A Natural Dilemma!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Natural Materials.We have the fabulous DRS Designs and The Robin’s Nest as our sponsors too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

For my card I’ve used the adorable Doggie Dilemma With Fence by DRS Designs and tried to get some texture going with some Soft Pastel Pencils.I’ve coloured the doggy to look like our own,Socks,as this is exactly the sort of thing she would do!Well,that is if she wasn’t afraid of sticks!!She is such a baby it’s hard to find anything she isn’t scared of!!!Seriously tho’ it does make me wonder what some of these poor little creatures have been through in their previous lives when they’ve come from animal shelters 😦 Luckily for my girl she’s now well cared for,extremely well loved and,of course,thoroughly spoilt! 😀 Anyways…back to the card…Following on from the theme and image I chose some leafy papers,some kraft card(the inner vertical pieces are embossed and flipped so the back side is showing) and roughed up the edges.I cut two triangles,in different sizes,from hessian.Whilst thinking of more natural stuff to add to my card I suddenly remembered a selection of dried,pressed flowers (and other flora) I bought a long time ago.The orangey/brown squished things are,I believe, kumquats – but don’t hold me to that…LOL.The greenery is definitely made up of herbs.I added a trio of wooden buttons threaded with Jute Twine,one of which being placed on the hand cut tag.This card is going to be for Father’s Day from my DS1.Now,I’m not sure if the sentiment applies to our sweet,crazy dog or my DH!

Supplies :

Image : Doggie Dilemma With Fence by DRS Designs
Mediums : Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils,Winsor and Newton Artist’s Fixative,Jet Black Archival Ink
Sentiment : From Hero Arts Anytime Messages clear stamp set
Papers & Card : DP Paper Adventures (discontinued),Papermania 12 x 12 Kraft Pack
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Craft Concepts Woodgrain Embossing Folder,Big Shot
To Embellish : Hessian,Jute Twine,Wooden Buttons,Selection of Dried,Pressed Herbs and Fruit from my stash


Some challenges this is for :

City Crafter Challenge : Burlap Love (use burlap) – Altho’ I mention Hessian that is the UK name for Burlap – it is the same thing 🙂
Creative Craft Challenges : For The Fellas
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Digi Darla Challenge : Father’s Day
Eureka Stamps : The Great Outdoors 
Kaboodle Doodles : Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends Challenge : Father’s Day and/or Male-inspired
Ooh La La Creations : Inspired by Nature
Pause, Dream, Enjoy : Use Foam Tape (the image is mounted on some)
Songbird Challenges : All Creatures Great & Small
The Crazy Challenge : Use Sentiments
613 Avenue Create :Anything Goes 
Dream Valley Challenges : Animals
Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays : Outdoor Fun
2 Sisters : Outdoor Fun
Hiding in my Craft Room : Father’s Day
Brown Sugar :  Father’s Day
Stampin With The Dragon : Tags
Totally Papercrafts : Buttons
4 Crafty Chicks : Critters
Chalk N Stock : Anything Goes (image coloured with pastel pencils)
Cute Card Thursday : Tie it Up
Moving Along With The Times : Embossing
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : Be Sentimental


Thanks for looking

Lisa x

30 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ScrappyHappyMommy
    May 28, 2013 @ 23:15:09

    So cute!
    DT Sister


  2. Barb Thompson
    May 29, 2013 @ 00:56:17

    Great natural elements and I love that little dog! Thank you for playing at 613 Avenue Create! Hope to see you again and good luck! Barb DT member.


  3. char
    May 29, 2013 @ 05:59:44

    I love how you used the burlap on your card, so creative!! Thanks so much for playing this week at CCCB 🙂


  4. Leanne
    May 29, 2013 @ 07:01:58

    Thank you for playing our Critter Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, nicely done!


  5. Ros Crawford
    May 29, 2013 @ 10:11:36

    Lovely card! I love the dog … your use of natural materials is so clever … Thanks so much for playing at CCCB!


  6. Lexie's Cards
    May 29, 2013 @ 10:22:12

    Always makes me chuckle when I see dogs doing this, lol.

    Great card. Love that you’ve been out and picked your own embellies!!! Great idea.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge. Good luck.


