Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Christmas Penguins

Hello everyone, it is my turn to showcase another fabulous bit of artwork from 

This sweet image happens to be Christmas Penguins and was coloured with my Promarkers to compliment the pretty papers. My Cheery Lynn poinsettia die got an outing to make the gorgeous bloom and I finished off with some liquid pearls for a change.

I am entering my card here...

Noor Design UK #21 - Christmas
ABC Challenge - N for Noel
Digi Choosday Week 33 - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread #22 - anything Goes

I actually have time for a chat as the pups are being entertained outside. It's been an eventful few weeks. Our trip to Cornwall wasn't great as I had my first bout of carsickness in about thirty years for which there was only one cure...to come home. However, we did manage to get to Port Isaac which was really lovely.

I think we were meant to come back early because on our return Suzy was poorly so a trip to the vet was necessary and didn't end well.

She is now at rest with our Darling Mog in our garden where, come the spring, they will both be covered with beautiful flowers. I miss her.

To cheer ourselves up we spent the night in Torquay last Friday and had a wonderful time wandering round the town enjoying the fabulous weather and generally lifting our spirits with copious amounts of ice cream!!

Bowie and Bumble are turning into fine young dogs although they haven't been allowed to visit my work room yet, not sure I want my Promarkers buried in the lawn!!

Looking forward to getting more crafty time very soon. Thank you for your visits, they are much appreciated xx


Jane Savage said...

Such a beautiful card but what devastating news. My heart bleeds for you, Sarah, it really does. Rest in peace Suzy. Hugs to you my friend. xxx

Julie B said...

Sorry to hear about Suzy, it probably was in the stars that you had to return.
Glad that you managed a trip out though. Al is out tedding hay this aft, hopefully baling tomorrow. Super penguin image, love the colour choice. :)

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A lovely fun image and beautiful frosty colour palette. So sorry to hear your sad news about Suzy.

Peanut said...

Oh Sarah... my heart goes out to you. Sweet Suzy is at peace and with her buddy. So sad But you've got the two little rascals to keep you busy. Her picture reminds me of my André. They leave a definite paw-print don't they? Sweet card... I like how you've got the little penguins popping out of the boxes. Too cute!
hugs Asha

brenda said...

Oh Sarah, what a sad time for you and as the lady above said, your trip to Cornwall was cut short for a very good reason and so you could be with Suzy. Expected or otherwise it's always an awful time and I am sending love and hugs to you.

B x

Whisper said...

So sorry to hear about Suzy and your bad bout of car sickness too.

Gorgeous card and such a cute penguin image too, luv Sam x

Laine said...

So sorry for your loss Sarah! A sad time! Such a sweet card and colour palette.

*Vicki* said...

Awe! So sorry about Suzy! HUGS to you! As for your card with the adorable penguins and purple colors....it is my fave of all and I think you've done an amazing job with the design my friend!! So adorable!! :)

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Beautiful card Sarah....Cute image and lovely colours and papers..
Sorry to hear about Suzy....Our fur babies wait for our return to say good bye....She gone to the rainbow bridge to play with her friends....Hugs from me and purrs from my boys....Joolsx

Sammy said...

How adorable are those penguins! Love them, and love the card. especially as it's my favourite colour.
So very sorry for your loss. She was a real beauty, and I'm sure will be missed terribly. xx

Lisa xx said...

Oh Sarah, I am so sorry to hear about Suzy, such sad news. I hope that when you see your two little rascals enjoying themselves that you will feel comforted

On another note, your card is adorable....the penguins look so cute!

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Sarah the little penguins are so cute and love the colours, card shape and flower..So sorry to hear about Suzy..it just rips your heart out doesn't it..thoughts are with you..


Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
oh I am so sorry to hear about Suzy, as you say she is at peace now.
You got your 2 pups just at the right time so they lift your spirits I'm sure.
Love your wonderful card ,and the penguins are so cute.
Wonderful papers and that poinsettia is super.
Great photos of your time away, and I am so sorry to hear you had to cut it short because of your car sickness.
Lots of big hugs from my house to yours to try and help.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

cotnob said...

A super card Sarah, such a fun image and lovely colours.
I'm so sorry to hear that you holiday had to be cut short, how disappointing for you.
How sad that you had to say goodbye to Suzy, my heart goes out to you.
Take care.

Lynsey said...

Hi Sarah, seems like you were in Cornwall at the same time as me!We didn't go to Port Issac this time but I have been in the past and it is so pretty! Sorry to hear that you were poorly though and you lost Suzy, sending you hugs. Your card is so sweet by the way! Hugs Lynsey x

Carol S. said...

