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Wednesday, 5 November 2014

D is for Dog!

Good morning!

I'm happy to report a dry start to the day and the sun is trying to come out, although it is very cold.  Hope it will stay dry for our visit to the fireworks display this evening!

Today's card is day 4 and the letter D for the A-Z Christmas Challenge I'm taking part in over at Docrafts.  I've plumped for D for dog and I've gone for some non-traditional colours for a change.  The stamp was a freebie about this time last year and is Tilly's Christmas by Wild Rose Studio.  The stamp isn't particularly festive and with the colours I chose I thought I'd better choose a DP with some Christmas trees on it so there's no mistake lol.  Now that I've made this card I think I'll give it to my friend Kate and her family who have a gorgeous springer spaniel called Dileas (Gaelic for faithful) not unlike the wee pup in the image.

I've coloured the image with Promarkers to match the My Minds Eye Merry papers.  I LOVE MME papers but I'm not very good at using them I much prefer to just admire them rather than chopping into them but that's just me lol.  I've matted everything on to brown card to make the colours pop and added a paw print border with an EK Success punch.  The sentiment is another from my ever growing LOTV collection.  The image is quite big so there wasn't much room for embellishments so I've kept to a simple layout and finished it off with some pearls and brown gingham ribbon.

Thank you for visiting today and hope you'll bear with me as I make my way through the rest of the alphabet!

Hugs, Shona xx

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:


  1. Hi Shona, lovely card with a sweet image, lovely papers and colours. hope the fireworks were terrific, hugs Kate x

  2. This is adorable and so cute.. love it. Just perfect for our challenge at I ♥ Promarkers. Thank yo and good luck :) xxx

  3. A very adorable and cute card. Thank you for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

  4. Thank you for sharing more of your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for November and my Patterned Paper November challenge - hope to see you again soon x

  5. This is ADORABLE!! Wild Rose Images are always so cute and this one is no exception. Beautiful papers and the paw print border is perfect! Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.

  6. I love MME papers too, so I feel your pain for chopping them up. Great card, oozes cuteness.
    Thank you for joining in with the I love promarkers challenge this week.
    Jo xx