Monday, 2 May 2016

Puppy Photos and a Doggy Card

Since most of you come to my blog to see the cards I made, I'll start with the card and then go on to puppy photos. 

As a dog lover, I just had to do the latest SCS Free for All challenge "Dogs are Kids Too". And I wanted to make a card for the SCS CAS374 challenge "Let the Background Talk".

I wanted to depict my English Cocker Spaniel, Will, as I'll be giving the card to friends who are going to dog sit for me in the summer. The stamp I used looks a lot like him. I stamped and fussy cut it.

To "let my background talk" for the CAS challenge, I used it to depict Will's colouring which is called "blue roan" - kind of a blend of blues, greys, and black. To depict that I made the background by sprinkling blue and black bister on coated cs and spritzing with water. I added a black paw print in one corner. I die cut a stitched panel from it. The "thank you" die is cut from the leftovers of it that had very little of the bister colouring on it.

The new puppy I will be getting in June is also an English Cocker Spaniel, but her colouring will be "orange roan" - a blend of white and rusty orange.  The puppies are born much lighter than they will end up once grown into adult dogs.  I went down to see them again on Saturday.  They are now three weeks old, eyes and ears are open, they have tripled in weight, are moving around on unsteady little legs, and are looking more like puppies.  But no personality differences showing yet so I still don't know which of the three girls will be mine.  They had their first meal of mushy puppy food and yogurt when I was there - they tasted it and then walked through it!  They sleep in crazy positions all piled on top of each other. 

Eyes are open now and they totter around unsteadily.

First taste of food (other than their mother's milk).

Sleeping in a pile.

Looking out of the whelping box.

Pretty cute, eh?  Thanks for dropping by and I hope you don't mind me including puppies in with cards!

Stamps: Raintree dog stamp, paw print stamp
Paper: white cs, coated cs
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: bister, thank you die, stitched rectangle die


  1. A nice card! I definitely like see the puppies!

  2. A nice card! I definitely like see the puppies!

  3. LOVE your card Susan. That background is awesome ... especially love the paw print in the corner. Your friends that are dog-sitting will appreciate this.

    Those puppies are so adorable. I bet you wanted to bring one home with you. :) Won't be long before you can. Can't wait to meet the new addition to your family. :) xx

  4. Puppies first....all so adorable and soft looking. Love their colors and markings. Can't wait for your next visit and pics :-)
    Loved your Bister background, colors, fussy cut spaniel and paw print. Your doggie sitters will Love your card. TFS my friend

  5. great card, love that card, it makes me want to pull out my bister, it's been a while.
    Now those puppies are adorable they have grown so much in such a short time. I can't wait to meet the little girl when she arrives in Vancouver :)

  6. The pups are adorable, Susan! How sweet! Love your card with the awesome background and spaniel! Great idea to put the paw print there too!

  7. Beautiful and adorable puppies. What fun to be watching and waiting to choose your special little one. Love seeing these photos and hearing how they are growing and changing. Great card too and the paw print just finishes it off.

  8. Eeep! What a wonderful thrill to just get a new dog, let alone watch her being born and then watching her grow and see her personality develop!! I'm so jealous, Sue! We haven't had dogs in years and this makes me want to get one! Thank you for sharing and letting me know! Oh, and your cards are sensational!! Hugs, Darnell


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