Sunday, 24 July 2016

Forever Friends

Hello there. I have 2 cards to show you today - both celebrating friendship.

First up is a card I made in memory of my dear André.  A year ago today he crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. This is how I imagine him to be: living it up with a daily sprinkling of fairy dust... happy, healthy and waiting for me. I used Critters At The Dog Park and Fairy Friends together with the coordinating dies for the main images. I cut out the clouds with dies from Spring Showers and added colour with Tumbled Glass and Perfect Pearls.

I used Distress Inks to water colour the rainbow background and the images. The sentiment is from Critters At The Dog Park, stamped with Archival Red Carnation and curved along the rainbow. I used the Grassy Border die and finished the card witha few tiny clear bling.
Lawnscaping #134: Rainbow
One Stitch At A Time #267:AG + Dies
Sunday Stamps #131: It's All About Colour

On to card #2... an attempt at CAS card with MFT's Wednesday Sketch.  I've used MFT Snuggle Bunnies.

I stamped the images with VersaFine Vintage Sepia and used Distress Inks to watercolour them.
MFT Wednesday Sketch #290
Alphabet Challenge: K is for Kindness
Craft Rocket #20: Spots and/or Stripes

I'll leave you with this picture of André doing what he does best - sitting in the garden looking handsome. A year has gone by so fast. I still remember the day he arrived on St Andrew's Day 2001. A ball of fur. We miss him so very much.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and have a beautiful Sunday, friends!



  1. These are both Gorgeous cards Asha, I like the images and the lovely colours, beautiful pic of Andre"
    Kevin xx

  2. These are beautiful cards and I have a special feeling for the first one because it shows how much you love your animals that have crossed over that rainbow bridge and the special heart you have . I miss my Katie and it's been 4 years.

  3. André is adorable in this photo, such a cute face!! Our furry friends stay in our heart and it seems as they are still here, isnt'it?
    Your card in his memory is full of love and sweetness, and it's my favourite, but also the other is beautiful.
    Love how you curved the sentiment to follow the rainbow, and the soft clouds on the vibrant background. The doggie and the fairy are a delight.
    Today I'm very sad: this night a my friend is died unespectedly. Se was a wonderful person, full of love for animals, kind, lovely, sunny, with a really big heart. She also left five kitties, and I don't know who will take care of them

  4. 2 wonderful cards. Today I'm sending you the biggest of friendly hugs. Hope you are ok my friend xx

  5. Beautiful cards, the first one is very touching and the second adorable. Sending hugs and caring thoughts.

  6. Beautiful rainbow card, and a wonderful way to remember your pup. Also a great way to bring in many of the challenge colors. Thanks for joining Sunday Stamps this week.

  7. I can hardly believe that a year has gone by Asha, but a beautiful card for today in remembrance. Love the bunny with his little bear too. Such a lovely snap of your handsome boy xx

  8. Both are wonderful cards. I love the colorful scene and the second card is so cute and well colored too.

  9. awesome and beautiful cards!

    thank you so much for playing along with us AT Alphabet challenge!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  10. Hello Asha, what a lovely photo of Andre, he was a handsome boy.
    Lovely cards, beautiful colours and such sweet images too, Kate x

  11. Look at handsome Andre! :) I love both of these cards, but the top rainbow card is my fave of the pair... happy dog, happy card.

  12. Fabulous cards and the picture of Andre is so Beautiful Asha..Loz

  13. Oh what a lovely card in memory of your dog. My nephew now aged 7 had his heart broken when their dog passed, it's been over a year and he still misses her. But she's up there with the stars, you see, the brightest one is her, and when he can't find the star it's because she's sleeping. Because you can only see her as a star when she's awake...
    Your second one is cute a can be, loving the soft look of the brownish lines and watercoloring.

  14. Such a sweet card you made for the rainbow challenge. I love how you incorporated this challenge into such a beautiful way. Thank you for playing along with Lawnscaping!

  15. Aww, a sweet card for your sweet Andre. Our little doggie is getting older and starting to have complications. They are such good, loyal friends. Your rainbow is perfect for him. Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps! :)

  16. Such a wonderful card and sweet take on our rainbow challenge! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Lawnscaping! Hugs, Karin.

  17. lovely!!
    Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenges. Good luck.
    Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  18. What a wonderful card you created for your sweet Andre! I know you miss him. I love the beautiful rainbow. Thank you for joining us at Sunday Stamps! XX

  19. adorable cards, love those bunnies! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

  20. OK Bunny and teddy bear is a cuuute cutte card
    you are great too at making cute card my friend
    love it
    and the first card woooww
    sweet scene again lovely images and lovely rainbow
    you did it again Asha
    the one will happy to get this card...(its not me I believe it haha cause my birthday already done on April)

  21. Wonderful Cloud Die!!! Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

  22. AWE!! Asha, I just adore your rainbow card and my heart just goes to that sweet pup on your card!! Such a lovely idea to stamp your love for your fur baby!! :) That bunny card is killing me!! How stinkin cute is this!! You always make such super fun designs my friend!! HUGS :)

  23. Great card - thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge.

    Helen x


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