Tuesday, 7 October 2014


Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin...I'm feeling a bit "wordy"  so bear with!!

I have a Cuddly Buddly DT card to share with you today and what a cutie don't you think?! 

I coloured the image with my SN pencils to compliment the digi papers, also by Cuddly Buddly.
The coredinations mat was a perfect colour match as was the ribbon although it looks much darker in the photograph. I used a new SB die to cut the artwork out.

This image reminded of me how naughty dogs can be when it comes to food and took me back to our youngest's 7th Birthday. I had taken chicken pieces out of the freezer  and left them on the work top to defrost so that I could cook them later on for the upcoming party. We had to pop to town for some other bits and pieces and shut Mog and Suzy in the Utility Room as usual. On our return, the chicken pieces had gone leaving only the polystyrene tray and one very guilty looking boy dog!! He had not only  managed to stand on his hind legs to open the utility room door with his front paw, but also leapt onto the worktop where he must have sat and devoured the whole lot.  After that we swapped the conventional handle for a door knob!! He must have had a stomach of steel as he suffered no ill effects at all...luckily for him and  us!!

Anyway, enough of my sentimental journey.

I am entering these challenges

Crafty Girls Challenge #28 - Anything Goes
Crafty Little Fairies - Only one DP
Creative Fingers #51 - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Paper Challenge
Crafting by Designs October - Anything Goes

I'm off to get ready for work now.
Have a good day xx


Sue said...

This is gorgeous Sarah. I love the cute image, beautiful soft colouring and pretty paper.
Sue xx

Janice said...

Super card Sarah, love the bow & the great pierced rectangles. I got dies from that place too - fantastic prices! Anyway, its a sweet card and a sweet story (probably more savoury!) to go with it! Brilliant, Jx

brenda said...

A story to make me smile Sarah and have a similar one. Some years ago we took on a four year old lab from an elderly lady as she could no longer cope. It was quite late when we got back from picking her up and got fish and chips on the way home, put them in the kitchen whilst we let the other dogs out until we could integrate them together.

You know what happened of course, yes she eat fish and chips for six. She was lovely but obviously had no social skills and did improve and integrate as time went on but we have never taken on another adult dog and stuck with puppies ever since !

So as you can guess Love your card.

B x

susiestacey said...

Lovely card Sarah, naughty Mog lol looks like butter would not melt in his mouth x Susan x

Sammy said...

Awwww, that is so adorable!
And aren't dogs clever when they want to be? Well, most dogs anyway... The Cocker Spaniel we had when I was growing up was daft as a brush, lol. x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

That is one very cute image, love the cas treatment

debby4000 said...

What a wonderful cute card.

Squirrel x said...

Gorgeous card hunny, so cuddly. Reminds me of a Red Setter that used to live next door - I was talking to his mum in the garden for about five minutes, after she went back indoors I heard a howl - he had only managed to help himself to 24 sausage rolls that were on a cooling rack on the table, just crumbs left! They are tinkers - one of mine (we suspect the lurcher as she was the tallest) scoffed a leg of lamb that had been left to cool on the side. Hugs xx

Jane Savage said...

Beautiful paper, Sarah and such a super adorable image! I have to say that’s incredible self-control!! That cake would be in my dog’s stomach before the plate got anywhere near the floor!!! Years ago when we had our Dobermans one of them ate half a tub of wallpaper paste! Another stomach of steel as he wasn’t even slightly sick afterwards!!! I could write a book about all the weird and wonderful things my pets have done! xx

Laine said...

Fabulous story and card Sarah. Love the so cute pup, your DP and sentiment.

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,fab image and details.xxx

Julie Beech said...

I can relate to this Sarah. Last week we had a couple of visitors who had lunch with us before shooting off. There were a couple of leftover beef sarnies on the table when they left but after coming back in from seeing them off, they had gone. After accusing hubster I found a couple of dusty paw prints on the chair so it appeared that Max had scoffed them while my back was turned!
Great card by the way!

Pollard Carole said...

Just love this its so sweet what a perfect design and I love your image brilliant colouring Love and Hugs Carole x

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful, delightful card, have a lovely week cheers Sue N x

Lisa xx said...

Oh to have been a fly on the wall!!!

