Friday, July 15, 2011


it's hard to see the bone button on the rosette
click on the photo to enlarge it
That's dog for Happy Birthday!  Who doesn't like our furry friends?  I'm always skeptical of people who don't like dogs, if they've been bitten or have allergies I can understand but I don't know how anyone else can resist a furry face.  As you can imagine most of my buddies have dogs and/or cats.  So, I've got a card ready to go for the next one's birthday.  Yeah for forethought and planning, two things I seldom do.

There's not much to point out about this card except for the stitching on the cross element.  My little sewing machine punched out, and I can't seem to fix it which meant I had to break down and get the big guns out.  So I hefted my trusty old Bernina out and decided to try one of the preset stitches, a double "x" or a quadruple zig zag not quite sure what you'd call it but it turned out to look pretty good.
don't forget the inside

Here's the deets:
stamp - Paper Pretties "Dog Gone Birthday"
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black"
paper - Stampin' Up "Crushed Curry", "Bermuda Bay" cs; DCWV "the Pet's Stack" dp
miscellaneous - copics; Nesties circle and scalloped circle dies; MFT die-namics jumbo scallop and scalloped scallop border and layered labels dies; Queen and Co Baby Blue rhinestones; mini brads; linen twine; the Cat's Pajamas rosette die; Stampin' Up ribbon; Taylored Expressions bling; doggie charm; bone button; sewing machine

Here's the challenges:
Paper Pretties PWC162 - Animals
Stampin' B #119 - Make a Card with Bling
Southern Girls #23 - Happy Birthday
Do You Stack Up DYSU#28 - Sew, Faux or Real
Creative Belli #121- Custom Made Belli (the rosette with bone button)
Ladybug Crafts Ink #35 - Summer Birthdays
Sweet Stampin' - Cute and Cuddly
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Some Stitching

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again.


  1. I agree - don't trust anyone that doesn't like dogs!!! Very cute card - such a cute doggie! The stitching is great - glad you brought out the big guns!!!

  2. How cute! And the stitching is perfect! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

  3. I love it!Thanks for joining us at LCI this month.

  4. Such a cutie sweetie...!

    thanks for joining us at sweet stampin' and good luck...!

    hugs Vicky xx

  5. This is supersweet. Fabulous coloring. Thank you for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  6. what a great image - love him

    Kitten DYSU team

  7. He's very cute! Love the colours you've chosen for your card, too. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

  8. Wonderful card and image!! Ever so cute...Thanks for playing along at Southern Girls. Karenxx

  9. cute doggy Chris, and such a lovely card
    thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

  10. Your card is as cute as can be! Love that image. Thanks for joining in the LCI challenge.

  11. Such a cutie! Love the colors! Thanks for joining us for the Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog Sew: Faux or Real Challenge! Please join us again for the next challenge!


  12. What a cute card. Very cute - and I agree with furry friends being irresistible. Super neat stitching on your card. Love the colors. Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

  13. This is so fun and cute!!! Thanks for joining the StampinB challenge this week and hope you'll come back and play again next week!


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