Monday, March 12, 2018

Cute Critters

Used a Bugaboo digi named "Rottweiler Trio" to make this cute card for the Bugaboo challenge "All Creatures Big and Small."  Colored it in grey tones to enter into Double D's "When Skies are Grey" challenge. The patterned paper is actually upcycled from the inside of an envelope and the sentiment is a freebie from
Entered into: 
Bugaboo Stamps- All Creatures Big and Small         (
Double D’s Challenge- When Skies are Grey             (

I don't do much watercoloring on my cards, preferring the more controlled feeling and look that markers provide. However, I created this card with a vintage Art Impressions stamp that I embossed in gold on the inside of a card so that it peeked out of the die cut scalloped window. A light wash of color on the basket, egg, and bow helped bring the little cutie to life. (I did use a grey Tombow marker to add the shadow, as I feared I wouldn't be able to get a thin line with a brush.) I added subtle stripes on the front of the card with a sponge, stencil, and light rose ink. Stamped the sentiment with a burgundy ink… but forgot how dye ink doesn't always give a good impression on glossy paper. Oh well… we'll call it a grunge font!
Entered into:  
Art Impressions- Watercolor Wonders                                         (
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Easter/Spring Inspiration     (
The Cutie Pie Challenge- #121 Spring Cuties                               (                

I wanted to make a special card for the current Simon Says "Girl Power" challenge, and I've always loved the Tinkerbelle movies. The poster for one of them inspired this card which was totally made by hand. I made the wings with vellum, added the veins with a white gel pen and then covered them with clear sparkly sticker paper. Ahhhh… magic!
Entered into: 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Girl Power       (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #195      (


  1. Kathy, love your pup card...I made one similar a few weeks ago since I just love that image. It is wonderful in the monochrome gray. Thanks for joining in the Catch the Bug Natures Wonders Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

    1. Lisa Lynn, I remember being inspired by a card I saw at Bugaboo a while ago. So... there is a reason mine looked similar to yours. I was CASING it. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  2. Super cute card with those little gray pups!! Thank you for joining our fun at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  3. OMG that puppy card is so darn cute! Great job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Skies are Gray’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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  4. That puppy dog is sooooo CUTE! Love how he is peeking out through the little windows! Thanks so much for playing along with us again at The Double D Challenge Blog, When Skies Are Gray, Donna, DT Member.

  5. Fabulous!! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Girl Power” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

  6. Great interpretation of our challenge theme. Thanks for entering and showing your beautiful work at our "Skies Are Gray" Challenge. Thanks for joining in and good luck in the draw.  Double D Challenges{DT aNNie}

  7. Cute card. Thanks for joining in with us at Cutie Pie.

  8. Such lovely cards and the Easter one is fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... x

  9. Fantastic card, thanks for sharing with the Cutie Pies and good luck xx


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