Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Two Pretty Pyramage Puppies

Hello Everyone,

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 :)

Happy Crafting,


Bernie said...

Oh Elizabeth I nearly fell over laughing 'lost the will to live' you are hysterical.
Your cards are so lovely. Those pups are adorable and you've used them beautifully. Delightful ribbon and flowers!
Blessings Bernie

Carol said...

Two very cute little doggies Elizabeth, love your backing paper too. Going to raid my snippets later to see what I can find! Carol x

Di said...

Hi Elizabeth - like Bernie I'm afraid I did laugh over you saying you were losing the will to live. But, yay, you did it in the end!! Two such amazing cards - the DP is perfect! Di xx

Jules said...

Hi Elizabeth

You guessed right .. .. you did impress me that you got two cards out of your snippet .. .. and fabulous makes they are too.

They are beautiful front, back and inbetween!!!

Such cute little puppies!! Especially the one wearing the hat!!

Thank you for sharing your lovely snippet makes again this week.

Love Jules xx

Jackie said...

Two delightful cards Elizabeth, beautiful colours and design :o)
Jackie xx

coops said...

aw these are gorgeous elizabeth.the images are so adorable :D

xx coops xx

Debs M said...

great snippet make! x

Sarn said...

Beautiful cards Elizabeth.

Hugs, Sandra

Sarah said...

Great snippet cards, and I love the way you decorated the back as well.