Friday, 5 December 2014

A happy doggy birthday with Stampin' Up daubers

I love surprises, don't you? It was a friend's birthday on Wednesday and her lovely husband took her to beautiful Stowe Gardens for a walk with the dogs, then to lunch afterwards where he'd arranged for us to turn up unexpectedly! Naturally I brought along a little something for her - come and see:

Do you think this is the sort of card your dog might make you if he was allowed to rummage through your crafting stash? Er, no, I'm not about to find out if this is true either!

The paw print was made with Baked Brown Sugar ink and a sponge dauber - three daubs joined together for the pad and four single daubs for the toes. So easy to do! I pierced a frame around the panel and added a decorative strip of designer paper with some rhinestones for a touch of birthday sparkle!

I used the same paper to make a paper bow for my friend's present using Stampin' Up's Gift Bow Bigz die. My daughter made me get this die, so that she could decorate all her girlfriends' presents with paper bows, and I'm so glad she did - I love it! Change the colour to festive red and you have a perfect Christmas gift wrapping idea!

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Of course there is an alternative way of making today's card...

Take one small puppy, a muddy garden and some card stock. Mix well.

Have a wonderful weekend won't you. Unfortunately all the humans in our house have gone down with a tummy bug, so Eva and Tuppence will be looking after us I think! Hopefully I'll be back on Monday - see you then,


  1. I know they will take excellent care of you all, Vicky, and you'll be back in the saddle in no time! She is so stinkin' cute!! Oh ... adorable card and gift wrap, too, of course!! Hugs, Darnell

  2. What a fabulous and realistic pawprint Vicky!This card is right up my street!Eva is growing sooo fast-those paws will be huge in no time at all,hope you all feel better soon :) Nessa xx

  3. Such a fun card Vicky and such a clever your little bundle of fluffiness


  4. Love your use of sponge daubers on the card Vicky.

    Hope you and yours feel better soon. xxx

  5. Fab card for a doggy lover.

    Hope you all feel better soon!

    With love

  6. Gorgeous card and wrapping! I loved seeing all of you together! Hope you're all feeling better soon xxx

  7. What a clever card! Hope you all feel better soon. I'm sure Eva and Tuppence will do a great job!

  8. Absolutely adorable card as always and a brilliant use of those sponge daubers ! Hope everyone recovers soon
    Best wishes Jan x

  9. Genius! Love checking your blog to see what you have come up with. Hope you feel better real soon.

    Shirl (in Canada)

  10. Wow such a clever card Vicky, I just love the dogs paw...inspired ! Aww what a cutie puppy too.......I want a cuddle with Eva lol ;) Viv xx

  11. Love the paw idea with daubers...very clever, thanks for sharing. Hope you all feel better soon xxx


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