Friday, September 25, 2015

A Dog's Life

     OK, ok, I know many of you are going to be in shock when you see the image I chose to use on my DT card for the new challenge at QKR Stampede this week, where the theme is "Dogs or Cats."   With a theme like that, those of you who are friends or who visit here regularly will be expecting to see a feline image, right?  Sorry.  It's time to clear up the misconception that I'm a 'crazy cat lady.'
     Actually, I'm a crazy ANIMAL lady!  I love cats and dogs equally but for the last few years, it's been the felines who've let me share their home, feeding and caring for them, cleaning their litter box and otherwise tending to their demands needs.  <--They made me change that!

     So, today, I'm honoring the canine side of the theme.  :-D  Let's face it, nothing is more dedicated than a dog.  Retrievers are dedicated to chasing anything thrown for them.  Chihuahuas are dedicated to barking at every sound or motion.  Poodles are dedicated to strutting their stuff.  And some dogs are just dedicated to napping and laying claim to their personal space.  :-D

     This image (Digi 6601 "Spoiled Dog"Digi 14619 "Dog's Life") was colored with ProMarkers then cut with a die from Spellbinders.  The sentiment was hand cut, inked on the edge, and adhered to the image piece.

     I also die cut a mat out of dark brown CS, layered it onto the striped dp (DCWV) and ran both of those layers through an embossing folder to make the pawprints.  I added one of the small bows I make and used it as the only embellishment since this card will be for a guy.

Cards in Envy
Crafting from the Heart
Craft Your Passion
Love to Scrap
Not Just Cards
Passion for ProMarkers
Path of Positivity
Sweet Stamps
Through the Craft Room Door
Without Words

     We're only hours away from the start of another weekend and I have great plans for getting away from it all while never straying more than a couple of miles from my home.  Hope your plans include rest and relaxation in whatever form suits you best.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Anne Temple said...

Too cute! That's my dog - dedicated to napping all the time.

Linda Simpson said...

Shock horror a dog! Kidding aside Connie this is just so cute, love the embossed paw prints just love it. Enjoy your weekend.
Linda xxx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Wonderful image and perfect for a Guy! Love it.

*Vicki* said...

I have to say that I WAS expecting a cat image from you!! LOL!! But boy is this a cutie too!! Your coloring is awesome and I do love the texture of the paw prints over your background papers!! I am a dog lover myself and don't usually tend to use cats, but I sure enjoying seeing what everyone comes up with because they are so cute too!! :) HUGS

Huny said...

Now that is a challenge after my own heart - a beautiful card right down to the embossing. Love it.

Irena Stefanova said...

Simply gorgeous. wonderful coloring & attention to detail. Thanks for joining us for our "Anything Goes" challenge #62 love To Scrap! Challenge Blog and best of luck with this great entry.
Irena DT

Bernardine Cuttino said...

Awe, so cute, but do not forgot those felines. This is such a delightfull and fun image. Sweet design and colors. Sending wonderful weekend hugs.

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is so sweet. I love your floppy puppy and that background paper is great.

Glad your cats made you change that words. As though cats ever make demands upon us. It's not like my cat slides all over my kkkkkkeyboooard wheneeveer I am trrrying to typppe.

Teresa alllafsl

Lillian A said...

Lovely coloring/image on this creation and oh so true, being a dog's life! Thank you for your entry into our anything goes challenge at Love To Scrap.

The Crafty Den said...

Brilliant card Connie. I love the fantastic image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Dawn said...

Brilliant NanaC! I love how you've embossed both layers! That poor pooch looks pooped!
Dawn xx

jimlynn said...

Um....Rambo is just dedicated to having everything HIS way! Gotta love those pups the same as the kitties Connie. They're all just perfect in their own way!
Love this cute card. That little dog looks about as happy as he can be. Another one of the precious bows too! Love it.

ScrappyHorses said...

This is so cute! I have to agree, dogs are very dedicated companions! Cats are quite cute, regal, funny, demanding, spoiled, but seldom do we think of them as dedicated…….at least not to us humans! hahaha This dog has great colors/markings and the sweetest little expression!

Julie Odil said...

Connie, this is adorable! I have a snoring dog at my feet right now. She's one of those Retrievers dedicated to having something in her mouth at all times -- but also highly dedicated to napping. As she ages, she snores loudly. Do they make Breathe Right strips for dogs? Thanks so much for joining our Dedication challenge this month at Path of Positivity. This card fits our theme so well! Julie, DT member

Jennifer Scull said...

what a wonderful card with that pup! my dog doesn't seem to be doing enough of this lately, especially at night! argh!

Anonymous said...

Great card with a fun image!
Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

Hugs, Myriam (DT)

crafty said...

This is a brilliant image. Thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at Crafting From the Heart.

Peanut said...

Aaaaaw! What an adorable doggie. He looks like he's recovering from partying all night. :) LOVE the embossed pawprint bg.
hugs Asha

Sassy Raggedy said...

I love your background papers and the embossed paw print. Fantastic. How cute the image is. Hugs, joann

Sandy Trefger said...

Love your background papers and the embossing! That little puppy looks tired but so cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Very cute! Lovely card! I'm delighted to see your work entered in the ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door. Please join us again this week. Have fun creating :)
Qinaahana Arts and Crafts {My Blog}

Pippa said...

Lovely card although that dog looks a little sad, or maybe he is just dog-tired!

wendipooh13 said...

ahhh great image, love your doggie!! thanks for playing along with Cards In Envy!!!