Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Violeta's 1st Birthday

My grand-doggie turned 1 on April 15th.  Jer and Alex hosted a party at our place so that the dogs had a yard to play in.  Worked really well as the day was sunny and dry so they did spend some time outside.

I had so much fun making this card for Violeta's Birthday.  I watercoloured the digi image using my zigs, trying to get as close to her colour of fur as possible.  And, of course, the balloon had to be purple!  :)   Not sure if Violeta appreciated the card Nana made, but Jer and & Alex did.  It's a little keepsake for them.

My friends Susan and Christine attended the party with three of their four dogs. This is the usual group of dogs that get together for a play day while Susan, Christine and I get to play with ink.  It was Tessa's 1st birthday the week before Vi's, so I made her a card as well.  Again, not sure Tessa thought much of it, but her mom Susan liked it.  Tessa is white with sand coloured spots so I tried to keep her colours on the dog below. :)


And one more card for another friend of Vi's that is turning one ...

I had fun making the doggie cards. :)  Hope you enjoyed seeing them.

Here's a picture of the princess getting ready for the party.  She wanted to wear pearls for the special event, but they only lasted about five minutes before they were off and left somewhere in the back yard. :)









Card 1:
Stamps:  Puppy Love (Bugaboo); Sentiment - Happy Birthday (Sentiment Sampler by Paper Smooches)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb. card stock); Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Zigs; Baked Brown Sugar (SU!); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Paint Brush, sponge

Card 2:
Stamps:  Dog (Chubby Chums by Paper Smooches); Let's Party (Word Salad by Paper Smooches); Party Hat (unknown)
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock); Pacific Point Polka-dot (SU!)
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar (SU!); Zigs
Accessories & Tools:  Sponge, Glossy Accents

Card 3:
Stamps:  Dog (Chubby Chums by Paper Smooches); Sentiment - Happy Birthday (Sentiment Sampler by Paper Smooches); Cupcake (unknown)
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock); Baked Brown Sugar (SU!)
Ink:  Black (Memento); Copics for cupcake; Real Red (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Brown Watercolour spray (Dick Blick); Sparkle Texture Effect (Martha Stewart)

23 comments:

  1. Love your cards. Who makes the adorable doggie with the balloon.

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    1. Bugaboo Digital Stamps makes the puppy with the balloon. I've had it for a few years so not sure if it's still available. Loll :)

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  2. Cute cards!! Cute pup!! Love Violeta and waiting for her to lift her paw to wave royally!!

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  3. All these cards are adorable, Loll. I just got that Paper Smooches stamp set. Sounds like everyone had a great time all around.

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  4. I love all your new cards. Certainly all very liked. I love the first card the most, I admire the way you worked with ZIG markers. Great watercolor work! I hope you have a good and peaceful Easter.
    Hugs,
    BożenA

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  5. OMG Loll, all 3 of your cards are so fun and cute. Love how you colored each pup using the colors of each of the puppies. The picture of Violeta is adorable. She looks so silky soft and shiny. What a fun birthday party you all got to celebrate. Hugs...

    I can't wait to meet all the dogs IRL soon :-) Also their parents and grand parents :-)

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  6. Love these cards! May I ask the name of the stamp set for the sentiments?

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    1. They are all Paper Smooches sentiments. The Happy Birthday is from the Sentiment Sampler stamp set, and Let's Party is from Word Salad. The dog in the last two cards is also Paper Smooches Chubby Chums.

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  7. AKK!!! SO CUTE! All 3 cards are totally adorable! The font is perfect with these fun images~

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  8. Three cute cads Loll lovely stamps

    Anne

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  9. Your post has brought a huge smile to my face. You really do look like you had fun with these cards. So thoughtful and I bet the doggies did love them!!!!! x

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  10. OH, what fun doggy cards! And the photo of your actual grand-dog is super! Looks very regal!

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  11. Oh are these cute! The doggie stamps are just adorable and love the coloring on Vi's card! It's hard to match a pet's fur! You managed perfectly. The spots on Susan's doggie card is fantastic. These look like SO much fun, Loll!

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  12. Love all three of your dog birthday cards, but of course, am especially fond of the one you made for Tessa. It's sitting on our mantel so I see it all the time. You really captured her colouring, and the stamp captures her slightly crazed look when she is playing with Vi! Thank you so much!

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    1. It was the best party I've been to. Tika had a blast and was zonked for the rest of the day. Love the cards, now I have to get that Paper Smooches dog and sentiment. awesome cards

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  13. These cards brought a smile to my face Loll! Such fun and Violets looks so regal in her pearls 😀
    Val x

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  14. so super cute...sounds like such fun!
    xx Karen

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  15. Each one of these cards is precious especially since they are specifically colored for each recipient! Sounds like a fun party! Glad they could play outside! Vi looks very elegant with her pearls! Does she have gloves on too?

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  16. Now I've heard everything, Loll. A birthday party for dogs. Sounds like fun though and it did give you a reason to make those darling doggie cards.

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  17. You are too funny, Loll...for a minute there, I thought I was at Darnell's blog :)
    How thoughtful you are to host your grand-doggie's birthday party! I love how you created each card in the same colors as the pups...especially 'Violeta' with her purple balloon!!! Speaking of which, what a beauty she is...especially with those fabulous pearls! Thanks for making me smile today :)

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  18. These cards are adorable and fun!

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  19. Oh, my, what a fun post and three super cute doggie cards you made, Loll!!!!! So special to colour the doggies as the pups look and I love the purple balloon and the cupcake and aren't the party hat not too cute!!!! You have me smiling with this post. Loll!!!!!
    Hugz

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