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

Autumn Hello

Good morning 🙂  Another Autumn card for you today.  I found this cute image from Ike’s Art, in my files.  It doesn’t seem to be available anymore (or I’m blind), but there are TONS of cute images in the store to choose from!!   I used this sketch, from The Sketchy Challenges, as my layout guideline:

After coloring this cute fall pooch with my Prismacolor pencils, I stamped 3 leaves with an Ink A Dink a Doo stamp, and colored and fussy cut them out.  I found the perfect papers in my stash, and lay everything out.  I added a sentiment, stamped on a fishtail banner die cut (cut with an unbranded die).  Snow is in the forecast today, so I’m thinking that these will be the only pretty leaves that I see for quite awhile 🙁

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

Ike’s World Challenges – #100 ATG with optional celebrations (congrats on the 100!!!)

The Sketchy Challenges – #129, with sketch, shown above

Crafty Friends Challenge – #69 – Cute

Addicted to Stamps – #156 Autumn

Simon Monday Challenge – All Creatures Great and Small

Pug Present

If this isn’t just the cutest little guy, ever!!! I wouldn’t mind getting him from Santa 🙂  This card was made for a swap over at the Kit and Clowder Facebook group, and when I searched to find something about my partner, the one thing that stuck out was that she LOVES her little pug 🙂  So I took it from there, and was lucky enough to find this adorable little guy, from Just Inklined.  I colored him up with my SN and Copic markers, then carefully added a holly pattern, with a small stamp, to the gift box.  I layered everything up with white CS and mirror card (which was, as always, a joy to photograph), that I’d die cut a window into.  The holly was cut with a Tim Holtz Sizzix die, and the sentiment was done with an unbranded die.  I added a red bow and some silver baubles to finish this card off.  I hope my swap partner likes it!!

I’d like to enter the following challenges with this card:

Allsorts Challenge Blog – Week 439 Christmas Creatures

2 Crafty Critter Crazies – #7 ATG with Critters

Incy Wincy Designs – Oct. 16 – Nov. 5; Dress Up (all dressed up like Santa!)

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – #357 ATG with optional theme (I didn’t do the option) something with wings

Crafting By Designs – Get Ready for Christmas, October Edition