Tuesday, 21 May 2013

'Little Gem' for Less is More

My very first win after I began blogging was a really cute little stamp that I got to choose from 'Pink Gem Designs' - and, naughty girl that I am, this is its first outing:

It's for this week's Less is More Challenge which has the theme of cats and/or dogs.

I used:

- 6" x 6" white square card stock

- stamped image by Pink Gem Designs called 'Little Gem in Love', with some minimal colouring and a googly eye picked out as the little black bead is stuck in one place inside the dome - much to my delight it makes him look as if he's peering up at someone :)

- SU 'Riding Hood Red' card stock

- sentiment from the Hero Arts 'Good Friends' set, stamped in Memento 'Tuxedo Black'

Anyone who knows me will also know I adore dogs, and still miss Benjie and Dougal (two adorable little Bichon Frises) loads - all these years later. This sweet little image has the look I'd get if I so much as rustled a cheese wrapper or chopped carrots in the kitchen - that always brought the patter of little paws.

One day, one day :) 



Karen Petitt said...

It's gorgeous Di and such a cute stamp! Ours knows when DH takes the cheese from the fridge and always appears when carrots or celery are being chopped! They really do steal a little bit of your heart don't they Karen x

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only scofflaw with old stamps that still have not been inked, Di! In this case, your stamp is SO adorable, that perhaps you didn't use it until you were ready. The way you used it now, with that sentiment, is sweet and perfect!!

Diane said...

That is just like my Maggie! I have to get that stamp, I hope it is still available.

Linby said...

I've got this cutie too. Love how you used him.

Jules said...

Morning Di

This is such a beauty.

Poor little stamp sitting all this time waiting to be played with LOL!!

Great card and I found the heart!!

Hope you have a good day.

Love Jules xx

debby4000 said...

Beautiful card, love the sweet image.

Anne said...

Totally cute and the eye is perfect isn't it

tilly said...

what a cute CAS card, love the little dog with that sentiment, and his eye lol

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

You're right . .. the little dog is ADORABLE.

Great CAS card here Di. xxx

Kathleen said...

How very apt that you should should post this card today, the postman has been and I have to say that I was so surprised and humbled by your RAK.
Thank you so very much but you do realise that I will no longer dare say that I like anything you have used on your cards, ever again.
Fantastic CAS card, really cute image.

Kath x

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

You are so right,
beautiful card.
Love the dog
hugs Tamara

Anonymous said...

Aww, cute little doggie. And I agree, cats belong up trees, dogs rool!


Hettie said...

This is sooooo cutie Di! And how naughty are you that you did not use it until now!
That is almost like Dobby at the end of his epic walk on Sunday! Only I did not have chance to make his bandana so I put ribbons on his collar which he lost along the way! Pink grossgrain too!

Viv said...

Awww such a cute doggie, great card too. I still miss our little doggie and cat after many years so know how you feel ! Viv xx

Craftilicious said...

Oh he is ADORABLE! LOVE how you kept the oclour minimal.

Sooty said...

Not a dog fan but this is really sweet x

Sue - said...

Oh he's really cute!

Bonnie said...

This is adorable and perfect for Less is More!

Chrissie said...

Di, this is a real sweetie!
Thanks so much.
"Less is More"

Rein said...

Love the quote.
cute dog.

Kath said...

A fab card Di - such a cute stamp, I'm glad you've had a chance to use it at last.
Kath x

Spyder said...

Aw, love that little dog!!!

Elizabeth said...

Hello Di, what a cute stamp - how could you neglect that little dog, he's a real heart-stealer. Love the look on his wee face. And weren't you lucky to find that malfunctioning googly eye :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx