Monday, November 8, 2010

BBTB2 Challenge-Create a Critter

Monday and time for a BBTB2 challenge, again I do not have "Create a Critter" cart, oh my.  I loaded my 12X12 mat and went to keyword and typed in "dog" and just started putting dogs on my mat, when I saw the dog from "Pooh n Friends" I did not remember ever seeing him and my first thought was he was the ugliest dog I had ever seen, I had about 8 dogs on my mat and I kept going back to this one, he began to grow on me.  This twist (a little pun intended) on an advent calendar has been on my mind since the first of the year.  One of the top negative feedback I get back on my yearly advent calendar is that "I've lost a piece, why don't you make one without pieces?" This has been going on for several years and each January I always say okay I am going to design an advent calendar without pieces.  The design idea came to me while watching "Alice" and I wrote it down but did not do anything with the idea til last week.
I cut the clock face and hands from the "French Manor" cart at 5.5", the font for the numbers is 1/2" and is a spellbinder's font. The small hand is permanently affixed and the large hand is raised up so that it rotates around and over the dog and his wreath. The hands are secured to the cardstock with a Tim Holtz large brad.  The holly under the hands is a Sizzix die. The pups wreath is QK and embellished with the MS branch punch.  Photo corners are QK.  The card sits on one of "Fleur d Lis" card displays, "ticking down the days" is a spellbinder's font.  Coloring was done with Copic markers and background paper for the clock was printed with the Imagine.
I even did a little ditty for the inside earlier this year.  If you have any questions please ask away. Have a great week. Hugs

17 comments:

Crayola58 said...

Sheesh, what a absolutely fantastic little scene.... you're right, that dog is way too cute, and I love the clock, the theme, the sentiment. very cool....
Hugs
Carole

1CardCreator said...

What an awesome card Sandi! I love the clock counting the days, so clever! Looks altogether awesome. I also love the new look for your blog! ~Diane

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Sandi, I love it, you are always so clever.. as soon as I saw it I thought of doing one for my Aunt... love it. hugs

Susan said...

Amazing detail on your FAB card! I love the clock and the verse is great. You, my friend, are such a creative force! That pooch is a hoot too!

xx Susan

DonnaMundinger said...

You know I immediately thought of Alice when I saw the clock. LOL What a FABULOUS idea! (I'm gonna CASE it!) I must say though, that is the freakiest looking dog EVER! Perfect for the quirky clock, though. I ADORE this! xxD Oh yeah, and that verse is amazing! xx

Julia Moss said...

What a great card...I love it...very clever!

Maria said...

Sandi,
I love your how you used your imagination with this challenge!
Great card :-)
Maria

Kelly said...

What a fabulous idea Sandi and you can't help but love the dog! By the way, I the new pic of the rooster on your blog is too cool!

Jeri said...

Sandi,Sandi...I'm amazed. This is just incredible...and that poem...WOW!!!

Lana said...

Wowzer what a wonderful project!
I love the colours and the little dog is so sweet!
Lana x

joeygirl86 said...

This is an awesome card! I love all the details you added!

**Treefrog** said...

Oh Sandi I absolutely Love this! Such detail and so so so much Fun! Definetly my fav this week, it really made me smile, lol, and a little giggle! I also love your "New Look" very vintage, I Love It!!
((Hugs)) Theresa

Kraftychick said...

Sandi - what a fantastic idea - I'm going to have to do one for my grandsons (if you don't mind my "lifting"?)

Thanks for sharing,
jackie

~JulieH~ said...

One word Sandi! GENIUS!! I absolutely love your clock you are a truly amazing designer!
Hugs
Juliexx

Heather said...

Ok, that is the cutest dog ever!! He almost looks like the squirrel from Ice Age. This is just absolutely adorable...I love the clock theme.

greenbean said...

this is freaking adorable!...i love it!...

Miss Scarlett said...

Great project, I just have to say, it's not a dog or a Squirrel. It's a Woozle. A.A. Milne's son could not say weasle, he said woozle. Like a heffalump on that cart is really an elephant. Just thought I'd share, really cute though!