Thursday, 4 August 2011

Lili of the Valley challenge and some puppy pics!!!!

I nearly didn’t get this card finished last night, I was out walking the dogs with my friend last night and Roxy had her silly hat on and kept on tripping me up – well I went a good’un last night and did my back in good and proper (and it was just starting to ease up with the acupuncture).  So back on the morphine patches and painkiller cocktail again.  Why I get dogs that can’t walk in a straight line is beyond me :(  Poor old lady got her nose skinned (it was either that or I stand on her and break her back and trying to avoid that did my old back a canny bit damage again).

Enough whining!  Pull yourself together girl!  My card today is for the Lili of the Valley challenge which is Roses – my all time favourite challenge I have decided (I wonder why!!!).  So I broke down and cut (hyperventilating here) into my precious store of the girls paperie papers for the card.  OMG I just adore these papers so much and they are no more :( although Tracy at Dies to Die For does have some in stock (and I just stocked up on mine hee hee)

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I have coloured Emma Swing with copics and the barest touch of mulberry prismacolor pencil on the pink.  I pleated the lace just by sticking it down with red-line tape instead of stitching.  Much quicker and easier to do.  I heat embossed the corner metal embellishment and added some pearls to finish it off.  The flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts as is the seam binding and other embellies.  Oh and the gorgeous scalloped border is a Memory Box die.

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I have set up an Etsy shop and will list this card there tonight once I have taken better pics in the daylight as I took these last night with the light tent (hate that dratted thing lol).

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Now for some real heart-melting pictures.  My friends cavvie has had a litter of puppies – OMG they are just the sweetest little babies ever, and she kindly gave me permission to share the pics here!  Talk about chocolate box puppies, these are they!  ME WANT!!!!!   I’ll have either Lydia, Lucy or Luca, I ain’t fussy lol.

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Check out that Nylabone – it’s nearly as big as the puppy lol

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I am soooo in love lol

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  Puppy heaven xxx

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And that’s it from me today, I am having another acupuncture session this afternoon, hope it helps with the pain.

hugs

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83 comments:

  1. hi bev.sorry to here your back problem is still playing you up.i suppose you get a good day then it gose againe. as for the puppies they are lovely. love bluebell-flowerwood x.

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  2. Hi Bev
    Sorry to hear about your back hope it feels better soon and you card is Stunning,gorgeous colour and aw such cute puppies
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  3. Poor you Bev, have you tried using a TENS machine for your back pain?? Hope the acupuncture helps. Lovely card there and as for the puppies....squeal...what cuties ;0)
    Take care,
    Jane x

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  4. A gorgeous card hun and those puppies made me go awww out loud they are adorable! xxx

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  5. Wonderful card, Bev and I love those puppy pictures!
    Sorry you've taken a tumble and hurt your back. Here's hoping the acupuncture works wonders!
    Diane x

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  6. Puppies so lovely.. Cute and sweety.. {heart}
    Beautiful card!!
    Take care.
    Natali

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  7. Hi Bev
    very pretty card, & my fav colour PINK lol. Sorry to hear about your back, back pain is so miserable, it can really get you down (I know as I've suffered with mine for the last 40years), so I have complete empathy with you, hope the acupuncture helps. Love the puppy picture's.
    Sending you HUGE healing hugs
    Sandra (craftynan)

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  8. Oooooh Bev, hope your back pain eases for you. Those little puppies are so super adorable. Gorgeous card. Joey x

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  9. Such a pretty card Bev with so much gorgeous detail. Hope your back gets better soon and the puppy pics are adorable.
    Diane :-) xx

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  10. Take care Bev - you're in the wars somewhat at present. Those little puppies look a real handful - but Bev - you really cannot have another one; on the other hand - it would add a bit of symmetry to the walkies - 2 batches of 4 - with two held in either hand??????? But maybe they'd be pulling in different directions.....oh the idea is just too mind boggling.
    Much love to you
    Paula (PEP)

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  11. Another beautiful card and gorgeous puppies as a bonus.

    I can empathise with you about your back pain. I have Arthritis that has done permenant damage to my spine and I am on morphine full time. I find a Tens machine helps a lot and does not cost much to buy.

