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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Crafts Galore Encore February 2017

Welcome everyone. I hope you are all well. I apologise for my lack of presence over the past month but, as well as lots of travelling for demonstrations, I've been plagued by one nasty virus after another. Hopefully, normal service will be resumed shortly.
January seemed like such a long month but, finally, February is here. And that means there is a new challenge on the  
Thank you to everyone who joined in with January's challenge. The winners are on the challenge blog's 'winner's page'. This is a month long challenge and you can enter up to three times. A full list of rules are on the challenge blog.

Our theme this month is the popular
"Anything Goes"
and our sponsor is

KennyK Stamps

I was lucky enough to be able to choose this fabulous image from our sponsor.

I started with an 8"x 8" (20 x 20 cm) card base and matted some Kraft card and a paper from Mr Smith's Workshop by Papermania. I distressed the edges of both and rubbed with Distress Ink. I then made a simple dog kennel from another paper and some card.

The image is Col. Macallen. I coloured him with Copics before cutting round him and fixing him on foam pads in front of his kennel.

The idea behind all the X-cut die-cut cogs and the Marianne die-cut clock is that I thought Col. Macallen would make a good watch dog. So, a little play on words there. I rubbed gold wax on the die-cuts before arranging on the card.
Now please visit the  Crafts Galore Encore challenge blog to see the wonderful projects and cards created by the rest of the talented team and to enter your "Anything Goes" creations.

I've entered this card into the following challenges:


  1. Hi Andree, so sorry to hear you have been hit with this awful virus. Another gorgeous card! Love the background and wonderful image. Take care.
    Linda xxx

  2. Haha Andree... a watch dog! Such an inspirational idea! Beautiful make! x

  3. Super card Andree - love that dog image (reminds me of Tom & Jerry!). Hope you're feeling better now and taking it easy. Shabneez x

  4. fantastic design, gorgeous colouring on the dog and great card Andree
    Gr Karin

  5. Andree, such a cool watch dog for sure. Love the card and all the details. Feel better soon :)

  6. Such a great card, I love that image! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  7. Fabulous image, colour and detail Andree. Good to see you back!

  8. Hi Andree this is a stunning card I love that dog and everything you have added to this wonderful design. I am so sorry you have been poorly and I am pleased that you are starting to feel better. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  9. Absolutely brilliant. Didn't get it till you said Watch dog!!. He is one heck of a fella. hugs Mrs A.

  10. Fabulous card Andrée, such a clever design. Sorry you have been unwell, Cathy x


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