Monday, 18 June 2012

Puppies and horses just don't mix..............



Morning (edited Monday evening to say it was when I started this post !) everyone, it seems like it's going to be one of those weeks, poor little Poppy was settling in so well until she decided horses looked like a good option for playtime. On a routine 'loo' trip Sunday morning she took off like grease lightening, across the garden through the electric fence, across one paddock, past placid Ben who just watched her and into Heskeys paddock.

Bad move, he's got some Arab in him and dances like a prima ballerina as a normality and as at least two cockerels have discovered to their peril, he hates anything round his feet. One massive yelp and we really feared the worse, but she is one lucky pup. Sunday afternoon was spent at the vets and again yesterday for more checks and they confirmed nothing broken just cuts and bruises, something of a miracle when you consider her size against Heskey. So lots of cuddles as she is feeling pretty sorry for herself, but things could have been far, far worse.

Needless to say no crafting happening here, so my share is one I made a few weeks ago with some basic inking and masking, Art Impression and Lavinia stamps and Adirondack Ink. We have so many rabbits jumping about in the fields the last few weeks which inspired this card.........artistic licence with the sun as that's still is short supply here in the UK.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Pans Pastels - Summertime
Simon Say's - A bit of brown

Thanks for popping in, I am doing my best to get round all my blog buddies, but it's taking time with the poorly furry bundle to look after.

45 comments:

Fliss said...

A really lovely card Brenda with some fabulous brayering.
I hope Poppy is recovering from her nasty fright and you as well as she certainly had a lucky escape by the sound of it.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Gail said...

That's a great card! Sorry to hear Poppy had to learn the hard way about horses!Glad she'll be all right!

DesignerDiva said...

This is pretty gorgeous Brenda love how you've done the sun and artistic licence granted - you did well to remember what it looks like its so long since I've seen it!
I'm guessing the puppy won't run off anymore! Glad she's ok
Hugs Laurie xx

Rhonda Miller said...

I'm glad Poppy is ok.

Your card is gorgeous.

Helen said...

Poor Poppy! I guess she won't try that again in a hurry! Love your card though.

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Brenda love how you have done the sun with the rays

Anne

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Nice card Brenda

jacqui x

Becky Dunham said...

Oh poor sweet Poppy! She is probably as confused as she is bruised - why would that nice big animal not want to play? Love your card - cute bunnies!

Nikbee said...

A fantastic card. I love the scene.
I am glad Poppy is okay.
Nikki x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful inking and masking, creating a wonderful scene. Love your images too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Claire said...

Poor little Poppy, it must have been a scare for you all but thank goodness she wasn't badly hurt. Enjoy the cuddles and fingers crosses Poppy will soon be running round again.
Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK
Claire xx

Sally H said...

Beautiful card, Brenda! Hope Poppy recovers quickly and is none the worse for her ordeal. Big hugs x

nnalorac said...

Love the brayer background and gorgeous country scene Brenda. Your poor wee pup, so pleased he's going to be okay. Had a few heart stopping excapeds with ours with cattle yours gone by. They think they can take on the world, little rogues they are. Carolxx

iReneM said...

Oh dear, poor Poppy! What a fright for you all and very scary for a little puppy dog. I'm gald she is OK and is being comforted with lots of cuddles.
Your card is lovely - super stamping and how nice to see the sun here, it's rare we're seeing the real thing this year :)
x

Beryl said...

Oh dear. I hope Poppy has a good memory and doesn't try that again. Hope she soon recovers from her injuries soon too.Your card is beautiful - I love that sun ray effect and the stamped scene is lovely.
Beryl xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Brenda, I do hope she will be alright, Your card is gorgeous fab stamps and brayering.
Kevin xx

coldwaters2 said...

This is truly wonderful Brenda the colours, design and images look fabulous it reminds me of Watership Down.
Hugs
Lorraine x

CraftyLoops said...

Awwwww poor wee Poppy, Im sure she was terrified the poor wee mite. I just can't help but "Awwwwww" when I think of a wee puppy all scared and shaking. At least nothing was broken. Hopefully though it has given her enough of a scare that she won't consider the paddock as a good puppy adventure playground. This card is fantastic Brenda, I would love to know how you did the sun. Its amazing. Any chance of a tutorial? Yes? No? Am I pushing my luck? When do I ever not says you, lol. Lee x

scrappymo! said...

Poor wee thing. She would have safer to play with those cute bunnies!

Anonymous said...

AW poor pup, he will learn the hard way!

