Monday 6 December 2010

Muddy mutts

So how's everyone doing today ?

This is going to be a quick one, more pictures than anything else to save the eyes from the computer glare, seems it's going to be the only way. I am hoping to pop round and visit some of you today, but might only be a few words, so please forgive me until I am back on track again.

My first share is using what is probably my favourite sentiment stamp Penny Black 2695J which I stamped and then run through the Cuttlebug. The Ivy is Hero Arts K5313, stamped with Adirondack Meadow twice and one cut out and inked with Versamark frost and spritzed with Glimmer Mist pearl to enable me to shape the laves before decoupaging. Then some stickles added here and there to create berries. This card is for the following challenges:

The Craft Pad - Anything goes
One Stitch at a Time - Old stash, new stash (stamps old, stickles new)
Alphabet Challenge - F for foliage

My second card is this lovely slapstick from Penny Black 40-027 stamped and coloured with Copics. The DP is from stash (K&Co I think), the poinsettia is Penny Black 4104K stamped onto shrink plastic and coloured with a Sakura pen before shrinking. The sentiment comes with the little girl image. Layers of glitter paper for snow plus Judikins snow glitter added for snowflakes. This card is for the following challenges:

Secret Crafter - Christmas
Paper Playtime - Snowflakes

And finally a few pictures of the girls and boys, no Abbey, her arthritis is really bad and she's not moving far from her basket lately bless her.

George, Bernie and Buffy - check the muddy floor - wonder whose gonna clean that up ?

Lily and Daisy - check the muddy legs - they both look a bit distorted but sitting to pose is still something they've not quite grasped.


Sarah said...

Ooohhh gorgeous cards and your doggies are beautiful, bet they are a handful ;-)

Janis Lewis said...

I love your projects and your doggie pictures. I hope Abbey will feel better soon. Poor darlin'. Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

Birgit said...

both cards are beautiful. love how you used the cutouts

Kari said...

Wonderful cards,Brenda!I love the sentiment on the first one,adorable!
Thank you for taking time to visit!Hope things will get better soon :o)
What a cute pictures of your dogs,they are so so cute,hun!
Have a lovely evening!

Hugs,Kari :)

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Brenda. Your cards are just amazing my friend. You put so much into them and your designs are just fabulous.
I hope you are taking care and that your eye is improving slowly.
Your dogs are just so adorable, love their cute innocent faces, haha.
Thinking of you.
Lots of love, Sandra xxx

Pat said...

Two absolutely beautiful card, super images and colours. Thanks for sharing in our 100th challenge at The Crafty Pad this week.

Pat xx

Teresa Carini said...

Hi Brenda! I was admiring the effect of leaves on the first card! very nice! and how big and beautiful are your dogs! Greetings!

Mervi said...

Two gorgeous cards, lovely.
Nice to see your big doggie family,
I tried to take some photos of horses on the snow, but they run too far...

chris said...

HI Brenda, wow these two are gorgeous and buffy george and Bernie look like they would eat you out of house and home.
hope your eyes get sorted soon it must be awful.
hope to see you soon hugs chris xx

Choccy said...

Such a gorgeous card/s and those dogs are gorgeous too !!

Thankyou for sharing with us at OSAAT for our new stash/ old stash challenge. Good Luck !!

Choccy xx

Bobbi said...

What pretty cards. I love how you did the ivy. Your dogs are so cute.

Janice said...

Lovely work - especially the ivy card - beautiful. Woof woof doggies! Jx

Julie said...

Oh Brenda,such beautiful cards,particularly love the easel! don't envy you with all those muddy paw prints,I've enough to do to keep up with hoovering after my husband lol,he's the only member of the household to trudge through in his shoes,usually after cutting across the rather muddy lawn.:(
Have a good week,Julie.x

Gem said...

stunning creations as usual Brenda!! Thanks for joining in our Old Stash New Stash challenge this week at One Stitch at a Time! Gemma :)
P.s. Check out my yummy blog candy here, closes 12/12!!

buglvr2010 said...

I love your warmest wishes card...just beautiful! Your dogs are so pretty...I've cleaned many muddy floors and many muddy dogs...but they are part of the family!

Jacee said...

Oh wow Brenda do I love that first card, stunning work and I love the paper you have used on the second.
Take care of yourself, Luv Jacee

craftymum said...

Hi Brenda
thanks for visiting. I appreciate it especially as you are not to good at the moment. Super cards especially the first one. That one is quite spectacular.
Keep warm
Sarah x

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful cards and I love your dogs they are all adorable!!!! Have a good evening. Hugs Anesha

Helen said...

You always amaze me, your cards are so gorgeous again today!!! Thank you for finding time to stop by my blog. Fingers crossed is right for the game.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous cards, love the shaped one mostly, it is so pretty and colourful. And you have such adorable dogs, they look so friendly xx

Beryl said...

To gorgeous cards but I have to say I'm blown away by the first. I love thay sentiment stamp - have seen it before but didn't know who made it so thsanks for that. The decoupaged ivy is beautiful too.
So envious of you having all those dogs - althoigh I bet they take some feeding and exercising.
Please don't feel you have to apoligise for not getting round to visiting - it's a bonus when we get visitors - not a right - and most of us have times when blog hopping has to be put on the back burner for a while. Hope the eye problem soon improves though.
Beryl xx

Sue said...

wow fab cards and just love your doggies luv sue x

Lisa Jane said...

