Monday, 12 October 2015

Catch A Star


Three weeks ago i got very emotional as my Rheumatoid Arthiritis was starting to hurt me again and it hasn't done that in 3 and a half years, so we had a look at the dog rescue website - we found a brown and white collie (who was a year old), but when we got to the rescue centre she was gone, they asked us if we still wanted to walk a dog, we said yes and they came out with 'Clio', the first thing she did was jump up at Harrison and cuddle him, with that we were hooked and 12 days ago after a lot of grief from the home checker, she came home with us - (now the tissue time, sorry) she was found dumped in a ditch pregnant in Co Kerry, Ireland, she unfortunately lost the puppies and they still don't know how she survived, she also has a scar on her back, from being burnt, but she is the most loving adorable Labrador Collie X (she is 1-2 years old), you would ever want to meet and absolutely loves children and she has made our house a HOME again.

chilling out in the conservatory

Photo bombing Harrison's school project
Now on the card, the image is : Penny Black - 'Catch A Star / 2094E/ 2002', the papers are pearlescent : Craftwork Cards - 'Tis The Season', the circle shape is : Go Kreate - 'Plain and Scalloped Circles', the star circle is : Memory Box - 'Starry Wreath', the shooting stars is : Memory Box - 'Beloved Stars', the adhesive stones are from : Kars, the ribbon is from my stash.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are : 

Creative Inspirations  - where Challenge No; 330 is 'Stars / And Or Stripes'

Stempelgarten - where Challenge No: 42 is 'Dies'

The Ribbon Girls - where the Challenge is 'Any Image)

Crafty Cardmakers - where Challenge No: 149 is 'Circular Cards'

As You Like It  - where the Challenge is 'Monochrome Or Colour' - i find monochrome makes a statement and stands out and i like the way it does that

Thanks for looking and for any comments you would like to leave, would be most appreciated, Luv Sam x


Julye said...

Ah bless her, can't abide animal cruelty and you never realise how empty your home has been until a four legged friends becomes part of it.Happy you have found each other

brenda said...

Oh Sam, the starting point has to be Clio, many years ago we also had a Clio, one day a friends lab much to their surprise presented them with a litter of pups. Nobody ever knew who Dad was so of course they had to find loving homes as they had no pedigree. She was lovely as I am sure you Clio will be and already she looks at home.

I shudder when I see some of the animal rescue stories on TV, it's beyond comprehension how people can be so cruel. We lost Alex's (our youngest) boy Bernie, the rescue St Bernard's last month and he has left a very big hole in the family.

Sorry to gabble on and should say what a super card. Also I do hope your RA soon improves, nothing worse that pain day in and out and I hope Clio will list your spirits. I went back to the pain clinic last week as my MS is also having a hissy fit and going to have more targeted spinal injections.

Take care and enjoy the new family member.

B x

Sue said...

Beautiful card, love the little image, and the card design is unique and creative.

Oh Sam, Clio needed a loving family, and your family needed a fur baby to love, perfect match. May all your hearts overflow with love. Hope your RA settles down too. Whisper would be proud of you all. She is beautiful, happy new beginnings............

Big Hugs)

tilly said...

I'm sure he will be lovingly looked after and get the best of everything at your home......hope to meet him one day.
A super card with a fab image, hope you feel better soon

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So happy you have given a loving home to another dog. Fab card, love the black and cute image x

Chrissy said...

Clio is just gorgeous Sam and will give you many happy days..considering what she has been through it is so nice to think she has love to you fabulous card too..I love the design and with the cute little mouse and fabulous dies, it is gorgeous. Hope your pain goes away, never to return...take care.


Janice said...

Sorry to read that your RA has flared up again, fingers crossed it settles soon. (May be that's sore too!) glad to hear Clio has bonded and settled. Hopefully she will be able to put her terrible past behind her now she has found a loving home. Finally, what a great card. Love the black and silver combo and those lovely dies. Brilliant! Jx

Jacee said...

Ahh bless her, I'm sure she'll be very happy with you after her traumatic life so far, it doesn't bear to think what the poor girl has had to go through up to now, but she can be happy and relax in her new home now, you are very kind to take her on.
Your card is so lovely, sweet image and I love the little stars, fabulous!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Sarah said...

