Thursday, 5 December 2013

Happy 80th Birthday

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well and if in the UK not being battered too much by these awful winds.  We have had some strong gusts here in Warwickshire and a little bit of rain, but we have got off lightly judging by what I have seen on the news.  

Well it has been pretty hectic here (yet again), a couple of weeks ago saw us off to North Wales to celebrate my Dad's 80th Birthday, hence todays card.  On our return Bailey Beardie was booked in at the vets for surgery, we had noticed a small lump near his bum whilst grooming him a couple of weeks before and when I showed it to the vet at his annual vaccination appointment she recommended it was removed.  Our Bailey boy is a lumpy Beardie and had two other lumps that she agreed should be removed at the same time, since he was going to have a general anaesthetic, but the body blow was that she recommended that he was neutered at the same time to prevent further 'bum lumps' occurring.  So, the decision was made, after all he is 10 and a half years old now and we do have two intact female dogs who are now too old to breed from ~ so our dream of having a 'Bailey' puppy have gone.  He had his stitches out on Monday and the histology on all the lumps has come back with them all being benign.

Anyway, here is my card for today.


As my Dad is a photographer (which obviously has not rubbed off on me) I thought this Penny Black image was perfect.

Card Recipe:

Image: Penny Black ~ 'Say Cheesecake' ~ 1644L coloured with Copics
Backing Papers: Stampin' Up
Cardstock: Bazzil Basics
Sentiment: Hobby Art ~ 'General Greetings' ~ CS016D
Punches: Stampin' Up ~ 'Decorative Label' (used for sentiment) & EK Success ~ 'Retro Flower'
Craftwork Cards Candi (used as flower centres)
Dovecraft ~ 'Glitter Alphabets' in Comet Gold
Ribbon from stash

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

The Paper Shelter ~ Special Birthday
The Stamping Chef ~ Anything Goes
Crafting For All Seasons ~ Challenge #66 ~ Birthdays

So my friends, that's all for now.  I hope to catch up with you all before Christmas.

Thank you so much for visiting today.