Friday 19 February 2021

Merry Christmas

Here is a little card made for the challenge at CAS Christmas where the theme this time is Cats and or Dogs

I don't have an abundance of Christmas Cats or dog stamps, although of course they could be put into a Christmas setting, but I actually fancied a festive one. I found a Penny Black image for Twelve Drummers drumming, where a hound was bashing away at a drum kit, ears flapping madly, but I fancied a bolder image somehow. I came across a set of Avery Elle cats and dogs which I don't actually remember using before, and decided to do a little masking in order to give this little chap a Santa hat! I popped a piece of sticky tape on the stamp over the top of the dog's head before inking, so that when stamped, I would be able to draw the hat in the gap! I coloured him with Promarkers and then cut around him before popping him on dimensional pads atop the (SIZZIX) dry embossed square.
Looking at the picture now, I realise that I intended adding some Fun Flock to the hat band and pom pom, I may do that now!
I still can't add pictures to my Blog using Chrome. Goodness knows what has happened, but at least I can use an alternative browser (Edge) to get them uploaded. I don't use Edge often as my touchpad won't scroll in that browser, and the spell check is set to US instead of UK, so all sorts of wavy lines appear on correct UK spellings . If I were more techy, I suppose I could sort it all out, but I guess as long as I have a way which works, that's all that matters.
Numbers of  Covid infections are dropping rapidly in the UK so maybe there is light ahead.
Stay safe everyone!
Christmas 24 -Cute animals


  1. What a cracking Christmas card! I love the image and the embossed background, simply super

    Happy Friday


  2. You really are the Queen of less is more, Chrissie! This simple CASlicious design just exudes so much warmth and texture and fun! Pinning! I love the way you found a doggie that worked and how you created his Santa hat!

    That inability to download copies of images seems to be a revolving sort of irritation. A few weeks ago a blogger asked if anyone knew what to do and I remember replying (along with others) that I wasn't having that issue. Well, guess what? Now I'm having that issue, too! I also use Chrome, which makes it especially irritating because our blogs and Chrome are both Google products and they should play better together than they do! I get around it by first saving the image and then downloading it rather than a copy and paste. Why it lets me download, but not copy is just stupid. Then I have to go in and delete it from my pictures. It's a pain. Did you hear they up and deleted my Recognitions page that had every win I've ever had in nine years of blogging? Yup. Gone. And their help setup - again given that they are a Google product - is laughable if it weren't so ridiculous. Sorry. Struck a nerve, lol!

    I'm so glad to hear your numbers are coming down. Now we just have to be sensible so they don't go back up again. Take care and stay safe! Hugs, Darnell

  3. This little guy is adorable Chrissie. Great work adding the Santa hat on top - so cute. And love the texture of the embossed background. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas! xx

  4. wonderfully CAS image Chrissie and I love that little pooch. Gorgeous embossed background XX
    thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas :)

  5. Such an adorable little dog - great job masking to add a Santa hat. Love him sitting on the embossed background. This is a perfect CAS card. Thanks so much for making a card for the CAS Christmas challenge I'm hosting.

  6. an adorable card and a great way to customise the stamp.
    Guest Designer at CAS Christmas

  7. This absolutely awesome! I pinned it to my Christmas board! I love it. It makes my CAS heart happy! Thanks so much for playing along at Christmas 24 Challenge.

  8. This is beautiful. I love the textured card and scripty embossed background. The pup is very cute. Thanks so much for playing along with our Cute Animals challenge at Christmas 24. Deborah, DT.

  9. Really Lovely card. Love the embossed background. Thanks for joining Christmas 24 challenge. Anesha


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