Sunday, 20 July 2008

Busy Weekend!

I've had quite a busy weekend. firstly on Friday night I had a lovely night with Linz, Carol, Cath, Yvonne, Joanne, Leah and Lynn at a workshop at my house. It was lovely to see everyone. I've been totally inspired and have started a mini album in citrus colours hopefullt to be finished later this week. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it yet. Will definately be selling it but not sure where yet. (thinking aloud here)! I've been listing some more old non SU! Stamps and craft bits on Ebay today, check it out and grab yourself a bargain!!!

Anyway, we have been thinking about getting a dog for a while now. So, on Saturday we decided to visit a couple of kennels. It was so upsetting to see so many dogs needing homes. We visited the Dogs Trust in Leeds and we all fell in love with 15 month old Spencer, a Patterdale terrier. We took him out for a walk and he is just so lovely that we decided to adopt him!!! We should be able to bring him home with us on Friday. We've walked him again today and he is just full of character and really obedient.
Here he is-

I've just ordered the Tailgating standard wheel to make dog announcement cards to send out!!!

Here's a card I did really quickly last week in my favourite colours of the week - Taken with Teal (Yum), Close to Cocoa (Yum Yum) and Creamy Caramel (Yum Yum Yum).It's the Seeing Spots set randomly stamped across the centre of a 5x5 card front. The corners were softened with a corner rounder. The sentiment is from the Cheers and Wishes set. I used a Creamy Caramel Water Colour crayon and wet it with a paint brush for the smallest stamp that's just visible, then flicked it on to the cardstock for a speckled effect. We were shown this technique at the Leeds SU! Expereince tour.We did something similar to this for the Make and take on Friday night.

This is another quick one from this week. I used the Time for a tree roller and coloured using pencils and Odourles thinners. I matted this on not Quite Navy C/S and ran the Whisper White card base through the Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder. My first Christmas card fof the year! Beter get a move on and do more!

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Take care

Lou x


Cazamataz said...

Ahhhh your new addition to the famly looks and sounds like a sweetie...the girls will love him.I've been busy too, it's late and I'm on a roller with some small simple albums.I've even created a couple of cards!must have been Friday's inspiration!
Love to you Lou.
Carol x

Mee said...

Aaaawww Spencer looks adorable! Great cards, I agree the colours on the spotty one look scrummy :o)