Monday, 1 June 2009

Welcome to "Rocky Bear" and Quick Makes

So Tuesday already and i havn't had chance to introduce you to the latest member of our family. Some of you will be aware that we were looking for a dog to join our family. We had set our mind on an English bulldog, as we thought a medium sized dog would be better. After visiting every vets and pet store, as well as the internet, we could find anything suitable that we could afford!! then we decided we would like to re-home a dog. Hubby had been against getting a dog till just recently, but we caught him looking on the internet himself saturday and this is what he found!!

Introducing our gorgeous new "Rocky Bear"!! a 7 month old rotty. He is just adorable. We absolutely adore him and he has settled already into our family home. It seems as though he has always been here. We have never had such a well behaved, docile, gentle dog!! He isn't the vicious dog that the rotty is often portrayed, and we are looking forward to sharing our home with him.
This is "Rocky Bear" introducing himself to the fish!! our chickens aren't so keen on him, but he is not at all interested in them, and when they start clucking he is infact scared!
So my lovelies due to the fact that Bear has arrived, my crafting time has somewhat been reduced, these are the cards i made on saturday before he arrived. I am working on fathers Day cards for the shop just now. I am short on male images, so will be having to purchase myself some more male orientated digi downloads. Have already this morning purchased the wonderful mens downloads from the wonder Digi Boutique. Shall try and get to work with them this afternoon.
This morning im off to town, its Benjamins 12th birthday tomorrow, and im ashamed to say i havn't a card or present in sight at the moment. I have no idea what to buy him as he had asked for a paintball gun and a dirt bike, of which he can not have either!!!! something sensible we said, his idea of sensible is different to ours. I had all afternoon of Ben sulking because we had said no, arrrgghhhhhH!!! Wish me luck on my shopping venture, as im going to need it.

I have used some of the Daisy and Dandelion decoupage sheets to make these quick fathers Day cards.
These decoupage images are a dream to work with and the papers are included.

These papers are fromt the Papermania pack, brilliant for these mens cards.

This is a birthday card that i made originally for the Creative Card Crew Challenge this week which is a card for a Child. But then i decided it maybe wasn't that child orientated. Come back later to see the card i actually did use for my DT card this week.

This is one of my favourite whiff of joy images, and i love this colour combination at the moment, as you might have noticed.

Am also loving my glossy accents too, so if it doesn't move im glossy accenting it! Papers are from the DCWV Birthday stack.

Right im off to get ready for the school run, will be back this evening with my Creative Crew Challenge card, have a good day my lovelies, and i hope you are all still enjoying the sunshine!
Hugs Linda x


Tab said...

Hey hun, hope that you are well! What gorge cards I see before me, all gorgeous and so beautifully done!

Oh and look at your new bundle of fur, how sweet is he! My friend has 2 and they are just big gentle giants, so soppy LOL! Have fun with him. Best of luck with the b'day shopping too, sounds like your going to need it!
Hugs Tab xxx

fairymadjo said...

morning hun,
ah the photo's are lovely :) .
your cards are amzing hun. ive not even made a fathers day card shhhh lol .
good luck shopping ,i'm of in to town too :( . huggs jo x

Angie said...

He is absolutely gorgeous,
My sil has one and she is the softest
dog I have ever known,
I love Rottys, wish they wouldnt have such a bad reputation, as its the owners that make them like they are, give him a special hug from me,
Super cards,

Nannieflash said...

Morning Sweetheart, well you done it, youve got your dog, he looks gorgeous and I think you are going to be one of the lucky ones who gets a nice docile dog, and will your family with their friends I think you will need it, as hes going to be huge.
Anyway I love your cards, and they will go like hotcakes, they are quite gorgeous. Take care love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Diane.W. said...

I luv Bear,he is like my 2!!! I got Ty & Ruby,both Rottweilers (& lil Badger,he's a Jack Russel!!!)
They are my babies & are soooo luving & faithful.You will have endless fun with him,I'm so glad you chose him :o)x

ps.Your cards are luvly too,lol!!!

