In memory of Ruby the Westie


Gabriel & Co. fine jewelry

Hello, crafting friends!
I am very proud to be guesting at Pixies Snippets Playground today, particularly because it is a Ruby’s Memory challenge. Ruby was a little Westie rescued by Lynne In NI, one of the Playground’s regulars. The little dog was a much-loved family member for many ears before sadly passing in December last year. Di from the Playground decided to set up a challenge in her memory, where players could donate prizes and Di would match the amount as a donation to the charity that rescued Ruby.
The challenge is to make a card using up snippets of paper and/or card and any other little snippets you might have lying about. My card uses the last of some free papers I got from this year’s Stampin’ Up Sale-a-bration promotion. 
I loved the leafy paper and this is the very last piece! It was trimmed to size with a stitched rectangle die from Heffy Doodle. The sentiment is from WPlus9’s Strictly Sentiments 2, stamped on an offcut of white card and cut out with a nesting label die from The Works. I’ve definitely stamped it wonkily but, as I said to Di, that seems appropriate for the times we’re living in!

The flowers are cut out of another of the papers and I think they look so chubby and cheerful! There’s always a design in a pack of papers that you’re not so keen on and cutting elements out of it can often be a great way to use it.
As a little extra, I made a little Sour Cream container with another off-cut of paper and decorated it with one of the left-over cut-out flowers. These take very little paper and are so useful as gift wrapping for small gifts.
The prizes I donated are the sentiment set I used on my card, as well as the cutest little doggy set from Clearly Besotted called Dog Years.  To win them, you simply need to complete three steps:
• Click HERE to go to The Snippets Playground
• Use the Linky Tool there to enter ONE card using snippets of designer paper and/or card
• Leave a comment stating that you’d like to enter the prize draw. 
CHALLENGES
I’m linking this card up with Dawn’s Occasions challenge at Watercooler Wednesday. Addicted to Stamps and More also have an Any Occasion challenge so I’m also playing along there.
AND IN OTHER NEWS
About four months ago, we met a little dog on the fields at the back of our house. She was found with her siblings in a cardboard box, abandoned on a Romanian street, and was rescued, brought to England and homed with a lady who lives locally. When we met this pup, she was terrified, hiding in a hedge and barking hysterically. I have never known any dog be able to resist Eva though and, sure enough, this little dog quickly understood that she was no threat. Humans though were a different matter and the dog made it quite clear that I was to keep my distance. It has been four months since we first met this dog and I can report that yesterday, for the first time, she came up to me, tail wagging, and allowed me to pet her. I am as proud as can be!

Sending hugs,

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