Sunday, February 7, 2021

CAS Christmas Card

Hello  my crafty friends, I hope you are all doing well. We got some more snow, but it was a very wet snow, so it made the trees look so pretty and it melted pretty quickly on the roads/driveways/walkways. My kind of snow! Friday I got my first dose of the vaccine for Covid. No side effects except it felt like I had a bruise where they injected me but that went away fairly quickly, by the next day. And I didn't notice it unless I touched that area. So all in all it went very well. I know the vaccine isn't for everyone, especially people who have issues with being allergic to a lot of meds and such. But for me, I don't experience any allergies to meds and such, so it was a no brainer. I think those of us who don't have allergy related issues need to get the vaccine for those who do have allergies. Once we can get herd immunity across the world that should help those who can't get the vaccine because we won't be spreading the virus least that is my hope and right now, hope is all we got along with the Lord. 

I decided to play in the CAS Christmas Card Challenge for this month to help build my stash. The theme for this month is dogs or cats. Well, I am a dog lover for sure. Not to say I don't like cats, but not as much as a dog. So I went with a dog. Pretty simple card, so not much to tell you. I just stamped my images (dog and Santa hat on watercolor snippet paper and home, trees and Santa/reindeer on a snippet of white) cut out with a rectangular die to the size I was looking for, and popped my doggy up on a pop dot on his bottom and glued the top of his head to my scene because of the layers. I thought this turned out pretty cute and am pleased for once! lol So I made three of them to add to my stash. Edited to add: I am going to play at the Snippet's Playground in memory of Ruby.

Close up of the stickles

As always I thank you for taking time from your busy day to stop by and visit with me for a spell. I always appreciate your visits as well as your comments, they always put a dance in my step! I will be by to visit you as well. Take care, stay safe and healthy!  

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:
Maymay Made It Stamp set: "Dash Away" NBUS
My Creative Time Stamp set: "More Stitched Rectangular Dies"
                                                " Christmas Doggy and More" stamp and die set NBUS
Arteza Real Brush Markers: red and a darker red for shading
Zig Clean Color Brush Marker: light gray
Ranger Clear embossing powder: for my doggy and his Santa hat
watercolor paper snippet
Black cardstock snippet
Red cardstock snippet


LesleyG said...

That’s a very cute dog, cute scene and cute card Brenda! Xxx

Marilyn said...

Adorable card! Love the cute puppy!
Have a great day!

Brenda in IN said...

I['m so glad you got your first vaccine and it went well. This pup is so adorable and the scene so pretty. I love his shiny eyes and sparkly Santa hat.

I Card Everyone said...

Brenda, your little dog is so cute! With his sparkly little stocking cap, he's sure to make some folks very happy at Christmas! Adorable, and perfectly CAS!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

AW! Brenda this is the cutest pup, love how you coloured him and the scene in the background is just perfect for him, with the red layer I LOVE this card and it's sparkle. The fact you made 3 is wonderful and good start to the Christmas season :) Good to hear that all is well with you after the jab. Good to hear too that your snow isn't the heavyweight kind, at least you can get around (if you can) in the kind you have.
Keep safe
Faith x

Tina Campbell said...

Lovely card Brenda :) We're still on the wait to get the vaccine here, we are on our Drs. list and my place of work is trying to get it available for us at work as a group if we want it and man I sure do want it so does Dave :)

Di said...

Oh Brenda, My lovely friend. What a cute card and how lovely of you to come back and play with us in the Snippets playground! Your pooch looks so much like a cross between Ruby and Dudley! Really sweet card.

I've seen the newspaper article about the 'breeders' who Ruby was rescued from. I didn't add all the details in my blog post but they were prosecuted, banned from having dogs for a number of years and I think one even went to jail - which is pretty serious stuff, sadly, for animal cruelty here in the UK. It seems that Ruby and her siblings (puppies) were sheltering underneath a propped up doorway as their only protection from the elements.

It would be super for you to donate a prize for Ruby's Challenge - you don't need to post it though. A photo and some details would be great just in case the winner is based in the USA. Then you could save on postage!


Di xx

Nstiz said...

That pup is adorable Brenda and love the texture you added to him with your coloring. Great use of stamps for your backdrop too!

Carol L said...

What a sweet little pooch on your card and I love all the stickles too! He looks adorable in front of Santa flying in the sky! Too cute! I'm so glad you had no reaction to the vaccine and I hope you continue feeling well after the 2nd one too. Stay healthy and warm - more snow is on the way for us tomorrow AND Thursday and we just had a lot of it yesterday like you did! Heavy wet snow that melted quickly with bitter cold temps today! Brrrr!

Bonnie said...

Oh, what an adorable little pup, Brenda! Love his sparkly Santa hat! Glad you had a pretty snow and it went away fast!

Leslierosek said...

Very cute. I like the idea of the dog popped out like that.

Leslierosek said...

Very cute. I like the dog popped out like that.

Jules said...

Hi Brenda

A brilliant card .. .. love the little scene you have created and your cute little dog with his santa hat!

Pleased all went well with your vaccine .. .. one step nearer getting back to a more normal life hopefully.

Love Jules xx

Mac Mable said...

Such a darling of a card Brenda. The pup is super cute and what a fabulous Winter scene on your fabulous card x.

Dotty Jo said...

So sweet! Jo x

Irish Cherokee said...

Sweet card Brenda. That pup is a hugger. Love it.

Hugs and Blessings,

Inkyfingers said...

That is such a cute pup, Brenda and he looks quite at home sitting in front of the pretty village scene you created. Love his sparkly Santa hat too. I'm glad you had no adverse effects from the vaccine. I had my first dose yesterday and I'm fine too. I do agree about having the vaccine if you can - so important for the wellbeing of everyone.
Stay well and have a good weekend.
Carol x

Julia Aston said...

Love the glittery Santa hat on your cute pup - as well as your pretty silhouette Christmas scene behind him! thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas!xx

Lynne in NI said...

Awww what a lovely Christmas card Brenda and your cute puppy with his sparkly hat is adorable! Ruby got one a few years back for Christmas, think it stayed on her head maybe a total of 3 seconds ;)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Well duffer here lost first comment so so will try again... love the wee pup peeking out there, the glitter just makes it extra cute.. love that you’re playing in memory of Ruby too ...looks a little like her.

Well done on first jab, I get reactions so praying whether get it especially as not bad here in Oz. Will see who things go as they roll out. Know of two folks one with not really great Pfizer reaction and one a very bad reaction to Astrazenegar.

Thanks for Sharing, God bless and keep you safe, and all those you love, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

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Jane Willis said...

Glad to hear you've had your first vaccine - I'm quite excited about mine later this week. Gorgeous card, that puppy is adorable and I love the touch of sparkle on his hat.
Guest Designer at CAS Christmas

Susan said...

Such a sweet little pup with the shimmery brim and pom pom on his Santa hat. Great background with Santa flying over the house. Thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas.

Loll said...

Sweet puppy Brenda! You've created an adorable card with your Christmas scene. So happy to see you playing along at CAS Christmas, my friend! xx

Christine Alexander said...

adorable little pup and love the the silhouette scene with Santa and the houses. Great effect with the stickles giving some sparkle. Thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas.