Monday, December 29, 2008

Another lost pet

I was very sad to receive an e-mail from my vet to say they had to put down their border collie, Jake, just before Christmas. Jake was almost a permanent fixture at the vet office and was always up for a game of ball. This is a beautiful picture of him and I'm sure everyone will miss him greatly.

I made this card with some scraps I had laying around and some new epoxy rhinestone alphabet stickers that really make the card stand out. I added some Melissa Frances rubons and two paw brads.

Maybe my photos will be better

I was very lucky to get this portable "photo studio" for Christmas and am hoping it will improve my picture-taking abilities. At least now, I won't have the toaster or kitchen sink in the background when I photograph my cards.

I hope everyone had a great Christmas; I know I certainly did. Having said that, when it's over, it's over and I can now concentrate on other things that have taken a back burner to everything else over the last month.

All the best to everyone for a very happy 2009!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

In Sympathy

This is a sympathy card for a lovely dog, "Mosby" who, sadly, passed away a short while ago. He loved his walks through the orchards so I added a picture of his favourite place. The name on the card is done with chipboard letters and I thought the card was very fitting for a good, loyal friend.

On a happier note, tomorrow is Christmas and I send my best wishes for a very Merry one to all my loyal friends who visit this blog. Your kind comments are always much appreciated.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

I'm back......

I can't believe it's been so long since my last blog. I'm been without camera for the last few weeks plus I have been so busy, I can't believe it. That's what Christmastime does. Anyway, I think I have everything under control. The shopping and wrapping are done - all that's left is to pay the bills.

Above are a few projects I have made over the last couple of weeks, all of them Christmas cards to honour the season. I found that, as I was wrapping, I was tempted to create as I do when I make my cards however, by the 20th gift, that went out the window and I was lucky if I got a piece of paper and a bow slapped on it.

I hope to write again sooner than this last lull; once this week is over, I'll be home free with lots more spare time on my hands.