Thursday, 11 July 2013

Doggies having fun!

Hello again and I hope everyone is enjoying this fabulous sunshine while it lasts - we are forecast thunderstorms for the weekend!  Not much crafting getting done here - its far too hot in the house and we are spending as much time as we can in the garden or at the beach.  The dogs are loving their dips in the sea and rolling in the sand.  Not great for long haired dogs but worth the effort of getting them brushed again to see them having so much fun.

Here's a card I made for a recent swap which was to use die-cuts.  I love this set of X-Cut Haberdashery dies I got for my birthday and use them a lot.

I used a piece of striped material for the background to my kraft card, then wrapped that with some tape measure ribbon and some orange fibres.  The die-cuts have been enhanced with some rose quartz Treasure Gold which gives them a lovely metallic look.  I was particularly chuffed with the die-cut pin I cut in half and added to the Tim Holtz price ticket - love that effect.  The line of stitching down the right hand side of the card was also die-cut using a die in the set and there's another one with cross stitches .  Really, the whole set is brilliant, containing 20 dies.  I hope they bring another set like this - retro kitchen equipment would be nice!

Keeping my fingers crossed for a few more lovely sunny days!  Love, Margie x


  1. This is a beautiful card, I just love sewing themes and that die set is wonderful! I love the dress form, that stitching up the side and the background paper that reminds me of old fashioned 'ticking'. A retro kitchen set would be fabulous too. Hope the thunderstorms keep away for a while...... Hugs, Anne x

  2. PS - your dogs are gorgeous! A x

  3. It is too HOT for my liking even at this time of the evening!
    Such cute doggies and they certainly look as though they are enjoying that.
    What a classic style card you created. I agree with Anne, it also reminds me of ticking (a reminder that I need to purchase some more).
    Gorgeous little details.

  4. Hi Margie I have just spent 10 days at Rhyl (North Wales) with a crafting buddy. She has a caravan there and we went to craft but because the weather was so hot we didn't get much done just spent most days on the beach. Heaven x x

    Love your fur babies I have two Cocker Spaniels who would have loved to be in the sea with them.

    Nearly forgot to say how fab your swap card looks. Those dies look interesting must check them out.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

  5. Lovely card there Margie, but the best prize goes to your two lickle dogs. I so miss my little boy that we once had.

  6. What a lovely card (and also image of your dogs having fun ;), Margie!

    You combined all your die cut elements sooo well - a beautiful make!

    Claudia x

  7. Really love that card, especially the way the orange fragment adds that pop of colour. Hugs, Jenny x

  8. Good afternoon Margie,
    Thank you so much for visiting my Blog and becoming my 100th follower.
    I have just been looking back at some of your fantastic creations. Oh! Wow! there are some wonderful things. As you will have gathered from my work yours is way different to mine but I LOVE it all. I can see lots of little bits of inspiration there for me.

    Patricia x

  9. Hi there :-) Thank you for visiting my Blog. xx Yes - that was my Tri-colour Floyd and it's a painting I did of him some years ago. I had him for 8 years but he had a heart defect. He was such a lovely little chap and I adore this little breed of dogs. Yours look absolutely gorgeous :-D

    IKE xx