Friday, 8 July 2016

Back to crafting, and Say "Hello" to our new addition to the family.

I started this blog as an incentive to make art more regularly. I've been going off topic with things life has thrown me over last few years, so I thought I'd share a few things I have been creating.

The latest make was a card for my daughter's birthday, she loves owls.

 ....we're not out of the woods yet, I made another woodland creature card. A special request from someone for a fox card for a special granddaughters birthday.

and last but not least, I wanted to share my latest news;
As I mentioned in my last post, our lovely Labrador Amy was never on her own, she always had Piper for company. We wanted Amy to have another doggy playmate, so we got a new baby labrador puppy dog in December.

Meet Amber;

  Is this not the face of mischief? 
This photo was taken on 23rd January age 3 1/2 months old.

                                       This baby photo was taken in December.

She has kept us busy with training, keeping her out of trouble, playtime and entertainment, hers and ours.
We called her Amber because of her beautiful, soft strawberry blonde colouring especially around her ears and back. I love her ears, they're so silky, velvety soft!
Amber wanted to chew everything and everybody  from day one.
Amy, though initially frightened of our new "land shark", has been very good and extremely patient with our new excitable, sometimes naughty puppy.
Thankfully this exploratory biting phase has passed and they get on great now, only soft play biting when they are carrying on and playing, though Amber thinks all the toys are hers.
Amy gives up her ball whenever Amber wants it,  so Amy picks up a different toy then that's the one Amber wants. Poor Amy, she's such an angel, so gentle, generous and good.

This is Amber at around 6 months old.

Amber (now almost 9 months old) and Amy waiting patiently on a treat.

These last two photos were taken a couple of days ago.
Thanks for visiting
Alexandra xx


  1. Oh I really love your cards, the owl one particularly, that owl is just so sweet!

    Amber is just adorable!! She really does have a sweet face - Amy sounds like a fabulous big 'sister' too! Nice to see you back blogging. Hugs, Anne xx

    1. Thanks Anne, I hope to get back to being more creative again, making time for drawing and various arty projects also of course, blogging a bit more regularly. I'm surprised everyone hasn't forgotten me, I've been away so long.

  2. Your cards are beautiful, I love the owl such great detail and pretty flowers to go with it, the fox is so cute and looks a bit shy :) Congrats on the new member to your family, the picture of them waiting for a treat is just the sweetest!

  3. Well, first, Alexandra, let me congratulate you on your new family member! Amber has grown by leaps and bounds since you've had her. I remember those days when LuLu was tiny and Wally seemed so unsure of her. He thought she was great stuff until we put her in the car and brought her home with us. Now, they're inseparable. Amy is a good big sister and their relationship will blossom more and more as time goes by. I hope Amber has helped heal your heart somewhat. Your cards are absolute works of art! I absolutely love the owl card with its flowery woodsy setting. Then after I clicked on the fox card I find I love it just as much! You put a lot of thought into every project and it pays. I'm looking forward to more when you have the time.

  4. Alexandra....thank you so much for the lovely comments you left on my blog. I just had to come visit your blog and I am glad I did! Your birthday cards are adorable! Love the owl for your daughter's birthday. So cute! The little fox card is precious! So colorful and whimsical. Whoever was the recipient of this card had to be thrilled. And your new fur baby is beautiful! I am sure Amber and Amy are best buddies!!

  5. Love these personalized projects, the owl is amazing! Great designs. Hugs, Autumn

  6. Thanks for the visit...I appreciate you. You can order the tumblers online. Anyway, cute cute the fox, and totally loving the puppy...they grow fast!

  7. Sweet new babies and cards! :)


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