Sunday 14 May 2023

Sunday Snippets and a new technique

This is my snippets card to kick off challenge #454 over in the Snippets Playground. Go HERE to join in the fun!

I used:

- 5.75" x 5.75" square cream hammered card blank - side opening

- panel of the same cream hammered card for the top panel and a slightly larger one for the gold 'frame' - Tonic Mirror card 'Inca Gold'  - that gold was a sizeable snippet, but still a snippet!

- dug out another fair sized snippet of 'vintage rose' patterned card then added double sided adhesive paper to the back 

- die cut the strips of rose patterned card, using two dies from a Lil' Inkers 'Slim Stripes' set of dies - taking care to keep them in the right order ready for 're-assembly'

- then, one by one, I stuck the strips on as neatly as possible onto a further snippet of Tonic Mirror 'Inca Gold' card - leaving narrow gaps of the gold mirri to show

- next die cut the sentiment from two layers of white snippet card and one layer of 'Inca Gold' mirri card and glued them together using a glue pen - this would help me with the final positioning of the main elements

- then die cut three circles, using Tonic dies, from the 'strips panel' - one large and two rather smaller than the main circle

- next, die cut two crescent/semi-circles into the largest circle, using the two smaller dies

- added all three circles to the card itself using thin sticky pads - making sure that the upright alignment of the strips of gold mirri was absolutely vertical (I hope!). NB, the mirri strips don't need to be in lines corresponding to the main circle - even I, with borderline OCD would draw the line at that!

- then added the sentiment die cut to the bottom left of the card

- final touch - two leftover strips of the rose patterned card were added to the inside of the card, to echo the outside

For a video explaining it - as well as showing the steps - visit Ann Melvin on YouTube HERE.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenge:

Darnell's NBUS Challenge #50 HERE.

Dudley Pupdate -  oh he's a wily little chap and no mistake. It's often a bit of a battle to get him to 'ahem, perform his toilet routine' properly and at regular times. So, we always take turns to watch him when he's out in the back garden. Today Len discovered that he has a 'secret poop place' ..... behind our fairly recently installed log cabin! Had to laugh, all the ongoing encouragement from us 'hoomans' and there he was, secretly smiling, as he'd already left a πŸ’© or two - hidden out of sight! Dogs do pull you down to their basic level I must admit!

Yesterday afternoon it was sunny here and I was busy at a bedroom window when I spotted Len and Dudley down in the back garden. Dudley was doing absolutely crazy zoomies of pure doggie delight around the garden - an absolute joy to watch!

Love from both of us, Dudley Dog ('The Secret Pooper') and of course me


  1. Very pretty card Di, nice technique, it’s good to try something different. Confess one of my favourite tv adverts is the poonami πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  2. What a gorgeous card Di - well worth it effort of all the die cutting and placing the stripes onto the gold card!!
    Well didn't Dudley pull a swifty over you - little toad! :)

  3. Gorgeous card Di, I saw Ann Melvin's videotutorial on YT as I'm a follower and it's a technique that I want to try. Love how you matched the beautiful paper with the gold mirri, it gives a very rich feel to the whole composition!
    About Dudley: all the little boys need to have a secret place for their own affair, isn't it? Freedom is a daily conquest LOL :D
    Make a lot of cuddles to my friend, please! :)
    Hugs, have a lovely Mother's day!

  4. This technique has worked so well - a great idea to cut into the larger circle and inset the smaller circles rather than layering them up (better for popping into the post). Dudley's latest escapade really made me laugh - he's so resourceful!!

  5. It brings a whole new meaning to the words “poop deck” doesn’t it? Little scamp!

    You’ve made a gorgeous card here Di. Love circles on things. Pretty paper and great design.

    Happy Sunday! It’s wet here again! X

    1. Almost cried laughing at the 'poop deck' crack - perfect timing! Happy Sunday to you too. Love your snippets makes, very clever - will pop over after having a chicken korma curry on Naan bread for evening meal - hooray for a tin of curry and the naan in the freezer.


      Di xx

  6. This card is so unique and fun, I just love how you designed it and put it together. Those zoomies somehow make you forget all the other antics don't they? It's designed to keep you smiling :)

  7. Wow Di your card is fabulous lovely die used and gorgeous layout as always you try new items and come up trumps stunning card xx

  8. What a great idea to use with snippets of patterned paper Di and the strips with the gold showing through the spaces look so pretty...a great way to use up those snippets. Dudley certainly likes to keep you and Len on your toes, and his zoomies will always bring a smile..he is such a character. x

  9. Your card is so lovely; a great layout. TFS As for Dudley, the scamp, give him a hug for me. Hugs to you too!

  10. Fab snippets card Di and wow that must have taken some patience to assemble, but very much worth it!!
    Pauline xx

  11. A very pretty card Di and lovely to hear all about Dudley's exploits and adventures! Hugs, Kate!


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