Hi Brenda - lovely to see you on my blog today ... thanks for calling by. Hope your eyes are improving
LOve the cards - the ivy is stunning
Lisa ;)

Zoechaos said...

Gosh those 2 girls are growing bet the whole pack loved the snow.

Your top card is so fresh and different the ivy is stunning and the words always bring a smile to the reader thank you for sharing this with us at Lots to do xx Zoe

Linda W said...

Hi Brenda, love both of these cards. The first one I remember from Saturday, it's very elegant. I love the way you have used the nesties on the second card and such a cute image. The doggie pics are lovely too. Our stray moggie has taken up residence on my chair in my craft room during this cold weather, I told her that there's hardly space for my craft stash yet alone her - haven't the heart to evict her (lol). Hope your eyes are better soon. Linda x

rozzyb said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda and fabulous piccie of the dogs.. give them a hug from me :)
have a good week
hugs rozzy xx

Kat said...

Love both your cards Brenda. Quite different but equally gorgeous. Lovely to see your doggies. My 2 can't pose either, usually moving too fast or rolling about fighting. Thanks for visiting my blog, that was really nice of you when you can only use the computer a little while at a time.

Kat xx

Sally H said...

Fabulous cards, Brenda! I love them both. Good job I didn't see that shrink plastic poinsettia on Saturday, or I might have had to buy that too!!!

Tracy said...

Perfect and gorgeous creations, all the dogs look great too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Anonymous said...

Hey Brenda, now worries about getting around! Always glad to come to you!

Absoluterly love these cards, the wine on the top is awesome and I love that quote!

and that decoupage is fabulous too!

Keep Well!!! xioxi

craftimamma said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. I love the clean, fresh look of the first one with the delicate decoupage and the easel card is gorgeous too. I think I need that set of label dies!

Love the pics of your furry friends but have no idea how you cope with so many and such big dogs. My little Snoopy drives me potty sometimes, Lol!

Lesley Xx

debby4000 said...

Oh stunning cards Brenda, love the shimmer on the leaves on the first one and the image on the second is adorable.
Love the pics of the doggies too.

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

stunning cards, just love the sentiment and 3d leaves on the first, second a real cutie.
Lovely dogs , thanks for showing them, just going to walk mine over the frozen golf course.
takecare and don't strain your eyes, thinking of you. janex

Maggie's Crafts said...

Love your cards! Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad @ Please come back next Sunday for another brilliant challenge! :)


Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, I adore your cards they are stunning and so beautifully created. Not so sure about the muddy feet everywhere but Im sure once cleaned the dogs look a lot better, good luck with that job. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx
At least they dont get snowballs between their toes like my dogs used to.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Congratulations to your DT post! The cards are so beautiful, the dogs are lovely muddy or not.

Hope you can keep away from commenting, we'll be here when you come back.

Take care

Kay Carley said...

Hi Brenda! No worries at all regarding the comment you left on my blog - we all know about computer troubles and just how disruptive they can be!

Beautiful cards - I particularly love how delicate looking the first one is. xx

Unknown said...

2 great cards but the first one is simply stunning, I love it. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week

Whisper said...

Both cards are gorgeous and yours dogs are so adorable and i didn't realise you had a Saint Bernard too - i'm glad though that i only have 1 pooch with the muddy paws and floors !!!, luv Sam x

Debbie said...

Hi Brenda - gorgeous cards and lovely detail. ;)
Thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad challenge this week. :)
To be eligible for the prize you need to leave a comment to guess the amount, display our 100th challenge badge on your blog and only one entry please. :) Do hope you can still play along. :)
There are mini challenges on the DT blogs too. :)
Debbie The Crafty Pad


Hi Brenda - two beautiful cards, (love the sentiment on the first one), and thank you for visiting my blog - it really doesn't matter if you don't visit for a while - no need to apologise, as everyone has their own life to live, and I just appreciate your lovely comments whenever you have the time. Hope you are feeling better soon. Love and big hugs, Sylvia xxxxx

pinky said...

The climbing ivy and sentiment are gorgeous Brenda. Love the little cutie below too, you definitely have the best selection of PB stamps I know but why are they so expensive:( Love all the doggies, how on earth do you cope with them though! My little squirt has the place crazy with gutters at the minute, dread to think what it would be like with that lot lol. Hope you are keeping well and resting those eyes.

Brenda Brown said...

Great cards Brenda - I love the photos of your doggies too.
Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT this week.
luv {brenda} xox

Heidi said...

Love your doggies and your cards are just looking glittery and great. hugs heidi x

Juls said...

so many gorgeous pictures!!!! Love your first the embossed detail and the dimension you have created with the leaves! Hugs Juls

made by fifi said...

wow i love the first card - brill - cute dogs too - thanks for joining in the alphabet challenge x

bernietom47 said...

Oh what brilliant cards and your doggies are adorable!
Blessings Bernie

ania said...

Piękna, bardzo delikatna:)