Friday 30 January 2015

A bit of Chester cuteness!

Hello everyone :o)

I've not made much worth showing for the last few days, so I thought I'd pop some Chester pics on instead.  He's nearly 11wks old now... still hard work but we've got used to having him around, and he's getting used to our routines too.

On the sofa already, asleep next to Morgan...

Little poser...

With his little cushion, which is actually a Butlins one that belonged to the kids, that he's claimed and carries around with him.

Tickle my tum please?

This is how he settles as I move around from room to room... whenever I stop he plonks himself down at my feet.  Sometimes he decides I'm moving around too much and he'll take himself off to his crate with a huff!

He's nearly 5kg already, and as some cockapoos only weigh 6 or 7kg fully grown, he's definitely not going to be one of the little ones!  We're going to his first 'puppy party' at the vets tomorrow, so he can have a little playtime with some other puppies.

Hope you don't mind me sharing some photos... hopefully I'll be back with a card soon!

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Tuesday 27 January 2015

Ralph - Birthday Fishes - DigiStamp Boutique DT

Hello everyone :o)

I know it's a bit of a rare occurrence these days, but I have managed a card... Here's a fab new character from DigiStamp Boutique, called Ralph (love him!).

I've used lots of random scraps from different Doodlebug pads, as Chester doesn't give me enough time to come up with actual layouts at the moment!  I've found that I can get quite a bit of colouring done sat at the dining table, because he can settle at my feet and he's quite happy... he drags a little cushion over and makes himself comfy lol, it's very cute.

Chester's given us the push we needed to start getting some quotes from builders for the extension we're planning... the plan is to have a downstairs craft room, and maybe an extra loo, then the boys can have separate bedrooms and Chester can be near me whenever I'm crafting... we'll have to see what the quotes are like!

We're off for his 2nd vaccine now, so we can start going for walks soon :o)

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening!

Friday 23 January 2015

Fabulous Birthday...

Hello everyone :o)

Well it took me a couple of days, but I managed a card for an order...

And an action shot of Chester in the snow.  I hate the snow, he loves it... not having much luck convincing him to come back inside once he's out in it!!

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Tuesday 20 January 2015

Love You Tons - DigiStamp Boutique DT

Hello everyone :o)

I'm a happy bunny today, as Chester had a nice long sleep in his crate and I finally got to go in the craft room... yay!!  It's been a good day really... he's curled up at my feet now while I'm on the laptop.

So, here's my DigiStamp Boutique DT card, using one of this month's super cute new images.

I couldn't resist paper piecing this one.... aren't those elephants sweet?  The sentiment is included with the image.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Papertake Weekly - get in shape (square, rectangle, heart)
Simon Says - it's a guy thing
Sweet Stampin' - masculine

Well hopefully it won't be too long before I can get back in the craft room!  Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Monday 19 January 2015

Birthday Wishes Brother...

Hello everyone :o)

You might have noticed I haven't been around much!  I'm finding the whole puppy thing pretty exhausting really... have managed to make about a third of a card since we got him and starting to get a teeny bit frustrated now!  Other people seem to carry on as normal when they get a puppy, but I can't make a thing while he barks at full volume in the background.  We're all completely besotted with him though!

So here's another card I made before Christmas, for an order.

The dragon was a Silhouette file cut on the Cameo, sentiment stamps are Stampin' Up and the papers are First Edition textured ones.

And here's a couple of sleepy Chester photos...

 A few of you have asked if he's a Cocker Spaniel, he's actually a Cockapoo, but not an especially curly one.  He'll probably look quite different when his adult coat comes through.  He's now 9wks old and knows sit, stay (not for very long) and paw, he's getting the hang of toilet training when he feels like it (he prefers the rug and isn't keen on the cold!), and he sleeps through the night after a few minutes of extreme barking... every time I see the neighbours I apologise, although they claim it isn't bothering them.  I'm sure it will if it carries on much longer though!

It was my birthday last week and I had some lovely cards from some equally lovely blogging friends - thank you!  I'm getting a set of Inktense pencils with my birthday money, but there's no rush to order them seen as it'll probably be weeks before they get used properly... oh, and I've already ordered a copic carrying case, in the hope that I can do a bit of colouring downstairs... well you never know eh?

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Monday 12 January 2015

Snowy Tag

Hello everyone... at last!

We picked Chester up on Saturday, and it's been non-stop since then really.  Even though I was expecting it, it's still a bit of a shock to the system... a lot like having a newborn!  He's lovely though, just very very attached to me, and doesn't like me to be out of sight at all.  So I'm expecting card making and blogging to be mostly impossible for the next week or two, while I slowly get him used to being alone for a little while!

So.... here's a card I made before Christmas, using some High Hopes stamps that I chose with a prize voucher.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
High Hopes - anything High Hopes
Simon Says - something new (stamps... and does Chester count lol)

Here's a photo of the little gorgeous one, with part of his vast collection of toys...

I'm hoping to be back tomorrow with my DigiStamp Boutique DT card, but that might be a bit optimistic of me!

Thanks for popping in... apologies if I've not commented or emailed you back yet, this is the first day I've managed to switch the laptop on!  Hope you all have a lovely evening :o)

Tuesday 6 January 2015

New Year Pup - DigiStamp Boutique DT

Hello everyone :o)

I'm here with my DT card for DigiStamp Boutique, using an image that was actually released for the New Year... it comes with a 'happy new year' sentiment, but I decided to use it for Dex's birthday card from Morgan.

Not happy with my colouring... I really need to replace some of my copics!

Thanks for popping in, hope you all have a lovely evening :o)

Monday 5 January 2015

Without Words - Dreaming of Spring

Hello everyone :o)

It's time for a new challenge at Without Words, and this month our theme is 'dreaming of spring'... love this one, I'd be quite happy if we had spring all year round.

I think these Bugaboo mice are fab... I've got a few of them, but this is the first one I've used so far.  I've said this before, but I really need to start using all my unused stamps and images before I buy more this year... got hundreds of the things stamped and printed out!

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Catch the Bug - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - pick a fave (I chose 'spring has sprung' from April 2014)
Simon Says - anything goes

Thanks for popping in... hope you all have a lovely evening :o)