Tuesday, February 5, 2019

For a Very Special Person: Di Wray

A dog poster in honor of Di's sweet pup, Dudley.  ❤

Hi, Friends......

I am here with a pretty card to honor a wonderful lady: Di Wray. As many of you already know, Di is the wonderfully entertaining hostess over at Pixie's Snippets Playground where she recently celebrated 7 years of Playground Fun as she encourages us to use the snippets in our stash. 

The Playground is one of my favorite challenges because I have a ton of scraps (or snippets, as they are more charmingly known in the UK) and I love finding ways to use them. Di showcases a fabulous prize each fortnight with a beautiful card of her own making. Most of these prizes are generously provided by Di, herself, and posted all over the world. WOW! I have been on the receiving end of a number of these sweet gifts.....and some of them are among my most used stamps and dies!

Our dear blogging friend, Darnell, at djkardkreations masterminded a Thank You, Di, Blog Hop to honor and thank Di for all her kindness and generosity.

(I'm not quite sure where or whether to put commas in the "Thank You, Di, Blog Hop". Just between you and me, I don't think Darnell knows, either. Her blog post is titled: "Thank You DI Blog Hop". I always thought "DI" stood for Disability Insurance....which I might need if I try to do much actual HOPPING!! Hey, at my age...I might be nearly as thankful for some DI as I am for dear Di!!!)

So this card is for you, Di..........with my love and thanks for all your time, generosity, and the tons of fun over at the Playground! ❤❤❤

Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Sentimental: Gift stamp set
Versamark Ink
WOW! Embossing Powder - Opaque Bright White Regular
Winnie & Walter - True Dotty Heart Cutaways die set
Scraps of DCWV patterned cardstock
Scraps of Core'dinations cardstock in pink and kraft
Dollar Store Butterflies
Prima - Gold Doilies
Recollections Washi Tape
Neat & Tangled - Mint Satin Sequins (retired)

Hope Di likes my card and I hope YOU will check out all the other tributes to the lovely Di Wray over at Darnell's Hop. Come join us at the Playground, too!! This fortnight's challenge is up for you to play with your snippets. You will love Di's tales of Dudley, Parsnip, the backyard hedgies, the neighbor kids, and Len.


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Thank You, Di, Blog Hop
2. Butterfly Challenge #116 - Butterfly + K is for.... (I used Kraft cardstock, Kelly green, and Kobi...a pale pink magenta color.)
3. Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge #345

4.. Power Poppy - Creative Confetti Challenge - All You Need is Love 
5. Dare2BArtzy February Challenge - LOVE  
6. Die Cut Divas February Challenge - Love is in the Air
7. WordArt Wednesday Weeks #372-373 - AG
8. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper February Challenge
9. Papercraft Challenge #15 - AG opt Valentine or Love 
10. Card Mania Challenge #CMC113 - Love is in the Air
11. DL.ART February Linky Challenge - AG
12. Double Trouble Challenge #21 - Flowers + Butterflies 
13. Lost Coast Challenge #69 - Love and Hearts
14. Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - Dies/Punches or Hearts
15. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #82

16. MFT Sketch Challenge #422


  1. Hi Janis . . . long time since I popped over to see you, but I'm joining in with the Darnell's lovely Blog Hop for Miss Di.

    LOVE your pretty card and it's sure to be a winner with Miss Di as it's pink with luscious gold too.

    I’m running a “Homework Club” behind the bike sheds this week . . . come along for a little light refreshment! Still plenty of goodies to be hauled out of my satchel. Hic!
    Hugs, Sarn
    Stamping for Pleasure

  2. Love this card for Di. All the colours that she loves. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. FAB make, great use of snippets AND a doily! Top job

    Happy SNIPPETversary


  4. thats look like fun spa day!
    your card is so nice

  5. Hi Janis

    First of all, I burst out laughing at the doggy spa day photo - I just showed Len and he thinks it's brilliant too! Many thanks for your wonderfully kind words and for joining in the blog hop so sweetly organised by Darnell - as well as this amazing snippets card. I love the colours with the pop of gold - perfect! And of course it's super use of snippets as well.

    The blog hop was such a surprise. I really feel so blessed to have such lovely friends.


    Di xx

  6. :D :D That "SPA DAY" makes me giggling so much! :D Hope that Dudley will not try to enjoy the Spa!
    Wonderful and sweet card to celebrate Di! Love the gold and pink plus the green butterflies!

  7. Gorgeous card, brilliant use of snippets, love the touch of gold & doily. Emma

  8. What a lovely tribute, Janis, and BEAUTIFUL creation! I especially like the bright spring colors combined with the golden delights! So lovely! hugs, de

  9. Fabulous card and super snippets make xx

  10. What a beautiful snippets thank you card, Janis! DI will love it, lol! As for "just between you and me," did you really think I wouldn't read this, haha! The truth is the capital I on Di was a typo, but by the time I noticed it, I had already sent out that permalink to like 60 people and I didn't want them all confused by sending them another one over such a small thing. I really hated it when I saw what I had done. A lot of crafters use DI for Distress Inks so that's what I thought of! As for commas, like you I was taught to always put commas before and after names, but then I spent 45 years working for lawyers and they don't use that rule. Their bible for such things is the Greg Reference Manual, which I had to study to become a California Certified Legal Secretary. The thinking is it would just make briefs be nothing but commas because of all the names used throughout! So there you go! Thank you so much for joining in the thank you Hop for our Miss Di! Hugs, Darnell

  11. Not only did you grace us with a gorgeous card in honor of Di, but you even sneaked in a dog poster. Shhhh....we won't tell the kitties about this will we? A big gold star for you..and a gold doily for Di!

  12. Beautiful card, so bright and colorful and that gold doily is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble, and Di will love it.

  13. Love that gold doily and green butterflies-stunning card! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!

  14. Love those butterflies against the floral background. Thanks for sharing with the Double Trouble challenge :)

  15. Pretty card! Love the layering and all the butterflies!!! Thank you for joining the Dare 2B Artzy February Challenge! -Tasha ☺

  16. So beautifully done, love the golden doily and wonderful details!
    Thanks so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month where it's all about "Dies/Punches or Something with Hearts".

  17. Great snippets card. I love that name for scraps. :) So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  18. Fun card Janis. Great use of snippets. Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity. Hugz

  19. Lovely card - so many fun bits! Thanks for joining us at Lost Coast Designs!

  20. Just lovely - all the sparkle and glitter are wonderful. Nice selection of colors and embellishments. Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Design Challenge!

  21. Wow! Its gorgeous! Thank you for joining us! Jeanie -Scrapbookingmamaw @ Proud PB DT Member
    Be sure to join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges next time!

  22. How stunning is this?! Thanks so much for having fun with us in this month's Papercraft Business Challenge! Hope to see your work in March!

    - Erika from Papercraft Business DT Member

  23. The splashes of gold really make this creation elegant and special! I am sure Di will love it!

  24. What a beautiful card and a lovely cause. I'll have to check out the challenge sometime. And you are too funny - yes, I can't do too much hopping myself! Thanks for sharing with us this month at Papercraft Business Challenges.


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