Saturday, 5 March 2016


My good bloggy-buddy Dotty Jo led me into temptation with these gorgeous stamps from Katzelkraft ... and I'm so pleased she did! ;)
Actually, I was kinda short on stamps for male cards, so these are just perfect.
I also purchased a set of the clear Spectrum Noir sparkle pens, and can definitely recommend them.  I maybe eve prefer them over the Wink of Stella ... and they're cheaper!
Anyway, it was a gorgeous bright breezy day, too cold though for anything other than drying the washing, so I had fun getting stampy ....

Card 1
This is for a friend of my Mum.
Doggy and bone coloured with watercolour pencils; sparkle added to the bone, and clear gloss to his eyes and nose; BG chalked; sparkly number stickers from stash.

Card 2
For this one I used up some super-old DP and I also used an old Tim Holtz die - I never really liked using it before as its a big thick die and I could never get my paper to stay straight when cutting.  But then I had the brainwave to tape my card to the die instead of to the cutting plate :)
Coloured with watercolour pencils and the BG splattered with some green paint.  Doggy popped up on dimensionals.
ETA: Top 3 at Natalie and Amy
Card 3
This one was maybe the simplest of all!  I just chalked some of the BG and coloured the bone pressie and that was about it!  Simon Says Stamp sentiment die; sparkle added to the bone and clear gloss to his eyes and nose..


  1. What a cute set of cards. You're right they make great masculine cards and yet you can also make them fluffy and girlie if you want. sorted out the die issue, it's so annoying when you can't get it to behave. Cara x

  2. were busy today! I love all three of your cards, the last one is so precious...a bone with a bow! Love it! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

  3. Those dogs are so comical - love them! You really had a creative day! It's been awhile since I completed three cards in a day...but then I'm a slo-o-w crafter. I'm going to look into those Spectrum Noir sparkle pens. Thanks for the tip.

  4. Hi,
    what a really great card, and such a fab design too.
    Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L DT

  5. Spotted your card on addicted to CAS and had to pop over. Those doggie images are terrific! You've made 3 fabulous cards with them
    Sharon xx

  6. A great collection of cards Lynne xx

  7. These are great cards! I love these adorable dogs and they are all so beautifully colored. Thanks for the tip on the Spectrum Noir sparkle pens. I think I may have to give those a try! And thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  8. This is a super card for our challenge, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx

  9. I knew you'd LOVE these, Lynne! Great work... They are such fun to work with aren't they, Jo x

  10. Fab set of cards Lynne, love the bone wrapped with the bow.
    Thanks for linking up at Cardz4Guyz this week. :)

  11. Such a cute card, love that dog !

    Thanks for joining us at Cardz4guyz this week


  12. Lynne, these are so adorable. Love the whimsy of the pups :-)

  13. Hi Lynne : ) You are sweet to remember me. When I got back to blogging I did a few posts saying "do you remember me" LOL but started feeling kind of funny doing that giggles. SO glad to be back enjoying all my friends in blogland.

    All your doggies are adorable! they are sure to put a BIG smile on the face of the recipients.

    Hope you are having a wonderful day! Is it Mother's Day in your part of the world?? If so Happy Mother's Day! if not.... Happy Mother's Day anyway! : )


  14. I'm off to check out these stamps, they are fabulous. Great designs and backing paper.
    Good to have you with us for the final challenge at Natalie and Amy.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  15. Lovley cards, Card 3 is so cute. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz. DT

  16. Oh, these are all so fabulous and fun!

  17. Well this card just made me smile - so sweet! thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

  18. ​I saw ​your card linked at the ​NBUS​ challenge and just had to come see it in more detail. Awesome card! I am now your newest follower and would be honored if you visited my blog and became a follower too.

  19. Ah, that Dotty Jo, she does have good taste in stamps! I have a friend coming over from France in October so I think I will have her bring me this set. It is too, too adorable and, as you say, perfect for guy cards! I just love how you have showcased them, Lynne! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #6!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

  20. Waw this looks so very pretty. Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

  21. Thanks for playing along with ADTC this week... how cute! A bone gift!!! Lovely work.

  22. Such fun cards, just perfect for males. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Male Challenge xx

  23. These are so fun n fabulous! Thank you for sharing with ATCAS


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