Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Tessa Plays with the Sleigh Bells!

The latest Addicted to CAS challenge is:

I decided to add to my Christmas card stash and base it on my own pets by using a stamp of an English Cocker Spaniel:

I love my old Creative Images stamp of a spaniel tangled up in a ribbon of sleigh bells. It comes with the sentiment as part of it so makes for a quick card.
I coloured the ribbon in red copic marker and the bells with a gold glitter pen. Die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die and popped it up on a dark gold card base.  I die cut some stars out of the same dark gold cs and scattered them around the top of the dog.
The image looks a lot like my dogs, especially the younger one, who's still puppy enough to do exactly what the dog in the image is doing!

Those of you who read about and saw puppy photos of Tessa on my blog last summer might be wondering how she's doing - she's 9 months old now, a very happy energetic and playful dog.  Here's a recent photo photo of her happily playing outside and getting tired and grubby:

And my dear old Will turned 13 on January 31st.  Here's a photo of him from last summer, still a handsome boy:

Pets are so enriching in our lives.  I'm looking forward to seeing all the other ATCAS Pet cards!

Stamps - Creative Images
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - white and dark gold cs
Size - A2
Accessories - red copic marker, gold glitter pen, SSS star die, Lil Inker stitched rectangle die, fun foam


  1. Your card is adorable :) And so is your dogs :)

    Thank you for playing along with us at ATCAS - DT Ellenor

  2. Adorable pet Christmas card Susan. TFS your recent photo of Tess and your ole' Will from last summer...and you too :-) Hugs..

  3. Love that you painted only the ribbon of bells, it makes your dog the star.
    Beautiful card xx

  4. That does look like Tessa with the sleighbells. :) Sweet card Susan. Love that you shared the pictures of Tessa and Will. Look forward to our next crafting / puppy play day in just over a week! xx

  5. OH, I love this, Susan! This pup does look like Tessa and she's a beauty! A delightful Christmas card!

  6. What a great pet card - perfect coloring on the bits and love the stars - your dogs are beautiful Susan - I grew up with dogs but now have two cats - what would we do without our pet companions?!! Julia xx


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