Monday, July 15, 2019

H2H - Carefree Love LO

Welcome to this week's Heart 2 Heart challenge! 


It's all about celebrating this week - the theme is called just that: "Celebrate the Good Times". 

I was recently emailed a photo that I never thought I would never see - a photo of my father's parents. My father passed away in 2006 and if he was alive today, he would be 100 years old (soon 101 as his birthday was in August). This photo is a keepsake. His mother (my grandmother) passed away when she was in her early 30s. I only ever met my grandfather once - very briefly - when I was a young child. I don't remember him at all. 

The photo was in sepia wen I received it but I wanted it in black and white for the purpose of this layout. The date is unknown but I am guessing it is around 1910 - it was before they had any children and before the Depression. Life was pretty carefree at that time. 

I based this layout on a sketch I found on Pinterest. Texture paste was used to create the brick background to replicate the brick wall in the photo. I wanted to set the photo on a bright coloured background to bring attention to it and daisies and butterflies represented a carefree life to me. I added a few scattered pearls to finish it off. 


 Come and join us at Heart 2 Heart and show us how you celebrate the good times. You have until the end of July to link up your project. Be sure to use some Close To My Heart products in your creation. 
We can't wait to see what you create! 

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated:

Paper: Happy Times Paper Pack, White Daisy Cardstock, Charcoal Cardstock, Lemon Cardstock, Clover Cardstock, Carolina Cardstock, Bluebird Cardstock
Stamps: none
Ink: Bluebird
Accessories: Jasmine Cricut Cartridge (not CTMH), Flower Market Cricut Cartridge, Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, Artbooking Cricut Cartridge, Cricut Basic Shapes (not CTMH), Bitty Pearls, Grey and White Twine, Foam Tape, Thin Foam Tape, Texture Paste and Texture Tools, Stencil Sheets, Edge Distresser

Enjoy,
Alyson

Friday, July 12, 2019

Colour Dare #351 - Tic Tac Toe Shaker Card

Welcome to Colour Dare Challenge #351!

It's another Tic Tac Toe board this week - often a favourite of both our design team members and our participants!


The colours on this board are taken from the Craft On paper pack and silver has also been added. Please note that Black and White are allowed but NO OTHER NEUTRALS are permitted. 

I chose to use what is known as the hero paper from this paper pack - the busiest paper of all and it contains all of the colours on the board except silver. I added some silver gems so I used every colour on the board. 

The inside of the shaker was stamped using a very old stamp called A Flowering Bunch. It was the Stamp of the Month back in June 2013! I added some grass at the bottom but that's hard to see in the photo. The flowers were coloured using some Sharpie markers and some Touch markers to match the papers. The sequins are designed to match this paper pack. I also poked the holes along the shaker border to add some interest as I had to cut that by hand. 


Come and join us at Colour Dare and show us how you use the Tic Tac Toe board shown at the top of this post. You have two weeks to link up your project. 
We can't wait to see what you create! 

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated: 

Paper: Craft On Paper Pack, White Daisy Cardstock, Bluebird Cardstock, Raspberry Cardstock, Emerald Cardstock, White Glitter Paper, White Cards and Envelopes
Stamps: A Flowering Bunch, Well Said (SU)
Inks: Intense Black, Bluebird
Accessories: Scalloped Border Thin Cuts, Decorative Border Thin Cuts, Silver Glitter Gems, Loose Sequins - Crafty, Blue Ribbon (unknown), Sharpie Markers, Touch Markers, Foam Tape, Piercing Tool and Stitch Guide (unknown)

Enjoy,
Alyson





Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Sorry for your Loss...

I don't like creating sympathy cards - I avoid making them and when I have to make one, it is always because I NEED one. This is one of those times. 

I chose the Know That I Care stamp set to create this card. I used a colour combination from the Love of Colour book of Pewter, Lilac and Sapphire. A large image was stamped all around the outside of the card and the flowers were stamped using a coordinating stamp. A blending pen was used for the leaves. I used the same stamp for the main image and coloured that using markers. The main image flowers were brushed with a clear shimmer brush. Some silver embellishing thread and sequins were added and this card was finished pretty quickly as it needs to be delivered today. 


It was based on a card from Make It From Your Heart - Volume 4. Nice and easy!