Beautiful card love the rays and bunnies, so sweet!

Jules said...

Gosh Brenda .. .. I bet that was a scary moment!!!

Thank goodness she is OK.

Love your card. You always make me smile when you say "some basic inking".

Have a good day.

Love Jules xx

p.s. We have sunshine at the moment!!

Sadilla said...

Hi darling...
It was a long time I didn't pass to visit you! :( Ho went your Italian vacation?? :) did you enjoy it???
This card is simply amazing dear... it put me in a good mood!!! =)
Warm hugs

Sadia

Jackie said...

What a beautiful scene and soft light you have created. I am still catching up from when Blogger was misbehaving, but now I have changed to Google Chrome it's great! I love your wonderful photographs, especially the foxgloves, what wonderful cards you could make with them, and the same with your holiday photographs :o)
Jackie xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Oh dear Brenda... Glad it is only cuts and bruises as you say could of been alot worse. Hope Poppy is feeling better soon...

Take Care ...
Hugs Kelly

Lisa Jane said...

Sending big hugs to Poppy.. hope she feels a lot better soon and hope she has learnt her lesson!
Gorgeous card .. just love the sun rays
Lisa x

Paula (PEP) said...

Oh Brenda - that sounds like more than just a handful of very frightened terrier. I hope she recovers well but with some memory of what she should not do. I'm glad that it wasn't a dire ending for Father's Day. I had to smile at this for I've just used this combination of colours & entered the very same challenges. I didn't have any rabbits though....... now there's a gap in my stamp collection that needs plugging.
Take care with the little furry bundle.
Paula (PEP)

Anesha said...

Oh poor baby, hope she is ok.

Heidi said...

so glad pups ok, love the bunnies! hugs heidi

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

poor little poppy,bet she'll stay well clear of the horses now,so glad she is ok, I had my heart in my mouth reading your post.
gorgeous card, love that scene,great crafting. janex

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous card Brenda. Love how you created a scene with your stamping techniques. Close call for your new pupply, glad she is OK. Sounds like you live in a piece of paradise ! Have a great week and thank you so much for your visits to my Blog. Shirleyx

Debbie said...

Ah bless her, she is adorable.It's a tough lesson to learn not to play with a horse.... Your card is gorgeous. Really stunning and clever techniques used.Hope you're keeping okay.Hugs Debbie x

Lau W said...

Oufff, Poppy is ok :-)
Your card is gorgeous, full of sunshine, love it !
xxx

Crafting Diva said...

Hi Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment I have the old wooden stamp of the boy and puppy won it on ebay at a bargain price love love it do you have any of the other designs?
hugs from diva

GinaA said...

Nice sunburst effect and love the bunnies.

May said...

YIKES!!! Wee Poppy is a lucky girl... hopefully she wont get around his feet again!! love the card Brenda.. Hugs May x x x

chillin with Quillin said...

lovely card!!!!
Paula

Crafting Diva said...

Hi Brenda you sound like me have quite a collection of different stamps I don't have that many penny black couple of clear sets and maybe two or three other would you be interested in doing a stamped image swap? let me know and we can talk some more thanks from Lisa

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Hi Brenda, your card is beautiful as always, another gorgeous scene you have created, I love the rays of sunshine. Awwww poor little Poppy, you must have been so worried but I suppose as you say considering the size difference she is a very lucky pup, I hope she has a speedy recovery and that she remembers not to go through there again. I hope that you are ok and that the stress of it all didn't have too bad an impact on you. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

ooh hoo what an adventure, lucky pup!
Beautiful card!
Thank you for that gorgeous card you sent me, luv it;-))m

PatR said...

Love the sun burst and the lovely bunnies Brenda. Poppy certainly was a lucky doggie, and I hope she is recovering well. Hope you are keeping well. xx

Ruth said...

Beautiful card - it's great having nature so close! Hope little Poppy is on the mend. Ruth x

Kat said...

Lovely card Brenda, love how you make this style of card.

Poor Poppy, hope she's recovering well from her cuts and bruises and fright. Would it be too optimistic to hope she's learned something? I think my daft mutts are a bit wary of anything bigger than themselves. Bit of a surprise considering how rash they can be at times!

Take care,

Kat xx

mapowska said...

Lovely card! :)

Dora said...

Wow o wow Brenda, this is awesome .. I love the style and the gorgeous stamping ... so sorry to hear about Poppy, hope she's recovering well now. Hugs xx

Merry said...

Love the scene you have created. Poppy is so lucky, I hope she continues recovering well and quickly.