Friday 5 July 2013

A dog named ROY!

This is the birthday card that I made for my Son who was fifteen recently.

A dog named ROY is a bit of a joke in our family - the boy's in the house would all like to get a dog and my husband has told them that if we do he will call it Roy!  Don't ask me why because I don't have a clue, but I'm sure you can imagine what the boy's think of it.  I have put my foot down and said no dogs whilst we still have a free range chicken in the garden, so we will have to wait and see if we do eventually get a dog named ROY!

I have used this cute image from the DigiStamp Boutique and papers from Echo Park.   I punched the border with a Fiskars edge punch and added some twine and a button.  The sentiment was computer generated and I added a little 3D Crystal Lacquer to his nose and the balloon.

This is the inside of my card decorated to match the front.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

The Emerald Faeries Challenge 45 - Happy Birthday
Ladybug Crafts Challenge - Birthdays
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge 59 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door Challenge - Anything Goes
Divas by Design Challenge - Cute
Delightful Challenges - Into the Wild (include a critter)
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 134 - Spots and Stripes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Stars and/or Stripes
DigiStamp Boutique Customer Competition - must use a DigiStamp Boutique image

Thank you so much for calling in today, please leave me a comment so that I can come and visit you.



Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Terrific card Pauline! Beautiful colours and that image is a real cutie! Susan x

Pooja Mittal said...


Nice post .. Would you like to follow each other on GFC and bloglovin...!!
Keep in touch,

Unknown said...

Roy is a name my friend would have chosen for her dog as it was supposed to make him sound tough....mmmm...not sure about that.
I love my dog and sure would be lost with out her, but she is a quiet and gently labrador...who sits on us if she could just to be close...

anyway, awesome card and always love your inside of the dad is good and I hope yours is too.xxxxx


Fabulous card Pauline love the image and paper's you have used have a lovely weekend
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Wendi said...

Fabulous card Pauline and hubby wants to know what's wrong with the name Roy, and I can confirm he def is not tough, thinks he is but he's a softie at heart
Hope things are better with your Dad

julie_woolston said...

Aww so sweet Pauline, love the image and layout.
Hugs Julie xxx

rachel said...

gorgeous card Pauline and such a funny story - wonderful! Have a fabulous day! Hugs rachel xx

Betty said...

That dog is so cute my middle son is Roston and is always called Roy. I love the design of the card and the papers you've used. Just been browsing your blog you have made some beautiful cards recently

Anet's Crafting said...

A very beautiful card Pauline. I love the layout. I hope your boys will get their dog. We have two Jack Russels (my husband call them our two spoiled brads), they give us so much love and joy. Just do not know if it will work with the chickens. I know our two won't accept them.

Pia S said...

With your family joke in mind this is a great choice of image for your son's birthday card! I think the papers and colors really work well for a male design, as well as the image and design with the button and twine as only embellishments. Cute!

Michelle J M said...

I am smiling from ear to ear at your Roy story! Actually I like that name for a dog, nice and short! So like the little dog on your card, what a sweet face. Fabulous card all round as always. I forgot to mention a few days ago that I am pleased you have got your Dad settled which must be a huge relief for you and your Mom. Michelle x

♥Gemma♥ said...

What a great card hunni and such a sweet image too...
hugs and xxx

Sue said...

This is wonderful Pauline, I love the image and such a great story to it! Fabulous colours and layout too.
I hope you have a good weekend.
Sue xx

Sue B said...

LOL - Oh your family sound wonderful Pauline… sounds a bit like our house… although we don't have a chicken!!! but last night we were talking about getting a pet Llamma!!! but decided probably not a good idea!! hee hee….
Aww… Roy is mega cute!! you've coloured the image beautifully and I love those scrummy papers… the border with twine detail is perfect and you've decorated inside so beautifully too!
I'm looking forward to the Murray match later! :-)
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Donna Ellis said...

Aw, Roy is adorable, Pauline, especially in your garden. And who is to say that Roy would chase a free range chickie? Our German Shepherd walked around with a duck on his back. While the duck was small, the duck's down was always sticky from being carried around in the dog's mouth hahaha. Anyway, your card is so pretty. To add insult to the name your husband has selected, ask him if he is naming the dog after the Wal-Mart brand of dog food, which is "Old Roy" LOL It will likely conjure up more jokes about finding the dog in the WM parking lot and bringing him home. What if is is a girl dog? Roy-lene? Sorry - LOL hope your week-end is an enjoyable one! hugs, de

Lorraine said...

Brilliant card Pauline. The image and design look fab.
Lorraine x

Claire said...

Lovely card Pauline, love the cute image and fab layout. Hugs, Claire x

Bridie said...

Brilliant card, great layout and a great color scheme

Thank you so much for commenting on my blog

Happy crafting from Bridie@BGPayne Crafts.

Melodie said...

The Little Roy is really cute. The selection of papers I really like, so all around a beautiful card.

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Roy sounds great to me , love your cute fun card ,but the real thing and I have 2 dogs are a lot of work and a big lifestyle choice but usually worth it. janex

Inkypinkydelights said...

This is great Pauline. Such a cute image and lovely design. Judy x

Unknown said...

Brilliant card, love the humour and thanks for the story behind it! We have a lot of chickens in the garden. The cat used to chase them but he's given that up since we got roosters lol! You're right though, they don't always agree with dogs. Maddy x

Unknown said...

Not only do I love the story behind this card, your creation is so sweet, too! Fun! Hugs, Ira x

Bernardine Cuttino said...

Awe so cute, sweet card. What a beauty and eye catching details. Beautifully crafted. Thanks for your visit and lovely comment.

Carol said...

Love this Pauline and the story behind it. You always do male cards so well and this is no exception. Carol x

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely gorgeous Pauline. Loving the design paper and the twine.
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Crafty Lark said...

Enjoyed your post very much and your card is great. xx Flora

Julie said...

Such a lovely design, clever personalisation! thanks for joining the Ladybug's, remember to call back tomorrow for the new challenge, Julie.x