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated: 

Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, Pewter Cardstock
Stamps: Know That I Care
Inks: Pewter, Sapphire, Lilac
Accessories: Silver Embellishing Thread, Clear Shimmer Brush, Blending Pen, Touch Markers (not CTMH), Silver Sequins

Enjoy,
Alyson




Monday, July 8, 2019

AH 324 - A Cluster of Tulips


Welcome to Atlantic Hearts Sketch 324!

This sketch shows a Hawaiian flower in the sketch but any symbol is fine to use. I decided to use a wreath and a cluster of tulips as my focal point. Due to the stems at the bottom of the tulips, I put my sentiment at the bottom of my card rather than right under the focal point. 

The tulips and stems are triple stamped and then die cut. I stamped and coloured the wreath and that is also die cut. Layering all of those pieces took a while to do - and then the ribbon was added. I brushed the tulips with a gold shimmer brush which can be seen in the close-up photo. The sentiment was embossed in gold and then stamped with Pansy ink for the bottom part. Gold foil paper was used for the diagonal strip and to mount the sentiment. 




Come and join us at Atlantic Hearts and show us how you interpret the sketch shown above. You have until Sunday evening to link up your project. 
We can't wait to see what you create! 

Products used are as follows: 

Paper: Live Beautifully Paper Pack, White Daisy Cardstock, Lilac Cardstock, Gold Foil Paper (all CTMH), Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Stamps: Tulip (Altenew), Sending and Wishing (SSS), Wreath (CTMH)
Inks: Versamark, Lilac, Pansy, Black, Sweet Leaf, Willow (all CTMH)
Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Gold Skinny Ribbon, Gold Shimmer Brush, Wreath Thin Cut (all CTMH), Tulip Dies (Altenew), Thin Foam Tape, Touch Markers

Enjoy,
Alyson


Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Birthday in Green (and Blue)

A special friend of mine is celebrating a birthday shortly and I always struggle with masculine cards. I wanted to use the new stamp and die combination set from CTMH called Share the Joy. 

I decided on a combination of shades of green with some blue for emphasis. The primary green that I used was Willow. 

The images inside the circles were each stamped, coloured and then fussy cut. I suppose with some strategic placement, they could be stamped behind the circle on a single piece of cardstock but that would take some very carefully placement. I wanted them to be raised for emphasis which is why I chose to fussy cut them instead. I added a heart as well - just because :)

The background is created from two different patterned papers and a piece of embossed cardstock. I tied two pieces of twine around the edge of the image piece and used the same twine for the tag. 


This will go in the mail tomorrow - arriving in plenty of time for his birthday. 

Products used are all CTMH unless otherwise indicated: 

Paper: I Heart Us Paper Pack, Cats and Bats Paper Pack, Adventure Fundamentals, White Daisy Cardstock, Lagoon Cardstock, Bluebird Cardstock, Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Stamps: Birthday Joy, Bunches of Joy
Inks: Black, Lagoon, Bluebird
Accessories: Basic Banners Thin Cuts, Multi-Circle Windows Thin Cut, Chevron Embossing Folder, Foam Tape, Touch Markers, Sharpie Markers, Green Twine (unknown), Blue Twine (unknown)

Enjoy,
Alyson



Monday, July 1, 2019

H2H - Colour Challenge




Welcome to this week's Heart 2 Heart challenge!

It's a simple colour challenge this week - the colour is a Close To My Heart colour:
CANDY APPLE.

You can certainly combine other colours with Candy Apple in your project but Candy Apple should be the focal colour of your project. 

I chose to create a card using emboss resist. I wanted to be able to use different shades of the Candy Apple ink so I wanted to use an open flower stamp. I needed one that was fairly large so I had to go way, WAY back to find one that would work. I found the stamp I wanted in an old stamp set called Lucy Workshop on the Go. I have held onto that set for this long because I like the flowers! 

After stamping the largest flower multiple times using Versamark ink, I embossed it with white embossing powder. I used a sponge to lightly cover the entire paper with Candy Apple ink. Using a sponge dauber, I went over the flowers twice using the same ink. It lightens significantly which is why I did it twice. It's ok that the dauber was larger than the petals and came outside of the flowers - nature isn't perfect, right? I used a tissue to wipe off any excess ink that was left on the white embossed parts and then the flower centres were coloured using the red shimmer brush. 

