Monday, January 30, 2017

Pets Corner...

Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's "Spread Your Wings" challenge...we hope you can join us this week too because...

and the theme for this week is...
I decorated a kraft bag to contain birthday treats for Buddy's best friend Slim...they've been the best of pals since they were puppies...two hooligan bundles of golden deliciousness always getting into mischief and have both inherited that "obsession with food" gene that all golden retriever owners will identify with...

I started off by cutting paper from Tim Holtz Dapper Stash Pad to be slightly smaller than the front of the paper bag and die cut the Ring Frame Die from Simon Says Stamp from co-ordinating paper...
I flipped the inner circles to show the backside of the paper and fixed everything in place with Ranger Distress Collage Medium Matte. I then stamped the nearest image to a Golden Retriever..the balls and dog bowl to get an idea of placement.
I stamped the images again on to co-ordinating paper...the dog with Black Archival and the accessories with Versamark and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Embossing powder...coloured with Distress Markers...cut them out and fixed in place adding Glossy Accents to the bowl...eyes and nose of the dog...
 I used Tim Holtz Idea-ology Vial Labels and Label Letters to create the sentiment...
and stamped the sentiment from the Coffee and Tea stamp set and added the golden sparkly hearts that came in the February Simon Says Stamp Card kit...
highlighted the circles with a Signpo Uniball White Pen and created faux stitching with Ranger's Black Fude Pen...

It goes without saying that Slim will enjoy his birthday bag but he may not be so slim after munching his way through all the treats.
You can find all the products I used over at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp online store...just click on the links below...

Why don't you pop over to the Monday Challenge Blog and check out the amazing creations from my very talented Design Team mates and as always you all have the chance to win a $50 gift voucher to spend at Simon Says StampYou have until Monday 8am Ohio time...1pm UK time...2 pm CET to join in...

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I look forward to seeing what you create this week...
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. How adorable Kath. I love these fun images.
    Toni xx

  2. aww this is so cute!! I love the Labrador and how you used the circles die, the whole design is gorgeous and I am sure Buddy's friend will enjoy the contents, his human will love the bag ;-)

    Lols x x x

  3. Love the circle Die combined with the focal image. Lovely sweet idea . Tracy x

  4. How kind you are to send Slim his very own decorated birthday bag. I love The Tim Holtz doggie stamps , especially his doggies. Thank you so much for explaining each step.

  5. This is amazing, Kath! I love how you used the die on the bag, another item for my wish list.
    So cute!

    Cathie ♥

  6. Fabulous Kath, love the papers and wonderful design. Great idea, this would also apply to my cats who love food and even more food! LOL!
    Linda xxx

  7. what a clever idea Kath! Love the "thought" bubbles because dogs are always thinking about food!

  8. Love your bag Kath. So beautiful decorated too. Hope your well honey. Hugs Rita xxxx

  9. I think thats amazing, what a fab design and good idea, sure it will be loved..xx

  10. Hi Kath,
    What a great Doggie Bag, I love it, I'm sure Slim will too, especially the treats inside. Tim's dogs are lovely and you've encouraged me to get mine out and have a play.
    Chris xx

  11. This bag is fantastic. I love the calm, dark and warm colors. The stripes and circles match so great! The sentiment you put is stunning :-) Lovely coloring too! Hugs, Marzena

  12. What a brilliant doggy bag Kath! xx

  13. That's a fantastic bag!I love it!:)

  14. Kath, this is such fun! I love how you used the bubble die to create the word bubbles, so clever and so effective! The bag is brilliant, I am sure Buddy will like it very much! Hugs, Anne xx

  15. Oh my giddy aunt,that is absolutely brilliant.Love the expression on the dogs face.Another winner Kath.Huggles and a Huge Cuddle for Buddy.Happy Week.xx

  16. This is such an adorable bag! I think you've given this dog so much personality by allowing us to see his thoughts! That was a genius idea to make the rings into thought bubbles and I really like how this pairs with the subtle striped background. Really fun and elegant project, Kath!

  17. Such a cute idea. Loved how you did it all. Thanks for sharing!

  18. Awesome gift bag. The TH dog stamp set is my favorite and your project using set is out of this it!

  19. This sweet treat bag made me smile, Kath! I love the way you embellished with thought bubbles of the pup! So clever and fun :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  20. So much fun Kath, love your treat bag! Deb xo

  21. What a fun treat bag, Kath! Your friend is going to love it! I really like how you filled the bubbles with images! hugs, Maura

  22. I love it! Such a well designed, fun and thoughtful gift!

  23. I love your project, especially the way you stamped on the 'grid' paper...really gives it that added something special!

  24. FAbulous work Kath, you are socreative! love how you've stamped on paper! Fabulous! barbara

  25. Adorable project, Kath and what a great idea to make a treat bag with so many clever ideas ~ love it! Have a great Sunday... Hugs xxx

  26. This is such a beautiful and creative project, Kath. Love the fabulous embellishments and the cute image you used. :)

  27. Such a fun project Kath! I love all those rings and the sentiments that you added. We had a Golden when I grew up and he was so sweet and fun, and very social.


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