Thursday, 30 July 2015

Feathers or fur?


An interesting choice for you today over at 


Feathers or fur?

Well it's fur for me every time. It's not that I don't like birds, I do, as long as they are at a distance. My Grandma let her budgie fly around her sitting room and it used to terrify me when I was little. Imagine my horror when our eldest son, having spent ages in an aviary on an outing, announced that he would reeeeally like a budgie!! We duly went off to choose said bird, blue, quite cute and named Paddy who lived quite happily (at liberty) and was well cared for in Dec's room  until he left home at which point Mummy here took over little Paddy's care until he went to make angel wings at the age of 13!! I have not yet quite recovered...but I'm getting there!! So, it's dogs, cats, horses, cattle, bunny rabbits, hamsters and all things furry for me and here is a little furry cutie to prove it!!


The starting point was a sketch that Mrs Heart aka Jules has so kindly shared and this particular fabulousness is sketch 5 from her ever growing collection. I used LOTV papers to make up the base and happened to choose a furry LOTV stamp too, coloured with Promarkers. Some Doodlebug Sprinkles and an enormous flower from my stash as finishing touches.

We'd love it if you came and shared your furry or feathery creations with us and if you do, then we'd love to hear why as well!!

Some challenges to play along with

Love to Scrap #58 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #9 - Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers - 3 or more layers

I'm off out with Mum today for coffee and a browse around a local crafty treasure trove. I NEED glue gel and poly bags for the Craft and Flower Show on Saturday but I wonder what else will jump into my basket!! 

Have a good day xx


42 comments:

Sue said...

Such a gorgeous card Sarah. I love the cute image and the papers are so pretty.
It's going to be very difficult for my to pick my favourite this time, I love cats and dogs but I also love penguins!
I hope you have a good day.
Sue xx

Squirrel x said...

LOL, swap that dog for a kitty and you have a pawtrait of Rosie!! Gorgeously cute card hunny, this is super. Will do my best to join in the challenge. Hugs xx

aussie aNNie said...

Love the card Sarah....I used to breed budgies and one day decided to get a dog from the pound to save it from being put down, went out shopping one day, came home and the dog ripped the cages apart, killed my budgies, and my finches so guess where the dog went....back to the council pound....oh well....

{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So cute and pretty, great laypit too. Agree with you re fur every time

Debs said...

Adorable card Sarah - super sweet image - love the sketch and fabulous Design Papers.
I too am not a fan of birds - especially the squawking ones that grace us with their 'dawn chorus' at 4:00 am (ish)!!!!
Have a fabulous browse and don't let too much fall into your basket hahaha!!!
Debs xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image and a great design.xxx

Di said...

So pretty Sarah! Lovely image and the papers you used are gorgeous.

Hugs

Di xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Sarah, love the image and pretty papers.
Lorraine x

Laine said...

Such a cutie Sarah. Love the image and papers. Have a great day out.
Laine
xx

Jane Savage said...

Can’t imagine any of my dogs sitting there so patiently waiting to be served cake!! Such a pretty card, Sarah great layout gorgeous colouring and embellies! Have a lovely day with your mum, watch out for all that sneaky stuff making its way into your basket!! xxx

Lucy Woods said...

So pretty!! Love this stamp not used mine for sooo long!
Lucy xx

Michelle said...

Lol - your budgie story made me laugh - your card is so beautiful Sarah from the image, fantastic layout, pretty papers and cute image - just beautifully put together. Enjoy your crafty shopping trip with your mum - bet loads of goodies jump into your basket! from The Crazy Cat Lady lol x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Beautiful image and gorgeous papers love the layout . Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers challenge good luck Ginny x

*Vicki* said...

This is just as sweet as can be Sarah!! Darling image and such fun papers and colors to go with it too! ;) I adore penguins and of course I am a dog lover! Doxies are just too fun!! :)

Veerle said...

Love your fury friend on your sweet card Sarah.
Hugs Veerle x

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a sweet card Sarah. Love your little pup image, so adorable. hugs :)

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Sarah, such an adorable image and pretty papers.
I'm the same as you, it's not that I don't like birds - it's just when they fly!
Pauline
x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
wonderful card.
great design, and wonderful papers used.
Take care with what falls into your basket today, and remember you have to carry it home. LOL.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap, good luck!!! Amy DT

Andreja L. said...

WoW, what a pretty card you made :-))
Hugs, Andreja

Elaine Stark said...

An adorable image and very pretty papers. Elaine

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Gorgeous card Sarah, hope you had a good day. Sue x

Carol S. said...

pretty card and llove the design. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Jules said...

Hi Sarah

A really great card. Love how your flower matches your scrum my papers.

I am well chuffed you used one of my sketches - number five is my favourite at the moment.

Hope you had a good shopping trip - and didn't spend ALL the housekeeping budget! LOL!!

Thanks for the shout out.

Love Jules xx

Anonymous said...

Oh sooooo sooo cute! tehehe I LOVE it!
beautifully coloured and love the papers too! hugs me x

Kat W said...

I'm with you on the fur thing, and of course LOTV do the cutest furry things; this image is adorable and the papers are a fab choice - so pretty and colourful :-)

The little strip of paper with the enamel dots and flower is a brilliant idea and looks so good.

Big hugs, Kat xx

Julie B said...

Love the image you've used here Sarah, well I would wouldn't I?
I'm with you, I like to look at birds but from a distance.
My friend went to LOTV yesterday and told me that their shop is closing:( , the sales are still online though. Such a shame as I enjoyed popping over with her, At least I wont be impulse buy!

Brenda said...

Sarah, this is sooooo cute! I love LOTV furry creatures and you have colored this one up beautifully. Can't wait to see some of your TCP creations, Alma is one of my favorites! Hugs, Brenda

Rebecca said...

Hi Sarah, this image is soo cute!! I love the papers you've matched with it!

Love From Rebecca xx

Ema M said...

Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
Ema
IDCB Owner

Sue said...

Sarah, this is a really lovely card. Your colouring is wonderful and I really like your take on the sketch with those so pretty papers... all just perfect.
Sue...xxx - hope you had a good time crafty shopping!
Sue...xxx

Karon said...

Love this card and all the layers. Did you see that you had won over at Polkadoodles http://polkadoodle.blogspot.ca/2015/07/week-30-crafting-challenge-at.html :-) Have a great weekend.

Annette said...

Fab image and love your soft colouring. That flower is great too.

Sandy said...

Sweet as punch!
sandy xx

Wishcraft said...

Love this... such a cute image, fab papers and layout too :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Michelle said...

Great card with lovely image.
Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination. Hope we see you again and good luck.
xxx Michelle (DT)

Sharon Noble said...

Fantastic card love the colours. Isn't Lilli of the valley stamps just the cutest Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers challenge blog. All the best hugs Sharon (DT)

Lynsey said...

Hi Sarah, this is a gorgeous card! Love the image and the layout. I hope you had a nice time out for coffee and some craft shopping, sounds like a perfect day to me!
Hugs Lynsey x

Asha said...

oh sooooo cute! I'm with you... fur melts my heart always!
xxx Asha

Zw@@n said...

This is a super cute card, Sarah. Gorgeous image and beautifully coloured! Lovely papers/colours too. Luv, Wilma

Lori said...

Sarah, such an adorable card!! Love that image and all those gorgeous papers :)

Whisper said...

Oooo what a super adorable image and layout and i must check out Jules sketches too, Luv Sam x