Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Holly Beardie

Hi everyone,

As promised the first picture of Holly Beardie ~ she was having an afternoon snooze on the sofa in a sunny lounge this afternoon.


As you can see she needs to grow her fur out into a full Beardie coat ~ but non-the-less a gorgeous girl.


Monday, 20 May 2013

One For The Boys!

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well and happy ~ what a glorious day yesterday was here in Warwickshire.  We had one of our Beardie fun days out, an event that I always thoroughly enjoy every year which involves fun show classes, games, raffle and dogbola (a doggy tombola) and more.

Whilst we were there a lovely lady called Elaine arrived with a Beardie that she was fostering, I knew about this dog and the intention was to see if anyone there would consider giving her a forever home.  Well, guess what ~ Holly as she is called is now a new member of our furry family, so that takes the total to four Beardies now!  She is eleven years old and such a sweetie and has settled in already.  I will try and post some photos of her soon.

So, enough of Beardie stuff, on to todays share which is a card for a man ~ I know a lot of you find them a hard subject, but I actually don't mind them as long as I've got a theme to work with.

I found a sketch to work to, but didn't save the blog page, so can't reference back to it ~ I couldn't enter the challenge anyway because it stipulated that you had to use flowers!


CARD RECIPE

Image: DigiStamp Boutique ~'Snoozing Chap (with beer)' coloured with Copics
Backing Papers: Stampin' Up ~ 'Everyday Enchantment' & red paper from stash
Sentiment: Stampin' Up ~ 'That's The Ticket' stamped with Memento 'Love Letter' ink
Punch: Stampin' Up ~ 'Ticket Duo Builder' (I'm lovin' this punch)
Button & twine from stash
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

The House That Stamps Built ~ DCC58 ~ Masculine Cards
Through The Craft Room Door ~ Anything Goes
Paper Playtime ~ Challenge #10 ~ Buttons or Brads!
DigiStamp Boutique ~ May Competition

Well, that's all from me for today ~ I have a busy week ahead with visitors at the weekend and that means a BIG house clean and changing bed linen!

Off to check on our new addition who is snoring her little head off!

Thank you for stopping by and for any comments you may leave me ~ I do appreciate them.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Cupcake Bees

Hi everyone,

I Hope you are all well and that those of you residing in the UK had glorious weather over the weekend as we did here in Warwickshire ~ it was gorgeous, particularly yesterday, which considering it was a Bank Holiday Monday was amazing!

I have a Birthday card to share with you today using one of my newer stamps ~ the recipient of this card keeps Bees, so ~ I thought it very appropriate.


CARD RECIPE

Image: Wild Rose Studio ~ 'Bees with Cupcake' CS309 coloured with Copics
Backing Papers: Bazzill Basics & Dovecraft ~ 'Back to Basics III'
Dies used: Magnolia Doohickeys ~ 'Leaf & Swirl' & Memory Box ~ 'Fabulous Phlox'
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards ` 'Mini Sentiments ~ Birthday'
Punch: Stampin' Up ~ 'Large Oval'
Glamour Dust
Brad (used in centre of flower), pearls and lace from stash

I won't tell you how many times I coloured this image before I was happy with it.  I can see why so many of you say black is such a hard colour to do ~ I finally settled on not using black at all ~ but the darker greys!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Alota Rubber Stamps Blog ~ Challenge #106 Bugs..Bugs..Bugs
Natalie and Amy's Challenge #9 ~ Things with Wings!

On the subject of challenges ~ I always struggle to find a challenge that my cards fit, may be I am doing it the wrong way round and I should find the challenges and make my card fit ~ but I am much better at thinking of something in my head and then transferring it into a project than having a set layout or colour scheme to work to which seems to block my creative juices ~ what do you all think and do?

Right that's it for today ~ weather still gorgeous here, so off into the garden for me this afternoon.

Have a good day and thank you for your much appreciated comments.