Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Get Along Little Doggie

I know my blog has been sadly neglected the last 4 months.  I finally cleaned my studio and feel the creative juices flowing already!  Today I made a card for my son's upcoming birthday.  I am in shock, to say the least, that I have a card made more than a week in advance!  So, on to the card....

I made this card to fulfill a whole list of challenges.  I used a great stamp from Whimsey Stamps called Get Along Little Doggie.  As always I painted him with acrylics.  My papers are Coordinations from Joanns.  I used a Cuttlebug folder called Spots and Dots to emboss the navy paper.  I added red Stickles to the band on his hat, and light blue Stickles around the edge of the image.  For the banner I simply used a font on my computer to print the letters and cut the triangles free-hand.  A piece of twine from my stash anchored to 2 matte silver brads forms the banner.

I made the banner on the inside the same way.  I stamped the edges of the red paper with a paisly border stamp from Fiskars.  The set is called Just Between Friends.  The paisley on the writing panel is from the same set.  I used a Martha Stewart corner punch for the corners of the blue panel.

On the back I used my custom stamp and the same paisley from the inside.

I will enter this card in the following challenges:

Sparkles - One for the Boys
Digi Tuesday - On the Farm
Cute Card Thursday - CleanSimple
Catered Crop - recipe (I used the colors red, blue and brown; I embossed; and I used twine.)
Cupcake Craft - Sketch
Stamp Something - Dog Days of Summer
Crafty Catz - Embossing

I think thats about it.  Thanks for taking a peek.

Blessings & Hugs


  1. This is a fabulous card Michelle, love the brilliant image, so cool, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  2. Too cute Michelle, such a sweet image and fab bunting detail! Thank you for playing along with Cupcake on our special birthday week :) Donna x

  3. Very cute!! Thanks for joining us in the Sundays with Crissy Challenge!

  4. What an absolute cutie! Gorgeous image. Thanks for joining the fun at Cupcake this week. x

  5. Gorgeous hunni. thanks for sharing with us at Sunday's with Crissy ♥ ♥ Pops x

  6. Aww, this is so cute Michelle, and a great come back! Love the bunting you made.

    Many thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Craft Challenges on our birthday week!


  7. FAbulous card,I love the bunting and colours, thanks for joining us at Digital Tuesday,hope to see you again,Karenx

  8. This is totally fabulous that is one of my all time favourite images and you have coloured him beautifully the banner is super I love it thank you for joining us at Digital Tuesday this week.
    Lorraine x

  9. Oh Diggity Doggies! What a cute card inside, outside and backside! Love the banner and that cute doggie. Thanks for sharing it with us at Catered Crop, and don't forget to come back to vote.

  10. OMGosh this is one adorable creation, I love the papers and the image is adorable, Fabulous embossing too

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, for our challenge 95 Emboss it

    I have some Calorie free Candy if you are interested.

    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0) x

  11. This is so amazing. Wonderful design. I have worked for the Plastic card printing and designing company and this design inspire me so much. Thanks for sharing.