Sunday 17 December 2023

Sunday snippets and a decoupage Christmas card

A short while ago I made up some Katy Sue decoupage Christmas image panels. Then, after making one card, they were set aside, ready to assemble onto cards to be hand delivered locally. And here's one of them, for neighbours with three boys:

A multitude of sentiments, all made well in advance from snippets to make life easier

I used:

- 5.75" x 5.75" white card blank, side opening

- sheets of red and gold mirror card from a Craft Perfect 6" x 6" card pad - die cut using the Maximum Crafts 'SF6 Square Frame' pair of dies then glued in place onto the card front

- then used the red mirror card out fall from one of the dies to fill in the centre panel area and glued it in place - shucks, I originally thought I had a decent sized snippet for future use but it didn't look right without it

- then glued the decoupage square onto the centre of the card - always hard to capture the dimension of several layers, sigh. The black lines that looks rather like a set of jump leads on front of Santa's card are actually shadows cast by some of the edges of layers  

- final touch - a double layered sentiment in white from my huge pile of mini Merry Christmas dies - made in the evenings using snippets and my little Altenew die cutting machine to save time and effort later on. Glued to top left of the card.

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

Christmas Kickstart Challenge #81 where the theme is 'If it's Christmassy, link it up'

Dudley Pupdate: Len did a final trim of little Dudley - both of them can only take a certain length of time in one go and this second one was to whisk away any 'stragglers' from his first session. He looks enchanting and is so ready for his role in the Playground Pantomime Nativity Play! One big hint - if you do get to act with the little perisher - speak to me and I'll give you some scraps from his most loved Pedigree Calcium Bone Wrapped in 'Bacon' treats! He will be at your beck and call I promise! Little dog with an 'always looking for treats' attitude! 

Finally, and very importantly, the results of Challenge #468 are now published HERE. Do please come and play.

Love from both of us,

Di and Dudley (woof OR baa-baa-baa)!


  1. That’s a lovely snowy scene with a jolly Santa. Love all your snippets sentiments. Good idea to make a load in preparation.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  2. So beautiful and effective! Fabulous multitude of sentiments from your snippets, they are so useful!
    I promised just now to don't shear the little sheep if I will be a shepherd, and now Dudley is already sheared... Strange Jokes of life :D
    Hugs, it time to sleep for me!

  3. That card is beautiful! I am going to cut out sentiments ahead...out of snippets! What a great idea!

  4. That a beautiful card Di, so magical, and that’s a great tip. I’ve done a few, then often find they’re the wrong colour… I need to build my stash like yours! Xxx

  5. A beautiful decoupage image - Christmas summed up and what a great idea to prepare a stack of die cut sentiments, very 'time and motion' 😊

  6. Beautiful card Di the thick border really makes the image stand out and l love a bit of decoupage its stunning x

  7. A fabulous card Di and your red card looks gorgeous, such a rich colour x

  8. That's a great design on your card DI and I love the decoupage accents! Good on you for die-cutting all those sentiments to have ready for assembling cards! What a time saver that is when it's time to make cards!

  9. Another fun pup date! I do love hearing of the adventures of Dudley. What a lovely card and such a great idea to make up a stash of sentiments in advance - clever lady! Thanks for joining the fun at Christmas Kickstart, jo x

  10. That is very pretty Di and the frame around it looks fabulous, and you have been busy cutting loads of sentiments from snippets of different coloured cards..a great idea. It sounds like Dudley is all smartened up for Christmas and a leading part in the Playground Nativity. x

  11. Oh WOW, Di, this is stunning and so elegant looking! The decoupaged image is gorgeous and the mirror card makes it even more special! Your neighbours will be thrilled! Dudley will be as cute as ever in the Nativity Play! I'm planning to be there, with bells on!

  12. Oh boy would I love to be in the play with Dudley! Hope you all had a lovely Christmas! Your card is just beautiful & how smart to have all those sentiments ready to go!

  13. Hi Di ... still playing catch up here ... love this traditional Christmas card, and wow how organised are you cutting out all your snippet sentiments! I'm always shambling around looking for a it of co-ordinating card, and half the time i can't find one despite the size of my snippet mountain!!
    Pauline xx


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