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  12. Aaaaawww Bev, the pics are too adorable! Good luck with your back session. Ruby x

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  13. Sorry to hear about your back Bev, hope things soon settle down. Your card is beautiful as always and the puppy pictures are adorable.

    Pam x

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  14. Hope your feeling better soon! Your card is stunning, I love the colors and all the details.
    Hugs
    Brigitte

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  15. Do hope your back feels better verry soon Bev...and your card is stunning! Stunning! Stunning!
    Oh those puppie how adorable they are...don't they just melt your heart.

    Love Sheila xx

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  16. Gorgeous card Bev and those puppies are just the sweetest things ever. I want all of them!!!!

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  17. I LOVE both the card and the puppies!!! Adorable!!!
    Take care of that back sweetie, wishing you a fast recovery :)

    Have a good weekend!
    Hugs, Lena K

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  18. Oh me! I want them all! aren't they cute. lovely card and like your set up on etsy hugs heidi x

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  19. Stunning card Bev. Love that image, so beautifully coloured, and the embellishments are gorgeous.

    Sorry to hear about your fall. I had a fall related to 2 Labradors about 3 weeks ago and my foot/ankle still doesn't feel right. My boys are only 10 1/2 months old but they weigh about 40kg each so you don't always have a choice about where you want to go lol!! Hope the acapuncture helps.

    Kat x

    BTW love your friend's puppies, they're so cute!

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  20. Hope you find some relief soon.

    Cute puppies. I love these dogs. My friend had two and they were just the sweetest things.

    Love the scalloped edge bit of the card. Very pretty

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  21. Bev, you're not whining, if you need painkillers, there really is something seriously wrong. Hope you're feeling better soon! Gorgeous card, love Emma on the swing, she's cute. Oh, that puppies are so adorable and cuddly!!
    grtz.Colien

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  22. Oh dear, sorry to hear about the back. Hope it gets sorted quickly. Love card, just beautiful!!. Such cute puppies, they are a dorable. My DIL has a lovely little white one.

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  23. Hi Bev,
    So sorry to hear your back is playing up again. Hope you feel better soon.
    Your card is gorgeous, as ever. And for those puppy's, o my, so cute. Want to hug them.
    Hugs, Yvon

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  24. What a lovely puppies they are so cute. you're card is also cute
    hugs linda

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  25. Oh dear Bev, hope your back feels better soon.
    I love your stunning card and such a gorgeous image too and what can I say about those puppies, they are just too cute :-))

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  26. Joanna McDonald4 August 2011 at 12:09

    Darling Lili of the valley card -
    she is adorable and I love all the
    pink! And those puppy pictures -
    OH MY they are soooooooooo CUTE!!
    It makes me want a puppy again!
    I do hope the acupuncture helps you! I'll keep you in my thoughts!
    hugs

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  27. OMG! Those puppies are sooooo adorable, I love the last piccie! :D So it's not just my cav that doesn't walk in a straight line! I do hope your back is better very soon.
    The card is beautiful too by the way! :D Love all the gorgeous roses on there and the lace is perfect!
    Kelly.x

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  28. OMG those puppies are adorable. I want one too..... I too have a dog that has the ability to run into me, usually at high speed. The same one that went rolling in something horrid yesterday!!!
    BTW, love the card and I do hope you're beginning to feel better, x

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  29. Lovley card Bev see what you man about the papers ooha.Gorgeous puppis Id have either too.
    Hope you back gets easier and take care when walking the dogs.
    Myrax

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  30. Lovley card Bev see what you man about the papers ooha.Gorgeous puppis Id have either too.
    Hope you back gets easier and take care when walking the dogs.
    Myrax

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  31. What a beautiful card, love the pinks...and those puppies OMG!! how cute are they!!!.. but sorry that their parents pulled you to the point of tripping you up.. Feel better

    Hugs
    Debbie

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  32. lovely card...the pink colour is so delicious-looking...fab creation!

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  33. Oh, Bev, I am so sorry about your back. Hope the meds/acupuncture work their magic again. We have a 130 lb Akita and he doesn't walk in a straight line either! Weird!

