Sunday 26 May 2024

Sunday Snippets - Kitty Claws card

I made this snippets card from literally bits and pieces found easily to hand on my desk, no scrabbling around lifting heavy stuff just yet:
I used:

- 5.25" x 4" pale ivory linen card blank, side opening

- a snippet of pale ivory linen card, flipped to the flat reverse and stamped using a Stampendous 'Kitty Claws' stamp and a VersaFine Clair 'Morning Mist' ink pad

- the coloured snippets were already selected so I coloured the image using Polychromos pencils to perfectly match the green and rust coloured snippets - not that the camera confirms that of course!

- a snippet of sparkly rust coloured card was trimmed to form a narrow border and glued behind the trimmed image panel

- then a snippet of Tonic 'Inca Gold' iridescent mirror card was trimmed to add a narrow border behind the rust sparkly card layer, and glued in place (I favour Tonic 'Inca Gold' iridescent mirror card these days as it's such a pure colour and not at all garish as some gold mirror card can be) 

- trimmed a snippet of slightly corrugated green card (sent by a lovely blogger from The Netherlands) to just quarter of an inch smaller than the card front, ran a matching green 'Whispers' brush pen around the white edges and put it to one side the dry

- next trimmed another snippet of Tonic 'Inca Gold' card to just a tiny bit bigger than the green layer

- glued the green panel onto the gold one and then glued them onto the card front

- finally, added the small ;framed' image panel onto the card front, using thin sticky foam tape and a glue stick

- didn't add a sentiment - finished!

Apologies, I did use a lot of snippets but the leftovers were generally so tiny I didn't take a photo of them. I did add a touch of clear 'Wink of Stella' to Kitty's pompom after the photo was taken BTW.

I'd like to enter this card into:

May's 'Rudolph Days' Challenge HERE

The current 'Show Us Your Pussycats Challenge' HERE  is celebrating the 100th Challenge and remembering dear Ike, founder of the challenge, who left us in 2022.

Darnell's NBUS Challenge #62 HERE, the 'Kitty Claws' stamp was having its first outing

Dudley Pupdate: I've often said what a pickle Dudley is on car journeys - hollering for England non-stop. Earlier on in the week I had a post-op check-up on the first eye, which is progressing well. That exercise entails Len dropping me off, going back home and then doing it in reverse once I phone to let him know I'm ready to leave. Luckily, we don't live too far from the Clinic. So that's four car trips for Dudley per appointment - 24 trips in total by the end of this, if all goes as planned. 

Miracle of miracles, on the final two trips on Wednesday - there was hardly a peep out of Dudley. In fact, once he'd greeted me with his tail wagging like a windmill for the final drive home he curled up in his doggie booster box and went to sleep! We think that Sarn's theory that he's finally learning that whenever we go out in the car he always comes back home is spot-on! 

Sarn has just kicked off a new challenge over in the Snippets Playground HERE  Hope to see you on the swings - we have mixed weather so bring your shorts .......... as well as your wellies!

Love as always, Dudley Dog and me,


  1. Santa Claws is perfect! Love the sparkle and shimmer!

  2. A fabulous snippets card Di - and good girl for not doing any heavy lifting...
    Great to hear that Dudley is settling on your car trips - he's finally getting the message that it's ok to travel... he will always get home again

  3. Love your Santaclaws card Di, glad your eye is progressing well, and that Dudley was happier in the car, happy Rudolph day xxx

  4. Love that Christmas cat stamp. Great snippet cardstock choices too. Super card for multiple challenges.

    So pleased Dudley is starting to get the hang of car journeys. Makes driving much easier without the hollering!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  5. Super duper card, lots of snippet opportunities with this design too

    Fab tale of the lovely Dudders too - hope the eye heals well

    Happy Snippet Day


  6. That's one really cute kitty image and I love the 'corded' effect on that green card, something a bit different. Brilliant news that Dudley seems to be accepting that rides in the car aren't as bad as he thought. Perhaps he has memories of 'not so good' trips to the vet or the groomer in the past. Reckon we might need our wellies for the cheese and wine party 🙄

  7. This is just gorgeous Di the image is just the cutest x

    1. Thank you for joining in May's Rudolph Challenge good luck x

  8. This green background with the corrugation looks great and the rust coloured glitter card and the gold iridescent card layered together go beautifully with the Kitty Claws image which is fun and prettily coloured Di...a terrific seasonal make. Glad that it seems that Dudley is becoming a better traveller in the car which makes it less stressful for you and for him too. x

  9. That whimsical little kitty image is nothing but fun and I love that green background with the sparkly layer beneath it. Life sure is fun with a dog isn't it? There's never a dull moment :) Have a great week ahead.

  10. Great whimsical image Di makes a great card. Glad your post-cataract op appointments are going well xx

  11. How cute kitty love his hat and scarf and can image the sparkling pompom :) Love that corrugated green card, so elegant and perfect for Christmas, as well the gold and holographic mirror card!! Lovely prizes for the new challenge! Thanks to you and the sweet ladies!
    Dudley: "Repetita iuvant" -as an ancient Latin quote said- and I'm so glad to hear that Dudley learnt that you come at home after the car travels!
    Give five paws to him with lots of cuddles! A big hug to you!

  12. Great card - thanks so much for your continued support of the Rudolph Days Challenge.

    Helen x

  13. Cute, cute, cute, Di! Would you believe I actually have this stamp in my old wood-mount collection? Yes, I do! I haven't used it in ages but your card makes me want to pull it out. I adore my old wood-block stamps. Oh dear, now I'm reading that you're having some eye issues. So sorry to read this and also sorry that I am out of touch with what's going on with all of my blog friends. I hope all goes well with these drops and procedures. Dudley is so sweet and supportive and seems to know when he needs to be calm. What a joy! Sending lots of hugs, healing wishes, as well as prayers, dear Di.

  14. This is a fun stamp. Lovely but of shine and shimmer all round the edge. Your life is never dull with Dudley around . Let's hope he is learning.

  15. its very sweet card!
    Thank you for playing at SUYP/Cats only challenge
     Hope to see you again! Good luck!
    my blog: Bad Kitty's Craft Room  


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