Pretty Pets

Today I am sharing two cards which I made using the new collection from Dreamees called Pretty Pets.  I love Dreamees products because they are reasonably priced but give more than excellent value for money.  Everything is original and I do love how they have introduced MDF to crafters who maybe haven’t felt confident to use MDF.  This collection I love because the designed for the cat and dog lovers and whilst I haven’t made any cards with cats on there are some projects which are in the pipeline.  As my friends know I am owned by a Shih Tzu and I love the cute expression on this doggy.  So here’s how I made the cards.

Firstly I printed out some papers from the accompanying CD and for this card I chose the orange and yellow section as it was something different and it’s not a colour scheme I use often.  I then chose some adorable scoreable to match the colours of the paper.  I first put the orange adorable scoreable on the base of a 7×7 inch card and from there layered the paper with the card.  I cut my Hunkydory Ink Me card and stamped a border around the edge using Black Staz On and also on a smaller piece of card stamped two dogs for both cards.  However I thought that the Ink Me card looked far too white and decided to use the orange and yellow dinky inkies to make a coloured background.  I think it has made such a difference to the card.

I set the card aside to dry and then set to work on the dog.  I used various shades of grey and some black from the Colourblend Essentials tin and built up my shading that way.  I am new to Colourblend pencils and am pleased with the way the fur is.  I cut the dog out and placed it on the card background.  I always save offcuts of card incase I need them so I had some small pieces of black and white which I used to cut the bowl and bone for the final look.  I think it looks fab.

This card is made the same way as the above using the purple and grey palette.  This time I didn’t bother with a stamped border, I put my little dog in the middle and made a border using the bowl and bone.  They are cut from the adorable scoreable used in the card, for a completely different look.

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Cardmaking and Papercraft June 2017

Today I am very proud because I’ve received my digital copy of Making Cards Magazine and I am in the Handpicked Section (page 67).  I am really pleased and proud of this.  I am not currently in any design teams but it is not for the lack of trying, I guess if you are already on a design team then you are favoured above those of us who are still trying to get on their first.  Maybe this will kick-start the next phase of my crafting journey.  The only problem with this piece is the photo, as I tend to be behind the camera or, embarrassingly with someone famous this was the only decent photo of me and its 8 years old , I no longer look like this!  So that’s it in a nutshell, a proud moment for me.

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