4 For 1

Four challenges on one card!

Merry Monday - use a dog or cat
Colour Me...! Melon Mambo, Lost Lagoon, Night of Navy, Crushed Curry
Shopping Our Stash - texture and use your oldest embossing supply
Freshly Made Sketches - sketch #183

Not your traditional Christmas card but I really like how it
turned out.

I went searching the internet last night for some challenges to combine. 
decided on these 4 because I didn't think they went together. I like 
the colors of the challenge but I never would have picked them to use 
on a Christmas card which is why I decided to do it. 

The embossing stencil is one I've had for probably 15 years or more! I
can't remember the last time I used any of them and I have a lot!
I think I'll be pulling them out some more - I like the look it gives
to the background - it adds just a touch of texture.

It's hard to see in the photo but I used a wink of stella glitter pen on
the hat and just a touch on the dog's nose. If you look at it at the
right angle it makes the nose look a little wet.  I don't know about
you but I think that little guy is too cute to have fleas.

This card took me a while to make but it was fun - I'm glad
I did it.


from Stampin' Up! unless noted
card stock: whisper white, night of navy
stamp set: Christmas Doggy (My Creative Time)
ink: memento black, night of navy, melon mambo, lost lagoon, crushed curry
blendabilities: melon mambo, crumb cake
Merry Christmas embossing stencil (Lasting Impressions)
glitter pen (Wink Of Stella)
white Gelly Roll pen (Sakura)
jet black extra smooth pencil crayon (Prismacolor)

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!


Spotted this cutie on Merry Monday - just love your doggie! And what a fun sentiment!!
Notes by Nina said…
Very cute, love the adorable little pup. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday
Chana Malkah said…
Nice work! Your image is adorable and the embossing elevates the the already wonderful design! Thanks for playing along in the Texture Me Challenge at Shopping Our Stash.
Chana, DT
stampwithsandy said…
So cute, Susan! I love the little puppy and the sentiment makes me laugh! Thanks for joining us this week at Colour Me!
Linda Callahan said…
Cute little pup! Sweet. Card! Thanks for joining us at FMS!
Donna said…
Fantastic Christmas card! I love the non traditional holiday colours! Thanks for joining the shopping our stash crew for our "Texture Me" challenge!!
Carol said…
This is so cute Susan, love the colours. Carol x
Bonnie said…
What a darling puppy with his Santa hat! Love the embossed background and the non traditional yellow! Thanks, Susan, for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!
Jen Mitchell said…
Cute card! I love the textured background and I'm a sucker for non-traditional colors on a Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!
Sue said…
Love the cute doggie and a great way to use the colours!
Linda said…
What a fun card ..... love the puppy!! xx
Karren said…
This is just the cutest little dog and what cool and fun colors to use! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches and Merry Monday.
Oh my - how adorable! LOVE the sentiment!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

Deanne :)
Barbara Godden said…
Super cute card, adorable little dog and great take on the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash for the Texture me challenge.
Unknown said…
I have such a soft spot for puppy cards and this one totally stole me heart. It's ADORABLE! :)
What a cutie patootie! Thank you so much for sharing your adorable creation with us at Colour Me!