Sunday 12 May 2024

Sunday Snippets - every picture tells a story

I pulled out a snippet of navy blue pearlescent card and a few snippets of 'Pale Ivory' linen effect card to make my snippets card for today:

Very sorry, no photo of the snippets this time - they were rather unexciting and had been disposed of before I thought to take a photo!

I used:

- 5.5" x 4" pale ivory linen effect card blank, tent style

- snippets of the same pale ivory card as well as snippets of Tonic's 'Navy Dazzle' card stock for the remainder of the card

- used a NBUS set of Waffle Flower dies called 'Wooden Frame' to die cut and emboss the main rectangle as well as the oval frame from navy blue card snippets - set those aside for now

- dry embossed a snippet of pale ivory linen effect card using Cuttlebug's 'Script' folder, trimmed it to fit to the back of the navy rectangular frame and adhered it in place, before setting it to one side again

- out came the Misti and I stamped the flower and the bee, using VersaFine Clair 'Morning Mist' ink - on the reverse side of the pale ivory card (no linen effect on the reverse, which is handy). The stamps are from a NBUS set of stamps by Hobby Art, called 'Happiness Blooms'

- then stamped the sentiment in readiness, using the same 'Morning Mist' ink pad and a stamp from the fabulous Funky Fossil 'Making Memories' set of stamps - NBUS and set to be a favourite here - on the reverse side of the pale ivory card again

- die cut the sentiment using the oval frame die from the 'Wooden Frame' set of dies - so that the piece would sit perfectly in the oval frame aperture. I did need to cut a smaller oval by hand to back the piece, for adhesion and stability

- coloured the stamped flower and bee using Polychromos pencils and Sansodor blending solution. The bees wings are the palest blue, winked with clear Stella, pretty!

- trimmed the flower and the bee images using tiny Fiskars scissors to leave a narrow white outline 

- at that point I added the rectangular frame to the card front, using thin strips of foam tape and the glue stick trick

- next popped the flower in place, using mini glue dots, to cope with the embossing -  then the bee using a small piece of thin foam pad

- then came the stamped sentiment oval - added using thin strips of foam tape below the rectangular frame and a glue pen for the top portion to keep it all level

- final touch - some tiny Memory Box clear Fairy Drops! I love these!

The card is slightly under USA A2 size as I decided, before assembling it, to trim the A2 card by one quarter inch from one side - glad I did that for better balance!

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

- Darnell's NBUS challenge #62 - HERE . The two stamp sets and the set of frame dies are all NBUS. 

Dudley Pupdate: Arnie is still his doggie bestie! They met up on Wednesday as Arnie was on his way home and Dudley was just setting off for a walk. The non-stop hugging and dancing was such a delight to watch. It went on until they both flopped down on our driveway, totally worn out!  

Mind you, Dudley ended up in Len's bad books on Saturday - little scamp managed to find a hedgie 'calling card' in the back garden and was in ecstasy, rubbing all over it right down one side! Len was pretty cross, didn't take any prisoners and just cut away the offending patch of hair! From a recently shorn Dudley as well! I daren't even take a look. I suspect he (Dudley of course) is headed for a bath ............ anytime now!

Remember, I've just kicked off a new challenge over in the Snippets Playground HERE. Hope to see you on the swings, goodness knows what Sarn has in her satchel this week! If it chinks and sounds like a bottle of hooch - I'm confiscating it! 

Love as always, Dudley Dog and me


  1. Hee hee - way ahead of you - have wrapped cloths round the bottles!!!! Oops - forget I told you that!!!

    Love everything about this pretty card.

    Oh dear - looks like both Dudley and I will keep each other company on detention!!! Xxx

  2. What a wonderful way to use the frame on the card! Love the idea.

  3. The pink bloom is so delicate and always think a frame sets off a crd beautifully.

    Hedgies, we have a few, Labs don't bother with them but Poppy the Terrier just barks and barks, usually at night when it's dark and it's a special bark reserved for hedgies so we always know what's going on.

    You asked what's my fav in the AF, most definitely cheese scones. Some guy decided if he started to decorate my craft room it would ensure I didn't try to do what I shouldn't after hospital. So in frustration I've been playing in the kitchen. Normal scone mix, lots of cheese, bit if mustard and onion powder, plenty of extra cheese on top and wow, we're hooked. Taste totally different to those cooked in the conventional oven.

    B x

  4. Lovely card, perfectly framed, so pretty. Poor Len 💩, we get badgers, but fortunately they must do their business elsewhere 😂 xxx

  5. Great use of the wood effect frames to show off that pretty flower. Hopefully the extra trim and bath will deter Dudley from any more rolling in the ?!*% 🤣

  6. A sweet card, Di. love that week flower, and you have coloured it so prettily.
    Oh that Dudley can be naughty at times... he certainly keeps you on your toes!

  7. Very pretty card Di, love your pretty flower and all the embossing, p,us I love those fairy drops too!!

  8. That's a lovely card Di! I like the embossed frame.
    Lia xx

  9. This is so pretty Di lovely flower added and the frame you made using the pearlescent card is stunning and l just love Dudley's updates yes l reckon a bath was on order enjoy your Sunday xx

  10. A DELIGHTFUL make and the frame finishes it beautifully

    Happy Snippets Day and hugs to Dudders!


  11. Love, love, love this card! Fabulous faux wooden frames and that flower with the cute bee looks awesome. A so elegant card, but sweet too!
    Dudley is jealous of the hedgies, they are on his own territory, so rubbing himself on their "business cards" LOL :D is an act of conquest, meaning he wants to take possession of them. Either with him or against him! : D
    Surely the moment I write Dudley will have already passed for the torture of the bath!!! : D
    Sending him lots of cuddles and hugs to you!

  12. Your card is just beautiful and I can only sit and cringe trying to imagine Dudders having to take another bath again so soon! Good luck!

  13. This is a beautiful card Di and I love the prettily coloured coneflower and bee, and the embossed script makes a great background, and the blue woodgrain suits it perfectly. Sorry to hear Dudley is in trouble for getting himself in a rather messy and smelly hope he enjoyed his bath. x

  14. Beautiful card, like the layering of your nicely colored image and sentiment!

  15. Great card Di - love the frame, it sets off that beautiful flower perfectly and the sentiment is gorgeous with its little heart!
    Hope all is going well at your end .. .. and Dudley is back in good books again! LOL!!
    Love Jules xx

  16. Beautiful card, Di. I love how you’ve framed the lovely flower.
    Looking forward to hearing about what mischief Dudley gets up to next. He certainly keeps you and Len on your toes. 🤣
    Liz xx

  17. And your picture tells a very sweet story, Di! It's just lovely! Thanks for joining NBUS again and as you used dies, I'm 📌 to my I.D.E.A.S. Board! That Dudley! He certainly keeps Len on his toes! (Ha, I just looked up above and see that Liz said the same thing!!) Hugs, Darnell

  18. amazing frame, I love it.
    I adore Dudley :)


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