Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Time To Celebrate Card and My little Pug Dog

It's most definitely April showers here,one minute bright sun and the next heavy showers,my washing is on the line...what a mistake...
It is good for the garden and the crops so maybe we should celebrate the rain!

Another maggie card, none for ages then what happens, I get back into them. I know some people don't like them because they only have eyes,I feel this way myself sometimes,but when I draw faces on they look rubbish ,so no nose and no mouth on mine. They are fun to colour though .
I've been naughty and been buying again,at Crabapple crafts and hobby craft, I'll be out of a job soon and should be saving money but you know how it is,us crafters want everything crafty...the latest stamps,dies,paper ,pens ...the list goes on and on.
I wanted the Tim Holtz old clock face die and bought it yesterday,glad I did ,most useful.
The stamp used is Magnolia Loving couple coloured with markers . The pretty rose paper is blueberry hill,papermania. The sentiment is lili of the valley and the rose and lace flower old stash. The butterfly is a sizzix die,cut twice with added pearls.

The little pug dog, is a comission,my son's girlfriends sister,she wanted a pug dog in vintage rose fabric. I drew a simple pug shape onto card,Drew round onto the wrong side fabric,sewed together on my sewing machine ,leaving a gap to turn ,stuffed him and sewed ,by hand,closed. I cut eyes ,nose and ears from green felt and added a set of googly eyes and a bow. I emailed the finish pug,which she loved but later requested a pink bow rather than green! I do think it's cute and a bit quirky like most of my soft toys are,hardest part is giving them up....what a softy hey!
I bought some wood blanks for altering,a house and house hangers, I'll show them you when I'm finished decorating them.

challenges entered:

Simon Says Stamp: April showers bring flowers
Celebrate the occasion: just because...must be pink
Craft Creations: flower power
Magnolia stamp lovers : Butterflies
Allsorts : colour bingo, I did the top row, green,pink and ribbon or lace (ribbon rose) for both the card and soft toy
Dream valley: wedding/love
enjoy your day.janex


Lisa Jane said...

oh this is so pretty - and that clock face die is so versatile - so don't blame you for treating yourself..
That little pug is adorable too - gorgeous fabric
Lisa x
ps we had hailstones here just before lunch!

ScrappyRae10 said...

The dog is super cute!!!! LOL I love the colors in your card! Great job! Thanks for playing along with CTO!!!

brenda said...

Your card is lovely Jane but the dog wins the show for me, it's amazing.

Same weather here, typical April.

B x

Donna Ellis said...

Your little pug AND card are just darling - so sweet, and I can feel your love coming through your artwork. Thanks for sharing such sweetness.

catherine said...

Jane your projects are beautiful. The dog is so cute and love the fabric. fab card and great colours. Thanks for the comment on my tag
x catherine

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Love your card Jane and the pug is fantastic!! My friend at work has two pugs called Lulu and Muriel. I'm sure she'd love your pug!

Beryl said...

I was tempted by that TH die at the NEC but wondered how much use it would get.It looks great behind the wedding couple so now I'm wishing I'd bought it. Next time perhaps. Your little pug is such a sweetie and I am so impressed that you made it from your own pattern.
Beryl xx

Adrian said...

So pretty, thanks for playing @ CTO!

Annette Bowes said...

Super cute dog Jane, love the material, not ends to your talents. Beautiful card to, so agree about the maggie images lol! Take careX:)

Donelda said...

Wow, what a cute dog and a great card. That designer paper is beautiful with all those flowers on it and perfect for our challenge this week. Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges!

Dena said...

Jane! I love the way you used the clock in the background, what a perfect fit!!!! Gorgeous couple!!!
I can't believe you just drew out that pug and sewed something up! Wow! How talented are you!!!! Soooo very cute!
Hugs, Dena

Christine said...

Oh, what a perfect pair!! Such great projects for our May Flowers theme. Gorgeous card, such lovely coloring and the Pug is too adorable!! You've got talent!
Thanks so much for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Sharon said...

A gorgeous card dear and it's nice to spoil oneself every now and again. Love that rose patterned paper, where did you get it? Such a cute pug too. hugs Sharon x

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card, love the soft spring colours. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley
Kat xx

MagsB said...

I love the little pug, he (or should that be 'she' since she's made of such pretty fabric?) has oodles of character!

What a sweet card, too, I really like the shades of pink!

love Mags B x

Dilsaver Designs said...

Your pug is adorable and your matching card is beautiful, great set! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Just because (must use pink)" challenge :)

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Love the card Jane. The colors are awesome. Love the pug too. Gloria

Visit my blog - would love more members.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Jane :-) the image is lovely and the clock die cut is a lovely background :-)

LOVE the pug too ,,, sooo cute :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Esther said...

Lovely card!
What a sweet image :)
Thanks for joining us this week at CTO!