Happiness is a warm puppy :)


At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Heavy Metal.We have the fabulous Kenny K as our sponsor 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.

As soon as I saw this loveable,comical Happy Dog by Kenny K I just had to use him on my card XD Maybe it’s because he reminds me so much of my girl :


Such a happy dog 😀 She even smiles when she greets you,no,really!She is the sweetest,funniest girl 

Back to the card….

I wanted to give the image a feeling of being ripped from a notebook so I printed it onto this ledger style patterned paper.He’s been coloured with soft pastel pencils to allow the pattern to show through and on his dog tag I used a silver gel pen.A spot of white gel pen picks up the shine on his nose.I did apply 3D Crystal Lacquer on his eyes and nose but I’ve failed to pick it up with the camera 😦 Of course I had to choose some tree paper to go with him 😉 Our girl doesn’t have that kind of interest,naturally,but she does make us laugh when she tries to climb up them looking for squirrels 😀 LOL (you can just see one at the right hand  top of the paper along with a little wolf type character who looks remarkably like our dog sneaking up on him – it’s OK I’m sure she will never catch one – she’s so clumsy she’d trip up before she got near!) I ran a piece of woodgrain paper through an embossing folder to create more texture.All the papers have been Distress Inked around the edges.The bottom of each piece have been torn too.Everything has been mounted onto a card blank I made from some printed kraft card.As I have way too much craft stuff so I added loadsa metal items  😉 – see details below. Along with a little paper raffia and jute twine.I stamped the sentiment unevenly on purpose,honestly,then gave the paper the same treatment to tie in with the strip on the card.

Supplies :

Image : Happy Dog by Kenny K  
Sentiment : Her Arts Anytime Messages clear stamp set
Mediums :  Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils,Winsor and Newton Artist’s Fixative,White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen,Silver Gel Pen,Sepia Archival Ink,Rusty Hinge Distress Ink,3D Crystal Lacquer
Paper & Card : DP Grace Taylor Playtime Collection,Papermania 12 x 12 Kraft Basics
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Spellbinders Shapeabilities Office Supplies,Craft Concepts Woodgrain Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Mini Stapler (bargain from The Works)
To Embellish : Mini Staples (came with Mini Stapler),Binder clip (came in a Christmas cracker),Jumbo Paperclip from The Works,Metal Label Frames from The Works,Brads from Dovecraft Christmas Embellishment Kit,Paper Raffia and Jute Twine from stash

Some challenges this is for :

613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
Kenny K`s Krafty Krew : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi 
Robyn`s Fetish: Use A Digi
A Gem of a Challenge : Let’s Hear it for the Boys (for my son’s birthday)
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations :  All Creatures Great and Small
Challenges and Candies : The Colors of Autumn
QKR Stampede : Fall Colors
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts : Bring Humor To Your Creations
C.R.A.F.T.  : Cats and Dogs/Pets/Animals
Cute Card Thursday : Signs of Distress
Moving Along with the Times : Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey : For the Boys (for my son’s birthday)
Shelly’s Images : Fall Photo Inspiration
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


27 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Denise
    Oct 08, 2013 @ 02:28:35

    Such an adorble card, love your dog too shes’s a real cutie, thanks so much for joining us over at Robyn’s Fetish Challenge Blog
    ~ Denise DT ~

    I would also like to say from DT Sis your card is truely amazing love the layout and colour combo hugs xx


  2. Jane
    Oct 08, 2013 @ 05:31:01

    Fabulous card Lisa and love the all the references to your adorable pup too 🙂 Great idea to have the ripped out the book look, very eye catching. Good luck in this weeks OSAAT challenge 🙂 Hugs Jane OSAAT DT


  3. Brenda
    Oct 08, 2013 @ 07:32:06

    Such a fun card Lisa and so perfect for our theme this month.

    Many thanks for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x


  4. Ingrid
    Oct 08, 2013 @ 10:05:32

    Lisa, ypour card is sooo cute – I love that you used ‘your lady’ and her antics to inspire your card. Thank you for sharing your stories – I’ve enjoyed reading about ‘your lady’ so much. Using the ripped notebook paper for your image is a great idea – it fits in with your story so well as I was imagining your lady helping you along with your card crafting – but not always in the way you would want. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)


  5. Wendy L
    Oct 08, 2013 @ 13:50:30

    So gorgeous and so cute, thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week, xxx


  6. Melissa SunshineHoneyBee
    Oct 08, 2013 @ 16:55:52

    My dog & I say this card is Top Dog w/ the cute image, variety & texture. Thank you for entering OSAAT DT Use a Digi.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”


