Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Pug Love - Birthday Card

I recently won a challenge at Jade's Sparkling Butterflies and the prize was 3 images from Ching-Chou Kuik .  I had never heard of them but was happy to have won....and boy am I glad I did!!!  I just discovered a new place to get digis!!!  For this card I used one of the images I won.  It's called Pug Love .  My husband thinks it looks like me and our little Zaq, so I decided to make a birthday card for him with it :)

What you are looking at is the outside of the house.  I cut a window with my Cuttlebug using a Sizzix square die, then made the window frame with Gina Marie Designs stitched square die, and used a piece of acetate for the glass.  So she is looking out her window.

The images on the outside of the house are from 2 different stamp sets.  The flower pot on the left is part of Gina K. "Plant Trio" stamp, and the rest is part of Art Impressions "Try"Folds "Garden" set.

I colored the images with Inktense watercolor pencils, and added CTMH Liquid Glass to the watering can for some shine and pop, as well as adding it to the bird bath to give the effect of water.  I drew faint lines across the "house" giving the effect of siding.

Here is a view of the entire image.

I absolutely LOVE this image and couldn't wait to use it!!!

I found some perfect challenges to enter this in....
Ching-Chou Kuik - May challenge "Cats or Dogs"
Crafty Gals Corner -#72 May Flowers
Fab 'n' Funky - #305 No Designer Papers
Mod Squad Challenge Blog - One Layer Birthday
Ruby's Rainbow Challenges - #129 Use a Transparent Element
Aurora Wings - #29 Clean & Simple
Crafty Friends Challenge - #31 In The Garden
Alphabet Challenge Blog - "F" is for Furry Friends
Crafts and Me - May - Faces
Dies R Us Challenge Blog - #49 Birthday

Thanks for stopping by and...


  1. What a precious creation! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘BIRTHDAY’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  2. Isn't this sweet and what a fabulous design! Happy b-day to your hubby and thanks so much from joining us at Aurora Wings. xxD

  3. Sweet card! Love your design! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner!

  4. This looks wonderful, thanks for joining us at Crafty Friendsxxx

  5. a fabulous and beautiful card!
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  6. Beautiful card and design, I love that window! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.
    Tammy x

  7. congratulations Janie, the card is beautiful and so is the image.hugs

  8. What a lovely card with a window view..lovely thanks for joining Crafty Friends, hugs Blankina

  9. So sweet! I love that image and the soft colors you used.Thanks for sharing at Dies R Us, so happy to have you join us!

  10. Beautiful card, great design and beautiful images, thanks for sharing at Alphabet Challenge.

    Pat xx

  11. Wonderful sweet card Janie!
    Thank you for joining Crafty Friends


  12. What a fun way to make a window card! Thank you for playing along with our Transparent Element Challenge at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges.

  13. Beautiful card with a lovely image. Great coloring.....
    Thanx for joining us at Crafts and Me challengeblog.
    xxx Plony

  14. Lovely card - thanks so much for joining as over at the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge Blog.

  15. What an adorable image - I love that pug! Thanks for joining in at Mod Squad

  16. Great card!love the pug

    Thank you for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges hugs Shaz x

  17. Awesome card.. with superb colouring.. Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Ching Chou Kuik Digital Stamp Inspiration and challenge blog.. Hope you can join our challenge next month.. and Good Luck at the draw.. <3


  18. A simply STUNNING card.
    Thanx so much for joining us at Aurora Wings for our CAS challenge.

  19. Ahhh so cute! What a lovely design x
    Thank you for joining in the challenge at Crafts & Me and do pop back to check winners and join in our new anything goes with optional shabby chic/vintage