Sunday 29 October 2023

Sunday snippets and 16th Birthday card

Last month, Grand daughter Mia reached the milestone of age 16. It's so hard to believe that the sweet baby we both cradled in our arms is now almost a young woman. How time flies!

Mia is a very 'girlie' young lady so it was right up my street to set to and make what I hope turned out as a modern yet feminine card for her special day:

Waste from the pink and silver snippets

I used:

- 7" x 7" white scalloped card blank - these have been languishing in a box for years

- a layer of Tonic pearlescent  'Luna Silver' card

- a lightly smaller layer of plain pink card from a pack of various shades of pink card by Creative World of Craft - called 'Endless Love'n 

- stamped the flower onto a snippet of white card - using a NBUS Woodware Bubble Bloom 'Clarissa' stamp and a VersaFine Clair 'Shady Lane' ink pad  

- coloured the leaves using a Polychromos pencil

- found some snippets of pink paper in various shades tucked into the back of a Lawn Fawn 'Watercolor Wishes' paper pad

- die cut a selection of pink circles, using Woodware's 'Bubble Craft' die. This is the small original version, they now also have a large sized one which I used for the 'Bubble Robin' card HERE 

- glued the pink circles onto the stamped image using a glue pen

- trimmed the image panel and backed it with a frame of Tonic 'Luna Silver' card before gluing it onto the card front

- die cut the sentiment twice using snippets of 'Luna Silver' card, layered them together and glued them to the card front. The sentiment die is unbranded but I have since realised the resemblance to a branded die

- final touch was a little blue butterfly from Katy Sue's fabulous 'A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies' pack of no less than 332 printed and die cut butterflies - tickled with clear Wink of Stella and stuck in place using a small piece of extra strong red line tape

The butterflies are going to be so handy for adding speedy little finishing touches to cards - clever idea Katy Sue! One side of the two A4 sheets is paler than the reverse of the same image - double clever idea!

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

Darnell's NBUS #55 HERE. The Woodware stamp, 'bubbles' die, sentiment die and also the pack of those butterflies were all NBUS. I can't thank Darnell enough for her encouragement to focus on using up NBUS goodies. Now, if only she could influence the terrible drive to buy more stuff we all have - she'd be on a winner!

Dudley Pupdate: He got lucky and was 'excused boots' this week, thereby avoiding a bath as it was time to apply his monthly flea prevention drops to the back of his neck. Mind you, he wasn't happy about the full grooming session I did beforehand judging by his 'boxing hare' impressions! It's an agility workout ...... for both of us! 

He was so funny on Wednesday just before I set off for a hair trim - he brought Honka Duck for a play in an attempt to distract me. Poor Honka was flipped here and there whilst Dudley then crouched as if to say 'C'mon, it's fun - join in with the game Mama!'.  Tempting as it was, I tootled off to the hairdresser with his plaintive cries ringing in my ears. 

Sarn and I were having a 'Playground Team Meeting' phone chat recently, whilst Dudley joined in with his 'play with me, nobody loves me' whines from underneath my desk. Sarn could hear the little concert going on so she can vouch for the fact that this ain't no made up stuff - basically, we have a Velcro dog going by the name of Dudley!! And I wouldn't change a single whisker.

There's a new Challenge over at The Snippets Playground HERE - do come and play! 

Love from both of us,


  1. I absolutely ADORE this bright and cheerful birthday card with its bubble petals on the big flower head. Love the font on the sentiment and the extra little butterfly detail. It all works so beautifully.

    Bless Dudley’s little cotton socks. He had to have his say in the “Team Meeting”!!!! Xxx

  2. Love this card Di - so beautifully made, I love the idea of the dotty flower and how you have 'coloured' it with snippets.
    Poor Dudley, he sounds so neglected after twice refusing to play with him ;) Never mind the grooming and the flea treatment...

  3. Super card and super pupdate! Xxx

  4. Sounds like the perfect card for Mia, beautifully done Di. It was neck treatment all round here last week as well, biggest problem is they always want to check out one another's necks afterwards as we're yet to find a way to prevent that. We lost Lily last week so there's a big gap and Friday Ben had to be put to sleep so it's been a sad few days.

    B x

    B x

  5. This is such a beautiful card which I'm sure Mia will just love. Love reading your Dudley pupdates - he is a treasure.

  6. I just LOVE the flower you created with all those circles! What a beautiful card for your granddaughter's 16th birhday!

  7. That's definitely modern yet feminine Di, perfect for a 16 year old. The Happy Birthday is wonderful x

  8. A lovely card Di and I'm sure Mia will think so too!
    Kath x

  9. OH! This is beautiful Di, I suspect Mia loved it, the little butterfly adds magic to this lovely card.

  10. This is a beautiful floral card, but as you say with a modern twist and perfect for Mia's birthday, and such pretty colours too. Dudley is so funny and tries hard to get his own way, but it is good that sometimes he can', but he is such a fun and faithful little chap that I can see why he is much loved. x

  11. It's a so sweet and darling card, I'm sure that your Granddaughter Mia has loved it so much! The flower you used is very beautiful and your pink circles are just perfect to cover the stamped ones!! It's a very inspiring card, too! Love the silver sentiment and that delicate butterfly!
    Ah ah!! How fun stories about Dudley and his BIG ego!! :D "Velcro dog" is a very fun name and I think it's appropriate, but this is the best of having him: a very devote and loving soul that fills your life with sweetness, laugh and play! :)
    Lots of cuddles to him and big hugs to you!

  12. This Di is a lovely card l cannot believe how the time has gone so fast too! nice use of snippets and a lovely designed card, l just love hearing about Dudley he always keeps you busy and he's so loving xx

  13. Lovely card Di I know it will be well received

  14. Such a pretty design and with my (currently) fav sentiment die.

  15. Absolutely stunning die cut flower on this card Di ... gives a CAS modern look but it is obvious a lot of effort has gone into assembling it - brilliant!
    Pauline xx

  16. Aaaw, so cute, I love reading about Dudley's antics! Please give him a cuddle from me!
    Your card is gorgeous, Di! Awesome use of your snippets for the circles - they really add a nice detail to the flower!

  17. A great use of snippets, Di, and I'm sure Mia will have loved the card.

  18. Your gorgeous flower is a very inspiring use of snippets Di! Love that you used a variety of pinks and what a great sentiment that is too. Dudley's efforts to get you to play amused me. Go to the hairdresser when you could be having a rousing game of Flippin' Honka? I can scarcely believe it!!! Hugs, Vicky xxx

  19. Gorgeous card! Oh that Dudley--such a character!


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