Beardie Bows

Thursday 9 June 2016

Shih Tzu's & Lhasa Apso's

Hello my friends,

What fabulous weather we are having in these here parts at the moment.  I am trying to keep up with the garden, but fighting a losing battle!

We had friends here last weekend and they were wonderful, spent the whole time helping hubby and I with so many chores.  We got the sit on lawnmower working and moved a load of garden ornaments from where they had been dumped seven months ago in one of our paddocks (they are incredibly heavy).  We removed a cupboard in what I call the utility room, to allow me to have my tumble drier in that room, there has been some severe muppetry going on in this house, as we removed the cupboard it got stuck and at first we thought it was the skirting board that was stopping it from coming out, but no, whoever installed the cupboard had actually cut a hole in the floor tile to accommodate the leg!!  These plastic legs are adjustable, they screw up or down to allow for uneven floor surfaces enabling the fitter to get a level cupboard.  WHO in their right mind would cut a hole in the floor tile?  So, a relatively small job has now turned into something more labour intensive.  Fortunately we discovered the offcuts of these tiles in one of our fields, so now hubby has got to try and patch them in.

On to my card.  This was made for my Stepsister who has a couple of Shih Tzu's, the more keen dog lovers may note that this isn't a Shih Tzu it is actually a Lhasa Apso, but to be fair it looks just like her male dog Chester and of course I coloured it to match his fur colouring, adding the little bone shaped 'tag' myself to match the one he has on his collar.

Card recipe:

Image: Lhasa Apso ~ Mo's Digital Pencil coloured with Copics
Sentiment: Tiddly Inks ~ Birthday Wishes
Flowers from stash
Tiny beads (in flower centres) actually are 'nail art' beads and were purchased off a seller on ebay

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

Critters & Creatures Linky Party 5
Our Crafty Corner ~ Challenge 10 'Anything Goes'
Crafting With Dragonflies ~ Challenge #58 'Animals'

Thank you for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave.

Tuesday 17 May 2016


Hello blog buddies,

I have decided to surface yet again!

I am still struggling to get my craft room sorted, the house move has had a huge impact on everything!  14 years worth of stuff transported from our old house by ourselves (we couldn't get a removal company for the date we wanted to move) to the new house.  It has forced me to go through every box and question whether I want the items in them or not.  An awful lot of the 'stuff' was in our huge loft in the last house and very much out of sight, so a massive clearout has ensued!  We should really have done all this before we moved.

I have been ebaying and have made several trips to the local recycling centre in an effort to reduce the piles of 'stuff' down.

Anyway, amidst all this chaos I have made a card for someone who keeps bees and as this stamp had never been inked up before, I thought it was a perfect opportunity to do so.


Image: Stamps Happen ~ #60058 Bees
Copic Markers
Cardstock: PTI 'Stampers Select white cardstock'
Sentiment: Simon Says Stamp 'Happy Birthday' die
Embossing folder (used on edge of card): Darice 'Honeycomb Background'
Gems (used on the end of the Bee's antenae) from my stash
Clear Wink of Stella (used on the wings)

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

Crafty Sentiment Designs ~ Somethings With Wings
Critters & Creatures ~ Anything Goes

So, that's all for today, back to the sorting out for me.

Thank you for visiting my little blog and I'll see you soon.

Thursday 4 February 2016

Guinea Pigs!

Well hello there my wonderful blog buddies (assuming there are any of you left out there following my little blog)!

So much has happened whilst I have been absent, but the biggest news is we have moved house!!

As is usually the case Hubby and I don't do 'small' moves and this one was no exception!  We have moved from Warwickshire to Denbighshire!!!!!!

There is a long story attached to this decision, but we had reached a point in our lives where we didn't want a huge mortgage hanging round our necks and we were desperate to live somewhere with no neighbours (having had problems at both of our last properties).

So, we have only gone and bought a small holding just outside of Denbigh ~ YAY.

The view from our balcony

Of course the disruption of moving has meant that my card making has all but stopped, my craft room was all packed up and mostly still is, although I have dug out a few things.

Last week I was determined to make a card for someone back in our last village who has Guinea Pigs and this is what I came up with .....

The image was purchased from an artist on Etsy for a small amount (no more than a digi image would have cost) and meant I didn't have to colour it myself ~ cheating I know, but time was of the essence and I just loved the image.

The sentiment is from an old pack of Lakeland sentiments (remember when they sold craft stuff)?  The Guinea Pig paw prints are from a stamp set by Hero Arts called 'Animal Prints'.

I am hoping to get back up to speed with my card making, maybe enter some challenges, but for now I need hubby to re-erect my craft room and unpack all my stuff, which quite frankly took a back seat while the rest of the house got sorted.

Thank you for visiting (if anyone does) and I hope to go visiting a few of you also.