Santa Paws

The Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week is a sketch challenge:

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The 2 stamp, clear mini set is by Inkadinkadoo #60-30592 "Santa Dog"  There is also a verse "santa claus is coming to town"; however, I created a verse in Wordpad changing it to "santa paws is coming to town" for a touch of humour.

I created a scene with tree and snowflake stamps, stamped the dog image in the middle, and coloured it with Copic markers. Tim Holtz DI "Weathered Wood" was sponged around the edge. I added CrystalGlaze to the dog's nose, belt and jingle bell, along with white fun flock on the dog's coat.  Star Dust Stickles was applied along the snow lines. I also embellished it with a north pole arrow  brad, green twine and a star button.

The tree and striped paper is from a 6x6 pad Basic Grey "Eskimo Kisses". The red star paper is from 6x6 pad Basic Grey "Jovial".  Martha Stewart Edge punch.

I'm going to give this card to Alex, the owner of the doggy day care where my dog, Penny, boards when we are on vacation and has grooming.

Here's a tip for  Top Tip Tuesday

After using Stickles or Crystal Glaze, this is what I do. I unbend a paper clip to make a straight piece of metal, insert it in the tip of the Stickles and pull upward clearing out any residue, then replace the cap.This makes it much easier to start the product the next time I use it.


Cards for Men #23- Its Nearly Christmas

Oldie but Goodie - Buttons and Bows

Top Tip Tuesday -Anything Goes Christmas (see Tip in above post)


  1. Sharon I just love this card .It put a smile on my face when I saw the verse so cute .Really like the papers you used and how well they go together. Very nice .Good luck with the challenges .

  2. oh i love that little doggie .. sooo cute in his fur trim coat lol
    Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie this fortnight
    Lisa x

  3. Oh I got a chuckle out of this one! I seriously want to find those papers you used...wonderful combinations!

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
    And remember, if you have a TIP you’d like to share with us crafters, just write it up in your post and then add TIP by your entry name and you’re eligible for the TOP TIPPER PRIZE as well.
    Lisa xx

  4. Fab card, Sharon. I've added your link in at Cards for Men - good luck with the challenge.

    Donna x

  5. This is such a terrific card, the dog looks just like my two doxies! Thanks so much for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week
    Tammy Louise
    PS love the texture on the Santa outfit.
    If you collect, I have candy till 11-20

  6. Fabulous card love your image and your colour choice, thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hug Shirleyxxxxxx

  7. Fab card and love the sentiment. Great tip too, thanks Sharon. Thanks for joining our Christmas challenge at Top Tip Tuesday. Annette xx

  8. Beautiful creation
    I love the image and colours
    Thanks for joining us at OLDIE BUT A GOODIE this time and good luck!


  9. Such a beautiful card. Love the colours and design. I love how you did threes in the image to match to the papers and it is such a delight that the image is picking up every colour in the papers. Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back sunday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  10. What a lovely card, thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!

    Hugs, Janneke

  11. Oh so cute! Love the fur on his suit and such a perfect sentiment!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!
    Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

  12. What a brilliant card. Love Mr Dog & the scene you have created with him, lovely design indeed. Thanks for taking part in An Oldie but a Goodie, Jx

  13. love this card well done thank you for joining stamptacular this week

  14. Too cute! Love what you did with the sketch!