Friday, 10 April 2015

One of my new stamps

I spent my early birthday money on some Uptown Girls Stamping Bella stamps from Quixotic Paperie .. .. and there is still a sale on! I had a couple from craft fairs here in Cornwall but still hadn't done anything with them, so got to inking them all up .. several to show you in the coming weeks.  Here is a little card I made with Sofia the Sicky, coloured with my Copic pens and a touch of sparkle.  I must say, they are big stamps and I am going to have to get bigger base cards for some of them.  I think I just about got away with her on this 6" square .. .. here's the card:

The papers are digi designs from Cuddly Buddly printed out as a full A4 sheet rather than just half a sheet as I usually do to get a smaller design, I like the pretty soft blue tones and the pink in the roses picks up the RV pinks I've used to colour and stamp the text, a Marianne Design clear stamp that's a little bigger than the rubber one that comes with her.  A few little MD flowers, twiddly bits, swirls and a die cut bow finish things off.  These are the MD dies I used:

Bow cut from CR1269
flowers COL1323 & LR0105
seed heads LR0106
leafy swirl LR0271

Not sure of any challenges I can enter - will try and look about and if I find any will come back and add in.  But, I have the grandsons arriving this afternoon to stay for the weekend so doubt I'll be able to indulge in much internet browsing .. ..

An update from the vet - Piper is finally going to be discharged this afternoon, the delay was getting him to walk on the broken leg that has now been fixed with pins and a plate.  He figured out he could get about far quicker on 3 legs .. .. he's not daft! Anyway, hopefully his healing will go well and my estranged DH has promised to keep me informed.  Izzy has been well and truly groomed and looks like a different dog! He's also been assessed after the 'incident' a few days back and accusations that he is a dangerous dog!  He is in fact a very nervous dog who in a fearful situation may, if provoked, bite.  However, I've been assured that I'm doing things right but have expected too much of him too soon.  I do need to try and socialise him with other calm and non-aggressive dogs so he can, hopefully, overcome his fear and nervousness.  I will need to be more vigilant with him and not let him go up to other dogs or people unless under strict supervision in his safe environment, i.e. home. It saddens me that in his short life before he came to live with me, he was so traumatised.  I would love for him to be able to enjoy the fun and play on the beach safely with other dogs .. .. perhaps one day?


  1. Hi Annie,
    another stunning card - coloured perfectly.
    I hope that you don't mind but I borrowed your idea with the stitching around the edge of your cards (Marianne die and ball tool) and I have linked to your blog to say where the idea came from.
    Eve x

    1. Hi Eve, glad you have figured it out! and thank you for saying you got the idea from me. I'm sorry I cant go to your blog to respond, I'm having big issues with blogger and my emails at the moment - I'm not even sure if this will show up here!
      hugs, annie x


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