Friday, 28 August 2015

Canine Christmas

Real housework avoidance strategies being deployed round here! Couldn't resist this cute doggie though. He is a Bugaboo digi (Candy cane Charlie). I have surrounded him with some stamped gold bones (from SU's Hot Diggity Dog) and added some sequins. I have backed him onto a piece of Watermelon Wonder cardstock, which is quite a good Christmassy colour, I think.
He is the fourth attempt. The first one I ended up with colour bleeding into his teeth (not a great look), the second time I merrily coloured the candy cane completely red (why??), the third time I did exactly the same thing (aaaargh!!!)
Charlie is off to bury his candy cane in Pixie's Snippets Playground (Mustn't let that Parsnip dig it up!)
He is also being 'cute and cuddly' at Cards in Envy.
Then he is trotting to Catch the Bug for their photo inspiration challenge and CCC Digi Creations for an 'Anything Goes'.
Finally curling up and dreaming of golden bones at CHNC - use some gold and CHNC Extra for August.
Right, now for some housework (sadly). Have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend, April x


  1. Oh April, your posts do make me giggle! I wondered what the little earth mounds were in the Playground grass. At first we thought it was a mole, then we sprayed with ant stuff (shoo nuff - it was red ants!) - but I'll be looking out for larger mounds just in case it's a candy cane :)

    Love the digi image you used - and the Bonio background of course! Glad it's not just me who loses concentration when card making and ends up binning stuff - my favourite trick lately is die cutting shapes so that the Stick It adhesive sheet is on the top rather than underneath - sigh :(


    Di xx

    1. Ha ha! Yep, not just you Di. Anything that involves getting a surface the right way round (particularly a sticky surface) is fatal! :-) Xx

  2. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  3. This is a fabulous Christmas card, such a fun image.
    Thank you for joining us at CHNC Challenge Extra this month.
    I have candy on my blog if you would like to take a look -

  4. Your Candy Cane Charlie card is very cute! Thanks for sharing it with us at Cards In Envy's Cute & Cuddly challenge!

  5. Very sweet card- glad you kept at it- the outcome was perfect! Thanks for sharing with us at CCC Digi Creations.

  6. Cute, cute card! Adorable pup. He is cute and hopefully very cuddly despite his teeth. Ha, ha. Maybe one of those whose's bark (or look) is worse than their bite! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

    1. Thanks Sandy! Yes, just a bit of an overbite going on :-) Xx


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