Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Paw-fectly Normal!?

Hello friends - thanks so much for stopping by today.  It has been a couple of days since I posted, I have been busy with some deadlines that are looming and a publication - but I am excited to share with you when the time is right!!  Today's card has a little bit of humour to it - keeping it light - much needed some days - don't you think?!

My background is created using Imagine Memento Inks in Teal Zeal applied using the Seth Apter Dot Matrix Stamps and randomly splattered using Dandelion ink and splattering of white  paint. Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner and 3D Foam Squares have been used on this card.

The inked layer has been cut using Spellbinders Nestabilities Celebrations Pierced Ovals Etched Dies #6 (#1 being the smallest).  The image has been stamped using Imagine Memento Tuxedo Black Ink  and coloured using Chameleon Pens.  This has been popped up onto the Pierced Oval using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares and onto the pre-cut card base and card front.

The sentiment is from the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Bird Crazy  - I love that sentiment!. It has been stamped using Imagine Memento ink on Tuxedo Black and trimmed with a dove tail on the right hand end; sponged around the edges using Teal Zeal ink and popped across the lower portion of the oval.  A black stud has been added to the left side of the sentiment.  The embellishments are from the Celebrations Enameled Elements Embellishments.

                                                 This card is for the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges - ANYTHING GOES
CropStop Challenge - Anything Goes using products that CropStop carries
Dragonfly Journeys - Year of the Dog 
International Art & Soul - Use Stuff you already own
Di's Digis Designs - Die Cuts
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes + Option: Boy/Man
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Always Anything Goes

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

{{{hugs}}} and happy crafting


  1. Such a fun card and that background paper is perfect and I love your background panel too. Love ❤️. Tracy x x

  2. a super funny card!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at make my Monday!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  3. Lovely creation, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

  4. Such a cool background for you extra fun card! Love the upside-down dog and that cute sentiment! Thanks for liking up to the Cropstop blog with this!
    BTW - just so you know, we've been experiencing trouble with the dashboard this month and haven't been able to write posts or edit comments. (Thankfully I had February pre-scheduled!) Hoping things get fixed soon... or we find another solution

  5. Oh you have used this image quite cleverly. Looks great. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  6. That is a fun background for a funny image! Thanks for joining the QKR Stampede challenge this week.
    Dorothy S, DT member

  7. Thanks for joining us at INTAAS again with this great fun card, love the sentiment too.

  8. He is adorable hanging like that! Thanks for joining us at Always Fun Challenges.

  9. Hi Linda! I just adore this and it truly brought a smile to my face. Great creativity and so fun. Thanks so much for joining my Year of the Dog blog challenge :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  10. Great card. I love the sentiment and how clever to have your puppy hanging upside down. Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies. I hope you will pop back over for our mid-month post. Hugs & smiles, Teresa DT

  11. Great sentiment to go with this fun image and the zingy background sets it off so well. Thanks for joining the challenge at Di's Digi Designs.
    Alison x

  12. Ha how cute! Very fun and that background paper adds to the fun factor! Thanks for playing with Di's Digi Designs.

  13. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional girly” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    (DT Stempel-Magie)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…


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