Such a sweet card Sarah, what a cute image xx

Hazel said...

Brilliant image Sarah. Our lab is very good where food is concerned, except if it lands on the floor. In his mind it's his and it's gone. Collie at work is 4 and he is a wee devil, will pinch food off the table as quick as look at you. Girls know that if I call them to come for lunch or tea to be quick or he will be there before them. Hazel x

aussie aNNie said...

Adorable and sweet...loving the beautiful papers used and this cute image.
Don't forget I have candy .xxx
aNNie The Journey is the Start

Michelle said...

Ha ha ha - WOW he was lucky he wasn't ill. How naughty but then again all the pets we have owned have been just as naughty. My dog stole my cake right out of my hand just as I went to devour it. I remember being totally gutted as there was no more lol. Your card is so beautiful Sarah. I love the image and the gorgeous clean layout. It looks fab. Michelle x

Debs said...

Awww this is sooooo adorable Sarah - lush ribbon too :o)
Your story reminds me of something similar. My Dad always used to wash the whole chicken and then sit it on top of an empty glass milk bottle to drain before stuffing and one Sunday he did this but the back door was open and we just made it into the kitchen in time to see the neighbours cat make off with it - not sure what we had for dinner instead!!!
Hope you are well.
Have a fab evening.
Debs xx

Sue said...

What a cute card Sarah its lovely!! I can totally relate to food going missing with his lordship lol huggles Sue xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Sarah. The image is adorable and I love the pretty paper and cas design.
Lorraine x

Chrissy said...

Such a gorgeous image and colouring Sarah..loved your story..naughty dog..I left my meal on my computer desk and went to grab some washing off the line as it started to drizzle..I came back and my meal was gone and the plate licked clean..naughty Harry..he can reach up there so easy as he is a big tall boy. I Never did that again.


Crafty Moone Cards said...

Gorgeous card Sarah, the image is just so cute.
Sue x

Veerle said...

Oh Sarah this is super super super cute. What a sweet image i LOVE it.
Hugs from Veerle xxx

Carol S. said...

A sweet image and a lovely CAS card. gorgeous papers too. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Patricia said...

Wow!! this is brilliant I just LOVE that image and your fantastic design.

Patricia x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
what a very brilliant card, and such a cutie image.
Love it.
Now your story reminds me of when my children were young, we had a Dalmatian named spot a very original name for a Dalmatian don't you think. lol
He used to open my doors and go up to my bed and get into the bed not just on top, so we had to take off the door handles too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh my gosh Sarah, this is too cute! My heart actually melted when I saw that little puppy! He wants that cake so badly...let's give to him, shall we! ha! Love your pierced frame and fabulous floral paper! What a great birthday card! hugs :)

Whisper said...

Aaah what an absolutely adorable image and Whisper always sucks her cheeks in, when there is food around too, Luv Sam x

Carol Bignall said...

lovely card such a cute image.

Carol x

Annette said...

Lovely card honey, and I know what you mean about the naughty pets. We can't leave anything out here either!

Asha said...

That truly is lovely card, Sarah. I laughed at your story about Mog ... these precious memories linger forever, don't they?!
hugs, Asha

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

A gorgeous card, so cute and the bow looks fabulous! Such a funny story about your cheeky dog - my cat is always up to mischief but she's so cute she gets away with it!

Samantha K said...

This is so so cute and hehehe I couldn't help but chuckle. Dogs are so funny and mischievous lol. Glad he was OK though :) Hugs xx

Lucy Woods said...

Aww super cute card and love the colour!
Oh my dog would go crazy for chicken it was his favourite! Any meat would do tho lol
Once my dad dropped a whole cooked steak on the floor and my dog leaped and grabbed it and would not give it up for anything he tried to swallow it quickly and whole! Then coughed it up lol!
Lucy x

MaryH said...

Caught a glimpse of this cute image as I was looking at your holly card, and had to get a closer look. This is just such an adorable puppy, and I smiled at your forbidden foods story too. Love that new pierced S/B die - and so right for this beautifully colored puppy, and that digi paper is sweet. Very cool match with your pretty bow. TFS

Heidi Brawley said...

awe....this is a very Adorable Birthday card Sarah!!! I love it!!!! hugs, Heidi