Sunday 23 July 2023

Sunday Snippets and another Memory Box cabin or house

I love the dies made by Memory Box which depict a house/cabin complete with smoke rising from the chimney and this is what I made with my latest one:

Sorry, no photo of the snippets I used - which are the plain white card for the scalloped layer and the 'Night Sky' backing paper.

I used:

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

- snippet of white card, die cut using the largest die from the Taylored Expressions'Petite Scallop Rectangle Stacklets' set of dies

- then die cut the cabin into the scalloped layer, using a Memory Box 'Cabin Collage' die

- used a snippet of 'Night Sky' scrapbook paper which was tucked in the back of a book of papers bought ages ago which is so useful for 'space' themed cards as well as night skies - no manufacturer's name on it though. Just drew round the portion I wanted to use so that a 'star' appeared in the top left portion of the 'sky'

- then cut it out using scissors and glued it behind the image using a couple of glue pens (needed a very fine nib for some of the cabin detail)

- for the sentiment I used a stamp from Colarado Craft Company's Anita Jeram 'Merry Little Christmas' stamp set and a Memento 'Paris Dusk' small ink pad. I went right through my ink pad swatches before stumbling on such a perfect colour match - squeal!

- glued the image panel to the front of the card blank

- final touch was a tiny, very flat, silver sparkly 'gem', in the middle of the main star

And I made four of them the same - trying to really build up my stock of cards for this coming Christmas don'tcha know. 😉

I'd like to add this card into Darnell's NBUS Challenge #52 HERE. The Memory Box die was my NBUS this time.

We now have our second 'Christmas in July' Challenge, run by Sarn, over in the Snippets Playground HERE - with a lovely prize made up of several goodies. Including, a Memory Box 'Snowy Cabin' die just like the one I used HERE. And no doubt 'someone' will be dispensing Christmas Cocktails liberally in the tree house. 

Dudley Pupdate: we celebrated Dudley's 5th Birthday on Saturday (yesterday). This is how tiny he was the very first time we met him, back in 2018:

He's cupped in Len's hands and we were almost scared to handle him as he was such a little guy. Smallest in the litter, a bit bullied by his siblings and he stole our hearts straight away. He seemed to have such a direct gaze as if he was the one doing the weighing up!

And, this was him with Len, just the other week in our back garden. Looking at the two photos, it's quite striking how he still has a lot of his puppy like facial expression. Although he's certainly a bit too big to cup in one's hands!

Love from Dudley - and of course me,  


  1. What a great festive make with the snowy cabin.

    Aww - lovely to see the 2 photos of Dudley. How time flies xxx

  2. A very elegant and sweet Christmas card, Di! Love it and always love Memory Box dies.
    I wish a very Happy Birthday to Dudley!! Love seeing the photo of him when he was a very tiny pup!!! How cute he was and he is still now!!
    Sending him LOTS of special cuddles!! Hugs to you and Len :)

  3. How effective that idea is with the soft blu in contrast Di. I trust Dudley enjoyed his day yesterday.

    B x

  4. Lovely festive card Di, cute picture of little Dudley, Birthday hugs from me xxx

  5. Fabulous card Di, what a great die cut for the focal point. Perfect patterned paper for the sky too.
    Can’t believe Dudley is five already….. and he’s still as cute as ever! xx

  6. Wonderful choice of die and background paper for this gorgeous card and well done for making four of them. I'd not seen this die before but it certainly does the job admirably and the sentiment in matching blue is just the right finishing touch. Lovely to see the two photos of Dudley

  7. Your card is gorgeous Di l love that die and the white background is just perfect....Happy 5th birthday to Dudley how he's grown still adorable and great company for you and Len xx

  8. What a gorgeous card Di - and Dudley certainly still has that intense gaze!

  9. 5 years already...Time flies. Congrats to Dudley!! And to you on your supercard!
    Lia xx

  10. Lovely card Di. My goodness 5 years already - how time flies!

  11. Love your card Di and the backing paper is perfect. Can't believe it's 5 years for Dudley. It's true that time goes faster the older you get :) x

  12. This is such a great CAS Christmas card with that wonderful die! It looks great in just the blue and white colors. Aww, happy birthday to Dudley. He was a cute pup and he's still a cute adult dog, and he's already given you both 5 years of wonderful memories and delightful companionship! What a great gift of love :)

  13. A fabulous card Di - I love the die you've used. Great photos of Dudley too.
    Kath x

  14. Happy Birthday Dudley. Still so cute. Love the card Di. I love Memory Box dies and that snowy cabin is one I haven't seen. Love your white and blue colour scheme. Hugz

  15. What a beautiful MB cabin, and the background starry sky is perfect, and a great match with the Paris Dusk ink for the sentiment...the scallop rectangle is so pretty too. Aaah, what a cute little pup and a very handsome five year old now! Happy Birthday to Dudley. x

  16. What wonderful photos of Dudley! Five years old already! Where does the time go? A beautiful card - love the cabin die and the scallops!

  17. A great festive scene. I remember exactly when Dudley arrived as we went to Havana and I was looking for his cousins!

  18. Love the die Di, makes a beautiful card with your lovely background and die cut frame. Yes, Dudley is definitely recognisable in both photos, just size difference. Bless.

  19. Gosh it's hard to believe Dudley is 5 already, he's such a cutie! You've kept us all well entertained with his antics over the years 🤣


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