    Your card is truly so lovely and exquisite. And, those precious little puppies are gorgeous!!!! Hugs, Lori P

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  34. Sorry, Bev. I hit the wrong button!!

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  35. Beautiful card Bev. How cute are the puppies... I want one too! Jaqui x

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  36. I'm in love too now! lol...can't have can't have......that's what i keep telling myself have 4 cats and 2 bichon frise and i'm severely disabled, hubby is severely bothered, lol....love the card as usual Bev, hope the acupuncture has the desired affect and you get some relief later on, i know just how much you are suffering! x vick

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  37. Hi Bev, sorry to hear about your back problems, hope it will be ok soon. and your card is gorgeous, love the puppies photos, so cute xxx

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  38. Oh you poor dear! I hope your back up and moving around as normal soon. Those puppies are just the cutest EVER! I love love love dogs especially puppies. Now on to your card. The detail is fantastic and your colouring is just lovely! So much to look at on your card that I found myself just taking it all in one little bit at a time....wow!

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  39. Great girly card and such cute pups! Good luck with your acupuncture!

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  40. Hi Bev, so sorry about your back, I have bad back problems too and use the morphine patches. I'm having injections in my back later this month 'cos I find they always help, not tried acupuncture yet though. Maybe I'll look into it,sounds like it's helping you.
    Your card is gorgeous, and the puppies are just soo beautiful......I want one! One of those would go well with my English Springer Spaniel.
    Take care,

    Julie W x

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  41. Hope your back is feeling better following the acupuncture. Your card is stunning and as for those pups, awwwww xxx

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  42. This is a gorgeous card & I can see it's right up your street .... flowers Lol

    So sorry about your mishap & that you have put your back out again!! let's hope it gets sorted soon x

    Gorgeous pups xx

    hugs sally x
    sallysbitz.blogspot.com

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  43. awww...too cute Bev love the puppies and the card too !!! hope your accupuncture works a treat...perhaps a TENS machine might help- I use one and it is fabulous! Take care- dont hunch over your desk too much making those cards with your sore back ! Hugs Tania XOX

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  44. Hi Bev

    Very nice card!

    Have a great day

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  45. Wwooww your card is awesome!!!
    And those puppies are the sweetest!!

    gr. arjette.

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  46. Sorry to hear about your back Bev.
    stunning card and those puppies are so cute.

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  47. awww Bev, I want one too!!!!!!!!!!! So adorable and your card is fabulous. Hope the back eases up soon x

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  48. Love your card. These stamps are the cutest. The puppies are adorable too. Edna

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  49. I have to say I scrolled down to see the puppies first lol!! Awhh!!! they are soooo cute!
    Then I went back to look at the Fabulous card. LOve the colours! LOve the image.
    Chrissyxx
    Don't thing dogs can walk in a straight line toooo busy seeing what's going on!

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  50. So sorry your backs playing up Bev, hopefully the acupuncture will help.Love your card as always the colouring and design are just perfect. Those puppies are just the cutest ever.
    xx Vee

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  51. Love both, your amazing card and those sweet puppies!! TFS and prayers for your quick and complete healing.
    Hugs~
    Dana

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  52. Oh, hope your back is better very soon. The puppies are sooooo cute!

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  53. The puppies are amazing look like two tone balls of wool.........lol and your card is stunning Sandra H

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  54. Stunning card Bev I love the detail on it. Those puppies are so sweet hugs maxine x

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  55. Think I'm in love - those puppies are adorable (card is good too!!!)

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  56. Oh poor Mamma Bev, so sorry to hear of your set back (oops 'cuse the pun!). I do hope you will get real relief soon.

    Another fab card - just love everything about it - especially the colour!


    Mary Mac

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  57. Bev your card is lovely, the papers are lush, and the wee pups are just so cuteeee. Hope your back gets better soon so we can still admire your wonderful cards.

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  58. gorgeous card Bev, however I am so sorry spent more time going all soft over the pups
    Hugs Kate xx

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  59. I love your card! Beautiful as always.



    Oooh, look at these sweet puppy faces. My heart is melting!

