Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Boy and his Dog

Hello,  and welcome!

Those of you who pop in here on a regular basis will already know that the Hubster and I have ten grandsons and seven granddaughters....at the moment!  We have another......gender not yet known.....due in January...woohoo!
Our grandson, George, turns 9 years old on Thursday, and has wanted a puppy for the longest time.  Not just any puppy, either......he specifically wanted a Springer Spaniel....oh my......and his Mummy and Daddy relented, so we have one happy boy!
Here's the proof......

Her name is Daisy and she's 10 weeks old.......gorgeous!  Those ears are like silk....so soft, and she gives the softest little kisses with her ikkle pink tongue....aaawwww!
A very happy boy and his darlin' doggie!

Here's the card I'll be giving to George on Friday.......

I used a really cute MelJens digi which I thought was just the job......the papers are from a DCWAV stack...little doggie bones...haaa!

George has light blonde hair....I am sooo bad at colouring hair!.......but this does look a little like him..hahaa....all done with Promarkers, as per usual...........the calendar "post" is a freebie stamp that came with the Happy Birthday sentiment....I stuck it onto a plastic garden tag and coloured in George's birthday month.....should have got a better photo of that one......

I cut down the front of the card and used my circle punch to take out the semi-circle, so the little paws circle would fit, when the card is closed......

I cut the fence from some wood-grain type card and stamped the sentiment onto kraft, then threaded some brown floss, knotted at the front, and hung the "sign" from the fence.......I also embossed the stripey paper before sticking down, at the bottom of the card...........

The little paws are from an old sticker sheet....cute, eh?
The Hubster and I will be taking George to PetSmart, on Friday, to buy Daisy a collar and lead.......it's lovely to see how well he's already taking care of her, and I think this is going to be a mutual love affair for many years to come....nothing better to watch than a boy and his dog!

Anne-Marie x

http://thestampingboutiquechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/  Show me the presents! (The puppy is the present!)
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/spots-n-stripes.html  Spots and stripes (stripes on the paper and dots embossed)


  1. Aaawwwww I want I want I want that puppy lol how made was he when he had that present you know my feelings towards dogs I love them all and she is adorable one of my neighbours has got a springer her name is Daisy too!!! and she gives the softest kissed too (I know I have had a few the past week
    as for your card well I think it's ideal for the occasion and the look on the little boys face in it sums it up I'm off now before I start to blubber
    have a great day
    Jacki xx

  2. Hi Anne-Marie,
    I haven't been doing any commenting for quite a while but thought I would spend a few minutes tonight, so here I am.
    George's new puppy is very cute indeed. Your card is fabulous, love all the doggy elements and the great design too. Cute and very appropriate digi.
    Nice to chat again.

  3. Anne-Marie, your card is wonderful. A perfect rendition of little George and Daisy. All of the extra thought you put into the design of this little delight is quite evident -- so like the way you cut the front. Miss Daisy is beautiful, and the mutual admiration is evident in the photo you shared. Happy Birthday to George!

  4. This is gorgeous Anne-Marie,love the image and great layout....love the photo of George and his birthday present.xxx

  5. Yay for boys and puppies!! Awesome card!! I love how you cut the front!!

  6. What a beautiful picture -the love and affection between them is already shining out! The card will go down a treat - the image is spot on and I love all the details like the fence, the paper with the bones on and the paw prints!

  7. You even got George's ears right! Lol

  8. What a prefect card for little George and Daisy. Love the card, you just put everything together so effortlessly or so it seems. It is perfect.

  9. Wonderful card and I just love the photo of your son and his new bestest friend. Thank you for playing along this week at The Stamping Boutique. Good luck in the challenge and I hope to see you in the next challenge.


    CraftyGirl TSB DT

  10. Congrats on your newest grand baby! Your grandson is so adorable and the puppy is so cute! George is going to love his card. It's a perfect match. I love the details especially the fence.
    Thanks for playing along with us at The Stamping Boutique!


  11. This is so sweet Anne-Marie! Just perfect :)
    Thank you for joining our Spots 'n stripes challenge at Papertake Weekly this week!

  12. Daisy is just the sweetest and it looks like she has found a wonderful home! Such a special relationship!!
    Your card is perfect and aren't you just the most wonderful grandparent for making it!!!! Love the sign on the fence and the sweet little boy and dog!

  13. Beautiful card! How cute that the puppy is the present.
    Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique.

  14. That puppy is loved! Sorry for being so late to the party but love the card.