder of just one of the many ways you can use up a few different colors of snippets:

The card
The coloured snippets, ready to be die cut (almost forgot to take a photo!)

I used:

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

- snippet of the same white card, die cut using a Paper Smooches 'Triangles' die and glued onto the card front

- coloured snippets of card, die cut using the same 'triangles' die for the infills - also kept some of the white fall out from the main die cut as infills

- then I had a lovely time gluing triangles into the main die cut - used a glue pen

- die cut a sentiment using a die from the Impression Obsession 'Birthday top edgers' set and glued it in place

- finished!

I even followed Franka's placing of the different colours when inserting the little triangular die cuts. I remember at the time thinking how pleasing her layout was - not too rigid yet not just a jumbled up result either. She's a clever lady!

There's a new challenge #444 over in the Snippets Playground HERE. The theme is 'Anything BUT Christmas' - which should get you thinking a bit! AND, a special prize from Sarn and myself!

Dudley Pupdate: So we went from ice to plenty of rain, and then some! Either way, Dudley has coped really well and is obviously becoming quite used to the feel of 'velvety soft grass' beneath his feet! 

Even though I doubt that he truly knows what Christmas is all about - he's really picking up on the 'buzz' and is into everything possible! A few treasured Christmas soft toys have had to be put out of his reach - he would just want to cuddle and love them as he's not at all destructive - but they're not all 'pooch safe' as they were here before 'his Nibs' arrived! 

Anyhow, we've bought him a soft toy from Santa - as if he hasn't got enough! I suggested to Len that we should go through his overflowing toy box and was told that Dudley loves ALL his toys and would be bound to notice if anything goes missing - even something right at the bottom that he never plays with. I beg to differ, but it made me laugh so much I dropped the idea.

And of course he'll have his own little white dish of Christmas Dinner with us today - we prefer chicken to turkey so he'll have some pieces of chicken crown, perhaps a whole cut up 'pig in a blanket', and some chopped up veggies - with a little tickle of 'no salt' gravy. For those who might not know - pigs in blankets are a fairly traditional accompaniment at Christmas Dinner time - thin sausages wrapped in streaky bacon and then popped in the oven to bake.

Have a lovely day! Hope you find time after Christmas to join in with the new Snippets Challenge.

Lots of love from Dudley and myself,


  1. Absolutely brilliant snippets birthday card. Love the design and layout.

    Wishing you a very happy Christmas and a delicious Christmas lunch! Xxx

  2. Happy Christmas to one and all Di, plus a lovely card from you.

    B x

  3. Glorious make and SOOOO many snippets deployed too!

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you, your family, the lovely Dudders and to your readers too


  4. A really great card which would be suitable for anyone on any occasion - love it. Enjoy the day xx

  5. A fabulous card Di - love it. Thank you for my lovely Christmas card - I love the die you used. Have a great Christmas.
    Kath x

  6. Hi Di a stunning card, beautifully done, so glad Dudley has addapted minus the mud to the "grassed" area. Had to chuckle re the soft toys.
    Thank you for your stunning silver abd white Christmas card, you do match designs with die and folder so well. It arrived safely in Oz on Monday. I had a large number, I think the posting had collected them for ten days and bundled them altogether. From US, UK, France and Oz.
    Quite a lot of fun actually.
    Thanks agsin Di, keep safe and well.
    Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz. X

    {Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  7. Happy Christmas to you, Len and Dudley and hope you are enjoying your day, and wishing you all the best for 2023 Di. I love this card with all the prettily coloured triangles, and this makes a brilliant masculine card. I'm glad Dudley is enjoying having the lush grass under his paws when he does his zoomies, and hopes he is at this moment giving his new toy a lot of love..bless him, he is such a fun little character. x

  8. A fabulous snippets card, such beautiful design you CASE! Love the colours scheme, just perfect for a male!! Your inlay is the perfection, well done!! My Quick pen is finished and I miss it, I find it were very useful to keep snippets and gems and place them down accurately.
    I'm sure that Dudley will be so excited for his new toy, but I think that Len is right, If one of the oldest were missing Dudley would notice :)
    I'm also sure that Dudley has enjoyed so much his Christmas dinner, yummm...!!! :D
    Hugs and Merry Christmas to you all!!

  9. Great card, but I bet is was a lot of work. Christmas hugs to you and your DH and especially to Dudley. I'll be glad to make a non-Christmas card soon. Hugs and Love.

  10. Oh, that card is so wonderful and beautiful...but I have to admit that the thought of all the inlaid die pieces and gluing has me breaking out in hives! Lucky recipient to get a card make with thoughtfulness and skill though. Hope your Christmas was a great one, and I'm sure that Dudley got his usual amount of spoiling in, because who could possibly resist that face?!

  11. Love this card Di, I also love how the colours are random but pleasingly placed. Hope you have a restful day xxx

  12. What a Super example of snippet mania Di. Love it. Good to hear all was good in your house.

  13. Merry Christmas a little late! I can see why you cased the card as this is such a great design! I do love how the right placement of the colors keeps it from looking like a mess! I have a die I haven't used in a long time that might be just right for the challenge. I have guides for it so I don't have to figure out how to arrange the colors. If not that one, I'm thinking of another one that also would use up some of my snippets, so gotta decide! You've inspired me! Oh that is funny Len speaking up for Dudley liking ALL his toys--played with or not!

  14. A fabulous card DI, and a great one to be inspired by. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas day, including Dudley of course.

  15. l hope you Len & Dudley had a fabulous christmas, your card Di is stunning l really like the die and the angle of your die looks brilliant nicely done as always xx

  16. Hey Di, thanks for the lovely Christmas card - Molly gave it a good sniff and woofed her approval too! Hope you had a fab Christmas and that Dudley got a bigger toy box LOL 😉
    Love your triangles card by the way, those hints of colour really make it pop!

  17. Fabulous snippets card Di, I love the ‘Triangles’ die. The colours you’ve used are lovely.
    Thank you my beautiful Christmas card, which dropped through the door today. It arrived with another Christmas card and three others arrived yesterday. I know there are a few others sent but haven’t arrived. Perhaps I’ll save them for next Christmas! 🤣 xx

  18. this card is great, I love your design and composition.
    thank you so much for your beautiful and elegant card at our home, it has arrived on time :)). Happy New Year.

  19. Sounds as if you all had a lovely Christmas Di and I love hearing that you included Dudley in the celebrations. I agree with Len, Dudley would definitely notice if one of the smells went missing from the toy box! This card is a wonderful design and I love the colours you used. I have been inspired to pull out my geometric shapes die... thank you! Hugs, Vicky xx


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