Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Beautiful Buffy



Good Morning to you all, as you will know from my comments on your individual blogs, I am so happy to see you joining in with my little blog celebration and reading your sincere comments know so many of you have your thinking caps on and will be joining in at some point. For anyone who doesn't know about it you will find details in the post above.

Although this was not part of my initial plan to highlight individual creations, a card that was awaiting me this morning told me I had to share it with you all.

It is made by Marianne who is a talented artist and as I told her it brought tears to my eyes, but those of the nicest kind. I have lots of pictures of Buffy and the other family pets at the top of my blog (family friends) but I believe this is the picture Marianne took her inspiration from and think you will agree it's a pretty good likeness and I would be very proud to be able to draw like that.

It was taken about three years ago and remains one of my favourites. It was a lovely sunny day......remember those ?.........and she sat with the garland round her neck most of the afternoon, quite proud of her adornment.

Looking at all of your work so far has brought many smiles to my face as it is clear how much thought you are putting into you entries.........it also tells me that I am pretty transparent in my likes and dislikes, but as I have been told most of my adult life, I call a spade a spade and don't conceal my emotions too well.

So it occurred to me that I should perhaps highlight a few of your entries during the month as they 'jump out at me' adn hope that will be OK with you all.

I hope you all have a good Wednesday and thank you so much for all your kind visits and comments.

53 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous creation Brenda and can see why it brought tears to your eyes as it's so like your beautiful Buffy.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  2. Morning Brenda

    Super special indeed!! I'm not surprised it brought tears to your eyes.

    What a very talented lady and a beautiful card.

    A brilliant blog anniversary celebration idea by the way!!!

    Have a good day.

    Love Jules xx

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  3. What a wonderful card, can see why you like it so much. :)

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  4. How fabulous and what a lovely card she has made.

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  5. Gorgeous card! You can see it´s Buffy!
    I understand you did get tears in yoru eyes because it´s a wonderful celebration card for you.

    Have a great day!
    Susan

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  6. This is gorgeous, Brenda, and I do see the likeness with Buffy. Wish I had the talent my namesake has. I will have to check out the card gallery to see what others have come up with so far. I think I already know which stamp I'm going to use, but I'd love to see how you inspire others.
    Marianne x

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  7. What a beautiful card and a lovely tribute to Buffy.Marianne is obviously a very talented and thoughtful lady.
    Beryl xx

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  8. Reading your mail, it has brought me tears, Brenda! I grew up with dogs during my childhood and I have a special feeling to them. I remembered seeing this adorable photo of Buffy.

    Marianne has done a great job on making this card!

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  9. Wauw Brenda, I'm very honoured to see my card so big on your blog and yes... that's the photo I used for the drawing. Buffy looks so awesome on this photo. Thank you so much for mentioning me and highlighting my card and for all the lovely comments on my blog!
    Lots of love,
    Marianne

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  10. Thank you for sharing. What a fabulous card. xx Flora

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  11. Beautiful card.
    I do see the likeness with Buffy.It's perfect.
    Gr Elly

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  12. such a gorgeous card Brenda and such a good likeness
    jacqui x

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  13. Fantastic card with adorable doggy dearest Brenda^_^
    If you can,visit my blog,I have an award for you^_^
    Hugs,
    Sonia

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  14. Oh my, this is so special. Marianne has really captured Buffy's likeness so well and the soft colours are perfect.
    I hope that I will get a chance to take part in your challenge. I have lots of ideas but unfortunately not enough time to try them all!
    Sue xx

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  15. This is so good, perfect likeness. Gorgeous layout too. xxx

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  16. Hi Brenda, I am working on an entry and this is gorgeous - it is instantly recognisable as Buffy, bless! Pauline xx

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  17. Such a gorgeous likeness Brenda! An awesome gift from the heart
    Dot x

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  18. Hi Brenda, Marianne has made a beautiful likeness of Buffy I hope she will send you the card as a loving reminder.
    Kevin xx

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  19. What a beautiful card Brenda, the image looks just like that photo of Buffy. You must miss her terribly, but I hope Holly is occupying you nicely these days.

    Hugs from Tags xx

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  20. Such a fabulous piece of artwork by Marianne. And a wonderful likeness to Buffy.

