Thursday, 21 March 2013

Home and Gorgeous Dogs!

Hello friends
So pleased you liked the French theme plaque yesterday -
the papers I used were Glitz - French Kiss and a full tutorial is here.

It is another New Home card today..I don't actually know anyone moving home right now but
this design could be adapted to many occasions.
You will see I had a bit of a theme going on using Classic Scallop Edgeabilities®!
A simply constructed card with panels of paper but I really think that Classic Hearts makes the card.
Still loving that gingham paper.
Now, how about some cuteness today?
I still have a few adorable pets to feature in Pet Gallery (I get round to these things eventually!)
May I introduce you to Henry.
He is a French Bulldog pup and his grandma is Elizabeth - a regular blog follower.
Elizabeth also sent me some pictures of her Boxer dog Charlie.
Sadly Charlie has passed away but with Elizabeth's permission I thought it would be 
wonderful to share these beautiful photos as a remembrance.
Charlie in the snow, a somewhat confused look I think...
Here is Charlie sharing a comfy seat with Alfie (a Brindle Boxer).
And this final photo is Charlie snuggled up with a fluffy toy - absolutely adorable.
Elizabeth tells me that Charlie was quite a celebrity, always looking out of the window greeting passers by.
In fact children would knock and ask if Charlie could come out and play!

I came across this quote recently and I feel it is appropriate today....
"A good dog never dies. He always stays. He walks besides you on crisp autumn days when frost is on the fields and winter's drawing near. His head is within our hand in his old way." 

Thank you Elizabeth for sharing such wonderful photos.

Some info/news today - you may have seen a new button
on my sidebar.....
in the true nature of life just as you get used to something...they change it!
The way to follow blogs is changing - if any of you follow blogs using Google Reader 
I'm afraid Google Reader is coming to an end soon.
It is possible to keep following my blog using a new reader and it is bloglovin' -
it is free and you can import all your favourite blogs with the click of a button - all the details 
are here. piece of news:
I was asked if I stock the little brass stands I featured with yesterday's plaque.
Yes I do!  These measure 10cm tall, 6.5cm wide and 5cm deep - perfect for displaying a 
special card or home decor piece.
They are £7.95 inclusive of postage and packaging.
As usual - please email if you would like to order.

Take care friends - enjoy your day.


Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Lovely card Christine I like the mix of papers. Some wonderful pet pictures to! Susan x

Janice said...

Morning Christine

Gorgeous card again today, the papers go together so well. I joined Bloglovin earlier this week and all the blogs I follow in Google Reader have transferred over very easily, so I'm happy!
Lovely photos from Elizabeth too.
Have a good day.
Janice x

Nikki Payne said...

So pretty and fresh :)
Love the doggy pics , my 3 got pampered yesterday so are looking all glam so I was thinking we may have a photo shoot today and then i'm going to do a few scrapbook pages.... i'm feeling in the mood for doing a little something different today:)
Hope you have a nice day
Nikki x

Chris said...

Hi Christine,
A nice fresh looking card today. Thanks for sharing the doggie pics. They bought a tear to my eye.
Have a good day.
Chris X

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine. So loving the doggie pictures but i started the day with tears. My little dog is very young but i can't imagine life without her. You wrote such a beautiful saying.

Lovely card today. i wish someone would move house just so i could copy it.

Val in Spain xxx

darcydaydream said...

love the card...can I ask where the sentiment stamp came from as I love that too!...thanks for sharing the doggie pics, where would we be without our doggies!...Have a good crafty day.
Christine in Darcy....xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Wonderful pictures of Elizabeth's dogs, started the day with a lump in my throat we lost our beloved dog Tilly 2 years ago and we still miss her dreadfully.
On a more happy note love your new house card and the sentiment is just great.

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine, Lovely card today I love the colours,with a change of sentiment it could be used for many occasions.
Really great pictures of the doggies,thinking of you Elizabeth I bet you have a lot of happy memories,dogies are so special. Take care everyone. x.

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine

Thanks for the Link

Todays card is so fresh looking and will adapt to many occasions im sure.

Henry is so cute ,and Elizabeth has such happy memories ,a beautiful quote by the way ,brought a tear to the eye .

Elaine H X

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

Lovely card this morning and as you say can be adapted for many occasions

Love the pics of the doggies, so cute


Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, I'm typing this through a haze of tears, loved the piccies of doggies and the story, but the verse made me cry, I lost one of my cats recently and it is still so raw, and the verse was so beautiful but oh so emotional.
Your card is gorgeous, pretty and fresh colours, I too love the gingham.
Thank you for telling us the papers from your gorgeous project yesterday.
I will be popping over now to look at the Bloglovin, to see what I need to do, hope it isn't complicated ha ha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Craftychris said...

Such a gorgeous card and the cutest doggy piccies! Your words are wonderful! Thanks for the blog info too xx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, gorgeous card and layout. Love henry and charlie beautiful dogs. I had heard about this bloglovin, like you say you just get use to one way when they decide we all need to change. Emma

Elizabeth said...

Morning Christine, thank you so much for featuring Charlie and my daughter's two doggies in your pet gallery today. Your words were beautiful and like Patricia said, oh so emotional. I am sure they will give everyone out there who have lost their special pets comfort.
Thank you everyone too for your kind words about my beautiful Charlie, it means a lot. She was a special girl and I still miss her so much. Sending my love to all of you who have loved and lost.
Have a lovely day.
Elizabeth x

Janice said...

Loving the doggies.... Good quote, very apt.

Love the card and papers.
xx Janice xx

Ita said...

Hi Christine another fab., plaque that scallop edge die is a great die and has many uses.Love the dogs Henry ,Charlie,and Alfie thank you for posting their photos.I am a bit confused about the blog ,but need to go back and study it,thank you for posting the information

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Carole Z said...

Evening Christine, another really lovely card, I really like the style...loving the dogs too! Carole Z X

Sandra said...

Hi Christine a lovely card as usual .
They quote about dogs is beautiful and very true, we had our dog Gemma for 14 years , they then become family members, I don't think we are ever prepared four the pain of their passing!
On a brighter note...,,,,,. It's Friday die day tomorrow! Yay
Hope everyone is warm and cosy,
Sandra Riley x

Susie Bentz said...

Love the cards - colors are so fresh!
Love the doggy pics - Hugs for Elizabeth.

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