Beardie Bows

Tuesday 14 July 2015

Over The Threshold

Well hello there everyone!

I have been a VERY bad blogger and indeed blog friend for several months now *slapped wrist*

I have a whole host of reasons why I haven't been around, but I won't bore you all with them on here ~ except maybe one, the house has been decorated ~ finally!  When we moved to this house 14 years ago, the guest room was a psycedelic green (it was a young boy's bedroom previously)!!  Up until a few weeks ago it was still that same green!  It is now a very relaxing 'Egyptian Cotton' which is a Dulux paint colour, in fact almost the whole house is now painted in this colour.  I cannot believe we have subjected our house guests to that 'nightmare inducing' green colour for all that time!!  On the odd occasion I have had to vacate our main bedroom (hubby snoring etc, etc) I have preferred to go and sleep on the sofa in the lounge than it that room ~ now that should have told me something.

Also, my BIG news is we have another fur baby ~ yes I know five dogs is a bit excessive, but if you could see him you would melt as well!  In fact here he is:-

His name is Oswald and he is from Romania!  He is a little street dog that was captured by the awful 'dog catchers' and thrown into one of the even more awful 'Kill Shelters' out there.  There is a truly wonderful man called Mihai Grigorie who has a rescue called M.G. Rescue out in Romania that saved Oswald (and countless others) from that hell hole.  We adopted him and he was transported 1,500 miles to be here with us and we have just had his story published in the current (August) edition of Dogs Today magazine *proud face*.

Right, after that little catch up I do have a card to share today and there is a link to the decorating story above.

This was my first commission to do some Wedding Invitations, we had the decorators come round to see what needed doing and give us a quote.  They are a Husband and Wife team, but at the time were not married, when they found out I make cards their faces lit up and said 'we need to get some Wedding Invitations made', so I asked when the Wedding was and they said 23rd May Bank Holiday weekend at that time it was 12th May, so I asked how many they were going to need and they said about ten ~ whew, I had visions of trying to knock out a couple of hundred in a week and a half!!

Anyway they sent me an image they had found on the tinter web that they liked and I came up with this digi image that I already had which was very similar, but a lot more 'classy'.  Red was chosen because her bouquet had red flowers in it and I coloured their hair to match the couple themselves.  Inside was printed with the details of the day.

Oh and they are potentially the best decorators (well much more than decorators) on the planet ~ highly recommended.


Image: Geeky Love Couple ~ 'Over The Threshold'
Copic Markers
Cardstock: PTI Stampers Select White Cardstock
Sentiment: Computer Generated using font 'Harrington'
Ribbon & Pearls from my stash

Thank you to anyone who is still out there and stops by.



Marianne said...

Hello Beverly, what a time ago indeed, but you made a perfect card for the couple and you have a beautiful new furry friend. Oswald is so lucky to be with you and the beardiebunch. You did a hell of a job adopting him.
Big hugs for you and all the doggies!!
xxx Marianne

Sharon said...

Lovely to see you again Bev. I am so pleased that you were able to home your gorgeous and adorable fur baby and save him from the unimaginable. He must be so happy to be in a loving home.
Your invitations are fabulous. Love the image and fabulous design.
Hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Sharon. x

sam21ski said...

Awww Bev, what a fabulous new addition and what a great story too xxx Hope it all works out and he fits in perfectly with the other 4 xxx

SaraJ said...

Oswald looks gorgeous! Hope you all have lots of fun together. x

Jacee said...

Lovely design, looks fab, as does your new furry friend!
hugs Jacee
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