Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Sad News and Happy Cards

First off, I want to thank everyone for the sweet comments and words of encouragement for our wonderful horse and new family member, Midnight. It is with a heavy heart and much sadness that I let y'all know that her colt died several hours after delivery yesterday. The vet said he didn't have the nutrients needed due to Midnight's lack of care the last few years from her previous owners....I am happy to report that she is doing well and now we will concentrate on caring for her. One note of humor....she sure did put the male donkey's in their place....she let them know real quick who was in charge of the pasture!!! Anyway, on with the show....

I made this card for Wednesday's Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast. I was sooo anxious for Spring that I pulled out some soft, springy colors, flowers, and the sweet image from the Woodware Clear Magic Stamp set called Garden Tots. The image was colored with copics and popped up with dimensionals. The white scallops were made with a Stampin Up! scalloped punch and I used Martha Stewart punches for the leaves and picket fence. Papertrey Ink ribbon, flowers, and a Candy Dot from Taylored Expressions finish it off.

The little flower was popped up for a little dimension.
Stamps: Woodware Clear Magic Stamps Garden Tots
Paper: White, Brazzill Blue, Making Memories dp, Stampin Up! dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Flowers, Candy Dot, Martha Stewart Leaf Punch, Martha Stewart Picket Fence Punch, Stampin Up! Scallop Punch, Papertrey Ink Ribbon, Copics

I made this card Tuesday for da Mudder's Teapot Tuesday challenge. I was a little late to the tea party because I had some trouble getting all the bunnies on the plane to England!!! Since da Mudder made a request for bunnies and their butts, I couldn't let her down!! I'm not sure what she was going to do with them (hope it's not rabbit stew!!) but she better watch out...she will have more than she can handle in a few days...giggle!!! You can read all the details in the Teapot Tuesday forum. The little Rubbernecker Bunny Butts were colored with copics and White Flower Soft was added to the tails. The sentiment also from Rubbernecker was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black, cutout with Nesties and bling was added for a little glam.
Stamps: Rubbernecker Bunny Butts and sentiment
Paper: White, Prism Twilight Light, Best Creation Inc. dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Ribbon, White Flower Soft, Rhinestones, Copics

This is the card I made for Tuesday's Color Challenge on Splitcoast. I gotta say I kinda wrinkled my nose when I read the colors for the challenge but I am soo glad Betty encouraged us all to stretch ourselves a little..... the challenge colors were Crushed Curry, Always Artichoke, and Basic Gray. I needed to make another sympathy card so I kept it simple. I stamped the trees from Clear Dollar Stamps new set called Scenic Trees with Basic Gray ink onto the Basic Grey Indian Summer dp and the sentiment was from Clear Dollar Stamps Christian Sympathy set. The big eyelet and May Arts ribbon finish it off.
Stamps: CDS's Scenic Trees and CDS's Christian Sympathy
Paper: Always Artichoke, Crushed Curry, Basic Gray, Indian Summer dp by Basic Gray
Ink: Basic Gray
Accessories: Big Eyelet, Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by....hope everything is wonderful in your little corner of the world!!!


Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh Joan, I am so sad to hear about the colt. I was raised on a horse ranch and know the pain you are feeling. Just a tragedy. How people can mistreat animals is BEYOND me.

But, your are right, your cards are so lovely. You do such amazing work all the time. Hugs roomie!

Pretty-In-Ink said...

I'm so sorry to hear your sad news.
Sending hugs!
Your cards are really beautiful! I especially love those cute bunnies!

Crystal said...

AWW Joan first I am sooo sorry for this sad news....that just breaks my heart....

your first two cards are the CUTEST!!! Oh my LOVE LOVE these images and you soooo brought these cuties to life!! Your last card is soooo beautiful, fab bg, trees, and stunning ribbon!!! Gorgeous!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh goodness, I'm sorry to hear about the colt :( I hope that Midnight will continue on the road to good health and with your care, I'm sure she will ;)

All three cards are fabulous girl! BUT I LOVE that little girl! Isn't she sweet! I HAD to buy that set too...haha! It's all your fault ;)

Julia Aston said...

