Saturday, 27 April 2013

It's a Dog's Life

I thought it was about time that I posted something related to Men today, as it's been a while since I have done anything like that, as I have been immersing myself in girlyness.

This card was made for my FIL's birthday and I picked the image specially from Digistamp Boutique, as it reminded me very much of their family dog, Marty.

Like my own family's much loved dog, Marty was unfortunate enough to spend some time in a dog home in his earlier life. Luckily he was adopted by my In Laws and his life changed from that of a Pauper to a Prince overnight. He is a lovely dog, but, as result of his experiences in life, he craves security and when he first arrived, he would always have to be touching a human.....I think it was a comfort thing. Quite often, if you sat down, he would sit on your feet and that's why I thought this image was so perfect.
So that's the story behind the card... I think it's nice to have a story, but I hope that I haven't sent you all to sleep now!

For this card, I started with some paper from one of my CD's - it was left over from a previous card, so unfortunately I can't remember where it came from :o(

I created some faux ribbon with Bazill card and also used it as a base for my nestie matting.

The image has been printed 3 times and decoupaged, and finally I created some faux ribbon with my card stock.

I hope that you like my card for today. Here are the challenges that I would like to enter:

Cutie Pie - Clean and Simple
Passion for Promarkers - Animals
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
Stamp n Doodle - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Stampin for the Weekend - Die Cuts
Card Crafters Circle - Boys to Men
Make it Monday

well that's all from me for now. I am about to go for a walk and brave the weather....hoping to avoid the hail storms!

Have a good weekend everyone.

Sharon x


  1. Beautiful,love the design and

  2. Such a brilliant male card, love the image, just perfect for the recipient. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie xx

  3. Brilliant card Sharon. I'm sure your FIL will love it. The image is great and a fab design too.
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend
    Lorraine x

  4. Great card Sharon, love the image and fab design.

    Donna x

  5. Such a fabulous man's card Sharon. I love the image and brilliant layout
    Thank you for taking part in the Passion for Promarkers Challenge this week.
    Sue xx

  6. Hello, it's me again!!! This time to say thank you for taking part in the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge
    Sue xx

  7. Fun card and a heart warming story, Sharon. Thanks for joining us the Sister Act Card Challenge this week.

  8. Great card! Sweet image! love the plaid background! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

  9. A great card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes" challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge on Wednesday.

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

  10. Fab male card and super image. Thank you for joining in my 'Animals' challenge at PFP.

  11. Morning sweetie, this is just gorgeous I love your creations, huggles Pops x x x

  12. Gorgeous card Sharon, love the image and papers.

    Hugs Julie xx


  13. This is so pretty thanks for playing along with us at Stamp n Doodles this time
    Jacki xx (SnD DT)

  14. Love this Sharon, sweet image and I love the check paper. Saw you over on mim. Joey x

  15. Gorgeous card and colors Sharon Visited from MIM..Loz

  16. Great male card! - I just love the cute image you chose -thank you for playing along at the paper shelter hugs Judith x

  17. Lucky dog being rescued by your in-laws. Fab image, love the layout too.
    Thanks for linking up with Make It Monday this week.
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

  18. Magnific! I love the stamp! I saw you on Make It Monday.

  19. love this image something nostalgic about it :-) thanks for joining us over at card crafters circle this week. Teresa x


I love to receive your comments, so thanks so much for taking the time to visit me and tell me what you think. Happy crafting! Sharon