Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Christmas Puppy

When the air in the car quits working and the temps hit the mid 90's, a little bit of frosty Christmas weather sounds very good, LOL!  I really miss participating in challenges and so I took just a few minutes to make a very simple Christmas card.  It's time to start thinking about creating cards for our holiday craft show and so I start relying on dies, punches and wonderful images instead of bulky embellishments.  And who wouldn't love to find this cute little fellow peaking out of their Christmas stocking?  

I made a Z-fold card, used a MS punch at the top, attached a ribbon on both sides, tied a bow and added a vintage button.  The card has been distressed with Tea Dye.  The image is colored with Prismacolor pencils and highlighted with some glitter gel pens.  The trim on the stocking and the snow have been painted with Creative Inspirations 'Blue Ice' paint.  It was cut out with the Fleur de Lis die and mounted on some red mirror card.  I was trying to catch the shimmer from the paint but I'm afraid my photography skills are non-existent today.

We are on the last week of chemo and radiation treatments so life should slow down a little bit.  We saw the doctor yesterday and he was amazed that my friend hasn't gotten sick or lost her hair.  We praise God every day that she has done so well!  Thank you for your prayers, I know they make a difference.

Thank you so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Challenges I would like to enter
Sweet and Sassy:  fun fold card (July21)
Victorine Originals: buttons and ribbon (July 23)
Robyn's Fetish:  Christmas in July (July 21)
OLLCB: Whiskers (July 22)
Dream Valley:  no squares (July 21)
Dutch Dare: Tic Tac Toe (ribbon, distressing, button) (July 19)
Creative Inspirations Paint: Christmas in July (July 22)
Totally Stampalicious:  Christmas in July (July 24)


  1. Amazing - wonderful folding, layout and colouring. And that dog is just sooo adorable. It surely doesn't look like it was made in minutes!!!
    Thanks for joining the OLLCBs Whiskerschallenge.
    Good luck, for you in the challenge and for your friend in her treatment, from Lisbeth

  2. Oh so darn cute, thanks for playing a long at SNSDC.

  3. Really lovely card! Thanks for playing along this week at DDCC!

  4. Aww, what a totally adorable image! And what gorgeous punched lace trim, too, on your fab z-fold card - I must try one of them myself! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley Challenges!

    God bless you and your friend!

    Mags B x

  5. I love the fun z-fold on this card and I mean, how can you lose with a puppy in a sticking at Christmas! LOL It's adorable Sarah. :-) Hugs!
    P.S. Glad to hear that your friend is doing so well.

  6. This is so sweet, love the image! Thanks so much for joining in the challenge at Creative Inspirations Paint.

  7. What an adorable and fun card! Congrats on being chosen as the Spotlight Stamper at Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenges. I hope you'll play with us again!

  8. Fab card- who can resist a puppy?!! :)
    Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley this fortnight!! :)
    hugs, Rachel x

  9. Oh, how pretty! Love the darling image and the Z fold. Fabulous look.