Thursday, 3 September 2015

Christmas Dog, Cats, and a Mouse in Ovals

Yesterday I said I'd be back with some more dog-themed cards.  I've only got one dog one to show you, but to please those who prefer cats, I've included one where a cat takes centre stage.

First up is one I made last night for Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge "colouring".  Any medium could be used for the colouring.  I'm eagerly anticipating the arrival of my Zig brush markers (I broke down and ordered them after using them at Loll Thompson's house) as they will be ideal for these kind of images.  But meanwhile I've resorted to my Distress markers and a water brush.

I've made it with a specific friend in mind.  She has a black dog, Sadie, and just recently adopted a little ginger kitten.  Sadie loves the kitten and my friend refers to it as "Sadie's early Christmas present" - this image seemed just perfect for her!

I love Penny Black's dog and cat stamps.  Here is another of her cute Christmas ones:

I love knitting and am in a knitting group with several friends - we meet, chat, eat treats and drink tea, show our latest projects, and maybe get a bit of actual knitting done!  So I had to buy this stamp as it will make perfect Christmas cards for my knitting friends.  I used the "out-of-the-box" technique to die cut it with just the mouse outside of the oval.

In case you missed these earlier posts using more Penny Black Christmas dog stamps, here are the links:

Penny Black Pup with a Snowman
Penny Black Pups

Dog and Kitten
Stamps: Penny Black, SU sentiment
Paper: PTI rustic cs, mixed media, red and green cs
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Distress markers, water brush, Nesties ovals

Cat and Mouse
Stamps: Penny Black "Gift for You", Rubber Soul "Joy"
Paper: cream and green cs
Paper Size: 4.25" square
Ink: Archival Jet Black, Memento Lady Bug
Accessories: Nesties ovals, Distress markers, foam tape, gold and clear Stickles


  1. Two adorable Christmas cards Susan. LOVE your colour on both cards. Especially love the "out of the box" technique for your mouse standing on the yarn. So happy you're playing along at Happy Little Stampers. xx

  2. Both of these adorable cards are so perfect for the intended recipients, Susan! You will really love those Zigs although you do great with the Distress Markers! Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers!

  3. Susan, these are just adorable! So sweet! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx


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