Thursday, September 11, 2008

Best Friend

Hello and welcome to my new Cute Card Thursday Challenge card. :-)
This week you should use "cats & dogs" on your card. Boy.. this card was already finished and submitted to Deb and Andrea, otherwise i would have loved to sent yesterdays card in :-) However.. Rufus is adorable. I think he is one of the MUST-have animal/accessory stamps Magnolia has to offer. I have used him quite a lot on cards and projects.

Since the image was really fast colored, i thought I'd give the DP some extra texture and sewed also along the lines of the DP (the diagonals). When i made my first "bite mark" cards i had a couple of emails how i created these. You can read about it here: Card for Gizmo
Stamp: Rufus Magnolia (Shabby Chic 2008), Paw print (i believe Inkadinkadoo Joanns), Sentiment: In my thoughts by Stampin up
Paper/CS: Serenic Route, Stampin up: Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss and Chocolate Chip, Aqua painter
Tools: Sewing Machine, various Circle punches, Word Window punch
Embellishments: Heidi Swapp green rhinestone sticker, Hemp Stampin up, Eyelet: Making Memories, Ribbon: Stampin up
Coloring: Ink: Stampin up re-inkers and Chocolate Chip, black Stazon

34 comments:

ink'n'rubba said...

I love Rufus! and your card would be great for a man with those lovely warm chocolate tones.
annie x

Deb said...

fantastic card, so love the bites out of the paper, they look great!

Jeanette said...

Oh Claudia. this is such a great card. Love the colors and those "bite" marks are a lovely touch. Have a fantastic day!
Hugs Jeanette

mar1ene said...

Stunning Claudia, love the 'bite marks' such a clever idea!!

Hugs, Marlene x

Andrea, said...

Fab card Claudia, Rufus is such a cutie and I love those paw prints

Dawny P said...

This is fabulous dear Claudia xxxx You have such a lovely touch, you really do. I just love everything about this card xxxxx

Rach said...

fab card claudia, Rufus is gorgeous. Love the bite marks,a very clever idea.
hugs Rachxx

M.S said...

wow, this look fabulous :D
and this dog is so levely :D
I love it :)

megastamper said...

oh claudia, meine liebe, die karte ist ja wieder zuckersüss geworden. ich weiss, dass du den hund sehr liebst und auch gern benutzt. die karte ist wahrscheinlich deswegen besonders goldig geworden. einfach nur genial.
ganz liebe grüsse bea

Tammi said...

Cute!! I like how you arranged the hemp and did the paws along the bottom, great card! x

Kelly Schelske said...

Love the bite marks caludia, how fun!! Great card, colors, and Rufus is adorbale:-)

Shary said...

Great card I forgot all about Rufus! Love the paw prints.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh isn't he just adorable, fabulous card like the bite marks great touch.
kim x

Heather "Hev" said...

Isn't Rufus a cutie!!
Your card is fab - well done :)

Doris said...

Meiner auch * lach*!!!
Claudi, diese Karte ist Der "HAMMER"!

GLG Doris

craftyb said...

Looks great Claudia...I think Rufus is as cute as can be...lovely to see him as the star attraction for a wee change!! And i love the "bite marks"! bx

DEBBY said...

fabulous job !Love your "bites" and the paws!!!

Jill said...

wow another beautiful card Claudia I love the paw prints and your beautiful colouring Jill x

carolann said...

I think this is absolutely stunning hun I love the stamp you have used and the colours are so vibrant well done xxxx

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Wonderful card Claudia, love how you have stitched the dp and the string looks fabulous...perfect pawprints and the bite marks are genious!
Hugs
Carole :)

Tanja said...

Wuff!! eine geniale Karte - Wuff!!

Jacqueline van der Sar said...

Also a great card, love it. The dog look so much bigger this way! Great colors. Love the wire. Love,
Jacqueline

Heidi said...

I love how you used the scallop punch. Heidi

bastelkueken said...

Der Wuffi ist ja knuffig - super schönes Kartenwerk

Marte said...

Claudia! I love your cards, and wantet to tell you that you are one of mye FAVOURITE card makers! :)

Have a nice day!
Hugs, Marte

Scrapmumur said...

Your card, Claudia is marvellous!!
I love your composition of papers and the colours are splendid.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs my friend.
Mumur

debby4000 said...

Brilliant card, love the bite marks and all those fab paw prints.

Viv said...

What a great idea!!! Love the bite sized chunks taken out. Clever!!
THe card itself it fantastic too for a guy. All warm and snuggly too. ;0)
Viv xx

Nixe07 said...

Ach was ist die Karte wieder süß gemacht. Tolle Idee mit dem ausgestanzten Papier und Rufus mag ich auch sooo gerne.
Wünsche dir ein schönes WE.
LG
Moni

cats whiskers said...

Oh Rufus is so cute, love the colours of this card and the bite marks are a fantastic touch
Hugs Jacqui x

Elena said...

Very cute card! Love the papers!!!

Brocéliane said...

Hi Claudia
your card is so adorable, Rufus is so cute, and your work always fantastic :)

Hugs

Brocéliane

Kathy said...

What a pretty card Claudia!! I love all the extra details in there!! The bite marks are so neat and the stitching in the diagonals are fab!! I bet they are more fab IRL!!! Your pawprints are cool too!! :)Kathy

dragonflys said...

what a cutie pie love it