Monday, March 20, 2023

Howl-idays & Meowy - Double Trouble Challenge #134

This is my Design Team card for Double Trouble Challenge #134 "PAWsome Pets" celebrating National Puppy Day.  Pulling out CTMH's  "A Furry Merry Christmas" Stamp and Die set which has kittens and puppies along with some cute puns, perfect for this challenge.  We are partnering with Use Your Stuff Challenge #480   "Animals"   

On White cardstock stenciled the Christmas Tree sponged with Willow and Emerald inks, fussy-cut and adhered to background paper allowing space for the two sentiments and using 3D thin foam tape on one side of tree for dimension. 

It's been a long time since coloring with pencils which I had bought at a Pencil Coloring Class more than three years ago.  Later also purchased some gamsol as seen used in some of our Double Trouble entrants' that colored with pencils.  Dusted off my color pencil box, went to YouTube to see how Gamsol is applied... and I was off to coloring my images with pencils.  And this is my completed project using color pencils.  I think I need more practice for improvement... so I'm not stopping here. 

On the inside of card I added some paw-prints on the right-hand border and another sentiment "Wishing you a PURR-FECT Christmas".  

Please hop on over and join us at Double Trouble Challenge #134 "PAWsome Pets" and check out the Design Teams inspiration, and then let us see what you create... hope to see you there. You may also want to hop on over to Inspiration Station to check out their Design Team projects too.  

And don't forget... if you have a Pet Share with us at Double Trouble Challenge #134 and make sure you read the rules on our post for eligibility to be included in this special random draw prize.  

Slim, one of my Grand-Fur-babies, wants to acknowledge National Puppy Day with his FURends (puppies and kittens) for this Special Random Draw. Slim wanted to share this day with his Grandma and Aunt Cleo.  

When Slim visits me, his Grandma, Aunt Cleo will run under the bed and won't come back out until she knows Slim has gone home. They only had one encounter and it didn't go well... so we keep it to a Zoom visit.  

My daughter gave me a tee-shirt with a picture of a cat which says "Pay Attention to Me Ignoring You". My Cleo has a mind of her own, and she's the boss and she will let me know when she wants to play, wants attention and/or snacks. But she's a sweetheart.   

Also submitted to the following challenges
     (Red, Ribbon)

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:  
Design Papers 
     Seas & Greetings  
     White Daisy 
Stamps & Dies 
     Z4317 A Furry Merry Christmas w/Thin Cuts 
     Reasonable Dies "Torn Edge Squares" 
Stencil In Stash - Christmas Tree 
Inks and Pens and Pencils 
     Christmas Tree - Inks Willow and Emerald 
     Images - Chameleon Color Pencils using Gamsol 
          Highlighting - Sakura Gelly Roll 08 
          Eyes/Nose - Copic Multi Liner 0.05
     Stamping & Sentiment - Memento Black 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 


Alyson Mayo said...

This is a perfect stamp set for this challenge - adorable animals. Your colouring skills with Gamsol are great - that's definitely a skill that develops with practice :)

Melanie Hungerford said...

What adorable Christmas critters! Pencils are a big change after spending so much time with Copics, but they look really good!

Kellianne said...

Sue this turned out so cute!! Way to dust off the colored pencils and try out the Gamsol! All those cute Christmas pets are perfect for our challenge :)

Doris Klein said...

What a lovely make! I love the sentiment and the paws inside - nice idea!

Thanks for playing along with our Challenge at Critter Crazy and good luck!

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Lisa said...

Super adorable Christmas image. I love that you carried an image to the inside of the card. I have been trying to get better about decorating the insides of my cards.

valscraftings said...

Aw so cute, love those little guys and sentiment!

Thank you for joining in Crazy for Cats Challenge! DT Val x

Haven_mom4 said...

Such a creative pun and a cute card too. Thanks for sharing with us at Use Your Stuff and Double Trouble

missgailly said...

Cute card and your colouring is GREAT! Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - DT Gail