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  21. Sorry, Brenda...I pressed publish by mistake. I wanted to say that the photo of Buffy just melts my heart. That sweet look and expression...Bless! I adore labs!
    Our son has a bullmastiff, Cookie. She's an old lady of 10, a gentle giant, and our baby. I am dreading the inevitable, which I know will not be long now xx

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  22. Wow, same name as me and if only I could draw, sigh. What a fabulous talent she has, gorgeous card.

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  23. This is so great! Thanks for sharing such beautiful artwork! Hope you will enjoy more and more... Hugs, Gerrina

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  24. What a beautiful card your talented artist friend created for you. It sure looks like Buffy and your story about her wearing the garland all afternoon brought tears to my eyes too. Take good care, Shirleyx ps... when I ordered Dylusions inks I asked for all the colours (at that time there were 12, now it's up to 18) as I knew I wouldn't be satisfied with less. I use them all, but certainly have favorites. Enjoy!

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  25. such beautiful artwork - gorgeous xx

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  26. Wonderful card, I'm not surprised that you had tears in your eyes :o)
    Jackie xx

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  27. A gorgeous gift from your friend, a wonderful piece of art.

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  28. What an absolutely delightful thing to do with the gift of a talent. Your post has me with tears pricking ...........
    Much love to you
    Paula (PEP)

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  29. Gorgeous card!
    Made me smile cause I knew you'd LOVE it!
    Great likeness!
    I'm going to check out Marianne, that's amazing!
    Aren't you glad you didn't just do 'Normal' blogaversary candy!?

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  30. Breathtaking!!!
    What a beautiful creation for someone to do for you of Buffy. Warms your heart doesn't it.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  31. Very beautiful card. It really is an amazing likeness. I lost my Cinnamon about six months ago and I know the loss you have. What a fabulous way to remember her. Hugs, Robin

    PS My sister has blog candy if you're interested at http://www.sydneyssentiments.blogspot.com/

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  32. what a beautiful card! i think marianne captured buffy's personality and i love that photo; she looks so sweet.

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  33. What a lovely card. I agree, it is an amazing likeness.

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  34. what an awesome card, she did an awesome likeness of your dog !!!
    Paula

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  35. Oh so lovely gift, so beautiful, this is a superb tribute for Buffy, we never forget ours babies, never...
    xxx

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  36. That is so beautiful Brenda, what a lovely image of dear Buffy. I am glad that it brought you so much pleasure. The tears you shed are indeed of joy and remembering your sweet pup.
    Jane x

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  37. What a stunning card! A fabulous dog portrait.
    Lorraine x

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  38. beautiful drawing from Marianne.
    greetings

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  39. Ah Brenda its just the perfect likeness, what a lovely card to receive though I am sure it raised a lump in your throat.

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  40. How Beautiful... What a Wonderful tribute to Buffy...Brenda this is a fabulous keepsake for you, full of love & happy memories... Hugs May x x x

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  41. I'm not surprised you have highlighted this card hun, as it's a wonderful tribute to Buffy and a gorgeous keepsake too, Luv Sam x

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  42. Wow. That is a great likeness and a great card. I will have to visit her blog and leave some love.

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  43. After checking out Marianne's blog I wanted to stop back and thank you for sharing her card. Her work is amazing. I can't wait to see her next portrait. Thanks again!

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  44. Aw Brenda it is beautiful and how very kind of Marianne to create this beautiful piece for you, it is very special as was Buffy to you - Happy Memories x Susan x

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  45. wow this is amazing.. and i am not sure i could compete with such talent... it brought a tear to my eyes too!
    Lisa x

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  46. Wow! A perfect likeness to your beautiful Buffy! What a talented Artist Marianne is!

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  47. Oh Brenda what a beautiful card it really is such a fabulous likeness of Buffy, seeing the card, the picture of Buffy and reading your post reduced me to tears as my Polo is never out of my thoughts.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  48. Marianne's card is beautiful and buffy is so nice!
    Hugs

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  49. It's not often I'm speechless but this is just breathtaking and brought tears to my eyes as I know how much this would meant to you. Ruth x

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  50. What a very special card.
    Lynn x

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  51. What a beautiful dog and a wonderful nice card :)

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  52. Wow B. how absolutely clever is that!!!

    - what a fab friend to make it for your and yes Buffy wins everyone's heart with those big winning eyes... a real heart grabber!!


    Congratulations, Marianne, such talent! Shaz in Oz.x

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  53. This is absolutely amazing artwork and card creation.

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