Sunday, 23 June 2013

OSAAT #169 - Not Square

Well, I'm home from my break in Kent and raring to go with my DT cards again. This one, though, was a pain to photograph. I'm not a photographer and had a heck of a job trying to get a reasonable shot of this one, with no Eric to help me.

This week the theme at One Stitch at a Time is Not Square so I made an easel card. The image is Boxer by Sue of Beary Dust over at the Stitchybear Digital Outlet. He's got such a cute little face and looks so sad but I bet he causes havoc when let loose! I made the card for my son Peter and he's already received it so it's quite safe to post it on here now! He did say that he thought I'd gone senile and written on the front of the card - until he realised which way it folded.

I coloured him with my Promarkers, cut him with a Spellbinders nestie and edged that with Distress Ink before matting on to black pearlescent card from Papermill. The backing paper on the base and the side panel is from Costco and that was matted on to black Mirri card. I generated the sentiment on the computer and matted that on to black Mirri card too to make the stopper for the easel. I used three buttons, kennel, woof and dog as embellishments and they were all from Create and Craft.

Check out the OSAAT challenge blog for details of the prize structure.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Cards for Men Challenges - Boys will be Boys
Creative Creations Challenges - For you Dad or Masculine
Crazy Amigo Challenge - Men's Card
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons - One for the Guys
Digistamps 4Joy - For the men in our lives
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - Animals
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge - Stamp - Digi or rubber
Ladybug Crafts Challenge - For the men in your Life


  1. Ha ha. Great card. Adorable image and love the sentiment. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  2. Thank you for your lovely comment, Hazel. I love your colouring on your card, that dog is brilliant. Hugs Jennie xx


  3. Wow, great work, well done and good luck!
    Hugs, Jackie

  4. Fabulous card, Hazel. I'm sure your son loved it! Easel cards are so much more 'special' somehow, but like you, I find them a pain to photograph! My preferred photos are taken with the card flat on a table, so anything that doesn't lie flat is awkward.

  5. Fabulous card Hazel. Love the image and definitely agree about photographing easel cards....they are a challenge.
    Love all the promarkers lined up....
    Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week. pat k x

  6. Love this card Hazel! I think your photography skills are just fine too. The patterned paper you used goes perfect with this digi.
    Hugs, Tracey

  7. This is gorgeous with a wonderful design and colour combo. Thanks for sharing your talent with DS4J. Good luck. Hugs Desíre  {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}  {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  8. Lovely card!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x

  9. :) :) :) :) :) :) Great card Hazel, would love to receive this one myself but thankfully not my birthday yet lol. Awesome colouring on your digi. I have my sister sitting beside me who has a big birthday later this week and her face looks like the dogs!!!! lol lol Hugs always Jane xxxxx

  10. My little sister can be so cheeky sometimes Hazel, but my face only looks like the dog's because I love boxer dogs and had two when my family were young .... many moons ago.
    It sounds as though your son may have been having his own senior moment :-) I do love this card Hazel and imagine your son was so pleased when he saw all the work you put into making him a special card. xxxx

  11. That dog is soooo adorable!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge and we hope to see you again soon, Elizabeth (DT)
    Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge.

  12. This looks like a lot of work. Beautiful card, and love the layout. Thank you for joining the TTCRD challenge and good luck.

  13. It's a great card Hazel.
    Thanks for join us at DigiStamp4Joy.

    Greetings karin DT member

  14. Gorgeous easel. Such a cute image of the dog. Loving your choice of papers.
    Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky

    DT Call at Creative Fingers

  15. Great card Hazel and marvellous colouring.

  16. Great card, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.


  17. Hi Hazel...I'm back again for the Cards for Men Challenge and still loving your creation...especially the cute dog.
    Thanks so much for joining us this week. Pat K x

  18. fab card, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

  19. Hazel, your card is so fantastic, your coloring brings him alive! Well done! So glad you joined us for our Boys will be Boys challenge at Cards for Men!

  20. Love your card. Thank You for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge
    Lady Anne's: NanaVic's Challenge

  21. Great card Hazel, love the cute image which you've coloured beautifully. Carol x

  22. Love the colored image, very cute card design.

    Regards Diane