Christmas Chihuahuas

I know I’m still blogging Christmas cards!!! With the flurry of the holidays, I just didn’t have time to share some of these 🙂  This one was specially made for the business that operates next door to the office I work at.  A few months ago, the owners mom and dad had to put down their old pup, and her dad was absolutely devastated 🙁  One day, she showed up at work with a crate (her dad works for her, and was busy in the shop).  Imagine the look on his face when he looked into the crate and saw a darling chihuahua puppy!! Cindy and her sister decided that a new baby would help to ease the pain of the loss of his old dog, and gave him the pup, who was promptly named Max.  Well, it was love at first site, and since then, Max has been coming to work 🙂  I’m generally not the biggest fan of chihuahuas, but this little guy is a sweetie!! Sooooo, what to put on their Christmas card?? Hehe, was there a choice?  Thank goodness Mitzi at Aurora Wings had this adorable image that she just came out with before Christmas!! I colored these cuties up with my SN and Copic markers, sticking with the fawn colors (like Max!!).  With it being a busier image, I wanted to keep the design of the card fairly simple, so I picked a patterned paper for the background and embellished with die cut pine branches (Tim Holtz Sizzix dies), and a pretty red bow.  Because it’s a Christmas card, and because I’m….well……..I had to add a bit of sparkle on the branches with some Stickles 🙂  Oh, and they loved the card, by the way…..even Max seemed to like the fact that he got a starring role on it!!

I’d like to enter this in the following challenges:

Dream Valley Challenges – #169 Christmas

Digi Choosday Challenge – Week 1, ATG

2 Crafty Critter Crazies– #10 ATG with a Critter

Creative Craft Cottage – #102 ATG

The Sketchy Challenges – #133 Christmas


  1. Awwww!!! That sweet story kind of made me teary eyed at this early hour. How bright and festive you’ve made Mitzi’s adorable trio. Gorgeous coloring, as usual, and I love your framing with the fabulous pine branches and yummy bow. WOW! I’l bet your work neighbors were absolutely thrilled. Say “Hi” to Max from me. xxD

  2. I’m so glad to know that this image came in handy for you, Susan. And what a fantastic Christmas card you made with it! Your coloring is gorgeous as always, and I love the stickles details on the greenery. Enjoyed reading about the heartwarming back story on your post. I also have a neighbor who lost his beloved dog of many years to old age just before Thanksgiving. My son and I were their dog sitters, so we were sad and we still miss her. BTW, Max is a great name for a little chi! Wishing him a great life with a loving family. Mitzi xx

  3. What a cute subject! Your card is amazing! Thank you for taking part in the Digi Choosday challenge! Erika DT Member

  4. Aaaahw, you’ve maid such an adorable card.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at our challenge. I hope you will join us again next time.

    -xiss- Renate.
    (DT The Sketchy challenges)

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