Thursday, 14 March 2019

Dudley puppy cards!

Although I'm so much more mobile, still no shoes here for now so not able to go out as yet. As you lovely winners are being so patient I decided to sit and have a play in my craft room, making some cards to enclose with the next few prizes.

And the stamp set I used was such a lucky find, and it was't me that found it either! It was spotted by a lovely friend on a Facebook 'craft decluttering page' who thought it looked just like Dudley as a puppy and thanks to her I managed to buy it! Thanks for the heads up Donna :) x

I made eight cards using two of the little dog images and also two different papers so I mixed and matched them ending up with two cards of each design being identical - and here's two of them:
I used:

- 5.5" x 4.25" white card blanks, tent style

- backing papers from Dovecraft's 'Back to Basics Bright Spark' paper pad, trimmed to slightly smaller than the card front and then a contrasting band added using a tape runner

- then glued the backing paper layer to the card front

- stamped the adorable little dogs and sentiments using the pre-loved Stampin' Up 'Bella and Friends' set, the Misti and Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink

- only minimal colouring was needed to make the little pups look like Dudley, I left his body white but added a little touch of peach along his spine and of course he still has his lovely peach coloured ears. Also coloured the collar, little heart and bone - all using Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils

- die cut the images using a die from The Works 'Stitched Circles' set of dies

- then just popped them in place using thin sticky pads

- final touch, a little tickle with a grey Pro marker as a light shadow and to help ground 'Dudley'





30 comments:

Pat said...

How cute Di, and so lovely to have someone spot the likeness so you could get this to give all the prize winners a little 'Dudley'. The papers go beautifully too. x

Christine Alexander said...

OMG so adorable, definitly a Dudley look alike :)

Megan J said...

Hi Di, gorgeous stamps and totally look like little Dudley, love the soft colouring on his ears and back... Have a wonderful weekend... Megan

Darnell said...

How sweet of Donna! Your Dudley cards are adorable, Di! Great use of pp and great mix-and-match designs! Glad to hear you continue to improve!! Hugs, Darnell

Jane Willis said...

Oh so sweet! And the images do look just like Dudley, especially the one on the left. Great to see you crafting again!

Jenny L said...

Hi Di,
oh that stamp looks just like Dudley.
What a super find and such a lovely lady to let you know about it.
Love these wonderful cards the stamped image looks brill against those fab papers.
Hope you foot continues to improve.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Kath said...

Fabulous cards Di - they look just like Dudley - so cute!

I'm glad to hear your foot is improving.

Kath x

Aquarius said...

That stamp certainly was a lucky find - such cute cards too

Sarn said...

Glad the grout seems to be improving mate.

LOVELY cards and WHAT a find . . . nice of Donna to let you know about them, and congrats on getting them! Perfick!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

What a great find Di, these cards are so cute. Glad to hear that you're foot is getting a bit better, carry on with the rest.

Sue xx

Em Louise Fairley said...

They are so cute! Glad you're feeling better too xoxo

Brenda in IN said...

I'm so happy to hear you are up and about. These puppy images are so cute and I love how you mixed and matched the papers. The little heart on the collar is so sweet.

Bunny said...

Your cards are so cute. The puppy image is adorable. [Bunny]

scrAPpamondo said...

Awwwwww!!!!! Oh my!! This is really Dudley!!! :D :D Totally ADORABLE stamp, you have been so lucky founding it on a "declutter sale"!! !!!
Love love love your clean cards, so sweet and cute with Dudley :D and the delicate papers are just perfect to show him!!
Very well done!

Jeanne H said...

Keep on feeling better!! Love your card...I have that set and wouldn't part with it. :)

Jackie T said...

Hi Di your cards are gorgeous. I love those stamps that was a good find. I do hope you get better soon. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Sandy said...

What a sweet find. The cards are adorable, and more importantly, I take them (or that fact that you're chipper enough to be crafting) as a sign that you're feeling better. Excellent news.

Karenladd said...

Oh, what a great find for you Di! In a fun coincidence, my daughter recently won a copy of this same stamp set and we were both really excited as it resembles our Toby as well. I love the way you added just that touch of peach to his ears and back to give him a real Dudley touch. Also happy to see that your foot has allowed you to spend a little bit of crafting time again. Good thing you don't have to craft with your feet or you would still be banned from the craft room!

Tina Z. said...

wow, this is absolutely adorable.
keep on feeling better.
hugs xx

Kathleen said...

Oh so sweet, love both cards.

Kath x

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Those cards are so cute, and the puppies DO look like Dudley!

KandA said...

These are so adorable and 'Dudley' looks so cute. Glad to hear there's continued improvement, so don't get doing things too soon xx

Marianne said...

Such sweet cards, Di. Happy to hear that your foot is on the mend, but it must be frustrating that it is taking so long. Better go and post my snippets card so I can link up.
Marianne x

Fikreta said...

oh these are so adorable cards!

Susan said...

Adorable puppy stamps - and they do look like your Dudley! So glad to hear your foot is getting better.

Carol L said...

These are cute cute cute!! Love the sweet doggie images and fun little papers! So sorry you're still dealing with sore tootsies, but I do hope it's all behind you soon :(

Majda said...

So cute! They do look like your Dudley :)
Hugs, Majda

Brenda said...

Oh my goodness, these are adorable cards Di! This puppy does indeed look just like Dudley! Loving the papers you used, and of course loving how you colored Dudley's collar and heart. Then there is the fact that you made so many of them! Good for you! Glad you are doing better Di, but will be happy when you can finally get a shoe back on. This is taking it's time healing that is for sure! I pray once it is healed, you don't have anymore issues with it! Big hugs, Brenda

Linby said...

I'm so pleased that you found Dudley stamps - are they just the cutest - love them and your makes with them, so sweet.

Whisper said...

Oooo these look like a spitting image of the adorable Dudley and they are so cute too, luv Sam x