Sunday 4 February 2024

Sunday Snippets - wine anyone?

There's a new Challenge being run by Sarn, over in the Snippets Playground HERE

My snippets card for today went through a couple of rethinks, before I ended up making this:

Two small black leftover snippets after die cutting the bottle and glasses, twice

I used:

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

- first of all I die cut a ' wine bottle with wine glasses' outline shape twice, using an unnamed die that's been languishing here for ages waiting to be used, then layered them on top of one another using a Zig glue pen. I used some leftover snippets of black card, squirrelled away from a delivery of Royal Mail postage stamps a couple of Christmases ago! 

- piece of white card onto which I stamped the background words, using Gummiapan's 'wines' background stamp (bought in a sale and now seems to be discontinued) and VersaFine's Clair 'Tulip Red' ink pad

- next, stamped the sentiment using a piece of grid-lined acetate on top of the stamped background to line up the small stamp properly and do some test runs before actually printing onto the card panel - for which I used the 'Carpe Vinum - Seize the Wine' Gummiapan stamp and VersaFine's Clair 'Nocturne' ink pad

- only then, did I die cut the main panel (using a die from a lovely set by 'The Works' - bought a long while ago for minimal outlay and so useful)

- then used a snippet of silver mirror card - brand unknown - to trim a 'frame' to fit behind the main stamped panel. There was so little left of the piece I used that the slivers went straight into the waste bin

- added the 'wine bottle and glasses die cut' using Stix2 Micro Dots and gently rolled over them with a Tim Holtz small brayer to be sure they were fully adhered

- glued the front panel onto the silver outline using Collall All Purpose glue

- then added the entire front panel onto the card front using thin strips of self-adhesive foam tape - and the glue stick trick

- all finished!

The stamps are lovely, but they're unmounted red rubber - hence the extra things I had to bear in mind and do to line them up properly. Also having to use a glue stick or similar to adhere them to the Misti lid was more messy than clear stamps for sure!

I do love the clever background stamp (in hindsight, a deeper wine red might have been better but I didn't want to lose the impact of the die cut) and the sentiment did make me smile - a lovely play on Carpe Diem (Seize the Day).

I'd like to add this card into Darnell's NBUS Challenge #59 HERE. The 'wine bottle and glasses die' plus both Gummiapan stamps were having a first outing.

Dudley Pupdate: It's been a rough week here with Len becoming more unwell with what initially seemed like a tummy bug. He's now in hospital for at least a couple of days for tests etc. Dudley stayed beside him so much - providing his own special support - he certainly has a little invisible nurse's uniform hidden away! Right now, the little guy is spending most of his time sitting, or lying, at the top of the stairs watching the front door - just waiting for Len to come home. And he even left half his evening meal today, a sign that he's probably pining. 

With love from Dudley and myself, 


  1. Oh Di I’m so sorry to hear about Len, you must both be pining for him. I hope they get him well and back home soon.I love your card, and I love the play on words, it’s so cool! Xxx Thinking of you 🤗

  2. A really great card for a wine lover, especially the fun sentiment. I hope Len is back home with you both very soon, take care xx

  3. I'm really sorry to hear the news about your hubby, best wishes that he get well and return home soon! Poor Dudley, he has a heartfelt and tender soul!! Talk to him and tell him that Len will be back soon, I’m sure he’ll understand, he’s very smart.
    Please, make additional cuddles to him from me!!
    Your card is delightful, love so much the whole design and that stamped panel matches so well with the beautiful bottles and glasses!
    Big hugs!!!

  4. I'm sending lots of love and hugs your way and plenty of get well wishes to Len. Hope he gets home soon. ❤️

    Love your snippets card and that fun play on words sentiment. Just perfect! xxx

  5. So very sorry to hear that Len is in hospital and hope all will be well .... and soon. Not surprised to hear that Dudley played nursemaid

    Fab make today and I like your chosen colour too

    All the best


  6. A lovely creation Di. Just replied to you re Len.

    B x

  7. So sorry Di to be reading that Len is in hospital l hope the tests reveal what the causes are and that the meds sort him out pretty quickly so he will be home Soon not surprising Dudley is waiting at the top of the stairs dogs are so loyal, your card is stunning l like the image and as you say getting it right can be a nightmare you managed it perfectly and the background is a stunner too Di love it x

  8. Hi Di,
    oh I am sorry to hear about Len I do hope he is soon out of hospital and on the mend.
    Sending big hugs to you and Dudley to try and help.
    Love your snippets card and the design is fantastic with that background stamp and the die cut wine bottle and glasses.
    Will try and join in the challenge this time as I am doing more blogging this year.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  9. A lovely card Di and it would be perfect for so many people I know! I hope Len is home soon with you and Dudley.
    Kath x

  10. Hi Di
    So sorry to read that Len is in hospital at the moment. I hope that he is being looked after well and that he will be discharged home soon.
    A day feels like a week when in hospital!
    A great card suitable for the ladies or the gents!
    Take care.
    Love Jules xoxoxo

  11. Sending my best wishes to Len, I hope he is home with you and Dudley soon. Great card too.

  12. Sorry to hear Len is poorly, sending get well wishes ... I'm sure Dudley isn't the only one pining for him! Xx
    Love your card, that was very clever to stamp your words in red, really makes your dies pop.

  13. I love the background stamp in red with all the words connected to the different wines, and the black outline wine bottle and glasses look wonderful over the top Di...a brilliant card. So sorry to hear that Len is unwell and in hospital but hopefully the tests will show the cause of his illness and that he will soon be home again. Of course Dudley will be missing him too and will be so pleased to see him home, as of course will you. x

  14. Oh Di, what a difficult time for you all - Dudley included.
    A stunning card - when I have unmounted stamps like that I use double sided tape, or some removable roller glue tape... they generally work well. Your die is a stunner!!

  15. Sending you lots of love. I do hope all goes well with the tests for Len. Big hugs to you and Dudley. Your card is very stylish, Jo x

  16. I love how you put this clever card together and it makes me long for a glass of wine and I don't even much care for wine LOL I am so sorry to hear Len isn't well and in the hospital. I do hope and pray he recovers quickly and I'm sure Dudley does too. Sending hugs your way.

  17. First, Di, I'm very sorry to hear that Len had to be hospitalized for tests. As today is Friday, I do hope he is home again and that he has found some answers and a smooth resolution so he is soon good as he was.🙏 As for your card, well done! I think the composition and the tone of the red are perfect and I love that touch of silver with the mat! Thank you for inspiring everyone to use their NBUS! Carpe Wino and big hugs to Dudster! Hugs, Darnell

  18. Dear Di, I am so sorry to hear that Len has been poorly. It's always horrible to have to go to hospital but especially to stay in. I expect you and Dudley are missing him terribly and that he can't wait to get home. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Your card is stunning. I love the background in red and those wonderful die cut bottle and wine glasses - so graphic and striking.
    Sending hugs, Vicky xxx

  19. Well, not that it was in doubt, but clearly Dudley adores his dad! So hard for our little guys when someone is sick or not home as expected. Hoping all is much better now, dear friend. Your card is quite clever and fun! Big hugs and a cuddle for Dudley, Greta

  20. Sorry Di I have been so tardy in offering my sympathy that Len has had to be in hospital .. as I've mentioned before I can only comment on your blog from my PC and last weekend I was away so only had my ipad to hand. and didn't visit you ... then got distracted! it must have been a really worrying time for you ... glad to see on your next post he is back home now, and fingers crossed he will improve steadily.

    Fabulous card by the way - great use of the outline drinking glass ides with the pop of colour in the background stamp.
    Pauline xx


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