Friday, 19 April 2013

Happy Day Storytime Friends pup!

The cue word at Addicted to CAS is 'Friend' and I've been mulling it over all week without any success. But yesterday, I had a lightbulb moment when my oldest son came in wagging his tail (not literally of course!) and thought of man's (and woman's) best friend - the dog. Come and have a look:

Card made with Storytime Friends from Stampin' Up

How cute is this little chap?! He's from Stampin' Up's Storybook Friends, a stamp set full of sweet animals. He's been stamped onto watercolour paper using black stazon ink and then coloured in Soft Suede ink. I scored a line under him and washed in a sky above it and grass below before stamping the sentiment from Friendly Phrases.  The little scene was cut out with a circle punch and I added a bit of linen thread for a bit of manly interest!

Close up of dog stamped with Storytime Friends from Stampin' Up

I've fallen in love with this little pup and I think he deserves a bit of a close up! I was imagining him careering around and so naturally I gave him a ball to play with! Let's hope he has a happy day - we're having sausages for tea so you never know, someone might smuggle a spare sausage under the table for him!

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Stamps: Storybook Friends, Friendly Phrases
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Riding Hood Red, Black stazon
Card stock: Crumb Cake, watercolour paper
Punches: 2 1/2" and 3/8" circle punches
Other: Linen thread, Simply Scored, stamp-a-majig
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It's a good thing Tuppence can't read otherwise she would be outraged at me wasting blog space on a mere dog and give me one of her Resentful Looks. And we wouldn't want that! Here's a photo of her giving one of her RLs to my husband, who had the temerity to sit in a chair she'd had her eye on. Do you see what I mean? Really, we are a sad disappointment to her!


Hope you have a lovely weekend - oh and if you're in the Buckingham area on the FOLLOWING Sunday, 28th April, why not take a trip to Tingewick village hall where there's going to be an exhibition of patchwork and quilting? There'll be some amazing work on display and for sale, and I'll be there selling some of my cards to raise funds for Arthritis Research UK and Medical Detection Dogs. It would be lovely to see you!

Hugs,

19 comments:

  1. Oh, indeed, if looks could kill, your Mister would be toast!

    Your card is so adorable, Vicky! It reminds me of the old "See Spot Run" books I learned to read with 150 years ago!!

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  2. Great card Vicky. love the image you coloured so beautifully - and the 'candi ball' is a perfect addition.

    Wow though, Tuppence is really giving a stern look there, so funny! :)

    Hugs, Di xx

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  3. This just made me smile Vicki, too cute!

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  4. This card is right up my street Vicky ! I love the little dog-and you have created the perfect scene for him to play in.
    Love how you have made it look like an old fashioned storybook with your water colour washes-perfect.
    Poor Tuppence having to play second fiddle to puppy-they are SO aloof these kitties arn't they ?Catty is always the same(looking down her nose at us) LOL!
    Nessa xx

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  5. What a sweet card Vicky, I love this happy little chappie running after his bouncing ball!

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  6. Lovely card Vicky. Your cat looks so like mine that died last year its quite uncanny!


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  7. Lovely card Vicky and such a sweet little dog...he looks great against your Kraft card

    Anne

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  8. I am in love with all of the images in that set but I think the puppy must be my favourite, he's so sweet. Don't they remind you of images we had in our school reading books when we were young? Lovely card, and so clever to add the ball.

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  9. Gorgeous card and what a clever idea to score a line. Looks fab, too. We have a cat whose hard stares can reduce you to dust. I'm sure she means well. No, I'm not actually. She resents all of us apart from hubby; she luuurrrrrves him.

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  10. Cute little puppy card. Love the way you are so clever with your scoring tool. Love the retro card previous too. Just letting you know I have given you another mention on my blog. (for such a sweet tiny little card would you believe!) Vx

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  11. Cute card - lovely little stamp set and so underused - so nice to see a pretty card made using it ! I keep meaning to make a card with it as the reason I bought this set was that the puppy was so like my Lilly !!! Oh for more hours in the day ! Have a lovely weekend ! Hugs Jane x

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  12. Such a cute puppy Vicky, love how he's chasing the ball:) The photo of Tuppence made me laugh, one of our cats used to sit in front of us and stare until we got up and then he settled himself on the chair giving us a baleful look!
    Val x

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  13. Such a cute little pup - good job the cat didn't see it or I sense she'd have shred it to pieces! I thought ours gave evil looks but yours is the master!
    Tara
    x

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  14. A beautiful card Vicky and it has a real nostalgic feel to it. Love your clever addition of the ball and the great movement the card has. Thanks so much for persevering with the card as it's so cute and for taking the time to join us at ATCAS.
    Wishing you a lovely weekend and good luck for the weekend.

    Marie

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  15. A brilliant card Vicky, wonderfully coloured. The little puppy is just adorable, I love his little ball.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  16. That is a very cute card indeed!
    Oh I know that look very well - cats do resentment and outrage soooo well.
    Haven't been to Tingewick in many many years. Hmmm, memories of teenage parties in that village hall - I'll say no more! xxx

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  17. Great card Vicky, that image is adorable.

    Love that pic of your cat, she certainly doesn't look impressed!

    Kat xx

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  18. He's the sweetest little pup Vicky and he really does look like he should be chasing a ball!!! Love how you watercoloured him too :0)
    What an expression on tuppence's face..... Talk about cattitude!!
    Jenny x

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  19. What a cute puppy card Vicky. I can see why your cat is jealous!

    Good luck with your sale. I suffer with Rheumatoid Arthritis and donate to them when I can, so thanks for your help.

    Bev x

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x