Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Doodle the Puppy

This is my entry for Saturday's Paper Ala Mode challenge over at The Outlawz. This challenge is anything goes...my favorite type of challenge.


I think this is one of my favorite cards I've ever made. It was so much fun. The puppy, who I affectionately named Doodle, is from the digital image set called Puppy Presents from Doodle Pantry. You can get this set free with purchase until March 24, 2013. How fabulous is that? He was colored with Copic markers (CO - the bone, E40, E42, E43, E44 and E47 - the puppy, C4 and C9 - puppy's nose).

The actual dog house is a cut file from Silhouette's online store. I created the black outline myself in the Silhouette software. I ran the dog house through a wood grain embossing folder from The Paper Studio. I added the antique copper metal heads in the place of nails. The dog house was distressed with Chocolate Chip and Close to Cocoa ink from Stampin' Up!. I cut the sign (part of the dog house cut file) on my Silhouette and distressed it with Chocolate Chip ink. I cut the dog's name (Doodle) on my Silhouette using a free font called SBC Love Mom and black card stock. Used very tiny black brads to nail it to the dog house.

To create the base of the card, I used a tan card stock folded in half and then cut it to fit with a small border around the bottom and sides of the dog house. For the rest, I hand cut it around the roof of the doghouse. So, the card base is shaped like the dog house from behind, without the side points.

Again, so much fun with this image!

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35 comments:

  1. Susan, this is fabulous! Love the dog house and your coloring is gorgeous.

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  2. Very cute and fun card. Thank you so much for playing the CDAC PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGES

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  3. Adorable card! Love your paper piecing. I found you on the Outlawz and am your newest follower.
    Hugs,
    Katherine
    http://cropnkathy.blogspot.ca

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  4. Susan, this is adorable! I love it. I just may have to case this! Love the texture of the dog house. So cute!

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  5. Susan what a cute card! Love the shape and the image is just adorable. Thank you so much for playing the CDAC ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGES
    ~Deb~
    A Look Through My Eyes

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  6. Susan, This is definitely one of the cutest cards I've seen. Love the way you did him in the doghouse. Great texture with the embossing folder and I love all the brads! Fantastic card. :-D

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  7. This is so fun! I just love the doghouse shape~

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  8. Super creation, thanks for sharing with us at TPC x Carol

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  9. Fab card Susan. He ain't gonna let anyone near that bone!!!

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  10. Very very cute Susan. I did the puppy in the doghouse shape card too that I have not yet posted....hummm...think I'm liking yours a tad better. Oh well, I can case up a storm. When something is good I love to case.

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  11. Super cute. Love the dog house.

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  12. WOW this is such a great shape!!! Totally love the embossing you have done as well. Gorgeous creation.


    Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

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  13. I love this sweet Doodle Pantry dog in the adorable doghouse!

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  14. Wow what a fabulous card Susan - so cute. Fantastic layout.

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  15. Fab card Susan. Love it.

    Thank you for sharing at Totally Papercrafts this week.

    Susan

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  16. Love love love your card! Doodle looks so happy in his card home and with his bone =)

    Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime for our Anything Goes Challenge! Good Luck!

    Hugs;
    Shari

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  17. Oh My Gosh!! That is way too cute! and this is coming from a cat person!!! I need you to help me with my order in the Doodle Pantry. I am so digital challenged I don't know what to do... Love her designs and am totally in love with that bird!! This card is a definite winner in any catagory!!

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  18. Susan, absolutely love this card! Doodle (luv his name) is soooooooo cute!! Love it, love it!

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  19. Oh my goodness Susan, this is ADORABLE!!! Love the pup in his dog house! So sweet!!!

    Linda

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  20. How super cute is this - love the dog house and the coloring on the dog is amazing. Great card and great creativity.

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  21. This is so one of my new favs from you Susan!!!! You should be proud of this!!!

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  22. OMG what a cute dog house!! I love how you coloured the dog, he's just too cute!

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  23. This is sooo cute! What an adorable image too.
    Thanks for joining us at CDAC "Anything Goes Challenge".

    Pattie
    CDAC DT

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  24. This is so cute! I love the shape, it's so much fun! Absolutely adorable :)

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  25. Susan....Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog! I so appreciate it! If you use any pen on your stamps....go over it several times and right before you stamp it breath really heavy on the stamp and it may help. You probably already know that trick...but just in case you didn't! You are so sweet to me.....wish we were neighbors!

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  26. This is sooooo cute! I love it!!!

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  27. This is soooo cute!! I love that puppy! The embossed dog house is awesome!!

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  28. I saw your card on Cuddlebug Cuties hop. This is so adorable. I have 4 dogs and Doodle is a perfect name. I love it.
    Angel

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  29. I love your dog house and such a wonderful setting for that cute puppy! Kudos to you for such a wonderful creation!
    Hugs,
    Georgia

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  30. Hi Susan. This is an adorable card, and I hope the recipient is a devoted pet lover! Just wanted you to know that I've nominated your blog for the Liebster Award, so please pop over to my blog and pick up the award, and pass it along to 5 more people. We can help build up some great blogs with new followers. Just copy & paste the award & wording underneath the award into your own blog. And Congratulations! You have a wonderful blog.

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  31. I adore this card, Susan! My sister would absolutely love it as she's very much a dog person.

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  32. Awesome card! I LOVE the embossing, it totally looks like wood! And the Doodle is just adorable! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Paper Play Time!
    Tracy
    tracyscricutcorner.blogspot.com

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  33. I love this card, Susan. As a huge dog lover (I have 3) I'm always looking for cards with dog designs. This is sssooooo cute. Love the embossing to, looks like a real dog house. I'm a new fan of yours for sure!

    God bless and have a grateful day,
    Anita aka Nit
    www.nitscreativecorner.blogspot.com

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  34. Adorable puppy card - love the doghouse design!! Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper.

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  35. SUSAN!!! Congrats on your win over at the Paper Playtime!!!! I was thrilled when I saw your card!!!!

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