Wednesday 25 September 2013

A naughty dog and a splash of orange!

Good morning all and I hope that you're ok?  Wednesday already?  Thought I'd better put on a post before I finish doing those h****work jobs I need to do before heading off to work.  And hoping that Tilly the Dog behaves and I let her off the naughty step!  She's nearly 9 years old and has just discovered a new hobby that she's really enjoying - digging in the garden.......!  Even as a puppy she never used to dig so I (foolishly) assumed that she never would.  However, a couple of weeks ago I suddenly caught her in one of the raised beds where I'd taken the summer bedding plants out as they were looking a bit sad - and she was quite happily digging a hole.  Now I can't decide if she thought she'd join in and do a bit of landscaping for me, or whether she's feeling depressed, fed up with all our family, and has decided to perform a bit of a 'Great Escape' option and make a bid for freedom.  But the main downside of the digging is that she obviously feels so thrilled with her own efforts that she then gallops right through the house and then leaps onto the sofa - and I should point out that we have big soft squishy CREAM sofas (although in case you were concerned for my sanity, I did actually get those before the dog!).  I'm not keen on big muddy pawprints as an interior design feature - hence rather firm words being had, threats of rehoming kennels and Tilly the Dog being on the naughty step.  And to top it all, she's done it twice in the last couple of days - and just before I set off for work. Sigh.....

Right - Tilly the Dog tales over with for a while!  Sorry!  This card was a commission card - someone saw the cute LOTV stamp that's on a card on my blog header and asked if she could have a card with that on for her husband as he used to have a scooter he loved.  But she also said that he loved the colour orange, so please could the scooter be that colour! (And thankfully she loved the result!)

Now I wouldn't automatically have picked orange - but I think it looks ok!  I've coloured the image with promarkers and a touch of pencil
The backing papers are from First Edition.  The wonderful sentiment stamp is from Inkylicious and I've added faux stitching, a Marianne die cut flower with button from stash and a MemoryBox 'hanging star'. 

And the inside decorated to match. 
Hope you like it.
I'd better head off and finish those jobs - and keep a beady eye on that gardening dog....
Back soon,
Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Ooh la la - cards for men
Cutie Pie Challenge - cute cards for men
Card Mania - use at least one button
Passion for Promarkers - one for the boys
Love to create - colour inspiration
Fashionable stamping - autumn colours


  1. this looks great in orange and I'm sure they both loved it lol

  2. That's a lovely card Kim, great colouring too! My Suzy LOVES to dig but that is largely due to the moles that we have in the field. She always looks hilarious with a brown muddy nose, on the furniture...not so much! xx

  3. Fabulous card and I love that colour combo! TFS

  4. Love this Kim. Fabulous image, papers and a great layout.
    Caz x

  5. I think the orange makes the card bright and cheery. They are off on a jaunt through the countryside enjoying the sunshine. My lab never dug unless she wanted to cool her belly off. :-) Hope Tilly learns her lesson soon. Hugs!

  6. Wonderful card Kim. I love that image and you have coloured it so beautiful. So nice to be able to personalise a card in that way.
    Oh dear, sounds like Tilly is being a bit cheeky! I hope she gets over her digging phase soon!
    Sue xx

  7. The colours are wonderful Kim! Love tee design and great image too.

    Gina x

  8. Ooh I love this Kim :o) Fab colours and image - I keep meaning to get this one and then I forget every time I order from LOTV! Hugs, Lisa x

  9. Love this....the orange looks fab. I love the image too. Great card Kim!
    Love lea x

  10. This is gorgeous Kim. Love that orange scooter. Glad Tilly is off the naughty step now. A dog I had years ago got bored while I was at work one day and pulled all the fitted carpet up down the hallway and put in a pile behind the front door and what is worse with the weight of it I couldn't get in the house. The next week it chew a big hole in the wooden stairs. It wasn't a young dog either, the vet thought it was going through a form of human Alzheimers!!!


  11. this is gorgeous Kim and a great image
    Hugs Kate xx

  12. Fab card - I have that stamp too but don't use it often enough! The orange is lovely!
    Claire xx

  13. Great card, thank you for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles this week xx

  14. Gorgeous card, love the lovely stamp with the kids!!

    xxx Ellie xxx
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC!

  15. Hee, I had to laugh at your Tilly story ... pity you couldn't train her to do the weeding :)
    Beautiful card - lovin your orange scooter and that's a fab sentiment panel too

  16. Gorgeous! Such an adorable image colored beautifully! Thank you for joining us for our Colored Inspired Challenge this week at Love to Create.
    Ruza, LTC Designer

  17. Wow a gorgeous card Kim, Thanks for playing with us at OLL.
    Chris x

  18. A lovely looking card with great cheerful colours. Lovely. Thanks for playing along with my challenge over at Passion for Promarkers.
    Love n hugs

  19. Lovely! Great colouring and I love your design! Thanks for playing along with us at Passion for Promarkers this week, Juliexx

  20. Such a lovely and sunny card!
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Card Mania Challenge and Good Luck!
    Smiles, Kaly

  21. Love the way you have coloured the image very artistic. Beautiful matting and layering.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x


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Kim x