Thursday, 24 January 2019

January CAS Stencil Challenge

Hi everyone.  I am trying very hard to get an entry in for at least one of Loll and Bonnie's Challenges, and this, the CAS Stencil Challenge is their latest one which started this month and I'm sure it will be a big success.   The theme this time is Sponging, and the challenges close on the 24th of the month so I am just in time.

I have some rather fun stamps which I bought recently by Joy Crafts featuring these cute pugs but unfortunately I'm not sure whether they are still available.   I also went out a day or two ago to buy some necessary crafty bits which I was running low on, and what should I see but a That Special Touch Mask with heart shaped paw prints called Paws for Love which goes perfectly with my sweet little pugs so I just had to get it,  and here is what I did.

I started with a snippet of white card about 4" square and using some distress inks sponged the ink through the stencil using a blending tool and Distress Inks in Fossilized Amber, Mermaid Lagoon and Candied Apple.  I started with the yellow then added the blue which mixed and made a pretty turqoise colour, and then I added some red to the little hearts, and this did mingle with some of the other inks, but I was pleased with the effect.  To finish I blended some more blue round the edges.

I then got another snippet of white card and stamped the pugs using Versafine Smokey Gray Ink, and then coloured with some Fossilized Amber, Brushed Corduroy and Hickory Smoke using a watercolour brush, and finished with a bit of Candied Apple on the bow and the little heart.  I then cut out the dogs and the little heart leaving a little bit of a white edge.

I finished by stamping and heat embossing a sentiment from the set on to a snippet of black card using WOW Opaque Bright White Ink and cut it into a fishtail banner and layered up the pugs on to the edge of it and added the little red heart.

Thank you for visiting today and I hope to see you again soon.  Thank you for all the lovely comments you leave which I really appreciate.

I am entering the following challenges:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Have a Heart.
Uniko Challenge - No. 51 Anything Goes (Optional Twist: Love).
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (Optional Twist: Watercolouring).
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - No. 344 where we use our snippets of card and paper etc.


  1. A sweet little image Pat and just perfect for Valentines Day x

  2. Those pugs are so cute Pat! love the stencil background - a great card!

  3. This is just soooo cute! Love the stencil. Thank you for joining us on the CAS Stencil challenge xx

  4. So adorable Pat! Those pugs are fun! Love the stenciling in the background. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Stencil! xx

  5. This is so cute. I love the heart-shaped paw print stencil that you used and the adorable pugs. Thanks so much for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  6. Oh sweet! love those cute dogs and the background stencil is so perfect. Thanks so much for playing at Uniko, hope to see you in our gallery again soon.

  7. Pat this is adorable - such a sweet image.
    So glad you stopped by at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs Sheryl x

  8. Hello Pat, what a sweet image and a brilliant design, love the colours too, Kate x

  9. I so love that paw stencil and how you blended the gorgeous colours. The pugs are super sweet and the little red heart finishes off your wonderful card beautifully x.

  10. What an adorable card Pat! Those little dogs are just so cute and I love the stenciled background! A great Valentine's Day card!


    Di xx

  11. Gorgeous card Pat, those little pugs are adorable and I love the stencilled background xx

  12. This is a nice make and a wonderful presentation of the stenciling technique! We were delighted to find this on our front porch at 613 Avenue Create! Thanks for stopping by!
    Chana, Owner/Designer
    613 Avenue Create Challenge

  13. AWWW, this is adorable Pat, love the stencilled pawprints, a lovely design

    Happy Monday to you


  14. Hi Pat . . . long time, no see.
    VERY cute card indeed. Skipped over to the Playground cuz of Miss Di's party being held by Darnell. I've got hooch behind the Bike Shed . . . and have trained Dudley to give us an early warning bark if Miss Di comes wandering over!

    Hugs, Sarn
    Stamping for Pleasure Blog

  15. Aww, so cute, reminds me of my besties pugs!
    Thanks for sharing at Uniko. :)

  16. Oh this is so adorable!! I love that BG and those pups are so cute! Beautiful card my friend!

  17. Sweet little dog couple!
    Thank your for sharing your love themed card with us in the Uniko Challenge #51.
    Greetings frpm Wiebke (Uniko-DT)


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