Friday, 20 March 2015

Something Fun

Hello Friends,

Do you have a place where you keep printed out or pre-stamped images? Is it kind of like the Lost & Found box at your elementary school in years gone by, minus the smell of musty mittens? Yesterday I decided to rummage through mine and I came up with a couple of images that I thought would be perfect for a young boy's birthday card. Trouble is, I couldn't quite come up with a design, so I went to bed thinking about it. In the morning I woke up and had somewhat of a plan. I knew I wanted to do some kind of a gatefold, but I had this little peeker puppy and I still wasn't sure how to use him. Then it hit me!

Here is what I did. I created a band to go over the gatefold card, closed it with a bone-shaped brad and mounted my GTC puppy at the top so he looks like he is chomping on the bone.

 I mounted a die cut and an image by Sandi Huggett (Sandi's Samples) to one side of the gatefold. This was coloured with Copics.

Here is the inside of the card.
And here is the card with the peeker puppy band holding it together.
I used nothing but Washi tape and ribbon (the paws pattern) to decorate this card. And, if you like the sentiment, here is the set for you.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are off to a great start to a wonderful weekend.

Hugs & smiles,

Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - happy anything
DL Art - anything goes
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday - favourites
Alphabet Challenge - C for Cute and Cuddly
Crafty Catz - No design papers (I used Washi tape and ribbon)
Creative Corner - For a Boy
Fun Day Friday (Jo's Scrap Shack) - special birthday
Polkadoodles - birthday
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes


Valerie-Jael said...

Love your doggy card! I started off a bit box for odds and ends of leftovers. Then another one....and somehow they multiplied, now I have a cupboard full of bit boxes. They are next on my plan for the big clean out! Hugs, Valerie

Chasing the Dream said...

OMG! These doggie beauties are fabulous. Just love them, so vibrant and fun, cute. Awesome ideas, very creative. Have a fab weekend.

DIANA L. said...

Your card really made me smile I love the doggy band you put around it. I lovethe idea
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #152 Anything Goes Challenge. Have a blessed day

Claire said...

Gorgeous makes! Thanks so much for joining our 'Birthdays' challenge at
Claire (DT) xx

Joyce Tompkins said...

OMGoodness...this is just beyond cute! Everything about this is adorable. Thanks for playing along with Funday Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack.

Penny said...

So clever to use the dog band for the card! And the dachshund is darling, love the coloring and Washi tape, and really fun sentiment! (thank you) :^)
Hugs, Penny

Joann6274 said...

Oh goodness this is doggone cute!!!! I really love this so much, your doggies are adorable! Thanks so much for playing with us this week in our Funday Friday challenge!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Angela Hoynes said...

Cute puppies and a great way of doing a gate fold card x

Janette said...

Great creation and so cute too......
Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this

carol said...

ooh how cute..fab idea, thanks for sharing your creation with CRAFTY CATZ x carol

Amanda said...

What a wonderful and fun card. Thank you for joining us over at Funday Friday

Amanda jess said...

This is so cute! Perfect for a boy! Thank you for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges! Jess - DT

Tina Campbell said...

Such a clever card :) thanks joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday
Tina DT

Jennifer LaVite said...

So cute and very complex. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges.