Thursday, July 26, 2012

Mo's Challenge #145

Those of you who've visited before may notice the new look! I've had to start a new blog due to a glitch that caused me to lose  access to my original one. I hope my followers will find me again!

Who Let the Dogs Out?

We did, of course! Mo's Challenge this week is "In the Dog House" so we'd like to see your dog-related cards or projects. 


I've used "Guilty Rocco" on my card. I don't know what he's done, but he certainly looks contrite about it! I didn't have any doggy embellishments, so I decided to make some. I used an actual stamp to make the hydrants...that's something I haven't done in ages! The stamped images were colored, then covered in Versa Mark and clear embossing powder to make them shine.
I made the dog collar by cutting a strip of CS wide enough to fit through the SU! ribbon buckle, put it through a paper crimper, added eyelets (That's another thing I haven't used for a long time!) and attached it to the card with tacky tape. 
I love to recycle, so the brown paper that the DP is mounted on is actually a piece of cardboard that was used in a box to separate cans of cat food. I liked the color and texture. I hope Rocco doesn't mind that it's from a cat food container!

Images: "Guilty Rocco" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Hydrant from The Doodle Factory, Computer-generated sentiment

Tools: Copics, Prismacolor pencil, Fine black marker, Mounting tape, tacky Tape, Paper Crimper, Versa Mark, Clear embossing powder, Heat gun

Papers: CS from SU! Neenah, Basic Grey DP, Lightweight cardboard

Embellishments: Eyelets, Ribbon Buckle

Hope you have fun with the challenge this week!

Thanks for dropping by!


  1. Poor Little Rocco... always in trouble, just like Love the new blog... and love the card you've created..


  2. This is adorable, Elaine! I love the papers and hydrants and the cute image!

  3. Hey sweetie! Congrats on your new blog! May your blogging journey be long and prosperous this time:)! I'm in vacay but thought dropping in to say I miss you guys!
    And your card is delightful as usual!
    Big hugs, Iulia

  4. Wow, this is really adorable, Elaine! All of your handmade embellishments are fantastic.

  5. This is a fab card Elaine, I love your colouring of Rocco, its amazing!
    Hugs mau xx

  6. Such a cute card Elaine!! I love the way you colored the dog. Great way to use the fire hydrant!

  7. How precious!! Love the image and the addition of the hydrants. Such a darling card. I'm sure all was forgiven with a sweet face like that!


  8. Elaine, love your new blog and your card is gorgeous. Love Rocco, the embellishments are perfect, love the collar. Isn't it fun to create just what you need sometimes? Great job!!!

  9. Elaine, love your new blog and your card is gorgeous. Love Rocco, the embellishments are perfect, love the collar. Isn't it fun to create just what you need sometimes? Great job!!!

  10. Hi Elaine!! I'm so glad you're back up and running with your new blog. How frustrating that must have been trying to figure out the other one! I do like this new look...and your photo holding one of your grandkids, I'm guessing! Makes me think I need to update my pic too! Someday! hehe! Love this card...I mean, I LOVE this card! It totally cracks me up. what a fun image...and your design elements are perfect! That "collar" with the eyelets is brilliant! I'll be stealing that idea too! Thanks! Your rock!! Have a great weekend, darlin'!! Hugs. Pat Frank

  11. This is so cute! I love how you embellished with the dog collar. How creative!

  12. There are so many cute things on this card Elaine. Love the fire hydrants LOL and the little crimped "collar" at the bottom. He's super cute and you made a fantastic card with him. Hugs!
    P.S. Your old blog is still out there somewhere cause I got this post for it on my Google Reader. Maybe Blogger can help you merge the two together.

  13. Super cute, Elaine! I love the collar embellishment on the bottom. It adds such a nice finishing touch to your DOG-GONE cute creation!