Saturday, 16 June 2012

Meet Poppy, the latest addition to the family



Morning Peeps, it's Nicolas turn to host this weeks theme at Allsorts and she would like us to do some 'Paper Piecing', so one I have really enjoyed doing. But before I move on to that, I would like to introduce you to Poppy, the latest additional to our four legged family. 

She is a ten week old rough coated Parson Jack Russell and the children's surprise Fathers Day present for hubby and my was he surprised when she arrived last evening. Luckily I was already in on the secret and have been covertly collecting things ready for her arrival all week.

She seems to have settled in as if she had been here for weeks and was soon comfortably asleep on Dad's lap after an hour or so's rough and tumble with Pixie who is now six months, whilst the more mature watched on in resigned acceptance that the family has grown again.


It seems to be taking forever to get back into the crafty and blogging mode, holidays are great but I always seem to take ages to get my train of crafty though moving again, so I am hoping this weekend I can buckle down and get those juices flowing again and actually make a card.

As Ruth from A Passion for Stamps is our sponsor this week, my card is a double DT piece using her lovely Orchid image which I have paper pieced with some Bo Bunny DP's. The spotty background was created using a mask which I inked with versafine before running it through the GC, then brushing with perfect pearls which stick to the inked sections and the spots create a resist. Some swirls, flowers and pins and finito.

I would like to enter this card in to the following challenge:

Pretty Little Ribbons - Lots of Layers

Finding her way around

Playtime with Pixie

Happy weekend to you all.

45 comments:

  1. well, congratulations on the new family member, she's absolutely adorable!!

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  2. Poppy is adorable,bet she will follow your hubby everywhere,my farming friends had a Lancashire Healer called Sam, a similar type of little dog, I loved him and he loved me,so full of life .
    How many dogs do you have now ?
    Lovely floral card, I love paper piecing and have just made 2 cards perfect or this challenge.
    Have a super weekend. janex

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  3. ...how utterly adorable is Poppy, beautiful markings and loVe her wired coating....super card too, Orchids have a timeless beauty that you've captured splendidly...Mel :)

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  4. Adorable is definitely the right word, she is so cute, bet those little teeth are sharp tho lol. lovely card brenda hugs heid x

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  5. Welcome to Poppy! She's cute... have a lovely weekend.

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  6. Well, you have really made one gorgeous card today B! Love the orchid and your hand crafted rose is a stunner that's for sure! Welcome to the oh so cute Poppy! Have agreat weekend, Julie.x

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  7. What a wonderful life Poppy is going to have living among all those other canine friends and having the best countryside around to grow up in. She looks just gorgeous.
    As is your card. Love those subtle colours and the paper pieced orchid is fab.
    Beryl xx

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  8. What a cute pooch and stunning card too, am loving how you made the spotty background, Luv Sam x

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  9. aw another pooch, so adorable! Would love a little dog to snuggle with... or just wish my cat was more snuggly lol!

    Love your card, the paper pieacing rocks!

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  10. How exciting Brenda, the new arrival is a little cutie and it looks like she's going to have some fun with Pixie. Beautiful card, that background looks stunning with the delicate orchid
    Claire xx

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  11. Thanks so much for sharing the pics of your new little cutie Brenda. Poppy looks so sweet playing with Pixie.
    Gorgeous card too and love the pretty soft colours.
    Have a lovely weekend with your new addition.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  12. Awww such a cutie and a wonderful card :) xxx

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  13. Those two little terriers are going to have such fun & look absolutely delightful together. You sent me on a little journey finding out about the differences between the two types........ The combination of Labradors & jack Russells sounds jut brilliant with the horses.
    Take care getting back into the swing of things - intrigued by your spotty background & love the paper piecing of the flowers - lovely dimension.
    Paula (PEP)

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  14. love the paper pieced flower and the pink rolled flowers......hope the new addition settles in well
    Tilly

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  15. Congrats on your new dog, she is SO precious! Just the most adorable little dog ever! :D

    Gorgeous card too Brenda, I love the pinks :)

    Tags xx

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  16. Beautiful card Brenda, that image paper pieces so well and love the resist background. As for Poppy, she is just too cute and seems to be having a great time with play mate Pixie!
    Hope you had a wonderful holiday, I've seen some of your piccies - looks amazing
    Hugs Nicola xxx

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  17. Poppy is adorable!

    I love your card Brenda, I am a bit fan of paper piecing and always think that it works so well with flowers. The roses are super too.

    Thanks for joining the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.
    Sarah x

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  18. She's sooooo cute! great idea for a present :)
    Your orchid card is amazing,as always :)
    Aga xx

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  19. Love this little sweet Poppy. So cute.

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  20. Awww Poppy is just gorgeous Brenda, such a pretty face, bet she'll get up to lots of mischief and have loads of fun :-) Your card is beautiful, fab paper piecing xxx

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  21. Both your card & Poppy are ca-ute!

