Thursday, October 7, 2010


Hello - I am a wee bit late in blogging this card this week - combine a slight family emergency, internet issues and a gorgeous grand daughter and there have been a few distractions to say the least!!

The image I was given to work with is an adorable wee pup - it is taken from a photo of a pup named Charlie - I have not met him, but he looks a sweetie - and that from a person who is not a dog lover!!  On this card he is dressed for Christmas, but he is also available from Priscilla Styles Store in just the jacket.

I coloured his jacket in the traditional red and green of Christmas, with gold accents. The border of his jacket and the pom pom on his hat had some sparkle added by using some clear Kindy Glitz.  His body was coloured with chalks.

The image was cut out using a Nestabilities lacey circle and then the red and gold metallic cords were woven through the holes. Again these were left over from my embroidery days (I still do some stitching, just not as much or as demanding...)

When I planned this card I had wanted to use some coloured, cuttlebugged panels where the gold panels are, but I don't own the embossing folder I wanted to use, and  could not borrow it, so I compromised by using the slightly textured gold paper instead.

I also had to be inventive when it came to the ribbons, as the sketch suggested buckles, and as I do not own any I used the metallic cords and made bows.  There is a story there too, as again I had to improvise as I do not own a bow-easy, so a kitchen cooking fork was used to get the same sized bows.  (Poor DH sometimes wonders of anything is 'sacred' when it comes to my card making!!)

And here is the finished result with some bling added.

This is being linked to the following challenges:
Midnight Madness Challenge #74
Fab and Funky Challenge #43 - use a digi image
The Creative Cottage Challenge #24 - bling it up
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Christmas has come early
A Spoonful of Sugar - Challenge #124 Sparkle and Shine
Oldie but a Goodie - All Creatures Great and Small
Karber Weekly Challenge#8 - use a digital image
Digital Tuesday Challenge #79 - Use Ribbon, buttons or bling with a digi image

Thanks for calling by, and your comments are treasured

May your day be blessed.


Lynne said...

What a cute little fellow he is! Thanks for joing us over at AG.

Francesca said...

What A wonderful card , Thanks for joining us at Oldie But A Goodie Challenge and good Luck!

Sandy O said...

OH, I love your card. The image is so cute and the touch of gold is perfect! The way you layered the cord looks so wonderful, I just may CASE it, lol

Thank you for joining us this week at Digital Tuesday Challenge.

Lisa Jane said...

what a cutie
Thanks for joining us at an Oldie but a goodie this week
Lisa ;)

Priscilla said...

Just A-DOR-A-BLE!! Can't get enough of this little guy. Your braining is a great touch too. Thank you for showcasing it in such a fabulous way :)

Maria Matter said...

super cute Maxine!
So glad you came to play with us @ Digital Tuesday!

Lovely Linda said...

Awww Maxine - you have done Charlie proud! He looks adorable! I love thr ribbons nd the fabulous colours you have used!! this is 'dog-gone' adorable!! Sorry - but it had to be said! LOL! I am loving this!! Thanks for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - we appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Sue said...

Hi ya
aww fabulous card, great image, lovely layout,thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Valerie said...

Cute card! I love the image and the paper you used.

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Maxine! This is gorgeous! Charlie looks so good in his Christmasclothes and your gold textured paper is to die for. Great job with the sketch and with showcasing Priscillas image!

Thanks for joining Midnight Madness Challenge. Your support is highly valued, and we hope to see you playing with us again real soon ;o)


Pat (mspfd) said...

This is fabulous Maxine. You really did a superb job on the challenge. The colors, your cute pup and wonderful design really are amazing!

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining our challenge Oldie But A Goodie with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

angelwhispers said...

How cute is he!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Anything Goes Love Chanelle xx

Jennifer said...

Hi. Am loving your digi creation! Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky! xx Jenny xx

Carol Hurlock said...

Look at how cute you have made this sweet little puppy. I love how fabulous he looks with these pretty ribbons and colors. Just beautiful.

Bear Hugs,

liza said...

such a cute card,thankyou for joining us at Oldie But A Goodie
love n hugs
liza xox

Fleur said...

Such a cute image
Thanks for joining our challenge at OLDIE but a GOODIE, hope you’ll join us again
Hugz Fleur xXx

Emma H said...

What a sweet little pup! Cute card, thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a cute Christmas card. You have shown off Priscilla's digi off beautifully. Denise MMDT