Christmas Chihuahuas

I know I’m still blogging Christmas cards!!! With the flurry of the holidays, I just didn’t have time to share some of these 🙂  This one was specially made for the business that operates next door to the office I work at.  A few months ago, the owners mom and dad had to put down their old pup, and her dad was absolutely devastated 🙁  One day, she showed up at work with a crate (her dad works for her, and was busy in the shop).  Imagine the look on his face when he looked into the crate and saw a darling chihuahua puppy!! Cindy and her sister decided that a new baby would help to ease the pain of the loss of his old dog, and gave him the pup, who was promptly named Max.  Well, it was love at first site, and since then, Max has been coming to work 🙂  I’m generally not the biggest fan of chihuahuas, but this little guy is a sweetie!! Sooooo, what to put on their Christmas card?? Hehe, was there a choice?  Thank goodness Mitzi at Aurora Wings had this adorable image that she just came out with before Christmas!! I colored these cuties up with my SN and Copic markers, sticking with the fawn colors (like Max!!).  With it being a busier image, I wanted to keep the design of the card fairly simple, so I picked a patterned paper for the background and embellished with die cut pine branches (Tim Holtz Sizzix dies), and a pretty red bow.  Because it’s a Christmas card, and because I’m….well…..me…..I had to add a bit of sparkle on the branches with some Stickles 🙂  Oh, and they loved the card, by the way…..even Max seemed to like the fact that he got a starring role on it!!

I’d like to enter this in the following challenges:

Dream Valley Challenges – #169 Christmas

Digi Choosday Challenge – Week 1, ATG

2 Crafty Critter Crazies– #10 ATG with a Critter

Creative Craft Cottage – #102 ATG

The Sketchy Challenges – #133 Christmas