Saturday, 22 October 2016

Crazy Dogs by Tim Holtz, a birthday card for a special friend


My friend and I often craft together, each inspiring the other in different ways.

We both really like these new stamps by Stampers Anonymous so I felt it was appropriate to make this years card using them.

I decided to keep the colours quite muted, so chose light brown shades for the dogs,  and for the mat and the shadows of the die cuts. All dies are by Sizzix .

I am pleased to tell you that she really loved the card (phew!).

All for now

Monday, 17 October 2016

Cute Crazy Dog Christmas card


I would like to show you a Christmas card which features the little scottie crazy dog stamp by Tim Holtz.

The dog was stamped then coloured with Promarkers before adding the hat.

I cut out this panel with a Crealies die, matted it onto mirror card and added to the card which I had covered with patterned paper and ribbon.

I stamped the hat and parcel using Tim Holtz  Crazy things stamps then cut out and coloured before adding to the card.

I tried another colour combination which is below.  I am not sure which one I prefer, what about you?

I have more Christmas cards to show you soon


Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Crazy Dog card for my 'keep fit' friend


My friend is a keep fit addict - not something I can claim to be.

This is a card I made for her birthday using the Crazy Dog stamps by Tim Holtz from Stampers Anonymous.

The background is quite plain as you can see - it is simply dark blue card which has been die cut using a Tim Holtz Mixed Media die from Sizzix.

The dog was stamped and cut out before colouring with Promarkers,  as were the balls and lead.  I printed the sentiment on my computer.  Hope she likes this, and I hope you do too.

All for now


Monday, 10 October 2016

Combining Crazy Dogs and Bird stamps again

Hi everyone

Here I would like to show you another card which uses both the bird and dog crazy stamps from Tim Holtz  by Stampers Anonymous.

I created the background using distress inks and randomly stamping with foliage and rain drops. 

Then , as I did in my last post, stamped the bird onto shrink plastic, coloured it in before shrinking.

 I think this gives a bird which is just the right size to sit on the dog's head.

All for now


Thursday, 6 October 2016

Combining Crazy Dogs and Crazy Birds - A belated Birthday Card


As I have both the Crazy Dog stamps and Crazy Bird stamps, by Stampers Anonymous,  I was looking for a way I could combine them  and here is what I came up with.

I created the background with Brusho crystals,  I printed the sentiment on my computer and the branches are from a die set by Sue Wilson.

I stamped the doggy image, then cut it out and coloured it with Promarkers.  The bird was stamped onto shrink plastic then cut out and coloured with Promarkers before shrinking with a heat gun.

I am happy with the result,  hope it gives you some ideas.

All for now