So sorry about the baby horse - but at least Midnight is ok and your love and care will be so good for her. Isn't it terrible how animals suffer by human neglect....

I love your bunny card - that stamp is just so funny! and your sympathy color card is beautiful!

Shawna said...

I am so sorry about the colt! How sad and disheartening. Thank God Midnight has your family now. Love the cards!

Harriet Skelly said...

Oh Joan that is so sad about Midnight's colt! I am so glad she has you to love her and take good care of her!
I love all your cards here - but that bunny butt card is my favorite!!
You rock my friend!!

Debbie said...

So sorry to hear about the colt. So glad Midnight is in a place now where she will get the care she needs.
your cards are great!

Susan said...

Joan, I'm so sorry to hear that Midnight's colt didn't make it. I'm glad that she is ok and will flourish with your care and love.

Your cards are great!

Anonymous said...

Joan, I'm so sorry to hear about your colt! They quickly become a family member for sure! I think ALL of your cards are just STUNNING Joan!! Amazing details and such awesome coloring!!! TFS! HUGS

Tricia said...

Joan your cards are just lovely... and I'm *so* sorry to hear about the colt. I'm sure you'll take such good care of Midnight that she'll be ready to have another soon!

Anne said...

Awww Joan! So sad to read about Midnight's baby!! Feel so badly for all those horses out there fending for themselves, I hope some of the mares are able to deliver successfully!! Thanks for sharing the pictures and getting a peek inside your world!!

The cards are wonderful, great job with that color combo, wow!! That's a tough one! And I love the Woodware image!! I've got mine all out ready to play this weekend!! Hugs GF!

ChristineCreations said...

So sad to hear about the colt Joan. I'm sorry.

But I do like your three cards. I love how the papers match your accents on the first card...and those bunnies are totally adorable!

JulieA said...

I'm adding my sympathy to the others already expressed. That's really sad.

I love what you did with the color challenge. That is a wonderful sympathy card. And your little bunny butts are too cute!

maryr917 said...

great cards, joan-my fave is the garden tots card-the image is so sweet-love how you used the picket fence punch on this card

Cindy Lawrence said...

Aw, Joan, I am so sorry to hear the Midnight's cold didn't make it. :( So glad Midnight is doing well, though. Your cards are all GORGEOUS, my friend! That little girl in the Garden Tots set couldn't be ANY cuter, and I LOVE the bunny bums too! What you've done with the color combo (although it wrinkled your nose..LOL) is FANTASTIC, my friend! Beautiful work!!!

Kirsten Alicia said...

Hello Joan, I am sorry to learn about the loss of the colt. at least Midnight is now with people who will love her & take care of her properly.
I love your new cards, the sympathy card is my favourite - the colours are gorgeous.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh Joan... I am so sorry about the colt. That just sucks those people were so dumb. ugh... I am sorry. I am glad that you are able to take care of mom and hopefully her next one will be okay. Aaahhh.. that just breaks my heart.
Your cards are darling. The little girl is totally cute with her little scarf hat. hee hee Great coloring on all of them. And your bunnies butts so made me giggle. WOnderful cards!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Awwww.....I'm sorry to hear about the colt joan. It's so hard when things like this happen. :( these cards are beautiful as well! love the bunny tails! cute!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the colt, Joan. It makes me so angry that people don't take proper care of their animals. On a lighter note, I LOVE that bunny card! Too cute!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Ohhh. :( I'm so sorry to hear about the colt. {{hugs}}

Love your coloring on the Garden Tot, and the bunny card with all the *bunny butts* lined up is TOOOOOO cute. Cracked me up!

Dawn B. said...

I am so sad to hear about the colt..That may have been tough on her to take care of it.. Hopefully she can start getting healthier now.. I love your bunny butts card..Great job.