Monday, 21 October 2013

It's a Dalmatian sitting down!

Hi there. I hope this post finds you all healthy and happy. My eldest son and his girlfriend have had fresher's flu. I'd not heard of this, having not been to university, but seemingly the new intake of students brings out lovely new bugs which are happily shared between all the students causing misery for a few weeks. In the son's and his girlfriend's case I know this is true but I'm sure the extra drink discounts in the pubs and clubs during fresher weeks may also be a contributing factor to some of the students taking time off from their studies.
Anyway back to the strange heading. I want to enter the Live and Love Crafts October Challenge in which you have to think pink. Well I haven't got time to stop making Christmas cards, not that I've made many, so I thought why not make a pink one. Obviously it still needs to look like a Christmas card so it's taken a while to get the balance right. I decided to use a charm I've had for many years but it was too bright a gold so I put Shabby white Fran-tage on it ( tip to silly people like me, when you've just heated a metal object with a heat gun don't try to pick it up with your fingers straight away!) I showed it to hubby saying doesn't it look a bit like an angel, it's actually a bell if you can't tell, and he replied that it looks like a Dalmatian sitting down. Well I looked at it but I just don't see it so please tell me what you think it looks like.

The poinsettia

and the bell/angel/sitting down Dalmatian?

What do you see? Polite answers please!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges-

Live and Love Crafts October Challenge Use Pink

LOTV October Challenge Anything Goes

Crafty Little Fairies Challenge Christmas in October

Card Recipe

White card and card blank- Craftwork Cards
Ink pads- Memento Toffee Crunch for image and the music, Distress Ink Old Paper for inking the edges to make card look more cream than white and Colorbox Rosebud on the tag at top of card
Card- Core'dinations Sugar and spice for mat and die, sanded.
Stamps- Lotv Holy Light and set 46 Background Bits-Notes for the music . Stamps by Chloe Starburst Background. Hunkydory Snowy Swirls for tag.
Pens- Copic Ciao
Dies- Spellbinders Labels 8 for image, Decorative Labels 8 for image mat. Dies by Chloe Medium and small Poinsettia builder dies
Vellum- Docrafts 12x12 Glitter Vellum Polka Dot for poinsettias
Punch- Xcut Leafy Lace
Embossing powder- Wow Pink Sherbert Embossing Glitter for Starburst Background and Sparkling Snow for the Snowy Swirls on tag
Other bits and bobs- DecoArt Glamour Dust on the image, lace, ribbon and charm from stash, small and large flatback pearls from Andy's crafts, string for charm came from the tag, tag from Blade Rubber stamps.

Well another long post so I better get back to my crafting.
Sending you all a big hug,
Debra x


  1. Hi Debra what a stunning card love the pink for Christmas theme its a good idea I need to do more Christmas cards but seem to get side tracked doing other things like another Retirement cards. Love this Frantage and my opinion is the bell now looks like an angel if I really stretch the imagination and keep your hubby happy could be a Dalmation lying down !!! well maybe. Hope your son and girlfriend are feeling better soon. Good luck in the challenges the card gets my vote Love and Happy Crafting Carole x

  2. This is lovely Debra, such a pretty card! Lol at your hubby... I suppose it could be a dalmation,but looks more like a bell/ angel to me :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  3. beautiful card love the poinsettia, a pretty stamp, white with pink is nice.

  4. Thanks for entering our 'Anything Goes' challenge Debra, another lovely card!

    Good luck!

    Anne x
    Lili of the Valley

  5. Hi Debra,
    This is my "fave" christmas stamp at the moment.. I love what you've done with it and I especially <3 the white poinsettia. I have been making ribbon roses today and burnt my fingers soooo many times with the glue gun it isn't funny, who knew crafting could be so dangerous ;)
    Tell Hubby he needs to get a stronger script for his eyes it looks like a bell to me!!!!
    Keep well
    Nicky =^-^=


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