Lawn Fawn's Critters At The Dog Park is way up there on my list of favourite stamps of the year. It comes as no surprise that I'm using it for our family Christmas card. The doggies are all coloured with Graph'It alcohol markers and cut with coordinating dies. I created a snowy outdoor scene with lots of sparkly layers of snow. The tree is from Critters In The Forest, paper pieced and decorated with candy canes from Holiday Party Animal. Under the tree I scattered gingerbread men and pressies. The doggies have their festive hats too. All of these little doodats are also from Holiday Party Animal. The greeting is from Trim The Tree and to top the tree I cut out a glittery gold heart with Hearts Lawn Cuts.
Let's take a closer look at the card and meet the family. Here's my Charlie... helping himself to a gingerbread man.
And little Peanut is "dachshund" through the show and flying to the top of the tree... where she'll find Richard Parker busy re-decorating the tree from within! :)
Here's a furry friend of the family. He is clearly the most civilised critter under the tree!
Lawnscaping #120: Christmas
Simon Says Stamp Monday: Winter Wonderland
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Make It Sparkle
I'm often asked what I do with the cards I make. Well, I send them out to family and friend, of course. But most of my cards go to local animal shelters in support of their fund raising efforts.
My 2 regular charities let me know how much they've raised from the sale of my cards. This year the total stands at €427,25. The final figure is probably more because although I always get letters of gratitude, not all of them write back with numbers.
If, like me, you make more cards than you need, consider sending your surplus a charity or two. There are many crafters do this. It's one way of giving back ... and making room for future creative capers!
I'll leave you with a couple of photos I posted on Facebook yesterday. Richard Parker is noticeably missing from the line-up. The little rascal is pouting under the bed as he is banned from approaching the tree ... until after Christmas Day!
|Charlie's first Christmas with us. I'm so in love with this fella!|
|"Puh-leeze! Just wake me up when the silliness is over!"|
Yep, Peanut remains unimpressed.