Let sleeping dogs lie


At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous The East Wind 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.

Here’s the adorable Sleeping Puppy by The East Wind.She’s been coloured with pencils for a furry effect with the obligatory shine added to her nose with a spot of white gel pen 😉 The bed and blanket have been paper pieced with extra shading and details added with more pencil colouring.I’ve made a shaped tent card by only die cutting up to the fold then embossing the rest using some stitch effect dies.The papers and stitch effect dies were chosen for that cosy home feeling and very much in keeping with that sweet snuggly pup 🙂 The ric rac fits with the soft theme and the tag is (supposed) to emulate that found dangling from many a dog’s collar.The twine tied buttons tie in with the sewing undercurrent running through the card.

Now for another drowsy pup :

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World’s Most Realistic Pyjama Case goes to…

Socks,my naughty,but sweet, Whiffie (my preferred name for my staffie x whippet!) had managed to sneak onto my bed again for a snooze on my pillows.Usually I fold my pyjamas and lay them there but as someone had already taken their place I decided to plonk them on top of her.She briefly opened a lazy eye then carried on snoring!Really,I ask you?!

Supplies :

Image : Sleeping Puppy by The East Wind

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Sepia Archival Ink,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution

Papers & Card : DP Papermania Craft Collection Pastels,Kraft Card from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 21 XXL,Memory Box Open Studio Die Country Stitches,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors,Crop-a-Dile,Kars Paper Stump

To Embellish : Ric Rac from Papermania Craft Collection Pastels Trims,Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Baker’s Twine,Heart Shaped Buttons from stash


Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Eclectic Ellapu : Pink Team ~ Love Actually

Stamping Sensations : Anything Goes

Crafting with Dragonflies : Anything Goes

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party : Anything Goes with something colored

Scrappers Delights  : Always Anything Goes

The Pencil Case : More Than One (3 Heart shaped buttons,2 paper pieced parts of image – not sure if that counts tho’)

Just Us Girls : Add a Tag 

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

Really Reasonable Ribbon : Anything Goes with Ribbon or Trim

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Digital Delights By Louby Lou : Always Anything Goes

If You Gave A Crafter A Cookie… : Photo Inspiration 

Crafts Galore Encore : Use a Digi or Stamp

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything Goes with Patterned Paper

Imagine That’s Creative Playground  : Show Us Your Heart

Our Creative Corner : Sew and Sew

Crafting By Designs : Hearts

Crafty Creations : Hearts

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Cute/Cuddly


Thanks for looking

Lisa x


33 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bad Kitty
    Feb 15, 2016 @ 14:45:16

    Your card is very beautiful !
    Thank you for joining us at The crafty addicts!
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.
    Bad Kitty’s Craftroom


  2. Ellie
    Feb 15, 2016 @ 17:30:54

    So very cute and nicely colored!
    Thanks so much for playing along in my Let’s Color Linky Party!


  3. Janis
    Feb 15, 2016 @ 21:21:26

    You captured that photo in your card perfectly. Thanks for joining us at PDE Linky Party.
    DT Janis
    Pause Dream Enjoy
    Paper Play Sketches
    PDE Linky Party


  4. Hilde
    Feb 15, 2016 @ 23:09:18

    What a lovely card, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde


  5. Jenna
    Feb 16, 2016 @ 06:54:56

    Good morning, Lisa! Such a sweet card and puppy of course! I wish you a great week! Hugs, Jenna, DT sister


  6. Jane Savage
    Feb 16, 2016 @ 09:56:21

    Gorgeous card! What a lovely image with fab colouring and paper-piecing! ADORE your photo! Reminds me of my Staffie, she is always sleeping on the bed!!
    Thank you for joining in with our challenge at The Pencil Case! Jane (DT) xxx


  7. jenscull
    Feb 16, 2016 @ 14:04:06

    such a precious card and image! makes me want to go snuggle with my own pup. 😉

    Thank you for joining our ‘Use a Stamp or Digi’ Challenge at Crafts Galore Encore! 🙂


  8. monique
    Feb 16, 2016 @ 18:58:53

    so sweet thanks for playing at Creative Playground Challenge #1: Show Us Your Heart from Kris imagen that


  9. Catherine
    Feb 16, 2016 @ 20:52:57

    So pretty. Love it.
    Catherine x


  10. Kris B
    Feb 16, 2016 @ 21:17:28

    Awww, cute cute cute!! Love your neat texture you achieved with the pencils, and the hearts in the border strips! Thanks for “SHOWING YOUR HEART” at the new Creative Playground Challenge #1 at Imagine That! DbK this month!


