Wednesday 23 December 2020

Christmas Walkies

Hello, crafting friends!

Have you seen the Clearly Besotted Howl It's Christmas set? As a dog walker, it would have been criminal to have denied some of my customers the sight of a choir of pups singing 'Walkies in a Winter Wonderland' so it found its way into my shopping basket! Come and see:

I chuckled the whole way through making this card! I started by stamping Clearly Besotted's Picture It Christmas stamp onto a card panel, masked it off and inked in a sky using distress ink. The background was coloured with alcohol markers and I added more ink in the foreground before trimming it to size with a Heffy Doodles stitched rectangle die.

Just look at the pups! Jenny, one of the two sisters who own Clearly Besotted, is an incredibly talented designer, and the angelic expressions on these little faces are surely drawn from life! I stamped them, coloured them and fussy cut the choir, then set them aroo-ing on the icy foreground, using dimensionals to pop them up.

The sentiments in the Howl It's Christmas set are so funny and punny (Bark the Herald Angels Sing or Santa Paws is Coming to Town anyone?!) but also come in a beautiful cursive font. I chose Walkies in a Winter Wonderland for mine, cackling like a hen the whole while! A few highlights with a white Posca paint pen and the card was done.

I am linking up with Christmas With The Cuties with this card; also Kickstart Christmas with the If It's Christmassy Link It Up challenge; and Watercooler Wednesday where Anything Goes.

Do you remember the Baroness? The elderly boxer who sadly passed away a month ago? I have been missing her, as Eva and I walk around the countryside and of course everywhere there are memories of her. Well, yesterday I had a phone call from a lady with severe arthritis who is struggling to walk her dog. I went to meet her today and took the little dog out with me and Eva...

Meet Florence, an eight year old boxer who is the friendliest little soul! She and Eva kicked up their heels and romped through the fields together, despite the torrential rain. I am so happy to have her on board - it feels a little like the spirit of the Baroness has come to us.

Sending hugs,


  1. What a fun choir, Vicky! Looks like Eva & you have a new friend. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!

  2. Your Walkie Christmas card is adorable and so beautifully colored, Vicky. I love their sweet howling faces and your wonderful Winter scene. What a wonderful gift to have Baroness 2 join your walks. Baroness must be smiling in dog heaven:-) TFS your photo and story. Merry Christmas and Happy Healthy New Year. Love and Hugs...Nancy

  3. Gorgeous scene
    Glad Eva has found a new friend

  4. Utterly adorable, I can see you enjoyed it, such a fun and very fitting card for your customer friends. It made me smile, as did the picture of 3 happy walkers, despite the rain xxx

  5. Vicky your howling puppies are adorable and I love the little scene that you have created! You were brave to take on yesterday’s weather but you were at least dressed for it - a handsome new playmate too! Merry Christmas wishes to you!

  6. Cute card Vicky - and what a lovely story about the doggy!
    Happy Christmas. xx

  7. Absolutely pawfect card for dog walkers or dog lovers everywhere!

    So pleased Eva's found a new Boxer friend in Florence.

    You look well-set-up for the weather.

    I think Hygge will be needed by the end of the week don't you?


  8. An absolutely adorable scene,love the critter choir and fabulous sentiment,pleased that you and Eva have a new companion on your walks

  9. Awww - what a cute choir of canines. Love it.

  10. Such a pretty scene, and just perfect in light of your dog walking fun! Thanks for playing at Christmas Kickstart, Jo x

  11. Beautiful card, Vicky. So glad you've found a new friend... and it's great to see you, albeit covered up ;) xoxo

  12. This card is adorable! I love the expressions and little hats too. Nice to meet Eva's new buddy Florence ~ Blessings

  13. Such a fun scene! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge-Kath-DT

  14. Love it and that sentiment, brilliant! You've created the perfect background for those pups! So glad you joined us at Christmas with the Cuties!

  15. Thank you for sharing this cutie with us at Christmas with The Cutie Pies. Sarah DT


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