Tracey said...

Bear looks adorable Linda & I'm glad he has settled into the family so quickly :o) Good luck with the present hunting hun


btw the cards are gorgeous as usual ;-)

angelwhispers Chanelle said...

Love the cards!! But I'm afraid Rotty has stolen the show he looks adorable!! If he anything like my big softie (who runs away from the cat) you will have endless fun!! Good luck shopping xx

Donna said...

Oh wow Linda I love your mens cards, you should enter them for this weeks one stop craft challenge, I chose the theme which is 'lets hear it for the boys!' Anyway hun, why are you not buying poor Ben a paintball gun? lol Just think of the fun he would have redecorating the house for you LOL. Don't kids have the craziest idea's? but to them they make perfect sense. Good luck with the shopping trip can't wait to find out what you bought him. Donna x

CraftyC said...

Welcome "Rocky Bear" (fab name btw) and happy birthday to Ben. Looks like you've a busy week ahead of you then Linda LOL. Keep crafting, for your sanity of nothing else!!!

Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! Your creations are just stunning!! So gorgeous!! Your doggie is super cute too!! :)

Riet said...

Wowwwww Linda,what a beautiful cards,l love the images and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Kim Piggott said...

Such fabulous cards Linda!
Such gorgeous images and I love your scrummy paper!
Oh my how exciting a new member of the family! He is just so gorgeous! Have fun!
kim x

Cazzy said...

Rotty bear looks so cute Linda, and your cards are all lovely too!

We used to have a dog who was terrorised by the budgie we had then and if he saw a crow sitting ahead of him on a walk he turned round and went the other way!

Cazzy x

Jill said...

gorgeous cards Linda I love the Fathers day ones so cute and absolutely perfect, aww your new puppy is so cute hugs Jill xx

Bev said...

A huge big welcome to Bear, and sloppy licks and tail wags from my gang too xx I'm a firm believer you get back out of a dog what you put in and it saddens me when the larger breeds are tagged with a "bad" name so good on you for giving Bear a wonderful forever home sweetie xxx

Love your cards, sorry I have not visited for ages, had soooo much work on but am all caught up now so will be visiting more regularly xx

Sue said...

Hi Linda,such fabby cards,think i might get soem of them D&D decoupage now i've seen yours:)...loe em all and i'm especially loving Rocky Bear,isn't he a cutie,aww bet the kids love him and he will also make a good guard dog too.don't forget to keep us updated with piccies of him,he is adorable:)

thanks for your email:)

love and hugs


Pinkllilac said...

Linda love the cards they are beautiful as always.
So glad you pouch has settled into the family home and he looks so cute and cuddle awe.
good luck in your shopping and find something good for the little fella.
Big Hugs Linda

Donna said...

Hi Linda, Rocky Bear is so handsome, my sister has two Rotties and they are two of the most gentle dogs you could ever wish to meet, I can't wait to show her your piccy's of Rocky...she will fall in love I just know it :) Donna x

PS: Fab cards btw, I got a b sidetracked there by Rocky lol!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous cards hun, and I'm sure thet'll go down really well. Well done on the new family addition! Rocky looks very at home already, have fun with him!

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi hun wow you have been so busy!!
hope you are well?

Loving all your cards hun especially the high hope dragon he is fab!

Emma xxx

Natalie said...

TFS the photo's of Rocky Bear, what a great addition to the family. Great cards too. x

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous cards, Linda.
Wonderful images and your papers and details are fab.

Congrats on your new addition...he is so beautiful!!

Karen x

Maya said...

Ohhh my!!
You have been busy,hun!!
So many fab cards!!
Love the cute bear and the goat is adorable!!
They are gorgeous!!
And the doggy,is sooooo beautiful!!
Hugs from Maya:)

The twins mum said...

