Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Dogs and puppies galore

Sorry Folks !!!!

Seems like a constant whinge from me and I'm forever saying this, but so sorry for being a real bad blogger yet again, I must seem like a real pain in the butt, but I am still feeling so rough and taking ages to shift this infection. I really can't believe I've got this so quickly on top on the last one in June. I 'think' I'm going in the right direction, but since the weekend have have a total lack of energy which they say is the concoction of medication taking it's toll. So not a lot of craft the last few days and this is the best I have come up with.

I stamped the main card with Hobby Art GR1341F Shakespeare Sonnet - 'Shall I Compare Thee to a Summers Day ?' using Tim Holtz broken china, which I also used to create the background for my main image which is Penny Black 4042K daisy fields which I inked with the same TH ink plus tea dye and spritzed with water before stamping. The DP is Doodlebug, the border punch Martha Stewart eyelet lace, then lace, ribbon, gems and pearls to embellish plus three punched butterflies.

This card is for the following challenges:

Tuesday Taggers - Inspired by a Poem

And a share of a few pictures of the boys and girls, much as I'd love one of all six of them together it night impossible to keep the pups still for long enough to do that.

George, Bernie, Daisy and a non too elegant pose from Buffy (far left)

Buffy and Daisy - night picture and the light makes them look much darker that they really are

George, Bernie and Lily - she's a slightly lighter colour than Daisy


Sarah xx said...

Awwww my faves! I love that Bernie is there keeping an eye on everyone xxx

Lisa Jane said...

Hi Brenda - sorry you are still a little under the weather - big Hug for you and of course for all those little /big doggies xx
beautiful card as always - i love the criss cross ribbon
Take care
lisa ;)

Helen said...

Oh, cute!! Hope you feel better soon. Love the card, that Hobby Art stamp is fab, can't believe I've missed that one....

Phyllis said...

A BIG WARM WELCOME to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! We are delighted that you have found us and made such a lovely card. Love the way you did you laces on the side and your colors are wonderful.
The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing along with us this week.

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Babs said...

Aww bless you Brenda, you really have been through the wars hav`nt you, i surpose all your spare time at the mo will be taken up with your babies,
i dont know where you get the strengh from to do your cards, but i am glad you do love the layout of your card also the image. papers, and colour, gorgeous card as always
hope you feel better soon.
Babs x

CraftyC said...

Your card is gorgeous Brenda and so are those puppies. Get well soon!

Connie M. said...

Oh Brenda, your card is just sooo pretty! You have used one of my most favorite color combos ever, and love how you inked you image!! Thanks so much for playing in the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week! Hugs!

Connie M. MMDT-GD

pinky said...

You poor thing Brenda, bound to be wearing you out!! Hope you find some improvement very soon. I love the colour scheme of your card, very beautiful stamping. Wow those doggies are getting enormous, soon be as big as bernie, who I think is now your mascot lol. Big hugs.

Fliss said...

Really lovely card Brenda and I love the blues here.
Hope you're feeling a lot better soon as you must be so fed up.
Hope hubby is looking after all those dogs too as they look like hard work!

Zoechaos said...

Oh you poor young thing sounds like you need a holiday LOL If my best was a good as 'best you can manage just now' I'd be a very happy bunny.

Dasiy is showing her adult features dno't your think and littl' Lily looks lots smaller :) they both look very much at home. xx Zoe

Zoechaos said...

forgot to thank you for joining us at TT this week really do love the card, just got entranced by the pack LOL

Tracy said...

Where shall I start, you poor thing you must be exhausted, I do hope that there is some improvement soon. I love the effect when you spray your stamp after inking. Gorgeous creation, and to say your not well, your not lacking in the mo-jo department.
And those doggies are so darn cute, Bernie is as handsome as ever and definately "the Daddy" of the gang. Daisy and Lily are looking really well and cute.
Take care love
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Merry said...

Those puppies are so cute and dogs so good looking. You sure do have your hands full....so sorry to hear that you are not better yet....sending you lots of get well thoughts. Love your card...such wonderful colours.

Sally H said...

Hope you feel much better soon, Brenda. Your card is totally gorgeous and I love it! Those colours together are so beautiful. The dogs are gorgeous too. Hope they are behaving for you

Kat said...

Beautiful card Brenda. Hope you feel better soon. But please don't beat yourself up about being a bad blogger cos I think we're all suffering a bit from bad bloggeritis at the moment. I know I'm not making a lot of progress with either making cards or commenting lol!

Love your doggies. I think my choccie Lab is lonely since our Cocker Spaniel died in May. My daughter's Lab is visiting at the moment and she's really enjoying the company.

Take care,

Kat xx

Sally H said...

Whoops, forgot to say thanks for joining us at TT this week!

Cheryl said...

oh hun maybe we should take a holiday together as you sound so worn out but your card hun is just stunning as always,love the pictures,hugs cheryl xxxxx

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a cute card. Your flowers are divine. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Midnight Madness!

Anonymous said...


Puppies puppies puppies!!!

I think they stole your post... this card is beautiful, love everything about it!

marsha said...

Brenda, wecome to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, so happy you've joined us this week! Your card is divine, I love the sonnet, the distressed ink and tea dye - they are all perfect for such luscious daisies.
Love your pups too - looks like they've got a great BIG babysitter!

Thanks for joining us at the Midnight Madness challenge this week and hope you will join us again next week!

Hugs, Marsha

Juls said...

gorgeous card! beautiful colours, love the LO and the slightly distressed feel to it! STUNNING! Hugs Juls

PatR said...

Sorry to hear you are still not feeling too good Brenda so I hope you'll soon be back to top form. You've done a great job with the card anyway and I love the colours and the delicate stamping. The poem makes it perfect for the TT challenge so big thanks for joining us again this week.
Oh nearly forgot to say how gorgeous the doggies are, so cute!

Kari said...

Aww,they are adorable!!
And your card is wonderful!
Hope you will feel better soon!
Thank you for taking the time to comment my cards,I really appreciate that :)
Have a lovely day:)
HUgs,Kari :)

Carol said...

Brenda it is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenges. We are so delighted you decided to join in on the fun and we hope you will become a part of our sketch challenge family. Your card is so pretty. I love your color combination and beautiful embellishments. It is just spectacular. Love the pictures of the doggies too! Great job with the sketch. Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

sandra said...

Card is gorgeous and so are your fury friends!lol.
Hope you will be better soon!
Take care!

Linda W said...

Great card Brenda, I love the blue and brown together - they work well. Sorry to hear that you're still feeling poorly, hope you feel better soon! Love the pics of the doggies. Linda x

Lynda said...

Awww Brenda please stop apologising for being unwell - you need to look after yourself and forget about us 'til you're better. Have a little time out and get rested - you know it makes sense lol. Your card is beautiful and I love the photos of the doggies.

Love Lynda xxx

craftimamma said...

So sorry to read you are still feeling poorly Brenda. You must be really fed up with it now. You still managed to come up with a lovely card for us though. That turquoise is so pretty.

Beautiful pics of your lovely fur babies too.

Lesley Xx

Clare *Littlebear* said...

I'm sorry you are still feeling rough Brenda, I do hope you get better very soon.
Your cards is beautiful as always!
Great doggy pics too, thank you for sharing.
Hugs, Clare x

Anonymous said...

Sending big hug's Brenda to get well...

Really love this card, these type are pretty much out of my comfort zone but I have been making the effort this week and should have something to show later....
Love the pic's of your doggies, I bet its fun in your house....
Hope your on the mend
Big hugs

Violets Corner said...

The card is so beautiful! No one could guess you were a bit under the weather when making it. Hope you feel better soon hun!

Fab doggie pics! Bernie is really watching over the pups!


Ildiko said...

The card is stunning. Love the choice of poem. I was going to pick one of the Shakespeare Sonet but changed my mind in the last minute. Thanks playing along with TT this week

Rainmac said...

So sorry to hear you are not feeling 100% Brenda. Love the doggy pics. Beautiful card, I love everything about it xxx

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Holly Moore said...

I hope you are feeling better. Glad to see you crafting. Your card is so nicely done. The center image is spectacularly detailed. I love the wonderful writing behind the flowers abd how the flowers themselves have such depth. What sweet doggies too! I have a 5 yr old lab named Sterling and your puppy makes me remember when he was my little baby! Cute! Thanks for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge with us this week.

Holly R. Moore
Midnight Madness Design Team

Mel said...

Hi Brenda, love the furry animals ! Hope your feeling better, mel xxx