Thursday, April 15, 2010

Papertake Weekly Challenge

Morning folks....yes the weather has quickly gone downhill....let's hope it's just a little hiccup and that Spring and Summer this year are going to live up to the scorching predictions from the Met Office....believe it when I see it considering we have snow forecast for the weekend.....you couldn't make it up if you tried.   So on with the crafting.....and the minute I saw the challenge this week over at Papertake Weekly.....I knew I just had to join in.....loving these cute images from LOTV....

CUTIE PIE
and they don't come much cuter than this




Image: LOTV...Swing Time
Background inked with Hero Arts Shadow Ink...Soft Sand edged with TH Distress Ink Pad...yes how did you guess Brushed Corduroy.
Ribbon: from stash
Flowers: Prima
Sentiment: Hero Arts....Share Laughter
Paw Print Punch used as a stencil

And this image brought back wonderful memories of my childhood when my best friend was our beautiful black and white Springer Spaniel called Bustle.....and as you go through life you realise that animals are never critical...don't judge...they are always there for you.... to lick away the tears and give unconditional love.
Bustle was allowed to sleep in our room on the rug at the side of the bed....but one night when Dad popped his head round the door to check we were asleep....there were three heads peeking out....there she was in the middle of our big old double bed snuggled up between my sis and I.....under the blankets....head on pillow and snoring like a train.  That was her supposedly banished from jumping on the bed....but what Dad didn't know....or perhaps he did.....that the minute he went to bed....the wise old girl was back under the covers all snuggly cosy once again.....only moving back to her rug when she heard him getting up in the morning.     And remember folks...there was no central heating in those days....so she was a welcome hot water bottle during the wintry nights.   Now in this day and age when everyone is obsessed with hygiene and cleanliness....I have probably caused quite a few folks to have palpitations....but I have reached this grand old age without any serious health issues....in fact it has been said I have the constitution of a horse....so a little dirt and contact with animals never did me any harm......and to let you into a little secret...my best friend still sleeps on the bottom of my bed.....yes it's The Budster I'm referring to....but I draw the line at him sleeping under the duvet......give him an inch and he would take a mile...I would probably end up kipping on the floor....in fact it's a bit of a race to get into bed and get your legs down before he flakes out.....otherwise it's a night of sleeping with your knees up at your chin and believe me....I have problems enough uncurling this old body in the morning at the best of times.
Catch up with you all later...don't know if it will be tomorrow....got up this morning with a crick in my neck....a tad painful when I try to turn my head....you could say I am a pain in the neck today and who am I to disagree.
Hugs Kath xxx

30 comments:

stampingheaven said...

Morning Kath, another fabby creation. hope you feel better soon. Hugs Ali x

Debs said...

Hi Kath
Gorgeous card and gorgeous story too.
Brought back memories of me and my sister and our little Jack Russell that also used to sleep in between us - more often than not though we only had a single bed to share!
Have a wonderful day - hope the pain in the neck doesn't last too long.
Take care
Debs xx
Oh and thanks for playing along at Papertake Weekly this week - GDT

scrappyjacky said...

Hygiene probably has a lot to answer for!!! Loved your story...and your card.

Kim Piggott said...

I so agree with everything you say Kath! The memories and love we have for our animals is second to none!
So love your beautiful card!
This image is so very sweet and beautifully coloured!
Gorgeous details love the centres of your flowers!
hugs
kim x

Rach said...

STunning card Kath, so beautiful.. perfect...
our dog gets into and under our duvet every morning for his snuggle... couldn't stop him if i wanted and like you say they make lush furry water bottles... I always shared my bed with our family dog as a youngster.. didn't do me no harm either... hope that your neck eases hun.xxx

ribenaruby said...

Super childhood memories,card is wonderful, love the paw prints using a stencil, great idea thanks! Hope you feel alittle better as the morning goes on Kath.

Anesha said...

Adorable card, do love this image. Hope your neck feels better soon and hugs to Buddy. More photos of furry cuteness please! Anesha :)

Unfading Spring said...

Beautiful card Kath, love your little story, its brings back so many memories for me too. The dog kept me warm in bed too, and my kids always had the dog in there beds too, seems my daughter has forgotton as she wouldn't even have the dog in her house, never mind in bed, I think thats why there's so many allergies now.
They say that people that are brought up with animals are healthier.

Hope your neck gets better soon, rub on some Horse Linament.(lol)

Big Hugs Carol xxx

Babs said...

gorgeous card kath love the colours, you have done the stamp justice.
we used to have a dog that always got inside the duvet cover on the childrens beds & god help anybody that tried to remove him. ha ha
Babs x

Suzanne said...