Glacier is a nice complement to Candy Apple so I used it as my background and also wrapped some twine around the end of the sentiment piece where I also added some red shimmer trim. 


Come and join us at Heart 2 Heart and show us how you use the colour Candy Apple on your project. You have until the end of July to link up your project. 
We can't wait to see what you create!

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated:

Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, Glacier Cardstock, Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Stamps: Lucy Workshop on the Go stamp, Card Captions
Ink: Candy Apple, Versamark
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Red Shimmer Trim, Red Shimmer Brush, Aqua Twine (unknown), Foam Tape

Enjoy,
Alyson





Friday, June 28, 2019

Colour Dare #349 - A Very Busy Swing Easel Card

Welcome to Colour Dare Challenge #349! 

I LOVE this week's colour choices... some of my favourite colours are in the palette this week!
Check it out below. 

Please note that Black and White along with other neutrals ARE allowed in this challenge. 

I wanted to do something different this week - something new to me. I went looking around on Pinterest - my first source for inspiration - and found some interesting ideas there. One of those ideas was a Swing Easel Card. There were several websites with instructions but most of them had metric measurements... that can be difficult sometimes to translate to Imperial. I have to say that as a Canadian, I do EVERYTHING in metric except paper crafting... driving, cooking, temperatures, other measurements - everything in my world is in metric except paper crafting.

The size of my card is 5.5 x 5.5 (inches) - it is a square card. There were templates that showed how to do this to make a standard size card but I felt I needed a larger card for my purpose. 

For the background, I used the Mix-In Paper Pack from CTMH - and the edge is a zip strip that fit perfectly. I used a coordinating stamp and die set as I needed both greenery and flowers. This type of card works really well if you want to create a scene as the main scene can go on the inside section and other elements can be placed along the outside edge to make them stand up. I placed some greenery along the outside edge and then added flowers there. I then decorated the inside section. I think most people would do it in reverse but I found it easier doing it from the outside and working toward the inside. I just added elements as I worked, filling in empty spaces. 


The "hello" die makes the card stand in position. It was cut 5 times and stacked. I used Stick-It adhesive on the back before cutting so it would be easier to adhere them together as it is a pretty thin die. The top of the card can be opened to reveal a place to write a message. 


One of the wonderful things about this card is that it folds flat for mailing - LOVE THAT! 


Although this took a long time to create, I think making a second one would be a lot easier now that I have a better idea of what to do! 

Come and join us at Colour Dare and show us how you use the colour palette shown at the top of this post. You have two weeks to link up your project. 
We can't wait to see what you create! 

Products used are as follows: 

Paper: Mix-in Paper Pack, White Daisy Cardstock, Black Cardstock, Willow Cardstock, Clover Cardstock, Raspberry Cardstock (all CTMH)
Stamps: Sentiment Collection (Penny Black), First Frost (SU)
Inks: Pansy, Lilac, Raspberry, Willow, Clover (all CTMH)
Accessories: Frosted Bouquet Thinlets, Silver Metallic Thread (both SU), Hello Die (Pretty Pink Posh), Touch Markers, Stamp Press

Enjoy,
Alyson










Monday, June 24, 2019

AH 322 - Grid Lines Abound!


Welcome to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #322! 

This week's sketch is all about a grid... how you use that grid is your choice. 

I chose to create my grid using Cricut Design Space because I wanted my spaces to be exactly even. I ended up with eight openings and placed a sheet of patterned paper behind the open grid. That is just one way to do this - there are certainly others. 

I took a few colours from the patterned paper and also using Design Space, I created a poppy using co-ordinating cardstock. The leaves were die cut and a white pearl was coloured with a Sharpie marker and set inside the centre of the poppy. I stamped the sentiment and placed another coloured pearl right at the end of that as well. 



Come and join us at Atlantic Hearts and show us how you interpret the sketch shown above. 
You have until Sunday evening to link up your project. 
We can't wait to see what you create! 

Products used are as follows: 

Paper: Painted Seasons DSP, Calypso Coral Cardstock, Petal Pink Cardstock (all SU), Clover Cardstock (CTMH)
Stamps: Leaf Canopy (Altenew)
Inks: Clover, Smoothie, Peach (all CTMH)
Accessories: Flower Market Cricut Cartridge, White Pearls, Stitched Flower Thin Cuts (all CTMH), Cricut Basic Shapes, Sharpie Marker

Enjoy,
Alyson



Monday, June 17, 2019

H2H - Craft On!

