Wednesday, September 05, 2012

The Dog Ate My D!

Today I have the card I made for my Dad for Father's Day, which was last Sunday here in Australia. 
The cuter than cute Mo Manning image "Guilty Rocco" so reminded me of my son's dog, Kruza, that I just had to use it.  He's coloured (with Copics) to look  just like Kruza, who my dad absolutely adores (he IS adorable!) and on the odd occassion that he has cause to feel guilty, he looks a lot like this, lol. 
Here's a photo of him looking sad because he is tethered (he goes to work with my son every day and usually doesn't have to be tethered, so he couldn't see what he had done "wrong" on this day, I assure you it was for his own safety!)
The Secret Crafter has Animal Antics as their theme, so I'm entering there. Sweet Stampin' has Inspired by a Film or Song as their challenge theme;  I was inspired by a YouTube clip, Denver the Guilty Dog  (if you haven't seen this clip click on the link - it's the BEST!), and the so haunting song Please, by John Carrie and Moor Green
 I have lots of layers, my favourite "technique", Mo's Digital Challenge is Lovely Layers (using a Mo image) so I'm in there too.
I had to give Rocco (Kruza!) something to be guilty about, so I have him chomping a piece out of the chipboard letter 'd', I just cut it out with scissors then peeled most of the backing off so it didn't look too stuck on.  I've had these letters (DCWV I think) in my stash for ages, it's good to get them used up!  The buttons are from my stash too, though the jute is new :-) oh, and the ribbon is stash... you can see why I'm entering the Waste Not Wednesdays Stash challenge.
The papers are from Basic Grey's Oliver collection... and my stash!  I've stitched around everything; The Pink Elephant has Use Patterned Paper and Cute Card Thursday has Stitch It Up, so I'll be entering there.
I decorated the inside to match the outside using the same sketch as the front (which was from Papertake Weekly, #68 I think, I've missed the deadline for their use-any-sketch challenge, but I like to credit sketches)  The only embellishments on the card are the buttons, rather manly (imho) ribbon and Card Candi - the Cutie Pie Challenge is No Flowers, I'm in and By the Cute and Girly , Creative Craft Challenges and Gem of a Challenge have Men/Boy themes, so I'm in there too. 
Lovely Layers
Without Words is a new challenge where the image is the "star", this challenge should suit me well as I don't use a lot of embellishments as a rule. Their theme this time around is Autumn, I think the colour palette on this card gets me in... I hope my layers don't "get me out", lol.  One thing for sure, I can enter the Simon Says Challenge, the Papertake Weekly, My Mums Craft Shop and the Catch the Bug challenge as they all have Anything Goes themes.
That's it for my lovely Dad's Father's Day card, he has been falling over a lot lately (he is 83) so we got him a nice walking stick as his Father's Day gift, he already looked steadier going up and down our steps, I think it may be a confidence thing as much as anything else.  My mum, who is 82, is incredibly active (not just for her age, she's always been hyper!) so she is struggling with the concept of one of her nearest and dearest needing assistance - I think SHE has to make the adjustment or my dad will be doing himself some serious damage!
I'll be back soon with another "make", until then Happy Crafting, Donna


Sue said...

WOW!! This is wonderful Donna. That is just such a great image and the colours and papers are gorgeous. I love the way the dog has bitten out part of the d !!

Hugs Sue

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card Donna,love the image, he is adorable and so is your own the layers on your card and the stitching, great papers and ribbon.


Carol Willis said...

Love this Donna, fab image, beautifully coloured and love that he's eating the letters.
Caz x

Anja said...

Donna, this is absolutely stunning. What a great idea to let the dog bite off the "d"! I also love your colouring and design.
Thank you so much for joining us at Mo's Digital Pencil and good luck!

Hugs, Anja

Marcea said...

Beautiful creation. Thankyou for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog. Make sure you check our brand new challenge later today for a very special post.

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous image choice and a gorgeous creation, thank you so much for joining in with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Mickaela Vildljung said...

What a wonderful card! I'm just mesmerized! The colors is just wonderful, and the colors is just amazing. But the missing piece from the D is just so fun, it really looks like the doggie chewed it off..

Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Love Mickaela

Squirrel x said...

This is just gorgeous Donna, your dog is definitely the star of the show! Love your autumn colours, such a fun and clever card. Thanks for joining our first challenge at Without Words. Hope to see you next month too! Hugs Sxx

Céline said...

funy, i love it, great idea
thanks for playing with us at BTC&G this month

Tanya said...

Haha this is fab Donna! I love the big guilty head on him and the chunk of letter in his mouth - you should google "dog shaming" - there's a very funny tumblr blog where people take photos of their guilty dogs with signs saying what they've done, it's hilarious! :D

Your son's dog is gorgeous, he's soooo cute :D Your layout is fab and I love your choice of colours too :)

Thanks for joining us at My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge Blog :)

Tanya xx

Lisa xx said...

a great big from me, for this one Donna! The chunk bitten out of the D is brilliant! thank you for sharing this with the cutie pies

Unknown said...

Wonderful card and so clever, too! Love your coloring and everything else about this! Glad you shared it with us in Mo's Challenge.

Gaynor Greaves said...

Aaaah this is really cute, what a fantastic idea, really inspirational card, thanks for joining our challenge at My Mum's Craft shop, hope to see you again, Gaynor xx

Janneke said...

What a beautiful card ;o)
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week!

Franz♥ said...

Too cool Donna!

I love your colouring so much and the entire project is really original and funny!

Thanks for joining us at Mo's Challenge this week.

Hugs, Franz.

Karin said...

Wow, darling card! Your coloring is spectacular and I love the chomp out of the letter d! Thanks so much for your kind words on my blog!

Crafty Tazzy said...

Perfect!! looks great hunny and Thank you for joining in with Creative craft Challenges2 "all about the boys" Good luck Annette DT CCC XXX

mixamatoasties said...

That's fab. Beautifully coloured. He looks so life like.

Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin this week.

Susan x

Donna Mosley said...

A wonderful card Donna, love the image and what a great idea to have him take a bite out of the letter.

Donna x

Cheryl First said...

Oh my gosh......this is way too clever!
Thanks so much for joining us this week for the Catch the Bug Challenge! Hope to see you again!

Cheryl First
aka Cafexpressions
DT Member for Bugaboo Stamps

Jenny said...

Fabulous card Donna. i especially love the bite out of 'd'. What a great idea. Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at Sweet Stampin this week.

Wishcraft said...

Such a fun card Donna! Love your fab design and super cute image too. Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin', Without Words and also at A Gem of a Challenge hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Donna said...

Fab card hun and a great take on our boy challenge this week! Thank you so much for joining in the fun at AGOAC and good luck! :) Donna ♥ x

Unknown said...

Hi Donna, what a fabulous card! Love the bitten 'dad'!

Thanks for joining in with us this time at The Cutie Pies.


Judith said...

How cute is this - love the lettering ( and the missing bite!) thanks for playing at CCC hugs Judith x

Aideen said...

Love the guilty doggy :) and the bite! FAB idea....

Thanks for entering By The Cute & Girlys September challenge!!

nnalorac said...

What a great card Donna, love the image and super idea with the half bitten letter d. Love it. Thanks for playing along over on BTC&G. Carolxx