Thursday, 29 July 2021

Favourite Animal that can be a Pet

 I have been fortunate to have New Forest Ponies in my life for 25 years and at 32 Surprise has been there to supervise lots of events. She knows all my secrets and has been a huge support through good times and bad. Wills has taken her place as riding pony since her forced retirement, two and a bit years ago, and at 11 years old will be my last. If he ages as well as Surprise I will be well into my 70's!!

 Why is she going on about her animals I hear you cry...well it's new challenge day at 

As You Like It Challenge

and we would love to see a project featuring your favourite animal that can be a pet with a little explanation why and, on this occasion, would really like to see a picture of your pet too.

The image I used here is a freebie from Making Cards that I coloured with my Promarkers to compliment the rustic papers from Crafters Companion. I also discovered some rustic style stringy stuff and seed heads that went really well with the hessian ribbon. The message on the pin was part of a journalling kit that I had left over and fitted just right.

and here they are Wills on the left and my darling Surprise on the right

I think she is sticking her tongue out in this one!! She might be an antique pony but is still as cheeky as ever!!

It would be wrong of me to exclude my other hairy kids so here are Bowie and Bumble too doing their best sealion impersonation after a very wet walk!!

Can't wait to see your projects and photos xx


Claire said...

Aww what a beautiful card replicating your long friendship with Surprise and Wills, love the rustic feel and embellishments.

OK so Bowie and Bumble make wonderful sealions and certainly made me smile, great photo x

aussie aNNie said...

What a gorgeous post of your fab card and fur babies, love Bowie and Bumble, so cute. xx

Julie B said...

Love your stringy bit Sarah, goes really well with that style, lovely card! I wish Max would stay still long enough in a towel for me to dry him, he prefers the DIY approach, usually the lounge carpet if I don't snag him first!! :)

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Sarah, a great image and I love the rustic feel.
Great photographs of your horses and the dogs, I don't think our labs would pose like that, we tried to get Ramsey to wear a Christmas hat one year, he just wrecked it!
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

meg said...

A brilliant card Sarah,it has a fantastic rustic feel to it,the papers,embellishments and colouring on the image are beautiful

Elaine Stark said...

A super card. Beautiful horses and very cute pups. Elaine

Katrina Bufton said...

Beautiful card and lots of lovely textures.

Lynne said...

A beautiful card Sarah. I love the colours and papers. Your little doggies look so funny with their towels on, ours would never do that!

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Sarah and oh my what beautiful horses you have! and I laughed out loud at the photo of the dogs hahahaha lots of hugs Sue x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Sarah, love the colour and all the texture.
The photos are fab - your horses and dogs look adorable.
Lorraine x

Chrissy said...

A gorgeous card Sarah, the papers add so much pretty interest and love the added dimension with the hessian,roses and threads, love the cute image too and your photos are wonderful,wow, 32 years old, that is fabulous, and look at those seals, err dogs, they look so cute and funny, fabulous post..


Annette said...

LOVE seeing all your fur babies (big and small).

Liz said...

Beautiful card Sarah, I love all the texture. TFS all the lovely photos. xx

Carol S. said...

A stunning card Sarah. Love all the textures and colours and would look perfect in a frame. Hugs, Carol

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A fabulous card and fabulous photos Sarah. It's clear to see just how much you love your animals.....just lovely x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a lively vintage look to this fun card

Rainey's Craft Room said...

What adorable photos and a gorgeous card too. I love all the layers and details in this design Sarah.

brenda said...

A super textural card Sarah but those four legged friends steal the show. Surprise is doing really well at 32, Ben is now 24 and still enjoys a gentle hack out.

B x

Pat K said...

Fabulous card Sarah. Great image and love the background paper and all the crafty bits. I so enjoyed your animal pics. It is plain to see they love you as much as you do them. Absolutely lovely. xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
what a very gorgeous card and such a very beautiful design too.
Love that very sweet image and you have coloured it beautifully as well.
Great photos of your animals they look so lovely especially Bowie and Bumble doing their Sealion impressions.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Pat said...

Fabulous card Sarah, love the cute image, gorgeous papers and ribbons and embellishments. Beautiful photos of your lovely animals.

Pat xx

Jane Savage said...

Stunning shabby chic card, Sarah! Beautiful pics of your adorable menagerie. As a dog person myself your seal pups win the day! 🤎

SarahR said...

Hi Sarah, that is a great card - love the textures, flowers and the image is fab, plus your ponies are adorable.

It has to be said though - the doggo-lions steal the show! That has got to be the cutest picture ever! I wish I could get my darn cats to do something as cute, they see me coming with the camera and then you can't see them for how fast they move!


Tammy said...

What a gorgeous card Sarah, I love that sweet image and the beautiful textures! Awesome photos, your horses are beautiful and Bowie & Bumble are sooo cute, love that picture!
Hugs, Tammy

Lena said...

Your horses are lovely, Sarah, but your "sea lions" are adorable in this photo :-) Their expressions are too funny. I had no idea how long New Forest Ponies lived - what a blessing to have a pet in your life for that many years. And now to your card which absolutely gorgeous. Love the sweet image. Your papers and embellies are beautiful. Love everything about it. I can see a scrapbook page very similar to your card but then with your sweet ponies as the focal point. Card of page, it's stunning!
Have a great day and stay safe and healthy.
Lena’s Creations

Inkyfingers said...

I loved hearing about your 4 legged friends Sarah and those pictures are lovely! The card you made is utterly gorgeous and should be framed for the wall! I'm leaving with a big smile after seeing your sealion pooches lol!
Take care.
Carol x

Brenda said...

Oh, Sarah! I LOVE your furry family. Like nearly every little girl, I always wanted a horse and Wills and Surprise are gorgeous. Bowie and Bumble look like such characters, I can just imagine the fun/love they provide. As for your card, it is perfect. I love all the wonderful texture and your fun image.

Jules said...

Hi Sarah

A brilliant card .. .. love all the embellishments and the muted tones.

Your photographs made me smile. Especially the dogs doing their sealion impressions. LOL!!!

Hope all is well with you.

Love Jules xx

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sallysbitz2 said...

Your card is Gorgeous, so much to look at x
You have coloured the image perfectly.

Lovely horses x

hugs sally x

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, what a stunning card Sarah, looks like a lot of work went into it
Great pics of you with your beautiful ponies and your 2 boys are as handsome as ever!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Oh that is beautiful Sarah and such a perfect image for you! I LOVE all the rustic and hessian finishes. Perfect for this image and creation. Gorgeous pics of you with your horses and very cute of Bowie and Bumble too, they look so angelic there! Hugs, Wends xoxo