Sunday, 19 June 2016

Meet My New Puppy (and a Card)

Finally the weekend for picking up my new puppy and bringing her home arrived.  Meet Tessa:


She is more formally known for Kennel Club registration as "Eclipse Tea for Two".  Eclipse is the breeder's kennel name, Tea for Two picks up the "T" of Tessa, refers to the fact that I now have two dogs, and is in honour of my Mum who passed away in January - she and I shared many many cups of tea together, and I so long to be able to tell her all about Tessa.  I got my love of dogs from her.

Here she is with me and Snow, the mother dog:


And just so he's not left out, here's one of me with my 12 year old dog, Will (from the same wonderful breeder - his official kennel club name is "Eclipse Shakespeare's Sonnet"):


He's not overly thrilled about Tessa coming home with us, but I'm sure he'll come round.

Now on to the reason why you're visiting my blog.  I couldn't help but do another card for CAS Mix Up's June challenge:


I made a card for my father and it seems appropriate to post it on Father's Day:


I have a stamped sentiment, a die cut bird / branch, and my others are watercolouring on the die cut and dry embossing.

I die cut the "Happy News" die and then watercoloured it. I cut it twice more from scrap cs and glued the three together to give it more substance.

I tried to line up the branch with a logical spot on the dry embossed background as if it were part of the same branch.
You have until June 24 to link up a card for the CAS Mix Up challenge.  As well as following the "Stamping + Die Cuts + Other" part of the challenge, please remember to keep your card clean and simple.





Supplies:

Stamps: PTI sentiment
Paper: rust and cream cs, watercolour paper
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Cuttlebug embossing folder, Penny Black Happy News die, watercolour paints









6 comments:

  1. Hi Susan. First, what lovely pictures of you with your dogs. You look so happy to be picking up Tessa. Your family is now complete. :) I hope Will's adjust is quick. :) Tessa's name is a wonderful tribute to your mom - very sweet.

    And a gorgeous watercoloured card for your Dad for Father's Day. Great colouring. Looks so perfect over the dry embossed leafy branches. xx

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  2. Like Loll..I must comment on your adorable new Pup, Tessa and your mature Will. Love their names, Susan. TFS your story and photos. Can't wait for more.

    Your card for your dad is wonderful. I love your watercolored die cut bird and and branch with your textured background. I am sure your dad did too.

    Hugs, nancy

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  3. Like Loll..I must comment on your adorable new Pup, Tessa and your mature Will. Love their names, Susan. TFS your story and photos. Can't wait for more.

    Your card for your dad is wonderful. I love your watercolored die cut bird and and branch with your textured background. I am sure your dad did too.

    Hugs, nancy

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  4. Oh, Susan, I'm so happy for you and I'm sure Will will come around soon. Tessa is a beauty and I know you are over the moon to have her home with you. I'll bet your Mom is smiling down on you.

    Love, love, love that die cut and watercolored bird! I love how you've placed the die cut so it looks like part of the embossed tree!

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  5. Congratulations on the new furbaby Susan, she is gorgeous :)

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  6. Congratulations on the new furbaby Susan, she is gorgeous :)

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