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  22. She is really beautiful Brenda, your card is Gorgeous, I like the image and the colours
    Kevin xx

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  23. Brenda Poppy is absolutely gorgeous and its so nice to see that Pixie has a wee friend to rough and tumble with too. My hubby goes out into the garden every day and wrestles with Nimbus! Yes, she may be a cat but she absolutely LOVES it. She expects it every day, its part of her routine to give her Daddy a good beating, lol. She chases him around the garden trying the grab onto his legs! Its quite hilarious to watch a 6Ft rugby build man with a shaved head run around the garden screaming like a 12 year old girl as he's being chased by a small grey furball! And he has the scars to prove it too, lol. Thing is with cats, when they play they still like to use claws and teeth! Though when she plays with me, she knows Mummy is boss and only ever pads me! No claws or teeth allowed with me, lol. But Hubby gets the full wrath of Nimbus, teeth, claws and all. Anyway, enough of our antics with Nimbus, lol. This card is really gorgeous. I love the image and the colours are beautiful. Its great to see you back Brenda. Lee x

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  24. Ahhhhhhhhh what a sweet puppy ! It's so cute to see the two new brothers playing. I also love your card with paper piercing. Very elegant as always, beautiful flowers, image & colouring. Have fun with your newest family member ! Shirleyx

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  25. Lovely card Brenda love the colours...
    BUT oh...what a sweetie you new boy is...he's just adorable..

    Anne

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  26. What a cute puppy!!!! ADORABLE!
    Hugs, Marianne

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  27. Such a sweet Puppy Brenda...and gorgeous card too sweetie...:o)

    have a lovely weekend hun...big hugs Vicky xx

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  28. Stunning card Brenda, lovely colours and so elegant.

    And what can I say about Poppy? She looks adorable. Nice for Pixie to have someone to play with. Labs can be a wee bit rough for a small dog!

    I've had so many things on this week that I've hardly had time to craft or even blog. At least I got some images coloured at my crop today so now all I need to do is catch up with blogging!

    Take care,

    Kat xx

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  29. oh your card is so pretty .. but i am afraid that puppy just steals the limelight lol..he is just adorable
    Lisa x

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  30. What is she lovely your Poppy Brenda. And your card is beautiful.
    I wisdh you a lot of joy with this new friend.
    Lovely greet and nice Sunday
    Marja

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  31. cute card, adorable new puppy too...I am having a giveaway on my blog, leave a comment here for your chance to win...
    http://paperieblooms.blogspot.com/2012/06/zoom-creative-glitter-kits-giveaway.html

    have a super day!

    enjoy *~*

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  32. Ahhhhh, Poppy is a sweetheart:)
    Your card is gorgeous - love the paper pieced orchid and lovely pink colours.
    x

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  33. Welcome to Poppy! She's so sweet :)
    Hugs
    Agata
    http://magiczneatelier.blogspot.com

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  34. O my goodness Brenda .. wee Poppy is Gorgeous.. I would never get any crafting done as I would be tooooooo busy having a cuddle!! I expect Pixie is lovin having a playmate!!! love your card Brenda gorgeous colours and love those flowers... Hugs May x x x

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  35. Gorgeous card and super cute pup! Great name too, I've got a cat called Poppy xx

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  36. This is such a pretty card Brenda. I love the way you have paper pieced the orchid, beautiful! Hope Poppy brings you lots of joy! Thank you so much for my gift which arrived yesterday. I dont think I will ever be able to use the hatpins because it all looks too nice in the gorgeous pack! Michelle x

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  37. This is such a pretty card Brenda, love the paper piecing of the orchid. Hope Poppy gives you lots of joy! Thank you so much for my gift which arrived yesterday. I dont think I will be able to use the hatpins because they look so good in the little holder, wouldnt want to break them up!!! Michelle x

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  38. Oh wow Brenda you really are a glutton for punishment, love your new pup though shes so like my daughters two rough coated ones and I bet shes cute to.
    Love your card its gorgeous, and your paper piecing is just fabulous. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

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  39. Welcome to Poppy!!!She's adorable!!!!

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  40. Back again for another look at your sweet new puppy and your other young one. I love how dogs play. I called them 'brothers' yesterday, I always think dogs as males as I'm a cat lady. 'She' is sweet and so is her 'sister'? ... anyway enjoy !

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  41. Hi Brenda, Your card is so beautiful, I love those shades of pink and the floral image is fab and Poppy looks so adorable too
    Lindsay xx

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  42. OMG she is absolutely adorable! I came here to say hi, welcome you home and to comment on your beautiful card, but all that went out of the window the second I laid eyes on Poppy, what a doll! Loved your Foxgloves too on the earlier post.

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  43. Oh my goodness, Poppy is adorable! So is Pixie :) Lovely card! I love the embellishments you added and that stamp is so sweet and simple.

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  44. Such a sweet surprise for your DH, Brenda! Poppy is so adorable.

    Your card is so sweet!

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  45. Can't believe I have missed so many of your posts. Poppy is just beautiful. and love your card.

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