Monday, 14 November 2011

Cards at last!...



Firstly I would like to thank my followers who have hung in there during my prolonged absence! It has been so long since I have made a card- two and a half months to be exact- but however much I enjoy cardmaking, I think I needed the break. Bryn, our puppy, is starting to calm down- although as he grows the crafting stuff that I thought was safely out of reach is now within reach leading to several chases around the house to rescue chewed stash!
On the subject of Bryn, he is the reason I have made these cards. I want to send some photos of him to a couple of people so I made these to send them in. The image and sentiment are both from Elzybells (now closed down) and I stamped the sentiment to fit within the die with the image. Bryn's markings were quite tricky to draw onto the image but I think I have got it as close as I can. Judge for yourselves...
... here he was a few weeks back. The top two cards have been made with digi papers from a Stuff to Scrap blogtrain called 'French Tulips' and the bottom one uses papers from Summer Driggs called 'Thanks for Giving'. All have some Card Candi and the fibers on the botton one are wool from the £1 bin in the market!
My son was desperate to get Bryn but the reality of a puppy in the house and the extra work it entails lead to him getting rather fed up with him, although he wouldn't admit it. He got a shock at the weekend- he was walking him with a friend and paying more attention to chatting with his friend than what Bryn was doing. Bryn pulled the lead out of his hand and ran off at a rate of knots and Matthew thought he would never see him again! He gave chase and then arrived back at our house, only to find Bryn waiting there for him in the front garden! He came in saying " It's alright, I found the dog!" to a very surprised us, who had been unaware until then that he had been missing! It obviously made him realize how much he loves him as Matthew got really upset in the evening about what could have happened if he had not found him or if he had got to the main road. I think the bonds of friendship grew stronger this weekend! (I was also pretty impressed and relieved that our 4 month old puppy can find his own way home!)

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Peaceful puppy allowing crafting! After he did battle with his bed to turn it upside down as he is incapable of sleeping in it normally!

    19 comments:

    Karen said...

    Alison, I have my own stash of Elzybells too. Such a shame she is no more. Sighs.
    Your card is wonderful and I do love that sentiment so much!
    Thank you for joining us at Make It Monday.
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    NGCARDS said...

    A wonderful card and such a cute doggie! Thanks for playing along this week at Charisma Cardz! xxx

    Joey said...

    Gorgeous cards Alison, love them in both colourways, that is a cute sentiment too, thanks for joining us at pollycraft. Joey x

    1CardCreator said...

    Cute pup and I love the cards! So glad I saw your card on MIM! ~Diane

    kim edmonds said...

    sweet card and the god is soooo cute,thanks for entering this week over at c.r.a.f.t challenges x

    WencheP said...

    Such sweet cards. Thanks for joining us at Do you Stack Up and good luck.

    -Wenche

    Claire said...

    Fabulous cards Alison and great to see a piccie of Bryn too. Hugs, Claire x

    debby4000 said...

    Oh wonderful cards Alison and so cute.
    luv
    Debby

    Gemma said...

    really sweet creation! Thanks for playing along at Charisma with our Cutesy theme! Gemma x

    Nikbee said...

    Wonderful cards. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT.
    Nikki x

    Lisa M said...

    Awww, these are SUPER adorable!! Love all the texture and elements you combined here. What a heart warming card. :)
    Thank you SO much for joining us at Make It Monday and good luck to you!
    Hugs,
    Lisa xx

    Anita said...

    Very cute card and the sentiment is fabulous. Cute little doggy you have too :) Thank you for joining the Pollycraft challenge this week.

    Nannieflash said...

    Hi Alison your cards are fabulous and youve done a brilliant job of matching up the colouring. Yes is scarey when dogs either slip their collar or their lead as my hubby found out with our 7 month old pup when she was younger, she just ran across the road and just missed being hit by a car, luckily she made for home, but it scared him stupid. Weve now got a harness for her she just carnt slip that. hugs Shirleyxx
    Yes ours turns everything inside out before shes happy with it.

    Jan Garber said...

    From one animal lover to another, great card! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up!

    Naomi said...

    Such adorable cards! Love the plaid prints and masculine colours that you used. I also love the story about how you found your puppy and he is SUPER cute! Thanks so much for joining us, this week, at DYSU!

    Cazza said...

    OH these are fabulous and I couldn't agree more with the sentiment!
    Thanks for playing along in our Friends / Friendship challenge this week over at Pollycraft :o)
    Hugs,
    Cazza
    xxx

    Jenny said...

    Super cute cards and super cute dog. Thanks for joining us at Hooked on Craft.

    Nannieflash said...

    Hi Alison, I do hope your enjoying your new job, its obviously keeping you very busy. Anyway I want to wish you and the family a very Happy Christmas. hugs Shirleyxx

    Hazel said...

    Hi Alison

    What wonderful cards - I just love them - the colours and the image are just great - fantastic.

    Take care

    Hazel x