Cute card and love the colours. Sorry your holiday wasn't what it should have been. Then on top of that losing your Suzy. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Sue Nicholson said...

Hugs to help with the lost of Suzy. Beautiful card, we enjoy Cornwall the other week, just a long car journey.
Cheers Sue x

Debra K. said...

A wonderful Christmas card!
Oh, Sarah I'm so very sorry to hear about Suzy. It was good that you came back home to spend the last hours with her though. I think you definitely made ill so you could be with her. Ice cream in a lovely surrounding certainly helps to take your mind off things so I think you should do this everyday. Sending you my biggest hug, Debra x

Pamellia said...

Oh Sarah, I can't imagine how devastated you must be right now! You've lost a member of your family and your heart must be so heavy. I send all my wishes to you right now, I wish I lived closer so I could give you a real hug my friend. Suzy was loved and will be missed dearly. :(

Annette said...

I love that shape, and the pingus and those papers are some of my faves too. Perfik card hun! And those pups are CUTE!

Nataliascraft said...

Sorry to hear that you were poorly and you lost Suzy. Sending you hugs.
Gorgeous shaped Christmas card and adorable image. Beautiful photos xx

Kat W said...

Oh gosh, what a week you have had and I'm so sad to read about Suzy, although it was a silver lining to your carsickness that you had to go home and could therefore be with her at the end.
I hope you find things to distract you from being too sad...crafting, ice cream and those naughty little puppies sound like a good start!
Your card is absolutely gorgeous; I love the colours and the cute image...ohh, and the lovely shaped design too :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx

Brenda said...

Oh, Sarah, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Those furry little creature really impact our lives in such a wonderful way. I'm glad you have the pups to keep you busy. Your card is so fun. Every time I visit you, my SG wish list gets longer. Big hugz to you my dear.

Debbie said...

Really adorable card Hun. Love the Penguins. I'm so sorry you've had such a loss and a rough time. Thinking of you and sending you hugs X X. X

Inkyfingers said...

How sad to hear of the loss of Mog Sarah - it must be such a blow and I hope your happy memories will bring comfort. I'm sorry to hear about the return of your car sickness because I know it will make you nervous about future travel. Your photos are just beautiful and I love your penguin card - the non traditional colours are gorgeous.
Carol x

Carole Pollard said...

Firstly so sad about your dog but I'm sure you will have many happy memories to recall Your new dogs sound fun so enjoy. A fabulous card I love the shape and gorgeous design Love and hugs Carole x PS Love the photos x

Lynne in NI said...

Oh Sarah, I'm so sorry to hear about poor wee Suzy. She gave you many years of happiness and I'm glad you were able to be there for her at the end. Sending hugs xx

Sue said...

Hi Sarah, I am so sorry you have lost your lovely Suzy - it is so difficult losing a four legged member of the family - sending you love and hugs. Travel sickness is pants - I can go ages feeling fine and the one random journey can set me off - yuch! I know how you feel.
As for your card - it is absolutely beautiful - I love the shape and the way you have coloured that gorgeous image.

Fikreta said...

so sorry...
Your card is very beautiful !
Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday!
Good Luck and hope to see you again.

MaryH said...

So sorry to hear of your loss of the sweet puppy, but glad she will have a beautiful memorial spot come spring time. Also glad you have the new kids to lighten the missing of the older friend. Loved this shaped card (looks like a decorative plate!) with the cute penquins in their winter apparel. Terrific coloring work too. Of course I enjoyed the fab pictures of your visit (even spotted Doc's surgery), and while I'm sorry to learn you had a bout of car sick, at least you made it to PI. And your 2nd trip worked out well for good weather and some treats. TFS with us, and for the good wishes sent my way. Hugs

Michelle said...

Hi Sarah - I'm back at long last. I am so sorry to hear about your fur baby - so heartbreaking to lose them so I'm thinking of you ((hugs)). Also sorry you didn't have a good time in Cornwall. I started getting travel sick after I had my lad. I never was before. It's harder to get around because of it so I know how you feel. Take care - Michelle x
Your card is gorgeous. Love the image, shape and purple colours.

Moni said...

Beautiful card!!! Thank your for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenges.-Monica dt

aussie aNNie said...

Sorry to hear about your fur baby, sad to loose a pet that is more than just a 'dog' or 'cat' to us... Lovely card and colouring...love your gorgeous photos.xx

Bettina L. said...

This is absolutely adorable. Love those penguins and the added sparkle. Thanks for playing at Lemon Shortbread and good luck. Hope to see you back for our new challenge. Bettina DT Member Lemon Shortbread xx