Friday, 12 December 2014

Dog Christmas



When I saw the current RetroRubber challenge, I thought I couldn't participate. The challenge is to use your old Christmas stamps, but most of my stamps are quite new. But then I was looking for something completely unrelated in my craft room I found a pack of Christmas stamps I didn't even remember I had and had never used. One of them was a super cute dog in a Christmas elf hat. Perfect for the challenge! The challenge also had a sketch which I used for the layout. I'm also linking up at A Gem of a Challenge where the theme is Anything Christmas, Allsorts Challenge where the theme is Animal Magic and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge where the theme is Bright Colours.



I stamped the dog in black Memento ink onto Crumb cake card and coloured with Copics. I also stamped some little paw prints around the dog. I matted the image onto red paper and die cut a decorative border. I stamped the greeting from another long lost stamp set. Last, I stamped some more paw prints onto the background paper.

Card: Stampin' Up Crumb Cake, Real Red
Stamps: Christmas dog and greeting stamp from my stash (no indication of make)
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up Real Red, Copics E34, E39, R24, R46
Paper: Free paper from Cardmaking&Papercraft magazine, scrap of Stampin' Up Print Poetry
Other: Tim Holtz Vintage Lace die, Ranger Ice stickles 

8 comments:

brenda said...

Sweet Christmas card, thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week.

If you have not added your name and would like to there is still a few days left to enter my candy here .

B x

Debbie Mageed said...

This card is adorable! Your little details make it so perfect for anyone with a little furbaby. Please join us any time at Retro Rubber! Stamps do not have to be retired, just not brand new if possible. Thank you for finding this cute stamp set and bringing it out to lay with the Retro Rubber Challenge this week. Hope you will play along next time!

Katy McGloin said...

What a sweet card!! Reminds me of when I used to put Christmas sweaters on my furbabies! Thanks so much for thinking of RRBC in your stamping fun this week. Hope to see you back often!!

kellyscreativecorner.com said...

This card couldn't get any more adorable! I love the stamp, the glitter on the Santa hat, the border and the framed sentiment. Thank you for sharing and playing with us at the RRBC.

Hazel said...

Love the bright pink. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 206 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too. x

Jane Knudsen said...

Yay! I am glad you found these stamps! Because this pup is adorable! My niece would flip for this stamp! Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber!

Hammers said...

Love your card - the stamp is gorgeous - great find. Thanks for playing with us at Retro Rubber this week. Claire RR DT

Katie Skiff said...

It IS a challenge to pull out those oldies, isn't it!! So glad you found this pup and could play with us!! Your card is super cute!!