I hope you are all well and enjoying your week wherever you are. Weather here isn't too bad, not bright and sunny as you would hope for in August, but reasonably warm, dry and pleasant.
A couple of weeks ago my friend, Marie-Louise, sent me these sweet little puppies, and instead of just putting them away somewhere safe ... that usually means to be forgotten ... I decided to put them together, keep them in view, ready and waiting for the right card to come along. And after completing the little 8"x8" scrap layout this weekend, see post here, I realised that the leftover scraps of paper and card would be perfect for the puppies.
I made this first A5 sized card with my niece, Louise, in mind. It's her birthday tomorrow - her 27th - and as she is an ultra-feminine, girly kind of young woman, the card is very girly to suit. The aqua in the puppy's hat is picked up in this gorgeous DP from Fancy Pants Wishful Thinking collection - a freebie from Simply Cards & Papercraft!
The insert is computer generated using Bearly Mine Design digital paper and the MCS digital punch. Sentiment from one of my favourite resources, a bought card received several years ago - I just adapted the wording to suit.
The back is decorated with a strip of the insert design and I even cut out the digitally punched shape ... only for someone as loved as Louise would I do that ... it is so fiddly to cut round I nearly lost the will to live :)
There was enough left of the DP to make this useful 5"x5" Just Because card ... I've named this pup Charlie because he is very much like my friend, Ruth's dog, Charlie ... right down to the look on his face when he's been naughty!
The insert is made the same way as the first but the digital paper is a slightly paler colour - which made it very tricky to photograph ... the camera found it really difficult to focus on it.
White cardstock for base
Papermania textured cardstock for matting
Fancy Pants Wishful Thinking DP
Pyramage puppy & sentiments
White copy paper for computer generated insert using Bearly Mine Design Simply Dots digital paper & digital punch
Wild Orchid Crafts cherry blossoms, cream satin ribbon and Crafty Notions aqua rainbow drops from stash.
I'm submitting this to Jules' Sunday Snippet Challenge - Week 33 - I think it might just impress her that I managed to get two cards from this leftover piece of DP!
I can't get away from birthdays this month - I'm now making a card for my SIL's birthday on 27th. I plan to finish that this evening so that I can get back to doing some more scrapbook layouts ... well, that's the plan anyway. But first, a cuppa is called for, methinks :)