Monday 23 August 2010

Magical Mondays DT Card and some Sad News

Morning all! wow the start of another week, unfortunately this one is a little sadder for me. On Friday our wonderful Old English Sheepdog Dylan had to be put to sleep at the grand old age of 15. He was one of a kind, he soaked up years of teenage tears, watched me finish school, start work and eventually watched me leave home for good when I met Peter. If it wasn't for him I wouldn't even have my shop name! the name Cloudnine came about when we enjoyed great success at Crufts with him, when asked how we felt we replied "like we were on cloudnine" and from that moment on our kennel name was born later to be adopted for my shop name.

Anyway sorry to mope I did finally manage to finish my DT card for todays magical Mondays Challenge. The theme this fornight is really easy its 'Flowers'. We are being sponsored by the fab Nikki and Lacey and their stamp company Wags 'n Whiskers. They not only kindly supplied the design team with images from their new Fairy special release but are offering the winner 2 Wags 'n Whiskers stamps of their choice.

I chose to use the gorgeous 'Angelica' who was a dream to colour. As always I used ProMarkers and pleanty of Stardust Stickles. Everything was distressed with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink and I added faux stitching to the edges. Once again I used the amazing DP's from the Ella Blue collection by GCD. These papers are stunning and I am fast working my way through them.

All the flowers were edged with Frayed Burlap and Stardust Stickles then I added some lace from my stash and some pearls by Prima. Finally the whole card got a coating of Irridescent Gold Glimmer Mist for that added fairy dust look.

Challenges I am entering:

Totally Gorjuss - #44 'Star'

Cupcake Craft Challenges - #105 'Blue and Green'

Fab n Funky - #36 'Flower Power'

Pocket Full of Posies - #5 'Winged Things'

My Time to Craft - #103 'Glitter and Glitz'

Close up of the gorgeous Angelica

ProMarker Colour Recipe:

Skin: Blush, Dusky Pink

Hair: Raw Sienna, Terracotta, Henna

Dress: Tea Green, Grey Green

Bodice: Cinnamon, Shale

Ribbons and Shoes: Cool Aqua

Wings and Stars: Ivory, Vanilla

Dylan in top form with my father
Farewell my wooly friend


  1. Hi Clare

    Your card is gorgeous - love the colour combo and the sparkle, and all the detailing is wonderful.

    So sorry to hear your news about Dylan, sending you a hug at this sad time.

    Nicki, x

  2. I am so so sorry for the loss of your gorgeous Dylan... I know what it is like to loose a dear pet... All my thougts are with you... Just wanted to add that your card is fantastic... The colours are beautiful and your embellishments are gorgeous. Hugs and smiles from Catherine

  3. so sorry to hear of the sad passing of your darling Dylan.

    Your card is gorgeous and such pretty soft colours, and I love the sparkle!
    hugs, annie x

  4. Hi Clare
    So sorry to hear about Dylan, he sounds like he was very much loved and had a great life, but it's still very hard, lots of hugs.
    Your card is beautiful, adore the colours and gorgeous flowers.

  5. What a beautiful card, such a lovely colour scheme.
    Sorry to hear about you dog he looked like a very cuddly bundle of fluff.
    Thanks for joining us at Fab and Funky this week x

  6. Oh sorry, how awful for you, hope you feel a bit better about your sad news soon.
    Your card is stunning, I love it and your colouring is beautiful. Love it. Debbiexx

  7. Sorry to read about your dog x
    Your card is beautiful! Thank you for playing with us over at PFOP and good luck! X

  8. stunning card,beautiful colours and detail thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky

  9. I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful dog, he looks so majestic in the photo, my thoughts are with you. On a positive note, I love your interpretation of my blue & green theme and the sparkle is just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week! Shelly ;)

  10. What a stunning card, so much detail, it's lovely. Thanks for playing along with Fab n Funky
    (sorry to hear about your pooch, it's so hard to lose a best friend)

  11. Awwwww, Clare. I'm so sorry about Dylan. He was beautiful. How very sad.
    Big hugs, hun.

    Love the card too.

  12. What a beautiful card!
    I'm so sorry about Dylan:(

  13. Such a sweet card! so many beautiful details :O)
    Thanks for joining in with the Totally Gorjuss challenge this week!
    Wishing you a good weekend.

    Hugs Nina x

  14. Gorgeous card. I love glitter.
    So sorry about Dylan. He was beautiful.
    Hugs Cheryl

  15. I'm so sorry to hear your loss. He must have been such a lucky dog to have such a wonderful owner like you. He was a fine looking dog. Please take care. & Happy crafting.

  16. Gorgeous. How do you keep coming up with these ideas. You are amazing. Put me by some Stardust Stickles and Irridescent Gold Glimmer Mist. I'll be up soon. In the mean time Love and Hugs. Thinking of you.

  17. Oh such a gorgeous card Claire. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

  18. Wow what a lovely card so pleased I have at last found your blog.
    So sorry to hear your sad news, he looks a bundle of fun in the photo.
    Fi xx


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