When I was young I remember there was a place in St. John’s called “The Pink Poodle”…it could have been a lounge (as they were called back in the day) or a restaurant.  I’ll have to ask my mother if she remembers it when I visit her today for Mother’s Day.

I’m talking about pink poodles as I’ve got a card to share with you today using a new poodle stamp I picked up at M’s last week.  I overpaid for it, of course, but I won’t be ordering anything on line in the very near future (as I’ve just placed some orders…) so it was worth paying the extra dollar and a half per stamp while they are still in stock locally. (I paid $2.49 but you can usually find them on line for $1-$1.50)

It’s such a snooty little poodle that I had to colour it pink and I had to use glitter and a rhinestone on her bling.

I zigzag stitched the two patterned papers but I don’t know if you can see that in the picture.

I also custom coloured the papers as the pink was too pale and I wanted it to match my poodle a little better.  To do that I simply coloured over the paler pink on the paper (both patterns – the grey paper has some little pink dots on it) so it matched more closely.  That might sound like a lot of work but I used an SU marker and the pieces of paper aren’t really that big.

I also customized a Basic Grey button by coating it with a bit of glue and dusting it with glitter.  You can buy glittered buttons but it’s just as easy to make your own if you don’t mind waiting for the glue to dry.  Since I had the glue and the glitter on my worktop I decided to glitter around the sentiment circle so all three elements on the card have some sparkle.  Here’s a little close up of the poodle’s “bling”:

The yellow background was a bit boring so I spritzed some pretty in pink marker on the cardstock.  The spritzing wasn’t working very well so I added some ink to my marker (did you know you can refill your SU markers?) and gave it another go…

On a separate note, all the images/paper scraps are ready to mail – I threw in a couple of scraps of “masculine” paper from the “Boyfriend” collection in each envelope in addition to the other scraps.  If you do make a card with the image/paper I sent you, I’d love to see it!

For those of you who are mothers, I hope you’re having a wonderful Mother’s Day.