Monday 30 November 2020

Huskies, dashing through the snow

Hello, crafting friends!

What could be cuter than a husky? The answer is obviously five huskies! These particular huskies are from Clearly Besotted's Holiday Huskies, a set that made me realise just why this company is called Clearly Besotted! I am utterly besotted with these adorable pups romping about in the snow! 

I'm not really a fan of the slimline card (I know I'm a stick-in-the-mud!) but in this case I thought it would work well for my happy pack of huskies :) The background is really quick and simple: I masked off the bottom of a slimline card panel, sponged in a sky and added some fir trees from Stampin' Up's Waterfront.

The sentiment is one of several fun punning ones from Holiday Huskies. I stamped it in a bright red and added falling snow with Clearly Besotted's Snowy Day stencil and a white Posca paint pen. This is how happy Eva looks when it snows!

The huskies were stamped in grey ink, coloured with alcohol markers, fussy cut and arranged on the snow along the length of the card. I have melted with the cuteness of them!!!

I thought the huskies dashing through the snow would be perfect for Time Out's Quick challenge; I've used Blue, Snowflakes and Trees from the inspiration list at Festive Friday; and I also used the header at Jingle Belles for inspiration: the snowy sky, the fir trees, the red sentiment... but the bells have been replaced by cute puppers - sorry not sorry!!!

The husky on the left of today's card reminds me of Eva when she went to Agility classes. We were given a block of six classes as a thank you gift and when I took Eva along, she picked everything up very quickly. The only thing was, all the other dogs raced around the course in a competitive way; Eva ambled about, wagging cheerfully, hopping over jumps and having a good sniff in the tunnel, coming to me for treats but not having any sense of urgency whatsoever! There was a general atmosphere of disapproval but bless her, I was secretly rather proud of her independent thinking!

Sending hugs,


  1. Those Huskies are such fun Vicky, a good few years ago we saw them in their natural habitat and we were shown a litter of puppies, like little bundles of wool.

    B x

  2. Love your story about Eva,she's obviously got a mind of her own and does things her way. A fabulous ca love the huskies

  3. What a brilliant card, love the images and the gorgeous background.

    Kath x

  4. Adorable time five, Vicky! Love the scene and these happy pups!

  5. Hi Vicky, love your card, you may not be a big fan of slimline cards, but this one is perfect for the winter scene you created and the pack of huskies. Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday!

  6. Great card! Love your quick background and those huskies are just so so cute! Perfect use of the slimline format. Thank you for joining us at Time Out!

  7. Oh my they are having so much fun
    Just love it

  8. Greetings Vicky, the huskies are just adorable love the way they are running.

    Hugs Diane

  9. What a joyful card Vicky, a fabulous pack of huskies, a great scene and a wonderful story of Eva in her class LOL.
    Faith x

  10. what an amazing card. i love the huskies, especially! and i love how you've incorporated so many of the header elements and also made the card uniquely your own! so pleased you could join our JINGLE BELLES fun!

  11. So much fun....just love your sweet card, those puppies are adorable. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Time Out!

  12. love those husky tongues ... so very glad you joined our BANNER Holiday at Jingle Belles.

  13. The huskies are so Cute! Simply adorable card. Love the story about your Eva! Thank you for stamping along with the Festive Friday Challenge

  14. I gotta say, I wasn't into slimline cards either to start with but they do work so well with some particular designs, just like this one. Those little puppies are so adorable and love the soft grey colouring. The trees look so cool, did you hand draw those?? Its so perfect for our challenge and so glad you shared it with us at TIME OUT! I can just see Eva taking her time with the course, something Bella would do as well I suspect. I've never taken her to agility training but on the last day of our puppy class she totally surprised me by winning all the contests for quickest at responding to commands. Was such a proud Mumma!!

  15. Oh, those Husky pups are adorable for sure! Loved the story of Eva's agility class (our dog thought the tunnel was a perfect place to stop & lie down for a little break. *sigh*). But, always love them, no matter!

  16. That set is super cute and you colored them in so well ~ I love that Eva has her own pace bless her heart!


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