Aw Linda give your new four legged friend a big hello hug for me. What a cutie pops! I miss not having a dog around the house :(

Your cards are gogeous you have been busy.
Thank you for your kind words left on my blog they mean so much.

You have yourself a fantastic day

LOUISE said...

Hi Linda, hope you are well hun. Loving the nes addition to your family. Your cards are fab too, you sure have been busy. Hope you have a fab day. Lou x

cats whiskers said...

Hi Sweetie hope you have enjoyed the liovely weather we have had shame it didn't last long. You have made some truly stunning cards here sweetie love them all. And a big welcome to Rocky Bear
Hugs Jacqui x

Suzanne said...

Oh hun he is gorgeous no home is complete without a dog and he looks wonderful so pleased he has found a good home.Great cards too love the donkey one. Sue :o0

Elaine said...

He is gorgeous! Congrats!

Nothing wrong with Rotties whatsoever. All those I have ever known have had wonderful temperaments. No coincidence that they also had lovely owners with common sense too. Agree totally with Bev - the owner has a lot to do with how a dog turns out.

My dog is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and I grew up with the breed, so I'm more than familiar with inaccurate portrayals and breed stereotyping!

Emma said...

Aw Linda Rocky Bear is adorable... so pleased to hear he is settled in so well and behaving!!
All gorgeous cards, love the D&D ones.
Hugs Emma x

JoanOttevanger said...

Hi Rocky hope that you being settle in.
And Linda I love the card you made there are beatiful

Christine said...

Rocky Bear is a great dog! I'm sure he'll be a lovely addition to your family!

I love your cards too!


simplyfairies said...

Oh my what a gorgeous looking Dog, I have a staffie, and I get mad that people cross the road rather than walk pass us when we are out, my baby wouldn't hurt a fly, he is just an adorable baby, who wants cuddle from anyone who will give them... I am sure you will have loads of fun with your new baby!! we are on the wiating list for obediaent classes but in the meantime I am an avidi watcher of The dog Whisperer! It has fabulous tips!!

I love the cards too a fabulus array of different styles...

Aija said...

Congrats for your new family member! He looks quite handsome :)
Truly great cards also, you have been so productive lately. My crating time is so limited nowdays, so much going on all the time :)

Marcea said...

OMG how totally adorable is RB, I love him!!!!! Fab cards hunny. Hope you had a great day with the birthday boy

Jodi said...

These are all just terrific cards!! You have been a very busy bee!
Jodi =)

raindropecho said...

The dad cards are just fantastic! Very well done, I love them :)

Kathy said...

Gorgeous cards ~ looks like you have been busy!!
What a cute dog you got as well! My brother has one as well and he is such an affectionate (big) guy! (LOL) He looks like he loves it there already!!
Have a great week-end :)Kathy

Heather "Hev" said...

Hi lovely Linda :)

Sincerest apologies for being a lost friend lately!!

I love these "quick cards" I reckon theyd take me ages!!

Welcome to Rocky :) He is gorgeous!!!! We have a rottweiler and she is the most affectionate thing!

Hope you are well :)

Iris said...

Linda he is the cutest! So adorable and you are going to have so much fun with him! I love Rottis and they are not vicious at all, only misjudged. I have a Doberman ( and she is the sweetest) and soon a Boxer as well ;-)

Your cards are beautiful, love the images!


Vicki said...

Oh Linda your cards are fab! How talented you are, I just love the one with the donkey on it, it's beautiful and thank you so much for your lovely comment you left on my blog.

Have a great weekend

Vicki x

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Fab cards,can't pick a favourite, love them all

Chris x

Becky said...

Aww, he is so sweet Linda and what gorgeous cards too!
Love Becky xx

Tasha said...

Wow totally gorgeous cards - i agree about the WOJ image its awesome love what youve done with it.
I want Rocky Bear he is totally adorable and what you said about him and rain made me totally chuckle lol
love tasha xx

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