Welcome to this week's Heart 2 Heart challenge! 


It's all about crafting... well, isn't it ALWAYS about crafting? This week at Heart 2 Heart, the theme is CRAFT ON! That's right - we are celebrating the timeless theme of crafting. 

Close To My Heart happens to have a paper pack called Craft On - you can use that, or you can come up with your own project to celebrate crafting. There are SO many ways to interpret this challenge. 

I chose to use the CTMH paper pack... 

There are so many interesting designs in this paper pack but one that I really liked was a busy floral paper. I wanted to do something that would show up on that paper so I opted for a very large white daisy that would be the focal point of my card. I used Emerald cardstock for the leaves and embossed and inked them. Everything was adhered with foam tape. The sentiment was stamped and then lightly inked along the edges. I tied some twine around the card and added a flower shaped button under the bow. 


Come and show us how you interpret this crafty challenge at Heart 2 Heart
You have until the end of June to enter this or any of the other June challenges. 
We can't wait to see what you create! 

Products used are all Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated:

Paper: Craft On Paper Pack, White Daisy Cardstock, Emerald Cardstock, Lemon Cardstock
Stamps: Friendly Wishes
Inks: Carolina, Lemon, Emerald
Accessories: Flower Market Cricut Cartridge, Artiste Cricut Cartridge, Piercing Tool, White Twine, Pink Button, Foam Tape, Bitty Sparkles, Blue Sharpie Marker

Enjoy,
Alyson


Friday, June 14, 2019

Colour Dare #347 - Singin' the Blues

Welcome to this week's Colour Dare challenge! 


This week, we are singing the blues... creatively, of course. It's all about the blue hues for this week's challenge, so dig out those blues and get to work. 

I chose to create a shaker card using two shades of Close To My Heart blues - Sapphire (a current colour) and Crystal Blue (a retired colour). The driving force behind my choice of colours came down to the colours of sequins that I had :) Some of them inside the shaker look silver but that is due to the lighting as they are actually grey, white, and the two shades of blue. 

I wanted to use a new stamp that I have called Leaf Canopy by Altenew. I stamped the Sapphire cardstock background using second generation Sapphire ink. I then began working on the leaves, stamping the outline first in Pewter ink and then I purposely went for the mottled look on the leaves by stamping in Crystal Blue first and then using a tissue, I added Sapphire ink at the edges of the leaves. By the time I had done that, the ink was starting to settle and that was exactly what I wanted as it gave that kind of mottled appearance. I huffed on the stamp to give it some moisture and the appearance was perfect - not a solid look, but one with just enough ink coverage. 

The shaker background was blended using the two ink colours and then the sentiment was placed on top. That was brushed with the Clear Shimmer Brush for a little more emphasis and can be seen in the close-up below. 



Come and join us at Colour Dare and show us how you sing the blues! 
You have two weeks to link up your project. 
We can't wait to see what you create! 

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated:

Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, Sapphire Cardstock, Pewter Cardstock, Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Stamps: Leaf Canopy (Altenew)
Inks: Sapphire, Crystal Blue, Pewter
Accessories: Shaker Circle Dies, Shaker Acetate and Foam Tape, Clear Shimmer Brush, Leaf Canopy Dies (Altenew), Friend Die (Pretty Pink Posh), Sequins (miscellaneous)

Enjoy,
Alyson


Thursday, June 13, 2019

Another Year of Happiness Shaker

A special friend is celebrating a birthday in the next week and I wanted to create a shaker card for her. 

I based my card on a beautiful card that I saw on Pinterest by Kay Miller. I looked through Kay's blog at length but I was not able to find her post with the card that I saw and the Pinterest link didn't open in her blog either so all I can provide is a link to her overall blog (and she does gorgeous artwork!) 

The shaker component is a blend of two ink colours - Mint and Lagoon. That was filled with a mix of sequins that matched the colours I used to colour the other elements on this card. I stamped and coloured images from a few different stamp sets and placed them around the shaker. A few teal sequins were added afterward. The sentiment was stamped and popped up using foam dots to accommodate the twine running underneath. I did brush some of the flowers with a shimmer brush but that isn't visible in the photo. 


