Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Two Little Girls!

Here are our two new little girls!  Heidi (at the front) and Lottie, our German Shepherd pups.  The wellies belong to John who is very proud of his girls.  We only picked them up late on Saturday night from a croft in Sutherland and have been very busy with settling them in to their new home.  Although experienced dog owners, we have not had dogs here for about 4/5 years after our beloved Boxers passed on.  We had forgotten just how time consuming and pleasurable it is to have dogs back in our lives.
Finn (Fell pony) is very interested in them and looks forward to when they can run along side his fence and chase him.  He played with the Boxers like this for quite a few years until they got too old to run fast!
The pup's training is starting today (they are 13 weeks old), ideally we would have liked them younger, but that was not possible.
Jeffrey and Whitney (the sheep) are not thrilled that we have dogs again but will have to put up with it!  John apologises for his scruffy jacket  but the dogs are happy to have a bite at his sleeves when they can!  Heidi is on the left and Lottie on the right of this picture.
Thanks for stopping by and apologies for not commenting much lately on your blogs but as you can see, we have our hands full at the moment!

Friday, 21 October 2011

DragonsDream TIO #101 - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

This tag is a tribute to all the different breeds of dog we have owned over the years.  All boxers are good!  Our Jack Russell terriers were very naughty in many ways but such good fun.  The German Shepherds belonged to John and were very beautiful but could get extremely ugly when asked to do so!
I have used stamps from Joanna Sheen, Stamps Away and the background was done using a roller stamp from Stampin' Up.
My apologies for not visiting your blogs recently and leaving comments but I have had a very persistent cold that has refused to go away and  has laid me very low and now and again regroups to have another attack.  Hopefully it is finally on the way out.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

CD Sunday Challenge - Wine Buff

My stamp is by Stamps Happen and this has been stamped directly onto the backing paper and coloured with promarkers.  The backing paper is from Joanna Sheen's Secret Garden CD and is a nice linen texture.  The wine glass topper ( a freebie from someone called Rose)  has been decoupaged and mounted on foam pads.  The vine leaf is from a Cuttlebug die and has been run through a spotty embossing folder.

I hope you like my card.  I had great difficulty finding anything in my stash that was appropriate and has taken me two days to find this!

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Monday, 10 October 2011

Art-cards Challenge Blog - Torso ATC

This little torso atc was so much fun to make!  Wanting to be cheered up on such a depressing day, I have extended the summer for a little while longer.  My stamps are from Crafty Individuals and Lakeland.  The flowers have been coloured with promarkers and the butterflies have had a dusting of crystal glitter.

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Saturday, 8 October 2011

Rainbow Lady's Challenge - Misty Moonlight

I have enjoyed playing at misty backgrounds this weekend!  Often the most obvious way is the right one.  My park scene is by StampinBack and has been stamped in Cobalt Archival onto glossy card.  The colouring has been achieved using Weathered Wood and Scattered Straw Distress Inks.  The moonlight is moving from left to right.  The mist is created with Brilliance White generously dabbed over the top with a cotton wool ball.  It does it for me!!
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I apologise for not visiting your blogs for a while but I have had the flu.

Friday, 7 October 2011

DragonsDream TIO #99 - The Whole of the Moon

Used lots of Sir Tim's blue Distress Inks on this scene.  The inks were applied mainly with Cut and Dry Foam but also knuckles, elbows and fingers  were brought into play at various times.  I have not made anything for a while so I am very out of practice!  The stamps are all by Stampscape.  
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