Monday, January 25, 2016

For the Love of Pets

I am so excited to be the Guest Designer this week at City Crafter Challenge Blog, how awesome to play along with the talented design team!  This week the challenge is the theme "For the Love of Pets".  I love having a pet, to me they are a member of the family.  I tend to lean to cats and dogs. Pigs, fish, reptiles and gerbils, though perfectly lovely I'm sure, just don't do it for me.

I fell in love with this fabulous retro background stamp and thought it paired perfectly with the stylized cat image.  This was one of those cards that you map out in your head before paper and ink and even pulled out.  Sometimes the card in your vision doesn't materialize, but it did for me in this case and I love how it turned out.  It was pretty straight forward, some stamping and layering.  The sentiment and hearts were die cut and punched from glimmer paper.  It need another little element and I dug out some copperish/rose gold seed beads and scattered them about.


City Crafter Challenge Week 296: For the Love of Pets


Is that not the sweetest puppy ever!  I always find inspiration from the City Crafter design team and challenge submissions, swing by and take a look!

Happy Stamping,
Dana

22 comments:

  1. Your card is so pretty Dana and the sentiment is perfect for the challenge too. I agree with you about pets. They bring so much to our lives and that little puppy is toe curlingly cute. Barbxx

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  2. What a gorgeous card!! Love those kitties!! Thanks so much for Guesting with us at CCCB!

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    1. Thank you so much Ros! It's an honor to be the guest designer this week!

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  3. THE cutest puppy ever! LOve that retro stamp [who made that?] - truly thought it was a fabulous patterned paper, Dana! Darling little retro cat stamp, too! [thanks so much for your visits!]
    =] Michele

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    1. Thank you Michele! That puppy just makes one smile. The background stamp is Retro Dangles and the cat is Cat's Meow by Fun Stampers Journey.

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  4. Such a pretty and sweet card, thanks for being our guest this week at CCCB!

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    1. Thank you so much for having me! I appreciate your visit and sweet comments Kirsty!

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  5. Dana we are so happy to have you with us as our Guest Designer! The modern look with a retro touch is lovely and spot on! You mailed it! Thanks so much for being with us this week. It's a pleasure to have you with us!

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    1. Thank you so much Stella, I'm thrilled to be the guest designer! I appreciate your visit and very generous comments.

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  6. I love your card - it has a touch of the 1950s about it - retro and chic. Thanks so much for being our Guest at City Crafter.

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    1. Thank you Marina for your awesome comments and for stopping by.

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  7. My hubby calls me an extreme pet lover....which I am! We have always had cats and now have two (both belong to our daughter but HAPPEN to be living at Grandma & Grandpa's house!)

    Your kitties remind me of the cats on the Walt Disney movie that sing "We are Siamese if you please. We are former citizens of Siam. There are no finer cats than we am". Your kitties are just as fine and sweet as the kitties in the song! Great card. Warms my heart!

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    1. I'm right there with you Geri - I'm guilty of being an extreme pet lover too! Thanks so much for your visit and fabulous comments.

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  8. Oh dear...forgive me...I forgot to say a HUGE congrats on your GD gig at City Crafters!!!

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    1. Thank you Geri! It is pretty cool to be asked to be a guest designer :)

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  9. So fantastic that you get to be guest designer! Your card is sweet, sweet, sweet!
    I'm also paired up with my husband - he is the artistic director and I am the hands.

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    1. Another couple - AWESOME! It is so great to share what you love with your other half :) Thanks so much for your visit and "sweet" comments!

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  10. This is adorable, I love that image and the beautiful sparkly sentiment! Thanks for stopping by and congrats on your GDT spot!
    Hugs, Tammy

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping in Tammy! I appreciate your lovely comments.

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  11. Nice that you are gastdesiner by CCCB.
    It is one of my favorite challenge blog and i try it almost weekly to make a card. Thanks for your reaction on my blog ! Sarah

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    1. Thank you Sarah, it is awesome to share my work alongside the design team. Thanks for stopping in!

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