  7. Tamie Camp
    May 29, 2013 @ 16:50:07

    Loving the texture of your card, the image and other details.Thank you so much for sharing your incredible inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks. Have an amazing week!


  8. Marita
    May 29, 2013 @ 17:24:27

    Great work♥. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week and good luck♥.

    Hugs, Marita


  9. carol
    May 29, 2013 @ 21:24:01

    super card,love the detail, thanks for sharing with us at TPC this week x carol


  10. Melanie
    May 29, 2013 @ 22:15:08

    A gorgeous card! I had to laugh when I saw this as our dog Lilo is exactly the same… She just doesn’t get it why she’s not fitting through 😉
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our “for the fellas’” challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge.

    (DT Creative Craft Challenges)


  11. Chasing the dreamb
    May 30, 2013 @ 17:56:01

    Awe, so cute and delightful, simply a lovable card. Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to seeing you again.


  12. Chasing the dreamb
    May 30, 2013 @ 18:40:38

    Fabulous card the image is simply gorgeous. Thanks for joining in on the fun over at TTCRD. We look forward to seeing you again.


  13. kirsty Vittetoe
    May 30, 2013 @ 18:50:54

    That is adorable, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!


  14. Mixamatoasties
    May 30, 2013 @ 22:22:42

    Great card.

    Thanks for sharing at TPC this week.

    Susan x


  15. carol
    May 31, 2013 @ 06:39:00

    Adorable card. Thanks for playing in our neighbour hood at 613 Ave Create.


  16. Tracey mo
    May 31, 2013 @ 16:53:02

    What a lovely image & coloures used.
    Tracey dt
    At stamping dragon


  17. Elaine Wheeler
    May 31, 2013 @ 19:23:05

    Oh Lisa this is so cute well done .
    Thank you for joining us at our :
    “Through The Craft Room Door” Challenge this time and good luck.
    Hugs Elaine DT.


  18. Marlene
    May 31, 2013 @ 22:08:50

    This is so cute. Thank you for joining us My Heart Pieces Challenge. Marlene DT


  19. carol gill
    May 31, 2013 @ 23:15:36

    love this cute image our puppy brings in sticks a lot better than herself love the layout and all the texture-thank you for joining the challenge at TTCRD
    carol GD x


  20. Karen
    May 31, 2013 @ 23:21:48

    Lovely card, thanks for sharing it with us in the brown sugar challenge


  21. Denise Pustelniak
    Jun 01, 2013 @ 16:35:01

    CUTE card! Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla’s!


  22. Elaine
    Jun 01, 2013 @ 20:41:48

    Fantastic card, love the textures! Thank you so much for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges, hope to see you next time 🙂 Elaine DT -xxx- p.s I have candy if you would like to stop by and enter 🙂 http://www.sparklingblackrose-craftmylife.blogspot.co.uk/


  23. jearise
    Jun 02, 2013 @ 14:05:11

    Cute image and card. I can see my doggie have that problem. Thanks for joining us at Chalk N Stock this month.


  24. Jeanette
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 02:12:13

    Oh wow! This is such a fun card. Love the image and the use of burlap is so creative!

    Thank you for participating in the MelonHeadz Friends Challenge!


  25. Crafting Vicky
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 02:47:57

    Love all the wonderful texture of your card. Great coloring. Your dog is really lucky to have found a loving home!

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky


  26. Mei
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 03:05:58

    Love the natural grass you used! Such an organic card! Thanks for joining us this week at the Crazy Challenge!

    CCH DT
    Love to Create DT
    Creative Card Crew DT
    Anyone for Anya DT


  27. ~DEANNE~
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 22:14:54

    Sweet card!! Thanks for participating in our LACY SUNSHINE challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!

    A Little Bit O’ Paper


  28. Wendy
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 05:03:58

    That is so cute! Gorgeous card Lisa, love all the natural elements you used. Thank you for joining us at CCCB! Hugs and happy day, Wendy


  29. Wendi
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 19:46:44

    Wow I love this card, so many different textures used, gorgeous
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week


  30. Daniele
    Jun 09, 2013 @ 23:05:54

    lots of love natural textures, great card, thanks for joining us at OLL


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