Products used are as follows:: 

Paper: Craft On Paper Pack, Goldrush Fundamental Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock (all CTMH),  Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Stamps: Chelsea Gardens Cardmaking, Falling for You Cardmaking, Falling for You Scrapbooking (all CTMH), Well Written (SU)
Inks: Intense Black, Mint, Lagoon, Clover (all CTMH)
Accessories: Shaker Thin Cuts, Chelsea Gardens Cardmaking Thin Cuts, Falling for You Cardmaking Thin Cuts, Falling for You Scrapbooking Thin Cuts, Acetate and Foam Squares, Teal Sequins, Clear Shimmer Brush, Thin Foam Tape (all CTMH), ShinHan Markers (various), Sharpie Markers (various), Orange Twine (unknown), Stitched Circle Dies (Gina Marie Designs), Sequins (various) 

Enjoy,
Alyson



Monday, June 10, 2019

AH 320 - Friendly Spring Flowers


Welcome to Atlantic Hearts Sketch #320!

Although this sketch is shown in horizontal format, I flipped it 90 degrees and created my card in a vertical format instead. Everything remained the same except I eliminated the three dots in the top right corner as I chose a very busy background paper. They would have ended up lost on the paper...

Other than that, I stayed true to the sketch, substituting flowers for the butterfly image shown at the top. That image is just there as a marker - feel free to use whatever image you want. The flowers I used were cut from the Flower Market Cricut cartridge. I used a border punch to cut the borders and then backed them with Canary cardstock so a consistent colour would show through for the background. The die was cut using that same cardstock and a yellow gem was used for the letter "I". I brushed the lighter cardstock on the flowers and the sentiment using a clear shimmer brush - those close-up photos are shown below as you can’t see that in the main photograph. 





Come and join us at Atlantic Hearts and show us how you interpret the sketch shown above. 
You have until Sunday evening to link up your project. 

Products used are as follows: 

Paper: Echo Park Paper Pad, Canary Cardstock, Lagoon Cardstock, Glacier Cardstock (CTMH), Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Stamps: none
Inks: none
Accessories: Flower Marker Cricut Cartridge, Clear Shimmer Brush, Yellow Gems (all CTMH), Ribbon Border Punch (unknown), Friends Die (Pretty Pink Posh), Thin Foam Tape 

Enjoy,
Alyson


Monday, June 3, 2019

H2H - Geometric Design with Texture Paste

Welcome to this week's challenge at Heart 2 Heart!


It's all about geometric shapes this week - and there are so many of them! Circles, squares and triangles are the three most obvious but there are so many more! Hexagons, pentagons, decagons... all of the "gons" plus all sorts of other shapes like honeycombs, scallops... the list is almost endless.

I chose to use a pattern that is found on the Artbooking Cricut cartridge and I cut it into a stencil. I used that stencil and mixed some texture paste and Willow re-inker to create my background. The flowers were stamped and cut out and then placed on a bed of stamped leaves. I love the sentiment on this card - it's such a motivating message!


Come and join us at Heart 2 Heart and show us how you use geometrics on your project.
You have until the end of June to link up your project.
We can't wait to see what you create!

Products used are CTMH unless otherwise indicated:

Paper: I Heart Us Paper Pack, White Daisy Cardstock, Lemon Cardstock, Pixie Cardstock, Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Stamps: Love So Sweet, Breathe (Kaisercraft)
Inks: Thistle, Pixie, Willow, Willow Re-inker
Accessories: Artbooking Cricut Cartridge, Stencil Sheets, Ranger Texture Paste, Texture Tools, Clear Sparkles Assortment, Pink Stitched Ribbon (SU), Yellow Sharpie Marker, Foam Tape, Thin Foam Tape 

Enjoy,
Alyson


Friday, May 31, 2019

CD 345 - Lovin' Those Stitched Daisies!

Welcome to Colour Dare Challenge #345!

This week, it's another Tic-Tac-Toe challenge - and these are popular challenges! 

We do take our colours from the Close To My Heart colour palette - and these ones are also taken from the True Love paper pack. However, please feel free to use the closest colours you have. You do need to follow at least one row or column but you can use as many other colours from the palette as you wish. We just ask that you add the palette to your post and identify which colours you have used!


