Saturday 9 January 2021

Happy birthday gorgeous girl!

Hello, crafting friends!

I think it's always lovely to celebrate a birthday with a picture of your best friend on a card - especially when the bestie in question is an adorable dog! 

I didn't have any stamps that look like her except this one from the choir in Clearly Besotted's Howl It's Christmas. So I stamped the whole choir in SU Crumb Cake ink, added her kind of tail with the matching marker and coloured her with alcohol markers before carefully cutting her away from the rest of the choir. The edges of the cut-out was carefully coloured with the SU marker to give it a 'finished' look.

The best place for a pup is a walk in the countryside, so I took a small card base, positioned a circle template on the front and sponged pale yellow ink into it. Without moving the circle template, I placed the grassy part of Funky Fossil's Scenic Border stencil over it and sponged brown ink inside. The stencil was moved down and the process repeated to get a nice textured ground. The little dog was placed on dimensionals on the background and the card was finished with a sentiment from Clearly Besotted's Fly With Me, stamped onto sponged cardstock and trimmed with sharp paper snips.

So pleased that this card made the AAA Birthday Challenge's Top 3!

I'm linking this card with AAA Birthday Challenge where they want to see a stencilled background this month; I'm also joining in at Addicted to Stamps and More, which has morphed into a fortnightly challenge and this fortnight it's Make Your Mark.

Here's the young lady that inspired today's card. Isn't she a beauty?

And look at the card again - can you even tell the difference? Lol!!

Sending hugs, 


  1. Absolutely Beautiful and wonderful work Vicky, Love the card.
    Faith x

  2. Oh. My. Goodness. This is the cutest card! The stamp you used is a spitting image of your birthday pup. I LOVE it. Love that stencil (now I need it), and I am very impressed with your tail-making skills. Fabulous!

  3. Fabulous coloring and design Vicky. Just the perfect way to celebrate a birthday.

    Hugs diane

  4. Both pups are adorable Vicky,love the background you created,a gorgeous countryside scene

  5. Great CAS card and a super sweet image.

    Kath x

  6. Gorgeous girl and gorgeous card!

    Had me fooled . . . I thought you were talking about Eva having a birthday & that she was in disguise! Xxx

  7. What a sweet card and a wonderful replica too ~ Enjoy your weekend!

  8. Adorable doggie birthday card, Vicky. You colored your doggie looks just your photo:-) Love your masked and colored outdoor image. TFS Hugs...Nancy

  9. A very pretty creation as always.

    B x

  10. Adorable- even the stripe of her lead has a striped nod to the scarf, I love it!

  11. A spitting imige! Great card! Thanks for your comment on my mom! Glad to tell you she now is just ferry tired and slowly trying to get her energy back... Have a nice sunday! Gerrina

  12. Looks just like her! Great job of making a stamp work for you instead of the other way around!

  13. You are spot on with the likeness to your doggie. I love the use of the stencil for the background and keeping in all confined to the circle. Super fun. Thanks for playing along with this month’s theme at AAA Birthday.

  14. Oh this is just wonderful! Love your inky stencilling and colours. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  15. Amazing!! So clean and simple yet so striking. Thank you for playing along with us at AAA Birthday.


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