Friday, April 11, 2014

An Unexpected Arrival

So my neighbors are responsible for our neighborhood "emergency" email list. For example, if there's a break in or someone suspicious in the hood, they send out an email warning/cautioning everyone of what's going on. Also, if someone loses a pet, an email will go out about that as well. Well, this time the stray found its way straight to their house. A man brought this adorable puppy that had been hanging around a construction site all day to my friends' house.

Now, the back story is that they lost their family dog of 10 years the day after Christmas, so my friend's heart is still pretty tender. She is not ready for a new dog but has exhausted every outlet to find it a home (or its original owners). Her three kids have named it. Her husband has said they can keep it. So though she hasn't said the words, they have a new puppy. :)

Hence, this card...

 I used this freebie from All Dressed Up and colored her with Copics. I've tried to do the whole "fur" thing and I'm not sure that I have succeeded. I used Classic Calico 6x6 paper pad by Studio Calico.

I left the inside blank and will write my own note. I am going to add a gift card to a pet store as well. :)

Welcome to the neighborhood, Cutie Pie!! (That's what they named her, the kids.)

Thanks for looking! I hope this finds you happy and healthy.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The Sweetest Thing #214  - Sketch
All Dressed Up #12 - Monochrome
4 Krafty Girlz #15 - Anything Goes
Crafty Card Makers #113 - Framed
Challenges 4 Everybody #40 - Anything Goes
The Squirrel and the Fox #67 - Any Creature
Paper Makeup Stamps #135 - Anything Goes
Love to Create #110 - Anything Goes w/ For the Kids
Aud Sentiments #104 - For a Special Friend
Crafty Catz #226 - Animals


  1. Absolutely love your project and the coloring of your image, such a cute image - Awesome! the design is fabulous, You have done a wonderful job with your project. Just love it!

    Thank you for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody. You can enter 3 projects with us for each challenge. Good Luck! Ange DT xxoo

    I have joined your blog today and would love you to join my blog as a follower too.

    I have some beautiful Sherri Baldy dies on my blog I'm giving away as Candy, once you join my blog you will be included in the draw. Happy Crafting! Ange xxoo

  2. I think you did a terrific job on the fur :o) I'm really studying it so I can try it too. Such a sweet card and perfect for this reason. Hugs D

  3. Cutie Pie is just adorable, at least if she looks like your darling puppy she is! I hope your neighbours have a long and happy life with her, and I bet they will adore your card too.

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  4. Love this cool image, very cute. Thanks for playing along with us over at The Squirrel and The Fox.

  5. Beautiful colouring , so glad to hear a happy ending to the story. Thanks for sharing with us at CCM&M. Jules DT:)

  6. Lovely CAS card and beautiful story! I'm sure they will love getting this card and your gift! Thank you for joining our Anything Goes for Kids Challenge at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  7. What a lovely storey. So glad the little puppy found a loving new home.
    A great card too, wonderful colouring and a smashing layout too
    Thanks for playing along with All Dressed Up
    Anne x

  8. Thank you for joining in with my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and more... I love the muted colours used in the background - and the dog is a real cutie! It's a lovely card.


  9. How lovely...both the story and your card! You did a great job colouring that sweet image! Thanks for joining us at All Dressed Up! :o)

  10. beautiful story!!! and love the card... I love the little puppy and the great layout! Thank you so much for joining us in our Animals challenge at Crafty Catz !
    Mirella DK
    DT Crafty Catz challenge – Cute and Crafty Cards by Mirella

  11. Oooh you've made a fab job of this lovely little puppy image.,, love the design too!

    Thanks for sharing with us at All Dressed Up... hope to see you again soon!

    Christine x

  12. I love this card!... and I also love the story. How sweet to think of your friend and acknowledge it with this gorgeous card!
    Thanks for joining us at All Dressed Up and I hope you'll be back to join us again.

  13. What a cute image. You have showcased it beautifully. Love the texture of fur on the pup. Great job. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  14. cute image and fabulous colouring -great CAS card love the papers and layout -things happen for a reason and little cutie pie has come to fill the loss-thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls
    Carol DT x

  15. How adorable. Thanks for joining our Friend challenge at Aud sentiments
    Julie T

  16. lovely easter card and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz with our challenge this week

  17. What a fabulous project! Thanks for sharing at Love to Create! Hope to see you joining our latest challenge too! mo dt xxx

  18. This card is beautiful. I love the colors, the image is precious and I love your story. I am so glad you joined us at Aud Sentiments for our friend challenge. I would of hated missing this lovely card.


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