Sunday 21 April 2024

Sunday Snippets - Penny Black Stickeroo to the rescue

It's been another one of those weeks here, where time just flies by. I suddenly realised on Friday that I needed to make a snippets card - having been focused on other cards, as well as other stuff going on here. I reached out for the little packet of Stickeroos that I keep close at hand, already mounted onto snippets of toning card - and within 30 minutes had produced this:

I used:

- 4.75" square pale ivory linen card blank - tent opening

- then die cut the Penny Black Stickeroo on its snippet backing layer of SU 'Certainly Celery' card using a Marianne Craftables 'Stitched Circle' die - CR1360. The Stickeroo is from the Penny Black 'Gentle Blooms' sheet of stickers BTW

- I then used a NBUS die from Gummiapan called 'Scalloped Pointy Border', bought a while ago in one of their sales, and cut part of the bottom of the card front away

- found a piece of deep teal blue card to pick out the colour of one of the flowers, trimmed it to 4.75" square and glued it to the inside of the card front

- finally, used thin sticky pads (and the glue stick trick) to adhere the image to the pale ivory portion of the card front - didn't add a sentiment as it's a 'general purpose' card

- finished!

I only used one snippet - the backing layer for the Penny Black Stickeroo.

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

- Darnell's NBUS challenge #61 - HERE - the Gummiapan Scalloped Pointy Border was having its first outing as well as the Marianne set of stitched circle dies. 

Dudley Pupdate: Before long, Dudley will need a bath as a slight doggy 'hum' is faintly there when you snuggle up really close to him. He has hair, not fur, therefore is less prone to 'doggy hum'. But, he's due an application of anti-flea and worming meds between his shoulder blades and we like to leave a week either side of that before any baths. So, I bought some proper 'doggy cologne' - which actually smells like baby powder, very much like his shampoo. On Friday I gave him a couple of sprays down his back to test it out and the result was hilarious. 

As a result we had wild 'zoomies' all around the house - followed by a lot of rolling and rubbing, same as after a bath! As well as some well choreographed wiggly hip moves! So funny .......... I half expected him to get up on his hind paws and launch into a John Travolta Saturday Night Fever Bee Gees 'You Should Be Dancing' routine! Never a dull moment. Check the link then imagine Dudley in John T's place! Snort. 😉

Remember, the results from Challenge #477 are now published in the Snippets Playground HERE. Hope to see you on the swings for the current challenge too as that runs for almost another week.

Love as always, Dudley and yours truly,


  1. Those PB Stickeroos are great when you need a quick card. Always lovely designs. Really like the scalloped die cutting and contrasting card at the bottom.

    Doggy cologne? Who knew! Sounds like it was a hit! Xxx

  2. Lovely simple card Di, and can imagine Dudley dancing 😃 xxx

  3. Great work with another of your so useful Stickeroos - very effective use of the V-shaped die. Late with my homework this time but it's on the way, promise!! Is doggy cologne really a 'thing' - whatever next 🤣

  4. Who knew stickers could make such pretty cards? This is a gorgeous CAS design and what makes it even better is how little time you spent making it. NJ

  5. A delightful, beautiful and lovely design for your card Di. Thanks for the laugh about Dudley. x

  6. A lovely card Di - Stickeroos to the rescue!
    Kath x

  7. Very pretty and arty card Di … love the stickeroo!
    Pauline xx

  8. This is a quick and lovely card Di, the stickeroo is so beautiful and absolutely love that Gummiapan scallop die, you made a so sweet and feminine layout pairing it with that blue cardstock!
    That doggy colony is portentous, it’ll make Dudley a bigger superstar than he already is! LOL. I imagined the scene and laughed a lot :D
    Happy five to Dudley for his performance :) and hugs to you!

  9. This is a lovely card Di and l just love the Stickeroo floral image and the layout love the Scalloped Pointy Border which is so effective and stitched edged circle just frames the Stickeroo perfectly x

  10. What a stunning card Di - that edging over the dark underlayer is the perfect and elegant 'finish' the sticker needs
    Dudley must have been a real sight after the cologne application

  11. This is stunning, it looks like watercolored flowers!


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