I am so pleased for you Sam and Clio is a very lucky girl indeed to have such a loving new family. What a pretty card too!! xx

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Sam, such a sweet image and fabulous design.
I'm so pleased that you have given Clio the loving home that she deserves, I hope she brings you much happiness.

Rene said...

It's never easy to say good-bye. Fur babies are our babies after all!

Your card is just lovely. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck,

Lorraine said...

So glad to hear you have a new family member, Clio looks gorgeous.
So does your the cute image and fab colour scheme.
Lorraine x

Di said...

Lovely card Sam - really pretty and beautifully made. And Clio is just gorgeous, so glad she has her forever home with you. Hope the RA settles down again chick!


Di xx

Ina G said...

Oh what a wonderful story about Clio and now she has a loving family that she can give love back too.
Love your circular card. Great choice of colours and embellishments you added. Such a lovely finish. Thanks for sharing your story and card with us at Crafty Cardmakers.

susiestacey said...

Clio looks so happy and contented - she is lucky to have you all as her forever family too. Hope you are feeling a bit better too and that Clio has helped lift your spirits too. Gorgeous card fantastic details x Susan x

Judith said...

oh Sam I'm so happy that you have found another lovely dog - I know from experience that a house is so empty without one! - She looks adorable and you have given her the best gift of a lovely home with you after her horrible start in life. I'm sure it will be a wonderful Christmas in your happy home. And as for your cute card - love it - those papers are so lovely and I love the design hugs Judith x

Sue said...

Sam, I am so happy for you all, Clio looks gorgeous - our dogs are rescues and for every ounce of love we give we get many more ounces back with interest!
Your card is beautiful too - lovely colouring and card design...

suzanne2 said...

Hi Sam, your card really is beautiful and such a lovely layout and its hard to believe it has been out done lol yep, Clio has outshone your card and I've fallen in love with her. What a horrid start to her life. I'm so glad she has found you. I'm sure she will be great company while you are crafting. Your card really is gorgeous of course and I'm so pleased you came to share it with us at creative inspirations.
hugs Suzanne x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Gorgeous card Sam, loving the star dies you have used.
Clio is beautiful, still amazes me how people can be so cruel, my sister has always worked with animals, RSPCA/vets, I don't know how she does it. She has some real horror stories....Take care. Sue x

Jenn DuBell said...

This is adorable! I love the little mouse! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers and more~

Lee said...

Hi,I am so so sorry to hear about your beloved Whisper,she was such a beautiful and loyal dog.Your lovely new lil doggy looks very happy too.I'm sure Whisper would approve,how wonderful to give a home a deserving lovely doggy.Love your card,and hope your health improves.Huggles xxxxxx

Aoutienne said...

Awww, what a beautiful card! I like the star circle die so much, as well as the stars on the bow. Thank you for joining our Stempelgarten Challenge!
Kind regards,

Kim x said...

Fabulous card. Love all the embellishments.
Thank you for entering my Circle card challenge at CCM&More.
Hugs Kimx

linda said...

sorry to hear about your RA sam. i've had severe RA for 19 years now and have been through all the meds and it's no fun trying to hit the right combo. your new clio is such a sweet looking dog and i'm sure she's happy to find a loving forever home.

my reader doesn't always update those i'm subscribed to, but cute card now that i see it. :)

creationsnz said...

gorgeous card, well done.

J said...

Lovely card - and Clio is lovely too! She may have had a bad start but she is a lucky girl now...!

Thank you for sharing your card with us at Crafty Cardmakers & more.


Annette said...

Gorgeous card (love the shape) and a lovely heartwarming story that Clio has found a new home after an obviously horrendous start. She obviously knows she's onto a good thing now!
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
The Sugar Bowl Challenge,
Lili of the Valley,
Without Words Challenge
In The Pink Challenge
As You Like It Challenge.

Kat W said...

This is absolutely fabulous and I agree that the monochrome gives it a really striking look - thanks for joining in our challenge at As You Like It!
I'm so glad Clio finally has a home filled with love :-)
Hugs, Kat x

Linby said...

Just catching up! So pleased you have a dog again - how lovely and also that it is a rescue dog.
Love your card it's really eye catching in mono.
Lynn x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sam,
such a wonderful card, love the mouse!
Thank you for joining our Stempelgarten Challenge and good luck!
X Daniela