Saturday, 15 December 2012

A Direwolf's Gift

Greetings fellow craft traveller. Here at the Guild Hall we are busy wrapping presents and finishing up cards for the Winter Festival which is rapidly approaching. My direwolf, Lycan has been feeling a little lonely as my lord husband and I go about all our preparations for the coming feast. Unbeknownst to us, he had found another pup to play with, keeping him occupied. As I was riding through the Forest of Dreams I spotted the two of them darting in and out of the brush. I followed them back to the pup’s house and introduced myself to his owner. The gentleman explained that the two have been inseparable for the past fortnight.
I started by colouring the “Cozy Winter Wolf Pup” image by Meljen’s Designs using Prismacolors. I coloured him in the likeness of Lycan.
Lycan - My 'Lil Direwolf
This card was made for our neighbour across the street who hosts play dates between Lycan and his bff, Roland. We thought it appropriate to provide a thank you for watching the dogs a couple times a week as they play together for hours. In truth, the dogs have been bffs for the last year and a half! Anyways...back to the card. I cut out the trees using the Art Philosophy cartridge and stamped the coordinating image from the Close to My Heart stamp set. I embossed the red panel using my Cuttlebug. The sentiment was a combination of word from Lawn Fawn’s “Cozy Christmas” and the My Pink Stamper “Christmas Wishes” set.
The inside sentiment is also from the My Pink Stamper “Christmas Wishes” set. I then added a paw print since the card is “from” Lycan :)
On the envelope I stamped some red and green paw prints to make it all holiday-doggy sounded bad. *ahem* moving on...

This pup-tacular card will be entered into the following challenges:
Love to Create Challenge #45: Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft Challenge #222: Merry Christmas
Crafts and Me Challenge #114: Why So Blue? No Blues Allowed
Pixie Dust Challenge: Christmas Traditional Colors
Card Crafter’s Circle Challenge #53: Red White and Green
Meljen’s Designs Challenge #140: Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland Challenge: Oh Christmas Tree
Dream Valley Challenge #47: Christmas
CHNC Challenge #103: Anything Goes for Christmas
Perfect Sentiment Challenge #59: Anything Goes With Christmas

We purchased some rawhide candy canes to give to Roland, and Lycan keeps sniffing them out. It seems I will have to find a more efficient hiding place until we present the card and gift to our neighbour, lest Lycan chow them all down before then!

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation just love the interpretation of the tree, thank you for playing along at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs and Xmas Wishes
Kate xx

sari said...

This is such a sweet and lovely christmas card! Love the colors and details! Thanks for joining my challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good luck! Hugs and sunshine

Hazel said...

Sweet card - love the sentiment as well as the cute image - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 103 - hope to see you again soon x

Donna said...

Fantastic Christmas card and such a fab festive design! Thank you for joining in the fun with us at Cupcake this week :) Donna ♥ x

NancyD said...

A very cheery card for Christmas. Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create. NancyD

Jenée said...

Very cute card. The little doggie is darling. Very Christmasy. Thank you for joining us this week at Card Crafter's Circle.

Margaret said...

What a sweet story. Love your card and the image is very cute. Great job on the coloring. Thanks for joining at at Perfect Sentiments this week. Good luck.

nancyparker55 said...

Oh this is adorable. Love tht you made a matching envelope. Thanks for playing along with us at Meljen's Designs this week. Also wishing you a Merry Christmas from Canada.

Rose said...

Crystal, your beautifully colored Cozy Winter Wolf Pup looks fabulous on this wonderfully layered and embossed Christmas card. The paw print on the inside added the perfect touch! Enjoyed your post write-up too. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's "Why So Blue? = No Blues Allowed!" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

Rae Ann said...

The image is as adorable as its inspiration. Love the matching envelope.

Thank you for joining us at Meljen’s Designs for our Anything Goes challenge!

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