Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Dexter's Birthday

Tomorrow is a special day in our house - it's Dexter's 2nd birthday.  Dexter is our Bichon Frise and we love him to bits!  And in completely pathetic fashion, I made Dexter a birthday card.  I really wanted to put a row of doggy chocolates instead of the ribbon, but wasn't sure how to stick them down safely.




I wanted the images in the squares to be off-center and quirky but looking at the photo, they offend my desire for symmetry, so maybe I'll call that an experiment not to be repeated.  The designer paper is from the long-retired but still plentiful (in my craft room) Sweet Slumber Specialty DSP.

I'm entering this card into three challenges:  the sketch challenge at Fab Friday; the tic-tac-toe challenge at Paper Players (birthday; designer paper; ribbon) and the color challenge part of Friday Mashup.

And if you're interested, here is a picture of Dexter.




This is a quick post tonight, because I've just discovered the TV show Breaking Bad and am working my way through the seasons on DVD.  About to commence Season 2 and keen to start watching LOL.





Thanks for looking.

Products used:

Stamps:  D is for Dog; Patterned Party
Cardstock:  Early Espresso; Cherry Cobbler; Very Vanilla; Sweet Slumber DSP
Ink:  Early Espresso
Accessories:  Naturally Serif Die; Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding; Cherry Cobbler; So Saffron markers

Cheers
Karren


7 comments:

Heidi Baks said...

How fun and silly that you created a card for Dexter, but why not? It is always better to create when there is an occasion. Happy birthday, Dexter! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

Amanda Mertz said...

Happy Birthday to Dexter! I'm sure he knows it's for him! The little "2" birthday candle is adorable! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin said...

Ok, this is the cutest thing ever (and not remotely pathetic)! I think it's great that you celebrate with your dog :) Love how you have used the colours this week and the paper in the background. Happy birthday, Dexter! :) Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup this week.

Bada-Bing Creations said...

Awe, very cute! The card and the dog I mean! My BIL has a Dexter too but he's kind of a troublemaker, lol! Thanks for playing at Fab Friday!

Brenda said...

Very cute card for a very cute dog!! Love the D is for Dog set!! Thank you for joining us at Fab Friday!!

stampwithsandy said...

This is really funny because I made a card for my cat a few weeks ago, so I'm as pathetic as you, LOL! Super cute card, and super cute doggie! Thanks for playing with us this week at The Paper Players, Karren!

Lisa said...

I love that you made a card for your adorable dog! Great job with the colors!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!