Fruitcake Charlie!!



Haaaahahahhaaaaaaa!! I just liked that title!! I had a boyfriend named Charlie when I was a teenager and I have LOTS of names to call him, but 'Fruitcake' is one of the few I can actually post on my blog!!! HAAAAAHHHAAAAA!!!

I'm excited to show you this card because I really love the way it turned out!!

I got to play with another of my Whiff of Joy stamps the other night and I decided to use Charlie and his Dog!! I'm going to call the dog, Chester!! haha!! I hope Katharina doesn't mind! There's nothing quite like a boy and his dog!

Anyway, I stamped the image on SU watercolour paper and pulled out my Fruitcake holiday papers by Basic Grey. I used Versafine ink in Black Onyx which is my all-time favourite ink for when I am using water-based inks or markers. I used my SU markers to colour them in and the layout is from the Papertake Weekly sketch for this week. I sponged the edges of all the papers using Tea Dye distress ink by Ranger and a cosmetic sponge. Then I stamped a snowflake from Baby It's Cold Outside several times in the top right corner of the main image. The sentiment is from Friends Furever. Lastly I added some brads, a couple of layers of ribbon and a fire hydrant charm by Around the Block!



Today is my only day off until next weekend, so I hope to be stampin' away in my craft room (while catching up on laundry and stuff in between). Right now the house is quiet and everyone else is sleeping, so I'm going to get started!!! Hope you have a wonderful day!!

16 comments:

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Your coloring is amazing!!!

Cyndi said...

Chester is perfect! Isn't it funny how we have to name all of our stamps?? Love the charm ;)

steph said...

Gorgeous card Kimmie! Lovely papers and your colouring is fab! Thanks for joining us for the challenge! x

Niki Estes said...

So cute, Kimmie! I love the colors!

Katharina Frei said...

An absolutely elegant card!! Love the colours combo, great fall colours. Superb colouring Kimmie!!
Katharina xx

TaraG said...

Oh, WOW! I love this card, Kimmie! All the inking/sponging and the snowflakes in the corner looks awesome! My daughter Hannah (9 yrs old) was looking at your card over my shoulder and she especially likes the fire hydrant charm,smile! So, she asked me if you put that on your card cuz dogs like to pee on fire hydrants....too funny!! You will have to ask Charlie that,smile! Have a good week at work...I'm off to Las Vegas, smile!!!
Hugs,Tara

retiredheather said...

Great coloring. Love the stamp and the BG.

MichelleO said...

This is just wonderful! Love the snowflakes with it. Chester is a perfect name for the dog.
HUGS
MichelleO

Kate T said...

aawww this is such a pretty card. :-)
Kate xxxx

Kelly Schelske said...

So fun, Chester is adorable!!!

kes said...

i really love this one so cute, enjoy your one day off
kes
x

nessy said...

just perfect ~wonderfully coloured and fab papers!!
vanessa xx

GinaP said...

wow is that ever cute! He really looks more like a cell from a cartoon than a stamp - that's amazing!! Great job~

Rach said...

fabulous card Kim...whoo hoo.xx

Frances said...

ooo this is one scrummy fruitcake Kimmie :) love the colours on this and that lil charm is fab. x

Jennifer Love said...

Love it! I am so in love with these stamps. :)

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