Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Charlie and his dog

This stamp puts me in mind of my grandson - from when he was first born his Joey used to sleep under his pram and cot and would put up with ears and tail being yanked and pulled and has never ever told Ben off (thats Cavaliers for you!!) A boy and his dog, that's our Ben and his Joey. The trip down memory lane aside I'm entering this card in the Papertake Weekly challenge, it's another of Carole's amazing sketches. I'm also entering it in CCT - Christmas Animals.

I saw a fab idea for suspending charms with charms on Fran's blog so have pinched her idea, how cool to use the snowflake charm as a spacer and hang the tree off it. Fran has the most fabulous ideas so please go and visit her blog.


Here's a close up of the snowflakes punched from glitter card (a girl as gotta have sparkle and bling at Crimbo)

The Whiff of Joy stamp has been coloured with distress inks and H2O's (what else - still dithering about the Copics - I am so scared to spend all that money and not get the results I do with the inks and H2O's).
Paper is Basic Grey Dasher
Ribbons are from Hobbycraft, the wide centre one is from Michales (thanks Sally!!)
The large snowflakes are punched with a Martha Stewart punch (thanks again Sally) and the small ones are a Dovecraft punch
The corner has been punched with a Stampin Up punch
The bling brads are Papermania, the crystal cabouchons are from Sally
Charms are from Ebay


Thanks for looking,

50 comments:

  1. Amazing card Bev, love it! After I have finished browsing your blog, I am going to head over to Fran's blog. Thanks. LOuise x

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  2. Hi Bev,gorgeous Christmas card,love this image,and lovely embellishments,
    Take care
    Sandra x

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  3. Fabulous card!
    I love your story with this card. Gorgeous papers and great added detail.
    kim x

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  4. Love it Bev. I just love these charms that you use, I will need to check ebay out.

    Karen x

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  5. A fab card Bev and well done for using Frans idea, suppose thats what our blogging buddies are there for!!
    Clairex

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  6. Awww!!!! what a lovely little story hun and what a great card this is love your use of colour
    Hugs Jacqui x

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  7. fabulous card Bev and love the details. I'm still dithering about copics/markers too - as you say a lot of money to spend to make a collection .. .. ... and I always spend my craft budget on stamps! hugs, annie x

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  8. Hi Bev
    This is gorgeous! I love that image and all your finishing touches.
    Hugs Lynsey :)

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  9. great card, love the snowflakes and the image is so sweet
    Gina xxx

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  10. awww such a cute card, i love the snowflkes and the charm =)
    where do you get all your charms from? they're cute!
    Xxx

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  11. Beautiful Bev! Love all that glitter and bling, I agree about sparkle at Crimbo. Fabulous colouring and papers. I'm also with you on the markers, not sure whether to dip my toes or not!!!! Chris x

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  12. Another wonderful card! love the snowflake embellies! Thanks for sharing about your grandson, I enjoy reading the *life* side of bloggers!
    Oh, and you can tell Fran we'll all be pinching her idea now! I always find inspiration on your blog!
    Blessings, Maria

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  13. Gorgeous card Bev. Love your snowflakes.

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  14. oh this is so adorable,love the papers and embellishments:)

    sue
    xx

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  15. wow! this is one gorgeous card! love all the bling and sparkle.

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  16. Fantastic card - love the colour combo and those sparkly snowflakes - and what cute charms!
    Pauline x

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  17. Gorgeous Christmas card, love the image and your interpretation of this weeks sketch. Fab snowflakes and charm. Jillix

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  18. Fantastic card Bev, beautifully coloured image and I adore your snowflakes and christmas tree charm. Thanks for trying my sketch at.....Friday Sketchers!!!
    Hugs
    Carole :-)

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  19. Fantastic card Bev, love it.
    Hugs Sonia x

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  20. This is gorgeous Bev, what a great image. x

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  21. Beautiful card, such a cheeky chappie!!!

    xxxx

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  22. gorgeous as usual, just heading off to Fran's......

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  23. Wow !!!!!!!! THis is just GORGEOUS dear. Just love all the embellishments too. Man just gorgeous dear

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  24. Hi Bev ~~ I just stumbled upon some of your cards on SCS & found the link to your blog ~~ you do amazing work! Your coloring is spectacular, & as someone who is just starting to use a sewing machine (TODAY in fact) I'm really paying attention to people's sewing ~ yours is perfect!! Looks like I may have to peruse a little farther back :)

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  25. Bev, that story is precious about your grandson and the wee dog, lovely! Your card is so sweet! I love the image...coloured perfectly and all the snowflakes, glitter and sparkle. The charms are fabulous too!
    Hugs, TaraG

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  26. What a gorgeus card, great papers and wunderful colours. I love all this nice details.
    Hugs Jeanette

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  27. Gorgeous card Bev. Love the colours you've used and the snowflake embellishments. Great idea to put jewel brads in the centre's!
    Hugs, Vicky x

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  28. Beautiful card Bev, I love the image and the charms. Thanks for joining in the CCT challenge

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  29. This is gorgeous Bev, so so beautifully coloured great shading. love all the the yummy embellishments you have used your charm from a charm looks wonderful..may have to pinch that idea too...xx
    big hugs rachxx

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  30. whoah love all the bling - really great card Bev - full of action - love it.

    Ann xxx

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  31. Oh this is gorgeous love the colours you have used and I also saw this on Fran's blog and thought how cool. Love all you embellies they look fab. Sue :o)

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  32. Lovely card Bev, love all your others too.

    Karen x

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  33. Bev, the card is beautiful!
    xAndrea

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  34. Gorgeous card once again Bev. Love the way you coloured it in and the snowflakes are fab. Michele x

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  35. Great card love the image and the colours are fab :)
    Val xxx

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  36. Wow Bev this is stunning, such wonderful detail.

    Mrs W x

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  37. Wow Bev this is stunning, such wonderful detail.

    Mrs W x

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  38. this is gorgeous Bev - love the colours and all those snowflakes. Glad you liked the charm idea :)

    (I couldn't justify the Copics but thought Promarkers were a good compromise to start with and I'm glad I tried it as I love mine now as it's a nice alternative but I still love my distress inks & prismas. so think it's a 'nice to have' rather than neccessity especially when your colouring is so fab as it is!) xx

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  39. Great card Bev. I love this image of the boy and his dog. ( I love dogs :)) And I love the bling bling and the christmas charm.

    Rosalien

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  40. Stunning card Bev. I just love that little guy and you have coloured him beautifully. The colours and elements (including the bling) works so well together.

    Hugs, Mette

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  41. Beautiful card Bev!! I love all your details and that image is so cute!! I know what you mean about the markers!! I am in the same boat your in!! I really think I like the distress ink look the best and you do it so well!!! Why mess with perfection?? Fabulous card :)Kathy

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  42. This is gorgeous Bev and I just love the way you do your snowflakes :) Donna x

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  43. beautiful card Bev, I love this image and all the gorgeous snowflakes Jill x

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  44. WOW another stunning card! You are unbelievable! The snowflakes are to die for! I am going to have to get that Martha punch!
    Hugs~ Kim

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  45. Wow this is stunning hun well done xxxxx

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  46. What a gorgeous and lovely card! I like it so much!!!
    Simone

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  47. I'm a sucker for glitter, so of course I love this. And I really like how you've added the ribbons to the background :)

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Bev x

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