5 Oct 2014


Hi all, today the sun is shining and I am going on a little journey the first that I have taken in several years, I am nervous and apprehensive but also excited.
For a very long time now, since my Polo left me, I have wanted to give a home to a rescue dog, I have been looking and have found a little chappie that I am hoping will be a friend, companion and playmate for my Jess.  
Today we are going to visit that little doggy and I am keeping my fingers crossed that Jess and little Eddie will like each other.  I have passed the house check and today is the day that may be the start of a new life for little Eddie.  Eddie is a 3 year old Maltese Terrier he is currently in a foster home but looking for a 'forever' home, I would love that to be ours.
Jess loves to play with small dogs, she is very wary of big dogs as they have chased her so many times when out for a walk that she has become quite frightened of them.  Sometimes her confidence is strong and she tells them off but on most occasions she just runs off.
However, the scene is totally different with dogs more her size she loves them, she is nearly always the first to go say hello and invites them to play with her, when I see her playing it warms my heart so much to see her enjoying life.  I have more than enough love in my heart to share with another little dog and I pray it will be Eddie.  Wish Jess and me luck.
Gosh I am not one that normally writes a big post but I wanted to share my news with you all.
Now onto my card share for today.
I made this card a few days ago it features one of my most favourite Tilda stamps, I have coloured the image with Graph It Markers and Copics for the skin tones, I have doodled the frame, I mounted the image onto black card stock, the papers are a mixture, the red is Hobby Craft the brown is Dovecraft, all have been mounted onto gold mirri card. I have added a glittered star and Christmas gift also a couple of red bows, a sentiment and some Pinflair snow dust and ice that I have mixed together in a pot.
closer view of the image 
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Penny Black and More Challenges is also having a candy giveaway to join in the fun go HERE

Well that's it from me today, I hope that you all enjoy what is left of the weekend.
Many thanks to each and everyone who has visited and left me some wonderful comments I am very grateful for the time that have taken to visit, see you soon.


brenda said...

A gorgeous Christmas card Lorraine, would fit perfectly into our new challenge today at Penny Black and More.

I will be thinking about you today, it's always a big step taking on a new canine friend but you are offering a loving home where I know he will be happy.

B x

Lynne in NI said...

Awww gorgeous card Lorraine!
Fingers crossed for you today that Eddie and Jess like each other x

Rita said...

Gorgeous card Lorainne. Hope all goes well today. Hugs Rita xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Fantastic creation, love the gorgeous stamp and brilliant design and colours. Hope all went well for you today..xx

The Journey is the Start

Rainey's Craft Room said...

How gorgeous this is. Love the image and your colouring is fab. Great layout too. Hope all goes well today and you return with a new member of your family.

Christine Harrop said...

Lovely card Lorraine. What an exciting day for you! I do hope things go well with Jess and Eddie. Will be thinking of you today. Hugs Christine xx

Christine Thomas said...

Stunning card Lorraine and good luck for today hope they get along.
Chris x

Avril Ann said...

Lorraine, all the very best, my lovely friend, and a fabulous thing to do, I have always had rescue dogs, until Jet, who is a Minature Poodle, something I have wanted since a wee girl, he is 4 now and love him so much...love your card my friend, hugs xxxx

Dotty Jo x said...

Your card is gorgeous! I'll keep my fingers crossed for little Eddie, Jo x

Zoe Tant said...

Beautiful card Lorraine. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that all goes well today and Eddie joins your family where I know he'll be loved forever. Best wishes Zx

Margreet said...

Oh, how exciting Lorraine...so hope that Jess and Eddie get along!
Your card is a real beauty....pretty papers and lovely coloring!
xxx Margreet

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the fab image.xxx

Sue said...

Stunning card Lorraine..and hope this all works out for you..Ollie is a bit wary of other dogs after getting rolled over and over when he was a puppy by a bigger dog on his first day out after all his injections! we took him to puppy socialisation classes but he just hid under the chair lol he's perfect with humans but other dogs he is wary of...lots of huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxxx

Sue said...

Your card is gorgeous Lorraine. I love the cute image, beautiful papers and fabulous layout.
Awwww I hope your visit to see Eddie goes well, I feel sure it will. It sounds like Jess will be thrilled to have a friend to play with and you have so much warmth and love to give Eddie a wonderful new home.
hugs Sue xx

Desire Fourie said...

Such a gorgeous and festive Christmas card. Love the warm reds. Holding thumbs that Eddie will fit right in.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card. Hope all goes well with the dogs.

La Papera Gialla said...

Great card!
Thanks for entering our Christmas Card Challenges this week!
Monica - CCC DT

cotnob said...

Such wonderful news Lorraine, how exciting for you - I'm sure that Jess will welcome Eddie, they may take a little time to sort out who is in charge but they are both young and will love to have a playmate - you must let us know how they get on and share some photographs.
Your card is gorgeous, I love your papers and fabulous design.

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine - beautiful image and fabulous detailing.
Hope all went well with Eddie and Jess today :o)
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Debs xx

Jacee said...

Lovely Lorraine, I love the colour and paper, and a sweet image too, the little bows are so sweet and finish this lovely creation just right, love it!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Lorraine. Lovely image and colours.
Hope today went well.
Lorraine x

Becca Cruger said...

Really, really adorable. It just makes me want to go build a snowman! I hope your new canine buddy will be a good addition to your household! Crossing my fingers for you!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Lorraine what a beautiful card, love the colouring especially the snowman which are always so difficult. I see from your post today that it went well with Jess and Eddie, such a relief for you and I hope it continues to go well. Hugs Susan x

KraftyKoolKat said...

What a beautiful cute creation sweetie. I hope Jess and Eddie and yourself will be very happy and it all works out for the three of you sweetie.

Ellie said...

A really nice card Lorraine. So beautifully done!
Thank you so much for sharing with us this month at Penny Black and More, hope you'll join us again soon, and don't forget to check back on the 12th to find out how to enter for our special prize giveaway!

Sandy Dehon said...

Well Merry Christmas Lorraine! Such a fun card - this has always been one of my favorite Tilda images!!
Sandy xx

Kirsty-Anne Duckworth said...

Hi just love this stamp too.. your colouring is perfect.. Love it loads :)

MagsB said...

What a gorgeous Christmas card, hun, that image is totally adorable!

Wishing Jess and Eddie many happy years of friendship! :)

love Mags B xx

Inkyfingers said...

What a fun festive card and I love your colouring. Hope everything goes well with the dog and you have a new addition to your family.
Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous Christmas creation Lorraine I love this stamp, Thanks for playing along with us at We Do Doobadoo, God Luck
Kevin xx

*Vicki* said...

What a wonderful person you are to make room in your home for a rescue! I'm so thrilled to hear when someone does this!! :) Looking forward to seeing photos!!

Your card is just as sweet as can be Lorraine!! I love the colors and the snowflake background is amazing! HUGS

linda said...

this is a beautiful holiday card! the papers are very pretty and i love the colours. thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.

Crafty Train said...

WOW! Fabulous colours and a gorgeous image. I love this! Lisa x

Asha said...

Oh Lorraine! This is wonderful news!!! I'm so happy for you. What a blessing that you have a home and heart big and warm enough for 2 darling doggies. Hopping Eddie settle into his forever home.
much hugs and love to all,

JenniferD said...

What a Gorgeous Card and looooooving all the layers and Amazing texture in her clothes!Thanks for joining us at Marvelous Magnolia!

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Donna B. said...

Very pretty Christmas Card! Love your coloring! Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.


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