Over at TTPH its the Boss lady Anitas birthday We got together to surprise her with her own 'Happy Birthday' blog hop!
Here's the card I've sent her
I love these lush images from the uber talented Megan Suarez of Dili Beans - I long to have pink hair.... Coloured as always with Copics and almost the last bit of my Basic Grey 'Scarlets Letter' Though I 'think' you can get this as a digi now. Might have investigate that properly;)
Ooh thought I'd best edit this - seems I've been kicked off 'The Team' - it would have been to have been afforded the courtesy don't you think? And all because I discussed signing DT Rules.... the DT rules were longer than a job contract!
Do you ever get those time when you're laying all snuggly and warm in your bed and all of a sudden you get that 'ping' in your head? You know the one that says 'wake up' no sleep for you yet? Then while you're laying there thinking I can beat this pinger and I will go to sleep.... well here I am.... awake. Then I got to thinking as I listened to he rain lashing against the windows and could hear the trees creaking and bending in some really really strong winds (again) about my beautiful beautiful babies. Nothing new there I think of them all the time... breaks my heart. I can see them in my mind just as clear as if they were next to me right now. I close my eyes and I can feel the softness of their feathers against my skin, the smell of them sweet and musky and slightly flowery from my lovely Polly and stronger from my funny little Tinker. Then quite pongy when they were wet and wanted to rub themselves dry in my hair. I can see Polly asleep on her back in her little snuggle hut, little squeaks while she had little caiquey dreams, who knows what her dreams were. Tinker on his bed perch head tucked back under his wing on one leg ready to sleep, one eye open as if to say 'leave me alone now' and I did. Do you ever look at your pets and wonder what they dream of? I mean do they dream in the way we do? I'm fairly sure that if they do dream my babies would not have been dreaming of the nightmare they were to endure.
See we went on holiday and took them to a holiday home, (who we'd used previously who I thought was my friend) a carer if you will which turned out to be the start of theirs and out nightmares. See whilst they were there they were allowed to escape... and that's where the bad stuff for us all began, We cut short our holiday when we found out - on the internet I might add - and came to look.
We searched high and low and low and high. Chased every little lead we had... and nothing. Somewhere out there are my beautiful babies. Except now as the wind blows and the rain lashes down I think they're looking down on us from Rainbow Bridge. And I miss them. I miss them so so much it hurts. Physically it hurts me, us we all miss them. And its a pain a big black pain in my heart. See now I wonder about those dreams they had - did they dream of feeling the wind under their wings? Flying without having to turn round at the bottom of the hall? See if they did I reckon that dream to them would be a nightmare. They'd have been outside all alone, scared in that big world that they didn't know anything about. Because I don't think they stayed together either. My beautiful babies out in the world bad enough but out there on their own, even worse.
So I'm going to indulge myself and share their pictures, after all thats all I have left to share. Their images and memories though will stay in my heart forever. The other thing that will stay with me forever is the guilt.. yes I took them to the holiday home, I chose her, and she told me she'd look after
Only thing is now there's no one looking after them.
And that makes me feel like the worst pet owner in the world ever. I failed them, totally and absolutely.
So to my beautiful babies Tinker and Polly I'm so sorry for what I did, I hope wherever you are your dreams are happy ones and I did try and find you, I'll never stop looking.
Well my last market of the year is over - yeehar! I'm sick to the back teeth of mince pies, I mean what do people do with them all? They're up there with devil food for me, I mean they nasty currants, raisins and stuff in... they do smell nice when they're cooked though. Bt eat one? Never!
So seeing as the last market is over and done with that means I can (finally) start thinking about some preparations of my own. Hey who needs to be early?
So I made a few quick cards - minimal stamping and some die cutting. Idea came from my buddy Pops. Over at Totally Gorjuss the theme is quick cards so....
The snowflake paper is donkeys years old, I also die cut a circle out of white card and tore it to make the snow, die cut a variety of Doo-Hickey trees, sprinkled with Frantage glued and stamped a sentiment. And that was that! Super quick and not like my usual efforts.
Well howdy there reader - ;) I hope yo've all got hatches battened down... the weather says its going to snow! And remember folks ME NO LIKEY! We're back from a week in the sun which was lovely... trouble is I think its made it feel twice a bloody cold!
Howdy! Wow its flipping cold! After all the wet and windy lately some cold is the icing on the cake! Well we've got a new challenge over at Through the Purple Haze this week its a team challenge - so both teams make and you get to vote on who's creation you like best....
I was given this beauty to use - isn't she gorgeous? I'd LOVE hair like that! Instead of a card I used her in this notebook. I though as there was so much detail in her that it required minimal frippery. Coloured of course with Copics.
I'm from Yorkshire and live with my OM and the Big L. Along with my two caiques Harry and Tinker. I also bake
cakes! Oh and for those not 'in the know' Caiques is pronounced now you'll like this ... C A K E S!