Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Birthday Dog

I've managed to fit 5 challenges on this card: the Mojo Monday sketch; Allsorts Challenge's 'Boy's Cards' theme; Creative Inspiration's 'Blue & Brown' colour combo; Our Creative Corner's 'Stars & Stripes' forever theme; and Pile it On's 'Birthday' challenge...phew! I've used 'Birthday Dog' by Penny Black...I use him a lot for boy's cards. The Papers are by BasicGrey's 'Granola' (stripey paper), and 'Archaic' (spotty paper) pads. I used my Cuttlebug 'Happy Birthday' folder on the plain blue card, then sanded it to make the embossed text stand out. The sentiment stamp is by Hero Arts (from the 'Anytime Messages' set), the gold stars are brads (from Tesco) and the brown 'ribbon' (it's more of a fabric really) I bought from Penrith Crafts at the craft retreat last month.

Make sure you enter my candy...if you haven't already done so :0)


Lyndsey Marie said...

Fab card, love the cute PB image and the papers and colour combo look great. Love the ribbon detail with the star brads.
Lyndsey xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what an adorable card, love the cute pup and the fab colours and embossing.

Anonymous said...

wow 5 challenges go you!! love the distressed look & the dog is precious. Good luck with all your challenges. I have a wee go at your candy!!

Helen x

Jules said...

Hi Helen

This image is one of my favourites for male cards.

Love what you have done here - great colours. Ribbon and stars are brill!

Thank you for joining in the Allsorts Challenge this week.

Love Jules xx

Katie said...

He is so super cute!
And I love the embossed panels behind the image.
Thanks for playing along at PIO this week.

Amanda said...

Oh my goodness how cute is the dog stamp! I love how you have combined all the challenges to make a fabulous card.

Elaine A said...

Helen -

I stop by everyday and I've been meaning to tell you that I love your sketches. You always inspire me to try new designs instead of the same old thing. Thank you so very much.

Elaine Allen.

P.S. I love today's card - so sweet!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Helen,i love the image and papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Jennifer said...

What an awesome card! Your doggie is so darn cute! Thank you for playing with Pile It On! this week.

Jennifer PIO DT

brenda said...

Hi Helen

Ideal image for a male card and the colours and embossed layers add that masculine feel.

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.

B x

Mrs B said...

Oh, what a cute card! Thanks for playing along with us at the OCC!

Shelly said...

Hi! Great card with such a cute doggie, I love PB stamps! Looks good on this layout. Hugs, Shelly x

the funkie junkie said...

Wow, you certainly did 'pile it on' - LOL. Great job hitting all those challenges with such a cute card. Thanks for playing along with us at the OCC this week!

Dana Grothaus said...

What a great card! Thanks for playing along with us this week!

Caroljenks said...

Gorgeous. I love this birthday dog too - although I've still got to add him to my collection!
Great stars..........although I can't work out if they are 'brads' or 'beads' (I know they're not 'breads' ;) lol!!!

Carol x

Gro said...

Beautiful card.
Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week

Brenda said...

Fabulous card!!! Thank you for playing with Pile It On this week.

Anonymous said...

I love him, he is cute and manly all at the same time,

Thanks for playing w/ the Pile It On! this week!
-- dalis

Deanna said...

Super cute! Love the image!