Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Let's Go For a Walk

In my card making, I don't think I've ever advertised that I would actually design a card.  I'm usually pretty clear that I'm not an artist, just a colourist.  Yet I get tickled at some of the card requests I get and the challenges I'm presented with.  I have to say, 'Thank goodness for Google!'  

But I do enjoy the feeling of accomplishment when I can design a special card to fit the customer's request or match the recipient to the 'T'.   Again, that all comes from my God, not from me for sure!  

Today's card is one of those cards - a simple request, yet I had no idea where I was going to come up with the images to make this card. It seemed like a simple request....

"I need a thank you card for a young girl, who's about 10 years old. She walks our dog (a Weiner dog) so I'd like it to be of her walking our dog."

Zero stamps that fit all of those criteria.  But I did find the dog in a Recollections Dog & Bone Valentine Set.  Then I headed to my digital files to find a young girl that I could make to fit around or behind the dog.

I ended up with Polkadoodles, Flower Fairy Holding a Toadstool Ballon from the Winnie Daisy Fairy image from the Daisy Fairy Collection.  She was facing the wrong way - a simple fix of reversing the image.  And also she was holding a balloon - blocked that out and left the string to connect to the dog as her leash. 

And here's the completed project ~ 

She's colored with Copic markers and the die cut edges are done with Carnation Crafts Pretty Shabby Square Labels. The layers are mounted on a top fold 6" square card base.  The Thank You sentiment was die cut out of scraps and added along with the vertical orange patterned paper strip to complete the card. 

Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog. I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to 'Follow' my blog and to visit my site - "Not Just Scraps' on Facebook - where you can purchase my cards. 

I will be entering this card in the following challenges: 

Avenue 613 ~ September Challenge 

Dare 2B Artzy ~ September ~ Animals 

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends ~ Challenge 189 

The Paper Players ~ Challenge 607 ~ Fall 

Crafty Calendar ~ September  

Di's Designs ~ #9 ~ For a Child


Pam's Pearls



Hair: E21, E23, E25, Flowers: Y19, R83, R85, YR07,  G24, G21, Dress: YR04, YR07, Y19, Boots, E21, E23, Dog: E23, E25, N7, Grass: G21, G24, Sweater: R83, R85, Mushroom: R46, BG72, BG75, BG78 


                                     Recollections, Dog & Bone Valentine


  1. Cute thank you card! Love the fall colors! Thanks for playing at The Paper Players this week!

  2. Well done you for fulfilling all your customer's criteria! And thank you for sharing the gorgeous result with us at 613 The Avenue Create! Hope to see you on the front porch again soon,
    Hugs, Kate (Cards a la Kate)!

  3. Beautiful card and perfect for the recipient. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
    Liz xx