Sketch Saturday Challenge #137 - Valentine for daughter

After I came home from the "Y" this morning, I made a card based on the Saturday Sketch Challenge #137.  I'm not happy with the picture....I took several and the colour did not come out true on any of them. Actually, the Bazzill cardstock is more red - sort of like Stampin Up's Rose Red colour. In my pic, it looks salmon which doesn't look good with the light pink heart piece.

My new doggy stamp is by Penny Black (#3786F "Crush"), and is a Dalmation with lots of spots.  I coloured it much differently to look like my daughter's new puppy - Bella, a dark liver coloured Springer Spaniel.  She has a white section across her back all the way from one hip to the other, near her rump that looks like a stripe! LoL.  When she looks out of her crate, all you see are her blinking eyes in her dark face. I put Crystal Glaze on the eyes and nose to make them pop a bit. On the stamp, the doggy is holding a heart which I covered with a pink felt one for added dimension.  I  hope I have captured the likeness in this image, and I'm sure my daughter and son-in-law will know it represents Bella.



Saturday Sketch Challenge #137

Anne's Creative Nook #119 - Hearts

Let's Ink it Up #8 - Anything Goes

Crafty Cardmakers #37 - Use Red and a Die Cut

Cupcake Craft Challenges #124 - Something New - Penny Black doggy stamp


  1. So cute Sharon and I think you've captured the likeness of Bella beautifully .

  2. awwww, this is so adorable, lovely work
    Thank you for joining in the fun at sketch saturday
    Jo xx

  3. Sharon this is adorable!!! Love the shading you did around the main image!! Thanks for playing along at the Nook this week!

  4. May not have photographed well (looks fine to me though) but I tell you gorgeous anyway, I love everything about your creation. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, Suzanne x

  5. Hi Sharon, what a sweet card. The image is adorable and I love your papers. Thanks for joining in with my "something new" challenge over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  6. Such a gorgeous card Sharon. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

  7. This is such a wonderful card...thank you so much for joining in the fun at cupcake this week :) Donna x

  8. He's adorable!! Thanks for playing with Lets Ink It Up.

  9. Gorgeous card Sharon, a real cutie :-)
    Claire xx

  10. such a gorgeous card, I love that PB image and the buttons look great

    Thanks so much for playing along at Cupcake this week

  11. That dog looks like she's up to something! haha Thanks for playing at Let's Ink It Up!

  12. Cute card, love the fun little image. Thanks for joining in with the Crafty Cardmakers challenge this week.
    Jenni x