Sunday, 30 May 2010

Feelin Ruff!!!

Hope you are all enjoying the long weekend here in the UK and Memorial weekend for my friends in the USA. If you're lucky you might even get a chance to lie on in bed for a little longer, unlike me who hasn't slept much. I went to bed exhausted around 10.30pm and fell asleep while reading my new Magnolia Ink magazine (which I'm loving, by the way- even though I don't pocess any of the stamps,... YET!!!! LOL) Unfortunately, I woke up at 2am and couldn't get back to sleep again, so spent the evening catching up with emails/ blogs etc.

Todays card is for my best friend, Mel, who is recovering from having her Gallbladder removed- I thought this might help cheer her up! It is the first time I have used the 8"x8" size card. At first I thought I would never really be able to fill the space, but there was no problems re this at all. I followed a sketch from a challenge blog called Stamp for fun (challenge 60) I enjoyed using this layout and will probably keep it for future reference. Unfortunately I am too late to enter the challenge as I missed the deadline. I can't get my head around the time differences in America & here- something I need to work at.

Items used in today's card:-
White 8"x8" scalloped white card- from Crafts superstore at a very good price for this size
BP's- Matts are lilac pearlescent papers (own stash)
- Printed papers from Papermania CAT collection!!! (even though I used it for a dog image, some were very suitable for this!!)
Circular scalloped frame & Flowers are using dies from Marianne design Creatables
Gorgeous pearl brads- The Hobby house
Dog & kennel brads- The eyelet outlet
Pink striped ribbon- My own stash
Jasper the dog digital Image- I won from Michelle Perkett. She set a challenge for her followers to name a new dog image she had created. I named him Jasper after my own gorgeous dog and I won the challenge; she sent me the image as a prize. Michelle is very generous and a really talented artist and we do have good fun on her site.
Jasper was coloured using Promarkers. Although the real Jasper is B&W, I'm not clever enough to know how to colour him properly and found I was able to do shades of brown easier... so for today- Jasper is a brown dog!!

I am entering this card into the following challenges;
1) Michelle Perkett- Challenge 31- Circles & Ribbon
2) Charisma Cardz- Week 21- Going round in circles
3) Crafty Creations- Challenge 69- Use your favourite stamp (It has to be Jasper, of course)
4) Passion for Promarkers- Week 53- Anything goes (This is my 2nd entry for this)
5) Pixiedust studio- Challenge 24- Going round and round

Going to try to get a little sleep before my son & DIL come round. Susan & I are going to watch the film 'My sister's keeper' and apparently I will need a box of tissues beside me!!

Hope you all have a lovely day however you spend it.
Trish x


  1. What a beautiful, cute card, Trish:O) Love the colours and yummy papers, fabulous design, love those awesome flowers. Beautiful colouring.
    Thank you for joining Michelle Perkett Studio, good luck!
    Hugs, Nancy;O)

  2. WOW Trish...I LOVE this!! Jasper is sooo cute. I love how you coloured him :) And the caption is perfect for a get well card after surgery! I'm sure your friend will love it.

  3. Trish, what a beautiful card for your friend!! She will love it!! I love how you colored Jasper and all the doggie details! Those flowers are so sweet and dainty!! A speedy recovery for your friend! Thank you so much for such a beautiful entry to our challenge this week Trish!!:)

  4. Hi Trish! what a gorgeous card! I´m not used to make big cards also and I find it very challenging, but you did an excellent use of the space. Your card it´s very balanced in every sense: colors, embellishments, size of the image... I love this card so much! and I´m sure your friend will love it too!
    Thanks for participating with us this week, we hope to see more of your beautiful creations! Hugs,

  5. OMG Trish, this is so cute! I love the way you colored Jasper. The colors are just perfect. Thanks for playing with us at MPSC.


  6. Gorgeous Trish! I love cute little Jasper, beautifully coloured too. Great papers, and the flowers & swirls are a perfect finishing touch. I might have to go looking for those new dies myself!
    Hope you are well.
    Take care Trish
    Love Elaine xx

  7. Hi Trish. Congratulations on such a beautiful blog! I scrolled to the very first entry and have read it all from start to finish. Well done to both you and Martin on your challenge wins
    Hugs Margaret xx

  8. Hi Trish, beautiful card, I love those dies, have to check them out.

  9. This is gorgeous - I simply adore those flowers, they are amazing!

    Thank you for joining us at Charisma - good luck!

    Leanne xx

  10. OMGosh...this is out of this world cute!!! You really must teach me how you did those FABULOUS flowers!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!

    Thank you for joining us this week at Michelle Perkett Studio!!!

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