  11. Mari
    Feb 17, 2016 @ 04:34:12

    Very beautiful card. Such a lovely image. Thanks for playing with us at Crafting with an Attitude 🙂 xx Mari


  12. Alicia
    Feb 17, 2016 @ 05:29:13

    Such a darling image presented sweetly. Thanks for joining us for our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge #51.
    Alicia (Art by Miran DT)
    MaxiBelle Studio


  13. Amy
    Feb 17, 2016 @ 05:37:28

    Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at If you give a Crafter a Cookie, good luck!!! Amy DT


  14. Denise Pustelniak
    Feb 17, 2016 @ 06:27:53

    Cute Cute Cute!
    Thank-you for joining us at Color Your World!


  15. Wynn
    Feb 17, 2016 @ 09:22:49

    So cute and adorable piccie of your Whiffie!! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafting with Dragonflies. Wynn DT


  16. kathy/NorthCarolina
    Feb 17, 2016 @ 10:38:08

    Awwww…sweet card! Love the unique way you rounded the top. Very clever! Thanks for joining the fun at the Really Reasonable Ribbon “Anything Goes” Challenge!


  17. Rebecca
    Feb 17, 2016 @ 11:02:45

    Such a sweet little dog on a lovely card. Thank you for sharing at PDE Linky Party. Beckie x


  18. Linda
    Feb 17, 2016 @ 14:05:24

    aweee – cute card!


  19. julie Jenner
    Feb 17, 2016 @ 20:15:54

    Very sweet card, the image is so cute and reminds me of my cats all snuggled up, thanks for sharing it with us over at Lacy Sunshine
    My blog
    Lacy Sunshine Creative Designer
    Pennys Challenges Owner & DT member
    Brown Sugar Challenges Admin member


  20. Sally H
    Feb 17, 2016 @ 23:32:54

    Fabulous card, Lisa! I am in awe of your wonderful colouring! Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations and good luck!


  21. Cheryl
    Feb 18, 2016 @ 01:18:38

    Aww, so cute-the golden and the whippet! Great card! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!


  22. Susan Hogan
    Feb 18, 2016 @ 05:11:23

    Love the dog, love the story and love the card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafting with Dragonflies


  23. julieanne
    Feb 18, 2016 @ 18:58:40

    Gorgeous card….such a sweet image and cute photo of your dog…..I see she got the best place in the house….Joolsx


  24. Christine Dring
    Feb 18, 2016 @ 21:06:34

    Your coloring on that adorable image is amazing! Wow! What a fantastic card, and your story about your sweet little doggie! Thanks for joining us a Just Us Girls!


  25. Carolyn
    Feb 20, 2016 @ 16:13:14

    So love this card! Love the layers, the coloring,and the image! Thank you so much for Playing with Us at Lacy Sunshine!


  26. Lisa Peronto
    Feb 20, 2016 @ 19:04:15

    That ribbon and buttons are just adorable along with that image….nice to see the inspiration. Thanks for joining us at Imagine That, Lisa Lynn DT.


  27. Chrissy
    Feb 21, 2016 @ 01:51:02

    So adorable..
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Imagine That challenge..

    luv CHRISSYxx


  28. Sarah P
    Feb 22, 2016 @ 01:04:09

    So sweet. Thanks for joining us a Give A Crafter a Cookie. Good Luck.



  29. Nick
    Feb 22, 2016 @ 12:44:51

    So sweet. Love the mix of craft cs and pattern paper. Such sweet embellishment too.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Digital Delights Monthly Challenge. Good luck!


  30. Kay Lin
    Feb 23, 2016 @ 11:51:56

    Lovely card and beautiful doggy! Thank you for entering into the Scrapper’s Delights “Anything Goes” Blog Challenge! http://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.co.uk/


  31. Laurian
    Feb 28, 2016 @ 21:53:14

    How cute! Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu, come back soon!


  32. jan Lyc
    Feb 29, 2016 @ 14:23:34

    Great card! Thanks for joining us at CHNPP xx Jan dt


  33. ~DEANNE~
    Mar 06, 2016 @ 01:39:29

    Sweet card and adorable pic of your doggy!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE…challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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