Monday, 17 April 2017

Tim Holtz crazy dogs

I bought the Tim Holtz Crazy Cats and Dogs a while back in a stamp shop sale and haven't used them very much, so now it's time to pull them out.
I've worked on 3 cards using the adorable little dogs.
Card 1 with an inlaid die.  I used a circle die I purchased on line from a company in China, I die cut the white card and then again die cut some watercolour card stock I had coloured with the new Tim Holtz distress inks.  It took me a while to put all those tiny little circles back in the holes.  I then die cut a stitched tag out of the inlaid die background.  To continue the circle theme I used the Carabelle circle stencil for the background.

I'm entering this for the CAS Mixup April inlaid die challenge (Stamping, stenciling and inlaid die)

Card 2 and 3 Stenciled background
I have also had this film strip background for ages and never gotten around to using it, I was wondering what my dogs would take photos of if they had a camera 🙈
The backgrounds were stenciled using a Stamporations leaf and  Carabelle circle stencils.  I used Ranger distress inks and clarity brushes to blend the colours.

I'm entering this for the following challenges

Card Recipe
Stamps: Tim Hotz Crazy Dogs, Paper smooches sentiment
Paper: 110  lb white, watercolour 110lb cold press, xpress it cardstock
Ink: Ranger archival
Techniques:Tim Holtz crazy dog die, Tag die, alcohol ink markers (Touch pens),Tim Holtz distress oxide ink pads, Tim Holtz distress ink pads, Clarity brushes, leaf stencil from Stamplorations and circle stencil from   Carabelle (Fr), Poppy stamp Cinema film strip die, twine


  1. So happy to see you posting and won't tell you how many times I saw your work and bought something. Love your free style, Christine. And love the pairing of the Crazy Dogs with your dies and stencils. Great card!

  2. Cute cards. Those crazy dogs are adorable. Although your inlaid card was a lot of work, it looks awesome. And beautiful stencilling on your other two cards.

  3. Great cards Christine. Those dogs are ADORABLE!! LOVE the inlaid tag card ... it's even better in real life and I know that Violeta and her daddies are enjoying it! :) The other two with stenciled background are awesome. Love that film strip die and just ordered one! :) Fabulous that your inlaid circles are from the die from China. What a great deal they are and they work really well. xx

  4. Three fantastic cards here Christine, I love the inlaid tag that you created, well worth the time and trouble to make.

    Sue xx

  5. Three fun doggie cards, the soft stencilling behind each pooch works well.
    Thanks for making your mark at ATSM this week. :)

  6. What fun pups, Christine! You have colored them beautifully and made three great cards! Love your backgrounds for them! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  7. What a super pair of doggie cards. Love the film strip used like a ladder and the stencilled backgrounds look super. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  8. Love all your crazy dog cards - great pairing of the dogs with the film strip of their favourite things! And wonderful inlaid technique on the first one - thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

  9. All 3 of your cards are so much fun, Christine. You colored your crazy dogs beautifully. Love all your inlaid circles on your 1st card. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs..

  10. Those fun pooches are just wonderful and totally irresistible with those crazy facial expressions. Love both cards here and your colouring is awesome. Great use of delicate stencilling too. Thanks so much for playing with us at AAA Cards this week. x