 I used the following: 

        • Bottom row: New England Ivy, Ballerina, Sugarplum
        • Diagonal : Eggplant, Gold, Sugarplum
        • Diagonal: Sage, Gold, New England Ivy
I love the new Stitched Flower Thin Cuts from Close To My Heart. However, I didn't want to use them as they were so I cut up the daisy flower into sections so I could layer it and make it look more like a 3-D flower. It also made it a little smaller so I could place three of them on my card instead of just one. I used the reverse side of the Eggplant cardstock for one of the flowers so it is a slightly lighter shade. I did the same with the Sugarplum fronts to add some interest there. 
There is no sentiment - I can add one to the inside of the card when I decide to use it. 


Come and join us at Colour Dare and show us how you use the colour palette shown above. 
You have two weeks to link up your project. 
We can’t wait to see what you create! 

Products used are all CTMH

Paper: Sweet Girl Paper Pack, True Love Paper Pack, New England Ivy Cardstock, Eggplant Cardstock, Sugarplum Cardstock
Stamps: none
Inks: none
Accessories: Stitched Flowers Thin Cuts, Thin Foam Tape, Foam Tape, Gold Gems, White and Gold Skinny Ribbon

Enjoy,
Alyson







Monday, May 27, 2019

AH 318 - Happiness Today with Two Cards


Welcome to this week's sketch at Atlantic Hearts!

There is a lot happening on the sketch this week - a sentiment within a frame, a border, two separate images and some embellishments. 

The first card I created for this sketch was one I wasn't particularly happy with so I created a second card. That original card is shown later in this post. 

I used the same sentiment for both cards but I wanted to use an image that could be seen both above the sentiment and in the lower corner as shown in the sketch. I ended up choosing a plaid paper and then I coloured some flowers that I embossed in silver. The green leaves add a nice touch to the overall card and takes away from the large amount of grey. That's why I went back after photographing the card the first time and added the silver embellishing thread, just to give it a little more emphasis to the flowers and help to draw the eye away from the grey. 



This is the original card that I created for this challenge... It works but it isn't my favourite. I brushed some of the flowers with a clear shimmer brush but that didn't show up in the photograph. 




Come and join us at Atlantic Hearts and show us how you interpret the sketch shown above. 
You have until Sunday evening to link up your project. 
We can't wait to see what you create! 

Products used are as follows: 

Paper: Sweet Girl Paper Pack, Heather Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock, Peach Cardstock (all CTMH) 
Stamps: Sentiment Collection (Penny Black), Wild Roses (Pretty Pink Posh)
Inks: Versamark, Heather (both CTMH)
Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Silver Glitter Gems, Silver Embellishing Thread, Thin Foam Tape (all CTMH), Oval Dies, Oval Open Scalloped Dies (both Nestabilities), Wild Rose Dies (Pretty Pink Posh), Touch Markers

Enjoy,
Alyson


Monday, May 20, 2019

H2H - Dog-Gone Awesome

Welcome to this week's Heart 2 Heart challenge! 


It's all about pets - the love of pets, to be exact. So many people own pets of some sort - dogs, cats, something else. I know my dog is my life - I don't know what I would do without her. She just seems to know when I am happy and also when I need her to be there just to cuddle when I am not doing so well. Pets are remarkably in tune with their owners and I believe they are FAR more intelligent than we will ever really know. There are stories out there that just make your head spin about the things that pets have done to and for their owners and others - simply remarkable.

However, it's time for the artwork! I chose a stamp by My Favourite Things called Lucky Dog. It has a variety of dog images plus some fabulous sentiments. I created a shaker card using three of the dog images. The new Sweet Girl paper from CTMH was a great background for my card and gold embellishments worked perfectly to add some extra interest to my card. 


Come and join us at Heart 2 Heart and show us your love of pets for this challenge! 
You have until the end of May to link up with this or any of the other May challenges. 

We can't wait to see what you create! 

Products used are as follows: 

Paper: Sweet Girl Paper Pack, White Daisy Cardstock, Fern Cardstock (all CTMH), Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Stamps: Lucky Dog (MFT)
Inks: Intense Black, Peach (both CTMH)
Accessories: Gold Embellishing Thread, Loose Gold Sequins, Basic Circle Thin Cuts, Stitched Circle Thin Cuts (all CTMH), Touch Markers, Sharpie Markers, Foam Tape, Acetate

Enjoy,
Alyson