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Sunday, 8 January 2017

A Birthday Card and Two Challenges

I suddenly remembered this morning that it was our Great Nephew's Birthday tomorrow and I hadn't made him a card yet, and with it being Sunday it's a new challenge over at Pixie's Snippets Playground. So with both of these things in mind I started rummaging in my scraps box. I found lots of small (but not too small) pieces of white card, plus a square piece that I had stamped something on and then abandoned it. Then I remembered that the new challenge over on the Allsorts Challenge blog was Dogs and/or Cats, and sitting in my cupboard were both the cats and dogs sets of stamps from Tim Holtz. As I have never inked any of these stamps I thought it was time to remedy this. The reason that I picked this dog over any of the others and the cats, is the fact that yesterday afternoon my sister turned up with her dog. I had just started chopping up some meat ready for dinner and this was the look that Luka (the dog) gave me thinking that I might throw a piece his way. I created an inky background using distress inks and then over stamped around the edges with a star swirl stamp from Stamping Up and an ink pad with luminous ink however it did not show up in the photo very well. I stamped the dog on a smaller piece of card and then coloured him with Aqua pens before cutting him out with the matching die.



Thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.

Sue

16 comments:

  1. Super cute, I'm sure that he'll love it. Your background is fabulous, superb blending. Hugs, Sandra x

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  2. Oh he is a super cute dog Sue and perfect for our Allsorts theme this week, thanks so much for joining in.

    B x

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  3. adorable, love the background blending and colours

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  4. hee hee - this makes me smile!!!! Love it Sue! Hugs rachel xx

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  5. Gorgeous card Sue - love the background, and the dog has such a cheeky look!
    I have pressed the 'follow'button :-) Lynn x

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  6. A super card Sue, a great image and lovely inked background.
    Pauline
    x

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  7. A stunning card, Sue! Great colours! I love it!

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  8. A brilliant card - that dog is fabulous. Managed to resist the dogs and cats so far (very tempted though I must say).

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  9. I just love these Tim Holtz doggies, your background is amazing!

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  10. Just love this Sue, the TH fun stamps are always a pleasure to view and use. Great background..xx{aNNie}
    Also thanks for entering this amazing card in our challenge of Cats/dogs at ALLSORTS CHALLENGES.X

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  11. Oh my goodness sue. This is lovely. I am drooling over that background and the dog is so cute.

    Can't wait to see you again. When we craft, I would love to try some backgrounds and scenes. I am going to dig out all my scene type stamps and dies!

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  12. oh this really is such a fun card Sue! Love the dog you chose - he sure is looking hopeful! Wonderful colours as well.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  13. Great fun card Sue. I have to confess I haven't inked my set of dogs up yet either!

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  14. Great card and love the stamp - my dog looks like this everytime someone is in the kitchen lol.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Cats or Dogs' challenge and good luck x Susan x

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  15. Really lovely project! Thank you for entering our challenge at Allsorts this week, hope to see you again.

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  16. Loving this background. Hope you will teach me how when we get together!
    Your dog is so darn cute.

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Thank you for taking the time to look, and your kind comments which are always appreciated.