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  60. Hi So lovely and pink with these pretty papers. The lace and bow are so perfect with this cute stamp ! These puppies are so cute !! Awww they look so cuddly ! Hope you get some pain relief and a good rest ! Kitty ;0)

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  61. Love your card again you have outdone yourself. I feel for you with having hurt your back and trying to miss your dog, shame. Glad you both are recovering. Take care and thank you for all sharing on your blog.

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  62. oh wow what a delightful card ~so very pretty in pink and beautifully made.. and as for those puppies ~adorable!!
    so hope your back is better very soon..poor you!!
    vanessa xx

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  63. From one cavalier lover to another the puppies are gorgeous, Think it time for me to get another one, But also I love your cards

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  64. Love your card but.....LOVE LOVE LOVE the puppies!!!!!!! I want them all!!!!!!! LOL

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  65. Awhh Bev~~they are allll.....tooo cute meaning the card and puppies :D
    Love that LOTV image and yes those papers are gorge!!!
    So dear be careful when going for a walk--hope you are better soon~~you and hubby must pamper each other :)
    Love

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  66. OMG I want those pups! Sooooooooooooo cute!

    Beautiful card! Love all the details.

    I hope you feel better soon. Take care sweetie.

    xoxo,
    Lori

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  67. Aw, Bev, I'm so sorry to hear you've hurt your back again and it's back to square one, but I do hope the acupuncture session helped even a little. Your card today is just beautiful- everything about has so much panache although it's surely having to share the limelight with those gorgeous puppies- my, they are just too cute for words!

    AliceH

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  68. Poor you babes and you poor back. Have some chocolate - that helos me! Love the papers and the image, stunning card as always darling.

    And those puppies ! I want one too !

    Hugs
    Julie
    x

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  69. Hiya Bev, sorry to hear you've hurt your back again, I really hope the acupuncture helped this afternoon. Gorgeous card, i just love that stamp, she is so cute. OMG those puppies are just Sooooooo cute aren't they! I want one too!!
    Take care,
    Em x

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  70. Just love the card! The puppies are so cute, just want to take them home and cuddle!

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  71. Hope the acupuncture has helped.

    The card is beautiful and those puppies are jsut so adorable.

    Toni xx

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  72. Ouch! Ooh Bev, I feel for you!! I hope the acupuncture helps and the pain eases somewhat!

    What a gorgeous card! Love those papers and the flowers are stunning! and what a cute image beautifully coloured! Perfect!

    Oh those puppies!! I want one SO much!! LOL
    Take care and rest up!
    Hugs Sue xx

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  73. Dogs don't walk in straight lines, you should know that by now Bev!!! I hope you'll feel better soon. Acupuncture should help.
    Your card is stunning as always! Love the flower arrangement...

    Aaawww those puppies are so adorable. No no no Bev you have too many doggies already LOL.

    Hugs Yolanda

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  74. This is gorgeous, Bev! And the puppies are adorable!

    Hope the acupuncture helps, and that your back feels better tomorrow!

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  75. Your card is so gorgeous! And the puppies are so adorable. :) X X

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  76. Yet another stunning card, I lurve it he he :) those puppies are to die for, so cute :)

    Jen

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  77. Oh dear, sorry to hear about your back. You'll need lots of rest and craft therapy to help you through the hard times. What a fantastic card this is. Really love it xx

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  78. Oh dear Bev I do hope the acupuncture helps and just when you was getting back to normal!
    Love the card, so pretty. Those puppies are adorable, so so sweet, you can see why people fall for a puppy only to neglect them once the cute stage has gone.
    Kim xXx

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  79. Fantastic card- I LOVE the colors you used. Fun that you posted the fun darling puppy pictures.

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  80. Aww those puppies are such cuties! Hope the acupuncture has helped a little. Beautiful card for LOTV too!xx

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  81. OMG HOW CUTE... thank you for sharing, I know I a sucker from puppies and dogs... :) ... adorable. I agree with Jane, a tens machine DOES help hun... big hugs J x

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  82. Hi Bev. Beautiful card. Adorable image and love the colours. The little puppies are so cute. Donna

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Bev x

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