Friday, September 13, 2013


I thought I would make an animal card today, a bit challenging as I don't think real animals are easy to colour in the least :)

For this card I used the 'Yorkshire Terrier' Digital Stamp and Paper Pack' available through the StitchyBear Digital Outlet.  I used the two fur digital papers from the pack for my double layer background and also for the card insert.  The digital stamp was coloured with ProMarkers and some new Flex Markers which hubby bought for me yesterday and I had to try :).  Several dies were used, for the second layer background I used Spellbinders Grand-Nestabilities Grand Labels 1, the copper floral die is CArt Decorative Oval Frames, the border is Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 4pk - Borders by Rachael Bright and for the digi centre oval and border I used Marianne Design Flower Border Oval.  I made the bone topper by printing on card and fussy cutting then colouring with Promarker.  After colouring and cutting the digi section I printed a second image of the dog and cut this out to protect the image by masking while I used my Promarker again with the spray gun attachment.  Gold lace and pearls were added (just for a touch of class <g>).  Stickles were then used just to carry a dark colour between the dark of the background paper and the dark of the Yorkshire Terrier.  The bone and the digi with frame were attached with foam tape for added dimension.

Inside of card

  • White Linen card from Craft Creations
  • Digi - 'Yorkshire Terrier' Digital Stamp and Paper Pack' available from the StitchyBear Digital Outlet 
  • Dies - Spellbinders Grand-Nestabilities Grand Labels 1, CArt Decorative Oval Frames, Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 4pk - Borders,  Marianne Design Flower Border Oval.
  • ProMarkers/FlexMarkers - (PM) Cool Grey 1-5, Pastel Yellow, Saffron, Spice and Black,  (FM) Rosewood, Champagne, Nutmeg and Auburn.  Blender also used.
  • Cinnamon Stickles
  • Lace and pearls from my stash
I am entering this card into the following challenges:-


  1. This is gorgeous adorable dog and brilliant layout. Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers good luck Ginny x

  2. Ahhhh, this card is so woofiful and your furever friend will absolutely love it (might have a little tear in her eye too) I love the way you have coordinated all your embellishments with the colours in "Kizzy's" beautiful fur. The way you have placed and layered the beautiful backing papers looks just like the natural waves in "Kizzy's" coat. I feel I should be giving her a stroke and offering her the bone that you've so thoughtfully provided for her. Love you xxx ♥ ♥ ♥

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  4. WOW! You did a FABULOUS job on this card! The coloring and design are PERFECT!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘DEVINE DIGIS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  5. Mimi Your coloring of the dog is perfect! I usually struggle whether to use an animal or not because of the coloring. Love your use of the die cuts and embellishments - Superb! Thanks for becoming a follower on my blog.

  6. Hello, Mimi. I love your Kizzy card! This image of yours is just so cute! Your colouring is very realistic - I love all your die cuts too. Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog about my niece Catherine's card - coincidentally she used this same cute digi. She's at school now and her mom is at work, but feel free to post Catherine's card on your Pinterest site - I think she will be tickled pink when she finds out. Thank you!

  7. What a cute little dog and really great shading! Thank you so much for replying to my query about the card Gone but Not Forgotten! I have now downloaded the font - really love the wording. Take care, Jean

  8. Fur baby is adorable....fab coloring!! Thxs for joining us at CTD!!

  9. Hi! Cute card, really sweet Yorkie! Thanks for joining us at Passion for Promarkers and good luck!

  10. Great card, lovely image and design, thank you for joining us at I♥ProMarkers this week
    Ruth x

  11. so stunning mimi.the yorkshire terrier image is so adorable and i love your fabulous colouring.
    thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  12. What a darling pup and your coloring is beautiful!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!!


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