Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Dog Tales.....FMS228







Being a dog lover and the grandmother to two part dachsund pups I couldn't resist this set from Newton's Nook called Delightful Doxies.  The balloon is from SU's Celebrate today and the sentiment from Honeycomb Happiness.  But there is a backstory to this card.......here is the first design I made for this sketch.....





I went to bed shortly after finishing the card but didn't sleep well.  Every time I woke up I thought about that pup hanging on to that balloon......if he ever let go he would surely die! Who knew card making could be so stressful?!?!?  So I got up early and totally reworked the front panel!  I am much happier knowing that pup is just bouncing around in the grass!

Here's our Corduroy - his mother was half dachsund and so was his father - not sure where his size or that glorious tail came from though......





The very talented Kim Singdahlsen has a great sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Hope you play along!  Just don't leave anyone hanging in mid-air without a parachute!

19 comments:

Dawn Tidd said...

Too funny, Linda! The card(s) are adorable! The first one reminded me of that movie where the eagle picks up the tiny pup, who's taken a cell phone) and flies off. Your pup does look happy holding onto that big balloon though!

stampwithamyk said...

Love your cards! And I agree, who knew that making cards could cause you to loose sleep? It would be very sad if your little pup let go of that balloon string. ;) Although that thought would have never crossed my mind if you hadn't mentioned it. :)

Stampingcountry said...

Funny story! Love you puppy, grass dotted with flowers and balloon! Super cute card!

Claire Broadwater said...

ADORABLE!!!!!!! Love this card, your story and that precious doggy! The enamel dots are genius, My Friend! XX

Rosanne Mulhern said...

I love this card, Linda. I immediately went to Newton's Nook and order this set. As I write this, my 17 year old little Doxie is snoring away next to me! Your Corduroy is just adorable with his plume-like tail.

Lisa Kind said...

Oh Linda! I just had to stop over and tell you how cute I think this card is! I love dogs and it just made me smile! So does your pup!

Wendy said...

I love this card :)

Kelly S. said...

Could NOT be any cuter! I love your sketch interpretation!!!

pcgaynor said...

Love this card Linda, great job. Could you tell me where the dog came from. It is a die cut or made by a stamp set. Would love to find that dog and case this cute card.

Linda Callahan said...

It's a set from Newton's Nook called Delightful Doxies.....I ordered it from Simon Says Stamp!

Amy O said...

I love the story behind this card! And I love how you've used the sketch. Those little yellow candy dots are too cute!

Rosemary said...

super cute card!! love that sweet little puppy floating away with that big balloon!

Jen Brum said...

Oh Linda, you're hilarious! I love that little pup hanging from the balloon! What a fabulous idea! Love the grass! So cute!

Kim S said...

It absolutely would not have occurred to me, but now all I see when I look at your first card is the puppy hanging on for dear life! I can't say your reasoning would have occurred to me - but I do like the grass and enamel flowers on the second - it adds grounding (literally and artistically!)

Karren said...

I love your story and I love both your cards! Genius take on the sketch and the dogs are so cute!

Barb said...

Great card and story behind it...It seems I am not the only one to have card ideas weave through their dreams!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

Thank goodness that pup has a soft place to land in case of balloon failure! And I think I've woken up a time or two to find myself thinking about a card design. How we suffer for our craft!

Greta said...

Oh you made me laugh & I do love your final version! Your Corduroy is a beauty!

Narelle Farrugia said...

I actually adore both cards! Both cards make me smile - I always love your take on the sketches!