So cute! Love the card - image is gorgeous. I think your right, Kath - a bit of dirt and animals never hurt anyone. Hope your neck gets better soon
Hugs
Suzanne x

Ruthie said...

hee hee - our cat does this now...he is not allowed on the bed (hubby complains) but he knows he can get on my side of the bed and I wont kick him off...but when hubby comes upstairs he scoots off double quick! And as far as dirt goes...I used to have a horse and my child was down the yard with me (in the stable in his carseat) with the horse snuffling at him, hay dust etc flying everywhere..he came down there at two days old! He is one of the healthiest kids in his class - never off with sniffles and bugs - AND he was never poorly down the yard!

Rx

ginny said...

love the card, the story brought back memories of our black lab bow, she used to lay by husband side of bed when he got up she would jump in he would pull up duvet and she would lay with her head on his pillow, sadly when she died we said no more dogs in the bedroom , only because we know have 3( 2spring & lab) their would never be enough room for us 2 as well, they love u know matter what the day is like the tales of these 3 would hav u in stitches

ginny said...

love the card, the story brought back memories of our black lab bow, she used to lay by husband side of bed when he got up she would jump in he would pull up duvet and she would lay with her head on his pillow, sadly when she died we said no more dogs in the bedroom , only because we know have 3( 2spring & lab) their would never be enough room for us 2 as well, they love u know matter what the day is like the tales of these 3 would hav u in stitches

ginny said...

love the card, the story brought back memories of our black lab bow, she used to lay by husband side of bed when he got up she would jump in he would pull up duvet and she would lay with her head on his pillow, sadly when she died we said no more dogs in the bedroom , only because we know have 3( 2spring & lab) their would never be enough room for us 2 as well, they love u know matter what the day is like the tales of these 3 would hav u in stitches

Lynda said...

Hi Kath - Love your card and the friendship with our pets is definitely a special one and I do miss snuggling up with them. Can't understand these people that wretch at the thought of it - they're sadly lacking something! A bit of dirt never hurt anyone after all you don't see many sick farmers do you!

Enjoy your snuggles and hope your neck gets better soon - I know how much it hurts!

Love Lynda xxx

Ann Rosie said...

Just love these LOTV images - not usually a fan, but these are just gorgeou. Wonder how many crafty lovers out there are also pet lovers - is it something in our makeup?? There are 6 people in our team at work, only 2 of us (me included) have anything to do with crafting and guess who are the pet owners?!
Anyway, good job my westies (especially Max) can't read - he only gets a treat of getting on the bed on a Sunday morning when I get breakfast brought to me in bed.
Hugs as always
Ann

Allison said...

ah adorable- I've just finished a card using that stamp too and dog hair etc never done me any harm either
AllisonX

joey said...

Awww Kath you have done a gorgeous job with this lotv image beautiful colourwork
Joey.x

Louise said...

Fantastic image and I love how you have coloured it :)

NGCARDS said...

Good Morning hun, love the card you have made :) That story is so cute hun :) xxx

aardvarkpest said...

Lovely card and such wonderful memories. Love how you used the paw print punch as a stencil very clever.

Glenda

Rosietoes said...

I just love this one Kath. It's so nostalgic of childhood days.
Beautiful card and lo.
I hope your neck recovers soon. There's nothing quite so annoying as neck pain.
Edna x

Tatanky said...

Hi Kath ! Yes the image of this card is so cute. When I was a kid my parents never let me have a dog. But now I'm married to a wonderful man whom loves dogs as much as I do and we have two. One of them sleeps with us on the bed the other one doesn't because he's too old and can't jump anymore...otherwise we'll have to buy a bigger bed !!! ;)

Sue said...

Hi Kath
wow what a gorgeous card, your colouring is amazing, stunning creation, sue,x

Kat said...

Fabulous card Kath. Love that sweet image. I've always loved dogs. When we got married one of the first things we did was get a dog andwe've never been without one since.

Had a trip to Elgin with my friend today to Papercrafts. We were shown lots of your cards. I think I could have picked them out as I love your style of cards. My friend was well impressed as she hasn't got internet. Susan was with me when I said hello at the SECC in March.

Kat xx

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh my word, Kath!!! This is sheer gorgeousness! Love the colors, the image, your coloring, Everything! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again next week too!
hugs!
Sharon

Laura said...

I love this card it has brill detail. My dogs sleep on the bed as well.

Sarpreet said...

Gorgeous card - love the design and the image is adorable

Dawn said...

Hiyaaa
Awww I love these images too, they made me smile as soon as I saw them and just HAD to get them!!
LOL at the doggy duvet stories, but I totally agree, my two furries both sleep on my bed, who cares about the hairs and yup I often wake up scrunched up at the edge of the bed as the two buds have taken over the whole of the left side of the bed!!! Tee Hee wouldn't have it any other way!!

Hugs
Dawn
xx

SaggiSoo said...

Hi Kath

Gorgeous card. Love the image! Looks like my 5 year old daughter and our dog. She thinks of him as her personal pillow and is always cuddling with him.

Sue x

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