Thursday, May 26, 2011

OLW55 - Cats and Dogs

It's time once again for the OLW Challenge.  This week the challenge is hosted by Jennifer Styles at Styles Ink.  We've been challenged to make a one-layer card with a cat or a dog on it.  Well, I kind of struggled with this a bit, thinking that I didn't even own a cat or dog stamp, but after a great deal of searching through my stamps, I discovered that I have one of each.....one cat (from a Flourishes Halloween stamp set) and a dog from Paper Smooches.  So, since I had both, I made two cards for this weeks challenge.

The first card is made with the Paper Smooches pup and sentiment.  I stamped the dog, then cut out a mask and using a very old grass stamp, I stamped him a little "yard".  I stamped the sentiment and colored the little cutie...all done!  Fifteen minutes -- Wow! Easy Peasy!  I didn't even have to make this one but once.  Can I just tell you how awesome that was!! LOL!

This second card took me two tries to get it right.  The fences is a Magnolia stamp.  The grass is only on the portion of the card with the fence, so I just doodled some "extra" grass across the card to help with the balance.  The cat is from a Flourishes Halloween set that's never seen ink.  Since I didn't seem to have an appropriate sentiment to go with this scary cat, I decided to try a computer generated sentiment.  After a couple of times printing it out on plain paper, I got it where I needed it to be so that I could fit my fence in between the lines. (I just made the sentiments in text blocks and moved them around until they were properly spaced to allow room for the fence stamp.) Then I colored the images with my Copics....all done.

I'm actually kinda pleased with what I finally came up with for this challenge.  I sure hope they get blogger fixed so that we can all get around to visit and leave comments for all the cards.  I, for one and extremely frustrated with the blogger issues! 

That's all for today, folks! Thanks so much for stopping by! If you are one of the lucky ones who can leave a comment, thank you!  Until next time....

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25 comments:

June Houck said...

I love them both! they are purrfect :)

jimlynn said...

Perfection!!! And both are so very cute.
Lynn

craftattack said...

2 lovely cards, the cat has to be my fave, though! Valerie

Debgem said...

Both these cards are just super - but I adore that cat!!

Carla said...

beautiful

Jenny said...

These are great Susan. I see you are a Paper Smooches fan too :)
Jenny x

Deb said...

oh I love those, so much more than on most CAS cards and yet still very clean looking!
Happy Crafting, Debxx

Folly said...

I love these cards! I haven't got even ONE dog or cat stamp - I have every other animal under the sun, but not cats or dogs, how is that possible? LOL. I love the way you extended the grass on the fence, it works so well.
Michelle.

Pauline said...

Great cards. I loved both of them Hugs Pauline H.

debby4000 said...

Oh these are brilliant Susan.
luv
debby

mustavcoffee said...

Brilliant, love your dog and cat cards, you can see how much fun they were to make too, big smiles:0) xxx

mustavcoffee said...

p.s just a quick question, did you leave some comments from a Typepad acc? Thanks if it was you ????:0) xxx

Cheryl Nelson said...

These could not be cuter!

librariane said...

Those are awesome! Very clever and cute. Well, the dog is cute... the cat is appropriate! :D

And I like all your grass-work.

donna mikasa said...

Great minds think alike! Love both your cards, especially the PS pooch! =)

kingstonmama said...

Great cards. I love that dog stamp, and you've colored it beautifully. I think your second card is clever. I probably would have only thought of using that cat for Halloween. Brilliant!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Susan, Thank you for letting me know it was you, not having a type pad account I couldn't reply. So I'm glad to be able to thank you properly, super comments!!! :0)
Have a great weekend, oh! yes a new LIM today, how much fun is that?? :0)xxx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

p.s Sorry I nearly forgot! Many Congratulations on passing 100 followers, isn't it wonderful? There are some really lovely people out there. Haven't a clue where they've all gone though LOL :0) xxx

Bonnie said...

That's the cutest little puppy and I love the sentiment! Your continuation of the grass is perfect! The cat is cute too and I love how you took it from Halloween to a belated birthday! Very clever.

Enjoy your holiday weekend with your crew. These times of being all together are so precious.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

These are both super cute. Love how you used other stamps to make a little scene.
Caroline xxx

All Things Crafty said...

Hi Susan
just browsing your lovely blog again and saw these cute cards. Love them both and very apt sentiment you put with the cat. Such imagination! I would have still been wondering what to do with the stamp, haha.Lol. You have inspired me to have a go , if i succeed I may enter the OWL55 challenge. Happy crafting Sue x

Doris said...

I just love the cat card--very clever "fix" with the grass. I wouldn't have even noticed the hand drawn extension!

GinaA said...

These images are brill and I love the sentiments, I too like to use computer generate my own, bit tricky working out where they go sometimes but you have a great choice of fonts. Your Happy Barkday is priceless.

Faith A said...

Susan these are fantastic and each sentiment is just perfect and such fun as for the placing and colouring, well what can I say? just brill.

Sue said...

Hi again Susan having a peek about your blog and just love love love these cat and dog cards Luv Sue x

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