Thursday, August 5, 2010

Going to the Dogs with a Sketch!!!!

Am so happy to say that once again my two fabulous Thursday challenge teams, the CCEE and the Stampin B's , allowed me to make one card for both challenges.  It so totally rocks when life is busy!!!  I apologize for the dull picture.  I just could not get a bright photo, despite several tries!
Well....I was hostess for this week's Stampin B's challenge and I had a seasonal challenge.  We are now into the dog days of August, which, here in CT, means HOT and HUMID and even more HUMID!!!  So I asked the team to make cards related to dogs.  My card uses this adorable image by Penny Black.  I (once again) forgot to check on the company for the sentiment, but just ask in your comment and I'll get back to ya'!

The fabulous Tosh was the hostess for the CCEE and she gave us this sketch to work with.  Sketches are absolutely my FAV challenge, but this one gave me pause.......but, I muddled through and finally made this card.

I made mine an A-2 version of the sketch rather than the elongated original.

Now I hope you have a bit of time to go check out the work of these TWO fabulous challenge teams.  Here are the links to get to the team blogs and from there, or my sidebar, you can get to the blogs of the individual members....all fabulously stunniing stampers!!!

CCEE Blog
Stampin B's Blog

In keeping with the theme of my card I thought I would share a picture with you.  This summer we have had a weekend guest.  My sister offered to dogsit for this little chihuahua which was a challenge, because our Pepper HATES any critter with four legs.  I mean full out barking and growling if he is in 100 yards or so of any four-legged critter.  Well....never would I believe that my sister could manage to get  Pepper to accept another dog in our house.....but it actually happened.  By the end of the visits they roamed freely and happily with one another.  Bentley (the chihuahua) is on the leash because he would be able to slip through our fence.  Pepper on the other hands is stout and would not have that problem...lol!!!!  Pepper is a Cairn terrier like Toto in the Wizard of Oz.  Aren't they both cutie patooties?????

19 comments:

StampOwl said...

love your card Joanne and the pic of the dogs is fab too :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh SWEET Joanne.

Benzi said...

These two doggies are just adorable. I love both their names. Dogs are the best!! I'm so glad you shared your picture.
Your card is just the cutest. Great job with the sketch, too.

wannabcre8tive said...

Love your card, it has a dog on it. :) I also love your colors and the fantastic paw print border. Thanks for sharing the picture of the doggies. Pepper now has a new playmate and it looks like he is loving it.

Joan Ervin said...

Your card is just tooo cute, Joanne...love that darling little pup and the ooooh, so adorable paw print punch!!!! Love the sweet live pups, too...wish my DH would give in and get a pup. I guess we will have to be happy with horses, donkeys and cows...LOL!!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Oh My Gosh! First of all, WHERE did you find that paw print punch??!! It's awesome!! This dog image is adorable!! Your card is just as cute as the dickens and so is this photo! I had 2 chihuahua's and they're fearless of larger dogs in spite of their size! This little chi looks like he's ready to attack! LOL!! So glad they made friends in the end though, and TFS! CUTE!

Lois said...

You have the best punches, Joanne! That paw print border punch is perfect! Love the addition of the photo of the cute furry friends.

Cindi said...

what an adorable doggie card! nice sketch too
:)

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

I am lovin' every last detail on your adorable card, my friend. That paw print punch totally rocks, and your pooch image is so cute. What fun to see cutie-patootie Pepper hanging out with this little Chi. They both are adorable, but I just love the looks and size of Cairn terriers. Does Pepper like humans? Does he like to ride in bicycle baskets? Does he know Dorothy?

Betty Wright said...

Joanne, this is terrific! Cute pooch and the paw punch is perfection! Great looking card!

A Cards Delight said...

LOL, I see why you like my card! I used to own a Cairn...peppy and a real tease! Love your card...so bright and pretty for the dog days of Aug! Guess I am going to have to make another dog card to enter the challenge!

Julia Aston said...

Great card Joanne! love that dog and the pretty papers you used! and the two doggies are so cute! How great to hear that Pepper 'plays well with others'!!! LOL!

Heidi said...

What an adorable card! What a cute picture, of your pup, and the houseguest! You made my day!

Heidi

Roxie said...

Real cute card Joanee, I've used that image from my SIL in the past and it's a fun one. Nice color combo!

Such a cute pair of pooches, Pepper is areal cutie and reminds me of our Westie who left us years ago. He too was a stout little guy.
Thanks for the sharing!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

How cute is this SnoSnot!! I adore your pawprint border!! And the red gingham....charming!! What a super fabulous card!!

Mothermark said...

Well, first of all I should say how adorable your doggie card is! Giggle! Its so precious but then one look at your real doggie and his little buddy and it warms my heart! It looks like a stand off but after reading your comments, its more like.....

Wassup dude??? Giggle! How fun that this summer has been a learning experience for pepper...note to self...having another dog in the house can be fun! Tee hee!

That was some shot you got of these two!
Hugs......

Claudine Poch said...

Such a cute card. Love that paw punch!

Traci M said...

Well, isn't Pepper so debonair?!! I am glad to know that my dog isn't the only one that doesn't get along well with other dogs...I thought I had done raised him wrong!!
Joanne, that is such a cute photo, and your card is precious, just makes me smile!
Hope you're having a great last days of summer!!

Basslady said...

your dog-card is so sweet and adorable!
love the image and the powerful colours!

many thanx for this delicious and lovely photo of
those two sweet dogs!

xoxo silvi (germany)