  7. Izzwizz
    Oct 08, 2013 @ 20:38:45

    Both the dogs are gorgeous of course! Love your colouring on the ledger paper. Wonderful layout. Thank you so much for joining in with us this month at Stamping Sensations. Maddy x


  8. carol
    Oct 08, 2013 @ 21:33:46

    ooh brill card….thanks for sharing with us at CRAFT x carol


  9. sue
    Oct 08, 2013 @ 22:16:17

    Fabulous card! Such a great image and I love all your detailing.
    Thank you for taking part in A Gem of a Challenge this week
    Sue xx


  10. Kaylee S.
    Oct 09, 2013 @ 02:24:43

    That happy dog does look a lot like your cute girl. Love the card, especially the soft coloring you did with the pencils.


  11. Rachelle
    Oct 09, 2013 @ 03:06:51

    Your card and your girl are both adorable! Thanks for joining us this fortnight for our “Anything Goes” challenge at Kenny K’s Krafty Krew challenge. Good luck and please join us again for our next challenge!


  12. Andreja L.
    Oct 09, 2013 @ 06:29:18

    Beautiful card you made!
    Thank you so much for joining us at “Izazovi i Slatkiši”
    Hugs, Andreja


  13. Katie stringer
    Oct 09, 2013 @ 09:42:12

    Aww how cute!
    Thanks for joining in at One Stitch At A Time this week
    Hugs katie x


  14. Anita
    Oct 09, 2013 @ 12:34:38

    What a fab digi of a dog and i love how you have coloured him in and so cute to base it on your lovely dog! Thanks for joining us with use a digi at OSAAT this week. Anita DT


  15. Darlene Pavlick
    Oct 09, 2013 @ 15:02:56

    OMG what a cute creation! Made me smile instantly! Thanks so much for joining our “October – Photo Inspiration” challenge at Shelly’s Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly’s Images Store


  16. julie ann
    Oct 09, 2013 @ 17:13:25

    Lovely card Lisa, your dog is so cute. I have a Lhasa apso called Oscar and he also smiles what ever mood he is in. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT hope you come back soon. Good luck Julie x


  17. Scrappy
    Oct 09, 2013 @ 21:24:00

    Great card! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Catch the Bug with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you will join us for our next challenge!
    Scrappy – Bugaboo Stamps DT team


  18. Wendy Fraser
    Oct 09, 2013 @ 22:50:29

    Stunning card, I love how you’ve printed the image onto ledger paper. Thanks for joining us at a Gem of a Challenge xx


  19. Marlene
    Oct 10, 2013 @ 17:34:21

    This is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Robyn’s Fetish Challenge this week. Marlene DT


  20. Keti
    Oct 10, 2013 @ 20:50:54

    Beautiful card. Lovely idea of usuing your office supplies too. Image is super cute, what else can I say. Great work.

    Thanks for playing with us @ Izazovi i sladkiši.

    Hugs, Keti


  21. sian hillman
    Oct 10, 2013 @ 21:19:50

    Lovely is so cute. Thanks for playing along with OSAAT, Sian (DT)


  22. Min
    Oct 11, 2013 @ 02:31:38

    Adorable card (and puppy too!) 🙂
    Thanks so much for playin’ along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Anything Goes Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
    Be sure to check out The Bug Blog for our next challenge that begins Saturday! We hope you’ll play along!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    ~Min: Bugaboo Asst DT Coordinator
    Kaymin Kreations


  23. Olivia
    Oct 11, 2013 @ 14:30:17

    A great job on your card. Thanks for joining us at TPC


  24. Sally H
    Oct 11, 2013 @ 23:23:38

    And what a cute card and a gorgeous dog too! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month and Good Luck!


  25. LaDiva
    Oct 12, 2013 @ 15:12:42

    Your girl is lovely and so is your creation. That ripped notebook is awesome! Thanks so much for playing with us at Kenny K’s Krafty Krews *Anything Goes* challenge ! Good luck in the draws, top 3 and spotlight!

    Tammy, KennyK Designer & Facebook Admin from Créations LaDiva 🙂 xx


  26. ~ginny
    Oct 12, 2013 @ 21:31:06

    This is one of my favorites of all your cards… I love the dog on the ripped notepaper. Her coloring is masterful and the bulldog clip is perfect on this card!


  27. Karin
    Oct 14, 2013 @ 10:10:27

    What a cool card and your dog is sooo cute 🙂
    Thanx for joining at KennyK`s Krafty Krew and Good Luck in the draw 🙂
    Hugs from Karin aka Trollkatta, Designer and Team Leader at KennyK 🙂


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