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Thursday, 15 July 2010

Shabby Chic and news of Dude

Hi ya. Oh my, we had a great thunderstorm last night! and the rain has only just stopped (well about half an hour ago) and the sun is shining brightly. Don't you just love the English weather? I love a good thunderstorm. Looky here I made a card. I don 't feel as though I have made a card in simply ages. I hope you like it. I am going to enter this in to Linda's Monday Tim Holtz challenge click my side bar for more info or click on Linda's name.

Now as you know I love a close up ;0) so here you can see the sun streaming through so  got great picks today. Thought I was going to have to use my flash but no! So, how did I make this card? I have used Tim's Die Cuts on my Cuttle bug to cut out some copper metal shapes, but for more info of how to get the yummy texture look on pg 43 of Tim's Compendium of Curiosities. The rest I think is self explanatory some vintage music sheets aged up even more, a pretty wooden dove covered in fabric, some lovely DP distressed with ink, and a beautiful vintage button to finish this card off in the centre of some delish aged ribbon. Hope you like it, oh and another follower has joined our merry band welcome, you have made me smile today. 

And as I am a super proud mummy to Dude I thought I would take some photos and share them with you, he is now in the side bar too! (if you click his photo on the side bar you will be taken to a list of shelters in tameside where animals need our help, there will be a local animal shelter near you  to) 

He has been with us just over a week now and well and truly made him self at home. Now hubby was never a big cat lover. I mean he would never harm one but much preferred dogs, I am sure you know what I meen.  Dude has warmed him up so much lol he is almost dog like in some ways, he sits at your feet when your cooking in the kitchen (like Dita used too) almost as if he's waiting for scraps, but never takes any thing. And when we sit in the front room to watch some TV, he walks in and then just flops down on his side just like a dog would. Hubby, also gets to play with him. Dude loves him too. But some times, just sometimes. I get the most loving cuddles as he jumps up, sits on my lap and he rubs his face against my cheek. Hunny is a little older (6yrs) and will curl up all adorable like and snooze bless her, but is coming round to playing more and seeking attention. I wonder why? lol so just a quick up date on the big fella for you. Love Dawn xx


stampdiva said...

Gorgeous colours. At times like this I wish I had a die cutting machine to make keys, locks, etc. Love that piece of fabric and also the ribbon, vintage button.
I'd say that Dude is enjoying the limelight :) Lynne x


Hi Dawn
A gorgeous card and i think Dude loves to have his pic taken,
Hugs Dianne xx

Artyjen said...

Glad the Dude is settling in so the card and the rusty effect.
xoxo Sioux
P.S. Word verification wants me to type fluffie! How spooky!! LOL

Terry said...

I am thinking that Dude is quite the ham!! Lovely card and colors! I have that die set also, oh, I have all of TH dies!!!!!

Netty said...

Hi Dawn, this is Totally Fab, Annette x

Cheryl said...

hi hun,totally brilliant work as usuall hun,and think dude is a star beautiful face he has too hugs cheryl xxxxx

Zoechaos said...

LOL so Dude is the new man about the house he sounds a right character, he looks like a great big sweetie.

Your card is wonderful love the words and the distress embossing. xx Zoe

Linda Ledbetter said...

Dawn, where do I begin?? Your card is magnificent! LOVE the colors, love your Distress Powder-fied embellishments, love the awesome sentiment you included. Did I mention the colors? Love them, too!

And then there's DUDE! What a handsome guy he is. My girls cats are hovering around the computer monitor, purring loudly, so I'm not the only one who thinks so! ;-)

It's good to see you and always a joy to see your gorgeous art! ♥

Daniele said...

looks gorgeous Dawn my kind of colours
hugs from Daniele x

Kathryn said...

Hi Dawn!
Your card is gorgeous!! Great colors! As for The Dude, (love the name and movie!) he is just beautiful! Wonderful eyes and markings! Tis a great and wonderful thing you've done by adopting him!! My hubby is the same as yours, always with dogs. But, one of our cats, always is in his lap. HA! Such personalities! Thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

Awe just look at Dude all settled in :D He is indeed a very handsome cat Dawn!!!

Wow that card is awesome my lovely XXX

Lori said...

Wonderful piece, love the keyhole and key!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Dawn so loving this beautiful creation it is like a work of art with all those wonderful elements. I have seen the pictures and read your story about Dude he is a very handsome chap and sounds lovely I am glad he has found a new loving home.
lorraine x

CuddlyBunny said...

Awesome creation! Love those vintage music sheets! Brilliant!

Maggie said...

Beautiful card love all the elements too;
still loving "The Dude" he's a handsome chappy seems at home now with you.


Maggie said...

P.S Love Hunny too!!



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