Sunday, November 14, 2010

Pet Sympathy and Challenges

Hi everyone! Most of my friends, and myself included, treat our pets like family.  So when one is lost it is a very painful time.  I found this image from the amazing Mo Manning and the angel holding the kitten is just so moving.  She also has one of an angel with a puppy that I also purchased and will make into a card for my stash. I felt these images made perfect Pet Sympathy cards. My tip for Top Tip Tuesday would be, and I said this before but not as an actual "tip" you can make your own rhinestone flourishes using a stencil, rhinestones and  stratigically placed dabs of glue.  I also made the glimmer mist used on these flowers (they were white) using hair spray, pearl ex and Tim Holtz ink.  I don't have an exact recipe it was kind of like Dr. Frankenstein some of this, some of that, wa-la.  Unfortunately, my tip is usually what "not" to do (boy do I have a whole bunch of those)LOL.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
  1. Mo's Challenge Blog- Use Vellum or acetate (vellum on the tag)
  2. One Stitch at a time- Favorite Colors
  3. Secret Crafter-Sparkle and Shine
  4. Wee Memories- Patterned Paper
  5. Alphabet Challenge- C is for Cat
  6. Fairy Tale Challenge- Everything Goes
  7. Stamp Something- Use a Digi
  8. Wags'n Whiskers-Use Vellum
  9. AI Factory- Use a die cut or punch
  10. Charisma Cardz- Sympathy Card
  11. Cute Card Thursday-Anything Goes
  12. Pals Paper Arts-Inspirational Photo
  13. Sassy Studio Designs-Anything Goes
  14. CCEE Stampers-Store bought Flowers
  15. Fresh Brewed Designs-Use two patterned papers ( I did but covered most with embelies LOL)
  16. Digital Tuesday-Never used Stash( Vellum I have it in books! How old is that) and a Digi
  17. The Crazy Challenge-Things with wings
  18. Karber Weekly- An animal and a digi
  19. Stamp with Fun-Square
  20. Top Tip Tuesday- Use a Digi
  21. 4 Crafty Chicks- With Sympathy
As always big thanks to those who take time to create these challenges and to those that share their tips and talents! Thanks for looking!


  1. Wow this is so touching, I love the image, love how you colored it, simply beautiful..thank you so much for sharing with us at OSAAT - hope to see you again - good luck

    stitchy xoxox

  2. This is so pretty! The swirls around the sentiment are lovely. Thanks for joining us in Mo's Challenge.

  3. She's adorable.. I have to go find the puppy one..

  4. So, so sweet! I love this image! Thanks for playing at Pals Paper Arts.

  5. Such a gorgeous card Debra. Thanks for joining us this week at WnW. Hugs Michele x

  6. what a gorgeous card, and such a adorable image, great work

    thanks a lot for joining us at our very first Fairytale challenge



  7. Such a lovely card and a really beautiful image.
    Thanks for joining TOP TIP TUESDAY.
    xx Vee

  8. Gorgeous

    Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  9. Hello a very beautiful card, the design is gorgeous.

    Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge
    Hugs Karla

  10. What a Beautiful card! All the details are perfect!
    Thanks for you join our 1st challenge at Fairy Tale Challenge.
    ~~darling Ho~~ FTC DT

  11. Beautiful!! Thanks for playing along with SSD!

  12. Gorgeous! I love the image it's so cute.
    Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.

  13. Lovely card. Love the image & colours. Thanks for joining the Alphabet Challenge x

  14. You are absolutly right! Loosing a pet can be very painfull and I your card is so pritty for this sad occation. I realy like it! Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challengeblog. xx Bianca

  15. Debra, you card is absolutely perfect for a pet sympathy card! Your coloring is stunning and so is the layout, flowers. I never new you could make your own gems. Thanks so much for sharing that tip. Now here is a silly question do you bye the stencil for making gems? Thank you so much for sharing your stunning card with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  16. Wow Debra, your card is so beautiful and the Angel is just to cute,
    thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter: 109 Sparkle and shine,
    Good luck,
    Hugs Bridget ;) x.

  17. Love your colour choice.
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT challenge this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  18. Thanks so much Debra for letting me know how you create your rhinestones and for you very nice comments. I will have to keep my eye out for some stencils and try it! Don't you just love learning something new. Wishing you a great Tuesday! Thanks again for sharing your card at 4 Crafty Chicks. Hope you join us next week too.

  19. Stunning card and I love your chosen colours Fab!!
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week would love to see you next week too!!

  20. SO cute...I love your embellishments and your scalloped oval. Thanks for joining us at the 4 Crafty Chicks!

  21. Thanks for playing with us this week, very beautiful card!

    Leanne DT 4 Crafty Chicks!

  22. Very Cute ... great touch with the rhinestones! Thanks for joining us at PPA this week.

  23. a really lovely card :0)..thanks for sharing it with us at WNW...

    Debs x

  24. Very great card - nice motiv and great design! Thanks for joining stamp with fun.
    Big hug

  25. beautiful card, many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs Debx

  26. so cute - and i feel exactly the same way about pets... they're DEFINITELY part of the family and it hurts just as much losing them as if they were human. thank you for sharing this lovely card with the Charisma Gals. xo

  27. This is a precious image.. I love what you did with it.. Great job. Thanks for joining us at Mo's this week.

  28. This is a beautiful card! Congratulations on being our Fab Follower this week at Shelly's Images Blog. :)

  29. Fabulous card - lovely colours - thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week
    Debbie x

  30. Very pretty and cute card.
    Thank you for joining Alphabet challenge this week.

  31. Super sweet image!! thanks for playing along with SS!

  32. Lovely card!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
    Helen x

  33. How sweet! I love Mo images and you are right.. perfect for a pet sympathy and they are like our babies. Very pretty card... great job with the bling flourish.
    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog :)

    Have a fantabulous day,

  34. This is absolutely GORGEOUS girl! No other way to put it--stunning!

  35. Wow, this is really gorgeous! Love the design and what a lovely image! Hugs, Karen

  36. This is soooo pretty!!! I love all the details! XOXO Momo


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