Thursday, January 17, 2013

Have a Howling Good Birthday

It's my youngest grandson's 12th Birthday.  He is my baby, my "Little Finny"  who is taller than me, wears larger  shoes than me and loves every minute of calling me shorty!  He has 2 Black Labs living in his home so when I saw this image on Squigglefly I knew it was meant to be.  The artist is Lynne Sansbery and it is called Howling Dogs.  You can get it here.  I have admired her images on Tammy (Tammy's Spot) and Kevin (McCrafty's Cards) blogs, but have never used any of them.  I can now promise you this won't be the last I use.

The image is so well drawn that I didn't even color it.  It just looked best left in black and white.  I printed the image with light gray ink on black card stock and then printed it with black ink on white card stock.  I fussy cut the dogs out and popped them up with foam tape to give them some sense of motion.  The challenge this week at Squigglefly is asking us to use blue in our cards so I pulled out my favorite (almost gone) blue Authentique paper pad and found this "manly" piece of DP.  The rest of the cardstock is from my stash.  The embossing folder I used is a Cuttlebug one.  There is some black and white bakers twine, also from my stash and the card was finished.   That wonderful sentiment came with the digi, so I didn't even have to test my brain to come up with one.

I want to thank everyone for the kindest comments you left for me on my last post.  It was a most difficult week, to say the least for our entire family.   Reading those comments reminded me how lucky I am to be part of this incredible "Crafting Family".  God Bless all of you and  Big, Big Hugs!

Challenges I plan to enter are:

Squigglefly - "I've Got the Winter Blues"
Make It Monday - Anything Goes


  1. What a lovely card Linda. The inside liner is a super cool design. Finny will love this. Hugs and happy crafting <3-Kim

  2. Adorable! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday this week! Don’t forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck and I hope to see you back soon!
    Rene :D

  3. Fantastic birthday card for your grandson! The background is just perfect for the two pups! Happy birthday to your grandson, hope is day is wonderful!
    P.S. Thanks for the Squigglefly shout out!

  4. Linda it is so good to hear that you enjoyed using your first Squigglefly image! I love the card you came up with for your grandson, and it sounds like it will be perfect for him since he has two dogs! I love the paper and embossing on this, and making the dogs silhouettes was a great idea! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

  5. Beautiful - Great image...sure he will love it..Snow here in Uk - hope you are warmer.have a great weekend
    Sarah xx

  6. Great card design for the card you have in the challenge over at MIM. I love the silhouette and the inside is funky. Thanks for taking the time to come and visit my blog today. I am sorry to hear that you have suffered a loss in your life. May you and your family be on the road to healing soon.

    Lisa D.

  7. Thank you very much for your very kind comment on my blog. You're obviously a very lovely person which will be why you've had so many kind wishes through this difficult time. I send you all my best wishes and hopes that you will get through this with a s little pain as possible with the support of all the kind friends you justly deserve. It's also great to see yet another person that has found comfort in crafting, we're so lucky to have such a fabulous hobby.

    Thanks for stopping by

    Extra spaecial Hugs

  8. Thank you so much for joining in our Squigglefly challenge! I just love your Blue card!!! And that image is perfect!!

  9. A super card, Linda! Fab image! Thank you again for the tip on colouring. I watched the link and it was really helpful! Hugs, Lesley

  10. Encouragement...well received for it has been a rough road for me. The hip replacement was eze compared to the knee and to think that I have to do the other one soon.
    I looked through you work that you have been doing not only with cards but with you blog. Just keeping them up to date takes time.
    I hope to sit up right long enough to create myself soon. Thanks again, Tootsie

  11. OMGoodness Linda - this is fabulous! I love that dp and you have set the dogs off beautifully! I'm on the Squigglefly DT and I have a LOT of SF images but have never seen this one. Will be putting it on my wishlist for sure! You might want to check out the SF challenge blog this morning if you haven't already . . . Thanks for joining us - hope to see you in the next challenge! Charlene SFDT

  12. What a neat image....we have a black lab, so I can relate to that! Nice Card! I love what you did on the inside.

  13. This is adorable, Linda! Your grandson is going to love this card. I may have to purchase this one myself. Looks like my two pups having fun!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm sorry to hear that you've been ill. I hope you are back to crafting now!


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Happy Crafting, Linda