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I wish that there were just a few extra weeks before Christmas will arrive as it seems to be coming on like a fast train! I think I will get around to starting my decorating next weekend, but what I really need to do is to get some more Christmas Cards created! As you all know and as I'm sure that you've experienced, hand made cards are an expectation from friends and family!
I have to say I've been a wee bit neglect in getting those completed! I did however run a couple of classes in which we made Christmas Themed cards, so I'm thankful that I have those at least!
I created this card for a couple of challenges. I was very inspired by the colour challenge at the Play Date Cafe and this is my second entry for the My Favourite Things Challenge over at Impression Obsession. Christmas is one of my favourite seasons and I love pets! Over my lifetime I've owned cats, dogs, hamsters, fish, rabbits and well, I even had a horse named after me............lol..........Yep, My Grandfather raised, trained and raced Standard Bred Horses. All of the Grandchildren had horses named after them...........Ours was Vicki Sue, named after myself and my cousin Suzanne, who are closest in age. Needless to say Vicki Sue was not swift and agile, nor did she run like the wind........she did however produce some fine babies who went on to greatly contribute to my grandfather's pocket book. My grandfather was also a lover of animals and there were always plenty of strays around the farm......... including the friends he'd bring in for dinner, much to my grandmother's angst. Anyway, I recall one year they purchased a cow, with the intention of fattening it up for future Sunday dinners. His approach to raising the beautiful big eyed creature greatly contributed to the eventual demise of his plan. First and foremost, it is NOT a good idea to give the Pot Roast a name. It's probably not favourable to pet, nuzzle and scratch behind Moose Moose's ears while you are feeding him, particularly when he is supposed to end up between two buns. Needless to say, we all coddled and nurtured Moose Moose, Grandpa kept him around for quite some time and he did have the heart to make a meal out of him.....actually I'm not sure if he was a him or her........don't know much about beef cattle, but I sure do remember those beautiful brown eyes and the relief to hear that Grandma was not going to be whipping up familiar bovine surprises!
I've always wanted a Golden Retriever........they seem like such friendly and loving dogs. I did have two huskies at one time, but unfortunately, like me, Jonathon had severe animal allergies as a baby and my Husky Chinook found a new home out on that very farm where grandfather lived and cares for his menagerie. I guess that I will settle for having animal stamps now....although Jon has outgrown his allergies to a certain degree, I just don't feel like enduring the added responsibilities of being a pet owner at this time. This sweet Stamp.....Goldie on Ornament is available over at Impression Obsession
Stamp: Goldie on Ornament-Impression Obsession, Sentiment, SU
Ink: Memento Black
Paper: Discount Cardstock.com Stampin' Up
Accessories: Copic Markers, $$ Store Rhinestones, Paper Piecing Tool, Liquid Applique
Misc Buttons, Silver Cording, Prima Flower, Sizzix embossing plate.