Sunday 30 April 2023

Sunday Snippets and Rudolph Days challenge

I rustled up a snippets card the other day - for the current Rudolph Days Challenge HERE, as well as for my Sunday Snippets post:

And here are the snippets I started off with:

It's a pity the camera hasn't really picked up the sparkle in the stars and dots on the patterned paper

I used:

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

- snippet of red patterned paper from a very old Fizzy Moon paper pad called 'Festive Fun' - it was the very last of the decent designs in the pad so the rest went into the bin! Shock, horror, so ruthless

- the snippet of patterned paper was just big enough for me to die cut it for a background, using dies from the Spellbinders 'Hemstitch Rectangles Venise Lace' set of dies

- glued the die cut background onto the card front

- then used a snippet of iridescent white card to die cut the Poppystamps 'Snowflake Corner Frame' 

- also used the Memory Box 'Joy Posh Script' set of two dies to cut the sentiment - the backing using a snippet of vellum and the top layer using a snippet of the iridescent white card 

- glued the snowflakes frame and the sentiment to the card front

- final touch, added some sparkly diamantes to the centre of each snowflake

I'd like to add this card into Darnell's NBUS Challenge #49 HERE. The 'Snowflake Corner Frame' and the 'Joy' sentiment dies were having their first outing.

We have a new Challenge over in the Snippets Playground HERE - with a lovely prize. Sarn is in charge this fortnight - but I'll be keeping a close eye on things in case it becomes too riotous! I know ALL about the contents of her satchel - and it ain't homework in there either!

Dudley Pupdate: It only seems five minutes since I wrote his last news, and nothing much has changed. We did have a mini Tsunami when he had his bath earlier in the week, but that's nothing new. The secret is for me to immediately wrap Dudley up in one of his bath towels like a Burrito and pat as much of the water away as possible before letting him go scatty running around and shaking himself dry.  Then comes the crazy 'break dancing' as he's given a blow dry!

I did laugh on Friday - Len was busy in the back garden whilst we were expecting a delivery. So he told Dudley to 'stay on security guard duty' in his favourite place, at the top of the stairs, to watch the front door. The next time I looked at Dudley he was flat on his back with everything on display (albeit within his fluffy coat I'm glad to say), head to one side, paws flopped half in the air - snoring for England! 💤 So much for listening to instructions! As Len said, typical security guard really. On the other hand - if a leaf dares to rustle past the front door he's up like a shot - so we were in safe hands/paws really. 😃

Hope you all have a lovely week - we're on countdown to the Coronation now. Let's hope the sun shines! Or at the very least, it doesn't rain. However, the British won't let that spoil things - it's in our genes to complain about the weather ..... yet make the best of it when we have to. Today, Saturday, is beautiful here, it's sunny and quite warm.  If we have this next Saturday it would be perfect. 


  1. A gorgeous card Di - and yes, you would do well to keep on eye on Sarn... I have had various invites to her drinkies! Dudley after his bath sounds as though it would be good to put him in the kitchen, then mop the floor dry when he has finished shaking - presto, only half the work needed ;)

  2. I had no idea you were so ruthless 😂😂😂, well done though, it just has to be done sometimes, and you now have room for a new pad 😂😂😂. Very pretty snowflake card, lots of bling, love the vellum, and the frame too xxx

  3. I know that pose well Di, it's Poppy's favourite, I think little dogs do it well, more of a struggle for Labs to maintain it. Great use of yo9ur snippets again.

    B x

  4. A great snippets Christmas card and another lovely Dudley story. I'm sure he was on guard duty really - just 'resting his eyes' for a few minutes 🤣. I must try to remember that tip about backing sentiments with vellum - I'm sure to have some snippets somewhere.

  5. That’s a gorgeous Christmas card Di. Love everything about it.

    Dudley is excellent at pretending to be asleep while on guard duty - it lures people into a false sense of security!!! Rustling leaves don’t stand a chance!!!!😁❤️

  6. Great Christmas card, Di. Love the die cut frame and the patterned paper makes a great background. I think I need to be a bit ruthless too. I know I’m keeping papers that I know I will never use. Would your security guard actually attack anyone? I think he’s more likely to lick them to death! 🤣

  7. All those white snowflakes look so festive on the red background! The vellum backed sentiment looks frosty and so pretty too!

  8. A lovely card Di. I've been very ruthless recently with paper pads and put together a collection for the charity shop!
    Kath x

  9. Love the snippets and what you have made, such a fabulous card Di. As for the weather we had a sunny 20C yesterday and wet with 11C today, Don't you just love our weather, how can we not carry on and put up with it hahaha

  10. Beautiful card Di the paper is gorgeous even though you specified the sparkle wasn't picked up with imagination you can see how it will look in real life loved the vellum and the snowflake and joy die is gorgeous oh dear Dudley having a nap was he x

  11. I love the red paper with the white sparkly stars and dots which does show up on some of them, but always difficult to see in a photo, and the added snowflake frame is a beautiful addition and I just adore the elegant hemstitch die cut frame around it and the die cut 'joy' backed with the vellum looks wonderful. It made me laugh when you said about Dudley napping when he was supposed be be on guard duty, but would be instantly awake should there be a noise outside. x

  12. Such sweet and warm Christmas card, Di! It looks so cheerful even if we can't see the sparkling! Love the vellum outline of the sentiment, it's a great touch!
    I think that make the bath to Dudley could be quite fast, but cleaning up the house after a mini tsunami and a crazy break dance is more challenging :D
    I'm sure that Dudley can afford a nap while watching, it has built-in alarm! LOL :D
    Hugs (and cuddles:) )

  13. Fab card and now more room for another paper pad! Your description of Dudley guarding brought back so many memories of my dog being exactly the same. L x

  14. Beautiful card Di, very classy!
    LOL Dudley the security guard! Molly can be sound asleep but her ears still twitch on full radar alert ;)


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