Beardie Bows

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.


chrissy xx said...

What a cutie this image is!
FABulous colours and I LOve this pretty ribbon.

Milnie said...

Love the sweet mice, such an adorable card you have made!

Thanks for playing at Crafting For All Seasons this time
Good Luck


sam21ski said...

Fabulous card for your dad's 80th Bev

So pleased to hear Bailey is okay

Sam, Martin & Fraz


Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fab image and

Marianne said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely card. I really love the image. Great to hear that the results of Baileys lumps were OK. Give him a bug hug from Mylo and me :-))
xxx Marianne

Anna said...

Cute card :) lovely image!
Thanks for playing along with us at TPS and good luck.
Hugs Anna DT

Pat K said...

Oh what a cute card. Perfect for your Dad's birthday. Thank you so much for joining us at TPS for our birthday celebration. hugs, Pat K xx

Debs said...

Gorgeous card, thank you so much for joining our 3rd Birthday celebrations at The Paper Shelter.
Hugs Debs

Carol said...

Fabulous card and such a great image. Thank you for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x

Rosie said...

Fantastic card!! The image is adorable and the colors are perfect!! Thank you for joining in our Birthday Celebration Challenge at The Paper Shelter! Hugs, Rosie

Cards By MI said...

Very sweet and adorable. It's so cute. Thanks for joining us over at the PaperShelter.
Love n hugs