Saturday, 2 July 2016

How Much is that Doggy in the Window... and the Jems Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Jems Monthly Blog Hop post by Amanda Bates at The Craft Spa. This month's theme is Animals... which would normally be a bit of a challenge for me with my usual stamp collection... but not this time...
Let me introduce you to Bella & Friends... so so cute! Available in wood or clear mount. So how much is that Doggy in the window... £25 in wood or £18 in clear mount.
But for those of you that know me and my creations... well I am just not that into colouring... but Touches of Texture came to my rescue... why colour when you can just stamp!
I think my little friends look quite furry (or feathery) and realistic as a result... though you do have to like a bit of fussy cutting if you go this way! Spot the shiny nose, collar, bone and balloon too... all care of the Fine Tip glue
The card is one of my Centre Step Easel cards... tutorial here.  I cut down my card to 28.9cm this time so that I could just fold the base into the card for posting in a standard C6 envelope...

You might also spot that I have not added any "stop" to prop up the easel card... to be honest I don't think you need one when you add this base to a Centre Step card...unless you want to use it for effect with a greeting... or to do this as an alternative....
I just couldn't resist... rug care of the new Delicate White Doilies which was coloured using the Watermelon Wonder ink pad direct and the little puppy is scored along his tummy to make him the easel card prop!
I have used 2 different papers... the Serene Scenery parquet flooring and Affectionately Yours flowery wallpaper were both just perfect for the card... Actually it was the parquet floor that made this a card that HAD to be made!
And I am particularly pleased with my window! Not only the triple aspect... more on that later! But the new Foam Adhesive Strips were fabulously easy for making it a 3D frame - and my dog and balloon are 3D'd using Stampin Dimensionals as well. Really pops!

And some more of the detail...

The sky background is just a swoosh of a baby wipe loaded up with Pool Party ink onto a Whisper White card panel. I used a 6.3 x 11.5cm (2 1/2" x 4 1/2") piece

Spot the Subtles Enamel Shape shape on the dog collar... too cute!
So time for a quick photo tutorial of the window....

1. Die cut 2 Hearth & Home windows
2. Chop off top of one and bottom of other - leaving just a single slat...
3. Put the chopped off bits aside... you need those for something else later...

4. Apply glue to upper section of bottom window
5. Stick top window to bottom!
6. Apply Foam adhesive strip to back of window
7. Stick your stamped sky panel to back of window. 

8. Grab your chopped off window pieces and make your skirting board like so...

Sorry to keep you so long...! But I hope that you like this creation as much as I do!!! It got an EEK!

It is now time to carry on with the Blog Hop... Carry on by pressing the NEXT or BACK buttons here... Your choice which way! Either way you are in for a treat with Julie next or Sarah previously...

            

                                                   



30 comments:

  1. Another great card Amanda. k x

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  2. Super duper little doggie card - love the window extension too!! xx

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    1. Thanks Kate... now I have another plan for this window!! But may be a while...

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  3. Adorable Amanda - I love it!! Joanne x

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    1. Thanks and hello Joanne! I had too much fun making this one!!

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  4. Gorgeous card with lots of tips....I feel a card with a double aspect window coming on..... Nic

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    1. Thanks Nic... hope the tips prove useful to you...

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  5. Aw so cute! I love this stamp set and your fancy folds are always so inspiring! I love the textured colouring too! Thanks for sharing!

    Sam xx

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    1. Thanks Samantha... the shaggy doggies do look great!

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  6. A very clever creation. Love the doily for a rug and the cute dogs x

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    1. Thank you Uma... it was great fun to make too!

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  7. This is just too cute!! The more I see of the Bella & Friends the higher it's moving up on my wish list!

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    1. Definitely very cute! Must be the first cute/animal/colouring in stamp set I have possessed in a while!!

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  8. Gorgeous as always Amanda - I love the engineering in your cards, they always look so unique and special.

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    1. Thanks Sarah... this one was fun! And this cut and score card is fairly simple to make too...

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  9. Gorgeous card, I haven't played with my long awaited Bella yet and now you have made me want Touches of Texture even more !! And the flooring looks great too x

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    1. Thank you Julie... time for a play...they are just SO cute!! And about time you treated you and your ladies to Touches of Texture too!! And yes this is a card that popped to mind immediately at Telford when I saw the parquet flooring sheet... another one up tomorrow to change your mind....

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  10. This is a brilliant card and I love the use of the serene scenery dsp for the flooring!

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    1. Thanks Sarah.... The piece of paper just screamed floor to me! So it had to be done!

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  11. That's amazing -love the fine glue pen tip too!

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    1. Thanks Lucy... Well my little puppies did just have to have wet noses!

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  12. Amazing Amanda, I also love your card engineering! Love this card it's so cute. Have a lovely weekend. Cheers Donna Z :)

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    1. Thanks Donna... The card is actually a fairly simple cut and score one...

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  13. Wow! you put a lot of effort into this card - love the puppies.

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    1. Thanks Marigold... Actually the card and details were fairly straightforward..... The most effort was fussy cutting the doggies.....

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  14. What a fantastic card! I love the idea of stamping the dog instead of colouring it too! Genius! Thanks for sharing :-) xxx

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    1. Thanks Sarah Jane... Stamping my little doggies made me very happy ( as I just don't have your colouring genius!)

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  15. This is brilliant on so many levels, Amanda - the window frame centre step, puppy colouring & using the serene scenery paper...& the whole scene. Just love it!
    Inky wishes, Di :)

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    1. Thank you Di .... I had a LOT of fun with this one! It just all came together simply and quickly.....

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